Award-winning Devizes B&B goes on market

This Is Wiltshire: Tony Aldridge from tourism association outside Rosemundy Cottage, Devizes, which is on the market

12:20pm Friday 31st July 2015

TOURISM leader Tony Aldridge is selling his canalside bed and breakfast business but has pledged to continue his campaign to get more people to visit Devizes.

Breaking news Damage inflicted on Matthew Symonds 'too severe' to say where, when and why he died

This Is Wiltshire: Matthew Symonds

12:08pm Friday 31st July 2015

THE damage inflicted upon the body of Matthew Symonds was too severe for a pathologist to precisely determine where, when and why he died the inquest into his death heard today.

Breaking news LATEST: Devizes canal death

This Is Wiltshire:

11:56am Friday 31st July 2015

POLICE and waterways officials are investigating this morning after ian elderly man was found dead in the Kennet and Avon Canal near Devizes.

Breaking news Body of elderly man found in canal at Devizes

This Is Wiltshire:

11:26am Friday 31st July 2015

POLICE were called to Lock 43 in the Kennet and Avon Canal, Devizes, just before 8am following a report that the body of an elderly man had been found in the water.

Jailed: Man who injured neighbour in air rifle shooting

This Is Wiltshire:

10:28am Friday 31st July 2015

A FATHER who admitted shooting his neighbour with a modified air rifle while taking pot-shots out of his window has been jailed for six months.

Breaking news Nurses angry at GWH parking charges levied to build new car park

This Is Wiltshire:

9:47am Friday 31st July 2015

NURSES have reacted angrily after Great Western Hospital announced plans to increase parking charges for staff.

New home for Betty Grable print that used to hang in Regal cinema

This Is Wiltshire: Sean Tye with the Betty Grable print that used to hang in the Regal cinema in Devizes. By Trevor Porter 51663/1

9:44am Friday 31st July 2015

A BETTY Grable print that used to hang on the wall of the Regal cinema in Devizes has found a new home after an appeal in this paper.

Police praise woman's bravery after years of abuse

This Is Wiltshire:

9:06am Friday 31st July 2015

POLICE have praised the bravery of a Trowbridge woman who was violently beaten, after she waived her right to anonymity to send a message to other domestic abuse victims.

Man in appeal to owner of dog that attacked his puppy

This Is Wiltshire:

3:40pm Thursday 30th July 2015

A PARK North man is appealing for the owner of a dog which allegedly bit his nine-month old Irish water spaniel to come forward.

Free shuttle bus for shoppers

This Is Wiltshire:

3:35pm Thursday 30th July 2015

A NEW shuttle bus will bring bargain hunters between the Swindon Designer Outlet and the town centre.

Teen says Prince's Trust put her life back on track

This Is Wiltshire:

3:20pm Thursday 30th July 2015

A SWINDON teenager has hailed a programme which provided a “turning point” in her life and helped her gain confidence after a series of setbacks.

Donna's set for national finals as top 'virtual assistant'

This Is Wiltshire:

3:10pm Thursday 30th July 2015

SWINDON businesswoman Donna Redshaw has been crowned Virtual Assistant of the Year for the South West.

Charity film breaks silence over child sex abuse

This Is Wiltshire:

3:21pm Thursday 30th July 2015

A HARROWING new charity film which aims to break the silence surrounding childhood sexual abuse has been produced by a Swindon-based studio.

Foster mum speaks of her dream career

This Is Wiltshire:

3:30pm Thursday 30th July 2015

FOR 25 years, Julie Bremner worked in a factory inspecting and packing orthopaedic joints, but she has now discovered a job much closer to her heart – helping vulnerable children.

Police issue warning over dangers of ‘hippy crack’ as sharp rise in use reported

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Thursday 30th July 2015

YOUNG people are being warned about the dangers of inhaling ‘laughing gas’ following a sharp increase in the number of empty canisters being found across Swindon.

Trowbridge hotel recognised with TripAdvisor award for fourth year in a row

This Is Wiltshire: Natasha Owen (right) with husband Liam and housekeeper Karen Sayer. By Glenn Phillips 55608-1

11:28am Friday 31st July 2015

STAFF at Trowbridge hotel The Polebarn are celebrating after it was awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year in a row.

Recruits get off the ground at Mere's SkySchool for 1,700km race

This Is Wiltshire: Alex Ledger, founder of SkySchool. By Sophie Bolesworth

11:04am Friday 31st July 2015

BEGINNERS to paramotoring are hoping Mere’s SkySchool will teach them the skills they need to take part and finish the Icarus Trophy, a 1,700km race later this year.

