'Stop teaching evil theory of evolution', demands Chippenham clergyman

This Is Wiltshire: Chippenham MP Duncan Hames (19880495)

12:23am Tuesday 21st April 2015

LIBERAL Democrat candidate Duncan Hames defended freedom of expression in the Chippenham hustings debate after calls from a clergyman of the town to ban the teaching of Darwinism in schools.

Say cheese Chancellor as you get hands on in Melksham

This Is Wiltshire:

7:53pm Monday 20th April 2015

The cream of the Conservative crop have all now made an appearance in Wiltshire as George Osborne visited dairy exporters Coombe Castle in Melksham today.

Hundreds of runners pound the streets of Corsham

This Is Wiltshire: Simon Nott of Calne Running Cub storms home the winner by nearly three minutes. By Trevor Porter (51282\27)

6:45pm Monday 20th April 2015

Nearly 1,000 people donned their running shoes in glorious sunshine to compete in the St George’s race in Corsham on Sunday.

New war memorial and garden for Maiden Bradley

This Is Wiltshire: Mel Thomas and Adi Roche putting the finishing touches to the new War Memorial garden at Maiden Bradley.By Trevor Porter (51251)

6:07pm Monday 20th April 2015

A NEW war memorial and garden are to be unveiled in Maiden Bradley next month in connection with the village’s 70th VE Day anniversary celebrations.

Jon's goal is rediscovery of his scoring touch

This Is Wiltshire:

6:05pm Monday 20th April 2015

HAVING enjoyed a blistering start to his second Town career in front of goal, things for Jonathan Obika have not been as successful in that department of late.

Time to heal is key for Cooper ahead of play-offs

This Is Wiltshire:

6:02pm Monday 20th April 2015

MARK Cooper has changed from his role at the County Ground from manager to physio as he manages his squad’s fitness ahead of the play-offs.

Deckchair from Titanic sells for £100,000 in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: The deckchair that went to auction in Devizes

5:48pm Monday 20th April 2015

A deckchair from the doomed Titanic liner sold for £100,000 at auction in Devizes on Saturday.

Companies urged to dig deep to help transform derelict Malmesbury church

This Is Wiltshire: Joint project leaders Roger Griffin and Angela Sykes outside the Moravian Church in Malmesbury

5:09pm Monday 20th April 2015

CONSERVATIONISTS determined to revive a derelict 18th century chapel in the middle of Malmesbury have received pledges for £75,000 – around half enough to buy the 245 year-old Grade II listed building.

TOOLSTATION PREMIER: Bradford buckle in Devon

This Is Wiltshire:

4:17pm Monday 20th April 2015

BRADFORD Town boss Paul Shanley was left to rue a series of early missed chances as his side slumped to a heavy defeat at title chasing Buckland Athletic.

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in Wharf Road collision

This Is Wiltshire:

3:18pm Monday 20th April 2015

A MOTORCYCLIST in his 40s has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after coming off his bike on Wharf Road, Wroughton.

Sex abuse victims urged to ‘break free’ by brave sisters

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Monday 20th April 2015

BRAVE sisters who faced years of sexual abuse at the hands of their stepfather before finally bringing him to justice will urge victims to speak out and seek emotional support when they take part in a charity walk this summer.

Malmesbury buzzes with garden festival

This Is Wiltshire: Gardens Illustrated Festival in Malmesbury held in the Cloisters Gardens behind the Malmesbury Abbey. By Diane Vose (DV2146/16)

2:51pm Monday 20th April 2015

FROM Victorian greenhouses and hand-crafted plant tunnels to woven metal furniture and Mrs Scrump’s home-made jams and jellies there was everything to delight gardeners in Malmesbury this weekend.

Beat the Street to launch in Calne and Devizes this weekend

This Is Wiltshire: Beat the Street to launch in Calne and Devizes this weekend

2:47pm Monday 20th April 2015

RESIDENTS in Calne and Devizes are being invited to Beat the Street as part of new activity challenge being launched this weekend.

