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Council bid to erect statue honoring WW1 troops

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sponsorship is being sought to fund a Warminster Town Council project commemorating the Australian soldiers who came to Wiltshire during the First World War.

New Trowbridge baby makes waves at hospital's birthing pool

Wiltshire Times:

11:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BABY Douglas George Larman has made quite a splash as the first child born at Trowbridge’s new birthing pool.

Atlantic crossing gigs to put Westbury festival on map

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

SINGER Leander Morales aims to put Westbury Music and Arts Festival on the map by playing a gig in a America and England in the same day.

Atlantic crossing gig to put Westbury on the map

Wiltshire Times:

9:28am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Singer Leander Morales aims to put Westbury Music and Arts Festival on the map by playing a gig in a America and England in the same day.

Police appeal after graffiti attacks in Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Witnesses are being sought following a spate of graffiti attacks in Melksham.

Wiltshire men fined for drunken goldfish cocktail stunt

Wiltshire Times:

5:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Sick pranksters Terry Gallop and Jason Williams have been banned from keeping fish for two years after one of them drank two goldfish as part of a drunken birthday dare.

Health and Safety bosses look into Longleat train accident

Wiltshire Times:

5:33pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An investigation is still ongoing into why a mini train ride at Longleat Adventure Park tipped over, injuring three people.

GCSE results: Matravers School, Westbury

Wiltshire Times:

11:29am Thursday 21st August 2014

Headteacher Simon Riding is delighted with Matravers School's GCSE results.

Mystery over fate of Pear Tree Inn as celebrity chef Marco 'walks away'

Wiltshire Times: Marco Pierre White

6:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Mystery surrounds the future of The Pear Tree Inn owned by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, with it appearing that he is about to sell the Whitley eatery.

Man, 51, charged after police find explosives in woods near Warminster

Wiltshire Times:

4:32pm Monday 18th August 2014

A Warminster man has been charged with threatening behaviour and making a hoax bomb after Wiltshire Police found several small explosives in Eastleigh Wood.

A-level results: Delight as Wiltshire schools and pupils make the grade

Wiltshire Times: Richard Gamble

12:04pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Wiltshire Council says early indications from schools and other providers suggest there have been some very good results with many students doing exceptionally well.

Folk festival can keep building on its success - Steve Knightley

Wiltshire Times:

1:32pm Monday 28th July 2014

Singer Steve Knightley says this year’s Village Pump Folk Festival was a resounding success - and can still get bigger and better.

Wiltshire's firefighters begin 24-hour strike

Wiltshire Times: Firefighters at Trowbridge on the picket line today

9:17am Thursday 12th June 2014

Firefighters were taking to the picket lines again today as their pension dispute with the Government shows no sign of ending.

Man who was Tasered by Wiltshire policeman has 'lost faith' in justice system

Wiltshire Times: Dan Dove flicks his boxer shorts at PC Lee Birch moments before he was seen Tasered in the police CCTV footage

3:36pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Carpenter Dan Dove who was Tasered while naked in custody by PC Lee Birch says he’s lost all faith in the justice system after the officer was acquitted of assault and misconduct.

Popular Trowbridge headmaster calls it a day

Wiltshire Times: John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer celebrates the good Ofsted report with sixth formers Max and Olivia

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer is leaving the Trowbridge school in July to seek a fresh challenge.

Trowbridge nursery staff were like guardian angels

Wiltshire Times: You can do your bit to help the Wiltshire Time’s Give us a chance appeal

6:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

MUM Helen Norcott says Trowbridge children’s charity Stepping Stones is essential for the community and is fully behind the Times’ Give Us a Chance campaign.

Home grown produce earns Trowbridge school bronze

Wiltshire Times: Headteacher Lyssy Bolton with Year 3 pupils at The Mead Community Primary School which is celebrating its ‘outstanding’ OFSTED report                                                Photo: Glenn Phillips (49247)

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Mead Primary School in Trowbridge has been given a Food for Life Partnership Bronze award for its healthy eating programme and climate-friendly food.

Trowbridge man runs marathon in pal's memory

Wiltshire Times: Runners to take on London Marathon

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE man Chris Brooking is taking on the London Marathon in memory of his friend Tom Fairfield.

Delve into Trowbridge's history through drama

Wiltshire Times: Drama groups have come together to put on a production to celebrate the history of Trowbridge Town Hall

8:47am Friday 11th April 2014

A theatre production about the history of Trowbridge Town Hall is taking place at the library in County Hall tomorrow.

Neighbours' fears that care home will be bail hostel denied

Wiltshire Times: Richard Hall, partner Kate Drew and other residents unhappy about development plans for Greenwood House

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Families in Green Lane in Trowbridge are still fighting plans to renovate a former care home, which they fear could become a bail hostel.