Travel and weather round-up: Friday, July 31

This Is Wiltshire:

7:44am Friday 31st July 2015

Clearer skies will remain in place throughout most of the day as the temperatures continue to rise slowly for Swindon into the weekend.

How to make...

This Is Wiltshire:

11:46am Friday 31st July 2015

Head Chef Russell Hunt,

Landmark inn to officially re-open this afternoon

This Is Wiltshire:

7:43am Friday 31st July 2015

THE owners of a landmark inn which was devastated by fire hope it will be filled to the brim with punters once more at an official opening ceremony today.

Do you know man caught on CCTV after laptop theft from New College?

This Is Wiltshire:

5:52pm Thursday 30th July 2015

POLICE have released CCTV images after a laptop computer was stolen from New College.

West Swindon's £60k skate park finally opens

This Is Wiltshire:

3:53pm Thursday 30th July 2015

AFTER three years of wrangling a £60,000 skate park for West Swindon has finally been unveiled at Rivermead after a swift construction project this summer.

X Factor star Jahmene's mum pens tell-all memoirs

This Is Wiltshire:

3:47pm Thursday 30th July 2015

THE mother of X Factor star Jahmene Douglas is set to release a book detailing her experiences of domestic abuse.

Swindon man's body found among crushed rubbish after two days, inquest hears

This Is Wiltshire:

1:51pm Thursday 30th July 2015

FOR two days the body of Matthew Symonds went unnoticed amongst waste transferred from Swindon to Avonmouth, where depot staff made the bloody discovery on August 1 last year.

13 more jobs for Swindon as Argos launch digital service

This Is Wiltshire:

11:41am Thursday 30th July 2015

A NEW digital Argos store, at the Homebase in Swindon Orbital Retail Park, will see 13 jobs created.

Police vow to probe burglaries despite budget cuts

This Is Wiltshire:

3:56pm Thursday 30th July 2015

WILTSHIRE Police have said that they will still respond in person to burglaries, despite recent budget cuts.

Decision over 123 more Quakers Walk homes on August 6

This Is Wiltshire: Consultation for planning for houses at Quakers Walk, Devizes. Coun Ted East, left, Nigel Wakefield of Node Urban Design and Jeremy Douch of Transport Planner AECOM

9:57am Thursday 30th July 2015

Members of the eastern area planning committee, who meet on August 6 in the Corn Exchange, Devizes, are set to approve plans for 123 homes near Quakers Walk.

Vital Trowbridge town bus service to continue for trial period after last minute intervention

This Is Wiltshire: Derek Adam,  David Nutley and councillors Helen and Jeff Osborn with residents who were angry at the Proposed T1 bus cuts. By Trevor Porter 51661

10:33am Thursday 30th July 2015

A VITAL Trowbridge town bus service that was due to be axed at the weekend has been saved by a last minute intervention from Faresaver, with a replacement service running for a trial period.

Marlborough care home told it must improve

This Is Wiltshire: Coombe End Court in Marlborough. By Diane Vose DV2431/05

12:10pm Thursday 30th July 2015

COOMBE End Court care home in Marlborough has been told it must improve, having been rated inadequate on safety by the Care Quality Commission.

UPDATE: A419 clear after lorry and caravan collision

This Is Wiltshire:

11:55am Thursday 30th July 2015

TWO lanes of the A419 were closed following a collision involving a lorry and a caravan this morning.

Avebury Rocks concert moving to Marlborough this year

This Is Wiltshire:

11:56am Thursday 30th July 2015

AVEBURY Rocks, the annual fundraising concert for Prospect Hospice, is moving from its usual home at Avebury stones to Marlborough this year.

Date set for funeral of popular Lockeridge couple

This Is Wiltshire:

11:37am Thursday 30th July 2015

THE funerals of Lockeridge couple John and Judith Woodget who died following a car crash, will take place on Saturday.

Cigarette thieves smash way into Highworth's Co-op store

This Is Wiltshire:

11:29am Thursday 30th July 2015

THIEVES are believed to have made off with a haul of cigarettes after smashing their way into the Co-op in Highworth in the early hours of this morning.

