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.

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.

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.

Police step up patrols as 999 landline service 'not working' in Calne

Wiltshire Times: New police recruits on the beat in Watford

1:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wiltshire Police have stepped up patrols in Calne after British Telecom said the 999 phone number was not working in the area.

Don't become a summer victim of pickpockets - British Transport Police

Wiltshire Times:

11:02am Thursday 24th July 2014

Don't be a victim of summer pickpockets and opportunist thieves, warn British Transport Police (BTP).

Now Spain provides great bustards for Wiltshire release

Wiltshire Times:

12:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Reintroduced great bustards, which could soon be flying around and nesting in Wiltshire, are  

He was exceptional, he was always happy - dad's tribute to popular bike accident victim

Wiltshire Times:

8:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

Further tributes have been paid to popular Devizes Hockey Club player Charlie Sherman after he died in a bike crash.

Let me know what you think, says Police and Crime Commissioner

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has renewed his call to victims of crime to let him know about their experiences.

Devizes chef is new patron of charity Splash

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Chef Peter Vaughan has been announced as a patron for local charity Splash as it celebrates its 25th year supporting young people in Wiltshire.

Trowbridge minister who was the Pope's friend dies after motorcycle accident

Wiltshire Times:

4:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Trowbridge minister Tony Palmer, co-founder of the Christian Ark Community, has died after a motorcycle accident on Sunday morning.

Police plea for witnesses after Westbury man, 49, hit by car at Caen Hill, Devizes

Wiltshire Times: Police are investigating a collision that injured two people yesterday

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident in Devizes last night in which a Westbury man was seriously hurt.

Police step up patrols to stop dangerous railway trespassing

Wiltshire Times: ON TRACK: rail firms vow to improve

12:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A campaign to keep children and young adults away from railway tracks has been lauched by British Transport Police.

Tour of Britain route through Wiltshire is revealed

Wiltshire Times: STARS: Sir Bradley Wiggins could be in Worcester.

9:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DETAILS of the route some of the world’s top riders will take through the county during stage six of the Tour of Britain in September have been released.

Trowbridge man dealing in former legal high spared immediate jail term

Wiltshire Times: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Trowbridge man who was dealing in a former legal high to fund his cannabis habit has been spared an immediate jail term.

£1.5k fine for first scrap metal carrier convicted in Wiltshire under new law

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A scrap metal carrier is the first convicted in Wiltshire under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013) for failing to be a registered scrap metal dealer in the county.

New group for Wiltshire Crohn’s and colitis sufferers

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A new group representing Crohn’s and Colitis UK, in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire has been set up to raise awareness, funds and to support those local people with the condition.

More Wiltshire young people in education, work or training

Wiltshire Times: Fleur de Rhe-Philipe

6:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Latest figures show more of Wiltshire’s young people are in education, work or training.

Social worker wage hike 'to protect vulnerable Wiltshire children and cut £900k agency bill'

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

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Extra funding has been secured to attract experienced social workers in Wiltshire, as the council seeks to recruit around 20 new child protection officers.

Sir Bruce opens Urgent Care Centre at Royal United Hospital

Wiltshire Times:

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the Medical Director of NHS England, officially opened the Urgent Care Centre at the Royal United Hospital today. 

Tickets for Emergency Services Show on sale

Wiltshire Times: The Emergency Services Show

8:35am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Advance tickets for this year’s Emergency Services Show are available to buy online.

Prison Bridge tragedy: Tribute to Devizes engineer who was on way to work in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

10:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tribute has been paid to motorcyclist Charlie Sherman, 22, of Devizes who died after an accident while he was on his way to work in Trowbridge last Thursday.

Polar bear killing of Wiltshire teenager: company not to blame, coroner rules

Wiltshire Times:

9:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A coroner has cleared an expedition company of "neglect" in respect of its responsibility to protect a Wiltshire schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear.

Air ambulance flies Westbury woman to hospital for emergency treatment

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire's air ambulance

3:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

A woman in her 40s from Westbury was airlifted to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance at 8.30pm on Sunday, after suffering from what is described as a neurological emergency.

Tributes paid to Devizes disabled sailor

Wiltshire Times:

11:06am Monday 21st July 2014

Tributes have been paid to paralysed sailor Andrew Farrow from Devizes who has died.

Wiltshire Young Farmers’ contest success

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Wiltshire Young Farmers are having a bumper year, with 48 members getting through to 11 national competition finals.

Seven properties struck by lightning on busy day for Wiltshire firefighters

Wiltshire Times: Lightning storm - Bolton July 19, 2014

6:54pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended over 30 weather-related incidents on Saturday.

