Alexander Appeal: Mum thanks fundraisers as two-year-old son set for life-saving treatment

This Is Wiltshire: Alexander Vinson's mum Raluca, second left, with Dr Andrew Chang, left, who will be performing the treatment in America, and June and Mike Hyman, co-founder of Kids 'n' Cancer with a cheque for £100,000

6:08pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THE mum of Alexander Vinson has thanked the “amazing people” whose donations will see her two-year-old son fly out to America on Monday for life-saving treatment following an appeal to raise £150,000.

Council tax could rise by £50 following Autumn Statement

This Is Wiltshire: Prime Minister David Cameron pictured during his visit to Swindon's UTC this morning where he launched the Conservative's manifesto in front of the cabinet and invited guests. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pictured at today's event. Picture S

5:02pm Thursday 26th November 2015

FOLLOWING the chancellor’s Autumn Statement yesterday it has been revealed council tax in Swindon could rise by more than £50 next year.

Wireless project could lead to fibre in North Swindon, says boss

This Is Wiltshire:

5:02pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THE man behind plans to bring wireless 4G has moved to reassure the residents of North Swindon who are calling for a fibre optic solution instead.

Mum knifed after Charice Gassmann shouted about being ‘done for murder’

This Is Wiltshire:

5:02pm Thursday 26th November 2015

ALISON Connolly was stabbed through the heart moments after witnesses heard attacker Charice Gassmann yell she was ‘going to get done for murder’, a court heard.

Breaking news Car flips onto roof after phone box crash

This Is Wiltshire:

3:10pm Thursday 26th November 2015

Croft Road in Swindon is currently closed after a crash saw a vehicle end up on its roof.

Former Nova Hreod pupil dies after nightclub fall

This Is Wiltshire:

3:17pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A 20-year-old former Nova Hreod pupil has died after apparently falling down stairs at a nightclub.

Mum attacked love rival, 17, after sending threatening Facebook message

This Is Wiltshire:

9:38am Thursday 26th November 2015

A MUM who attacked a teenage love rival after sending her a threatening Facebook message written in street slang has been spared a jail term.

Ginger tom strikes up unlikely friendship with men in orange uniforms

This Is Wiltshire: The ginger tom in his make-shift bed at the B&Q warehouse off Highworth Road in Swindon.

4:48pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THE hunt is on for the true owner of a ginger tom that has been living the high-life alongside a group of men in orange uniforms.

Police appeal for witnesses following sexual assault in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

4:08pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in an alleyway in Trowbridge last Monday.

Duchess of Cambridge to visit Warminster

This Is Wiltshire: The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Warminster next month in her role as patron for charity Action on Addiction. Pic by Ricky Wilson. (47588738)

2:48pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THE Duchess of Cambridge will visit Warminster next month in her role as patron for charity Action on Addiction and attend its Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies.

Man, 39, left human excrement and threatening drawings at police station door

This Is Wiltshire: Chippenham Magistrates Court

1:58pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A 39-year-old Malmesbury man has been ordered to pay a total of £230 after admitting leaving human excrement and threatening drawings of a decapitated and castrated police officer at a police station.

Tributes to popular jockey who died after crash

This Is Wiltshire:

1:02pm Thursday 26th November 2015

HEARTBROKEN friends and family of crash victim John Goggin say they will never forget the talented and inspirational jockey who always had a smile on his face.

'Inadequate' care home must raise quality, says CQC

This Is Wiltshire: Church View Nursing Home in Rainer Close, Stratton.

12:38pm Thursday 26th November 2015

AN ‘INADEQUATE’ nursing home in Stratton is making improvements since inspectors slammed it in the spring, but more is required to change its overall rating.

Adver's online reports help Rogers family cope with tragedy of Tom's death

This Is Wiltshire:

12:47pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THE family of Tom Rogers, killed in a random attack on a cycle path near Swindon railway station, have thanked the Adver for reports into the tragedy.

ATHLETICS: Making Gale a force

This Is Wiltshire:

12:30pm Thursday 26th November 2015

BRITISH Athletics chiefs have given their backing to Trowbridge high jumper Tom Gale as a potential future international athlete, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

Corsham family suffer more than year’s torment after lightning strike

This Is Wiltshire:

11:12am Thursday 26th November 2015

A CORSHAM family has suffered more than a year’s torment and face Christmas away from home after a lightning bolt damaged their house and repair works due to take eight weeks have taken more than 13 months.

'I didn't ask for gold chain' - GWH supervisor in bribery allegations tribunal breaks down

This Is Wiltshire: Aerials 2009            Pics Dave Evans         6.08.09.GWH. (45708090)

11:20am Thursday 26th November 2015

THE former senior supervisor at the centre of allegations about bribery, discrimination and harassment at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital, broke down in tears at an Employment Tribunal.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Robins add two more to ranks ahead of Trophy tie

This Is Wiltshire:

11:03am Thursday 26th November 2015

FROME Town have further bolstered their squad with two new additions arriving at the end of last week.

