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Fed-up Devizes families want seagulls culled

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Families living near London Road in Devizes say their lives are being made a misery by gulls and are calling for them to be culled.

Devizes urged to back Tour of Britain cyclists

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, France, last year

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Devizes Town Council is urging people to turn out and cheer on cyclists when the Tour of Britain comes to their town.

Civil war on the Common in Marlborough this weekend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Battle will commence on Marlborough Common this weekend as Parliamentary soldiers take on King Charles and his Royalist troops.

Learn to identify plants at Melksham nature reserve

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A children’s plant identification workshop takes place at Melksham's Conigre Mead Nature Reserve on Saturday from 10am. 

Devizes Wargames weekend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WARGAMES enthusiasts from all over the world pitted their skills against each other at the annual Attack! show in Devizes.

Pewsey tunes up for seventh annual festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Pewsey is getting ready for a day of diverse music at its seventh annual festival.

Safe snatched from Lyons warehouse found smashed open

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

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A safe stolen from the Lyons Seafood Warehouse in Chitterne Road, Codford, at the weekend was later found smashed open in a field near Upavon.

Have you seen missing peregrine falcon?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A female peregrine falcon was lost on the A4 between Manton and Clatford, near Marlborough, on Tuesday, July 15.

Firefighters, police and army called to major field fire on Salisbury Plain

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: .

5:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Eleven fire crews were called to tackle a major field fire on Salisbury Plain this afternoon.

Scouts retain Devizes store support

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sainsbury's plans expansion to Dome roundabout superstore

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF and customers at Sainsbury’s in Devizes chose the 6th Devizes Scouts as their chosen charity for the second consecutive year.

Well-respected Marlborough businessman and bon viveur mourned

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Restaurants in Marlborough are mourning the death of one of their favourite customers, Robert Hill, a successful businessman and stalwart of the town golf club.

Wanda missing again: Wiltshire's wandering wallaby goes walkabout

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wanda the wandering Wiltshire wallaby is thought to have moved on from West Wick, where she was last sighted.

New Wiltshire fire boss to address meeting

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Councillor Graham Payne

4:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The new chairman of the Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority will address Wiltshire Council next week, ahead of an expected row over the proposed service merger.

Emotional farewell from popular Trowbridge headteacher

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Popular John of Gaunt headteacher Andy Packer said an emotional goodbye to staff and pupils on Tuesday on his last day at the school.

Held: Chippenham woman accused of stealing £10 who admits police station assault

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Chippenham woman charged with stealing £10 from a butcher’s in the town has admitted assaulting a member of police staff while she was in custody.

Fault with Calne's 999 service fixed - police

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

2:34pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wiltshire Police say the fault with BT lines in Calne has now been fixed and all 999 lines have been restored.

Police step up patrols as 999 landline service 'not working' in Calne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: New police recruits on the beat in Watford

1:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Wiltshire Police have stepped up patrols in Calne after British Telecom said the 999 phone number was not working in the area.

A good turn for drivers

3:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The new Manor House Enterprise Centre in Royal Wootton Bassett has welcomed its first business tenant – Huntmill Transport Training.

Pewsey queen’s crowning moment

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Villagers enjoyed a party fit for a queen on Saturday at this year’s Pewsey carnival royalty selection.

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - Spare a thought for the millions who are suffering

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Gray

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Phew! So that’s it, then. The House has risen for the long summer recess. MPs have packed their bags and escaped from the hot and smelly, crowded, bad- tempered London to look for inspiration and solace, relaxation and refreshment in the green fields of home (in my case bar a small expedition which I will tell you about when I get back), at assorted destinations.

Thousands to gain clearer vision

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

About 4,000 unwanted spectacles collected in Wiltshire will go to help people across the world.

Claire Perry, MP for Devizes - New role will allow me to represent local interests

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Claire Perry MP

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The phrase “vertical learning curve” characterises the last few days as I get to grips with my new job, although I have been helped by the local work we have already done on rail services.

