Gazette and Prospect launch £75,000 appeal for hospice outpatient centre at Savernake in Marlborough

This Is Wiltshire:

12:10am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Today we join forces with the Prospect Hospice to raise £75,000 for an outpatient centre at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough.

Police name Hilperton accident victim as Melksham woman, 31

This Is Wiltshire:

11:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police have named the woman who died after an accident in the early hours of Saturday as Cheryl Richards, 31, of Berryfield Lane, Melksham.

Devizes MP announces winners of her best local independent shop competition

This Is Wiltshire:

11:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Results of a vote for the best local independent shop in the Devizes constituency, organised by MP Claire Perry, have been announced.

Jailed: Railway guard, 61, who encouraged young girls to send indecent pictures

This Is Wiltshire: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A railway guard who encouraged young girls to send him indecent pictures of themselves has been jailed for five years and four months.

Video camera pervert, 49, gets jail warning from judge

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

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 49-year-old man who set up video cameras to spy on a girl in a bathroom and bedroom has been warned he is facing a jail term.

Parrots to star at Lacock wildlife and pet weekend

This Is Wiltshire: KIN/SC Burping parrot banned from Chessington restaurant

7:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Meet parrots at a wildlife and pet weekend from noon-4pm on Saturday, September 18, and 10.30am-1pm on Sunday, September 19.

Events lined up for Malmesbury's four-day philosophy festival

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

7:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Malmsbury's four-day Philosophy Town festival gets underway next week with events at the United Reformed Church and the Old Bell Hotel.

Watch out for your ferrets: Wiltshire pets struck down with highly contagious virus

This Is Wiltshire:

4:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Ferrets owners in Wiltshire are being warned of an outbreak of a highly contagious virus after a number of cases of epizootic catarrhal enteritis (ECE) were reported.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Westbury cracked by Almondsbury

This Is Wiltshire: Adam Collington

3:03pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DESPITE a spirited fightback, Westbury United were unable to put the brakes on in-form Almondsbury UWE last weekend.

Royal Wootton Bassett pupils awarded on their fun run

This Is Wiltshire:

3:25pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

More than 160 children ran a mile in Noremarsh Junior School’s fun run to raise funds for an outdoor classroom and pupils’ cookery equipment.

Police appeal after Westbury boy subjected to road rage

This Is Wiltshire:

1:39pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police are appealing for information regarding an incident of road rage towards an 11-year-old boy in Westbury, which took place just before 5pm on Sunday.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Surefooted Warminster stride to victory at Chard

This Is Wiltshire:

11:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DEREK Graham was delighted to see Warminster Town tackle Chard Town’s infamous slope and claim their biggest win of the season so far last weekend.

Model rail fans chuffed at turnout for Chippenham show

This Is Wiltshire:

1:55pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Bentley Model Railway Group are optimistic it will be full steam ahead for Chippenham’s Model Railway Show after a successful exhibition on Saturday.

Police appeal for witnesses after shooting in Park North

This Is Wiltshire:

10:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are on the hunt after a car was shot at in the Park North area on Tuesday night.

Wiltshire MPs back call for direct trains between Oxford and Bristol

This Is Wiltshire: Rail campaigner Graham Ellis, left, with MP Duncan Hames at the launch of the expanded TransWilts service on December 9

10:52am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Wiltshire MPs are among those who have written to Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, calling for a direct train service between Oxford and Bristol.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Corsham chief plumps for fresh faces

This Is Wiltshire:

10:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CORSHAM Town boss Trevor Rawlings is hoping that a handful of new signings can help keep his side on track in the Toolstation League First Division.

Get ready for hot stuff at new Chiquito in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

10:08am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Staff at Tex-Mex restuarant Chiquito in St Stephen's Place, Trowbridge, are putting the final touches to it before opening on Friday.

Chippenham gardeners can start in no time as allotment list dwindles

This Is Wiltshire:

8:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The waiting list for an allotment in Chippenham is at an all-time low.

Is a toilet seat the worst present a woman can get? What to avoid giving this Christmas

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A survey of women living in Wiltshire has revealed that nearly 80 per cent have received unwanted presents.

First World War centenary: Corsham concert date set

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A concert commemorating 100 years since the First World War began will take place later this month.

VIDEO: Gary tells his Wiltshire Air Ambulance story

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Gary Maslin, of Devizes, who suffered a heart attack, tells his Wiltshire Air Ambulance story here:

Amari'i's self Bell-ief boost

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SWINDON Town’s latest loan signing Amari’i Bell is hoping to regain some lost confidence during his spell at the County Ground.

Youth choir concert at Malmesbury Abbey aids foodbank

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

7:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Malmesbury Abbey welcomes The Modellschule Obersberg Youth Choir from Bad Hersfeld, Germany, to perform on Friday.

Chippenham shop stars in TV show Antiques Road Trip

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

An antiques shop near Chippenham stars in TV show Antiques Road Trip this afternoon.

Macmillan mobile support service in Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire: Massive Macmillan Workout

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Macmillan mobile service, giving free cancer information and support, is stopping off in Chippenham today, October 1.

Event aims to keep older people safe from fire

This Is Wiltshire: Fire fighters at Gladys Plumley Gardens

ADVICE to help keep older people safe from fire risks will be among information on offer at a special event in Swindon.

