Thamesdown Drive: don't chance your luck with red lights warn police

This Is Wiltshire:

4:18pm Sunday 29th November 2015

IGNORANT drivers along a red light jumping hotspot were targeted by the authorities on Saturday to stem a rising tide of crashes.

Sniffer dog catches out man, 52, who tried to hide drugs in neighbour's garden

This Is Wiltshire: Paul White

3:38pm Sunday 29th November 2015

A MIDDLE-AGED addict caught with heroin and crack cocaine he was selling to fund his habit has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Breakfast with Santa comes back to Devizes fire station

This Is Wiltshire:

1:34pm Sunday 29th November 2015

Breakfast with Santa will return to Devizes Fire Station on December 18 after taking a break last year.

Emotional day for Cricklade woman at fundraiser for late ambulance driver father

This Is Wiltshire: Kate Thorp and Jean Wilson at the Christmas Craft Fair and Coffee Morning. Picture by Dave Morrison.

12:42pm Sunday 29th November 2015

BLASTS from her late father’s past made Saturday’s (NOV 28) Christmas Craft Fair and Coffee Morning all the more poignant for Sarah Standing.

Vulnerable dependents failed by medicine practice and missed home visits at nursing agency

This Is Wiltshire: Eight councils have been slammed over the quality of their adult care

12:35pm Sunday 29th November 2015

VULNERABLE and dependent people in Swindon have been put at risk by unsafe medicine practices, poor staffing supervision and missed home visits by a town centre nursing agency.

Mother and daughter injured in hit and run incident

This Is Wiltshire:

12:10pm Sunday 29th November 2015

TWO women crossing a road were hurt in a suspected hit and run last night.

The 1975 play to a packed crowd at Swindon Oasis

This Is Wiltshire: The 1975 at Swindon Oasis on Friday night. Picture by Pete Dewhirst.

5:31pm Sunday 29th November 2015

IT was a packed house at The Oasis on Friday night when indie rockers The 1975 rolled into town to put on a high-energy performance.

Carillion manager carried out "thousands of hours" of investigations, industrial tribunal hears

This Is Wiltshire: The Great Western Hospital in Swindon, which has treated 97.4 per cent of cancer patients within a month of their diagnosis according to new figures. (45707916)

4:02pm Sunday 29th November 2015

The industrial tribunal into claims of harassment and discrimination against Goan workers at the Great Western Hospital, heard from its final witness on Friday (27 Nov).

Wet weather fails to dampen Christmas spirit in Westbury

This Is Wiltshire:

1:43pm Sunday 29th November 2015

Christmas in Westbury is underway after the lights were switched on for the start of the festive season.

Christmas Lantern Parade in Calne welcomes the festive season

This Is Wiltshire:

2:08pm Sunday 29th November 2015

The Christmas Lantern Parade in Calne defied both the wind and rain on Saturday night. Huge crowds watched the festive spectacle progress through the town, complete with Camels and Father Christmas.

Celebrity chefs head for Padstow Christmas Festival

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Sunday 29th November 2015

 With the Padstow Christmas festival just around the corner, featured chefs James Martin and Mark Hix give us an insight into their preparation for this year’s event and what we can expect from them, both at the festival and in the near future.

REVIEW: Will Young at The Oasis, Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

5:44pm Sunday 29th November 2015

I HAVE to confess, I am a bit of a closet fan of Will Young. So much so that I convinced a friend of mine that he wanted to go and see the former Pop Idol star at Swindon’s Oasis on Wednesday night, just so that I could reluctantly tag along.

Rain can't dampen spirits at Trowbridge Christmas lights switch on

This Is Wiltshire:

8:39pm Saturday 28th November 2015

A SODDEN Trowbridge couldn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds that turned out to see the Christmas lights turned on Despite the bitter cold, huge crowds turned out undaunted, rejoicing in the festive fervour to see CBeebies star Katy Ashworth and treasure hunt competition winner Destiny, 7, turn the lights on at County Hall and the surrounding streets at 5.15pm.

Crowds pack Devizes for lantern parade and Christmas lights switch-on

This Is Wiltshire:

10:12pm Friday 27th November 2015

 Huge crowds attended the colourful Devizes Christmas Lantern parade and light switch-on tonight in the market place.

Charice Gassmann 'became hysterical' in hospital when arrested for murder

This Is Wiltshire:

3:01pm Friday 27th November 2015

CHARICE Gassmann sprang out of apparent unconsciousness in hospital when officers arrested her on suspicion of the murder of Alison Connolly, a court heard.

GCSE results in Swindon continue to fall

This Is Wiltshire: EXAMS: The leader of Monmouthshire council’s Labour group Cllr Dimitri Batrouni said pupils have been 'systematically let down'

4:49pm Friday 27th November 2015

Latest figures have shown GCSE results in Swindon have continued to drop, despite strong performances at a number of schools.

VIDEO: MP puts his balance to the test at new town centre business

This Is Wiltshire: Jo Allen and Craig Nottage with Swindon South MP Robert Buckland and Cameron Smith and Kim Smith at the grand opening of Rota Motus in the town centre. Picture by Dave Cox.

