Town reportedly complete Ojamaa signing

This Is Wiltshire:

6:27pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

SWINDON Town have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of Estonian international Henrik Ojamaa, according to reports.

Councillors call for an inquiry to be launched into disastrous £150m highways contract with Balfour Beatty

This Is Wiltshire: Balfour Beatty contracts.The Wiltshire Council depot at Melksham where meetings were taken place . Pics Trevor Portet 51824 3. (37350560)

5:57pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

COUNCILLORS are calling on Wiltshire Council to hold an independent inquiry into what went wrong with the disastrous £150m highways contract with Balfour Beatty Living Places

First stage of Swindon car park demolition complete

This Is Wiltshire: The first stage of the demolition work is complete.

2:34pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

THE first stage of the project to demolish the Carlton Street car park has been completed.

Wiltshire residents complain about being woken up by loud music during illegal rave in Frome

This Is Wiltshire:

1:11pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

PEOPLE living in Southwick, on the edge of Trowbridge and in Staverton called police after they were woken by loud music in the early hours of Sunday morning.

EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTHERN PREMIER DIVISION: Haldane returns to Frome's front line

This Is Wiltshire:

4:38pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

LEWIS Haldane has performed a u-turn and returned to the Frome Town fold.

Promo: How to find the best deal on your next used car

This Is Wiltshire:

12:17pm Friday 28th August 2015

Following the launch of the Swindon advertiser’s new used car website www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/cars/, we have put together a guide to help you find your perfect used car.

Free parking initiative introduced to Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire: Free parking initiative at Borough Parade car park, Chippenham.  Chippenham BID chair Melody Thompson is pictured with business people from the townSiobhan Boyle SMB648/3

2:05pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

SHOPPERS in Chippenham can at last get a break from expensive parking fees with the introduction of a new scheme from the Chippenham Business Improvement District.

Stewart injury concern ahead of Crewe trip

This Is Wiltshire:

2:18pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

ON-LOAN midfielder Kevin Stewart is a major doubt for Swindon Town’s trip to Crewe on Saturday.

Busy Bees Southwick celebrates opening of new building

This Is Wiltshire: Invited guest Lesley Shallard of Southwick Primary cuts the tape along with Manager Claire Harford, Busy Bees pre-school staff and Cllr Horace Pricket to officially open the new Busy bees new building at Southwick.. Pics Trevor Porter (51820 2)

9:12am Thursday 3rd September 2015

DELIGHTED staff and children at Busy Bees Southwick celebrated the opening of the pre-school’s brand new building on Wednesday (Sept 2), after years of hard work funding the project.

Worthy causes jump for joy at £150k funding

This Is Wiltshire: Park South and Walcot community centre has recieved £30,000 in grants from the peoples trust. Pictured Ram Thiagarajah of the Park South and Walcot community centre next to activities board..02/09/15 Thomas Kelsey. (37340382)

10:28am Thursday 3rd September 2015

TOWN charities are celebrating after they scooped more than £150,000 in grants.

Teenager given community order for racially abusing doormen

This Is Wiltshire: Watts appeared at Swindon Magistrates' Court.

12:10pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A TEENAGER admitted racially abusing and then assaulting a nightclub doorman following an alcohol-fuelled night out in Swindon.

'Sophisticated and determined' cocaine gang jailed for total of 59 years

This Is Wiltshire:

2:02pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

EIGHT people have today been sentenced to a total of nearly 59 years in jail for their part in a conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Swindon.

Police appeal for witnesses to bus robbery in Melksham

This Is Wiltshire:

11:11am Thursday 3rd September 2015

POLICE are appealing for information following a robbery that took place on a bus in Melksham yesterday evening.

Charity runners make final preparations for Chippenham Half

This Is Wiltshire: Debbie Betteridge ( wearing glasses) of Trowbridge and Pam Poulter of North Bradley are running the Chippenham Half Marathon to raise  money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Photo by Glenn Phillips  www.gphillipsphotography.com (37287358)

8:02am Thursday 3rd September 2015

RUNNERS will be raising money for a mix of national and local charities on Sunday when they take part in the Chippenham Half Marathon.

Bid for Swindon enterprise zone to boost business

This Is Wiltshire: An artist's impression of a regenerated Fleming Way

5:02am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A BID to boost economic growth in parts of the town centre is being prepared by the local enterprise partnership.

Pewsey pub hands over cheque to air ambulance

This Is Wiltshire: Richard Stawt, Frank Day, Debbie and Barry Hussey and Geoff Saxby who helped organise the day at the Royal Oak with air ambulance volunteer Sean Devine. Picture by Amber Hicks

7:58pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

GENEROUS residents in and around Pewsey have helped raise more than £2,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance following a family fun day at The Royal Oak.

