Former Abbeyfield School head takes leave from new role during investigation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Former Abbeyfield School head teacher James Fox has taken leave from his new role as principal of an academy in Brighton pending the outcome of an investigation.

£22k cost of Wiltshire Council's internet broadcasts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The first internet broadcast of a Wiltshire Council meeting - which is costing £22,000 a year - had an audience of 194.

Calne school head investigated by governors as case against another ends

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:31am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Mystery surrounds the absence at John Bentley School in Calne of headteacher Laura Carleton after an investigation into her was launched by its governors.

Hopes of free parking and Chippenham multi-storey raised

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Deputy council leader John Thomson

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Hopes of free parking and a new multi-storey car park in Chippenham have been raised by Wiltshire Council as it launches a consultation on parking.

Chance to drive around Castle Combe circuit on Supercar Saturday

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Stroke Association Supercar Saturday returns to the Castle Combe circuit on Saturday, giving the chance for racing fans to drive round the main race track in a top car with a professional driver.

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - Honour those who serve us, both in the past and present

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: MP James Gray

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

It was a great privilege last Thursday to attend the Laying up of Colours service and ceremony in St Margaret’s Westminster for the Normandy Veterans Association.

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.

Neighbours help Sherston's first community apple day prove fruitful

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sherston's first community apple day was almost scuppered by a lack of fruit shortly before it was due to take place.

Six arrests in Wiltshire over child abuse images during Operation Harness crackdown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Your Say: Typing on computer keyboard

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Six men were arrested for having  indecent images of children by Wiltshire Police yesterday.

Safety centre for children could be built if Wiltshire and Dorset fire services merge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Simon Routh-Jones

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new safety centre for school children could be built if a merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services goes ahead.

Man charged over M4 crash in which three died

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The crash scene on the M4

5:27pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision on the M4 in June in which three people died.

Fire service merger: Wiltshire Council stalls again on giving a view

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jeff Osborn

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Wiltshire Council stalled once again on giving a view over Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority's future at its full council meeting yesterday.

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.

Funky footwear and bears raise cash on Ted’s Big Day Out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thousand across Wiltshire, Bath and Somerset took teddy bears to work and school for the day and put on funky footwear.

Experts' terror and privacy fears over remote-control drones

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: FLYING HIGH: The Quadcopter video camera drone takes to the air above Overbury Farm.

12:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Remote-control drones could posing a serious security risk and privacy concerns as their use grows, intelligence experts have warned.

Power cut as Hurricane Gonzalo winds bring tree down

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Power was cut in Melksham after a tree fell into an electric cable in Longleaze Lane during this morning's winds and there were also power cuts in Chippenham.

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.

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.

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.

First live internet screening of Wiltshire Council meeting starts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first live internet screening of full council meetings at Wiltshire Council started today at 11am.

Wiltshire city is one of world's top ten best

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Salisbury has made into a top 10 world cities' list, chosen by travel guide Lonely Planet.

Watch: Stonehenge skydivers launch poppy appeal in spectacular fashion

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Royal British Legion in Wiltshire launched the 2014 Poppy Appeal in spectacular fashion on Monday by parachuting over Stonehenge.

Banned from Wiltshire: Man accused of selling drugs in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man who is accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs in Chippenham has been released on bail by a judge.

Light up the sky with care when using Chinese lanterns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firework night pain or pleasure

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GOVERNMENT guidance has failed to ban the use of Chinese lanterns ahead of the firework season despite the huge risk to property and livestock.

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.

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.

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.

Biggest ever review of car parking to be started by Wiltshire Council

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

The biggest review of parking ever undertaken in Wiltshire will start on Monday as people across the county are consulted.

£5.5m earmarked for possible merger of Wiltshire and Dorset fire services

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Government has earmarked £5.54 million to support a potential combination of Wiltshire and Dorset Fire & Rescue Services.

