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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.

Bishop Ed spends night in Wiltshire Downs hut to show solidarity with world's displaced

Wiltshire Times: The Bishop of Ramsbury, the Rt Rev Ed Condry, at the shepherd’s hut on the Wiltshire Downs he spent last night in

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Bishop of Ramsbury, the Rt Rev Ed Condry, spent a night in a shepherd’s hut on the Wiltshire Downs yesterday to raise the profile of those around the world fleeing conflict and living in poverty and fear.

Less distance but still in the same spirit for Melksham pupils

Wiltshire Times: Ben Phillips, Abbie Craig, Jamie Phillips, Niamh and Phoebe Sayer are walking in aid of the air ambulance and WWF

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Wallking to Cornwall was a step too far for five Bowerhill Primary School pupils, who are now planning a five-mile sponsored hike for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Missing Chippenham father and son found safe

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

8:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The father and son reported missing from their home address in Chippenham yesterday have been located safe and well.

Police plea over missing Chippenham father and son

Wiltshire Times: Geoffrey Tomlinson's glasses were left behind at home

8:07am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the help in locating a missing father and son from Chippenham.

Wiltshire villages urged to enter 'best kept' competition

Wiltshire Times: The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) standard which winning villages exhibit

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is urging villages to enter the Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition.

Helping hand for Westbury's vulnerable through new community safety project

Wiltshire Times: Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Vulnerable people will be given a helping hand when a new community safety project funded through the Police and Crime Commissioner starts in Westbury.

Grenade found in Bratton safely dealt with

Wiltshire Times: The training grenade found near the roadside in Bratton

7:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Trowbridge Road in Bratton has now been reopened after a discarded military grenade was discovered in a field.

Police close road in Bratton as grenade found

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

6:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police have closed part of Trowbridge Road in Bratton, reportedly because a grenade has been found.

U-turn on Rode route means the 267 bus returns

Wiltshire Times: Campaigners put their all into ensuring ‘their’ bus route was reinstated

6:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Villagers in Rode are delighted that a vigorous community campaign has forced a U-turn from a bus company, saving a crucial rural bus route.

Chippenham man who supplied deadly ecstacy pills back at crown court

Wiltshire Times: Robbie Day

1:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The man who supplied Robbie Day with the ecstasy which killed him has failed to meet the terms of his suspended sentence.

Rudloe the new Roswell? Residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

Wiltshire Times: The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks

11:37am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate “the new Roswell”, after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Stranded lorry causes early-morning delays

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11:07am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A broken down lorry caused delays in Melksham in the early hours this morning.

Fairy tale come true as young Melksham actors head for London

Wiltshire Times: Teacher Scott Carpenter with young actors Eleanor, Rachael and Casey reading up on the script for The Huldra's Story

10:55am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Three budding actors from Melksham’s King’s Park Academy are treading the boards in London next month in a new play written by their drama teacher.

Westbury trading estate reopened after unexploded shell recovered

Wiltshire Times: Brook Lane Industrial Estate re-opened after an unexploded shell was recovered

6:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

A Westbury trading estate has been reopened after a military shell was unearthed there tonight.

Man bit bouncer twice at Trowbridge pub, drawing blood

Wiltshire Times: The Alabany Palace in Trowbridge

9:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man who twice bit a bouncer in a drunken attack outside a Trowbridge centre pub has walked free from court.

Chippenham woman who lived through both world wars celebrates centenary

Wiltshire Times: Mabel Humphries celebrates her 100th birthday at Avon Court, Chippenham, with daughter Kay Barnett, Roy and Dave Humphries

8:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Chippenham woman who has lived through two world wars celebrated a century of birthdays with 45 friends and family members.

Kissing gates make way for stiles in Westbury and war memorial will be repaired

Wiltshire Times: Games evening at Abbots Langley Royal British Legion

7:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

Kissing gates will soon be replacing stiles on rights of way in and around Westbury, after area board councillors agreed to spend £3,000 on the project at a meeting held last Thursday.

Every town must have more homes than expected, as part of Wiltshire Core Strategy

Wiltshire Times: Coun Toby Sturgis

5:04pm Monday 14th 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 today.

Minister impressed by Wiltshire's £70m campus project

Wiltshire Times: Oliver Letwin, minister for government policy, Wiltshire Council leader Jane Scott and Michelle Donelan, prospective Parliamentary Conservative for Chippenham, take a look at campus plans at County Hall, Trowbridge

6:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

Wiltshire Council’s £70 million campus project is at the forefront of the government’s plans for a Big Society, according to a leading Conservative minister.

Road closed as military shell found at Westbury trading estate

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

6:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

Police have blocked access to a Westbury trading estate, after receiving reports of a suspicious package.

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