Farmer fined after mud causes crash

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FARMER has been fined more than £1,000 after being found guilty of causing a collision on the A420 by dumping mud in the road.

Fundraiser will be smashing

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

INSPIRED by his brother’s work mentoring teenagers from difficult backgrounds across town, Ashley Waldron will do his part for disaffected youngsters at his very first fundraiser, The Big Swindon Event, on Saturday.

Better help for sex workers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SEX workers in Swindon will no longer be slapped with a fine and sent on their way due to new initiatives launched this month to support prostitutes in the Broadgreen area.

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS: Halford soaks up the atmosphere

This Is Wiltshire: Laura Halford

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CRICKLADE’S Laura Halford may not have the chance to savour tonight’s Opening Ceremony but the rhythmic gymnast is still enjoying soaking up the atmosphere at the Commonwealth Games.

Friend also pestered by pizza delivery man

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The best friend of a 15-year-old girl who claims she was raped by a pizza delivery driver has told a court he also pestered her for sex.

Plans drawn up to cut flood risk

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A STRATEGY has been developed by the council to help manage flood risk in Swindon and is set to be approved later this year.

Pole dancer demands respect at work

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLE Dancer Alice Lavery may go to work in her underwear, but she still expects the utmost respect from her customers.

TOM BASSAM ON TV: Walking in an Alliss wonderland

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WATCHING the coverage of the Open to see if Rory McIlroy could claim the Claret Jug, and for fleeting glances of David Howell, I was reassumed back into the silver-toungued charms of Peter Aliss’s commentary.

Fairford will host FA Cup

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAIRFORD Town will be the first team to get their hands on the FA Cup this season as the world famous trophy is heading for Cinder Lane.

Homes plan in the spotlight

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HUNDREDS of residents packed Lotmead Business Village yesterday afternoon to view proposals for 2,600 homes at a public exhibition.

Tip inferno firm had a warning over safety

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SAFETY concerns were raised two weeks ago with the owner of Averies Recycling, the waste plant near Greenbridge, which went up in smoke on Monday evening.

Mums march to halt the centre closures

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HUGE crowd of concerned parents protested against Swindon Council’s proposals to close seven of the town’s 12 children’s centres.

Take art to heart

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SWINDON will be showered with art this weekend when more than 170 pieces are left in places around the town for people to take home for free.

Long ride ends well

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HALFWAY between Land’s End and Highworth, it suddenly dawned on Dr John Bestwick that he had bitten off more than he could chew, but this realisation did not stop him from completing a 300-mile cycle ride in support of Gloucester House.

Pop into new shop that’s well dressed

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LOCAL charity Empower will be expanding its fundraising onto a whole new level when it opens its pop-up shop next month.

New group for Wiltshire Crohn’s and colitis sufferers

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A new group representing Crohn’s and Colitis UK, in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire has been set up to raise awareness, funds and to support those local people with the condition.

More Wiltshire young people in education, work or training

This Is Wiltshire: Fleur de Rhe-Philipe

6:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Latest figures show more of Wiltshire’s young people are in education, work or training.

Social worker wage hike 'to protect vulnerable Wiltshire children and cut £900k agency bill'

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

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Extra funding has been secured to attract experienced social workers in Wiltshire, as the council seeks to recruit around 20 new child protection officers.

Calne man who admits GBH freed on bail

This Is Wiltshire: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A man who admitted carrying out a serious assault has been released on bail by a judge.

Sir Bruce opens Urgent Care Centre at Royal United Hospital

This Is Wiltshire:

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the Medical Director of NHS England, officially opened the Urgent Care Centre at the Royal United Hospital today. 

I won't let new transport role distract me, vows Devizes MP

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes MP Claire Perry at Pewsey station this morning

2:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Devizes MP Claire Perry says her new role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport won’t detract her from duties as a local MP.

Motorcyclist injured in A4 collision near Corsham

This Is Wiltshire:

8:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Traffic is delayed on the A4 through Corsham this morning, after a motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a car.

Tickets for Emergency Services Show on sale

This Is Wiltshire: The Emergency Services Show

8:35am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Advance tickets for this year’s Emergency Services Show are available to buy online.

Motorists facing seven weeks of hell as part of A420 closes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COMMUTERS are bracing themselves for almost two months of road chaos when a section of the A420 is closed from tomorrow.

Hopes grow that Wanda - Wiltshire's wandering wallaby - will be reunited with owners

This Is Wiltshire:

12:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hopes were high this morning that Wanda, the wandering wallaby, was about to be reunited with her owners.

