'LIttle hero' six-year-old calls 999 before mum delivers her own baby

Wiltshire Times:

1:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUM Kay Kamunga praised six-year-old son Sasha for being her little hero after he came to her rescue when she had to deliver her own baby.

Firefighters strike: Union defends action over fireworks weekend

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

The Fire Brigades Union is taking four days of strike action this weekend, coinciding with a number of firework displays in Wiltshire, saying that the longest action taken in the dispute so far shows how strongly its members feel.

Santas get set for muddy marathon in aid of Dorothy House

Wiltshire Times:

12:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

With Christmas just around the corner, Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley got into the festive spirit by launching their annual Santa Dash event.

TWO Wiltshire sports teams targeted by thieves on same day

Wiltshire Times:

12:26pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after items were stolen from changing rooms at Westbury Rugby Club - the same day North Bradley FC players were targeted.

Legendary landlord Peewee’s name lives on in bench tribute

Wiltshire Times:

10:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A plaque was unveiled in tribute to legendary Trowbridge pub landlord and musician Alan ‘Peewee’ Hunt on a memorial bench at the site of the Village Pump Folk Festival on Sunday.

Bumper year for strawberry crops in Wiltshire and beyond thanks to long, hot summer

Wiltshire Times:

9:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wiltshire strawberry fans have enjoyed the sweet taste of success after the warm weather and long summer brought a large increase in crops growing during 2014.

Have you got what it takes to become a Wiltshire 'special'?

Wiltshire Times:

4:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Anyone who thinks they may have what its got to become a special constable, who can commit at least 16 hours a month, is invited to an awareness evening on Wednesday, November 12.

Fire service merger 'only way to avoid frontline cuts'

Wiltshire Times:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLL: A merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services is the only way to avoid major frontline cuts, according to a new report.

Protect your elderly neighbours from rogue traders, Wiltshire Council urges

Wiltshire Times: Maggie Rae,  director of public health for the county

9:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Neighbours of the elderly are being asked to protect them from rogue traders as part of National Consumer Week which runs next week.

Rail delays after death on line between Bristol and Bath

Wiltshire Times: £1.2m to prevent rail suicide delays on Brighton to London line

7:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAIL users are still facing some delays after a person was hit by a train between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

Investigation to start into apetito factory fire

Wiltshire Times:

8:47am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A fire investigation will be carried out today into what caused the blaze at the apetitio factory in Trowbridge yestereday.

Firefighters' strike: Plans to cope drawn up by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire chief fire officer Simon Routh-Jones

7:28am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Plans to cope with the latest strike by firefighters are being finalised by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Quick-thinking youngster praised by police over gun scare

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

5:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A youngster has been praised for his quick thinking after he thought he saw two other young boys with a gun and called the police.

Bail for man caught smuggling sim cards into Erlestoke jail

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

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man who was caught smuggling mobile phone sim cards into HM Prison Erlestoke has been released on bail.

VIDEO: New air ambulance filmed in Wiltshire skies

Wiltshire Times:

9:28pm Monday 27th October 2014

Reporter Julie Armstrong filmed the new Wiltshire Air Ambulance in the skies above Wiltshire. 

Police warn of possible delays as abnormal load takes to A303

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

5:42pm Monday 27th October 2014

A specialised load transporter will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from the A303 near Andover to Whatley Quarry, near Frome, tomorrow. 

Picture gallery - new Wiltshire Air Ambulance unveiled

Wiltshire Times:

4:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

Wiltshire's new air ambulance flew in to a ceremony at Trafalgar Park, Downton, on Friday to applause from an invited audience.

Trowbridge factory evacuated after reports of a fire

Wiltshire Times:

2:52pm Monday 27th October 2014

Canal Road in Trowbridge is closed this afternoon after eight fire engines were called to the apetito factory at 2pm after a fire broke out in a building used for packaging.

Picture gallery - a big night out at Warminster Carnival

Wiltshire Times:

1:18pm Monday 27th October 2014

Wiltshire Times:

Warning to check on waste firms after fly-tipping increases

Wiltshire Times: Facebook users blast 'lowlife' fly-tippers who dumped ten fridges in Nympsfield

9:09am Monday 27th October 2014

Householders are being asked to check the credentials of businesses offering to clear their waste following a spate of fly-tipping incidents in Wiltshire.

Picture gallery - Wiltshire's new air ambulance takes to the skies

Wiltshire Times:

6:10pm Monday 27th October 2014

Wiltshire's new air ambulance - a £5m Bell 429 - took to the skies today.

Annual show presents £40,000 to 20 good causes across the county

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

An impressive £40,000 has been shared among 20 charities across Wiltshire thanks to this year’s Bowood charity dog show and summer fair, held with the Tractor Ted farm show.

Three familes homeless after Codford thatched cottages burn

Wiltshire Times:

9:50am Sunday 26th October 2014

Three families were made homeless when a fire spread through three thatched cottages in High Street, Codford, yesterday evening.