5:59pm Friday 27th November 2015

SOUTH Swindon MP Robert Buckland got a taste of the future today when he was swept off his feet by a new town centre business.

Man, 69, taken to hospital after attack by trio

This Is Wiltshire: Officers in the town centre have made a number of arrests following the bike thefts.

2:35pm Friday 27th November 2015

A MAN in his 60s had to be taken to hospital after being assaulted by three men.

Three drug arrests after Pinehurst search and 5 other police incidents

This Is Wiltshire:

5:11pm Friday 27th November 2015

THREE people have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug

'Legal high' MPA blamed for GWH admissions is banned

This Is Wiltshire: GV of Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire, where premature baby Mariyam Salam died after a breathing tube was fed into her stomach instead of her lungs (13 August 2008).Re SWStory SWLUNG: A premature baby died after a breathing tube was fed into

7:10pm Friday 27th November 2015

A LEGAL high which has in the past resulted in a number of people being admitted to Swindon’s Great Western Hospital suffering from acute vomiting has been banned by the Government.

Students show they have what it takes to be Alan Sugar's next apprentice

This Is Wiltshire: Lennon with some of the Christmas gifts on sale at the Stratton Education Centre. Picture by Thomas Kelsey.

4:43pm Friday 27th November 2015

ASPIRING entrepreneurs at an education centre in Swindon might find Alan Sugar chasing after them to be his next business partner after pulling off a successful event that would put the current cohort of would-be apprentices on the BBC show to shame.

We're in for blustery weekend - Met Office issues yellow weather warning

This Is Wiltshire:

5:47pm Friday 27th November 2015

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as a blustery weekend is expected across the whole of England and Wales, with winds strengthening from the west on Saturday morning.

Council leader reluctant to dip into reserves to fund services

This Is Wiltshire: Thomas Kelsey 24/03/14.Council Leader David Renard in the hot seat. Pictured Cllr David Renard.. (37794829)

10:22am Saturday 28th November 2015

THE leader of Swindon Borough Council has said he is reluctant to go down the route of spending reserves to tackle budget pressures.

Vote passed to keep Melksham Town and Melksham Without as two separate entities

This Is Wiltshire: The 700-home development at Snarlton Lane will be transferred from Melksham Without to Melksham Town it was agreed this week

8:36am Saturday 28th November 2015

MELKSHAM Town and Melksham Without will stay as two separate entities, it was decided as Wiltshire Council’s community governance review came to a close this week.

Christmas arrives in Warminster with an array of festive Lanterns

This Is Wiltshire:

11:42pm Saturday 28th November 2015

Christmas arrived in Warminster tonight with the parade of hundreds of festive lanterns through the high street. The Christmas lights were switched on by Junior Civic award winner Emily Clarke with Warminster Mayor Sue Fraser, Father Christmas and Town Crier Phil Seddon.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Danny Boyle rejects Bond rumours as he preps Trainspotting sequel

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th November 2015

Danny Boyle has revealed how he doesn't harbour any dreams to direct a James Bond movie.

Life after Breaking Bad by Jonathan Banks

This Is Wiltshire:

6:50am Saturday 28th November 2015

 In heart-warming, family-drama Watercolor Postcards, actor Jonathan Banks shows his softer side as homely, small-town barkeep Ledball. The Breaking Bad star talks childhood, values and his joy at reprising the role of Mike for Better Call Saul 

Schools crackdown on cybercrime as students' Facebook accounts hacked

This Is Wiltshire:

5:02pm Friday 27th November 2015

POLICE are warning youngsters to be extra careful on social media after three pupils from John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge had their Facebook accounts hacked and photoshopped to look like they were taking part in acts of a sexual nature.

VIDEO: Black Friday: 50-inch TVs are the day's big hit

This Is Wiltshire:

1:44pm Friday 27th November 2015

BIG screen TVs turned out to be the runaway success of Black Friday as BHS sold out of its supply in 90 minutes.

Asda drops price of fuel despite Black Friday 'boycott' pledge

This Is Wiltshire: CHEAPER FUEL: Supermarkets are dropping the price of petrol. Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Wire

12:18pm Friday 27th November 2015

SUPERMARKET Asda dropped the price of unleaded petrol today - despite saying it would not take part in the Black Friday discount day.

Game on - but Black Friday off to slow start in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

12:18pm Friday 27th November 2015

SHOPPERS failed to flock to Swindon shops this morning as Black Friday - now in its third year - proved a bit of a let down.

Colleagues' children were threatened, claims former GWH supervisor

This Is Wiltshire:

8:56am Friday 27th November 2015

GOAN members of the GMB union at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital visited colleagues in their homes and threatened their children, claimed former senior supervisor Christine Woods at an industrial tribunal.

Plans for 10 new shops off Thamesdown Drive to be unveiled

This Is Wiltshire:

9:34am Friday 27th November 2015

MORE shops could be on their way to North Swindon, but developers are keen to hear from residents in the area before plans are finalised and submitted.

