Thousands gather for big switch on in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire:

8:35pm Friday 28th November 2014

Magical lanterns lit up the dark skies as thousands of people gathered on Devizes town centre for the Christmas light switch on tonight.

Breaking news Woman sexually assaulted in town centre

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

5:20pm Friday 28th November 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information regarding a sexual assault which occurred in the area of Lincoln Street, in the town centre area of Swindon last night just after 11:00 pm.

Police told to drop case against Melanie Hall suspect due to lack of evidence

This Is Wiltshire: Melanie Hall

5:24pm Friday 28th November 2014

POLICE have said they cannot charge a man arrested last year on suspicion of murdering Melanie Hall because they have been told by the Crown Prosecution Service there is insufficient evidence.

At 107, is Marie Wiltshire's oldest woman?

This Is Wiltshire:

3:13pm Friday 28th November 2014

A birthday cake with 107 candles is in order for Marie Chilcott, who will be celebrating the milestone occasion with family on Sunday.

Katie Hopkins labels Swindon as 'Godforsaken' in latest column

This Is Wiltshire: FIRED SERIES THREE: Katie Hopkins

10:56am Friday 28th November 2014

TELEVISION personality and The Sun columnist Katie Hopkins has dragged Swindon into the national press for the wrong reasons once again.

Black Friday: Wiltshire shoppers queue for hours to net bargains

This Is Wiltshire:

9:35am Friday 28th November 2014

The Black Friday shopping sale has hit Trowbridge as shoppers queued outside Asda in the Shires from 5.30am.

THE LIST: 10 things to do in and around Swindon this weekend (Nov 29&30)

This Is Wiltshire: The Woman in Black/Malvern Theatres

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

AS another weekend beckons we bring you the latest in our regular weekly slot giving you 10 things to do in and around Swindon.

Dog attack alert for Westbury

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

4:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

Police are trying to trace the owner of a dog that attacked a woman in Westbury’s Grassacre Park, as they fear it could pose a danger to children.

Fee refund failing with Melksham shoppers

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

3:30pm Friday 28th November 2014

Drivers in Melksham are not satisfied with the parking fee redemption scheme in the town centre, according to an online survey.

New arrival for Melksham comic store boss

This Is Wiltshire: Organiser Hayley Spencer

3:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

Manager Hayley Spencer from KomiX in Church Street, Melksham will be leaving the comic shop on Christmas Eve for six months’ maternity leave.

Melksham festive event will go ahead despite work

This Is Wiltshire: A musical treat at Melksham's Christmas lights event

3:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

Next year’s Melksham Christmas lights will not be affected by building works for the new campus, says Wiltshire Council.

FOOTBALL: Hotshot Higdon celebrates Melksham landmark

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

GARY Higdon hopes he can maintain his prolific goal-scoring record and keep Melksham Town fighting on three fronts this season.

Hilperton volunteer’s vital support

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

Hilperton volunteer Maggie Champkin said her work supporting disabled children as part of the Wiltshire Short Breaks service is incredibly rewarding, after receiving a regional award.

Melksham teachers’ glitter ball glory

This Is Wiltshire:

2:30pm Friday 28th November 2014

Strictly fever hit Melksham Oak School as it hosted a fundraising event for a new wall mirror for the dance studio.

Flicking Trowbridge festivities on

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

Huge crowds are anticipated for the annual Trowbridge Christmas lights switch-on tomorrow when Glastonbury music festival founder Michael Eavis will turn on the lights.

ULTRA-DISTANCE RUNNING: Why Holly is on top of the world

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

BRADFORD on Avon’s Holly Rush completed an amazing year of ultra-distance running with a superb performance in the Manaslu Trail 200k mountain race in Nepal, writes Kevin Fahey.

Police called to Trowbridge in Tesco after Black Friday alert

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

1:16pm Friday 28th November 2014

Police officers were called to Tesco in County Way, Trowbridge, just before midnight yesterdaybecause of th the numbers of shoppers gathering to grab Black Friday deals.

Be sensible, be safe is Christmas message from Community Safety Partnership

This Is Wiltshire:

1:19pm Friday 28th November 2014

Be sensible, Be safe is the key message being given to people across Swindon and Wiltshire from the Community Safety Partnership in the run-up to and throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

BOXING: Nick waits on fight verdict

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

NICK Blackwell considers himself in a ‘win-win situation’ as he prepares to sit down and watch two potential British middleweight title opponents slug it out tomorrow night.

Remember Trowbridge loved ones with a special tree message

This Is Wiltshire: Pre-lit dual light Christmas tree from John Lewis

1:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

Trowbridge funeral directors Barker & Courtiers is inviting people to pay tribute to loved ones by leaving a message on a special memorial Christmas tree from Monday.

Mourners urged to wear bright colours

This Is Wiltshire:

12:32pm Friday 28th November 2014

Friends and family of sports lover Steve Patten-Hall are urged to wear bright colours when they attend his funeral on Tuesday.

Mourners urged to to wear bright colours

This Is Wiltshire:

12:26pm Friday 28th November 2014

Friends and family of sports lover Steve Patten-Hall are urged to wear bright colours when they attend his funeral on Tuesday.

Melksham driver caught red-handed

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

12:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

A driver who drove through a red light on Friday in front of an unmarked police vehicle on Old Broughton Road, Melksham has been cautioned by officers.

