• Melksham players' break-in shock

    Thieves broke into changing rooms used by young rugby players in Melksham as they took part in a practice session, stealing cash, phones and other valuables. Cooper-Avon Rugby Club team coach Scot Simmons, 21, from Melksham, said: “We had decided to

  • Trowbridge music school makes a noise over move

    A music school in Trowbridge has renewed its efforts to move to a former primary school hall. A fresh plea by the Wiltshire Rural Music School to buy the former Margaret Stancomb Infants School hall in British Row has won the support of local

  • BIATHLON: St John's trio are best of British

    THREE boys from St John’s School in Trowbridge were the fastest in the country as they won the Bath Regional Qualifier for the British Schools Biathlon Championships. Ten-year-old Harry Dixon and nine-year-old twins John and Robert Howorth

  • Wiltshire police get custody check

    Wiltshire Police has received a mixed report following an inspection of its custody suites. Inspectors highlighted some areas for concern, particularly on links with mental health services. The inspection was carried out jointly by HM

  • Wiltshire's 999 crews strike ballot

    Ambulance staff in Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire may be balloted on whether to take industrial action in protest at the employment of lower skilled ambulance staff. Union Unison, which has more than 650 ambulance members in the three

  • Westbury pupils bounce in memory of Lynne

    Money raised in memory of Westbury Junior School admistrator Lynne Wareing, who died of cancer last year, was presented to Dorothy House Hospice during an assembly this week. Mrs Wareing, 50, who died in May last year, had worked as finance administrator

  • Trowbridge man, 24, admits charge of administering heroin

    A Trowbridge man is facing the prospect of a jail term after admitting administering heroin to a woman. George Baker, 24, pleaded guilty to administering a poison or noxious substance to Lisa Cox, so as to endanger life or cause grievous bodily harm,

  • Melksham Tory Club steward and family man found dead

    The wife of former Melksham Conservative Club steward Nigel Williams, who was found dead behind a town centre supermarket, has described him as a doting family man. Mr Williams’ body was found by police officers behind the Iceland store in

  • Centre is great

    I have just been up to Hope Nature Centre, where I do some voluntary session in the Squirrel’s Tearooms. Having visited the centre on a number of occasions and having had to weave my way around the pot holes in the drive up from the lower car park,

  • Smoke victory

    Readers may be aware that the Area Board for Trowbridge has recently passed a resolution to promote non-smoking in children’s play areas. This is a much welcomed, although partial, victory after a number of years of campaigning on this issue. The

  • RAF memorial

    In April 2005 an historic ceremony took place unveiling a granite memorial at the gateway to St Eval Church. Over 1,000 aircrew and ground staff lost their lives at RAF St Eval between 1939-1959 whilst the station was operational. It was one of the

  • Caring staff

    On the Monday before Christmas I went around Lacock to look at the fresh snow, but I fell down and broke my ankle. I was in the RUH all over Christmas. I must pay a huge thank you to all the nurses, also I would like to say thank you to the

  • Underage selling

    I was recently at the checkout of a local supermarket when the checkout girl said that she would need to get clearance as my shopping included a bottle of wine. I pointed out I was quite obviously over 18 by some 60 plus years but she said clearance

  • Cut the costs

    The Lib Dems are asking about people’s attitudes to MPs’ expenses. But according to figures for the last financial year published at our two neighbouring MPs David Heath in Frome and Don Foster in Bath and their party

  • Tory diatribe

    After reading last week's Wiltshire Times might I suggest that the MP for West Wiltshire, Dr Andrew Murrison, change the name of his column On life in Wiltshire and at Westminster to The view from Conservative Party HQ. As much as free speech is to

  • Church is one of Wiltshire’s little gems

    I read Stephen Miles’ letter (Wiltshire Times, January 29) with some interest. As the former PR officer and spokesman for the Friends of Imber Church, I would like to make clear a few points raised by Mr Miles, as I know this to be an emotionally charged

  • Hump solution

    Thank goodness for the new Shires manager who has listened to the general public about the ridiculous humps. My friends and I spoke to the previous manager, and another gentleman who admitted it was him who had the humps put in. They were not interested

  • No information

    I agree with everything Maureen Flynn wrote in the Wiltshire Times. Is there going to be an option not to have a green bin? As for information given, I only heard about it via the Wiltshire Times last week. Come on Trowbridge, start writing in with

  • Bins rip-off

    Why should we have to pay an additional charge on top of our council tax to get the green bins emptied? We did not ask for these bins. Will we be given a choice? We are told this is all done for the environment but it seems it is only done to get

  • Unsung heroes

    I would like to bring to your attention some unsung heroes, the Carter family from Bancroft, Bradford on Avon. After they moved to Bancroft my then wife passed away in the RUH. After the funeral I discovered a gnome in the garden and in the days after

  • Tip of iceberg

    Council taxpayers in west Wiltshire should realise the scheme to charge more for green bin collections could be the tip of the iceberg for many Tory-dominated local authorities. Such changes are being packaged by the party as part of a process of increasing

  • Not bereavement

    This letter is in reference to an article in your newspaper dated January 22. The headline being “Son’s jail sentences like bereavement, says mum.” What a completely ridiculous thing to say. Has she no idea what bereavement feels like? If she does

  • Thanks for wonderful care

    On behalf of the whole family we would like to say a special thank you to all the dedicated nurses and carers of Sampford Nursing Home, Melksham, for looking after our dear mum and nan Eileen Crook, who passed away suddenly on January 11.

