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.

Big increase in Wiltshire's summer holiday visitors from abroad

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Revellers welcome in the dawn at last year's summer solstice at Avebury

10:33am Wednesday 27th August 2014

New figures released by VisitBritain reveal a sharp rise in the number of overseas visitors travelling to Wiltshire for their summer holiday last year.

Wiltshire brewery creates tasty beer for Tour of Britain visit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A beer has been specially created by Box Steam Brewery to celebrate the first time that the Tour of Britain will pass near the brewery.

Canal trust’s cruiser lifted from water for a holiday

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Wilts and Berks Canal Trust’s Swindon-based pleasure cruiser has gone on a working holiday to Melksham.

£45m rail doubling from Kemble completed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: First Great Western train cleaners on strike today

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A total of £45m has now been spent on the doubling of the Kemble to Swindon railway line as the ambitious project was completed during the bank holiday weekend.

Farm focal point of TV photo prizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bill Bailey

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FARM near Swindon will be featured on popular TV show Countryfile on Sunday.

Memories of a British golfing legend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE most successful European Ryder Cup captain of all time will be sharing his fondest memories with an audience at the Wyvern Theatre on September 11.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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.

Victims and volunteers are Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner's priority

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The needs of victims and the vital role volunteers can play in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) are highlighted in a series of updates to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s strategy published today.

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.

Bail for woman accused of wounding partner

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

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A woman who is accused of carrying out a serious assault on her partner has been released on bail by a judge.

Meningitis warning for Wiltshire parents

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Meningitis Now (6675927)

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

National charity Meningitis Now is issuing a warning to Wiltshire parents as children prepare to return to school for the new term.

£180k fine after computer hard drive loss from Erlestoke Prison

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: More than half the inmates at Erlestoke are on indetminate sentences

12:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 by the data watchdog for serious failings in the way prisons have been handling information relating to inmates, victims and visitors after the loss of a back-up hard drive at HMP Erlestoke Prison.

Home Secretary praises Wiltshire Police for 'Stop and Search' reforms

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Home Secretary Theresa May

5:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police has launched two key elements of the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

Ice Bucket Challenge: Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable drenched

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:03pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Pat Geenty has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and UK COPs.

Ride and Stride in aid of Wiltshire churches

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

People across Wiltshire are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Ride+Stride event to raise money to preserve historic churches in the county.

Bail for Malmesbury man who sexually abused two young girls for five years

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

4:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

A Malmesbury man who sexually abused two young girls for five years has been released on bail by a judge.

Bank Holiday weather: Drivers warned as Wiltshire events continue

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:20pm Monday 25th August 2014

As wet weather put a dampener on Bank Holiday plans, motorists were warned of unpleasant driving conditions on one of the busiest days of the year for travellers.

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.

Wiltshire town 'most desirable place to live in England' - Royal Mail

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Royal Mail has revealed which postcode areas in the UK are the most 'desirable'

12:29pm Monday 25th August 2014

The most desirable place to live in England is Tidworth, according to a new study.

Man who 'confessed' to Bassett burglary when high on drink and drugs is cleared

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

10:19am Monday 25th August 2014

A man who "confessed" to burgling a house in the dead of night has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a jury believed that police misunderstood him.

Wiltshire nurse admits inappropriate relationship with sex offender

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

6:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Psychiatric nurse Dawn Spatharakis has avoided being struck off despite admitting forming an inappropriate sexual relationship with a sex offender.

White Horse brightened up by volunteers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

ONE of the most iconic landmarks in the region was yesterday given a makeover with help from eager members of the public.

Funds from Wiltshire help keep lifeboat afloat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Freemasons from Wiltshire Summer Lodge have raised money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Motorcyclist airlifted after accident near Beckhampton

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:05pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A motorbike rider was airlifted to hospital at around 5.30pm today after he came off his machine about a mile from the Beckhampton roundabout.

