Nearly all Swindon pupils offered place at first choice of secondary school

This Is Wiltshire: Councillor Fionuala Foley

10:39am Monday 2nd March 2015

NEARLY all pupils have been offered a place at their first choice secondary school for September, says Swindon Council.

Man, 19, spared jail after having sex with vulnerable girl of 14

This Is Wiltshire:

10:12am Monday 2nd March 2015

A YOUNG man who had sex in a local park with a vulnerable 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook has been spared a jail term.

Drugs found in Broadgreen house raid

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

REPORTS of noisy tenants in Broadgreen led to the seizure of thousands of pounds in hard drugs and a police-style torch concealing a stun gun.

Roadwork permit could stop chaos

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

UTILITY companies could soon have to sign up to a permit scheme if they want to dig up the town’s roads.

Big crowd watches Highworth's fight for Wembley

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

AFTER a tense Saturday afternoon at The Elms, fans of Highworth Town FC are still confident their team can make it to Wembley.

99% of children offered one of their top three school choices, says Wiltshire Council

This Is Wiltshire: SWA ST Emma Mackintosh 16/05/2013

Generic pictures of primary school pupils sitting their National Reading Tests (1292043)

9:50am Monday 2nd March 2015

More children than ever will attend one of their preferred choice secondary schools this September, says Wiltshire Council, with almost 99 per cent being offered one of their top three choices.

Dorset chief named as new chief fire officer for service merged with Wiltshire

This Is Wiltshire:

8:28am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Chief Fire Officer of Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, Darran Gunter, has been appointed Chief Fire Officer of the merging Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, it was announced this morning.

Selwood joins call to end housing crisis

8:08am Monday 2nd March 2015

SELWOOD Housing has joined a nationwide campaign to end the housing crisis, with the Wiltshire-based housing association calling for the next government to come up with a plan to tackle the issue.

Signed Chelsea shirt donated to Jam for Jade in aid of children's hospice

6:03am Monday 2nd March 2015

A SIGNED Chelsea football shirt has been donated by striker Loic Remy to support the Jam for Jade fundraiser in aid of Naomi House children’s hospice.

A350 at Semington partially blocked after two-vehicle accident

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

10:20am Monday 2nd March 2015

The A350 at Semington is partially blocked in both directions between the A361 junction and the A365 Western Way junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

Trial for man, 23, alleged to have abused two young girls

This Is Wiltshire:

9:18am Monday 2nd March 2015

A man who is accused of a string of sex offences against two young girls is to face trial by judge and jury.

Behind the scenes Poldark pictures to go on display in Corsham

8:40am Monday 2nd March 2015

PICTURES taken during the remaking of hit romantic drama Poldark in Corsham will go on display at the town hall tomorrow.

Behind the scenes Poldark pictures to go on display in Corsham

8:39am Monday 2nd March 2015

PICTURES taken during the remaking of hit romantic drama Poldark in Corsham will go on display at the town hall tomorrow.

RAVE: Police attacked by revellers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

HUNDREDS of revellers descended on Swindon in the early hours of Sunday for an illegal rave which quickly turned violent.

Animal lover's plea over missing cat Misty

This Is Wiltshire:

11:09am Monday 2nd March 2015

A WARMINSTER animal lover is desperate be reunited with her missing cat.

MP backs campaign over controversial new railway bridge

This Is Wiltshire:

10:47am Monday 2nd March 2015

A CAMPAIGN to improve the look of a bridge described as 'hideous' has drawn the support of North Wiltshire MP James Gray.

RAVE: Clashes lead to arrests

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

BARNFIELD Road looked more like the site of a major festival than an industrial estate on Sunday morning.

Inquiries to find out who died in train tragedy between Swindon and Kemble

This Is Wiltshire:

9:59am Monday 2nd March 2015

POLICE inquiries are taking place to establish the identity of the man who died when he was hit by a train between Swindon and Kemble on Saturday.

RAVE: Firms say damage not too bad

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

SATURDAY night’s fracas at the River Ray Industrial Estate shocked residents and businesses – but they believe the incident was a one-off.

Date not set yet for skate park

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

BUILDING work has still not begun four years after proposals were made for a skate park in West Swindon, as the parties involved haggle over its cost.

Congregation joins 24-hour session of praise

This Is Wiltshire:

THOUGHTFUL souls at All Saints Church spent 24 hours in prayer as part of their ongoing commitment to become more prayerful.

Groper's night assault has ruined woman's life

This Is Wiltshire: George Maslen was due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court this morning

5:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

BRIAN Davis destroyed any trust his victim had for other people when he creeped into her bedroom and groped her while she slept.

Digging in to grow Swindon's community spirit

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Hannah Parry, 30, is community development co-ordinator for the Mechanics’ Institution Trust, which recently launched a community allotment tended by volunteers. She lives in the Railway Village 

New chief fire officer for Dorset and Wiltshire appointed

This Is Wiltshire:

7:55am Monday 2nd March 2015

THE chief fire officer of the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has been appointed.

