Record day puts fans in a real spin

This Is Wiltshire: Mick Turrall, first in the queue outside Raves from the Grave, gets his hands on the 40th anniversary edition single of David Bowie’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

8:00am Friday 25th April 2014

Music enthusiasts joined the early-morning queues outside Warminster record shop Raves from the Grave on Friday to take part in Record Store Day. The international event sees thousands of people getting their hands on exclusive vinyl and CDs.

Young Chippenham survivor has day as a superhero

This Is Wiltshire: Joshua Flynn spent a day with Iron Man thanks to charity Make-A-Wish                    By IAN BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY

7:30am Friday 25th April 2014

Young cancer survivor Joshua Flynn had his wish come true when he met his hero Iron Man.

Worker told not to come back after he wore a St George’s Day cap to a staff meeting

This Is Wiltshire: SDC worker Adam Lawson was told to leave SDC for wearing a St George’s cap. He then got a call telling him not to turn up for work the next day

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

PATRIOTIC forklift operator Adam Lawson is disgusted that he was sent home from working at South Marston Distribution Centre for wearing an England baseball cap on St George’s Day and told not to return.

‘Four-year jail sentence is too harsh for my son’

This Is Wiltshire: Alan Eatwell

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A MAN has spoken out in defence of his son, who has been jailed for assault and false imprisonment.

Film screening aims to inspire dyslexic children

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A FILM that aims to inspire people with dyslexia will be screened at the Central Library next week.

Charges dropped in cash laundering case

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A YOUNG woman accused of handling cash allegedly stolen from a charity has had the case against her dropped.

Trial collapses as teenager admits affray

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

THE trial of a teenager who was accused of stabbing a lad in the groin during an organised gang fight has collapsed after he pleaded guilty to a lesser offence.

Quick thinking helps to catch alleged oil thieves

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

TWO thieves attempting to steal barrels of diesel from Groundwell Industrial Estate have been apprehended after quick thinking from a member of the community and patrol guards from local company TrustOn Security.

Taking the dog out for a good cause

This Is Wiltshire: Last year’s Walk of Memories

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

DOG owners in Swindon and beyond are invited to take a morning walk with their furry friends in aid of Prospect Hospice next month.

Building links and raising money

This Is Wiltshire: Amy Francombe, top, with Nichola Fisher from Reed consultancy pictured with some Easter eggs donated in aid of Prospect Hospice

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

FUNDRAISING day after day for a charity which must secure £4.3m each year is no small task.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Supermarine told not to take anything for granted

This Is Wiltshire: Dave Webb

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb will not be taking anything for granted as his side look to secure their place in the Southern League Division One West play-offs.

Bridge plans are revealed

This Is Wiltshire: Richard and Judy Gosnell study plans at a public exhibition by Network Rail on the proposed changes to Templars Farm Bridge as part of the new electric line

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

DOZENS of residents flocked to the Civic Centre in Royal Wootton Bassett yesterday to find out about the plans to reconstruct the footbridge at Templars Farm.

We’ll carry on despite 'to let' sign, says charity shop’s boss

This Is Wiltshire: Manager Lynette Corengia, right, and other volunteers outside the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line Shop, in Victoria Road

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A CHARITY shop and tearoom with a ‘To Let’ sign outside wants customers to know it’s still in business.

PC denies firing Taser as 'revenge'

This Is Wiltshire: Pc Lee Birch arrives at Bristol Crown Court

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A POLICE officer accused of unlawfully Tasering a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search denied he had acted out “revenge, anger or retribution”.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Fisher dubs Highworth "underdogs" for cup semi-final clash

This Is Wiltshire: Highworth manager John Fisher

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

HIGHWORTH boss John Fisher thinks that his side are definitely underdogs going into their Challenge Cup semi-final at Ardley United this weekend.

Photos tell story of Swindon through the ages

This Is Wiltshire: Andy Binks from the Swindon Society holding photographs of old Swindon which are in an exhibition

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

HISTORIAN Andy Binks is showcasing photographs of Swindon through the ages and telling tales about the town’s history during an event at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery tonight.

Noise barriers given the OK

This Is Wiltshire: The A419 between Cricklade and Latton which is being resurfaced to help with the road noise in the area

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

SOLAR barriers laid alongside a stretch of the A419 will be applied for by Swindon Council after cabinet approved the scheme.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Future still uncertain for Wootton Bassett management team

This Is Wiltshire: Jeff Roberts

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

THE FUTURE of Wootton Bassett management team Jeff Roberts and his assistant Drew Youngsam is still in the balance as they try to sort out their future ahead of next season.

