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Apetito boss praises firefighters and staff after Trowbridge blaze

Wiltshire Times:

4:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE boss of ready-meal manufacturer apetito has praised the actions of his staff and firefighters after a blaze broke out at one of its Trowbridge factory buildings on Monday.

'LIttle hero' six-year-old calls 999 before mum delivers her own baby

Wiltshire Times:

1:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUM Kay Kamunga praised six-year-old son Sasha for being her little hero after he came to her rescue when she had to deliver her own baby.

Firefighters strike: Union defends action over fireworks weekend

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

The Fire Brigades Union is taking four days of strike action this weekend, coinciding with a number of firework displays in Wiltshire, saying that the longest action taken in the dispute so far shows how strongly its members feel.

Bid to extend Southwick gypsy and traveller site thrown out

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

5:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to extend a gypsy and traveller site at The Poplars Residential Park in Southwick have been refused by Wiltshire Council.

£2.3k watches stolen from department store

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

2:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 25 watches worth more than £2,300 were stolen from Leekes in Melksham last week.

Santas get set for muddy marathon in aid of Dorothy House

Wiltshire Times:

12:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

With Christmas just around the corner, Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley got into the festive spirit by launching their annual Santa Dash event.

Thieves raid Melksham Subway tills

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

11:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

Subway in Beanacre Road, Melksham, had £975 stolen from its tills after thieves broke in.

Corsham Station campaigners meet Department for Transport officials

Wiltshire Times:

8:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A campaign to re-open Corsham Station has been taken directly to the Department for Transport in London.

TWO Wiltshire sports teams targeted by thieves on same day

Wiltshire Times:

12:26pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after items were stolen from changing rooms at Westbury Rugby Club - the same day North Bradley FC players were targeted.

Legendary landlord Peewee’s name lives on in bench tribute

Wiltshire Times:

10:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A plaque was unveiled in tribute to legendary Trowbridge pub landlord and musician Alan ‘Peewee’ Hunt on a memorial bench at the site of the Village Pump Folk Festival on Sunday.

Bumper year for strawberry crops in Wiltshire and beyond thanks to long, hot summer

Wiltshire Times:

9:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wiltshire strawberry fans have enjoyed the sweet taste of success after the warm weather and long summer brought a large increase in crops growing during 2014.

Have you got what it takes to become a Wiltshire 'special'?

Wiltshire Times:

4:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Anyone who thinks they may have what its got to become a special constable, who can commit at least 16 hours a month, is invited to an awareness evening on Wednesday, November 12.

Fire service merger 'only way to avoid frontline cuts'

Wiltshire Times:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLL: A merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services is the only way to avoid major frontline cuts, according to a new report.

Protect your elderly neighbours from rogue traders, Wiltshire Council urges

Wiltshire Times: Maggie Rae,  director of public health for the county

9:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Neighbours of the elderly are being asked to protect them from rogue traders as part of National Consumer Week which runs next week.

Staff tackle fire in laundry room at Trowle hotel

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Fire crews rushed to The Old Manor Hotel in Trowle, on the edge of Trowbridge, in the early hours of Sunday morning when a blaze in a linen basket full of towels led to a small fire in the laundry room.

Dad who stole beer while facing custody for previous offences is spared jail

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

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A father-of-three who stole beer from his local store while on a suspended sentence for dangerous driving while over the limit has been spared jail.

Banned from B&Q: Chippenham man arrested on suspicion of thefts by fraud

Wiltshire Times:

10:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 43-year-old Chippenham man has been banned from B&Q in the town after being arrested on suspicion of two thefts by fraud.

Rail delays after death on line between Bristol and Bath

Wiltshire Times: £1.2m to prevent rail suicide delays on Brighton to London line

7:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAIL users are still facing some delays after a person was hit by a train between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

Apetito fire: Production at factory unaffected as investigation takes place

Wiltshire Times:

11:08am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Apetito's factory building in Trowbridge will remain closed following a fire in a disused building yesterday in which eight fire engines were called but production in the main premises is unaffected.

Investigation to start into apetito factory fire

Wiltshire Times:

8:47am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A fire investigation will be carried out today into what caused the blaze at the apetitio factory in Trowbridge yestereday.

Firefighters' strike: Plans to cope drawn up by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire chief fire officer Simon Routh-Jones

7:28am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Plans to cope with the latest strike by firefighters are being finalised by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Two freed by firefighters after accident on A36 at Knook

Wiltshire Times:

6:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Two people were cut free by fire crews following an accident on the A36 at Knook, south of Warminster, involving two cars just before 4pm on Sunday.

Quick-thinking youngster praised by police over gun scare

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

5:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A youngster has been praised for his quick thinking after he thought he saw two other young boys with a gun and called the police.

Chimney fire blamed for blaze which destroyed two thatched Codford cottages

Wiltshire Times:

9:45am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A chimney fire is being blamed for the blaze in Codford which destroyed two Grade II listed thatched cottages.

Delays after rush-hour Trowbridge accident

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

9:01am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Traffic was delayed this morning after a rush-hour accident involving two cars at the junction of County Way and Bradley Road, Trowbridge.

