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Neighbours' anger at sentence for Trowbridge couple who hanged their dog

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEIGHBOURS of the Trowbridge couple who hanged their pet dog believe justice has not been done, after they were both given suspended jail sentences at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on Monday. 

MP Claire Perry column: We need cool anlaysis not party bags to appease Salmond over Scottish vote

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:50am Thursday 18th September 2014

Today the people of Scotland (although not those living south of the border thanks to an active SNP policy of disenfranchisement) will be going off to vote. 

The law is a farce, says Chippenham mum after supplier of fatal drug stays free

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robbie Day

8:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

The mother of ecstasy victim Robbie Day has spoken of her anger after the man who supplied her son with the drug that killed him was spared jail for a third time.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy will train own future teachers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy now expects to add newly-trained teachers to its legacy of first class pupils.

Compton Bassett rower lands spot in record books

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Calne rower Alex Simpson and his three crewmates have set a world record for the fastest crossing of the Indian Ocean after completing a 3,370 nautical mile journey.

Pewsey Vale community campus is unveiled

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Plans for the Vale Community Campus were unveiled at the Pewsey Area Board meeting on Monday night.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain heroes stream through Rushall

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

See the Tour of Britain riders in Rushall in this video by WiltshireByways.

Baptism dunkings by Archbishop of Canterbury a 'most amazing party'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Hundreds packed into the grounds of Malmesbury Abbey on Saturday to watch the Archbishop of Canterbury baptise 19 candidates from North Wiltshire in a full-immersion tank.

Stepfather of Prince Harry's former girlfriend took overdose, inquest hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas have split up, it has been announced, just hours after the prince visited Wiltshire

2:24pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The stepfather of Prince Harry's former girlfriend took his own life with an overdose, an inquest has heard.

Pewsey's annual run just for fun this year

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The competitive alcohol-free stage of the Pewsey Carnival four-legged race was called off on Thursday after no-one signed up.

‘We don’t want our teens out on Pewsey streets'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Fears that youngsters in Pewsey will have nowhere to go when the youth club closes its doors next Friday were voiced at a meeting of the area board.

Ramsbury's ton up Fred is real birthday high flier

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Retired dairy farmer Fred Brown got a bird’s eye view of his beloved Wiltshire as part of the celebrations to mark his forthcoming 100th birthday.

Duncan Hames, MP for Chippenham - Many would rather we work together in future

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duncan Hames MP

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I’m writing this week’s column from Scotland, where I’ve joined the campaign for a ‘No’ vote in the referendum, to help keep our country together and save us from a messy divorce.

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - The people of England must speak and be heard

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Gray

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Scottish Referendum is an event with such seismic consequences that it is hard to think of anything else. However, by the time you read this, the die will have been cast in one of three ways.

Wiltshire Police's new-look £1.8m Crime and Communications Centre opened

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Wiltshire Police re-opened their £1.8m refurbishment of the Crime and Communications Centre on Wednesday afternoon.

Police crack down on Marlborough day of action

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

Hundreds of motorists were pulled over by Wiltshire Police in Marlborough yesterday in a bid to crack down on rural crime and road safety.

Wiltshire's chief constable to stay during handling of sex abuse case inquiry

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Police chief Pat Geenty

1:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Pat Geenty, chief constable of Wiltshire Police, will stay in his job while investigations are carried out into the way the force handled allegations of sexual abuse it has been confirmed.  

Second chance for teenage drug dealer found hiding in Chippenham man's home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage drug dealer found hiding in the Chippenham house of a vulnerable man has been spared an immediate jail term.

Mystery as Dorothy House chief leaves suddenly

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:53pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Mystery surrounds the sudden departure of Dorothy House chief executive Liz Brown who has left her role after nearly two years.

Bad luck at double for Calne motorists

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Costs are rising in the A&E department at GWH

4:35pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A couple from Calne had to go to hospital twice in one day after one unfortunate accident followed another.

Police tell puppy owners of M4 tragedy

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

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A puppy was reported being on the loose in the middle lane of the M4, near Chippenham, heading east towards Swindon at 6.30am on Saturday.

Air ambulances fly to Marlborough after heart attack call

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Both the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Bristol-based Great Western Air Ambulance flew to Marlborough this afternoon to assist South Western Ambulance Service medics, who were treating a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.

Get out of town: But drunk fails to leave Chippenham after police issue order

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:37am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Stephen Castle, a 37-year-old homeless man, was issued a notice ordering him to leave Chippenham for 24 hours at 10am last Friday when police found him intoxicated and acting in a manner likely to cause alarm at Market Place.

VIDEO: Grandstand Tour of Britain view from Shane's Castle, Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A spectacular view of the Tour of Britain was filmed from the top of Shane's Castle, Devizes.

Fundraisers ready to tee-off in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Fundraisers are teeing off in Bradford on Avon for charity on Friday as part of Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s first ever golf day.

