Deadline extended for Honda workers

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PRODUCTION staff at Honda in South Marston are being allowed another week to decide if they wish to apply for voluntary redundancy at the firm, which is cutting jobs in May.

Hundreds pack church to bid farewell to Italian matriarch

This Is Wiltshire: Yesterday's funeral for Maria Vitale

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of family and friends paid an emotional farewell to Swindon matriarch Maria Vitale at her funeral, which took place at Holy Rood Catholic Church yesterday.

Swindon mayor stands down in the nick of time

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Nick Martin, the current Swindon mayor, who is the subject of two complaints against him

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

NICK Martin has resigned as Mayor of Swindon.

Did you see bike crashes?

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to two separate crashes which saw two cyclists injured on the Great Western Way on Monday.

Going great guns for family fun day

This Is Wiltshire: Launch of Swindon Armed Forces day with MP Robert Buckland left, and Mike Buss, centre

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FORMER soldier Mike Buss has big plans for this year’s Swindon Armed Forces Day and hopes thousands of people will support it.

Grenade found in Bratton safely dealt with

This Is Wiltshire: The training grenade found near the roadside in Bratton

7:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Trowbridge Road in Bratton has now been reopened after a discarded military grenade was discovered in a field.

Police close road in Bratton as grenade found

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

6:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police have closed part of Trowbridge Road in Bratton, reportedly because a grenade has been found.

Canoeists gear up for gruelling challenge of Devizes to Westminster race

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes to Westminster race start organiser Keith Bennett

6:28pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

More than 600 people will take on one of the world’s most gruelling sporting challenges when they set off on the 125-mile Easter route of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

U-turn on Rode route means the 267 bus returns

This Is Wiltshire: Campaigners put their all into ensuring ‘their’ bus route was reinstated

6:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Villagers in Rode are delighted that a vigorous community campaign has forced a U-turn from a bus company, saving a crucial rural bus route.

Hours after stepping down as Mayor, protesters call for Nick Martin to resign as councillor

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon mayor Nick Martin

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AROUND 30 people have crowded outside the Civic Offices in the town centre to protest that former mayor Nick Martin resign from his post as councillor.

Former British Forces Foundation employee accused of taking £22k from the charity

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

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Former British Forces Foundation employee Chantelle Maye appeared at South East Wiltshire Magistrates' Court on Friday accused of taking more than £22,000 from the charity.

Police warn Devizes shopkeepers as thieves grab cash from tills of charity shop and hair salon

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

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Devizes police are warning shop workers to be vigilant after cash was stolen from the tills of two businesses when they were briefly unattended.

Chippenham man who supplied deadly ecstacy pills back at crown court

This Is Wiltshire: Robbie Day

1:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The man who supplied Robbie Day with the ecstasy which killed him has failed to meet the terms of his suspended sentence.

UPDATE: Nick Martin resigns as Mayor

This Is Wiltshire: Mayor Nick Martin

9:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Swindon Mayor Nick Martin has officially resigned from the post this morning in the wake of a scandal over remarks he made about disabled people.

Mayor of Swindon's resignation makes unwanted headlines across the world

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Nick Martin, the current Swindon mayor, who is the subject of two complaints against him

11:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Nick Martin scandal has brought Swindon publicity of a kind it could do without.

Rudloe the new Roswell? Residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

This Is Wiltshire: The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks

11:37am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate “the new Roswell”, after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Police issue picture in bid to trace man who walked naked out of Malmesbury charity shop changing room

This Is Wiltshire: Police have released an e-fit picture of a man who stripped naked in a charity shop in Malmesbury and exposed himself

11:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police have released an e-fit picture of a man who stripped naked in a charity shop in Malmesbury and exposed himself, as similar cases around the country come to light.

We object to St John’s £1.19m sixth form centre, say Marlborough councillors

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Nick Fogg

11:34am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Parking problems have lead Marlborough Town Council to object to St John’s £1.19 million sixth form centre.

Stranded lorry causes early-morning delays

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11:07am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A broken down lorry caused delays in Melksham in the early hours this morning.

