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Explorer voices his concern over growth of solar farms in Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Hempleman-Adams, with Mount Everest in the background

6:30am Sunday 21st September 2014

EXPLORER David Hempleman-Adams has added his voice to the growing concerns about the  number of solar farms being built in the Melksham area. 

Marilyn Monroe negative goes under the hammer in Devizes today

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:21am Saturday 20th September 2014

A negative from Marilyn Monroe's first professional photoshoot goes under the hammer in Devizes today.

Mystery still surrounds sudden departure of hospice chief

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

MYSTERY still surrounds the sudden departure of Dorothy House chief executive Liz Brown, who has left her role after nearly two years. 

Corsham displays for all the family

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

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A Series of free family workshops and exhibitions will take place at Corsham’s Springfield library over the next coming weeks.

New ways to play in Malmesbury after donation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

An anonymous donation of £10,000 has helped create new play zones for children at Luckington School.

Classic trio play to aid Cherhill church fund

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

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Cherhill will welcome The Galliard Trio to St James’ Church next Saturday, September 27, to help raise funds for the 12th-century church.

VIDEO: Aerial view of Devizes - can you spot your house?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Judy Sheppard thinks the Crammer in Devizes could be turning into a muddy puddle, despite all the rain recently

6:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

Is it end of the line for Chippenham Model Railway Show?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

The fifth annual Chippenham Model Railway Show will be held at Sheldon School Sports Hall on Saturday, September 27.

Live blog: Dramatic night of storms in Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:54am Friday 19th September 2014

Flooding followed the lightning storms which hit Wiltshire last night and is still having effects this morning.

Skilled poet will launch first verse

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

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Poetry will come to life at the Marlborough Litfest with Zena Edwards leading the first event in the Ellis Theatre at Marlborough College on Thursday.

Classic car show will boost Shalbourne Pavilion Appeal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: One of the classic cars on display at a previous Northcliffe Motors event

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Hundreds of rare and classic cars are expected for the 7th Wiltshire Classic Car Show next month.

Calne schoolgirl has been twice across the Channel

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Schoolgirl Felicity Challinor has completed her second relay swim across the English Channel at just 15 years old.

Corsham police warning: laughing gas could kill you

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Police are appealing to parents in a bid to crack down on the recreational use of laughing gas among school children.

Police cars damaged after Corsham move

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Corsham Neighbourhood Policing Team has officially moved to its new base at Springfield Campus.

Workshops help Wiltshire area boards gear up for youth activity changes

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

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A series of workshops are being held as area boards prepare for changes to the way youth activities are delivered from October.

VIDEO: Flooding near Rowden Hill, Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:42pm Friday 19th September 2014

Fire service praised by couple who live in lightning-strike home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

The owner of the house which was wrecked after a lightning strike last night has expressed her “frustration” at being so far away from home and thanked Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Storm can't dampen wheelbarrow race fun in Pewsey

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:02pm Friday 19th September 2014

Stormy weather could not stop the masses turning out for the Pewsey Carnival wheelbarrow race last night.

Home wrecked as solar panels burn after lightning strike

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:17am Friday 19th September 2014

A couple will return from holiday to find their house has been destroyed after lighting struck and set the roof alight.

Wiltshire men live beyond 80

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Life expectancy for men in Wiltshire has risen again as the county’s figures remained above the national average, according to the annual Public Health Report.

Marlborough has plenty for readers of a young age

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

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Young bookworms can get their fill of entertainment with appearances by Caroline Lawrence, Chris Lloyd and Michèle Roberts.

Wiltshire mental health trust slated

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

The NHS trust reposnsible for providing mental health care in Wiltshire must take significant steps to improve services, a new report says.

Malmesbury housing rejected by top minister

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has overruled his department’s own planning inspector by rejecting an application to build 77 houses at Park Road in Malmesbury.

New voices worth hearing at Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Award-winning novelists Amy Sackville and Cynan Jones will have their chance to shine at the Hiscox Young Authors event.

A wide variety of talent at Marlborough's fifth fest

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Marlborough is gearing up to welcome a host of great authors as the fifth LitFest rolls into town.

Passengers evacuated from train after it gets stuck in floods

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:58am Friday 19th September 2014

Around 90 passengers are believed to have been evacuated from a London-bound train at Pound Pill, Corsham, after it got stuck in floods.

School shut and many Wiltshire roads affected by flooding

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:59am Friday 19th September 2014

Shaw Primary School in Melksham has been forced to close today due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall overnight, with a number of roads throughout the county also closed.

