Businesses getting back on track after Network Rail reopens Luckington and Sherston bridges

This Is Wiltshire: Luckington parish councillor John Buckley. (PM689) Picture by Paul Morris

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Businesses in Sherston and Luckington can begin to get themselves back on track now Network Rail’s bridge work is complete.

Naked man Tasered after throwing pants at police officer

This Is Wiltshire: PC Lee Birch

3:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POLICE officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search in Wiltshire, a court heard.

Man wounded in hammer attack near Beehive

This Is Wiltshire: REMEMBER WHEN: Photographic show reveals Swindon's Back Garden

2:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A local man was attacked and wounded with a hammer in an unprovoked assault near the Beehive pub last night.

Breaking news Teenager gives evidence after groin stabbing

This Is Wiltshire: A graffiti tag in Redhouse for the North Young Guns gang, who were involved in a fight at the Orbital shopping centre

2:18pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE 16-year-old who was stabbed in the groin during a gang fight near a children's play park insisted to a jury his attacker had pulled a knife on him.

Jail term for dealer who relocated to Swindon's 'softer' drugs market

This Is Wiltshire: Two men pleaded guilty to burglary at Swindon Crown Court

12:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DRUG dealer Shaquille Cumberbatch has been jailed for four years and 10 months after boasting of making £450 a day after relocating to the 'softer market' in Swindon.

Calne farmer killed ferret when it ran amok in chicken shed

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

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A farmer who killed an animal attacking his chickens discovered it was his neighbour’s escaped pet ferret.

Marlborough TH White staff get Easter treats

This Is Wiltshire: Staff at TH White enjoy a delivery of hot cross buns                                         (PM1202) By PAUL MORRIS

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Gazette & Herald teamed up with Sainsbury’s to a give one firm or organisation free hot cross buns each week in the run-up to Easter.

Victim of violent bus attack sought

This Is Wiltshire: Victim of violent bus attack sought

11:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the victim of a violent attack on a bus to come forward, having identified the suspect.

Police officer unlawfully Tasered naked man in Melksham police station, court hears

This Is Wiltshire: Pc Lee Birch arriving at Bristol Crown Court

3:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search in Wiltshire, a court heard.

Dyson's £250m expansion plan backed by Malmesbury Town Council despite traffic fears

This Is Wiltshire: Inventor Sir James Dyson

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dyson's £250m expansion plans for Malmesbury have been backed by the town council despite continued concerns over traffic congestion.

Wiltshire golden girl Jemima aims to inspire at Trowbridge careers fair

This Is Wiltshire: Jemima Duxberry

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Under-21 judo champion Jemima Duxberry and other inspirational role models will be encouraging young people to think of their futures at a special careers fair next week.

Bradford on Avon traffic delays worsen as schools go back

This Is Wiltshire: Traffic delays were bad last week, but have worsened at peak times with the end of the school holidays

11:17am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Traffic disruption hit new heights in Bradford on Avon today as pupils and staff returned to the schools after the Easter holidays.

Lorry driver was speeding moments before fatal Corsham collision, jury hears

This Is Wiltshire: Tommy Ford

9:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A lorry driver was speeding moments before his vehicle was in collision with an 89-year-old who was crossing the road, a jury has been told.

Bail for men arrested in Wiltshire over fuel theft from Esso pipeline

This Is Wiltshire: The Esso refinery at Fawley in Hampshire

10:11am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Two men arrested on suspicion of the theft of thousands of litres of fuel believed to have been stolen from one of the UK's main underground oil pipes which runs through Wiltshire have been released on bail.

Police release CCTV of men wanted for burglary at Islamic centre

This Is Wiltshire: Suspect one is described as white, between 22-25 years old and approximately 6ft 1in tall

10:07am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at an Islamic centre in Swindon.

Fears grant will raise home rents

This Is Wiltshire: A Government grant meant to help build affordable homes in the town would actually mean higher rents, a tenants’ group claims

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SWINDON Tenants’ Campaign Group have urged Swindon Council not to bid for a grant to build affordable new homes in the town, branding the terms ‘unacceptable’.

Stadium plan moving along at top speed

This Is Wiltshire: Clarke Osborne and Roger Wheeler at the  public consultation at the Abbey Stadium to display amendments to plans to build houses at the site

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK could start within weeks on the new speedway track at the Abbey Stadium.

Scrapstore’s plea as van vandalised

This Is Wiltshire: Olivia McCann, of the Scrapstore, with the van that was damaged

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

VOLUNTEERS at Swindon Children’s Scrapstore are devastated after vandals targeted their van over the Easter weekend.

