Woman startles intruder in Abbey Meads while brushing teeth

This Is Wiltshire: Police seek van driver after elderly woman sustains injuries crossing the road

5:22pm Saturday 3rd October 2015

A SHADOW on the stair alerted a north Swindon woman to the presence of an intruder in her home while brushing her teeth last week.

Town shocked by death of Vince Gaiger

This Is Wiltshire:

9:59am Sunday 4th October 2015

The business and sporting community of Devizes has been shocked by the sudden death of Vincent Gaiger of Gaiger Brothers.

Friends and family in marathon hunt for missing musician Paul Griffiths

This Is Wiltshire:

4:12pm Sunday 4th October 2015

SCORES of people from Swindon scoured the streets, parks, housing estates, pathways and green spaces of Bristol on Saturday in a concerted bid to find missing musician Paul Griffiths.

Lego means tricks with bricks at Steam

4:04pm Sunday 4th October 2015

THOUSANDS of Lego fans made their way to Steam over the course of the weekend for the museum’s busiest event of the year.

Sign up to half-marathon, says tennis champ

This Is Wiltshire:

4:06pm Sunday 4th October 2015

WITH less than a week to go until the starter’s pistol officially begins this year’s Swindon Half Marathon a Paralympic athlete is urging people to pull on their running shoes and take part.

Tributes to crash victim Ollie

This Is Wiltshire:

4:08pm Sunday 4th October 2015

OLLIE Williams was described by his family as a lad who lived life to the full after he died in a collision at Upper Inglesham last Friday.

Video of the week: Who shot Emmerdale's Robert Sugden?

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Sunday 4th October 2015

Emmerdale is to air a flashback episode for the first time, in which it will be revealed who shot Robert Sugden.

Four-year-old is up for a hero's award

This Is Wiltshire:

4:16pm Sunday 4th October 2015

LITTLE Shreenik Khadka (corr) could be crowned Young Hero of the Year in recognition of his bravery in his battle against cancer.

100 cheers for Vera's milestone birthday

This Is Wiltshire:

4:18pm Sunday 4th October 2015

LEADING a happy life surrounded by wonderful family is the key to longevity according to one war-time baby who celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday.

Crowds turn out to support special olympics

This Is Wiltshire:

4:19pm Sunday 4th October 2015

LEARNING difficulties proved no barrier to football when two Swindon teams competed in the first tournament of the Special Olympics.

Woman startled burglar on stairs

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Crown Court

4:13pm Sunday 4th October 2015

A SHADOW on the stair alerted a north Swindon woman to the presence of an intruder in her home while brushing her teeth last week.

Tributes left for Warminster woman Jade Sheppard

This Is Wiltshire:

6:30pm Saturday 3rd October 2015

FLOWERS have been left on Dorothy Walk, Warminster, near the spot where the body of 20-year-old Jade Sheppard was found on Thursday. Her body was found on Thursday afternoon, over three days after she was last seen by friends. Earlier in the day police had said they and expert search teams were hunting for her, and were concerned for her safety. The footpath where floral tributes, one bearing a card which read 'Jade, such a sad loss, you will be missed so much', were left runs close to a wooded area off Dorothy Walk, behind the Minster Church of St Denys. Yesterday Wiltshire Police said: “There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A file is being prepared on behalf of H M Coroner for Wiltshire. “Our thoughts are with Jade's family and friends.” The 20-year-old, of The Heathlands, was last seen at around 7pm on Monday in the area of Manor Gardens but had not contacted her family since. She was expected at work on Tuesday but did not attend her job as a cleaner which was also out of character. Share article Her phone was turned on Monday afternoon but when friends tried calling her later that evening it was switched off and went straight to voicemail. Concerns were then raised that she had not been home to change her clothes or been to work on Tuesday.

Police pull the plug on planned party

This Is Wiltshire:

12:50pm Saturday 3rd October 2015

POLICE pulled the plug on a party planned by a number of school children after fearing the event could get out of control.

X Factor star Jahmene's mum to publish new autobiography

This Is Wiltshire: Mandy Thomas: Wordless Media

10:46am Saturday 3rd October 2015

A BRAVE autobiography detailing the years of domestic abuse she received will be released by the mother of X Factor star Jahmene Douglas next week.

Wiltshire College Art students thrilled to win Trowbridge in Bloom Mayor's Award

This Is Wiltshire: Wiltshire College Art and Design students collect award

10:10am Saturday 3rd October 2015

ART and Design students from Wiltshire College are celebrating, after winning the coveted Mayor’s Award at this year’s annual Trowbridge in Bloom competition.

Ex-soldier Mike Buss told police he was living in poverty, jury in charity cash theft trial hears

This Is Wiltshire: Mike Buss leaves Swindon Crown Court, Swindon, Wiltshire. 28 September 2015.   See SWNS story SWHEROS: A charity fundraiser and former soldier accused of pocketing Help For Heroes donations will face trial today (Tues). Former Royal Green jacket Michael B

6:07pm Friday 2nd October 2015

Former soldier Mike Buss told the police that if he was stealing charity money he wouldn't have been living in poverty.

