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Butchers Walter Rose & Son in finals of England's Best Burger competition

Wiltshire Times: Paul Gilroy and Jack Cook, of Walter Rose & Son, with burgers which got to the 2012 finals of the England's Best Burger competition

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Walter Rose & Son butchers, which has shops in Devizes and Trowbridge, is through to the finals of a national burger competition.

Vacancy on Chippenham Town Council as councillor fails to turn up

Wiltshire Times: Sue Wilthew, chief executive of Chippenham Town Council

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

There is another vacancy on Chippenham Town Council due to the non attendance of Ian Keasey.

Plea for volunteers at Corsham library as staff prepare for campus move

Wiltshire Times: Community librarian Jessica Phillips

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Book lovers in Corsham are needed at the town library as staff prepare to relocate its collection to the new community campus.

Friends of Birds Marsh defiant after Chippenham homes plan approved

Wiltshire Times: Approved, controversial plan for 750 homes on Chippenham green field site

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Friends of Birds Marsh campaigners say they will continue to fight a development of 750 houses in northern Chippenham and have defended the village green status they fought for.

Thanks for those who gave views on future of Wiltshire's youth services

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

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Council is thanking the hundreds of people who took part in a consultation which asked communities for feedback on how youth activities should be delivered in the future.

Record Store Day puts Chippenham music fans in a spin

Wiltshire Times: Kate Goodman of Magpie Music in Chippenham (VS317) By Vicky Scipio

5:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Magpie Music in Chippenham tripled its takings on the weekend’s Record Store Day compared to a normal Saturday.

Wiltshire's leisure services to stay with Places for People until 2018

Wiltshire Times: Coun Jonathon Seed, Devizes Leisure Centre manager Dan Webb and gym users Keith Moore, Anna Villette and Elyne Williams

4:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Council leaders have agreed to extend Places for People Leisure Management Ltd’s - previously DC Leisure Management - contract to run 11 of the 23 council leisure centres across the county until 2018.

Police officer unlawfully Tasered naked man in Melksham police station, court hears

Wiltshire Times: Pc Lee Birch arriving at Bristol Crown Court

3:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search in Wiltshire, a court heard.

Wiltshire golden girl Jemima aims to inspire at Trowbridge careers fair

Wiltshire Times: Jemima Duxberry

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Under-21 judo champion Jemima Duxberry and other inspirational role models will be encouraging young people to think of their futures at a special careers fair next week.

Bradford on Avon traffic delays worsen as schools go back

Wiltshire Times: Traffic delays were bad last week, but have worsened at peak times with the end of the school holidays

11:17am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Traffic disruption hit new heights in Bradford on Avon today as pupils and staff returned to the schools after the Easter holidays.

Lorry driver was speeding moments before fatal Corsham collision, jury hears

Wiltshire Times: Tommy Ford

9:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A lorry driver was speeding moments before his vehicle was in collision with an 89-year-old who was crossing the road, a jury has been told.

Bail for men arrested in Wiltshire over fuel theft from Esso pipeline

Wiltshire Times: The Esso refinery at Fawley in Hampshire

10:11am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Two men arrested on suspicion of the theft of thousands of litres of fuel believed to have been stolen from one of the UK's main underground oil pipes which runs through Wiltshire have been released on bail.

Center Parcs ad banned for encouraging parents to take children on holiday in school time

Wiltshire Times: A family has fun at Centre Parcs during the school holidays

8:35am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An advert for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.

Family and friends pay tribute to 'amazing' Doreen Webb

Wiltshire Times: Doreen Webb

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Family and friends of Doreen Webb, 64, who died on Friday in Durrington paid tribute to her today in a statement released by Wiltshire Police.

Wiltshire pensioners’ ticket to ride

Wiltshire Times: Councillor Horace Prickett promoting the discounted rail tickets for the service between Weymouth and Westbury now available to senior citizens (48655) Photo: Trevor Porter

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Senior citizens can now enjoy discounted train tickets between Weymouth and Westbury with a national bus pass, thanks to First Great Western and Wiltshire Council.

Chance to give views at annual Chippenham town meeting

Wiltshire Times: Sue Wilthew, chief executive of Chippenham Town Council

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chippenham residents will get a chance to give their views at the annual town meeting on Wednesday, May 7.

