Riders to take over streets of Calne

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Crowds of leather-clad riders will motor into Calne this weekend for the town’s annual bike meet.

Storm nightmare for Bradford couple as lightning fireball tears through home

This Is Wiltshire:

8:59am Friday 25th July 2014

Pensioners Phil and Marie Lloyd were terrified when a lightning fireball tore into their home during Saturday’s violent thunderstorm.

Devizes Moonrakers pub is transformed

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A new-look Moonrakers pub in Devizes has been well received by the public.

Fed-up Devizes families want seagulls culled

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Families living near London Road in Devizes say their lives are being made a misery by gulls and are calling for them to be culled.

Devizes urged to back Tour of Britain cyclists

This Is Wiltshire: Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, France, last year

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Devizes Town Council is urging people to turn out and cheer on cyclists when the Tour of Britain comes to their town.

Community hall is given a new coat of paint

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

EASTCOTT Community Organisation is celebrating a fresh look for Savernake Street Social Hall this week, after a team from the Midcounties Co-operative have revamped the centre.

Jury is sent home in pizza man rape trial

This Is Wiltshire: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

5:20am Friday 25th July 2014

The jury in the trial of a pizza delivery man who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl were sent home last night having yet to reach a verdict.

Complaints as the A420 closure hits tourist town

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

“There’s been a lot of beeping horns and drivers swearing and shouting because of the roadworks.”

It’s all going swimmingly after my op

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

OLYMPIC and European swimming champion Brian Jenkins could not resist returning to the waters just 12 weeks after undergoing a major heart operation.

Firm’s bon viveur boss is mourned

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

restaurants in Marlborough are mourning the death of one of their favourite customers, Robert Hill, a successful businessman and stalwart of the town golf club.

Fraudster in bid to appeal

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

AN Army officer who was jailed for defrauding taxpayers of nearly £200,000 to educate his children at a top private school is trying to appeal against his conviction.

Man caught with drugs in alleyway admits dealing

This Is Wiltshire: Two men pleaded guilty to burglary at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN who was caught with hard drugs in an alleyway in Gorse Hill has finally admitted being involved in dealing.

Man is stabbed in chest in town park

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A 23-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed in the chest during an assault in the Town Gardens yesterday lunchtime.

Pupils make uniform effort to help Africans

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

IT MAY have been the last day of the school year, but pupils at Wroughton Infant School were busy yesterday packing up bags of donated school uniform to be sent to Clarens School in South Africa. Ellie Groves, of the Friends of Wroughton Infants, said: “We are lucky that parents at this school are so generous in donating their pre-loved uniform back to the school.

Second town MP gets a Government promotion

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

THE MP for North Swindon, Justin Tomlinson, has joined his colleague in the south by gaining a promotion as David Cameron finalised his new-look Government this week.

Darts day aims for a top score

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

SURVIVOR Janette Savory never required end-of-life support yet her battle with cancer has made her acutely aware of the necessity of hospice care in Swindon.

Liz is plummeting in more ways than one

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

WHEN reporter Liz Mackley signed up for a skydive to do her part for the Adver’s 160 Appeal, little did she know she would need to lose 3st for the privilege.

Grand welcome for baby Lyvia

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

LITTLE Lyvia Blaylock was feeling grrrr-eight after appearing in a family photo with all of her great grandparents, who boast a combined age of 701.

Cracking down on theft on the railways

This Is Wiltshire: Stay off the tracks this summer

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

BRITISH Transport Police officers will be advising people how to keep their luggage and possessions safe and secure during journeys this summer.

Get knitting to keep the elderly warm

This Is Wiltshire: KNITTING CLUB

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

THE race to make The Big Knit 2014 the best year ever has begun and Age UK Wiltshire is calling for all knitters to get out their needles to meet the national target of 800,000 hats.

Waste fire smoulders on

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A SPOKESMAN for Averies  Recycling has apologised to residents for inconvenience caused by the blaze which erupted at the site on Monday evening and continues to burn. Fire crews have removed what waste they can from the site and will now begin attacking the blaze fully once more in an attempt to put out the flames as soon as possible. They have been on site since Monday evening when the fire began, and reduced their pumps from four to one in that time as they suppress the spread of the blaze. Firefighters have been unable to excavate the affected pile of waste properly due to a lack of space on the site, so have restricted their efforts to fire suppression until yesterday afternoon. Two pumps then began actively attacking the blaze, breaking down the pile of waste, leading to an increase in the acrid smoke billowing around the area. Firefighting was reduced again to one pump overnight and began again in earnest this morning. It is expected that the operation will take several days to conclude. In a statement, Dr Mark Evans, from Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire PHE Centre and Dr Ayoola Oyinloye, of the Swindon Council Public Health Team, said: “Residents in areas affected by the smoke should stay indoors, keep doors and windows closed, and visit the Swindon Council website for further advice and information. “Motorists who have to travel through the smoke should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep their air vents closed. “Any smoke can be an irritant and if people need to be outdoors in the Swindon area, they are advised to avoid areas affected by the smoke or ash, or to limit the time that they spend in them. “Some of the substances present in smoke can irritate the lining of the air passages, the skin and the eyes.  “Respiratory symptoms include coughing and difficulty in breathing and chest pain.  “If people experience these symptoms, they should seek medical advice through their GP or call NHS 111. “The smoke can worsen existing health problems like asthma, COPD and cardiac problems. People who have asthma should carry their inhaler.” Staff at the firm which owns the waste site say they are working with the authorities and their priority is to extinguish the fire. Lee Averies said: “I am very disappointed and very tired. We haven’t had much sleep but we are trying to contain what is happening. It is a difficult time for those on site, our immediate neighbours, and the community.” The company has a history of health and safety breaches, was fined £73,000 for a breach dating from 2010, and has seen its other site, Swindon Skips, subject to fire just months ago in October. “To put things into perspective there were some breaches years ago, and there was a fine last year fordust problems back in 2010. “There was fire at Swindon Skips, which we believe was down to arson.”

