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Malmesbury mayor to host pub Shakespeare quiz

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mayor John Gundry says Malmesbury is on tenterhooks

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Malmesbury mayor John Gundry hosts a Shakespeare quiz at The Whole Hog on Sunday from 6-7pm prior to the regular pub quiz.

Vacancy on Chippenham Town Council as councillor fails to turn up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sue Wilthew, chief executive of Chippenham Town Council

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

There is another vacancy on Chippenham Town Council due to the non attendance of Ian Keasey.

Plea for volunteers at Corsham library as staff prepare for campus move

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Community librarian Jessica Phillips

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Book lovers in Corsham are needed at the town library as staff prepare to relocate its collection to the new community campus.

Police DNA test blood left at broken window of Devizes butcher

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are DNA testing blood left at the scene after the window of a storeroom at Walter Rose & Son butchers in Sidmouth Street, Devizes, was broken between 8pm on Thursday and 2am on Friday.

Friends of Birds Marsh defiant after Chippenham homes plan approved

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Approved, controversial plan for 750 homes on Chippenham green field site

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Friends of Birds Marsh campaigners say they will continue to fight a development of 750 houses in northern Chippenham and have defended the village green status they fought for.

Thanks for those who gave views on future of Wiltshire's youth services

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Laura Mayes, cabinet member for Children's Services

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Council is thanking the hundreds of people who took part in a consultation which asked communities for feedback on how youth activities should be delivered in the future.

Record Store Day puts Chippenham music fans in a spin

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kate Goodman of Magpie Music in Chippenham (VS317) By Vicky Scipio

5:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Magpie Music in Chippenham tripled its takings on the weekend’s Record Store Day compared to a normal Saturday.

Wiltshire's leisure services to stay with Places for People until 2018

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun Jonathon Seed, Devizes Leisure Centre manager Dan Webb and gym users Keith Moore, Anna Villette and Elyne Williams

4:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Council leaders have agreed to extend Places for People Leisure Management Ltd’s - previously DC Leisure Management - contract to run 11 of the 23 council leisure centres across the county until 2018.

Businesses getting back on track after Network Rail reopens Luckington and Sherston bridges

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Luckington parish councillor John Buckley. (PM689) Picture by Paul Morris

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Businesses in Sherston and Luckington can begin to get themselves back on track now Network Rail’s bridge work is complete.

Get drinks in at Calne festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Trigger Pond Summer Beer and Cider Festival

4:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A beer festival at the Woodlands Social Club in Calne will cater for those with a thirst for real ale and cider, with 20 different types of brew on offer.

Calne farmer killed ferret when it ran amok in chicken shed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A farmer who killed an animal attacking his chickens discovered it was his neighbour’s escaped pet ferret.

Marlborough TH White staff get Easter treats

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Staff at TH White enjoy a delivery of hot cross buns                                         (PM1202) By PAUL MORRIS

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Gazette & Herald teamed up with Sainsbury’s to a give one firm or organisation free hot cross buns each week in the run-up to Easter.

Police officer unlawfully Tasered naked man in Melksham police station, court hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pc Lee Birch arriving at Bristol Crown Court

3:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search in Wiltshire, a court heard.

Dyson's £250m expansion plan backed by Malmesbury Town Council despite traffic fears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Inventor Sir James Dyson

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dyson's £250m expansion plans for Malmesbury have been backed by the town council despite continued concerns over traffic congestion.

Wiltshire golden girl Jemima aims to inspire at Trowbridge careers fair

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jemima Duxberry

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Under-21 judo champion Jemima Duxberry and other inspirational role models will be encouraging young people to think of their futures at a special careers fair next week.

Lorry driver was speeding moments before fatal Corsham collision, jury hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tommy Ford

9:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A lorry driver was speeding moments before his vehicle was in collision with an 89-year-old who was crossing the road, a jury has been told.

