Judge slashes jail term of alcoholic, 61, who molested three-year-old girl

This Is Wiltshire: Judge Douglas Field. Picture: David Wimsett/ UPPA/Photoshot

10:19am Monday 15th September 2014

An alcoholic who molested a three-year-old girl while on bail for breaking into a neighbour's house with intent to commit a sex act has had his jail term slashed.

Melksham grandfather's quest to plant a tree

This Is Wiltshire:

9:02am Monday 15th September 2014

Grandfather Paul Carter is hoping it will be third time lucky planting a tree to commemorate the birth of his grandson after vandals destroyed his two previous attempts.

Bassett man, 49, faces trail over assault charge

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

9:58am Monday 15th September 2014

A 49-year-old man is to face trial by judge and jury after denying a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

'High homes' row in Sherston resolved

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

4:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Work is to restart on a village development in Sherston at the centre of a ‘high homes’ row.

Aldbourne friends to pull out stops in memory of wartime heroine

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Aldbourne is getting behind a year-long fundraising campaign for The Cavell Nurses Trust to mark the 100th anniversary off the execution of its namesake.

29-year-old woman due before Bristol court on murder charge

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of Michael Redpath after a fire in Swindon last week.

Charity looks to set up fundraising group in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: 'Arias for a Summer Evening'

4:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Oxfam is looking to set up a new fundraising group in Devizes and is on the look out for volunteers.

Can you pick up the baton in Marlborough?

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

3:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Marlborough Concert Orchestra needs a new conductor to replace long-standing conductor Christopher Irby, who has retired, from January 2015.

A second chance at love for pensioners

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AS Tom Weaver will testify, you are never too old to find love – and it can come right out of the blue.

Headteacher fears GCSE change will be unfair

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A HEADTEACHER has raised concerns about the top grades of a new-style GCSE going to only three per cent of students.

High speed chase driver walks free

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN obsessed with cars who led police on a 60mph chase through town centre streets before abandoning his vehicle has been spared jail.

Offenders scheme will ‘save millions’

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AN award-winning service working with offenders within the community has pledged to save millions for partner agencies.

Archbishop sees town treasure on tour stop-over

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Archbishop of Canterbury made a visit to one of Swindon’s best kept secrets when he viewed the famous St John Polyptych in St Mary’s Church.

Pals join forces to launch new brand

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ENTREPRENEURS Kara-Jay Matthews and Nicki Silvanus have set their sights on turning a house of junk into an empire.

Churchfields celebrates its birthday

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Churchfields Academy in Salcombe Grove to celebrate the school’s 50th birthday.

Drug dealer avoids jail

This Is Wiltshire: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A DRUG dealer caught with hard drugs in a Gorse Hill alleyway has been spared jail after a judge heard it had taken more than a year for police to charge him.

Ann thanks GWH's life-saving sepsis team

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ANN Brady was guest of honour at Great Western Hospital’s event to mark World Sepsis Day and she thanked the centre’s staff for helping her overcome the condition.

Add a little bit of light and pass it on

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

“My job is about developing the arts not just for our school but for other schools and the wider community,” said Josie Williams.

Students learn new skills on summer course

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A COURSE offering youngsters the chance to learn new skills during the summer holidays has been hailed a success.

Crowds turn out to enjoy weekend railway events

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THOUSANDS of people got on board with two family rail events which took place over the weekend.

Fate of Phones4U staff uncertain after firm 'collapses'

This Is Wiltshire:

3:41am Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u is to go into administration - placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk - after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer, which has two branches in Swindon.

Fate of Phones4U workers uncertain as firm 'collapses' after end of EE deal

This Is Wiltshire:

10:20pm Sunday 14th September 2014

The fate of Phones4U employees in Wiltshire was uncertain tonight after the BBC reported that the firm had 'collapsed into adminstration'.

New Devizes carnival organiser turns her focus on Christmas

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Devizes Carnival organiser Jo Beale has just survived her first year in charge of the town’s iconic festival but she cannot rest on her laurels.

Trowbridge woman to be sentenced over dog hanging today

This Is Wiltshire:

8:36am Monday 15th September 2014

A Trowbridge woman who pleaded guilty to aiding two men who hanged a dog at her home will be sentenced at Salisbury Magistrates' Court today.

Royal Wootton Bassett swimmers go distance in tribute to club's friend

This Is Wiltshire:

4:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

A swimming club in Royal Wootton Bassett has raised more than £4,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance in memory of much-loved member Louise Alstowe.

