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Major improvements to A350 starting soon

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A £2.7m scheme to improve traffic flow on the congested A350, north of Chippenham, starts later this month.

Box landscaped gardens open

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Eight acres of landscaped gardens in Box will be open to visitors on Wednesday, April 23.

Company vows to work with people worried by effect of road closures in Grittleton area

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The bridge repair work at Dauntsey Lock and

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Network Rail is placing a liaison officer in County Hall in Trowbridge after coming under fire for disruption caused by electrification work in Wiltshire.

Chippenham father’s goal to help his son walk

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left, Paul Rumming, Gary Harris, Ollie Baker and Stephen Baker and

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Father-of-two Stephen Baker will tackle a four-day cycle ride from London to Paris to raise money for his youngest son Ollie, who needs an operation to help him walk.

Grants given out to groups

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

MORE than £3,500 has been awarded to nine local causes by Corsham Town Council.

Police appeal for witnesses after body found in canal at Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The scene of this morning's discovery

1:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the body of a 44-year-old man was discovered in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes this morning.

Marlborough pupils’ work sold in book

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

POEMS and stories by more than 100 young Marlborough writers have been published in a book.

Gastard village granted audience with the council

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Committee members John Varney and Debbie Anstis, front, with Allan Swain and Mike Holt in Gastard Village Hall

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A Crucial £10,000 grant to the Gastard Village Hall restoration appeal was the highlight of Corsham Town Council’s first meeting on the road on Monday.

Calne beauty finalist’s hopes for charity

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Miss Wiltshire finalist Annaleaz Dolman

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Miss Wiltshire finalist Annaleaz Dolman, from Calne, will raise money for the pageant’s charity Beauty with a Purpose during an event on April 18.

DW canoeists make swift get away after race delay

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Competitors get off to a flying start on the Kennet and Avon

10:54am Friday 18th April 2014

Competitiors in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race were champing at the bit to get away from Devizes Wharf this morning after the start was delayed because of the discovery of a body in the canal.

Police investigation launched after body found in Devizes canal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police carry the body from the water

10:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A police investigation is underway after the body of a man was discovered in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes this morning.

Motorcyclist airlifted after crash in Calne

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

10:05am Friday 18th April 2014

A man in his 30s riding a motorcycle along Porte Marsh Road in Calne was airlifted to hospital on Wednesday at 5.14pm after an accident involving a car.

New deputy mayor wins Calne council vote

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: New deputy mayor wins Calne council vote

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Calne town councillor Howard Marshall was voted in as deputy mayor for 2014/15 on Monday.

Ducklings live the high life in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sue Reed keeps a weather eye out on her brood

9:27am Friday 18th April 2014

These 17 ducklings have spent the first week of their lives being pampered by the Reed family in Chippenham.

Pampering for hospice with Marlborough fashion show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Amateur models took to the catwalk in Marlborough to raise money for Dorothy House

9:13am Friday 18th April 2014

A day of pampering and fashion helped raise money for Dorothy House at Marlborough Town Hall on Sunday.

Breaking news DW canoeists wait for go-ahead as police investigate body in canal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police carry the body from the water

8:53am Friday 18th April 2014

The start of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race has been delayed after a man's body was found in the canal, 100 metres from the start line.

Breaking news Discovery of body delays start of Devizes to Westminster canoe race

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

8:05am Friday 18th April 2014

The start of the Devizes to Westmister canoe race has been delayed after the body of a man was found 100 metres from the start line at Devizes Wharf.

Last ditch investment to save Chippenham town’s cinema

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Manager Jeremy Hancock outside the revamped Astoria Cinema

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The boss of Chippen-ham’s ageing cinema says a £250,000 investment will help stave off the threat of new multiplexes and keep it open.

Wiltshire's wind farm proximity policy blown away

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rowena Quantrill and Sophy Fearnley-Whittingstall, of the Clean Energy Alliance, have welcomed a ruling that a council could not impose a 1.2km separation distance between wind turbines and homes

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Green energy campaigners are celebrating after the inspector ordered Wiltshire Council to delete its policy on wind farms from the Core Strategy.

