VIDEO: Christmas Wish appeal - caring Jada, 10, rewarded with iPad Mini for looking after grandmother

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

A DEVOTED girl who has cared for her beloved grandmother ever since she could walk was rewarded tenfold for her kindness – with an iPad Mini no less.

Knife crimes are down in county

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE number of reported knife crimes in Swindon and Wiltshire is the lowest in the country after dropping more than 60 per cent in the past five years.

Motorcyclist breaks leg in crash with car

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST broke his leg during a collision in the rush-hour yesterday morning.

Thamesdown Drive extension put on hold again

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE issue of the Thamesdown Drive extension has been put on hold for several months while a plan to breathe life into the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate is developed.

Petrol prices still falling

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

PRICES at the petrol pumps are falling in Swindon - and motorists could be looking at even greater reductions in the new year, according to the RAC.

Santas take to bikes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

DOZENS of Swindon families donned Santa suits and reindeer antlers for a festive bike ride around Lydiard Park at the weekend.

School bids reach the second stage

This Is Wiltshire: Principal of New College, Graham Taylor

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE two bids looking to bring a free school to Swindon have successfully cleared the first hurdle, it was announced yesterday.

Chiseldon goes from bad to the top of the education tree

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

A PRIMARY school that was almost put into special measures two years ago has been championed by Ofsted following an inspection last month.

Big Lottery Fund grant backs schools’ work with young carers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

A GRANT of £129,036 is helping Swindon Carers Centre launch a new young carers project with the town’s schools and colleges.

Age no barrier as awards presented to Adver drivers of 17 and 75

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

AGE is no barrier when it comes to delivering your favourite newspaper – as dedicated pensioner Dave Moore has proven.

Bankers and staff deposit food with Swindon Foodbank

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

STAFF and customers at Santander’s Swindon branch have spent this month gathering Christmas donations for Swindon Foodbank.

No.10 audience for Becky's campaigning mum

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE mother of murdered Becky Godden-Edwards will have an audience at 10 Downing Street next month to call for justice reform after thousands of people have backed her petition.

Care worker accused of stealing £82k from 91-year-old woman

This Is Wiltshire:

5:23pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A CARE worker accused of exploiting her position to steal thousands of pounds from a 91-year-old woman will answer the charges next month at Swindon Crown Court.

Police appeal for information after van driver assaulted in Westbury

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

2:58pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Police are appealing for information after a van driver was assaulted between 5-6 pm last Thursday after parking up in The Mead, Westbury.

'Opportunistic' paedophile who molested girl, 10, jailed for four years

This Is Wiltshire: Gloucester Crown Court (11625386)

1:27pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

An 'opportunistic' Swindon paedophile has been jailed for four years for molesting a 10-year-old girl.

Long delays as accident closes Westbury's main road

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

12:52pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

POLICE are warning drivers to avoid Westbury town centre for at least the next hour, after an accident involving two vehicles closed Fore Street at about 12.15pm

Wiltshire to be without air ambulance in New Year until new helicopter cleared

This Is Wiltshire:

12:05pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Wiltshire will not have a dedicated air ambulance in New Year until the new helicopter gets full safety clearance, it was revealed today.

Held: Man arrested in Devizes over blade threat to police officer

This Is Wiltshire:

10:03am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A man arrested in Devizes early on Friday morning in connection with threatening an officer with a bladed article has now been charged with an offence and remanded in custody.

Swindon man jailed for 14 months for violent disorder during English Defence League rally

This Is Wiltshire:

5:26pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE sentencing of eight English Defence League supporters, including one from Swindon, for violent disorder was temporarily halted after one of them demanded to be updated on the Sydney cafe siege.

Trowbridge signalling fault stops trains travelling between Westbury and Bath

This Is Wiltshire: Buses have been running between Westbury rail station and Trowbridge after the line was closed following the incident

8:23am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A signalling problem near Trowbridge has meant trains being unable to run between Bath Spa and Westbury.

Camera taken in Calne burglary and other news snippets

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

6:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in the Penn Hill farm area of Calne between 9pm on November 30 and 9.10am on December 1.

Festive fir sale raises cash for Ebola charity

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

ABOUT 100 Christmas trees were snapped up in Malmesbury over the weekend in aid of the beleaguered country where Christmas has reportedly been cancelled.

Police team to shave heads in support of colleague Mel Neal

This Is Wiltshire:

4:02pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A TEAM of Wiltshire Police officers are shaving their heads in support of colleague Mel Neal, who will have brain surgery next month.

Don't use red envelopes for Christmas cards - Royal Mail

This Is Wiltshire:

3:47pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE Royal Mail is advising those posting letters and cards not to use red envelopes this Christmas.

Studley villagers united by homes fight

This Is Wiltshire:

2:24pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

CAMPAIGNERS say their unsuccessful attempt to stop a 28-home development in Studley has at least brought the village together.

