Heart patient of wrong 'ethnic religion' refused Halal meal at Great Western Hospital

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 30th March 2015

HEART patient Roger Strange was refused a meal at the Great Western Hospital because he was the wrong “ethnic religion”.

Adver and Wyvern Theatre join forces to present two election question times in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire: Candidates on stage at the Wyvern Theatre for the Adver's election question time in 2010 Picture: Siobhan Boyle

6:02am Monday 30th March 2015

PEOPLE in Swindon will have a chance to quiz general election candidates at two question time events organised by the Wyvern Theatre and the Adver.

FA Vase dream over for Highworth Town

This Is Wiltshire:

7:44pm Sunday 29th March 2015

EVERYONE associated with Highworth Town woke up with red eyes this morning, a cocktail of Newcastle’s cut-price alcohol and the tears of defeat.

Mum, 31, fails in bid to rip-off Barclay's Bank as letter riddled with spelling and grammar errors

This Is Wiltshire:

6:43pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A MUM who tried to con Barclay’s Bank with a fraudulent letter riddled with spelling and grammar errors will be helped by the probation service.

Village on tenterhooks ahead of Arkell's plans for derelict pub

This Is Wiltshire:

7:58pm Sunday 29th March 2015

THE True Heart Inn has beaten for the last time and has a residential future under brewery plans to convert, sell and reinvest in Bishopstone’s existing pub.

Lib Dem big gun Paddy Ashdown weighs in to help in tight fought Chippenham seat

This Is Wiltshire:

5:26pm Sunday 29th March 2015

FORMER Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has praised his party’s record in government and urged supporters in Wiltshire to stick with the party in May’s General Election.

Corsham Primary School hosts its very own Oscars ceremony

This Is Wiltshire: Maddison, Noah, Oliver and Lucy with their Oscars along with staff Gina Cooke, Fiona Allen, Corsham Town Council chairman Ruth Hopkinson and Lindsay Fry. By Trevor Porter (51177/2)

4:12pm Sunday 29th March 2015

THE glamour of Hollywood came to Corsham Primary School as pupils took to the red carpet for their very own Oscars ceremony.

Devizes man made ambassador for national charity

This Is Wiltshire: Brian Rollinson Miltary Veteran who lives in Devizes has become an Ambassador for On Course Foundation - He is pictured at Caen Hill Flight of Locks Devizes with Gold Clubs. Pics by Diane Vose 24 Feb 2015. DV2008/02 (19897651)

3:32pm Sunday 29th March 2015

FORMER soldier Brian Rollinson has been made the southern ambassador of a national charity that supports the recovery of current and ex-service personnel through golf,.

HeadlineYoungsters muck in for good cause

3:25pm Sunday 29th March 2015

FARMERS in Malmesbury spread a little muck – along with a lot of good will - on a dung distribution day.

Calne Day Centre search for new volunteer cook

2:55pm Sunday 29th March 2015

ORGANISERS at the Calne Day Centre are searching for a new volunteer cook to support the elderly members at their weekly meeting.

Grittleton School pupils make waves with science challenge

This Is Wiltshire: Grittleton House School pupils test their speed boat. By Diane Vose (DV2079/06)

11:47am Sunday 29th March 2015

THEY may be miles from the sea in landlocked Wiltshire but pupils from Grittleton House School managed to excel during UK Science Week at their chosen subject of nautical engineering.

Then and Now - Staverton

11:01am Sunday 29th March 2015

OUR third look at St Paul's, Staverton, covers the period after the church was completely rebuilt and enlarged in 1826, adding 120 extra seats and creating a nave and chancel, with the porch added in 1861. Some of the original stonework was retained, as was the font. New gates were installed in 1829 and extra seating in 1836 which included tiered pews in the south west corner. A new organ was also purchased and gas lighting was installed in 1910, to be replaced by electric light in 1938. The uncertainty over, and then closure, of the village's cloth mill(which became Nestle) meant the church began the 20th century facing financial hardship. St Paul's amalgamated with St Mary Magdalene in Hilperton March in 1954, and they became known jointly as the Staverton Churches, then joined with St. Michael's in Hilperton. St Paul's suffered more financial instability in the 1980s and stayed open, thanks to village support, until it was finally closed for worship in 2010.

Swindon transport charity picks up new minibus in Government funding boost

This Is Wiltshire:

8:05pm Sunday 29th March 2015

OUTLYING areas of Swindon will benefit from a new minibus donated to Swindon Dial A Ride by the Department for Transport.

Eggcellent Easter charity fun

This Is Wiltshire:

7:09pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A CRACKING time was had by all during an Easter fair in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

School celebrates glowing report

4:44pm Sunday 29th March 2015

TEACHERS and staff at a rural North Wiltshire school are celebrating an Ofsted report which has praised “outstanding teaching” and “consistently well behaved” pupils.