Cathedral’s popular Director of Music to give organ recital

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Salisbury City Race 2013

8:22am Friday 18th April 2014

David Halls, Salisbury Cathedral’s Director of Music, gives the second recital in this year’s organ recital series on the Cathedral’s Famous Father Willis organ on Wednesday 30 April at 7.30pm, performing the exciting programme he recently recorded with Priory Records on the organ at St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate, where he had been Assistant Organist for a few years before attending university. It includes works by English, French, German and Spanish composers dating from the 17th century through to the present day.

Wiltshire's bluebells flowering much earlier than last year, says Woodland Trust

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A good showing of bluebells in West Wood, Lockeridge, in 2012

12:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Bluebells are flowering much earlier than in last year's cold spring, with peak displays expected in time for Easter, the Woodland Trust said today.

Devizes choir will sing out to aid charity

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

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

silver-haired songsters in Devizes will be raising money for a good cause when they perform a concert in the Corn Exchange next week.

Coffee fans’ double shot in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Market Place Costa staff with Mayor Pete Smith and manager Matt Coulthard, right of the mayor                    (VS289) By VICKY SCIPIO

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The boss of Costa Coffee is confident Devizes can sustain two shops.

Inquiry ends with a note of caution

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

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Opponents of Mactaggart and Mickel’s proposed 350-home development on the outskirts of Devizes say it should not go ahead as it will increase traffic congestion and air pollution.

Come forward, war animals wreath layer told

4:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Devizes Royal British Legion is appealing for a mystery wreath layer to join them on Remembrance Sunday.

Sixties stars will play gig at Devizes blues club

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The hit 1960s band The Move, best known for numbers like I Can Hear The Grass Grow and Flowers In The Rain, are bound for Devizes this month.

Devizes goes bananas for Fairtrade

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Peter Tolhurst, co-ordinator Antonia Tolhurst, Jasper Selwyn, mayor Pete Smith and Sonia Smith                     (VS290) By VICKY SCIPIO

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DEVIZES built on its reputation as one of the first Fairtrade towns in Wiltshire with a produce fair at the Corn Exchange on Saturday.

Book lovers wanted for new Corsham library

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

2:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corsham library is looking to recruit book-loving volunteers as it prepares to move into a new modern home as part of the town's new community campus.

Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

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

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Dwindling stall numbers and the loss of vegetable producers have forced the monthly Corsham Farmers’ Market to close.

Suspended jail sentence for three-strikes Royal Wootton Bassett burglar

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

1:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A three-strikes burglar who was caught when he tried to sell stolen furniture to a friend of the victim has walked free from court.

Ex-national player forms team to cycle America in youngster’s memory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: from left, James Fuller, Dave Shephard, Jeffrey Thomas, Martyn Grant and John Hall

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Former England and Bath rugby star John Hall is hoping his competitive spirit serves him well this summer when he leads a team of Corsham cyclists on a gruelling race across America.

Derry Hill are home’s high praise

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kingston House

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Derry Hill care home manager Carol Grainger won recognition for her dedication and hard work at an awards ceremony held at The Oval in London on March 25.

Devizes choir sings out for fifth anniversary

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Urchfont Scarecrow Festival committee members, from left, Frances Wood, Rob Pendry, Jean Thomas, Keith Brockie and June Turnbull prepare for the festival with some of last year’s creations

12:44pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Devizes choir, which welcomes all singers regardless of previous experience, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a three-day visit to twin town Waiblingen.

Devizes mum will have head shaved to raise cash and face her own condition

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

12:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Devizes mum Anita Gidley, whose son Reece was more than a year old before he was allowed home from hospital, still misses the special relationship she had with staff and parents at Devizes Opportunity Centre.

The family fun day for our Give Us A Chance appeal finds a bigger venue

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

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The family fun day planned for July 26 to raise money for our Give Us A Chance appeal has become so big it has found a new venue.