Get running with Chippenham Harriers

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham Harriers at Bath Half Marathon

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Chippenham Harriers’ next beginners’ programme starts on Friday, May 2, at Chippenham Sports Club in Bristol Road at 6.30pm.

More than 20 jobs being created in Melksham as Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems expands

Wiltshire Times: Karen Davison, managing director of C&D Group

3:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems is creating more than 20 jobs at its works in Melksham and further posts are in the pipeline.

Retired Army major charged with murder was familiar sight in Devizes

Wiltshire Times: Leonard Webb, the 68-year-old retired Army colonel who has been charged with the murder of his wife, ran a stall on the regular antiques market in the Shambles market hall in Devizes

10:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Leonard Webb, the 68-year-old retired Army colonel who has been charged with the murder of his wife, ran a stall on the regular antiques market in the Shambles market hall in Devizes.

Sex offender who woke Chippenham teenager cleared of wrongdoing

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

9:44am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A sex offender who walked into a house in the middle of the night and woke a 16-year-old babysitter has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Livery for new Wiltshire Air Ambulance unveiled

Wiltshire Times: The striking livery for the new Wiltshire Air Ambulance was unveiled today

11:53am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The design for Wiltshire’s new Air Ambulance was unveiled today by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust’s board of trustees.

Westbury travel agent celebrates Queen’s Award for Enterprise success

Wiltshire Times: Westbury-based travel agent Michael Eaves is celebrating after the company he is part of awarded - Travel Counsellors - was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Westbury-based travel agent Michael Eaves is celebrating after the company he is part of awarded - Travel Counsellors - was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has plenty of drive thanks to Chippenham's Blade Honda

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire Air Ambulance clinical team leader Richard Miller, Blade Honda Chippenham general manager Simon Hawker and air ambulance paramedic Luke MacCallum

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Chippenham car dealership has donated a new car to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) raise awareness of its life-saving service across the county.

Reopened Bath Arms in Warminster to create 45 jobs

Wiltshire Times: The Bath Arms under wraps during the refurbishment

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

JD Wetherspoon opens its refurbished pub and hotel, The Bath Arms, Warminster, next Tuesday creating 45 jobs.

Travellers move from Chippenham after Wiltshire Council and police warn

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

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A group of travellers camping by a derelict building in Hungerdown Lane, Chippenham, have moved after being given notice by Wiltshire Council and police.

Teachers set to strike again

Wiltshire Times: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3180758

10:22am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TEACHERS have voted to stage further strikes, starting with a summer walkout, in a long-running dispute over pay, pensions and conditions, leaving schools facing the prospect of widespread disruption.

Wiltshire tour for Lib Dem MEP

Wiltshire Times: Sir Graham Watson, Lib Dem MEP for the South-West and Gibraltar.

12:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Wiltshire’s Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson is visiting the county today as part of the South West MEP’s campaign for the European elections.

Bank holiday bluebells admired as flowers bloom early

Wiltshire Times: Max enjoys a display of bluebells at the weekend

8:51am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Walkers made the most of the Easter bank holiday sunshine by admiring the carpets of bluebells over the weekend.

Hundreds enjoy Bradford on Avon's Easter duck race

Wiltshire Times: John Potter, mayor Bradford on Avon, promotes the Easter duck race

9:39am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

It was another sell-out year for the traditional Bradford on Avon Duck Race on Easter Monday, with hundreds of families turning out to watch the annual event and enjoy the sun.

Appearance of former world heavyweight boxing champ at Warminster sports bar scrapped

Wiltshire Times: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tim Witherspoon will be appearing at Prestbury Sports Bar in Warminster on Easter Sunday

1:59pm Monday 21st April 2014

A lack of ticket sales meant the appearance of former world heavyweight boxing champion Tim Witherspoon at Prestbury Sports Bar in Warminster yesterday had to be cancelled.

Glass packet helps Kettle Chips celebrate summer season

Wiltshire Times: Glass maker KT Yun

11:21am Monday 21st April 2014

A glass maker based in Wingfield is helping Kettle Chips celebrate its new summer seasonal edition by creating a glass crisp packet for its new advertisement.

Man, 68, appearing before Chippenham magistrates charged with murder of woman, 64

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

9:33am Monday 21st April 2014

Wiltshire Police have confirmed that Leonard Webb, aged 68, of Avondown Road, Durrington, has been charged with the murder of a woman, aged 64.