Malmesbury students deliver traditional English entertainment to Africa

This Is Wiltshire:

11:38am Friday 28th November 2014

Residents of an elderly people’s home in South Africa, whose usual experience of traditional dance displays may be of Zulu origin, could be in for a culture shock.

KARTING: This youngster really is one fast Guy

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Friday 28th November 2014

YOUNG Trowbridge speedster Guy Cunnington hopes to step things up a gear next season as he aims to make his mark in the country’s top karting championship.

Southwick firm ‘hires’ Apprentice candidates

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Southwick firm Leigh Park Garden Machinery featured on top BBC1 show The Apprentice on Wednesday night, after the business wannabees tackled selling its ride-on mowers at the Royal Bath and West Show.

DUATHLON: Combe’s King James

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

AGE group world champion James Coleman stormed to success at Castle Combe’s Chilly Duathlon event on Sunday.

Malmesbury Brownies master town’s traditional dance

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Youngsters in Malmesbury have been learning how to do The Flying Monk – a traditional dance inspired by the town’s plummeting medieval aviator.

Trowbridge Lions seek place to park Santa's sleigh

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Trowbridge Lions Club is appealing for help to find a new home for its Christmas float again, just two years after the fundraising sleigh was last left without somewhere to be stored.

Shop in Warminster and see the lights

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Warminster Christmas lights switch-on will take place tomorrow preceded by a market organised by Warminster Town Council.

Teacher heading for Liberia to help Ebola fundraising campaign

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Friday 28th November 2014

TEACHER Dan Wright has packed in his day job to help join the fight against Ebola in Liberia.

For Cooper it’s the summit of nothing

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

THOUGH it is a rather large carrot, Town boss Mark Cooper says topping the League One table at this stage would mean nothing.

Safety jacket gift to pupils

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

SPECSAVERS optician in Marlborough High Street has donated 100 high-visibility vests to pupils at St Peter’s school as part of Road Safety Week.

Cake served at market milestone

This Is Wiltshire:

5:14pm Friday 28th November 2014

THE monthly market in Malmesbury celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday in time-honoured tradition – with a birthday cake.

Capturing beauty on your doorstep

This Is Wiltshire:

5:05pm Friday 28th November 2014

PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Peel loves Malmesbury so much that he has taken thousands of pictures of the town – usually without straying more than 300 metres from his house.

Answers on rights given to all carers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:02pm Friday 28th November 2014

A ‘QUESTION Time’ event where carers can discuss their rights is taking place tomorrow at Devizes Town Hall as part of national Carers Rights Day.

Slum challenge for charity

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

TEENAGERS from 10:10 youth group in Devizes slept outside for a night to raise money and awareness of homelessness.

Young talent’s return show

This Is Wiltshire:

4:47pm Friday 28th November 2014

SOME of the best entrants from Devizes Junior Eisteddfod will be performing again on Saturday at two festival concerts.

Sweet idea to raise cash for tiny babies

This Is Wiltshire:

4:36pm Friday 28th November 2014

NEONATAL units will get a funding boost thanks to Kandu Arts’ efforts as part of this weekend’s Chippenham Winter Festival.

The write way to win a contest

This Is Wiltshire:

4:28pm Friday 28th November 2014

Wiltshire College students are being encouraged to enter a short story and poetry competition linked to the centenary of the First World War.

Villages to get better connected

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

OARE and Wilcot have been announced as two of the communities that will benefit from 3G coverage under Vodafone’s Open Sure Signal 100 programme.

Pupils help police monitor speeders

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

PUPILS from Box Primary School helped police to monitor the speed of traffic coming through the village last week.

Dig deep or lose your speed signs

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

PARISH and town councils are being consulted on the continued use of speed indication devices on roads in the county after it was announced that funding for them by Wiltshire Council will not be given in the new financial year.

Young art takes flight

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Friday 28th November 2014

SANTA’S little helpers from Kings Lodge Primary School have placed their handmade decorations onto the Town Hall Christmas tree this week.

Charity joins Ebola fight

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Friday 28th November 2014

A CHARITY that sinks water wells in beleaguered Sierra Leone has suspended normal operations to help prevent Ebola breaking out in the area where it operates.

More stores happy to help

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Friday 28th November 2014

THE Gazette & Herald’s Christmas Toy Appeal, in partnership with the Salvation Army, continues to go from strength to strength as we near December.

Welcome season with Winter Fest

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

THE festive season gets underway in Calne this weekend as the town gears up for Saturday’s Winter Festival.

All Dickensian at Trowbridge Museum’s grotto

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge Town Hall is one of many historic buildings locally open this weekend. Left, the Blind House in Trowbridge could be another stop on your Heritage Open Days tour.

12:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

A Dickensian Christmas Grotto, organised by Trowbridge Museum, will be in the Town Hall from 10.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5pm tomorrow. There will be craft activities.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Marine sign on clutch of College youngsters

This Is Wiltshire:

11:02am Friday 28th November 2014

SWINDON Supermarine have bolstered their injury-hit squad by registering five New College youngsters.

TOM ON TOWN: It’s up to you to welcome the regulars of tomorrow

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

THE announcement by TrustSTFC on Tuesday that their schools ticket initiative had been taken up by nearly 3,500 children and their parents is no-quibbles great news.








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