Great Western Hospital see high demand for services, as report finds NHS winter pressures are "new normal" all year

This Is Wiltshire: Great Western Hospital says its is committed to managing high demand on its services as a new report found winter pressures faced by the NHS are “the new normal” all year-round.

12:04am Thursday 11th February 2016

GREAT Western Hospital says it is committed to managing high demand on its services, as a new report found winter pressures faced by the NHS are “the new normal” all year-round.

Parents fined over daughter’s head lice

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Magistrates Court

9:32pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

A SEVERE case of head lice saw one primary school pupil miss four days of school and her parents were ordered to pay £110 each.

Pedestrian injured after collision with car

This Is Wiltshire:

5:19pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

A FEMALE pedestrian has been involved in a collision with a car in Baydon.

Sadness as tree is felled following storm

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes storm damage (55515129)

11:25am Wednesday 10th February 2016

STORM Imogen caused upset in Devizes on Monday when its force split in half a flowering cherry tree in a prominent position in the town centre.

175 new homes and hotel in Marlborough get green light

This Is Wiltshire:

4:15pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

THE Crown Estate’s plans for new homes and a hotel for Marlborough have been given the go-ahead by Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee.

Using weapons always means severe penalty, warn police after stabbing sentencing

This Is Wiltshire:

3:14pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

POLICE have warned that there will always be severe penalties for using weapons after three young men were jailed for a total of almost 30 years for a brutal knife attack.

Town centre hotel looking to expand

This Is Wiltshire: Holiday Inn Express, Bridge Street.

2:48pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

A TOWN centre hotel is looking to expand following more than a decade of strong business.

Man who ran amok with cleaver after nightclub row is spared jail

This Is Wiltshire:

2:18pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

A MAN who ran amok brandishing a meat cleaver following a pal's disagreement with doormen has walked free from court.

Junior doctors back on the picket line at GWH

This Is Wiltshire:

11:13am Wednesday 10th February 2016

JUNIOR doctors stood together on a picket line outside Great Western hospital today as the second day of strikes began.

Woman in distress so impressed by youngsters who went to her aid she wrote to head

This Is Wiltshire: L-R Stanley Banks, Ben Sheppard and Pamela J Forde. Photo by Josie Williams

11:29am Wednesday 10th February 2016

AN Old Town resident was so impressed by the youngsters who came to her aid when she fell she wrote to the head of their school to praise their actions.

Swindon singer hoping to cut different tracks in the London Marathon

This Is Wiltshire: Liz Morphew performs as Queen of Hearts during her recent international tour. (55502256)

11:39am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A SWINDON singer will be hoping to make tracks of a different kind when she takes on the London Marathon in aid of a children’s charity later this year.

Pupils upset after theft of bikes at school

This Is Wiltshire:

9:22am Wednesday 10th February 2016

PUPILS at Millbrook Primary have been left heartbroken, according to their headteacher, after donated bikes for a training programme were stolen from the school.

Trio jailed for total of 30 years for Eldene stabbing

This Is Wiltshire:

1:34pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

THE three men responsible for the violent attack in Eldene on Vito Mazzotta last June, which saw him stabbed multiple times, have been jailed for a total of almost 30 years.

Government consult on Swindon community rail plans

This Is Wiltshire:

10:54am Wednesday 10th February 2016

Community groups and passengers in Wiltshire could have more say over the design and operation of their local rail services, under plans announced by Rail Minister Claire Perry today.

Battle for funds to help heart defect baby

This Is Wiltshire:

9:15am Wednesday 10th February 2016

THREE months since being born with a congenital heart defect, Kaiden Morrissey is facing a new battle as his parents try to raise vital funds for sensory equipment to help his development.

Police hunt handbag robber in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire:

4:27pm Tuesday 9th February 2016

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed of her handbag in Trowbridge.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Merthyr Town 1 Frome Town 1

This Is Wiltshire:

10:02am Wednesday 10th February 2016

FROME Town were pegged back as they secured a 1-1 draw away to Merthyr Town on Tuesday night.

Blow for wireless broadband as committee reject mast plans

This Is Wiltshire:

9:26am Wednesday 10th February 2016

PLANS to roll-out wireless broadband across the borough were dealt a major blow on Tuesday night after the planning committee rejected applications for five of the necessary masts in North Swindon.

