Spared jail: Drug dealer, 27, caught with range of substances

This Is Wiltshire:

5:38pm Friday 6th March 2015

A DRUG dealer who was caught with hundreds of pounds worth of stock when the car he was in was stopped by police has been spared jail.

Children's charity receives generous toy donation from Trowbridge business

5:27pm Friday 6th March 2015

HOSPICE care charity Children's Hospice South West has expressed its gratitude to Trowbridge firm Airsprung Beds, after receiving a toy donation worth nearly £500.

Former soldier visits Wiltshire war graves on mobility scooter

5:01pm Friday 6th March 2015

ARMY veteran Mark Newton is travelling around towns throughout west Wiltshire on his mobility scooter this month in a mission to catalogue the 350,000 plus war graves around Great Britain.

Wiltshire D-Day veterans to turn out for funeral of one of their own

4:51pm Friday 6th March 2015

D-DAY veteran Doug Lakey, who fought in one of the campaign's most pivotal battles, has died at the age of 95.

Devizes headteacher calls it a day

3:42pm Friday 6th March 2015

DEVIZES School headteacher Malcolm Irons has made an emotional announcement of his retirement to staff and pupils.

Trowbridge domestic abuse charity Splitz welcomes funding

3:10pm Friday 6th March 2015

TROWBRIDGE charity Splitz has welcomed an award of £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All grants, with the money to be used to help young people affected by domestic abuse.

Wardens to give 10-minute leeway to drivers whose ticket runs out under new law

This Is Wiltshire:

7:57am Friday 6th March 2015

NEW law means council-owned car parks in Swindon will give 10 minutes extra time for people to get to their car.

It’s seconds out for two of pro-wrestling’s superstars

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Friday 6th March 2015

TWO of television’s biggest names in pro-wrestling will enter the squared circle at Swindon MECA this summer in two 4 Front Wrestling (4FW) bouts.

Broughton Gifford solar farm decision 'could cost Wiltshire Council millions'

2:30pm Friday 6th March 2015

Wilshire Council ‘could be forced to pay out millions’ after a High Court ruling judged that a solar farm built at Broughton Gifford was done so with unlawful planning permission.

Road to recovery for Warminster Town captain after leg break

6:02am Friday 6th March 2015

WARMINSTER Town captain Mark Breffit has thanked the paramedics who saved his right leg and his life after he suffered a horrendous double break during a match at the weekend.

Wiltshire man arrested in nationwide cyber crime crackdown

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

1:39pm Friday 6th March 2015

NEARLY 60 people, including a Wiltshire man, have been arrested in 25 separate operations in a major clampdown on cyber crime.

Coma dad Jason Edwards angry over charges in Brittox attack case

This Is Wiltshire:

12:34pm Friday 6th March 2015

DAD Jason Edwards, who was left in a coma for nine weeks after suffering severe head injuries in an incident in Devizes, is upset that no serious charges are to be brought.

Becky Watts: Videolink court appearance for stepbrother of missing teenager

This Is Wiltshire:

12:15pm Friday 6th March 2015

THE stepbrother of 16-year-old Bristol girl Becky Watts has appeared before a crown court charged with her murder.

Learners complete assault course project for children at Jubilee Woods in West Ashton

11:09am Friday 6th March 2015

LEARNERS taking part in The Learning Curve Trowbridge Prince’s Trust Team programme are celebrating the completion of their project to create an assault course for children at Jubilee Woods.

£10m solar farm at Broughton Gifford may have to be dismantled following High Court ruling

This Is Wiltshire:

9:11am Friday 6th March 2015

A new £10m solar farm at Broughton Gifford may have to be dismantled after the owner of Grade II listed Gifford Hall won a ruling in the High Court that the planning permission was unlawful.

Police investigate Bradford Leigh accident

This Is Wiltshire:

9:25am Friday 6th March 2015

POLICE are investigating a crash between a silver Ford Focus and a black Smart car at Bradford Leigh, near Holt, yesterday afternoon.