70 firefighters battle to save thatched cottages in Codford

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Ten fire engines are at the scene of a fire in Codford where three thatched cottages are on fire.

Faster, better - Wiltshire's new £5m air ambulance

Wiltshire Times:

10:29am Saturday 25th October 2014

Patients will get a quicker response from the new Wiltshire Air Ambulance - a Canadian Bell 429 - as it has a top speed of 180mph, compared with the current helicopter's 150mph.

Applause greets new Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Patients rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new helicopter today.

WHAT'S ON: 5 events in Wiltshire this weekend (October 25/26)

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Don't miss out on weekend eventsBarrie 

Firefighters announce strike action during weekend of firework displays

Wiltshire Times:

5:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

The Fire Brigades Union has announced four days of strike action next weekend - which coincides with a number of firework displays in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire bidding to halt loss of social workers

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A recruitment campaign to fill 38 vacant social workers positions in the county has been launched by Wiltshire Council.

Boss’s vow over Wiltshire railway delays

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Network Rail boss Andrew Haynes pledged rail services through Wiltshire will remain open despite major works.

Assault course fans have Tough Mudder event in their sights

Wiltshire Times:

11:19am Friday 24th October 2014

Two Southwick assault course enthusiasts are hoping to break a personal record this weekend by completing two Tough Mudder events each in aid of Trowbridge schoolboy Ashley Gover.

Tribute to founding member of Westbury Rugby Club

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Westbury Rugby Club has paid tribute to one of its founding members, Mark Knott.

Wiltshire Police issue £23k of fines to M4 drivers in goods vehicle crackdown

Wiltshire Times:

5:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

Wiltshire Police issued £23,000 of traffic fines to drivers on the M4 this week in an operation to tackle heavy goods and commercial vehicle offences committed on the M4.

Police plea for help in tracing vulnerable missing teenager with Trowbridge links

Wiltshire Times:

2:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police are appealing for help in tracing a vulnerable missing teenager with links to the Trowbridge area.

New Wiltshire Air Ambulance unveiled

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The new Wiltshire Air Ambulance - which is due in service on January 1, 2015 - is unveiled.

£22k cost of Wiltshire Council's internet broadcasts

Wiltshire Times:

12:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The first internet broadcast of a Wiltshire Council meeting - which is costing £22,000 a year - had an audience of 194.

Tribute to man in Melksham river tragedy

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

5:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A tribute has been paid to the man who died after being pulled from the River Avon near the Riverside Club in Melksham.

Back Wiltshire youth through Grow Your Tenner campaign

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Wiltshire residents are being urged to support Youth Action Wiltshire and vulnerable young people by getting involved in the Grow Your Tenner campaign.

Six arrests in Wiltshire over child abuse images during Operation Harness crackdown

Wiltshire Times: Your Say: Typing on computer keyboard

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Six men were arrested for having  indecent images of children by Wiltshire Police yesterday.

Police find cannabis factory in Trowbridge home

Wiltshire Times:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police found a cannabis factory today in a house in East View Road, Trowbridge, and arrested a youth at the property.

Safety centre for children could be built if Wiltshire and Dorset fire services merge

Wiltshire Times: Simon Routh-Jones

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new safety centre for school children could be built if a merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services goes ahead.

Antigua Joe spared driving ban over Warminster road-rage incident

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Well-known singer John Joseph, who performs under the name Antigua Joe, has been spared a driving ban after a road-rage incident.

Man charged over M4 crash in which three died

Wiltshire Times: The crash scene on the M4

5:27pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision on the M4 in June in which three people died.

Fire service merger: Wiltshire Council stalls again on giving a view

Wiltshire Times: Jeff Osborn

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Wiltshire Council stalled once again on giving a view over Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority's future at its full council meeting yesterday.

Young and old line streets for Trowbridge Carnival procession

Wiltshire Times:

10:36am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thousands lined the streets on Saturday to enjoy a colourful procession of floats as part of Trowbridge Carnival.

Praise for firefighters' quick action over Rowde barn blaze

Wiltshire Times:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Firefighters have been praised for their quick response and decisive action which prevented a farm fire from causing an environmental emergency.

Funky footwear and bears raise cash on Ted’s Big Day Out

Wiltshire Times:

5:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thousand across Wiltshire, Bath and Somerset took teddy bears to work and school for the day and put on funky footwear.

Experts' terror and privacy fears over remote-control drones

Wiltshire Times: FLYING HIGH: The Quadcopter video camera drone takes to the air above Overbury Farm.

12:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Remote-control drones could posing a serious security risk and privacy concerns as their use grows, intelligence experts have warned.

Power cut as Hurricane Gonzalo winds bring tree down

Wiltshire Times:

10:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Power was cut in Melksham after a tree fell into an electric cable in Longleaze Lane during this morning's winds and there were also power cuts in Chippenham.

A342 reopens after Rowde barn blaze

Wiltshire Times:

9:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The A342 at Rowde has now been reopened after yesterday's blaze.




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