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Tour of Britain route through Wiltshire is revealed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: STARS: Sir Bradley Wiggins could be in Worcester.

9:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DETAILS of the route some of the world’s top riders will take through the county during stage six of the Tour of Britain in September have been released.

Spare schools needless and time-wasting red tape, says Wiltshire MP

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: MP James Gray

8:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

North Wiltshire MP James Gray has called for schools to be freed from what he says are needless regulations and bureaucracy.

Man seriously hurt in accident at Caen Hill, Devizes

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

8:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car at Caen Hill, Devizes, at 10.30pm yesterday.

Youths arrested after vehicles damaged: Police praise quick-thinking Devizes witness

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

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Two youths were arrested for causing criminal damage to vehicles in Devizes after a call from a member of the public who saw them.

Open days feature chemical free agriculture at Calne farm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Open days are being staged by Shumei Natural Agriculture at its demonstration farm in Yatesbury, Calne, on Saturday and Sunday.

£1.5k fine for first scrap metal carrier convicted in Wiltshire under new law

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A scrap metal carrier is the first convicted in Wiltshire under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013) for failing to be a registered scrap metal dealer in the county.

New group for Wiltshire Crohn’s and colitis sufferers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A new group representing Crohn’s and Colitis UK, in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire has been set up to raise awareness, funds and to support those local people with the condition.

More Wiltshire young people in education, work or training

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fleur de Rhe-Philipe

6:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Latest figures show more of Wiltshire’s young people are in education, work or training.

Social worker wage hike 'to protect vulnerable Wiltshire children and cut £900k agency bill'

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

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Extra funding has been secured to attract experienced social workers in Wiltshire, as the council seeks to recruit around 20 new child protection officers.

Calne man who admits GBH freed on bail

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A man who admitted carrying out a serious assault has been released on bail by a judge.

Sir Bruce opens Urgent Care Centre at Royal United Hospital

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the Medical Director of NHS England, officially opened the Urgent Care Centre at the Royal United Hospital today. 

I won't let new transport role distract me, vows Devizes MP

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes MP Claire Perry at Pewsey station this morning

2:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Devizes MP Claire Perry says her new role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport won’t detract her from duties as a local MP.

Motorcyclist injured in A4 collision near Corsham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Traffic is delayed on the A4 through Corsham this morning, after a motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a car.

Tickets for Emergency Services Show on sale

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Emergency Services Show

8:35am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Advance tickets for this year’s Emergency Services Show are available to buy online.

Motorists facing seven weeks of hell as part of A420 closes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COMMUTERS are bracing themselves for almost two months of road chaos when a section of the A420 is closed from tomorrow.

Hopes grow that Wanda - Wiltshire's wandering wallaby - will be reunited with owners

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hopes were high this morning that Wanda, the wandering wallaby, was about to be reunited with her owners.

Prison Bridge tragedy: Tribute to Devizes engineer who was on way to work in Trowbridge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tribute has been paid to motorcyclist Charlie Sherman, 22, of Devizes who died after an accident while he was on his way to work in Trowbridge last Thursday.

Polar bear killing of Wiltshire teenager: company not to blame, coroner rules

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A coroner has cleared an expedition company of "neglect" in respect of its responsibility to protect a Wiltshire schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear.

Firefighters still at site of huge waste fire in Swindon this morning

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:29am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling the huge waste fire that broke out last night at Averies Recycling in Marshgate, Swindon.

Fire crews battle through the night to tackle waste firm blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters abandoned strike action to worked through the night battling a major fire at a recycling plant which sent thick black smoke across the town.

Lord Nash meets staff and pupils during St John's visit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Lord Nash, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, visited St John’s School in Marlborough with Devizes MP Claire Perry.

Could your family benefit from the Jo Frost TV treatment?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TV production company Twofour is casting for Wiltshire families who need the help of 'Supernanny' Jo Frost in what is being described as the ultimate country house parenting retreat. 

Get in a spin by joining Savernake Sizzler

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire's Savernake Sizzler

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Cyclists have the chance to take on a challenge through Savernake Forest to raise money for Sparks Charity.

Jailed: Melksham paedophile with 63 hours of sick films showing child abuse

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Peter Chorley

5:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Melksham man who had more than two-and-a-half days worth of films of children being abused stored on his laptop has been jailed for 28 months.

