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Wind power project rules must change

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rowde Parish Council is supporting calls for a crossing on the Caen Hill dual carriageway

7:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Green energy campaigners are celebrating after the Government inspector ordered Wiltshire Council to delete its wind farms policy from the Core Strategy.

Tennis stalwart from Ramsbury is rewarded for his dedication

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Roger Henry with his Torch Trophy Trust award             (VS299) By Vicky Scipio

6:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Volunteer Roger Henry was surprised and delighted to be awarded a Torch Trophy Trust award for his contribution to tennis in Wiltshire.

Towering offer for Pewsey charity

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Pewsey-based charity Afrikya have won a national competition to host an exclusive table for four in the revolving restaurant at the BT Tower in London which they will give to the highest bidder.

Tasty treat for lawyers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Staff at Forrester Sylvester Mackett Solicitors, from left, Hannah While, Richard Coates, Jonathan Watts and Helen While with their free hot cross buns                               (DV1245)

4:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

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

Projects to remember world war

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Projects to remember world war

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CALNE’S area board has handed out £5,000 for four different projects commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Corsham bicycle repair project at risk of falling over

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tim Lannin, Robin Roose, Edgar Stringer and Nick Brakspear of the Spindles and Sprockles project                                      (49310) By GLENN PHILLIPS

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A community group in Corsham that has saved hundreds of bikes from the scrapheap is under threat itself, unless it can find a new home.

Devizes carnival in appeal for more volunteers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Carnival

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

More costume making workshops and a new website offering advertising opportunities, were among the highlights at the launch of this year’s Devizes Carnival events.

Family rescued in Longleat lions enclosure as car bursts into flames

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Longleat's lions paw over the new Deadly-themed signage

2:05pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A family were rescued from the lions enclosure at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park yesterday after their car overheated and caught fire.

Man found dead in Devizes canal is named

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Stobbart

1:50pm Saturday 19th April 2014

The body of a man found in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes yesterday has been formally identified.

A history lesson in pure hate

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Memorial  candles are lit at Auschwitz II at the  end of the visit                     (49250) BY GLENN PHILLIPS

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

MOST of the students admitted to being nervous as they boarded the aircraft to Krakow for a visit to the notorious Second World War death camps in Poland, not knowing how they would react to the horrors that awaited them.

Malmesbury statue takes seat in town

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury statue takes seat in town

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A new statue of a sitting monk in Malmesbury, who represents the town’s rich history, has been attracting lots of attention.

Chippenham couple demand action as home is shaken

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rob and Frankie Jones’ house shakes every time a bus or lorry drives past and the stone around the first floor window has moved an inch                                              (VS261) By VICKY SCIPIO

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Householders Rob and Frankie Jones say their house is starting to break up because the main road alongside is in such need of repair.

Cyclists from West Yatton aim to bust record

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left are Harry, Mike and Will Noel-Smith with their bicycles                    (DV1229) By Diane Vose

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A father and his sons are gearing up to cycle 3,751 miles across Canada in less than 14 days.

Great strides for drug therapy girl

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Azaria Moyse with her sister Kezia, mum Jo and brother Isaac are going to do the 10km walk together

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Azaria Moyse, aged 11, is taking on a big challenge with a 10km tomorrow to raise awareness of Pompe, a rare disease that has affected her since birth.

Sainsbury’s in Chippenham donates Easter eggs for Sally Army than ever

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pictured with the Easter eggs are Kathryn Seviour, Serena McKendrick, of Sainsbury’s, Keith Coates, of the food bank, and Margaret Boyd, and Rose Hewer from the Salvation Army                                                                    (PM1179) b

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Cusromers of Sainsbury’s in Chippenham have donated more Easter eggs than ever before in a collection for the Salvation Army.

Queues turn up at revamped Pewsey Heritage Centre

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pewsey Belles

8:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Visitors flocked to the Pewsey Heritage Centre for a glimpse of its revamped displays at the reopening on Saturday.

