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£500k damages for Oaksey businessman whose luxury yacht sank

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:32am Friday 31st October 2014

A onetime tightrope walker turned international businessman has won almost £500,000 damages after his "bespoke" luxury yacht ran aground and sank like a stone while he holidayed in Majorca.

18th century records lost in Bowood blaze drama

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lord Lansdowne has offered to rent two acres of Bowood Estate so the town park at Castlefields can be expanded

8:54am Friday 31st October 2014

Lord Lansdowne was among those who rushed to help when fire ripped through Bowood’s estate office in the early hours on Sunday, destroying irreplaceable records.

VIDEO: Spooky Halloween skydive

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

Skydivers took to the Wiltshire skies from the Old Sarum airfield, Salisbury, decked out in Halloween costumes.

Firework displays in north Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Danbury Fireworks

12:41pm Friday 31st October 2014

Firework displays in north Wiltshire include:

Fire service's safety tips for bonfire parties

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: fireworks-9.jpg

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

WITH Bonfire Night fast approaching, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people not to take risks with fireworks.

Top ten tips for keeping your pet safe this Bonfire Night

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:41am Friday 31st October 2014

Pets at Home is offering advice to Wiltshire pet owners to help them keep their dogs, cats and small furries safe during the fireworks season.

Rescued pay tribute to the air ambulance heroes who kept them alive

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:48am Friday 31st October 2014

DAVE HAINES, 32, Stratton, Swindon: Dave Haines had so many broken bones he couldn’t move at all when he awoke in an Intensive Therapy Unit at Bath RUH after an induced coma. “All I could move was my eyes,” he said.

New helicopter will bring major improvement in rescue capabilities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:31am Friday 31st October 2014

The Bell 429 is one of the most advanced light twin helicopters ever developed, with the very latest in-flight technology and trauma care equipment.

Continued generosity vital to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:22am Friday 31st October 2014

It will cost £2.5m a year to keep the new air ambulance operational, compared with £700,000 for the current helicopter.

New helicopter for air medics

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:18am Friday 31st October 2014

Patients rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new £5 million helicopter.

Joy for Chippenham girl as op is moved forward

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

The family of cerebral palsy sufferer Kitty-Boo Cox are celebrating after having her life-changing operation scheduled for almost a year sooner than expected.

Police and Crime Commissioner backs projects to protect Wiltshire women and girls

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire’s Police and Crime commissioner Angus Macpherson

8:49am Friday 31st October 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has spoken of the projects he is backing to protect women and girls across Wiltshire and Swindon.

Plain-clothes police patrols to stop bad behaviour in Devizes

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

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Devizes police have launched an operation to clamp down on shoplifting, drugs and anti-social behaviour in the run-up to Christmas.

Pub grub to boost Great Bedwyn school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ashley and James Wilsey are refurbishing the Three Tuns	                                                             (39378) PICTURE BY DIANE VOSE

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

The Three Tuns in Great Bedwyn is donating 50p of every children’s meal served to the village pre-school.

A345 reopens after five vehicle accident

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The A345 at Manningford Bruce has been reopened after an accident involving five vehicles this evening.

Couple tell of terror as arson attack threatens home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUM Sarah Weller has told how her family was forced to flee their home in the early hours after an arson attack destroyed their caravan, shed and two cars.

Future looks good for Calne Environmental Network

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

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE chairman of the Calne Environmental Network is confident the group can continue following a meeting to discuss its future.

Box's spooky brew at Halloween

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A Halloween inspired beer has been created especially by Box Steam Brewery.

Plan lays out vision for future of Pewsey

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ASPIRATIONS for the future of Pewsey have been set out in a Neighbourhood Development Plan validated by Wiltshire Council.

Runners race against clock in Calne race

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The biannual Clock Change Challenge in Calne sold out for the first time on Sunday with 300 runners taking part in the 10k race.

£2.3k watches stolen from department store

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

2:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 25 watches worth more than £2,300 were stolen from Leekes in Melksham last week.

Devizes shocked by bus stop stabbing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

People in Devizes have been shocked by the stabbing of a middle-aged man at a town centre bus stop at 9.30am on Sunday.

Now more important to speak up on Devizes neighbourhood plan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:18pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Devizes Town Council is urging people to have their say on the Devizes area neighbourhood plan following the importance given to it in the Coate Bridge decision.

Jubilant councillor was first to hear Coate Bridge news

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Roundway parish councillor Andy Geddes was the first person in Devizes to receive the news of the Coate Bridge appeal decision.

Baroness feels Chippenham MP will hold on to seat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BARONESS Shirley Williams believes MP Duncan Hames can hold onto his Chippenham seat in next May’s general election.

