Katie Hopkins labels Swindon as 'Godforsaken' in latest column

This Is Wiltshire: FIRED SERIES THREE: Katie Hopkins

10:56am Friday 28th November 2014

TELEVISION personality and The Sun columnist Katie Hopkins has dragged Swindon into the national press for the wrong reasons once again.

Black Friday: Wiltshire shoppers queue for hours to net bargains

This Is Wiltshire:

9:35am Friday 28th November 2014

The Black Friday shopping sale has hit Trowbridge as shoppers queued outside Asda in the Shires from 5.30am.

THE LIST: 10 things to do in and around Swindon this weekend (Nov 29&30)

This Is Wiltshire: The Woman in Black/Malvern Theatres

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

AS another weekend beckons we bring you the latest in our regular weekly slot giving you 10 things to do in and around Swindon.

Mourners urged to to wear bright colours

This Is Wiltshire:

12:26pm Friday 28th November 2014

Friends and family of sports lover Steve Patten-Hall are urged to wear bright colours when they attend his funeral on Tuesday.

Melksham driver caught red-handed

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

12:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

A driver who drove through a red light on Friday in front of an unmarked police vehicle on Old Broughton Road, Melksham has been cautioned by officers.

Malmesbury students deliver traditional English entertainment to Africa

This Is Wiltshire:

11:38am Friday 28th November 2014

Residents of an elderly people’s home in South Africa, whose usual experience of traditional dance displays may be of Zulu origin, could be in for a culture shock.

Southwick firm ‘hires’ Apprentice candidates

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Southwick firm Leigh Park Garden Machinery featured on top BBC1 show The Apprentice on Wednesday night, after the business wannabees tackled selling its ride-on mowers at the Royal Bath and West Show.

Trowbridge Lions seek place to park Santa's sleigh

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Trowbridge Lions Club is appealing for help to find a new home for its Christmas float again, just two years after the fundraising sleigh was last left without somewhere to be stored.

Malmesbury Brownies master town’s traditional dance

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Youngsters in Malmesbury have been learning how to do The Flying Monk – a traditional dance inspired by the town’s plummeting medieval aviator.

Shop in Warminster and see the lights

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Warminster Christmas lights switch-on will take place tomorrow preceded by a market organised by Warminster Town Council.

Teacher heading for Liberia to help Ebola fundraising campaign

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Friday 28th November 2014

TEACHER Dan Wright has packed in his day job to help join the fight against Ebola in Liberia.

Dig deep or lose your speed signs

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

PARISH and town councils are being consulted on the continued use of speed indication devices on roads in the county after it was announced that funding for them by Wiltshire Council will not be given in the new financial year.

Charity joins Ebola fight

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Friday 28th November 2014

A CHARITY that sinks water wells in beleaguered Sierra Leone has suspended normal operations to help prevent Ebola breaking out in the area where it operates.

More stores happy to help

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Friday 28th November 2014

THE Gazette & Herald’s Christmas Toy Appeal, in partnership with the Salvation Army, continues to go from strength to strength as we near December.

Bradford on Avon youth centre’s plans on move

This Is Wiltshire: Developer tries second appeal on disputed site in Malmesbury

7:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Town councillors in Bradford on Avon have agreed to proceed with plans to take over the running of the youth centre from Wiltshire Council.

All Dickensian at Trowbridge Museum’s grotto

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge Town Hall is one of many historic buildings locally open this weekend. Left, the Blind House in Trowbridge could be another stop on your Heritage Open Days tour.

12:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

A Dickensian Christmas Grotto, organised by Trowbridge Museum, will be in the Town Hall from 10.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5pm tomorrow. There will be craft activities.

Black Friday: Deals for Swindon shoppers as stores adopt US trend

This Is Wiltshire:

5:05pm Thursday 27th November 2014

SHOPPERS can benefit from a raft of bargains on the high street and online today as retailers mark Black Friday.

Swindon households are producing a lot more rubbish

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

COUNCIL officers have been left baffled by a significant rise in the amount of waste being produced by Swindon households.

Get screened for aneurysms men are told

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

AFTER nearly losing his life to a burst aneurysm, John Foley is urging everybody eligible to take up screening for the condition.

Swamped GWH refuses to take arthritis cases they say are not urgent

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

THE Great Western Hospital has said it will not be taking on new, non-urgent arthritis patients, due to high demand.

Cash bid for sick mum as illness named

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

AFTER 20 years of successive operations and illness upon illness, Joanne Baskett has finally discovered she had been suffering from Lyme disease all along.

Investors wanted for new solar farm

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

SWINDON residents are being offered the opportunity to invest in a solar project.

Burglar stole cash meant for charity

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

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

A FATHER-of-four who stole money meant for charity from one of the two houses he burgled has been jailed for 18 months.

Pupils get a view of other religions

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

A FATHER-of-four who stole money meant for charity from one of the two houses he burgled has been jailed for 18 months.

Swindon Women's Aid to help more teens avoid abuse risk

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

SWINDON Women’s Aid will extend a programme educating youngsters about healthy relationships to youth groups and other agencies.

Writing is a turn up for the books

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

TALENTED youngsters who impressed judges with their creativity and skill during this year’s Swindon Youth Festival of Literature reunited to pick up their coveted awards.

