Savernake's famous old oak could be best tree in country

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Big Belly Oak at Savernake Forest

7:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

SAVERNAKE Forest’s ancient Big Belly Oak is one of the famous trees that has been shortlisted by the Woodland Trust in its contest to find England’s Tree of the Year.

Chance to get dancing at Marlborough classes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dirty Dancing comes to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Couples inspired by the moves of the Strictly Come Dancing stars have the chance to learn the waltz, rumba and cha-cha for themselves thanks to a new Ballroom and Latin American class launching in the town.

Cancer Research gets cash boost thanks to Marlborough's Feast of Food

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

Food lovers helped to raise thousands for Cancer Research UK at the annual Feast of Food on Saturday.

Pub grub to boost Great Bedwyn school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ashley and James Wilsey are refurbishing the Three Tuns	                                                             (39378) PICTURE BY DIANE VOSE

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

The Three Tuns in Great Bedwyn is donating 50p of every children’s meal served to the village pre-school.

Couple tell of terror as arson attack threatens home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUM Sarah Weller has told how her family was forced to flee their home in the early hours after an arson attack destroyed their caravan, shed and two cars.

West Overton pub fears blow to trade as A4 shuts for three nights

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The A4 from the Beckhampton roundabout to Marlborough will be closed for three nights while work is carried out near the college.

Man, 29, arrested after driver spots cannabis being smoked in Marlborough

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

1:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 29-year-old man was arrested for possession with intent to supply class-A drugs yesterday evening after a search was carried out by police in Marlborough High Street.

Duke unveils Marlborough plaque in honour of those lost lives during First World War

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:12pm Monday 27th October 2014

A plaque in honour of the Marlborough people who lost their lives during the First World War was unveiled by the Duke of Kent this morning.

Marlborough man remanded in custody on drugs charges

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

9:57am Monday 27th October 2014

A man who is accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Police believe Ogbourne St George fire was deliberate

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:27am Monday 27th October 2014

Wiltshire Police have reason to believe a fire at a property in Park Close, Ogbourne St George, on Sunday morning was started deliberately.

Prospect Savernake Appeal: Support group organises array of events

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

From bingo nights to duck races Pewsey Prospect Hospice support group has organised an array of events to support the charity and now the team is thinking up ways to support its Savernake Appeal.

Prospect Savernake Appeal: Clergyman backs bid for outpatient centre

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:54pm Friday 24th October 2014

As a GP, clergyman and now a trustee of Prospect Hospice, David Maurice has seen from all angles the care the charity provides for people in Marlborough.

All in a whirl at Marlborough's Mop

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Families flocked to Marlborough on Saturday to enjoy all the fun of the fair at this year’s big Mop.

Cuts to Marlborough parking fees may be on the cards

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough's High Street could soon have CCTV coverage

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Changes to High Street parking in Marlborough could be on the way as a review of parking is undertaken by Wiltshire Council.

Pregnant woman, 34, crashes after avoiding tree felled by Hurricane Gonzalo

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pregnant woman was taken to hospital after she swerved her car to avoid a fallen tree at Postern Hill, on the A346 near Marlborough, and crashed into a stationary BMW.

£30k grant bringing war history alive in Kennet valley

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

History will come alive for youngsters in North Wiltshire thanks to a £30,000 grant given to The Kennet Valley at War Trust.

Jailed: 'Remorseless' man who spied on teenager and mum with hidden video cameras

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A 49-year-old man who set up video cameras to spy on a girl in a bathroom and bedroom has been jailed for eight months.

Calne man, 76, cautioned over stable block burglarly

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

7:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 76-year-old man from Calne was cautioned after burgling a stable block in Savernake Forest.

Trophy for services at Aldbourne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Aldbourne Village Stores is a hub of the community and the hard work of owners Sue and Mark Rendell has been recognised with a Community First award.

Burbage pupils hatch a school project

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Plucky pupils at Burbage Primary School have taken delivery of half a dozen eggs laid by their pet chickens.

Mildenhall pride in award win

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Villagers celebrated as Mildenhall received its Wiltshire’s Best Kept Medium Village award from the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire on Sunday.

Mildenhall loves a good yarn

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A tree in Mildenhall has been given a colourful woolly makeover by the village’s new WI group.

Traffic concerns to fore over plans for 220 homes in Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:23pm Friday 17th October 2014

People in Marlborough are concerned that plans for up to 220 new homes and a hotel on land off Salisbury Road would cause more traffic woes for the town.

History talk at Marlborough on Shackleton

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Explorer dodges iceberg on Antarctic expedition

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Public speaker Rob Caskie is giving a talk at St John’s in Marlborough in an event organised by three sixth form students.

Burbage nurse climbs mountain for good cause

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:10am Friday 17th October 2014

Student nurse Freya Brown battled severe weather conditions to climb Malawi’s highest peak in aid of medical charity AMECA.