Welcome to malmesbury graffiti zoo

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: street artist Luke Hollingworth poses with one of his murals at Burnham House

7:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A dinosaur that children can walk on a lead, a bull elephant and a black rhino are among the spectacles at Malmesbury’s makeshift zoo, created by graffiti artist Luke Hollingworth.

Rowde pavilion will be replaced

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Rowde Parish Council has agreed to produce plans to replace the ageing pavilion on the sports field.

Happy couple from Chippenham toast success of Gazette win

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Muriel and Eddie Poole, winners of the £500 of Sainsbury’s vouchers in the recent Gazette & Herald competition                                                                                          (PM1198) By Paul Morris

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Muriel and Eddie Poole are the happy winners of £500 worth of Sainsbury’s vouchers, provided by Persimmon Homes, in the Gazette’s Easter competition.

Turnaround in Devizes pub’s fortunes with new boss

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left, Charlotte Goddard, Monty Hadrill and Grant Angell behind the pumps at The Bell By The Green                              (PM1181) By PAUL MORRIS

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

The new man in charge of The Bell by the Green is keeping his fingers crossed for warm weather this Easter to make the most of a revamp of the pub’s garden.

Box landscaped gardens open

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Eight acres of landscaped gardens in Box will be open to visitors on Wednesday, April 23.

Major improvements to A350 starting soon

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A £2.7m scheme to improve traffic flow on the congested A350, north of Chippenham, starts later this month.

Company vows to work with people worried by effect of road closures in Grittleton area

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The bridge repair work at Dauntsey Lock and

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Network Rail is placing a liaison officer in County Hall in Trowbridge after coming under fire for disruption caused by electrification work in Wiltshire.

Grants given out to groups

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

MORE than £3,500 has been awarded to nine local causes by Corsham Town Council.

Chippenham father’s goal to help his son walk

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left, Paul Rumming, Gary Harris, Ollie Baker and Stephen Baker and

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Father-of-two Stephen Baker will tackle a four-day cycle ride from London to Paris to raise money for his youngest son Ollie, who needs an operation to help him walk.

Police appeal for witnesses after body found in canal at Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The scene of this morning's discovery

1:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the body of a 44-year-old man was discovered in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes this morning.

Marlborough pupils’ work sold in book

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

POEMS and stories by more than 100 young Marlborough writers have been published in a book.

Gastard village granted audience with the council

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Committee members John Varney and Debbie Anstis, front, with Allan Swain and Mike Holt in Gastard Village Hall

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A Crucial £10,000 grant to the Gastard Village Hall restoration appeal was the highlight of Corsham Town Council’s first meeting on the road on Monday.

Calne beauty finalist’s hopes for charity

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Miss Wiltshire finalist Annaleaz Dolman

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Miss Wiltshire finalist Annaleaz Dolman, from Calne, will raise money for the pageant’s charity Beauty with a Purpose during an event on April 18.

DW canoeists make swift get away after race delay

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Competitors get off to a flying start on the Kennet and Avon

10:54am Friday 18th April 2014

Competitiors in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race were champing at the bit to get away from Devizes Wharf this morning after the start was delayed because of the discovery of a body in the canal.

Police investigation launched after body found in Devizes canal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police carry the body from the water

10:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A police investigation is underway after the body of a man was discovered in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes this morning.

Motorcyclist airlifted after crash in Calne

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

10:05am Friday 18th April 2014

A man in his 30s riding a motorcycle along Porte Marsh Road in Calne was airlifted to hospital on Wednesday at 5.14pm after an accident involving a car.

New deputy mayor wins Calne council vote

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: New deputy mayor wins Calne council vote

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Calne town councillor Howard Marshall was voted in as deputy mayor for 2014/15 on Monday.

Ducklings live the high life in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sue Reed keeps a weather eye out on her brood

9:27am Friday 18th April 2014

These 17 ducklings have spent the first week of their lives being pampered by the Reed family in Chippenham.