Bail for men arrested in Wiltshire over fuel theft from Esso pipeline

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Esso refinery at Fawley in Hampshire

10:11am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Two men arrested on suspicion of the theft of thousands of litres of fuel believed to have been stolen from one of the UK's main underground oil pipes which runs through Wiltshire have been released on bail.

Entry for 33rd Corsham St George’s Day 10k is heading for the 1,000 mark

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: April 2013... and they’re away during last year’s race. The event is now in its 33rd year

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Runners from across Wiltshire will be making tracks to Corsham on Sunday, for the town’s 33rd St George’s Day 10k run.

Kington Langley care home shows off array of pets

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rose with Daisy the Japanese Chin

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

From stick insects to donkeys, Greathouse care home’s extensive lawn was filled with all creatures great and small on Sunday.

Center Parcs ad banned for encouraging parents to take children on holiday in school time

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A family has fun at Centre Parcs during the school holidays

8:35am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An advert for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.

Devizes police pledge to keep The Green safe this summer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PCSO Jemma Butcher will be one of those helping keep The Green, Devizes, safe this summer (VS302) By Vicky Scipio

8:58am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are planning to mount an operation this summer to address the anti-social behaviour that plagues residents who live near The Green in Devizes.

Family and friends pay tribute to 'amazing' Doreen Webb

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Doreen Webb

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Family and friends of Doreen Webb, 64, who died on Friday in Durrington paid tribute to her today in a statement released by Wiltshire Police.

Malmesbury woman has hair removed in support of mum as she fights cancer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Danielle Vizor had her head shaved to support mum Julie Dillon (PM1191) By Paul Morris

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Mum-of-two Danielle Vizor has chopped off her long locks in support of her mum Julie Dillon, who has breast cancer.

Chance to give views at annual Chippenham town meeting

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sue Wilthew, chief executive of Chippenham Town Council

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chippenham residents will get a chance to give their views at the annual town meeting on Wednesday, May 7.

Date set for Chippenham's first food festival

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7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A date has been set for Chippenham’s first food and drink festival.

Plea by police after car attacked in Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after someone dented a door panel and smashed a window of a Kia Picanto parked in Barley Close, Malmesbury, on Saturday night or early on Sunday.

Get running with Chippenham Harriers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham Harriers at Bath Half Marathon

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Chippenham Harriers’ next beginners’ programme starts on Friday, May 2, at Chippenham Sports Club in Bristol Road at 6.30pm.

Pet rabbit rescued from burning home in Calne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

6:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A pet rabbit was rescued from the ground floor of a property in Ogilvie Square, Calne, which was on fire in the early hours of today.

Malmesbury planners to discuss Dyson's £250m expansion bid tonight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Dyson

6:04pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dyson's £250m expansion plans will be discussed at Malmesbury Town Council's planning and environmental issues committee tonight at 7pm.

Easter events centre around launch of CD to help maintain St Giles church

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Neil Skelton at St Giles Church with the CD the Ghosts of Old Imber       (TP48664) By Trevor Porter

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Almost 4,000 visitors descended on the deserted village of Imber to look around its historic St Giles church and attend the launch of a charity CD to raise money for its upkeep.

Honour for music promoter who has brought sounds to Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kieran J Moore is getting a Civic Award for services to the musical life of Devizes from the town council. (VS298) By Vicky Scipio

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Devizes music promoter Kieran J Moore will have to get his skates on as he’s due to accept a Civic Award from the town council on Thursday, only minutes before running a gig.

Catalytic converters stolen from Peugeot, Citroen and Mitsubishi vehicles in Sherston

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Police are investigating after seven catalytic converters were stolen from Peugeot, Citroen and Mitsubishi vehicles stolen by thieves using pipe cutters overnight on April 14 and 15 in Sherston.

More than 20 jobs being created in Melksham as Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems expands

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Karen Davison, managing director of C&D Group

3:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems is creating more than 20 jobs at its works in Melksham and further posts are in the pipeline.

Kennet and Avon Canal death not suspicious, say Wiltshire Police

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Stobbart

1:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Wiltshire Police have confirmed that the discovery of a body in the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes last week is not being treated as suspicious.

