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  • ELECTION: Turnout announced in the Blunsdon and Highworth by-election

    THE voter turnout in the Blunsdon and Highworth by-election is 32.56 per cent, which is average for a local election read more

  • ELECTION: All the ballot boxes arrive at count centres

    ALL the ballot boxes for the police and crime commissioner election and the Blunsdon and Highworth by-election have now arrived at the count centres. read more

  • Election: Polls close in police and crime commissioner and by-election The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Election: Polls close in police and crime commissioner and by-election

    THE polling stations have now closed in the Wiltshire police and crime commissioner and Blunsdon and Highworth by-election. read more

  • Cloister plan goes on show

    There will be an opportunity to view the plans for the cloister-style extension at St Mary’s Church in Devizes on Saturday. read more

  • Science comes to life for Wiltshire College students

    Aspiring scientists took part in experiments and got a chance to look over a racing car from Castle Combe last week. read more

  • WESSEX LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Venomous Vale strike right notes in front of goal

    PEWSEY Vale manager Lewis Taylor says simple hard work has been the catalyst for his side’s imperious recent form. read more

  • ANGLING: Robin the top guy at Horton

    WEIGHTS were down in Sunday’s Wilts Angling match on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Horton. read more

  • MP welcomes rail line improvement analysis

    MP for Devizes, Claire Perry, welcomed the news that electrification of the rail line west of Newbury would be investigated. read more

  • TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Draw with leaders lifts Town spirits after thrashing

    DEVIZES Town assistant manager Justin Webster is confident that his side has what it takes to notch up positive results in the Toolstation League First Division after an up and down week at Nursteed Road. read more

  • Power cuts ruin freezers at Pewsey store The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Susan Connolly

    A Pewsey mini-market lost hundreds of pounds in stock when a power cut ruined food chillers. read more

  • HELLENIC LEAGUE DIVISION ONE WEST: Turner digs in for the long fight The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wootton Bassett Town's Matt Bown tangles with Brimscombe & Thrupp last weekend

    DAVE Turner reckons the Hellenic League Division One West title race is no simple two-horse race between his side and Brimscombe & Thrupp. read more

  • Marlborough jewellery shop displays gems worn by Elizabeth Taylor The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Elizabeth Taylor

    Diamond and pearl ear drops and a diamond and platinum watch worn by Holly-wood icon Elizabeth Taylor are on display in Marlborough. read more

  • SKELETON BOB: Testing times, but Shelley looks ahead The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Shelley Rudman completes her first run in Calgary on her way to winning her first World Cup title

    SHELLEY Rudman has revealed how she is balancing short-term pain with long-term gain after finishing seventh in the opening round of the FIBT Skeleton World Cup series. read more

  • Caffè Nero manager fears positions will be lost if notice upheld The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Caffè Nero in Marlborough

    Six jobs stand to be lost if a public inquiry into Caffè Nero opening in Marlborough without planning permission upholds an enforcement notice issued by Wiltshire Council this week. read more

  • Last queen for Devizes Carnival

    The position of Devizes Carnival Queen has become a thing of the past after the organising committee voted last week to end the 80-year tradition. read more

  • BOWLS: Progress for North Wilts Ladies

    NORTH WILTS Ladies B side are through to the third round of the Over 60s women’s double rinks competition. read more

  • Afflicted ex-footballer gets new extension

    Former soccer player Tristan Marsh, who is crippled by a rare illness, has moved into a new extension at his home. read more

  • Margaret Eileen Rice (deceased)

    Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 184 Sheldon Road Chippenham Wiltshire, who died on 22/09/2012, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 25/01/2013, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. read more

  • Sibyl Violet Jane Bye (deceased)

    Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 9 Hastings Road Corsham Wiltshire SN13 9HQ, who died on 03/06/2012, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 25/01/2013, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. read more

  • Mona Linda Painter (deceased)

    Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of The Cedars High Street Purton Wiltshire SN5 4AF, who died on 15/10/2012, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 25/01/2013, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. read more

  • Children in need fundraisers tomorrow The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pudsey Bear

    Among the fundraising events tomorrow are: read more

  • Seven-year-old Grace’s very own fair nets £300 for Children in Need The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: EARLY START: Seven-year-old Grace Canfield from Devizes with Devizes Mayor and Mayoress Kelvin and Pam Nash

