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Bishop Ed spends night in Wiltshire Downs hut to show solidarity with world's displaced

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Bishop of Ramsbury, the Rt Rev Ed Condry, at the shepherd’s hut on the Wiltshire Downs he spent last night in

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Bishop of Ramsbury, the Rt Rev Ed Condry, spent a night in a shepherd’s hut on the Wiltshire Downs yesterday to raise the profile of those around the world fleeing conflict and living in poverty and fear.

Chippenham student's arresting portrait at Corsham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 18-year-old Artur Pogorzelski of Trowbridge with his prizewinning artwork on show at the Pound Arts Young Open Exhibition

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A-level art student Artur Pogorzelski isn’t yet a Constable, but the trainee police officer has been commended for his artistic skills.

Cancer survivor and people running in honour of loved ones join the race alongside

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mum and daughter Marie and Teresa Coupland with their race medal

9:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MUM-OF-TWO Marie Coupland has completed the London marathon a year after undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Calne ladies run in memory of friend's husband

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Calne ladies run in memory of friend's husband

9:33am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Admin assistant Sarah Markley ran her first London Marathon in four hours 12 minutes in memory of her friend’s husband Paul Beament, who died of mouth cancer. Miss Markley, 41, of Curzon Close, Calne, has raised more than £600 for the Mouth Cancer Foundation and said the event was overwhelming.

Devizes runner Andy Coombes thrilled to see Mo Farrah during London Marathon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ou can do your bit to help the Gazette’s Give us a chance appeal

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Devizes accountant Andy Coombes had double Olympic medallist Mo Farrah in his sights as he ran the London Marathon yesterday.

Families have fun at Calne Barnardo’s Sure Start centre

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lily Pietralczyk, Charley and Harriet Makepiece have fun at Barnardo’s Sure Start Children’s Centre, Calne

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A fun day to raise awareness of the emergency services at Barnardo’s Sure Start Children’s Centre in Calne attracted more than 150 families last Thursday.

Breaking news Missing Chippenham father and son found safe

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

8:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The father and son reported missing from their home address in Chippenham yesterday have been located safe and well.

Police plea over missing Chippenham father and son

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Geoffrey Tomlinson's glasses were left behind at home

8:07am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the help in locating a missing father and son from Chippenham.

Wiltshire villages urged to enter 'best kept' competition

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) standard which winning villages exhibit

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is urging villages to enter the Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition.

Grenade found in Bratton safely dealt with

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The training grenade found near the roadside in Bratton

7:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Trowbridge Road in Bratton has now been reopened after a discarded military grenade was discovered in a field.

Canoeists gear up for gruelling challenge of Devizes to Westminster race

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes to Westminster race start organiser Keith Bennett

6:28pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

More than 600 people will take on one of the world’s most gruelling sporting challenges when they set off on the 125-mile Easter route of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

Former British Forces Foundation employee accused of taking £22k from the charity

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

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Former British Forces Foundation employee Chantelle Maye appeared at South East Wiltshire Magistrates' Court on Friday accused of taking more than £22,000 from the charity.

Police warn Devizes shopkeepers as thieves grab cash from tills of charity shop and hair salon

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

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Devizes police are warning shop workers to be vigilant after cash was stolen from the tills of two businesses when they were briefly unattended.

Chippenham man who supplied deadly ecstacy pills back at crown court

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robbie Day

1:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The man who supplied Robbie Day with the ecstasy which killed him has failed to meet the terms of his suspended sentence.

Rudloe the new Roswell? Residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks

11:37am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate “the new Roswell”, after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Police issue picture in bid to trace man who walked naked out of Malmesbury charity shop changing room

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police have released an e-fit picture of a man who stripped naked in a charity shop in Malmesbury and exposed himself

11:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police have released an e-fit picture of a man who stripped naked in a charity shop in Malmesbury and exposed himself, as similar cases around the country come to light.

