Air ambulance attends accident on M4

This Is Wiltshire:

7:33pm Monday 4th May 2015

TRAFFIC was stopped on the M4 this evening for a short time to allow an air ambulance to attend an accident between Junction 16 (Swindon West) and Junction 15 (Swindon East).

Three from Swindon killed in Nepalese earthquake

This Is Wiltshire:

3:50pm Monday 4th May 2015

THREE Nepalese from the town died as a result of the earthquake which hit Nepal a fortnight ago.

The crowd go quackers at Wroughton duck race

This Is Wiltshire:

3:23pm Monday 4th May 2015

IT WAS a fine day for duck racing in Wroughton today as dozens of villagers crowded down to Willow Brook Gardens to watch the battle of the bathtub favourites.

Trowbridge cyclist takes on Everest fundraising challenge following Nepal earthquake

This Is Wiltshire: Justin Gage raising money for the Nepal earthquake appeal by cycling up Winsley Hill as many times to ascend the 8,848 height of Mount EverestPics Trevor Porter (51372 2)

3:10pm Monday 4th May 2015

AN epic fundraising challenge saw Trowbridge cycling fanatic Justin Gage cycle the cumulative ascent of Everest up and down Winsley Hill on Sunday in aid of DEC’s Nepal Earthquake fund.

Seend Beer Festival goes down a treat

This Is Wiltshire: Friends among a stag party from Bristo enjoy the beer festival. By Diane Vose (DV2191/21)

2:55pm Monday 4th May 2015

THIRSTY ale and cider fans raised a glass at the 15th annual Seend Beer Festival on Saturday.

Trowbridge Lions Mayfair gets the town rocking

This Is Wiltshire: Lions Mayfair Trowbridge Samrock dancers at the Lions Fair Pics Trevor Porter 51364 8 (24970096)

11:36am Monday 4th May 2015

THE annual Trowbridge Lions Mayfair got the town and Mayor Glyn Bridges rocking on Saturday, with Melksham Rock ‘n Roll among the entertainment.

Appeal after attempted hold up in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

8:43am Monday 4th May 2015

Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Trowbridge.

Families enjoy all the fun of the Devizes Lions' May Day Fair

This Is Wiltshire:

2:29pm Monday 4th May 2015

FAMILIES flocked to the Market Place today to soak up the sun and enjoy the Devizes Lions' May Day Fair.

BID takes the long-term view on investment in Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire: Carolyn Brownell

2:15pm Monday 4th May 2015

Carolyn Brownell, head of Chippenham's BID, the Business Improvement District, gives an update on progress so far

Seend Beer Festival goes down a treat

This Is Wiltshire: Friends among a stag party from Bristo enjoy the beer festival. By Diane Vose (DV2191/21)

12:57pm Monday 4th May 2015

THIRSTY ale and cider fans raised a glass at the 15th annual Seend Beer Festival on Saturday.

Firm knew Romanians were staying in death-trap church

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 4th May 2015

THE contractor responsible for the old Trinity Church renovation has said it should have acted faster to prevent workers living in “squalid” conditions inside.

Bowood to axe popular charity dog show

This Is Wiltshire: Lady Lansdowne and her dogs promoting a previous show at Bowood

7:02am Monday 4th May 2015

THIS year’s Bowood Charity Dog Show and Summer Fair on June 21 will be the final running of the event, it has been announced.

Yellow warning of windy weather for those heading west

This Is Wiltshire:

7:56pm Monday 4th May 2015

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of south-westerly winds gusting to over 50mph at times in parts of southern England and south Wales tomorrow.

Devizes brewery produces stout without the gluten

This Is Wiltshire: Malcolm Shipp with his gluten free stout

2:46pm Monday 4th May 2015

A small brewery near Devizes is moving with the times to help people with food allergies by producing gluten free stout.

Workmates set off on Nationwide ride

This Is Wiltshire: Nationwide's HQ in Pipers Way

12:54pm Monday 4th May 2015

A TEAM of brave employees from Nationwide set off on a journey of a lifetime yesterday from Scotland to Swindon to raise money for charity.

Pair could face jail over ‘free for all’ in a takeaway

This Is Wiltshire:

12:48pm Monday 4th May 2015

TWO men who were involved in a late night ‘free for all’ in a takeaway have been warned they could be jailed.

