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  • Bratton Hilly challenge for fundraisers

    The 16th Bratton Hilly Run will start off from the Jubilee Hall on May 12, at 11am. The 11km steep and hilly road race is for runners over the age of 16. Funds raised will be donated to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance appeal.

  • A capital effort on roads and sidelines

    Runners from across Wiltshire took up the challenge of completing the 32nd London Marathon, many raising funds for good causes back at home. The gruelling event, totalling 26 miles and 385 yards, required months of training and dedication from those

  • Council’s staff plan White Horse relay

    A group of Wiltshire Council workers are training to walk the 55-mile White Horse Challenge. The 16-strong team will split the distance between members, walking as much as each can manage. The White Horse Challenge raises money for the Wiltshire Air

  • Rocky road ahead for Snowdon team from Trowbridge

    A Trowbridge team who are planning to walk up Snowdon later this month are holding a karoke night at the 12 Bells on Seymour Road tomorrow to help boost the funds needed to help transplant patients. Led by David Jefferies, who had a kidney transplant

  • Hen do to go swimmingly

    While many women on a hen party would carouse to excess, former Bratton woman Vicki Martin will be working up a sweat by doing a triathlon. The 34-year-old has managed to persuade up to 10 other friends and acquaintances to join her fitness regime and

  • Man admits having gun and drugs

    A man has been warned he could be jailed after he admitted possessing more than a kilogram of cannabis when he was arrested in Seend. Jason Martin also had £5,340 in cash when he was detained by police on Monday, April 18, last year and was in possession

  • BOWLS: Kenzie to the four

    TROWBRIDGE five-year-old Kenzie Shadwell became a club champion at Clarrie Dunbar’s club competition finals. He joined brother Jamie, nine, Commonwealth Games bronze medal-winning father Graham and Andy Colebrooke to win the men’s fours. The Shadwell

  • Corsham girl hurt by scooter

    A nine-year-old Corsham girl suffered a painful broken leg after being hit by an elderly woman on a runaway mobility scooter while shopping with her family on Monday. Box Primary School pupil Akeyla Pike, of Arnolds Mead, suffered the fracture on her

  • Officer Chris in heartening bid

    POLICE sergeant Chris Hams has set himself the goal of completing Bradford on Avon’s 10k run after returning to work at the town police station following a heart attack. Sgt Hams, who returned to work on April 10, suffered a heart attack at the station

  • DIVISION TWO PREVIEW: Corsham must win to take the title

    CORSHAM United visit Chippenham West End with their destiny in their own hands. A win for Kai Flack’s side would see them take the title from under the noses of Steeple Ashton Rangers, who will be expecting the worst as Corsham won the reverse fixture

  • FOOTBALL: No rest for Frome

    DARREN Perrin insists that his Frome Town side won’t be holding back when they host play-off contenders Stourbridge in their final game of the season tomorrow. The Robins were beaten 3-0 and 2-0 by the Glassboys’ play-off rivals Oxford City and Chesham

  • ROAD RUNNING: Harriers lead way in the race league

    MORE than 700 competitors lined up for the Corsham St George’s 10K race – the third event in the Wiltshire Race League series – on Sunday. Simon Plummer, of Salisbury A&RC, led from the off to take victory in 32 minutes 29 seconds just 20 seconds

  • Burglars snatch cigarettes in petrol station raid

    Burglars forced their way into a Bradford on Avon petrol station last night and stole a large quantity of cigarettes. Police were called to Murco petrol station in Woolley Street at 5.50am this morning when the burglary was discovered. The thieves

  • DIVISION ONE PREVIEW: Win or bust for Jager

    FC JAGER travel to Sands Lane, Rowde, to take on Crown FC in a massive game that will decide who will lift the Division One title on the very last game of the season. A win for Jager will see them lift the title on goal difference, but anything less

  • Festival of arts in a material world

    Creative talents from across west Wiltshire will come together to showcase their work during the Cloth Road Arts Trail next month. The biennial event, set up in 2004, promotes visual arts and artists from towns including Bradford on Avon, Corsham, Trowbridge

