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Live blog: Dramatic night of storms in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times:

8:54am Friday 19th September 2014

Flooding followed the lightning storms which hit Wiltshire last night and is still having effects this morning.

Cops crack down hard on drivers in Warminster

Wiltshire Times:

1:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Motorists were pulled over and their cars, lorries and cattle trucks rigorously examined in a police operation targeting vehicles in Warminster on Wednesday.

Bradford meeting looks at alternative vehicles

Wiltshire Times: DRIVING SEAT: Kevin Sharpe (left) and Charlie Roberts show off their high-speed Tesla electric car

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Monday's meeting of the bradford on Avon Climate Friendly group will discuss Electric Vehicles.

Workshops help Wiltshire area boards gear up for youth activity changes

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

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A series of workshops are being held as area boards prepare for changes to the way youth activities are delivered from October.

Floods wash sewage into Trowbridge homes

Wiltshire Times:

2:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

Residents of Kitchener’s Court, Trowbridge, are devastated after last night’s torrential downpours resulted in their homes being flooded with sewage.

Footwork pays off for Bradford on Avon bike competition winner

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

PACING the streets of Bradford on Avon paid off for Valerie Knight, the winner of a Tour of Britain Bike Trail.

VIDEO: Flooding near Rowden Hill, Chippenham

Wiltshire Times:

2:42pm Friday 19th September 2014

Fire service praised by couple who live in lightning-strike home

Wiltshire Times:

12:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

The owner of the house which was wrecked after a lightning strike last night has expressed her “frustration” at being so far away from home and thanked Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Held: West Ashton man, 31, charged with drug offences

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

12:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

A 31 year-old man has been in charged with a number of drug-related offences.

Home wrecked as solar panels burn after lightning strike

Wiltshire Times:

11:17am Friday 19th September 2014

A couple will return from holiday to find their house has been destroyed after lighting struck and set the roof alight.

Heavy rainfall overnight causes chaos throughout Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Heavy rainfall caused chaos throughout Wiltshire overnight, with officers from a variety of different organisations to working hard together to combat issues.

Warminster boundary debate shelved after too many turn up

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

WARMINSTER Town Council was forced to defer a debate on the town’s boundary on Monday, after 150 people turned up to have their say.

Bradford on Avon club aims to sail into record books

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

IT will be a battle of the boats on Sunday as Bradford on Avon Sailing Club take part in a Guinness World Record attempt.

Passengers evacuated from train after it gets stuck in floods

Wiltshire Times:

5:58am Friday 19th September 2014

Around 90 passengers are believed to have been evacuated from a London-bound train at Pound Pill, Corsham, after it got stuck in floods.

School shut and many Wiltshire roads affected by flooding

Wiltshire Times:

9:59am Friday 19th September 2014

Shaw Primary School in Melksham has been forced to close today due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall overnight, with a number of roads throughout the county also closed.

Wiltshire councillor sends in FOI request to discover colleagues' expenses claims

Wiltshire Times: Cllr Terry Chivers

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A FREEDOM of information request has been submitted by Wiltshire councillor, Terry Chivers, in a bid to establish how much Wiltshire Councillors have claimed in allowances and expenses. 

Woman who admitted hanging her dog is too scared to go into Trowbridge, court hears

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE court was told that Veronica Reid had been shunned since news about her hanging her dog came out.

Rail users facing delays after flooding on track between Swindon and Bath

Wiltshire Times: A First Great Western train leaving Paddington Station heading towards Swindon

8:26am Friday 19th September 2014

OVERNIGHT flooding which saw a train evacuated has left commuters facing long delays this morning between Bath Spa and Swindon.

Trowbridge cyclists on a roll to help special needs nursery

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A CHARITY cycle ride along the Kennet and Avon canal on Sunday in aid of Trowbridge special needs centre Stepping Stones has raised more than £1,000 for the cause.

Neighbours' anger at sentence for Trowbridge couple who hanged their dog

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEIGHBOURS of the Trowbridge couple who hanged their pet dog believe justice has not been done, after they were both given suspended jail sentences at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on Monday. 

Walkers step out in Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

3:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WALKING boots were laced up tight as more than 40 people walked 17 miles from Melksham to Bath on Saturday.

The law is a farce, says Chippenham mum after supplier of fatal drug stays free

Wiltshire Times: Robbie Day

8:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

The mother of ecstasy victim Robbie Day has spoken of her anger after the man who supplied her son with the drug that killed him was spared jail for a third time.

New Trowbridge Carnival cup in tribute to town stalwart

Wiltshire Times:

8:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

A new cup donated by the family of Trowbridge stalwart Averil Beresford will be presented in her memory at Trowbridge Carnival for the first time this year.

Warminster campaigners restate opposition over access to new homes

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:17pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Residents campaigning against plans for 212 homes on land to the west of St Andrew Road, Warminster, voiced their opposition when town councillors met to discuss the scheme.