Council debt collector accused of taking £50k from man in 90s

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 26th November 2015

A COUNCIL debt collector faces trial over the accusation she abused her position of trust to siphon £50,000 from a vulnerable man in his 90s over three years.

Bruce Street Bridge delays threatens local business

This Is Wiltshire: businesses along Bruce street bridges are annoyed at teh time work has taken and is affecting business. Pictured Jim Parry, Danny Wilson, Steve Law and Gaza Mazzotta..16/10/15 Thomas Kelsey. (42440591)

9:26am Thursday 26th November 2015

A BUSINESS owner has said his health, as well as his shop, have both been affected by the long-running works at Bruce Street Bridges.

Campaigners fight the housing crisis in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

12:47pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

A NEW group has been established in Swindon which aims to campaign for numerous housing issues in the town.

Purton pub’s first beer festival brings big boost for Prospect Hospice

This Is Wiltshire:

4:02pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

STAFF and regulars at the Royal George pub, in Purton, have donated a cheque for more than £1,000, raised at the pub’s first beer festival, to the Prospect Hospice.

Bidders splash the cash in Swindon auction

This Is Wiltshire:

4:37pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

MORE than £150,000 was splashed over the course of two days as avid collectors fought to get their hands on prized pop memorabilia.

Thompson admits he has not been at his best since Town return

This Is Wiltshire:

4:23pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

LOUIS Thompson has admitted he has not been hitting the heights so far in his return to Town.

Youth football club's plea for new ground in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes Football Youth Club are appealing for a permanent base for their 300 youngsters                     By Vicky Scipio

6:06am Thursday 26th November 2015

A YOUTH football chairman is appealing for landowners in Devizes to help find his 300 young members a new place to play.

St John's Church gearing up for Christmas Festival

This Is Wiltshire: Aaron Boote at last year's Christmas event at St Johns Church, Whitbourne Road in connection with Swindon Restore. Picture by Vicky Scipio.

6:12pm Thursday 26th November 2015

MUSICAL acts and performers across the town are honing their performances ahead of a Christmas extravaganza event at St John’s Church on Whitbourne Avenue.

Plans for ten new shops off Thamesdown Drive to be unveiled

This Is Wiltshire:

5:28pm Thursday 26th November 2015

MORE shops could be on their way to North Swindon, but developers are keen to hear from residents in the area before plans are finalised and submitted.

Corsham woman sexually assaulted at Bath cinema

This Is Wiltshire:

5:25pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A CORSHAM woman in her thirties was sexually assaulted at the Odeon cinema in Bath and police are now appealing for witnesses.

Ex-soldier wins prestigious driving award

This Is Wiltshire:

5:09pm Thursday 26th November 2015

AN ex-soldier who lost an arm in motor-cycle crash six years ago has been rewarded for his positive approach to life.

NatWest launches its Christmas Toy Appeal

This Is Wiltshire: NatWest are launching their Christmas appeal and calling on residents in the town to donate toys to be distributed to the John Edwards Children's Home this Christmas. Pictured Jane Stanley, Maxine Thomas and Emma Kayser. Picture by Thomas Kelsey.

3:35pm Thursday 26th November 2015

STAFF at Swindon’s NatWest branch are hoping bankers and neighbouring businesses will help them raise more than just a smile this Christmas.

Australian or South African sought after bike and taxi crash in Old Town

This Is Wiltshire:

2:17pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A MAN described as having an Asutralian or South African accent is being sought by police after his car was onvolved in a crash with a cyclist in Swindon.

All change at Longleat? Woman's bid to have handmade coat put on Anne the elephant

This Is Wiltshire: A photoshopped picture of the handmade coat on Longleat's elephant, Anne. (47376862)

1:19pm Thursday 26th November 2015

ANIMAL-lover Sue Dicker wants Longleat to lead the charge in ensuring that elephants are given coats which will offer them warmth and protection during the winter.

Motorcycle and van crash near Gorse Hill

This Is Wiltshire: Officers in the town centre have made a number of arrests following the bike thefts.

12:47pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A MOTORCYCLE and van crashed this morning near Gorse Hill.

Poignant message to victims of domestic abuse

This Is Wiltshire: Members of Swindon Borough Council, Wiltshire Police and Swindon Women’s Refuge marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Wednesday by tying a white ribbon around a tree at the Civic Offices. Picture by Thomas Kelsey.

12:05pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A POIGNANT reminder of the harrowing abuse that goes on behind the closed doors of some of Swindon’s homes has been tied around a tree in the town to remind people that they are not alone in the battle against domestic abuse.

Swindon Soup is hoping to stir up great ideas for town during first event

This Is Wiltshire: Fiona Simpson, project manager for Swindon Soup, is keen to hear from causes and ideas in the town that would like to be featured at events in the new year.

