Missing Welsh teen thought to be in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

7:35pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Welsh Police now believe a 14 year old girl, missing from the Bala area, is now in Swindon after she was reportedly seen in the town centre.

Knitters unite to yarn bomb Aldbourne

This Is Wiltshire:

4:37pm Saturday 29th August 2015

WHILE most people were fast asleep at 4am this morning, a group of villagers in Aldbourne were secretly yarn-bombing trees, benches and anything else they could get their hands on.

Thamesdown Drive extension moves step closer

This Is Wiltshire: Thamesdown Drive from the air

5:53pm Friday 28th August 2015

AFTER years of campaigning, hope is building the much desired Thamesdown Drive Extension is moving closer to fruition.

Police appeal for missing girl, 14, with Wiltshire links

This Is Wiltshire:

6:27pm Saturday 29th August 2015

POLICE are appealing for help in finding 14-year-old Melissa Bowles who went missing in the Bala area of North Wales.

Samurai sword wielding teenager who threatened to kill girlfriend's relatives spared jail

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Crown Court

6:24pm Friday 28th August 2015

A TEENAGER who threatened to cut off the heads of his girlfriend's relatives while brandishing a samurai sword has walked free from court.

Grieving mother fundraises for British Heart Foundation in honour of late husband

This Is Wiltshire: KArla and friend Zoe Rattue are holding a fundraiser or the British Heart Foundation. Pictured Karla Edwards with her three children, Summer, Lacie and Bailey..28/08/15 Thomas Kelsey. (36924322)

5:30pm Friday 28th August 2015

A GRIEVING mother whose husband died suddenly from a rare heart condition is fundraising in his memory.

Trowbridge cancer patient praises his "Lego fairy" after receiving models throughout chemotherapy treatment

This Is Wiltshire:

3:10pm Friday 28th August 2015

WHEN Trowbridge cancer sufferer Dan Allen left the house for his first chemotherapy treatment, the last thing he expected to find on his doorstep was a wrapped box of Lego.

Rail disruption expected when three-day bank holiday strike starts at midnight

This Is Wiltshire: Snow cancels trains and bus services

12:04pm Friday 28th August 2015

THE strike by First Great Western workers will mean cancellations and disruption to trains over the bank holiday weekend.

Bowerhill preschool still not meeting legal requirements, warns Ofsted

This Is Wiltshire: Bowerhill Pre-School

12:02pm Friday 28th August 2015

BOWERHILL Pre-school is not making the grade, according to Ofsted’s latest report which found it is still not meeting the legal requirements of the Early Years Education Foundation.

Failed asylum seeker who had thousands of pounds of cannabis to deal walks from court

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Crown Court

10:03am Friday 28th August 2015

A FAILED asylum seeker who had thousands of pounds worth of cannabis to sell on the streets of Swindon has walked free from court.

Police officers face misconduct hearings in wake of IPCC report into sexual abuse mishandling

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00am Friday 28th August 2015

MISCONDUCT hearings for two officers at the heart of an investigation into the mishandling of sexual abuse allegations will be heard in private next month.

Calne Food and Drink Festival returns with Bake Off star after year off

This Is Wiltshire: Calne Food and Drink Festival. L-r Coun Heather Canfer, festival chairman Rob Merrick and Tracy Howell, community services officer, Calne Town Council) Siobhan Boyle SMB646/6

6:15pm Friday 28th August 2015

GREAT British Bake Off quarter finalist Christine Wallace will be the star attraction at this year’s Calne Food and Drink Festival on September 5.

Swindon's masterpiece in shopping mall complete for festival

This Is Wiltshire:

4:56pm Friday 28th August 2015

A SHOPPING centre 3D masterpiece that depicts the world’s most iconic painting has been completed.

Woodborough fundraiser for brave youngster Leo the 'little lion' is a success

This Is Wiltshire: Cakes galore. Fund raisers Hannah Snowsill and Cath Poole who arranged the event for Leo's family at Woodborough Social Club. Pics Trevor Porter 51798/7

4:40pm Friday 28th August 2015

THE story of nine-month-old Leo Burton who is bravely fighting a rare form of cancer has touched the hearts of people all over the country, including in and around Marlborough.

Malmesbury firm relishes gold stars

This Is Wiltshire: Tracklements win 5 Gold Awards at the Great Taste Awards for their outstanding products. Pictured is  Guy Tullberg MD of Tracklements with the produces in the showroom. Pics by Diane Vose DV2471/03. (35804719)

4:02pm Friday 28th August 2015

RELISH MAKERS STRIKE GOLD – with pic by Di plus recipe at the bottom

Couple tie knot in Pride and Prejudice themed wedding

This Is Wiltshire: Couple tie knot in Pride and Prejudice themed wedding

2:55pm Friday 28th August 2015

JANE AUSTEN visited windon Register Office this week as a couple tied the knot in a Pride and Prejudice themed ceremony.

