Swift quick to make friends after Young Lions display

This Is Wiltshire:

7:35pm Monday 30th March 2015

JOHN Swift made quite an impression on the locals at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park, as he scored one and played a big role in the second as England Under 20s saw off the USA.

VIDEO: From Poldark to politics - Corsham is launch pad for Conservative election campaign

This Is Wiltshire:

7:16pm Monday 30th March 2015

FROM Poldark to politics, Corsham has seen it all after Prime Minister David Cameron chose the Wiltshire town to launch his General Election campaign, singling out Swindon as an economic success story.

UPDATE: Cameron arrives to address party faithful in Wiltshire as election campaign launched

This Is Wiltshire:

8:42am Monday 30th March 2015

One of the most closely-contested general elections for decades formally gets under way today, with David Cameron due to launch the Conservative campaign in Wiltshire.

Runners brave wind and rain for Clock Change Challenge in Calne

This Is Wiltshire: Wind-blown but happy runners, from left, Joe Morrison, Joe Goddard, Francesca Golding and Josef Erskine

4:43pm Monday 30th March 2015

GUSTY winds and heavy rain were not enough to put off the near 200 runners who took on the Calne Clock Change Challenge on Sunday.

Daughter follows in footsteps of Big Painting Challenge finalist dad

This Is Wiltshire: Richard Salter's painting of his daughter in his army clothes

4:48pm Monday 30th March 2015

THE success of Devizes soldier Richard Salter in TV’s Big Painting Challenge is rubbing off on his 11-year-old daughter Libby who is following in his footsteps.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Much-changed Corsham fall at Devizes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:11pm Monday 30th March 2015

A MUCH-CHANGED Corsham Town side slipped to a narrow defeat when they entertained near neighbours Devizes Town.

Gas leak fear after car collides with Trowbridge home

This Is Wiltshire:

12:58pm Monday 30th March 2015

A CAR has collided with a house in Lamplighters Walk in Trowbridge causing a gas leak.

Silver service of Devizes heart charity applauded

This Is Wiltshire: Cutting the cake with Mayor Sarah Bridewell are original members of the Devizes branch British Heart Foundation Shirley Jones and Terry Lake. By Siobhan Boyle (SMB445/11)

11:40am Monday 30th March 2015

SUPPORTERS of the Devizes branch of the British Heart Foundation took a trip back to the 80s to celebrate the group's silver anniversary and its fundraising achievements.

Suspended jail term for drug addict mum who let toddler live in squalor during visits to the father

This Is Wiltshire:

10:53am Monday 30th March 2015

A DRUG addict mum who let her toddler live in abject squalor when they visited the child's dad has been spared a jail term.

TROWBRIDGE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Freshford clinch back-to-back titles

This Is Wiltshire: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

10:35am Monday 30th March 2015

AFTER taking all three points from their visit to Hilperton United, Chris Birleson’s Freshford United can break open the champagne and celebrate a successful defence of the Trowbridge and District League Division One title with two matches still to play.

Heart patient of wrong 'ethnic religion' refused Halal meal at Great Western Hospital

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 30th March 2015

HEART patient Roger Strange was refused a meal at the Great Western Hospital because he was the wrong “ethnic religion”.

TOM ON TOWN: Let's Get the County Ground Rocking

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 30th March 2015

NEXT Saturday marks the start of a 30-day period that will almost certainly define Swindon Town’s season.

Royal British Legion on the lookout for veterans to take part in VE day celebrations

6:26pm Monday 30th March 2015

THE Royal British Legion is looking for veterans of VE Day to take part in national celebrations to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Party fun results in £5k for 160 Appeal in aid of Prospect Hospice

This Is Wiltshire:

3:28pm Monday 30th March 2015

PARTYGOERS having a flutter at their Christmas celebrations last year helped to raise thousands of pounds for the Adver’s 160 Appeal in aid of Prospect Hospice.

Bishop of Salisbury welcomes call for action to tackle climate change

2:25pm Monday 30th March 2015

The Bishop of Salisbury, The Rev Nicholas Holtam, has welcomed a Declaration from 17 Bishops calling for urgent action to tackle climate change.

EastEnders star drops in to visit twinkle-toed Swindon dancers

This Is Wiltshire: Eastenders actor John Partridge pictured with dance students during his visit to to the Liberates Dance. Picture: STUART HARRISON

11:30am Monday 30th March 2015

IT WAS a case of East meets South-West yesterday as an EastEnders heartthrob visited a Swindon dance school.


This Is Wiltshire: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

10:32am Monday 30th March 2015

FOLLOWING their Knockout Cup semi-final loss at the hands of White Horse FC earlier in the month, Ben Hogg’s Division Two table-toppers Holt FC went head-to-head with their rivals for a third time this term.


This Is Wiltshire: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

10:24am Monday 30th March 2015

A WEEK after they clinched the Third Division title with a 4-1 victory away at FC Box Steam Brewery, Craig Campbell’s Potterne signed off their league campaign with an emphatic 13-0 triumph at home to FC Trowbridge.


