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£500k damages for Oaksey businessman whose luxury yacht sank

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:32am Friday 31st October 2014

A onetime tightrope walker turned international businessman has won almost £500,000 damages after his "bespoke" luxury yacht ran aground and sank like a stone while he holidayed in Majorca.

18th century records lost in Bowood blaze drama

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lord Lansdowne has offered to rent two acres of Bowood Estate so the town park at Castlefields can be expanded

8:54am Friday 31st October 2014

Lord Lansdowne was among those who rushed to help when fire ripped through Bowood’s estate office in the early hours on Sunday, destroying irreplaceable records.

Chance to get dancing at Marlborough classes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dirty Dancing comes to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Couples inspired by the moves of the Strictly Come Dancing stars have the chance to learn the waltz, rumba and cha-cha for themselves thanks to a new Ballroom and Latin American class launching in the town.

Rowde village in bloom for war centenary

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

People of all ages have made poppies for a village trail which opened last Thursday to commemorate the First World War.

Devizes band on stage at Corn Exchange two decades after first album released

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:25pm Friday 31st October 2014

Blues/rock band The Hoax play in their home town of Devizes tonight – 20 years to the day from the release of their first album.

Corsham school praised for being among best in test

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

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Holy Trinity Primary School in Great Cheverell has received a letter from the Government commending it on coming in the top two per cent of the country for Year one phonics screening.

Grandson of the man named Pumpkin Joe wins contest he made famous

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

Nathan Hamblin is helping to keep alive the memory of his grandfather who was known as Pumpkin Joe.

Cancer Research gets cash boost thanks to Marlborough's Feast of Food

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

Food lovers helped to raise thousands for Cancer Research UK at the annual Feast of Food on Saturday.

Warmest Halloween on record, says Met Office

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:34pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE record for the warmest Halloween in Britain has been shattered, forecasters say.

'Decoy' police car vandalised

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

2:42pm Friday 31st October 2014

Vandals lashed out at a decoy police car which was in Biddestone to deter speeding motorists.

Rowde school says au revoir to teacher

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

French teacher Jayne Andrews-Wheeler has said au revoir to the school where she has taught for 34 years with a tea party with a Gallic twist.

VIDEO: Spooky Halloween skydive

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

Skydivers took to the Wiltshire skies from the Old Sarum airfield, Salisbury, decked out in Halloween costumes.

Firework displays in north Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Danbury Fireworks

12:41pm Friday 31st October 2014

Firework displays in north Wiltshire include:

Fire service's safety tips for bonfire parties

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: fireworks-9.jpg

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

WITH Bonfire Night fast approaching, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people not to take risks with fireworks.

Top ten tips for keeping your pet safe this Bonfire Night

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:41am Friday 31st October 2014

Pets at Home is offering advice to Wiltshire pet owners to help them keep their dogs, cats and small furries safe during the fireworks season.

Rescued pay tribute to the air ambulance heroes who kept them alive

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:48am Friday 31st October 2014

DAVE HAINES, 32, Stratton, Swindon: Dave Haines had so many broken bones he couldn’t move at all when he awoke in an Intensive Therapy Unit at Bath RUH after an induced coma. “All I could move was my eyes,” he said.

New helicopter will bring major improvement in rescue capabilities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:31am Friday 31st October 2014

The Bell 429 is one of the most advanced light twin helicopters ever developed, with the very latest in-flight technology and trauma care equipment.

Continued generosity vital to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:22am Friday 31st October 2014

It will cost £2.5m a year to keep the new air ambulance operational, compared with £700,000 for the current helicopter.

New helicopter for air medics

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:18am Friday 31st October 2014

Patients rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new £5 million helicopter.

Joy for Chippenham girl as op is moved forward

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

The family of cerebral palsy sufferer Kitty-Boo Cox are celebrating after having her life-changing operation scheduled for almost a year sooner than expected.

Police and Crime Commissioner backs projects to protect Wiltshire women and girls

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire’s Police and Crime commissioner Angus Macpherson

8:49am Friday 31st October 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has spoken of the projects he is backing to protect women and girls across Wiltshire and Swindon.

Plain-clothes police patrols to stop bad behaviour in Devizes

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

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Devizes police have launched an operation to clamp down on shoplifting, drugs and anti-social behaviour in the run-up to Christmas.

Malmesbury man faces trial over ABH claim

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

A Malmesbury man who has admitted carrying out an assault will still face a trial after disputing the circumstances of the incident.

Pub grub to boost Great Bedwyn school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ashley and James Wilsey are refurbishing the Three Tuns	                                                             (39378) PICTURE BY DIANE VOSE

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

The Three Tuns in Great Bedwyn is donating 50p of every children’s meal served to the village pre-school.

Halloween celebrations cost £162 per family, report claims

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Husna Ghani, five, shows off her Halloween costume.

2:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW report claims the average spend on Halloween costumes, sweets, decorations and parties totals £162 per family.

A345 reopens after five vehicle accident

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The A345 at Manningford Bruce has been reopened after an accident involving five vehicles this evening.

Couple tell of terror as arson attack threatens home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUM Sarah Weller has told how her family was forced to flee their home in the early hours after an arson attack destroyed their caravan, shed and two cars.

Future looks good for Calne Environmental Network

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

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE chairman of the Calne Environmental Network is confident the group can continue following a meeting to discuss its future.

Box's spooky brew at Halloween

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A Halloween inspired beer has been created especially by Box Steam Brewery.

Plan lays out vision for future of Pewsey

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ASPIRATIONS for the future of Pewsey have been set out in a Neighbourhood Development Plan validated by Wiltshire Council.

Runners race against clock in Calne race

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The biannual Clock Change Challenge in Calne sold out for the first time on Sunday with 300 runners taking part in the 10k race.

£2.3k watches stolen from department store

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

2:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 25 watches worth more than £2,300 were stolen from Leekes in Melksham last week.

Devizes shocked by bus stop stabbing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

People in Devizes have been shocked by the stabbing of a middle-aged man at a town centre bus stop at 9.30am on Sunday.

Now more important to speak up on Devizes neighbourhood plan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:18pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Devizes Town Council is urging people to have their say on the Devizes area neighbourhood plan following the importance given to it in the Coate Bridge decision.

Jubilant councillor was first to hear Coate Bridge news

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Roundway parish councillor Andy Geddes was the first person in Devizes to receive the news of the Coate Bridge appeal decision.

Baroness feels Chippenham MP will hold on to seat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BARONESS Shirley Williams believes MP Duncan Hames can hold onto his Chippenham seat in next May’s general election.

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - I want EU negotiations to fail so people vote to leave

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Gray MP (11687139)

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Those who believe in ‘ever-closer union’ in Europe (there are precious few of them, most certainly not including me) must be tearing their hair out at recent European events.

Duncan Hames - Join my campaign for a new direct rail service

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duncan Hames MP

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

For several years now – even before my election to Parliament – I have been working with campaigners in Corsham to get the station in the town re-opened.

Claire Perry - Decision on Coate Bridge is a triumph for localism

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Claire Perry MP

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

This week, my postbox brought some very good news for those of us who passionately believe in localism. I received a letter saying that Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has refused to overturn Wiltshire Council’s decision not to grant planning permission for 350 homes at Coate Bridge in Devizes. The proposed development did not conform to the detailed development work in the Devizes area neighbourhood plan. Led by Laura Mayes, Wiltshire councillor for Roundway, many people in the town and at Wiltshire Council have worked for months on both the Wiltshire Core strategy and the more detailed neighbourhood plans. Much work had been done to identify the required land supply and appropriate building sites for badly needed housing in Wiltshire. The issue at stake here was a development proposal that delivered houses on a site not in the local plan, as opposed to building on many more suitable sites.

Minister throws out 350 homes plan for Coate Bridge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

Cabinet minister Eric Pickles is the toast of Devizes this week after it was revealed he stepped in to prevent 350 homes being built on farmland at Coate Bridge.

Cyclist injured after altercation with driver

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:51am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CYCLIST was left with nose injuries after an incident in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Corsham Station campaigners meet Department for Transport officials

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A campaign to re-open Corsham Station has been taken directly to the Department for Transport in London.

Firefighters strike: Union defends action over fireworks weekend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

The Fire Brigades Union is taking four days of strike action this weekend, coinciding with a number of firework displays in Wiltshire, saying that the longest action taken in the dispute so far shows how strongly its members feel.

Rotary Club gets gong for longtime Help for Heroes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett Town has received a medal in recognition of the fundraising efforts they have made for Help For Heroes over the years.

Firm wins top vets training contract

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

VET trainer Improve Interna-tional has fought off national competition to win a major Government contract which will generate new jobs and visitors for Swindon.

Brittox attack: Victim is out of induced coma

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Jason Edwards, who was attacked in the Brittox in September, has this week come out of an induced coma.

Jailed: Man who stabbed former bouncer outside Devizes pub

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: John Lee Turner has been reported missing

9:56am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A man who stabbed a 50-year-old former bouncer outside a Devizes nightspot has been jailed for four years.

Bumper year for strawberry crops in Wiltshire and beyond thanks to long, hot summer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wiltshire strawberry fans have enjoyed the sweet taste of success after the warm weather and long summer brought a large increase in crops growing during 2014.

Police seek L-plate motorcyclist after Volvo driver punched in Chippenham

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

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police want to speak to L-plate motorcyclist after a driver in Chippenham was assaulted.

Have you got what it takes to become a Wiltshire 'special'?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Anyone who thinks they may have what its got to become a special constable, who can commit at least 16 hours a month, is invited to an awareness evening on Wednesday, November 12.


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