Car fire closes Mead Way

This Is Wiltshire:

10:58am Monday 22nd December 2014

A CAR fire has caused the closure of Mead Way this morning.

Meningitis fear as boy, 6, dies in GWH

This Is Wiltshire: The accident and emergency department at the Great Western Hospital

5:30am Monday 22nd December 2014

A SIX-year-old boy from Highworth has died of suspected meningitis after being taken ill at his home on Friday morning.

Woman, 91, hurt trying to stop thug from stealing handbag

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

10:03am Monday 22nd December 2014

A 91-year-old woman was injured while trying to stop a callous thug from stealing her handbag after he forced his way into her home in Malmesbury.

Police appeal for information after series of burglaries in Warminster

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

9:28am Monday 22nd December 2014

Police are appealing for information regarding a series of residential burglaries in Warminster over the past few weeks, which officers believe are linked.

Accident verdict on retired BBC broadcaster's death

This Is Wiltshire:

8:52am Monday 22nd December 2014

BROADCASTER Jonathan Hewat died after an accidental fall from a window at his home in Bradford on Avon, an inquest has ruled.

Woman calls 999 to report dead cat in road

This Is Wiltshire:

11:07am Monday 22nd December 2014

A woman dialled 999 to report a dead cat in the road, ambulance chiefs have revealed.

Step forward in merging of Wiltshire and Dorset fire services

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10:19am Monday 22nd December 2014

A step forward in the merging of Wiltshire and Dorset fire services took place today with the submission of a combination order to Secretary of State Eric Pickles.

Friends of Max Lewis start petition for permanent roadside memorial at Melksham

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

FRIENDS of Max Lewis are asking Wiltshire Council to let them place a small permanent memorial at the spot where he died in Forest Lane, Melksham.

Shop pops up to sell unique recycled gifts

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 22nd December 2014

A POP-UP shop selling goods made from recycled materials took centre stage in Old Town on Saturday.

Police praise revellers on 'Black Friday'

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

DRUGS, anti-social behaviour, excess alcohol and kerb-crawling were the focus for police on one of the busiest nights of the year in the town centre over the weekend.

Living nativity parades through Melksham

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

HUNDREDS of people lined the streets of Melksham to watch a living nativity make its way through the town.

Little Chalfield solar farm appeal lodged

This Is Wiltshire:

9:32am Monday 22nd December 2014

An appeal against planning refusal of a solar farm in Little Chalfield has been lodged by Solar Planning Ltd and Sun Edison.

THE CHRISTMAS LIST: 50 fascinating facts (21 to 30)

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

Reader Roy Cartwright, of Covingham, contacted the Adver with his list of 50 Christmas-related facts.

Christmas Wish grants a day at the races for cancer patient

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

THE thrill of the races is in store for family man Eric Spencer, who has endeavoured to make each day count since being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Police plea over attack on van driver

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

9:08am Monday 22nd December 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a van driver from Swindon was assaulted after parking in The Mead, Westbury.

Don’t end up like me, says anorexic

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 22nd December 2014

ANOREXIA survivor Nicola Bragg is hoping to establish a charity to support those suffering eating disorders in silence in Swindon.

Council will struggle to cope with £1m cuts

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 22nd December 2014

A REDUCTION in the amount of money being given to the council by the government has been described as ‘disappointing’ by Swindon Council leader David Renard.

Meowch! Tommy the panto cat gets a jab (oh, yes he does!)

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20am Monday 22nd December 2014

STAFF at a Swindon vets received an unusual feline visitor recently for his jabs.

Residents bring plenty of festive cheers to their streets

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 22nd December 2014

FATHER Christmas will have no trouble spotting Swindon on his sleigh on Wednesday night due to the number of houses decked out in lights.

Close election battle predicted in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

THE South Swindon seat is being pinpointed as one of the key battlegrounds in next year’s General Election by a leading Conservative pollster.

History was key to design of UTC

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

THERE are moments of satisfaction unique to architects. One of them is meeting people who live in something you once imagined.

Vicars welcome the first female bishop

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

VICARS in Swindon have welcomed the appointment of the Church of England’s first female bishop, just a month after an historic change in the law.

Pupils need to do more homework

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

PUPILS at Isambard Community School can expect more homework after Ofsted raised concerns their teachers were not stretching them.

Posties deliver a happy Christmas

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

ARE you reading this alone? Are your children out of sight? Do you want them to know the truth behind Christmas?

Police plea after man, 57, found in Melksham with serious injuries

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

10:24pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 57-year-old man was found in the early hours of Saturday morning in Melksham with serious injuries to his face and legs.