Police appeal over missing girl, 14, with Swindon links

This Is Wiltshire:

2:21pm Friday 28th August 2015

POLICE are appealing for help in locating a girl who has gone missing from North Wales and has links to Wiltshire.

New primary school to be led by Tadpole Farm principal

This Is Wiltshire: Tadpole Farm principal Jane Leo, who will assist in establishing the school while remaining in her post.

2:16pm Friday 28th August 2015

THE NEW primary school at Ridgeway Farm will be steered by the trust already responsible for building a new secondary school for the town.

Fun day at Lydiard Park and other bank holiday weekend events

This Is Wiltshire:

11:47am Friday 28th August 2015

Fun day celebrates 40 years of Swindon Women’s Aid

More than 600 work for Swindon Borough Council on zero-hour contracts

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Borough Council is looking for someone to serve on an independent panel  to decide pay for councillors

11:29am Friday 28th August 2015

HUNDREDS of council workers are still facing the uncertainty of zero-hour contracts, new figures have revealed.

Signed, sealed, delivered for youth orchestras as Wiltshire Music Centre celebrates official takeover

This Is Wiltshire: Clare Jack who will be heading up newly formed Orchestra at Wiltshire Music Centre. Pics Trevor Porter TP51790-5

10:45am Friday 28th August 2015

WILTSHIRE Music Centre has rescued two youth orchestras at risk from Wiltshire Council cuts.

Volunteers spike the litter menace on Swindon footpath

This Is Wiltshire: Haydon Wick Parish council join organisations litter picking around Orbital. Pictured Carl Room, Kerry Switzer, Amanda Adam, Paul Booth and Jamie Turner (front )with group involved in the litter pick.26/08/15 Thomas Kelsey. (36702184)

9:53am Friday 28th August 2015

RETAILER and fast food workers were among those who volunteered to take part in a litter pick around a popular Swindon footpath.

Award winning market comes to Swindon school

This Is Wiltshire:

9:42am Friday 28th August 2015

AN AWARD-WINNING business is expanding into Swindon.

Don't be blackmailed: Police warn over online sextortion risk

This Is Wiltshire:

9:33am Friday 28th August 2015

POLICE in Wiltshire are urging residents to protect themselves from falling victim to sextortion and to consider the consequences of sharing intimate photographs and videos of themselves.

Police call for witnesses in phone store fraud case

This Is Wiltshire: Police call for witnesses in phone store fraud case

9:28am Friday 28th August 2015

POLICE are appealing for the public's help in identifying a woman they would like to speak to in connection with a fraud at a mobile phone shop.

Marlborough butcher has his eyes on the prize in prestigious competition

This Is Wiltshire: Marlborough butcher Andy Ayris (second from left) with his fellow team GB butchers

5:18pm Friday 28th August 2015

MARLBOROUGH butcher Andy Ayris is sharpening his knives as he prepares to take on New Zealand and Australia in the Tri-Nations butchery challenge.

Thanksgiving service for former director of Cooper’s Metals

This Is Wiltshire: Thanksgiving service for former director of Cooper’s Metals

5:02pm Friday 28th August 2015

JOHN COOPER, a former director of Swindon firm Cooper’s Metals, has died aged 86 and a thanksgiving service is being planned.

Obituary: John Cooper, 86, was a man of many talents

This Is Wiltshire:

1:30pm Friday 28th August 2015

JOHN Cooper, who has died aged 86, was a man of many widely differing talents, including a fine gift for art and a shrewd business acumen.

All change for buses over bank holiday with service changes from Tuesday

This Is Wiltshire:

12:29pm Friday 28th August 2015

PASSENGERS using buses on bank holiday Monday are being warned that Thamesdown Transport will be running a Sunday service.

Ambulance services urges drivers to take care on roads this bank holiday weekend

This Is Wiltshire:

12:23pm Friday 28th August 2015

SOUTH Western Ambulance Service is preparing for what is expected to be a busy bank holiday weekend and is urging drivers to take extra care on the roads.

Now Draco Malfoy superfan Tina to appear down under

This Is Wiltshire: Harry Potter superfan Tina Davis during the BBC documentary with Harry Potter star Tom Felton

10:26am Friday 28th August 2015

AUSTRALIA is set to be bewitched by the powers of a Swindon superfan next month, as a Harry Potter enthusiast appears on a national documentary.

Take a selfie and win £100 to spend in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

9:29am Friday 28th August 2015

SOCIAL media-savvy shoppers could be in with the chance of winning £100 to spend in Swindon’s top shopping destinations, thanks to the inSwindon BID Company.

Young Swindon dancers take centre stage in front of Disneyland Paris icon

This Is Wiltshire: The Swindon group at Disneyland Paris.