Special Magna Carta scene in world premier of Horrible Histories show at Trowbridge

6:29am Friday 6th March 2015

A SPECIAL Magna Carta scene focusing on the notorious King John will form part of the new Horrible Histories Barmy Britain show, which will get its world premier at Trowbridge Civic Centre in July.

Tributes to former mayor famous for 'medical miracle'

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 6th March 2015

FRIENDS and family have remembered a former Highworth mayor and multiple sclerosis sufferer who overcame the disease to famously walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

POLL: Oven gloves come off in Stratton pub's battle of the pub dishes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Friday 6th March 2015

THE oven gloves are off at a Stratton pub after the landlady and her assistant chef went head to head to decide who cooked the most popular pub dish.

Traffic queuing on M4 after accident

This Is Wiltshire: The Highways Agency will be undertaking work on the A49 Ross from Monday for a period of seven weeks.

5:19pm Friday 6th March 2015

TRAFFIC is reported to be queuing for five miles on the M4 westbound at Junction 16 (Swindon West) because of an accident involving a van and a car earlier on.

Visiting restrictions lifted at Royal United Hospital

This Is Wiltshire: Former garage owner Paul Coventry died at the RUH, Bath

3:54pm Friday 6th March 2015

VISITING restrictions introduced because of a norovirus outbreak have now been lifted at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Becky Watts: Four charged with helping to dispose of and hide body parts

This Is Wiltshire:

2:38pm Friday 6th March 2015

FOUR people have appeared in court charged with helping to dispose of and hide the body parts of murdered 16-year-old Becky Watts.

Convicted armed robber harassed pregnant former girlfriend, court hears

This Is Wiltshire:

10:15am Friday 6th March 2015

AN armed robber who harassed his pregnant former girlfriend has been put on a suspended sentence by a judge.

Veteran Devizes swim coach goes out with a splash

9:31am Friday 6th March 2015

VETERAN swimming coach Dennis Frith retired with a splash on his last night of teaching at Devizes Swimming Club after more than 45 years of volunteering.

Wiltshire Council withdraws support to take Bradford on Avon HCZ further

6:02am Friday 6th March 2015

CABINET member for highways Cllr John Thomson has said that any proposed plans to take the Historic Core Zone further in Bradford on Avon will not go ahead with the support of Wiltshire Council.

Steampunk dalek and droid to make Marlborough Science Fair out of this world

This Is Wiltshire:

4:57pm Friday 6th March 2015

THIS year's Marlborough Science Fair at St John’s Marlborough is to feature a rare joint appearance by a 'steampunk' dalek and droid.

5 things you need to know before International Women’s Day

This Is Wiltshire:

1:13pm Friday 6th March 2015

THE changing lives of women – as well as highlighting areas where inequality still exists - haver been revealed in figures released by the Government before International Women’s Day on Sunday.

Historic Bruce canal tunnel gets high flying facelift

This Is Wiltshire: Down they go

2:29pm Friday 6th March 2015

ABSEILERS made their way down the Bruce Tunnel, which runs through Savernake Forest, to give the historic bridge a facelift.

Chippenham homeless charity sees 48 visitors in one afternoon drop-in

11:01am Friday 6th March 2015

Julie Armstrong visits a Doorway drop-in session in Chippenham to find out why North Wiltshire needs a homeless charity.

HOW TO: make the ultimate triple-cooked chip

This Is Wiltshire:

4:04pm Friday 6th March 2015

Andrew Scott, Executive head chef at the Sudbury House Hotel, 56 London Street, Faringdon, 01367 241272, shares his top tips on the ultimate triple-cooked chip

Anchors away for Steve Webb as he enjoys a romantic dinner at The Boathouse

This Is Wiltshire:

3:46pm Friday 6th March 2015

STEPHEN WEBB heads out for a bite to eat at a popular summer spot... and finds it can be just as wonderful in winter

VIDEO: Swindon song inspires International Women's Day acoustic event for girls

This Is Wiltshire:

11:40am Friday 6th March 2015

Women of the World, a song written by Swindon’s Nick Weaver, has inspired Girls Unplugged to mark International Women’s Day .

