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Former Abbeyfield School head takes leave from new role during investigation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Former Abbeyfield School head teacher James Fox has taken leave from his new role as principal of an academy in Brighton pending the outcome of an investigation.

£22k cost of Wiltshire Council's internet broadcasts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The first internet broadcast of a Wiltshire Council meeting - which is costing £22,000 a year - had an audience of 194.

Calne school head investigated by governors as case against another ends

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:31am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Mystery surrounds the absence at John Bentley School in Calne of headteacher Laura Carleton after an investigation into her was launched by its governors.

Hopes of free parking and Chippenham multi-storey raised

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Deputy council leader John Thomson

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Hopes of free parking and a new multi-storey car park in Chippenham have been raised by Wiltshire Council as it launches a consultation on parking.

Soap star joins the party at the George and Dragon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin was the life and soul of the party when she visited Rowde to help the George and Dragon pub celebrate its tenth anniversary.

Cuts to Marlborough parking fees may be on the cards

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough's High Street could soon have CCTV coverage

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Changes to High Street parking in Marlborough could be on the way as a review of parking is undertaken by Wiltshire Council.

Devizes Lions walk brings in £6,000 for good causes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Soon-to-be Mayor Sarah Bridewell with her mother, former mayor Jane Burton (VS348) By VICKY SCIPIO

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Supporters of Devizes Lions have raised £6,000 with their 10-mile sponsored walk this month.

Tribute to man in Melksham river tragedy

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

5:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A tribute has been paid to the man who died after being pulled from the River Avon near the Riverside Club in Melksham.

No uniforms at Devizes School bring in cash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes School. Picture by Will Scammell

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Students at Devizes School wore clothes of their own choice on Friday to raise money for two charities.

Devizes School proud to open hi-tech learning block

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malcolm Irons

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A revamped and extended classroom block has brought Devizes School into the 21st century when it comes to teaching subjects such as media and business studies.

Rejected bid of 28 homes for Studley re-submitted

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A planning application for 28 homes in Studley that was rejected by Wiltshire Council at the end of August was re-submitted on Thursday.

Police dealing with A429 incident at Crudwell

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

3:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police are dealing with an incident at the A429 at Crudwell just north of Kemble Business Park.

Jobs 4U as Devizes store re-opens

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The former Phones 4U store on The Brittox, Devizes reopened as Vodafone shop today, saving five jobs.

Missing paperwork delays Devizes housing plan deadline

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

People are to have more time to consider the Devizes Neighbourhood plan, following a discovery by Wiltshire Council that it had not sent out all the paperwork to interested groups.

Chance to drive around Castle Combe circuit on Supercar Saturday

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Stroke Association Supercar Saturday returns to the Castle Combe circuit on Saturday, giving the chance for racing fans to drive round the main race track in a top car with a professional driver.

Parking rethink to pay rural bus costs

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Free street parking in Devizes will come under the spotlight when Wiltshire Council has a consultation on its car parks.

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - Honour those who serve us, both in the past and present

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: MP James Gray

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

It was a great privilege last Thursday to attend the Laying up of Colours service and ceremony in St Margaret’s Westminster for the Normandy Veterans Association.

Duncan Hames - Schools must not pay for tax cuts for high earners

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duncan Hames MP

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Local head teachers increasingly tell me of the squeeze their sixth form budgets are feeling.

Claire Perry - Joy in explaining an MP’s life to the next generation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Claire Perry MP

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

What do MPs do? That is the question I get asked most often when I visit schools across the constituency.

Upmarket move for re-opening Devizes hotel

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Brewers Wadworth have applied for permission to demolish outbuildings at the Black Swan Hotel in Devizes and use the area for car parking

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Black Swan Hotel in the Market Place, Devizes, re-opens today after a three-day closure following the departure of licensees Mike and Yvonne Wright.

Man faces jail over 'most serious' child abuse images and videos

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Royal Wootton Bassett man charged with making and possessing hundreds of indecent images and videos of children could face prison next month.

Got anything by JK Growling? Pooch helps youngsters improve reading

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Reception children at St Barnabas Primary School, Market Lavington, have a new four-legged classmate to read to, as part of a scheme to increase their confidence.

Neighbours help Sherston's first community apple day prove fruitful

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sherston's first community apple day was almost scuppered by a lack of fruit shortly before it was due to take place.

Back Wiltshire youth through Grow Your Tenner campaign

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Wiltshire residents are being urged to support Youth Action Wiltshire and vulnerable young people by getting involved in the Grow Your Tenner campaign.

Six arrests in Wiltshire over child abuse images during Operation Harness crackdown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Your Say: Typing on computer keyboard

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Six men were arrested for having  indecent images of children by Wiltshire Police yesterday.

Safety centre for children could be built if Wiltshire and Dorset fire services merge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Simon Routh-Jones

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new safety centre for school children could be built if a merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services goes ahead.

Man charged over M4 crash in which three died

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The crash scene on the M4

5:27pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision on the M4 in June in which three people died.

Fire service merger: Wiltshire Council stalls again on giving a view

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jeff Osborn

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Wiltshire Council stalled once again on giving a view over Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority's future at its full council meeting yesterday.

Pregnant woman, 34, crashes after avoiding tree felled by Hurricane Gonzalo

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pregnant woman was taken to hospital after she swerved her car to avoid a fallen tree at Postern Hill, on the A346 near Marlborough, and crashed into a stationary BMW.

Praise for firefighters' quick action over Rowde barn blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Firefighters have been praised for their quick response and decisive action which prevented a farm fire from causing an environmental emergency.

Plans for Calne all weather pitch given go ahead

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS for a new all-weather pitch and associated facilities at Beversbrook in Calne were given the green light on Wednesday.

Funky footwear and bears raise cash on Ted’s Big Day Out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thousand across Wiltshire, Bath and Somerset took teddy bears to work and school for the day and put on funky footwear.

£30k grant bringing war history alive in Kennet valley

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

History will come alive for youngsters in North Wiltshire thanks to a £30,000 grant given to The Kennet Valley at War Trust.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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