Canine role gives former lorry driver new lease of life

WHEN Steve Oliver met Quintus he knew he was one in a million. The chocolate labradoodle would not only transform his life but he would go on to get one of the most important jobs a dog can have –...

Double delight for Hope Nature Centre

THE Hope Nature Centre - set up by two parents of young people with learning disabilities - has been given a bumper cheque for £550 by Wiltshire Freemasons. And that was only the start of the good news for the...

Holt woman, 47, jailed following death of Bradford on Avon man

A CLASS A drug dealer from Holt has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after she was found guilty of supplying heroin. Hayley Beaven, aged 47, of Green Close, was found guilty at an earlier trial at Swindon Crown Court. On 2 May...

Trowbridge Masons support dementia charity with four-figure donation

MEMBERS of the Clarendon Masonic Lodge in Trowbridge dropped in to Alzheimer’s Support’s head office in Park Road to hand over £1,520 raised at a series of fundraising events. The money was raised by a Ladies Night at Cumberwell Golf...

Newlyweds have presents stolen from Trowbridge marquee

POLICE are appealing for information following a theft in Trowbridge. A wedding reception was held in a marquee in Canal Road on the evening of 10 September 2016. The celebrations finished at 2.30am on 11 September 2016. Some time between 2.30am and...

Trowbridge man Kenneth Beavis gets town centre ban

A TROWBRIDGE man has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order banning him from acting in an anti-social manner within the town centre. Kenneth Beavis, aged 31, of no fixed abode, has been issued with the two year order which means...

Trowbridge man arrested after car chase across town

A TROWBRIDGE man was arrested in the early hours of this morning after he failed to stop for officers. At approximately 12.20am, officers observed a Volkswagen Golf being driven in Stallard Street. Officers believed the vehicle was being driven illegally. The VW...

Trowbridge police probe racially-motivated apple attack

POLICE in Trowbridge are appealing for witnesses to an incident which occurred in Bythesea Road. At approximately 8pm on 8 August 2016, a 21-year-old woman was walking near to the library when she saw a youth riding towards her from...

Trowbridge police uncover sophisticated cannabis factory

TROWBRIDGE Community Policing Team executed a warrant in The Down on Friday and uncovered a sophisticated cannabis factory. Following community intelligence and joint working between the CPT, intelligence department and the Dedicated Crime Team,  more than 300 plants in various stages of...

Police set to crack down on drinking in Trowbridge

POLICE in Trowbridge have this week been cracking down on the issue of street drinking and the anti-social behaviour that it can often lead to. PCSOs and PCs in the town have been carrying out regular patrols in the areas...

Trowbridge Police Station targeted by serial vandal

POLICE are appealing for information following a series of criminal damage incidents involving vehicles parked at Trowbridge Police Station. The incidents date back to April 2016 with over 10 vehicles being targeted to date. The tyres of a number of police...

Air Ambulance scrambled as serious crash closes County Way

EXPECT rush-hour delays in Trowbridge after a crash late this afternoon caused the closure of County Way. The collision, involving a car and a motorcycle, happened just after 4pm this afternoon. Police and paramedics attended and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance was...

Police hunt “mindless” duo as a dozen cars are vandalised on Trowbridge street

AROUND a dozen vehicles parked in the Dursley Road area of Trowbridge were damaged yesterday and police are appealing for information. Police received several calls shortly after 10pm on 10 July 2016 reporting two males, believed to be aged in...

Cutting the cloth: New business set to move into Trowbridge’s historic Handle House

A UNIQUE building in Trowbridge with links to the town’s cloth manufacturing heritage is set to be repurposed for the 21st Century. Built in 1844 as part of Studley Mill, the walls of the Grade II-listed Handle House in Stallard...

Jail term to keep heroin dealer off the streets of Trowbridge

TROWBRIDGE drug dealer Kaseem Smiri has been sentenced to three years and two months in prison for possession of heroin with intent to supply, possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. On 26 January 2016, officers...