St Mary's in Calne wins Care of Churches Award

This Is Wiltshire: Church warden Deirdre Aldhous holding the Care of Churches award with the Rev Bob Kenway and other members of the congregation

5:40am Saturday 28th February 2015

PARISHIONERS at St Mary’s Church in Calne have received a Care of Churches Award from the Salisbury Diocese as a new £250,000 heating system nears completion.

Devizes TV dinner parties as foodies’ appetiser

This Is Wiltshire: Chris Palmer reviews Caladh Nua at Devizes Festival

2:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

Devizes is to stage its own version of the TV’s Come Dine With Me as it gears up for the town’s Food and Drink Festival.

Ready for battle on Devizes homes

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

Protestors against plans to build 123 more homes on land at Quakers Walk, Devizes, are gearing up to take on the developer.

Corsham project with peacock art

This Is Wiltshire: Looking Good

11:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Peacock feather designs are needed for a community project in Corsham.

Marlborough hit by series of mini power cuts

This Is Wiltshire: Marlborough High Street

10:12am Saturday 28th February 2015

Marlborough has been hit by a series of mini power cuts this morning.

Soldier takes hit on TV art show

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

AFGHANISTAN veteran Richard Salter came under fire from a judge on a new TV art show when he said he wanted his pictures to tell a story – but he survived the first round of the knock-out competition.

Youngsters join fight in Marlborough to save tree sparrow

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

YOUNGSTERS from across Wiltshire came together last Saturday and created tree sparrow villages in Marlborough to help the declining population.

Bradford on Avon pies are a really square meal

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

A pie maker who set up in business four months ago is proving so popular he has launched a Crowdfunder project to buy a pie machine to expand.

Man badly injured in 30ft fall at pub

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

A MAN is fighting for his life after falling 30ft from a window of a town centre pub.

Wildlife havens for housing

This Is Wiltshire: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has cancelled a teddy bears’ picnic and parachute jump

12:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

Food Champions from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are helping people in Chippenham and Pewsey to create their own wildlife gardens thanks to a grant from People’s Postcode Trust.

Corsham marathon radio show ends early

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

A world record attempt made by Corsham PCSO a for the longest continuous radio show has come to an end.

Rowde pupils see kind catch

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Hundreds of fish were removed from a Wiltshire canal, as pupils from Rowde Primary School watched the action.

Ryan's teary ‘sew long’ to telly contest

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

RYAN Walklett’s new career is all sewn up – despite being knocked out of the Great British Sewing Bee on Thursday night.

Help is at hand over sight loss

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

5:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

People suffering from sight loss can benefit from support sessions at Marlborough Fire Station next month.

School honoured for supporting young carers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

MOREDON Primary School’s dedicated work supporting their young carers was honoured yesterday.

Hospital wants to create more beds

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

PLANS are already under way to increase the number of beds available next winter at the Great Western Hospital in a bid to prevent the problems which have occurred in recent months.

Carer’s face-to-face standoff with crook

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

A CHILLING face-to-face encounter in the corridor of a Swindon care home followed the burglary of a safe containing more than £1,000 in residents’ personal allowances.

Late Aids diagnosis ‘must be remedied’

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

THE National Aids Trust (NAT) is demanding more be done to tackle the large number of HIV cases diagnosed late in the town.

Jealous thug burned his girl

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

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

A TEENAGE girl told a court how she was subjected to a savage attack during which her boyfriend punched, kicked, burned and whipped her in a jealous rage.

New H&M store takes shape

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

THE boards are down at the site of H&M’s new flagship store in the town centre – and contractors working on the interior layout are expected to move in over the coming weeks.

First Great Western named Rail Business Of The Year

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

TRAIN operator First Great Western was named Rail Business of the Year at an industry award on Thursday.

Ofsted notes 'vast improvement' in nursery

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

A NURSERY damned by Ofsted inspectors last October for poor teaching and ineffective leadership has made significant improvements four months on.

Daring to dream of a date at Wembley

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

HAVING been waiting for the best part of a century, the Haines family deserve a trip to Wembley with Highworth Town more than most this spring.

Design of the times in classes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

CLASSROOMS at Holy Cross Primary School are specially designed to help prepare children to learn, in line with recommendations from new research.

Who will be the People's Choice?

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

PATIENTS across Swindon and Wiltshire are being asked to nominate NHS staff who have gone above and beyond for a prestigious award.

Trains will be taking strain of the Bath Half Marathon

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

MORE than 7,000 extra train seats will be laid on for those runners descending upon Bath tomorrow for the 34th year of the city’s half marathon.

A 'women's first' event

This Is Wiltshire: Stephanie Millward

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

A WILTSHIRE business group will host its first conference for women just days before International Women’s Day.

Charities backed by firms and staff

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

EMPLOYEES at a Swindon renewable energy company have raised a total of more than £18,000 in the past year for various causes.

Man fighting for his life after 30-foot fall from an Emlyn Square window

This Is Wiltshire:

10:13am Friday 27th February 2015

A MIDDLE-aged man has been rushed to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries after falling 30 feet from a town centre pub.