Former Nova Hreod pupil dies after nightclub fall

This Is Wiltshire:

9:34am Friday 27th November 2015

A 21-year-old former Nova Hreod pupil has died after apparently falling down stairs at a nightclub.

Mum knifed after Charice Gassmann shouted about being ‘done for murder’

This Is Wiltshire:

8:43am Friday 27th November 2015

ALISON Connolly was stabbed through the heart moments after witnesses heard attacker Charice Gassmann yell she was ‘going to get done for murder’, a court heard.

UPDATE: Lorry stuck under A429 railway bridge

This Is Wiltshire:

8:37am Friday 27th November 2015

Traffic was queuing and one lane of the A429 was blocked in both directions in Corston because of a lorry stuck under Kingway railway bridge this morning.

Christmas countdown begins with lights switch on in Bradford on Avon

This Is Wiltshire:

10:01pm Friday 27th November 2015

HUNDREDS turned out to see a shimmering and glistening Bradford on Avon for its Christmas lights switch on in Westbury Gardens on November 27.

Black Friday: Websites struggle to cope as bargain hunters look online

This Is Wiltshire: Generic stock photo shows a woman's hands using a laptop keyboard. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 6, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire (25077130)

6:09pm Friday 27th November 2015

THE websites of some of the UK's biggest retailers have been struggling to cope with the volume of traffic which is set to make this year's Black Friday the biggest online shopping day in UK history.

Santa's elves make Christmas a little sweeter for deserving children

This Is Wiltshire: Ahead of Santa's Christmas Adventure at the Arts Centre, Santa's elves delivered advent calendars to children at Hop, Skip and Jump. Picture by Dave Cox.

5:19pm Friday 27th November 2015

THE countdown to Christmas will be that little bit sweeter for children at a Swindon children’s charity.

Family of Trowbridge born grandfather remember his 'warm heart' after man sentenced for murder

This Is Wiltshire: Christopher Bonnick, pictured in Ghana, suffered fatal injuries in a blaze on Sunday

5:17pm Friday 27th November 2015

THE FAMILY of Trowbridge-born Christopher Bonnick have said he had ‘too much to live for’, after a man was sentenced to 26 years imprisonment for killing him by setting fire to his Nottingham home.

Winners of Swindon Youth Festival of Literature announced at closing event

This Is Wiltshire: Deputy mayor of Swindon Eric Shaw with the lower school illustration competition winners.

3:22pm Friday 27th November 2015

A FANTASTIC celebration of this year’s Swindon Youth Festival of Literature filled The Platform on Thursday evening as the winners of the festival’s competitions were announced.

Disruption warning as overnight works planned for electric pylon installation

This Is Wiltshire: The first overhead electric power lines are installed on the Great Western Main Line.

1:52pm Friday 27th November 2015

PEOPLE living alongside the railway running through Swindon are being warned to expect night time disruption as the electrification programme arrives in the town.

Inquiry into 100 homes bid at Berkeley Farm comes to a close

This Is Wiltshire: Planning inquiry for the building of 100 homes at Berkeley Farm at the Civic offices..Pic -gv.Date 24/11/15.Pic By Dave Cox.. (47221302)

1:32pm Friday 27th November 2015

AFTER four days the public inquiry into proposals to build 100 homes at Berkeley Farm came to a close today.

Canal disaster turned into an opportunity to save money

This Is Wiltshire: Seend Wharf bridge to be closed for four months

12:51pm Friday 27th November 2015

A DISASTER has been turned into an opportunity by Wiltshire Council as it takes advantage of work being carried out to the canal tow path in Devizes after major damage was caused.

Trowbridge mental health support centre faces closure in New Year

This Is Wiltshire:

7:33am Friday 27th November 2015

AVON and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership has come under fire this week for not consulting with councillors after it was announced they would be closing a mental health support centre in Trowbridge in the New Year.

Banned driver caught behind wheel for second time in three months

This Is Wiltshire:

7:30pm Friday 27th November 2015

A DISQUALIFIED driver has thrown away his chance of spending Christmas with his stricken grandmother because he was caught behind the wheel for the second time in three months.

Valuable 1920s bronze plaque stolen from Woodhenge

This Is Wiltshire:

4:51pm Friday 27th November 2015

A PAIR of valuable, historic bronze plaques have been stolen from one of Wiltshire’s most famous prehistoric monuments, Woodhenge.

Dog saved from Corsham fire

This Is Wiltshire:

4:20pm Friday 27th November 2015

A DOG was rescued from a house in Cowslip Bank, Corsham, following a fire at 1.10pm on Tuesday.

White horse inspiration for jeweller and artist

This Is Wiltshire: Jeweller Daniel Pike (Tundra Jewellers) has made jewellery of hares and white horses reflecting the work of artist Joanna May (arts and gifts).Siobhan Boyle (SMB759/1). (47153020)

1:14pm Friday 27th November 2015

TWO talented Devizes artists have joined forces to use Wiltshire white horses as inspiration for their work.

Jail warning to man who drove getaway car at police

This Is Wiltshire:

10:57am Friday 27th November 2015

A MAN accused of driving a getaway car at a police officer has been warned he is facing a jail term.


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