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Calne club’s lease ends after rent unpaid

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

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Calne Town Council has terminated a lease given to Calne Recreation Club at The Pavilion on Anchor Road after losing out on unpaid rent since November 2012.

Slimmers aim to help Devizes Opportunity Centre

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ou can do your bit to help the Gazette’s Give us a chance appeal

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Slimmers in Devizes have raised £260 for our Give Us A Chance appeal.

Health minister to visit GP practice in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

2:36pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is to visit Chippenham on Saturday morning.

Mum inspires family and friends to join weight loss fundraiser for Devizes Opportunity Centre

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ou can do your bit to help the Gazette’s Give us a chance appeal

2:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Mum Cassie Jones, who just 18 months ago was fighting for her life after suffering liver and kidney failure following the birth of her son, is organising a sponsored slim.

Calne care assistant dares to go bare in memory of sister-in-law and father-in-law

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sarah Wharton, pictured with her cat Daisy, will have her head shaved in memory of sister-in-law Charlene Surtees

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Senior care assistant Sarah Wharton will brave a head shave at a fundraising event in memory of her sister-in-law and father-in-law on Saturday.

Sun smiles on organisers as hundreds expected to see bluebell show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tina Astwood and Jane Truman from the Lions Club at West Woods (vs316)

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

WARMER weather over recent weeks has meant Marlborough’s annual Bluebell Sundays will be earlier this year.

Don't miss Wiltshire's five-minute chess championship

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Never be board again with new St Albans club

1:08pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The end of season Wiltshire five-minute chess championship takes place tonight.

Alert neighbour who forced his way into a burning Calne house downplays bravery

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

12:55pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Alert neighbour Stuart Hudd, who forced his way into a Calne house with another resident after smelling smoke, has downplayed his bravery.

Drink-drive charge for Malmesbury man after learner suffers head-on crash

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

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A 22-year-old woman having a driving lesson with her instructor was in a head-on collision with a Mercedes allegedly travelling on the wrong side of the road between Hullavington and Sherston at 12.20pm on Wednesday, April 23.

Corsham sci-fi family fun day alert

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ady Davies, founder of the annual sci-fi fair in Calne, with Daleks

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The original Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse will be heading for Corsham this weekend for the annual sci fi family fun day.

Inspections add up to double joy for Seend school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Seend CE Primary School headteacher Jackie Chalk with head boy Harvey, head girl Anouk and pupils Mushin and Sadie who spoke to the inspectors                        (49345) By Glenn Phillips

12:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Seend C of E Primary School has been praised for outstanding pupil behaviour and decisive leadership after it was inspected twice within a month.

Appeal against decision on huge Melksham solar farm confirmed by developers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: St John Hughes, director of Sandridge Solar Power

9:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

The would-be developers of a huge solar park near Melksham have confirmed they are to appeal against the decision to refuse planning permission.

£80 fixed penalty for drunken abuse in Chippenham

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

9:18am Thursday 24th April 2014

A man in Bridge Street, Chippenham, had to pay an £80 fixed penalty for being drunk and disorderly.

Retired Devizes teacher's bald move aids burns victims

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chrissy Leonard-Nelson takes the brave move with stylist Katie Rake

8:56am Thursday 24th April 2014

Devizes woman Chrissy Leonard-Nelson has been turning heads with her outlandish headwear.

Tributes paid to Devizes dad found in Kennet and Avon Canal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Stobbart

8:44am Thursday 24th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to Devizes man Mark Stobbart whose body was found in the Kennet & Avon Canal in Devizes.

Sherston hunt for eggs raises cash for dementia care

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: George and William Paget with their collected Easter goodies

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Families hopped over to Sherston on Saturday in search of chocolate as part of an Easter egg hunt.

Butchers Walter Rose & Son in finals of England's Best Burger competition

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paul Gilroy and Jack Cook, of Walter Rose & Son, with burgers which got to the 2012 finals of the England's Best Burger competition

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Walter Rose & Son butchers, which has shops in Devizes and Trowbridge, is through to the finals of a national burger competition.