Happy, happy, holiday time in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A group of children from Belarus are having a great time in Wiltshire with their hosts from Chernobyl Children in Need The group were guests at Sainsbury’s where they were very generously treated to supper and a gift voucher each; visited Longleat Safari Park as the guests of Lord Bath and had a day at Center Parcs; followed by a lovely time at The Weymouth Arms, Warminster.

Wiltshire Council claims grass cutting will be back in schedule

Wiltshire Times: Grass Cutting

10:02am Sunday 20th July 2014

The council’s contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) has pledged to keep on top of grass cutting in West Wiltshire.

Wiltshire College runs competition to name Trowbridge skills centre

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Wiltshire College is running a competition to name the new Construction Skills Centre, which is replacing the demolished Dilton and Cheverell blocks at the Trowbridge campus.

Jailed former PC: No evidence of any truth in his claims, say Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Times: Jailed for life: pair who murdered Southall garage owner

5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

Wiltshire Police have said that there is no evidence of any truth in allegations made by former police officer Darren Jennings, who was jailed yesterday at the Old Bailey.

Man, 20 arrested over possible bail breach in Rowde

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

5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

A 20-year-old man from Melksham was arrested by police on suspicion of breaching bail conditions on Tuesday.

Appeal after camera lost on Kennet and Avon Canal towpath

Wiltshire Times: The Caen Hill flight of locks

4:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

Nadine Tuffin, who went on a bike ride with her family on the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath between Devizes and Seend on Sunday, is appealing for help after they lost their Nikon camera.

Leading businessman and Marlborough Golf Club stalwart dies

Wiltshire Times:

3:12pm Friday 18th July 2014

Robert Hill who was head of the Hills Group for more than four decades and was a leading figure in Marlborough Golf Club for many years has died at the age of 74 years.

Melksham police warn of children and pets being left in hot cars

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

3:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

Police in Melksham have reminded motorists not to leave young children or pets in hot cars, after being called to a number recent of incidents.

Wiltshire crime figures fall faster than national average

Wiltshire Times: Chief Constable Patrick Geenty

1:44pm Friday 18th July 2014

Wiltshire’s crime figures have continued to fall, being down by 2.3% compared to last year potentially meaning 757 fewer victims of crime than last year.

Golden tickets to Downton Abbey, hidden in Wiltshire stores

Wiltshire Times: Highclere castle

11:56am Friday 18th July 2014

Shoppers in Wiltshire could find themselves off to a prestigious event at TV’s Downton Abbey, after three golden tickets were hidden across the county.

More to come after "spectacular" storms, says Wiltshire weatherman

Wiltshire Times: Geoff Witts

9:27am Friday 18th July 2014

A Wiltshire weatherman says more storms could be on the way after last night’s downpour, which came after the hottest day of the year so far.

Calm night for Wiltshire firefighters, despite storms and strike action

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

9:15am Friday 18th July 2014

Last night passed largely without incident for west Wiltshire’s fire crews, as heavy storms battered the county.

Dramatic thunder storm lights up Wiltshire sky

Wiltshire Times:

9:04am Friday 18th July 2014

Readers have sent us these dramatic pictures of lightning taken during last night's thunder storm.

Cycle tribute to Wiltshire Police who have died on duty

Wiltshire Times: Chief Constable Pat Geenty chased a suspected shoplifter in Chippenham yesterday

5:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Five Wiltshire police officers along with Heather and Andy Cooper, parents of Dan who died in 2010, start cycling in the 2014 UK Police Unity Tour (PUT) today.

Former Wiltshire PC jailed for offering story to Sun

Wiltshire Times: Ilford man to stand trial at the Old Bailey for robbery and posession of a firearm

4:35pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A former Wiltshire Police officer was jailed for 18 months today for offering to sell a salacious story about a "womanising and bullying" colleague to the Sun newspaper.

Former Wiltshire PC guilty of trying to sell story to Sun

Wiltshire Times: Jailed for life: pair who murdered Southall garage owner

2:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A former Wiltshire Police constable has been found guilty of offering to sell a story to the Sun about a "womanising and bullying" colleague.

Wiltshire College students take centre stage

Wiltshire Times:

2:22pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Students at the Trowbridge campus of Wiltshire College are looking forward to their future careers, after celebrating their achievements at an end-of-year awards ceremony at The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge.

Jury out on former Wiltshire Police officer accused of offering story to Sun

Wiltshire Times: Ilford man to stand trial at the Old Bailey for robbery and posession of a firearm

1:52pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A jury has retired to consider its verdict on a former Wiltshire Police constable accused of offering to sell a story about a "womanising and bullying" colleague to the Sun.

Police appeal after motorcyclist, 22, dies in Devizes: road reopens

Wiltshire Times:

10:42am Thursday 17th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in Devizes this morning.

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