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From Wiltshire to Westminster via Basra

Readers of the Wiltshire Times are being given a unique insight into events in Iraq thanks to one of the paper’s regular columnists. Westbury MP Andrew Murrison, who writes the column From Wiltshire to Westminster for the weekly newspaper, is

News team on film for crop circle documentary

Japanese film makers have used the offices of the Wiltshire Times in a new film about mysterious crop circles. The weekly paper was the first British newspaper to publish a picture of the phenomenon, when three round shapes appeared in

Is reporter Craig the Weakest Link?

Wiltshire Times reporter Craig Evry came face to face with the Queen of Mean Anne Robinson when he took part in cult quiz show The Weakest Link. Craig, (24), travelled to Pinewood Studios this week and joined eight other contestants

Eurovision hopeful backed by local paper

The Wiltshire Times is giving its backing to a local schoolgirl who is dreaming of singing in the Eurovision Song Contest. Sixteen-year-old MiMi has reached the final eight in the battle to represent the UK at the contest in Latvia

Wiltshire wonderland!

This is Wiltshire has created a site full of fun for Christmas. This Is Christmas was launched in early December to provide a one-stop guide to the festive season. The site was the brainchild of the digital media team at

Melinda's page impressions rocket

Latest figures have revealed the celebrities section in a regional newspaper website hit record figures thanks to Melinda Messenger’s participation in Celebrity Big Brother. ThisisWiltshire drew massive page viewing figures during November, when the programme was being aired 24 hours

Victim waives anonymity to tell abuse story

A child abuse victim has waived her anonymity for a chance to tell her story in the Wiltshire Times. Mum-of-three Vicky Hiscock, (27), was drugged and sexually molested by her stepfather for five years and on the eve of his

Editor leaves Wiltshire Times

The Wiltshire Times is looking for a new editor after Steve White left the company after almost three years at the helm. During that time the paper successfully converted from broadsheet to tabloid and the circulation saw an increase of

NUJ agreement for Cambridge journalists

An agreement has been reached between the Cambridge Evening News and the NUJ for union recognition at the paper. The move follows months of negotiations between editor Colin Grant and Jeremy Dear, the NUJ’s national organiser. The agreement will give

Life could be verse

Journalist Judy Theobald is in an enviable position. After years of working in regional newspapers she’s got the job of her dreams at Lincolnshire Life magazine – but has a little sideline that’s still published each week in the Lincolnshire

Times takes OBE fight to Downing Street

The Wiltshire Times has taken its fight to strip an Army officer of his OBE to Downing Street. Readers of the paper reacted with outrage when Lt Col Giles Stibbe was awarded the honour – for services in the former

Times bid to strip Army officer of OBE

The Wiltshire Times has launched a campaign to strip an Army officer of his OBE. Lt Col Giles Stibbe is to receive the honour for services in the former Yugoslavia. But the news has sparked outrage among families of three

Justice for Zoe petition presented to Home Secretary

The Wiltshire Times’ Justice For Zoe petition has been presented to Home Secretary David Blunkett by Westbury MP Dr Andrew Murrison in the House Of Commons. The newspaper campaign was launched in April in a bid to get a minimum

Fatalities trigger Times safety call

After four people died in four days in three separate crashes on the A36 through Wiltshire, the Wiltshire Times launched its Drive Down The Death Toll campaign. The road was due a Government safety review 18 months ago but that

"Lifesaver" initiative receives a boost

The Wiltshire Times Shame A Drink Driver campaign has received praise from the police and RAC who hailed its weekly crusade as a “lifesaver”. The anti-drink driving campaign was launched at Christmas during the annual police blitz. And after positive

Sick toddler set to fly

One of the most successful appeals by the Wiltshire Times has raised £6,500 after only nine weeks. The story of three-year-old Zara Fox touched the hearts of people fromacross west Wiltshire and Zara’s family are overwhelmed by the responseto the