£500k flood works means delays at M4's Junction 16

This Is Wiltshire:

3:31pm Monday 25th May 2015

WORK is set to begin on a £500,000 scheme to reduce the flood risk to Junction 16 of the M4 next week. It will affect the westbound side of the motorway.

Teachers tread the boards

This Is Wiltshire:

2:15pm Monday 25th May 2015

COMMONWEAL School celebrated in style when staff braved the boards to take part in the annual Commonweal Cabaret.

Gran’s hair-raising charity stunt

This Is Wiltshire:

2:30pm Monday 25th May 2015

BRAVE Rosie Clift not only had her head shaved on Saturday but also had the logos of two Swindon organisations traced on her scalp in a bid to raise awareness of epilepsy.

Wanborough Beer Race is a success

This Is Wiltshire:

3:12pm Monday 25th May 2015

HIGH profile stars as rich and varied as Batman and Hilda Ogden lent their support to Wanborough’s Beer Race after fears this year could have been the end of the 60-year tradition.

Swindon singer gets taste of Eurovison success

This Is Wiltshire: Sarah Covey

3:18pm Monday 25th May 2015

SWINDON Songbird Sarah Covey ensured the UK tasted Eurovision success this weekend - despite her home country’s entry scoring just five points - but is now back working at Specsavers.

Weather and traffic: Tuesday 26

This Is Wiltshire: Grey cloud over Cheam

7:43am Tuesday 26th May 2015

It is set to be another grey day in Swindon as the summer yet again fails materialise, with clouds forecast right up until this evening when it might clear.

Laura nurses herself back to sparkling form for Prospect's Starlight Walk

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 26th May 2015

INJURED runner Laura Golding is nursing herself back to fitness by training to take part in this year’s Starlight Walk.

Thamesdown's east to west bus service set to make comeback

This Is Wiltshire:

8:24am Tuesday 26th May 2015

AN east-to-west bus connection across Swindon will return as part of changes to bus services in town which come into effect on May 31.

Breaking news Boy airlifted after falling through Trowbridge school roof

This Is Wiltshire:

7:36pm Monday 25th May 2015

A boy aged 12 has been airlifted by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance to hospital this afternoon after falling through the roof of the Clarendon Academy in Trowbridge.

First Grest Western apologises over ‘callous’ remark after fatality on rail track

This Is Wiltshire:

1:49pm Monday 25th May 2015

TRAIN operator First Great Western has been forced to issue an apology after a member of staff made an inappropriate onboard announcement.

Woody the dog rescued after 30ft fall into river at Melksham

This Is Wiltshire:

1:46pm Monday 25th May 2015

Woody the collie had a lucky escape on Friday night after he fell 30 feet into the River Avon.

VIDEO: 'Mini' Wiltshire Air Ambulance built to help fundraising as labour of love

This Is Wiltshire:

1:56pm Friday 22nd May 2015

TWO people who were airlifted by Wiltshire Air Ambulance have helped aviation enthusiast Sean Devine make a model helicopter which will help to raise money for the charity.

Trowbridge volunteer retires from homeless charity after 22 years

This Is Wiltshire: Mary Stevens, front, at her retirement send off organised by colleagues. By Glenn Phillips (55549-1)

11:07am Monday 25th May 2015

VOLUNTEER Mary Stevens was praised by her colleagues at Alabare’s Trowbridge Drop-In Centre, after retiring from the homeless charity following 22 years of service.

THE FULL WEMBLEY REPORT: The stuff of nightmares

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 25th May 2015

HUMILIATIONS do not come much more complete than this.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Fans look for the positives after Wembley heartache

This Is Wiltshire: STFC Wembley 2015. Second half action from Swindon Town v Preston North End. Swindon Town fans pictured during the second half. Picture Stuart Harrison 24/5/2015. (27024409)

8:56pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A SEA of sad Swindon Town faces filtered out of Wembley Stadium, while Preston’s fans were having a party.

Wiltshire Council consults on cuts to mobile library service

This Is Wiltshire: Regular users of the mobile library service, Beryl and Eric Curtis, were saddened to learn it maybe cut. By Diane Vose (DV2253/02)

5:41am Monday 25th May 2015

READERS who rely on mobile libraries may see their stop cut from the route as Wiltshire Council seeks ways to save money.