Three on bail after police rescue eight Romanian men from "modern slavery" at travellers site near Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: Police raid Gypsy site. Maggie Rae corporate director at Wiltshire Council and  Police Supt Sean Memory at press conference at Melksham Police station  following  arrest of three men  on suspicion of human trafficking following the raid at the lLittleton

2:25pm Monday 20th April 2015

THREE men arrested on suspicion of human trafficking offences, following a raid at a travellers site in Semington this morning have been released on bail.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Westbury finish bottom but are set to beat the drop

This Is Wiltshire:

2:09pm Monday 20th April 2015

WESTBURY United crashed to a heavy defeat in their final match of the season, which coupled with Portishead winning again, ensured they will finish bottom of the table.

Chippenham firefighter running London Marathon for Dalmatian dogs

This Is Wiltshire: Chippenham Fire Station watch manager Paul Hanlon with his Dalmatian dogs Dom and Rose. By Diane Vose (DV2150)

1:08pm Monday 20th April 2015

CHIPPENHAM firefighter Paul Hanlon is running the London marathon on Sunday for British Dalmatian Welfare.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Corsham look to give it some Welly next time out

This Is Wiltshire:

12:32pm Monday 20th April 2015

CORSHAM Town chief Trevor Rawlings wants to see his side bring the curtain down on their campaign with a win at Wellington.

Police arrest 3 at Semington and 8 possible people trafficking victims safe

This Is Wiltshire:

11:31am Monday 20th April 2015

EIGHT men thought to be the victims of people traffickers at Semington have been taken to safety and three arrests have been made.

UPDATE: Fire crews rush to Cheney Manor Industrial Estate

This Is Wiltshire:

9:06am Monday 20th April 2015

FIRE crews rushed to Tyco Electronics on Cheney Manor Industrial Estate in Swindon this morning after reports of a blaze.


This Is Wiltshire:

9:57am Monday 20th April 2015

SEMINGTON Magpies, who had already suffered three defeats at the hands of CDP Supply-sponsored Centenary Remembrance Cup semi-final opponents Bradford United this season, turned the formbook on its head thanks to a 4-3 extra time win.

Marlborough charity chairman's dismay over fees for medical examination

This Is Wiltshire: Alexander Kirk Wilson next to the Kennet Community Transport bus

1:16pm Sunday 19th April 2015

CHARITY chairman Alexander Kirk Wilson is outraged that the Marlborough Medical Practice would not offer a discounted medical examination to allow him to continue driving the Kennet Community Transport bus.

VIDEO: Puddle-loving Staffie is picked for pet food ad

This Is Wiltshire:

4:11pm Sunday 19th April 2015

A PLAYFUL pooch is set for superstardom after appearing on a national TV advert which celebrates pets’ mischievous antics.

Travel and weather round-up: Monday, April 20

This Is Wiltshire: Snow set for Gloucestershire as Met Office issues severe weather warning

7:49am Monday 20th April 2015

IN KEEPING with the recent good weather Wiltshire can expect a sunny and bright Monday.

Rowde schoolgirl's 'mush have' hobby

This Is Wiltshire: Keira in action with Penny the dog

7:10am Monday 20th April 2015

WHILE most eight-year-old girls spend their weekends horse riding or out on their bikes Keira Lovegrove has a rather different hobby.

Cooper planning for the play-offs

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 20th April 2015

FOR Town boss Mark Cooper, Saturday’s shock defeat to Yeovil means he can now switch all his focus on getting his team ready for the first leg of the play-offs.

THE FULL REPORT: Yeovil tear up Swindon's script

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 20th April 2015

BEING a Swindon Town is not good for the heart rate.

Hungry mouths to feed in Malmesbury

This Is Wiltshire: Me first, me first, mum

6:21pm Monday 20th April 2015

WHEN Andrew and Jude Beebee moved into their new home in Malmesbury they were thrilled to discover they had their own private window on wildlife.

Motorcycle rider in stable condition after accident

This Is Wiltshire:

6:17pm Monday 20th April 2015

A 44-YEAR-old man from Swindon sustained serious chest injuries after coming off his motorcycle in Wharf Road yesterday afternoon.

Free wi-fi for some at Great Western Hospital

This Is Wiltshire: Costs are rising in the A&E department at GWH

3:00pm Monday 20th April 2015

SOME patients at the Great Western Hospital will now be able to access the internet for free after new hotspots were launched.

Oare garden open for charity on Sunday

11:46am Monday 20th April 2015

THREE special gardens are to be open this weekend under the National Gardens Scheme.

