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Nato summit: Wiltshire Police on high alert as Obama heads along M4

Wiltshire Times: President Barack Obama speaks about his Promise Zones Initiative, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Promise Zone Initiative is part of a plan to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with l

10:33am Monday 1st September 2014

Wiltshire Police are on high alert along the M4 this week as delegates, including US President Barack Obama, make their way to and from Swindon for the Nato summit in Newport under threat of disruption from activists.

Pedestrian in accident on A303 near Stonehenge dies

Wiltshire Times: Laster aimed at Wiltshire Air Ambulance

8:59am Monday 1st September 2014

A pedestrian hit by a car on the A303 near Stonehenge on Friday evening has died, police have said.

Bradford's Lorry Watch campaigners help secure 14 prosecutions

Wiltshire Times: Coun Keith Humphries says awareness of domestic abuse must be raised

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Campaigners determined to stop heavy lorries flouting regulations and driving over Bradford on Avon’s historic bridge have helped secure 14 more prosecutions.

Civic leaders want Chippenham plan revisited

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

CHIPPENHAM councillors are calling for a major rethink on the central Bath Road redevelopment.

Still chance to run in Chippenham Half Marathon

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham Half Marathon winner Sam Humphrey just edged out 13-mile debutant Simon Nott in a sprint finish on Sunday

7:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

MORE than 1,700 people have entered the Chippenham Half Marathon, which takes place on September 7.

Sci-fi characters are centre stage at first two-day Melksham Comic Con

Wiltshire Times:

5:31pm Monday 1st September 2014

Spiderman, Superman and a steampunk Dalek were among those made an appearance at Melksham Comic Con at the weekend.

Morrisons staff in global bike challenge raise £1.2k

Wiltshire Times:

4:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

Staff at Morrisons in Westbury have raised £1,277 for charity by taking part in the Round the World Cycle Challenge.

Do you know man caught on CCTV after indecent exposure on train?

Wiltshire Times:

3:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify and speak to after reports of indecent exposure on a train between Trowbridge and Westbury railway stations.

Outbreak of war marked with tree and plaque in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

2:43pm Monday 1st September 2014

Residents from Clarendon Avenue in Trowbridge came together for a special First World War commemoration to unveil a plaque and plant an oak tree.

Bradford's three day walking festival kicks off on Friday

Wiltshire Times: What's on: Burnley Walking Festival, May 5 - 13

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Outdoor types are being urged to pull on their boots for the Bradford on Avon Walking Festival.

Musical treat as St John residents show off garden and craft skills

Wiltshire Times: Picture from stock

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Green-fingered residents of The Order of St John Care Trust home will showcase their craftiness at their annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday.

Sisterly love spurs Trowbridge youngster to ride Wiltshire Big Wheel

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

TROWBRIDGE youngster Emily Gunning is taking on the Wiltshire Big Wheel in September to raise money on behalf of her sister who suffers from a rare condition called Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS).

Meningitis survivor beats odds to cycle in Sainsbury's School Games

Wiltshire Times:

10:51am Sunday 31st August 2014

TEENAGE paracyclist Lauren Booth has been selected to compete at Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games – a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes.

Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine

Wiltshire Times:

11:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Iford Mill was the idyllic setting when 60 people came to hear the experiences of the daily life of Nicola Juha- Moussalam, a 26-year-old Christian Palestinian lawyer from Bethlehem. Newly qualified, he presently has an internship with the Attorney General in Hebron.

Holiday Club provides fun times for children at Shaw school

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

There was fun, friendship and lots to eat and drink for 70 local children, ranging in age from three to 12, at the Holiday Club organised by the churches of Atworth, Shaw and Whitley this month, when Shaw School allowed the use of their grounds and new hall and kitchen.

Man arrested over Olympiad underwear theft

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

10:56am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man, 33, from Sutton Benger has been arrested on suspicion of stealing underwear from a changing rooms of the Olympiad, Chippenham, on July 2 this year.

Dilton Marsh winners show how well gardens grow

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

Dilton Marsh Flower and Handicraft Show on August 16 was a roaring success with record entries.

The Great Kitten Cake Off at Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Bradford on Avon children’s author Anna Wilson has completed her new book to coincide with the popular BBC programme The Great British Bake Off.

It was such a lovely evening in the Trowbridge garden

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Last month – despite threats of thunderstorms Trowbridge Horticultural Society enjoyed a lovely evening at their annual garden party at Victoria Gardens.

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.

Wife joins Dorothy House Midnight Walk in memory of popular Melksham rugby captain

Wiltshire Times:

11:01am Sunday 31st August 2014

FORMER captain of Melksham Rugby Club Chris Bull will be one of hundreds of people remembered during this year’s Midnight Walk for Dorothy House Hospice.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Wiltshire Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Wiltshire Police appeal over 'dangerously pure' heroin

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

8:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Wiltshire Police have tweeted that there are reports of heroin of a dangerous level of purity being sold in the Chippenham area.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving as three vehicles damaged in crash

Wiltshire Times:

2:14pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A STAVERTON woman has recalled the “horrendous” moment two cars collided outside her house in a quiet residential street.

Little Chalfield solar farm plan angers villagers

Wiltshire Times:

11:55am Saturday 30th August 2014

Opponents of plans for a 25 hectare solar farm at Little Chalfield hope to convince councillors to throw the scheme out next week.

Bestival date for Pan's People star Dee Dee

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

TROWBRIDGE Pan’s People star Dee Dee Wilde is looking forward to her first appearance at major UK festival Bestival next week, where she will be hosting a dancing extravaganza.

