Wednesday, August 23, 2017

RTS Group in driving seat to help volunteers with Toyota cars

TOYOTA has enlisted support from Chippenham-based learning and development agency RTS Group to help more than 170 volunteers get to know the vehicles they’ll be driving athletes around in at this summer’s IAAF World Championships. RTS Group, which works with...

There’s nothing shady about us, say Wiltshire Freemasons

FREEMASONS are working to dispel the belief that Freemasonry operates in the shadows. Philip Bullock, the Provincial Grand Master for Wiltshire Freemasons, has announced his plan to increase transparency and inclusivity by developing the Province’s social media presence and in...

Sculpture at hotel honours role of village during WWI

A SCULPTURE honouring the role of the village of Purton during World War One has been unveiled at The Pear Tree hotel. Designed by artist Daren Greenhow, the sculpture honours the work of villagers and horses at a Remount Depot...

Why children are key to planet’s future – an open letter from Ben Fogle

I WAS fortunate enough to spend much of my childhood outside – from making mud pies with friends to exploring the beautiful countryside with my parents, writes BEN FOGLE. My love for nature and the environment is something I now...

Getting eggcited about Easter

EASTER. The resurrection of Christ, chocolate eggs, painted hard-boiled eggs, Maundy money and a rabbit all rolled into one. So a festival as muddled as any other on the British and global calendar then. And it’s a moveable feast...

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 –...

Bowood opens its gates on bumper 2017 season

BOWOOD House and Gardens and the Woodland Garden open again on Saturday, April 1. After the success of last year, where there were 128,000 visitors and appearances on BBC1's Antiques Roadshow, the attraction between Calne and Chippenham promises  several new...

Proud village to toast soldier awarded Victoria Cross

THE bravery of a soldier was awarded the Victoria Cross, the UK’s highest award for gallantry, will be celebrated in Wroughton. William Gosling was only 24 when, a sergeant in the 3rd Wessex Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, during the First...

Bangers and Bikes sportive riders to support two causes

A FAMILY cycle sportive is being held in May to raise money for two good causes. ‘Bangers and Bikes’ will offer three different routes, and all riders can enjoy a drink and a sausage in a roll once they finish. Starting...

5 marathons in 5 days is target for Wiltshire business boss

Wiltshire business owner Mark Brimson is taking on a marathon walking challenge with his business buddies to raise money for people affected by brain injury. Mark, 42, will attempt to walk five marathons in five days between Monday, March 20,...

Former air ambulance patients among Bath Half Marathon runners

MORE than 50 people raised funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance by taking part in the Bath Half Marathon yesterday. Runners included former patients airlifted by the air ambulance plus supporters. The funds raised will be used for the charity’s day-to-day operations. This...

Major phase of work begins at Junction 16 of M4

AROUND 100,000 tonnes of clay will be transported onto Junction 16 of the M4 over the coming months as part of the latest phase of works to transform the key interchange. A dozen lorries this week began transporting the clay...

Systemagic team grows as IT specialist’s expansion continues

THREE new faces have joined the team at Wiltshire-based IT company Systemagic as the company prepares for expansion to bigger premises in the spring. Patrick Medhurst, 25, from Westbury, has joined as an IT technician and will go out and...

Chance of big cash prizes for talented Wiltshire artists

A CHANCE for Wiltshire artists to win hundreds of pounds starts on Monday. To enter the biennial Oexmann Art Award competition entrants can take their work to the Wiltshire Museum in Long Street, Devizes, from Monday, March 6, until Sunday, ...

Concert to provide hospital teddies backed by Wiltshire Freemasons

A CONCERT to raise much need funds in support of Teddies for Loving Care is being sponsored by Wiltshire Freemasons. The concert on Saturday, March 18, in St Peter's Church, High Street, Marlborough. will feature instrumental soloists Helen Pysaczyn (clarinet) and...