New society launches in Easton Royal to celebrate all things Italian

This Is Wiltshire:

11:30am Monday 20th April 2015

A NEW Italian Society, the only one of its kind in the county, launches in Wiltshire on Sunday to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Italy joining the Alliance in the First World War.

North Wiltshire campaigners petition to save the NHS

This Is Wiltshire: Christine Gale of 38 Degrees at a previous campaign day

11:04am Monday 20th April 2015

CAMPAIGNERS wanting to save the NHS from privatisation will be in Chippenham and Malmesbury this weekend to drum up support.

Election 2015: Deadline for registering to vote is today

This Is Wiltshire:

10:58am Monday 20th April 2015

TODAY is the last day which people can register to vote in next month’s local and general elections.

Oasis return, Villa victory and selfie struggles make today's national round-up

This Is Wiltshire: Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis drops Oasis hint

9:02am Monday 20th April 2015

Here’s the big national news stories you’re waking up to this morning.

No satisfaction for Sturrock

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Monday 20th April 2015

UPON his return to the County Ground with new club Yeovil, former Town boss Paul Sturrock took no extra pleasure in having got one over his old team.

Music star to headline six-hour gig to shine light on Crohn's disease

This Is Wiltshire:

4:20pm Monday 20th April 2015

A SWINDON singer with a number-one single to his name will perform in a charity rock concert to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease.

Seven vehicles clamped and two seized in Swindon during police day of action

This Is Wiltshire: School-run dad interviewed by police after car seized outside primary school

3:17pm Monday 20th April 2015

SEVEN vehicles were clamped and two seized as part of a Operation Hornblower day of action.

Election 2015: Deadline for registering to vote is today

This Is Wiltshire:

10:54am Monday 20th April 2015

TODAY is the last day which people can register to vote in next month’s local and general elections.

PREDICTIONS LEAGUE : March Results and Updates

This Is Wiltshire:

10:47am Monday 20th April 2015

Check out the results from March for the weekly predictions league.

Held: Man, 24, charged with kidnapping woman

This Is Wiltshire:

9:56am Monday 20th April 2015

A MAN who is to face trial by jury accused to trying to kidnap a woman has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Swindon's only remaining coal merchant to close after 114 years

This Is Wiltshire: coal merchants.jpg

8:24am Monday 20th April 2015

ONE of Old Town’s oldest businesses and Swindon’s only remaining coal merchant is to close its doors after 114 years.

Injured motocross racer devastated after bikes stolen

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 20th April 2015

A MOTOCROSS rider who is facing months out of the sport after breaking his back in a crash has been dealt another blow after the theft of his beloved motorbikes.

Top auto parts firm gets the royal nod

This Is Wiltshire:

4:13pm Monday 20th April 2015

A SWINDON firm has been given a royal seal of approval in the form of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

More entrants sought for Dragon Boat Race

This Is Wiltshire: Thomas Kelsey29/06/14Dragon boat race at Coate water. Pictured the Beards team. (23634871)

2:57pm Monday 20th April 2015

THERE is still time for teams to take the boat by the horns and enter this year’s Swindon Dragon Boat Race.

Funding crisis threatens to put radio station 105.5FM off air

This Is Wiltshire:

5:22pm Monday 20th April 2015

A COMMUNITY radio station could go permanently off-air in as little as three months, unless further funding is found.

Ed Byrne is back on the road

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20pm Monday 20th April 2015

ED Byrne is poised to return to Swindon this autumn with a brand new show.

Calls for security upgrade at Faringdon Road to pave way for £100k pavilion

This Is Wiltshire:

8:58am Monday 20th April 2015

CALLS have been made to make The Park in Faringdon Road secure to pave the way for a possible £100,000 pavilion project.

Five star rating for Nationwide on Corporate Responsibility Index

This Is Wiltshire: Nationwide headquarters in Pipers Way, Swindon

3:20pm Monday 20th April 2015

SWINDON-based building society Nationwide has received a five-star rating on the Corporate Responsibility Index.

Four-star rating for popular pud parlour

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 20th April 2015

DESSERT parlour Kaspa’s is enjoying the sweet taste of success again after improving on a poor hygiene rating.

No fines for security vans

This Is Wiltshire:

6:05pm Monday 20th April 2015

CASH delivery drivers are to be exempt from parking tickets after a decision by the council last week.

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