Swindon cafe owner given deportation hope

This Is Wiltshire: Darkroom Espresso is the latest specality coffee shop to open in the town of Swindon. Pictured: Jacky Collyer and Andy Carter are the owners. 09.09.14 Pic by Vicky Scipio (22219685)

5:10am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A LETTER to the Home Office has saved Aussie-born coffee-shop owner Jacky Collyer from being frogmarched out of the country by immigration officials - for now.

Can you solve the mystery of thefts from Worton Tardis?

This Is Wiltshire: Stephen Cole wants to know Who has stolen from his Tardis. By Siobhan Boyle (SMB451/3)

4:26am Thursday 2nd April 2015

RETIRED firefighter Stephen Cole is asking people to look back through time to help catch the thieves who stole items from his Dr Who Tardis.

Adver reader Rhys wins himself a scooter

This Is Wiltshire: Pic by Dave CoxSwindon Advertiser urban rider competition winner is Rhys Jones.Pic - Rhys Jones Date 31/3/15 (22132519)

5:15am Thursday 2nd April 2015

LUCKY reader Rhys Jones has won the Adver competition to win a top-of-the-range scooter ahead of next week’s Urban Rider Games.

Derry Hill primary pupils sell handmade hearts for charity

This Is Wiltshire: Derry Hill pupils with, back from left, teacher Tina McEvoy, BHF fundraising manager Alison Adams and teaching assistant Dawn Davies. By Siobhan Boyle (SMB441/1)

3:51pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A CLASS of year three pupils at Derry Hill Church of England Primary School have raised more than £70 for the British Heart Foundation.

VIDEO: We try new brew bursting into Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

7:10pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A NEW drink all the way from Taiwan is bubbling beneath the service in Old Town.

Motorway crash murder trial: It looked like 'explosion', court told

This Is Wiltshire:

2:30pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A MOTORWAY crash in which a husband is alleged to have murdered his wife resembled an "explosion" and sent items of luggage flying into the air, a court has heard.

A350 tragedy: Police issue CCTV in bid to trace driver of Honda in moped collision

This Is Wiltshire:

4:54pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Wiltshire Police have released CCTV images of a car they are looking for after a collision near Warminster in which 20-year-old moped rider Alex Snook died.

UPDATE: Three taken to hospital and A419 reopened after van overturns

This Is Wiltshire:

1:33pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

THREE people were taken to hospital after a collision between a car and a van closed the A419 southbound carriageway this afternoon.

Police plea after teenagers steal cash and spirits from Swindon convenience store

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

9:11am Wednesday 1st April 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after three teenagers stole cash and bottles of spirits from a Swindon convenience store.

Litter sweep costs taxpayers extra £120k

This Is Wiltshire:

11:05am Wednesday 1st April 2015

RESIDENTS are being urged to think before they drop litter as Wiltshire Council workers head out on a new litter-picking initiative, costing taxpayers around £120,000.

Part-time farmer banned from keeping animals after leaving sheep to die in heatwave

This Is Wiltshire: Stuart Harrison 30/3/15Leigh Ballard pictured leaving Swindon magistrates court today after being found guilty of unnecessary suffering to multiple sheep. (22046541)

10:49am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A PART-TIME farmer who abandoned his sheep in blistering heat in a paddock has been banned from keeping animals for four years.

Safety inspection date of placenta business missed by 9 months

This Is Wiltshire: n Kathryn Beale, whose placenta encapsulation business is still awaiting council approval

10:53am Wednesday 1st April 2015

NINE months elapsed since placenta encapsulation specialist Kathryn Beale registered as a food business before food safety teams launched an investigation.

Town takes bashing in gales - and more may come

This Is Wiltshire:

12:03pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

SWINDON was battered and bruised overnight on Monday as winds of 45mph hit the region.

Grieving mothers unite to stop council removing items from babies' graves

This Is Wiltshire: Thomas Kelsey 31/03/15Families are concerned about the removal of flowers and objects from graves. Pictured Karen Thompson and her son Rio at her daughter Mya's grave. (22119733)

8:36am Wednesday 1st April 2015

GRIEVING mothers united yesterday at a Swindon crematorium to fight for their rights to keep sentimental items on their children’s graves.

Royal reward for probation officer who helped army officer cope with friend's death in IRA shooting

This Is Wiltshire:

11:12am Wednesday 1st April 2015

PROBATION officer of 10 years James Bamford will receive one of 10 Butler Trust Awards today after helping an ex-army and police officer who saw a friend shot at close range by the IRA overcome post-traumatic stress disorder.

Police issue efit after three 11-year-old girls followed

This Is Wiltshire:

10:29am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Wiltshire Police are renewing their appeal for information after a report that three girls were followed by a man between Shaftesbury Avenue and Eldene Drive.

