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Experts' terror and privacy fears over remote-control drones

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: FLYING HIGH: The Quadcopter video camera drone takes to the air above Overbury Farm.

12:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Remote-control drones could posing a serious security risk and privacy concerns as their use grows, intelligence experts have warned.

Hurricane Gonzalo brings down power cables near Oaksey

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Power cut fuse box and torch

4:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Power is not expected to be restored to villages near Malmesbury until 11pm after electricity cables near Oaksey were blown down by high winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Power cut as Hurricane Gonzalo winds bring tree down

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Power was cut in Melksham after a tree fell into an electric cable in Longleaze Lane during this morning's winds and there were also power cuts in Chippenham.

Headteacher of Calne school under investigation by governors

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The heateacher of Calne’s John Bentley School, Laura Carleton, will not be in school for the foreseeable future, pending an investigation by the governors, it was announced today.

A342 reopens after Rowde barn blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The A342 at Rowde has now been reopened after yesterday's blaze.

Jailed: 'Remorseless' man who spied on teenager and mum with hidden video cameras

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A 49-year-old man who set up video cameras to spy on a girl in a bathroom and bedroom has been jailed for eight months.

Titanic menu goes under hammer for £60k at Devizes auction

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A menu from Titanic's first-class restaurant sold for £60,000 and a small locker key went under the hammer for £62,000 in Devizes on Saturday.

First live internet screening of Wiltshire Council meeting starts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first live internet screening of full council meetings at Wiltshire Council started today at 11am.

Wiltshire city is one of world's top ten best

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Salisbury has made into a top 10 world cities' list, chosen by travel guide Lonely Planet.

Watch: Stonehenge skydivers launch poppy appeal in spectacular fashion

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Royal British Legion in Wiltshire launched the 2014 Poppy Appeal in spectacular fashion on Monday by parachuting over Stonehenge.

Banned from Wiltshire: Man accused of selling drugs in Chippenham

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

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man who is accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs in Chippenham has been released on bail by a judge.

Light up the sky with care when using Chinese lanterns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firework night pain or pleasure

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GOVERNMENT guidance has failed to ban the use of Chinese lanterns ahead of the firework season despite the huge risk to property and livestock.

Jail for bungling burglar kept out of house by security measures

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

8:35am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A drunken burglar who failed to get into a Corsham house he was trying to raid has been jailed for nine months.

A342 to remain shut until Tuesday after fire crews tackle Rowde barn blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:58am Monday 20th October 2014

The A342 between Devizes and Chippenham will remain closed at Rowde until at least 7am on Tuesday because of a fire at West End Farm this morning.

Day to honour sister and friend raises £2.5k for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:11am Monday 20th October 2014

Friends, family and classmates of schoolgirl India Hedley, who died just three days after her 13th birthday, have raised more than £2,500 in her memory for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Calne man, 76, cautioned over stable block burglarly

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

7:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 76-year-old man from Calne was cautioned after burgling a stable block in Savernake Forest.

Power back on at Devizes homes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:36pm Monday 20th October 2014

Several homes in Commercial Road, Devizes, were without electricity for a time this evening.

Biggest ever review of car parking to be started by Wiltshire Council

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

The biggest review of parking ever undertaken in Wiltshire will start on Monday as people across the county are consulted.

£5.5m earmarked for possible merger of Wiltshire and Dorset fire services

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Government has earmarked £5.54 million to support a potential combination of Wiltshire and Dorset Fire & Rescue Services.

Wiltshire firefighters face wall of flames at Rowde

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

A wall of flames met the first fire crew from Devizes as it arrived the battle a blaze a West End Farm, Rowde this morning.

Stonehenge parachute jump launches Wiltshire's Poppy Appeal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Wiltshire's Poppy Appeal was launched today with a parachute jump at Stonehenge.

Wiltshire to miss worst of Hurricane Gonzalo 'tail' but take extra care on roads

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

Wiltshire is forecast to miss the worst of the gale force winds and heavy rain which Hurricane Gonzalo will bring to the north of Britain but there has been a warning to take extra care on the roads tomorrow morning.

Playing in Bromham mum’s memory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Music lover Richard Benham is to stage a gig to raise money for Dorothy House in memory of his mother.

Store’s Jurassic lark for shoppers in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Dave the giant dinosaur has become the star attraction at a new shop that makes the most of recycled objects to create original gifts and clothes.

Ex-Corsham swimmer attains a personal record

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Pool star Stephanie Millward has told how she fought back from the depths of despair to become a five-time Paralympic medallist.