Jail warning to pensioner who molested girl of 12

This Is Wiltshire:

9:08am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A PENSIONER who molested a girl when she was 12 years old has been warned to expect a jail term.

Woman seriously injured in A346 crash

This Is Wiltshire: The scene of the crash on the A346 near Ogbourne St Andrew. Pic: Marlborough Neighbourhood Policing Team

9:09am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A WOMAN was been seriously injured and another hurt after the car they were travelling in collided with a tree on the A346.

CCTV images show men crossing railway track at Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire:

4:30pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

AFTER being refused service in Sainsbury's in Chippenham as they were deemed to be too drunk, three men took matters into their own hands and stole lager worth more than £60.

Swindon trials new disabled jobs scheme

This Is Wiltshire: Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson at 'Reverse' job fair with Joel Charles of the Shaw Trust and Geraldine Scott-Smith of Pluss.

4:15pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

Swindon has been chosen as one of just three towns and cities in the UK to trial a new approach aimed at increasing the number of job opportunities for disabled people.

HEALS of Malmesbury launches annual appeal

This Is Wiltshire:

3:54pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

HEALS of Malmesbury has launched its annual appeal and will this year raise funds for people with mental health issues and the homeless.

Pride of Swindon Awards shortlist drawn up by judges

This Is Wiltshire: Judging of the Pride of Swindon Awards has begun. Jane Butler, Stephen Davy-Osborne, Chloe Keen, Erz Turner, Ian Roberts Tony Martin, Angus Mcpherson, Gladys Barr and Jamie Hill. Picture by Thomas Kelsey.

12:42pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

AFTER more than two hours of deliberations, and reading through some truly inspiring stories, the judges of the pride of Swindon Awards have finally decided on this year’s deserving heroes.

In the courts: Teenager admits wielding knife in threatening Facebook video

This Is Wiltshire:

10:11am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A 14-year-old who admitted wielding a knife in a threatening Facebook video was given a referral order.

Man on drugs 'comedown' damaged tiles while on Bassett roof

This Is Wiltshire: GV of Swindon Magistrates Court.Pic Alan Owens.17.6.08.Ref No: 212392/4 (44223220)

9:25am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A MAN on a comedown from drugs found himself on top of a roof in Royal Wootton Bassett where he damaged the roof tiles, a court has heard.

Athena, nine, to join grandad on stage to raise money for prostate cancer

This Is Wiltshire: Athena and Bruce Hopkins (55476333)

9:05am Wednesday 10th February 2016

SCHOOL girl Athena Hopkins is to join her grandfather on stage as he helps raise money for Prostate Cancer Research.

Young's star is on the rise

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016

SWINDON Town Under 18 coach Scott Lindsey believes that Jordan Young has a bright future ahead of him after the 16-year-old made his senior debut at Port Vale last Tuesday.

GWR get onboard to support Swindon 175 celebrations

This Is Wiltshire: King George V during the launch of the Swindon175 anniversary celebrations at Steam (55615742)

5:14pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

SWINDON 175 has taken a major step towards a successful celebratory year after securing the support of Great Western Railways as a project partner and main sponsor.

St John’s choir sing their hearts out for national competition finals

This Is Wiltshire: St John's Academy Chorus

5:12pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

STUDENTS from The St John's Academy Choir travelled to London yesterday to take part in the final of the Barnardo's National Choir competition at the Royal Festival Hall.

Swindon photographer Clive Hall clinches national award for excellence

This Is Wiltshire: Clive Hall has won a national award for his photography. Pictured Clive Hall..10/02/16 Thomas Kelsey. (55595385)

5:09pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

AN ACCOMPLISHED Swindon photographer has been given a prestigious award by the Guild of Photographers in recognition of his outstanding work throughout the year.

Fond tributes to community stalwart Peter Gray

This Is Wiltshire:

4:58pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

FRIENDS and family have said a fond farewell to well-known Royal Wootton Bassett man Peter Gray who died recently.

Babyshambles' drummer mixing it up at Riffs with some new songs

This Is Wiltshire:

3:10pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

ADAM Ficek, ex-drummer and songwriter with Babyshambles, and DJ for the famous Playboy Club, is heading back out on the road this year stopping off to Wiltshire’s Riffs Bar.