Sarah's fighting spirit over 34 years is an inspiration

This Is Wiltshire: Pic  By Dave Cox
Feature on Sarah Stringer - Browne who has down syndrome , she has congential heart disease and almost died last year.
left 2 right 
Pic - Bill Stringer , Sarah Stringer - Browne , Sandra Stringer
Date 2/2/15 (21374575)

9:03am Wednesday 1st April 2015

OVER the last 34 years, Sarah Stringer-Browne has repeatedly defied doctors’ sombre prognoses, surviving life-threatening open heart surgery on three occasions. Today, her parents celebrate their courageous little ‘phoenix’.

16-year-old Chippenham girl found drunk on The Bridge

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

1:11pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

POLICE are asking parents to be aware of their children's whereabouts after a 16-year-old Chippenham girl was found collapsed on The Bridge after drinking.

County Way accident causes Trowbridge delays

This Is Wiltshire:

1:04pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

MOTORISTS were being encouraged to avoid County Way in Trowbridge this lunchtime as an accident is causing delays.

There but for the WG Grace... how Swindon railway worker humiliated cricket icon

This Is Wiltshire: English cricketer WG Grace (right)

10:20am Wednesday 1st April 2015

HE was one of the greatest sportsmen of his era and, courtesy of an imposing bushel of trademark facial hair, easily the most recognisable.

Marlborough school says goodbye to headteacher Patrick Hazlewood after 19 years

This Is Wiltshire: Teaching assistants Jacqui Bowering, left, and Dawn Booth roar with laughter as Dr Patrick Hazlewood trips the light fantastic. By Diane Vose (DV2099/10)

3:05pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

COLLEAGUES past and present said goodbye to St John’s Academy headteacher Patrick Hazlewood on Friday at a party to mark his 19 years at the school.

Trowbridge Civic Award goes to 90-year-old Dorothy House fundraiser

This Is Wiltshire: Winner Patrick Connor proudly displays his civic award. By Trevor Porter (51185)

8:49am Wednesday 1st April 2015

STALWART fundraiser Patrick Connor has been presented with the Trowbridge Civic Award to mark his work with Dorothy House and the town.

Nurse celebrates 100th birthday

This Is Wiltshire: Anne Milton opens her card from the Queen

5:13am Wednesday 1st April 2015

FORMER nurse Anne Milton - nicknamed Wiltshire's Mother Theresa - marked her 100th birthday with friends and family at Merlin Court care home in Marlborough.

Walkers step out in onesies for cash

This Is Wiltshire: Charity onesie walk for Autism awareness week. Shown are Oriana Mossison-Clarke from NAS, Trudi Willis, Julia Avenell, Dodi Paoletta, Tammy Ellis, Jo Ferrari and Linda Akehurst from Swindon's Autism, ADHD support group. Picture: Stuart Harrison (22204972)

6:01pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A GROUP of parents donned onesies to raise money and support National Autism Awareness Week.

Get ready to Shake, Ripple & Roll with Heddington Am-Dram Society

This Is Wiltshire:

4:32pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE spring production of Shake, Ripple & Roll - an upbeat musical - is getting its finishing touches from Heddington Amateur Dramatic Society.

Bradford on Avon canoeing team race to Westminster for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

This Is Wiltshire: Canoe duo take on endurance challenge   Nigel Unwin and Mike Purchas members of Bradford on Avon Canoe club are taking on the Devizes to Westminster  race challenge and aim to raise £2,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.Pics Trevor Porter (51199)

8:29am Wednesday 1st April 2015

MEMBERS of Bradford on Avon Canoeing Club will be hoping to raise over £2,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance by canoeing 125 miles from Devizes to Westminster in London this weekend.

Nutty Lot from Devizes decorate bras for Moonwalk

This Is Wiltshire: Best feet forward, from left, Tania Earley, Tanya Harris and Elaine Wrobel. By Diane Vose (DV2103/0)

5:26am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A SECOND group of Devizes friends is in training for the Moonwalk to raise money to help beat breast cancer.

Travel and weather round-up: Wednesday, April 1

This Is Wiltshire:

9:34am Wednesday 1st April 2015

HEAVY traffic is reported on the A3102 Great Western Way, Swindon, into town at Blagrove Roundabout.

Ed Balls makes major policy announcement in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire: Thomas Kelsey 31/03/15Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor and Anne Snelgrove, labour candidate for south Swindon discuss the cut to business rates at Christchurch. Pictured Ed Balls and MP Chuka Umunna. (22078910)

8:39am Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE Shadow Chancellor issued an open challenge to the Conservatives yesterday over the economy, telling them to “bring it on.”

Lifestyle advice at surgery's open evening

This Is Wiltshire: Old Town Surgery in Curie Avenue, Okus

5:41pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

HEALTH experts will be holding a healthy lifestyles information evening at Old Town Surgery this month.

From London to Wiltshire and everywhere Inbetweener

This Is Wiltshire: Lizzie Stables, who grew up in Trowbridge, in rehearsals for Unearthed.

9:40am Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE Inbetweeners’ Lizzie Stables is poised to return to her native Wiltshire with her new play, Unearthed.