    Schoolgirl Grace Canfield was quick off the mark in raising money for Children in Need, whose main sponsorship drive gets underway in earnest tomorrow. The seven-year-old, of Potterne Road, Devizes, organised her own fair at the skittle alley at the Southgate Inn on Saturday and it raised more than £300 for the fund. Family and friends helped make cakes and about 30 children attended in fancy dress while the Southgate provided free lollies and supermarkets donated prizes. Sarah Canfield, Grace’s mum, said: “Grace was absolutely delighted with how it went. She was really surprised and shocked at how many people came along. The children were all dressed up and incredibly excited. Grace would like to thank everyone who attended, supported and donated.” Among those who attended where Devizes Mayor and Mayoress Kelvin and Pam Nash, who chose the winners of the fancy dress. Fancy dress will undoubtedly be the theme for tomorrow, with many Pudsey supporters opting to don brightly coloured, spotty clothes to match his own attire. Schools across the region are holding mufti days to raise funds while office and factory workers are also getting in the spirit of the occasion, wearing wacky clothing. Chippenham Mayor Andy Phillips is going to be rolling up his trouser legs for the cause. At noon tomorrow he is going to have his legs waxed at his local One Stop shop in Sheldon Road. He said: “I must have had a brainstorm. I walked in one day and the lady in the shop suggested I have my legs waxed. I’m more than happy to help out for charity. Children in Need is a great cause. “I am looking forward to it with anticipation if not trepidation. I’ve never had it done before. I’m not worried about it, if it hurts, it hurts. It won’t last for long.” Staff at the Department for Work and Pensions in Chippenham are doing their bit for Children in Need. Their sports and social and well-being committees have organised a fun family event at the Air Dome Club, Bristol Road, Chippenham, tomorrow night. Teams will be competing on an inflatable obstacle course as part of an It’s a Knockout-type challenge. Students at Pewsey Vale School will be throwing themselves into the fundraising with a variety of events that will see year 11 student Dan Eyles relieved of his flowing locks, with two teachers wielding the scissors. Those students who want to see Dan losing his hair on stage in the school hall will have to pay, with the money going towards the school’s Children in Need donation. Other events at the Pewsey school tomorrow will include students playing a giant game of Twister; selling cakes they have made themselves and dressing up as their favourite character, celebrity or hero. Other fundraising activities will include nail painting and a library treasure hunt. read more

  • Female parking officer is left cowering after driver erupts over ticket in Chippenham

    A traffic warden was forced to take refuge behind two parked cars after a driver blew his top when she gave him a parking ticket in Chippenham. read more

  • Leslie William Charles Fortune

    In Loving Memory of Leslie William Charles FORTUNE November 14, 1982 Silent memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year. Beautiful memories woven in gold, This is the picture we tenderly hold. Out of our lives you may be gone, But in our hearts you still live on. Always in our hearts never forgotten. All our love your wife Vera, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren xxxxxxxxxx read more

  • Dauntsey’s School head speaks out about road after pupil is left in critical condition The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dauntsey’s School head Mark Lascelles

    Calls have been made for improvements to the A360 near Littleton Panell after a crash that left a 13-year-old boy fighting for his life and his mum in hospital. read more

  • Apology in advance of Devizes roadworks

    Wiltshire Council is carrying out repairs to two roads in Devizes next week. read more

  • Suspended Wiltshire councillor quits Tories The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire councillor Chris Humphries

    One of Wiltshire Conservatives' longest serving councillors Chris Humphries who represents Aldbourne and Ramsbury quit the party last night in a surprise move following his suspension for three months over controversial comments he was said to have made to a female officer. read more

  • County goes to the polls to elect new Police and Crime Commissioner

    The polls are open across Wiltshire today as the county goes to the polls to elect the county’s first Police and Crime Commissioner. read more

  • Explorer and wounded soldiers get set to leave for Antarctic expedition The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: READY:The Prince of Wales,meets injured Dragoons L/Cpl Nick Webb, Cpl Robert Harmer and Capt Adam Crookshank.

