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Cat gets trapped in greenhouse

Wiltshire Times: RSPCA opens charity shop in Kendal

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CAT, believed to have spent a day trapped in a Chippenham greenhouse, was rescued by the RSPCA.

Learn to identify plants at Melksham nature reserve

Wiltshire Times:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A children’s plant identification workshop takes place at Melksham's Conigre Mead Nature Reserve on Saturday from 10am. 

Safe snatched from Lyons warehouse found smashed open

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

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A safe stolen from the Lyons Seafood Warehouse in Chitterne Road, Codford, at the weekend was later found smashed open in a field near Upavon.

Firefighters, police and army called to major field fire on Salisbury Plain

Wiltshire Times: .

5:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Eleven fire crews were called to tackle a major field fire on Salisbury Plain this afternoon.

New Wiltshire fire boss to address meeting

Wiltshire Times: Councillor Graham Payne

4:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The new chairman of the Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority will address Wiltshire Council next week, ahead of an expected row over the proposed service merger.

Emotional farewell from popular Trowbridge headteacher

Wiltshire Times:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Popular John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer said an emotional goodbye to staff and pupils on Tuesday on his last day at the school.

Folk fans gather for fabulous Pump festival

Wiltshire Times:

4:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

As the tents went up and the music started at the Village Pump Folk Festival this week, director John Alderslade was confident the weekend would go well.

Held: Chippenham woman accused of stealing £10 who admits police station assault

Wiltshire Times:

3:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Chippenham woman charged with stealing £10 from a butcher’s in the town has admitted assaulting a member of police staff while she was in custody.

Fault with Calne's 999 service fixed - police

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

2:34pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wiltshire Police say the fault with BT lines in Calne has now been fixed and all 999 lines have been restored.

Police step up patrols as 999 landline service 'not working' in Calne

Wiltshire Times: New police recruits on the beat in Watford

1:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wiltshire Police have stepped up patrols in Calne after British Telecom said the 999 phone number was not working in the area.

Danny is ready for Commonwealth Games, says mum of top sprinter

Wiltshire Times:

1:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The mum of Hilperton sprinter Danny Talbot is confident her son will not be fazed by the pressure ahead of his attempt to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week.

Don't become a summer victim of pickpockets - British Transport Police

Wiltshire Times:

11:02am Thursday 24th July 2014

Don't be a victim of summer pickpockets and opportunist thieves, warn British Transport Police (BTP).

Now Spain provides great bustards for Wiltshire release

Wiltshire Times:

12:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Reintroduced great bustards, which could soon be flying around and nesting in Wiltshire, are  

He was exceptional, he was always happy - dad's tribute to popular bike accident victim

Wiltshire Times:

8:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

Further tributes have been paid to popular Devizes Hockey Club player Charlie Sherman after he died in a bike crash.

Let me know what you think, says Police and Crime Commissioner

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has renewed his call to victims of crime to let him know about their experiences.

Devizes chef is new patron of charity Splash

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Chef Peter Vaughan has been announced as a patron for local charity Splash as it celebrates its 25th year supporting young people in Wiltshire.

Trowbridge minister who was the Pope's friend dies after motorcycle accident

Wiltshire Times:

4:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Trowbridge minister Tony Palmer, co-founder of the Christian Ark Community, has died after a motorcycle accident on Sunday morning.

Police plea for witnesses after Westbury man, 49, hit by car at Caen Hill, Devizes

Wiltshire Times: Police are investigating a collision that injured two people yesterday

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident in Devizes last night in which a Westbury man was seriously hurt.

Police step up patrols to stop dangerous railway trespassing

Wiltshire Times: ON TRACK: rail firms vow to improve

12:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A campaign to keep children and young adults away from railway tracks has been lauched by British Transport Police.

Tour of Britain route through Wiltshire is revealed

Wiltshire Times: STARS: Sir Bradley Wiggins could be in Worcester.

9:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DETAILS of the route some of the world’s top riders will take through the county during stage six of the Tour of Britain in September have been released.

Trial for Trowbridge man charged with serious assault

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

9:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Trowbridge man who is charged with carrying out a serious assault in the run up to Christmas face trials.

Trowbridge man dealing in former legal high spared immediate jail term

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

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Trowbridge man who was dealing in a former legal high to fund his cannabis habit has been spared an immediate jail term.

£1.5k fine for first scrap metal carrier convicted in Wiltshire under new law

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A scrap metal carrier is the first convicted in Wiltshire under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013) for failing to be a registered scrap metal dealer in the county.

New group for Wiltshire Crohn’s and colitis sufferers

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A new group representing Crohn’s and Colitis UK, in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire has been set up to raise awareness, funds and to support those local people with the condition.

More Wiltshire young people in education, work or training

Wiltshire Times: Fleur de Rhe-Philipe

6:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Latest figures show more of Wiltshire’s young people are in education, work or training.

