Devizes runner Andy Coombes thrilled to see Mo Farrah during London Marathon

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

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Devizes accountant Andy Coombes had double Olympic medallist Mo Farrah in his sights as he ran the London Marathon yesterday.

Canoeists gear up for gruelling challenge of Devizes to Westminster race

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes to Westminster race start organiser Keith Bennett

6:28pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

More than 600 people will take on one of the world’s most gruelling sporting challenges when they set off on the 125-mile Easter route of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

Police warn Devizes shopkeepers as thieves grab cash from tills of charity shop and hair salon

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

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Devizes police are warning shop workers to be vigilant after cash was stolen from the tills of two businesses when they were briefly unattended.

Devizes Canoe Club lands £50,000 grant towards its new base

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Canoe Club vice chairman Mark Bouch celebrates news of the windfall with canoe club members

8:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Devizes Canoe Club has received a massive boost towards developing its new base with the award of £50,000 from Sport England.

Police warn after spate of thefts from Devizes sheds

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

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Devizes police are warning householders to upgrade the security on their garden sheds and other outbuildings after a spate of non-dwelling burglaries in the area.

Fun experiments in science at Devizes School

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Some of the primary school pupils who took part in science experiments at Devizes School

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A series of exciting experiments took place at Devizes School when they held a science week.

Guides gain top honour

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Guides gain top honour

2:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Another six members of 2nd Devizes Guides have been awarded their Baden Powell awards, the highest accolades that Guides can achieve.

Howzat for sports feast

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: United through a love of sport are, from left, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ed Davies, Peter Bowler and MC Roger Dakin

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Former New Zealand rugby captain Sean Fitzpatrick spoke about his career during the annual sportsman’s dinner of Bishops Cannings Cricket Club.

West Lavington charities salute fallen of both world wars

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Historian Lyn Dyson with, from left, the Rev James Campbell, youth club chairman Eric Freeman, Royal British Legion West Lavington branch chairman Michael Challinor and its president, Bob Osbourne

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A book telling the stories of men who lost their lives during the two world wars is raising money for charities in West Lavington.

Imber village will open gates

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: St Giles Church, Imber

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Church bells will ring out across Salisbury Plain this Easter as Imber’s historic church of St Giles opens its gates to visitors.

WI abuzz with upcoming beekeeping lesson

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bee keeping at nature reserve open day

7:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

People can find out about keeping bees from Fee Robinson, a member of the Kennet Bee Keepers Association, at Potterne Springs WI on Monday.

Extra sites for housing mapped out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Comments can be made about the new Devizes Neighbourhood Plan, which promotes house building in the town centre.

Devizes homes appeal told of congestion and air pollution fears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rick Rowland

12:09pm Friday 11th 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.

Caffeine shot for Market Place as café opens

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Costa coffee chain to serve up 12 new jobs

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Costa Coffee’s second shop in Devizes will open on Saturday.

Fairtrade fair’s range of food attractions in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mayor Pete Smith says Sunday's parade should be a tremendous occasion

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A range of goods obtained through a fair deal with producers in the Third World will be on show at a Fairtrade fair in Devizes.

Devizes teacher’s headshave for two burns victims

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chrissy Leonard-Nelson with Merrily Powell and Peter Wallis (PM1178) Picture by Paul Morris

7:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Retired teacher Chrissy Leonard-Nelson is having her head shaved to raise money for child burns victims in Uganda.

Moment to try out skills with plough in Rowde

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Herefordshire Ploughing Association held its ploughing match at Acton Beauchamp. 121318-6. Pictures by James Maggs.

6:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

People around Devizes who fancy a shot at ploughing will get their chance in Rowde this weekend.

Ideas to resolve Devizes rat run woe

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

5:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Residents of Rotherstone and Avon Terrace have been unimpressed with plans to reduce the amount of traffic going past their front doors, town councillors heard last week.

Privacy fears on plan for Devizes housing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Community First is launching a new support service for communities in Wiltshire

5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Devizes town councillors have unanimously agreed to oppose plans to redevelop the home of voluntary sector support organisation Community First for housing after the mayor received numerous complaints from neighbours.

Slimmers and runner join in 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

1:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Accountant Andy Coombes is on track to raise more than £1,500 for our Give Us A Chance Appeal when he takes part in the London Marathon on Sunday.

Mum gets set to lose hair to help Devizes centre’s annual running costs

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

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MUM Lilly Balchin says the thought of shaving her head to raise money for our Give Us A Chance appeal does not scare her.

Boater died after falling into canal

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

12:17pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Boater Gary Hedges died after falling into the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes, an inquest heard.

All Cannings concert offers condolences to Boomtown Bob

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marking Wadworth Brewery making a Concert at The Kings special beer are John Callis, Richard Baulu and Colin Oke                        (vs282) By vicky scipio

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Organisers of the charity Concert at the Kings have sent their condolences to Bob Geldof, who is due to headline the gig next month with his band, the Boomtown Rats.

Account of Titanic sinking 'downplaying' collision to go under hammer in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Titanic Second officer Charles Lightoller's account of the sinking was recorded in an insurance claim to be auctioned in Devizes

11:50am Thursday 10th April 2014

The most senior officer to survive the Titanic attempted to downplay the iceberg collision to secure a £3 million insurance payout, suggest documents which are to be auctioned in Devizes.

Solar panels approved for institute roof

12:18pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Permission for solar panels to be put on a Grade II listed building in the centre of Devizes has been granted by Wiltshire Council.

Funding for charity with recycling focus

2:16pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Housing association Aster Communities has made a grant of £4,500 to recycling charity Kennet Furniture Refurbiz for its Driving Forward project.

