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NHS trust 'listens' to views about services from Marlborough to Warminster

Wiltshire Times: Hilary Walker

5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

There is a chance to give their views on community healthcare services run by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from Marlborough to Warminster.

Jail for knife-wielding Trowbridge man who racially abused teenager and hit girl

Wiltshire Times:

10:22am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A drunken, knife-wielding man who launched a tirade of racist abuse at a teenager has been jailed for a year.

Big increase in Wiltshire's summer holiday visitors from abroad

Wiltshire Times: Revellers welcome in the dawn at last year's summer solstice at Avebury

10:33am Wednesday 27th August 2014

New figures released by VisitBritain reveal a sharp rise in the number of overseas visitors travelling to Wiltshire for their summer holiday last year.

Spirits high at Corsley Show despite the rain

Wiltshire Times:

9:11am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Corsley Show returned for another year only this time slightly wetter but spirits were still high at the jam packed event.

Fallen cables causing delays in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

3:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Fallen electric cables are causing traffic delays on Bradley Road in Trowbridge this afternoon.

Bail for man charged with supplying heroin in Staverton

Wiltshire Times: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

1:08pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A man who is charged with supplying heroin in Staverton has been released on bail by a judge.

Wiltshire brewery creates tasty beer for Tour of Britain visit

Wiltshire Times:

11:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A beer has been specially created by Box Steam Brewery to celebrate the first time that the Tour of Britain will pass near the brewery.

Canal trust’s cruiser lifted from water for a holiday

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Wilts and Berks Canal Trust’s Swindon-based pleasure cruiser has gone on a working holiday to Melksham.

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.

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

Wiltshire Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th 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.

Five arrests and £3.3k netted in Trowbridge day of action

Wiltshire Times:

4:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

More than £3,300 in unpaid fines were recovered and five arrests were made during a day of action in Trowbridge.

Hilperton residents fear traffic chaos and loss of green space if homes bid gets go-ahead

Wiltshire Times:

10:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Building two three-bedroom homes alongside an existing semi-detached home will cause traffic chaos if it gets the go-ahead, say residents of Marshmead, Hilperton.

Former Royal Marine accused of military pension fraud

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

2:25pm Monday 25th August 2014

A man accused of claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in military pension he was not entitled to has been released on bail.

Victims and volunteers are Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner's priority

Wiltshire Times:

12:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The needs of victims and the vital role volunteers can play in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) are highlighted in a series of updates to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s strategy published today.

Gym fun at new Tumble Tots nursery

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A new Tumble Tots nursery opens in Warminster on September 15.

Meningitis warning for Wiltshire parents

Wiltshire Times: Meningitis Now (6675927)

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

National charity Meningitis Now is issuing a warning to Wiltshire parents as children prepare to return to school for the new term.

£180k fine after computer hard drive loss from Erlestoke Prison

Wiltshire Times: More than half the inmates at Erlestoke are on indetminate sentences

12:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 by the data watchdog for serious failings in the way prisons have been handling information relating to inmates, victims and visitors after the loss of a back-up hard drive at HMP Erlestoke Prison.

Home Secretary praises Wiltshire Police for 'Stop and Search' reforms

Wiltshire Times: Home Secretary Theresa May

5:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police has launched two key elements of the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

Video: Ice Bucket Challenge: Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable drenched

Wiltshire Times:

4:03pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Pat Geenty has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and UK COPs.

Do you know woman caught on CCTV after Morrisons phone theft?

Wiltshire Times:

1:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Police want to speak to a woman filmed on CCTV after a £400 mobile phone was taken from the Morrisons store in Westbury.

Ride and Stride in aid of Wiltshire churches

Wiltshire Times:

5:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

People across Wiltshire are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Ride+Stride event to raise money to preserve historic churches in the county.

Get crunching at Trowbridge Apple Festival

Wiltshire Times: The Phunky Foods programme is coming to Croydon

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Trowbridge Apple Festival is at Courtfield House, Polebarn Road, on October 11 from 11am-3pm.

Two bicycles stolen from Corsham home

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

3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Two bicycles have been stolen from Arnolds Mead, Corsham.

Bank Holiday weather: Drivers warned as Wiltshire events continue

Wiltshire Times:

2:20pm Monday 25th August 2014

As wet weather put a dampener on Bank Holiday plans, motorists were warned of unpleasant driving conditions on one of the busiest days of the year for travellers.

Wiltshire town 'most desirable place to live in England' - Royal Mail

Wiltshire Times: The Royal Mail has revealed which postcode areas in the UK are the most 'desirable'

12:29pm Monday 25th August 2014

The most desirable place to live in England is Tidworth, according to a new study.

Trowbridge GP heads out to South Africa on cardiac mission

Wiltshire Times:

10:01am Monday 25th August 2014

Doctor Harry Bimbh, of Adcroft Surgery in Trowbridge, is preparing to travel to South Africa next month for a humanitarian project that will see 2,000 children screened for signs of early heart disease.