Elderly man dies after Wootton Bassett collision

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

9:15am Sunday 21st December 2014

AN ELDERLY man has died in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a rural road collision earlier this month.

Pizza company serves up a dose of humbug in Potterne

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

7:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

THE Flying Pizza Theatre Company’s latest production of Scrooge is being performed in Potterne Village Hall at 2pm on January 3.

Double celebration over Potterne Ofsted ratings

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A primary and a pre-school that work closely together in Potterne are both celebrating good ratings from inspectors.

Beardless for the first time since teen years

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A CHIPPENHAM family have seen their dad without a beard for the first time ever.

Man found with serious injuries to face and legs in Melksham

2:26pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 57-year-old man was found in the early hours of Saturday morning in Melksham with serious injuries to his face and legs.

D-Day survivors enjoy carols and lunch at Bowood before group disbands

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A carol service and lunch at Bowood on Tuesday was the final gathering of the Wiltshire branch of the Normandy Veteran’s Association after the national group disbanded.

Queen bestows director’s MBE

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

A LONG-serving director of Cross Manufacturing in Devizes, Ralph Flower, says he was honoured to meet the Queen when she presented his MBE.

Wiltshire bin collection days swap

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Wiltshire residents are being encouraged to carry on recycling over the busy festive period, but to be aware that collection days will change.

Calne vision for classroom of 2054

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

The classroom of the future will include a holographic teacher and a teleport portal according to a national competition finalist from St Margaret’s Preparatory School in Calne.

Marlborough cadets get a lesson in life skills

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Firefighters spent an afternoon at Marlborough College last Wednesday helping Cadet Force students develop their leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.

Dips to jewellery for Melksham fair day

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

The annual Christmas Fair at Melksham Oak School was held on one of the Acorns activity days, when pupils and staff collaborated on a range of stalls.

Taking the lead to honour Trowbridge school’s governor

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Clarendon Academy in Trowbridge is introducing a new leadership award for pupils, named after Steve Thompson-Martyn, a parent governor at the school for several years, chairman of Governors from 2011 to 2013 and now a trustee of the academy’s sponsor, The Education Fellowship.

Forest pupils from Atworth learn hunting and baking

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Churchfields Primary School, which is split between two bases in Monkton Farleigh and Atworth, is teaching the pupils outdoors skills at regular Forest School days.

The Athenaeum Singers, Warminster

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

The Athenaeum Singers gave a noteworthy concert when they performed Paul Carr’s Requiem for an Angel, which many will remember was composed for the choir and given its first performance at St Denys Church, Warminster, eight years ago.

THE CHRISTMAS LIST: 50 fascinating facts (11 to 20)

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Reader Roy Cartwright, of Covingham, contacted the Adver with his list of 50 Christmas-related facts.

Bradford pupils reach final 15 in science essay contest

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

TWO Bradford pupils reached the final 15 in the Rutherton Appleton Laboratory School Science Prize.

Girl next in line for role of chorister

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

New Chorister Bishop Jason Kellinger has revealed his successor at Salisbury Cathedral will be a girl.

Sweet lessons to gain better honey from bees in Bishops Cannings

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Would-be beekeepers can learn the art of getting great honey if they sign up to a new course being run by Kennet Beekeepers Association.

Pupils make the grade in key subjects

This Is Wiltshire: Fewer primary pupils in East Sussex go to top rated schools.

2:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

MORE Wiltshire primary school pupils are achieving expected levels for reading, writing and maths, according to the latest Government figures.

Go-ahead for homes at hospital

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

2:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

PERMISSION for 50 new homes to be built on part of the old Roundway Hospital site has finally been given more than a decade after it was left derelict by other building work.

£1m boost for Trowbridge Train Station

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

MAJOR improvements to Trowbridge Train Station worth almost £1 million are on the way, with work due to begin in January.

Alcohol sales bid raises litter fears in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Maria Johnson was confronted by a knife raider at Hillworth Stores

11:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

THE firm that now owns Hillworth Stores in Devizes wants to be able to sell alcohol for longer hours, but town councillors have objected to a licence change.

Malmesbury home's festive light show in memory of dad

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

Accountant Michaela Swadling-Stickler has transformed her North Wiltshire home into a Christmas Wonderland with a dazzling display of 200,000 fairy lights in memory of her late father.

Bin collection swap days

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

Wiltshire residents are being encouraged to carry on recycling over the busy festive period, but to be aware that collection days will change.

Starring role for your Trowbridge pet

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

The Pets at Home store on Bradley Road in Trowbridge, which is currently undergoing a makeover, is looking for a local pet star.









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