Entry for 33rd Corsham St George’s Day 10k is heading for the 1,000 mark

This Is Wiltshire: April 2013... and they’re away during last year’s race. The event is now in its 33rd year

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Runners from across Wiltshire will be making tracks to Corsham on Sunday, for the town’s 33rd St George’s Day 10k run.

Center Parcs ad banned for encouraging parents to take children on holiday in school time

This Is Wiltshire: A family has fun at Centre Parcs during the school holidays

8:35am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An advert for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.

Family and friends pay tribute to 'amazing' Doreen Webb

This Is Wiltshire: Doreen Webb

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Family and friends of Doreen Webb, 64, who died on Friday in Durrington paid tribute to her today in a statement released by Wiltshire Police.

Devizes police pledge to keep The Green safe this summer

This Is Wiltshire: PCSO Jemma Butcher will be one of those helping keep The Green, Devizes, safe this summer (VS302) By Vicky Scipio

8:58am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are planning to mount an operation this summer to address the anti-social behaviour that plagues residents who live near The Green in Devizes.

Wiltshire pensioners’ ticket to ride

This Is Wiltshire: Councillor Horace Prickett promoting the discounted rail tickets for the service between Weymouth and Westbury now available to senior citizens (48655) Photo: Trevor Porter

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Senior citizens can now enjoy discounted train tickets between Weymouth and Westbury with a national bus pass, thanks to First Great Western and Wiltshire Council.

Malmesbury woman has hair removed in support of mum as she fights cancer

This Is Wiltshire: Danielle Vizor had her head shaved to support mum Julie Dillon (PM1191) By Paul Morris

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Mum-of-two Danielle Vizor has chopped off her long locks in support of her mum Julie Dillon, who has breast cancer.

Chance to give views at annual Chippenham town meeting

This Is Wiltshire: Sue Wilthew, chief executive of Chippenham Town Council

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chippenham residents will get a chance to give their views at the annual town meeting on Wednesday, May 7.

Plea by police after car attacked in Malmesbury

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after someone dented a door panel and smashed a window of a Kia Picanto parked in Barley Close, Malmesbury, on Saturday night or early on Sunday.

Town split over bid for 300 new homes

This Is Wiltshire: The proposal for the Marsh Farm development

11:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town Council have reassured residents about pre-application proposals to build a new Tesco and 300 homes on Marsh Farm.

Axed employees will discover their fate

This Is Wiltshire: South Marston Distribution Centre

10:21am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE identities of the temporary workers making up the 135 personnel due to be axed from South Marston Distribution Centre have been confirmed.

St George’s big day

This Is Wiltshire: St George responds to a tall  order, ready to rise to the occasion

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHILDREN around the town will be drawing out their swords and slaying dragons today to celebrate St George’s Day, the patron saint of England.

People should have more faith in young

This Is Wiltshire: Ellie James, The Youth Parliament member for Swindon

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Member of the Youth Parliament, Ellie James, 16, from Swindon has been answering your questions this week. Here’s what she had to say as she took to the hotseat

Next in the hotseat: Newlands Anning - send us your questions for the mental health expert

This Is Wiltshire: Newlands Anning, who is leading a new pilot for Mental Health patients at Applewood House, Sandalwood Court

10:38am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEXT up in the Adver’s Hotseat is Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership’ head of professions and practice for the Swindon locality and innovation development lead, Newlands Anning.

Games men hope for a bit of magic

This Is Wiltshire: Russ Jarvis, the co-director, designer and animator for Other Worlds Software

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

VIDEO game developers Carl Benjamin and his two colleagues are facing pressure to ensure commercial success with their first release after it reached its £8,000 fundraising target.

Teen stabbed in the groin in gang battle

This Is Wiltshire: A graffiti tag in Redhouse for the North Young Guns gang, who were involved in a fight at the Orbital shopping centre

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 16-YEAR-old boy was stabbed in the penis during a fight between teenage gangs in a shopping area, a jury has been told.

Seek out Oriental gems in your attic

This Is Wiltshire: One of the snuff pots that sold for £265,000 at Highworth

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HIGHWORTH auction house is urging people to root through their lofts for any Oriental treasures after last weekend’s sale raised nearly £250,00 from bidders around the world.

Duck and dive with the best

This Is Wiltshire: Ducks in a row – wading in for a previous duck race in Wroughton

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EXCITEMENT will reach river pitch for children and adults alike as 350 rubber ducklings fight it downstream to the finish line at Wroughton’s annual duck race next month.