Minister throws out 350 homes plan for Coate Bridge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

Cabinet minister Eric Pickles is the toast of Devizes this week after it was revealed he stepped in to prevent 350 homes being built on farmland at Coate Bridge.

Cyclist injured after altercation with driver

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:51am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CYCLIST was left with nose injuries after an incident in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Corsham Station campaigners meet Department for Transport officials

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A campaign to re-open Corsham Station has been taken directly to the Department for Transport in London.

Firefighters strike: Union defends action over fireworks weekend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

The Fire Brigades Union is taking four days of strike action this weekend, coinciding with a number of firework displays in Wiltshire, saying that the longest action taken in the dispute so far shows how strongly its members feel.

Rotary Club gets gong for longtime Help for Heroes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett Town has received a medal in recognition of the fundraising efforts they have made for Help For Heroes over the years.

Firm wins top vets training contract

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

VET trainer Improve Interna-tional has fought off national competition to win a major Government contract which will generate new jobs and visitors for Swindon.

Brittox attack: Victim is out of induced coma

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Jason Edwards, who was attacked in the Brittox in September, has this week come out of an induced coma.

Jailed: Man who stabbed former bouncer outside Devizes pub

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: John Lee Turner has been reported missing

9:56am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A man who stabbed a 50-year-old former bouncer outside a Devizes nightspot has been jailed for four years.

Bumper year for strawberry crops in Wiltshire and beyond thanks to long, hot summer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wiltshire strawberry fans have enjoyed the sweet taste of success after the warm weather and long summer brought a large increase in crops growing during 2014.

Police seek L-plate motorcyclist after Volvo driver punched in Chippenham

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

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police want to speak to L-plate motorcyclist after a driver in Chippenham was assaulted.

Have you got what it takes to become a Wiltshire 'special'?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Anyone who thinks they may have what its got to become a special constable, who can commit at least 16 hours a month, is invited to an awareness evening on Wednesday, November 12.

West Overton pub fears blow to trade as A4 shuts for three nights

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The A4 from the Beckhampton roundabout to Marlborough will be closed for three nights while work is carried out near the college.

Fire service merger 'only way to avoid frontline cuts'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLL: A merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services is the only way to avoid major frontline cuts, according to a new report.

'Localism triumphs': Devizes MP backs decision to refuse appeal for 350 homes at Coate Bridge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Constituency MP Claire Perry has asked for the Coate Bridge  planning appeal to be heard by Ministers

11:55am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Devizes MP Claire Perry has described the decision to refuse an appeal over plans for 350 homes at Coate Bridge as a 'triumph for localism'.

Protect your elderly neighbours from rogue traders, Wiltshire Council urges

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Maggie Rae,  director of public health for the county

9:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Neighbours of the elderly are being asked to protect them from rogue traders as part of National Consumer Week which runs next week.

Dad who stole beer while facing custody for previous offences is spared jail

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

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A father-of-three who stole beer from his local store while on a suspended sentence for dangerous driving while over the limit has been spared jail.

Man, 29, arrested after driver spots cannabis being smoked in Marlborough

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

1:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 29-year-old man was arrested for possession with intent to supply class-A drugs yesterday evening after a search was carried out by police in Marlborough High Street.

Banned from B&Q: Chippenham man arrested on suspicion of thefts by fraud

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 43-year-old Chippenham man has been banned from B&Q in the town after being arrested on suspicion of two thefts by fraud.

Rail delays after death on line between Bristol and Bath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: £1.2m to prevent rail suicide delays on Brighton to London line

7:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAIL users are still facing some delays after a person was hit by a train between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

Pay tribute on the poppy trail

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

WROUGHTON is installing a First World War centenary commemoration that will stand as a legacy for future generations with a very special kind of poppy trail.

Caring town Royal Wootton Bassett is in spotlight again

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett has once again become the focal point for the world’s media as the last British soldier leaves Afghanistan for home.

M4 fuel spill causing long delays after double lorry smash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

UPDATE: Investigations are continuing amid long delays after a smash involving two lorries which saw fuel spilled across the M4 and two lanes closed.

Delight as Mactaggart and Mickel's appeal over 350 homes scheme thrown out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Surprised delight has greeted the decision to refuse plans for 350 homes at Coate Bridge on appeal.

Firefighters' strike: Plans to cope drawn up by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire chief fire officer Simon Routh-Jones

7:28am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Plans to cope with the latest strike by firefighters are being finalised by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Quick-thinking youngster praised by police over gun scare

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

5:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A youngster has been praised for his quick thinking after he thought he saw two other young boys with a gun and called the police.


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