Retired Army major charged with murder was familiar sight in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Leonard Webb, the 68-year-old retired Army colonel who has been charged with the murder of his wife, ran a stall on the regular antiques market in the Shambles market hall in Devizes

10:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Leonard Webb, the 68-year-old retired Army colonel who has been charged with the murder of his wife, ran a stall on the regular antiques market in the Shambles market hall in Devizes.

Sex offender who woke Chippenham teenager cleared of wrongdoing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

9:44am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A sex offender who walked into a house in the middle of the night and woke a 16-year-old babysitter has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

It would have been irresponsible to continue, says Devizes-Westminster canoe race veteran

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bob Norbury, 71, sets off on the Devizes to Westminster canoe race

12:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

First away in the 2014 Devizes to Westminster canoe race was former special forces soldier Bob Norbury, 71, from Burbage who was entered in the senior singles category.

Livery for new Wiltshire Air Ambulance unveiled

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The striking livery for the new Wiltshire Air Ambulance was unveiled today

11:53am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The design for Wiltshire’s new Air Ambulance was unveiled today by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust’s board of trustees.

Nurse at Dauntsey's School lied about qualifications, crown court hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tenor Sebastiano Cipolla, who teaches at Dauntsey's School, has a starring role in All Around the World at the town hall, Devizes

11:51am Monday 21st April 2014

A school nurse earned £360,000 after lying about her qualifications to get a job at a private Wiltshire school.

Race record for Devizes Canoe Club members

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Competitors in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race

8:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Local canoeists were this week basking in the glory of success in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race, described as the canoeists’ Everest.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has plenty of drive thanks to Chippenham's Blade Honda

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Air Ambulance clinical team leader Richard Miller, Blade Honda Chippenham general manager Simon Hawker and air ambulance paramedic Luke MacCallum

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Chippenham car dealership has donated a new car to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) raise awareness of its life-saving service across the county.

Man in 80s charged with Calne food theft

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A man in his 80s was arrested on April 8 for stealing coffee and cooked meat from the Tesco Store in Harrier Close, Calne, on April 3.

RAF trio running 17 marathons for the fallen call at Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tom Mountney, Graeme Hunt and Rob Platt in front of the Wadworth Brewery, Devizes (PM1197) By Paul Morris

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Three RAF Hercules pilots from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire dropped into Devizes last week on their way to an amazing fundraising target.

Wear hi-vis say police after man spotted walking on A4 at 3am

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

6:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Police took a man in his 40s home to Chippenham last Thursday after 3am after he was seen walking along the A4 at Cherhill wearing dark clothing.

Travellers move from Chippenham after Wiltshire Council and police warn

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A group of travellers camping by a derelict building in Hungerdown Lane, Chippenham, have moved after being given notice by Wiltshire Council and police.

Teachers set to strike again

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3180758

10:22am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TEACHERS have voted to stage further strikes, starting with a summer walkout, in a long-running dispute over pay, pensions and conditions, leaving schools facing the prospect of widespread disruption.

Wiltshire tour for Lib Dem MEP

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sir Graham Watson, Lib Dem MEP for the South-West and Gibraltar.

12:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Wiltshire’s Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson is visiting the county today as part of the South West MEP’s campaign for the European elections.

Bank holiday bluebells admired as flowers bloom early

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Max enjoys a display of bluebells at the weekend

8:51am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Walkers made the most of the Easter bank holiday sunshine by admiring the carpets of bluebells over the weekend.

Beversbrook to get £12k of sports machinery thanks to Calne Town Council

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paul Venton highlights the date of the duck race as he helps clear the river

7:57pm Monday 21st April 2014

Calne Town Council will give the Beversbrook Sports Facility £12,000 for two new pieces of equipment, including a machine to tackle waterlogged pitches.

Roundway residents can have Devizes allotments now queue has vanished

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Some of the Roundway allotment holders who planted a hedge at the site

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Devizes town councillors have agreed that Roundway residents can have an allotment in Devizes should there be vacant plots.





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