Social worker wage hike 'to protect vulnerable Wiltshire children and cut £900k agency bill'

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

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Extra funding has been secured to attract experienced social workers in Wiltshire, as the council seeks to recruit around 20 new child protection officers.

Sir Bruce opens Urgent Care Centre at Royal United Hospital

Wiltshire Times:

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the Medical Director of NHS England, officially opened the Urgent Care Centre at the Royal United Hospital today. 

Motorcyclist injured in A4 collision near Corsham

Wiltshire Times:

8:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Traffic is delayed on the A4 through Corsham this morning, after a motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a car.

Tickets for Emergency Services Show on sale

Wiltshire Times: The Emergency Services Show

8:35am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Advance tickets for this year’s Emergency Services Show are available to buy online.

Prison Bridge tragedy: Tribute to Devizes engineer who was on way to work in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

10:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tribute has been paid to motorcyclist Charlie Sherman, 22, of Devizes who died after an accident while he was on his way to work in Trowbridge last Thursday.

Man charged following assault in Trowbridge

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

9:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police have charged a 25-year-old man in connection with an assault in Trowbridge on July 6.

Polar bear killing of Wiltshire teenager: company not to blame, coroner rules

Wiltshire Times:

9:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A coroner has cleared an expedition company of "neglect" in respect of its responsibility to protect a Wiltshire schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear.

Three Chippenham men accused of robbing woman are held

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

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Three Chippenham men who are accused of robbing a woman have been remanded in custody by a judge.

Jailed: Melksham paedophile with 63 hours of sick films showing child abuse

Wiltshire Times: Peter Chorley

5:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Melksham man who had more than two-and-a-half days worth of films of children being abused stored on his laptop has been jailed for 28 months.

Air ambulance flies Westbury woman to hospital for emergency treatment

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire's air ambulance

3:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

A woman in her 40s from Westbury was airlifted to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance at 8.30pm on Sunday, after suffering from what is described as a neurological emergency.

Center Parcs named top travel company in customer satisfaction index

Wiltshire Times:

1:32pm Monday 21st July 2014

Center Parcs has been named as the top travel company in the Institute of Customer Service’s annual UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI).

Car smashes down pillar of 400-year-old Box pub

Wiltshire Times:

1:14pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Box pub is still open for business, despite an unexpected visit from a passing driver.

Tributes paid to Devizes disabled sailor

Wiltshire Times:

11:06am Monday 21st July 2014

Tributes have been paid to paralysed sailor Andrew Farrow from Devizes who has died.

Artist to put First World War heroes in frame

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Westbury artist Helen Chester has appealed for families to send her their photographs of family members who fought in the First World War so she can paint their portraits.

Wiltshire Young Farmers’ contest success

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Wiltshire Young Farmers are having a bumper year, with 48 members getting through to 11 national competition finals.

Seven properties struck by lightning on busy day for Wiltshire firefighters

Wiltshire Times: Lightning storm - Bolton July 19, 2014

6:54pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended over 30 weather-related incidents on Saturday.

Big buzz at Westbury school’s super summer fete

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Pupils at Westbury Junior School enjoyed glorious sunshine for their recent summer fete.

First World War centenary: Invitation to Bradford war memorial rededication

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon mayor John Potter

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Bradford on Avon Town Council has invited relatives of those named on the town’s war memorial in Westbury Gardens to come to its rededication on Sunday, August 3, at 3pm.

First World War centenary: Road to close for memorial rededication

Wiltshire Times: Plant the poppies

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The main road through Holt will be closed on Sunday, July 27, for the rededication of the war memorial on Ham Green.

This is all good news for Bradford on Avon home

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Journalist and presenter Angela Rippon visited Bradford on Avon to officially open the Wiltshire Heights Care Home.

Happy, happy, holiday time in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A group of children from Belarus are having a great time in Wiltshire with their hosts from Chernobyl Children in Need The group were guests at Sainsbury’s where they were very generously treated to supper and a gift voucher each; visited Longleat Safari Park as the guests of Lord Bath and had a day at Center Parcs; followed by a lovely time at The Weymouth Arms, Warminster.

Codford hill badge tidy chalked up to bond with allies

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Sunday 20th July 2014

The Australian Badge on the hillside at Lamb Down in Codford was spruced up with its annual clean at the start of the month.

Hero from South Wraxall promotes a fitting memorial

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A D-Day war veteran has shown his support to the village of South Wraxall in their quest to create a proper war memorial.

Wiltshire Council claims grass cutting will be back in schedule

Wiltshire Times: Grass Cutting

10:02am Sunday 20th July 2014

The council’s contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) has pledged to keep on top of grass cutting in West Wiltshire.

First World War centenary: Trowbridge pupils present project

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Pupils from Trowbridge primary and secondary schools presented the results of a First World War research project at a service in St James’ Church last Sunday.

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