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Musical treat as St John residents show off garden and craft skills

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Picture from stock

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Green-fingered residents of The Order of St John Care Trust home will showcase their craftiness at their annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday.

Meningitis survivor beats odds to cycle in Sainsbury's School Games

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:51am Sunday 31st August 2014

TEENAGE paracyclist Lauren Booth has been selected to compete at Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games – a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes.

Pledge your skills to help Rowde activity centre bid

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rowde Parish Council is supporting calls for a crossing on the Caen Hill dual carriageway

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Rowde Parish Council is asking villagers to pledge support for its bid for funding to Sport England to build an activity centre on the village sports field.

Defibrillator at Woodborough social club

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Village has life saving equipment thanks to pub's summer ball

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Woodborough's first defibrillator has been installed on the wall at the Social Club in Smithy Lane.

Xbox boost for Devizes Hospital patients

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Devizes Rotary Club is raising money for Green Lane Hospital in the town, which looks after patients with mental health problems.

Selwood backs Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Selwood Housing has donated £2,000 to the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to help with community activities.

A final stir of the pan as Marlborough pair make a change

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

After 25 years in Marlborough, caterers Della and Stephen Moran are hanging up their aprons in search of new adventures.

Farming diary - Family visit during harvest

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

The autumnal chill has remained over the last week, with a northerly wind dominating the weather.

Bremhill couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Church verger Derek Kyte and church warden Nancy Kyte are celebrating 60 years of happy marriage today.

Zena Robson, Woodborough Garden Centre - Some thoughts as autumn nears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Where is the time going? Hard to believe that it’s nearly September.

My Word by John Craig, ex-Wiltshire fire chief - Plugging the black hole...

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hospital trust meeting

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

We all know that the NHS is facing serious financial problems.

Pewsey dad's 106km success is heartfelt

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

FATHER Andy Bayliss completed a tough 106 kilometre walking challenge on Saturday to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of his unborn son.

Wife joins Dorothy House Midnight Walk in memory of popular Melksham rugby captain

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:01am Sunday 31st August 2014

FORMER captain of Melksham Rugby Club Chris Bull will be one of hundreds of people remembered during this year’s Midnight Walk for Dorothy House Hospice.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Devizes Carnival entrants turn on the style

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:02pm Saturday 30th August 2014

From mini majorettes to sultry samba dances Devizes had the carnival spirit on Saturday night.

Retirement homes scheme 'to ease Marlborough traffic'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

DEVELOPER McCarthy & Stone says plans to build retirement flats at the site of the Clarke and Rodway Garage in Marlborough will help to ease traffic problems around Granham Hill.

Wiltshire Police appeal over 'dangerously pure' heroin

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

8:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Wiltshire Police have tweeted that there are reports of heroin of a dangerous level of purity being sold in the Chippenham area.

Young survivor takes prize in Devizes baby contest

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Miracle baby Emily Chase must be the youngest child ever to take part in a Devizes baby show, for in physical terms she was only days old when the judging took place.

Drivers netted in operation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Police targeted drivers speeding and committing other traffic offences in Calne during the first part of a crackdown in the town.

Calne's Repair Academy has flair for repair

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A social enterprise in Calne that combines recycling with practical training was praised by the Minister for Civil Society in a visit last week.

All rosy at Corsham garden society show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

This year’s Corsham Garden Society annual show attracted more than 600 entries, from floral art, produce and cookery to photography, drawing an audience of more than 100.

Applause as planners object to homes bid on former Studley nursery

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Villagers in Studley are celebrating after Wiltshire Council's North Area Planning Committee voted to object to a planning application for 28 houses.

Firefighters thanked after blaze tackled at upmarket furniture firm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Upmarket furniture firm OKA has paid tribute to firefighters after its Froxfield warehouse went up in flames.

Anger as vandals hit Chippenham cars in paint attacks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A vandal's spray painting spree in Chippenham damaged at least 15 cars.

Good cheer as Potterne Cricket Club’s beer festival raises grand sum

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Hundreds of people came out on the weekend’s only dry day for the Potterne Cricket Club’s annual beer festival.

Cars are the stars at Axford fete

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

FAMILIES enjoyed a fun-filled day at the Axford fete last Saturday.

Police search after gates are damaged in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Police are searching for the person who damaged the historic Quakers Walk gates.

Wiltshire Big Wheel offers chance to ride part of Tour of Britain route

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling in a previous Tour of Britain

11:38am Friday 29th August 2014

Cyclists get the chance to ride part of the route of the Tour of Britain in Wiltshire, just days before Sir Bradley Wiggins and other stars of world cycling race through the county.

