Weather warning issued for Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

7:55am Saturday 6th February 2016

THE Met Office has issued a weather warning across Swindon which is expected to be in place throughout the day.

Alexander Appeal: Three-year-old back home in Dilton Marsh following proton beam therapy

This Is Wiltshire: Alexander Vinson back home in Dilton Marsh with mum Raluca after treatment in the USA  ..Glenn Phillips GP218-2

12:03pm Saturday 6th February 2016

PARENTS of Dilton Marsh’s Alexander Vinson face an anxious two-month wait to find out whether proton beam therapy treatment on his brain tumour has worked as they settle back into family life at home.

Wiltshire's Normandy war veterans awarded Legion d’Honneur

This Is Wiltshire: Normandy veterans Walter Beall, Bob Conway, Honorary French Consul  Madame Josette Lebrat ,Kenneth Godfrey with seated John Butchard and James Wade at the presentations France's highest award the Chevalier de Legion at Bath Guildhall. Pics Trevor Porter T

7:02am Saturday 6th February 2016

SIX veterans from the former Wiltshire Branch of the Normandy Veterans Association have been awarded the Legion d’Honneur for their bravery and commitment during the liberation of France.

Swimmers collect medals at national pool finals

3:39pm Saturday 6th February 2016

TWO pupils from Springmead School in Beckington have just represented the school at the final of the ISA Swimming Championships at the Olympic pool in London.

Trowbridge Police Station welcomes new deputy sector head

This Is Wiltshire: New sector head at Trowbridge police Sgt Louis McCoy.. Pics Trevor Porter TP52411-01

1:07pm Saturday 6th February 2016

TROWBRIDGE Police Station has welcomed a new deputy sector head to the team, who believes community visibility of officers is at the forefront of everything the new pilot scheme aims to achieve.

Bradford on Avon's Kingston House to reopen for business after 25 years

This Is Wiltshire:

8:50am Saturday 6th February 2016

BRADFORD on Avon’s historic Kingston House will open this summer as a workspace and innovation centre after nearly 25 years of being vacant.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Zombie spoof of Pride and Prejudice

This Is Wiltshire:

6:20am Saturday 6th February 2016

I've been a tourist for half a decade, says Richard Ede who plays Hannay in spy thriller

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 6th February 2016

The Adver catches up with Richard Ede who plays the role of Hannay in The 39 Steps 2016 tour.

Fundraiser started for Trowbridge girl, 8, paralysed on holiday

This Is Wiltshire: Tasha Wright fundraising for daughter Nakita Wright (8) paralysed after holiday accident ..Glenn Phillips GP219-4

5:35pm Friday 5th February 2016

THREE months after a holiday accident that paralysed her eight-year-old daughter, a Trowbridge mum is battling to find a new home after her landlord told her she has to move out.

MPs to battle rail cutbacks plan

This Is Wiltshire: MPs Andrew Murrison, Michelle Donelan and David Warburton have written to the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin to voice their concerns over Westbury Station. Pic Glenn Philips. (54969555)

5:02pm Friday 5th February 2016

MPS in Wiltshire fear changes to rail services between Reading and Taunton mean some trains will no longer stop at Westbury.

Witness appeal after aggravated burglary in Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a lone female motorist was pulled over by a fake police car near Salisbury on New Year’s Eve. (51223924)

4:01pm Friday 5th February 2016

POLICE are are appealing for information after a man in his 40s was assaulted during an aggravated burglary in Melksham on February 3.

Opposition for 200 homes on Hilperton Gap gathers pace

This Is Wiltshire: Cllr  Steve Oldrieve in reflective jacket with Cllr Ernie Clark and campaigners at the new  road  at Hilperton concerned with the proposed housing. Pics Trevor Porter TP52418-01

3:02pm Friday 5th February 2016

RESIDENTS living near the Hilperton Gap road could see their worst nightmare come true, as plans are already being laid to apply for permission to build up to 210 houses there.