Loan shark who preyed on vulnerable people ordered to hand over equity in home

This Is Wiltshire:

10:06am Monday 4th May 2015

A LOAN shark who bankrolled an operation to prey on vulnerable people in need of cash has been ordered to hand over the equity in his home.

Nell McAndrew gives fans the runaround at Literature Festival

This Is Wiltshire:

4:50pm Monday 4th May 2015

THE Swindon Festival of Literature took a physical turn on the first day as Nell McAndrew came to town for a 5km run in Lydiard Park.

War memorial given new home in town cemetery

This Is Wiltshire:

2:40pm Monday 4th May 2015

A TOWN spoke up for its fallen and their sacrifice as calls were made to secure the future of a forgotten war memorial.

Welly-wanging day is a boost for guide dog funds

This Is Wiltshire:

10:53am Monday 4th May 2015

FUNDRAISERS braved the cooler weather on Saturday to hurl their wellies for a good cause.

Co-operative Childcare centres two of the south west's finest

This Is Wiltshire:

1:06pm Monday 4th May 2015

TWO Swindon nurseries have been ranked among as two of the south west’s finest.

Bowood to axe popular charity dog show

This Is Wiltshire: Lady Lansdowne and her dogs promoting a previous show at Bowood

7:01am Monday 4th May 2015

THIS year’s Bowood Charity Dog Show and Summer Fair on June 21 will be the final running of the event, it has been announced.

Election 2015: Let's create a Swindon 1,000 Jobs Club

This Is Wiltshire:

1:48pm Monday 4th May 2015

WITH only a few days until the polls open, the issue of jobs is likely to be a key factor for people when they vote.

African art to help fund boys' charity trip

This Is Wiltshire: Tanya Beaven who is a Teaching assistant at Devizes School has painted a picture of an Elephant to raise funds for students travelling to Tanzania. L-R Ben Thompson, Tanya Beaven and Toby Buller with the painting. Pics by Diane Vose DV2168/02 (24576010)

3:33pm Monday 4th May 2015

ARTIST and teaching assistant Tanya Beaven is helping two teenage boys make their dream of taking part in a charity project in Tanzania come true.

Use smartphone app to get counting the bees this month, wildlife lovers urged

This Is Wiltshire: BBC presenter Steve Backshall entertains Longleat visitors with his Deadly Adventure show

2:19pm Monday 4th May 2015

WILDLIFE lovers are being urged to get out and about this month as part of a national bee-counting initiative.

Grants mean new lease of life for historic canal

This Is Wiltshire:

1:12pm Monday 4th May 2015

A DERELICT stretch of canal between Royal Wootton Bassett and Swindon is to be brought back to life after a campaign brought in £575,000 in grants.

Fruit brings help to bring peace

This Is Wiltshire:

1:25pm Monday 4th May 2015

IT’S not every new fruit bar that comes with the blessing of a former president and a princess, but James Brett’s does.

May Day revellers don’t let the weather get in the way of family fun

This Is Wiltshire:

2:23pm Monday 4th May 2015

SWINDON was alive with residents celebrating the May Day weekend and attending dozens of events in and around the town.

Free shop marks second anniversary

This Is Wiltshire:

1:17pm Monday 4th May 2015

REGULARS at the Free Shop at Savernake Street Social Hall celebrated the initiative’s second birthday this weekend.

Dramatic haircut gives boost to Alzheimer's Society

This Is Wiltshire:

2:26pm Monday 4th May 2015

PLUCKY Esra Ruso went under the scissors to shear off her long, luscious locks, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Prime Minister wins over Swindon youngster with 'thank you' card

This Is Wiltshire:

5:19pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

A YOUNG girl got a surprise in the post last week when she received a personal letter from the Prime Minister.

Police seek witnesses to car park sexual assault

This Is Wiltshire:

12:19pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in Swindon.

New memory cafe for dementia patients to open in Bradford on Avon

This Is Wiltshire: Dr Clive Smith Amanda Brookes,Dr James Heffer, , Emma Taviner, Steve Dunne-Howells and Ruth Randall are inviting  people with memory problems and their carers to a  new 'memory cafe' which starts at the Dog & Fox pub in Bradford on Avon  on May 7th.Glenn

10:55am Sunday 3rd May 2015

A new memory café is opening in Bradford on Avon to relieve the worries of dementia patients and their carers.

