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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.

Biggest ever review of car parking to be started by Wiltshire Council

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

The biggest review of parking ever undertaken in Wiltshire will start on Monday as people across the county are consulted.

£5.5m earmarked for possible merger of Wiltshire and Dorset fire services

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Government has earmarked £5.54 million to support a potential combination of Wiltshire and Dorset Fire & Rescue Services.

Wiltshire firefighters face wall of flames at Rowde

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

A wall of flames met the first fire crew from Devizes as it arrived the battle a blaze a West End Farm, Rowde this morning.

Stonehenge parachute jump launches Wiltshire's Poppy Appeal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Wiltshire's Poppy Appeal was launched today with a parachute jump at Stonehenge.

Wiltshire to miss worst of Hurricane Gonzalo 'tail' but take extra care on roads

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

Wiltshire is forecast to miss the worst of the gale force winds and heavy rain which Hurricane Gonzalo will bring to the north of Britain but there has been a warning to take extra care on the roads tomorrow morning.

Playing in Bromham mum’s memory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Music lover Richard Benham is to stage a gig to raise money for Dorothy House in memory of his mother.

Store’s Jurassic lark for shoppers in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Dave the giant dinosaur has become the star attraction at a new shop that makes the most of recycled objects to create original gifts and clothes.

Ex-Corsham swimmer attains a personal record

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Pool star Stephanie Millward has told how she fought back from the depths of despair to become a five-time Paralympic medallist.

Bench tribute to Malmesbury firefighters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Two former Malmesbury firefighters, who between them served the brigade for 58 years, have been honoured by colleagues who commissioned an ornate bench in their memory.

Royal Wootton Bassett repatriations in spotlight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Playwright Neil Walker’s debut project inspired by Royal Wootton Bassett residents’ experiences during the repatriations will be brought to stage next month.

Talk at Royal Wootton Bassett of baby’s survival in Nazi camps

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Eva Clarke, who was born in a concentration camp, was guest speaker at an open meeting at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy last Wednesday.

Cape Town teacher pays a visit to Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy’s link with Malibu High School in Cape Town was strengthened this month with the visit of Cathy Adams, who teaches English at the South African school.

Wiltshire Cubs enjoy active time at camp

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Wiltshire West Cubs and 6th Devizes Cubs spent a recent weekend taking part in an activity/challenge camp at the PGL centre at Liddington, near Swindon.

Trophy for services at Aldbourne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Aldbourne Village Stores is a hub of the community and the hard work of owners Sue and Mark Rendell has been recognised with a Community First award.

Burbage pupils hatch a school project

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Plucky pupils at Burbage Primary School have taken delivery of half a dozen eggs laid by their pet chickens.

Shops anger at Corsham as railings put stop to free parking

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Metal railings put up around the Corsham Mansion House are angering residents and businesses.

Cash saved in Wiltshire by leaving car behind

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sharon Brentnall, Sustrans Bike It officer

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

People who were challenged to walk, cycle and use public transport to get to work have collectively saved almost £9,000.

Vote for canal trust to win slice of £150,000

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ken Oliver ( Chief Executive of Wilts & Berks Canal Trust).

11:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A Chippenham charity is in with a chance to win a slice of £150,000 as part of Yorkshire Building Society’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Devizes lights event needs space for lanterns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PARADE: Hundreds of children carry their lanterns to kick-off Oxford's Christmas festivities

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Organisers of the Devizes Christmas lights switch-on are desperately trying to find a space where big lanterns can be made, with only a few weeks to go before the event.

Farming Diary - Machines and herd moving on

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

The line on the barograph took a sudden dive at the beginning of the week, seemingly awakening from its recent becalmed state.

Zena Robson, Woodborough Garden Centre - Call in troops to fight off baddies

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

If you have patches in your lawn that are looking pale and sick for no apparent reason, it may be there are some bad guys down there munching away at the roots.

Mildenhall pride in award win

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Villagers celebrated as Mildenhall received its Wiltshire’s Best Kept Medium Village award from the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire on Sunday.