High demand leads to extension of Brunel food hub plan

This Is Wiltshire: Artist's impression on new look Canal Street

2:45pm Friday 5th February 2016

HIGH level of demand from restaurant companies for units has led to plans for a food hub in the Brunel Shopping Centre being extended.

Courier businessman Jason Ranford jailed for 13th breach of driving bans

This Is Wiltshire:

12:28pm Friday 5th February 2016

A COURIER business owner with 12 previous convictions for breaching driving bans was jailed today for breaching them a 13th time.

Chippenham PE coach guilty of sex crimes

This Is Wiltshire: Philip Boore (54889471)

12:00pm Friday 5th February 2016

A CHILDREN'S football and PE coach from Chippenham who encouraged a 14 year-old girl to perform webcam sex acts on herself must wait to hear his fate, after being convicted of sex crimes.

Couple who falsely claimed £200k in benefits walk from court

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Crown Court (54977286)

10:50am Friday 5th February 2016

A COUPLE who plundered almost £200,000 in benefits they weren't entitled to have walked free from court.

'Devastating' cuts to buses condemned

This Is Wiltshire: Stratton bus passengers were unhappy at the news at the end of 2015 that the No20 Ermin Street bus service was being stopped by Thamesdown buses. L to R Mary Finch, Elizabeth Smart and Shirley Lewis. Picture Stuart Harrison

9:10am Friday 5th February 2016

CAMPAIGNERS have condemned the 'utterly devastating cuts' to rural bus services which they say are on a par with the controversial Beeching Report into the rail network.

Furious driver among 10,000 fined for going into Penzance Drive bus lane

This Is Wiltshire: Diane Cross made an Freedom of Information request after she was fined for going into a Penzance Drive bus lane opposite the outlet centre The figures revealed more than 10,000 motorists had been fined in six months (54897399)

9:01pm Thursday 4th February 2016

A FURIOUS motorist is campaigning for the council to change the signage for the Penzance Drive bus lane after data revealed more than 10,000 drivers have been fined there in just six months.

Rat in Trowbridge pub 'ran up man's leg and ate his chip'

This Is Wiltshire:

9:33am Thursday 4th February 2016

DINERS Reece Coombs and Lucy Wren have spoken of their horror after a rat ran up Mr Coombs' trouser leg and stole one of his chips while they were eating dinner at The Albany Palace in Trowbridge.

Petition launched for man serving time in jail in Philippines

This Is Wiltshire: Kevin and Charlene Taylor before their imprisonment in The Philippines. (54880671)

2:04pm Thursday 4th February 2016

A SWINDON man imprisoned in The Philippines for six years for a crime he says he didn’t commit has set up a parliamentary petition to appeal for his release.

Boxer to get back in the ring in memory of son

This Is Wiltshire: Boxer Bronwyn Duff is raising money for Swindon Sands in memory of her son Baby Sunshine. She trains at Paddy Fitzpatrick's boxing gym in Ferndale Rd. Pic: Dave Cox

8:58am Friday 5th February 2016

A BOXER who vowed to hang up her gloves and leave the sport behind is stepping back into the ring to raise money in memory of her baby.

UPDATE: Police hunt for missing woman

This Is Wiltshire:

9:03am Friday 5th February 2016

Wiltshire Police are appealing for help to find 81-year-old Avril Skuse.

Expect long delays in Trowbridge thanks to gas replacement works

This Is Wiltshire: Traffic chaos expected as Church Street  Trowbridge is due to close for 6 weeks. Pics Trevor Porter TP52410-02

4:09pm Friday 5th February 2016

MOTORISTS across Trowbridge should brace themselves for long delays in the coming weeks as Wales & West Utilities start gas replacement work which will see several roads closed or controlled by temporary traffic lights.

Great Western Hospital to cut 'bed-blocking' delays in discharging patients

This Is Wiltshire: GREAT Western Hospital is working to reduce delays in discharging patients after a report revealed “bed-blocking” may be costing the NHS £900m a year.

