Judge 'wrong' to order boys removed from their Wiltshire mum

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

2:09pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A family court judge was wrong to order two boys to be removed from the care of their mother following a hearing in Wiltshire, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

How Gannett Foundation helped Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is one of the many charities to have benefited from the Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of the Gazette & Herald’s publishers.

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins confirmed as Team Sky leader

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling in a previous Tour of Britain

12:33pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sir Bradley Wiggins will ride through Wiltshire as he defends his Tour of Britain title, it was confirmed today.

Help to Buy: Wiltshire is second-highest authority with most completions

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:04pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

More than 48,000 households have been helped by the Government's flagship Help to Buy mortgage support scheme with Wiltshire being the second-highest local authority with the most Help to Buy completions.

Wiltshire's Emergency Services Show to be 'biggest and best yet'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Emergency Services Show

9:25am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The ninth Emergency Services Show takes place on Sunday and the organisers say it promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Jailed: Yob who smashed pint glass into man outside Pewsey pub

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

A man who smashed a beer glass into the head of another drinker outside a Pewsey pub has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Nato summit: Wiltshire Police on high alert as Obama heads along M4

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: President Barack Obama speaks about his Promise Zones Initiative, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Promise Zone Initiative is part of a plan to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with l

10:33am Monday 1st September 2014

Wiltshire Police are on high alert along the M4 this week as delegates, including US President Barack Obama, make their way to and from Swindon for the Nato summit in Newport under threat of disruption from activists.

Pedestrian in accident on A303 near Stonehenge dies

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Laster aimed at Wiltshire Air Ambulance

8:59am Monday 1st September 2014

A pedestrian hit by a car on the A303 near Stonehenge on Friday evening has died, police have said.

Sci-fi characters are centre stage at first two-day Melksham Comic Con

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:31pm Monday 1st September 2014

Spiderman, Superman and a steampunk Dalek were among those made an appearance at Melksham Comic Con at the weekend.

Musical treat as St John residents show off garden and craft skills

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Picture from stock

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Green-fingered residents of The Order of St John Care Trust home will showcase their craftiness at their annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday.

Jailed: Former Royal Mail worker who stole items worth £60k

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

5:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

A former Royal Mail worker has been jailed for stealing more than £60,000 worth of jewellery and watches from the company.

Emotional farewell to Calne camp site manager in motorcycle tragedy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:17pm Monday 1st September 2014

There was raw emotion as friends and family of camp site manager Sam Walden said goodbye to the man with an infectious smile and love for life.

Meningitis survivor beats odds to cycle in Sainsbury's School Games

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:51am Sunday 31st August 2014

TEENAGE paracyclist Lauren Booth has been selected to compete at Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games – a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes.

Selwood backs Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Selwood Housing has donated £2,000 to the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to help with community activities.

Wife joins Dorothy House Midnight Walk in memory of popular Melksham rugby captain

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:01am Sunday 31st August 2014

FORMER captain of Melksham Rugby Club Chris Bull will be one of hundreds of people remembered during this year’s Midnight Walk for Dorothy House Hospice.

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

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

7:00am Sunday 31st 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.

Wiltshire Police appeal over 'dangerously pure' heroin

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

8:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Wiltshire Police have tweeted that there are reports of heroin of a dangerous level of purity being sold in the Chippenham area.

Drivers netted in operation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Police targeted drivers speeding and committing other traffic offences in Calne during the first part of a crackdown in the town.

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.

Firefighters thanked after blaze tackled at upmarket furniture firm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Upmarket furniture firm OKA has paid tribute to firefighters after its Froxfield warehouse went up in flames.

Anger as vandals hit Chippenham cars in paint attacks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A vandal's spray painting spree in Chippenham damaged at least 15 cars.

Wiltshire Big Wheel offers chance to ride part of Tour of Britain route

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling in a previous Tour of Britain

11:38am Friday 29th August 2014

Cyclists get the chance to ride part of the route of the Tour of Britain in Wiltshire, just days before Sir Bradley Wiggins and other stars of world cycling race through the county.

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.

1,000 sign petition to restore hour’s free parking in Wiltshire Council car parks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duncan Hames MP

8:03am Friday 29th August 2014

A petition to restore an hour’s free parking in Wiltshire Council car parks has exceeded 1,000 signatures.

Kilimanjaro challenge for heart surgery student

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: AFRICAN ADVENTURE: Samuel Duff is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A student who had open heart surgery last year has set herself the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro for charity.

Fans flock to Melksham for annual Comic Con

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Comic book fans pack the Melksham Assembly Hall for the Melksham Comic Convention

10:55am Friday 29th August 2014

Comic buffs from far and wide will flock to Melksham this weekend as the annual Comic Con event returns.

Russia salutes Arctic Convoy stalwarts in Trowbridge ceremony

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:13am Friday 29th August 2014

Veterans from across the south west who braved sub-zero temperatures during the Second World War were being honoured by Russia at a presentation ceremony in Trowbridge today to recognise their bravery during the conflict.

Russian honour for Wiltshire's Arctic Convoy heroes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

Veterans from Wiltshire who braved sub-zero temperatures during the Second World War were honoured by Russia at a special presentation ceremony in Trowbridge to recognise their bravery during the conflict.

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.

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.

Wiltshire PCC speaks out about Rotherham sexual abuse scandal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken out about the South Yorkshire PCC's decision to stay in post despite being accused of failing to act on warnings of sexual abuse of children.

First food festival at National Trust manor is sellout success

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Hundreds flocked to Great Chalfield Manor near Melksham on Saturday for its inaugural Food Fest, organised with The Fox pub in Broughton Gifford.

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.

Wiltshire army veteran rides out to say thanks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Army veteran Steve Stone has organised a 70-mile motorbike ride to mark 70 years since Operation Market Garden to raise money for a forces charity that helped him through hard times.

NHS trust 'listens' to views about services from Marlborough to Warminster

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hilary Walker

5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

There is a chance to give their views on community healthcare services run by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from Marlborough to Warminster.

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.

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.


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