Wiltshire area mental health trust slated

Wiltshire Times:

6:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE NHS trust responsible for providing mental health care in Wiltshire must take significant steps to improve services, a new report says.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain at Cock Hill, Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

4:40pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Tour of Britain riders at the top of Cock Hill, Trowbridge, in a video by MissMark999

VIDEO: Tour of Britain in Hilperton Road, Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

1:03pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Tour of Britain was filmed in Hilperton Road, Trowbridge, by Oliciv

Stepfather of Prince Harry's former girlfriend took overdose, inquest hears

Wiltshire Times: Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas have split up, it has been announced, just hours after the prince visited Wiltshire

2:24pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The stepfather of Prince Harry's former girlfriend took his own life with an overdose, an inquest has heard.

A36 reopens: Overturned lorry at Cley Hill roundabout removed

Wiltshire Times:

10:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Traffic was delayed on the A36 at the Cley Hill roundabout, near Warminster, this morning after an articulated lorry overturned.

Woman flown to hospital after Warminster fall by Coastguard rescue helicopter

Wiltshire Times: THE END: The coastguard rescue helicopter

10:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

A woman in her 60s who fell on a hill near the A362 in Warminster yesterday was winched onto a Coastguard rescue helicopter and flown to hospital.

Wiltshire Police's new-look £1.8m Crime and Communications Centre opened

Wiltshire Times:

12:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Wiltshire Police re-opened their £1.8m refurbishment of the Crime and Communications Centre on Wednesday afternoon.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain riders sweep through Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times:

9:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

Tour of Britain riders sweep through Bradford on Avon in this video by Nathan Baranowski.

Bradford on Avon stitchers show off their talents

Wiltshire Times:

9:02am Thursday 18th September 2014

From bags to cushions, tapestries to tablecloths, the Avon Stitchers exhibition in Bradford on Avon showcased a range of talent this week.

Valuable tools stolen and vehicles damaged during Bradford farm raid

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

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Tools worth hundreds of pounds were stolen and vehicles damaged during a burglary at a farm in Bradford on Avon last week.

Trowbridge man who made girl, 13, pregnant spared jail

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

11:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

A Ministry of Defence worker from Trowbridge who got a 13-year-old girl pregnant has been spared a jail term.

Wiltshire's chief constable to stay during handling of sex abuse case inquiry

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire Police chief Pat Geenty

1:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Pat Geenty, chief constable of Wiltshire Police, will stay in his job while investigations are carried out into the way the force handled allegations of sexual abuse it has been confirmed.  

Bradford on Avon artist's work takes off in the USA

Wiltshire Times:

9:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A painting created during the 2012 floods in Bradford on Avon has been chosen to tour America.

Second chance for teenage drug dealer found hiding in Chippenham man's home

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

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage drug dealer found hiding in the Chippenham house of a vulnerable man has been spared an immediate jail term.

Mystery as Dorothy House chief leaves suddenly

Wiltshire Times:

4:53pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Mystery surrounds the sudden departure of Dorothy House chief executive Liz Brown who has left her role after nearly two years.

Police tell puppy owners of M4 tragedy

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

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A puppy was reported being on the loose in the middle lane of the M4, near Chippenham, heading east towards Swindon at 6.30am on Saturday.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain riders tackle Winsley Hill

Wiltshire Times:

2:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Tour of Britain riders tackle Winsley Hill in this video by Andy Legge.

Man accused of rape and sexual assault in Westbury bailed

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

9:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man accused of rape and sexual assault over a two-year period has been released on bail by a judge.

Get out of town: But drunk fails to leave Chippenham after police issue order

Wiltshire Times:

9:37am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Stephen Castle, a 37-year-old homeless man, was issued a notice ordering him to leave Chippenham for 24 hours at 10am last Friday when police found him intoxicated and acting in a manner likely to cause alarm at Market Place.

Fundraisers ready to tee-off in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Times:

9:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Fundraisers are teeing off in Bradford on Avon for charity on Friday as part of Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s first ever golf day.

Bon voyage by Trowbridge team nets cash for charity

Wiltshire Times:

9:04am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Monster hills and the occasional wrong turn were not enough to prevent a group of seven friends from Trowbridge cycling 250 miles from the town hall to the Eiffel Tower in France last week.

Sunday roast retains its crown as South West's favourite meal of the week

Wiltshire Times: Fresh meat sales are up since horse meat scandal

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The favourite family meal in the South West is once again a full Sunday roast with only five per cent of us preferring to order a takeaway, according to an online survey.

New TKMaxx store to bring 50 jobs to Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Win one of five £100 packages to spend at TK Maxx

9:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The new TK Maxx store in Trowbridge is set to open its doors on Thursday October 2 at 9am, creating 50 new jobs.

Chippenham man who supplied deadly dose of ecstasy spared jail for third time

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The man who supplied Robbie Day with the ecstasy which killed him has been spared jail for a third time.

Delays expected during £400k of work on A350 in Westbury

Wiltshire Times: webpix cone accident roads road traffic roadworks

4:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Motorists and residents are being warned to expect delays when a major road maintenance scheme starts on the A350 in Westbury late this month.

Jail warning for man caught with bullet in Trowbridge

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

4:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man caught in Trowbridge with a 8mm bullet has been warned he could be facing a jail term.

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