REVIEW:Tom Conti courts favour on stage

This Is Wiltshire:

9:22am Wednesday 1st April 2015

 Twelve Angry Men

Easter bunny enjoys eggcellent ride down Commercial Road for fundraiser

This Is Wiltshire:

9:16am Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE Easter bunny was spotted racing down Commercial Road yesterday as Natwest staff celebrated their successful 1,000 egg drive with a day of cracking fun.

FAMILY: Get in Pole-R position

This Is Wiltshire:

6:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Get in pole position with your fitness regime. Abi Jackson spins into action (a little bit...) Pole dancing as exercise - pole fitness - has been growing in popularity for a good few years now.

FAMILY: How to stay friends for life

This Is Wiltshire:

5:45pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

[STANDFIRST] The author of a new report on 'mum friends' tells Lisa Salmon there's nothing that can make or break friendships more than motherhood

Bishop to pull on Marigolds in support of Swindon Night Shelter

This Is Wiltshire: Stuart Harrison 18/12/13Bishop of Swindon Lee Rayfield who is making good progress in his cancer battle. (22175649)

5:24pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE Bishop of Swindon will be rolling up his sleeves and donning Marigolds in support of Swindon Night Shelter tomorrow, Good Friday.

FAMILY FASHION: Enjoy your clothes without guilt

5:05pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Shan Williams, award-winning personal stylist, trained with Colour Me Beautiful and now works out of her own studio at Abbey Brewery, Markiet Cross, Malmesbury. www.charismaeffect.co.uk

FAMILY PROBLEMS: Am I too old to be happy?

This Is Wiltshire: A Generic Photo of a unhappy mature couple. See PA Feature ADVICE Ask Fiona. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature ADVICE Ask Fiona  (21973935)

3:47pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Fiona Caine answers your problems...

Matt moves from chorus line to leading role in Mikado

This Is Wiltshire: Matt moves from chorus line to leading role in Mikado

3:34pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE Mikado was the first opera tackled by the newly formed Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society back in 1969 and this year the singers are again bringing the popular show to life.

FAMILY SHAPING UP: Food allergies and intolerances

This Is Wiltshire:

3:23pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

While only two per cent of people have a genuine food allergy, intolerances are more common.

FAMILY PETS: Fun for all to enjoy

This Is Wiltshire: FAMILY PETS: Fun for all to enjoy

3:04pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Small and furry Easter fun for kids, by David Jones, store manager at Pets at Home Swindon Bridgemead

Signs taking us in the right direction but £40k cost 'could have been better spent'

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Council are replacing 12 major road boundary signs after 19 years. This is the first out of the 12 that has been put up. 
Pictured: (LEFT TO RIGHT) The sign itself.
27.03.15 Pic by Vicky Scipio (22003013)

2:13pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

VISITORS to Swindon will be greeted by 12 new boundary signs which will be installed around the borough during the next few weeks, at a cost of £40,000.

People feeling happier about finances, figures show

This Is Wiltshire: People feeling happier about finances, figures show

10:38am Wednesday 1st April 2015

The financial well-being of UK households improved last year - but overall it is not much better than it was five years ago - according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

War medals go under the hammer

This Is Wiltshire:

10:33am Wednesday 1st April 2015

THERE’S a distinctly militaristic theme to the next auction of antiques at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester.

Swindon charities targeted for support by incoming High Sheriff

This Is Wiltshire: Photograph shows Lady Gooch Wiltshire’s new High Sheriff (copyright Richard Greenly Photography, Hungerford) (22218839)

7:27pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

TWO Swindon charities have been lined up for special support in the coming year by the new High Sheriff of Wiltshire.

Eddie, the life-saving Labrador, puts up his paws

This Is Wiltshire: Wendy Narain-Denley with Eddie the Labrador who has been given an award at The George Veterinary Group in Malmesbury in recognition of his blood donations

9:16am Wednesday 1st April 2015

EDDIE the eight year-old Labrador is the ultimate blood hound after making seven life-saving blood donations to pooches-in-need

UPDATE: Let’s roll with it as Oasis come ‘home’

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Wednesday 1st April 2015

BRITPOP legends Oasis look like they could definitely maybe be about to make a Wonderwall return to the stage – in Swindon.

Driving test examiner killed wife by deliberately crashing off motorway at 80mph, court told

This Is Wiltshire:

5:42pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A DRIVING test examiner killed his wife by deliberately crashing their pick-up truck off a motorway at up to 84mph, a court has heard.

£200m investment secures thousands of Honda jobs - new Civic to be built in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015

THOUSANDS of jobs at Honda have been secured after the car giant announced it was investing £200m to build the new Civic in Swindon.

Last ditch effort to save Bedwyn's direct trains

This Is Wiltshire: Steve Smith, of Bedwyn Trains Passenger Group, yesterday

11:16am Tuesday 31st March 2015

TRAIN campaigners in Bedwyn have written to the Department of Transport in a last ditch attempt to save a direct service to London.









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