Fancy, £132 from Hornisham goes to charity

Wiltshire Times: Fancy dress

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Staff and children at Firststeps Nursery in Horningsham recently had a fancy dress day to raise money for Crackerjacks charity for disabled children. Their efforts raised £132.

Warminster barn full of hay lost in blaze

Wiltshire Times: The burnt out frame of the barn in Warminster Photo: Glenn Phillips

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A Warminster barn containing 100 tonnes of hay caught fire last Wednesday afternoon.

Family rescued in Longleat lions enclosure as car bursts into flames

Wiltshire Times: Longleat's lions paw over the new Deadly-themed signage

2:05pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A family were rescued from the lions enclosure at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park yesterday after their car overheated and caught fire.

Tanzania is the ‘marathon’ aim for Warminster pupil

Wiltshire Times: Jacob Blood, right, accompanied by his mum’s partner Pete Gale on the alternative marathon                   (49314)

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

While runners were taking on the London Marathon on Sun-day, one pupil from Kingdown School in Warminster set himself his own marathon challenge to raise money for an expedition to Tanzania.

Warminster firefighters rescue girl

Wiltshire Times: Watch manager Chris Trimby

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Firefighters had to rescue an 11-year-old girl from Warminster Park last Tuesday, after her leg became trapped in the play equipment.

Relax in style over afternoon tea near Warminster

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AS A taster of what will be on offer at the Deverills Festival of Performing Arts, enjoy afternoon tea and jazz today (Friday) in the orangery at The George, Longbridge Deverill, south of Warminster.

Warminster Barnardo’s is asking people to clear out and help children have a warm future

Wiltshire Times: Carol Gillett of Barnardo’s in Warminster is appealing for winter woollies

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Warminster charity shop Barnardo’s is asking residents to rummage through their wardrobes to support its Great Winter Stock Appeal, which aims to raise money for the UK’s most vulnerable children.

Firefighters rescue girl trapped at Warminster Park

Wiltshire Times: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

9:38am Thursday 17th April 2014

Firefighters had to rescue an 11-year-old girl from Warminster Park last week, after her leg became trapped in the play equipment.

Signs good for Warminster directions

Wiltshire Times: New mayor Rob Fryer

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Warminster Town Council and the Warminster and Villages Community Partnership have identified a list of out of date or inaccurate signs around the town to be changed.

Scaffolding in Warminster is about to go

Wiltshire Times: The scruffy looking scaffolding and security netting is to be dismantled next week, say the agents

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Scaffolding in Warminster High Street is due to come down next week, after almost two years of complaints about the “eyesore” from residents and councillors in the town.

Windfall helps Warminster church move fallen tree

Wiltshire Times: Rev Dennis Brett of St John’s Church, Warminster, with church warden Colin Hornsey, right, and the toppled Bhutan pine

1:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Clergyman Dennis Brett has thanked the extraordinary generosity of the public, after donations raised enough to cover the cost of removing a huge fallen tree in St John’s Churchyard, Warminster.

Mum comes to rescue during monkeying around at Longleat

Wiltshire Times: Onboard at Longleat, but how steady is the young macaque monkey?

5:31pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

It’s a situation parents everywhere will recognise only too well.

CBBC star to return to Longleat for Easter shows

Wiltshire Times: BBC presenter Steve Backshall entertains Longleat visitors with his Deadly Adventure show

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

CBBC wildlife star Steve Backshall will be returning to Longleat at Easter, for a series of all-new live animal shows.

Center Parcs named Best Holiday Provider at Tommy’s Awards

Wiltshire Times: Center Parcs at Longleat: a place where magical memories are made

9:34am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Center Parcs has been named the Best Holiday Provider at the Tommy’s Awards for the 11th consecutive year.

Schoolchildren learn the value of Easter

Wiltshire Times: Schoolchildren learn the value of Easter

4:46pm Monday 7th April 2014

The children at Wylye Valley School focused on Easter for their RE unit this term.

Warminster barn is back and in business

Wiltshire Times: Caroline Wheatley-Hubbard with  Nick Hoath by the barn

6:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

The Ginger Piggery in Boyton, near Warminster, officially opened The Thatched Barn on Saturday, after the redundant barn was rethatched and renovated.

Children go wild over at Sutton Veny's fabulous forest school

Wiltshire Times: Children go wild over at Sutton Veny's fabulous forest school

10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

The kettle was boiling on the campfire and the sun was shining through the trees as Woodcroft Wood, in Sutton Veny, hosted the first ever open day at Copse and Loppers Forest School. This was promoting the new Saturday Club, which will open after Easter.