Choir hits the high notes for Julia's House

This Is Wiltshire: Chippenham All Sorts Choir (55537862)

12:44pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

A COMMUNITY choir which hit all the right notes when it performed in Chippenham has raised more than £1,000 for Julia's House.

Two firms back Julia's House appeal

This Is Wiltshire: Ged with John and Fiona (55537077)

12:31pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

TWO Wiltshire firms are backing our efforts to raise money for Julia's House children hospice.

Crack cocaine dealer released early from prison back behind bars for trading again

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Crown Court (55523134)

11:45am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A MAN who was caught selling crack cocaine while on early release from prison for drug dealing is back behind bars.

Hundreds turn up to open casting session in Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire: Casting girls (55358574)

11:26am Wednesday 10th February 2016

HUNDREDS of budding actors flocked to an open casting session at St Paul’s Church Hall on Monday for a new TV pilot.

Former Town ace Hockaday's academy kicks off at new SwinDome

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016

FORMER Swindon Town defender David Hockaday kicks off his new football academy with junior football camps during half-term next week.

Runners brave the elements for Chippenham's first junior parkrun

This Is Wiltshire: pakrun (55207986)

11:18am Wednesday 10th February 2016

CHIPPENHAM’S inaugural junior parkrun took place on Sunday as young runners braved the elements to complete the course.

Stratton St Margaret parish to go to polls to decide on street services transfer

This Is Wiltshire: Stratton residents will vote tomorrow

10:54am Wednesday 10th February 2016

RESIDENTS living in Stratton St Margaret will go to the polls today to decide whether they agree with a precept increase to pay for services which Swindon Borough Council is looking to off load.

NON-LEAGUE: Duo dive out of Bluefin Cup

This Is Wiltshire:

5:34pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

IT WAS cup heartache for both Shrivenham and New College Swindon on Tuesday night as they both crashed out of the Bluefin Sports Supplementary Challenge Cup.

Warm welcome and loads of gags from comedian Tom Stade

This Is Wiltshire:

5:17pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

Tom’s agenda is simple: to make his audience laugh with his trademark rock ‘n’ roll attitude and copious amounts of charm.

Annelise proves she is just tutu cute

This Is Wiltshire: Annelise who won a social media competition

3:57pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

WHEN Vickii Benford marries later this year she won’t be the only one walking down the aisle in her dream gown.

Stratton pub invites musicians to pay tribute to popular local guitarist

This Is Wiltshire: The Bakers Arms in Stratton. Picture: Dave Cox (55540437)

12:45pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

A STRATTON pub is inviting musicians from across Swindon to come together for a night of music as a tribute to a much loved local guitarist who died last year.

Boy, 13, admits robbing teenager of his bike and having Stanley knife

This Is Wiltshire: Drink driver got behind wheel despite having hotel room for night

11:52am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A 13-YEAR-OLD who robbed a boy of his bike and was later found with a Stanley knife in his possession has been given a youth rehabilitation order.

Barry Leighton looks at last convicted witch - true medium or unscrupulous fraud?

This Is Wiltshire:

9:53am Wednesday 10th February 2016

ACCORDING to Winston Churchill it was “obsolete tomfoolery” but Michael Colmer went much farther. It was, he asserted, “one of the worst miscarriages of justice in the 20th Century.”

Free back pain advice at Ridgeway Hospital from expert

This Is Wiltshire: Neil Orpen

2:19pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

A BACK pain expert is offering free advice to sufferers at an information evening.

Swindon WI spreading love to the world this weekend

This Is Wiltshire: WI members are holding a green heart making session at Boswells in the Brunel Centre at the weekend. Pictured are Maggie Sherman , Jenny Fraher, Leah Edwards, Kim Missen, Jackie Missen

2:40pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

MEMBERS of The Swindon Women’s Instiute are hoping to spread some Valentine’s Day love this weekend – for the world we live in.

Students join forces with National Rail to celebrate Science Week

This Is Wiltshire: UTC students

12:17pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

STUDENTS at UTC are joining forces with National Rail to celebrate National UTC Day and British Science Week next month.

Expert has free advice for back pain sufferers at clinic

This Is Wiltshire:

10:20am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A BACK pain expert is offering free advice to sufferers at an information evening.








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