Westbury store staff get on bikes for round world challenge

Wiltshire Times:

9:36am Monday 25th August 2014

Morrisons in Westbury is one of 112 south west Morrisons stores getting in a spin for the Round the World Cycle Challenge this weekend.

Young Trowbridge gardener is walking tall

Wiltshire Times:

11:17am Sunday 24th August 2014

A keen young Trowbridge gardener has grown a sunflower measuring almost 12ft tall, after planting the seeds with his dad at the start of May.

Historical tour turns up interesting facts about Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Another warm evening saw a large group gathering outside Melksham's sizeable church for the second of our summer discovery walks, for a tour around the town’s blue plaque trail as guests of the Melksham and District Historical Association.

Warminster eye clinic’s sorry to see stalwart nurse go

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A long serving nurse who worked at Warminster Hospital’s eye clinic has retired.

Sainsbury's in Bradford on Avon steps in to help

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Sainsbury's in Bradford on Avon has adopted Trowbridge children’s charity Stepping Stones as its charity of the year.

Overgrown Westbury Leigh footpaths blamed on council redundancies

Wiltshire Times:

9:24am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A retired couple who have been walking the same footpaths around their Westbury Leigh home for 29 years are frustrated at not being able to use them because they are overgrown.

Andrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire - Do we need highly-paid bureaucrats?

Wiltshire Times: MP Andrew Murrison

9:17am Saturday 23rd August 2014

I have fairly mixed views on the way Parliament is run. It is probably reckoned bad form to be anything other than effusive about the senior bureaucracy that supports the Commons but it has never struck me as especially Rolls-Royce.

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.

We're giving young people much bigger voice - Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Times: Laura Mayes, cabinet member for Children's Services

2:18pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet unanimously voted in May to go ahead with the community model for youth services.

Quilters' work goes on display in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

6:39pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A patchwork quilt sewn by groups from the U3A is sparking interest from visitors to Dorothy House Hospice Care’s Outreach Centre in Trowbridge where it has been displayed.

Trowbridge takes the crown in charity spinathon

Wiltshire Times:

6:26pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Coffee and cycling made for a successful combination at Boswells cafe in The Shires at their fundraising event last Saturday raising more than £900.

Bradford on Avon survey comes with £100 top prize

Wiltshire Times: Man shocked after being rugby tackled for £5 note in Hove street

5:53pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Bradford on Avon Town Council is asking for residents’ help to find out about the housing and business needs of the community.

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.

GCSE results: Stonar School, Atworth

Wiltshire Times:

5:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Despite predictions that the grades for GCSE English would decline this year the pupils at Stonar, near Atworth, achieved the opposite.

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.

One star food hygiene rating shock at hospital

Wiltshire Times: GWH's NHS Foundation Trust applied for permission to carry out treatment on a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a history of bipolar disorder

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Great Western Hospital has been given a one star rating for its food hygiene following an inspection earlier this year.

Fears for youth after Chippenham workers axed

Wiltshire Times:

2:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Chippenham is to lose all its youth workers but one when its youth development centre closes at the end of next month.

What's plan B for Chippenham skatepark now?

Wiltshire Times:

2:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Funding for Chippenham’s long-awaited permanent skate park could be under threat if the Bridge Centre cannot be sold.

Skatepark plan in jeopardy as TK Maxx pulls out of Chippenham scheme

Wiltshire Times:

2:07pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Multi-million pound plans to redevelop the Bridge Centre in Chippenham have been dealt a serious blow with the decision by TK Maxx not to open there.

Cheers! Turn up on the day for Chippenham Golf Club beer festival

Wiltshire Times: SUP UP: Northallerton to host its fourth beer festival.

12:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Chippenham Golf Club is holding a beer festival this Saturday, August 23.

Call to grow it and show it in Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times:

8:46am Friday 22nd August 2014

If you grow it, show it is the motto of Bradford on Avon Town Council as they encourage residents to take part in the annual Flower and Produce Show on September 7.

Trowbridge teenager wins over dragons

Wiltshire Times:

8:41am Friday 22nd August 2014

YOUNG Trowbridge entrepreneur Jordan Daykin said he never expected to get an investment in his business Grip It Fixings, after making a successful appearance on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den on Sunday.

Brand manager celebrates first decade with Melksham Mitsubishi

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

The brand manager at Melksham Mitsubishi is celebrating after reaching his successful ten-year milestone with the company.

Major blaze shuts A4 around Marlborough

Wiltshire Times: Vibrant space: Maratha wall hanging/throw, £245; velvet cushion covers, from £38; Savile sofa range from £760; Heligan mirror, £265 and Mandalay offering table, £159, all OKA (

9:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Diversions are in place on the A4 around Marlborough this evening because of a major fire in a furniture warehouse at Froxfield, on the Berkshire border.

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