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Market Lavington teen climbs three peaks

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

7:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Teenager Oliver Bird has raised more than £1,000 for charity by completing the Three Peaks Challenge.

Mystery over fate of Pear Tree Inn as celebrity chef Marco 'walks away'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marco Pierre White

6:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Mystery surrounds the future of The Pear Tree Inn owned by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, with it appearing that he is about to sell the Whitley eatery.

Fun as Devizes park is packed out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

RAIN didn’t stop play as people turned out in droves for Devizes Carnival’s opening event, Picnic in the Park, at Hillworth Park on Sunday.

New Wiltshire website to help in search for work

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jane Scott

5:39pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Residents looking to enter the job market have received a boost through a new website from Wiltshire Council.

Three taken to hospital after carriage of Longleat train overturns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A fire crew from Westbury and a crew from Warminster went to Longleat Safari Park today, after the rear carriage of the park’s railway train overturned this afternoon.

Judo medallist joins Devizes Camp Xtra

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Commonwealth silver medallist Tom Reed returned to his old school on Friday to help inspire the next generation of young athletes.

Wiltshire police invite you to keep in touch

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW initiative aimed at tackling crime and anti-social behaviour while also keeping the public abreast of police matters in their area was launched in Malmesbury and Pewsey this week.

Man on bail for drunken hammer attack jailed after taxi incident

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

8:20am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A thug who knocked a man unconscious after following him in a taxi from Chippenham to Melksham has been jailed for 14 months.

Wounding trial: Former Devizes bouncer denies knife was his

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:08am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A former bouncer who says he was stabbed outside a Devizes pub told a jury how he saw Lee Turner, 26, reach for his back pocket as they fought in the street.

Work on new outdoor Devizes skate park under way

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Huzzey, Sue Huzzey and Aaron Marlow with plans for the skate park

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Work on the new outdoor Devizes skate park at the sports pitches at Green Lane is under way.

Corsham teenager aces A-levels in spite of dad’s death the day before final exam

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The mother of Corsham School A-level pupil Emma Simonsen has spoken of her pride in her daughter after she gained top results despite the death of her father the day before her last exam.

New study into effects of shift working on police in Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

5:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A study into the effects that shift working has on police in Wiltshire was launched by Wiltshire Police Federation -  the staff association that represents rank and file police officers - today.

Devizes MP under pressure to defend soaring train fares

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes MP Claire Perry at Pewsey station this morning

5:52pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Devizes MP Claire Perry was under pressure this week in her role as transport minister to defend soaring train fares.

Miniature railway to run at Bulkington on bank holiday

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

7:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The Great Bulkington Railway will be open to the public for train rides on Monday from 1-4.30pm.

Family conducts itself well

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury Abbey

7:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE will be a distinct family flavour at a choral concert at Malmesbury Abbey on Saturday evening.

Calne nursery to stay shut for weeks as police investigation continues

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Little Angels Nursery in Calne will remain closed at least until September 25 as police carry out an investigation.

Wall of Remembrance crosses make moving display in Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:09pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Ten thousand crosses have gone on display as part of a Wall of Remembrance to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and commemorate the soldiers who died.

Giant attractions at Devizes International Street Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:23am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Thousands of people are expected to be in Devizes for the free International Street Festival on Sunday and Monday.

Police dog charity takes part in Emergency Services Show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:11am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A charity to help police dogs, founded using funding from the Emergency Services Show, will be taking part in this year’s event at Hullavington airfield on Sunday, September 7.

Dress as heroes to raise case for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: New trustees for air ambulance

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is calling on schools, workplaces and community groups across the county to take part in Air Ambulance Week by dressing up as their heroes to raise money.

Wiltshire Police staff member quit over inappropriate Facebook post

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wilshire Police HQ in Devizes

12:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MEMBER of Wiltshire Police staff resigned after he or she made an inappropriate post on the force's official Facebook site, it has been revealed.

Bid to convert 'redundant' Allington barn to home

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

8:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Pewsey Vale farmer Richard Oram has applied for planning permission to convert a barn into a home.

Box Rocks music festival ready to celebrate 21 years

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Musicians from  the WhatFlag band perform on stage during the Box Rocks music festival.

11:51am Monday 18th August 2014

Box Rocks music festival comes of age this bank holiday weekend when it celebrates its 21st birthday with organisers hoping to raise plenty of money.

Nine puppies rescued by police after running into road at Seend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:33pm Monday 18th August 2014

Nine puppies were rescued by police after escaping from their home and running into the middle of a busy road at Seend.

Man stabbed former Devizes pub worker after being thrown out of Crown, jury told

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:17pm Monday 18th August 2014

A man stabbed a former Devizes pub worker after he was thrown out for being aggressive towards his girlfriend, a jury has been told.

