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.

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.

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.

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.

'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'.

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.

Wadworth bids to move shire horse stables and wine warehouse

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:12pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Wadworth Brewery has applied for permission to move its shire horse stables and wine warehouse to its main headquarters as it gears up to sell part of its Devizes site.

Police renew appeal after Devizes bus stop stabbing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:54pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Wiltshire Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses after a man was apparently stabbed near a bus stop in Devizes on Sunday morning.

Held: Man accused of Rowde burglary

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

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man who is accused of burgling a house in Rowde has been remanded in custody by a judge.

We've been overwhelmed by community's support, say Rowde family hit by barn fire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:39am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Farmers Martin and Debbie Handy have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and offers of help they have received after fire ripped through their farmyard last week.

Devizes man suffers possible stab wound after bus stop argument

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

12:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

A Devizes man of 45 was treated in hospital for a possible stab wound after being attacked at a bus stop in the town centre yesterday at 9.30am.

Annual show presents £40,000 to 20 good causes across the county

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

An impressive £40,000 has been shared among 20 charities across Wiltshire thanks to this year’s Bowood charity dog show and summer fair, held with the Tractor Ted farm show.

Worton pupils join choir for musical medley

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Five Lanes Primary School children welcomed choir leader Grenville Jones into the school last Friday to learn wartime songs.

Devizes pupils look into the past of soldiers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The Remembrance Day ceremony at Devizes School will this year take on a special poignancy for many students who have been researching the background of First World War veterans whose names appear on the town’s war memorial.

Dauntsey pupil takes on 10-mile run to thank Forces charity

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Teenager Poppy Gibson is taking on the Great South Run in memory of her father, who died in Iraq when she was just seven years old.

Devizes Half Marathon run up a great sum for charities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Wiltshire councillor Laura Mayes, running for our Give US A Chance appeal, was among more than 400 people who completed the Devizes Half Marathon on Sunday.

Youngsters leap on boards to try Devizes skate park

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

In a sport where slipping and sliding is part of the fun, a bit of rain could not take the edge off the opening of Devizes Skate Park.

Jazz duo to play at Devizes pub

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

Two of Bristol’s top jazz musicians will be making a special appearance at The Southgate Inn, Devizes, on Saturday.

Devizes Mayor to do Santa dash?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Mayor Sarah Bridewell may do more than just fire the starting pistol for the Devizes Santa Fun Run.

Soap star joins the party at the George and Dragon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin was the life and soul of the party when she visited Rowde to help the George and Dragon pub celebrate its tenth anniversary.

Devizes Lions walk brings in £6,000 for good causes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Soon-to-be Mayor Sarah Bridewell with her mother, former mayor Jane Burton (VS348) By VICKY SCIPIO

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Supporters of Devizes Lions have raised £6,000 with their 10-mile sponsored walk this month.

No uniforms at Devizes School bring in cash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes School. Picture by Will Scammell

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Students at Devizes School wore clothes of their own choice on Friday to raise money for two charities.

Devizes School proud to open hi-tech learning block

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malcolm Irons

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A revamped and extended classroom block has brought Devizes School into the 21st century when it comes to teaching subjects such as media and business studies.

Jobs 4U as Devizes store re-opens

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The former Phones 4U store on The Brittox, Devizes reopened as Vodafone shop today, saving five jobs.

Missing paperwork delays Devizes housing plan deadline

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

People are to have more time to consider the Devizes Neighbourhood plan, following a discovery by Wiltshire Council that it had not sent out all the paperwork to interested groups.

Parking rethink to pay rural bus costs

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Free street parking in Devizes will come under the spotlight when Wiltshire Council has a consultation on its car parks.

Upmarket move for re-opening Devizes hotel

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Brewers Wadworth have applied for permission to demolish outbuildings at the Black Swan Hotel in Devizes and use the area for car parking

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Black Swan Hotel in the Market Place, Devizes, re-opens today after a three-day closure following the departure of licensees Mike and Yvonne Wright.

Got anything by JK Growling? Pooch helps youngsters improve reading

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Reception children at St Barnabas Primary School, Market Lavington, have a new four-legged classmate to read to, as part of a scheme to increase their confidence.

Praise for firefighters' quick action over Rowde barn blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Firefighters have been praised for their quick response and decisive action which prevented a farm fire from causing an environmental emergency.

A342 reopens after Rowde barn blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The A342 at Rowde has now been reopened after yesterday's blaze.

Titanic menu goes under hammer for £60k at Devizes auction

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A menu from Titanic's first-class restaurant sold for £60,000 and a small locker key went under the hammer for £62,000 in Devizes on Saturday.

Hurricane Gonzalo brings down power cables near Oaksey

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Power cut fuse box and torch

4:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Power is not expected to be restored to villages near Malmesbury until 11pm after electricity cables near Oaksey were blown down by high winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

A342 to remain shut until Tuesday after fire crews tackle Rowde barn blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:58am Monday 20th October 2014

The A342 between Devizes and Chippenham will remain closed at Rowde until at least 7am on Tuesday because of a fire at West End Farm this morning.

Day to honour sister and friend raises £2.5k for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:11am Monday 20th October 2014

Friends, family and classmates of schoolgirl India Hedley, who died just three days after her 13th birthday, have raised more than £2,500 in her memory for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Power back on at Devizes homes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:36pm Monday 20th October 2014

Several homes in Commercial Road, Devizes, were without electricity for a time this evening.

Wiltshire firefighters face wall of flames at Rowde

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

A wall of flames met the first fire crew from Devizes as it arrived the battle a blaze a West End Farm, Rowde this morning.

Playing in Bromham mum’s memory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Music lover Richard Benham is to stage a gig to raise money for Dorothy House in memory of his mother.

Store’s Jurassic lark for shoppers in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Dave the giant dinosaur has become the star attraction at a new shop that makes the most of recycled objects to create original gifts and clothes.

Devizes lights event needs space for lanterns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PARADE: Hundreds of children carry their lanterns to kick-off Oxford's Christmas festivities

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Organisers of the Devizes Christmas lights switch-on are desperately trying to find a space where big lanterns can be made, with only a few weeks to go before the event.

Roof work at Market Lavington led to historic home fire

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

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A fire which caused extensive damage to a period home in Market Lavington was caused by a build up of heat when work was carried out on a roof of neighbouring property say firefighters.

Devizes man running to build a well

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Fundraising for a well in a Gambian village will take a step forward on Sunday when dad-of-two Paul Buckingham runs the Devizes Half Marathon.

Devizes store is forced out of town by cost of rates

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A second Devizes shop has closed its doors in the space of a few weeks amid fears high business rates are driving independent retailers out.

Delight at donations for Rowde

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Anonymous donors have stepped in to support the newly reformed Rowde Youth Club following a story in last week’s Gazette.

Royal blessing helps Chirton village school grow in numbers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:58am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Prince George effect is one of the reasons that headteacher Amy Bekker Wrench thinks Chirton Primary has more than doubled in size in two years.

Paddy Ashdown opens history festival in Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Liberal Democrat grandee Lord Paddy Ashdown opened the BBC History Magazine's four day festival in Malmesbury this afternoon. Before delivering a talk on the French Resistance, the former Lib Dem leader posed for pictures outside the Abbey with the party's prospective parliamentary candidate for North Wiltshire Brian Matthews

Swim tutor to the rescue at Seend of drowning calf

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Swimming instructor Katie Cookson leapt into a canal to save a drowning calf after its herd escaped from a farm.

Devizes pupils are praised for brightening up school

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

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Pupils and staff at Downland School, Devizes, are celebrating after being awarded the Mayor’s cup for their well-kept grounds.


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