Paintings by First World War Marlborough prisoner of war go online after 100 years

6:59pm Friday 27th February 2015

PAINTINGS and drawings created by a Marlborough army officer during his time as a First World War prisoner of war have been made available online 100 years after they were produced.

Selwood Housing joins call to end housing crisis

3:55pm Friday 27th February 2015

SELWOOD Housing has joined a nationwide campaign to end the housing crisis, with the Wiltshire-based housing association calling for the next government to come up with a plan to tackle the issue.

Students at Wiltshire College Trowbridge put through their paces by Army drill instructor

1:14pm Friday 27th February 2015

PUBLIC services and sport students had to pay ‘attenshun’ at Wiltshire College Trowbridge this week, when they were visited by an Army drill instructor.

Enraged dad burns teenage girlfriend with a lighter

This Is Wiltshire:

9:21am Friday 27th February 2015

A TEENAGE mum has told how the father of her children launched a savage attack during which he punched, kicked, burned and whipped her in a jealous rage.

Council looks for land across county to fulfil homes pledge

This Is Wiltshire:

9:17am Friday 27th February 2015

Wiltshire Council has identified land near the Hilperton Relief Road for possible use for new houses, as part of the further 1,649 homes that need to be found in Trowbridge.

Pewsey pylons removal may revive natural beauty

This Is Wiltshire:

8:40am Friday 27th February 2015

Pewsey residents could influence a decision on whether to remove “eyesore” power pylons to improve an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Matravers School denies ‘hiding’ students during Ofsted visit

This Is Wiltshire: Headteacher Simon Riding

5:44pm Thursday 26th February 2015

THE headteacher of Matravers School, Dr Simon Riding, has sent a letter to parents about its recent Ofsted visit, after the school was criticised by some parents for the way it handled the inspection.

Unholy row over a plan to split school

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 27th February 2015

AN unholy row has broken out at Holy Cross Primary School, with governors, teaching staff and some parents angry at plans to split the school over two sites.

Crumpled Horn pub reopens to punters

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 27th February 2015

A PUB labelled a ‘community hub’ has reopened its doors, just two weeks after it mysteriously shut down amid rumours of falling trade.

Town sees decrease in teenage pregnancies

This Is Wiltshire: Southampton is high on the teen pregnancy table – but would relationship lessons make a difference?

5:30am Friday 27th February 2015

THE number of teenage pregnancies in Swindon continue to tumble, according to new figures released this week, with a near identical rate to the national average.

Students play it for real at fictional car crash

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 27th February 2015

CSI came to Swindon College yesterday as forensic science students investigated a simulated car crash mystery – complete with cars, witnesses and two ‘dead’ bodies.

VIDEO: Three arrests made and cannabis factory found in Operation Harness raids

This Is Wiltshire:

12:33pm Thursday 26th February 2015

THREE arrests have been made and a cannabis factory uncovered as 60 police officers descended on eight addresses around Swindon in an effort to disrupt drugs networks as part of the force's Operation Harness.

VIDEO: Show racism the red card, says Swindon Town goalie Wes

This Is Wiltshire:

4:53pm Thursday 26th February 2015

SWINDON Town goalie Wes Foderingham took part in a Kick it Out workshop to help bring a stop to racism and prejudice.

Wembley in the line of sight for Highworth

This Is Wiltshire:

4:47pm Friday 27th February 2015

WHEN a father agrees to miss two of his beloved Swindon Town matches for the first time in six years to watch his son play, you know it’s a big deal.

St Mary's in Calne picks up Care of Churches award

This Is Wiltshire:

3:26pm Friday 27th February 2015

The Reverend Bob Kenway of St Mary’s church in Calne has received a Care of Churches Award from the Salisbury Diocese as a new £250,000 heating system nears completion.

Behind the scenes Poldark pictures to go on display in Corsham

2:34pm Friday 27th February 2015

Pictures taken during the filming of hit romantic drama Poldark in Corsham will go on display at the Town Hall next Friday.

Second helping of TV cooks at Marlborough Food Festival

This Is Wiltshire:

1:41pm Friday 27th February 2015

GREAT British Bake Off contestant Cathryn Dresser and TV presenter Stefan Gates will be among the culinary stars descending on the Marlborough Food and Drink Festival.

Half a century of service for Sapper who will wear his badge with pride

This Is Wiltshire:

1:18pm Friday 27th February 2015

SECRETARY of the West Wilts and Bath Royal Engineers Association Bill Steele said he is honoured to have been awarded the prestigious Badge of Merit for his long service to the association.

‘I have got my mummy back’ - Lily raises money for cancer charity

This Is Wiltshire:

12:58pm Friday 27th February 2015

A SCHOOLGIRL - inspired by her mum’s battle against cancer - has organised a coffee morning to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Calls for vote on zebra crossings in Bradford

This Is Wiltshire:

12:51pm Friday 27th February 2015

Council plans special meeting to probe town’s traffic woes

Devizes pupils join fight to save town's Tesco from closure

10:10am Friday 27th February 2015

PUPILS from Trinity School have joined in the protest against Tesco in Devizes closing by writing letters to the company.









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