Tour of Britain route through Wiltshire is revealed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: STARS: Sir Bradley Wiggins could be in Worcester.

9:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DETAILS of the route some of the world’s top riders will take through the county during stage six of the Tour of Britain in September have been released.

Spare schools needless and time-wasting red tape, says Wiltshire MP

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: MP James Gray

8:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

North Wiltshire MP James Gray has called for schools to be freed from what he says are needless regulations and bureaucracy.

£1.5k fine for first scrap metal carrier convicted in Wiltshire under new law

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A scrap metal carrier is the first convicted in Wiltshire under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013) for failing to be a registered scrap metal dealer in the county.

New group for Wiltshire Crohn’s and colitis sufferers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A new group representing Crohn’s and Colitis UK, in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire has been set up to raise awareness, funds and to support those local people with the condition.

More Wiltshire young people in education, work or training

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fleur de Rhe-Philipe

6:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Latest figures show more of Wiltshire’s young people are in education, work or training.

Social worker wage hike 'to protect vulnerable Wiltshire children and cut £900k agency bill'

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

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Extra funding has been secured to attract experienced social workers in Wiltshire, as the council seeks to recruit around 20 new child protection officers.

Sir Bruce opens Urgent Care Centre at Royal United Hospital

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the Medical Director of NHS England, officially opened the Urgent Care Centre at the Royal United Hospital today. 

I won't let new transport role distract me, vows Devizes MP

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes MP Claire Perry at Pewsey station this morning

2:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Devizes MP Claire Perry says her new role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport won’t detract her from duties as a local MP.

Tickets for Emergency Services Show on sale

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Emergency Services Show

8:35am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Advance tickets for this year’s Emergency Services Show are available to buy online.

Motorists facing seven weeks of hell as part of A420 closes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COMMUTERS are bracing themselves for almost two months of road chaos when a section of the A420 is closed from tomorrow.

Hopes grow that Wanda - Wiltshire's wandering wallaby - will be reunited with owners

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hopes were high this morning that Wanda, the wandering wallaby, was about to be reunited with her owners.

Prison Bridge tragedy: Tribute to Devizes engineer who was on way to work in Trowbridge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tribute has been paid to motorcyclist Charlie Sherman, 22, of Devizes who died after an accident while he was on his way to work in Trowbridge last Thursday.

Polar bear killing of Wiltshire teenager: company not to blame, coroner rules

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A coroner has cleared an expedition company of "neglect" in respect of its responsibility to protect a Wiltshire schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear.

Firefighters still at site of huge waste fire in Swindon this morning

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:29am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling the huge waste fire that broke out last night at Averies Recycling in Marshgate, Swindon.

Fire crews battle through the night to tackle waste firm blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters abandoned strike action to worked through the night battling a major fire at a recycling plant which sent thick black smoke across the town.

Could your family benefit from the Jo Frost TV treatment?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TV production company Twofour is casting for Wiltshire families who need the help of 'Supernanny' Jo Frost in what is being described as the ultimate country house parenting retreat. 

Get in a spin by joining Savernake Sizzler

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire's Savernake Sizzler

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Cyclists have the chance to take on a challenge through Savernake Forest to raise money for Sparks Charity.

Jailed: Melksham paedophile with 63 hours of sick films showing child abuse

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Peter Chorley

5:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Melksham man who had more than two-and-a-half days worth of films of children being abused stored on his laptop has been jailed for 28 months.

Police name motorcyclist in Devizes Prison Bridge tragedy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

The motorcyclist who died following a road traffic collision with a bus in Devizes on the A361 last week has been formally identified as Charlie Sherman, 22, of Hillier Road, Devizes.

Former Busted star Charlie Simpson heads to Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

Former Busted member Charlie Simpson is heading to Marlborough to promote his new solo album Long Road Home.

Banned from Tesco: Lyneham man facing unlawful wounding charge

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

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man who is accused of carrying out a serious assault has been banned from going to his local supermarket.

Jailed: Man who had sex with girl, 13, in Calne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl who had run away from home has been jailed for 13-and-a-half months.

Tributes paid to Devizes disabled sailor

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:06am Monday 21st July 2014

Tributes have been paid to paralysed sailor Andrew Farrow from Devizes who has died.

Man facing GBH charge after Pewsey glassing is held

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

10:42am Monday 21st July 2014

A man who is accused of carrying out a serious assault outside a Pewsey pub has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Wiltshire Young Farmers’ contest success

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Wiltshire Young Farmers are having a bumper year, with 48 members getting through to 11 national competition finals.

Seven properties struck by lightning on busy day for Wiltshire firefighters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lightning storm - Bolton July 19, 2014

6:54pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended over 30 weather-related incidents on Saturday.

Jailed former PC: No evidence of any truth in his claims, say Wiltshire Police

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jailed for life: pair who murdered Southall garage owner

5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

Wiltshire Police have said that there is no evidence of any truth in allegations made by former police officer Darren Jennings, who was jailed yesterday at the Old Bailey.

