LIVE BLOG: Swindon town centre Christmas lights switch-on

This Is Wiltshire:

11:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

This is our live blog following the switch-on of Swindon's town centre Christmas lights at Wharf Green from 6pm today

Britain’s Got Talent winners are the star turn as Christmas begins in the town centre

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

SWINDON town centre will be officially lit up tonight signalling the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Two men arrested following Saturday's fatal crash in Melksham

This Is Wiltshire:

3:29pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Two men have been arrested following the fatal road traffic collision in Melksham, in which 19-year-old Max Lewis was killed.

Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse - extra congestion expected at Bruce Street Bridges

This Is Wiltshire: A major redesign of the Bruce Street Bridges junction is planned

11:19am Thursday 20th November 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to expect extra congestion at Bruce Street Bridges during off-peak hours to allow for essential works to take place.

Devastated mum of missing Sallyann John makes an emotional appeal for information

This Is Wiltshire:

11:06am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE mother of missing Sallyann John has made an emotional appeal for information after police launched a murder investigation. 

Max Lewis: Roadside shrine created to beloved friend

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

FRIENDS of teenager Max Lewis, who died in a car crash on Saturday, are so devastated by his death they have created a roadside shrine.

Racing and wood tours at Lackham and Castle Combe open day

This Is Wiltshire: Funding cut forces Wiltshire College to axe jobs

8:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Wiltshire College Lackham is gearing up for an open morning with racing car demonstrations on Saturday.

Allegation of child images

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

6:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A Chippenham pensioner is facing charges of possessing indecent images of children and pornographic images of bestiality.

Harley joins Exeter on loan

This Is Wiltshire:

5:12pm Thursday 20th November 2014

OUT of favour Town midfielder Ryan Harley has joined Exeter on loan until January.

Free check-ups in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A Devizes dentist practice is offering free oral health checks until the end of November as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Flood of tributes paid to popular Melksham teenager

This Is Wiltshire:

3:36pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Family and friends have paid emotional tributes to popular teenager Max Lewis.

Man, 78, dies after Royal Wootton Bassett accident

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

2:57pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A 78-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Son joins re-formed band at tribute night to musical landlord Peewee

This Is Wiltshire:

2:17pm Thursday 20th November 2014

WHEN Trowbridge music supporter Alan ‘Peewee’ Hunt lost his battle with cancer in September, he died before friends and family, including his son Elliot Sykes, had finished organising gigs intended to benefit his final months.

Labour leader Ed Miliband meets Tetronics' staff in South Marston

This Is Wiltshire:

2:52pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Labour leader Ed Miliband is meeting staff from Tetronics International in South Marston this afternoon.

Elliot ban upheld due to lack of video evidence

This Is Wiltshire:

12:16pm Thursday 20th November 2014

WADE Elliot will serve his three-match ban for being dismissed against Swindon Town last weekend after Bristol City's appeal against the decision was turned down.

Camilla talks to prisoners on her second visit to Erlestoke

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

THE Duchess of Cornwall has visited the Erlestoke Prison as part of her role as Royal patron of the charity Friends of Erlestoke Prison.

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - Election will bring great discussions which I relish

This Is Wiltshire: James Gray MP (11687139)

12:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

What a pleasure it was to meet the four newly-appointed candidates for the other parties in the (fairly imminent) General Election.

EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTHERN PREMIER DIVISION: Boss Foster has sympathy for Hereford...just not too much

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

ADRIAN Foster would love to see his former club Hereford United can get back on their feet but the Frome Town manager is hoping their revival doesn’t start this weekend.

Three suspected illegal immigrants arrested in Broadgreen during day of action

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

11:58am Thursday 20th November 2014

Three suspected illegal immigrants were arrested in Broadgreen as part of a day of action aimed at encouraging responsible ownership of businesses in Swindon.

Experiment to build a replica of Stonehenge

This Is Wiltshire:

10:12am Thursday 20th November 2014

Three life-size replica Stonehenge stones weighing over 90 tonnes have been rescued by All Cannings farmer Tim Daw for a new TV documentary.

Help create DVD extra for re-release of Far From the Madding Crowd

This Is Wiltshire:

11:22am Thursday 20th November 2014

Devizes Television has been approached by French production and distribution company Studio Canal to make a new short film as a DVD extra for a re-release of the 1966 film Far From the Madding Crowd.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Deadly duo are firing Vics up the table

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

MALMESBURY Victoria manager Wayne Kibble is backing strikers Sam Parker and Ed Wilkins to be the scourge of the Wiltshire League if they continue to dovetail as effectively as they did last weekend.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Graham pinpoints signs of progress

This Is Wiltshire:

9:48am Thursday 20th November 2014

WARMINSTER Town joint-manager Derek Graham has his fingers crossed that his side have only momentarily misplaced their scoring boots after they drew blank twice this week.

