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New study into effects of shift working on police in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

5:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A study into the effects that shift working has on police in Wiltshire was launched by Wiltshire Police Federation -  the staff association that represents rank and file police officers - today.

Trowbridge pub to stay shut after licence application thrown out

Wiltshire Times:

3:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Trowbridge pub The Black Pearl will remain closed for the foreseeable future, after Wiltshire Council’s Western Area Licensing Sub-committee refused an application for a premises licence.

Crowds brave rain to cheer Trowbridge's Soapbox Grand Prix

Wiltshire Times:

1:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Crowds braved the rain to watch competitors hurtle down Castle Street in Trowbridge for the eighth annual Carnival Soapbox Grand Prix on Sunday.

Wall of Remembrance crosses make moving display in Marlborough

Wiltshire Times:

1:09pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Ten thousand crosses have gone on display as part of a Wall of Remembrance to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and commemorate the soldiers who died.

Warminster man facing hoax bomb charge in court

Wiltshire Times:

10:48am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Warminster man appeared at Swindon Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with threatening behaviour, making a hoax bomb and failing to surrender to police bail.

Warminster cadet passes out from Sandhurst

Wiltshire Times:

10:21am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Warminster cadet Ciaron Milne joined around 200 fellow graduates in a prestigious ceremony as he passed out from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Police dog charity takes part in Emergency Services Show

Wiltshire Times:

10:11am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A charity to help police dogs, founded using funding from the Emergency Services Show, will be taking part in this year’s event at Hullavington airfield on Sunday, September 7.

Dress as heroes to raise case for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Times: New trustees for air ambulance

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is calling on schools, workplaces and community groups across the county to take part in Air Ambulance Week by dressing up as their heroes to raise money.

Wiltshire Police staff member quit over inappropriate Facebook post

Wiltshire Times: Wilshire Police HQ in Devizes

12:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MEMBER of Wiltshire Police staff resigned after he or she made an inappropriate post on the force's official Facebook site, it has been revealed.

Box Rocks music festival ready to celebrate 21 years

Wiltshire Times: Musicians from  the WhatFlag band perform on stage during the Box Rocks music festival.

11:51am Monday 18th August 2014

Box Rocks music festival comes of age this bank holiday weekend when it celebrates its 21st birthday with organisers hoping to raise plenty of money.

Nine puppies rescued by police after running into road at Seend

Wiltshire Times:

12:33pm Monday 18th August 2014

Nine puppies were rescued by police after escaping from their home and running into the middle of a busy road at Seend.

Mystery as body found in Trowbridge field

Wiltshire Times:

9:17am Monday 18th August 2014

Police are investigating the death of a man found lying in a field by a member of the public near Drynham Lane in Trowbridge at 7.37pm on Saturday.

Sign up for free messages about policing and crime in Malmesbury, Pewsey and Warminster

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson (3849569)

12:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

People in Malmesbury, Pewsey and Warminster can now sign up for free messages - by email, text and voicemail - about policing and crime matters in their area by joining Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messaging.

Stepping back in time to see Lacock at War

Wiltshire Times:

8:18pm Monday 18th August 2014

Thousands took at step back in time when they attended Lacock at War.

Zephyr detectives arrest courier fraudsters

Wiltshire Times:

2:55pm Monday 18th August 2014

DETECTIVES swooped to make dawn arrests in London today as part of an investigation into a £1m courier fraud investigation.

Man, 51, charged after police find explosives in woods near Warminster

Wiltshire Times:

4:32pm Monday 18th August 2014

A Warminster man has been charged with threatening behaviour and making a hoax bomb after Wiltshire Police found several small explosives in Eastleigh Wood.

Hospital trust acts on violence against staff with new Respect Us campaign

Wiltshire Times:

11:15am Monday 18th August 2014

With more than 230 staff reporting being assaulted between April 2013 and March this year, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is clamping down on assaults against staff.

Check bank holiday weekend rail journey times and routes, says First Great Western

Wiltshire Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

10:51am Monday 18th August 2014

First Great Western is encouraging customers travelling over the Bank Holiday weekend to check journey times and routes.

Trowbridge town crier’s shouting out for top title

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Trowbridge town crier Trevor Heeks hopes he will be in good voice when he competes at the World Town Crier championships, representing Wiltshire’s county town.

School for demolition

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The George Ward School in Melksham could soon be set for demolition, after Wilt-shire Council formally applied for permission to knock down the former high school.

Hilperton red Admiral flutters to the aid of children’s charity

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A charity which has struggled to get outside support for fundraising is being helped by the Red Admiral pub in Hilperton with a series of fun days over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Westbury master glove maker retires after half century of service

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Half a century of carefully cutting leather is over now for glovemaker Dennis Smith.

MP delighted by big fall in Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants

Wiltshire Times: MP Duncan Hames is delighted

12:01pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in the Chippenham constituency has fallen by nearly a third in the past year - its biggest 12-month drop since records begin in 2007.

Chippenham teenager’s new rein on life

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Schoolboy Luke McGlinchey struggles to concentrate in the classroom but has found his niche out in the paddocks.

‘Your Country Needs You’ in Trowbridge recruits show

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A FIRST World War recruitment office set up by Trowbridge Museum in The Shires Shopping Centre last Friday and Saturday allowed visitors to experience what it was like for soldiers at the time.