Duncan Hames, MP for Chippenham - Parliament needed more time to consider data law

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duncan Hames MP

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The Liberal Democrats are working to build a stronger economy here in Wiltshire and across the UK, and last week’s new jobs figures brought more good news on that front.

30,000 are ready to party at WOMAD

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

Everyone has heard of the Jules Verne adventure Around The World in 80 days. Musically speaking, fans will be able to travel the globe in 80 hours this weekend by heading to a swathe of countryside two miles from Malmesbury.

Good turnaround in Lavington School ’s report

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:14am Thursday 24th July 2014

Some significant improvements in teaching at Laving-ton School have secured it a good Ofsted report.

Don't become a summer victim of pickpockets - British Transport Police

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:02am Thursday 24th July 2014

Don't be a victim of summer pickpockets and opportunist thieves, warn British Transport Police (BTP).

Devizes town chiefs refusing to replace bins

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun Peter Evans

10:33am Thursday 24th July 2014

Devizes Town Council has rejected any notion that it will pay for replacement litter bins.

Hammer-wielding man threatens Devizes shop staff

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man wielding a hammer threatened staff at the One Stop Shop in Devizes.

Calne waste application rejected over fire hazard fears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire councillor Alan Hill

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Calne Aggregates’ application to increase the height of its waste stockpiles off Abberd Lane was refused by planners after councillors said they were already breaking their planning conditions.

Now Spain provides great bustards for Wiltshire release

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Reintroduced great bustards, which could soon be flying around and nesting in Wiltshire, are  

No more 3am alcohol at Corn Exchange after fracas

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A picture posted online of the scene outside the Corn Exchange, Devizes, early on Sunday morning

9:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

Alcohol sales at the Corn Exchange will stop earlier to try to stop anti-social behaviour, Devizes Town Council has agreed.

He was exceptional, he was always happy - dad's tribute to popular bike accident victim

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

Further tributes have been paid to popular Devizes Hockey Club player Charlie Sherman after he died in a bike crash.

Market Lavington teen to tackle Three Peaks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Teenager Oliver Bird is hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps and complete the Three Peaks Challenge.

After 26 years’ service in Seagry school office, it’s time to step down - for now

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

The internet was science fiction and email was still years away when mother-of-four Debbie Short began her all-encompassing role at Seagry Primary School in 1988.

Let me know what you think, says Police and Crime Commissioner

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has renewed his call to victims of crime to let him know about their experiences.

Just singin’ in the rain at Hilcott Scarecrow Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Scarecrows at the Hilcott trail proved they were made of sturdy stuff by managing to withstand two thunderstorms over the weekend.

Devizes chef is new patron of charity Splash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Chef Peter Vaughan has been announced as a patron for local charity Splash as it celebrates its 25th year supporting young people in Wiltshire.

Vote for top shop in Devizes area to bag £100 spree

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Claire Perry MP

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A competition has been launched by MP Claire Perry to find the best local independent shop in the Devizes Constituency.

Now Calne motorist is surprised by wallaby crossing road

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

In the wake of tales about Wanda the wandering wallaby, who escaped from an enclosure near Marlborough on July 2, follows a sighting in Calne.

Calne school nets sporting gold

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Calne school, which is on the ball when it comes to sport, has won gold from a national charity.

Police plea for witnesses after Westbury man, 49, hit by car at Caen Hill, Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police are investigating a collision that injured two people yesterday

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident in Devizes last night in which a Westbury man was seriously hurt.

Police step up patrols to stop dangerous railway trespassing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ON TRACK: rail firms vow to improve

12:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A campaign to keep children and young adults away from railway tracks has been lauched by British Transport Police.

Final week fun for Marlborough pupils

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

It was an action-packed final week for pupils at St Mary’s Primary School in Marlborough, with a visit from a farm and a pirate day to round off their year.

Music reigns in Marlborough's stormy weather

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Jazz fans from all across the world descended on Marlborough for acts including a special appearance by New Yorker Daryl Sherman at the opening of the town’s annual music festival.

Police issue warning after spate of burglaries in Purton

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HOMEOWNERS in Purton are being asked to be more vigilant following a spate of burglaries in the village.

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.





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