Bench tribute to Malmesbury firefighters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Two former Malmesbury firefighters, who between them served the brigade for 58 years, have been honoured by colleagues who commissioned an ornate bench in their memory.

Royal Wootton Bassett repatriations in spotlight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Playwright Neil Walker’s debut project inspired by Royal Wootton Bassett residents’ experiences during the repatriations will be brought to stage next month.

Cape Town teacher pays a visit to Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy’s link with Malibu High School in Cape Town was strengthened this month with the visit of Cathy Adams, who teaches English at the South African school.

Trophy for services at Aldbourne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Aldbourne Village Stores is a hub of the community and the hard work of owners Sue and Mark Rendell has been recognised with a Community First award.

Burbage pupils hatch a school project

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Plucky pupils at Burbage Primary School have taken delivery of half a dozen eggs laid by their pet chickens.

Wiltshire Cubs enjoy active time at camp

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Wiltshire West Cubs and 6th Devizes Cubs spent a recent weekend taking part in an activity/challenge camp at the PGL centre at Liddington, near Swindon.

Talk at Royal Wootton Bassett of baby’s survival in Nazi camps

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Eva Clarke, who was born in a concentration camp, was guest speaker at an open meeting at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy last Wednesday.

Cash saved in Wiltshire by leaving car behind

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sharon Brentnall, Sustrans Bike It officer

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

People who were challenged to walk, cycle and use public transport to get to work have collectively saved almost £9,000.

Shops anger at Corsham as railings put stop to free parking

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Metal railings put up around the Corsham Mansion House are angering residents and businesses.

Vote for canal trust to win slice of £150,000

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ken Oliver ( Chief Executive of Wilts & Berks Canal Trust).

11:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A Chippenham charity is in with a chance to win a slice of £150,000 as part of Yorkshire Building Society’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Devizes lights event needs space for lanterns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PARADE: Hundreds of children carry their lanterns to kick-off Oxford's Christmas festivities

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Organisers of the Devizes Christmas lights switch-on are desperately trying to find a space where big lanterns can be made, with only a few weeks to go before the event.

Farming Diary - Machines and herd moving on

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

The line on the barograph took a sudden dive at the beginning of the week, seemingly awakening from its recent becalmed state.

Zena Robson, Woodborough Garden Centre - Call in troops to fight off baddies

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

If you have patches in your lawn that are looking pale and sick for no apparent reason, it may be there are some bad guys down there munching away at the roots.

Mildenhall pride in award win

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Villagers celebrated as Mildenhall received its Wiltshire’s Best Kept Medium Village award from the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire on Sunday.

My Word, by Don Jones, of CAMRA - Names will never hurt me

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Quite unusually for me, I found myself standing at a bar the other night. As I was waiting to be served, another chap came in and stood not far away.

Pupils teach IT expertise

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Developer tries second appeal on disputed site in Malmesbury

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Internet-savvy students at The Corsham School will become teachers to share their IT skills with the community. Eighteen sixth-form pupils volunteer to help the new IT club at Corsham’s Springfield Community Campus.

Cash splash on Corston's ailing pond

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Steps are being taken to revive an ailing wildlife oasis and popular beauty spot often used to give schoolchildren a taste of nature.

Wiltshire's new shoebox Santa sets 30,000 target

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Operation Christmas Child is just around the corner and the new area co-ordinator for Wiltshire, Steve Lloyd, is hoping 30,000 boxes will be packed.

Roof work at Market Lavington led to historic home fire

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

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A fire which caused extensive damage to a period home in Market Lavington was caused by a build up of heat when work was carried out on a roof of neighbouring property say firefighters.

Calne teens on top of the world

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Teenager Caitlin Dutton says cycling around Europe’s tallest mountain has taught her how to apply her determination and focus in a new, positive way.

Stanton St Quintin hall to be fixed as police trace vandals

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Villagers in Stanton St Quintin can finally restore their hall after a police blitz on vandalism.

Malmesbury pupils plan Tower flowers tribute

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Students at Malmesbury School are immersing themselves in events of 100 years ago, with projects to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Parachutes will launch Wiltshire poppy event

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The 2014 Wiltshire Poppy Appeal will be launched on Monday, with a parachute jump from The Royal British Legion’s Jump4Heroes at Stonehenge.

Characters go to Cherhill school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Cherhill Primary School celebrated its book week last week with a series of events to celebrate the love of reading.

Chance to see Corsham campus possibilities

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

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Youngsters in Corsham are being invited to get a taste of what facilities the new Springfield Community Campus has to offer.


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