This Is Wiltshire: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

10:19am Monday 30th March 2015

THIRD Division sides FC Box Steam Brewery and Melksham Town A advanced to the last four of the EJ Shanley & Son sponsored Spring Cup after victories over respective second division opponents Trowbridge Wanderers Reserves and Trowbridge Rangers in their quarter-final encounters.

Man, 28, arrested over alleged sex assault at Sir Daniel Arms pub

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Monday 30th March 2015

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at the Sir Daniel Arms pub in Fleet Street during the early hours of Saturday.

Parents suspect foul play after holiday death of son, 32

This Is Wiltshire:

9:50am Monday 30th March 2015

THE parents of a fit young holidaymaker believe he was murdered and his bank account plundered, despite a coroner recording an open verdict.

Lights out at Nationwide as part of Earth Hour

This Is Wiltshire: Earth Hour 2015 uk logo (21953197)

6:49pm Monday 30th March 2015

THE lights went out at one of Swindon’s biggest companies on Saturday evening when Nationwide took part in the World Wide Fund For Nature’s Earth Hour.

Wiltshire adventurer's latest trip is alongside wounded veterans

This Is Wiltshire: Wiltshire adventurer's latest trip is alongside wounded veterans

6:40pm Monday 30th March 2015

ADVENTURER David Hempleman-Adams has set off on his latest expedition to the North Pole with the help of four wounded Royal Dragoons.

Swindon 105.5FM celebrates seven smooth-sounding years of success

This Is Wiltshire:

4:20pm Monday 30th March 2015

THE Swindon 105.5 community radio station is celebrating seven years of smooth-sounding success this month – as the station seeks to secure its future for the next seven years.

Adver and Wyvern Theatre join forces to present two election question times in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire: Candidates on stage at the Wyvern Theatre for the Adver's election question time in 2010 Picture: Siobhan Boyle

6:02am Monday 30th March 2015

PEOPLE in Swindon will have a chance to quiz general election candidates at two question time events organised by the Wyvern Theatre and the Adver.

Council gives green light to £1.9m 4G superfast broadband expansion

This Is Wiltshire: Councillor Garry Perkins during the unveiling of the new broadband scheme for Swindon earlier this month. Picture: DAVE COX

1:39pm Monday 30th March 2015

SWINDON Borough Council is pushing ahead with plans to roll-out superfast broadband - despite the Labour group calling for a fibre-optic internet option.

FA VASE: Pride in the fall for Highworth Town

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 30th March 2015

WHEN the members of Highworth Town’s heroic FA Vase squad sit down to tell the tale of how they came within a whisker of a Wembley final, John Fisher is certain that his players will spin a yarn without an ounce of regret.

FA VASE: Haines has High praise despite defeat

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 30th March 2015

HIGHWORTH chairman Rohan Haines was left feeling proud of his players despite their FA Vase semi-final defeat to North Shields.

£4m Lottery cash offered to groups

6:45pm Monday 30th March 2015

SWINDON groups are being urged to apply for a share of a £4 million pot to help social inclusion and employability.

Swindon babies to benefit from meningitis B jab

This Is Wiltshire: File photo dated 5/10/2009 of a nurse preparing a syringe. All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B under a landmark deal, the Health Secretary has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday Ma

4:32pm Monday 30th March 2015

BABIES in Swindon will benefit from a vaccine against meningitis B being provided on the NHS, after a landmark deal.

Celebrations for 175 years of railway works heritage on track

This Is Wiltshire:

1:52pm Monday 30th March 2015

CELEBRATIONS to mark the 175 years since the birth of Swindon’s railway works have already been put in place for next year.

DHL workers who supply to Marks and Spencer set to be made permanent after protests

This Is Wiltshire: Members of the GMB union demonstrate outside Marks and Spencer store in Swindon in February. Picture: STUART HARRISON

12:14pm Monday 30th March 2015

AGENCY workers at a distribution depot near Swindon could soon become permanent employees.

Swindon bank staff rumbled cheque scammer, court hears

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Crown Court

3:24pm Monday 30th March 2015

A CONMAN who was trying to cash bogus cheques in town centre banks has walked free from court.

Final Easter fundraiser for London Marathon runner at Christ Church

This Is Wiltshire: Charity Easter Fair held at Christchurch Community Centre.
Pictured: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Harry and Lucy Henssey.
28.03.15 Pic by Vicky Scipio (21886764)

2:31pm Monday 30th March 2015

A FUNDRAISING event was held for Emma Smith on Saturday, which raised funds for her London Marathon entry on April 26

Wyvern's Joseph stars add splash of colour to their own technicolor dreamcoats

This Is Wiltshire: Pic by Dave Cox
Former x factor contestant Amelia Lily and Eastenders actor Matt Lapinkas will be at the Wyvern to promote their show , Joseph and the technicolor Dreamcoat.
Pic - Amelia Lily 
Date 27/3/15 (21800893)

10:00am Monday 30th March 2015

PAINT-splattering was the order of the day at the Wyvern Theatre as X Factor contestant Amelia Lily and her Joseph co-star Matt Lapinskas attempted to create their own technicolor dreamcoats.