RSPCA dig up dog in Trowbridge in animal cruelty probe

Wiltshire Times: The RSPCA has appealed for information

1:42pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

The body of a dog has been dug up from the garden of a house in Trowbridge with the RSPCA investigating a claim of animal cruelty.

Sandra steps up as new Bradford town clerk

Wiltshire Times: Sandra Bartlett takes over the duties from Diane Holmes

8:43am Tuesday 1st April 2014

New Bradford on Avon town clerk Sandra Bartlett is hoping to make a difference and improve the town.

HJ Knee's new Trowbridge store welcomes first customers

Wiltshire Times: Town crier Trevor Heeks opens the new HJ Knee store

1:07pm Friday 28th March 2014

Keen shoppers turned out for the opening of Trowbridge company HJ Knee’s new store at the Spitfire Retail Park today.

Fashion giant TK MAXX has designs on being Knee's new neighbour in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Helen Andrews pricing up and arranging the display at the new HJ Knee store at Spitfire Retail Park

4:17pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Fashion giant TK MAXX looks likely to be the next big name to move to Trowbridge.

Trowbridge runner’s aim is money for Rainbow aid

Wiltshire Times: Steve Cade will run the London Marathon for the Rainbow Trust

4:30pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Trowbridge garage co-owner Steve Cade is running the London Marathon for the first time to raise funds for the Rainbow Trust to say thanks for the support it has given a family member.

Pupil, 12, in arson arrest after fire in Trowbridge school toilet block

Wiltshire Times: The fire started in a cubicle of the science department's boys' toilets

8:25am Thursday 27th March 2014

A Trowbridge schoolboy was arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire destroyed a toilet block at Clarendon Academy yesterday.

Hundreds of runners raise Sport Relief cash in Trowbridge Park

Wiltshire Times: Adam Glass with his children Megan, Lewis and Hannah. They raised over £200 by taking part in the six-mile Sports Relief run in Trowbridge Park

11:40am Monday 24th March 2014

Trowbridge Park saw 220 fun runners doing their bit on Sunday when they took part in Sport Relief Mile events.

Rapper Giggs opens Trowbridge hair salon

Wiltshire Times: Rapper Giggs opens the new #Faded hair studio in Church Street, Trowbridge

10:54am Friday 21st March 2014

Rapper Giggs visited Trowbridge to open a new men’s hair studio on Saturday.

Making a real difference to Trowbridge children

Wiltshire Times: Reporter Craig Jones sits in on a sensory room session with, from left, Shrutai Kumar with Liam Collins, Judy Hennesy  with Mia Blaxall, Cally Pocock with Lydia Wadds, and session leader Gill Williams

8:30am Friday 21st March 2014

To say Trowbridge children’s centre Stepping Stones cares for youngsters with learning difficulties and disabilities does not fully reflect just how specialised it is.

Trowbridge special needs nursery says thanks to all as appeal hits £10,000 target

Wiltshire Times: Westbury League of Friends representatives Sheila Stafford, Erica Watson, Kathryn Cundick, Shirley Baker and treasurer Peter Baker in the driving seat, with Stepping Stones manager Debbie Wickham and staff

8:30am Friday 21st March 2014

Trowbridge children’s charity Stepping Stones wants to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Wiltshire Times’ Give Us a Chance campaign with donations exceeding the £10,000 target.

Key success for St Augustine's pupil Vincent

Wiltshire Times: St Augustine’s Young Musician of the Year Vincent Ling with runners-up Jessica Jennings and Clover Kayne

9:14am Thursday 20th March 2014

Trowbridge pupils hit the right notes in St Augustine’s Catholic College’s Young Musician of the Year awards at the Wiltshire Music Centre.

Ofsted's 'good' rating delights Trowbridge headteacher

Wiltshire Times: Headteacher Andy Packer

11:10am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Andy Packer, John of Gaunt’s headteacher, is delighted that the Trowbridge school has received a good rating from Ofsted after being told improvements were needed last year.

Knees names date for Trowbridge centre move

Wiltshire Times: The HJ Knee department store in Fore Street will be on the move in the New Year

5:08pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

HJ Knee is looking forward to opening their new store at the Spitfire Retail Park in Trowbridge on Friday, March 28.

Work starts on Trowbridge's £46m Innox Riverside leisure park

Wiltshire Times: Contractors start work on the former Bowyers site in Trowbridge, making way for the new £46m Innox Roverside leisure park

12:18pm Monday 10th March 2014

Ground work has started on the former Bowyers site in Trowbridge in preparation for a new £46m leisure park being built.