Lions annual Fun Day in Bradford hailed a roaring success

This Is Wiltshire: All the fun of the fair as Tia aged two enjoys the roundabout rides. By Trevor Porter (51448-11)

1:56pm Monday 25th May 2015

HUNDREDS of people took full advantage of the sunny bank holiday weather and turned out for the 19th Bradford on Avon fun day organised by the town’s Lions Club.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Barber Guy proud to be part of Swindon Town squad

This Is Wiltshire:

1:32pm Monday 25th May 2015

THEY may not have had the impact he wanted, but Swindon barber Guy Awazi was keen to share his pride in being a part of the Swindon Town squad at Wembley.

Stepping back in time at Steam & Vintage show

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge's Adrian Conner with his 1959 ERF commercial. By Trevor Porter (51444-5)

10:23am Monday 25th May 2015

SPECTATORS took a step back in time at the weekend at a steam and vintage event in Southwick.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Superfans keep their spirits up

This Is Wiltshire:

10:11am Monday 25th May 2015

FOR one supporter at least there was a silver lining on what was a soul-destroying day to follow Swindon Town.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: A memorable day for Swindon Town fans

This Is Wiltshire: PLAY-OFFS 2015: A memorable day for fans

9:39am Monday 25th May 2015

THERE was a strong air of optimism in the air as Swindon Town’s fans descended on the capital in their masses.

Former Domino's Pizza worker who dealt drugs spared immediate jail term

This Is Wiltshire:

9:19am Monday 25th May 2015

A FORMER Domino's Pizza worker who was topping up his income by drug dealing has been spared an immediate jail term.

Swindon pub re-opens after makeover

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Monday 25th May 2015

THE Woodlands Edge pub has re-opened after undergoing a makeover – including the installation of TV screens in selected booths.

Mum's waist-length hair to get the chop for diabetes charity

This Is Wiltshire:

2:10pm Monday 25th May 2015

A MUM whose daughter was diagnosed with diabetes when she was just two years old will cut off her waist-length hair to raise money for charity.

Waggy tails ready for charity dog day at Lydiard Park

6:02pm Monday 25th May 2015

DOG lovers will be able to show off their pooches’ greatest assets once again as the dog show returns to Lydiard Park this summer.

Quacking charity duck race draws big crowd

This Is Wiltshire:

5:26pm Monday 25th May 2015

CROWDS went quackers for the 15th annual bank holiday duck race yesterday.

Concerns over plan for 2,600 homes near Lotmead Farm

1:56pm Monday 25th May 2015

RESIDENTS in East Swindon are being urged to make their views heard on a planned major housing development.

Flower sale makes charity fund bloom

This Is Wiltshire:

2:20pm Monday 25th May 2015

A SPRING garden sale fundraising for a horticultural charity which helps improve the lives of adults with learning difficulties was held this weekend.

TV expert is new patron for Swindon children's centre

This Is Wiltshire:

1:58pm Monday 25th May 2015

TRAUMA parenting specialist Jane Evans is the new patron of the West Swindon Children’s Centre.

Dad-of-two determined not to let diabetes beat him

This Is Wiltshire:

1:53pm Monday 25th May 2015

SOON after his diabetes diagnosis, David Parks vowed not to allow the condition to define him.

Landlady's anger with Regent Circus developer over damage to bar

1:59pm Monday 25th May 2015

A TOWN centre landlady is angry with the Regent Circus developer for not repairing damage caused during the building of the leisure centre.


This Is Wiltshire:

1:59pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Join sports reporters Matt Edwards, Dan Barnes and Tom Bassam as they bring you all the events from the League One play-off final between Swindon Town and Preston North End

VIDEO: PLAY-OFFS 2015 - The fans were there... it was the players who didn’t show up

This Is Wiltshire:

11:12pm Sunday 24th May 2015

THE only thing which evaporated faster than Swindon Town’s hopes of promotion was the rate at which its supporters deserted Wembley yesterday evening.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Robins fans depart for Wembley

This Is Wiltshire:

1:03pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A red sea of supporters enveloped the County Ground today, as loyal Swindon Town fans climbed aboard 14 coaches bound for the Wembley play-off final.

