Missing six-year-old girl found by police helicopter

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SIX-year-old girl who went missing in Malmesbury was located by a neighbouring police force's helicopter.

Post office staff to spend day in pyjamas for Children in Need

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ros Bates in her dressing gown next to Anthea Young and Sherston Post Office staff in 2012 (11713385)

11:17am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PYJAMAS and a onesie are not normal work attire for staff at Sherston Post Office but several members of staff are turning up suitably underdressed for work in aid of Children in Need this year.

Spate of thefts sees 4X4, power tools and generator stolen from Malmesbury area

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LAND Rover, power tools and a generator were all stolen from the Malmesbury area during a four-day crime-spree.

Fire service merger will get £5.54million of government funding if approved

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock picture (10705498)

7:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIRE Minister Penny Mordaunt has earmarked a total of £5.54million for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to help pay for a proposed merger with Dorset’s fire service.

Sexual and violent offences up in Wiltshire crime figures show.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

3:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

SEXUAL and violent offences in Wiltshire have risen, crime figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

North Wiltshire MP questions police bureaucracy

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: James Gray MP (11687139)

3:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

NORTH Wiltshire MP has questioned the Home Secretary Threresa May on why police officers are employed to ask for the ethnicity of people they stop.

Air Ambulance receive new helicopter after public raise £250,000

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Left-to-right: Critical Care Paramedic John Wood, pilot Jim Green, Critical Care Doctor Scott Grier outside the new air ambulance

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

GREAT Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has received their new, improved helicopter after the public raised a quarter of a million pounds.

Charity's £19,000 donation sees care centre buy new kit to treat glaucoma

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:55pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEW kit to treat glaucoma, is now in use at Malmesbury Primary Care Centre, thanks to a £19,000 donation from a charity in the town.

Wiltshire Council to stream meetings online

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:50pm Sunday 19th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Council is to broadcast its full council meetings live online from October 21.

Horse-loving ladies strip off for Wilts Air Ambulance

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lydia Ruewell from Bishop's Cleeve, near Cheltenham, who took part in the Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity calendar

4:05pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THESE women from the west of England's equestrian world have all stripped off to their lingerie to help raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service issues advice following fatal blaze

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:51pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people to take extra care with open fires, following the death of a woman last week.

People urged to take extra care with open fires following death of Blunsdon woman

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

10:12am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PEOPLE are being reminded to take extra care with open fires, following the death of a woman last week.

Sherston Market celebrates first birthday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Organisers Martin Rea and Jane Henderson celebrating the success of Sherston Market last year. (11490634)

5:18pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SHERSTON Market is to host its first birthday celebration on October 18 in the village hall.

Malmesbury young farmers host well attended ploughing match

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Liam Quick on a vintage Nuffield tractor (11479603)

3:33pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MALMESBURY Young Farmers Club’s ploughing match has attracted a record number of entries and a range of vintage tractors.

Violence against Wiltshire hospital staff doubles

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Police have new powers to intervene in cases of domestic violence.

8:46am Tuesday 14th October 2014

VIOLENCE and aggression against staff at the three main hospitals serving Wiltshire has more than doubled in three years, according to a Freedom of Information request.

Wiltshire councillor fears new committee meeting time excludes public

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (11419967)

8:32am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WILTSHIRE councillor has complained about the times of the Northern Area Planning Committee being changed from 6pm to 3pm as he feels it will exclude working people from the meetings.

Firearms and shotgun owners urged to keep weapons safe

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Appeal to trace stolen shotgun

7:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

REGISTERED firearm and shotgun holders in Wiltshire - who number 17,000 - are being warned by police to make sure their weapons are kept securely.

Parklands in Malmesbury to become ‘no cold calling zone’

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:47pm Monday 13th October 2014

PARKLANDS in Malmesbury is to become a ‘no cold calling zone’ after proposals by the town council’s policy and resources committee.

Ladies charity pamper evening raises more than £300

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Staff at Perfection Health and Beauty in Foxley, near Malmesbury,  helped raise more than £300 (11408675)

4:41pm Monday 13th October 2014

A LADIES charity pamper evening at a beauty salon in North Wiltshire has raised more than £300.

Memorial bench unveiled in tribute to Malmesbury firefighters

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN ORNATE memorial bench has been unveiled in the grounds of Malmesbury fire station in tribute to two firefighters from the town.

UPDATE: Two teenage girls taken to hospital after school bus leaves the road in Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO teenage girls were taken to hospital after a school bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

Prize-winning dressage horse shot in the face

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:55pm Monday 13th October 2014

A HORSE was shot in the face last week in what police believe was a poaching related incident near Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Volunteers wanted for flood warden scheme in Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury Vics FC under water

12:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are wanted to take part in a flood warden scheme in Malmesbury.

New consultation set up to address concerns of rural crime in Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

CRIME concerns of farmers and others who live or earn their living in rural Wiltshire are to be addressed thanks to a new consultation.

Child taken to hospital after school bus crashes in Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police accident

10:22am Monday 13th October 2014

A SCHOOL bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

Bullying complaints against Wiltshire Police almost triple in a year

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

10:10am Monday 13th October 2014

BULLYING and intimidation complaints lodged against Wiltshire Police by the public have almost tripled in a year, a Freedom of Information request has found.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance elects new board of trustees chairman

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mandy Clarke (11377694)

9:53am Monday 13th October 2014

THE Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust has announced a new chairman of its board of trustees and a new president.