Closure of retreat's a real loss to Warminster

Wiltshire Times: Canon Harold Stephens

12:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

The Friends of Ivy House believe the closure of the retreat centre in Warminster is a significant loss for the town, after the trustees of the Community of St Denys confirmed it will shut in May.

True-life Warminster Grinch is jailed for stealing family's Christmas

Wiltshire Times: Jason Baker stole a Christmas tree, presents and a TV on Christmas Day

5:08pm Friday 4th April 2014

A true life Grinch from Warminster has been jailed for breaking into a neighbour’s home on Christmas Day and stealing the tree and presents.

Award-winning boost for young Warminster performers

Wiltshire Times: You're forgetting the Harlequin theatre

1:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Talented youngsters from Warminster hoping to follow a career in the creative and performing arts have received a financial boost from The Warminster Athenaeum Trust.

Warminster marathon gran runs in tribute to her dad

Wiltshire Times: Kathy Watson

7:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Warminster grandmother Kathy Watson will have her dad on her mind when she runs her first London Marathon next Sunday in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Corsley pupil is simply the best winner

Wiltshire Times: Kingdown headteacher Sara Edwards congratulates award-winning Kieran Strong

1:43pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Kingdown School pupil Kieran Strong said he was given a standing ovation by classmates, after he was named winner of the Best Young Volunteer category at the vInspired National Awards 2014.

Triple challenge before Everest for Warminster pupils

Wiltshire Times: Nick Trimby and pupils with Paul Cox and Terry Hillier from RACS plan their trip to Scotland for practice climbs ahead of their trip to Mount Everest in December  													    Photo: Trevor Porter (48545)

5:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Adventurous pupils at Kingdown School are preparing for a Mount Everest expedition by taking on three of the Munros in Scotland during a five day trip starting on Sunday.

Kingdown School pupil picks up national volunteer award

Wiltshire Times: Kingdown School pupil Kieran Strong has been named regional winner for the south west in the Best Young Volunteer category at the vInspired Awards

1:57pm Monday 31st March 2014

Kingdown School pupil Kieran Strong was named winner of the Best Young Volunteer category at the star studded vInspired National Awards 2014 in London on Thursday.

Warminster pub gets opening date after £2.3m refurb

Wiltshire Times: The Bath Arms under wraps during the refurbishment

9:05am Monday 31st March 2014

Warminster pub The Bath Arms will be reopened by Wetherspoon on April 29, following a £2.3million refurbishment carried out by the national chain.

Have your say on Warminster campus plans

11:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Warminster residents are invited to play a key role in a campus project to help shape the town’s future.

Warminster pupil's oarsome row to fund Africa trip

Wiltshire Times: An oarsome row to fund Africa trip

8:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Warminster School sixth formers face a tough challenge this weekend, by trying to row for 24 hours on static machines to raise money to go to Tanzania.

250 homes plan for Melksham ‘buffer zone’ fields

Wiltshire Times: Archaeologists uncover remains of Roman road in Sedlescombe

12:30pm Friday 28th March 2014

A Scottish property developer has revealed it hopes to build 250 homes on fields between Melksham and Bowerhill, which would connect the town with the satellite estate.

Warminster bronze ANZAC statue 'on cards'

Wiltshire Times: Anzac Day is marked in Codford

12:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

A bronze statue to mark the role of ANZAC soldiers’ service during the First World War is being considered for Warminster as part of the war commemorations.

Bulkington woman's extra mile for air medics aid

Wiltshire Times: Georgie Richardson,

2:59pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Fifty people put their best foot forward to raise nearly £7,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in this year’s Bath Half Marathon.

Burglar jailed after stealing from Centre Parcs in Warminster

Wiltshire Times: Aiden Samuel Phipps-Lang has been jailed for 46 months. He targeted Centre Parcs chalets

4:48pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A man from Bath was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment for burglaries from Centre Parcs in Warminster and a number of other offences at Salisbury Crown Court last Friday.

Your chance for say on Warminster campus project

Wiltshire Times: Cabinet member for public protection, Keith Humphries

8:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Local residents are being invited to play a key role in a campus project that will help shape an exciting future for the Warminster community area.

Warminster residents asked for view on campus

Wiltshire Times: Cabinet member for public protection, Keith Humphries

5:39pm Monday 24th March 2014

Warminster residents are being invited to play a key role in a campus project that will help shape an exciting future for the town.

Two vehicle collision causes two hour road closure near Upton Scudamore

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

2:08pm Monday 24th March 2014

Police were called to a two vehicle traffic collision at the A36 junction of the A350 near Upton Scudamore on Friday (March 21), which caused one lane to be shut for two hours.