Benches made by former mayor to be placed in Malmesbury in his memory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Martyn Snell must wait until a vote on May 28 to see if he can take on the role

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Handcrafted benches built by the late Martyn Snell, a former mayor of Malmesbury, are to be put up in the town in his memory.

Sign stolen from Malmesbury's Dolly Bobbins shop

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

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A costly business sign belonging to independent retailer Dolly Bobbins was stolen from the Market Place, Malmesbury, between April 18 and 19.

Malmesbury mayor to host pub Shakespeare quiz

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mayor John Gundry says Malmesbury is on tenterhooks

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Malmesbury mayor John Gundry hosts a Shakespeare quiz at The Whole Hog on Sunday from 6-7pm prior to the regular pub quiz.

Plea for volunteers at Corsham library as staff prepare for campus move

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Community librarian Jessica Phillips

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Book lovers in Corsham are needed at the town library as staff prepare to relocate its collection to the new community campus.

Vacancy on Chippenham Town Council as councillor fails to turn up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sue Wilthew, chief executive of Chippenham Town Council

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

There is another vacancy on Chippenham Town Council due to the non attendance of Ian Keasey.

Friends of Birds Marsh defiant after Chippenham homes plan approved

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Approved, controversial plan for 750 homes on Chippenham green field site

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Friends of Birds Marsh campaigners say they will continue to fight a development of 750 houses in northern Chippenham and have defended the village green status they fought for.

Police DNA test blood left at broken window of Devizes butcher

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

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are DNA testing blood left at the scene after the window of a storeroom at Walter Rose & Son butchers in Sidmouth Street, Devizes, was broken between 8pm on Thursday and 2am on Friday.

Thanks for those who gave views on future of Wiltshire's youth services

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Laura Mayes, cabinet member for Children's Services

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Council is thanking the hundreds of people who took part in a consultation which asked communities for feedback on how youth activities should be delivered in the future.

Record Store Day puts Chippenham music fans in a spin

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kate Goodman of Magpie Music in Chippenham (VS317) By Vicky Scipio

5:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Magpie Music in Chippenham tripled its takings on the weekend’s Record Store Day compared to a normal Saturday.

Wiltshire's leisure services to stay with Places for People until 2018

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun Jonathon Seed, Devizes Leisure Centre manager Dan Webb and gym users Keith Moore, Anna Villette and Elyne Williams

4:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Council leaders have agreed to extend Places for People Leisure Management Ltd’s - previously DC Leisure Management - contract to run 11 of the 23 council leisure centres across the county until 2018.

Businesses getting back on track after Network Rail reopens Luckington and Sherston bridges

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Luckington parish councillor John Buckley. (PM689) Picture by Paul Morris

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Businesses in Sherston and Luckington can begin to get themselves back on track now Network Rail’s bridge work is complete.

Get drinks in at Calne festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Trigger Pond Summer Beer and Cider Festival

4:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A beer festival at the Woodlands Social Club in Calne will cater for those with a thirst for real ale and cider, with 20 different types of brew on offer.

Marlborough TH White staff get Easter treats

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Staff at TH White enjoy a delivery of hot cross buns                                         (PM1202) By PAUL MORRIS

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Gazette & Herald teamed up with Sainsbury’s to a give one firm or organisation free hot cross buns each week in the run-up to Easter.

Calne farmer killed ferret when it ran amok in chicken shed

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

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A farmer who killed an animal attacking his chickens discovered it was his neighbour’s escaped pet ferret.

Police officer unlawfully Tasered naked man in Melksham police station, court hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pc Lee Birch arriving at Bristol Crown Court

3:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search in Wiltshire, a court heard.