Computers made easy at Devizes library computer club

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Back, Mike Strong and Peter Moore with student Jacintha Douglas, Dorothy Watchman, student Bronwyn McLaughlan and David Watchman at the computer club in Devizes library					      (PM1148) By PAUL MORRIS

7:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

Students who volunteer to teach people how to use computers are urging those struggling to get to grips with new technology to come to a free club.

Chance to comment on latest Devizes Neighbourhood Plan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kennet House, which Wadworth attempted to market last year

4:45pm Monday 7th April 2014

The latest Devizes Neighbourhood Plan, which seeks to promote future house building in the town centre, can now be commented on.

Princess Anne is visiting Devizes today

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Princess Anne

9:23am Monday 7th April 2014

The Princess Royal is due to arrive in Devizes this morning the day after she expressed controversial views about gassing badgers and approving of genetically modified crops on a TV programme.

Devizes School pupils report for news duty

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: BBC Radio presenter Graham Seaman with pupils from Devizes School and Nursteed and Bishops Cannings primary schools

4:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Students at Devizes School showed their skill at journalism when they took part in the BBC’s School Story initiative.

Devizes club shows support

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Floral Art Club vice-chairman Di Remlinger hands a cheque of £1,000 to its charity of the year Open Door

3:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A cheque for £1,000 was handed to Devizes Floral Art Club’s charity of the year Open Door by vice-chairman Di Remlinger.

Devizes visit to learn more of science

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The pupils who paid a visit to Cross Manufacturing to learn about technology

3:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Children from Nursteed Community Primary School in Devizes discovered how exciting a career in engineering and science could be when they visited Cross Manufacturing last week .

Pupils’ art in display at Bishop Cannings Church

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pupils’ art in display at Bishop Cannings Church

3:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Children's artistic talent was well to the fore this week as their work was displayed in St Mary’s Church, Bishops Cannings.

Devizes firm opens new showroom

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left are Mike Mitcham and Simon Glasscoo

11:30am Sunday 6th April 2014

A popular Devizes carpet retailer has opened a new showroom thanks to support from Barclays Bank.

Innovation fights terror

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left, Michelle Donelan, Sidney Alford, Rowland Alford, and Northern Ireland minister Theresa Villiers on her visit                                                                                       (PM1146) BY PAUL MORRIS

8:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

Cabinet minister Theresa Villiers was impressed by a tour of the Alford Technologies headquarters at Chippenham last week.

Benchmark for Devizes town’s economy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Market Street

6:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Local businesspeople heard that Devizes is in better economic shape than larger towns in the South West.

Market Lavington builders up for reuniting schoolmates

6:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Market Lavington resident Chris Stone is organising a reunion of former pupils of the Adcroft School of Building, where generations of Wiltshire craftsmen learned their trade.

Bromham woman gets motoring ban

4:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Nicola Rosalind Coulson, 26, of Durlett, Bromham, was disqualified from driving for 17 months after pleading guilty to driving while over the alcohol limit.

Top class Devizes toilets take another gold award

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Claire Markwell, Brian Adcock, Monica Taib and Pete Evans with the gold award

3:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Visitor's to Devizes can be assured of a gold-standard comfort break after the town’s superloo in the west central car park received yet another recognition of its excellent service.

Celebration of Devizes firm’s growth

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: United Oilseeds’ new headquarters. From left are managing director Chris Baldwin, chairman John Elliot and Devizes MP Claire Perry                                      (PM1104) By PAUL MORRIS

2:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Devizes MP Claire Perry returned to her roots when she officially opened the new headquarters of Devizes company United Oilseeds.

Erlestoke prison friend is given individual accolade by area board

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Laura Mayes, vice chairman of Devizes Area Board, with Frank Smith, left, John Girvan and Paul Scarffe

1:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Volumteers who help others have received awards from Devizes Area Board.

Pre-historic finds at new Allington dairy site

12:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

WORK on building a new robotic dairy in Allington in the Pewsey Vale has unearthed some pre-historic archaeological items but nothing of great significance.

St Barnabas Pre-school mud kitchen now serving

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes MP Claire Perry officially opens the revamped outside area at St Barnabas Pre-School                          (VS260) BY VICKY SCIPIO

11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

ST Barnabas Pre-school in Market Lavington celebrated the completion of its new outdoor play area with an official opening by Devizes MP Claire Perry.

Devizes Area Board grants help to improve hall’s kitchen area

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes School will be open during the strike by NUT members

5:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Urchfont Village Hall and Devizes School have secured grants from Devizes Area Board.

Winnie girl joy at 102

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Winnie girl joy at 102

3:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Else Kirkaldy, a former secretary to Winston Churchill, celebrated her 102nd birthday last week.

Potterne gun raid teens are let off with caution

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Potterne Post Office where two raiders demanded £2,000, but got £20

2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

PEOPLE in Potterne have been shocked and angered after two teenagers who carried out an armed raid on the post office were released with just a caution.

Come for a kickabout in the county

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Footballer banned after alleged attack on ref

1:48pm Friday 4th April 2014

Football-mad adults who don’t have time to commit to a club are invited to drop by for a kickabout at one of four Wiltshire leisure centres this summer.

Go-ahead for Caen Hill crossing point

11:40am Friday 4th April 2014

Devizes Area Board has agreed to fund a crossing point on the busy Caen Hill dual carriageway.

Custody over alleged fraud at Devizes bank

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Custody over alleged fraud atDevizes bank

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A man has been remanded in custody accused of conspiring to defraud Lloyds TSB bank in Devizes.

Talent star Alex joins Devizes youth show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Claire Markwell, Brian Adcock, Monica Taib and Pete Evans with the gold award

10:53am Friday 4th April 2014

Britain's Got Talent finalist Alex Keirl will be joining Devizes youth musical theatre group First Stages at the Corn Exchange tomorrow.




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