Tow path resurfacing causes waves in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Philippa Morgan is upset at the look of the new surface on the tow path. By Diane Vose (DV2235/05)

6:19am Sunday 24th May 2015

HIGHWAYS boss Philip Whitehead has assured canal users in Devizes that a black asphalt put on the tow path is only an under layer.

Cross Manufacturing workers run marathon in memory of Devizes colleague

This Is Wiltshire: Simon Gilbert

10:02am Sunday 24th May 2015

MORE than £4,000 has been raised by two Cross Manufacturing employees who ran the London Marathon last month in memory of colleague Terry Jeske.

Woman airlifted after car ploughs into front of Lidl in Warminster

This Is Wiltshire:

6:21pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

A woman has been airlifted to hospital with suspected life changing injuries after a car collided with the front of a Lidl supermarket in Warminster today.

Explosion heard as gang hit bank in smash and grab

This Is Wiltshire:

5:06pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

A GANG made off from Barclay's bank in West Swindon in the early hours of this morning after setting off an explosion and damaging the cash machines.

Sutton Veny cancer survivor takes on triathlon to thank charity for its support

This Is Wiltshire: Luke Ponsonby in training for the Blenheim Palace Triathlon on June 14 (26654302)

1:46pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

HELICOPTER pilot Luke Ponsonby will be attempting his first triathlon next month in a bid to give back to the charity and hospital that helped him overcome blood cancer.

Beaufort Hunt volunteers on the hunt for missing gelding Josh

This Is Wiltshire:

1:38pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

Beaufort Hunt has experienced an amazing response to its appeals following the mysterious disappearance of a well known horse in its area.

Castle Mead primary School takes part in Barons' Charter Programme

This Is Wiltshire: Castle Mead schools Rowena and Natasha who represent the school at the Trowbridge Youth Parliament with Jenny Marshall of Baron Charter with a Baron Sculpture.Pics Trevor Porter (51438 1)

12:31pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

TROWBRIDGE primary school Castle Mead is one of 15 schools taking part in the Barons’ Charter Programme, with more than 100 pupils involved in designing their very own baron sculpture.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Now win it for us all!

This Is Wiltshire:

10:39am Saturday 23rd May 2015

SWINDON Town fans have united to wish their heroes luck as they attempt to secure promotion at the home of English football, Wembley.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Bookies quote generous odds for Swindon as Preston remain favourites

This Is Wiltshire:

10:26am Saturday 23rd May 2015

PRESTON North End remain the warm favourites for tomorrow’s tie with the bookmakers, but Town supporters may want to take advantage of some of the generous odds that are being offered.

Dustcart leads much-loved Ciro's final journey

This Is Wiltshire: Funeral of Ciro Cinquegrani  at Holy Rood Church. His hearse from Holy Rood to Kingsdown was led by dustcart.
Pic - gv
Date 22/5/15
Pic By Dave Cox (26917999)

3:50pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A DUSTCART leading a hearse slowed traffic towards the Kingsdown Cemetery today as Ciro ‘Cyril’ Cinquegrani made the journey to his final resting place.

Swindon restaurant is a shadow of its former self

This Is Wiltshire:

5:47pm Friday 22nd May 2015

MICHELLE TOMPKINS finds things are not what they used to be at the Jade Garden oriental restaurant

New mayor makes charity pledges

This Is Wiltshire:

6:15pm Friday 22nd May 2015

THE Mayor of Swindon for the next year, formally selected today, will be Councillor Andrew Bennett.

Figures show drop in truancy from Swindon schools

This Is Wiltshire:

4:50pm Friday 22nd May 2015

TOUGH new measures to cut down on truancy numbers in Swindon schools are proving effective with the latest data showing fewer pupils were absent during the past year.

Westbury Town Crier to hang up bell after 20 years

This Is Wiltshire: Westbury Town Crier Sean Price is hanging up his hat, coat and bell after 20 years service. By Glenn Phillips (49723-1)

5:25am Saturday 23rd May 2015

WESTBURY Town Crier Sean Price will be hanging up his hat and ringing the town’s bell for the last time next month as he is set to retire after 20 years service.

Pickling the tastebuds of foodies from Winsley

This Is Wiltshire: Mango Chutney  one of the products  from the company  'In a Pickle'. Pics Trevor Porter 51417 5

2:02pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

A WINSLEY based pickle and chutney company owner believes that stumbling across her award-winning range by pure accident has been the most rewarding experience of her life.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Street trader helps make a big noise about Swindon Town

This Is Wiltshire:

10:32am Saturday 23rd May 2015

TOWN centre trader Brian Gibbon is helping Town fans show their true colours at Wembley.

Could you join Cricklade's on-call firefighters?

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service needs more on-call firefighters to give cover through Cricklade and the surrounding villages.

