Devizes hotel goes upmarket

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 will re-open 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.

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 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.

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.

Titanic key expected to sell for £35,000 at auction in Devizes on Saturday

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:05pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A small key for a locker on the Titanic is expected to be sold for up to £35,000 at auctionin Devizes on Saturday.

Devizes man returns (almost) a conquering hero

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:58am Thursday 16th October 2014

Cricketer James Rapson can add conker player extraordinaire to the list of his sporting accolades after coming ninth at the world championships last weekend.

Supporters of breast cancer charity get a soaking

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:54pm Thursday 16th October 2014

More than 20 women and a few men took part in a bras off fundraising event for Breast Cancer Awareness on Monday evening.

Diabetes roadshow rolls into Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Devizes people worried about their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes were able to get advice at a roadshow.

On marks to get packing for Operation Christmas Child

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:22am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The new organiser of Operation Christmas Child in the Devizes area has warned that the deadline for shoe boxes this year is earlier than usual.

Dolphin dream comes true for Devizes girl

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:34am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Schoolgirl Olivia Fleming’s biggest wish came true when she swam with dolphins in Florida, just months after finishing leukaemia treatment.

Poppies pop up across Urchfont

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:11pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MUM Amanda Boorman and five-year-old son Tremaine have thrown themselves into a frenzy of poppy making for their village’s First World War commemoration. Rowde will launch a poppy trail next Thursday, with as many houses and businesses as possible putting poppies in their gardens. Parish council chairman Jackie Bawden said: “Our aim is to create a walk around the parish, so people can look for poppies in gardens and on buildings.

Howzat for boost for cricket in Devizes area

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:51pm Monday 13th October 2014

Cricket fans will be able to practice their strokes all winter thanks to a grant from Devizes Area Board.

Ex-soldier from Devizes aims to help veterans

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Former soldier Brian Rollinson, who served in Northern Ireland in the troubles of the 1980s, is helping to raise the profile of a charity helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Devizes shop manager will speak to Ladies Who Lunch

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A Poppy Appeal collection box was stolen from the Bear Hotel in Devizes on November 1 last year

1:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A Ladies Who Lunch event will be held at The Bear Hotel, Devizes, on Wednesday, October 22, at noon.

Coffee morning date in Market Lavington

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

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A coffee morning takes place at 57 High Street, Market Lavington, on Saturday, October 25.

Rare Titanic deck plan and menu goes under the hammer in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:48am Friday 10th October 2014

A deck plan, a postcard and the only surviving menu from the Titanic's first-class restaurant are expected to be sold for up to £100,000 at an auction in Devizes next week.

‘I woke up and saw a fork stuck in my leg’ says Market Lavington man

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

British Telecom engineer Malcolm Tripp has spoken of the moment he regained consciousness to find a garden fork imbedded in his left leg.

Duo finale to Chirton music season

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Flute found in Cheltenham

3:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

The Chirton Concerts season’s finale performance will be held at St John’s Church, Chirton on Saturday, at 6pm.

Breast cancer survivor backs bra appeal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Breast cancer survivor Jan Stonestreet launched the annual charity fundraising drive at Curves gym in Devizes by putting the first bra into a new collecting bank.

Follow poppy trail around village and support Royal British Legion

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Rowde is organising a poppy trail around the village to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War from October 23 to November 12.

Dispute over funds for new Rowde Youth Club

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Celebrations for plans to reopen Rowde Youth Club have been overshadowed by a disagreement between the former leader and a new committee.

Acoustic roots group to perform in Seend

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

7:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

My Sweet Patootie, an acoustic roots group, will be performing at Seend Community Centre on Wednesday, October 15, from 8pm.

Emergency services ready for Kennet & Avon Canal exercise

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Walkers and boaters out on the Kennet & Avon Canal on Sunday morning will see the emergency services out in force at Horton, near Devizes, but they shouldn’t worry.

Devizes men will give conkers a bash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Cricketers Neil Guthrie and James Rapson have put down their bats and will be swinging conkers instead at the world championships this weekend.

Rosie’s return to Bromham as beloved pet is found again

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

An elderly couple, whose dog went missing while they were on holiday, have received the news they feared they never would hear.

School takes over popular lunchtime youth club

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malcolm Irons

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Devizes School is taking over the running of lunchtime youth club sessions from the beginning of November if enough students sign up for the project.

Motorcyclist suffers serious leg injury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:24pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A motorcyclist from Devizes suffered a serious leg injury after colliding with a car on the Keevil junction of the A350 near Stoney Gutter last Thursday at 7.30pm.

Family's bedside vigil for man in coma after Devizes attack

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:07pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The family of attack victim Jason Edwards, who was left with serious head injuries after a late-night attack in the centre of Devizes, are staying by his hospital bedside.

Seend author's first book about to go on sale

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

11:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Retired social worker Jenny Cox has written her first children’s book in memory of her parents and it will be available in Devizes Books from tomorrow.

Booze sales at Corn Exhange to stop an hour early in bid to halt trouble

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

8:49am Thursday 9th October 2014

Late-night drinking at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, is to be restricted to 2am on a permanent basis following worries about fights.

Devizes shop staff rise to bake-off challenge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Staff at Specsavers opticians in Devizes held a charity bake-off challenge on Friday.

We just want place for Muslims to pray, say Devizes businessmen

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Businessmen Shahid Siddiq and Imam Hussain are behind controversial plans to create a Muslim prayer centre in London Road, Devizes.

Too-short skirts banished by Devizes School

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Miniskirts worn by some girls at Devizes School, which brought complaints from staff and the public, have led to a clampdown by headteacher Malcolm Irons.


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