Tributes paid to Swindon man Matty Collard

This Is Wiltshire:

6:15pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

TRIBUTES are being paid to a Swindon man who has died suddenly.

Get riding, urges council on National Cycle To Work Day

This Is Wiltshire:

5:09pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

TWO schemes to try to encourage more of Wiltshire Council staff to cycle to and from work were launched today - National Cycle To Work Day.

Fears as more buses are targeted by stone throwers

This Is Wiltshire:

4:56pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after a series of stone throwing attacks on buses in Swindon.

Breaking news Call to rethink slashing home solar panels subsidies after jobs toll claim

This Is Wiltshire:

4:29pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A WILTSHIRE firm is calling for a rethink of Government plans to slash subsidies for solar panels on homes after green campaigners said the move could cost more than 20,000 jobs.

Promo: How to find the best deal on your next car

This Is Wiltshire:

2:26pm Friday 28th August 2015

Not sure what to look for in your next car? We have created an infographic which is perfect for giving you the information necessary to help you find the best used car deal.

Tributes paid to Warminster's John Loftus

This Is Wiltshire: John Loftus, who died after a short battle with cancer on August 24 at the age of 70 (37348137)

2:06pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

JOHN Loftus, one of Warminster’s most prominent businessmen and avid supporter of the local football team, has died the day after his 70th birthday.

Government may have to expect less of councils

This Is Wiltshire: Thomas Kelsey 24/03/14
Council Leader David Renard in the hot seat. Pictured Cllr David Renard. (37391427)

10:24am Thursday 3rd September 2015

THE Government may have to rethink its expectations of local councils if it continues to pile on cost pressures and cut budgets, according to Swindon Borough Council leader David Renard.

Breaking news Thanks as missing teenager found safe and well in Swindon

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

9:35am Thursday 3rd September 2015

POLICE have confirmed that Melissa Bowles, 14, who was reported missing from North Wales last week has been found safe and well.

MP Justin calls in as barber brothers’ salon launch

This Is Wiltshire: The Cut a new barbers at Greenmeadow is opening. Pictured  Gianluca Mazzotta, Domenico Mazzotta and MP Justin Tomlinson in the chair..01/09/15 Thomas Kelsey. (37136637)

9:22am Thursday 3rd September 2015

BARBERSHOP brothers Domenico and Gianluca Mazzotta were snip-happy at the launch of their new family-run salon this week.

Woman treated for leg injuries after five vehicle accident on A36

This Is Wiltshire:

9:16am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A FEMALE motorist was taken to hospital with minor leg injuries after a five vehicle accident on the A36 near Warminster.

Seven-year-old Melksham biker sets the pace at Silverstone

This Is Wiltshire: Race ace in the making  seven year old Ryan Hitchcock  who set fastest lap at Silverstone on his Mini Moto at the weekend.. Pics Trevor Porter TP51825-7

9:05am Thursday 3rd September 2015

MELKSHAM could be home to the next Valentino Rossi after seven-year-old Ryan Hitchcock took part in a special Moto GP Weekend race at Silverstone.

Stone-throwing yobs force Queens Drive bus evacuation

This Is Wiltshire: Peter Oliver, of Thamesdown Transport, says CCTV video of the incident will be passed to police

8:54am Thursday 3rd September 2015

PASSENGERS had to be transferred from a Thamesdown Transport bus when stones being thrown on Queens Drive broke a window and put it out of service.

Children's services need to be more consistent admit Wiltshire Council

This Is Wiltshire: Ofsted social services. Carolyn Godfrey( seated) and Laura Mayes at work at Wiltshire Council council to improve the Ofsted report. Pics Trevor Porter 51818 3. (37209712)

6:12am Thursday 3rd September 2015

CABINET member Laura Mayes has defended Wiltshire Council's children's services after it was branded as requiring improvement by Ofsted.

Children's services need to be more consistent admit Wiltshire Council

This Is Wiltshire: Ofsted social services. Carolyn Godfrey( seated) and Laura Mayes at work at Wiltshire Council council to improve the Ofsted report. Pics Trevor Porter 51818 3. (37209712)

6:05am Thursday 3rd September 2015

CABINET member Laura Mayes has defended Wiltshire Council's children's services after it was branded as requiring improvement by Ofsted.

Video games developer launches new title with international board game

This Is Wiltshire: A screenshot from Evil Twin's newest creation: Man O' War

5:40pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A VIDEO games developer has rolled down the sails on its latest creation, which reunited brothers James and Mark Carroll with a favourite childhood board game.

