'Perfect shopping storm' predicted as Black Friday and Mega Monday fall on same weekend

This Is Wiltshire:

5:37pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A 'PERFECT' shopping storm is being predicted as Black Friday - when retailers slash prices to provide bargain offers for early shoppers - and Mega Monday, the peak online shopping day before Christmas, are on the same weekend for the first time since 2008. 

Breaking news Canal boat tragedy: Police not treating death as suspicious

This Is Wiltshire:

11:49am Tuesday 25th November 2014

Wiltshire Police have confirmed that they not treating the death of a man in a canal boat fire on the Kennet and Avon Canal near Marsh Farm, Hilperton, this morning as suspicious.

Man dies in canal boat blaze near Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

8:47am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A MAN died in a canal boat fire on the Kennet and Avon Canal near Marsh Farm, Hilperton, this morning.

Breaking news Heavy metal stars Metallica to headline Reading 2015

This Is Wiltshire:

7:20pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

Heavy metal stars Metallica are to headline Reading Festival next year for the fourth time.

National Express bookings soar as trains struggle to take strain this Christmas

This Is Wiltshire:

6:10pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

CHRISTMAS commuters are facing delays as the train struggles to take the strain in the run up to the big day meaning a surge in Swindon ticket sales for coach firm National Express.

Police plea over accident which left Renault Clio on its roof

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

2:01pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident at 8.20pm on Tuesday, November 18, at the junction for Cricklade Road and Thamesdown Drive in which a car ended up on its roof.

Devizes man faces trial over assault and public order offence charges

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

9:27am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A Devizes man who is accused of assault and a public order offence is to face trial.

New look for Warminster's Three Horseshoes Walk shopping mall in time for Christmas

This Is Wiltshire:

8:51am Tuesday 25th November 2014

The Three Horseshoes Walk shopping mall in Warminster is undergoing a dramatic transformation with new branding, soft landscaping and furniture, free wi-fi, a website and Facebook page after being bought by the UK’s third largest shopping centre owner NewRiver Retail.

Council could face £2m Swindon Skips site clean-up bill

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

TAXPAYERS could be left to pick up a £2m bill for clearing up a rubbish tip that has been deemed unsafe.

Polish interpreters are helping children

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A TROWBRIDGE-based project to provide Polish interpreters for schoolchildren and youngsters who may be having education and language difficulties has been launched.

Wealth of Wiltshire Christmas Fair at County Hall

This Is Wiltshire: The new Trowbridge library facility, left, at County Hall

6:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

WILTSHIRE Council is holding a Wealth of Wiltshire Christmas Fair in the Atrium at County Hall in Trowbridge on Thursday, December 11, from 9am-5pm.

Christmas trees brighten up Lacock for festive season

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

LACOCK has been lit up with 10 Christmas trees scattered around the village.

Dream of publishing novel comes true for former Clarendon headteacher

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

FORMER Clarendon headteacher Colin Kay is embarking on a new venture with the launch of his first novel, Fateful Gift.

Chance to swoop on Womad's early bird tickets

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3:31pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

THE organisers of Womad - Wiltshire’s largest annual music festival - have announced the release of a limited number of ‘early bird’ tickets after last year’s event was a sell-out.

Knife brandishing case dropped as judge learns accused has died

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

2:06pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

The case against a man who was accused of brandishing a knife at neighbours has been closed after a judge learned he had died.

Claw hammer nightmare for Melksham tenant as men try to force their way in

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

11:39am Tuesday 25th November 2014

POLICE have appealed for information after a tenant of the flat above the Melksham off-license in Market Place woke up when two men tried to break into the shop, using a claw hammer.

Bus gate opens to ease the pain

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

THERE was a degree of relief for drivers yesterday who have been plagued by traffic jams over the past few weeks as the bus gate on Polaris Way was opened up.

Suspended jail term for Bassett man who hunted out child abuse videos and pictures

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A MAN who had hours of depraved footage of children being sexually abused stored on his computer has been spared a immediate jail term.

Wiltshire youngsters’ video challenges ideas on disability

This Is Wiltshire:

2:23pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

YOUNGSTERS with disabilities in Wiltshire challenged preconceived ideas as part of a thought-provoking video produced for national Anti-Bullying Week.

UPDATE: Jessica Horton, 14, found safe and well after appeal

This Is Wiltshire:

12:40pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

Wiltshire Police say Jessica Horton, 14, from Swindon has been found safe and well after a major media appeal.

Award honour for brave Kirsty who lost unborn baby after chase

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

HEROINE Kirsty Marks lost her unborn child as a result of the stress caused by Luke O’Brien’s knifepoint robbery at her Moredon workplace last May.

Nativity time for teddy bears in Westbury

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:30pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

ALL Saints' Church, in Westbury, will be holding a free activity morning for children to make their own teddy bear nativity, from 10am to noon on Saturday.

Driver faces three charges of running cyclists off the road

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

9:05am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A man who is accused of running cyclists off the road with his car is to face trial.

Pupils plant poppies for Remembrance at school's own war memorial

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

PUPILS marked Remembrance at Holbrook Primary School in Trowbridge by planting poppies around the school's own war memorial, which was completed in July by pupils and Tom Clark.

Celebrate Wroughton Library's 40th anniversary at coffee morning

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A COFFEE morning will mark the 40th anniversary of Wroughton Library.