Sign up for free messages about policing and crime in Malmesbury, Pewsey and Warminster

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson (3849569)

12:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

People in Malmesbury, Pewsey and Warminster can now sign up for free messages - by email, text and voicemail - about policing and crime matters in their area by joining Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messaging.

Stepping back in time to see Lacock at War

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:18pm Monday 18th August 2014

Thousands took at step back in time when they attended Lacock at War.

Jailed for nine years: Calne alcoholic, 61, who molested toddler while on bail

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

5:35pm Monday 18th August 2014

An alcoholic man aged 61 who molested a three-year-old girl while on bail for breaking into a neighbour's house with intent to commit a sex act has been jailed for nine years.

Zephyr detectives arrest courier fraudsters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:55pm Monday 18th August 2014

DETECTIVES swooped to make dawn arrests in London today as part of an investigation into a £1m courier fraud investigation.

Funeral date set for popular biker and campsite manager

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:45pm Monday 18th August 2014

The funeral of campsite manager Sam Walden, who died in a motorcycle accident in Belgium, is to be held at the West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington, on Friday, August 29, at 3.15pm.

Young people prove their artistic talents at the Old Potato Yard near Devizes

12:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

SIX young people joined a week-long art course near Devizes and gained a qualification.

Hospital trust acts on violence against staff with new Respect Us campaign

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:15am Monday 18th August 2014

With more than 230 staff reporting being assaulted between April 2013 and March this year, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is clamping down on assaults against staff.

Check bank holiday weekend rail journey times and routes, says First Great Western

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A First Great Western High Speed Train

10:51am Monday 18th August 2014

First Great Western is encouraging customers travelling over the Bank Holiday weekend to check journey times and routes.

Backing for traffic ban at Devizes rat run

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:47am Monday 18th August 2014

Town councillors have backed residents living in Rotherstone in seeking a ban on traffic using the road.

Police plea after washing machine stolen from outside Marlborough home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PCSO Mark Braithwaite says after eight years on the job you can spot the tell-tale signs

5:30am Monday 18th August 2014

Police are appealing for information after a washing machine was stolen from a property in Marlborough.

Circus owner's special appearance at Marlborough book shop

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nell Gifford

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Circus owner Nell Gifford will be making a special appearance at the White Horse Book Shop in Marlborough to celebrate the launch of a new book club.

Ofsted shut Calne nursery as police arrest woman, 37

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:07pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Little Angels Nursery in Calne has been closed as police carry out an investigation.

Feast of funds in Devizes for a good cause

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A charity lunch at the Bear Hotel in Devizes raised £535 for the Soldiering On Through Life Trust, which supports military heroes through their life.

Younger generation of Lions in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A new club for young people – Devizes Leo Club – has been founded by Devizes Lions.

Marlborough's hospitality for Japanese visitors

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Japanese students got a taste of English life on a visit to Marlborough.

No signs of flagging at Royal Wootton Bassett twin visit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Aparty of around 40 people from Royal Wootton Bassett enjoyed a memorable long weekend as guests of families in Blain.

Devizes pair go the extra mile

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

TWO Devizes men rode 210 miles to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

Memorial for Spitfire pilots who died over Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Several hundred people are expected to join military top brass and civic leaders in a Wiltshire village for a poignant ceremony to mark the deaths of two young Spitfire pilots 73 years ago.

Life-saving flight by air ambulance for Worton heart attack victim

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Wiltshire Air Ambulance

12:20pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A heart attack victim was airlifted from Worton for life-saving cardaic surgery to the Bristol Heart Institute by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance yesterday morning.

MP delighted by big fall in Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: MP Duncan Hames is delighted

12:01pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in the Chippenham constituency has fallen by nearly a third in the past year - its biggest 12-month drop since records begin in 2007.

Longer hours at Morrisons

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: BANNED: Morrisons has had an advert for its burgers barred

11:57am Sunday 17th August 2014

Morrisons supermarket in Devizes has extended its opening times.

Chippenham teenager’s new rein on life

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Schoolboy Luke McGlinchey struggles to concentrate in the classroom but has found his niche out in the paddocks.

Archbishop's Malmesbury visit to baptise worshippers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury will perform traditional “dunking” baptisms at Malmesbury Abbey, in what has been described as “a genuine once-in-a-lifetime community occasion.”

No to home because of local plan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Wiltshire councillors have refused planning permission for a house to be built in Urchfont but expressed sympathy with the applicant.

Zena Robson - A great year for flowering plants

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

My Jasminum x stephanense was fabulous this year – absolutely festooned with pale pink fragrant flowers that wafted their scent in the early morning and late evenings.





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