Stonehenge parachute jump launches Wiltshire's Poppy Appeal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Wiltshire's Poppy Appeal was launched today with a parachute jump at Stonehenge.

Wiltshire to miss worst of Hurricane Gonzalo 'tail' but take extra care on roads

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

Wiltshire is forecast to miss the worst of the gale force winds and heavy rain which Hurricane Gonzalo will bring to the north of Britain but there has been a warning to take extra care on the roads tomorrow morning.

Wiltshire Cubs enjoy active time at camp

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Wiltshire West Cubs and 6th Devizes Cubs spent a recent weekend taking part in an activity/challenge camp at the PGL centre at Liddington, near Swindon.

Cash saved in Wiltshire by leaving car behind

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sharon Brentnall, Sustrans Bike It officer

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

People who were challenged to walk, cycle and use public transport to get to work have collectively saved almost £9,000.

Vote for canal trust to win slice of £150,000

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ken Oliver ( Chief Executive of Wilts & Berks Canal Trust).

11:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A Chippenham charity is in with a chance to win a slice of £150,000 as part of Yorkshire Building Society’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Stanton St Quintin hall to be fixed as police trace vandals

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Villagers in Stanton St Quintin can finally restore their hall after a police blitz on vandalism.

Parachutes will launch Wiltshire poppy event

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The 2014 Wiltshire Poppy Appeal will be launched on Monday, with a parachute jump from The Royal British Legion’s Jump4Heroes at Stonehenge.

Wiltshire's new shoebox Santa sets 30,000 target

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Operation Christmas Child is just around the corner and the new area co-ordinator for Wiltshire, Steve Lloyd, is hoping 30,000 boxes will be packed.

Wiltshire Council to broadcast meetings live on internet

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:17am Friday 17th October 2014

Full council meetings at Wiltshire Council will be broadcast live on the internet for the first time from next week.

Homes opponents fear overcrowding at Sutton Benger

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Sutton Benger residents have set up a working group to oppose plans for 60 homes on greenfield land.

Wiltshire planning meetings change is criticised

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

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A move to hold planning meetings for North Wiltshire to afternoons has been criticised for not giving people a chance to attend them.

Vote for one of top five Chippenham nominees

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Chippenham businesses have the chance to be crowned best customer service provider in town.

Wiltshire fire service offers young a big chance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters Dean Hoskins and Rob Haddow with Disney Store bears donated to Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service by Swindon Lions Club

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is offering four apprenticeships, to train young people in ICT, human resources, learning and development and prevention.

Chippenham school tops vouchers list again

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:47am Friday 17th October 2014

Collections at Queen’s Crescent School have outstripped all other groups in the Chippenham area for the second year running by bringing in 54,656 supermarket vouchers.

Lucky escape for driver in Chippenham bus inferno

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:09am Friday 17th October 2014

This was the dramatic scene in Elmwood, Chippenham yesterday when the No 44 Barrow Green service bus caught fire.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance names new chief pilot

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has announced George Lawrence as unit chief pilot of the new Bell 429 helicopter which starts operating on January 1.

Free cycle training on offer from council

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A big day for Trowbridge as the Tour of Britain sweeps through

12:50pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Wiltshire Council is encouraging people to get back on their bikes with a special free cycle training offer.

Chief pilot for new air ambulance helicopter announced

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:40pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has announced that George Lawrence will be the Unit Chief Pilot of the new Bell 429 helicopter which starts operating on January 1.

Wiltshire sets the stage for understanding mental health issues

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:22am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A play exploring issues surrounding mental illness was performed at County Hall in Trowbridge on Friday as part of World Mental Health Day.

Man pronounced dead after being found in Melksham river

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:05pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A man, believed to be in his 70s, was pronounced dead today, after being found in a river near The Gateway in Melksham at 3.15pm today.

Plan for new centre in Westbury to treat household waste and turn it into energy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:11pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HILLS Waste wants to build a renewable energy centre near Westbury to turn household rubbish and turn it into heat and electricity.


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