Earl of Cardigan loses fight to stop sale of ancestral Savernake home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tottenham House at Savernake

11:41am Friday 17th October 2014

Stately home, Tottenham House, will be sold to a mystery buyer for £11.25 million - despite the fierce objections of the Earl of Cardigan.

Calls for ban on lorries in Marlborough street

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

BusinessS owners want action to be taken to stop lorries hitting their buildings in Kingsbury Street and putting Marl-borough’s heritage at risk.

Insight at Marlborough into Afghanistan

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

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Portraits of Afghan village life taken by Oscar-nominated film maker Leslie Knott will be on display at Marlborough College this weekend.

Marlborough horse trainer tells of his horror at shooting of mare

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:15pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Horse breeder Mark Hope has spoken of his shock after his award-winning brood mare Darcy was shot in the face with a rifle.

Police appeal after horse shot in face near Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:08pm Monday 13th October 2014

The owner of a highly trained dressage horse is continuing to care for his prize winning mare after discovering it had been shot in the face last week.

Dressage horse is shot in the face

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:51pm Monday 13th October 2014

A dressage horse was shot in the face with a rifle, say police .

Off-roaders at Ogbourne Down warned trespass fines await

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A motorcyclist caused damage to Ogbourne Downs Golf Club when they drove across a green.

Marlborough Police get on their bikes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PCSOs Mark Howard and Andy Taylor take to the streets on their police bikes.

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Police in Marlborough now have the power of the pedal behind them having recently taken ownership of two pushbikes.

Marlborough's lunch boost

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pensioners pack out Towerlands in Braintree for their annual Christmas lunch

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

The future of Marlborough’s much-loved OAPs’ Christmas lunch is safe thanks to a donation from the Hill family.

Friends pledge to match your Prospect Hospice Savernake Appeal money

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:21pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The Friends of Savernake Hospital have put their weight behind Prospect Hospice’s fundraising appeal for an out-patient centre in Marlborough by promising to match funds raised by the community, up to £20,000.

Trio of Marlborough friends tackle 14-day trek for hospice

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mentes said the views from the top were 'amazing'

8:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Friends Mat Hayles, Guy Clarkson and John Askew set out on a gruelling 14-day trek from Fort William to Cape Wrath in Scotland last Saturday to raise money for Helen and Douglas House.

How you can back our Savernake Appeal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:29pm Thursday 9th October 2014

There are lots of ways you can help reach our £75,000 target to make the outpatient centre at Savernake Hospital a reality.

Celebration time at Sutton Benger and Chippenham markets

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Around 100kg of fresh fruit and vegetables have been donated for the annual Middlesbrough Town Meal which is being served up tomorrow (Saturday) in the town’s Centre Square from noon to 4pm.

4:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Wiltshire Farmers’ Markets have two reasons to celebrate this weekend with the the launch of a new market in Sutton Benger on Saturday and the first anniversary of Chippenham’s on Sunday.

Idea flow as support for new Prospect Hospice centre builds

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Inventive ways to raise money for the Prospect Hospice Savernake Appeal are being thought of and community fundraiser Sara Thompson is ready to lend a helping hand.

Confidence is high that Prospect Hospice target will be reached

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:54pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The announcement that Savernake Hospital will have a Prospect Hospice facility by spring next year has delighted people in Marlborough and Pewsey.

Teary farewell to Spirit Son from Greatwood racehorse charity staff

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

Staff of the Greatwood racehorse charity said a teary goodbye to former Aintree star Spirit Son, who had to be put down at the age of eight yesterday.

Water-saving devices flow into Marlborough homes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Shower safe: beware of bacteria from the shower head

5:30pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Action for the River Kennet (ARK) has smashed its target of encouraging people in Marlborough to save two million litres of water.

'Protective web' spun at Avebury by anti-fracking protesters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A 'protective web' has been spun at Avebury, by pagans campaigning against fracking.

Heartbreak at Malborough charity as former racehorse Spirit Son is put down

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:31am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Spirit Son - winner of the 2011 John Smith's Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree - has died at his retirement home, the Greatwood charity at Marlborough.

Little Mop peaceful after police crack down on youths fighting

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:35am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Revellers enjoyed a peaceful Mop fair in Marlborough at the weekend with a fight between youths swiftly dealt with by police.

New home proves a success for Shalbourne Classic Car Show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:23pm Monday 6th October 2014

The Shalbourne Classic Car Show settled into its new home on Sunday with more than 250 cars and motorbikes on display.

Marlborough garage’s customers assured about future

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Staff at Clarke and Rodway Garage in Marlborough are contemplating a future in a new site but their customers remain their priority.

Preshute villagers help mend banks of River Kennet

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Banks of the River Kennet have been restored by a team of Preshute parishioners led by Anna Forbes.

Marlborough garage turns back the clock

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

CLASSIC car and tractor fans were spoilt for choice on Saturday at the 40th anniversary of the Wiltshire Agricultural Preservation Group.

Screaming Eagles WWII group steps out for cancer charity

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

A group of Second World War military re-enactors made their way through Aldbourne and Ramsbury last Saturday to raise money for Cancer Research UK.


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