£2k boost delights Devizes Rotary Club president

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The new president of Devizes Rotary Club has thanked the community for a good start to his year in office after money was raised at Devizes Beer Festival.

Foxy riders support Wiltshire Air Ambulance

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A calendar featuring horse riders in risque poses has raised £12,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Wiltshire 'smartcard' would mean fairer fares and parking charges, say Lib Dems

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Wiltshire is on course to deliver fairer fares across the county, say local Liberal Democrats.

£225k saved through redundancies can't be spent on youth services, Wiltshire Council rules

This Is Wiltshire: Jon Hubbard

6:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A bid to use £225,000 saved by making senior staff redundant to provide a transitional service for youth services in Wiltshire was rejected by the council today.

Top honour for Corsham Cubs

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Cubs from 1st Corsham Scout Group were presented with their Chief Scouts Silver certificates at this year’s AGM, held at the boathouse by Corsham Lake.

Drugs in pants man fails to turn up to court

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

10:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Londoner caught with heroin stored in his pants in Chippenham has failed to turn up for sentencing.

Do you know men who targeted vulnerable girl during train journey from Westbury?

This Is Wiltshire:

10:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for the public’s help after a vulnerable girl was subjected to inappropriate sexual comments during a train journey.

Devizes garden party raises £750 for Ugandan orphans

This Is Wiltshire:

11:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A garden party held at the home of Francis and Jill Chadwick, in Wickfield, Devizes, on June 29 raised £750 towards bursaries for orphans at Kasese Primary School in Uganda.

Hot weather leads to unusual butterfly sighting in Devizes garden

This Is Wiltshire:

9:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A butterfly usually seen in woodland was spotted in a garden in the centre of Devizes.

Police called to Melksham pub incidents

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

9:13am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police were called to two incidents at the Parsons Nose pub in the High Street, Melksham, early on Sunday morning.

CCTV footage proves Warminster man attacked Melksham landlord

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A judge has decided he does not need to hear from witnesses after seeing CCTV footage of a man assaulting the landlord of a pub.

Loyal customer hits jackpot as Melksham Tyre Supplies hand over Peugeot

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The last thing Simon Bridgford-Whittick won was a Meccano set in 1977 in a TV Times competition. So you could say he was a bit surprised when a call from local company, Melksham Tyre Supplies, said he was the lucky winner of a new Peugeot 107 car.

Brace yourselves for railway chaos

This Is Wiltshire: Passengers board a First Great Western train from Swindon station to London Paddington

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PASSENGERS to London will face replacement bus services over the weekend as Network Rail looks to upgrade the line to prepare for electrification works.

Generations together to mark 85th birthday

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

“I WAS absolutely gobsmacked,” said Barbara King moments after five generations of her family trooped through her door.

Gaza charity night exceeds all hopes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WHEN the Gaza Girl Group organised a fundraiser for the Middle East conflict’s victims they never expected to raise enough to pay for three ambulances.

Pub landlady fined £3.5k for filthy kitchen

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE landlady of The Queens Tap Pub has been ordered to pay more than £3,500 after admitting breaking food hygiene laws at the premises on seven occasions.

Swindon could be site for fracking search

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIRMS could be allowed to search beneath Swindon for oil and gas as part of Government plans to expand fracking.

Man bailed after posing as air pilot

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CONMAN Timothy Giles, who was said to target vulnerable women through dating agencies and posed as an airline pilot, has admitted fraud chargest.

Mums lay into plans for shutting centres

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUMS who use Swindon’s threatened children’s centres have spoken about their fears for the future.

Youth on police bail after park stabbing

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN 18-year-old man from Swindon has been arrested in relation to the stabbing in the Town Gardens last week as police step up their hunt for two further suspects.

Timely advice for sun worshippers

This Is Wiltshire: Slaop on the sun cream to prevent burning

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PUBLIC Health England (PHE) are warning people to take care in the sunshine as temperatures rise.

Residents can help to shape their area

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Redhouse are being asked to take the opportunity to make the most of their community.

Games on with a chance to try sports

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE activity du jour was American Football at Wharf Green yesterday as part of inSwindon’s answer to the Commonwealth Games.

Memorable day for dementia patients

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WHILE dementia sufferers may be struggling with memory loss, speech and mental agility, this in no way means they have nothing left to look forward to in life.

Going national with our missing persons

This Is Wiltshire: Wiltshire Police chief Pat Geenty

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MISSING people from Swindon could soon be part of a national register as part of an initiative from Wiltshire Chief Constable Pat Geenty.

Man dealt in drugs to pay attack victim

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN began dealing cocaine to pay compensation to a man he attacked in a drunken assault said it was ‘worth the risk’.

No mean feet as new skills are picked up

This Is Wiltshire:

5:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SILKY skills were brought to Wharf Green by Wiltshire County FA yesterday as football was given its outing as a part of inSwindon’s Common-wealth Games bonanza.

Hot weather can spark fires

This Is Wiltshire: THIS dramatic picture shows the aftermath of a large grass fire near Great Lever and Farnworth Golf Club sparked by youths playing with matches.