Anger after cuts from Wiltshire Council housing list

This Is Wiltshire: Dr Brian Mathew

2:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

WILTSHIRE Council has defended its decision to scrap its lowest housing band of bronze and to remove some people from its silver category.

Man who tried to force fist into mouth of former partner is spared jail

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

10:42am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A MAN who assaulted his former partner in her own home has been spared an immediate jail term but has been banned from contacting her for five years.

Swindon Carers Centre gets £129k from Big Lottery Fund

This Is Wiltshire: Lottery fund boost for combat veterans

8:36am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Swindon Carers Centre has been awarded £129,036 by the Big Lottery Fund to develop and strengthen young carer awareness and support in 47 local colleges and schools.

Petrol prices could drop to below £1 per litre, says RAC

This Is Wiltshire: CHEAPER FUEL: Supermarkets are dropping the price of petrol. Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Wire

7:58am Wednesday 17th December 2014

MOTORISTS in Swindon could soon be paying under £1 per litre for petrol, according to motoring group the RAC.

Get on your bikes for a better life

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

SWINDON is one of the most car-dependent places in the country, according to a new study.

Red-letter day as Monkton Farleigh post office closes for last time

This Is Wiltshire:

6:12pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A POST OFFICE and shop in Monkton Farleigh which has served the community for 125 years has closed its doors for the last time.

Great Western Hospital holds Swindon Foodbank collection

This Is Wiltshire: David Hartridge, project manager at Swindon Foodbank

5:41pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE Great Western Hospital is holding a collection for Swindon Foodbank in the main atrium tomorrow between 9am and 4.30pm.

Tickets for Paul Weller's Swindon date still available

This Is Wiltshire: Paul Weller on stage in his previous visit to Dalby Forest in June 2009

5:01pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Tickets are still available for Paul Weller’s concert at Oasis Leisure Centre on Friday, March 6.

Theft from community campus and other news snippets

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

12:19pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Insulation sheets have been stolen from the Springfield Community Campus, Corsham.

Christmas Wish appeal: Dogs Trust visit was perfect day for little girl who lost her dad

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A COURAGEOUS little girl who lost both her grandmother and father over the past nine months received some much-needed puppy love at her favourite charity thanks to the Christmas Wish appeal.

Music and lights launch Corsham's Christmas season

This Is Wiltshire:

4:33pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

CHRISTMAS has officially arrived in Corsham as families flocked to the town’s cobbled streets to watch the lights being turned on.

Work is planned to stop depot flooding

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

WORK could soon begin at the Cheney Manor Recycling Depot to combat the problem of flooding which has affected the site in the past.

Sign up for police updates

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

6:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

CORSHAM Neighbourhood Policing Team has launched its Community Messaging service updating residents on crime in the area.

Time for panto fun in Pewsey and other festive news snippets

This Is Wiltshire: FESTIVE: A yuletide wreath

6:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatic Society is performing Beauty and the Beast the Pantomime at the Bouverie Hall on January 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7.30pm.

Couple are serving up their last Christmas Day lunch

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

AFTER spreading festive spirit among elderly residents in Marlborough for more than a decade, Joy and Nigel Kerton are hanging up their aprons and stepping down from organising the Christmas Day lunch.

Marlborough postman falsely claimed disability benefits

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

3:36pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

MARLBOROUGH postman Samuel Dixon has been suspended after a court found he had been unlawfully claiming Disability Living Allowance.

VIDEO: Stars turn out to honour military achievements and bravery

This Is Wiltshire:

3:20pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

The achievements and bravery of military personnel have been recognised in a ceremony at the Royal Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.

Poorly hedgehog Van Gogh on the mend

This Is Wiltshire:

11:19am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A BABY hedgehog named Van Gogh is recovering after emergency surgery on an ear.

Sssh... silence is golden for Laura-Lucrezia as charity cash pours in

This Is Wiltshire:

11:08am Wednesday 17th December 2014

AN outpouring of tears and words signalled the end of Laura-Lucrezia Zarola’s 12-hour sponsored silence on Sunday, which raised nearly £400.

All that glitters takes pride of place at party

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

DOZENS packed out The Mailcoach in the town centre to take part in Swindon and Wiltshire Pride’s Christmas spectacular.

Mainline Employment staff will leave their hearts in San Francisco

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

STAFF at Mainline Employment offices in Swindon will be rewarded for battling through tough economic times with a half million-pound trip to the City by the Bay, San Francisco.

Car parking is verging on the unsightly

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

WAYS of solving the ever-increasing problem of resident parking is being looked at by Swindon Council.

Commercial vans targeted in series of break- ins

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

6:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Commercial vans were targeted in a series of break-ins around Rodbourne and Cheney Manor in recent weeks.

Chiseldon Post Office re- opened

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

CHISELDON Post Office will be officially re-opened on Friday.

Teenager faces burglary trial

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

4:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A TEENAGER accused of burgling a house on a neighbouring street is to face trial.









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