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Stand-off over Bradford on Avon’s traffic scheme

7:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone continued to divide opinion when it was raised at the annual town meeting on Tuesday.

Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Trowbridge shop M&Co will be holding a fashion show in aid of Relate next Friday at 7.30pm at St James Hall.

Tanzania is the ‘marathon’ aim for Warminster pupil

Wiltshire Times: Jacob Blood, right, accompanied by his mum’s partner Pete Gale on the alternative marathon                   (49314)

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

While runners were taking on the London Marathon on Sun-day, one pupil from Kingdown School in Warminster set himself his own marathon challenge to raise money for an expedition to Tanzania.

Families in Bowerhill to fight games area plan

Wiltshire Times: David Gazzard, front, and neighbours are campaigning against a multi-use games area         (49326-1)

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Families in Bowerhill say they will campaign against the parish council’s plans for a new play area, which they fear will increase anti-social behaviour.

Trowbridge golden wall of sunflowers to mark 50 years

Wiltshire Times: Bridging the generations with sunflowers

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Trowbridge Town Council is supporting Trowbridge in Bloom to celebrate the 50th anniversary of RHS Britain in Bloom this year by planting sunflowers in Poet’s Corner behind the Civic Centre.

Teen backed Barlow as part of choir

Wiltshire Times: Merryn Phillips, 15, of Hilperton, was part of a backing choir for Gary Barlow’s recent concert in Cardiff

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Teenager Merryn Phillips has been inspired to aim high, after singing live with superstar Gary Barlow.

Police appeal for witnesses after body found in canal at Devizes

Wiltshire Times: The scene of this morning's discovery

1:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the body of a 44-year-old man was discovered in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes this morning.

Women unite in World Walk day

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Bratton WI will be joining in Women Walk the World day on May 1 by doing two walks around the village to raise money for the Associated Countrywomen of the World.

Warminster firefighters rescue girl

Wiltshire Times: Watch manager Chris Trimby

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Firefighters had to rescue an 11-year-old girl from Warminster Park last Tuesday, after her leg became trapped in the play equipment.

Promise to screen planned solar park from view in Seend

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Developers of a proposed solar farm in Seend say it will be screened from view.

Relax in style over afternoon tea near Warminster

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AS A taster of what will be on offer at the Deverills Festival of Performing Arts, enjoy afternoon tea and jazz today (Friday) in the orangery at The George, Longbridge Deverill, south of Warminster.

Trowbridge cat safely back at home

Wiltshire Times: Tramp the cat is now back with his family

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Tramp the cat is safe and well and back with his family in Hilperton, after the person who took him from the pavement near his home on Marsh Road earlier this week realised their error.

Little Chalfield solar farm in Developers say ‘lessons learnt’

Wiltshire Times: MP James Gray and his wife Philippa live near the proposed site of a solar farm in Little Chalfield

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Developers behind a proposed 20.2 hectare solar farm in Little Chalfield insist they have learnt lessons from other local sites, amid growing concern over the cumulative effect of the Wiltshire solar ‘gold rush’.

End of road for Trowbridge bypass plan

Wiltshire Times: Campaign for a Better Trowbridge members, from left, are Michael Walter, Roger Evans, Jenny Raggett, Nigel Williams, Richard Covington and Ken McCall Photo: Glenn Phillips  (49328)

9:28am Friday 18th April 2014

Members of Campaign for a Better Trowbridge said they are delighted that the saved eastern Westbury bypass policy has been removed in proposed modifications to the Wiltshire Core Strategy.

DW canoeists wait for go-ahead as police investigate body in canal

Wiltshire Times: Police carry the body from the water

8:53am Friday 18th April 2014

The start of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race has been delayed after a man's body was found in the canal, 100 metres from the start line.

Bradford on Avon in the grip of traffic gridlock

Wiltshire Times: James Sullivan-Tailyour, owner of The Swan Hotel, monitors the jams and loss of business during the current roadworks

8:50am Friday 18th April 2014

Businesses hit by the Christmas floods in Bradford on Avon are being hammered again this Easter because of roadworks that have shut the main road through town.

Discovery of body delays start of Devizes to Westminster canoe race

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

8:05am Friday 18th April 2014

The start of the Devizes to Westmister canoe race has been delayed after the body of a man was found 100 metres from the start line at Devizes Wharf.

Jobs at risk at Trowbridge baby food firm

Wiltshire Times: Jobs at risk at Trowbridge baby food firm

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

More than 30 jobs are at risk at Trowbridge-based Danone Baby Nutrition.

