Council says no to Hilperton pub’s revamp

This Is Wiltshire: The Lion and Fiddle is a genuine pub

7:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

Wiltshire Council has refused plans for extensions and alterations to Hilperton pub The Lion and Fiddle to create four new letting rooms, plus two homes in the grounds, which could have led to the closure of its public bar.

Let us play - Malmesbury Abbey is turned into skatepark again

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

A new chapter was written in the colourful, incident-packed history of Malmesbury Abbey as it echoed to the hollers, screeches and laughter of hundreds of skaters.

Needles at the ready for Shaw's nativity knitters

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

Members of Lowden Knitting Club raised £300 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance by knitting a life-sized Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.

Frome student Holly’s spotlight on Palestine

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

After spending two weeks in occupied Palestine, teenager Holly Law will be sharing her stories in a personal, emotional and slightly unorthodox talk to the Frome Friends of Palestine on Thursday, February 5.

Knobbly sticks made great story characters at Beckington

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

The nursery class from Springmead School in Beckington brought a character to life by making their own Stickmen in their Go Explore lesson.

Dirty work for canal fans

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

I mud is considered f benficial for the complexion, Wilts and Berks Canal Trust volunteers should have enviable skin.

School’s new take on Snow White

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

Children aged seven to nine gave the traditional fairy tale of Snow White a twist when they staged a new version of the story.

Zena Robson, Woodborough Garden Centre - Get to work on climbers

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

Here are a few things you can be getting on with, weather permitting, this winter.

My Word, by By Lisa Lewis of Doorway - Housing register is a farce

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

At the start of December it quickly became apparent that the Homes4Wiltshire choice-based lettings scheme had quietly and surreptitiously turned into an unmitigated disaster.

Gardening- Get to work on climbers

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

Here are a few things you can be getting on with, weather permitting, this winter.

Cooper rails against officials after Town defeat

This Is Wiltshire:

6:17pm Saturday 31st January 2015

TOWN boss Mark Cooper railed against the officials after his side were denied a late penalty in their 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United.

THE FULL-TIME REPORT: Sheffield United 2 Swindon Town 0

This Is Wiltshire:

5:22pm Saturday 31st January 2015

JAMIE Murphy’s second-half double saw Swindon Town toppled at the summit of the League One table following defeat at Sheffield United on Saturday.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Sheffield United v Swindon Town

This Is Wiltshire:

8:44am Saturday 31st January 2015

Follow all the latest action from Swindon Town's trip to Sheffield United in League One with sports reporters Tom Bassam and Harry Abbott.

PLAYER RATINGS: Sheffield United v Swindon Town

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20pm Saturday 31st January 2015

ADVER Sport's chief sports writer hands out his ratings from Town's 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United

Bird of prey to scare off Devizes gulls

This Is Wiltshire: Two seagull chicks stroll across a roof

1:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

AN action plan to reduce gull numbers in Devizes and the surrounding areas was announced at Devizes Area Board on Monday night.

Death crash lorry driver given bail

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

A DEVON man accused of killing Swindon’s Mariola Martin in a crash last July was in court yesterday.

Tributes paid to MD of Swindon printing firm who took his own life

This Is Wiltshire: Paul Rowley, the manager of Orchard Press in Swindon, who will take part in tonight’s Question Time on TV

4:23pm Friday 30th January 2015

THE ‘generous, inspiring, imaginative, heroic and hilarious’ managing director of a Swindon printing firm took his own life after a 20-year battle with depression, an inquest ruled.

Serious sex assault did not happen in underpass, say police

This Is Wiltshire:

2:41pm Friday 30th January 2015

A SERIOUS sexual assault, believed to have occurred in the underpass between Station Road and the Oasis leisure centre, did not occur thereon say Wiltshire Police.

Flypast honour for Hercules victims, 10 years on

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Friday 30th January 2015

YESTERDAY marked the 10th anniversary of the death of two RAF servicemen from Swindon, who were on board a Hercules shot down in Iraq.

Wiltshire youths urged to register to vote in 2015

This Is Wiltshire: Why’s it's now up to you to register to vote with new electoral procedure

7:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

A free event at the Arc Theatre in Trowbridge on Thursday aims to encourage young people to vote at the 2015 General Election.

Gastard girl searching for love on show

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

HARRIETTE Beazer is looking for love with the help of presenter Paddy McGuinness on the latest series of ITV game show Take Me Out.

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE: Five-star Dons hit summit

This Is Wiltshire:

5:50pm Saturday 31st January 2015

MK DONS moved to the top of the table in style with a comprehensive 5-0 victory at struggling Crewe.

Savernake falls unit has balance help

This Is Wiltshire: Savernake Hospital

4:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Patients of the Savernake Hospital falls clinic will benefit from equipment paid for with a £1,211 grant.

Lasers help cut methane in Calne

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

3:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Landfill sites in Calne are using the latest laser technology to measure methane levels with the aim of tackling climate change.

