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A350 safety fears lead to scrapping of Remembrance parade

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Royal British Legion branch in Westbury has announced it will not be parading through the town for Remembrance Day because of roadworks on the A350.

Don't hesitate to call 999 again, say police after find turns out to be empty shell

Wiltshire Times:

3:02pm Friday 31st October 2014

TRAFFIC was diverted for two hours after the discovery of a wartime bomb on a building site near Melksham on Monday.

Fire at thatched cottages costs Codford couple their home

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A CODFORD couple are trying to rebuild their lives after flames destroyed their Grade II listed cottage.

Financial difficulties shut Tourist Information Centre

Wiltshire Times:

9:24am Friday 31st October 2014

THE Tourist Information Centre in Bradford on Avon has closed its doors to the public due to financial difficulties.

A350 roadworks putting livelihoods in jeopardy, say angry Westbury traders

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

FURIOUS business owners in Westbury say their livelihoods are in jeopardy because weeks of repairs to the A350 have put a stop to passing trade.

Police suspect link in Westbury Rugby Club raid

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

6:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE believe the same thieves who struck at North Bradley FC’s changing room, stealing hundreds of pounds worth of personal belongings, targeted Westbury Rugby Club the same day.

Police plea over copper stolen from sewage treatment works

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

4:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

COPPER worth £500 was stolen from Trowbridge Sewage Treatment Works between October 24 and 28.

Family renews appeal for missing tortoise Boris

Wiltshire Times:

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

A Bradford on Avon family has renewed an appeal for missing tortoise, Boris.

Trowbridge beggar is not homeless, say police

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

3:32pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE are asking people not to give money to a beggar in Trowbridge.

Warmest Halloween on record, says Met Office

Wiltshire Times:

2:34pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE record for the warmest Halloween in Britain has been shattered, forecasters say.

'Decoy' police car vandalised

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

2:42pm Friday 31st October 2014

Vandals lashed out at a decoy police car which was in Biddestone to deter speeding motorists.

VIDEO: Spooky Halloween skydive

Wiltshire Times:

12:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

Skydivers took to the Wiltshire skies from the Old Sarum airfield, Salisbury, decked out in Halloween costumes.

Firework displays in west Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times: Danbury Fireworks

12:11pm Friday 31st October 2014

Firework displays in west Wiltshire include - 

Fire service's safety tips for bonfire parties

Wiltshire Times: fireworks-9.jpg

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

WITH Bonfire Night fast approaching, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people not to take risks with fireworks.

Top ten tips for keeping your pet safe this Bonfire Night

Wiltshire Times:

10:41am Friday 31st October 2014

Pets at Home is offering advice to Wiltshire pet owners to help them keep their dogs, cats and small furries safe during the fireworks season.

New helicopter will bring major improvement in rescue capabilities

Wiltshire Times:

9:31am Friday 31st October 2014

The Bell 429 is one of the most advanced light twin helicopters ever developed, with the very latest in-flight technology and trauma care equipment.

Continued generosity vital to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying

Wiltshire Times:

9:22am Friday 31st October 2014

It will cost £2.5m a year to keep the new air ambulance operational, compared with £700,000 for the current helicopter.

New helicopter for air medics

Wiltshire Times:

9:18am Friday 31st October 2014

Patients rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new £5 million helicopter.

Joy for Chippenham girl as op is moved forward

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

The family of cerebral palsy sufferer Kitty-Boo Cox are celebrating after having her life-changing operation scheduled for almost a year sooner than expected.

Police and Crime Commissioner backs projects to protect Wiltshire women and girls

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire’s Police and Crime commissioner Angus Macpherson

8:49am Friday 31st October 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has spoken of the projects he is backing to protect women and girls across Wiltshire and Swindon.

Apetito halts work at pastry factory while clear-up takes place

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THE fire that broke out at the apetito factory in Trowbridge on Monday has forced the company to temporarily halt production at its pastry factory during a clear-up.

D-Day landings is focus of charity talk

Wiltshire Times: British troops on one of the D-Day invasion beaches

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE planning that went into the D-Day landings is the subject of a talk being given by Tony Coutts-Britton in the Church Institute, Bratton, on Saturday at 6pm.

Halloween celebrations cost £162 per family, report claims

Wiltshire Times: Husna Ghani, five, shows off her Halloween costume.

2:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW report claims the average spend on Halloween costumes, sweets, decorations and parties totals £162 per family.

Heroes-themed party is an alternative to Halloween

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

9:32am Friday 31st October 2014

A Light Party, a fun way for children under 11 to experience a positive alternative to Halloween, is being held at West End Baptist Church, Westbury, tonight from 5.30-7.30pm.

Free coaches to exhibition on proposed Westbury renewable energy plant

Wiltshire Times: Two different public exhibitions take place in the Calne area on Tuesday organised by Hills Waste Solutions and Pegasus Group

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A PUBLIC exhibition on the proposed Northacre Renewable Energy facility in Stephenson Road, Westbury, will take place next Tuesday from 2-8pm.

