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  • Dyson's cutbacks blamed on pound

    JUST days after the Queen's visit to his Malmesbury factory, James Dyson has shed 118 of his 282 temporary workforce, blaming the cuts on the strength of the pound. read more

  • Family can let off steam

    TRAIN operator First Great Western will be bringing back its family carriage for the Christmas holidays. read more

  • Battle lines drawn up to save courts

    COUNTY council leader Peter Chalke is urging people to fight the decision made by the Magistrates Courts' Committee to close courts in Devizes and Trowbridge. read more

  • Lottery prize phone scam

    Wiltshire Police fraud squad is warning people to beware of a bogus Canadian lottery company promising riches. read more

  • Families are told no appeal is possible

    FAMILIES who felt the sentencing of Army Major Giles Stibbe was too lenient have been told they cannot take the case to the Court of Appeal. read more

  • Volunteers get warning

    Many smaller voluntary organisations are breaking the law by not providing employment contracts and paid holiday for their employees, according to Voluntary Action Kennet. It says that all employers are obliged, according to employment law, to provide a written statement of terms and conditions to all employees within two months of their starting employment. There is also a legal right to four weeks' paid leave a year for full-time staff and the pro-rata equivalent for part-timers and casual staff. read more

  • Chippenham Sunday League Round-up

    THE biggest surprise of the day was Second Division Westbridge United's defeat at the hands of First Division Gladstone Liberal Club in the PPL Presto Print sponsored Eric Hughes Memorial Knockout Cup. read more

  • New courses on offer

    The Workers' Educational Association has just published its list of new courses for spring 2002, containing information about courses on everything from bird watching to parish churches. For more information, contact the association on (0117) 935 1764. read more

  • Middle Barton 1, Pewsey Vale 0

    PEWSEY Vale slipped to defeat at one of their main Hellenic League Division One West promotion rivals despite dominating throughout on Saturday. read more

  • Melksham Town 2, St Neots 3

    FA VASE: MELKSHAM Town's FA Vase dream came to a heartbreaking end on Saturday, when a late goal from visiting St Neots condemned Robbie Lardner's men to a 3-2 defeat. read more

  • Roads could be widened by stealth

    The Council for the Protection of Rural England has warned that new proposals being developed by the Highways Agency could result in damaging proposals to widen existing roads or turn them into dual carriageways. read more

  • Derby win puts Town clear of relegation

    CHERRY RECORDS HELLENIC LEAGUE: HIGHWORTH Town kept up their recent run of victories with a 3-2 success over neighbours Wootton Bassett. read more

  • Huge cuts for social services and roads

    CUTS totalling more than £4 million to social services and road maintenance are planned by Wiltshire County Council next year. read more

  • Farming team scoops award

    JOHN Tremlett of Ballington Manor Farm, Wylye, is this year's winner of the FWAG Farming and Wildlife Award, sponsored by Strutt and Parker. read more

  • Tourism fears after US attack

    TOURISM officials in Wiltshire are fighting to attract more visitors from Britain and abroad to the county next year, fearing there could be a fall in tourists following the September 11 terrorist attacks. read more

  • Churches get £27,000 boost

    ALMOST £27,000 has been spent repairing and renovating Wiltshire churches by the Churches Conservation Trust, according to the organisation's annual report, entitled Juxtapositions, out this week. read more

  • Chef beats opposition to scoop top award

    CHEF Richard Bowden has made mincemeat of 18 talented opponents to win a national cooking award. read more

  • Talented Jack sets his sights on England place

    TALENTED teenage cricketer Jack Humphrys' progress at the Somerset Academy has been boosted after he received a £1,000 scholarship from the club's registered charity. read more

  • Tim Boucher steps out with WSEP

    The Wiltshire and Swindon Economic Partnership (WSEP) has elected Tim Boucher as vice chairman. read more

  • Swindon bucks trend as unemployment rises nationally

    Swindon continues to see a month on month drop in unemployment although November's jobless rate is up 10 per cent on the same month last year as major redundancy programmes start to take effect. read more

  • Nationwide hits the million mark

    Christmas has come early for Nationwide as it celebrates its millionth online banking registration. read more

  • Choir calls for singers

    St Bartholomew's Church choir welcomes additional singers for Carols by Candlelight and the Midnight Mass. Anyone who would like to be involved can phone the choir leader (01793) 853870, or call in at the church tomorrow evening for a choir practice at 7pm. read more

  • Sale set to help charities

    A bring and buy sale, cakes and raffle in aid of Headway and the Prospect Foundation will be among attractions at 5 Branscombe Drive from 10.30am -2.30pm. Admission is 50p and includes coffee and biscuits. read more

  • History puzzle to solve

    Everyone interested in Wiltshire and its history will be welcome at the library this afternoon at 2pm, to meet Helen Shalders, of the heritage department. She will talk on Timescape Wiltshire, and give puzzles t read more