'£15k of cash for Volunteer Link transport schemes not claimed'

Wiltshire Times: Deputy leader John Thomson

9:46am Monday 10th March 2014

Volunteer Link transport schemes are failing to claim all the cash they are entitled to, says Wiltshire councillor John Thomson.

Conservative candidate wins Ethandune by-election

Wiltshire Times: Conservative candidate wins Ethandune by-election

9:44am Friday 7th March 2014

Conservative candidate Jerry Wickham has won the Ethandune by-election, the result being announced at Heywood and Hawkeridge Village Hall last night.

Little Mix video appearance boosts Trowbridge girl's hopes of stardom

Wiltshire Times: Rhianna Ford in a still from the Little Mix video

8:54am Friday 7th March 2014

Trowbridge schoolgirl Rhianna Ford is dreaming of stardom after featuring in a music video for girl group Little Mix’s latest single.

Trowbridge pancake races prove flipping good fun

Wiltshire Times: pancakeweb1.jpg

12:20pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Young and old had a flipping good time taking part in Trowbridge’s Shrove Tuesday pancake races this morning.

Trowbridge school indebted to work of special needs nursery

Wiltshire Times: Former Stepping Stones pupils William, Jaxon, Finley, Lewis and Carter with Larkrise staff Rachel Humphrey and Janette Stabb plus Teresa Blake, staff member at Stepping Stones

3:50pm Saturday 1st March 2014

Larkrise headteacher Phil Cook believes Trowbridge charity Stepping Stones provides an essential service for children with disabilities and learning difficulties preparing to go to his school.

Broken leg can't stop Westbury mum's Bath Half fundraiser

Wiltshire Times: Lisa Mead-Smith with husband Damien and sons Oscar and Bailey

4:00pm Saturday 1st March 2014

Mum Lisa Mead-Smith is so determined to raise money for Stepping Stones that she’s not letting the little matter of a broken leg stop her taking part in a sponsored fun run tomorrow.

Plans to place replica tank in Trowbridge Park come under fire

Wiltshire Times: Sylvia Wardle in the park, where the tank was once near the war memorial

4:34pm Friday 28th February 2014

A battle is looming over a project to place a £250,000 replica tank in Trowbridge Park as part of the town’s First World War centenary commemorations.

Halfway there as Bradford group provides £5k for our Stepping Stones appeal

Wiltshire Times: You can do your bit to help the Wiltshire Time’s Give us a chance appeal

4:38pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Staff at Stepping Stones special needs nursery are over the moon after receiving a donation of £5,000 in support of the Wiltshire Times’ Give Us a Chance appeal.

Bratton gifts for flood victims needed

Wiltshire Times: Laura Gee and Simone Brown organising collections for the Somerset flood victims

5:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Donations are being sought for a Bratton relief collection for Somerset’s flood victims.

Hard work to be rewarded with awards at Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Chamber of commerce president Colin Kay

4:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Trowbridge's businesses and their hard working employees are being honoured in the finals of the Service Excellence Awards which are taking place at the Civic Centre on Thursday.

Aid for arson-hit Trowbridge school

Wiltshire Times: Chris Spender and Catherine Stone with Larkrise headteacher Phil Cook and pupils, and, inset, Danny Spender

3:30pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Two friends have given £1,690 to Trowbridge’s Larkrise School as it continues to recover from a fire last year that destroyed a shed full of specialist equipment.

New constable on the beat in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: PC Amy Hardman

10:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

PC Amy Hardman has joined Trowbridge’s police team covering the Adcroft, Paxcroft and Seymour beats.

Air ambulance touches down in Trowbridge Park

Wiltshire Times: The air ambulance arrives. Picture by Mike Prior

10:09am Monday 24th February 2014

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance landed in Trowbridge Park on Friday after a woman suffered a seizure at Castle Place’s multi-story car park.

Trowbridge mum praises work of special needs nursery

Wiltshire Times: Emily Wadds and daughter Lydia

4:40pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

Trowbridge mum Emily Wadds is backing our appeal on behalf of Stepping Stones, because of the essential work they do in helping disabled children.

Bradford newlyweds survive tree crash hours after Valentine's Day wedding

Wiltshire Times: Lee and Clare True's wrecked Peugeot 206 after a tree fell on the car during the storms

4:34pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Lee and Clare True are lucky to be alive after a tree smashed through their car while they were travelling on the A36 near Warminster just hours after their Valentine’s Day wedding.

Trowbridge and Melksham friends in appeal to help Somerset flood victims

Wiltshire Times: Rebecca Wilkins, Laura Self and Cllr Linda Self with  donated items for Somerset flood victims

11:35am Thursday 20th February 2014

Two friends are overseeing a collection of clothing and household goods which will be donated to Somerset’s flood victims.

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