Sunday roast retains its crown as South West's favourite meal of the week

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fresh meat sales are up since horse meat scandal

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The favourite family meal in the South West is once again a full Sunday roast with only five per cent of us preferring to order a takeaway, according to an online survey.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain in New Park Street, Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Tour of Britain riders negotiate the bollards in New Park Street, Devizes, after rounding the Wadworth Brewery corner in this video by James Harrison.

Granddad who suffered heart attack lay in road for 40 minutes, inquest hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Market gardener Roger Hayward who died last night

1:27pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A grandfather who suffered a massive heart attack as he attempted to move a fallen tree was left lying in the road for 40 minutes, an inquest heard.

Spitfire displays at dedication of Seagry memorial to Second World War pilots

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:22am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A ten-minute Spitfire display over Seagry was the one of the highlights on Sunday of a service to dedicate a memorial to two Second World War pilots.

Chippenham man who supplied deadly dose of ecstasy spared jail for third time

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The man who supplied Robbie Day with the ecstasy which killed him has been spared jail for a third time.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain at Nursteed Road, Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:31pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Tour of Britain riders are in action in Nursteed, Road, Devizes, in this video by himrlkw1

VIDEO: How Pewsey's stunning Tour of Britain art was created

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Hundreds of people gathering around the road art in Pewsey, created by artist Sue Faux and villagers, to catch a glimpse of cycling stars Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish during the Tour of Britain.

Hotel and 220 homes may be built on Marlborough outskirts by Crown Estate

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Up to 220 homes could be built on the southern side of Marlborough by the Crown Estate and could even include a new hotel for the town.

Medics unable to help Pewsey heart attack victim, 81

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:51am Tuesday 16th September 2014

South Western Ambulance Service and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance paramedics sped to Pewsey but were unable to save the life of an 81-year-old man who had gone into cardiac arrest this morning.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain at Wadworth Brewery, Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:12am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The Tour of Britain riders and vehicles sweep around the Wadworth Brewery in this stunning video shot by Diana Baldrey on Friday.

VIDEO: Colourful welcome for Sir Bradley in Pewsey

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:17am Saturday 13th September 2014

The Tour of Britain cyclists were welcomed to Pewsey with a spectrum of colour and a huge cheer as they sped through the village.

SHINE scheme to help Wiltshire children eat healthily and be fitter

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Crisis: child obesity

8:38am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A new programme to help children aged seven to 11 stay healthy will be launched in Wiltshire later this month.

Wiltshire explorer tells his tale in new book

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

There's no such thing as failure, according to the title of Box-based adventurer David Hempleman-Adams’ latest book.

ASBO nears the end of the road in Wiltshire

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

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

After 16 years, anti-social behaviour orders are on the way out.

Malmesbury man, 41, who molested young girls spared immediate jail term

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Malmesbury man who molested two young girls has been ordered to register as a sex offender after he was spared a jail term for his 'disgraceful behaviour'.

Rugby-lovers have a ball at annual beer festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

REVELLERS enjoyed a winning combination of watching rugby and tasting real ales during Royal Wootton Bassett’s beer festival, which took place over the weekend.

Phones 4u stores shut across Wiltshire after firm goes into administration

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Staff reported for duty as usual yesterday bu Phones 4u shops in Wiltshire remained firmly shut leaving a question mark over the fate of firm’s workers.

Trowbridge pair who hung dog get suspended jail terms

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:53pm Monday 15th September 2014

A Trowbridge woman who pleaded guilty to aiding two men who hanged a dog at her home has been given a suspended jail sentence by Salisbury magistrates today.

MP tucks in as Chippenham infants enjoy free school meals

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:15pm Monday 15th September 2014

Chippenham's MP Duncan Hames joined Ivy Lane infants at the dining table for their first free school lunch.

Moving tales of Wiltshire Air Ambulance rescues to be told on screen

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

Parients who have been saved by Wiltshire Air Ambulance are to talk about their experiences in a series of moving films.

Shock of Wiltshire's chief constable at handling of sex abuse case investigation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pat Geenty said he was encouraged by the crime figures

2:35pm Monday 15th September 2014

Wiltshire Chief Constable Pat Geenty has spoken of his shock at being investigated by the police watchdog over the way his force handled allegations of sexual abuse.

Three members of family face trial over GBH charges

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

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

Three members of the same family are to face trial by jury accused of carrying out a serious assault on a man last year.

Former pupils go back to school on Devizes Heritage Open Day

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:37am Monday 15th September 2014

Former pupils went back to school on Saturday as part of the second Devizes Heritage Open Day, with over 200 people having taken part.

Bassett man, 49, faces trail over assault charge

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

9:58am Monday 15th September 2014

A 49-year-old man is to face trial by judge and jury after denying a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

'High homes' row in Sherston resolved

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

4:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Work is to restart on a village development in Sherston at the centre of a ‘high homes’ row.


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