£3m bill for Malmesbury museum to move home

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Friends of Athelstan Museum founder Roger Griffin

9:37am Monday 13th October 2014

MORE than £3million will have to be raised should Malmesbury’s Athelstan Museum hopes of relocating to a former church come to fruition.

Green-fingered Malmesbury bistro owner wins In Bloom

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:21am Monday 13th October 2014

A DESCENDANT of a former head gardener at Kew Gardens has won this year's Malmesbury in Bloom.

Team call on residents of Malmesbury to shape town centre plans

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

9:28am Monday 13th October 2014

PEOPLE who want a say on the future of Malmesbury and its Action Plan are urged to share their views with the town council on social media.

Church appeals for funding to make vital repairs

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: SR_809_001     Church Warden Cathy Butcher outside All Saint's Church in Crudwell (11193024)

7:32am Friday 10th October 2014

AN APPEAL for funds has been launched to save a church in Crudwell which is in need of funds for vital repairs.

Vegetables soar skyward at Mangold Hurling 2014

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The first fling of the 2014 Mangold Hurling. Photograph: Stewart Bannister (11219310)

7:33am Thursday 9th October 2014

SHERSTON has hosted another bumper year of its premier ballistic vegetable festival with 150 people present to witness the latest Mangold Hurling.

Malmesbury residents warned to avoid unlicensed traders

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Some of the goods being sold by the unlicensed traders. Photograph courtesy of Malmesbury Police. (11152194)

4:13pm Monday 6th October 2014

MALMESBURY residents are being warned by police to avoid dealing with door to door salesmen without proper licenses.

Oaksey Women's Institute celebrates 90 years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Oaksey Women's Institute celebrate their 90th anniversary (11125147)

12:06pm Monday 6th October 2014

THE Women’s Institute in Oaksey has reached a historic milestone, marking 90 years as a local group.

Malmesbury gears up for second History Weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: BBC History Weekend at Malmesbury Abbey.  Pictured, Historian George Goodwin, who gave a talk at the Abbey to a sell out audience. (11080454)

7:25am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE second year of the BBC’s hugely popular History Weekend is to take place in Malmesbury from October 16 to October 19.

Malmesbury considers potential community assets

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Abbey House Gardens (10947543)

1:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MALMESBURY Town Council is investigating which buildings might be eligible to be registered as community assets with Wiltshire Council.

Malmesbury Philosophy Festival to start next week

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Health visitor is town's citizen of the year

12:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Malmesbury Philosophy Festival 2014 takes place next week with a programme exploring such wide-ranging topics as conversation, coffee, books and walking.

Residents fear consequences if Minety level crossing reopened

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The level crossing on the road to Upper Minety.

9:04am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MINETY residents are worried that a newly refurbished level crossing in the village could prove dangerous if allowed to reopen.

Malmesbury neighbourhood plan will go to referendum

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury High Street (10782419)

12:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A REFERENDUM on a blueprint for future development of Malmesbury and two neighbouring parishes has now been given the go ahead after public examination and government inspection.

Man accused of murdering parents stands trial tomorrow

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Nicholas Jackson was handed a four-month jail term but had served that time in custody on remand

10:01am Monday 29th September 2014

A SWINDON man charged with murdering his parents in 2007 will appear at court tomorrow.

Hankerton residents install new kissing gate

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Volunteers Tony Hill, Brian Dalton, and David Pynn with the new gate. Picture: David Wood(10814756)

9:05am Saturday 27th September 2014

HANKERTON is now home to a brand new kissing gate thanks to a small group of dedicated volunteers.

Cotswold and North Wiltshire MPs vote on airstrikes in Iraq

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Saudi pilots sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet as part of US-led coalition airstrikes. Photograph: (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency) (10829765)

8:02am Saturday 27th September 2014

COTSWOLD and North Wiltshire MPs Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and James Gray have expressed their support for the government in their plans to carry out airstrikes in Iraq on the Islamic State.

Bio-reactive label wins top award from Dyson

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Solveiga in the lab. Picture: Rob Bye (10812941)

2:36pm Friday 26th September 2014

A PRESTIGIOUS prize for innovative design awarded by Dyson has been won by Solveiga Pakštaitė.

End of fire service merger consultation now in sight

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock picture (10705498)

8:33am Friday 26th September 2014

A CONSULTATION over the future of Wiltshire's fire service is set to close on October 20 with the possibility of the county’s fire service being merged with Dorset's.

Devizes man jailed for making indecent images of children

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:24pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A MAN found guilty of making and distributing indecent images of children has been jailed.

Crackdown on underage drinking of alcohol in Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

A CRACKDOWN on underage drinking in Wiltshire is underway as part of a week-long national campaign to raise alcohol awareness.

Redevelopment plans submitted for former OAPs home

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN OLD people’s home that was abandoned six years ago could be transformed into an extra-care complex by the middle of 2016.

Developer blames legal battle with Govt for decision to sell Malmesbury housing site

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:48pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DEVELOPERS who fought a protracted legal battle with the Government to build 180 houses on the edge of Malmesbury say they are selling the site because of the delay.

Wilts Chief Constable to carry on working while IPCC investigates misconduct claim

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WILTSHIRE Chief Constable Patrick Geenty will continue working while the Independent Police Complains Commission investigates allegations against him of gross misconduct.

Sex offender spared jail due to remorse and job

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN who molested two young girls has to register as a sex offender but has been spared a jail term.

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