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Drugs in pants man fails to turn up to court

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

10:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Londoner caught with heroin stored in his pants in Chippenham has failed to turn up for sentencing.

Do you know men who targeted vulnerable girl during train journey from Westbury?

Wiltshire Times:

10:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for the public’s help after a vulnerable girl was subjected to inappropriate sexual comments during a train journey.

Hot weather leads to unusual butterfly sighting in Devizes garden

Wiltshire Times:

9:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A butterfly usually seen in woodland was spotted in a garden in the centre of Devizes.

Police called to Melksham pub incidents

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

9:13am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police were called to two incidents at the Parsons Nose pub in the High Street, Melksham, early on Sunday morning.

CCTV footage proves Warminster man attacked Melksham landlord

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A judge has decided he does not need to hear from witnesses after seeing CCTV footage of a man assaulting the landlord of a pub.

Loyal customer hits jackpot as Melksham Tyre Supplies hand over Peugeot

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The last thing Simon Bridgford-Whittick won was a Meccano set in 1977 in a TV Times competition. So you could say he was a bit surprised when a call from local company, Melksham Tyre Supplies, said he was the lucky winner of a new Peugeot 107 car.

Defibrillator is on Trowbridge dad’s fundraising list

Wiltshire Times:

5:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

The father of teenage footballer Quinton Barham, who suffered a heart attack on a pitch last year, hopes to raise funds for a defibrillator at his son’s new club.

Melksham man faces trial over GBH charge

Wiltshire Times: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

5:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

A 21-year-old who is accused of assaulting a man last summer is to face trial.

Motorists driven mad by Trowbridge parking fines

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Motorists claim that heavy handed parking control at St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park could put them off coming back to the £17m complex.

Check weekend journey times as Great Western main line is upgraded

Wiltshire Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

First Great Western is encouraging customers travelling on Saturday and Sunday to check journey times and routes as improvement works take place across the Great Western main line.

Former Unigate Dairy in Melksham on the market for £2.75m

Wiltshire Times:

2:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

The former Unigate Dairy in Melksham has been put on the market for £2.75 million, national property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) announced today.

Hatts Travel closure: Wiltshire Council 'aware firm had problems'

Wiltshire Times:

11:56am Monday 28th July 2014

It has emerged that there were signs that Hatts Travel, which was founded in the 1920s, was struggling before it closed on Friday with the loss of 89 jobs.

Police plea after Wiltshire woman, 54, dies as car hit by lorry on A303

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

9:36am Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a  54-year-old Wiltshire woman died when her car was hit by a lorry on the A303 at Mere, south of Warminster, yesterday.

Folk festival can keep building on its success - Steve Knightley

Wiltshire Times:

1:32pm Monday 28th July 2014

Singer Steve Knightley says this year’s Village Pump Folk Festival was a resounding success - and can still get bigger and better.

Take extra care in the hot weather, warns Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

Wiltshire Times: Mid and West Wales fire crews were called into action to tackle a blaze on the Black Mountain at 7pm on Saturday. The service has faced 200 grass fires during the month of April. Picture by Roger Vince.

12:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people to take extra care in the 'tinder dry' countryside.

Man steals woman's handbag as she pays for parking ticket in Chippenham

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

12:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her handbag stolen by a man as she was paying for a car parking ticket in Chippenham on Friday.

Police renew appeal for witnesses to A350 triple fatal crash at Semington

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are renewing the appeal for witnesses following a crash in which three people died.

Trowbridge pupils al-paca the questions in

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Pupils at Oasis Academy Longmeadow welcomed an unusual guest to the school when a visiting alpaca from a farm in Steeple Ashton left them in awe.

Fewer children lighting up

Wiltshire Times: 20 Brighton and Hove children start smoking every week

2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

SMOKING rates among children have hit an all-time low according to the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Three people dead in A350 crash near Semington

Wiltshire Times:

10:29am Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE people were killed in a crash on the A350 at Semington this morning.

Storms force Trowbridge footy contest back a week

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A CHARITY football tournament due to take place last Saturday at John of Gaunt School in aid of Dorothy House and the RUH Cancer Care Campaign will now take place this Sunday.

Trowbridge school goes wild for bushcraft

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

EXOTIC animals and bushtucker trials kept children entertained at St John’s Catholic Primary School’s Go Wild experience on Saturday, as families turned out in force for the inaugural event.

Cyclists tackle golf challenge

Wiltshire Times:

7:50am Sunday 27th July 2014

CUMBERWELL Park Golf Club captain Martin Cooper continued his year of fundraising with a cycling challenge incorporating his love of golf.

Dilton Marsh Post Office is back in action

Wiltshire Times:

7:40am Sunday 27th July 2014

GOOD news for Dilton Marsh as its Post Office finally reopened in the Village Store on July 15 – ten months after the old village store and Post Office closed.

New fire boss to speak amid merger ‘row’

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE new chairman of the Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority, Councillor Chris Devine, addresses Wiltshire Council on Tuesday ahead of an expected row over the proposed service merger.

