Tributes paid to Dyson worker who died in A303 lorry tragedy

Wiltshire Times:

5:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Tributes have been paid to Dyson worker Mariola Martin, 53, after she was killed in an horrific accident on Sunday.

Police appeal after six Wiltshire firms targeted

Wiltshire Times: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

4:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after burglaries between July 19 and 27 at six firms across Wiltshire.

It's cool for (big) cats taking a dip at Longleat

Wiltshire Times:

2:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park’s quartet of Amur tigers are making the most of their outdoor pool as temperatures continue to soar.

Wadworth ends sponsorship of Bath Rugby after four years

Wiltshire Times: Bath Rugby ace Matt Banahan and former prop Duncan Bell (back l-r) launch their own brews, Jersey Flyer and Belly Buster, with Wadworth brewer Colin Oke and sales & marketing director Paul Sullivan at the Devizes brewery on Tuesday

1:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wadworth Brewery has announced the end of its sponsorship of Bath Rugby after four years.

Wiltshire 'smartcard' would mean fairer fares and parking charges, say Lib Dems

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Wiltshire is on course to deliver fairer fares across the county, say local Liberal Democrats.

Bardheads prepare for first Edinburgh Fringe show

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Rowde actor Jules Hobbs and her business partner Richard Curnow aim to raise their profiles when they take part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time.

Foxy riders support Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A calendar featuring horse riders in risque poses has raised £12,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

£225k saved through redundancies can't be spent on youth services, Wiltshire Council rules

Wiltshire Times: Jon Hubbard

6:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A bid to use £225,000 saved by making senior staff redundant to provide a transitional service for youth services in Wiltshire was rejected by the council today.

Do you know men who targeted vulnerable girl during train journey from Westbury?

Wiltshire Times:

10:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for the public’s help after a vulnerable girl was subjected to inappropriate sexual comments during a train journey.

Hot weather leads to unusual butterfly sighting in Devizes garden

Wiltshire Times:

9:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A butterfly usually seen in woodland was spotted in a garden in the centre of Devizes.

Police called to Melksham pub incidents

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

9:13am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police were called to two incidents at the Parsons Nose pub in the High Street, Melksham, early on Sunday morning.

CCTV footage proves Warminster man attacked Melksham landlord

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A judge has decided he does not need to hear from witnesses after seeing CCTV footage of a man assaulting the landlord of a pub.

Loyal customer hits jackpot as Melksham Tyre Supplies hand over Peugeot

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The last thing Simon Bridgford-Whittick won was a Meccano set in 1977 in a TV Times competition. So you could say he was a bit surprised when a call from local company, Melksham Tyre Supplies, said he was the lucky winner of a new Peugeot 107 car.

Defibrillator is on Trowbridge dad’s fundraising list

Wiltshire Times:

5:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

The father of teenage footballer Quinton Barham, who suffered a heart attack on a pitch last year, hopes to raise funds for a defibrillator at his son’s new club.

Melksham man faces trial over GBH charge

Wiltshire Times: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

5:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

A 21-year-old who is accused of assaulting a man last summer is to face trial.

Motorists driven mad by Trowbridge parking fines

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Motorists claim that heavy handed parking control at St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park could put them off coming back to the £17m complex.

Check weekend journey times as Great Western main line is upgraded

Wiltshire Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

First Great Western is encouraging customers travelling on Saturday and Sunday to check journey times and routes as improvement works take place across the Great Western main line.

Former Unigate Dairy in Melksham on the market for £2.75m

Wiltshire Times:

2:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

The former Unigate Dairy in Melksham has been put on the market for £2.75 million, national property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) announced today.

Hatts Travel closure: Wiltshire Council 'aware firm had problems'

Wiltshire Times:

11:56am Monday 28th July 2014

It has emerged that there were signs that Hatts Travel, which was founded in the 1920s, was struggling before it closed on Friday with the loss of 89 jobs.

Police plea after Wiltshire woman, 54, dies as car hit by lorry on A303

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

9:36am Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a  54-year-old Wiltshire woman died when her car was hit by a lorry on the A303 at Mere, south of Warminster, yesterday.

Folk festival can keep building on its success - Steve Knightley

Wiltshire Times:

1:32pm Monday 28th July 2014

Singer Steve Knightley says this year’s Village Pump Folk Festival was a resounding success - and can still get bigger and better.

Take extra care in the hot weather, warns Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

Wiltshire Times: Mid and West Wales fire crews were called into action to tackle a blaze on the Black Mountain at 7pm on Saturday. The service has faced 200 grass fires during the month of April. Picture by Roger Vince.

12:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people to take extra care in the 'tinder dry' countryside.

Police renew appeal for witnesses to A350 triple fatal crash at Semington

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are renewing the appeal for witnesses following a crash in which three people died.

Fewer children lighting up

Wiltshire Times: 20 Brighton and Hove children start smoking every week

2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

SMOKING rates among children have hit an all-time low according to the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Three people dead in A350 crash near Semington

Wiltshire Times:

10:29am Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE people were killed in a crash on the A350 at Semington this morning.

