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Hundreds to pack funeral for Trowbridge legend Peewee

Wiltshire Times:

8:45am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of Trowbridge legend Alan ‘Peewee’ Hunt at Semington Crematorium on Monday to pay their last respects to the former bar owner.

Could you join Wiltshire's army of village hall volunteers?

Wiltshire Times: Carol Southall, the village hall and community buildings advisor for Community First Wiltshire

9:02am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Could you join the army of volunteers in Wiltshire who contribute over 62,500 hours of work supporting their local village hall every year?

Wildlife haven created from 'dull' patch of grass

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A corner of Chippenham is being turned into a wildlife haven.

Police name Hilperton accident victim as Melksham woman, 31

Wiltshire Times:

11:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police have named the woman who died after an accident in the early hours of Saturday as Cheryl Richards, 31, of Berryfield Lane, Melksham.

Jailed: Railway guard, 61, who encouraged young girls to send indecent pictures

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

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A railway guard who encouraged young girls to send him indecent pictures of themselves has been jailed for five years and four months.

Parrots to star at Lacock wildlife and pet weekend

Wiltshire Times: KIN/SC Burping parrot banned from Chessington restaurant

7:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Meet parrots at a wildlife and pet weekend from noon-4pm on Saturday, October 18, and 10.30am-1pm on Sunday, October 19.

Watch out for your ferrets: Wiltshire pets struck down with highly contagious virus

Wiltshire Times:

4:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Ferrets owners in Wiltshire are being warned of an outbreak of a highly contagious virus after a number of cases of epizootic catarrhal enteritis (ECE) were reported.

Police appeal after Westbury boy subjected to road rage

Wiltshire Times:

1:39pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police are appealing for information regarding an incident of road rage towards an 11-year-old boy in Westbury, which took place just before 5pm on Sunday.

Model rail fans chuffed at turnout for Chippenham show

Wiltshire Times:

1:55pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Bentley Model Railway Group are optimistic it will be full steam ahead for Chippenham’s Model Railway Show after a successful exhibition on Saturday.

Wiltshire MPs back call for direct trains between Oxford and Bristol

Wiltshire Times: Rail campaigner Graham Ellis, left, with MP Duncan Hames at the launch of the expanded TransWilts service on December 9

10:52am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Wiltshire MPs are among those who have written to Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, calling for a direct train service between Oxford and Bristol.

Get ready for hot stuff at new Chiquito in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

10:08am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Staff at Tex-Mex restuarant Chiquito in St Stephen's Place, Trowbridge, are putting the final touches to it before opening on Friday.

Chippenham gardeners can start in no time as allotment list dwindles

Wiltshire Times:

8:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The waiting list for an allotment in Chippenham is at an all-time low.

Is a toilet seat the worst present a woman can get? What to avoid giving this Christmas

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A survey of women living in Wiltshire has revealed that nearly 80 per cent have received unwanted presents.

First World War centenary: Corsham concert date set

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A concert commemorating 100 years since the First World War began will take place later this month.

VIDEO: Gary tells his Wiltshire Air Ambulance story

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Gary Maslin, of Devizes, who suffered a heart attack, tells his Wiltshire Air Ambulance story here:

Melksham couple return to see lightning strike devastation

Wiltshire Times:

9:41am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Melksham couple whose house was hit by lightning have returned to confront the devastation left by the fire.

Trowbridge store staff bag charity cash

Wiltshire Times:

8:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Emotions ran high on Saturday as nine members of staff at HJ Knee had their heads shaved in the store at Spitfire Retail Park in Trowbridge in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Police want charging decision over Melanie Hall murder suspect

Wiltshire Times: Melanie Hall

2:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have asked prosecutors to authorise charging a man with the murder of Bradford on Avon woman Melanie Hall, 25, who vanished after a night out in Bath, nearly 20 years ago.

Music festival in memory of Westbury teenager moves to home town

Wiltshire Times:

8:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 12-hour music festival in memory of former Matravers pupil Rick Mills is being held again but this time in his hometown of Westbury.

Saga looks at new markets as Wiltshire retirement village takes shape

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Saga, the over-50s insurance group which is involved in building a retirement village near Corsham, is looking at enter into a series of new markets in the wake of its stock market flotation.

Trial for Melksham man over drugs supply charge

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

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man who is accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs faces trial by judge and jury.

Fight must go on to save Wiltshire's outstanding landscapes, says CPRE president

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Sir Andrew Motion, the president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, visited Wiltshire's CPRE branches to discuss countryside issues with local volunteers.

Plea to community over Corsham's neighbourhood plan

Wiltshire Times:

6:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A neighbourhood plan that will help shape the future of Corsham and give residents more input is in its early stages.

Wiltshire firms face being named and shamed if equal pay rules ignored

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Wiltshire firms are being advised to check they comply with rules about equal pay – or risk being named, shamed and fined.

Trowbridge man accused of serious assault is bailed

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

6:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 31-year-old man who is charged with carrying out a serious assault has been released on bail by a judge.

