Breaking news VIDEO: Market Lavington High Street shut as house burns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The High Street in Market Lavington remained shut early this evening as Wiltshire Fire Fire and Rescue deal with a serious house blaze.

Funeral firm's plea for clothes to aid hospice

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Funeral directors C S Bowyer are appealing for help with their campaign to collect as many unwanted textiles as possible to raise money for the hospice Helen and Douglas House.

Thousands line Devizes Carnival route

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

Thousands lined the Devizes Carnival route as floats and walking entries left The Green.

Pledge your skills to help Rowde activity centre bid

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

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Rowde Parish Council is asking villagers to pledge support for its bid for funding to Sport England to build an activity centre on the village sports field.

Xbox boost for Devizes Hospital patients

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Devizes Rotary Club is raising money for Green Lane Hospital in the town, which looks after patients with mental health problems.

Farming diary - Family visit during harvest

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

The autumnal chill has remained over the last week, with a northerly wind dominating the weather.

Young survivor takes prize in Devizes baby contest

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Miracle baby Emily Chase must be the youngest child ever to take part in a Devizes baby show, for in physical terms she was only days old when the judging took place.

Devizes Carnival entrants turn on the style

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:02pm Saturday 30th August 2014

From mini majorettes to sultry samba dances Devizes had the carnival spirit on Saturday night.

Good cheer as Potterne Cricket Club’s beer festival raises grand sum

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Hundreds of people came out on the weekend’s only dry day for the Potterne Cricket Club’s annual beer festival.

Police search after gates are damaged in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Police are searching for the person who damaged the historic Quakers Walk gates.

Entrants must impress judges during Devizes Carnival parade

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:36am Friday 29th August 2014

People taking part in Devizes Carnival procession on Saturday will have to impress professional arts workers to win a trophy.

Second time for Devizes cross

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Market Cross in Devizes had a grand re-unveiling on Tuesday, as part of the carnival fortnight, to mark 200 years since it was built.

Sergeant sets out Marlborough police’s priorities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THERE’S a new face on the beat in Marlborough after Clare Wallace took over from Barry Reed as the town’s neighbourhood policing team sergeant.

Police warning over online illegal weapons after man, 73, buys 200,000v stun gun

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Example of a stun gun.

12:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Wiltshire Police are warning of the dangers of buying illegal weapons online after a 73-year-old man bought a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray.

I'm so lucky, says dad in Devizes pub knifing attack

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Knife attack victim Tony Walker has spoken of the night when he was stabbed after stepping in to help a woman who was pushed to the ground outside a Devizes pub.

Devizes crosses are planted in memory of the fallen

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A moving tribute to soldiers who died in the First World War was paid in Devizes on Sunday morning as people of all ages gathered at the war memorial for the planting of crosses.

Families have a whale of a time at Devizes Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Thousands of people had fun in the sun with a vast array of music and entertainment on the first day of Devizes Carnival street fair on Sunday.

Market Place packed for Devizes Confetti Battle

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Crowds gathered in Market Place last night for the annual Confetti Battle.

Violins are clue to Devizes arsons

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Police have made an appeal to find the owner of two violins to help solve a string of bizarre burglaries and arsons that culminated in an escape on a canal boat.

Devizes councillors salute work of Gazette reporter Jill Crooks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The town council saluted the work of Gazette reporter Jill Crooks on Tuesday, thanking her for her excellent coverage over the past 14 years.

Care home will be named after British hero

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A new care home near Devizes will be named after a veteran of both world wars whose bravery is awe-inspiring.

Police appeal after mementos stolen and damaged at Devizes Cemetery

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police are appealing for information after mementos were stolen and damaged at Devizes Cemetery in Rotherstone.

Appeal after five Stihl disc cutters stolen from Devizes firm

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

1:32pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police are appealing for information after five Stihl disc cutters were stolen from a business on Hopton Industrial Estate, Devizes, at the weekend.

Woman, 44, conditionally discharged for Devizes assault

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Joanne Purnell, 44, of Davies Drive, Devizes, was conditionally discharged for 12 months after admitting she assaulted a man in the town on July 24.

Cottage door forced open in Devizes

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

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police are investigating a break-in at a cottage in Snuff Street, Devizes, where the front door was forced open but nothing was taken.

Crowds show bulldog spirit in downpours at Devizes International Street Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Instead of re-applying sun cream, visitors to the Devizes International Street Festival on Bank Holiday Monday had to dodge puddles.