New fire boss to speak amid merger ‘row’

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE new chairman of the Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority, Councillor Chris Devine, addresses Wiltshire Council on Tuesday ahead of an expected row over the proposed service merger.

Warminster holiday club crashes

Wiltshire Times:

8:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

DOZENS of people have had holidays cancelled after Colin Hornsey, who ran Unicorn Holidays and Tours Ltd, Warminster, called in a debt management company.

All aboard for free rides in west Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

COMMUTERS in west Wiltshire have been urged to get on board the region’s buses, as a fortnight of free travel is introduced.

Hatts Travel closure: Staff tell of their shock at job losses

Wiltshire Times:

5:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

Staff at Hatts Travel spoke of their shock after being told the Wiltshire family coach firm has ceased trading with the loss of 89 jobs.

First World War centenary: Codford's weekend of events

Wiltshire Times: Plant the poppies

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Military enactments from the Great War Society will be just one of the attractions this weekend to mark the centenary of the First World War at Codford Village Hall and field.

More than 100 storm-related calls for Wiltshire firefighters

Wiltshire Times:

3:17pm Friday 25th July 2014

Saturday's storms meant a hectic weekend for Wiltshire firefighters dealing with flood and lightning damage.

Farewell to Melksham youth spot as axe falls after 40 years

Wiltshire Times:

2:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

After more than 40 years serving the young people of Melksham, the Canberra Youth Centre was due to close yesterday following cuts to council youth services.

VIDEO: Boxing champ gives weather paw-cast to help keep your dog cool

Wiltshire Times:

2:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

ormer boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

Hot weather warning from Public Health England

Wiltshire Times: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

2:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS temperatures continue to push heatwave levels, Public Health England has issued fresh advice to practice sun sense and look out for others, especially the vulnerable such as the older people, young children and those with serious illnesses.

Please miss, is that you twerking behind me? School video goes viral

Wiltshire Times:

1:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

When students at John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge were asked to make a video about their education little did they know they were being set up for a spoof by their teachers.

Held: Chippenham woman accused of stealing £10 who admits police station assault

Wiltshire Times:

3:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Chippenham woman charged with stealing £10 from a butcher’s in the town has admitted assaulting a member of police staff while she was in custody.

Hatts Travel closure: 89 jobs lost and 1,000 who have booked holidays hit

Wiltshire Times:

11:36am Friday 25th July 2014

The closure of Hatts Travel means the loss of 89 jobs and 1,000 members of public who have made bookings will be affected.

Hatts Travel closure: Family-firm's roots date from 1920s

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

When Hatts Travel, which went into receivership today, was founded 85 years ago, the passengers were sharing their buses with livestock. 

Family coach firm Hatts Travel to announce it is ceasing to trade

Wiltshire Times:

11:08am Friday 25th July 2014

Family coach firm Hatts Travel is expected to announce at noon today it is ceasing to trade.

First part of Corsham's £11m Springfield Campus opens its doors

Wiltshire Times:

9:52am Friday 25th July 2014

The people of Corsham are already making plans for their new community campus, after the first part of the £11 million project opened to the public.

Emergency repairs carried out to burst Trowbridge water main

Wiltshire Times:

10:15am Friday 25th July 2014

Wessex Water carried out emergency repairs on a burst water main in Hilperton Road, Trowbridge, yesterday evening, with temporary traffic lights causing delays from about 4.30pm.

Sudden storms like bolt from the blue batter west Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times:

9:20am Friday 25th July 2014

Flash floods caused by a severe storm that battered west Wiltshire on Saturday left dozens of families stranded, as the water came within inches of their homes.

Storm nightmare for Bradford couple as lightning fireball tears through home

Wiltshire Times:

8:59am Friday 25th July 2014

Pensioners Phil and Marie Lloyd were terrified when a lightning fireball tore into their home during Saturday’s violent thunderstorm.

Learn to identify plants at Melksham nature reserve

Wiltshire Times:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A children’s plant identification workshop takes place at Melksham's Conigre Mead Nature Reserve on Saturday from 10am. 

Safe snatched from Lyons warehouse found smashed open

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

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A safe stolen from the Lyons Seafood Warehouse in Chitterne Road, Codford, at the weekend was later found smashed open in a field near Upavon.

Firefighters, police and army called to major field fire on Salisbury Plain

Wiltshire Times: .

5:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Eleven fire crews were called to tackle a major field fire on Salisbury Plain this afternoon.

New Wiltshire fire boss to address meeting

Wiltshire Times: Councillor Graham Payne

4:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The new chairman of the Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority will address Wiltshire Council next week, ahead of an expected row over the proposed service merger.

Emotional farewell from popular Trowbridge headteacher

Wiltshire Times:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Popular John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer said an emotional goodbye to staff and pupils on Tuesday on his last day at the school.

Folk fans gather for fabulous Pump festival

Wiltshire Times:

4:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

As the tents went up and the music started at the Village Pump Folk Festival this week, director John Alderslade was confident the weekend would go well.

Fault with Calne's 999 service fixed - police

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

2:34pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wiltshire Police say the fault with BT lines in Calne has now been fixed and all 999 lines have been restored.

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