'Go-ahead for new stadium is best day in Melksham Town's history'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

The confirmation that Melksham Town FC will have its new stadium is the most important day of 138 years of football in the town, its chairman said.

Leading businessman and Marlborough Golf Club stalwart dies

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:12pm Friday 18th July 2014

Robert Hill who was head of the Hills Group for more than four decades and was a leading figure in Marlborough Golf Club for many years has died at the age of 74 years.

Melksham police warn of children and pets being left in hot cars

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

3:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

Police in Melksham have reminded motorists not to leave young children or pets in hot cars, after being called to a number recent of incidents.

Wiltshire crime figures fall faster than national average

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chief Constable Patrick Geenty

1:44pm Friday 18th July 2014

Wiltshire’s crime figures have continued to fall, being down by 2.3% compared to last year potentially meaning 757 fewer victims of crime than last year.

Golden tickets to Downton Abbey, hidden in Wiltshire stores

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Highclere castle

11:56am Friday 18th July 2014

Shoppers in Wiltshire could find themselves off to a prestigious event at TV’s Downton Abbey, after three golden tickets were hidden across the county.

Dangerous Melksham paedophile jailed for raping two young girls

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:02am Friday 18th July 2014

A 'dangerous paedophile' who groomed two young sisters before raping and abusing them has been jailed for 26 years.

More to come after "spectacular" storms, says Wiltshire weatherman

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Geoff Witts

9:27am Friday 18th July 2014

A Wiltshire weatherman says more storms could be on the way after last night’s downpour, which came after the hottest day of the year so far.

Dramatic thunder storm lights up Wiltshire sky

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:10am Friday 18th July 2014

Readers have sent us these dramatic pictures of lightning taken during last night's thunder storm.

Cycle tribute to Wiltshire Police who have died on duty

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chief Constable Pat Geenty chased a suspected shoplifter in Chippenham yesterday

5:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Five Wiltshire police officers along with Heather and Andy Cooper, parents of Dan who died in 2010, start cycling in the 2014 UK Police Unity Tour (PUT) today.

Survivor in plea for centre votes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Cancer survivor Thomas Green, who received vital support from The Youth Cancer Trust, is campaigning for the charity to win Best Health project in this year’s National Lottery Awards.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust hosts farm open day

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

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Families can an enjoy an open day at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Blakehill Farm nature reserve, near Cricklade, from 1pm on Saturday.

Former Wiltshire PC guilty of trying to sell story to Sun

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jailed for life: pair who murdered Southall garage owner

2:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A former Wiltshire Police constable has been found guilty of offering to sell a story to the Sun about a "womanising and bullying" colleague.

Farewell party planned as Melksham youth centre closes after 40 years

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jax Brady, with members of the Canberra Youth Club, expressing concerns about possible cuts to the services budget Photo: Trevor Porter (48374)

3:01pm Thursday 17th July 2014

After more than 40 years servicing the young people of Melksham the Canberra Youth Centre will close its doors next week, following cuts to council youth services.

Wiltshire College students take centre stage

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:22pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Students at the Trowbridge campus of Wiltshire College are looking forward to their future careers, after celebrating their achievements at an end-of-year awards ceremony at The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge.

Jury out on former Wiltshire Police officer accused of offering story to Sun

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ilford man to stand trial at the Old Bailey for robbery and posession of a firearm

1:52pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A jury has retired to consider its verdict on a former Wiltshire Police constable accused of offering to sell a story about a "womanising and bullying" colleague to the Sun.

Marlborough girls present Queen with bouquets at revamped Reading station

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Two girls from Marlborough presented the Queen with flowers today as she officially opened the £900 million redevelopment of Reading station.

Appeal against refusal of 80-hectare solar farm near Melksham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:54am Thursday 17th July 2014

An appeal has been lodged against Wiltshire Council’s decision to reject a major solar farm development to the east of Melksham.

Crackdown on drink-driving in Wiltshire hailed a success

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:03pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Wiltshire Police have successfully backed a national campaign which aimed to clamp down on drink and drug driving.

Young Wiltshire composer's music to hit the airwaves

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Music by young composer Marcus Warner will be heard on radios after one of his songs was chosen to feature on an advert.

Former Wiltshire PC insists innocence at Old Bailey trial

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jailed for life: pair who murdered Southall garage owner

5:12pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A former Wiltshire Police constable accused of offering to sell a story to The Sun has accepted the evidence against him was "compelling", but insisted he was innocent.

Game on: new home for football and rugby in Melksham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A new 256-seater stadium will be built to the south of Melksham, providing a brand new home for the town’s football and rugby clubs.

Six arrests in Wiltshire as part of nationwide paedophile crackdown

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

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Wiltshire Police have arrested six suspects as part of an unprecedented six-month national crackdown on paedophiles coordinated by the National Crime Agency.

Top healthcare honour for Royal United Hospital

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The RUH, Bath

10:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Royal United Hospital in Bath has received one of the most prestigious awards in British healthcare.




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