What a blast, GWR toots back for rides at Bulkington

Wiltshire Times: Des Clarke of Trowbridge, kneeling, with fellow train owners Mike Richardson, David Wood, Andy Couliss, Thelma and Nev Boulton and David Clarke

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Great Western Railway puffs in to Bulkington next week, as the village’s popular train rides are back for the bank holiday.

A birthday bench-mark for Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: They’re sitting pretty at Larkrise with their new seats. At front is the farm’s manager Wedy Self while some of her colleagues take a rest on a picnic table also given by Mr Heeks, standing

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Trowbridge Town Crier Trevor Heeks brought birthday cheer to Larkrise Farm this week when he presented the charity with a set of benches.

Wheelie huge charity effort

Wiltshire Times: The annual Nick Wynne memorial bikers’ toy run to Bristol Children’s Hospital on Sunday gets underway from the Kings Arms pub in Hilperton.

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Organisers of the annual toy run from Trowbridge to Bristol Children’s Hospital said their expectations were completely exceeded, after about 300 bikers took to the streets for this year’s event.

U-turn on Rode route means the 267 bus returns

Wiltshire Times: Campaigners put their all into ensuring ‘their’ bus route was reinstated

6:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Villagers in Rode are delighted that a vigorous community campaign has forced a U-turn from a bus company, saving a crucial rural bus route.

Man bit bouncer twice at Trowbridge pub, drawing blood

Wiltshire Times: The Alabany Palace in Trowbridge

9:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man who twice bit a bouncer in a drunken attack outside a Trowbridge centre pub has walked free from court.

Hilperton teenager inspired by Motorpoint arena appearance with Gary Barlow

Wiltshire Times: Teenager Merryn Phillips was one of the choir members who sang with Gary Barlow at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

4:53pm Monday 14th April 2014

Teenager Merryn Phillips has been inspired to aim high, after singing live with superstar Gary Barlow.

Man, 64, faces six indecent assault charges on girls under 14

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

4:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

A 64-year-old man is facing six charges of indecent assault against girls under the age of 14.

Accident partly blocks A350 Stoney Gutter to Semington road

Wiltshire Times: The A350 Stoney Gutter to Semington road was partially blocked this morning after an accident involving two lorries

10:21am Monday 14th April 2014

The A350 Stoney Gutter to Semington road was partially blocked this morning when an eight-wheeled lorry carrying aggregates was in collision with another lorry.

Appeal after Hilperton family pet is catnapped

Wiltshire Times: tramp.jpg

9:58am Monday 14th April 2014

A Hilperton family are hoping a sharp-eyed neighbour’s fast reactions will reunite them with their stolen pet, after Tramp the family cat was catnapped early on Sunday morning from near their home on Marsh Road.

Spring songs in Trowbridge will cover five centuries’ music

Wiltshire Times: Altos to the fore as the ‘Phil’ rehearse

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Trowbridge Philharmonic Choral Society – now in its 108th year – is preparing for its spring concert.

Trowbridge man runs marathon in pal's memory

Wiltshire Times: Runners to take on London Marathon

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE man Chris Brooking is taking on the London Marathon in memory of his friend Tom Fairfield.

Popular Trowbridge headmaster calls it a day

Wiltshire Times: John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer celebrates the good Ofsted report with sixth formers Max and Olivia

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer is leaving the Trowbridge school in July to seek a fresh challenge.

Pupils prove to be savvy in business

Wiltshire Times: The team from Saint Augustine’s College that have progressed to the national final of the Business Accounting Skills Education competition include Niamh Dunne, James Bacon, Olivia Bomani, Ruth Chester, Louis Wain and Kristian Devitto

9:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

PUPILS from Trowbridge’s St Augustine’s Catholic College are through to the national final of the Business Accounting Skills Education competitionafter being successful in the regional stage.

Roll up to be royalty for Trowbridge Carnival

5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

The selection of royalty for this year’s Trowbridge Carnival is taking place at Oasis Academy Longmeadow on Saturday, April 26.

In gear for motorcycle fun and the toy run

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A MOTORCYCLE convoy will travel from Trowbridge to Bristol Children’s Hospital on Sunday for the annual toy run.

Trowbridge nursery staff were like guardian angels

Wiltshire Times: You can do your bit to help the Wiltshire Time’s Give us a chance appeal

6:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

MUM Helen Norcott says Trowbridge children’s charity Stepping Stones is essential for the community and is fully behind the Times’ Give Us a Chance campaign.

