Dementia team rehomed in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Alzheimer’s Support development manager Stephany Bardzil, service manager Gill Frere-Smith and day centre manager Grant Newton celebrate the move.                     Photo: Glenn Phillips (49330)

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

After months of searching and an appeal in the Wiltshire Times, Trowbridge charity Alzheimer’s Support has finally found a new home for its day club in the town.

Big bank holiday fun had on tiny tracks at Bulkington

Wiltshire Times: Full steam ahead at the Bulkington miniature train event

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Former aircraft engineer Neville Boulton and his wife Thelma have a model way of entertaining youngsters at Easter – trips on a miniature railway around the garden of their Bulkington home.

Trust says it tried to phone Trowbridge family

Wiltshire Times: Hugo Quintas

3:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Wiltshire Probation Trust said it has sympathy with the family of Hayley Richards, but it can only inform the families of victims about the deportation of an offender when it is confirmed.

Campaigner condemns lack of help for Trowbridge family

Wiltshire Times: Jean Taylor

3:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Campaigner Jean Taylor said it is appalling that Hayley Richards’ family were not told her killer was deported to Portugal before it happened.

Something's wrong with system, says Trowbridge brother

Wiltshire Times: Paul Richards with the letter he received from the Wiltshire Probation

3:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The brother of murdered Trowbridge woman Hayley Richards said the family is devastated after finding out her killer Hugo Quintas had been deported back to Portugal to serve the rest of his sentence.

Trowbridge versus Leek: How the towns shape up

2:19pm Thursday 24th April 2014


Burns survivor tells of joy at Trowbridge rugby victory

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2:13pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Running out at Twickenham will be an emotional moment for Trowbridge fly-half Lloyd Davis, four years after doctors told him he would never play again.

Trowbridge learners are worth it

Wiltshire Times: Back from left; are Dan Pike, Anthony Cover, Louise Piper, Tom Newman, Seb Raubenheimer, Toby Alexander, Tina Treby and Jason Badz. Front are James Foster, Dan Thomson, Team Trowbridge leader Craig Enderby and assistant team leader Amy Schuring, Shane Par

2:08pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Learners who completed a 12-week Prince’s Trust Team course with The Learning Curve in Trowbridge were recognised in an awards presentation at the Civic Centre last Wednesday.

Trowbridge club to take coachloads of fans to Twickenham

Wiltshire Times: Chris Lamb is urging fans to buy their tickets by Monday

2:02pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Trowbridge Rugby Club is keen to pack out the 82,000-seater stadium at Twickenham with as many supporters as it can, with coachloads of fans expected to make the trip from Wiltshire.

Trowbridge rugby players all set for biggest game in club's history

Wiltshire Times: First team manager Nobby Knight and head coach Steve Ojomoh

1:56pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Excitement is building at Trowbridge Rugby Club as fans and officials prepare for the biggest game in their history at Twickenham.

Butchers Walter Rose & Son in finals of England's Best Burger competition

Wiltshire Times: Paul Gilroy and Jack Cook, of Walter Rose & Son, with burgers which got to the 2012 finals of the England's Best Burger competition

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Walter Rose & Son butchers, which has shops in Devizes and Trowbridge, is through to the finals of a national burger competition.

Wiltshire golden girl Jemima aims to inspire at Trowbridge careers fair

Wiltshire Times: Jemima Duxberry

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Under-21 judo champion Jemima Duxberry and other inspirational role models will be encouraging young people to think of their futures at a special careers fair next week.

Trowbridge pupils will be singing to help vulnerable people

Wiltshire Times: St John’s Catholic Primary School pupils

11:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

St John’s Catholic Primary School in Trowbridge raises funds for CAFOD every year and gives support to Christian Aid during Christian Aid Week by sending pupils to help at the Bread and Cheese Lunch, a popular fundraising event held annually in the town.

Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Trowbridge shop M&Co will be holding a fashion show in aid of Relate next Friday at 7.30pm at St James Hall.

Trowbridge golden wall of sunflowers to mark 50 years

Wiltshire Times: Bridging the generations with sunflowers

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Trowbridge Town Council is supporting Trowbridge in Bloom to celebrate the 50th anniversary of RHS Britain in Bloom this year by planting sunflowers in Poet’s Corner behind the Civic Centre.

Teen backed Barlow as part of choir

Wiltshire Times: Merryn Phillips, 15, of Hilperton, was part of a backing choir for Gary Barlow’s recent concert in Cardiff

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

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

Trowbridge cat safely back at home

Wiltshire Times: Tramp the cat is now back with his family

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Tramp the cat is safe and well and back with his family in Hilperton, after the person who took him from the pavement near his home on Marsh Road earlier this week realised their error.

End of road for Westbury bypass plan

Wiltshire Times: Campaign for a Better Trowbridge members, from left, are Michael Walter, Roger Evans, Jenny Raggett, Nigel Williams, Richard Covington and Ken McCall Photo: Glenn Phillips  (49328)

9:28am Friday 18th April 2014

Members of Campaign for a Better Trowbridge said they are delighted that the saved eastern Westbury bypass policy has been removed in proposed modifications to the Wiltshire Core Strategy.

Jobs at risk at Trowbridge baby food firm

Wiltshire Times: Jobs at risk at Trowbridge baby food firm

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

More than 30 jobs are at risk at Trowbridge-based Danone Baby Nutrition.

Jobs bonanza as Trowbridge restaurant creates 20 posts

Wiltshire Times: Jobs bonanza as Trowbridge restaurant creates 20 posts

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

More than 20 jobs will be created by new American restaurant Dean’s Diner, which has been confirmed as the latest addition to the St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park in Trowbridge.

Police appeal over West Ashton road rage incident

Wiltshire Times: Police have issued this picture of the driver and passanger of a Vauxhall Corsa after a road range incident

3:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident.

Trowbridge wages clerk marks 50 years with same company

Wiltshire Times: Grandmother Angela Withey intends to carry on working

11:07am Thursday 17th April 2014

Wages clerk Angela Withey is preparing to celebrate 50 years of working for Trowbridge beds manufacturer Airsprung.

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

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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.

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