12:50pm Friday 28th August 2015

A GROUP of young dancers from Swindon took centre stage when they performed before an icon at Disneyland Paris.

Grapevine: Wine that's a chip off the old block

This Is Wiltshire:

5:43pm Friday 28th August 2015

IF you feel like summer has suddenly passed you by and you’re in the mood for a glass less ordinary, here are some wines you can bank on to boost the long weekend...

Frances is quintessential style queen of cakes

This Is Wiltshire: Undated Handout Photo of Quintessential Baking by Frances Quinn, published by Bloomsbury. See PA Feature FOOD Quinn. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Bloomsbury. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FOOD Quinn..

5:40pm Friday 28th August 2015

(with pictures)

Sue simply relishes her farm shop

This Is Wiltshire: Lotmead Farm and Cafe for Menu. Pictured cook Sue Meaden. 08/07/15 Thomas Kelsey. (31438657)

5:38pm Friday 28th August 2015

She is behind the biggest expansion project of the last decade at Lotmead and the success of its cafe and gourmet shop and yet Sue Meaden remains an enigma.

Throw a shrimp burger on the barbie

This Is Wiltshire: SOMETHING FISHY

3:50pm Friday 28th August 2015

WHAT a complete contrast in the weather we have had in the last week.

I am keen to champion local charities, says MP

This Is Wiltshire:

3:40pm Friday 28th August 2015

READING the Swindon Advertiser is something that we take for granted. Whether we’re scanning through the paper or reading the news online, it is a daily routine that most of us do without a second thought.

Nando’s: they’ve got a cheek

This Is Wiltshire: (36597400)

3:40pm Friday 28th August 2015

CHEEKY (adjective): impudent or irreverent, typically in an amusing way.

How to make... Fantastico Beef Ragu and pasta

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Friday 28th August 2015

Head Chef Paul Winch,

More fun in store than ever at Old Town Autumn Fayre

This Is Wiltshire: Tate, Cody and Emily enjoy last year's Old Town Autumn Fayre

5:34pm Friday 28th August 2015

MORE activities will be featured in this year's Old Town Autumn Fayre than ever.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance sparkles in silver for 25th anniversary fundraiser

This Is Wiltshire: Wearing something silver are WAA Pilot Nicky Smith (left) and WAA Critical Care Paramedic Richard Miller (right) with children l-r (back row) Ethan McDonald, Tallulah Bakewell, Thomas Reed, Jessica Ingram, Sophie Reed; (front row) Frazer White, Freya de l

2:58pm Friday 28th August 2015

TO celebrate 25 years of saving lives, Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) is encouraging schools, clubs, businesses and individuals to join in with silver themed fundraising during Air Ambulance Week.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Fiona Piper

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Friday 28th August 2015

Fiona Piper, owner of The Little Rose Cottage in Old Town

How to find the best deal on your next used car

This Is Wiltshire:

12:17pm Friday 28th August 2015

Following the launch of the Swindon advertiser’s new used car website www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/cars/, we have put together a guide to help you find your perfect used car.

Mystery of fallen tree continues as surgeons estimate it to be closer to 200 years in age

This Is Wiltshire: Tree surgeons Jake Fear, Simon Fear, Tom Mconnel, Ricky Skuse, Martin Fear, Graham Ashley and Taylor Rich with the stump of the felled oak.

5:24pm Thursday 27th August 2015

TREE surgeons inspecting the fallen remains of a mighty oak that pre-dates the estate built around it have revealed they are none the wiser as to what caused it to split in half.

Jailed: Man who used belt as weapon in drunken brawl

This Is Wiltshire: Court snatch. Aaron Gleed.
Picture by Siobhan Boyle 25/09/12
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5:42pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A MAN who flailed his belt around as a weapon in a drunken brawl outside a lap-dancing club has been jailed after failing to keep to his probation appointments.

Swindon man charged with six counts of sexual assault

This Is Wiltshire:

4:24pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A SWINDON man has been charged with six counts of sexual assault in connection with a string of sexual exploitation offences in Yeovil between 2009 and 2011.

Man accused of kidnap attempt in Swindon street cleared by jury

This Is Wiltshire: Man accused of kidnap attempt in Swindon street cleared by jury

2:12pm Thursday 27th August 2015

IBRAHIM Gediklioglu has been cleared of a charge of attempted kidnap following a four-day trial as a jury returned a not guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation.

Teen arrested on suspicion of child abduction in North Swindon

This Is Wiltshire: Teen arrested on suspicion of child abduction in North Swindon

2:06pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after police launched a missing persons inquiry for a 12-year-old girl on Monday.

Swindon groups secure almost £160,000 of Health Lottery cash

This Is Wiltshire:

12:15pm Thursday 27th August 2015

SWINDON groups are celebrating after securing more than £155,000 in funding from The Health Lottery.









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