Gray gets nod for 100m at Commonwealths

This Is Wiltshire: Swimmer Tilly Gray

11:43am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TILLY Gray has today learned that she will race in both the 100m and 200m butterfly at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

RACING: Charlton plots next move for Al Kazeem

This Is Wiltshire: Al Kazeem,  pictured above winning the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, is favourite to land the Juddmonte International at York today

1:14pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BECKHAMPTON trainer Roger Charlton has revealed a tilt at next month's Juddmonte International at York is "unlikely" for multiple Group One winner Al Kazeem following his pleasing return to action at Newbury on Saturday.

Prison Bridge tragedy: Tribute to Devizes engineer who was on way to work in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

10:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tribute has been paid to motorcyclist Charlie Sherman, 22, of Devizes who died after an accident while he was on his way to work in Trowbridge last Thursday.

Man charged following assault in Trowbridge

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

9:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police have charged a 25-year-old man in connection with an assault in Trowbridge on July 6.

Polar bear killing of Wiltshire teenager: company not to blame, coroner rules

This Is Wiltshire:

9:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A coroner has cleared an expedition company of "neglect" in respect of its responsibility to protect a Wiltshire schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear.

Firefighters still at site of huge waste fire in Swindon this morning

This Is Wiltshire:

8:29am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling the huge waste fire that broke out last night at Averies Recycling in Marshgate, Swindon.

Three Chippenham men accused of robbing woman are held

This Is Wiltshire: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Three Chippenham men who are accused of robbing a woman have been remanded in custody by a judge.

Lord Nash meets staff and pupils during St John's visit

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Lord Nash, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, visited St John’s School in Marlborough with Devizes MP Claire Perry.

Neighbours of waste firm blaze fear effects of fumes

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

As many commuters made their way home last night they were met with the sight of black smoke billowing into the air, visible from miles around.

Fire crews battle through the night to tackle waste firm blaze

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters abandoned strike action to worked through the night battling a major fire at a recycling plant which sent thick black smoke across the town.

Pizza man accused of raping girl, 15

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PIZZA delivery driver raped a 15-year-old girl after agreeing to give her a lift home when she was stranded alone on a night out, a jury has been told.

Man's free flowers turn out to be rare and deadly

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KEEN gardener from Wroughton has claimed that a pack of wild flower seeds he won through BBC’s Countryfile and proceeded to cultivate in his garden contained a deadly plant until now believed to be extinct.

Fresh call for MP Buckland to give up top role

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE political row surrounding South Swindon MP Robert Buckland rumbled on yesterday as a senior member of the Labour Party called for him to stand down.

Keep safe this summer, say firefighters

This Is Wiltshire: The Compasses at Pattiswick Family Fun Day

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take care when enjoying a barbecue this summer.

Mums to protest at centre closures

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ANGRY mums will stage a protest today against plans to close a number of children’s centres.

Fire crews kept busy as storm hits

This Is Wiltshire: Lightning storm - Bolton July 19, 2014

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire And Rescue Service attended more than 30 incidents related to the weather during the storms on Saturday.

Moving tribute paid to stabbing victim

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE funeral of Aulton Thomas Rogers, known as Tom,took place yesterday when his family paid a moving tribute.

Plans drawn up to cut flood risk

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A STRATEGY has been developed by the council to help manage flood risk in Swindon and is set to be approved later this year.

Judge’s bad maths blamed for jail term cut

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A THREE-strike burglar who broke in to the flat of a friend’s neighbour has had his jail term cut by three months because of a judge’s poor maths.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Swindon Storm hold their own against title favourites

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Storm supremo Steve Bennett

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HEAD coach Steve Bennett was proud of his players’ display as they pushed unbeaten Solent Thrashers all the way before going down 26-13 at Supermarine on Sunday.

70 years of love for starry-eyed couple

This Is Wiltshire:

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN ever so slightly forward suitor, generous servings of homemade apple pie and of course unconditional love have proved the secret to longevity for Marjorie and Lionel Sheppard who celebrated 70 years together this month.

POWERLIFTING: Another British title for Shotton-Gale

This Is Wiltshire: Charlie Shotton-Gale in training for her powerlifting record attempt

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SWINDON’S Charlie Shotton-Gale claimed the British Powerlifting title and records along the way.

Couple push on with hospice fundraising

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PASSERS-by would have been forgiven for thinking they had landed in a scene from Bedknobs And Broomsticks on Saturday when they were overtaken by a huge bed in the middle of the street pushed along by zany fundraisers for the Adver’s 160 Appeal.

Swindon Town girls impress coaches at Gothia Cup in Sweden

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SWINDON Town’s girls Centre for Excellence will benefit from their Gothia Cup experience for years to come according team manager Shane Hewlett.

Pupils step out to help young carers

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS’ eyes were opened to the reality of life as a young carer as part of a week-long awareness campaign which saw them raise nearly £1,700 for children shouldering big responsibilities.






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