Rail watchdog investigates Longleat miniature train accident

Wiltshire Times:

9:53am Saturday 30th August 2014

A miniature train accident at Longleat Adventure Park is being investigated by the rail watchdog, according to the BBC.

Bestival date for Pan's People star Dee Dee

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

TROWBRIDGE Pan’s People star Dee Dee Wilde is looking forward to her first appearance at major UK festival Bestival next week, where she will be hosting a dancing extravaganza.

Angry farmer blocks in group of travellers who refuse to leave Trowbridge land

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Furious farmer Chris Awdry and his workers barricaded in a group of travellers with a dozen tractors after they refused to leave land he rents in Trowbridge.

Wiltshire Big Wheel offers chance to ride part of Tour of Britain route

Wiltshire Times: Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling in a previous Tour of Britain

11:38am Friday 29th August 2014

Cyclists get the chance to ride part of the route of the Tour of Britain in Wiltshire, just days before Sir Bradley Wiggins and other stars of world cycling race through the county.

Admirable aid comes from a generous Hilperton pub

Wiltshire Times:

10:20am Friday 29th August 2014

A fundraising weekend to help a charity which has struggled to get outside support for fundraising has raised more than £1,200.

1,000 sign petition to restore hour’s free parking in Wiltshire Council car parks

Wiltshire Times: Duncan Hames MP

8:03am Friday 29th August 2014

A petition to restore an hour’s free parking in Wiltshire Council car parks has exceeded 1,000 signatures.

'L' of a wait but former Trowbridge carnival queen drives to success

Wiltshire Times:

6:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Former Trowbridge carnival queen Sara Hillman who took 22 years and eight driving tests to finally get her road licence is urging others to not give up.

Russia salutes Arctic Convoy stalwarts in Trowbridge ceremony

Wiltshire Times:

10:13am Friday 29th August 2014

Veterans from across the south west who braved sub-zero temperatures during the Second World War were being honoured by Russia at a presentation ceremony in Trowbridge today to recognise their bravery during the conflict.

Russian honour for Wiltshire's Arctic Convoy heroes

Wiltshire Times:

7:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

Veterans from Wiltshire who braved sub-zero temperatures during the Second World War were honoured by Russia at a special presentation ceremony in Trowbridge to recognise their bravery during the conflict.

Police warning over online illegal weapons after man, 73, buys 200,000v stun gun

Wiltshire Times: Example of a stun gun.

12:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Wiltshire Police are warning of the dangers of buying illegal weapons online after a 73-year-old man bought a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray.

VIDEO: Dramatic Ice Bucket Challenge at Trowbridge Fire Station

Wiltshire Times:

4:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Firefighters at Trowbridge Fire Station are the latest to take part in the ice bucket challenge craze which is currently sweeping the country, after getting drenched for charity today.

Wiltshire PCC speaks out about Rotherham sexual abuse scandal

Wiltshire Times:

2:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken out about the South Yorkshire PCC's decision to stay in post despite being accused of failing to act on warnings of sexual abuse of children.

Wiltshire army veteran rides out to say thanks

Wiltshire Times:

1:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Army veteran Steve Stone has organised a 70-mile motorbike ride to mark 70 years since Operation Market Garden to raise money for a forces charity that helped him through hard times.

Care home will be named after British hero

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A new care home near Devizes will be named after a veteran of both world wars whose bravery is awe-inspiring.

NHS trust 'listens' to views about services from Marlborough to Warminster

Wiltshire Times: Hilary Walker

5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

There is a chance to give their views on community healthcare services run by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from Marlborough to Warminster.

Big increase in Wiltshire's summer holiday visitors from abroad

Wiltshire Times: Revellers welcome in the dawn at last year's summer solstice at Avebury

10:33am Wednesday 27th August 2014

New figures released by VisitBritain reveal a sharp rise in the number of overseas visitors travelling to Wiltshire for their summer holiday last year.

Wiltshire brewery creates tasty beer for Tour of Britain visit

Wiltshire Times:

11:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A beer has been specially created by Box Steam Brewery to celebrate the first time that the Tour of Britain will pass near the brewery.

Five arrests and £3.3k netted in Trowbridge day of action

Wiltshire Times:

4:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

More than £3,300 in unpaid fines were recovered and five arrests were made during a day of action in Trowbridge.

Hilperton residents fear traffic chaos and loss of green space if homes bid gets go-ahead

Wiltshire Times:

10:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Building two three-bedroom homes alongside an existing semi-detached home will cause traffic chaos if it gets the go-ahead, say residents of Marshmead, Hilperton.

Former Royal Marine accused of military pension fraud

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

2:25pm Monday 25th August 2014

A man accused of claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in military pension he was not entitled to has been released on bail.

Victims and volunteers are Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner's priority

Wiltshire Times:

12:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The needs of victims and the vital role volunteers can play in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) are highlighted in a series of updates to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s strategy published today.

Meningitis warning for Wiltshire parents

Wiltshire Times: Meningitis Now (6675927)

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

National charity Meningitis Now is issuing a warning to Wiltshire parents as children prepare to return to school for the new term.

£180k fine after computer hard drive loss from Erlestoke Prison

Wiltshire Times: More than half the inmates at Erlestoke are on indetminate sentences

12:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 by the data watchdog for serious failings in the way prisons have been handling information relating to inmates, victims and visitors after the loss of a back-up hard drive at HMP Erlestoke Prison.

Home Secretary praises Wiltshire Police for 'Stop and Search' reforms

Wiltshire Times: Home Secretary Theresa May

5:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police has launched two key elements of the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

Video: Ice Bucket Challenge: Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable drenched

Wiltshire Times:

4:03pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Pat Geenty has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and UK COPs.

