Hopes of free parking and Chippenham multi-storey raised

This Is Wiltshire: Deputy council leader John Thomson

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Hopes of free parking and a new multi-storey car park in Chippenham have been raised by Wiltshire Council as it launches a consultation on parking.

Neighbours help Sherston's first community apple day prove fruitful

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sherston's first community apple day was almost scuppered by a lack of fruit shortly before it was due to take place.

Police seek help to find missing man

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN who has gone missing from his home in Shropshire and travelled to the Swindon area is being sought by police who are concerned for his welfare.

Handbag ‘amnesty’ aims to raise cash for cancer appeal

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALMOST every woman has a dozen handbags piled up in the bottom of their wardrobes collecting dust.

Pavement parkers set for clampdown

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ILLEGAL parking on Commercial Road will be targeted with joint patrols over coming weeks as officers clamp down on street parking.

£10k donation for pregnant widow

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ANONYMOUS donors have astounded fundraisers in memory of biker Mikkie Mahon with a huge £10,000 gift to his partner and unborn baby.

Protest fails to halt children's centre cuts

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DOZENS of protesters gathered outside the council offices last night in the hope of changing council leaders’ minds over the closure of seven children’s centres.

Six on child sex charges

This Is Wiltshire: Andrew Carr, the new police superintendent for Swindon

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 20-year-old man in York Road arrested for possession of indecent images of children was one of six warrants conducted during a day of action to tackle child sexual exploitation.

Bankers forego splashing cash for daubing paint

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STAFF from TSB traded bundles of cash for brushes and paint when they spent a day at Swindon Dance giving a kitchen a much-needed makeover.

St Bartholomew's School becomes an academy

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A ROYAL Wootton Bassett Primary School has re-opened as an academy in the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust.

Help villages solve a weighty issue

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help enforce lorry weight restrictions in outlying villages after residents became alarmed at increasing numbers of HGVs flouting the limits.

Raindrops Nursery told to improve by inspector

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POOR teaching, ineffective leadership and a risk to children’s safety are just some of the damning judgements made on Raindrops Nursery in its latest Ofsted report.

Take the test, diabetic patients told

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MORE than four out of 10 people with diabetes in Swindon are not receiving essential health checks to help them avoid serious complications of the condition.

Volunteers praised for work in the community

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S and All Saints Church was packed with residents and dignitaries to celebrate the contribution made by volunteers to the community.

Dancers in spotlight for royal studio visit

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Duke of Kent will be the special guest at Swindon Dance next week.

Swindon youngsters on the breadline says shocking report

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IN SOME areas of Swindon, almost 40 per cent of children are living in poverty, according to a shocking new report.

Homebase stores wait to hear fate

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of three branches of Homebase in Swindon remains unclear after the company announced it was to close a quarter of its 323 stores.

Helping to trace wartime ancestors

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN INFORMATIVE talk on how to research your First World War ancestors online was held at the Central Library yesterday.

Arkells' special toast to fallen heroes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BEER lovers can toast the memory of fallen service men and women with a beer brewed in their honour.

Bus men prove just the ticket

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS travel may not always be seen as first-class, but the service provided by two drivers in Swindon is exactly that, according to their passengers.

Rotary Club promises you will have a ball

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HAVE you got a charitable project planned and need a cash boost to help you achieve it?

Moredon Primary School’s tasty pie is a fruitful creation

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHILDREN at Moredon Primary School proved themselves to be a dab hand in the kitchen before breaking up for half term.

Squaring up to developers

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Dale Heenan

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS are being considered which will ensure a greater level of certainty around the money developers provide for community projects and infrastructure.

Marrakech party planners to share cash with charity

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PARTY planners have pledged up to £10,000 to the Adver’s 160 Appeal from funds raised at their festive casino at Lydiard Park.

Six arrests in Wiltshire over child abuse images during Operation Harness crackdown

This Is Wiltshire: Your Say: Typing on computer keyboard

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Six men were arrested for having  indecent images of children by Wiltshire Police yesterday.

Police find cannabis factory in Trowbridge home

This Is Wiltshire:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police found a cannabis factory today in a house in East View Road, Trowbridge, and arrested a youth at the property.