Nothing odd about sock display for cancer cash

Wiltshire Times: Dilton Rovers and Larkhall U11s football teams recently wore odd socks during a special match to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care charity

5:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

Footballers for Dilton Rovers and Larkhall U11s raised over £100 for Breast Cancer Care during a special match at the start of March by wearing odd socks.

Parents meet inquiry’s chief

Wiltshire Times: Yolanda and Steve Turner Sean

11:00am Friday 21st March 2014

The bereaved parents of Warminster boy Sean Turner say they are making progress in their mission to make Bristol Children’s Hospital safe for other children, following the first meeting with the chairman of a new inquiry into the hospital.

Warminster pupils rise to the occasion for young carers

Wiltshire Times: Sixth-formers Sharra, Millie, Becca and Nancy, who arranged the bake off at Kingdown School; inset, Daisy Veney, 12, with her winning sponge cake

9:10am Friday 21st March 2014

Pupils and staff at Kingdown School, Warminster, held the first of three bake-off competitions in aid of young carers charity Spurgeons on Monday, with all the cakes entered going on sale after the judging.

Wiltshire bakeries' Doughnut Week boosts Naomi House hospice

Wiltshire Times: Staff and children at Naomi House hospice, which has been helped by Doughnut Week donations

6:30am Friday 21st March 2014

Family-run bakery Reeve, which has shops in Devizes and Warminster, raised just over £3,000 for children’s hospice, Naomi House through its annual Doughnut Week.

Memorial tribute planned for tragic Warminster officer

Wiltshire Times: Lt Col Shaw

5:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Family, friends and colleagues of the deputy commander of the Warminster Garrison, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Shaw, who killed himself last year while suffering from stress, are to celebrate his life at a memorial service.

Burglars climb scaffolding to break into property

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

3:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Jewellery, bags and an iPad were taken after a thief or thieves scaled scaffolding to gain access to a property in Warminster earlier this week.

Joy of jumping at Warminster gymnastics festival

Wiltshire Times: Matthew from St John’s Primary School, top, takes a star leap over a box

8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Excited pupils from primary schools across Warminster jumped at the chance to take part in a gymnastics festival at the new centre Springboard Gymnastics on March 11.

CBBC star Steve Backshall returns to Longleat for Easter shows

Wiltshire Times: BBC presenter Steve Backshall entertains Longleat visitors with his Deadly Adventure show

1:05pm Monday 17th March 2014

Star of CBBC’s Deadly Pole to Pole series Steve Backshall will be returning to Longleat Safari and Adventure Park over the Easter holidays to kick off the 2014 activities at Deadly Adventure at Longleat.

Obstruction causes road closure in Brixton Deverill

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

11:41am Monday 17th March 2014

Police closed one lane of the B3095 in Brixton Deverill for over two hours yesterday at 2.45pm, after machinery from a tractor fell in the road.

Westbury housing plan gets go-ahead despite fears

Wiltshire Times: David Jenkins

12:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

PLANS for up to 220 homes on land north of The Mead in Westbury have been given the go ahead – despite concerns over road safety and traffic congestion.

Delight as 60-home Warminster plan rejected

Wiltshire Times: Katrina Stevens, front, with co-campaigners Roy and Jackie Smith, Ruth Merritt, Sophie Jones and Cllr Pip Ridout

7:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Residents in Warminster are celebrating their victory over developers after Wiltshire Council refused planning permission for 60 homes near Dorothy Walk.

Hall's well with new Warminster School facility

Wiltshire Times: Warminster School headteacher Mark Mortimer and pupils show off their new multi-purpose hall

5:30pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Pupils at Warminster School are enjoying the benefits of the school’s new £1.2 million multi-purpose hall, completed at the end of last year.

Warminster's First World War project handed £4,000 boost

Wiltshire Times: The 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War will be commemorated in Tenbury.

3:27pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Grants worth more than £9,000 were approved by Warminster Area Board last Thursday, including £4,000 for Warminster Town Council’s First World War Commemoration Project.

Spring clean for Longleat library

Wiltshire Times: Longleat staff get to work cleaning books

1:42pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Staff at Longleat House are undertaking their own, specialised version of a spring clean this month.

A36 at Deptford shut for two hours after lorry overturns

Wiltshire Times: truck over turns on A36 near WYLYE

9:57am Wednesday 12th March 2014

An overturned lorry on the A36 Deptford slip road westbound junction caused the road to be shut for almost two hours yesterday.

Warminster firm motors to new level

Wiltshire Times: Service manager Tom Dickson, left, and Matthew Webb, group parts and accessories manager at the new centre

2:00pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Warminster business Webbs Motor Caravans continues to go from strength-to-strength, after acquiring Salisbury Caravans in Castlegate Business Park.

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