Sisters earn themselves Queen's Scout Awards

This Is Wiltshire: Looking forward to their royal visit, Queen's Scout Award winners Rebecca and Claire Molart

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

SISTERS Rebecca and Claire Mollart braved one of the worst storms in living memory, travelled thousands of miles across the globe and devoted years of their lives to achieving their childhood dream – receiving the sought-after Queen’s Scout Award.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Revenge is motivation for Shrivenham

This Is Wiltshire: Sam Collier

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

SHIRVENHAM will be using revenge as motivation for their Hellenic Premier season ending game with Binfield tomorrow.

Expert on pregnancy to deliver talk at hospital

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

RESIDENTS are invited to learn more about pregnancy at a special health talk at the Great Western Hospital on Wednesday, May 7.

Young misses are hoping to be hits

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5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A FLURRY of girls in beautiful dresses will grace the De Vere Hotel on Sunday when they battle for the Miss Wiltshire and Miss Swindon crowns.

Leading the pack

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

POLICE officers from North Swindon will be exchanging their uniforms for running shoes on Sunday as they take on an intense 10k obstacle course to raise money for missing people.

Mental health charity launches survey into care

This Is Wiltshire: Ann Mooney with the SUNS survey

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A CHARITY determined to re-focus the mental health service on its patients has launched an independent survey to allow users to freely express their concerns, misgivings and thoughts about the care they receive.

Fewer women take smear test option

This Is Wiltshire: Health experts are concerned about the decrease of women in Swindon opting to have a smear test

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

FEWER women in Swindon are having their cervical smear tests according to the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Fringe players to get their chance at Fairford

This Is Wiltshire: Fairford boss Paul Braithwaite

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

PAUL Braithwaite will using this weekend’s final game to have a look at some of his fringe players as his side have already achieved a fourth place finish in Hellenic League Division One West.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Dressing room bust-up is spurring on Cirencester

This Is Wiltshire: Cirencester Town boss Brian Hughes

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

CIRENCESTER Town manager Brian Hughes has revealed that a dressing room bust-up has helped put the Centurions one point away from the Southern League Division One South and West title.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Chippenham's Dean refuses to rule out return

This Is Wiltshire: Rob Dean (right) will have an operation on his injured knee on Tuesday

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

ROB Dean hasn’t given up hope on one day defying the doctors but the injured Chippenham Town midfielder is prepared to be patient on his long road to recovery.

Street’s broadband is second fastest in UK

This Is Wiltshire: John Cornock, of Spencer Close, which has one of the fastest broadband speeds in the country – as shown on the chart on the computer

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

SPENCER Close has the second fastest broadband speed in the country, it has been revealed, following a survey of two million connection speeds nationwide.

Take a walk on the healthy side

This Is Wiltshire: Eric Dudley, front, at the Haydon Centre in Haydon Wick, with Diane Mason, Angela Marks, Terry Cummins, Jo Nash, John Sweeney, Ray Nash and Margaret Poulton

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

WHEN Eric Dudley fell from a ladder, breaking both his ankles and feet, doctors warned he may never walk properly again.

Co-operative has got teaching musicians down to a fine art

This Is Wiltshire: In perfect harmony – an ensemble of instrumentalists who are studying with Swindon Music Co-operative

5:30am Friday 25th April 2014

“IT’S connecting with young people, sharing a love of music, passing on a skill, allowing them to grow in their own musical development,” says Janet Hodgson, who chairs Swindon Music Co-operative.

Last chance for say on West Lavington road crossing proposal

This Is Wiltshire: Zebra crossing safety work in Otley

8:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Consultation on a proposed zebra crossing in West Lavington finishes tomorrow.

Sign up for Wiltshire skydive to raise cash for heart research

This Is Wiltshire: Instructor Ed Bowyer with a skydiving supporter of the air ambulance

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Thrillseekers are being urged to sign up for a skydiving challenge in Wiltshire to raise funds for heart research.

Sadness as brood of ducklings go missing from Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire: Mum keeps watch on her ducklings

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Chippenham couple Bill and Sue Reed are appealing for clues to solve the mystery of their disappearing ducklings.

Rugby stars’ Warminster MS centre boost

This Is Wiltshire: Bath players Rob Webber and Jonathan Joseph with centre volunteer Neil Martin

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Players from Bath Rugby Club are regular visitors to the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Warminster, where they receive oxygen therapy to help heal sports injuries.