  • Nostalgia

    Funeral directors CS Bowyer, of Bradford on Avon, have been serving the people of the town since the firm was founded in 1910 by Herbert Sidney Bowyer, the son of a Bradford builder’s assistant, Sidney Bowyer. Herbert Bowyer began doing

  • The birth of Ruby Marie Kirk

    Born: January 31 at 9.03am Weight: 8lb 5oz Parents: Ian and Tina Kirk, of Hornbeam Road, Trowbridge. Ruby is a third daughter for Ian and Tina Kirk, both 30, and a little sister for Evelyn, six, and Elizabeth, three. Mrs Kirk says

  • The marriage of Cheryl Robinson and Jed Rawlings

    A couple who met through a mutual friend were married at St George’s Church, Semington, on December 5. Bride Miss Cheryl Robinson is the daughter of Mandy and Dale Robinson, of Pound Close, Semington, and bridegroom Mr Jed Rawlings is the son of Ange

  • Then and Now - Flowers Farm, Bratton

    Moving further down Melbourne Street, towards the junction with Lower Road, we come to the former Flowers Farm. On the left between the wall of Bratton House and the corner is a small development of modern houses. Several decades ago this land was home

  • £50,000 arson attack wrecks skip business at Seend

    Police are appealing for witnesses after an arsonist torched three lorries and a van at a yard in Seend on Friday night. CCTV footage at G&S Patios on Bollands Hill, Seend, shows someone opening the door of a lorry cab and throwing something inside.

  • The marriages of Lisa Withey and Mark Brownlee

    A five-year romance led to the altar when Miss Lisa Withey and Mr Mark Brownlee were married at St John the Baptist RC Church, Trowbridge, on October 24. The bride is the daughter of Angela and Michael Withey, of Balmoral Road, Trowbridge, and the

  • The new acoustic revolution

    Acoustic music is riding a wave of popularity, as more and more fans want to hear the unamplified tones of their guitar heroes, or see for themselves if singers really are hitting all the right notes. Venues across the region are following the fashion

  • Living a green life

    GRreg Lovell is the Labour parliamentary candidate for the Chippenham seat at the next General Election. Greg, 31, moved to Corsham last summer. He runs his own online Fairtrade company called This Fair Earth, which he started after giving up a career

  • Trowbridge milkie stars on Swiss TV

    Milkman Michael Bulling has found international fame, after he was filmed on his rounds for a Swiss documentary on the history of electric vehicles. Mr Bulling, 53, of Lavender Close, Trowbridge, was approached a few weeks ago by a producer from NZZ

  • Wiltshire survey to test broadband speed

    Wiltshire Council wants peopleto take an online survey to find out how fast broadband really is in the county. is encouraging residents to complete a short online Previous research has shown that broadband provision varies across the county, and

  • WESSEX LEAGUE: Amesbury Town 3 Warminster Town 2

    WARMINSTER Town failed to build on their weekend win on the Isle of Wight as they lost their Wiltshire derby on Tuesday night. Jason Guy’s men, 2-1 winners at East Cowes Victoria on Saturday, made the worst possible start at Amesbury and were a goal

  • LES PHILLIPS CUP: Calne Town 1 Wells City 0

    CALNE TOWN co-boss Tommy Dryden saluted his side after they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Les Phillips Cup on Saturday. Calne are unbeaten in their last three games after a 1-0 win at home to the first division’s runaway leaders Wells

  • Child gets hand stuck in Trowbridge supermarket escalator

    A child who got his hand stuck in a handrail on the escalator at Tesco Extra in Trowbrige on Tuesday had to be freed by firefighters. The boy, who is thought to be about five or six years old, became stuck on Tuesday afternoon at the store in County

  • Melksham's baby Harrison to star in TV drama

    A baby from Melksham who was born nine weeks’ premature is to get another taste of showbusiness when he appears in BBC show Casualty. Harrison Triggs, now four months old, has already met Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage and is now to star in a storyline

  • Family anxiously awaits news on remains of WW1 soldier

    The family of a Bradford on Avon soldier who died in a First World War battle 93 years ago are still waiting to see if his remains have been found in a mass grave. Rosina Clark, whose great uncle Private Walter John Deverell died in the Battle