Pals raise £3,000 to buy some special wigs

This Is Wiltshire: Paris Steenson, who is undergoing chemotherapy

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HAIRDRESSER Paris Steenson was overwhelmed when family and friends raised more than £3,000 to help her through eight sessions of chemotherapy.

160 APPEAL: Boardroom coup will boost funds

This Is Wiltshire: Bowman House Buisness Centre is donating 160 hours of bookings to the 160 Appeal. Pictured is Graeme Stephenson, estates manager

12:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FLEDGLING business has offered itself up – offices, boardroom and all – for 160 hours in support of the Adver’s 160 Appeal for Prospect Hospice.

Cancer sufferer has shave to aid charity

This Is Wiltshire: Testicular cancer sufferer James Baker raised £3,500 for cancer charity Everyman with a headshave last week

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CANCER sufferer James Baker had his head shaved in support of a charity that raises awareness about the illness he is battling.

Help horse to become all white on the night

This Is Wiltshire: The Uffington white horse

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OVER the first May Bank Holiday weekend the National Trust is inviting local residents and visitors to help them re-chalk one of the oldest chalk figures in the country, the White Horse at Uffington in Oxfordshire.

Pair to put the boot into ovarian cancer

This Is Wiltshire: Ali and Lisa Williams, from Swindon, are trekking along Hadrian’s Wall for Target Ovarian Cancer charity

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SELF-proclaimed non-walkers Lisa and Ali Williams will put their stamina and endurance to the test as they walk 25 miles along Hadrian’s Wall in support of the thousands of women affected each year by ovarian cancer.

The residents who would not be moved - until they had no choice

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IN one corner is a phalanx of smartly suited planning and legal experts whose names are suffixed with an admirable array of initials denoting hard-earned degrees and qualifications while besides them sit several hefty boxfuls of documents that include statements in triplicate, examples of legal precedents and door-step thick volumes pertaining to the case in hand.

Get running with Chippenham Harriers

This Is Wiltshire: Chippenham Harriers at Bath Half Marathon

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Chippenham Harriers’ next beginners’ programme starts on Friday, May 2, at Chippenham Sports Club in Bristol Road at 6.30pm.

Pet rabbit rescued from burning home in Calne

This Is Wiltshire: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

6:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A pet rabbit was rescued from the ground floor of a property in Ogilvie Square, Calne, which was on fire in the early hours of today.

HOTSEAT: Youth MP Ellie James answers your questions

This Is Wiltshire: Ellie James

6:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Member of the Youth Parliament for Swindon, 16-year-old Ellie James from Grange Park, has been answering your questions this week. Here’s what the Lydiard Park Academy student had to say as she took to the hotseat:

Malmesbury planners to discuss Dyson's £250m expansion bid tonight

This Is Wiltshire: James Dyson

6:04pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dyson's £250m expansion plans will be discussed at Malmesbury Town Council's planning and environmental issues committee tonight at 7pm.

Easter events centre around launch of CD to help maintain St Giles church

This Is Wiltshire: Neil Skelton at St Giles Church with the CD the Ghosts of Old Imber       (TP48664) By Trevor Porter

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Almost 4,000 visitors descended on the deserted village of Imber to look around its historic St Giles church and attend the launch of a charity CD to raise money for its upkeep.

Honour for music promoter who has brought sounds to Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Kieran J Moore is getting a Civic Award for services to the musical life of Devizes from the town council. (VS298) By Vicky Scipio

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Devizes music promoter Kieran J Moore will have to get his skates on as he’s due to accept a Civic Award from the town council on Thursday, only minutes before running a gig.

Catalytic converters stolen from Peugeot, Citroen and Mitsubishi vehicles in Sherston

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

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Police are investigating after seven catalytic converters were stolen from Peugeot, Citroen and Mitsubishi vehicles stolen by thieves using pipe cutters overnight on April 14 and 15 in Sherston.

More than 20 jobs being created in Melksham as Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems expands

This Is Wiltshire: Karen Davison, managing director of C&D Group

3:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems is creating more than 20 jobs at its works in Melksham and further posts are in the pipeline.

'Crucial' housing development will now take a decade to complete

This Is Wiltshire: The initial plans for the Ridgeway Farm development, which has since been expanded

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE 700-home development at Ridgeway Farm will take twice as long as residents first thought as the site is not due to be completed until 2023.

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