Bradford on Avon mum's despair at losing kids

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

11:34am Friday 28th November 2014

AN inquest has heard how a Bradford on Avon woman who battled mental health problems killed herself after it was revealed that her children would be taken away from her permanently.

Stars come out for spectacular Christmas lights switch-on in Old Town

This Is Wiltshire:

8:27pm Thursday 27th November 2014

STARS of the panto and the pitch came together tonight to illuminate Old Town at the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Safety alert as man dies in canal boat blaze

This Is Wiltshire:

2:24pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Trowbridge Fire Station manager Andy Green is urging canal boat users to check their craft after a 42-year-old man died in a blaze on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Breaking news Black Friday: Shoppers queue for hours to net Trowbridge bargains

This Is Wiltshire:

9:29am Friday 28th November 2014

The Black Friday shopping sale has hit Trowbridge as shoppers queued outside Asda in the Shires from 5.30am.

Max Lewis: Family asks mourners to dress in style

This Is Wiltshire:

11:42am Thursday 27th November 2014

HUNDREDS are expected to say an emotional farewell to Max Lewis, 19, at his funeral next Thursday.

Barber Gary Hatto charged with assaulting Devizes rival

This Is Wiltshire:

6:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

BUSINESSMAN Gary Hatto is to appear before magistrates in Swindon charged with assaulting fellow barber Mike Harford on the doorstep of his Devizes home.

Max Lewis: Friends gather and family pay tribute after Melksham tragedy

This Is Wiltshire:

6:11pm Thursday 27th November 2014

THE family of car crash victim Max Lewis have thanked his friends for their overwhelming support since the tragedy.

Disability access to arrive at Chippenham rail station

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

RAIL access campaigners are delighted work is scheduled to start on a new footbridge and lift at Chippenham Station on Saturday.

I’m not in a stew over MasterChef appearance, says Calne chef

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

BBC cooking show contestant Ben Reid has told of his pride at his performance on MasterChef.

Go-ahead for £25m water pipeline would ease plight of River Kennet, say campaigners

This Is Wiltshire: he River Kennet runs dry at Treacle Bolly in Marlborough last year.

2:59pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A PLAN to build a £25m drinking water pipeline would significantly reduce the amount of water taken from the River Kennet ever day, if it is given the go-ahead.

Prospect Savernake Appeal: Sixth form thrifty trip to Wonderland

This Is Wiltshire:

2:31pm Thursday 27th November 2014

ST JOHN’S sixth form students are getting behind the Prospect Hospice Savernake Appeal by raising funds through this year’s panto – oh, yes they are.

Savernake tragedy: St John's observes minute's silence in Max Pearson's memory

This Is Wiltshire:

12:18pm Thursday 27th November 2014

There was a minute’s silence as a mark of respect at St John’s School in Marlborough on Monday in memory of former pupil Max Pearson who died on Sunday morning.

Reports praise Wiltshire Police for high standards

This Is Wiltshire: Chief Superintendent Kier Pritchard

10:50am Thursday 27th November 2014

Wiltshire Police has been praised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) for high standards of professionalism and ethical behaviour.

Time to vote on Malmesbury's future

This Is Wiltshire: Simon Killane. chairman of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

10:11am Thursday 27th November 2014

RESIDENTS in and around Malmesbury are being urged to make “a well-informed decision” on Wiltshire’s first ever neighbourhood plan vote at a one-day referendum today.

Emergency services at scene of motorbike accident in Seend

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

8:18am Thursday 27th November 2014

Ambulance services are in Seend this morning treating a motorcylist involved in an accident at the Worton junction outside The Bell.

Youth urged to have their say

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

YOUNG people are being encouraged to help Calne’s youth activities take shape following the launch of the town’s Local Youth Network.

Tax precept to increase even higher

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

COUNCIL tax for the average household in Calne is to rise by five per cent despite the town having the highest charge for a band D home in Wiltshire last year.

Chance to learn about cemetery

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

MARLBOROUGH Town Council is inviting residents to learn about the town’s Victorian cemetery during an action day on Sunday.

Drink-drive arrest after car seen swerving

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

6:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A 28-year-old woman was arrested for being double the drink-drive limit on Saturday evening in Box.

Shop staff foil Malmsbury steak thieves

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

5:32pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Two men tried to steal £10 worth of steak from a shop in High Street, Malmesbury, just after 6pm on Saturday.

Man accused of sex abuse

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

An 80-year-old man who is accused of sexually abusing two children more than a decade apart is to face trial.

Seven in ten chickens in UK supermarkets infected with deadly bug, says Food Standards Agency

This Is Wiltshire:

4:02pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Campylobacter contamination of fresh shop-bought chickens has significantly increased since August, with every major retailer failing to meet targets to reduce the food poisoning bug, says the Food Standards Agency.

Songs ring out as Marlborough lights up for Christmas

This Is Wiltshire:

3:52pm Thursday 27th November 2014

MARLBOROUGH came alive with the spirit of Christmas on Friday night when hundreds of people turned out for the annual lights switch-on.

Gannett grant will help boost confidence at Prospect Hospice

This Is Wiltshire: Gannett Foundation logo  (9554835)

3:40pm Thursday 27th November 2014

PROSPECT Hospice has been awarded more than £5,000 by the Gannett Foundation.









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