Thamesdown agrees on diversion route for coming works

This Is Wiltshire: The Thamesdown Transport depot

6:22pm Monday 30th March 2015

THAMESDOWN Transport have confirmed they are happy with a proposed diversion route as part of plans for the Thames Avenue works.

Prayers answered as listed Swindon church receives £14k roof grant

This Is Wiltshire: The Bath Road Methodist Church has been granted more than £14,000 as part of a new fund created by the Chancellor. Pictured: Steve Sparkes, Grants Co-ordinator. DAMAGE AND LEAKS WERE NOT VISABLE. 27.03.15 Pic by Vicky Scipio (21833084)

10:19am Monday 30th March 2015

A LISTED Swindon church has been awarded a grant of more than £14,000 for its first refurbishment in 30 years.

Army training inspires Swindon Academy youngsters

This Is Wiltshire: Thomas Kelsey 25/03/15
Skill Force awards at Alton Close site of Swindon Academy. Pictured Will Mortimer and Tom Griffin with children who have recieved their awards. (21604957)

10:06am Monday 30th March 2015

SWINDON Academy pupils celebrated completing a gruelling personal development course run by ex-forces personnel.

FA Vase dream over for Highworth Town

This Is Wiltshire:

7:44pm Sunday 29th March 2015

EVERYONE associated with Highworth Town woke up with red eyes this morning, a cocktail of Newcastle’s cut-price alcohol and the tears of defeat.

Mum, 31, fails in bid to rip-off Barclay's Bank as letter riddled with spelling and grammar errors

This Is Wiltshire:

6:43pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A MUM who tried to con Barclay’s Bank with a fraudulent letter riddled with spelling and grammar errors will be helped by the probation service.

FA VASE: North Shields 2 Highworth Town 0 (AGG: 3-0)

This Is Wiltshire:

4:59pm Saturday 28th March 2015

WEMBLEY Way will have to wait until another day to be swamped in the red and black of Highworth Town after the Worthians’ valiant Vase run was brought to an end in the North East this afternoon.

Swift the star as all four of Swindon's Young Lions play in victory over America

This Is Wiltshire: John Swift

5:03pm Sunday 29th March 2015

ALL four of Swindon’s Young Lions played 90 minutes at Plymouth’s Home Park as England won 2-1 against their American counterparts.

Chippenham Motor Company takes over Volvo dealership

This Is Wiltshire: Adam Bailey, managing director of Chippenham Motor Company, is delighted to welcome MRG into the family. By Diane Vose (DV2094/03)

7:15am Sunday 29th March 2015

CHIPPENHAM Motor Company has bought the Chippenham Volvo dealership MRG, boosting its group turnover by £5m to £35m.

Young Chippenham dancers jeté to the top

This Is Wiltshire: Dancers, from left, Daniel Wilshire, Tara Morris, Corey Macdonald and Gabrielle MacAllister. By Siobhan Boyle (SMB446/2)

5:58am Sunday 29th March 2015

YOUNG Chippenham dancers have won two prestigious school places out of just 24 offered worldwide.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Departing Waldon helps Marine see off Fleet

This Is Wiltshire:

10:22am Sunday 29th March 2015

SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb heaped praise on striker Connor Waldon as he marked his final game for the club with a goal in the comfortable 3-0 win at home to Fleet Town.

Village on tenterhooks ahead of Arkell's plans for derelict pub

This Is Wiltshire:

7:58pm Sunday 29th March 2015

THE True Heart Inn has beaten for the last time and has a residential future under brewery plans to convert, sell and reinvest in Bishopstone’s existing pub.

Lib Dem big gun Paddy Ashdown weighs in to help in tight fought Chippenham seat

This Is Wiltshire:

5:26pm Sunday 29th March 2015

FORMER Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has praised his party’s record in government and urged supporters in Wiltshire to stick with the party in May’s General Election.

Corsham Primary School hosts its very own Oscars ceremony

This Is Wiltshire: Maddison, Noah, Oliver and Lucy with their Oscars along with staff Gina Cooke, Fiona Allen, Corsham Town Council chairman Ruth Hopkinson and Lindsay Fry. By Trevor Porter (51177/2)

4:12pm Sunday 29th March 2015

THE glamour of Hollywood came to Corsham Primary School as pupils took to the red carpet for their very own Oscars ceremony.

Devizes man made ambassador for national charity

This Is Wiltshire: Brian Rollinson Miltary Veteran who lives in Devizes has become an Ambassador for On Course Foundation - He is pictured at Caen Hill Flight of Locks Devizes with Gold Clubs. Pics by Diane Vose 24 Feb 2015. DV2008/02 (19897651)

3:32pm Sunday 29th March 2015

FORMER soldier Brian Rollinson has been made the southern ambassador of a national charity that supports the recovery of current and ex-service personnel through golf,.

HeadlineYoungsters muck in for good cause

3:25pm Sunday 29th March 2015

FARMERS in Malmesbury spread a little muck – along with a lot of good will - on a dung distribution day.

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