THE FINAL COUNTDOWN has begin for the 2015 Village Pump Folk Festival, which opens on July 24 at the White Horse Country Park, Westbury.
Whilst visiting Devizes last Saturday, as we do regularly, I was unfortunate to see a female cyclist riding along a busy road with a black and white Staffordshire bull terrier on a lead running alongside her.
We would like to thank all those who supported Devizes Singers by attending our concert on May 6 in aid of the Mayor’s Appeal.
Following Mr Rowland Pantling’s mildly sarcastic response to Robert Macmillan’s well-composed letter of the week published earlier, Mr Pantling should be reassured that the sole purpose of high street security cameras is to provide hard evidence against criminals and terrorists, not to spy on decent, law-abiding citizens like himself.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Dr Brian Clarke.
I always look forward to reading Don Jones’ contribution in My Word and I know that he likes to be controversial. However, I have to take issue with him on his comments last week about the Trust for Devizes.
Your Marlborough and Pewsey Edition of June 25 reports seven crimes in Marlborough in one week as follows.
I would like to thank the people in Marlborough High Street on Saturday, July 20 who donated so generously to Action for the River Kennet (ARK) at our street collection.
I read with interest the letter regarding the Chippenham Site Allocations Plan which was published on the Gazette & Herald letters page on June 25 (‘Plan is inconceivable’).
Can anyone explain why some gypsies can ruin any piece of land they can find yet I would be prosecuted for doing the same? And why do they settle on a piece of land then build permanent bungalows, then still demand to be treated as travellers? Why do we tolerate this?
The residents of Wiltshire should be made aware that we could be only months away from seeing cuts to our bus network. Not only in Wiltshire but right the way across the UK, the Conservative government is looking to slash funding to council supported bus routes, not only in rural areas, but urban areas.
THREE former Dauntsey School students have been given a cheque for £1000 to get to the start line of the Rickshaw Run in India to raise sponsorship for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Sigh... The kids have finally gone to bed. Click! Feet up, television on. Rustle, crunch, crunch… Bowl of crisps on the arm rest. Pop! Glug, glug… A glass of much-deserved ‘liquid refreshment’ in hand. It sounds like the end of long, hard day. Psychologist and researcher Brian Wansink thinks that such times of unthinking crunching and glugging are the reason so many weight loss diets fail. The struggle to lead a healthy life has less to do with will power, he says, and more to do with the layout of our homes.
RUSSIAN aircraft have not been invited to the prestigious Royal International Air Tattoo this year amid rising tensions with NATO countries.