Concerns raised over plans for new substance misuse support service near Trowbridge school

This Is Wiltshire: Proposed location for new addiction support facility at Elizabeth Lodge on the College Estate TrowbridgePics Trevor Porter (51442 1)

6:08pm Friday 22nd May 2015

PLANS for a new substance misuse recovery support service near Clarendon Academy in Trowbridge have been described as “inappropriate” by the head of the school and neighbouring residents.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: No open-top bus parade for Swindon Town if victorious at Wembley

This Is Wiltshire: Town’s victory parade in 1990, when the team won promotion to the then First Division

5:46pm Friday 22nd May 2015

SWINDON Town fans will not get the chance to welcome home their Wembley heroes and share in their success if they win the play-off final on Sunday.

Ten Devizes women walk the walk against breast cancer

This Is Wiltshire: The Nutty Lot, left, and the Sexy Striders, right

6:03pm Friday 22nd May 2015

THREE groups of women from Devizes took on the Moonwalk challenge and between them have raised more than £2,000 for the fight against breast cancer.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Town supporters frustrated as tickets fail to arrive for Sunday's final

This Is Wiltshire: WEMBLEY BOUND Spencer Challinor who will join his England heroes before the crunch World Cup qualifying game

3:24pm Friday 22nd May 2015

SWINDON Town has issued a statement after some tickets for the club's play-off final failed to arrive.

Delight at good Ofsted report for St Philip's Pre-school

This Is Wiltshire: St Philip's Pre- school who have just received a good Ofsted. Debbie Sawyer (manager) (pictured sitting with pupils)  pictured with staff and pupils. Picture Stuart Harrison 21/5/15. (26799478)

4:38pm Friday 22nd May 2015

INSPECTORS have praised the high quality of care at St Philip’s Pre-School following an inspection.

Wiltshire teams celebrate Ten Tors success

This Is Wiltshire: John of Gaunt's successful team celebrate with their medals after completing the 35-mile trek

5:06pm Friday 22nd May 2015

AFTER being defeated by horrendous weather conditions last year, John of Gaunt pupils battled more high winds and rain to successfully complete the 35-mile Ten Tors Challenge this year.

7,000 cars checked and drug searches carried out during Operation Harness day of action

This Is Wiltshire:

2:12pm Friday 22nd May 2015

MORE than 7,000 cars were checked by Wiltshire Police and three drugs warrants executed yesterday as part of Operation Harness.

Air ambulance money presented in memory of pop legend Dozy

This Is Wiltshire: Dozy's daughter Sarah Smart, widow Yvonne Ward-Davies, paramedic Steve Riddle and Dozy's son Darren Ward-Davies at the presentation. By Trevor Porter (51413)

1:58pm Friday 22nd May 2015

MONEY collected at the funeral of 1960s pop star Trevor Ward-Davies - better known to his fans as Dozy - was presented to Wiltshire Air Ambulance by his family.

Lack of street lighting a factor in death of Melksham woman, inquest hears

This Is Wiltshire: Floral tributes laid at the scene of the crash (26858029)

12:50pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A lack of street lighting was a factor in the death of 31-year-old Cheryl Richards, who was hit by a car as she walked home from a party, a coroner has ruled.

Wiltshire Council leader tells users of RUH Hopper "not to worry" about the future of the service

This Is Wiltshire: Campaigners at County Hall with the petition to save the Hopper BusPics Trevor Porter (51439 5)

10:58am Friday 22nd May 2015

LEADER of Wiltshire Council Jane Scott has told users of the RUH Hopper bus that they “shouldn’t have worried in the first place”, after a petition to stop the service being axed was presented to the council.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: No threat to Town's final despite discovery of Second World War bomb near Wembley

This Is Wiltshire:

8:01am Friday 22nd May 2015

THE Football League play-offs this bank holiday weekend will go ahead as planned despite an unexploded Second World War bomb being discovered near Wembley, stadium officials have said.

Parking ticket traps: We name the 20 places you're most likely to be fined in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

7:05pm Thursday 21st May 2015

SWINDON'S parking ticket hotspots can be revealed today.

Charitable Swindon hat wearers urged to doff their caps for fundraiser

This Is Wiltshire:

8:40am Thursday 21st May 2015

SCHOOLS and businesses will be doffing their caps and other hats to a charity which helps people who have suffered head injuries.

Man with low IQ assaulted women

This Is Wiltshire:

6:34pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A MAN with an IQ of just 70 has been jailed for three years and put on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely after indecently assaulting three disabled women.

Travel and weather round-up: Friday, May 22

This Is Wiltshire:

7:56am Friday 22nd May 2015

ALL railway lines between Slough and Reading have now reopened after a person was hit by a train at Twyford earlier.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: New landlady can expect a busy first weekend behind bar in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire: Emma Parker, the new manager in place at Steam Railway Co. in Newport Street.
Picture by Beren Cross - May 2015
To go with Wembley story (26835323)

6:02am Friday 22nd May 2015

SWINDON’s newest landlady could be in for a shock at the weekend as the town’s football supporters descend on their locals to get eyes on the League One play-off final.