Dyson's £250m expansion plan backed by Malmesbury Town Council despite traffic fears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Inventor Sir James Dyson

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dyson's £250m expansion plans for Malmesbury have been backed by the town council despite continued concerns over traffic congestion.

Wiltshire golden girl Jemima aims to inspire at Trowbridge careers fair

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jemima Duxberry

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Under-21 judo champion Jemima Duxberry and other inspirational role models will be encouraging young people to think of their futures at a special careers fair next week.

Lorry driver was speeding moments before fatal Corsham collision, jury hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tommy Ford

9:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A lorry driver was speeding moments before his vehicle was in collision with an 89-year-old who was crossing the road, a jury has been told.

Bail for men arrested in Wiltshire over fuel theft from Esso pipeline

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Esso refinery at Fawley in Hampshire

10:11am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Two men arrested on suspicion of the theft of thousands of litres of fuel believed to have been stolen from one of the UK's main underground oil pipes which runs through Wiltshire have been released on bail.

Entry for 33rd Corsham St George’s Day 10k is heading for the 1,000 mark

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: April 2013... and they’re away during last year’s race. The event is now in its 33rd year

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Runners from across Wiltshire will be making tracks to Corsham on Sunday, for the town’s 33rd St George’s Day 10k run.

Kington Langley care home shows off array of pets

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rose with Daisy the Japanese Chin

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

From stick insects to donkeys, Greathouse care home’s extensive lawn was filled with all creatures great and small on Sunday.

Center Parcs ad banned for encouraging parents to take children on holiday in school time

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A family has fun at Centre Parcs during the school holidays

8:35am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An advert for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.

Family and friends pay tribute to 'amazing' Doreen Webb

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Doreen Webb

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Family and friends of Doreen Webb, 64, who died on Friday in Durrington paid tribute to her today in a statement released by Wiltshire Police.

Devizes police pledge to keep The Green safe this summer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PCSO Jemma Butcher will be one of those helping keep The Green, Devizes, safe this summer (VS302) By Vicky Scipio

8:58am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are planning to mount an operation this summer to address the anti-social behaviour that plagues residents who live near The Green in Devizes.

Malmesbury woman has hair removed in support of mum as she fights cancer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Danielle Vizor had her head shaved to support mum Julie Dillon (PM1191) By Paul Morris

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Mum-of-two Danielle Vizor has chopped off her long locks in support of her mum Julie Dillon, who has breast cancer.

Chance to give views at annual Chippenham town meeting

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sue Wilthew, chief executive of Chippenham Town Council

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chippenham residents will get a chance to give their views at the annual town meeting on Wednesday, May 7.

Date set for Chippenham's first food festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A date has been set for Chippenham’s first food and drink festival.

Plea by police after car attacked in Malmesbury

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after someone dented a door panel and smashed a window of a Kia Picanto parked in Barley Close, Malmesbury, on Saturday night or early on Sunday.

Dedications on fruit trees

2:48pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE finishing touches were put on Aldbourne’s community orchard when labels were fixed to each tree with the names of the sponsors.

Get running with Chippenham Harriers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham Harriers at Bath Half Marathon

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Chippenham Harriers’ next beginners’ programme starts on Friday, May 2, at Chippenham Sports Club in Bristol Road at 6.30pm.

Pet rabbit rescued from burning home in Calne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

6:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A pet rabbit was rescued from the ground floor of a property in Ogilvie Square, Calne, which was on fire in the early hours of today.

Malmesbury planners to discuss Dyson's £250m expansion bid tonight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Dyson

6:04pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dyson's £250m expansion plans will be discussed at Malmesbury Town Council's planning and environmental issues committee tonight at 7pm.

Easter events centre around launch of CD to help maintain St Giles church

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Neil Skelton at St Giles Church with the CD the Ghosts of Old Imber       (TP48664) By Trevor Porter

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Almost 4,000 visitors descended on the deserted village of Imber to look around its historic St Giles church and attend the launch of a charity CD to raise money for its upkeep.




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