Accused is worried trial won’t be fair

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TIMOTHY Crook will claim historic media coverage of the deaths of his elderly parents will deny him a fair trial and ask to be heard in Nottingham.

Grants helped youngsters learn to swim

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

GRANTS from The Children’s Society have helped change the lives of 12 youngsters who have been learning how to swim.

Sign of the rhymes as poetry festival returns

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THIS year’s Swindon Festival of Poetry starts tomorrow.

OAP friends died in lorry collision

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BLIND woman from Purton died when the car she was travelling in pulled out in front of a speeding lorry.

VIDEO: Dan is unbeatable in national contest

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

VIDEO: Swindon beatboxer Dan Lowes has dreams of world domination after winning the national junior championship.

Host a fry up to show how much you care

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BUSINESSES and residents are being encouraged to host a fry up in aid of Swindon Carers Centre.

Drink driver’s five-year ban

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DRINK-driver who crashed a car which had no rear seats and with a child in the back has avoided jail – but has been banned from driving for five years.

Time is on your side at this bank

This Is Wiltshire: Nextime disco clock, £33, Red Candy

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SWINDON’s Time Banks in Penhill and Taw Hill are looking to expand to encompass the whole of North Swindon. Like any other bank, the Time Bank takes deposits and allow withdrawals, but unlike ordinary banks, the currency is time not money.  Members deposit an hour in the bank by contributing their time, and then withdraw an hour when they need a service. Time Bank North Swindon will give local residents the opportunity to get to know each other, form friendships and contribute to their community. Regular Time Bank activities already running include five-a-side evening football at Orchid Vale School; fortnightly morning craft sessions at North Swindon Library; and a six-weekly evening Book Club at Asda Orbital. Anyone can join the Time Bank and attend the regular or one-off special group events. New members are welcome and it is expected that new groups will be set up across North Swindon to suit people’s needs. “Anyone can join the local Time Bank. Everyone will find they have something to give and can benefit from the friendship of others,” said a group spokesman. l To find out more, contact Lou or Kirsty on 01793 420557 or or find them on facebook at!/timebankswindon.timebankswindon.

Status Quo to headline Lechlade Festival

This Is Wiltshire:

5:16pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

LEGENDARY rockers Status Quo will bring their classic anthems to next year's Lechlade Festival.

More frustration for Simon at Silverstone

This Is Wiltshire: Handy Motorsport driver Simon Belcher

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SIMON Belcher chalked up three more Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race finishes during the penultimate event of 2014 at Silverstone National Circuit over the weekend.

Barnes in good shape after Forest stage tests

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SWINDON local Ian Barnes consolidated his British Trail and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) championship positions last Saturday after finishing 41st overall on the Trackrod Forest Stages rally.

Long hot summer sees sunflowers continue to bloom - in October

This Is Wiltshire:

10:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THIS year’s enduring summer has seen one Penhill man’s garden go from strength to strength.

When giants roamed our streets

This Is Wiltshire:

5:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The recent discovery of the fossilised remains of the world’s largest dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus has prompted some recollections on long gone beasts that once roved the Swindon area… THEY would have been long dead anyway, having departed to that elephant’s graveyard around 40,000 years ago, give or take a millennia.

Our extension is really classy

This Is Wiltshire:

5:26pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PUPILS at Haydonleigh Primary School gave their new £3 million school extension a big ‘thumbs-up’ this week.

Melksham couple return to see lightning strike devastation

This Is Wiltshire:

9:41am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Melksham couple whose house was hit by lightning have returned to confront the devastation left by the fire.

Trowbridge store staff bag charity cash

This Is Wiltshire:

8:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Emotions ran high on Saturday as nine members of staff at HJ Knee had their heads shaved in the store at Spitfire Retail Park in Trowbridge in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Police want charging decision over Melanie Hall murder suspect

This Is Wiltshire: Melanie Hall

2:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have asked prosecutors to authorise charging a man with the murder of Bradford on Avon woman Melanie Hall, 25, who vanished after a night out in Bath, nearly 20 years ago.

Pewsey man has harassment victim in fear as he seeks to overturn conviction, court told

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

12:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Pewsey man who admitted harassment wants the conviction overturned saying he only pleaded guilty because his mother was worried about him being sent to jail.

Police plea after seven cars 'keyed' in Calne

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

9:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after seven vehicles in Calne were attacked on Thursday night.

Music festival in memory of Westbury teenager moves to home town

This Is Wiltshire:

8:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 12-hour music festival in memory of former Matravers pupil Rick Mills is being held again but this time in his hometown of Westbury.

Christian Malford man bailed over child abuse downloads accusation

This Is Wiltshire: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

8:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man who is accused of making hundreds of indecent images of children has been released on bail by a judge.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Highworth come good for Fisher

This Is Wiltshire: Highworth's hat-trick hero TJ Bohane

10:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

JOHN Fisher admitted his Highworth Town side needed a half-time talking-to before they put Newbury to the sword tonight.

Saga looks at new markets as Wiltshire retirement village takes shape

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Saga, the over-50s insurance group which is involved in building a retirement village near Corsham, is looking at enter into a series of new markets in the wake of its stock market flotation.

Fight must go on to save Wiltshire's outstanding landscapes, says CPRE president

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Sir Andrew Motion, the president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, visited Wiltshire's CPRE branches to discuss countryside issues with local volunteers.

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