Deadline nears for would-be Wiltshire Police officers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

Members of the public and police staff have until 10am on Friday to apply to become an officer with Wiltshire Police.

Swindon Male Voice Choir helps raise £4k in fight against prostate cancer

This Is Wiltshire: David Gower

4:14pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A CHARITY concert featuring a Swindon choir has raised more than £4,000 to fight prostate cancer.

Children's author dedicates new pirate book to Wiltshire Scrapstore

This Is Wiltshire:

11:15am Tuesday 25th November 2014

CHILDREN'S author Neil Griffiths has launched a new pirate book dedicated to the Wiltshire Scrapstore in Lacock.

Staff invest their time for meadows

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

WORKERS from Nationwide Building Society’s Swindon office got their hands dirty in the name of conservation at Blakehill Farm nature reserve in Cricklade yesterday.

More businesses are going it alone

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

NEW figures show there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people who are self-employed in Swindon.

Dancer puts her culture in spotlight

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

AUDIENCES at Swindon Dance were wowed on Saturday when renowned choreographer Anuradha Chaturvedi performed her latest dance.

Town honour for war dead as extra spare cash will be used for a plaque

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

SURPLUS donations from Dick Mattick’s appeal to restore Sam Allen’s grave have contributed to the successful creation of a plaque commemorating Swindon Town’s fallen players.

Councillor backs bid to get gum giants to clean up

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A SWINDON councillor has backed calls for chewing gum giants to foot the bill for the footpath damage caused by people dropping their products.

Pupils pitch in with disability challenge

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

PUPILS were strapped in to wheelchairs for the opening of Westrop Primary School’s new multi-games area yesterday.

Disney magic at Stratton’s annual Christmas Frozen Extravaganza

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

HUNDREDS of people are expected to flock to Grange Leisure on Thursday for Stratton’s annual Christmas Frozen Extravaganza.

Victims’ difficulties revealed in ending the abuse

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

VICTIMS take on average 35 attempts to leave an abusive relationship for good, according to domestic abuse charity Swindon Women’s Aid.

Chalking one up for the pavement police

This Is Wiltshire:

10:43am Tuesday 25th November 2014

STREET poet and artist Danny Lake has been threatened with an Asbo for decorating town centre pavements with his brightly-chalked verses and musings.

Savernake tragedy: Tributes paid to Max Pearson, 21

This Is Wiltshire:

6:57am Monday 24th November 2014

Tributes have been paid to 21-year-old Max Pearson who died in a car accident near Marlborough yesterday morning.

Blaze firm Averies loses permit

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 24th November 2014

THE problems continue to pile up for the owner of Averies and Swindon Skips after the Environment Agency announced it would be revoking the environmental permits at both sites.

Three arrested after drugs raid at Trowbridge home

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

8:00pm Monday 24th November 2014

THREE people were arrested after a drugs raid at a home in Ashton Street, Trowbridge.

Savernake tragedy: New College student Emily Rodriguez-Martin suffered serious injuries

This Is Wiltshire:

5:02pm Monday 24th November 2014

A NEW College student suffered serious injuries when she was involved in a car crash in which the driver was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning.

7,000 Swindon-built Honda Civics recalled over airbag safety fears

This Is Wiltshire: The Honda works in South Marston

4:25pm Monday 24th November 2014

MORE than 7,000 Honda cars made in Swindon are being recalled by the Japanese motor giant amid safety concerns following the death of a pregnant woman in Malaysia.

Savernake tragedy: Police formally name accident victim Max Pearson

This Is Wiltshire:

3:58pm Monday 24th November 2014

A man who died following an accident near Marlborough has been named as Max Pearson, 21.

You have part to play in defeating terrorism, say Wiltshire Police

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Monday 24th November 2014

Awareness of counter terrorism is being raised by Wiltshire Police this week as part of a national campaign that explains the role the public and businesses can play in combating terrorism.

Two face Trowbridge graffiti charges

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

11:44am Monday 24th November 2014

TWO men have been charged in relation to a spate of graffiti in the Trowbridge area in August.

Jailed: Man, 33, who took pictures as he sexually abused young girl

This Is Wiltshire:

10:46am Monday 24th November 2014

A man who took photographs of himself as he sexually abused a girl aged under ten has been jailed for 14 years.

Car stuck in Holt ditch after weekend incident

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

9:58am Monday 24th November 2014

POLICE were informed today of a car being stuck in a ditch at the Forewoods Common junction on Bradford Road, Holt.

Repeat victory for Hartley Farm at Bath Good Food Awards

This Is Wiltshire: Tom Bowles, a partner in Hartley Farm, is an advicate of apprenticeships

6:00pm Monday 24th November 2014

HARTLEY Farm in Winsley was voted the Best Local Meat producer at the Bath Good Food Awards on Sunday.

Bail for man, 62, accused of sexually abusing young boy over eight years

This Is Wiltshire: Two men pleaded guilty to burglary at Swindon Crown Court

4:17pm Monday 24th November 2014

A 62-year-old man who is accused of sexually abusing a young boy over an eight-year period has been released on bail by a judge.

Trial for man charged with making fake Romanian identity card

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

3:31pm Monday 24th November 2014

A man who is accused of making a Romanian identity card for the use in fraud is to face trial.









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