Entrants must impress judges during Devizes Carnival parade

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:36am Friday 29th August 2014

People taking part in Devizes Carnival procession on Saturday will have to impress professional arts workers to win a trophy.

1,000 sign petition to restore hour’s free parking in Wiltshire Council car parks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duncan Hames MP

8:03am Friday 29th August 2014

A petition to restore an hour’s free parking in Wiltshire Council car parks has exceeded 1,000 signatures.

Second time for Devizes cross

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Market Cross in Devizes had a grand re-unveiling on Tuesday, as part of the carnival fortnight, to mark 200 years since it was built.

Sergeant sets out Marlborough police’s priorities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THERE’S a new face on the beat in Marlborough after Clare Wallace took over from Barry Reed as the town’s neighbourhood policing team sergeant.

Kilimanjaro challenge for heart surgery student

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: AFRICAN ADVENTURE: Samuel Duff is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A student who had open heart surgery last year has set herself the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro for charity.

Fans flock to Melksham for annual Comic Con

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Comic book fans pack the Melksham Assembly Hall for the Melksham Comic Convention

10:55am Friday 29th August 2014

Comic buffs from far and wide will flock to Melksham this weekend as the annual Comic Con event returns.

Russia salutes Arctic Convoy stalwarts in Trowbridge ceremony

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:13am Friday 29th August 2014

Veterans from across the south west who braved sub-zero temperatures during the Second World War were being honoured by Russia at a presentation ceremony in Trowbridge today to recognise their bravery during the conflict.

Russian honour for Wiltshire's Arctic Convoy heroes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

Veterans from Wiltshire who braved sub-zero temperatures during the Second World War were honoured by Russia at a special presentation ceremony in Trowbridge to recognise their bravery during the conflict.

Concern over Rabley Wood land swap bid

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

2:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

ACTION for the River Kennet is the latest group to voice its concerns over plans to build 46 homes on land next to Rabley Wood View, Marlborough.

Police warning over online illegal weapons after man, 73, buys 200,000v stun gun

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Example of a stun gun.

12:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Wiltshire Police are warning of the dangers of buying illegal weapons online after a 73-year-old man bought a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray.

I'm so lucky, says dad in Devizes pub knifing attack

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Knife attack victim Tony Walker has spoken of the night when he was stabbed after stepping in to help a woman who was pushed to the ground outside a Devizes pub.

Box music festival rocks away the rain

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Revellers rocked to nine hours of music as Box Rocks Festival returned for its 21st anniversary on Monday.

Devizes crosses are planted in memory of the fallen

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A moving tribute to soldiers who died in the First World War was paid in Devizes on Sunday morning as people of all ages gathered at the war memorial for the planting of crosses.

Families have a whale of a time at Devizes Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Thousands of people had fun in the sun with a vast array of music and entertainment on the first day of Devizes Carnival street fair on Sunday.

Market Place packed for Devizes Confetti Battle

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Crowds gathered in Market Place last night for the annual Confetti Battle.

Wiltshire PCC speaks out about Rotherham sexual abuse scandal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken out about the South Yorkshire PCC's decision to stay in post despite being accused of failing to act on warnings of sexual abuse of children.

Knock on effect will save water

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Experts say the River Kennet should have more wild fish

3:09pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ACTION for the River Kennet is encouraging residents in Marlborough to reduce their water consumption through an initiative next month.

First food festival at National Trust manor is sellout success

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Hundreds flocked to Great Chalfield Manor near Melksham on Saturday for its inaugural Food Fest, organised with The Fox pub in Broughton Gifford.

Violins are clue to Devizes arsons

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Police have made an appeal to find the owner of two violins to help solve a string of bizarre burglaries and arsons that culminated in an escape on a canal boat.

Devizes councillors salute work of Gazette reporter Jill Crooks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The town council saluted the work of Gazette reporter Jill Crooks on Tuesday, thanking her for her excellent coverage over the past 14 years.

Duncan Hames, MP for Chippenham - Escalation in violence will be top of the agenda

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duncan Hames MP

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

In Chippenham last week, I joined the BBC’s Marc Allum at a dig in his garden in search of the remains of King Alfred’s defences when Vikings attacked the town in 878 AD. Alfred defeated the Viking army in battle, but just as striking is the relative peace he forged afterwards.

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - Our countryside is fine just the way it is, thanks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Gray

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

To most normal people for most of the time, planning is a dry subject. But then when it comes up and hits you, it’s like a knockout blow from a boxer.





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