Trophy marks 30th anniversary for Royal Wootton Bassett club

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

The 30th anniversary of Royal Wootton Bassett Flower Club was celebrated by members and guests at the Memorial Hall, with a demonstration, Shades of the Season, by David Martin.

A chilly challenge in Trowbridge ‘soaks up’ £81 for kids

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

It was a wet and cold Friday for Co-op manager Chris Biggs when his staff threw 17 buckets of water over him for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Marlborough diamond couple turn clock back six decades

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Diamond couple Nev and Terry Cooper celebrated 60 years together with a return visit to the hotel where they spent their honeymoon.

Young people’s projects can apply for cash

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Applications to receive up to £500 funding for young people’s projects in the area have opened.

Hate of waste is a de-cider for Devizes engineer

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Retired engineer John Mead hated to see fallen apples wasted and so set about making a press to benefit a whole village with their juice.

Work begins on new retirement apartments in Corsham

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

After seven years of planning, the building of a new retirement village is finally underway in Corsham.

New BMX track in Bromham is soar away success

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

The new BMX track in Bromham has been a huge success after it was officially opened last month.

Firefighters blazing Marathon trail for charities

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Trowbridge firefighter Steve Taylor will run the Bristol Half Marathon for charity on September 21 in full firefighting kit.

Devizes pub gamble pays off with top beer award

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Devizes newest and smallest pub has been included in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide less than a year after it opened.

Wiltshire residents display their produce

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Residents from 18 of the county’s care homes gathered to showcase the fruits of their labour at the annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday, organised by the Orders of St John Care Trust.

Aldbourne youth group celebrates remarkable funding success

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Aldbourne Youth Council is celebrating after the charity became self-sufficient and received a £1,755 donation.

Archbishop baptises faithful in outdoor Malmesbury Abbey service

This Is Wiltshire:

5:36pm Saturday 13th September 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury gave a traditional-style outdoor baptism at Malmesbury Abbey to 17 North Wiltshire people today.

Be a hero for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Schools, businesses and individuals across the county are pledging to help raise vital funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance but there is still time for others to take part.

Water great way to fundraise money for hospice

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Terminally ill cancer patient Jacqui Maud Aster gave the thumbs up for the care she has received from Dorothy House as she hitchhiked along the Kennet and Avon Canal this week to raise funds for the hospice.

Chiquito restaurant to open in Trowbridge leisure park

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

More than 50 jobs will be created by the arrival of Mexican restaurant Chiquito when it becomes the latest addition to St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park in Trowbridge on October 3.

Murder case moved to Bristol Crown Court

This Is Wiltshire:

12:19pm Saturday 13th September 2014

PATRICIA Louise Hindle will appear at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday after being charged with the murder of Michael Redpath.

Rowdeford School gets go-ahead for outdoor centre

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

11:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

ROWDEFORD School near Devizes is celebrating after getting planning permission for an outdoor learning centre.

Tour of Britain: Colourful welcome for Sir Bradley in Pewsey

This Is Wiltshire:

11:17am Saturday 13th September 2014

The Tour of Britain cyclists were welcomed to Pewsey with a spectrum of colour and a huge cheer as they sped through the village.

Historic buildings in Devizes open for Heritage Day

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

1:42pm Friday 12th September 2014

A number of historic buildings in Devizes, including a 17th century lock-up, will be open to the public on Saturday.

First-hand alert over meningitis by graduate

This Is Wiltshire:

10:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Former St Laurence pupil Katie Ricketts is sharing her first-hand experience about meningitis and septicaemia during national Meningitis Awareness Week starting on Monday. It seeks to make people aware of the symptoms.

Crier hoofs it through town with a woolly friend, while another hangs up his bell

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Trowbridge Town Crier Trevor Heeks marked the start of the town’s carnival season by exercising his right as a Freeman of the town to walk a sheep through the streets.

Woman charged with Michael Redpath's murder

This Is Wiltshire:

8:58am Saturday 13th September 2014

PATRICIA Louise Hindle has been charged with the murder of Michael Redpath who died following a house fire on Wednesday night.

Help shape the future of Sherston

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

8:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

People in Sherston are being urged to take a once-in-a-decade chance to help shape the future of their village by having a say over the next few weeks in an emerging neighbourhood plan.

Delight as Malmesbury School is granted prestigious status

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Malmesbury School has been hailed as a centre of excellence for its outstanding work in helping teachers reach their potential.

This donkey’s ‘tail’ has a happy ending

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A cuddly toy donkey left behind at Trowbridge Railway Station is back with its rightful owner, following an appeal in the Wiltshire Times last week.







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