Pampering for hospice with Marlborough fashion show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Amateur models took to the catwalk in Marlborough to raise money for Dorothy House

9:13am Friday 18th April 2014

A day of pampering and fashion helped raise money for Dorothy House at Marlborough Town Hall on Sunday.

DW canoeists wait for go-ahead as police investigate body in canal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police carry the body from the water

8:53am Friday 18th April 2014

The start of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race has been delayed after a man's body was found in the canal, 100 metres from the start line.

Discovery of body delays start of Devizes to Westminster canoe race

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

8:05am Friday 18th April 2014

The start of the Devizes to Westmister canoe race has been delayed after the body of a man was found 100 metres from the start line at Devizes Wharf.

Last ditch investment to save Chippenham town’s cinema

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

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The boss of Chippen-ham’s ageing cinema says a £250,000 investment will help stave off the threat of new multiplexes and keep it open.

Wiltshire's wind farm proximity policy blown away

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rowena Quantrill and Sophy Fearnley-Whittingstall, of the Clean Energy Alliance, have welcomed a ruling that a council could not impose a 1.2km separation distance between wind turbines and homes

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Green energy campaigners are celebrating after the inspector ordered Wiltshire Council to delete its policy on wind farms from the Core Strategy.

Cathedral’s popular Director of Music to give organ recital

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Salisbury City Race 2013

8:22am Friday 18th April 2014

David Halls, Salisbury Cathedral’s Director of Music, gives the second recital in this year’s organ recital series on the Cathedral’s Famous Father Willis organ on Wednesday 30 April at 7.30pm, performing the exciting programme he recently recorded with Priory Records on the organ at St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate, where he had been Assistant Organist for a few years before attending university. It includes works by English, French, German and Spanish composers dating from the 17th century through to the present day.

Wiltshire's bluebells flowering much earlier than last year, says Woodland Trust

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A good showing of bluebells in West Wood, Lockeridge, in 2012

12:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Bluebells are flowering much earlier than in last year's cold spring, with peak displays expected in time for Easter, the Woodland Trust said today.

Devizes choir will sing out to aid charity

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A picture posted online of the scene outside the Corn Exchange, Devizes, early on Sunday morning

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

silver-haired songsters in Devizes will be raising money for a good cause when they perform a concert in the Corn Exchange next week.

Coffee fans’ double shot in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Market Place Costa staff with Mayor Pete Smith and manager Matt Coulthard, right of the mayor                    (VS289) By VICKY SCIPIO

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The boss of Costa Coffee is confident Devizes can sustain two shops.

Inquiry ends with a note of caution

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rowde Parish Council is supporting calls for a crossing on the Caen Hill dual carriageway

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Opponents of Mactaggart and Mickel’s proposed 350-home development on the outskirts of Devizes say it should not go ahead as it will increase traffic congestion and air pollution.

Come forward, war animals wreath layer told

4:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Devizes Royal British Legion is appealing for a mystery wreath layer to join them on Remembrance Sunday.

Sixties stars will play gig at Devizes blues club

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The hit 1960s band The Move, best known for numbers like I Can Hear The Grass Grow and Flowers In The Rain, are bound for Devizes this month.

Devizes goes bananas for Fairtrade

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Peter Tolhurst, co-ordinator Antonia Tolhurst, Jasper Selwyn, mayor Pete Smith and Sonia Smith                     (VS290) By VICKY SCIPIO

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DEVIZES built on its reputation as one of the first Fairtrade towns in Wiltshire with a produce fair at the Corn Exchange on Saturday.

Book lovers wanted for new Corsham library

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Developer tries second appeal on disputed site in Malmesbury

2:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corsham library is looking to recruit book-loving volunteers as it prepares to move into a new modern home as part of the town's new community campus.

Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

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

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Dwindling stall numbers and the loss of vegetable producers have forced the monthly Corsham Farmers’ Market to close.

Suspended jail sentence for three-strikes Royal Wootton Bassett burglar

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

1:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A three-strikes burglar who was caught when he tried to sell stolen furniture to a friend of the victim has walked free from court.




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