UPDATE: Crime commissioner contacts IPCC over investigation into Wiltshire's former police chief

This Is Wiltshire:

6:20pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

IT has emerged that Angus Macpherson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, has contacted the Independent Police Complaints Commission in response to its investigation into former Wiltshire chief constable Pat Geenty.

Police call for clampdown on Devizes shoplifters

This Is Wiltshire: PC Andy List and Sgt Vince Logue in the Brittox, Devizes. By Diane Vose DV2422/02

10:06am Thursday 30th July 2015

DEVIZES police want to work with supermarkets and other major retailers in the town to clamp down on shoplifting.

Four deny attacks on police at a rave

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

FOUR people have pleaded not guilty to public order offences following an illegal rave which descended into violence in Swindon earlier this year.

Berkeley Farm application goes to inquiry

This Is Wiltshire: Pic by Dave Cox
Plans go on show at The White Hart pub for 100 houses at Berkeley Farm , Wroughton.
Pic - plan
Date 14/5/14 (33592318)

8:21am Thursday 30th July 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL planning application for a Wroughton housing development is to go before full planning inquiry.

Family delays holiday after eight-year-old fan is picked to be mascot for Reds

This Is Wiltshire:

5:50pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

AN EIGHT-year-old Liverpool fan from Swindon has delayed his family’s holiday after being selected from a national ballot to be the Reds’ mascot for a match at the County Ground on Sunday.

Free bus will shuttle shoppers between outlet centre and town centre

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon station

8:39am Thursday 30th July 2015

A NEW shopper shuttle bus will bring bargain hunters between Swindon's outlet centre and the town centre.

Vintage vehicles on display at annual Noggin, Nosh & Natter

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge's Eric Noden with his 1960 Vauxhall Victor now fitted with a V8 engine. By Trevor Porter 51689

9:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

HISTORY went on the move this week when hundreds of old vehicles descended on The George at Longbridge Deverill for the annual Noggin, Nosh & Natter.

Family values earn school a top report

This Is Wiltshire:

4:07pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A FAMILY-run after-school club in Shaw has been praised by inspectors for its range of activities, exemplary staff, child behaviour and parent partnerships.

Youngsters put boxing champ on the spot

This Is Wiltshire:

6:21pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

JUST days after bringing home his new European title, Swindon boxer Jamie Cox was called into action again, but with a different kind of opponent this time around.

Plans for new solar farm on horizon for Broughton Gifford

This Is Wiltshire: The Norrington Solar Farm near Broughton Gifford with Gifford Hall in the distance. By Glenn Phillips

9:04am Thursday 30th July 2015

PLANS for another solar farm in Broughton Gifford could soon be submitted to Wiltshire Council, raising concerns from residents that they are being besieged.

Police take part in football match in memory of Westbury PC

This Is Wiltshire: Pictured with officers from E Division are PC Mike Johnson's family members, from left, Teresa Johnson, Carol Stubberfield, Alice Johnson and Dave Johnson. By Diane Vose DV2429/01

8:47am Thursday 30th July 2015

FAMILY, friends and former colleagues of Westbury PC Mike Johnson, who died in 2009 from a heart attack, aged 46, came together at the weekend to take part in a memorial football match in his memory.

Free for all: Malmesbury welcomes two-hour parking trial

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

TRADERS, residents and business leaders in Malmesbury have welcomed ‘free parking for all’ in a pioneering £9,000 move that will be closely monitored by towns throughout Wiltshire.

Charity cyclist finishes Tour de France course without so much as a puncture

This Is Wiltshire:

5:34pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

HE climbed the equivalent of five Everests, rode nearly 3,500km and raised nearly £4,000 for charity, but Jeremy Redford didn’t find the Tour de France as tough as he expected.

Chance to sign up for a free bus pass

This Is Wiltshire:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A SUSTAINABLE travel project is making it easier for Wichelstowe families to get out and about in the town.

NSPCC concerned over 'postcode lottery' on child sex offender records

This Is Wiltshire:

6:12pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

POLICE have been urged to take a common stance to criminal record disclosures after the NSPCC warned that children may be at risk from harm.

Wondering where to retire? League table of best places puts Wiltshire at no. 12

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

THE south west has been tipped by a pensioner wellbeing index as the place to go to enjoy a long, healthy and safe retirement, Wiltshire coming 12th in a table of the top 20 counties.

Chance to tackle horseless gallop at Barbury for charity

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

BARBURY is globally famous for its annual horse trials event but on Sunday racegoers will have to contend without the faithful steeds in this year's Horseless Steeplechase.


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