Last chance to see former Devizes Catholic convent school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:31am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The last opportunity to look around a former Catholic convent school in Devizes will be available on Heritage Open Day on Saturday, September 13.

Devizes neighbourhood police team ready to tweet

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

The Devizes neighbourhood police team has a Twitter account – @DevizesPolice – that it will use to let the public know what they are doing and for consultation purposes.

No easy ride for Bromham man in scooter marathon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

Bromham man Ed Dyke has been getting funny looks as he prepares for a charity ride on an unusual mode of transport.

Charity 24-hour netball shootathon in Devizes raises £1,000

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:03pm Monday 25th August 2014

A charity 24-hour netball shootathon in Devizes is thought to have raised more than £1,000.

What was the Iron Man doing in Devizes?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:02pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Thousands of people had fun in the sun on the first day of Devizes Carnival street fair  as they made the most of the weather before the threatened heavy rain forecast for  Bank Holiday Monday.

Drama beats the boredom

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Youngsters in Devizes banished boredom during the summer holidays by learning song and dance.

Devizes bowmen seeking a place to shoot

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Archery club Devizes Bowmen is appealing for help to find land that can become its permanent home.

Country pursuits and activities on show in Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has cancelled a teddy bears’ picnic and parachute jump

12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The best of the country will come to town on September 27 when Wiltshire Wildlife Trust holds an event in Devizes.

Generosity creates Urchfont pop-up shop

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A pop-up bookshop is proving popular in Urchfont.

What was the Iron Man doing in Devizes?

7:50pm Sunday 24th August 2014

First day of Devizes Street Festival is a big hit

The Waterfront in Pewsey festival raises money for charity

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A festival at The Waterfront in Pewsey raised spirits and funds as music lovers donated more than £600 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Festival on way instead of Great Cheverell soapbox

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Great Cheverell Soapbox derby fun from 2010

4:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE organisers of the Great Cheverell Soapbox Derby are not holding the event this year but have organised a beer and music festival to raise money for charity.

Teens brave the rain in 52-mile trek for charity

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Four friends from Devizes cycled for more than 50 miles along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath in torrential rain to raise charity funds.

Devizes book thief nets fortune

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:20am Saturday 23rd August 2014

An opportunist thief has escaped with rare books worth thousands of pounds after stealing a suitcase from a car in Snuff Street, Devizes.

Devizes Canoe Club’s plan for base could be approved

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

7:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Devizes Canoe Club’s application to create a base at Lower Wharf in the town is being recommended for approval.

Relatives of those who died will read in a Devizes public tribute

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FAMILIES of soldiers who died in the First World War will take part in a commemoration in Devizes on Sunday.

Devizes Police appeal after Quakers Walk gate damaged

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after one of the ornate gates to Quakers Walk, Devizes, were damaged between 4pm yesterday and 8am today.

Bromham adventurer rides bamboo bike to Burma

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Adventurer Fred Dodson has set off on a bicycle made from bamboo and hopes to reach Burma in an unusual charity fundraiser.

GCSE results: Dauntsey's School, West Lavington

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dauntsey’s School head Mark Lascelles

6:04pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Pupils at Dauntsey’s celebrated outstanding GCSE results this morning, with a remarkable 47.3% of nearly 1200 entries awarded an A * grade - a new school record. An impressive 76.5% of all entries were at A* or A grade.

Devizes church project stalls over listing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tony Scorer, Ida McConnell, Charlie Slater, Stephen Brazier and Paul Morgan look at the model for the cloister they want built at St Mary's Church in Devizes

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who want St Mary’s Church, Devizes, turned into a community and performance venue are vowing to keep battling despite losing a planning appeal.

Wounding trial: Man found guilty of Devizes knife attack

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

5:54pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A man who stabbed a former bouncer outside a town centre pub has been told to expect a jail term.

GCSE results: Lavington School

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

2:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Lavington School had its best ever GCSEs results with 85 per cent of students achieving five or more A*-C grades, not including English and maths, up two per cent on last year.

GCSE results: Devizes School

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malcolm Irons

10:56am Thursday 21st August 2014

Devizes School saw the number of pupils achieving at least five A* to C grades, not including English and maths, increase by two per cent to 72 per cent.

Devizes babies are all winners at mayor's show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

Mum Belinda Rogan had to miss her baby’s big day when work commitments meant she missed Daniel being crowned winner of the Mayor’s Baby Show in Devizes yesterday.


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