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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.

Motorists fume over parking penalties despite faulty Trowbridge machines

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Parking control at St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park in Trowbridge has come under fire again from angry motorists, after several visitors received tickets despite both of the machines being out of order.

Little Chafield solar farm plan angers villagers

Wiltshire Times:

11:55am Saturday 30th August 2014

Opponents of plans for a 25 hectare solar farm at Little Chalfield hope to convince councillors to throw the scheme out next week.

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.

Melksham homes plan in spotlight

Wiltshire Times: The Christie Miller Sports Centre in Melksham will be used for counting Wiltshire votes on Sunday

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Melksham Without Parish Council will discuss new planning applications, including a proposal to build up to 170 homes on land east of Semington Road on Monday.

Disabled Westbury woman knocked over by would-be thief

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

8:58am Friday 29th August 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in Westbury in which a disabled woman was knocked over.

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.

Trowbridge councillor's fears over Studley Green Youth Club

Wiltshire Times: Jeff Osborn

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Trowbridge and Wiltshire councillor Jeff Osborn he is concerned about the future of Studley Green Youth Club, after equipment was removed from the Studley Green Community Centre.

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.

Wet weather takes toll on Great Bulkington Railway rides

Wiltshire Times:

8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

The Great Bulkington Railway took passengers for a wet ride on Monday as station manager Neville Boulton drove visitors around on three miniature trains for charity.

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.

Double celebration at Bradford on Avon’s Farmers' and Artisan Market

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

10:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

SUNDAY is a double celebration at Bradford on Avon’s Farmers' and Artisan Market as it celebrates its second birthday and winning a Gold Taste of the West Award.

Kilimanjaro challenge for heart surgery student

Wiltshire Times: AFRICAN ADVENTURE: Samuel Duff is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A student who had open heart surgery last year has set herself the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro for charity.

Vaults celebration in Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times: Deadline for vacant Bradford on Avon seat

11:13am Friday 29th August 2014

The iron gates to The Vaults passage in Bradford on Avon will be officially opened by Made in Bradford tomorrow.

Fans flock to Melksham for annual Comic Con

Wiltshire Times: Comic book fans pack the Melksham Assembly Hall for the Melksham Comic Convention

10:55am Friday 29th August 2014

Comic buffs from far and wide will flock to Melksham this weekend as the annual Comic Con event returns.

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.

Box music festival rocks away the rain

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Revellers rocked to nine hours of music as Box Rocks Festival returned for its 21st anniversary on Monday.

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.

First food festival at National Trust manor is sellout success

Wiltshire Times:

1:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Hundreds flocked to Great Chalfield Manor near Melksham on Saturday for its inaugural Food Fest, organised with The Fox pub in Broughton Gifford.

Serious traffic delays as A350 closed by accident

Wiltshire Times:

9:45am Thursday 28th August 2014

The A350 Westbury Road in Heywood is closed after an accident between two vehicles.

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.

Jail for knife-wielding Trowbridge man who racially abused teenager and hit girl

Wiltshire Times:

10:22am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A drunken, knife-wielding man who launched a tirade of racist abuse at a teenager has been jailed for a year.

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.

Spirits high at Corsley Show despite the rain

Wiltshire Times:

9:11am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Corsley Show returned for another year only this time slightly wetter but spirits were still high at the jam packed event.

Fallen cables causing delays in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

3:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Fallen electric cables are causing traffic delays on Bradley Road in Trowbridge this afternoon.

Bail for man charged with supplying heroin in Staverton

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

1:08pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A man who is charged with supplying heroin in Staverton has been released on bail by a judge.

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.

Canal trust’s cruiser lifted from water for a holiday

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Wilts and Berks Canal Trust’s Swindon-based pleasure cruiser has gone on a working holiday to Melksham.

Atlantic crossing gig to put Westbury on the map

Wiltshire Times:

9:28am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Singer Leander Morales aims to put Westbury Music and Arts Festival on the map by playing a gig in a America and England in the same day.

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.

Gym fun at new Tumble Tots nursery

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A new Tumble Tots nursery opens in Warminster on September 15.

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.

Two bicycles stolen from Corsham home

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

3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Two bicycles have been stolen from Arnolds Mead, Corsham.

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.

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