Love is just a bus ride away as Winsley couple use their passes to get hitched

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Worrying about a bus turning up on time isn’t usually top of the list for couples concerned about their wedding day going smoothly.

A sure sign of great success for Trowbridge business

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A Trowbridge-based sign and graphics business has reached a milestone this week. Unique Signs & Graphics, which offers shop signs, banners, stickers, pavement signs, vehicle graphics and displays, celebrated 10 years of trading on Wednesday.

Top class garden and hothouse produce set to go on show

Wiltshire Times: Flowers feature for Living August - Rachel Wilkes (8607705)

6:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Greed- fingered residents of Westwood are preparing for the village’s annual Flower and Vegetable show on Bank Holiday Monday.

Trowbridge development offering better rents and shared ownership

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

MAYOR Glyn Bridges officially opened a development of 24 affordable homes, named to commemorate the Great War, in Trowbridge on Monday.

Trowbridge pub’s future is in balance

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

The future of Trowbridge’s The Black Pearl pub is being decided at a licensing hearing on Tuesday at 10.30am.

A reprieve for Bradford Youth Centre is on cards

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Bradfords’s Youth Centre could be run by the town council in future.

Replica trench commemorates Warminster’s involvement in First World War

Wiltshire Times:

2:02pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A replica trench is in place at Warminster Civic Centre commemorating the town’s involvement in the First World War.

Party to say goodbye to Melksham youth centre

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Melksham people young and old who have enjoyed using the Canberra Youth Centre got together on friday for an event marking its closure.

Trowbridge graffiti vandals are caught red handed

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to properties and businesses across Trowbridge over the weekend is thought to have been committed by two vandals who are believed to have ‘tagged’ more than 70 locations with graffiti.

Russian ban set to cost Melksham dairy £750,000

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A Melksham dairy producer expects to lose £750,000 because of a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.

Budding tycoons in Towbridge business showdown

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Budding entrepreneurs from St Augustine’s College in Trowbridge have been highly commended at a major business competition.

See Tour of Britain cyclists on the way

Wiltshire Times: Team Sky's Chris Foome, of Great Britain, rides within the peloton as it makes its way through the Place De La Concorde during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 21, 2013. See PA

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

TOUR of Britain spectators will now be able to find the best spot to watch the elite cyclists speed through Wiltshire’s towns and villages.

Affordable development offers better rents and shared ownership in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Mayor Glyn Bridges officially opened a development of 24 affordable homes, named to commemorate the beginning of the First World War, in Trowbridge on Monday.

Plea issued over missing iPhone in Melksham

Wiltshire Times: Knife raid on Chippenham newsagents

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

AN IPHONE which went missing in the self-service checkout area of Tesco Express, Bowerhill, at 8.30pm on Monday, may have been stolen or could have been lost by the owner. Anyone who has found it is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101.

Trade slumps during Chippenham bypass work but extension 'good in long run'

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Business around the Chippenham bypass are suffering a trade slump after three months of roadworks, with cranes due to stay for at least seven months.

Have a free coffee at Trowbridge pub and take part in litter-pick

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Customers and staff of the Wiltshire Yeoman pub in Trowbridge are calling for helpers to take part in a community-wide litter pick tomorrow.

Trowbridge apple day has lots of ap-peel

Wiltshire Times: Apples of our eyes

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Organisers of the Trowbridge Apple Day, on October 11, are inviting local groups and organisations to run stalls promoting their own activities at the event, which will be held again at Courtfield House, on Polebarn Road.

Semington man's penalty for dodgy drive

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Semington man Patrick Ward deceived an 83-year-old woman when he inflated his price while carrying out substandard work on her drive.

Gift Aid it so charity can reclaim 'missing millions'

Wiltshire Times: Charity takes over running of Melksham children's centre

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Barnardo’s charity shop in Warminster is supporting a national campaign to claim the millions of pounds lost each year through the poor take-up of Gift Aid.

A very moving mark of respect

Wiltshire Times: Former mayor Roger Andrews stands by one of the controversial signs

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Bradford on Avon German Twinning Association showed its own mark of respect during its visit to the twinning town of Norden last month.

Free cup of coffee in return for cycle in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Boswells Cafe in The Shires will be offering free drinks in exchange for cycle miles as part of a charity spinathon on Saturday, as the three brothers who run the coffee shop chain get on their bikes to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund in memory of their father, Jeremy Burn.

Keep an eye out for Boris the tortoise in Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times:

2:24pm Friday 15th August 2014

Familis in Bradford on Avon are being urged to look in their gardens for Boris the tortoise who has gone missing from a house in Elms Cross Drive.

Accident closes road at Box for nearly two hours

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

2:07pm Friday 15th August 2014

The road from Five Ways to Kingsdown in Box was closed for nearly two hours after a collision involving a red Ford Focus and a blue Renault Laguna, at Old Jockey Farm at 5.40pm last Friday.

Westbury filming begins for First World War commemoration project

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Parts of Westbury went back in time this week, as filming began for the town’s First World War community commemoration, All Quiet on the Westbury Front.

Life in the trenches for local heroes revealed in Warminster

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

An exhibition that gives an insight into life in the trenches for local troops during the First World War opened its doors in Warminster.

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