The biggest stories from around the county.

Ofsted shut Calne nursery as police arrest woman, 37

Swindon Advertiser:

4:07pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Little Angels Nursery in Calne has been closed as police carry out an investigation.

Grandmother, 80, is first customer at new Devizes tattoo parlour

Swindon Advertiser:

2:19pm Friday 8th August 2014

Grandmother Doreen Avery, 80, became the first customer at Devizes’ new tattoo parlour at lunchtime today.

International conductor from Devizes killed in crash

Swindon Advertiser:

10:11am Thursday 7th August 2014

The driver of the car who died following a crash on the A342 at Wedhampton was renowned international conductor Frank Shipway.

Man banned from every railway station in England and Wales after Chippenham incident

Swindon Advertiser: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

4:28pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A 31-year-old man has been banned from every railway station in England and Wales after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a staff member on a train.

Tourist stunned by runaway horses in Devizes

Swindon Advertiser:

8:04am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A visitor to Devizes was shocked to discover two loose horses as he walked by The Green in the early hours of Saturday morning (2nd).

Science fan jailed after exploding bombs in Corsham quarry

Swindon Advertiser:

1:47pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A science fan who made explosive devices after being inspired by the hit television show Brainiac has been jailed for six months.

Neighbours woken by blasts like gunfire as car catches alight on garage forecourt in Marlborough

Swindon Advertiser:

5:52pm Monday 4th August 2014

Blasts like gun fire woke residents of George Lane in Marlborough in the early hours of this morning when a car caught alight at Skurrays Garage in George Lane.

UFO author in appeal for information on sightings in Wiltshire

Swindon Advertiser:

10:37am Monday 4th August 2014

A UFO researcher and author has appealed for any information from people who may have seen things in the skies above Wiltshire to contact him so he can document their stories.

Family's fire escape plan pays off as home burns

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A family who fled from a fire that tore through their home have been praised by firefighters.

4x4 clue as police hunt gang targeting Wiltshire firms

Swindon Advertiser: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

7:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Police believe that a gang using a 4x4 vehicle may be operating in Wiltshire after £2,000 was taken from a safe at the Edington Farm Shop – the latest in a spate of similar burglaries.

Hatts Travel closure: Sadness of boss as 89 jobs and 1,000 holidays lost

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Hatts Travel boss Adrian Hillier has blamed a clampdown by banks on overdrafts for the failure of his coach business.

Traders revolt over closing street for Marlborough Jazz Festival

Swindon Advertiser:

9:24am Thursday 31st July 2014

TRADERS in Marlborough say they lost out on thousands of pounds of business as a result of road closures over the jazz festival weekend and want a rethink for next year’s event.

Three jailed after robbing vulnerable Trowbridge man who feared being 'hacked to death'

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

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Three young men who robbed a vulnerable 58-year-old at knifepoint in his Trowbridge home, leaving him fearing he would 'hacked to death', have received lengthy jail terms.

Chippenham's Poundland and Costa Coffee shut after ceiling collapse

Swindon Advertiser:

4:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Poundland is to open a temporary store in Chippenham after its ceiling caved in last week.

Driver's senior moment leads to car getting stuck on Kennet and Avon Canal towpath

Swindon Advertiser:

1:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An elderly man visiting Devizes took a wrong turning in his car and ended up stuck on the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath.

Hector the donkey hurt in second vicious attack

Swindon Advertiser:

1:19pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A donkey has been slashed across its nose in a second vicious attack on a rescue animal near Yatton Keynell.

Jailed: Trowbridge man in drug-fuelled hammer attack

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

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Trowbridge man who repeatedly hit a man with a hammer in a drink and drug-fuelled attack has been jailed for 16 months.

Lyneham pensioner may be jailed over £16k benefit fraud

Swindon Advertiser: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A LYNEHAM pensioner who claimed nearly £16,000 of pounds in benefits he was not entitled to could be jailed.

Police renew appeal for witnesses to A350 triple fatal crash at Semington

Swindon Advertiser:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are renewing the appeal for witnesses following a crash in which three people died.

Driver arrested following fatal crash on A303.

Swindon Advertiser: Police Road Closed Sign

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A303 at Mere.

Three people dead in A350 crash near Semington

Swindon Advertiser:

10:29am Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE people were killed in a crash on the A350 at Semington this morning.

Trowbridge bishop killed in bike smash

Swindon Advertiser:

6:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE Christian community and neighbours are mourning Trowbridge bishop Tony Palmer, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday.

Please miss, is that you twerking behind me? School video goes viral

Swindon Advertiser:

1:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

When students at John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge were asked to make a video about their education little did they know they were being set up for a spoof by their teachers.

Held: Chippenham woman accused of stealing £10 who admits police station assault

Swindon Advertiser:

3:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Chippenham woman charged with stealing £10 from a butcher’s in the town has admitted assaulting a member of police staff while she was in custody.

No more 3am alcohol at Corn Exchange after fracas

Swindon Advertiser: A picture posted online of the scene outside the Corn Exchange, Devizes, early on Sunday morning

9:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

Alcohol sales at the Corn Exchange will stop earlier to try to stop anti-social behaviour, Devizes Town Council has agreed.

Hatts Travel closure: 89 jobs lost and 1,000 who have booked holidays hit

Swindon Advertiser:

11:36am Friday 25th July 2014

The closure of Hatts Travel means the loss of 89 jobs and 1,000 members of public who have made bookings will be affected.

Trowbridge woman denies involvement in dog hanging

Swindon Advertiser:

3:37pm Monday 14th July 2014

A Trowbridge woman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of aiding or procuring two men to cause unnecessary suffering to an animal by hanging a collie dog.

'Risk of abuse' at Broughton Gifford care home, say inspectors

Swindon Advertiser:

12:24pm Friday 25th July 2014

Elderly residents of a Broughton Gifford care home are not protected from the risk of abuse, according to a damning report by government inspectors.

Wiltshire at the Commonwealth Games

Swindon Advertiser: Hundreds of children to take part in Commonwealth Games celebration

10:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

Your guide to the county's competitors in Glasgow over the next ten days

He was exceptional, he was always happy - dad's tribute to popular bike accident victim

Swindon Advertiser:

8:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

Further tributes have been paid to popular Devizes Hockey Club player Charlie Sherman after he died in a bike crash.

Six-year-old crash victim identified

Swindon Advertiser:

4:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE six-year-old girl who died in the single vehicle road traffic collision close to Marston Meysey on Saturday has been formally identified.

Now Calne motorist is surprised by wallaby crossing road

Swindon Advertiser:

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

In the wake of tales about Wanda the wandering wallaby, who escaped from an enclosure near Marlborough on July 2, follows a sighting in Calne.

Police plea for witnesses after Westbury man, 49, hit by car at Caen Hill, Devizes

Swindon Advertiser: Police are investigating a collision that injured two people yesterday

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident in Devizes last night in which a Westbury man was seriously hurt.

Police step up patrols to stop dangerous railway trespassing

Swindon Advertiser: ON TRACK: rail firms vow to improve

12:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A campaign to keep children and young adults away from railway tracks has been lauched by British Transport Police.

Man seriously hurt in accident at Caen Hill, Devizes

Swindon Advertiser: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

8:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car at Caen Hill, Devizes, at 10.30pm yesterday.



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