4:09pm Friday 5th February 2016

GREAT Western Hospital is working to reduce delays in discharging patients after a report revealed 'bed-blocking' may be costing the NHS £900m a year.

Do you recognise red bag shopper police want to speak to?

This Is Wiltshire:

4:07pm Friday 5th February 2016

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to after bottles of alcohol were stolen from a shop in Marlborough.

Pub boss jailed over head-on crash which killed his fiance

This Is Wiltshire: Emma Burton and Paul Holmes pictured at the opening of The Somerford Arms

4:03pm Friday 5th February 2016

A PUB boss who was over the limit when his Porsche collided head-on with a lorry, killing his fiancée, has been jailed for two years and four months.

Council urged to reconsider library decision

This Is Wiltshire: Library North Swindon Orbital.

3:42pm Friday 5th February 2016

A PLAN by Swindon Borough Council to transfer most of the town’s libraries over to volunteers has been described as a low point for the service.

Children centres' closure set to go ahead despite protests

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon schoolchildren’s details safe on database, claims council

3:15pm Friday 5th February 2016

DESPITE strong opposition to the move, Swindon Borough Council looks set to push ahead with the closure of the town’s five remaining children centres.

Longleat to celebrate Year of the Monkey

This Is Wiltshire: A macaque monkey at Longleat Safari Park. (55029807)

3:11pm Friday 5th February 2016

LONGLEAT Safari Park will witness some monkeying around this February half-term as it marks the start of the Chinese New Year.

Cottage-sized transformer starting journey to Wiltshire

This Is Wiltshire:

3:34pm Friday 5th February 2016

A COTTAGE-sized electricity transformer begins the first leg of its journey to its new Wiltshire home on Sunday.

Calls for support for those struggling to pay water bills

1:45pm Friday 5th February 2016

A WATCHDOG has called on water companies to ensure that those who cannot afford to pay their bills are given the help they need after it was announced prices would be going up.

Link road will be removed, says Network Rail ahead of electrification work

This Is Wiltshire:

12:30pm Friday 5th February 2016

WORK on three bridges over the railway in Royal Wootton Bassett will begin on time, Network Rail has said as the electrification project moves further west.

Bangers raise funds for our appeal

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes butchers,Walter Rose and Sons are selling sausages to raise money for Julia's House Appeal. Pictured are owner Steve Cook (centre) with sons l-r Jack and Charlie Cook.Siobhan Boyle (SMB823/3). (54667052)

12:04pm Friday 5th February 2016

DEVIZES award winning butchers Walter Rose & Sons is backing our 200 appeal for Julia's House by creating a special recipe sausage and donating money from every banger sold.

Golf range plan near Devizes still on target for April opening

This Is Wiltshire: Steve Oram (54986270)

11:35am Friday 5th February 2016

FARMER Steve Oram says his golf range project is still on target to open at the end of April.

Older footballers walking to victory in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Tony Martin at walking football (54965635)

9:56am Friday 5th February 2016

WALKING football which scored a public relations victory when it was showcased on a bank's TV advertisement has now taken off in Devizes.

MP joins in celebrations of success at village school

This Is Wiltshire: Claire Perry MP (centre) visits Chirton Primary to help celebrate the school's growth. Claire (right) is taken on a tour of the school with head teacher Amy Bekker Wrench and pupils l-r Chris, Maya and Perdy.Siobhan Boyle (SMB809/3). (54248688)

9:33am Friday 5th February 2016

DEVIZES MP Claire Perry is the latest dignitary to join in celebrations to mark the transformation of a village primary school.

Wyle Valley School children show their artistic skills

This Is Wiltshire: Artist Steve Porter is making a mural with the children of Wylye Valley Primary School, Codford, Warminster.Siobhan Boyle (SMB827/5). (54666631)

4:44pm Friday 5th February 2016

CHILDREN at Wylye Valley School were busy getting their hands messy last week as they created murals.

Police appeal for information on Froxfield thefts

This Is Wiltshire: Rouge trader warning

4:22pm Friday 5th February 2016

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to two burglaries in Froxfield near Marlborough.