Marlborough council says road’s name not relevant

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

2:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Town councillors in Marlborough are angry that names chosen for a road next to a new care home does not have stronger local links.

Warminster OAP killed on line is named

This Is Wiltshire: A First Transpennine Express train

1:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

A pensioner from Warminster, who died after been struck by a train at a railway crossing, has been named as Ian Peter Harding, aged 82.

Anonymous villain threatens Melksham panto

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Tickets are now available for this year’s Melksham Music and Drama panto Trouble in Pantoland.

Take look at Bremhill's parish plan

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

1:00pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Residents of Bremhill have been invited to two Neigh-bourhood Plan consultation meetings in February, to help guide the parish’s long-term development.

Trowbridge author aims to get victims to speak up

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

A woman from Trowbridge who has written a harrowing account of the child abuse she and her siblings endured at the hands of their father hopes her story will help other victims speak out.

Raise funds at Melksham's Party in the Park

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

11:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

This summer Party in the Park organisers are giving local clubs, schools, charities and other non-profit making organisations the opportunity to have a stall at the Melksham event for free. Thousands are expected to turn up to the annual music event on July 18 at the King George V Playing fields.

Debt advisers set for most calls ever

This Is Wiltshire: Christians Against Poverty (7417020)

11:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

A charity that is helping Chippenham people out of debt is expecting more calls for help than ever over the next couple of weeks.

Blogger’s war on waste wins award

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

A Warminster blogger who went a year not buying anything new and posting tips to help others recycle old clothes and items has won an award from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Fun with science at Cherhill school

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

Pupils at Cherhill Primary School got stuck into science on Monday, January 12, with visits from the European Space Agency and the National Trust.

Sue Ryder store in Melksham shuts

This Is Wiltshire: Ride for Ryder

9:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

Sue Ryder in Melksham High Street has closed after 10 years. The charity made the decision not to renew its lease earlier this month.

Volunteers needed for Calne children’s summer fun

This Is Wiltshire: Teresa Quinn is appealing to readers who might be able to store equipment for the holiday playscheme that she runs

8:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

CHILDREN in Calne could be without their annual summer playscheme this year unless more organisers and helpers can be found.

Threat to Trowbridge projects

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

The future of a charity which encourages community groups to work together is under threat having lost a £13,000 annual grant.

Chirton school’s SOS to TV show at appeal launch

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

Every child at a village primary school has written to television presenter Nick Knowles in the hope his DIY SOS team can help them to get a new building.

Storm inspires author to start writing again

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

Community Choir leader Vanessa Lafaye has proved that there is no end to her talents with the launch of her debut novel.

Beer sales rise at last

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

PUBS and the discerning drinkers who frequent them are toasting new figures which show an increase in beer sales for the first time in almost a decade.

Police must form ‘alliance’ or 150 officers will go

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

THE alternative to a strategic alliance with Avon and Somerset Constabulary would be to lose up to 150 front line officers, according to the chief constable of Wiltshire Police.

‘Big Brother’ keeping his eye on DIY show

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

THE National Self Build and Renovation Show kicked off in Swindon yesterday with an appearance from inaugural Big Brother winner and DIY expert Craig Phillips.

Van seized from banned driver, 28

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

4:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

POLICE stopped a disqualified driver travelling on Beech Avenue, Swindon, at 6am on Thursday.

RETRO ROBINS: Di Canio’s Town are peerless at Southend

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

Three days after an FA Cup fourth round exit at Leicester, Town faced another tough assignment at League leaders Southend - three years ago today.

Concerns over J16 revamp for Bassett residents

This Is Wiltshire: Junction 16 of the M4 - the accident is between here and junction 17 Chippenham

5:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

RESIDENTS in Royal Wootton Bassett say they were astounded this week after a presentation on plans for a long-awaited restructure of junction 16 offered no changes to help ease traffic around the town.

Valuable wood chipper stolen

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

4:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

Thieves took a Timberwolf 150 wood chipper from a secure barn overnight on Wednesday in Thornhill, Royal Wootton Bassett. 

HELLENIC LEAGUE: All change as Fairford spruce up the Lane

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

FAIRFORD Town are making major improvements to their Cinder Lane base after receiving a grant from Gloucestershire County Council.

£60 cut in council tax secured at first meeting of new parish council

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20am Saturday 31st January 2015

NYTHE residents can afford to have a night out on their new parish council after a £60 reduction in council tax was secured at the first meeting for the area.

Town earmarked for Gurkha retirement

This Is Wiltshire: Passion: Supporting the Gurkha Welfare Trust

4:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

SWINDON is a potential venue for new homes being created for retired Gurkhas.

Getting a march on for Forces Day event

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

AFTER a lacklustre display at last year’s Armed Forces Day in Swindon, a group of veterans united in a bid to avoid a repeat.

THE IRON LADY: Why heat is on in Hawaii

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

A fortnightly column with Cricklade triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury








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