We object to St John’s £1.19m sixth form centre, say Marlborough councillors

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun Nick Fogg

11:34am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Parking problems have lead Marlborough Town Council to object to St John’s £1.19 million sixth form centre.

Sid's phonebox costume was one of London Marathon's most bizarre sights

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sid Keyte ran the London Marathon as a telephone box for the charity Mind

9:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Among the bizarre spectacles in the London Marathon was father of three Sid Keyte running as telephone box.

Devizes Canoe Club lands £50,000 grant towards its new base

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Canoe Club vice chairman Mark Bouch celebrates news of the windfall with canoe club members

8:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Devizes Canoe Club has received a massive boost towards developing its new base with the award of £50,000 from Sport England.

Chippenham woman who lived through both world wars celebrates centenary

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mabel Humphries celebrates her 100th birthday at Avon Court, Chippenham, with daughter Kay Barnett, Roy and Dave Humphries

8:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Chippenham woman who has lived through two world wars celebrated a century of birthdays with 45 friends and family members.

Nature park plan submitted by Manton Estate as part of Rabley Wood development

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jayne Baker, front, and other protesters on the steps of Marlborough Town Hall

7:49pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Manton Estate has submitted plans to Wiltshire Council to change land next to their proposed housing development into a nature park.

Minister impressed by Wiltshire's £70m campus project

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Oliver Letwin, minister for government policy, Wiltshire Council leader Jane Scott and Michelle Donelan, prospective Parliamentary Conservative for Chippenham, take a look at campus plans at County Hall, Trowbridge

6:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

Wiltshire Council’s £70 million campus project is at the forefront of the government’s plans for a Big Society, according to a leading Conservative minister.

Would-be auction dealers wanted for new TV series

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Dickinson

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

RDF Television, makers of David Dickinson's The Real Deal, Secret Dealers and Wheelers Dealers and Del Boys is starting a new series Storage: Locked & Loaded, a new primetime auction series.

Police warn after spate of thefts from Devizes sheds

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

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Devizes police are warning householders to upgrade the security on their garden sheds and other outbuildings after a spate of non-dwelling burglaries in the area.

Every town must have more homes than expected, as part of Wiltshire Core Strategy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun Toby Sturgis

4:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

Wiltshire Council says every town will have to find room for more houses than they expected under changes to the county Core Strategy revealed today.

Pewsey family fear their pet has been dognapped

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pewsey family fear their pet has been dognapped

3:59pm Monday 14th April 2014

A Pewsey family is distraught after their three-year-old cocker spaniel went missing from Savernake Forest yesterday afternoon.

Running duo cross London Marathon finish line arm in arm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: John Hayter hopes to have raised £1,800 for the Leonard Cheshire home Greathouse at Kington Langley by running the London Marathon

3:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

Running duo John Hayter and Joanne Lumb crossed the line arm in arm as they finished the London Marathon yesterday.

Tears at end of London marathon as Calne runner recalls brother

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Calne café owner's marathon run in brother’s memory

3:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

Filipino café owner Tess Ryan ran the London Marathon for the second time in memory of her brother Jon Fordelon, who died in the Philippines from kidney failure.

Colerne fans cheer as retired army officer tackles London Marathon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Former army officer Bernadette Rigby at the Fox & Hounds, Colerne

2:47pm Monday 14th April 2014

The spirit of the London Marathon was evident in Colerne as friends of retired army officer Bernadette Rigby, 49, packed into The Fox and Hounds pub to cheer her on.

Spam-tastic London Marathon run by Dorothy House nurse

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2:38pm Monday 14th April 2014

Dorothy House nurse Natalie Jones had a Spam-tastic time when she completed the London Marathon... dressed as a tin of Spam.

Sixth former banned for failing to supply breath sample to police

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

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Sixth form student Greg Pilgrim, 18, has been banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to failing to provide police with a specimen for analysis.

Bid to build 12 houses at Sandpit Lane in Calne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A planning application to build 12 houses on a 0.49 hectare site at Sandpit Lane in Calne has been submitted by Swindon-based company GFL Developments Ltd.