Fundraising drive at Cats Action Trust after costs rise

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE newly-elected chairman of Cats Action Trust North & West Wiltshire, Tracy Waldron, has promised a fresh focus on fundraising after a dramatic increase in the charity’s running costs.

POLL: Should more homes be built at Quakers Walk?

This Is Wiltshire:

7:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

PROTESTERS were out in force on Monday to object to plans for a second phase of homes at Quakers Walk, Devizes.

Caped crusaders raise cash for Pudsey

This Is Wiltshire:

7:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

Superheroes of all shapes and sizes were out in force around the county raising money for Children in Need.

Cooper hopes dad'll be back

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

MARK Cooper is hoping his dad, former England full-back Terry, will be back on the training ground running an eye over his Swindon Town squad soon.

Nothing fishy about Dark Side gig in aid of Dorothy House

This Is Wiltshire:

4:41pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Devizes-based band Purple Fish is once again playing all of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon on Saturday, this time in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care.

Warminster man faces drink-drive charge after accident

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

2:33pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A WARMINSTER man was arrested and charged with drink-driving on Sunday in Chalford, Westbury.

The future is bright for Lee

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

SWINDON Town are looking to gradually integrate new pro Lee Marshall into the first team set-up at the club.

Modest Merv plays down role in breaking-up machete fight

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

RETIRED postman Merv Stanley has been hailed a hero by a judge after confronting vicious knife-man Dzung Nguyen during an incident in a Swindon park.

£500 stolen from Bowerhill play centre

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

6:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A THIEF stole £500 from the Boomerang Family Play Centre in Bowerhill, near Melksham, on November 9, after staff forgot to lock it in the safe.

Valuable Koi carp snatched from Warminster pond

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

3:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

VALUABLE fish were stolen from the pond at the back of a home in Highbury Park, Warminster, on Tuesday or Wednesday last week.

Greyhounds kill pup in brutal park attack

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

TEACHER Emma Couling has called on dog owners to ensure their pets are properly restrained after her puppy was mauled to death.

Closures for resurfacing near Second Severn Crossing

This Is Wiltshire: Severn Crossing

7:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Essential resurfacing work will be carried out next week on the junction between the M49 and the M4 near the Second Severn Crossing.

THE WASHBLOG: Call Dr Johnson, I’ve created a new word

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

I’VE got a present for you.

GWH figures 'satisfactory' as national hospital death rates are revealed

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

PERFORMANCE data for about 5,000 surgeons – revealing how many patients have died in their care – have been made public.

Persistent drug dealer sent to prison

This Is Wiltshire: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

5:10pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A DRUG dealer who carried on offending after being spared jail for peddling heroin and crack cocaine is finally behind bars.

Police appeal over Thamesdown Drive crash

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

4:49pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on Thamesdown Drive just before 9pm on Tuesday.

Try activities at Wiltshire College open day

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

Wiltshire College's Trowbridge campus throws open its doors to the public for an open morning on Saturday.

TRUST MATTERS: Fleetwood family game will boost the community

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

The official column of TrustSTFC

Two men arrested after brutal assault

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE victim of a shocking and brutal assault has agreed to reveal the extent of his injuries after two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Man, 29, arrested for stealing tools from Tadpole Farm building site

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

5:19pm Thursday 20th November 2014

JOINT efforts by neighbouring police forces have led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man suspected of stealing tools from a North Swindon building site last weekend.

Drugs factory found in shed

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

A CANNABIS factory in a Gorse Hill shed was uncovered by officers in a raid yesterday afternoon.

Community stalwart Nazma Ramruttan nominated for two awards

This Is Wiltshire: Nazma Bibi Ramruttun, who wants to help women in arranged marriages

6:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Community stalwart Nazma Ramruttan has been nominated for two awards for services to the ethnic community.

Wroughton on alert after boy hit by car at crossing

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

WROUGHTON is in the spotlight during Road Safety Week after a four-year-old boy escaped uninjured when a car jumped red lights at a crossing outside the infant school.

Swindon Council's green waste scheme hits its target

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE council is on course to achieve its savings target following the introduction of the green waste charge earlier this year, although fewer people than expected have taken up the offer.

Children’s charity makes festive plea

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

New figures have revealed that in December 2013 trained counsellors for the NSPCC’s ChildLine service carried out almost 23,000 counselling sessions with children and young people from Swindon and across the UK on a huge range of subjects.

Iconic pub gutted by fire could reopen by February

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

WORK to restore an historic Royal Wootton Bassett pub to its former glory is well under way with rumours it could re-open in February next year.

Attacker has curfew lifted

This Is Wiltshire: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

3:26pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A MAN who was spared jail after he left a former doorman with a smashed eye socket and cheekbone during a drunken assault has had his curfew lifted.








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