Police plea after man, 57, found in Melksham with serious injuries

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

10:24pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 57-year-old man was found in the early hours of Saturday morning in Melksham with serious injuries to his face and legs.

Breaking news Elderly man dies after Wootton Bassett collision

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

9:15am Sunday 21st December 2014

AN ELDERLY man has died in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a rural road collision earlier this month.

Pizza company serves up a dose of humbug in Potterne

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

7:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

THE Flying Pizza Theatre Company’s latest production of Scrooge is being performed in Potterne Village Hall at 2pm on January 3.

Thompson’s frustration as efforts come to nothing

This Is Wiltshire:

6:21pm Sunday 21st December 2014

NATHAN Thompson lamented Swindon Town’s luck after their 1-0 defeat by Doncaster Rovers.

Double celebration over Potterne Ofsted ratings

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A primary and a pre-school that work closely together in Potterne are both celebrating good ratings from inspectors.

Beardless for the first time since teen years

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A CHIPPENHAM family have seen their dad without a beard for the first time ever.

Man found with serious injuries to face and legs in Melksham

2:26pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 57-year-old man was found in the early hours of Saturday morning in Melksham with serious injuries to his face and legs.

D-Day survivors enjoy carols and lunch at Bowood before group disbands

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A carol service and lunch at Bowood on Tuesday was the final gathering of the Wiltshire branch of the Normandy Veteran’s Association after the national group disbanded.

Queen bestows director’s MBE

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

A LONG-serving director of Cross Manufacturing in Devizes, Ralph Flower, says he was honoured to meet the Queen when she presented his MBE.

Chippenham pupils performing shows inspired by literature

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

The widower of a popular children’s author was delighted to see one of her stories brought to life by schoolchildren in Chippenham.

Wiltshire bin collection days swap

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Wiltshire residents are being encouraged to carry on recycling over the busy festive period, but to be aware that collection days will change.

Marlborough cadets get a lesson in life skills

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Firefighters spent an afternoon at Marlborough College last Wednesday helping Cadet Force students develop their leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.

Calne vision for classroom of 2054

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

The classroom of the future will include a holographic teacher and a teleport portal according to a national competition finalist from St Margaret’s Preparatory School in Calne.

Urban Decay leads way in Chippenham display

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A winter exhibition and sale of paintings by Chippenham and District Artists was opened by the mayor, John Scragg, at the Yelde Hall this month.

Taking the lead to honour Trowbridge school’s governor

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Clarendon Academy in Trowbridge is introducing a new leadership award for pupils, named after Steve Thompson-Martyn, a parent governor at the school for several years, chairman of Governors from 2011 to 2013 and now a trustee of the academy’s sponsor, The Education Fellowship.

Dips to jewellery for Melksham fair day

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

The annual Christmas Fair at Melksham Oak School was held on one of the Acorns activity days, when pupils and staff collaborated on a range of stalls.

Forest pupils from Atworth learn hunting and baking

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Churchfields Primary School, which is split between two bases in Monkton Farleigh and Atworth, is teaching the pupils outdoors skills at regular Forest School days.

The Athenaeum Singers, Warminster

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

The Athenaeum Singers gave a noteworthy concert when they performed Paul Carr’s Requiem for an Angel, which many will remember was composed for the choir and given its first performance at St Denys Church, Warminster, eight years ago.

Zena Robson, Woodborough Garden Centre - Heat and light is what gifts want

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Continuing the theme on houseplants over Christmas, it has come to my attention that I missed out a few that seem to be popular as gifts.

My Word, by John Craig, ex-Wiltshire fire chief - Time to end beds scandal

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Until recently the term “bed blocking” was something about which I had little knowledge. However, in the last few days my voluntary work with fire service pensioners has brought me experience of what it really means.

THE CHRISTMAS LIST: 50 fascinating facts (11 to 20)

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Reader Roy Cartwright, of Covingham, contacted the Adver with his list of 50 Christmas-related facts.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Braithwaite happy to take scrappy point

This Is Wiltshire:

2:55pm Sunday 21st December 2014

WOOTTON Bassett Town manager Paul Braithwaite was happy to grind out a point after claiming a 1-1 draw with Abingdon United.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Shrivvy start mini-season with a point

This Is Wiltshire:

1:47pm Sunday 21st December 2014

SHRIVENHAM now have a 13 game season, according to boss Sam Collier, and they kicked that off with a point against bottom of the league Cheltenham Saracens.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Davies blames 'naive' players for defeat to Clanfield

This Is Wiltshire:

2:20pm Sunday 21st December 2014

FAIRFORD Town boss Gareth Davies has blamed the naivety of his players for their 3-2 defeat away to Clanfield.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: College at the double

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

New College boss Mark Teasdale is looking to end the year on a high after securing back to back wins at the weekend.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers

This Is Wiltshire:

1:48pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Join sports reporters Tom Bassam and Harry Abbott as they bring you live coverage of Swindon Town's League 1 clash at home to Doncaster Rovers.