  • SNOOKER: Crucible woes are mystifying for Lee

    STEPHEN Lee is struggling to put a finger on his Crucible struggles after bowing out of the Betfred.com World Championship at the first hurdle for a sixth year in succession. World number eight Lee, the in-form player in the world after four semi-final

  • Virtual view of new Corsham campus goes online

    A video showing plans for the interior of Corsham’s new campus has been put online. The three-minute tour inside the campus was uploaded to YouTube last week and Corsham Shadow Community Operations Board town councillor Allan Bosley is now asking for

  • Funeral of Warminster-based sergeant to take place today

    The funeral of Sergeant Nigel Coupe, one of six soldiers killed by a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan last month, is being held today (Friday). Sgt Coupe of 1st Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, the oldest of the six at 33, was attached

  • White Horse to get lick of paint this weekend

    The newly-cleaned Westbury White Horse will be painted by Rotary Club volunteers this weekend, weather permitting. The iconic monument was steam-cleaned by a team of around 20 on April 14, removing three years of accumulated dirt and lichen growth.

  • More pupils walking as traffic trial starts in Corsham

    A primary school headteacher says a traffic calming trial being carried out in Corsham is making it safer for her pupils to walk to school each day. St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School head Rita McLoughlin believes the two-week trial – in which South

  • OJO'S INSIDE LINE: Richards the type of coach required

    IF YOU were former Leicester and Harlequins coach Dean Richards, I wonder if you would be feeling a bit gutted at this point. With the end of his ban over the 2009 ‘Bloodgate’ affair looming, a couple of months ago he agreed to take on the director of

  • TRIATHLON: Silver, but more to come from Rachel

    TROWBRIDGE’S Rachel Bown was delighted to see that she still has room for improvement despite clinching the greatest result of her career so far with a silver medal in the 40-44 age group at the ETU European Triathlon Championships. Bown, who is 41 and

  • Former Wiltshire Council boss lands top job in Cardiff

    Wiltshire Council’s former chief executive, who was made redundant last year and received a £144,000 payout, has landed a top job with Cardiff City Council. Andrew Kerr, who served in his role as chief executive for only 18 months, started as Cardiff

  • THE LOWDOWN: Opening success is a result to build on

    IT REALLY was a shame that our friendly against Corsham was rained off last weekend because we had a number of players that we were keen to have a look at. There were a few young players who’ve featured for us in the indoor sessions but it would have

  • Alzheimer’s diagnosis rate too low

    Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support has launched a survey to find out why so few people with dementia have been diagnosed. According to latest figures, just 33 per cent of people with dementia in Wiltshire are officially told what is wrong with them

  • Melksham to get defibrillators for the people

    Melksham Town Council has agreed to take ownership of five community defibrillators bought for the town after a fundraising campaign. Mel Scott, duty manager at Melksham Assembly Hall, spearheaded the campaign and has raised £9,000 since November. Now

  • David Mayo

    MAYO David April 3rd 2012 A man of courage and dignity. our love always, Sheila and family

  • David Mayo

    MAYO David April 3rd 2012 The family would like to thank Dorothy House for the loving care given. The white ensign for the honour shown to David. Special thanks to Canon Chris Brown

  • David Mayo

    MAYO David April 3rd 2012 Dear brother-in-law in my thoughts you will always stay. Remembered every day, Lita x

  • Valerie Trowers

    TROWERS Valerie Died 9th April 2012 Rest in peace. She will be missed by family and friends. Much loved wife, mother and nanny.

  • Steve Mitchard

    MITCHARD Steve April 28th 2008 Loved and remembered every day. Mum & Dad, Stew & Ness, Nick & Lizz

  • Sarah Bodley

    BODLEY Sarah Anne (nee Macey) Mike and Sheila would like to thank everyone who came to our daughter's funeral and for all the cards and messages. Many thanks for all the donations to Cancer Research.