Pupils put two and two together for charity

This Is Wiltshire: Pupils at The Croft Primary School in Swindon have been supporting the nationwide NSPCC Number Day by getting stuck into maths challenges. Pic: Thomas Kelsey

3:09pm Friday 5th February 2016

YOUNGSTERS at The Croft Primary School have been learning about maths with a twist for charity.

Uplands School praised in The Good Schools Guide

This Is Wiltshire: Staff and students at Uplands School who have been praised in The Good Schools Guide. Pic: Thomas Kelsey

2:44pm Friday 5th February 2016

UPLANDS School has been praised as a ‘warm and smiley’ place in the latest edition of The Good Schools Guide.

Driver flees the scene after hitting Trowbridge shop causing structural damage

This Is Wiltshire: Ann Mason takes a close look at the  damaged wall after Pitts was hit. Pics Trevor Porter TP52403-03

2:34pm Friday 5th February 2016

A DRIVER caused structural damage to kitchenware shop HB Pitts in Silver Street, Trowbridge last Tuesday after they drove into the building before fleeing the scene.

Historic fun as children go back to the Forties

This Is Wiltshire:

1:19pm Friday 5th February 2016

PRIMARY school pupils took a trip back in time yesterday with a 1940s-themed day.

All boy dance crew make debut at Dauntsey's show

This Is Wiltshire: Dauntsey's School dance group (55005369)

1:03pm Friday 5th February 2016

JUST in case females at Dauntsey's School had any plans to muscle in on its all-boy street dance crew it has called itself Girls Not Invited.

Alumni of secondary school called upon to help make a difference

This Is Wiltshire:

12:56pm Friday 5th February 2016

A SECONDARY school is seeking former students who can inspire and motivate the current generation to academic success and career confidence.

Trowbridge author visits former school to inspire future writers

This Is Wiltshire: Author Joffre White once a pupil at Parochial school arrives back to his old  school now Bellefield in Trowbridge.. Pics Trevor Porter TP52400/02

9:33am Friday 5th February 2016

AUTHOR Joffre White took a step back in time by visiting his old school in Trowbridge to show pupils what it takes to become a writer.

Forest school teacher returns from Shanghai in time for Chinese New Year in Chirton

This Is Wiltshire: Sarah Pender in woods at Chirton (54959868)

9:05am Friday 5th February 2016

YOUNGSTERS at a village primary school near Devizes had Chinese New Year brought close to home on Monday.

Friends see red to help schoolmate with heart condition

This Is Wiltshire: Heart patient Lori Weeks and her schoolmates  wearing red at Noremarsh School, Wootton Bassett to raise money for a second life-saving defibrillator.

2:51pm Friday 5th February 2016

SCHOOLMATES of heart patient Lori Weeks dressed all in red to help raise money for a second life-saving defibrillator.

Man threatened to throw brick through window because he wanted his son home for Christmas

This Is Wiltshire: Drink driver got behind wheel despite having hotel room for night

10:43am Friday 5th February 2016

A MAN showed up drunk at his sister-in-law’s house on Christmas Eve and threatened to throw a brick through her window because he wanted his son home, a court has heard.

New health-conscious cafe to open in Swindon town centre this weekend

This Is Wiltshire: New health food store opening in Morley Street on Saturday, left - right: Tembi Huna, Nikki Beasant, Anna Green, Juwan Gold

10:39am Friday 5th February 2016

A FORMER biomedical science researcher is hoping to prove to residents that it is possible to eat nutritious food and still enjoy it when she opens a new café in Swindon town centre this weekend.

Devizes businesswomen celebrate one year of local hair salon

This Is Wiltshire: Taylor-Jane Hancock, Heidi Stockhill, Lucy Croucher, Abigail Wallen and Kerry Gover

4:25pm Friday 5th February 2016

A GROUP of Devizes businesswomen have come together to celebrate the first anniversary of a hair salon.


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