Cooper satisfied with the performance despite defeat

This Is Wiltshire:

5:55pm Saturday 20th December 2014

TOWN boss Mark Cooper was satisfied with his side’s performance in their 1-0 loss to Doncaster Rovers and thought his side should have got something out of the game.

Girl next in line for role of chorister

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

New Chorister Bishop Jason Kellinger has revealed his successor at Salisbury Cathedral will be a girl.

PLAYER RATINGS: Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers

This Is Wiltshire:

4:59pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Wes Foderingham

THE FULL-TIME REPORT: Swindon Town 0 Doncaster Rovers 1

This Is Wiltshire:

4:59pm Saturday 20th December 2014

SWINDON Town were left to rue Michael Smith’s late penalty miss as their five-match winning run was ended by Doncaster Rovers.

Sweet lessons to gain better honey from bees in Bishops Cannings

This Is Wiltshire:

3:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Would-be beekeepers can learn the art of getting great honey if they sign up to a new course being run by Kennet Beekeepers Association.

Pupils make the grade in key subjects

This Is Wiltshire: Fewer primary pupils in East Sussex go to top rated schools.

2:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

MORE Wiltshire primary school pupils are achieving expected levels for reading, writing and maths, according to the latest Government figures.

Go-ahead for homes at hospital

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

2:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

PERMISSION for 50 new homes to be built on part of the old Roundway Hospital site has finally been given more than a decade after it was left derelict by other building work.

£1m boost for Trowbridge Train Station

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

MAJOR improvements to Trowbridge Train Station worth almost £1 million are on the way, with work due to begin in January.

Chippenham pupils celebrate their year

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

ABBEYFIELD School in Chippenham had an inspirational visitor to present its annual awards last week.

BOXING: The work goes on for ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

NICK Blackwell plans to ease up on the Christmas turkey this year as he bids to stay razor-sharp ahead of a crucial year in the ring.

Alcohol sales bid raises litter fears in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: Maria Johnson was confronted by a knife raider at Hillworth Stores

11:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

THE firm that now owns Hillworth Stores in Devizes wants to be able to sell alcohol for longer hours, but town councillors have objected to a licence change.

Chippenham couple lighting up school run

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

A Chippenham couple’s bungalow, decked out with dazzling fairy lights, is delighting youngsters at Monkton Park Primary School opposite.

Malmesbury home's festive light show in memory of dad

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

Accountant Michaela Swadling-Stickler has transformed her North Wiltshire home into a Christmas Wonderland with a dazzling display of 200,000 fairy lights in memory of her late father.

Bin collection swap days

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

Wiltshire residents are being encouraged to carry on recycling over the busy festive period, but to be aware that collection days will change.

Readers bring light to All Saints Church

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

GENEROUS readers of the Wiltshire Times have come to the aid of All Saints Church in Brokerswood, after burglars broke into the church and stole three oil lamps that had lit the church since the 1950s.

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE: Dons run riot to flatten Latics

This Is Wiltshire:

10:07pm Saturday 20th December 2014

MK DONS were the big winners in League One as they crushed Oldham 7-0, while leaders Bristol City and Swindon both suffered surprise defeats.

Starring role for your Trowbridge pet

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

The Pets at Home store on Bradley Road in Trowbridge, which is currently undergoing a makeover, is looking for a local pet star.

Carmela Carelli tells of horror of burglary

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 20th December 2014

“IF they didn’t find the money they did, they would have killed us.”

THE CHRISTMAS LIST: 50 fascinating facts (1 to 10)

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

Reader Roy Cartwright, of Covingham, has contacted the Adver with his list of 50 Christmas-related items.

Maulls are living the dream at the Beeb’s SPOTY

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 20th December 2014

SWINDON Spitfires stalwarts Chris and Bev Maull say it was “a dream come true” to attend last Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Webb hails Marine after Yate triumph

This Is Wiltshire:

6:26pm Saturday 20th December 2014

BOSS Dave Webb believes Swindon Supermarine are starting to show just what they are capable of after bagging an impressive 2-0 win away at Yate Town.

RETRO ROBINS: Morris was a true Town scoring icon

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 20th December 2014

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Swindon Town’s greatest goal scorer of all time, Harry Morris.

Apprentice’s Nick Hewer leaves the boardroom

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Saturday 20th December 2014

NICK Hewer, the Swindon-born PR guru and sidekick to Sir Alan Sugar, is to quit BBC TV show The Apprentice.

Kennett Valley Hall goes digital

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

10:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

KENNET Valley Hall in Lockeridge has gone digital thanks to a £800 grant from Marlborough Area Board.








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