Recycle cuts scaled back for Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: One of the mini recycling centres

4:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Wiltshire Council has scaled back its plans to axe all the county’s mini recycling centres, with 14 town centre sites set to remain.

Marlborough teams go full steam ahead

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Front, from left, Elizabeth Turner, Daniel Patel, Charlie Major, Archie Robinson, Lexi Fellows and Harrison France with Caroline Saunders, Tom Wilson and Ellie Powers of First Great Western. The team won the People’s Choice award, voted for by the stude

4:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Students at St John’s in Marlborough are steaming ahead after clinching two engineering awards.

Man, 36, is third to die as result of M4 crash near Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The accident scene on the M4 at junction 17 this morning

2:59pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A man aged 36 is the third to die as a result of the crash on the M4 on Monday morning.

D-Day 70: Wiltshire veterans honoured at services

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire war veterans parade in Salisbury

10:27am Tuesday 10th June 2014

The heroes who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, have been honoured at services and events across south Wiltshire.

D-Day 70: Reception in France was overwhelming, says returning Wiltshire veteran

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bob Conway on Sword Beach, Normandy

9:14am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Second World War veteran Bob Conway said he could not walk five yards down the street without someone thanking him or shaking his hand during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

6 reasons why we'll miss Rik Mayall

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rik Mayall as Alan B'Stard in The New Statesman

4:10pm Monday 9th June 2014

The British star of the Young Ones, Black Adder, The New Statesman and Bottom was 56.

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry awarded freedom of city

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mary Berry

1:46pm Saturday 7th June 2014

Cookery writer and broadcaster Mary Berry has been awarded the freedom of Bath.

D-Day 70: Bell from Normandy invasion vessel rung as tribute in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robin Mitchell and his neighbour Ian Richards with the bell at Wyatt Court, Devizes, today

8:22pm Friday 6th June 2014

Two ex-military men held a commemorative event to mark D-Day using a bell that was on one of of the American boats that invaded Normandy.

D-Day 70: Queen joins veterans of landings in honouring fallen comrades

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Queen and the Prince of Wales attend the service of remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Bayeux, to mark 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

11:10am Friday 6th June 2014

VETERANS of the D-Day landings, including those from Wiltshire, honoured their fallen comrades during a poignant service of remembrance in Normandy attended by the Queen.

D-Day 70: Potterne veteran had key role in supplying ammunition

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Leonard Holloway, 99, played a vital role in keeping the front line supplied with ammunition on D-Day

9:21am Friday 6th June 2014

Leonard Holloway, 99, played a vital role in keeping the front line supplied with ammunition on D-Day.

D-Day 70: Help for Heroes' catering team pay tribute to veterans

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Blue Apple catering team at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Tedworth House

3:13pm Friday 6th June 2014

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings the Blue Apple catering team at Help for Heroes' recovery centre in Tedworth House, Tidworth, have run a ration book system in Café Hero, cooked up a D-Day inspired dish and staff even held a fancy dress day with a Spam outfit created by a resident.

D-Day 70: Live updates as Europe remembers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: D-Day - credit MOD

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Live updates as Europe remembers the sacrifices made by the the armed forces on D-Day 70 years ago

D-Day 70: Vivid recollections of Pewsey veteran who fought behind enemy lines

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Major Alan Graham as he is today

4:30pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Major Alan Graham and his unit parachuted into Normandy under cover of darkness for Operation Overlord as part of the D-Day landings.

D-Day 70: Keevil villager remembers invasion aircraft overhead

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Stirling bombers at Keevil Airfield before their D-Day missions

4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

On June 5, 1944, at 11.30pm, the first of 46 fully laden Stirling heavy bombers left Keevil Airfield and headed to France as part of Operation Overlord.

D-Day 70: We just ran like hell to get cover, recalls Bassett veteran

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ken Scott is paying tribute in Normandy to those who never returned

3:22pm Thursday 5th June 2014

D-Day veteran Ken Scott is back in Normandy and has packed his original British army uniform for the trip.

D-Day 70: You only remember the good things, says Devizes veteran

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jack Woods spent D-Day in a rain-sodden transit camp

1:44pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Like many soldiers taking part in the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe in 1944, Jack Woods of Devizes spent D-Day in a rain-sodden transit camp somewhere on the south coast of England.

D-Day 70: It was the invasion of Europe. It will never be forgotten.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: DATE: The D-Day Landings

1:10pm Thursday 5th June 2014

At the helm of a double decker-sized artillery tractor, gunner Clifford Jones was poised at the front of the landing ship, waiting for the double doors to open.

D-Day 70: Veterans cross Channel to pay respects to fallen

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: D-Day veterans Jack Woods, left, of Devizes, Ken Scott, of Royal Wootton Bassett, Major Alan Graham, of Pewsey, and Clifford Jones, of Chippenham

9:11am Thursday 5th June 2014

Ten veterans will pay their respects to fallen comrades during a three-day trip to Normandy this week organised by the Wiltshire Normandy Veterans Association.

D-Day 70: Aldbourne played key role in Allied successes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Warren Jenkins in full kit during a previous Second World War day in Aldbourne

3:17pm Thursday 5th June 2014

In Aldbourne many people still refer to the playing field as The Camp. The name is a clue to the key role the village played in some of D-Day’s most pivotal Allied successes, writes BARRIE HUDSON.

D-Day 70: Ghost village's vital training role for GIs

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Imber High Street before the MoD took over

2:53pm Thursday 5th June 2014

November 1, 1943, was just a normal day in the village of Imber until its inhabitants were given news that would change their lives forever.

D-Day 70: Astoria screens anniversary concert from Royal Albert Hall

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

2:41pm Thursday 5th June 2014

The Astoria Cinema in Chippenham will be live screening the D-Day 70th anniversary concert from the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow night.

D-Day 70: How Wiltshire played its part

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

2:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

TWO RAF squadrons were based at Blakehill Farm, near Cricklade. Dakotas flew from there to Normandy on the night of June 5, towing gliders bound for Pegasus Bridge.

D-Day 70: Liberation came at a heavy price

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Scenes from the D-Day Landings

1:46pm Thursday 5th June 2014

The Allies landed more than 130,000 troops on five beaches on D-Day in the biggest seaborne invasion in military history.

D-Day 70: Two services commemorate anniversary

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Five pictures of D-Day and the preparations in Weymouth and Portland

2:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Two services are taking place in Salisbury to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

D-Day 70: Veteran delighted as Chippenham Army Cadets form guard of honour

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: D-Day veteran Clifford Jones meets Lisa Grimshaw and Julie Shore

6:32pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Chippenham Army Cadets formed a guard of honour for D-Day veteran Clifford Jones at an event commemorating 70 years since the Normandy landings.


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