11:42am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WITH the recent run of hot weather, grass and fields are incredibly dry – which makes them far more susceptible to fire.

Timely advice for sun worshippers

This Is Wiltshire: NHS Warrington has issued tips for sun worshippers

11:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PUBLIC Health England (PHE) are warning people to take care in the sunshine as temperatures rise.

Future of fire service considered

This Is Wiltshire: Simon Routh-Jones

11:39am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WIDE ranging consultation to consider options for the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service started last Monday.

Punters sang it their way for hospice

This Is Wiltshire:

11:37am Tuesday 29th July 2014

KARAOKE connosseurs gathered at The Victoria in Old Town for the grand final of their annual competition.

Tributes paid to chairman of residents' group

This Is Wiltshire: The Rodbourne Cheney residents’ association are pictured next to St Mary’s Church in Rodbourne. Pictured from left are Sue Hatt, Fay Midwinter, Patricia Strange, Clare Tremblen, Joyce Murgatroyd, Terry Hunt, Linda Hunt, Sue Sawyer and Lin Moyse

11:35am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Terry Hunt, the former chairman of the Rodbourne Cheney Residents’ Association, who died aged 64 last month after an illness.

A world of rich music at WOMAD

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IN their pristine white bridal gowns and black furry stovepipe hats, the three women of Dakha Brahka cut a striking, almost unnerving appearance – like something out of a Tim Burton remake of a 1920s silent horror film.

Wadworth donates £2k to help Somerset flood victims

This Is Wiltshire: Wadworth chairman and managing director Charles Bartholomew. The brewery is again running its promotion to encourage customers to drive safely during the Christmas period.

6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Devizes brewer Wadworth has donated £2,046 to the Somerset Community Foundation to help flood victims in the Somerset levels.

Defibrillator is on Trowbridge dad’s fundraising list

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

The father of teenage footballer Quinton Barham, who suffered a heart attack on a pitch last year, hopes to raise funds for a defibrillator at his son’s new club.

Melksham man faces trial over GBH charge

This Is Wiltshire: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

5:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

A 21-year-old who is accused of assaulting a man last summer is to face trial.

Man in Pewsey glassing attack is held

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

5:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

A man who struck a drinker with a glass outside a Pewsey pub has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Town Gardens stabbing

This Is Wiltshire:

1:31pm Monday 28th July 2014

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault in Swindon last week.

Rail passengers face weekend of disruption due to line works

This Is Wiltshire: Passengers will be ferried through Wiltshire by First Great Western for another three years

1:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

FiIRST Great Western is encouraging customers travelling between Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 to check journey times and routes prior to travelling, as improvements works take place across the Great Western Main Line.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Letters from the battlefront

This Is Wiltshire:

4:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

THERE are no better words to describe the reality of life in the trenches than those of the men who were there. Here we print some of the letters sent by two who perished and excerpts from the unpublished autobiography of a third who survived into old age...but was never the same again.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Five years that changed a town

This Is Wiltshire:

4:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

World War One began 100 years ago today and those who were lucky enough to return from conflict came home to a place very different to the one they left behind...

Motorists driven mad by Trowbridge parking fines

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Motorists claim that heavy handed parking control at St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park could put them off coming back to the £17m complex.

Check weekend journey times as Great Western main line is upgraded

This Is Wiltshire: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

First Great Western is encouraging customers travelling on Saturday and Sunday to check journey times and routes as improvement works take place across the Great Western main line.

Malmesbury students give their all on WOMAD main stage

This Is Wiltshire:

4:28pm Monday 28th July 2014

You could see it in their faces – elation at having their music appreciated by so many people, pride at being part of an outstanding performance at a major festival and very likely relief that it all went so well.

Former Unigate Dairy in Melksham on the market for £2.75m

This Is Wiltshire:

2:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

The former Unigate Dairy in Melksham has been put on the market for £2.75 million, national property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) announced today.

Hatts Travel closure: Wiltshire Council 'aware firm had problems'

This Is Wiltshire:

11:56am Monday 28th July 2014

It has emerged that there were signs that Hatts Travel, which was founded in the 1920s, was struggling before it closed on Friday with the loss of 89 jobs.

Police plea after Wiltshire woman, 54, dies as car hit by lorry on A303

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

9:36am Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a  54-year-old Wiltshire woman died when her car was hit by a lorry on the A303 at Mere, south of Warminster, yesterday.

Folk festival can keep building on its success - Steve Knightley

This Is Wiltshire:

1:32pm Monday 28th July 2014

Singer Steve Knightley says this year’s Village Pump Folk Festival was a resounding success - and can still get bigger and better.

Take extra care in the hot weather, warns Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

This Is Wiltshire: Mid and West Wales fire crews were called into action to tackle a blaze on the Black Mountain at 7pm on Saturday. The service has faced 200 grass fires during the month of April. Picture by Roger Vince.

12:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people to take extra care in the 'tinder dry' countryside.

Lyneham pensioner may be jailed over £16k benefit fraud

This Is Wiltshire: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A LYNEHAM pensioner who claimed nearly £16,000 of pounds in benefits he was not entitled to could be jailed.

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