We're giving young people much bigger voice - Wiltshire Council

This Is Wiltshire: Laura Mayes, cabinet member for Children's Services

2:18pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet unanimously voted in May to go ahead with the community model for youth services.

Trowbridge takes the crown in charity spinathon

This Is Wiltshire:

6:26pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Coffee and cycling made for a successful combination at Boswells cafe in The Shires at their fundraising event last Saturday raising more than £900.

Funeral day for manager of Blackland Lake Campsite

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The funeral of campsite manager Sam Walden, who died in a motorcycle accident in Belgium, is to be held at the West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington, on Friday, August 29, at 3.15pm.

Wiltshire men fined for drunken goldfish cocktail stunt

This Is Wiltshire:

5:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Sick pranksters Terry Gallop and Jason Williams have been banned from keeping fish for two years after one of them drank two goldfish as part of a drunken birthday dare.

GCSE results: Stonar School, Atworth

This Is Wiltshire:

5:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Despite predictions that the grades for GCSE English would decline this year the pupils at Stonar, near Atworth, achieved the opposite.

Health and Safety bosses look into Longleat train accident

This Is Wiltshire:

5:33pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An investigation is still ongoing into why a mini train ride at Longleat Adventure Park tipped over, injuring three people.

Froxfield furniture firm takes stock of fire damage

This Is Wiltshire:

5:17pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Thirty firefighters tackled a blaze in Froxfield at the up-market Oka furniture warehouse last night.

BOXING: Blackwell is primed for October return

This Is Wiltshire:

4:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NICK Blackwell has world domination on his mind after his first fight under the Hennessey Sports banner was announced this week.

Relatives of those who died will read in a Devizes public tribute

This Is Wiltshire:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FAMILIES of soldiers who died in the First World War will take part in a commemoration in Devizes on Sunday.

One star food hygiene rating shock at hospital

This Is Wiltshire: GWH's NHS Foundation Trust applied for permission to carry out treatment on a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a history of bipolar disorder

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Great Western Hospital has been given a one star rating for its food hygiene following an inspection earlier this year.

Fears for youth after Chippenham workers axed

This Is Wiltshire:

2:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Chippenham is to lose all its youth workers but one when its youth development centre closes at the end of next month.

What's plan B for Chippenham skatepark now?

This Is Wiltshire:

2:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Funding for Chippenham’s long-awaited permanent skate park could be under threat if the Bridge Centre cannot be sold.

Skatepark plan in jeopardy as TK Maxx pulls out of Chippenham scheme

This Is Wiltshire:

2:07pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Multi-million pound plans to redevelop the Bridge Centre in Chippenham have been dealt a serious blow with the decision by TK Maxx not to open there.

ATHLETICS: Under par Danny won’t be stopping

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

DANNY Talbot will extend his season deep into September to help shake off the disappointment of the European Championships in Zurich, writes Kevin Fahey.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Frome snap up former Swindon defender

This Is Wiltshire: Aaron Oakley in action on his Chippenham Town debut on Boxing Day

2:02pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FROME Town have announced the signing of former Swindon Town defender Aaron Oakley.

Cheers! Turn up on the day for Chippenham Golf Club beer festival

This Is Wiltshire: SUP UP: Northallerton to host its fourth beer festival.

12:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Chippenham Golf Club is holding a beer festival this Saturday, August 23.

GCSE results: Pewsey Vale School

This Is Wiltshire:

11:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

Pupils at Pewsey Vale School had reason to celebrate yesterday with 96 per cent of its school leavers gaining at least five GCSEs.

Devizes Police appeal after Quakers Walk gate damaged

This Is Wiltshire:

11:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after one of the ornate gates to Quakers Walk, Devizes, were damaged between 4pm yesterday and 8am today.

ATHLETICS: Debutant William is pure gold

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

WILTSHIRE sprinters took centre stage at the South West Inter Counties Championships held at the refurbished Exeter Arena on Sunday, writes Kevin Fahey.

THE LIST: 10 things to do around Swindon this Bank Holiday weekend

This Is Wiltshire: Town's Yaser Kasim celebrates

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

WITH the last Bank Holiday weekend of the year almost upon us, we bring you a list of 10 things to do in and around Swindon.

Trowbridge teenager wins over dragons

This Is Wiltshire:

8:41am Friday 22nd August 2014

YOUNG Trowbridge entrepreneur Jordan Daykin said he never expected to get an investment in his business Grip It Fixings, after making a successful appearance on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den on Sunday.

Anger as new wood barriers at Savernake cause picnic site chaos

This Is Wiltshire:

8:31am Friday 22nd August 2014

Timber barriers that have been put up at Savernake Forest are causing anger and frustration among many visitors to the 4,500 acre oasis, it is claimed.

Brand manager celebrates first decade with Melksham Mitsubishi

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

The brand manager at Melksham Mitsubishi is celebrating after reaching his successful ten-year milestone with the company.