Funeral day for manager of Blackland Lake Campsite

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The funeral of campsite manager Sam Walden, who died in a motorcycle accident in Belgium, is to be held at the West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington, on Friday, August 29, at 3.15pm.

One star food hygiene rating shock at hospital

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: GWH's NHS Foundation Trust applied for permission to carry out treatment on a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a history of bipolar disorder

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Great Western Hospital has been given a one star rating for its food hygiene following an inspection earlier this year.

Skatepark plan in jeopardy as TK Maxx pulls out of Chippenham scheme

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:07pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Multi-million pound plans to redevelop the Bridge Centre in Chippenham have been dealt a serious blow with the decision by TK Maxx not to open there.

Cheers! Turn up on the day for Chippenham Golf Club beer festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: SUP UP: Northallerton to host its fourth beer festival.

12:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Chippenham Golf Club is holding a beer festival this Saturday, August 23.

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.

GCSE results: Pewsey Vale School

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

Pupils at Pewsey Vale School had reason to celebrate yesterday with 96 per cent of its school leavers gaining at least five GCSEs.

Brand manager celebrates first decade with Melksham Mitsubishi

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

The brand manager at Melksham Mitsubishi is celebrating after reaching his successful ten-year milestone with the company.

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.

Top 10 ways of making school uniforms last

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:45pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A schoolwear specialist has put together a ten tips to help parents get maximum value from school uniform.

GCSE results: Bradon Forest School, Purton

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Students, parents and staff are celebrating the best ever results at Bradon Forest School, Purton, with 62% of students achieving the Government’s ‘gold standard’ of five A*-C including English and mathematics.

Warning of abnormal load travelling on Wiltshire roads

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

1:45pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Wiltshire Police are warning motorists to be aware of several abnormal loads that will be passing through the county this weekend.

Trowbridge pair plead guilty to hanging dog

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A Trowbridge woman and a men accused of hanging a dog pleaded guilty today at Salisbury Magistrates Court.

GCSE results: National Union of Teachers' reaction

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: NUT regional secretary Andy Woolley

12:33pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Andy Woolley, South West Regional Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said today: “Students and their teachers are to be congratulated on their GCSE achievements today. 

GCSE results: Wiltshire Council congratulates on achievements

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Laura Mayes, cabinet member for Children's Services

12:08pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A leading Wiltshire councillor has said all involved in getting GCSE results today can be proud of their achievements.

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.

GCSE results: Shocks over English and maths grades predicted

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

Teenagers were  today waking up to their GCSE grades amid indications that some schools are seeing major changes to results.

GCSEs: Exam results helpline opens at 8am

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

The Exam Results Helpline opens at 8am to provide advice and support to students - and their parents - picking up GCSE results today.

Wounding trial: I had the worst of violence in Devizes, accused man tells jury

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

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A man accused of stabbing a former bouncer outside a Devizes pub has told a jury he came out worse from the incident.

Live GCSE results: live blog

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:56am Thursday 21st August 2014

Welcome to the Gazette & Herald’s live blog on GCSE results day. Send your pictures to gazartist@newswilts.co.uk and we’ll feature as many as we can. Don’t forget to include names and which school you go to.

Medals for transplant pair

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO young athletes in Chippenham and Calne have won sporting medals after undergoing major organ transplants.

Mystery over fate of Pear Tree Inn as celebrity chef Marco 'walks away'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marco Pierre White

6:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Mystery surrounds the future of The Pear Tree Inn owned by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, with it appearing that he is about to sell the Whitley eatery.

New Wiltshire website to help in search for work

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jane Scott

5:39pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Residents looking to enter the job market have received a boost through a new website from Wiltshire Council.

Three taken to hospital after carriage of Longleat train overturns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A fire crew from Westbury and a crew from Warminster went to Longleat Safari Park today, after the rear carriage of the park’s railway train overturned this afternoon.

Wiltshire police invite you to keep in touch

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW initiative aimed at tackling crime and anti-social behaviour while also keeping the public abreast of police matters in their area was launched in Malmesbury and Pewsey this week.




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