Breaking news Former police chief Pat Geenty evades misconduct allegations while two officers face questions

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3:07pm Friday 31st July 2015

FORMER chief constable Pat Geenty has evaded facing allegations of misconduct by taking an early retirement while two other officers are due to face independent questioning.

Disastrous Valentine's Day date ends with extinguisher attack on pensioner

This Is Wiltshire: Gloucester Crown Court

12:58pm Friday 31st July 2015

A FIRST date with a girl on Valentine’s Day did not go well for a Covingham scaffolding worker.

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.

Breaking news Man jailed for nine years for rape of girl he met at a party

This Is Wiltshire:

1:05pm Friday 31st July 2015

A SWINDON man has been jailed for nine years after being found guilty of raping a woman he met at a party.

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 UPDATE: Exact details of Matthew Symonds' death will remain a mystery, inquest hears

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 investigated by police

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11:56am Friday 31st July 2015

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

Breaking news Body of elderly man found in canal at Devizes

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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

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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.

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.

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.

Police appeal over wanted man with Swindon links

This Is Wiltshire:

5:52pm Friday 31st July 2015

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a man with Swindon links who was on licence from prison when he failed to show up for appointments.

Funeral for Intel boss and wife who died in A303 crash

This Is Wiltshire:

5:22pm Friday 31st July 2015

The funerals of John and Judith Woodget, who died after their car collided with a lorry in a layby on the A303 at near Winchester on July 19, will take place on Saturday.

Police appeal after lorry blocks junction

This Is Wiltshire: Police appeal after lorry blocks junction

2:52pm Friday 31st July 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Bradford on Avon at the start of July.

Avebury Rocks moves to Marlborough

This Is Wiltshire: Music fans watch the action at last year's Avebury Rocks

12:51pm Friday 31st July 2015

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

7 things to do this weekend in and around Swindon - August 1-2

This Is Wiltshire:

2:23pm Friday 31st July 2015

HERE’S our list of things to do and enjoy in and around Swindon this weekend, August 1 and 2.

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.

Swindon mums champion breastfeeding benefits at Big Latch On

This Is Wiltshire:

2:46pm Friday 31st July 2015

SWINDON mums will unite and show the benefits of breastfeeding as part of a worldwide celebration.

Deal is signed for high-speed trains

This Is Wiltshire:

4:34pm Friday 31st July 2015

A DEAL to bring a new fleet of trains to the south west was given the go-ahead by the Government this week.

SOMETHING FISHY: Clam up about mussels

This Is Wiltshire: SOMETHING FISHY

6:00pm Friday 31st July 2015

Something Fishy with Simon Rhodes of the  Lobster Pot Fishmongers, Wood Street Food Hall, Swindon

Fond farewell to popular former publican

This Is Wiltshire:

5:46pm Friday 31st July 2015

HUNDREDS of friends and family members gathered today to lay to rest “larger than life" character and popular pub landlord, Mick Daniels.

OPINION: UTC encourages its students to have strong work ethics

This Is Wiltshire:

5:18pm Friday 31st July 2015

IT has been an exceptional first year for Swindon’s University Technical College. It seems like no time at all since we were welcoming HRH the Duke of York to the official opening, and when the first set of students began their first term.

OFF TO MARKET: Baking up a French connection

This Is Wiltshire: Gerb

5:00pm Friday 31st July 2015

Market manager Kardien Gerbrandstalks about Swindon farmers' markets

Cheers for the beer - we sip the latest craft offerings

This Is Wiltshire: Undated Handout Photo of Bedlam Brewery India Pale Ale, available from See PA Feature DRINK Beer. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature DRINK Beer

4:53pm Friday 31st July 2015

Ahead of the Great British Beer Festival (August 11 -15), Sam Wylie-Harris pours some perfect pints

Sweet taste of success for Jason Atherton

This Is Wiltshire: Undated Handout Photo of Jason Atherton. See PA Feature FOOD Atherton. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/John Carey. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FOOD Atherton.

4:33pm Friday 31st July 2015

LIKE many chefs, the Michelin-starred Jason Atherton has war wounds from his time in the kitchen. Worst of which is the big scar on his leg, the scene of a skin graft “many moons” ago.

Sweet dreams are made of this...

This Is Wiltshire: Ann Sherwood is a home baker which she has as a small business..Pic - Ann Sherwood.Date 11/6/15.Pic By Dave Cox. (28724173)

4:30pm Friday 31st July 2015

THE gift of baking was not magically bestowed upon Ann Sherwood in the cradle by a sweet-toothed fairy godmother. It was nurtured over time, out of sheer necessity.

Food for thought - Caroline Peyton is quizzed by Marion Sauvebois

This Is Wiltshire: Pic by Dave Cox.Caroline Peyton is a nutritional therapist at the Wellbeing Centre, Old Town..left 2 right.Pic - Caroline Peyton , Marion Sauvebois.Date 28/1/15... (21472011)

4:27pm Friday 31st July 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS questions Caroline Peyton, nutritional therapist, Old Town

PUB CRAWL: The Sun Inn

This Is Wiltshire: Stuart Harrison 19/8/13Chefs Table. Manager of the Sun Inn at Coate pictured with some food. (33327290)

4:20pm Friday 31st July 2015

Ideal watering hole for parents with young children

A hot new venue in Old Town... but you can say no to chilli

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Friday 31st July 2015

GILL HARRIS and her pals sample a new addition to the Old Town eateries and finds it perfect from start to finish

How to make...

This Is Wiltshire:

11:46am Friday 31st July 2015

Head Chef Russell Hunt,

Developer vows new homes will not join up Swindon and village

This Is Wiltshire:

4:31pm Friday 31st July 2015

DEVELOPERS have moved to reassure the community a buffer will be maintained between Swindon and Lydiard Millicent.

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.

Man slashed cousin with barber's razor in row over kebab van

This Is Wiltshire: Gloucester Crown Court

4:26pm Friday 31st July 2015

A 20-YEAR-OLD Swindon man who arranged to meet his cousin in a lorry park to resolve a family feud and slashed him across the chest with a cut-throat razor, has walked free from court.

Golfer’s triple drive raises cash for Alzheimers cause

This Is Wiltshire:

4:22pm Friday 31st July 2015

OGBOURNE Downs Golf Club welcomed an athlete of a different nature when Kevan Williams golfed, cycled and ran between holes for the Alzheimers Society.

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.

London commuters snapping up Swindon properties

This Is Wiltshire:

1:10pm Friday 31st July 2015

LONDON commuters are flooding the Swindon property market after the town was named one of the most affordable places to buy a home.

Book in for Readcycle and help fund end of life care

This Is Wiltshire:

1:01pm Friday 31st July 2015

BOOK lovers donating pre-loved publications can benefit from a discount on new purchases during a charity initiative.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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