Melksham homes plan in spotlight

Wiltshire Times: The Christie Miller Sports Centre in Melksham will be used for counting Wiltshire votes on Sunday

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Melksham Without Parish Council will discuss new planning applications, including a proposal to build up to 170 homes on land east of Semington Road on Monday.

Rail watchdog investigates Longleat miniature train accident

Wiltshire Times:

9:53am Saturday 30th August 2014

A miniature train accident at Longleat Adventure Park is being investigated by the rail watchdog, according to the BBC.

Motorists fume over parking penalties despite faulty Trowbridge machines

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Parking control at St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park in Trowbridge has come under fire again from angry motorists, after several visitors received tickets despite both of the machines being out of order.

Disabled Westbury woman knocked over by would-be thief

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

8:58am Friday 29th August 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in Westbury in which a disabled woman was knocked over.

Angry farmer blocks in group of travellers who refuse to leave Trowbridge land

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Furious farmer Chris Awdry and his workers barricaded in a group of travellers with a dozen tractors after they refused to leave land he rents in Trowbridge.

Trowbridge councillor's fears over Studley Green Youth Club

Wiltshire Times: Jeff Osborn

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Trowbridge and Wiltshire councillor Jeff Osborn he is concerned about the future of Studley Green Youth Club, after equipment was removed from the Studley Green Community Centre.

Wiltshire Big Wheel offers chance to ride part of Tour of Britain route

Wiltshire Times: Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling in a previous Tour of Britain

11:38am Friday 29th August 2014

Cyclists get the chance to ride part of the route of the Tour of Britain in Wiltshire, just days before Sir Bradley Wiggins and other stars of world cycling race through the county.

Admirable aid comes from a generous Hilperton pub

Wiltshire Times:

10:20am Friday 29th August 2014

A fundraising weekend to help a charity which has struggled to get outside support for fundraising has raised more than £1,200.

Wet weather takes toll on Great Bulkington Railway rides

Wiltshire Times:

8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

The Great Bulkington Railway took passengers for a wet ride on Monday as station manager Neville Boulton drove visitors around on three miniature trains for charity.

1,000 sign petition to restore hour’s free parking in Wiltshire Council car parks

Wiltshire Times: Duncan Hames MP

8:03am Friday 29th August 2014

A petition to restore an hour’s free parking in Wiltshire Council car parks has exceeded 1,000 signatures.

'L' of a wait but former Trowbridge carnival queen drives to success

Wiltshire Times:

6:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Former Trowbridge carnival queen Sara Hillman who took 22 years and eight driving tests to finally get her road licence is urging others to not give up.

Double celebration at Bradford on Avon’s Farmers' and Artisan Market

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

10:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

SUNDAY is a double celebration at Bradford on Avon’s Farmers' and Artisan Market as it celebrates its second birthday and winning a Gold Taste of the West Award.

Kilimanjaro challenge for heart surgery student

Wiltshire Times: AFRICAN ADVENTURE: Samuel Duff is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A student who had open heart surgery last year has set herself the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro for charity.

Vaults celebration in Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times: Deadline for vacant Bradford on Avon seat

11:13am Friday 29th August 2014

The iron gates to The Vaults passage in Bradford on Avon will be officially opened by Made in Bradford tomorrow.

Fans flock to Melksham for annual Comic Con

Wiltshire Times: Comic book fans pack the Melksham Assembly Hall for the Melksham Comic Convention

10:55am Friday 29th August 2014

Comic buffs from far and wide will flock to Melksham this weekend as the annual Comic Con event returns.

Russia salutes Arctic Convoy stalwarts in Trowbridge ceremony

Wiltshire Times:

10:13am Friday 29th August 2014

Veterans from across the south west who braved sub-zero temperatures during the Second World War were being honoured by Russia at a presentation ceremony in Trowbridge today to recognise their bravery during the conflict.

Russian honour for Wiltshire's Arctic Convoy heroes

Wiltshire Times:

7:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

Veterans from Wiltshire who braved sub-zero temperatures during the Second World War were honoured by Russia at a special presentation ceremony in Trowbridge to recognise their bravery during the conflict.

Police warning over online illegal weapons after man, 73, buys 200,000v stun gun

Wiltshire Times: Example of a stun gun.

12:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Wiltshire Police are warning of the dangers of buying illegal weapons online after a 73-year-old man bought a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray.

Box music festival rocks away the rain

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Revellers rocked to nine hours of music as Box Rocks Festival returned for its 21st anniversary on Monday.

VIDEO: Dramatic Ice Bucket Challenge at Trowbridge Fire Station

Wiltshire Times:

4:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Firefighters at Trowbridge Fire Station are the latest to take part in the ice bucket challenge craze which is currently sweeping the country, after getting drenched for charity today.

Wiltshire PCC speaks out about Rotherham sexual abuse scandal

Wiltshire Times:

2:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken out about the South Yorkshire PCC's decision to stay in post despite being accused of failing to act on warnings of sexual abuse of children.

First food festival at National Trust manor is sellout success

Wiltshire Times:

1:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Hundreds flocked to Great Chalfield Manor near Melksham on Saturday for its inaugural Food Fest, organised with The Fox pub in Broughton Gifford.

Serious traffic delays as A350 closed by accident

Wiltshire Times:

9:45am Thursday 28th August 2014

The A350 Westbury Road in Heywood is closed after an accident between two vehicles.

Wiltshire army veteran rides out to say thanks

Wiltshire Times:

1:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Army veteran Steve Stone has organised a 70-mile motorbike ride to mark 70 years since Operation Market Garden to raise money for a forces charity that helped him through hard times.

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