Approved, controversial plan for 750 homes on Chippenham green field site

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Approved, controversial plan for 750 homes on Chippenham green field site

12:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A controversial development of 750 houses on a site in Northern Chippenham, mainly of undeveloped green fields, was approved in principle at a Wiltshire Council strategic planning meeting yesterday.

Win a £1,000 stay in Jane Austen's former home in Bath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jane Austen's former house in Bath

11:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

A fantastic luxury mid-week break in Jane Austen’s Bath house is a star prize being offered by Wiltshire's Sales Coaching Solutions at one of the south west’s leading business exhibitions.

Body of man, 40, found by dog walker in Melksham

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

10:13am Thursday 17th April 2014

The body of a 40-year-old man was discovered by a dog walker in a field in Melksham last Thursday.

Case of Poppy Appeal collection box theft from Devizes' Bear Hotel fails

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marcus Pocock

10:06am Thursday 17th April 2014

A man alleged to have stolen a Poppy Appeal collection box from the Bear Hotel in Devizes during Remembrance Week last year has had the case against him dropped after he failed to turn up for his trial.

Ready for scarecrow Urchfont show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left are Harry, Mike and Will Noel-Smith with their bicycles                    (DV1229) By Diane Vose

10:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

Residents of Urchfont are putting the finishing touches to their creations for the annual scarecrow festival.

We'll appeal against refusal of 80-hectare Melksham solar farm, say developers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Members of different groups including Clean Energy Alliance at County Hall, Trowbridge, to support plans for a solar farm near Melksham

9:33am Thursday 17th April 2014

The developers behind plans for a major solar farm near Melksham say they will appeal against Wiltshire Council’s decision to reject planning permission.

Rowde farmer will increase educational visits once barn refurbished

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Braeside educational centre in Devizes

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Rowde farmer John Butler hopes to increase his educational work, if he gets consent to refurbish a barn.

Police appeal after Calne cat shot with airgun

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

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Calne police are looking for the person who shot a four-year-old ginger cat called Poppy with an airgun pellet late on March 29 in the Wessington Park area.

13 jobs to be created when new Screwfix store opens in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Staff prepare for the opening of a Screwfix DIY on Hopton Park industrial estate next week which will create 13 jobs

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

The opening of a new Screwfix DIY on Hopton Park industrial estate next week will create 13 jobs.

Frogs and squirrels regularly seen in west gardens, finds RSPB survey

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A common frog in a garden by Matthew Hazleton. SP.

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

Almost half of people in the south west see frogs in their gardens regularly, according to the second round of results from the world’s biggest wildlife survey, run by the RSPB.

Two women convicted of harassment after putting up 'cheat' posters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Christine Lynch

5:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TWO women have been convicted of harassment for putting up posters in Royal Wootton Bassett containing a series of derogatory assertions about a retired teacher.

Friends pitch in to Chippenham help boy walk again

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Comedian Russell Howard pays a surprise visit to fan Ben Conolly at Bristol Children’s Hospital

12:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Friends of a paralysed 16-year-old will take to the pitch and raise funds to help the football fan walk again.

Royal Wootton Bassett author reading his take on Easter story in Trafalgar Square

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Martin Coleman who has written his take on the Easter story for the Bible Society

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

AUTHOR Martin Coleman will be reading his take on the Easter story in front of 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square tomorrow.

Pink Floyd musician in kitchen for cake auction at charity garden party

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Duchess of Cornwall with Nick and Annette Mason at last year’s Middlewick event

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PINK Floyd drummer Nick Mason will beat cake batter, ahead of a charity auction in a garden party at his home in Corsham, to raise money for two Wiltshire causes.

80-hectare solar farm bid thrown out by Wiltshire councillors

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: How the solar panels would look - with plenty of room for sheep to graze beneath

3:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Plans for an 80-hectare solar farm on Sandridge Hill, east of Melksham, were thrown out by Wiltshire Council’s planners today in a vote of seven against and four for the development.





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