Ride and Stride in aid of Wiltshire churches

Wiltshire Times:

5:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

People across Wiltshire are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Ride+Stride event to raise money to preserve historic churches in the county.

Get crunching at Trowbridge Apple Festival

Wiltshire Times: The Phunky Foods programme is coming to Croydon

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Trowbridge Apple Festival is at Courtfield House, Polebarn Road, on October 11 from 11am-3pm.

Bank Holiday weather: Drivers warned as Wiltshire events continue

Wiltshire Times:

2:20pm Monday 25th August 2014

As wet weather put a dampener on Bank Holiday plans, motorists were warned of unpleasant driving conditions on one of the busiest days of the year for travellers.

Wiltshire town 'most desirable place to live in England' - Royal Mail

Wiltshire Times: The Royal Mail has revealed which postcode areas in the UK are the most 'desirable'

12:29pm Monday 25th August 2014

The most desirable place to live in England is Tidworth, according to a new study.

Andrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire - Do we need highly-paid bureaucrats?

Wiltshire Times: MP Andrew Murrison

9:17am Saturday 23rd August 2014

I have fairly mixed views on the way Parliament is run. It is probably reckoned bad form to be anything other than effusive about the senior bureaucracy that supports the Commons but it has never struck me as especially Rolls-Royce.

GCSE results: Stonar School, Atworth

Wiltshire Times:

5:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Despite predictions that the grades for GCSE English would decline this year the pupils at Stonar, near Atworth, achieved the opposite.

One star food hygiene rating shock at hospital

Wiltshire Times: GWH's NHS Foundation Trust applied for permission to carry out treatment on a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a history of bipolar disorder

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Great Western Hospital has been given a one star rating for its food hygiene following an inspection earlier this year.

Major blaze shuts A4 around Marlborough

Wiltshire Times: Vibrant space: Maratha wall hanging/throw, £245; velvet cushion covers, from £38; Savile sofa range from £760; Heligan mirror, £265 and Mandalay offering table, £159, all OKA (okadirect.com)

9:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Diversions are in place on the A4 around Marlborough this evening because of a major fire in a furniture warehouse at Froxfield, on the Berkshire border.

Police name man found in Trowbridge field

Wiltshire Times:

5:25pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Police investigating the death of a man found lying in a field by a member of the public in Trowbridge on Saturday have named him as Jess MacDonagh, 42, of Studley Rise, Trowbridge.

Top 10 ways of making school uniforms last

Wiltshire Times:

4:45pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A schoolwear specialist has put together a ten tips to help parents get maximum value from school uniform.

Warning of abnormal load travelling on Wiltshire roads

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

1:45pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Wiltshire Police are warning motorists to be aware of several abnormal loads that will be passing through the county this weekend.

GCSE results: National Union of Teachers' reaction

Wiltshire Times: NUT regional secretary Andy Woolley

12:33pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Andy Woolley, South West Regional Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said today: “Students and their teachers are to be congratulated on their GCSE achievements today. 

GCSE results: Wiltshire Council congratulates on achievements

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

12:08pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A leading Wiltshire councillor has said all involved in getting GCSE results today can be proud of their achievements.

Woof justice as puppies cause chaos near Worton

Wiltshire Times:

9:18am Thursday 21st August 2014

Policeman Mark Wallace ended up feeling like he was in a scene from 101 Dalmations when he came to the rescue of nine puppies on a village road on Sunday.

GCSE results: Shocks over English and maths grades predicted

Wiltshire Times:

8:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

Teenagers were  today waking up to their GCSE grades amid indications that some schools are seeing major changes to results.

Turn out in Devizes to greet Tour of Britain

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Devizes town clerk Simon Fisher hopes Wiltshire can compete with Yorkshire in welcoming pro-cyclists, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, when the Tour of Britain hits the county.

GCSEs: Exam results helpline opens at 8am

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

The Exam Results Helpline opens at 8am to provide advice and support to students - and their parents - picking up GCSE results today.

Live GCSE results: live blog

Wiltshire Times:

8:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

Welcome to the Wiltshire Times' live blog on GCSE results day. Send your pictures to gazartist@newswilts.co.uk and we’ll feature as many as we can. Don’t forget to include names and which school you go to.

New Wiltshire website to help in search for work

Wiltshire Times: Jane Scott

5:39pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Residents looking to enter the job market have received a boost through a new website from Wiltshire Council.

Three taken to hospital after carriage of Longleat train overturns

Wiltshire Times:

4:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A fire crew from Westbury and a crew from Warminster went to Longleat Safari Park today, after the rear carriage of the park’s railway train overturned this afternoon.

New study into effects of shift working on police in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

5:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A study into the effects that shift working has on police in Wiltshire was launched by Wiltshire Police Federation -  the staff association that represents rank and file police officers - today.

Trowbridge pub to stay shut after licence application thrown out

Wiltshire Times:

3:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Trowbridge pub The Black Pearl will remain closed for the foreseeable future, after Wiltshire Council’s Western Area Licensing Sub-committee refused an application for a premises licence.

Crowds brave rain to cheer Trowbridge's Soapbox Grand Prix

Wiltshire Times:

1:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Crowds braved the rain to watch competitors hurtle down Castle Street in Trowbridge for the eighth annual Carnival Soapbox Grand Prix on Sunday.

Wall of Remembrance crosses make moving display in Marlborough

Wiltshire Times:

1:09pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Ten thousand crosses have gone on display as part of a Wall of Remembrance to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and commemorate the soldiers who died.

Warminster man facing hoax bomb charge in court

Wiltshire Times:

10:48am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Warminster man appeared at Swindon Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with threatening behaviour, making a hoax bomb and failing to surrender to police bail.

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