• Work starts to breathe new life into local pub

    WORK has started on the refurbishment of the Kings Arms public house in Hilperton Marsh near Trowbridge. The Star Pub & Bars group which owns the house is keen to refurbish some of its public houses that have suffered during Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns

  • Civic dinner to go ahead after two-year break

    TROWBRIDGE Town Council is to go ahead with this year's civic dinner after a two-year gap because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Town mayor Cllr Denise Bates will host the Annual Civic Dinner and Dance this year as she continues to raise money for her

  • Erlestoke Prison escapes Covid-19 deaths

    ONLY one prisoner has died at Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire during a period when jails across the UK were being ravaged by hundreds of positive cases during the Covid-19 pandemic. Michael Wilkes, 74, died on January 29 2020 from natural causes.

  • New cyber centre set to open

    A NEW £3.7million cyber centre set to open its doors in Wiltshire in April says it wants to work with as many companies in the county as possible. The Business Cyber Centre, at Greenways Business Park in Chippenham, has launched a website, built

  • Highways maintenance contracts will go out to bidders

    WILTSHIRE Council will go out to tender on its £15m highways contract. At the latest cabinet meeting it was determined that the council would go out to tender for new contracts before the running deal expires in 2023. Cabinet member for transport

  • Woodland walkers must keep to the footpath

    WALKERS are being warned to keep to the public footpath and keep dogs under close control when passing through Becky Addy Wood near Westwood. Bradford on Avon Town Council has put up warning signs after identifying the need to fell trees affected

  • Bid to turn agricultural building into a house rejected

    PLANNING permission has been denied to a bid to transform an agricultural building into housing. Ms Holloway applied to Wiltshire Council to convert an agricultural building at The Old Estate Yard, West Lavington near Devizes into a house.