Devizes foster carer strides out for charity

This Is Wiltshire: Karen Underwood (Devizes) is doing a charity trek in China at the end of this year. .Pic by Vicky Scipio (VS839).. (24965183)

10:45am Sunday 3rd May 2015

Foster carer Karen Underwood is to trek along the Great Wall of China to raise money for a charity that supports foster families.

Volunteers at Great Chalfield Manor

This Is Wiltshire: (24364250)

6:02pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

Bath based Mowbray Woodwards Solicitors closed its office last Thursday for a day of community service at a local National Trust property.

Warminster duo clock up 45 years between them at Wren House

This Is Wiltshire: Donna Van Tromp (left) and Ellie Simmonds (23537585)

4:01pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

TWO Warminster carers with 45 years between them are as keen as ever to help those in need at Wren House.

Devizes canoeist battles Weil's disease to set record

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes to Westminster competitors Stuart Bell, back, and Steve Bush arriving in London

3:02pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

CANOEING duo Stuart Bell and Steve Bush have set a new local record for the Devizes to Westminster race despite Mr Bush having to battle Weil's disease.

Devizes Chiropractor clinic awarded quality mark

This Is Wiltshire: Clinic principal Peter Dixon, right, receiving the award from Mark Gurden.

2:54am Sunday 3rd May 2015

THE Dixon Health Chiropractic Clinic in Devizes has been awarded the Clinical Management Quality Mark by The Royal College of Chiropractors.

New GWH arrivals share birthday with a princess

This Is Wiltshire:

5:02pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

THE latest royal arrival was not the only little princess to be born on Saturday, with a total of 11 children delivered at Great Western Hospital.

Students team up with police to highlight crime

This Is Wiltshire:

5:08pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

'POLICE! Camera! Action!' was the call in Swindon on Friday (MAY 4), but Alastair Stewart and his assortment of dodgy drivers were nowhere to be seen.

Literature Festival kicks off to a great start

This Is Wiltshire:

5:15pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

“I’M VERY excited, I’m about to have a baby,” said Matt Holland, the director of the Swindon Festival of Literature, which burst into life this morning with the dawn.

No regets over PFI for shadow healthy secretary

This Is Wiltshire:

5:17pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

THE Shadow Health Secretary says he does not regret using a PFI deal to fund the Great Western Hospital - but will seek to renegotiate the deal if Labour wins the election.

Simple Minds are simply the best

This Is Wiltshire:

4:56pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

"LIVE Aid, Mandela concert, Wembley... Swindon on a Saturday night!"

Flower arrangers say it with blooms on Lonely Bouquet Day

This Is Wiltshire:

5:04pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

HAPPINESS was in full bloom across as beautiful bouquets were left in busy town locations to cheer up unsuspecting passers-by.

Workmates set for charity ride

This Is Wiltshire:

4:50pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

A TEAM of brave employees from Nationwide set off on a journey of a lifetime yesterday (SUN) from Scotland to Swindon to raise money for charity.

Nythe school reacts to watchdog warning to deliver improvements

This Is Wiltshire:

4:35pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

A NYTHE school has responded to the challenge to make improvements laid down by the education watchdog four months ago.

Three Melksham men in court accused of causing the death of Seend crash victim Max Lewis

This Is Wiltshire:

4:25pm Saturday 2nd May 2015

Three men accused of causing the death of Seend teenager Max Lewis by dangerous driving have appeared before a judge at Swindon Crown Court.

Oh yay, oh yay, royal princess is born

This Is Wiltshire:

1:33pm Saturday 2nd May 2015

It's a girl, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her second child at 8.34am this morning, and they arrived home to Kensington Palace this evening.

Violent thugs rob martial arts fighter

This Is Wiltshire:

5:21pm Friday 1st May 2015

A PROFESSIONAL martial arts fighter tried valiantly to defend himself from two violent muggers who attacked him for his mobile phone and laptop as he jogged along a Walcot street.

Heartbreak as Penfold the Staffie still faces death sentence

This Is Wiltshire:

4:33pm Friday 1st May 2015

A SWEET Staffie looking for a loving home has just days left to live after a promised rescue centre space fell through.


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