  • John Freeston

    FREESTON On April 18th, John aged 73 years, formerly of Wiltshire. Beloved husband of the late Jenny, dear father of Ashley, Gaynor, Damon and Debbie and grandfather of Gemma, Ben, Abbie, Jagan and Rudy. A celebration of his life will be held at the

  • Dorothy Blackmore

    BLACKMORE Dorothy Of Winsley, passed away peacefully on 23rd April 2012, aged 101 years. The funeral service takes place Friday 11th May, 11 am at St Nicholas Church, Winsley. Donations if desired in memory of Dorothy are for St Nicholas Church

  • Penny Cleverley

    CLEVERLEY Penny 27th April 2002 Always missed, always loved Steve and Shannon

  • Deirdre Igunma

    IGUNMA Deirdre Passed away peacefully on April 21st 2012, aged 41 years. Much loved wife of Peter and a dearly loved mother of Matthew. Sadly missed by her parents, brothers, sister and all family and friends. Funeral service at St John's RC Church

  • Nick Smith

    SMITH Nick (Nicholas) Passed peacefully away at home on Saturday 21st April 2012. Nick will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service will take place Thursday 3rd May, 4 pm at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington. Family flowers

  • Bryan Burton

    BURTON Bryan Of Melksham, passed away suddenly at home on 20th April 2012, aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband of Evelyn, dear dad of Paul, Carlton and the late Aubrey and a dear grandad and brother, sadly missed by all the family. The funeral service

  • Maurice Griggs

    GRIGGS Maurice Robert Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and family on 23rd April, aged 69 years. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral

  • Gwendoline Reeves

    REEVES Gwendoline Mary 'Gwen' 1918 - 2012 Passed away peacefully at Salisbury Hospital on 21st April 2012 in her 94th year. Dearly loved mother of Susan, Sarah (Sally) and Shelagh, loved mother in law of Dave, John and Nigel. "Grannie" of Andrea

  • Betty Brant

    BRANT Betty (Ethel Frances) Of Bradford on Avon, passed away suddenly but peacefully on 24th April 2012, aged 90 years. Much loved by her sons Martin and Stephen Brant, sadly missed by all the family. For details of the funeral service please contact

  • Stephanie and Aaron Laba Farr

    LABA - FARR Stephanie and Aaron Congratulations on the birth of your daughter AMELIA RACHEL MAY born on Monday 16th April 2012, 2.06 pm, weighing 7lb 3oz. Thank you to staff at Trowbridge Hospital and Caroline. Our first great granddaughter. Lots

  • Heather Hillier

    HILLIER Heather 29th April 2010 Sadly missed along life's way, quietly remembered every day. No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts you're always there. Love John and Dawn.

  • Ann Mattock

    MATTOCK Ann Died peacefully at home on April 20th 2012. Dearly loved wife of Bill, much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral service takes place Tuesday 1st May 1.45pm at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington. Family flowers

  • Richard Attenburrow

    RICHARD ATTENBURROW In loving memory You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty

  • Richard Attenburrow

    ATTENBURROW Richard Garfield, MM Farewell to a wonderful and much loved father, grandfather and great grandfather from your family in Australia. Ellen and Ray, Richard and Tamette and Arlen.

  • Betty Bond

    BOND 'Betty' 21st April 2007 Loved and remembered every day. Tim, Linda and family.

  • Louise and Chris Barrington

    BARRINGTON To Louise and Chris a beautiful daughter, HARRIET a sister for Henry. All our love Mum, Mark, Gran and Gramp. X X X X

  • Richard Attenburrow

    ATTENBURROW, MM Richard 'Dick' Passed away peacefully at the Royal United Hospital on April 18th, aged 92. Sadly missed by his daughter Rosemary and son in law Richard. Funeral service Thursday 3rd May, 12.15 pm at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington

  • Herbert Amer

    AMER Herbert 'George' Of Melksham, formerly Lacock, passed away peacefully after a short illness on 24th April 2012 at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, aged 82 years. Dearly loved dad of Karen and Philip and a much loved grandad, sadly missed by

  • Connie Willcox

    WILLCOX Connie Passed away peacefully at Avon Lodge Nursing Home, Bristol on Wednesday 25th April 2012, aged 89 years. She will be sadly missed by brother Bill, her children Ann, Dianne, Keith and Sharron, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family

  • Stella Jones

    JONES Stella The family of the late Stella Jones would like to thank everyone who was able to attend Stella's service. Thanks also for donations to motor neurone disease and for cards and messages that continue to arrive from family, friends and neighbours