Concerned teams to scour streets of Bristol for missing musician Paul Griffiths

This Is Wiltshire:

3:14pm Friday 2nd October 2015

MORE than 100 concerned people are expected to hit the streets of Bristol tomorrow to search for missing musician Paul Griffiths.

Tatler lists 10 reasons to love Swindon after branding it a 'no-go zone'

This Is Wiltshire: The cover of Tatler's November edition in which Swindon is branded a 'no-go' zone

10:51am Saturday 3rd October 2015

TATLER’s love-hate relationship with Swindon continued when it released a list of 10 things to love about the town.

Household names have a giggle in Somerset Maugham play

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Saturday 3rd October 2015

Two of the UK’s best-loved actors, Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine, Donovan, Miranda, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) and Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Heartbeat, Barbara) star together for the first time in a new stage production of Somerset Maugham’s wickedly satirical comedy, Before the Party.

'Always remembered for his cheeky smile' - family pay tribute to Ollie Williams

This Is Wiltshire:

1:05pm Friday 2nd October 2015

The family of 23-year-old Oliver Williams have described the former Swindon College student as a lad who lived life to the full.

Jason Ranford lucky to be spared jail for fraud and threats of violence

This Is Wiltshire: Jason Ranford

2:20pm Friday 2nd October 2015

JASON Ranford was lucky not to be jailed for fraud and threats of violence after a judge spared his business and his child from losing him.

Body found by police confirmed as missing Warminster woman Jade Sheppard

This Is Wiltshire:

1:58pm Friday 2nd October 2015

​THE body of a young woman found in Warminster yesterday has been identified as Jade Sheppard police have confirmed.

Mountain rescuers say they have not given up hope of finding Devizes man

This Is Wiltshire: Robin Garton

12:39pm Friday 2nd October 2015

THE search in the Scottish highlands for Devizes man Robin Garton, who has not been missing for a week continued today.

Windows rattle as major Army exercise takes place

This Is Wiltshire: South West Territorial Army unit training with Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank

11:37am Friday 2nd October 2015

WINDOWS have been rattling in Wiltshire towns and villages as a major exercise including soldiers from units across the South West takes part on Salisbury Plain.

Cat owner’s feline happy after return of missing pet in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

9:35am Friday 2nd October 2015

CAT owner Martyn Yetman was relieved to be disturbed at the unearthly hour of 4am by the familiar high-pitched cry of his beloved cat after the pet had been missing for three days.

Death threats levelled at Swindon family helping Calais's refugees

This Is Wiltshire:

7:20pm Thursday 1st October 2015

DEATH threats have been levelled at the family responsible for a major aid relief campaign for the refugees in Calais.

Pete gets back on his bike to pedal to Paris for charity

This Is Wiltshire:

10:16am Thursday 1st October 2015

A 70-YEAR-OLD man who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) is to hit the saddle and pedal his way cross-continent to Paris in order to raise money for a charity close to his heart - despite not having ridden a bike for at least a decade.

Trowbridge calls on Wiltshire Council to include new West Ashton development in town boundary

This Is Wiltshire: The walk will start and finish at the Civic Centre

10:07am Friday 2nd October 2015

TROWBRIDGE Town Council is calling on members of the public to back its proposal for Wiltshire Council to include the new homes to be built in West Ashton as part of the county town.

St John’s celebrates gold DofE achievement

This Is Wiltshire: Former St John's students Emily Daubney and Roger Smith with principal Nicky Edmondson

2:38pm Thursday 1st October 2015

FORMER St John’s students Emily Daubney and Roger Smith have returned to the academy in Marlborough to receive their gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

Hilperton Relief Road due to open next week after year-long wait

This Is Wiltshire: New road  layout under construction on the Hilperton relief road roundabout taking account of its new junction with the Hilperton Gap road. .Glenn Phillips  55596-4. (29813958)

9:40am Friday 2nd October 2015

IT has taken longer than expected and there are still concerns over the speed limit, but the Hilperton Relief Road is finally set to open next week after being constructed for more than a year.

Body of young woman found in Warminster, police confirm

This Is Wiltshire:

3:29pm Thursday 1st October 2015

POLICE looking for missing Jade Sheppard have found the body of a young woman near Manor Industrial Estate, Warminster, shortly after 1pm today.

Fundraiser launched for Melksham boy's £60k dream to walk

This Is Wiltshire: Cerebral palsy sufferer Harry a £60K operation is needed that would allow him to walk.. Pics Trevor Porter TP51952-16

7:02am Friday 2nd October 2015

THREE years after he survived meningitis, Harry Kirkman from Melksham is facing a new battle, as his family try to raise £60,000 for a life-changing operation in America which will transform the way he lives with cerebral palsy.

Close shave for daring care worker from Purton

This Is Wiltshire:

5:43pm Friday 2nd October 2015

BRAVE Alison Colyer said she loved her new look after losing her locks for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Trowbridge-based Hitachi Capital helps inspire next group of apprentices

This Is Wiltshire: The new group of apprentices.

5:07pm Friday 2nd October 2015

TROWBRIDGE-based Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has welcomed its latest group of new recruits as part of the leasing company’s aim to “Inspire the Next”.