Trowbridge couple accused of lying over stabbing

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

5:41pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man and woman who are accused of perverting the course of justice after a serious stabbing have been released on bail by a judge.

£1k of equipment stolen from Corsham building site

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

5:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

More than £1,000 of equipment was stolen from a building site in Thingley, Corsham, last Thursday.

Pop-up trench to illustrate life during First World War

Wiltshire Times: World War I:  Life in the Trenches  - a talk by Steve Williams

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A pop-up trench will show what life was like in the trenches on Sunday.

Price wars at Wiltshire pumps as supermarkets cut cost of diesel and petrol

Wiltshire Times: Fuel prices could fall in Herefordshire - but Worcestershire could miss out

3:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Wiltshire motorists are expected to get a boost as supermarkets slashed the price of fuel today.

Arrest warrant for Westbury man facing child abuse images charge

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

2:06pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man who is accused of downloading indecent images of children.

Backing of Wiltshire and Dorset fire services merger plan welcomed by former chairman

Wiltshire Times: Graham Payne

2:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The former chairman of Wiltshire and Swindon Combined Fire Authority is delighted that Swindon Council is set to back the merge of Wiltshire and Dorset fire services.

Elderly ex-RAF women died after car pulled out in front of speeding lorry, inquest hears

Wiltshire Times:

1:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two elderly ex-RAF servicewomen were killed when their car pulled out in front of a speeding lorry in the Cotswolds, an inquest heard today.

VIDEO: Chris tells his Wiltshire Air Ambulance story

Wiltshire Times:

10:58am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Chris Locke, of Hilperton, became ill in October 2013.

Bail for Melksham man accused of trading in hard drugs

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

10:07am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Melksham man accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs has been released on bail by a judge.

It's locks away for Broughton Gifford grandmother

Wiltshire Times:

8:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A grandmother from Broughton Gifford has had all her hair shaved off to raise money for charity, following the death of her mother and friends.

A personal service for cancer patients

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CANCER patients can now receive their chemotherapy treatment from a special mobile unit after a donation from the charity Hope for Tomorrow.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after Trowbridge accident

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A motorcyclist was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath yesterday after an accident between a car and a motorcycle in Staverton Road, Trowbridge.

Three arrested in connection with Devizes attack all local, police confirm

Wiltshire Times:

1:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

Police have now confirmed that all three people arrested in connection with the attack on a 42-year-old man in Devizes during the early hours of Saturday are from the town.

Wiltshire Police leads way on new Child Rescue Alert system

Wiltshire Times:

11:53am Monday 29th September 2014

Wiltshire Police is the first force in the country to sign-up to the enhanced Child Rescue Alert system.

Police appeal after two cars stolen from Westbury

Wiltshire Times:

8:34am Monday 29th September 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following two car thefts in Westbury.

Busy summer for Dauntsey's tall ship Jolie Brise

Wiltshire Times:

6:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

Dauntsey’s School tall ship, the Jolie Brise, has concluded a busy summer season which involved sailing about 9,000 miles and visiting 40 different ports.

Work starts on stone curlew mural to celebrate Wiltshire population's recovery

Wiltshire Times: Eight stone curlews have been found dead in Wiltshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

4:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

The elusive stone-curlew has had a successful breeding season in Wiltshire, says the RSPB, and to celebrate the recovery of the rare bird's population work on a mural started today.

Spine-chilling Halloween Festival promised at Longleat House

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A haunting host of thrills and chills are promised as Longleat’s Halloween Festival returns in time for the October half-term holidays.

Bail for pair accused of allowing home to be used for trading hard drugs

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

3:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

A man and woman who are accused of allowing their premises to be used for the supply of hard drugs have been released on bail by a judge.

£97k grant to help Wiltshire Mind provide new armed forces support service

Wiltshire Times: Charity chief David Mckeigue

12:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

Wiltshire Mind is delighted to announce it is has secured a Forces In Mind Trust grant to provide a new support service for the Armed Forces community supporting those caring for people with mental illness.

Hope of longer Post Office hours in Bradford

Wiltshire Times: Sunday opening hours piloted at Darlington Post Office delivery office

11:41am Monday 29th September 2014

Post Office hours in Bradford on Avon will be longer if the decision for a new open-plan branch goes ahead.

Benches planned in Corsham to honour fallen

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Benches at Corsham's war memorial as part of the town’s First World War commemorations.

Battle tanks leave Tidworth for Eastern Europe

Wiltshire Times:

10:07am Monday 29th September 2014

THE British Army has started transporting Challenger II Battle Tanks to Eastern Europe ahead of the NATO exercises that are taking place there.

Road closed after motorcycle and car collide

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

1:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The Staverton Road, between Holt and Trowbridge, has been closed following an accident between a car and a motorcycle.

Man in serious condition after Devizes attack

Wiltshire Times:

10:12am Sunday 28th September 2014

A man is in a serious condition after being found injured in the early hours of Saturday in The Brittox, Devizes, after apparently being attacked.





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