Primary school children across Wiltshire take part in war time singing event

This Is Wiltshire: Warminster Goldies Singing Group with Grenville Jones, Goldies founder and chief officer, left, and Beth Warriner, session leader, right. By Vicky Scipio (VS863)

4:56pm Friday 22nd May 2015

PRIMARY school children from across Wiltshire turned the clock back 100 years when they took part in a First World War celebration.

Horningsham School pupils make a splash at swimming gala

This Is Wiltshire: Pupils from Horningsham Primary School took first place in the Small Schools Swimming Gala held at Kingdown Pool (26904512)

2:59pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Pupils at Horningsham Primary School made a splash last week by taking first place in the Small Schools Swimming Gala.

Devizes schoolgirl organises charity bake sale

This Is Wiltshire: Nursteed Primary schoolgirl Olivia Henty organised a charity bake sale to raise money for Diabetes UK
Siobhan Boyle (SMB542/1) (25965329)

2:50pm Friday 22nd May 2015

RAISING more than £70 was the icing on the cake for Devizes schoolgirl Olivia Henty who held a charity bake sale at her school.

'Mini' Wiltshire Air Ambulance built to help fundraising as labour of love

This Is Wiltshire:

1:56pm Friday 22nd May 2015

TWO people who were airlifted by Wiltshire Air Ambulance have helped aviation enthusiast Sean Devine make a model helicopter which will help to raise money for the charity.

100th Birthday of Dora Spackman

This Is Wiltshire: Dora Spackman

1:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

MONDAY'S 100th birthday of Dora Spackman, of Royal Wootton Bassett, was celebrated at St Bartholomew's Church on Sunday morning, when the congregation sang "Happy birthday", and churchwarden Ruth Sexton presented a basket of flowers . Mrs Sexton and the vicar, the Rev Vicki Burrows thanked Dora for her long, devoted service in the church where she was a member of the choir until ten years ago.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Famous faces backing Town's play-off bid

This Is Wiltshire: LIVE CHAT: Former glamour model Melinda Messenger, who co-presents  Live From Studio Five with ex-footballer Ian Wright and The Apprentice runner-up Kate Walsh

1:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

FAMOUS faces from across Swindon are backing the Robins for a famous Wembley win.

Operator of locomotive in near miss at Bassett issued with improvement notice

This Is Wiltshire:

11:56am Friday 22nd May 2015

AN improvement notice has been issued to the rail operators whose locomotive narrowly missed a high speed train at Wootton Bassett junction in March.

Youngsters impress at Young Musician of Wiltshire performance

This Is Wiltshire: Young Musician of Wiltshire competition winners (L-R) Emma Williams, Katherine Stonham and Vincent Ling

11:02am Friday 22nd May 2015

YOUNG Trowbridge musician Katherine Stonham triumphed in Devizes at the weekend when she won the final of the Young Musician of Wiltshire competition.

Trowbridge residents fight to protect land from drainage works

This Is Wiltshire: Clarendon Rd resident Martin Cassidy and neighbours are worried that drainage works will herald a new application to build on their open space.
Glenn Phillips ( 55551-2) (26542107)

11:02am Friday 22nd May 2015

CLARENDON Road residents have said they will do whatever it takes to protect a patch of recreational land in Trowbridge where major drainage work is due to start next week.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: The Guy who keeps Town sharp

This Is Wiltshire:

10:30am Friday 22nd May 2015

TALISMANS come in a variety of shapes and sizes for football teams. There might be a special kitman who has been in the dressing room for more than 30 years, or a tea lady who began her contract at the start of a 10-match unbeaten run, or there could be a barber.

Man who bit chunk out of friend's ear in drunken brawl spared immediate jail

This Is Wiltshire:

10:10am Friday 22nd May 2015

A MAN who bit off a chunk of a pal's ear in a drunken bar room brawl has been spared a jail term.

Were you Good Samaritan who stepped in when girl, 14, was attacked?

This Is Wiltshire: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

9:54am Friday 22nd May 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was assaulted in Swindon, especially a Good Samaritan who helped her.

Lifesaving defibrillators put in Swindon parks

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

LIFESAVING equipment has been installed at Coate Water Country Park and Lydiard Park.

Controversial Lydiard homes plan returns

This Is Wiltshire:

3:39pm Friday 22nd May 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build homes on the cusp of Lydiard Park will be back on the agenda next month, as developers Taylor Wimpey launch the second phase of consultation.

Gurkha community raise funds for earthquake hit Nepal with charity meal

This Is Wiltshire: The Gurkha community and Land Warfare School came together and raised more than £2,000 for Nepal (26886557)

12:23pm Friday 22nd May 2015

THE Gurkha community and Land Warfare School in Warminster have come together and raised more than £2,000 for Nepal and those affected by the earthquake.

A Wembley bomb and Eurovision build up make today's national news

This Is Wiltshire:

8:58am Friday 22nd May 2015

Here are the big national stories you are walking up to this morning.

Could you watch out for speeding drivers in Tadpole Lane?

This Is Wiltshire:

6:30pm Friday 22nd May 2015

POLICE are looking into the option of setting up a speed watch group to monitor the 30mph speed limit in Tadpole Lane.


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