Antigua Joe spared driving ban over Warminster road-rage incident

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Well-known singer John Joseph, who performs under the name Antigua Joe, has been spared a driving ban after a road-rage incident.

Man charged over M4 crash which killed three

This Is Wiltshire: Junction 16 of the M4 - the accident is between here and junction 17 Chippenham

4:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been charged in connection with a fatal crash on the M4 that claimed the lives of three people.

Police discover cannabis factory in residential property in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Trowbridge police discovered a cannabis factory in a house in East View Road, Trowbridge, and arrested a youth at the property.

Fire service merger: Wiltshire Council stalls again on giving a view

This Is Wiltshire: Jeff Osborn

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Wiltshire Council stalled once again on giving a view over Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority's future at its full council meeting yesterday.

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing man last seen in South Marston

This Is Wiltshire:

12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE in Swindon are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has not been seen since Monday.

Pregnant woman, 34, crashes after avoiding tree felled by Hurricane Gonzalo

This Is Wiltshire:

12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pregnant woman was taken to hospital after she swerved her car to avoid a fallen tree at Postern Hill, on the A346 near Marlborough, and crashed into a stationary BMW.

Young and old line streets for Trowbridge Carnival procession

This Is Wiltshire:

10:36am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thousands lined the streets on Saturday to enjoy a colourful procession of floats as part of Trowbridge Carnival.

Praise for firefighters' quick action over Rowde barn blaze

This Is Wiltshire:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Firefighters have been praised for their quick response and decisive action which prevented a farm fire from causing an environmental emergency.

Life saver came to teen’s rescue

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DENTAL nurses in Freshbrook turned heroines during their morning commute as they stepped in to save the life of a seriously ill teenage girl.

Babies, you’re all winners with the Adver...

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE winners of the Swindon Advertiser’s Baby of the Year competition were presented with their trophies yesterday.

Pair’s hopes stall as Philippines jail hell goes on

This Is Wiltshire: kevin Taylor and Charlene Tambago

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

KEVIN Taylor has been promised by a Filipino judge he will learn his fate this month but hope is scant as successive hearing dates have come and gone.

Visually impaired back 20mph limit

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REDUCING speed, banning cars from the pavements and overhauling the shared space crossing are among concerns for visually impaired people navigating Commercial Road.

Superstar team is united for Morgan

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

YOUNG Morgan Sharpe, who is recovering from an eye reconstruction operation, has inspired the Manchester United football team to send him a signed ball.

Drunken lorry driver nabbed

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN caught driving a heavy goods vehicle in Swindon while drunk was one of 16 drivers pulled up for offences during a roads policing day of action this week.

Town fares well in liver disease count

This Is Wiltshire: Cherry Jones, acting director of public health at Swindon Council

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIGURES released by the government show Swindon compares well with the rest of the country when it comes to liver diseases.

Swindon bus damaged by falling scaffolding

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THERE was drama in Hungerford yesterday morning when a Thamesdown Transport bus was struck by collapsing scaffolding.

Men jailed for vicious attack

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

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PAIR of cousins who launched a violent drunken attack on a couple as they made their way home from a wedding have been jailed between them for more than four years..

Empty building to be turned into new dessert parlour

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FAMILIES with a sweet tooth will soon be able to satisfy their cravings when the former Job Centre is transformed into a fancy dessert parlour.

Success for Haydon Wick litter patrol

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARMED with bags and decked out in hi-vis jackets, groups of volunteers are patrolling the streets of Haydon Wick to ensure they are kept clean and tidy.

Children’s centre protest planned

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SWINDON Council’s plans to close seven children’s centres in the town will go before cabinet tonight, but not before a protest by the Swindon People’s Assembly.

‘Cuts will kill rescue service’, says union

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Fire Brigades Union has hit out at the Government for imposing cuts which have left Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service facing the threat of bankruptcy.

FAMILY: Fitness

This Is Wiltshire:

3:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

With Amy Martin of Sustrans

What a clock-watcher

This Is Wiltshire:

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE classically styled, substantial-looking antique clock that sits on the mantelpiece in the front room of Martin Thomas’s terraced Swindon house is a fine specimen, to be sure.

Safety centre for children could be built if Wiltshire and Dorset fire services merge

This Is Wiltshire: Simon Routh-Jones

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new safety centre for school children could be built if a merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services goes ahead.

£30k grant bringing war history alive in Kennet valley

This Is Wiltshire:

9:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

History will come alive for youngsters in North Wiltshire thanks to a £30,000 grant given to The Kennet Valley at War Trust.