Driver admits guilt after being found four times over alcohol limit

This Is Wiltshire: Paul Randall

5:33pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A DRIVER who was arrested after swerving over the road in a car missing a tyre has pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

First announce fare increases for passengers

This Is Wiltshire: The new changes will come into force next Sunday

2:03pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

BUS operator First have announced increases to fares, which come into force next week.

Bus driver attacked and robbed in Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: Police step up patrols after damage at Malmesbury beauty spot

11:16am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A FEMALE bus driver in Melksham was attacked and robbed by a passenger yesterday evening.

Nurses praise Macmillan as inspiring nursing service celebrates 40th birthday

This Is Wiltshire: Nurses (l-r) Gail Daley, Jane Douglass (CORR) and Sally Black

10:21am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A TRIO of Macmillan nurses who have dedicated their lives to helping cancer patients have spoken about the importance of specialist care as the iconic service celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Money worries 'biggest strain on relationships'

This Is Wiltshire: Money worries are the biggest strain in a relationship, a survey has found

10:16am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A RELATIONSHIP charity in Swindon is calling on the government to consider the impact new policies have on family relationships, after it was revealed that money worries are the biggest strain for couples.

Pottering about for a lesson in magic at Chiseldon Primary School

This Is Wiltshire:

10:09am Thursday 3rd September 2015

THE end of the summer holidays could not come soon enough for pupils at Chiseldon Primary School as they prepared to journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

VIDEO: Eyes to the skies for flypast during Swindon's Battle of Britain tribute

This Is Wiltshire: A Spitfire and a Hurricane fly over North Weald

9:47am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Fighter planes of the Second World War will make a flypast over Swindon on Battle of Britain Day.

New town centre post for officers as force cuts front counter services

This Is Wiltshire: Gablecross police station

9:31am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A RESTRUCTURE of Wiltshire Police’s front counter services will see opening hours slashed across the county, but a boost for Swindon with a new town centre point.

Seven-year-old biker sets the pace at Silverstone

9:07am Thursday 3rd September 2015

MELKSHAM could be home to the next Valentino Rossi after seven-year-old Ryan Hitchcock took part in a special Moto GP Weekend race at Silverstone.

THE WASHBLOG: Are we there yet, Mum?

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 3rd September 2015

CAN WE go home now, Mum?”. I didn’t hear the lady’s answer but she and the boy stayed in their seats as Sheffield United turned a fortunate 1-0 lead into a decisive 2-0 win.

Eldene man admits carrying knife outside club

This Is Wiltshire:

5:35pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A MAN who admitted carrying a knife outside a Swindon club has been warned he could face jail.

First announce fare increases for passengers

This Is Wiltshire: The new changes will come into force next Sunday

2:05pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

BUS operator First have announced increases to fares, which come into force next week.

Mums rally together to raise funds for two-year-old Dilton Marsh boy battling brain tumour

This Is Wiltshire:

10:52am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A GROUP of mums from Westbury, Dilton Marsh, Frome and Warminster are looking to raise money for their friend’s two-year-old son, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

TV cartoon faves hit the stage

This Is Wiltshire: TV cartoon faves hit the stage

5:50pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

BAFTA award-winning Ben and Holly is getting a stage makeover this weekend.

Sink your teeth into Dracula tale in Swindon

This Is Wiltshire: ink your teeth into Dracula tale in Swindon

5:10pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

WHEN Bram Stoker’s widow welcomes lawyer Mr Leech, a spine-chilling retelling of Count Dracula’s life, his undoing at the hands of Van Helsing, and his many incarnations down the centuries unfolds.

Jethro’s Cornish caperings come to Swindon

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

EVERY once in a while a comedy master comes along: someone with charisma and no idea when to hold his tongue. This someone is Jethro.

Comedy with menaces from Jeff

This Is Wiltshire: Comedy with menaces from Jeff

4:50pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Son of a gangster, former Carnaby Street window-dresser, and MA in history and philosophy, Jeff Innocent delivers comedy with menaces.

Maudsley’s larger than life new role

This Is Wiltshire: Tony Maudsley as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Credit Ellie Kurttz (32702688)

4:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

YOU may have noticed a strange man lurking around the bus stop, ogling your décolletage and clumsily aping your walk before cowering behind a post box when you finally dialled 999.

Walk the line for Cash at Swindon tribute to country king

This Is Wiltshire: Clive John as Johnny Cash (32988472)

4:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

LIKE his stage alter ego, Clive John’s early life was beset with strife. And like the Man in Black he came out the other side, singing.








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