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4x4 clue as police hunt gang targeting Wiltshire firms

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

7:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Police believe that a gang using a 4x4 vehicle may be operating in Wiltshire after £2,000 was taken from a safe at the Edington Farm Shop – the latest in a spate of similar burglaries.

Pewsey Vale students get taste of college life

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

More than 60 Year 10 students from Pewsey Vale spent a day at Andover College as further education students explore the courses available to them.

Hot on trail of oil leak into River Avon at Melksham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Environment Agency inspect beck

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

The Environment Agency, which has been investigating reports of oil sheen on the River Avon in Melksham for several weeks, says it has identified a “very likely source”.

Move to end parking misery of library users at County Hall

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The new Trowbridge library facility, left, at County Hall

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Council bosses have come up with a plan to deal with library users’ parking frustration at County Hall.

Fire service merger: No decision by Wiltshire councillors until autumn

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

10:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

A decision on whether to back the merger of the county’s fire service with the Dorset service will not be made by Wiltshire Council until the autumn.

Drink-drive charge follows arrest

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

6:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Clive Skidmore, 45, of London Road West, Batheaston, will appear at North West Wiltshire Magistrates’ Court, Chippenham, on August 14 charged with driving while over the legal alcohol limit.

Corsham toddle is out of this world

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Children in Corsham took one small step last week as part of a giant leap to help disadvantaged children across the UK.

Cash to keep Alton Barnes church safe

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE future of St Mary’s Church in Alton Barnes is looking bright now it has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Flora, fauna and fun at Seend fete

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A fun dog show, farm animals and nature activities are among the attractions at this year’s Seend Fete.

Petition on seagulls is under way in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Band together to beat gull menace

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A PETITION has been started calling for action to deal with the increase in numbers of seagulls in Devizes.

Extra-close shave for Malmesbury teenager in aunt’s memory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Teenager Tegan Hughes acquired the most severe hairstyle of her life on Tuesday while hundreds of pupils at Malmesbury School cheered her on.

Calne revs up for bikers' bonanza

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Thousands of bike enthusiasts revved through Calne on Saturday for the town’s annual meet.

Hatts Travel closure: Last stop for historic bus firm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Staff at Hatts Travel have spoken of their shock that the 86-year-old family coach firm has crashed, with the loss of 89 jobs.

Hall vandalism leaves Stanton St Quintin nowhere to meet

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A spate of vandalism has left the community of Stanton St Quintin with nowhere to meet.

Hatts Travel closure: Sadness of boss as 89 jobs and 1,000 holidays lost

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Hatts Travel boss Adrian Hillier has blamed a clampdown by banks on overdrafts for the failure of his coach business.

Egg-citing twist for Malmesbury Kite Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Organisers of the fifth Malmesbury Kite Festival this weekend hope they don’t end up with egg on their faces when they introduce a new facet to the event.

Area Board's boost for Avebury fete

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

7:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Marlborough Area Board has given Avebury Day Committee £750 for a village fete, Avebury Cricket Club £1,000 towards a revamp of training nets and Minal play park £4,000 for new play equipment.

Meet firefighters as Devizes hosts Services Day

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:08pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Devizes firefighters are supporting a community event being held at Hillworth Park tomorrow.

Corsham gets £20k budget for youth services next year

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Laura Mayes, cabinet member for Children's Services

6:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Corsham will have a £20,000 budget for youth services next year, under Wiltshire Council’s new community-led model.

Hatts Travel closure: Concern over village services

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Council is proposing major money-saving changes to the Connect2Wiltshire bus services

5:27pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Kate Freeman, of Etchilhampton, who helped set up the pioneering Wigglybus in the Pewsey Vale in 1999 and which is now called Connect2Wiltshire, thanked Hatts for its running of the service.

Hatts Travel closure: Hundreds of would-be holidaymakers lose out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:17pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Hundreds of holidaymakers have been devastated by the collapse of Hatts, which has left them out of pocket and with no trip to look forward to.

Hatts Travel closure: Three operators found to take over routes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Wiltshire Council bosses and administrators have secured a deal to keep bus services running in the wake of the collapse of Hatts Travel.

Dad joins in Devizes Scout’s shave

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Scout Daniel Scott was joined by his dad as they got their heads shaved to raise money for the youngsters to go to the World Jamboree.

Blood disorder kills Colerne soldier who survived bomb blast and tackled Taliban fighter

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Colerne-based soldier who survived a bomb blast and tackled a Taliban fighter while serving in Afghanistan has died from a rare blood disorder.

Life in trenches revealed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN exhibition paying tribute to the soldiers of the Calne area who fought in the First World War will run for another week.

Pewsey coach firm invites Hatts Travel workers to get on board

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Pewsey Vale Coaches is inviting staff made redundant by Hatts Travel to apply for jobs with the company.