  • Cash boost for children

    The Christmas bazaar at Noremarsh Junior School on Friday and an earlier table sale together raised almost £400, which will be used by the Friends of Noremarsh to benefit the school. read more

  • Orchestra tunes up musical favourites

    Tickets for the Christmas concert by town's orchestra on December 20 at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm are available now, at Brian Taylor Music in High Street at £3.50. read more

  • Adventures for students

    St Bartholomew's School pupils from Years 5 and 6 have produced their own newspapers with well illustrated reports on their recent adventurous weeks in Wales. read more

  • Prospect looks good for shop

    A NEW charity shop in Wroughton will be helping to raise money for the Prospect Foundation which has its hospice in the village. read more

  • Man's cycling dream is shattered by thief

    ARTHRITIS sufferer Darren Smith spent years realising his dream of riding a bike but within months his specially-adapted cycle had been stolen. read more

  • Youngsters show skills

    Happy Birthday, Jesus, a costumed production by 120 charmingly costumed Key Stage 1 children, won warm applause from parents and friends at Longleaze School, Wootton Bassett, on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 December. read more

  • Bassett on top in the battle of the giants

    SKURRAY'S WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: WOOTTON Bassett United won the battle of the giants in the Junior Division when they defeated Swindon Eagles 1-0 despite playing with just nine men for 70 minutes. read more

  • Charity bids fond farewell to chief

    Friends and supporters saluted Penny Noad as she stepped down as president of the Wiltshire branch of the British Red Cross after nine years of service. read more

  • Xmas trees to be recycled

    The district council has once again made arrangements to have Christmas trees recycled after Twelfth Night. From January 3 to 9 residents can have their trees shredded as garden mulch at Focus DIY Store, Hambleton Avenue, Devizes; Townsend Garden Centre, Bath Road, Devizes; Everleigh household recycling centre, or the George Lane car park, Marlborough. read more

  • Change at the top

    Margaret West has taken over as chief officer of the Pewsey-based Voluntary Action Kennet. Her predecessor, Barbara McDonald, has taken up a post with the Shaftesbury Society. read more

  • Development plan collapses

    A DEVELOPER has pulled out of plans to revamp the centre of Pewsey following the collapse of an agreement with Kennet District Council. read more

  • Skipper Lyle misses out on Bath's Exiles cup clash

    BATH skipper Dan Lyle has been ruled out of the televised Powergen National Cup clash with London Irish at the Rec on Saturday (2pm). read more

  • Fight to save the people's centre

    A MEETING to save Pinehurst People's Centre from demolition has been arranged for Monday night. read more

  • Just to say a big thank-you

    THREE years ago Swindon's twin Nicaraguan town of Ocotal was ravaged by Hurricane Mitch. read more

  • Pupils will take time off school as they play games and go places

    TWO of Swindon's talented band of chess players will be taking a week off school and winging their way to the former Soviet state of Estonia in the New Year. read more

  • Pre-school may shut without a supervisor

    A PRE-SCHOOL playgroup is facing closure because after three months of advertising for a new supervisor it has had no applicants. read more

  • Album sold for £190,000

    AN ALBUM compiled by the first photography club in the world has landed a Swindon auction house its biggest ever sale. read more

  • My fight to beat cancer

    SWINDON Council leader Mike Bawden today revealed that he has been fighting prostate cancer since August. read more

  • Benefit staff join national strike over security

    STRIKING benefits agency staff were on the picket line in Swindon this morning. read more

  • Cabinet votes for 9.5 per cent hike

    PEOPLE living in Swindon could have to fork out an extra £70 in council tax in April because local schools and social services have been "stuffed" by the Government. read more

  • This is what we're facing

    SWINDON Council has finally revealed the victims of swingeing cuts it expects to make as it desperately attempts to balance its budget. read more

  • Seven games, 102 goals conceded...!

    Plucky Cirencester and District League outfit Eastend Boys have conceded a century of goals in the Under 15 Division already this season. read more

  • Errors cost Devizes dear

    SCREWFIX DIRECT LEAGUE: DEVIZES Town were left to rue two goalkeeping errors from stand-in Daryll Smith as they were hammered 4-0 at home by fifth placed Backwell United on Tuesday night. read more

  • Police warn residents to beware telemarketing scam

    WILTSHIRE police are warning residents to be aware of a telemarketing scam which claims people have won money but in order to claim their 'prize' they have to pay a fee. read more

  • Chippenham youngsters complete double

    YOUTH FOOTBALL: CHIPPENHAM Town completed the double over Westbury Youth side in the under 11s division of the Wiltshire Times and News Mid-Wilts Youth and Minor League. read more

  • Crown gets tough on violence in the home

    The Crown Prosecution Service is to take a tougher line on domestic violence following a new nationwide directive. read more

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