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Wiltshire's chief constable to stay during handling of sex abuse case inquiry

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire Police chief Pat Geenty

1:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Pat Geenty, chief constable of Wiltshire Police, will stay in his job while investigations are carried out into the way the force handled allegations of sexual abuse it has been confirmed.  

Bradford on Avon artist's work takes off in the USA

Wiltshire Times:

9:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A painting created during the 2012 floods in Bradford on Avon has been chosen to tour America.

Second chance for teenage drug dealer found hiding in Chippenham man's home

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

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage drug dealer found hiding in the Chippenham house of a vulnerable man has been spared an immediate jail term.

Mystery as Dorothy House chief leaves suddenly

Wiltshire Times:

4:53pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Mystery surrounds the sudden departure of Dorothy House chief executive Liz Brown who has left her role after nearly two years.

Police tell puppy owners of M4 tragedy

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

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A puppy was reported being on the loose in the middle lane of the M4, near Chippenham, heading east towards Swindon at 6.30am on Saturday.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain riders tackle Winsley Hill

Wiltshire Times:

2:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Tour of Britain riders tackle Winsley Hill in this video by Andy Legge.

Man accused of rape and sexual assault in Westbury bailed

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

9:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man accused of rape and sexual assault over a two-year period has been released on bail by a judge.

Get out of town: But drunk fails to leave Chippenham after police issue order

Wiltshire Times:

9:37am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Stephen Castle, a 37-year-old homeless man, was issued a notice ordering him to leave Chippenham for 24 hours at 10am last Friday when police found him intoxicated and acting in a manner likely to cause alarm at Market Place.

Fundraisers ready to tee-off in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Times:

9:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Fundraisers are teeing off in Bradford on Avon for charity on Friday as part of Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s first ever golf day.

Bon voyage by Trowbridge team nets cash for charity

Wiltshire Times:

9:04am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Monster hills and the occasional wrong turn were not enough to prevent a group of seven friends from Trowbridge cycling 250 miles from the town hall to the Eiffel Tower in France last week.

Sunday roast retains its crown as South West's favourite meal of the week

Wiltshire Times: Fresh meat sales are up since horse meat scandal

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The favourite family meal in the South West is once again a full Sunday roast with only five per cent of us preferring to order a takeaway, according to an online survey.

New TKMaxx store to bring 50 jobs to Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Win one of five £100 packages to spend at TK Maxx

9:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The new TK Maxx store in Trowbridge is set to open its doors on Thursday October 2 at 9am, creating 50 new jobs.

Chippenham man who supplied deadly dose of ecstasy spared jail for third time

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The man who supplied Robbie Day with the ecstasy which killed him has been spared jail for a third time.

Delays expected during £400k of work on A350 in Westbury

Wiltshire Times: webpix cone accident roads road traffic roadworks

4:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Motorists and residents are being warned to expect delays when a major road maintenance scheme starts on the A350 in Westbury late this month.

Jail warning for man caught with bullet in Trowbridge

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

4:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man caught in Trowbridge with a 8mm bullet has been warned he could be facing a jail term.

VIDEO: Colourful welcome for Sir Bradley in Pewsey

Wiltshire Times:

11:17am Saturday 13th September 2014

The Tour of Britain cyclists were welcomed to Pewsey with a spectrum of colour and a huge cheer as they sped through the village.

Serious assault charge against Trowbridge man dropped

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

8:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man who had been accused of carrying out a serious assault in the run-up to Christmas has had the charge against him dropped.

SHINE scheme to help Wiltshire children eat healthily and be fitter

Wiltshire Times: Crisis: child obesity

8:38am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A new programme to help children aged seven to 11 stay healthy will be launched in Wiltshire later this month.

Wiltshire explorer tells his tale in new book

Wiltshire Times:

8:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

There's no such thing as failure, according to the title of Box-based adventurer David Hempleman-Adams’ latest book.

ASBO nears the end of the road in Wiltshire

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

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

After 16 years, anti-social behaviour orders are on the way out.

Phones 4u stores shut across Wiltshire after firm goes into administration

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Staff reported for duty as usual yesterday bu Phones 4u shops in Wiltshire remained firmly shut leaving a question mark over the fate of firm’s workers.

Trowbridge pair who hung dog get suspended jail terms

Wiltshire Times:

12:53pm Monday 15th September 2014

A Trowbridge woman who pleaded guilty to aiding two men who hanged a dog at her home has been given a suspended jail sentence by Salisbury magistrates today.

MP tucks in as Chippenham infants enjoy free school meals

Wiltshire Times:

5:15pm Monday 15th September 2014

Chippenham's MP Duncan Hames joined Ivy Lane infants at the dining table for their first free school lunch.

Moving tales of Wiltshire Air Ambulance rescues to be told on screen

Wiltshire Times:

3:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

Parients who have been saved by Wiltshire Air Ambulance are to talk about their experiences in a series of moving films.

Shock of Wiltshire's chief constable at handling of sex abuse case investigation

Wiltshire Times: Pat Geenty said he was encouraged by the crime figures

2:35pm Monday 15th September 2014

Wiltshire Chief Constable Pat Geenty has spoken of his shock at being investigated by the police watchdog over the way his force handled allegations of sexual abuse.