South West Wiltshire Labour Party hold event at Trowbridge Town Hall

This Is Wiltshire: Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election with ease, after promising a new kind of politics.

3:19pm Friday 2nd October 2015

THE South West Wiltshire Labour Party is inviting local people inspired by the recent leadership election to an event taking place at Trowbridge Town Hall next Thursday (October 8).

Blooming surprise for Devizes great-grandad

This Is Wiltshire: Sidmouth club celebrates success

1:47pm Friday 2nd October 2015

KEEN gardener John Perkins has finally been honoured for his wonderful blooms just weeks before he reaches his 90th birthday.

Staverton Primary School learns about importance of eye care

This Is Wiltshire: Haine & Smith's David Sawyer with pupils at Staverton C.E. Primary School.

1:28pm Friday 2nd October 2015

PUPILS at Staverton Primary School were treated to an eye opening experience when an optician from Haine & Smith visited them to talk about the importance of looking after their eyes.

Warminster burglar jailed for 18 months after stealing items worth £4,000

This Is Wiltshire:

9:31am Friday 2nd October 2015

A 35-YEAR-OLD Warminster man has been jailed for 18 months after stealing £4,000 worth of items, including engagement and wedding rings, from a house in Salisbury.

National minimum wage increases by 20p a hour as new rate set

This Is Wiltshire: Twenty pence will buy18 per cent of a litre of petrol, average price £1.11 a litre

9:22am Friday 2nd October 2015

MORE than a million workers will be pocketing an extra 20 pence an hour following the Government's announcement yesterday to increase in the national minimum wage.

Team of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust volunteers claim prestigious award

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon community reserves volunteers win Wiltshire Wildlife Trust volunteer team of the year award (40376137)

9:11am Friday 2nd October 2015

VOLUNTEERS with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Swindon community reserves have won the organisation's Team of the Year award.

'Bold' Julian Clary lifts lid on secret life of hyenas as he reads his novel to eager pupils

This Is Wiltshire: Julian Clarey is visiting Meadowpark school, Cricklade to read about his new book..left 2 right .Pic - Ruby , Julian Clarey.Date 2/10/15.Pic By Dave Cox. (40561035)

4:43pm Friday 2nd October 2015

A SNEAKING suspicion that some of his childhood neighbours were not entirely human planted a seed in the mind of comedian Julian Clary for a rather fabulous children’s book series.

LEGO fun at Great Western Brick Show and 7 other things to do this weekend (October 3/4)

This Is Wiltshire: Pic by Dave Cox
Great Western Brick Show at Steam organised by Steam and Lego.
Pic - gv
Date 4/10/14 (40397366)

4:16pm Friday 2nd October 2015

VISIT the Great Western Brick Show at STEAM at the weekend and be taken back to Roman times - LEGO® style.

Josh makes a splash with High Sherriff

This Is Wiltshire: Josh Wills

2:09pm Friday 2nd October 2015

DEVIZES school pupil Josh Wills has been honoured by the Wiltshire High Sherriff for his role with the Splash holiday club.

Erlestoke prison farm shop opens its doors

This Is Wiltshire: Erlestoke Farm Shop. Wiltshire High Sheriff Lady Sarah Gooch, Janine Hodson and  with  prison governor Steve Hodson at the opening of the Erlestoke House Farm Shop.. Pics Trevor Porter 51955 6. (40421252)

11:09am Friday 2nd October 2015

Erlestoke Prison farm shop has opened its doors to visitors and passers by.

VIDEO: Pear Tree Hotel backs campaign to cut tourism VAT

This Is Wiltshire:

9:47am Friday 2nd October 2015

PURTON’S The Pear Tree is backing a national campaign to cut VAT for tourism and bring the UK in line with other European countries.

Children learn through lyrics of spirituality

This Is Wiltshire:

9:39am Friday 2nd October 2015

YOUNGSTERS at St Francis Primary School have had their 15 minutes of fame after PopUK spent the week teaching and recording songs with them.

Amazing legacy of cerebral palsy boy to children's hospice

This Is Wiltshire:

4:41pm Friday 2nd October 2015

FIVE thousand pounds has been donated to an Oxford children's hospice in the name of a Swindon boy who died there almost one year ago.

Police appeal for key witness to South Marston roundabout crash

This Is Wiltshire: Police step up patrols after damage at Malmesbury beauty spot

3:11pm Friday 2nd October 2015

Wiltshire Police are appealing for a key witness to come forward after a Ford Ka and Vauxhall Insignia collided on the A361 between Swindon and Highworth.

More traffic delays in Bradford on Avon

12:06pm Friday 2nd October 2015

MOTORISTS in Bradford on Avon face traffic delays as Wiltshire Council closes Bath Road overnight for resurfacing for almost two weeks.

Feel-good food for a healthier bite

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Friday 2nd October 2015

It’s not unusual for cancer treatment to affect the mouth and appetite, but specialist Professor Mohammed Keshtgar knows eating well is a concern for many patients. As Breast Cancer Awareness month begins, we take a look at his new cookbook


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