Chippenham woman bailed over crack cocaine and heroin charges

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

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A Chippenham woman who is said to have been involved in the trade in hard drugs has been released on bail.

Police plea after man, 36, attacked in Melksham

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

11:25am Monday 14th April 2014

Police are appealing for information following an attack on a 36-year-old man in Melksham.

£2.7m improvements to A350 north of Chippenham start soon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Deputy leader John Thomson

11:46am Monday 14th April 2014

A £2.7m scheme to improve traffic flow on the congested A350 north of Chippenham starts at the end of this month.

Chippenham woman in cash scam of 91-year-old woman

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

10:02am Monday 14th April 2014

A Chippenham woman who tried to cash a cheque for some rogue traders who had fleeced a 91-year-old woman has walked free from court.

New ambulance response times to be set in Wiltshire as targets missed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The new South Western Ambulance Service arrives today

8:20am Monday 14th April 2014

New response time targets will be set for South Western Ambulance Service (SWAS) in rural areas including Wiltshire.

No reply to Honda Task Force’s offer of support for agency staff facing axe

5:00am Monday 14th April 2014

WORKERS under threat of redundancy at South Marston Distribution Centre and TS Tech are not in line to benefit from the Honda Task Force.

Smurfing around Wiltshire to raise cash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Level 2 Health and Social Care students Lucy Mayo and Kaisha Tyler dressed up as Smurfs to raise money for RAG week

6:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RAG week proved a huge success with Wiltshire College staff and students, raising £5,000 for charity.

Fun experiments in science at Devizes School

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Some of the primary school pupils who took part in science experiments at Devizes School

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A series of exciting experiments took place at Devizes School when they held a science week.

Wiltshire Freemasons’ charity support

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Phillip Bullock, assistant provincial grand master of Wiltshire and Arthur Bierschenk,        worshipful master of the Lodge of Loyalty, Marlborough, presenting a cheque to the trust

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Wiltshire Freemasons have boosted the funds of the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust by presenting a £500 cheque.

Guides gain top honour

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Guides gain top honour

2:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Another six members of 2nd Devizes Guides have been awarded their Baden Powell awards, the highest accolades that Guides can achieve.

Welcoming new life to Manor Farm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Matt helps to unite lambs with their mothers

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Another warm, sunny weekend to start the week deteriorated into a mixture of dull, damp and chilly weather once again.

Focus on bullying

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ON FILM: The footage which sparked outrage

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

This week I make no apology for focusing on bullying. It’s an issue close to my heart as I was persistently bullied for months by two girls in my first year of secondary school.

Driver’s plea for better treatment on school trips

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Driver’s plea for better treatment on school trips

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

One other powerful speaker at the road safety conference was coach driver Marc Skinner. He took two days’ holiday to attend the conference as he felt it was important to speak out about the conditions faced by coach drivers who transport teachers and children on longer school trips.

Marlborough groups urged to sign up to youth engagement day

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The skate park in Marlborough is a popular draw for teenagers

10:04am Sunday 13th April 2014

Oganisations working with young people in Marlborough are being asked to get involved with an engagement day.

Gran’s artwork goes on show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gran’s artwork goes on show

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Grandmother and professional artist Sue Townsend will be exhibiting some of her work at Westonbirt Arboretum in May.

Just how happy is your child on the bus to school?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paul and Caroline Vodden feel their family was let down by everybody

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

In December 2006, Paul and Caroline Vodden’s 11-year-old son Ben committed suicide.

Tiny trout released at Aldbourne by caring pupils

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mayor Guy Loosmore and a St John’s student release trout into the River Kennet

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Dozens of trout reared by enthusiastic pupils in Marlborough and Aldbourne were released last week.

Corsham radio station ready to go live

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Musicians Steve Lodge and Rose White will be presenting shows on Kik Radio.

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Musicians and DJs from across Wiltshire will be taking to the airwaves on Tuesday after the launch of a community radio station.





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