Sid's phonebox costume was one of London Marathon's most bizarre sights

This Is Wiltshire: Sid Keyte ran the London Marathon as a telephone box for the charity Mind

9:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Among the bizarre spectacles in the London Marathon was father of three Sid Keyte running as telephone box.

Fairy tale come true as young Melksham actors head for London

This Is Wiltshire: Teacher Scott Carpenter with young actors Eleanor, Rachael and Casey reading up on the script for The Huldra's Story

10:55am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Three budding actors from Melksham’s King’s Park Academy are treading the boards in London next month in a new play written by their drama teacher.

Westbury trading estate reopened after unexploded shell recovered

This Is Wiltshire: Brook Lane Industrial Estate re-opened after an unexploded shell was recovered

6:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

A Westbury trading estate has been reopened after a military shell was unearthed there tonight.

Man bit bouncer twice at Trowbridge pub, drawing blood

This Is Wiltshire: The Alabany Palace in Trowbridge

9:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man who twice bit a bouncer in a drunken attack outside a Trowbridge centre pub has walked free from court.

Devizes Canoe Club lands £50,000 grant towards its new base

This Is Wiltshire: Canoe Club vice chairman Mark Bouch celebrates news of the windfall with canoe club members

8:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Devizes Canoe Club has received a massive boost towards developing its new base with the award of £50,000 from Sport England.

Police hunt thief who stole £2,000 from lorry

This Is Wiltshire: A CCTV still of the male suspect police wish to talk to following the theft of cash from a lorry

2:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a large amount of cash was stolen from a lorry in Swindon.

Ambulance response time targets to be set

This Is Wiltshire: The South Western Ambulance Service answered more than 2,000 999 calls between 6am and 6pm on New Year’s Eve, slighlty less than 2013

1:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEW response time targets will be set for South Western Ambulance Service in rural areas including Wiltshire.

POLL: Was Nick Martin right to resign as Swindon's mayor?

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Nick Martin has offered to resign as mayor on December 24

12:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON Mayor Nick Martin has resigned from the post following remarks he made about disabled people.

Police appeal after naked man browses in charity shop

This Is Wiltshire: An e-fit of the man police wish to identify after an indecent exposure incident in Malmesbury

9:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of indecent exposure at a shop in Malmesbury.

Woman caught up in scam on pensioner

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN who tried to cash a cheque for some rogue traders after they fleeced a 91-year-old woman has walked free from court.

Americans to put Mr Woodz trickster on trial

This Is Wiltshire: Christopher Baines

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

VICTIMS of conman Christopher Baines will have to wait to see him return to the UK to face justice as he is set to stand trial in the USA.

Kilby gets on his bike to support injured Swindon speedway star Ritchings

This Is Wiltshire: Lee Kilby

1:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEE Kilby will be donning kevlars and taking to a pushbike on Good Friday in an effort to raise money for injured Swindon speedway star Darryl Ritchings.

Lechlade victim's mum delivered strong words at Hillsborough inquest

This Is Wiltshire: Stan and Margaret Godwin

11:18am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HOLDING it together as well as she did in front of the Hillsborough inquests was a surprise for Lechlade mother Margaret Godwin, who lost her son Derrick 25 years ago today.

HOTSEAT: Send us your questions for the Youth MP

This Is Wiltshire: Ellie James is determined to make a big difference in her new role as Swindon member of the Youth Parliament

11:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN THE Hotseat next week will be teenager Ellie James, who recently became Member of the Youth Parliament for Swindon.

Strictly Come Dancing stars wow the crowds in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire: Strictly stars Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev

10:06am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SINCE Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev teamed up as a professional dance couple on the hit BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, they have wowed audiences with their Ballroom routines and Latin dances.

Lingerie firm to go with loss of 70 jobs

This Is Wiltshire: The Triumph distribution centre at Groundwell Industrial Estate is to be shut down

6:56pm Monday 14th April 2014

TRIUMPH is pulling the plug on its distribution centre in Swindon four years after setting up a new arrangement with logistics firm Menlo.