Foxy photos raise £12k for charity

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

A ‘FOXY Hunters’ calendar produced by Trowbridge photographer David Betteridge has raised £12,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Featuring horse riders in risqué poses the calendar, first published in 2010, was the idea of Mr Betteridge when his friend Maria Badder was seriously injured during a team chase event at Newbury and was airlifted to hospital.

On track for good health in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Pupils from John of Gaunt School in Trow-bridge took part in a flagship sporting event run by Sports Leaders UK and supported by Asda Comm-unity Life on Monday.

There's life in the old Trowbridge pub yet

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

NEW landlord of The Stallards hopes to breathe new life into the pub in the Newtown area of Trow- bridge, after putting his own distinctive mark on it by carrying out a £15,000 refurbishment.

Trowbridge bishop killed in bike smash

Wiltshire Times:

6:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE Christian community and neighbours are mourning Trowbridge bishop Tony Palmer, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday.

Trowbridge Army cadets remember one of their own who died in 1954

Wiltshire Times:

6:10am Sunday 27th July 2014

A POIGNANT memorial service was held by Wiltshire Army Cadet Force at Trowbridge Cemetery on Tuesday to mark the 60th anniversary of a Trowbridge cadet’s death.

Alliance launches new petition against Westbury bypass

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The White Horse Alliance has  launched a petition calling on Westbury MP Dr Andrew Murrison, and Wiltshire Council to support its campaign to stop an eastern bypass, which it says would ruin the landscape..  

Warminster holiday club crashes

Wiltshire Times:

8:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

DOZENS of people have had holidays cancelled after Colin Hornsey, who ran Unicorn Holidays and Tours Ltd, Warminster, called in a debt management company.

Hear soldiers’ war stories in Westbury

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SOLDIERS in a replica First World War trench will be at Soisy Gardens, Westbury, from 10am on August 2 as part of the town’s centenary events.

Melksham Scouts host fair as fixed HQ reopens

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

TORRENTIAL rain didn’t stop the fun at Melksham’s summer scout fair last Saturday, as the troop celebrated the reopening of its refurbished headquarters.

Warminster festival for all the family

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

LOCAL bands will be displaying their talent for the free Inspire Music Festival in Warminster Park from 2-8pm on Sunday.

All aboard for free rides in west Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

COMMUTERS in west Wiltshire have been urged to get on board the region’s buses, as a fortnight of free travel is introduced.

Recycled bike store in Trowbridge boosted by police donations

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

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

BIKE Workshop Trowbridge will officially open in Duke Street on Saturday at 10.30am, giving members of the public the chance to buy recycled bikes.

Last post for retiring couple in Bradford

Wiltshire Times:

6:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

A COUPLE who have run a Post Office in Bradford on Avon for 20 years had a send-off to remember after closing its doors for the final time last Friday.

Pedals turn a mile for every fallen soldier

Wiltshire Times:

6:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

SOLDIER Alexander Laird hopes to raise £3,000 by cycling from Whitby to Brighton on the charity Family Activity Breaks’ annual cycle ride, starting on Saturday.

Judges check on Trowbridge's floral glories

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

TROWBRIDGE looked at its blooming best to welcome South West in Bloom judges.

Fish die after Melksham intruders turn off pond pump

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

7:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Intruders to a garden in Granville Road, Melksham, are believed to have damaged plants and turned off a pump, killing fish in the pond, last Saturday night.

Mayor leads Warminster crash clean-up

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Warminster mayor Andrew Davis led the clean-up after a two cars were in collision in East End Avenue, near the service station, at 1.30pm last Saturday.

Hatts Travel closure: Staff tell of their shock at job losses

Wiltshire Times:

5:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

Staff at Hatts Travel spoke of their shock after being told the Wiltshire family coach firm has ceased trading with the loss of 89 jobs.

First World War centenary: Codford's weekend of events

Wiltshire Times: Plant the poppies

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Military enactments from the Great War Society will be just one of the attractions this weekend to mark the centenary of the First World War at Codford Village Hall and field.

Lucky escape for family after house fire in Melksham

Wiltshire Times: .

4:45pm Friday 25th July 2014

A family had a lucky escape from a house in Bollands Hill, Seend Cleeve, Melksham, at 6.35am this morning, after a fire broke out in their ground floor living room.

Chippenham woman struck by lightning in storm

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Nurse Jennifer Lyons has praised her neighbours, after they rushed to her aid when she was injured as lightning struck her Chippenham home.

More than 100 storm-related calls for Wiltshire firefighters

Wiltshire Times:

3:17pm Friday 25th July 2014

Saturday's storms meant a hectic weekend for Wiltshire firefighters dealing with flood and lightning damage.

Farewell to Melksham youth spot as axe falls after 40 years

Wiltshire Times:

2:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

After more than 40 years serving the young people of Melksham, the Canberra Youth Centre was due to close yesterday following cuts to council youth services.

VIDEO: Boxing champ gives weather paw-cast to help keep your dog cool

Wiltshire Times:

2:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

ormer boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

Hot weather warning from Public Health England

Wiltshire Times: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

2:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS temperatures continue to push heatwave levels, Public Health England has issued fresh advice to practice sun sense and look out for others, especially the vulnerable such as the older people, young children and those with serious illnesses.





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