Poppies will remember Wiltshire soldiers

9:29am Sunday 29th March 2015

POPPIES that made up Britain's biggest war memorial at the Tower of London will find a new home in Wilcot to honour the soldiers from the Wiltshire Regiment who are named on the village’s monument.

It’s all systems go for 26,000 more Swindon homes

This Is Wiltshire:

8:40pm Sunday 29th March 2015

THOUSANDS of new homes will be coming to Swindon as part of a long-term strategy for the town.

Dancing shoes give £5k boost to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

This Is Wiltshire:

7:15pm Sunday 29th March 2015

KEEN dancers have tapped out funds to the tune of £5,000 to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance over the past 12 months with a whole host of fundraising events.

Marsh Farm Hotel put up for sale

This Is Wiltshire: Marsh Farm Hotel sits in two acres of land just two miles from junction 16 of the M4.

2:22pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Marsh Farm Hotel in Royal Wootton Bassett has been put up for sale with a guide price of £1.5million.

Hard working Trowbridge guides recognised with prestigious award

This Is Wiltshire: Olivia Lambdin ( left) and Holly-Anne Ritson-Thomas of the 1st Studley Guides have received their Baden Powell Challenge Awards.
Photo Glenn Phillips ( 55254-2)  (20396837)

10:01am Sunday 29th March 2015

TROWBRIDGE group 1st Studley St John’s Guides is celebrating a double achievement, after two of its most dedicated members were awarded the prestigious Baden Powell Award this month.

Malmesbury students' knowledge of investments wins them a place in finals

This Is Wiltshire: Teenage entrepreneurs, from left, Jamie Wreathall, Adam McClelland, Ollie Blake and Toby Journeaux

3:33pm Saturday 28th March 2015

FOUR Malmesbury School students have beaten more than 30,000 others from around the country in a young investors’ competition and are now in with a chance of winning an all-expenses paid trip to the Big Apple.

Corsham swimming club struggles to keep afloat because of delay in opening new pool

This Is Wiltshire: The Springfield Leisure in Corsham before it was knocked down

1:09pm Saturday 28th March 2015

CORSHAM Amateur Swimming Club is struggling to keep afloat following the delay in a pool being built at Springfield Community Campus.

Bromham family skydive for homeless in Mexico

This Is Wiltshire: Tom, Ellen, Katie, Adrian, Molly and Sam Burholt are on a mission in Mexico

6:14am Saturday 28th March 2015

DAD Adrian Burholt and two of his children are to take a leap of faith to help a homeless family in Mexico.

Heartbroken mum launches petition to stop council removing items from baby's grave

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

A GRIEVING mum has spoken of her heartache after being told to strip her baby daughter’s grave of sentimental items – due to council regulations.

More objections to Quaker Walk homes

7:38pm Saturday 28th March 2015

A THIRD council has voted to object to plans to build another 123 homes on land at Quakers Walk, Devizes.

Desperate Dancers give £500 donation to Devizes Foodbank

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes Foodbank receives a £500 cheque from Desperate Dancers, from left, foodbank volunteer Michelle Rerolle with Melissa Cole and Louise Wirick from Desperate Dancers, and foodbank volunteers Beryl Hill and Peter Moss. By Diane Vose (DV2090/03)

4:57pm Saturday 28th March 2015

PARTYGOERS from across Wiltshire have helped people down on their luck by donating £500 to Devizes Foodbank.

£13,500 forcommunity projects

2:25pm Saturday 28th March 2015

MORE than £13,500 worth of grants were awarded to community projects by the Marlborough Area Board meeting on Tuesday.

Virtual eggs up for sale in Malmesbury

9:12am Saturday 28th March 2015

A BUMPER sale of Easter eggs is underway at a charity shop in Malmesbury. Only there aren’t any eggs. Instead of the chocolate variety Heals are selling virtual eggs.

Devizes lock keeper wins top APCO award

7:42am Saturday 28th March 2015

VETERAN lock keeper Bob Preston has been given an award recognising the outstanding help he gives holidaymakers navigating the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Annual Calne duck race to return in May

5:26pm Saturday 28th March 2015

THE annual Calne duck race, a highlight of the Calne Lions summer calender, will take place on May 16, the club have announced.

22 wraps of heroin found in teenagers' boxer shorts, court told

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

A TEENAGER is due to be be sentenced next month after 22 wraps of heroin were alleged to have been found in his boxer shorts when he was picked up by police officers earlier this month.

Eldene Surgery ordered to improve by CQC inspectors

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

IMPROVEMENTS are needed at Eldene Surgery after the Care Quality Commission slammed some of its practices.

Redwood is felled at arboretum

1:33pm Saturday 28th March 2015

A GIANT redwood has been felled with great reluctance and heavy hearts at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare DVDs to help young cope with bereavement

This Is Wiltshire: Bedroom TV ban

5:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

THE Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare has been working on a new series of DVDs and books which are aimed at helping those children who are struggling to cope with the death of a loved one.

