70 firefighters battle to save thatched cottages in Codford

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Ten fire engines are at the scene of a fire in Codford where three thatched cottages are on fire.

Left in dark at Trowbridge car park

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A Trowbridge worker who parks in St Stephen’s Place multi-storey car park believes Wiltshire Council took too long to respond to her complaint about broken lights in the car park’s stairwell.

BOXING: Blackwell earns Monte Carlo draw

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge middleweight Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell is willing to take on all comers

8:58pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE fighter Nick Blackwell boxed to his first career draw in Monte Carlo tonight.

Help Castle Combe market grow

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Castle Combe Market is looking for more local food producers to sell their wares.

Cooper rues defensive errors

This Is Wiltshire:

5:56pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SWINDON Town boss Mark Cooper was left to rue two defensive errors as his side dropped two points at home to Colchester United this afternoon.

SKYBET LEAGUE ONE: Garner treble crowns comeback

This Is Wiltshire:

5:56pm Saturday 25th October 2014

JOE Garner hit a second-half hat-trick as Preston came from 2-0 down to secure a sixth straight League One success by beating Fleetwood 3-2 at Deepdale.

FULL TIME REPORT: Swindon Town 2, Colchester United 2

This Is Wiltshire:

4:56pm Saturday 25th October 2014

POOR defending and a hesitancy in front of goal denied Swindon Town three points as they entertained Colchester United at the County Ground.

PLAYER RATINGS: Swindon Town v Colchester United

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE ADVER'S Michael Reeves assess the performances of Town's players during their 2-2 draw with Colchester United this afternoon.

Devizes pupils look into the past of soldiers

This Is Wiltshire: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The Remembrance Day ceremony at Devizes School will this year take on a special poignancy for many students who have been researching the background of First World War veterans whose names appear on the town’s war memorial.

It’s a Beau-tiful opening for Upper Studley hall

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A damaged church hall roof in Upper Studley, Trowbridge, is not leaking anymore, following an enormous fundraising effort by the St John’s Church congregation and others who use the hall.

Old Bear hosts Halloween-themed auction in aid of Dorothy House

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A Halloween-themed charity auction and raffle fundraiser for Dorothy House Hospice Care is at 7.30pm at The Old Bear in Staverton, Trowbridge, on Saturday, November 1.

Midfielder Marshall signs pro forms with Town

This Is Wiltshire:

12:15pm Saturday 25th October 2014

YOUTH team scholar Lee Marshall has agreed a two-year professional contract at Swindon Town.

Parachute entry into Stonehenge launches Royal British Legion appeal

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The Royal British Legion in Wiltshire launched the 2014 Poppy Appeal in spectacular fashion on Monday, with parachutists descending into the Stonehenge monument.

LIFESAVING: Master-ful bronze for Williams

This Is Wiltshire:

11:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

BRADFORD on Avon instructor Geoff Williams won a bronze medal at the World Masters Lifesaving Championships in the south of France.

Westbury Leigh fights for its car park

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Westbury Leigh villagers are ready to fight any attempt to use their village car park for housing, after preventing the West Wiltshire District Council from doing so seven years ago.

Hope for a winning trio at Castle Combe Manor Hotel

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Castle Combe’s Manor House Hotel has three of its staff in the final of the South West Chef of the Year competition.

Faster, better - Wiltshire's new £5m air ambulance

This Is Wiltshire:

10:29am Saturday 25th October 2014

Patients will get a quicker response from the new Wiltshire Air Ambulance - a Canadian Bell 429 - as it has a top speed of 180mph, compared with the current helicopter's 150mph.

Now Westbury girl can play

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A life-changing charity garden makeover has allowed deaf and blind eight-year-old Josselin Tilley to play outside with her her brothers.

BOXING: Nick’s rich pickings

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

NICK Blackwell is ready to show the British boxing world what it’s been missing when he steps into the ring in the gamblers' paradise of Monte Carlo tonight.

Trowbridge Fire Station’s festive lunch plea

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Trowbridge Fire Station is calling on volunteers to contribute to its fourth Christmas Day lunch.

Warminster's concern at pigeons rise

This Is Wiltshire: Pigeons are among the birds targeted by gunmen

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Concerns about a pigeon problem in Warminster town centre are growing with the population of the birds multiplying alarmingly.

Veteran Easton Royal dinner lady enjoys final sitting

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Dinner lady Joyce Cox has hung up her apron after 46 years of service at Easton Royal Academy.

Loan star Bell savours surprise playing time

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

TOWN’S on-loan wing-back Amari’i Bell is surprised to have played as much as he has since joining the club last month.

EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTHERN PREMIER DIVISION: Biggleswade Town 1 Frome Town 2

This Is Wiltshire:

9:32pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PLAYING their tenth away game in their first 14 league matches, Frome Town pulled off an excellent 2-1 victory at Biggleswade Town, thanks to two goals from substitute Ollie Taylor, who was playing only his second match after being injured in the opening game of the season.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Swindon Supermarine 1 Wimborne Town 2

This Is Wiltshire: Dave Webb

4:54pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A GOAL at the start of either half saw Swindon Supermarine slip to a frustrating home loss at the hands of Wimborne Town this afternoon.

Humes concocts a plot to down Town

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Tony Humes had indicated that he has a game plan to take advantage of Swindon’s expansive style of play.

Radiotherapy treatment centre is approved

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SWINDON is edging closer to getting its very own radiotherapy unit after Swindon Council granted planning permission to build the £14.7m project at the Great Western Hospital.

Dauntsey pupil takes on 10-mile run to thank Forces charity

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Teenager Poppy Gibson is taking on the Great South Run in memory of her father, who died in Iraq when she was just seven years old.

VIDEO: New Asimo the robot visits Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE all-new Asimo robot, created by Honda, was in Swindon yesterday to meet associates and school children.

Asimo is automatically everybody’s best friend

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

WORKERS at Honda in Swindon had a visit from an unusual guest yesterday in the form of Asimo, the firm’s futuristic robot.

Man, 20, admits to Town Gardens knife attack

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

DZUNG Nguyen has admitted a savage daylight knife attack in the Town Gardens this summer, along with a second serious assault carried out the previous month.

RETRO ROBINS: Clinging on for the win

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

October 25, 1980 - Exeter City 3 Swindon Town 4

Will £11.54m M4 plan create chaos?

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AN overhaul of Junction 16 of the M4 is pressing ahead, with a second report due before an influential business group next week.

Foyer in tune with needs of homeless

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE growth of a music group at the Swindon Foyer was celebrated yesterday with a special performance involving the local MP.

Fire service to go on new four-day strike

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned not to hold impromptu firework displays next weekend after the Fire Brigades Union announced a four day strike.

Students join scrum to design rugby kits

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

PUPILS at two Swindon schools have designed their own rugby strip after taking part in a workshop with leading sportswear brand, Canterbury.

Town pupils do better in GCSES

This Is Wiltshire: Pictures from schools and colleges across Swindon as pupils pick up their GCSE results.

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

PUPILS in Swindon have achieved higher than average GCSE results despite a suspected five per cent drop in grades nationally compared to last year.

Foreign lorries are halted in M4 checks

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

MORE than half of all vehicles stopped during a week of action around the M4 at Swindon were found to be running illegally, including one which had been driven for 25 hours.

Furore over Disney T-shirt

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S top showing a Disney character apparently making a rude gesture has caused controversy across the UK – but in Swindon it is flying off the shelves.

Patients greet new life-saving air ambulance

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

PATIENTS rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new helicopter yesterday.

ATHLETICS: Bell aims to chime just right in Stroud

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

FAIRFORD-based runner Dave Bell is looking for a big performance in the 33rd Stroud Half Marathon on Sunday, writes Kevin Fahey.

Police urge residents to freeze out cold callers

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

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

TRADING Standards officers will be visiting neighbourhoods in Swindon next week advising them to say ‘no’ to cold calling doorstep traders.

Business as usual at children’s centres

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE organisation which runs four of the seven children’s centres set to close next year has moved to reassure parents it is business as usual until then.

Building a skilled new generation of apprentices

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

DEVELOPERS could soon have to provide a number of local apprenticeships if they want to build in Swindon.

Raindrops Nursery criticised again by Ofsted

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

RAINDROPS Nursery has come under fire twice in the same week after both their childcare provisions were judged as inadequate by Ofsted.

Having a blast in the school holiday

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

KIDS had a blast at the BOOMco Blastmaster Championship which stopped off in Swindon this week.

THE IRON LADY: Due north for start of a new era

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

WHEN I penned my last column a fortnight ago, I feared that when it came time to write this next one I might be surrounded by bags, boxes and bikes.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

As we continue to celebrate the Adver’s 160th anniversary we are pleased to present 160 reasons why we love Swindon.

Drove School Pupils learn radio skills

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon 105.5 general manager and presenter Shirley Ludford

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

DROVE Primary School children have become the youngest in the UK to earn an accredited radio qualification under the guidance of community radio station Swindon 105.5.

Applause greets new Wiltshire Air Ambulance

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Patients rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new helicopter today.






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