Bail for man caught smuggling sim cards into Erlestoke jail

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

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man who was caught smuggling mobile phone sim cards into HM Prison Erlestoke has been released on bail.

Fire wrecks Rudloe wheelie bin

Wiltshire Times:

6:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Fire destroyed a wheelie bin in Pine Close, Rudloe, on Sunday evening.

Apetito fire: Canal Road reopens

Wiltshire Times:

8:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

Canal Road in Trowbridge was reopened just before 8.30pm after the fire at the apetito factory which started at about 2pm.

VIDEO: New air ambulance filmed in Wiltshire skies

Wiltshire Times:

9:28pm Monday 27th October 2014

Reporter Julie Armstrong filmed the new Wiltshire Air Ambulance in the skies above Wiltshire. 

Police warn of possible delays as abnormal load takes to A303

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

5:42pm Monday 27th October 2014

A specialised load transporter will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from the A303 near Andover to Whatley Quarry, near Frome, tomorrow. 

Picture gallery - new Wiltshire Air Ambulance unveiled

Wiltshire Times:

4:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

Wiltshire's new air ambulance flew in to a ceremony at Trafalgar Park, Downton, on Friday to applause from an invited audience.

All 60 staff evacuated from apetito pastry factory after fire breaks out

Wiltshire Times:

4:34pm Monday 27th October 2014

The fire at apetito in Trowbridge broke out in its pastry factory in Canal Road, which is separate from the main factory.

A350 reopened after wartime bomb in Melksham declared safe

Wiltshire Times:

2:58pm Monday 27th October 2014

Police sealed off the A350 after receiving reports of a suspected bomb in Portal Road, Melksham, where building work is taking place at the old running track behind the Christie Miller Sports Centre.

Trowbridge factory evacuated after reports of a fire

Wiltshire Times:

2:52pm Monday 27th October 2014

Canal Road in Trowbridge is closed this afternoon after eight fire engines were called to the apetito factory at 2pm after a fire broke out in a building used for packaging.

Man accused of taking £24k from company faces trial

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

12:17pm Monday 27th October 2014

A man who is accused of spending tens of thousands of pounds from a company that was being wound up is to face trial by judge and jury.

Picture gallery - a big night out at Warminster Carnival

Wiltshire Times:

1:18pm Monday 27th October 2014

Wiltshire Times:

Warning to check on waste firms after fly-tipping increases

Wiltshire Times: Facebook users blast 'lowlife' fly-tippers who dumped ten fridges in Nympsfield

9:09am Monday 27th October 2014

Householders are being asked to check the credentials of businesses offering to clear their waste following a spate of fly-tipping incidents in Wiltshire.

More budding directors needed if Chippenham movie club to survive

Wiltshire Times:

8:16am Monday 27th October 2014

More budding film makers are needed if Chippenham Movie and Video Club is to remain running in the New Year.

Melksham's bollard idea to stop cars

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Melksham Town Council is considering the possibility of installing a removable bollard in Church Street to stop people parking near the Prince of Wales Garden.

Picture gallery - Wiltshire's new air ambulance takes to the skies

Wiltshire Times:

6:10pm Monday 27th October 2014

Wiltshire's new air ambulance - a £5m Bell 429 - took to the skies today.

Police deal with travellers camped in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times:

5:16pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Police are dealing with travellers camped in Court Street, Trowbridge.

Annual show presents £40,000 to 20 good causes across the county

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

An impressive £40,000 has been shared among 20 charities across Wiltshire thanks to this year’s Bowood charity dog show and summer fair, held with the Tractor Ted farm show.

Three familes homeless after Codford thatched cottages burn

Wiltshire Times:

9:50am Sunday 26th October 2014

Three families were made homeless when a fire spread through three thatched cottages in High Street, Codford, yesterday evening.

A boost for Studley Green road safety

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A long campaign for a zebra crossing outside Studley Green Primary School has finally paid off making it safer for pupils and their parents to cross.

A36 reopens after two-vehicle accident

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

9:52pm Sunday 26th October 2014

The A36 has reopened after a serious two-vehicle accident between Heytesbury and Deptford.

Life skills top of the list as new Melksham centre opens

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Training charity The Learning Curve has opened a new centre in Melksham to help people develop their skills in work and home life.

Benefice of Atworth with Shaw and Whitley welcome its new priest

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

2:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

The new priest in charge of the benefice of Atworth with Shaw and Whitley, Revd Shona Hoad, will be licensed on November 2.

Minister learns about a very special project in Box

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Minister for Schools David Laws took the bull by the horns last week with a visit to Jamie’s Farm in Box to see how it helps inner-city schoolchildren from difficult backgrounds.

Beckington pupils don toga togs going Roman in Bath

Wiltshire Times:

11:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

Year 3 class from Springmead School in Beckington had a fantastic time at the Roman Baths, handling 2000-year-old artifacts, dressing up in the fashions of yesteryear and making a mosaic.

Boost for kids’ charity as Trowbridge shop opens

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A special ceremony celebrating the opening of a new Children’s Hospice South West shop in Trowbridge was held last Thursday.




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