Police name motorcyclist in Devizes Prison Bridge tragedy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

The motorcyclist who died following a road traffic collision with a bus in Devizes on the A361 last week has been formally identified as Charlie Sherman, 22, of Hillier Road, Devizes.

Devizes teenager admits burglary and stealing from cars

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Devizes teenager has admitted taking part in a house burglary and stealing from two cars in a night of crime.

Former Busted star Charlie Simpson heads to Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

Former Busted member Charlie Simpson is heading to Marlborough to promote his new solo album Long Road Home.

Banned from Tesco: Lyneham man facing unlawful wounding charge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man who is accused of carrying out a serious assault has been banned from going to his local supermarket.

Car smashes down pillar of 400-year-old Box pub

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:14pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Box pub is still open for business, despite an unexpected visit from a passing driver.

Jailed: Man who had sex with girl, 13, in Calne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl who had run away from home has been jailed for 13-and-a-half months.

Tributes paid to Devizes disabled sailor

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:06am Monday 21st July 2014

Tributes have been paid to paralysed sailor Andrew Farrow from Devizes who has died.

Man facing GBH charge after Pewsey glassing is held

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

10:42am Monday 21st July 2014

A man who is accused of carrying out a serious assault outside a Pewsey pub has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Pewsey Carnival royalty chosen at Cooper's Field event

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Pewsey chose its carnival royal family at a contest and disco in Cooper's Field on Saturday evening, Eleanor Smith becoming queen.

Wiltshire Young Farmers’ contest success

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Wiltshire Young Farmers are having a bumper year, with 48 members getting through to 11 national competition finals.

Armed police snare suspected flasher in Royal Wootton Bassett

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

8:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

An armed police unit was in the right place at the right time as a suspected flasher ran into them and a response unit in Royal Wootton Bassett.

White van man wearing only stockings and suspenders arrested

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:25pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A man has been arrested following reports over the past few months of a male dressed only in stockings and suspenders in a white van near Malmesbury.

Seven properties struck by lightning on busy day for Wiltshire firefighters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lightning storm - Bolton July 19, 2014

6:54pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended over 30 weather-related incidents on Saturday.

Donation to hold concert in Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Marlborough Concert Orchestra is singing with joy after receiving £500 from Waitrose.

Devizes teens aim to cycle the Alps

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

As the Tour de France reaches its climax, two teenage boys from Downlands School in Devizes are taking on their own cycling challenge in The Alps.

Rushall children map out a fun day

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Families enjoyed a day out in the sun when they took part in an orienteering session organised by Rushall Primary School.

Royal Wootton Bassett pupils showcase musical talent

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The accomplishments of young pianists at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy were showcased at a recital which marked the debut of the school’s new grand piano.

Marlborough pre-school marks half a century

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Children at St Mary’s Under Fives enjoyed a fun-packed sports day and a slice of cake to celebrate the pre-school’s 50th anniversary.

Marlborough group to fight litter blight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Litter louts are causing upset in roads close to St John’s Academy in Marlborough and a new residents’ association is determined to tackle the problem.

Rain can't dampen Marlborough Jazz Festival atmosphere

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Music fans braved the storm yesterday afternoon at the second day of the Marlborough Jazz Festival.

Farming diary - Baling up as heifers bail out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Richard was left in charge when Ian and Jenny went away for the weekend.

Crackdown on drugs and anti-social behaviour in Marlborough pays off

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A year after the launch of police crackdown on drugs and yobs in Marlborough town centre, police say they are seeing some success.

Blind date led to 69 happy years together for Pewsey couple

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

LOVE, sharing and a family is the key to a successful marriage according to Ted and Marian Giddings who celebrated their blue sapphire wedding anniversary yesterday.

Zena Robson, Woodborough Garden Centre - Vegetables soon come to fruition

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

It’s harvesting time! If you grow your own vegetables then you will be reaping the rewards now – early potatoes will be ready but check by lifting one plant.

My Word - Installing spikes is not the point. By Lisa Lewis, of Doorway

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lisa Lewis

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Random acts of kindness and generosity by the local community are regularly witnessed by us at Doorway.

Church appeal for some cold comfort

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

The Reverend Bob Kenway of St Mary’s in Calne has launched a £250,000 appeal for a new heating system and hopes to have the church warm by Christmas.





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