You can no longer hang around here

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

MONTHS of anti-social behaviour are set to come to an end this week when a dispersal order in Sussex Square comes into effect.

Guide dog maimed during savage attack

This Is Wiltshire: Alan Fletcher with his guide dog Nutmeg

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

WITNESSES are being sought after a guide dog was attacked in Penhill.

Holidays start with a swing

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A SUMMER of sporting activities is taking place in Wharf Green to mark the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow.

100,000 smackers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

CARAVAN engineer Robin Marriott has landed a windfall of £100,000 after winning The Health Lottery’s Saturday jackpot last week.

Cat gets trapped in greenhouse

This Is Wiltshire: RSPCA opens charity shop in Kendal

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CAT, believed to have spent a day trapped in a Chippenham greenhouse, was rescued by the RSPCA.

Civil war on the Common in Marlborough this weekend

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Battle will commence on Marlborough Common this weekend as Parliamentary soldiers take on King Charles and his Royalist troops.

Learn to identify plants at Melksham nature reserve

This Is Wiltshire:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A children’s plant identification workshop takes place at Melksham's Conigre Mead Nature Reserve on Saturday from 10am. 

Devizes Wargames weekend

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WARGAMES enthusiasts from all over the world pitted their skills against each other at the annual Attack! show in Devizes.

Pewsey tunes up for seventh annual festival

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Pewsey is getting ready for a day of diverse music at its seventh annual festival.

Safe snatched from Lyons warehouse found smashed open

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

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A safe stolen from the Lyons Seafood Warehouse in Chitterne Road, Codford, at the weekend was later found smashed open in a field near Upavon.

Have you seen missing peregrine falcon?

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A female peregrine falcon was lost on the A4 between Manton and Clatford, near Marlborough, on Tuesday, July 15.

Firefighters, police and army called to major field fire on Salisbury Plain

This Is Wiltshire: .

5:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Eleven fire crews were called to tackle a major field fire on Salisbury Plain this afternoon.

Scouts retain Devizes store support

This Is Wiltshire: Sainsbury's plans expansion to Dome roundabout superstore

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF and customers at Sainsbury’s in Devizes chose the 6th Devizes Scouts as their chosen charity for the second consecutive year.

Well-respected Marlborough businessman and bon viveur mourned

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Restaurants in Marlborough are mourning the death of one of their favourite customers, Robert Hill, a successful businessman and stalwart of the town golf club.

Wanda missing again: Wiltshire's wandering wallaby goes walkabout

This Is Wiltshire:

1:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wanda the wandering Wiltshire wallaby is thought to have moved on from West Wick, where she was last sighted.

New Wiltshire fire boss to address meeting

This Is Wiltshire: Councillor Graham Payne

4:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The new chairman of the Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority will address Wiltshire Council next week, ahead of an expected row over the proposed service merger.

Emotional farewell from popular Trowbridge headteacher

This Is Wiltshire:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Popular John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer said an emotional goodbye to staff and pupils on Tuesday on his last day at the school.

Folk fans gather for fabulous Pump festival

This Is Wiltshire:

4:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

As the tents went up and the music started at the Village Pump Folk Festival this week, director John Alderslade was confident the weekend would go well.

Held: Chippenham woman accused of stealing £10 who admits police station assault

This Is Wiltshire:

3:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Chippenham woman charged with stealing £10 from a butcher’s in the town has admitted assaulting a member of police staff while she was in custody.

Fault with Calne's 999 service fixed - police

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

2:34pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wiltshire Police say the fault with BT lines in Calne has now been fixed and all 999 lines have been restored.

Man rushed to hospital after daylight knife attack in Old Town

This Is Wiltshire: Town Gardens

2:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN has been rushed to hospital this afternoon following a serious assault in Town Gardens, Old Town.

A good turn for drivers

3:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The new Manor House Enterprise Centre in Royal Wootton Bassett has welcomed its first business tenant – Huntmill Transport Training.

Police step up patrols as 999 landline service 'not working' in Calne

This Is Wiltshire: New police recruits on the beat in Watford

1:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wiltshire Police have stepped up patrols in Calne after British Telecom said the 999 phone number was not working in the area.

Danny is ready for Commonwealth Games, says mum of top sprinter

This Is Wiltshire:

1:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The mum of Hilperton sprinter Danny Talbot is confident her son will not be fazed by the pressure ahead of his attempt to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week.

‘Nightmare’ as A420 bypass closes

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE first day of major roadworks along the A420 were described as a ‘nightmare’ by locals in Shrivenham yesterday.

Police warning after teenagers' barbecue sparked blaze that closed M4 slip road

This Is Wiltshire:

10:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are urging children to make sure they remain safe throughout the summer holidays.

Human tow truck plans to get heavy

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

SOUTH African born business owner Don Bryden will be looking to perform a feat of super human strength next month to raise money for charity.

Drug dealer walks free

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

INVESTIGATORS are disappointed that a drug dealer has been spared jail after using instant messaging service WhatsApp to ply his trade in former legal high NRG.

Pewsey queen’s crowning moment

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Villagers enjoyed a party fit for a queen on Saturday at this year’s Pewsey carnival royalty selection.







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