GALLERY: aftermath of violence at illegal Rodbourne rave

This Is Wiltshire:

12:37pm Sunday 1st March 2015

POLICE spent the best part of Sunday morning clearing up the aftermath of an illegal rave after it escalated into unprecedented levels of violence,

Police say levels of violence at illegal rave in Rodbourne unprecedented

This Is Wiltshire:

11:53am Sunday 1st March 2015

POLICE were shocked by the unprecedented level of violence ravers at a party in Rodbourne’s River Ray Industrial Estate showed officers last night.

Revellers at Swindon rave tell of clash with police

This Is Wiltshire:

9:25am Sunday 1st March 2015

Revellers attending the rave at Rodbourne in Swindon in the early hours of the morning have told how they tried to break through the police cordon.

Road closed in Hilperton after three car crash

This Is Wiltshire:

8:41am Sunday 1st March 2015

Marsh Road in Hilperton was closed for two hours last night after three cars were involved in an accident there.

History on show in Corsham war exhibitions

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Stuart Wheeler

5:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Corsham Area Heritage has dug into its archives and created two displays at Springfield Community Campus showcasing historic photographs.

Calne Scouts earned gold and silver

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Dedicated members of Calne Scout Group were presented with their Chief Scout Gold and Silver awards by the High Sheriff of Wiltshire on Friday.

Lavington students’ poignant portrayal of wartime tale

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Lavington School’s recent drama performance has been hailed a success after both shows were a sellout.

Fancy dress at Devizes school pumps up fund

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Oliver Twist and the Minions from the film Despicable Me were seen at Trinity School in Devizes recently as part of a charity fancy dress day.

Superheroes taking on litter in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Superheroes were seen around Devizes last Thursday as Southbroom St James Academy students took part in a litter pick.

Athlete’s visit is an inspiration

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Sutton Benger Primary School had an inspirational visit from Paralympic athlete Ben Rushgrove.

Roads are reopened after rave escalates into violent disorder in Rodbourne

This Is Wiltshire:

11:59am Sunday 1st March 2015

AN ILLEGAL rave in Swindon has now closed down, after contact with the police turned into violent disorder in the early hours of this morning.

Singing for Palestine in Bradford on Avon

This Is Wiltshire:

11:30am Sunday 1st March 2015

An appreciative audience filled Holy Trinity Church in Bradford on Avon to hear popular Christian singer and human rights campaigner Garth Hewitt share songs and stories from over 40 years of performing.

All the world’s a stage and these Warminster pupils enjoyed the drama

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

William Shakespeare was the topic for children at St George's Catholic Primary in Warminster recently.

Autistic DJ thrilled to meet Radio 2 presenter and folk star

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

A DJ with learning disabilities has been invited to BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards after spending at day at their studio in Salford.

Christmas knitting effort starts early for new group

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

A new knitting and sewing group at the Salvation Army in Chippenham is asking for assistance in helping two charitable causes.

Bradford on Avon declares undying love for the planet

This Is Wiltshire:

10:30am Sunday 1st March 2015

Members of Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon, including local MP Duncan Hames and Green Party candidate Tina Johnston, celebrated the signing of a cross-party agreement to take action on climate change on Valentine's Day.

Police officers injured after violence breaks out at illegal rave in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

7:54am Sunday 1st March 2015

Missiles were hurled at police after they went to break up an illegal rave in the early hours of this morning.

New chapter for dementia sufferers at library

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

PEOPLE suffering from dementia and looking for support and advice are being encouraged to pick up recommended books about the condition from Warminster Library.

Shaw play area is licked into shape

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

Youngsters in Shaw have been making the most of being outside and using their newly refurbished play area this half term.

Reaching out to our heroes

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

THE Royal British Legion Welfare Team is encouraging serving and veteran soldiers to attend drop-in sessions in Warminster where they can be given financial, social and emotional support.

School blazes vocal trail scooping two sections and the top prize

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

PUPILS from John of Gaunt School were the big winners at this year’s Young Voice of Trowbridge speaking competition held at St Augustine’s Catholic College in Trowbridge.

Marathon men’s super-human effort for charity

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

TROWBRIDGE dads Ben Cherry and Ben Veal are preparing for a superhuman effort on Sunday – running the Bath Half Marathon dressed as Batman and Spider-Man.

Players take steps to fund tour

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

YOUNG footballers ran 100km last week to raise money for a European tour in May.

New Chippenham restaurant at town landmark

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

A landmark Chippenham building by the Little George roundabout is to be given a new lease of life.

Classic children’s book as a musical

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

3:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

First Stages youth musical theatre group in Devizes has been granted the first amateur licence to perform a shortened musical version of Roald Dahl classic Matilda.

Children can meet new lambs at college weekend

This Is Wiltshire: Lambing Open Days

12:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

HUNDREDS of families are expected at this year’s popular lambing weekends at Wiltshire College Lackham.









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