• Trowbridge cancer runner given all-clear two days later

    Recovering cancer patient Jade Francis, who is in remission after battling leiomyosarcoma in March last year, was not only thrilled to complete the race but she was given the one year all clear two days later. She ran in two hours 55 minutes with

  • Melksham market heads back to centre

    Traders in Melksham have welcomed the decision to move the town’s weekly market back to the traditional Market Place. The Tuesday market started six months ago in the Church Street car park, but with footfall declining Wiltshire Council are planning

  • Trowbridge teen stole over £12k from mum

    An 18-year-old who stole over £12,500 from his mum has been given a suspended two month prison sentence. Janice Hunt was seeking full compensation from her son Connor Charles Hunt after he spent thousands of pounds on her credit card and stole

  • Rugby star joins Bradford on Avon woman on the run

    Fundraiser Laura Hoskins, who was running in memory of her late husband Matt, had a surprise addition to her Bath Half-Marathon team on Sunday, Former Bath and Leicester rugby player and England captain Lewis Moody, who met Laura through a friend,

  • Westbury burglar weeps at prison term for Semington burglary

    Serial thief Jason Scarff wept in the dock when he was sentenced to prison for burglary at a Semington garage. The 24-year-old, of Pinto Walk, Westbury, was jailed for 22 weeks by magistrates in Chippenham last Thursday, after he pleaded guilty

  • Star athlete jumps in to inspire Atworth children

    Pupils at Churchfields The Village School in Atworth were all for the high jump when they were visited by Trowbridge-based Commonwealth athlete Robert Mitchell. The personal trainer, who starred at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006, set

  • Holocaust survivor’s testimony at Westbury

    A holocaust survivor told pupils at Matravers School in Westbury of the terror and hardship his family suffered at the hands of the Nazis. Pupils from Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 were privileged to hear Rudi Oppenheim-er’s harrowing account last Friday

  • Bradford on Avon pupils help to ray-s cash for solar project

    Pupils at Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon brightened up their non-uniform day with sunglasses and sun hats to raise money towards their school’s solar panel project. They raised £252 towards the purchase of 40 solar panels, bringing

  • Flood stirred up support for Bradford on Avon cafe

    When owner Becky Tyler closed the door on the flooded Teapot cafe in Bradford on Avon on Christmas Eve, she questioned whether to open it again. But after two months of drying, cleaning and redecorating, and plenty of messages of support, she re-opened

  • Police called to burglary in Trowbridge

    Police were called to a house in The Croft, Trowbridge, at 12.40pm today, after a man was reported smashing down the door and walking out with a handbag. The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was described as having dark hair and stubble.

  • BOWLS: Colebrooke lifts Clarrie prize

    ANDY Colebrooke won the inaugural PlanetBowls Open Singles Tournament staged at Clarrie Dunbar last Sunday, writes DAVE EATON. The 32 year-old, from Trowbridge, took the honours in a closely-fought grand final, winning one set 5-4 and drawing the

  • Historic Core Zone splits opinion in Bradford on Avon

    A petition has been set up for residents and businesses in Bradford on Avon in support of the town’s Historic Core Zone which includes the removal of the Market Street zebra crossing. The HCZ aims to rebalance the relationship between motorists

  • Cabinet members to address west Wiltshire area boards

    A range of key speakers will address area boards across west Wiltshire next week. Feedback from the council’s review of youth activities will be presented to the Bradford on Avon Area Board at the United Reformed Church, Holt, on Wednesday, March

  • Jobseekers invited to Melksham jobs and training fair

    Jobseekers in the Melksham area are invited to a jobs and training fair next Saturday, March 15. The Opportunity Melksham event takes place at the Assembly Hall, with help guidance available to those looking for work in the local area, and further

  • Trowbridge's Tesco Extra raises £5.5k for Diabetes UK

    Trowbridge's Tesco Extra has raised £5,500 for Diabetes UK through a year of fundraising. Events have included sponsored cycles and a second-hand book sale amongst others for the supermarket’s charity partner. Phaedra Perry, Diabetes UK’s south

  • RUGBY: Dual registration for Bath duo

    BATH Academy duo Will Spencer and Tom Woolstencroft have been dual registered with London Welsh and Rosslyn Park respectively. The pair will be sent out as Bath's coaching team ensure the youngest members of their squad get more game time.

  • RUGBY: Thomas relishes England chance

    HE’S one of the options to fill in for the injured Dan Cole during England's Six Nations campaign but Bath-bound Henry Thomas insists he’s a different proposition altogether from the Leicester prop. The 22-year-old Sale Sharks tighthead, who will