11:51am Thursday 26th November 2015

A NEW crowdfunding initiative is hoping to stir up some great ideas in Swindon.

Overturned car blocks road at Blacklands

This Is Wiltshire:

11:27am Thursday 26th November 2015

A ROAD was closed at Blacklands, near Calne, because of an overturned car this morning.

Garage boss spared jail for being four times drink-drive limit

This Is Wiltshire: GV of Swindon Magistrates Court.Pic Alan Owens.17.6.08.Ref No: 212392/4 (44223220)

10:44am Thursday 26th November 2015

A GARAGE owner more than four times over the legal drink-drive limit in Thamesdown Drive has been banned for three years, but was spared prison.

Fire juggling dropped from Christmas lights switch-on for first time in 26 years

This Is Wiltshire:

9:26am Thursday 26th November 2015

COLD water has been poured on the fiery antics of one of Old Town’s hottest properties over the Christmas period after 26 years of entertainment.

Kev return hands boss Ling a seventh wonder

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 26th November 2015

MARTIN Ling might be juggling his loan arrangement game to game currently, but he is prepared to increase the size of the problem.

Lunchtime 5k fundraiser in memory of Dan

This Is Wiltshire: Brake road safety ambassador at Arval Tracey Fuller with Daniel Climance's mum Helen Lucas at the 5k run held at Arval on Tuesday. Picture by Dave Cox.

4:40pm Thursday 26th November 2015

STAFF at vehicle leasing firm Arval stepped up their support for road safety charity Brake earlier this week when members of staff took time out of their lunchbreaks to complete a 5km run in memory of a schoolboy who lost his life earlier this year.

Dilton Marsh school pupils stamp out bullying

This Is Wiltshire: Students from Dilton Marsh Primary School stamp their feet for the Stamp Out Bullying campaign. Pics by Diane Vose DV2708/08. (46896453)

5:02pm Thursday 26th November 2015

CHILDREN at Dilton Marsh Primary School made some noise last week as they joined thousands of other pupils across the country in stamping their feet for an anti-bullying campaign.

Young martial artists celebrate successful showing at karate contest

This Is Wiltshire: Back row: James Hawkins, Aditya Sanjeev, Jacob Tobin, Xavier Maczko,Maya Wong, Abigail Bussey, Elizabeth Slater, Oliver Beek,Middle row: Frazer James, Alexander Wong, Leon Porter, Emily Fielder, Jack Griffin, Oliver Tobin, Fredrick Nichols,Front row: Elie

4:00pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THERE was huge success for members of the team from the Olympiad Karate Club on Sunday, when they competed at the Shikukai Wado Ryu Karate Championships.

Grumpy comedian is disappointed by humanity

This Is Wiltshire:

12:55pm Thursday 26th November 2015

Funnyman lambasts ‘vogue for false cheeriness’ among comics in favour of stoical determination to keep going

Panto star promises to stay on her feet

This Is Wiltshire:

12:45pm Thursday 26th November 2015

LIFE as a pantomime princess is fraught with peril – especially when you’re already prone to dramatic tumbles.

Rock your socks off with 1975

This Is Wiltshire:

12:23pm Thursday 26th November 2015

The perfect blend of dance rock, techno and pop hooks they prove that good rock can have pop/radio appeal. The show at the Oasis is sold out.

Police pull over 100 cars during crackdown on illegal vehicles and rural crime

This Is Wiltshire: Officers pull over vehicles to check if they are roadworthy at Bay Bridges in Marlborough. Pics by Diane Vose DV2722/07

11:00am Thursday 26th November 2015

MORE than 100 drivers were stopped and their cars rigorously examined as part a police operation to crack down on rural crime and unroadworthy cars being on the road.

THE WASHBLOG: Martin starting to make his mark and it's not pretty

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 26th November 2015

MARTIN Ling is certainly making his mark on Swindon. His side which defeated Walsall was unrecognisable from previous teams. It had been injected with grim determination and played some grim football, but they showed resistance, fortitude and attracted a lot of luck.

Tributes to popular jockey who died after crash

This Is Wiltshire:

1:01pm Thursday 26th November 2015

HEARTBROKEN friends and family of crash victim John Goggin say they will never forget the talented and inspirational jockey who always had a smile on his face.

Hospital warns visitors with norovirus symptoms to stay away

This Is Wiltshire: Lisa Hocking, Infection Prevention and Control Lead Nurse at GWH

11:46am Thursday 26th November 2015

STAFF at Great Western Hospital are working to limit the spread of infectious diseases this winter as the norovirus season takes hold, warning visitors to stay away if they fall victim to the vomiting and diarrhoea bug.

Back the Wiltshire Times Christmas Toy Appeal

This Is Wiltshire:

8:41am Thursday 26th November 2015

THE 2015 Wiltshire Times Toy Appeal, backed by the Salvation Army, has officially begun its campaign to help families in need this Christmas.

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