Swindon Croquet club’s joy at £50,000 windfall

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Croquet Club members celebrate their windfall

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON Croquet Club is hoping to host national tournaments after securing £49,478 from Sport England’s Olympic legacy fund.

Children's centre hits back at Ofsted report

This Is Wiltshire: Terry Radcliffe, Sonia Osbourn and Hayley Stone of Hop Skip & Jump, Swindon

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SUPERVISOR Sonia Osbourn has defended children’s respite centre Hop Skip and Jump following a damning report by education watchdog Ofsted.

Driver's tears after collision with bike

This Is Wiltshire: The man’s bicycle lies at the scene of the incident near Barnfield

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE distraught driver of a van which left a 69-year-old cyclist fighting for his life yesterday was seen crying into the grass verge after the collision.

Mayor castigated for disabled views

This Is Wiltshire: Mayor Nick Martin

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEADING disability charity Scope has said that Swindon mayor Nick Martin needs to apologise for more than his offensive language.

Regent Circus on schedule for autumn

This Is Wiltshire: Regent Circus on schedule for autumn

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A LEISURE complex in the heart of Swindon is now taking shape ahead of a grand opening later this year.

Mayor Nick Martin expected to resign on Tuesday

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Nick Martin, the current Swindon mayor, who is the subject of two complaints against him

10:48pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE Adver understands Swindon Mayor Nick Martin is to resign from his post on Tuesday following a meeting of the Conservative Group on Monday night.

Bus firm forced to increase its fares

This Is Wiltshire: Thamesdown Transport boss Paul Jenkins

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

INCREASING costs have resulted in a rise in bus fares for Thamesdown Transport.

Enrolment rates are on the up for college

This Is Wiltshire: Artist’s impression of the new University Technical College’s courtyard

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WORK on the new University Technical College is progressing well with more than 200 youngsters now having either signed up or expressed an interest in joining.

Hillsborough victim's family make trip to Liverpool for 25th memorial

This Is Wiltshire: Stan and Margaret Godwin

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWENTY-five years after their son left Lechlade for an FA Cup tie at Hillsborough, Stan and Margaret Godwin will remember their son Derrick in a service at Anfield, Liverpool, today.

Appeal to keep tabs on graffiti vandals

This Is Wiltshire: Husnu Cetin, manager of the Trident Fish bar in Victoria Road, is the latest victim of the spate of town centre graffiti as police appeal for residents to identify the tags

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are hunting for further instances of graffiti following a spate of scrawls around the town centre at the end of last month.

Football fans make it round 92 grounds in just 84 hours

This Is Wiltshire: Marc Harris, Helen & Douglas House assistant manager Emily Smith, Cris Bowden, manager Louise Kuczynski and Steve Hall before the marathon ground-visiting attempt

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN a little under 84 hours, Swindon Town fan Marc Harris and three comrades successfully visited all 92 Football League grounds, raising nearly £3,000 in the process.

Tickets still available for STFC Supporters Club end-of-season dinner

This Is Wiltshire: Fans will have a say in the future of the County Ground

2:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Swindon Town Supporters Club hosts its end-of-season dinner on Tuesday, April 29.

Appeal meets with a chocolate eggstravaganza

This Is Wiltshire: Nichola Fisher (bottom) and Amy Francombe (top)

11:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

REED Specialist Recruitment were so overwhelmed with Easter eggs when they put out a call for the chocolate treats that they have been able to help a number of local charities.

Boxers and firefighters in the ring for charity bout

This Is Wiltshire: Action from Paddy Fitzpatrick's boxing show at the Oasis on Friday night

11:27am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE gloves will be on for a charity boxing event in aid of Helen and Douglas House and Faringdon Fire Fighters this weekend.

Staff hold sustainability events to back charity

This Is Wiltshire: Great Western Hospital

11:22am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN A bid to raise money for children’s charity Barnardo’s and support NHS Sustainability Day 2014, Carillion staff at the Great Western Hospital held a day of action undertaking a series of events and initiatives to promote sustainability to both healthcare patients and staff.







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