Tow path resurfacing causes waves in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Philippa Morgan is upset at the look of the new surface on the tow path. By Diane Vose (DV2235/05)

6:19am Sunday 24th May 2015

HIGHWAYS boss Philip Whitehead has assured canal users in Devizes that a black asphalt put on the tow path is only an under layer.

VIDEO: PLAY-OFFS 2015 - Disappointed fans urge club to go back to drawing board

This Is Wiltshire:

10:36pm Sunday 24th May 2015

FANS making up Swindon Town’s Red Army were left heartbroken as their heroes sunk to a 4-0 defeat in the League One play-off final.

Jailed: Teenage burglar who struggled with householder who confronted him

This Is Wiltshire:

7:54pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A TEENAGER who was caught in a garage attached to a home told the householder he was hungry and homeless – even though he lived around the corner.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Thousands raised for prostate cancer charity

This Is Wiltshire: Sam Lucas collecting for the charity

7:45pm Sunday 24th May 2015

AS well as goals being scored, the League 1 play-off final saw thousands of pounds raised for Prostate Cancer UK.

A symphony win for Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: Melksham Flower Club members with their silver medal-winning entry at the Malvern Show

3:19pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Melksham Flower Club Achieves at Malvern Spring Show

Fire station visit is a hot favourite with Beckington youngsters

This Is Wiltshire: Springmead School pupils at Trowbridge fire station

3:17pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Springmead School, Beckington

Thank yous give Trowbridge Link driver a lift

This Is Wiltshire: Paula Astle, who retired at the end of May after being a volunteer driver with Trowbridge Link since 1999, with Helen Millgate, to whom she has given lifts through Link throughout that time. At the recent Link AGM, a presentation was made to Mrs Astle. Th

3:12pm Sunday 24th May 2015

The 16th AGM of the Trowbridge Area Community Link Scheme was held in the Usher Room at the Civic Centre.

Inner Wheel Club of Westbury

This Is Wiltshire: President Jean Heath accompanied by Joanna Earney presents the cheque to Fran Lewis

3:03pm Sunday 24th May 2015


Westbury infant pulls bag a fundraising success

This Is Wiltshire: Community events manager Lisa Litterick with the school council at Westbury Infants

3:02pm Sunday 24th May 2015

THE School Council at Westbury Infants have been celebrating after managing to bag themselves £188 towards improvements during playtimes including the purchase of a friendship bench.

Pickling the tastebuds of foodies from Winsley

This Is Wiltshire: Mango Chutney  one of the products  from the company  'In a Pickle'. Pics Trevor Porter 51417 5

11:13am Sunday 24th May 2015

A WINSLEY based pickle and chutney company owner believes that stumbling across her award-winning range by pure accident has been the most rewarding experience of her life.

Royal Wootton Bassett elderly tea party group turns 50

This Is Wiltshire: Carnival celebrities, town crier Owen Collier, Ann Godfrey and Mary Rance at the group's 40th anniversary celebration

11:02am Sunday 24th May 2015

Forty friendly years

Artist Ann Swan's visit to Rowde Academy

This Is Wiltshire: Artist Ann Swan with Rowde Academy pupil Austin Bowler and his strawberry drawing

10:38am Sunday 24th May 2015

CHILDREN at Rowde Academy got the chance to draw with a professional last week when botanical artist Ann Swan came to give a lesson on drawing a strawberry.

Devizes cadets in ten tor hike feat

10:31am Sunday 24th May 2015

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor 2015

Cross Manufacturing workers run marathon in memory of Devizes colleague

This Is Wiltshire: Simon Gilbert

10:02am Sunday 24th May 2015

MORE than £4,000 has been raised by two Cross Manufacturing employees who ran the London Marathon last month in memory of colleague Terry Jeske.

PLAY-OFFS 2015: Fans mob STFC legend Lee Peacock

This Is Wiltshire:

10:49pm Sunday 24th May 2015

FANS mobbed Swindon Town legend Lee Peacock before the play-off final.

Fire breaks out in Cricklade Road workshop

This Is Wiltshire: Firefighters attend a call in Southampton, fire engine appliance. Tuesday 3rd February 2015. (21723756)

3:00pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A fire which broke out at a workshop on Cricklade Road this morning took more than two hours to successfully extinguish.


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