Rodbourne schoolboy undergoes pioneering surgery in America to walk again

This Is Wiltshire: Luca Railton recovering from surgery in Florida

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Recovery has been difficult following a major operation for one-in-a-million Luca Railton, but the prospect of soon being able to take his first steps without callipers is keeping his morale up.

Families learn about Saxon living at Devizes museum

This Is Wiltshire: Warriors Mark Rotedge and Mark Viggers give James Klyne, standing, and James and Alfred Stockton, front, an insight into Saxon times

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Wiltshire Museum in Devizes celebrated World Heritage Day on Saturday with a family fun day that centred on the area’s Saxon past.

West Kington sale day will raise money for charities

This Is Wiltshire: Plant Sale

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

West Kington Nurseries near Nettleton is having a spring extravaganza plant sale for charities this weekend.

Dementia team rehomed in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire: Alzheimer’s Support development manager Stephany Bardzil, service manager Gill Frere-Smith and day centre manager Grant Newton celebrate the move.                     Photo: Glenn Phillips (49330)

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

After months of searching and an appeal in the Wiltshire Times, Trowbridge charity Alzheimer’s Support has finally found a new home for its day club in the town.

Fire Brigades Union announces new round of strikes for bank holiday weekend

This Is Wiltshire: Union rep Steve Garraway, left, and fellow firefighters on the picket line at Chippenham today

4:12pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters in England, Scotland and Wales will take part in further industrial action over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union has announced.

I didn't act out of revenge, says police officer accused of Tasering naked man in Melksham police station

This Is Wiltshire: Pc Lee Birch arriving at Bristol Crown Court

3:38pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A police officer accused of unlawfully Tasering a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search denied he had acted out "revenge, anger or retribution".

Biddestone Cricket Club duo make the long walk to raise cash for pavilion

This Is Wiltshire: Dwaine Perry, left, and Andrew Short arrive back in Biddestone after their fundraising trek

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The long walk back to the pavilion is a common experience for most cricketers, but two members of Biddestone Cricket Club took it a step further with a 103-mile trek.

Double delight for Seend School

This Is Wiltshire: Jackie Chalk, Seend Primary School headteacher, with head boy Harvey, head girl Anouk and pupils Mushin and Sadie who spoke to the Ofsted inspectors

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Seend Cof E Primary School has been praised for its outstanding pupil behaviour and decisive leadership, after it was inspected twice within a month.

WILTSHIRE SENIOR CUP FINAL: Tom the hero toasts magical Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: Melksham skipper Dave Thompson kisses the trophy

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

MAN of the moment Tom Drewitt says Melksham Town’s dramatic Wiltshire Senior Cup triumph on Wednesday night caps a remarkable turnaround for the club this season, writes CARL FIELD.

Fire Bridgades Union announces new round of strikes for bank holiday weekend

This Is Wiltshire: Firefighters from Drove fire station in Swindon started their fourth strike at 10am yesterday morning

4:27pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in England, Scotland and Wales will take part in further industrial action over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union has announced.


This Is Wiltshire: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

4:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

LACOCK FC and Trowbridge Town Reserves will meet at Westbury United’s Meadow Lane ground on Friday evening in the final of the EJ Shanley & Son-sponsored Spring Cup.

Plan to ease parking woe for Devizes residents

This Is Wiltshire: Extending parking restrictions in Queens Road, Devizes, should improve safety for motorists and pedestrians

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Devizes Town Council is to ask Wiltshire Council to consider introducing residents’ parking in Victoria Road due to concerns that commuters are blocking up the road.

13 years at Chippenham-based club helping children

This Is Wiltshire: Carole Kyte with manager Steve Graham and the high sheriff's award         (PM1198) By Paul Morris

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A volunter who gives children with special needs a holiday has been given a High Sheriff award for devoting her time to help others.

Big bank holiday fun had on tiny tracks at Bulkington

This Is Wiltshire: Full steam ahead at the Bulkington miniature train event

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Former aircraft engineer Neville Boulton and his wife Thelma have a model way of entertaining youngsters at Easter – trips on a miniature railway around the garden of their Bulkington home.

Five arrests made by Wiltshire Police during Operation Harness

This Is Wiltshire: Officers from across Wiltshire took part alongside specialist drugs dogs today

4:44pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Five arrests were made during a day of action under Operation Harness by police tackling drugs and counterfeit currency.

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