Home grown produce earns Trowbridge school bronze

Wiltshire Times: Headteacher Lyssy Bolton with Year 3 pupils at The Mead Community Primary School which is celebrating its ‘outstanding’ OFSTED report                                                Photo: Glenn Phillips (49247)

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Mead Primary School in Trowbridge has been given a Food for Life Partnership Bronze award for its healthy eating programme and climate-friendly food.

Trowbridge mum runs to say thanks

Wiltshire Times: Jilly Moore and her daughter Alice

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Trowbridge mum Jill Moore is taking on the London Marathon this weekend in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust because of the support they’ve given her daughter Alice, 12.

Delve into Trowbridge's history through drama

Wiltshire Times: Drama groups have come together to put on a production to celebrate the history of Trowbridge Town Hall

8:47am Friday 11th April 2014

A theatre production about the history of Trowbridge Town Hall is taking place at the library in County Hall tomorrow.

Fashion giant’s Trowbridge store plans get go-ahead

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

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Fashion giant TK MAXX has received planning permission from Wiltshire Council to make alterations to the former Harveys unit at the Spitfire Retail Park in Trowbridge.

Trowbridge families stage protest over mental health care flats

Wiltshire Times: Angry residents assemble outside Greenwood House, right, to protest at Maplyn’s plans

4:29pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Trowbridge residents came together on Saturday to protest against plans for a 24-hour mental health centre to be housed in Green Lane with the organisation behind the plans claiming it has nothing to hide.

Neighbours' fears that care home will be bail hostel denied

Wiltshire Times: Richard Hall, partner Kate Drew and other residents unhappy about development plans for Greenwood House

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Families in Green Lane in Trowbridge are still fighting plans to renovate a former care home, which they fear could become a bail hostel.

Murder conviction is sound, rule appeal court judges

Wiltshire Times: Louise Jane Cox, 46, knifed Ian Graham at his Trowbridge flat

5:43pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A Trowbridge woman caged for stabbing her lover during a drink-fuelled attack can have no complaint about her murder conviction, top judges have ruled.

Rush-hour delays on the A350 following three car collision

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

5:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Motorists are experiencing rush-hour delays on the A350 near Steeple Ashton following a three car collision at 4.30pm.

Police plea after boy, 13, robbed of phone and attacked in Trowbridge

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

10:59am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Police in Trowbridge are appealing for witnesses and information after a 13- year-old was robbed of his phone in St Stephen's Place Leisure Park.

Melksham nurse takes up sailing challenge

Wiltshire Times: Pauline Centa is heading off for the trip of a lifetime

8:53am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Colleagues threw a surprise bon voyage party for nurse Pauline Centa last Thursday as she embarks on the Clipper sailing challenge.

B&Q poppy seeds planted in Trowbridge to remember fallen of First World War

Wiltshire Times: Chris Morrison, of B&Q, Nicholas Reid, Trowbridge Station manager, and Dr Andrew Murrison MP planting poppy seeds

2:48pm Monday 7th April 2014

Railway enthusiasts are digging deep to help plant a trail of B&Q poppy seeds at stations along the Heart of Wessex Line as part of The Royal British Legion’s Centenary Poppy Campaign.

CCTV operators alert police to man selling drugs in Trowbridge town centre

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

11:44am Monday 7th April 2014

A man spotted by eagle-eyed CCTV operators selling drugs in Trowbridge town centre has thanked a judge for giving him a second chance.

Top-class recognition for Trowbridge company

Wiltshire Times: Top-class recognition for Trowbridge company

5:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Trowbridge-based company The Consortium is celebrating winning a prestigious Education Resources Award in the Education Exporter of the Year Award category.

Wingfield getting in the swim with tasty win

Wiltshire Times: Wingfield getting in the swim with tasty win

12:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Children at The Mead primary school’s Wingfield site held a Great Wingfield Family Bake-Off for Sport Relief. Children entered the competition by creating six cupcakes with a sporting theme. These were then judged by a panel who decided on three winners. All the entries were then sold at a cake sale after school.

Healthy start for Trowbridge pharmacy

Wiltshire Times: Deputy mayor Clive Blackmore cuts the ribbon at the new improved Lloyds Pharmacy in Fore Street, Trowbridge, with the help of store manager Marlon Marballie, while staff members Helen, Jan,  Angela and Jackie cheer them on

9:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

Lloyds Pharmacy opened its newly refurbished Trowbridge branch last month.

Kids to enjoy Sploshing good Easter fun in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge Town Hall is one of many historic buildings locally open this weekend. Left, the Blind House in Trowbridge could be another stop on your Heritage Open Days tour.

5:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Over 300 children have enjoyed messing around with water with an enchanting stage show, Splosh, this week, thanks to Trowbridge Arts, with two more performances in the town centre tomorrow.

Service with caring touch is ‘excellent’

Wiltshire Times: receiving the award from William Laing and Michael Portillo are, from left to right, Recruitment and Training Director Jan Lacey; Managing Director Richard Smith; Richard’s wife, Shirley, Signing, Symbols and Speech Communication Trainer; and Regional M

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Homes Caring for Autism, which runs centres in Trowbridge and Heywood, have won the LaingBussion award for service excellence.

Colleagues’ tribute for ex-Trowbridge firefighter

Wiltshire Times: Firefighters stand in solemn tribute to Hugh Cook, inset, as his hearse passes the fire station on Wednesday en route to the crematorium.                     Photo: Trevor Porter

7:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Trowbridge firefighters paid silent tribute to former colleague Hugh Cook before his funeral on Wednesday.

Lock-up plea after a spate of Staverton burglaries

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

6:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Householders in Staverton have been warned to lock up their homes after thieves targeted properties in the village.

Trowbridge bargains boost appeal by £800

Wiltshire Times: Church jumble sale organised for Croxley Green

2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A jumble sale raised £800 for Stepping Stones as part of the Times’ Give Us a Chance appeal on Saturday.

Sweet smell of success at a Trowbridge special site

Wiltshire Times: Prince's Trust Learning Curve project members put the finishing touches to the sensory garden area at Larkrise school

12:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A group of unemployed young people funded and built a sensory garden at Larkrise School in Trow- bridge which is for west Wiltshire children with severe learning difficulties.

Trowbridge mum’s aim is to say big thank you

Wiltshire Times: Sonia Sansom

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Trowbridge mum Sonia Sansom is running the London Marathon to say thanks to children’s charity Afasic which has supported her son Ralph and helped him with speech difficulties.

Pensioner hit by car in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

10:16am Friday 4th April 2014

A 70-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was knocked over by a car in Trowbridge this morning.

Lead is stripped off Trowbridge charity shop

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Charity Dorothy House has been left counting the cost after thieves stripped lead roof tiles from its shop in Trowbridge.

Trowbridge pupils will all cheer on Kate

Wiltshire Times: Child support worker Kate Hails with the school council and their sponsorships forms

8:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Children at Oasis Academy Longmeadow in Trowbridge are cheering on school support worker Kate Hails as she trains for the London Marathon.

RSPCA dig up dog in Trowbridge in animal cruelty probe

Wiltshire Times: The RSPCA has appealed for information

1:42pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

The body of a dog has been dug up from the garden of a house in Trowbridge with the RSPCA investigating a claim of animal cruelty.

Step out for Lions' Trowbridge 10k fundraiser

Wiltshire Times: Runners taking part in last year’s Trowbridge Lions 10k event

7:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Runners are being sought for the annual Trowbridge 10K which is taking place on Sunday.

Knees thanks customers

Wiltshire Times: Jonathan Knee, bottom left, and staff ready to open the doors at the new Knees store at Bradley Road on Friday  				                          Photo:  Glenn Phillips (49281-2)

4:35pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Bosses at HJ Knee are pleased with the support they have received from shoppers since the shop was moved from Trow- bridge town centre to the Spitfire Retail Park.

Milk tanker accident blocks road to Seend

Wiltshire Times: The tanker unit blocking the A350/A361 roundabout

8:33am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A tanker unit carrying 28,000 litres of milk has broken off an articulated lorry at the Semmington roundabout, blocking the turning to Seend.

Trowbridge drug dealer handed suspended jail sentence

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

7:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A drug dealer caught with thousands of pounds worth of heroin has been given a two-year suspended jail sentence.

Appeal following Staverton burglary

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

4:44pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

WIiltshire Police Inspector Chris Chammings is reminding residents to ensure they lock up their homes after thieves targeted properties in Staverton.

Trowbridge development site goes on the market

Wiltshire Times: Adcroft Villa has been vacant for years

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Developers are being sought for the redevelopment of the Adcroft Villa site in Trowbridge, which is for sale by informal tender with Colliers International.

Police to act on Steeple Ashton hare coursing reports

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

10:30am Monday 31st March 2014

Hare coursing and agricultural vehicle thefts are among the new rural crime priorities for Melksham’s Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Drug dealing couple jailed after heroin found in Kinder egg container in Trowbridge Park

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

5:50pm Monday 31st March 2014

Two drug dealers caught with heroin stored in the toy container from a Kinder Egg have been jailed.




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