Wiltshire councillor sends in FOI request to discover colleagues' expenses claims

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Cllr Terry Chivers

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A FREEDOM of information request has been submitted by Wiltshire councillor, Terry Chivers, in a bid to establish how much Wiltshire Councillors have claimed in allowances and expenses. 

Bremhill widow pays tribute after man dies of heart disease

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Retired market gardener Roger Hayward has been described as a loss to everyone after a coroner ruled his death was a result of natural causes.

Rail users facing delays after flooding on track between Swindon and Bath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A First Great Western train leaving Paddington Station heading towards Swindon

8:26am Friday 19th September 2014

OVERNIGHT flooding which saw a train evacuated has left commuters facing long delays this morning between Bath Spa and Swindon.

Neighbours' anger at sentence for Trowbridge couple who hanged their dog

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEIGHBOURS of the Trowbridge couple who hanged their pet dog believe justice has not been done, after they were both given suspended jail sentences at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on Monday. 

The law is a farce, says Chippenham mum after supplier of fatal drug stays free

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robbie Day

8:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

The mother of ecstasy victim Robbie Day has spoken of her anger after the man who supplied her son with the drug that killed him was spared jail for a third time.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy will train own future teachers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy now expects to add newly-trained teachers to its legacy of first class pupils.

Pewsey Vale community campus is unveiled

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Plans for the Vale Community Campus were unveiled at the Pewsey Area Board meeting on Monday night.

Compton Bassett rower lands spot in record books

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Calne rower Alex Simpson and his three crewmates have set a world record for the fastest crossing of the Indian Ocean after completing a 3,370 nautical mile journey.

Chippenham shopping centre has new owner

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Chippenham's Borough Parade shopping centre has been sold for £16.3m.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain heroes stream through Rushall

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

See the Tour of Britain riders in Rushall in this video by WiltshireByways.

Baptism dunkings by Archbishop of Canterbury a 'most amazing party'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Hundreds packed into the grounds of Malmesbury Abbey on Saturday to watch the Archbishop of Canterbury baptise 19 candidates from North Wiltshire in a full-immersion tank.

Stepfather of Prince Harry's former girlfriend took overdose, inquest hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas have split up, it has been announced, just hours after the prince visited Wiltshire

2:24pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The stepfather of Prince Harry's former girlfriend took his own life with an overdose, an inquest has heard.

Pewsey's annual run just for fun this year

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The competitive alcohol-free stage of the Pewsey Carnival four-legged race was called off on Thursday after no-one signed up.

‘We don’t want our teens out on Pewsey streets'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Fears that youngsters in Pewsey will have nowhere to go when the youth club closes its doors next Friday were voiced at a meeting of the area board.

Ramsbury's ton up Fred is real birthday high flier

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Retired dairy farmer Fred Brown got a bird’s eye view of his beloved Wiltshire as part of the celebrations to mark his forthcoming 100th birthday.

Wiltshire Police's new-look £1.8m Crime and Communications Centre opened

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Wiltshire Police re-opened their £1.8m refurbishment of the Crime and Communications Centre on Wednesday afternoon.

Police crack down on Marlborough day of action

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

Hundreds of motorists were pulled over by Wiltshire Police in Marlborough yesterday in a bid to crack down on rural crime and road safety.

Wiltshire's chief constable to stay during handling of sex abuse case inquiry

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Police chief Pat Geenty

1:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Pat Geenty, chief constable of Wiltshire Police, will stay in his job while investigations are carried out into the way the force handled allegations of sexual abuse it has been confirmed.  

Second chance for teenage drug dealer found hiding in Chippenham man's home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage drug dealer found hiding in the Chippenham house of a vulnerable man has been spared an immediate jail term.

Mystery as Dorothy House chief leaves suddenly

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:53pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Mystery surrounds the sudden departure of Dorothy House chief executive Liz Brown who has left her role after nearly two years.

Bad luck at double for Calne motorists

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Costs are rising in the A&E department at GWH

4:35pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A couple from Calne had to go to hospital twice in one day after one unfortunate accident followed another.

Police tell puppy owners of M4 tragedy

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

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A puppy was reported being on the loose in the middle lane of the M4, near Chippenham, heading east towards Swindon at 6.30am on Saturday.

Air ambulances fly to Marlborough after heart attack call

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Both the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Bristol-based Great Western Air Ambulance flew to Marlborough this afternoon to assist South Western Ambulance Service medics, who were treating a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.


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