Safety centre for children could be built if Wiltshire and Dorset fire services merge

This Is Wiltshire: Simon Routh-Jones

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new safety centre for school children could be built if a merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services goes ahead.

Antigua Joe spared driving ban over Warminster road-rage incident

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Well-known singer John Joseph, who performs under the name Antigua Joe, has been spared a driving ban after a road-rage incident.

Six arrested across the county in police operation

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

5:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WILTSHIRE Police arrested six people across the county yesterday as part of Operation Harness.

Man charged over M4 crash in which three died

This Is Wiltshire: The crash scene on the M4

5:27pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision on the M4 in June in which three people died.

Man charged over M4 crash which killed three

This Is Wiltshire: Junction 16 of the M4 - the accident is between here and junction 17 Chippenham

4:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been charged in connection with a fatal crash on the M4 that claimed the lives of three people.

Fire service merger: Wiltshire Council stalls again on giving a view

This Is Wiltshire: Jeff Osborn

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Wiltshire Council stalled once again on giving a view over Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority's future at its full council meeting yesterday.

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing man last seen in South Marston

This Is Wiltshire:

12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE in Swindon are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has not been seen since Monday.

Pregnant woman, 34, crashes after avoiding tree felled by Hurricane Gonzalo

This Is Wiltshire:

12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pregnant woman was taken to hospital after she swerved her car to avoid a fallen tree at Postern Hill, on the A346 near Marlborough, and crashed into a stationary BMW.

Young and old line streets for Trowbridge Carnival procession

This Is Wiltshire:

10:36am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thousands lined the streets on Saturday to enjoy a colourful procession of floats as part of Trowbridge Carnival.

Praise for firefighters' quick action over Rowde barn blaze

This Is Wiltshire:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Firefighters have been praised for their quick response and decisive action which prevented a farm fire from causing an environmental emergency.

Plans for Calne all weather pitch given go ahead

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS for a new all-weather pitch and associated facilities at Beversbrook in Calne were given the green light on Wednesday.

Life saver came to teen’s rescue

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DENTAL nurses in Freshbrook turned heroines during their morning commute as they stepped in to save the life of a seriously ill teenage girl.

Babies, you’re all winners with the Adver...

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE winners of the Swindon Advertiser’s Baby of the Year competition were presented with their trophies yesterday.

Pair’s hopes stall as Philippines jail hell goes on

This Is Wiltshire: kevin Taylor and Charlene Tambago

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

KEVIN Taylor has been promised by a Filipino judge he will learn his fate this month but hope is scant as successive hearing dates have come and gone.

Funky footwear and bears raise cash on Ted’s Big Day Out

This Is Wiltshire:

5:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thousand across Wiltshire, Bath and Somerset took teddy bears to work and school for the day and put on funky footwear.

Visually impaired back 20mph limit

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REDUCING speed, banning cars from the pavements and overhauling the shared space crossing are among concerns for visually impaired people navigating Commercial Road.

Superstar team is united for Morgan

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

YOUNG Morgan Sharpe, who is recovering from an eye reconstruction operation, has inspired the Manchester United football team to send him a signed ball.

Drunken lorry driver nabbed

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN caught driving a heavy goods vehicle in Swindon while drunk was one of 16 drivers pulled up for offences during a roads policing day of action this week.

Town fares well in liver disease count

This Is Wiltshire: Cherry Jones, acting director of public health at Swindon Council

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIGURES released by the government show Swindon compares well with the rest of the country when it comes to liver diseases.

Swindon bus damaged by falling scaffolding

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THERE was drama in Hungerford yesterday morning when a Thamesdown Transport bus was struck by collapsing scaffolding.

Men jailed for vicious attack

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

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PAIR of cousins who launched a violent drunken attack on a couple as they made their way home from a wedding have been jailed between them for more than four years..

Empty building to be turned into new dessert parlour

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FAMILIES with a sweet tooth will soon be able to satisfy their cravings when the former Job Centre is transformed into a fancy dessert parlour.

Success for Haydon Wick litter patrol

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARMED with bags and decked out in hi-vis jackets, groups of volunteers are patrolling the streets of Haydon Wick to ensure they are kept clean and tidy.

Children’s centre protest planned

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SWINDON Council’s plans to close seven children’s centres in the town will go before cabinet tonight, but not before a protest by the Swindon People’s Assembly.







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