Inject some fun into life with Dr Phil Hammond

This Is Wiltshire:

10:20am Friday 6th March 2015

Feeling blue? Dr Phil Hammond’s prescription is to have a laugh.

WEATHER: Is spring set to arrive in Swindon this weekend?

This Is Wiltshire:

7:44am Friday 6th March 2015

TEMPERATURES could reach a balmy 15C in Swindon tomorrow, forecasters are predicting - with video forecast.

MENU: Pub crawl The Village Inn

This Is Wiltshire:

6:20am Friday 6th March 2015


Chef follows in family footsteps

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Friday 6th March 2015

Chef Phil Kent is a fourth generation pub owner who says the business is in his blood. He tells Marion Sauvebois why he loves the trade so much

Shoppers urged to support Foodbank

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Friday 6th March 2015

DONATIONS are being sought for a foodbank collection running at a group of Swindon shops.

Hospital at top of list for cancelling surgery

This Is Wiltshire: The Great Western Hospital

5:00am Friday 6th March 2015

THE Great Western Hospital had one of the highest number of non-emergency operation cancellations in the month of January.

Taste buds on alert as MasterChef returns for John Torode

This Is Wiltshire:

4:24pm Friday 6th March 2015

He has MasterChef to thank for his romance with actress and cookery writer Lisa Faulkner, whom he met when she won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Chips and chocolate are guilty pleasures

This Is Wiltshire:

4:19pm Friday 6th March 2015

ALAN FLETCHER, 66, chairman of Swindon Guide Dogs, tells us about his life with food

SOMETHING FISHY: Try some sushi, it's big in Japan

This Is Wiltshire:

3:54pm Friday 6th March 2015

Sushi it is great fun to have a go yourself and experiment with different shapes and forms.

Meet the Wiltshire Business Awards finalists

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Friday 6th March 2015

THE GREAT and the good of the region’s business community gathered at the offices of leading commercial law firm Thrings in Swindon for the Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards finalists’ evening.

Things are looking up at Swindon Academy

This Is Wiltshire: Ruth Robinson, principal of Swindon Academy

5:00am Friday 6th March 2015

IMPROVEMENTS must continue at Swindon’s biggest school if it is to start meeting Ofsted’s standards after another troubling report was released by the education watchdog this week.

Reading books is child's play

5:00am Friday 6th March 2015

THERE was an old lady who swallowed a fly.

Awards for guiding in best way

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Friday 6th March 2015

LEARNING Portuguese, presenting research internationally for a global charity and working to improve lives in Africa are just some of the activities young guiders from Swindon and north Wiltshire completed in the past year.

Theatre seeks panto stars

This Is Wiltshire:

5:23pm Friday 6th March 2015

PARENTS have a chance to get their little stars out of the living room and into the spotlight as the Wyvern Theatre seeks dancers and dwarfs for their Christmas pantomime.

Cancer research becomes Marlborough's latest charity shop

This Is Wiltshire:

4:46pm Friday 6th March 2015

CANCER Research UK became the eighth charity to open a shop in Marlborough as survivor Christopher Cutforth cut the ribbon on the new store this morning.

Chippenham teenagers' mental health campaign helps sufferers speak out

1:02pm Friday 6th March 2015

A TEENAGER revealed the details of her mental health illness for the first time at the launch of a campaign in Chippenham tackling stigmatisation.

Harman in the pink as Labour's bus rolls into town

This Is Wiltshire:

6:01pm Thursday 5th March 2015

LABOUR’S famous pink battle bus rolled into town today, carrying the party’s deputy leader, Harriet Harman.

Roadworks agony over: £2.7m scheme to remove A350 Chippenham bottleneck complete

This Is Wiltshire:

5:41pm Thursday 5th March 2015

WORK to extend the dual carriageway of the A350 in Chippenham at a cost of £2.7m has been completed.


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