Police investigate indecent exposure incidents in Malmesbury

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

12:15pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Police are investigating two incidents of indecent exposure in Malmesbury.

Bishops Cannings vicar will hold vigil to honour sacrifice

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Vicar Canon Robert Bailey is holding a 36-hour vigil to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Walk of protest at Chippenham warehouse bid site

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Cepen Park residents staged a protest against plans for a 15-metre high warehouse with 150 HGV movements, day and night, through Chippenham.

Quiet carriages will stay on our trains, says First Great Western

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A First Great Western train leaving Paddington Station heading towards Swindon

10:22am Thursday 31st July 2014

First Great Western has this morning hit back at claims it is removing quiet carriages from all its trains.

Rowde funeral for Prison Bridge bike crash victim

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:13am Thursday 31st July 2014

The funeral for Charlie Sherman will take place tomorrow in St Matthew’s Church, Rowde, at 10.45am.

Traders revolt over closing street for Marlborough Jazz Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:24am Thursday 31st July 2014

TRADERS in Marlborough say they lost out on thousands of pounds of business as a result of road closures over the jazz festival weekend and want a rethink for next year’s event.

Devizes skaters get in line for prizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes mum-of-four Lucy Wain wants to open an indoor skate park

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

YOUNG skateboarders, inliners and scooter riders are being invited to take part in a junior competition at the RampNation indoor skate park, off London Road in Devizes.

Hatts Travel closure: John Bodman shocked

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

John Bodman only found out that Hatts Travel – the firm which owns Bodman Coaches – was to close three days before staff were told.

Wall wrecked by lorries on sat nav rat run through Little Cheverell

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

HOUSEHOLDER Peregrine Rawlins is calling for action to stop lorries using a single-track road at Little Cheverell as a rat run.

Bid for 'wildlife-friendly' 55-acre solar farm at Castle Combe Race Circuit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Plans are to be submitted for a huge solar farm in the centre of Castle Combe Race Circuit.

Tributes paid to Dyson worker who died in A303 lorry tragedy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Tributes have been paid to Dyson worker Mariola Martin, 53, after she was killed in an horrific accident on Sunday.

Chippenham's Poundland and Costa Coffee shut after ceiling collapse

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Poundland is to open a temporary store in Chippenham after its ceiling caved in last week.

Police appeal after six Wiltshire firms targeted

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

4:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after burglaries between July 19 and 27 at six firms across Wiltshire.

Battle of Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SOLDIERS descended on Marlborough Common to seize the town in a re-enactment of the English Civil War.

Jail sentence of pervert doctor cut from 12 to ten years

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Davinder Jeet Bains was jailed for 12 years

6:08pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Wiltshire doctor who filmed himself sexually abusing female patients with his James Bond-style wristwatch has had his sentence cut from 12 to 10 years on appeal.

Fans have a fine time as sun beats down on Womad festival at the weekend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Womad's clockwork timing impressed the 40,000-strong crowd of revellers gathered in Charlton Park.

Wandering wallaby Wanda sighted in Aldbourne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:35pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wiltshire's wandering wallaby Wanda has made her way to Aldbourne after being on the run for almost a month.

Items found alongside stolen mobility scooter

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Knife raid on Chippenham newsagents

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing the owners of a child’s quad bike and fishing gear that were found with a stolen mobility scooter.

Give us a Chance- Fun for families ... and dogs

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ou can do your bit to help the Gazette’s Give us a chance appeal

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Hundreds turned out in sunny Worton to help raise thousands of pounds more for our Devizes Opportunity Centre appeal.

Driver's senior moment leads to car getting stuck on Kennet and Avon Canal towpath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An elderly man visiting Devizes took a wrong turning in his car and ended up stuck on the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath.

Hector the donkey hurt in second vicious attack

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:19pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A donkey has been slashed across its nose in a second vicious attack on a rescue animal near Yatton Keynell.

Wadworth ends sponsorship of Bath Rugby after four years

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath Rugby ace Matt Banahan and former prop Duncan Bell (back l-r) launch their own brews, Jersey Flyer and Belly Buster, with Wadworth brewer Colin Oke and sales & marketing director Paul Sullivan at the Devizes brewery on Tuesday

1:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wadworth Brewery has announced the end of its sponsorship of Bath Rugby after four years.

Pervert doctor who filmed patients with 'James Bond' watch appeals against jail sentence

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Davinder Jeet Bains admitted sex offences against patients

8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Wiltshire doctor who filmed himself sexually abusing female patients with his James Bond-style wristwatch will appeal against his 12-year jail sentence today.

Changes will mean cleaner streets for Devizes, says Wiltshire councillor

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wiltshire Council highways boss Philip Whitehead says changes to street cleaning will stop duplication and improve the situation for Devizes.





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