Wiltshire's wind farm proximity policy blown away

Wiltshire Times: Rowena Quantrill and Sophy Fearnley-Whittingstall, of the Clean Energy Alliance, have welcomed a ruling that a council could not impose a 1.2km separation distance between wind turbines and homes

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Green energy campaigners are celebrating after the inspector ordered Wiltshire Council to delete its policy on wind farms from the Core Strategy.

Wiltshire's bluebells flowering much earlier than last year, says Woodland Trust

Wiltshire Times: A good showing of bluebells in West Wood, Lockeridge, in 2012

12:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Bluebells are flowering much earlier than in last year's cold spring, with peak displays expected in time for Easter, the Woodland Trust said today.

Warminster Barnardo’s is asking people to clear out and help children have a warm future

Wiltshire Times: Carol Gillett of Barnardo’s in Warminster is appealing for winter woollies

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Warminster charity shop Barnardo’s is asking residents to rummage through their wardrobes to support its Great Winter Stock Appeal, which aims to raise money for the UK’s most vulnerable children.

Jobs bonanza as Trowbridge restaurant creates 20 posts

Wiltshire Times: Jobs bonanza as Trowbridge restaurant creates 20 posts

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

More than 20 jobs will be created by new American restaurant Dean’s Diner, which has been confirmed as the latest addition to the St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park in Trowbridge.

Bradfordians Dramatic Society stage set for players’ move to new location

Wiltshire Times: Sue Bolden, chairman of the Bradfordians drama society with Mayor John Potter and Bradfordians members taking a look round the newly refurbished St Margaret’s Hall on Wednesday                                              Photo: Glenn Phillips (49301)

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The Bradfordians Dramatic Society will be treading the boards in its new location of St Margaret’s Hall when it opens next month after a full refurbishment.

Pizza topped off nan's terrific London Marathon

Wiltshire Times: Warminster grandmother Kathy Watson

5:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Warminster grandmother Kathy Watson recovered from the London Marathon on Sunday by bingeing on fizz and pizza, after achieving her goal of running it in under five hours.

Bradford on Avon Football team gets kick from kit

Wiltshire Times: RACS marketing director Andrew Pinnell, centre, and marketing manager Adele Balzan, right, present the kit. Kelly Vaughan-Watkins, second left, of the Wiltshire Times and Amy Propert, left nominated the team; second from right is coach Chris Williams

4:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Youngsters from Bradford on Avon Football Club’s Under 11 team will head off for a match tour of Holland wearing brand new kit, thanks to RACS Group based in Warminster.

Towns will get more houses than expected under Wiltshire Council's Core Strategy changes

Wiltshire Times: In Trowbridge, the number of new homes needed under the Core Strategy rises from 6,000 to 7,000

4:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Wiltshire Council says every town will have to find room for more houses than they expected, under changes to the county Core Strategy revealed on Monday.

Villages are urged to join the Best Kept

Wiltshire Times: Mike Hill, chief executive of the Hills Group, and John Blake, secretary of CPRE Wiltshire, with some of the compost being offered to villages entering the Best Kept Village competition

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The Campaign to Protect Rural England is urging villages to enter the Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition this year.

Police appeal over West Ashton road rage incident

Wiltshire Times: Police have issued this picture of the driver and passanger of a Vauxhall Corsa after a road range incident

3:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident.

Dilton Marsh Post Office is scheduled to open next month as store proves popular

Wiltshire Times: Matt Lawes of Dilton Marsh Village Store which opened for business this week 						 	      Photo: Glenn Phillips (49300-1)

2:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

After months without a convenience shop or post office, excited villagers welcomed back the new-look Dilton Marsh Village Store at its grand opening last Friday.

Book lovers wanted for new Corsham library

Wiltshire Times: Developer tries second appeal on disputed site in Malmesbury

2:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corsham library is looking to recruit book-loving volunteers as it prepares to move into a new modern home as part of the town's new community campus.

Trowbridge wages clerk marks 50 years with same company

Wiltshire Times: Grandmother Angela Withey intends to carry on working

11:07am Thursday 17th April 2014

Wages clerk Angela Withey is preparing to celebrate 50 years of working for Trowbridge beds manufacturer Airsprung.

US fighter aircraft to make European debut at Fairford Air Tattoo

Wiltshire Times: Two F-35 Lightning II go through their paces over southern California

10:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

Aviation history will be made in the UK this summer when, in a major airshow first, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike Fighter, makes its much-anticipated European debut.

Body of man, 40, found by dog walker in Melksham

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

10:13am Thursday 17th April 2014

The body of a 40-year-old man was discovered by a dog walker in a field in Melksham last Thursday.

Firefighters rescue girl trapped at Warminster Park

Wiltshire Times: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

9:38am Thursday 17th April 2014

Firefighters had to rescue an 11-year-old girl from Warminster Park last week, after her leg became trapped in the play equipment.

