LOCAL CRIMES: find out what’s happened in your area

A CANNABIS street warning was issued to a man in his 20s who was stop-checked by police on a routine patrol in Roundpond, Melksham, at 3.04pm on February 10. The driver from Melksham was found to be in possession of cannabis. Drugs bust OFFICERS stop...

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Around 170 guests attended the Wiltshire College & University Centre awards ceremony at Trowbridge Civic Centre

A RISE in the number of people taking up apprenticeships resulted in Wiltshire College and University moving to a bigger venue to mark the annual awards. Since the annual event celebrating apprentices was introduced a decade ago, it has always been h...

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Flood chaos as the Avon bursts its banks

Flooding is still causing traffic chaos. Malmesbury, by the River Avon, has been especially badly affected. As has Bradford on Avon. The A4 between Marlborough and West Overton was completely flooded for several hours yesterday. And the road between ...

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Quick-thinking Colin hailed a hero after tackling Banner blaze

BRAVE warehouse supervisor Colin Bridewell is a real hero to his workmates. He has been praised by his bosses and firefighters, after his fast action and quick thinking stopped a blaze which could have put lives at risk and destroyed the firm’s ent...

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CRIME ROUND-UP: Car damage, drugs and more

Door lock glued AN anti-social yob put glue in the door lock of a house in Gloucester Square, Melksham, on between 11.15am and 1.15pm on Friday February 7. Grass damaged A group of youths rode a moped on the play park’s field causing damage to the ...

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Police ‘cannot enforce roads’

UNDERFUNDING of traffic officers means Wiltshire Police “cannot provide effective enforcement”, a union has said. PC Tom Wilson, Wiltshire Police Federation representative, said the number of specialist traffic cops had fallen from 142 in 1998 wh...

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IN THE DOCK: All the latest Wiltshire cases heard by magistrates

DEVIZES: Terry Newman, 49 has been remanded on conditional bail and ordered to stay away from the the Devizes home of a woman who he denies assaulting. She will give evidence by video link in the court hearing set for May 28 at Swindon Magistrates...

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STORM DENNIS: More strong winds and heavy rain set to hit Swindon this weekend

Storm Dennis is set to bring heavy rain and strong winds in Swindon. Just days after Storm Ciara caused chaos across Wiltshire, the Met Office has put out yellow warnings for wind and rain over this coming weekend. Storm Dennis is expected to brin...

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More hauliers fined for exceeding Town Bridge weight restriction

Three more hauliers have been prosecuted for breaching the 18 tonne weight restriction on Bradford on Avon’s historic Town Bridge. Wright Minimix Concrete Pumping Ltd, of Warmley in Bristol, pleaded guilty at Salisbury Court on 27th January, were f...

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Money for Bradford day centre, youth groups and dancing for elderly

CHARITY groups have been boosted with more than £100,000 of grants from the Wiltshire Community Foundation. Among the recipients of the latest round of foundation grants is Cedar Court Day Centre in Bradford on Avon, which for almost 20 years has pr...

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CRIME ROUND-UP: Cannabis possession, thefts, car damage and more

Driver gets a cannabis caution A DRIVER was given an caution for a drug offence after being found in possession of cannabis and released under investigation for drug-driving. Police stopped the man on Hilperton Drive, Trowbridge, at 11am on Friday af...

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Witnesses describe ’20ft flames’ when canal boat went up in smoke

A CANAL boat went up in flames after a fire broke out aboard, leaving it a burnt out wreck. People living on neighbouring boats raised the alarm after spotting the 20ft flames on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Sells Green near Seend on Monday night. In...

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D3 bus service linking Melksham with Bath set to be axed

A BUS service linking Melksham with Bath is being axed by the firm that runs it. First West of England is pulling the plug on the D3 on April 4. It says the service has failed to cover its own costs for some time and, despite a significant increase i...

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Memories of Goldiggers from 1980s rockers to the rave scene

THE years fell away for one time for former fans of iconic Chippenham nightclub Goldiggers on Saturday when an exhibition opened at the town’s museum. Among those taking a trip down memory lane was former manager Nigel Ross who was delighted by the...

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Council to overspend by £2.8m

WILTSHIRE Council is forecasting an overspend of £2.8m “if no further action is taken” on its budget for 2019/2020. The budget report was discussed by the cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday. Despite these figures cabinet member for finance and proc...

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