Apetito boss praises firefighters and staff after Trowbridge blaze

Wiltshire Times:

4:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE boss of ready-meal manufacturer apetito has praised the actions of his staff and firefighters after a blaze broke out at one of its Trowbridge factory buildings on Monday.

'LIttle hero' six-year-old calls 999 before mum delivers her own baby

Wiltshire Times:

1:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUM Kay Kamunga praised six-year-old son Sasha for being her little hero after he came to her rescue when she had to deliver her own baby.

Box's spooky brew at Halloween

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A Halloween inspired beer has been created especially by Box Steam Brewery.

Bid to extend Southwick gypsy and traveller site thrown out

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

5:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to extend a gypsy and traveller site at The Poplars Residential Park in Southwick have been refused by Wiltshire Council.

£2.3k watches stolen from department store

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

2:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 25 watches worth more than £2,300 were stolen from Leekes in Melksham last week.

Santas get set for muddy marathon in aid of Dorothy House

Wiltshire Times:

12:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

With Christmas just around the corner, Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley got into the festive spirit by launching their annual Santa Dash event.

Thieves raid Melksham Subway tills

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

11:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

Subway in Beanacre Road, Melksham, had £975 stolen from its tills after thieves broke in.

Corsham Station campaigners meet Department for Transport officials

Wiltshire Times:

8:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A campaign to re-open Corsham Station has been taken directly to the Department for Transport in London.

Firefighters strike: Union defends action over fireworks weekend

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

The Fire Brigades Union is taking four days of strike action this weekend, coinciding with a number of firework displays in Wiltshire, saying that the longest action taken in the dispute so far shows how strongly its members feel.

TWO Wiltshire sports teams targeted by thieves on same day

Wiltshire Times:

12:26pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after items were stolen from changing rooms at Westbury Rugby Club - the same day North Bradley FC players were targeted.

Legendary landlord Peewee’s name lives on in bench tribute

Wiltshire Times:

10:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A plaque was unveiled in tribute to legendary Trowbridge pub landlord and musician Alan ‘Peewee’ Hunt on a memorial bench at the site of the Village Pump Folk Festival on Sunday.

Bumper year for strawberry crops in Wiltshire and beyond thanks to long, hot summer

Wiltshire Times:

9:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wiltshire strawberry fans have enjoyed the sweet taste of success after the warm weather and long summer brought a large increase in crops growing during 2014.

Have you got what it takes to become a Wiltshire 'special'?

Wiltshire Times:

4:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Anyone who thinks they may have what its got to become a special constable, who can commit at least 16 hours a month, is invited to an awareness evening on Wednesday, November 12.

Fire service merger 'only way to avoid frontline cuts'

Wiltshire Times:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLL: A merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services is the only way to avoid major frontline cuts, according to a new report.

Protect your elderly neighbours from rogue traders, Wiltshire Council urges

Wiltshire Times: Maggie Rae,  director of public health for the county

9:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Neighbours of the elderly are being asked to protect them from rogue traders as part of National Consumer Week which runs next week.

Staff tackle fire in laundry room at Trowle hotel

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Fire crews rushed to The Old Manor Hotel in Trowle, on the edge of Trowbridge, in the early hours of Sunday morning when a blaze in a linen basket full of towels led to a small fire in the laundry room.

Dad who stole beer while facing custody for previous offences is spared jail

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

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A father-of-three who stole beer from his local store while on a suspended sentence for dangerous driving while over the limit has been spared jail.

Banned from B&Q: Chippenham man arrested on suspicion of thefts by fraud

Wiltshire Times:

10:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 43-year-old Chippenham man has been banned from B&Q in the town after being arrested on suspicion of two thefts by fraud.

Rail delays after death on line between Bristol and Bath

Wiltshire Times: £1.2m to prevent rail suicide delays on Brighton to London line

7:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAIL users are still facing some delays after a person was hit by a train between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

Apetito fire: Production at factory unaffected as investigation takes place

Wiltshire Times:

11:08am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Apetito's factory building in Trowbridge will remain closed following a fire in a disused building yesterday in which eight fire engines were called but production in the main premises is unaffected.

Investigation to start into apetito factory fire

Wiltshire Times:

8:47am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A fire investigation will be carried out today into what caused the blaze at the apetitio factory in Trowbridge yestereday.

Firefighters' strike: Plans to cope drawn up by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire chief fire officer Simon Routh-Jones

7:28am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Plans to cope with the latest strike by firefighters are being finalised by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Two freed by firefighters after accident on A36 at Knook

Wiltshire Times:

6:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Two people were cut free by fire crews following an accident on the A36 at Knook, south of Warminster, involving two cars just before 4pm on Sunday.

Quick-thinking youngster praised by police over gun scare

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

5:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A youngster has been praised for his quick thinking after he thought he saw two other young boys with a gun and called the police.

Chimney fire blamed for blaze which destroyed two thatched Codford cottages

Wiltshire Times:

9:45am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A chimney fire is being blamed for the blaze in Codford which destroyed two Grade II listed thatched cottages.

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