Experts' terror and privacy fears over remote-control drones

This Is Wiltshire: FLYING HIGH: The Quadcopter video camera drone takes to the air above Overbury Farm.

12:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Remote-control drones could posing a serious security risk and privacy concerns as their use grows, intelligence experts have warned.

Man trapped after head-on A350 accident

This Is Wiltshire:

4:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police, fire and ambulance crews are on the A350 at Pertwood, near Warminster, after a head-on accident just after 4pm today.

Hurricane Gonzalo brings down power cables near Oaksey

This Is Wiltshire: Power cut fuse box and torch

4:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Power is not expected to be restored to villages near Malmesbury until 11pm after electricity cables near Oaksey were blown down by high winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Power cut as Hurricane Gonzalo winds bring tree down

This Is Wiltshire:

10:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Power was cut in Melksham after a tree fell into an electric cable in Longleaze Lane during this morning's winds and there were also power cuts in Chippenham.

Headteacher of Calne school under investigation by governors

This Is Wiltshire:

10:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The heateacher of Calne’s John Bentley School, Laura Carleton, will not be in school for the foreseeable future, pending an investigation by the governors, it was announced today.

A342 reopens after Rowde barn blaze

This Is Wiltshire:

9:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The A342 at Rowde has now been reopened after yesterday's blaze.

Turning back the clock for street fair fun in Warminster

This Is Wiltshire:

9:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Re-enactment groups, drummers and street entertainers followed an 18th century theme at Warminster Festival Street Fair on Saturday.

Jailed: 'Remorseless' man who spied on teenager and mum with hidden video cameras

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A 49-year-old man who set up video cameras to spy on a girl in a bathroom and bedroom has been jailed for eight months.

Titanic menu goes under hammer for £60k at Devizes auction

This Is Wiltshire:

5:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A menu from Titanic's first-class restaurant sold for £60,000 and a small locker key went under the hammer for £62,000 in Devizes on Saturday.

Swindon bus damaged by falling scaffolding

This Is Wiltshire:

2:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THAMESDOWN Transport bus was damaged in Hungerford this morning.

Picture gallery - all the fun from Trowbridge Carnival

This Is Wiltshire:

12:27pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

This Is Wiltshire:

First live internet screening of Wiltshire Council meeting starts

This Is Wiltshire:

11:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first live internet screening of full council meetings at Wiltshire Council started today at 11am.

Trowbridge attempted murder trial transferred

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

10:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The case of a Polish man accused of attempted murder in Trowbridge town centre has been transferred to Bristol Crown Court.

Wiltshire city is one of world's top ten best

This Is Wiltshire:

8:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Salisbury has made into a top 10 world cities' list, chosen by travel guide Lonely Planet.

Watch: Stonehenge skydivers launch poppy appeal in spectacular fashion

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Royal British Legion in Wiltshire launched the 2014 Poppy Appeal in spectacular fashion on Monday by parachuting over Stonehenge.

Banned from Wiltshire: Man accused of selling drugs in Chippenham

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

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man who is accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs in Chippenham has been released on bail by a judge.

OAP accused of sexually abusing girls 50 years ago

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

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PENSIONER accused of sexually abusing two girls in Swindon in the 1960s has been released on bail by a judge.

Traders are boxed in by parking charges

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OLD Town traders are to ask the council if it can relax parking restrictions in a bid to boost trade in the area.

Iva got 104 candles on my birthday cake

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WINS at the bingo and cheering on her favourite football team go a long way to keeping town resident Iva Evans on the go – as she celebrated reaching her 104th birthday yesterday.

Firm takes a shine to shoebox gifts once again

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOR the second year running, global workplace provider Regus, which has a centre in Swindon, is supporting a Christmas campaign which sends present-filled shoeboxes to needy children in developing and war-torn countries.

Regent Circus safety audit delay could last months

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SAFETY concerns around the shared-space crossing on Regent Circus will not be answered yet because an independent safety audit has been delayed.

Irresponsible dog owners in Swindon face fines of up to £20,000 thanks to new legislation

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOG owners face tougher sanctions as new laws have given police and the council powers to issue fines of up to £20,000.

Youngsters have the drive to win talent show

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TALENTED youngsters flaunted their gifts and abilities at a special contest last week.

Welfare risk at Bee Hive kids’ club

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHILDREN’S welfare is at risk at the Bee Hive Club in Highworth according to the latest report from Ofsted.

‘Economy and ecology’ at heart of lecture

This Is Wiltshire: The Richard Jefferies’ Museum

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AT A talk next Saturday Professor Patrick Dillon will offer an insight into the downland landscapes of Richard Jefferies’s country near Swindon and the changes that have taken place.







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