Hundreds of women take part in Dorothy House Midnight Walk

Wiltshire Times:

12:11pm Monday 15th September 2014

Flashing bunny ears lit up the night sky as nearly 850 women took to the streets for the eighth Dorothy House Midnight Walk in Bath on Saturday.

Melksham grandfather's quest to plant a tree

Wiltshire Times:

9:02am Monday 15th September 2014

Grandfather Paul Carter is hoping it will be third time lucky planting a tree to commemorate the birth of his grandson after vandals destroyed his two previous attempts.

Offenders scheme will ‘save millions’

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AN award-winning service working with offenders within the community has pledged to save millions for partner agencies.

Fate of Phones4U workers uncertain as firm 'collapses' after end of EE deal

Wiltshire Times:

10:20pm Sunday 14th September 2014

The fate of Phones4U employees in Wiltshire was uncertain tonight after the BBC reported that the firm had 'collapsed into adminstration'.

Trowbridge woman to be sentenced over dog hanging today

Wiltshire Times:

8:36am Monday 15th September 2014

A Trowbridge woman who pleaded guilty to aiding two men who hanged a dog at her home will be sentenced at Salisbury Magistrates' Court today.

A chilly challenge in Trowbridge ‘soaks up’ £81 for kids

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

It was a wet and cold Friday for Co-op manager Chris Biggs when his staff threw 17 buckets of water over him for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Bradford on Avon's outlet for music, manufacturing and craft talents

Wiltshire Times:

11:30am Sunday 14th September 2014

Made in Bradford on Avon can now benefit from exhibition, workshop and performance space after officially opening its new premises in The Vaults on Saturday.

Wiltshire students visit Kenya

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Students from Wiltshire College had an eye-opening experience over the summer when they visited Nakuru in Kenya for 10 days to volunteer on two school projects.

Young people’s projects can apply for cash

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Applications to receive up to £500 funding for young people’s projects in the area have opened.

Wiltshire's fruitful day went off like a dream with plenty of visitors

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Sunday 14th September 2014

Residents from 18 county care homes showed the fruits of their labour at the annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday, organised by the Orders of St John Care Trust.

Work begins on new retirement apartments in Corsham

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

After seven years of planning, the building of a new retirement village is finally underway in Corsham.

Firefighters blazing Marathon trail for charities

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Trowbridge firefighter Steve Taylor will run the Bristol Half Marathon for charity on September 21 in full firefighting kit.

Wiltshire residents display their produce

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Residents from 18 of the county’s care homes gathered to showcase the fruits of their labour at the annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday, organised by the Orders of St John Care Trust.

Archbishop baptises faithful in outdoor Malmesbury Abbey service

Wiltshire Times:

5:36pm Saturday 13th September 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury gave a traditional-style outdoor baptism at Malmesbury Abbey to 17 North Wiltshire people today.

Be a hero for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Schools, businesses and individuals across the county are pledging to help raise vital funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance but there is still time for others to take part.

Water great way to fundraise money for hospice

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Terminally ill cancer patient Jacqui Maud Aster gave the thumbs up for the care she has received from Dorothy House as she hitchhiked along the Kennet and Avon Canal this week to raise funds for the hospice.

West Wilts Youth Sailing Association boathouse open again after blaze

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Members of West Wilts Youth Sailing Association celebrated the opening of its restored boathouse on Saturday, after thieves torched the building causing more than £100,000 in damage.

Chiquito restaurant to open in Trowbridge leisure park

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

More than 50 jobs will be created by the arrival of Mexican restaurant Chiquito when it becomes the latest addition to St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park in Trowbridge on October 3.

First-hand alert over meningitis by graduate

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Former St Laurence pupil Katie Ricketts is sharing her first-hand experience about meningitis and septicaemia during national Meningitis Awareness Week starting on Monday. It seeks to make people aware of the symptoms.

Crier hoofs it through town with a woolly friend, while another hangs up his bell

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Trowbridge Town Crier Trevor Heeks marked the start of the town’s carnival season by exercising his right as a Freeman of the town to walk a sheep through the streets.

This donkey’s ‘tail’ has a happy ending

Wiltshire Times:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A cuddly toy donkey left behind at Trowbridge Railway Station is back with its rightful owner, following an appeal in the Wiltshire Times last week.

Trowbridge's Greyhound ready to race again

Wiltshire Times:

11:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A Trowbridge pub tenant has achieved his dream of owning his own hostelry by buying The Greyhound in Mortimer Street.

More thought urged on housing plan due to traffic risk

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

11:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Building more homes on the edge of Bradford on Avon should wait until the effect of homes planned at Kingston Farm on the Holt Road are known, say councilors.

Critically-ill child flown to hospital by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Times: Laster aimed at Wiltshire Air Ambulance

10:26pm Friday 12th September 2014

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance flew a critically-ill child from the Warminster area to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, this afternoon.

Bradford on Avon walking festival makes great strides

Wiltshire Times:

7:19pm Friday 12th September 2014

From bats to birds and food to herbs, Bradford on Avon’s third Walking Festival proved a hit for all ages at the weekend.


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