Union hopes delay scuppers Melksham Post Office move

Wiltshire Times: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The union for Melksham postal workers is hoping that whatever has delayed the relocation of the town’s Post Office has scuppered the plan.

Atworth parish council stalwart in a league of his own after earning title

Wiltshire Times: David Webb was given the freedom of the village of Atworth. With him is the chairman of the parish council,  Effie Gale-Sides.  Photo: Trevor Porter (48643)

1:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Atworth has its first ever freeman, after long-serving former parish councillor and lifelong resident David Webb became the first to be given the freedom of the village.

Corsham children never tire of a good story

Wiltshire Times: From left are Kevin Daly, Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, children from Corsham Primary, Duncan Hames MP, centre and Gavin Champion, HR manager for Cooper Tires

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Barney & Echo storybooks were recently presented to children at Corsham Primary School as part of a new partnership aimed at preventing children becoming involved with anti-social behaviour and rewarding schools’ commitment to preventing bullying. Melksham firm Cooper Tires has joined the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain (PCCGB) to distribute 1,000 children’s books. Representatives from Cooper Tires and the Community Education Awards were joined by local MP Duncan Hames, who handed over a class set of storybooks and resources.

Trowbridge pupils will be singing to help vulnerable people

Wiltshire Times: St John’s Catholic Primary School pupils

11:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

St John’s Catholic Primary School in Trowbridge raises funds for CAFOD every year and gives support to Christian Aid during Christian Aid Week by sending pupils to help at the Bread and Cheese Lunch, a popular fundraising event held annually in the town.

RUGBY: Trowbridge skipper toasts Twickenham chance

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge captain Matt Howard will lead his side in the battle for a final appearance at Twickenham against Guildford tomorrow

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE captain Matt Howard is coming to terms with the prospect of leading his side out at the home of English rugby in a fortnight's time after his side booked their place at the RFU Intermediate Cup final yesterday.

RUGBY: Trowbridge RFC book Twickenham date

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge celebrate after today's win at Guildford

5:33pm Saturday 19th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE RFC are on their way to Twickenham after a dramatic 19-17 victory over hosts Guildford in today's RFU Intermediate Cup semi final.

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.

Arrest after unprovoked stabbing in Melksham

Wiltshire Times: Knife raid on Chippenham newsagents

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after an unprovoked stabbing on Granville Road, Melksham, on Friday.

Adventurous spirit revs up with new Melksham minibus

Wiltshire Times: Bowerhill Scouts celebrate the arrival of their new minibus, which they will use for outings and adventures

10:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

1st Bowerhill Scout Group are delighted that Wiltshire Council has supported the group by buying them a minibus, using money from the community care grants scheme.

Jolly birthday celebration for Melksham Brownies’ 100th

Wiltshire Times: Proudly displaying their birthday cake beribboned with the Brownies colours are the Melksham packs full of smiles

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Melklsham Brownies have held their Big Brownie Birthday Party, as part of the movement’s 100th birthday celebrations.

Murder investigation after woman's death in Durrington

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

9:55am Sunday 20th April 2014

A murder investigation is continuing in Salisbury following the death of a woman in Durrington yesterday.

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.

Winsley hospice care lodges so kin can stay over

Wiltshire Times: Dorothy House Hospice chairman Simon Coombe with Miranda, Duchess of Beaufort, who opened the new community lodges there on Friday last week                                                                                                            Photo:

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Two new care lodges have been opened at Dorothy House Hospice to allow terminally ill patients to stay together in comfort with their families.

Sex traffic victim discovered in Melksham

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

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A 25-year-old victim of sex traffickers who was picked up by police in Melksham town centre has been delivered to a safe house outside of Wiltshire.

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.

Man found dead in Devizes canal is named

Wiltshire Times: Mark Stobbart

1:50pm Saturday 19th April 2014

The body of a man found in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes yesterday has been formally identified.

Westbury prescription for a cleaner bill of health

Wiltshire Times: Healthcare assistant Sarah Weaver, left, dispenser Lena Hillier and manager Esther Hayward at Medix Pharmacy (49234-3 )

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A Westbury pharmacy is encouraging people across the county to spring clean their medicine cabinets in a campaign to improve patient health.

Stand-off over Bradford on Avon’s traffic scheme

7:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone continued to divide opinion when it was raised at the annual town meeting on Tuesday.




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