We'll appeal against refusal of 80-hectare Melksham solar farm, say developers

Wiltshire Times: Members of different groups including Clean Energy Alliance at County Hall, Trowbridge, to support plans for a solar farm near Melksham

9:33am Thursday 17th April 2014

The developers behind plans for a major solar farm near Melksham say they will appeal against Wiltshire Council’s decision to reject planning permission.

Frogs and squirrels regularly seen in west gardens, finds RSPB survey

Wiltshire Times: A common frog in a garden by Matthew Hazleton. SP.

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

Almost half of people in the south west see frogs in their gardens regularly, according to the second round of results from the world’s biggest wildlife survey, run by the RSPB.

Pink Floyd musician to beat cake batter for auction at charity garden party

Wiltshire Times: Camilla receives a warm welcome from Nick and Annette Mason today

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will beat cake batter, ahead of a charity auction in a garden party at his home in Corsham, to raise money for two Wiltshire causes.

80-hectare solar farm bid thrown out by Wiltshire councillors

Wiltshire Times: How the solar panels would look - with plenty of room for sheep to graze beneath

3:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Plans for an 80-hectare solar farm on Sandridge Hill, east of Melksham, were thrown out by Wiltshire Council’s planners today in a vote of seven against and four for the development.

Edington villager features in BBC2's Great British Menu

Wiltshire Times: Edington villager Vera Tottingham was featured in BBC2 programme Great British Menu this week

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Edington villager Vera Tottingham was featured in BBC2 programme Great British Menu this week, when her granddaughter-in-law competed in the north-west heats of the competition.

Signs good for Warminster directions

Wiltshire Times: New mayor Rob Fryer

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Warminster Town Council and the Warminster and Villages Community Partnership have identified a list of out of date or inaccurate signs around the town to be changed.

What a blast, GWR toots back for rides at Bulkington

Wiltshire Times: Des Clarke of Trowbridge, kneeling, with fellow train owners Mike Richardson, David Wood, Andy Couliss, Thelma and Nev Boulton and David Clarke

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Great Western Railway puffs in to Bulkington next week, as the village’s popular train rides are back for the bank holiday.

Murderer Michael Chudley suffered cardiac failure, inquest told

Wiltshire Times: Michael Chudley pictured after his arrest

1:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The inquest into the death of murderer Michael Chudley was told that he suffered cardiac failure.

A birthday bench-mark for Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: They’re sitting pretty at Larkrise with their new seats. At front is the farm’s manager Wedy Self while some of her colleagues take a rest on a picnic table also given by Mr Heeks, standing

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Trowbridge Town Crier Trevor Heeks brought birthday cheer to Larkrise Farm this week when he presented the charity with a set of benches.

Pitches at Wiltshire markets for business ideas

Wiltshire Times: Devizes Market

12:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Budding entrepreneurs are being offered the chance to test out their business ideas with a free pitch at Wiltshire Council-run markets next month.

Fewer Wiltshire children win first choice places in primary school this year

Wiltshire Times: Richard Gamble

11:48am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The  number of children who have been granted their first choice primary school in Wiltshire from September is slightly down on last year.

Wheelie huge charity effort

Wiltshire Times: The annual Nick Wynne memorial bikers’ toy run to Bristol Children’s Hospital on Sunday gets underway from the Kings Arms pub in Hilperton.

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Organisers of the annual toy run from Trowbridge to Bristol Children’s Hospital said their expectations were completely exceeded, after about 300 bikers took to the streets for this year’s event.

Record employment level of 2.62m in South West

Wiltshire Times: Esther McVey MP

11:31am Wednesday 16th April 2014

UK unemployment has dropped below seven per cent for the first time since the recession and employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation, figures published by the Office for National Statistics today show.

Firm cuts back ‘bad’ 999 calls in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times: IN THE FRONTLINE: Ambulance workers and paramedics are coming under increasing threats of violence

9:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Harmoni, which operates the 111 non-emergency health telephone line in Wiltshire, says additional training of its call handlers has led to fewer emergency ambulances being despatched.

Chippenham student's arresting portrait at Corsham

Wiltshire Times: 18-year-old Artur Pogorzelski of Trowbridge with his prizewinning artwork on show at the Pound Arts Young Open Exhibition

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A-level art student Artur Pogorzelski isn’t yet a Constable, but the trainee police officer has been commended for his artistic skills.

Melksham masons help children to make a ‘Splash’

Wiltshire Times: Manager Jayne Moverley, right, accepts the cheque at Melksham Police station from former lodge master John Fisher, left, and lodge secretary Colin Parfitt

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Children in Melksham are to benefit from fundraising by the town’s Masonic Lodge.

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