D-Day for Highworth Town's footballers and supporters

This Is Wiltshire: Highworth boss John Fisher (21787340)

7:02am Saturday 28th March 2015

TODAY is D-day for Highworth Town in its quest to reach Wembley with 1,500 supporters gathering in North Shields for the 3pm kick-off.

Hunchback visits Malmesbury Abbey

1:46pm Friday 27th March 2015

MALMESBURY’S famous abbey will emulate one of the world’s greatest cathedrals next week when The Hunchback of Notre Dame is screened on its vast east wall.

Bradford on Avon's Lewis Moody to take on North Pole charity trek

This Is Wiltshire: Lewis Moody is undertaking a North Pole Expedition for the Lewis Moody Foundation charity Pics Trevor Porter 51178

4:33pm Friday 27th March 2015

FORMER England rugby captain, Lewis Moody will be swapping the rural scenery of Bradford on Avon to the ice cold terrains of the North Pole next week all in aid of raising money for charity.

Trowbridge soldier puts months of preparation to the test for major training exercise

This Is Wiltshire: Pictured: Lance Bombardier Daniel Daffurn (25) from Trowbridge, B Battery, 1 RHA. Photo credit Sgt Si Longworth RLC (Phot)

2:17pm Friday 27th March 2015

A SOLDIER from Trowbridge put months of preparation to the test by participating in a major synchronised training exercise in the north east of England with 1,400 members of The Royal Artillery.

VIDEO: Warminster lorry driver, 53, shaken after Ford Focus driver dies in fiery M27 crash

This Is Wiltshire:

1:12pm Friday 27th March 2015

A 53-year-old Warminster lorry driver was severely shaken but unharmed after a Ford Focus driver in his 40s collided with his vehicle yesterday and died.

Bradford on Avon's first ever community hub opens its doors

This Is Wiltshire: Trustees Jim Clarke and Laurie Brown (left) and co-ordinator Avril Clarke in the Hub@BA15 centre at the old HSBC bank in Church Street, Bradford on Avon.Glenn Phillips (55412-3)

1:04pm Friday 27th March 2015

BRADFORD on Avon’s first community hub will open its doors today (March 27) and will be a one stop shop for vulnerable people in the town to access local services.

VIDEO: Swindon man, 39, survives fiery M27 pile-up in which Ford Focus driver died

This Is Wiltshire:

12:54pm Friday 27th March 2015

A SWINDON man escaped a fiery five-car pile-up on the M27 yesterday in which a man in his 40s died when he collided with an articulated lorry.

Hilperton man cycles length of the country for homeless charity

This Is Wiltshire: Terry Sinclair after reaching the famous signpost at the end of his challenge

12:20pm Friday 27th March 2015

HILPERTON man Terry Sinclair pushed his refurbished recycled bike from Trowbridge Bike Workshop to the limit, after completing an epic cycling challenge for his milestone 50th birthday this year.

Man, 31, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Dilton Marsh stabbing

This Is Wiltshire:

11:28am Friday 27th March 2015

A 31-year-old man has been arrested following the stabbing of Tyler Gane, 16, in Dilton Marsh at the weekend.

Facebook campaign as Swindon coffee bride faces deportation

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 27th March 2015

A COFFEE-shop owner who fell in love with her British husband over a cup of the black stuff before they set up their own shop in Swindon is facing deportation.

Teen in custody on Park North stabbing charge

This Is Wiltshire: Bristol Crown Court (16722657)

6:01pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A TEENAGER charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Park North has been remanded in custody ahead of a possible trial in September.

Timely tips on home fire safety

10:37am Friday 27th March 2015

CLOCKS will be going forward an hour this Sunday (March 29) and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is reminding households to check their smoke alarms.

Nine people crammed into car hurt in telegraph pole crash

This Is Wiltshire:

8:37am Friday 27th March 2015

NINE people crammed into one car - including two squeezed into the boot - all had to be taken to hospital after a late night crash near Junction 17 at Chippenham.

Tributes paid to Warminster moped rider killed in A350 crash

This Is Wiltshire: Flowers and model motorcycles at the site of the collision as tribute to Alex Snook pics Trevor Porter 51166 (21578527)

6:04am Friday 27th March 2015

FAMILY, friends and neighbours have been paying tribute to moped rider Alex Snook who was killed in a collision on the A350 near Warminster at the weekend.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance recruit base doctor

7:56pm Friday 27th March 2015

EXPERIENCED trauma doctor Ed Valentine has been appointed as the base doctor at Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Woman pulled an injured man from his blazing car

6:12pm Friday 27th March 2015

MUM Laura Banks is to receive a bravery award for helping to rescue a badly burned man from his blazing car at Holt.









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