    Explorer David Hempleman-Adams will set off on Saturday on an expedition including three wounded soldiers on a charity trek to the South Pole. read more

  • A barrier to progression in Devizes

    Town councillor Sue Evans has launched a campaign to make the town look better by tidying up unsightly areas that are affecting its appearance and reputation. Coun Evans, who was mayor last year, alerted her fellow councillors to the collection of refuse bins that practically block off the top of The Brittox on Thursdays – market day – when the town is at its busiest. She told the Gazette: “This woman came up to me and took me to the top of The Brittox and I could only agree with her. These bins are put out first thing on Thursday morning but are not collected until the afternoon. The smell is terrible and it looks awful.” Plastic barriers strapped to the bollards outside the Halifax, in Maryport Street, are also causing concern as they have been there such a long time. read more

  • Chippenham youth who egged house is ordered to clean up

    A teenager has been cleaning up his act after being caught throwing eggs and flour at homes in Chippenham. read more

  • Brian Champion

    Champion Brian Liz, Sarah and Katie would like to thank all those who attended the funeral service and for all the kind messages and donations given in Brian's memory. Many grateful thanks to the Reverend Jennifer Haynes who conducted the service and to John Stuart Funeral Services for their kind attention and support. read more

  • Matt and Kate Reeves

    REEVES To Matt and Kate Congratulations on the safe arrival of our grandson LOGAN LAWRENCE REEVES November 7, 2012. With all our love and best wishes Mum, Dad, Granny P and family. read more

  • Phyllis Bodman

    BODMAN Phyllis A Your presence at the crematorium was very much appreciated, as were the many messages and cards. Special thanks to the Cedar Ward team and Dr. Jeffries at Chippenham Hospital for their excellent care and attention. read more

  • Ivor Skittrall

    SKITTRALL Ivor 14th November 2011 If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. Forever in our hearts. Gillian, Mark and families. read more

  • Wendy Ramsay

    RAMSAY Wendy November 19, 2009 Close in our hearts, Your memory is kept, To love and cherish, And never forget. Greatly missed and always in our thoughts. From the Ramsay and Unwin families xxx read more

  • Gerard Randall

    RANDALL Gerard 10/06/1962 - 13/11/2007 Another year gone, but you are in our hearts forever. Love always Mum and brothers, wife and sons. xx read more

  • Joan BYE

    BYE Joan The family of Joan would like to thank everybody for their cards, kind messages and donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance. read more

  • Michael Midgley

    MIDGLEY Michael Mary, David and Sue would like to thank everyone who attended the service for Mike, and for all the kind messages and cards received. Also, for all the donations to Dorothy House Hospice. read more

  • Reg Eastmond

    EASTMOND Reg Maureen, Andrew and family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and support following the sad loss of Reg. Thank you also to those who attended the funeral service and for the generous donations to the Prospect Hospice and Ailesbury Ward, Savernake Hospital. read more

  • Philip Miles

    MILES Philip Sheila and Julie would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and support following the sad loss of Philip. Thanks also to those who attended the funeral service and for the donations to Alzheimer's Support. read more

  • Trevor Wicks

    WICKS Trevor Jan and family thank everyone who attended the funeral and for all the cards and donations received. read more

  • Daylan Gleed

    Daylan Gleed ** Happy 40th Birthday ** November 21st All my love from Hong Kong Mum x read more

  • Roy Sutcliffe

    SUTCLIFFE Roy (Sam) Lots of love to a brilliant Dad and Grandad on your special day. Love from Kara, Shallot and Alice xxxxx read more

  • Grant Wall

    Grant Wall 12.7.77 - 24.9.12 Memorial Gathering November 24, 2012 At Poulshot 'Green Gardens' 12.00 - 3.00pm All friends invited. Voluntary collection towards 'Grant's Bench on the day. read more

  • Douglas Maloney

    MALONEY Douglas 10th November 1998 Still remembered by Eileen, Nigel, Kay, Matthew and Benjamin. read more

  • James Randall

    RANDALL James 24/11/1923 - 16/11/2010 In loving memory. Sadly missed by Jutta and sons xx read more

  • (Toos) Yvonne PENNEY

    PENNEY Toots (Yvonne) We cannot bring the old days back when we were all together. But memories keep you close to us, and memories last forever. Love from Bunt, Sandra, Jayne, Iain, Lorraine and families xxxxx read more

  • Gary Robert Witts

    WITTS Gary Robert Passed away suddenly at Bath RUH on November 6, 2012, aged 50 years. Loving wife to Donna, proud father to Amy, Jade, Alfie, Danny and Zara. Gary will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service to take place Wednesday November 21 at St Paul's Church, Chippenham at 1pm. Everyone welcome. read more

  • Gladys Rumming

    RUMMING Gladys Peacefully at home on November 6, 2012 aged 91 years. Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral to be held on Tuesday November 20, 2.30pm West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Dorothy House Hospice c/o E. Wootten and Son, 1 North Street, Calne, SN11 0HQ. Tel: 01249 812258 read more

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