My Word, by Don Jones, of CAMRA - Names will never hurt me

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Quite unusually for me, I found myself standing at a bar the other night. As I was waiting to be served, another chap came in and stood not far away.

Pupils teach IT expertise

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

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Internet-savvy students at The Corsham School will become teachers to share their IT skills with the community. Eighteen sixth-form pupils volunteer to help the new IT club at Corsham’s Springfield Community Campus.

Cash splash on Corston's ailing pond

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Steps are being taken to revive an ailing wildlife oasis and popular beauty spot often used to give schoolchildren a taste of nature.

Wiltshire's new shoebox Santa sets 30,000 target

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Operation Christmas Child is just around the corner and the new area co-ordinator for Wiltshire, Steve Lloyd, is hoping 30,000 boxes will be packed.

Roof work at Market Lavington led to historic home fire

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

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A fire which caused extensive damage to a period home in Market Lavington was caused by a build up of heat when work was carried out on a roof of neighbouring property say firefighters.

Calne teens on top of the world

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Teenager Caitlin Dutton says cycling around Europe’s tallest mountain has taught her how to apply her determination and focus in a new, positive way.

Stanton St Quintin hall to be fixed as police trace vandals

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Villagers in Stanton St Quintin can finally restore their hall after a police blitz on vandalism.

Malmesbury pupils plan Tower flowers tribute

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Students at Malmesbury School are immersing themselves in events of 100 years ago, with projects to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Parachutes will launch Wiltshire poppy event

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The 2014 Wiltshire Poppy Appeal will be launched on Monday, with a parachute jump from The Royal British Legion’s Jump4Heroes at Stonehenge.

Characters go to Cherhill school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Cherhill Primary School celebrated its book week last week with a series of events to celebrate the love of reading.

Chance to see Corsham campus possibilities

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

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Youngsters in Corsham are being invited to get a taste of what facilities the new Springfield Community Campus has to offer.

Wiltshire Council to broadcast meetings live on internet

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:17am Friday 17th October 2014

Full council meetings at Wiltshire Council will be broadcast live on the internet for the first time from next week.

Developer wins in Calne 125-home appeal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Calne Town Council has voted to increase its precept by 2.39 per cent, but the amount the average household pays in council tax will remain at £3.80 per week

10:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A Government inspector has given outline planning permission for 125 homes near Abberd Lane in Calne.

Mildenhall loves a good yarn

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A tree in Mildenhall has been given a colourful woolly makeover by the village’s new WI group.

Lost Budda found in Calne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Police in Calne are seeking to reunite this Thai Buddha statue with its owner.

Traffic concerns to fore over plans for 220 homes in Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:23pm Friday 17th October 2014

People in Marlborough are concerned that plans for up to 220 new homes and a hotel on land off Salisbury Road would cause more traffic woes for the town.

Employment land at Royal Wootton Bassett to become housing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Plans to build 68 homes on land earmarked for employment in Royal Wootton Bassett have been approved despite objections.

History talk at Marlborough on Shackleton

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Explorer dodges iceberg on Antarctic expedition

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Public speaker Rob Caskie is giving a talk at St John’s in Marlborough in an event organised by three sixth form students.

Oaksey youth club’s come of age

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Big-hearted John Assheton never had children, so some of the money he would have spent on them went into launching a charitable trust to improve facilities in the village he grew to love.

Homes opponents fear overcrowding at Sutton Benger

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Sutton Benger residents have set up a working group to oppose plans for 60 homes on greenfield land.

Devizes man running to build a well

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Fundraising for a well in a Gambian village will take a step forward on Sunday when dad-of-two Paul Buckingham runs the Devizes Half Marathon.

Trowbridge family pub party at East Chisenbury for 90th

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Great-grandmother Joan Little celebrated her 90th birthday with her identical twin sister last Saturday by returning to the pub their family used to own.

Wiltshire planning meetings change is criticised

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

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A move to hold planning meetings for North Wiltshire to afternoons has been criticised for not giving people a chance to attend them.

Appeal over nine Heddington homes is dismissed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

An appeal over plans to demolish industrial buildings and build nine homes in Heddington has been rejected by a Government inspector.


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