Cooper expects deadline day frenzy

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

TOWN boss Mark Cooper is prepared to wait until the very last minute on transfer deadline day to secure the signings he needs - if he has to.

Building bites the dust as plans progress

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

DEMOLITION of the former Zarlink site on Cheney Manor Industrial Estate began this week, as Clearwater Properties moves forward with its plans for 35 business units there.

Racist spared after probation blunder

This Is Wiltshire: Two men pleaded guilty to burglary at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN who shouted racist abuse at police after being caught taking drugs has been told he doesn't have to do his unpaid work– as the probation service forgot about him.

Digging deep to offer fresh veg

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE residents of the Railway Village will soon be able to eat fresh produce grown just a few metres from their front door.

Get the message on police activity in the area

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE in West Swindon have signed up half of their target to the new community messaging system which went live this week as the scheme was officially launched by Chief Constable Pat Geenty.

A new free school bid is put together

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

PLANS to put together another free school bid are making progress and now parents are being asked to support the proposal.

Thieves break into restaurant again

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

A GORSE Hill restaurant has been burgled twice in the space of a month, losing more than £2,000 and stock in separate break-ins.

Pupils have leapt over the hurdles

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SCHOOL leaders across Swindon have praised GCSE students for their achievements during a volatile period in which the examination structure was turned on its head.

Proud of his terrific teens

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

CHANGES to the GCSE examination this year created a sleepless night this week for Lydiard Park Academy principal Clive Zimmerman, who feared disappointing results yesterday.

Schools come up with the grades

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

BRADON Forest School’s headteacher Andrew Morrison applauded his GCSE cohort’s results and said they continued an upward trend since Ofsted ruled the school required improvement.

Students’ new horizons

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS picking up their results at Commonweal yesterday collected them at the new sixth form building that many will be attending from September.

Happy days as envelopes are opened

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE were tears of joy at Dorcan Academy yesterday as students opened the all-important envelope containing their GCSE results.

Kamya’s a star despite illness

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

FOR one youngster at Kingsdown School, her excellent GCSE results had extra significance.

Budget gripes won’t wash with Fish

This Is Wiltshire: Highworth manager John Fisher

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

HIGHWORTH Town manager John Fisher says that he’s sick and tired of hearing other local managers passing comment on their lack of financial clout.

Curry night creates its own Indian summer for appeal

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

CURRY lovers showed their generosity was second to naan when they attended a fundraiser for Prospect Hospice and Alzheimer’s Research UK this week.

On lucky roll with casino’s takings

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

PARTY planners have pledged up to £10,000 to the 160 Appeal from funds raised at their festive casino at Lydiard Park.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Make-up time for Webb's men

This Is Wiltshire: Dave Webb

10:09am Friday 22nd August 2014

SWINDON Supermarine chief Dave Webb expects his side’s character to come to the fore as they look to exorcise the demons of their midweek shocker at AFC Totton.

Davies’ new side aim to crack Rocks

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

FAIRFORD Town chief Gareth Davies thinks his new-look team have every chance of enjoying a successful campaign, as long as they garner some self-belief.

Firm’s marathon effort pulls in the cash

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

LOCAL Zurich employees have presented a cheque for £55,000 to the company’s charity. The Zurich Cares Dream Team Marathon runners presented the money they raised to the Zurich Community trust outside their offices this week. Members of the team, including Tim Culling, the chairman of Zurich Community Trust, were there with their medals received when they took part in the London Marathon this year. The group raised approximately £25,000 but the company matched the sum to help it reach the £55,000 grand total. Tim said a few words to thank them and then received the cheque on behalf of the trust.

Ahead of the game with older workers

This Is Wiltshire: Nationwide's HQ in Pipers Way

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

GOVERNMENT figures released this week show an above average number of 50 to 64-year-olds are in employment in Swindon.

Slaving away for Prospect

This Is Wiltshire:

5:13pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PROSPECT Hospice trustee David Barrand found himself helping out the charity’s Highworth shop staff and volunteers by doing anything asked of him when he agreed to be a ‘slave’ for the day.

Stabber told to expect a jail sentence

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN who stabbed a former bouncer outside a town centre pub has been told to expect a jail term.

Tips to beat the thieves

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

RURAL crime and pickpockets were the target of crime prevention sessions held in Highworth and Castle Eaton yesterday.

New bid to protect women welcomed

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SWINDON Women’s Aid has welcomed news of a consultation on changes in the law to protect victims of domestic abuse.

Charity listens to people’s needs

This Is Wiltshire:

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

CHARITY Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is inviting people in Swindon who are deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus to join the charity’s research panel and help influence its work.

Stallholders sought for town’s festive market

This Is Wiltshire:

10:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CALL has gone out for stallholders to get involved in the inSwindon festive market this year.

Heavy loads will hit the motorway

This Is Wiltshire:

9:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are warning motorists to be aware of several abnormal loads that will be passing through the county this weekend.






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