Quiet carriages will stay on our trains, says First Great Western

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A First Great Western train leaving Paddington Station heading towards Swindon

10:22am Thursday 31st July 2014

First Great Western has this morning hit back at claims it is removing quiet carriages from all its trains.

Traders revolt over closing street for Marlborough Jazz Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:24am Thursday 31st July 2014

Traders in Marlborough say they lost out on thousands of pounds of business as a result of road closures over the jazz festival weekend and want a rethink for next year’s event.

Hatts Travel closure: John Bodman shocked

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

John Bodman only found out that Hatts Travel – the firm which owns Bodman Coaches – was to close three days before staff were told.

Bid for 'wildlife-friendly' 55-acre solar farm at Castle Combe Race Circuit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Plans are to be submitted for a huge solar farm in the centre of Castle Combe Race Circuit.

Tributes paid to Dyson worker who died in A303 lorry tragedy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Tributes have been paid to Dyson worker Mariola Martin, 53, after she was killed in an horrific accident on Sunday.

Chippenham's Poundland and Costa Coffee shut after ceiling collapse

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Poundland is to open a temporary store in Chippenham after its ceiling caved in last week.

Police appeal after six Wiltshire firms targeted

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

4:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after burglaries between July 19 and 27 at six firms across Wiltshire.

Jail sentence of pervert doctor cut from 12 to ten years

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Davinder Jeet Bains was jailed for 12 years

6:08pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Wiltshire doctor who filmed himself sexually abusing female patients with his James Bond-style wristwatch has had his sentence cut from 12 to 10 years on appeal.

Driver's senior moment leads to car getting stuck on Kennet and Avon Canal towpath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An elderly man visiting Devizes took a wrong turning in his car and ended up stuck on the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath.

Hector the donkey hurt in second vicious attack

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:19pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A donkey has been slashed across its nose in a second vicious attack on a rescue animal near Yatton Keynell.

Wadworth ends sponsorship of Bath Rugby after four years

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath Rugby ace Matt Banahan and former prop Duncan Bell (back l-r) launch their own brews, Jersey Flyer and Belly Buster, with Wadworth brewer Colin Oke and sales & marketing director Paul Sullivan at the Devizes brewery on Tuesday

1:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wadworth Brewery has announced the end of its sponsorship of Bath Rugby after four years.

Pervert doctor who filmed patients with 'James Bond' watch appeals against jail sentence

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Davinder Jeet Bains admitted sex offences against patients

8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Wiltshire doctor who filmed himself sexually abusing female patients with his James Bond-style wristwatch will appeal against his 12-year jail sentence today.

Changes will mean cleaner streets for Devizes, says Wiltshire councillor

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wiltshire Council highways boss Philip Whitehead says changes to street cleaning will stop duplication and improve the situation for Devizes.

Wiltshire 'smartcard' would mean fairer fares and parking charges, say Lib Dems

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Wiltshire is on course to deliver fairer fares across the county, say local Liberal Democrats.

Bardheads prepare for first Edinburgh Fringe show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Rowde actor Jules Hobbs and her business partner Richard Curnow aim to raise their profiles when they take part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time.

Foxy riders support Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A calendar featuring horse riders in risque poses has raised £12,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

£225k saved through redundancies can't be spent on youth services, Wiltshire Council rules

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jon Hubbard

6:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A bid to use £225,000 saved by making senior staff redundant to provide a transitional service for youth services in Wiltshire was rejected by the council today.

Hot weather leads to unusual butterfly sighting in Devizes garden

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A butterfly usually seen in woodland was spotted in a garden in the centre of Devizes.

Wadworth donates £2k to help Somerset flood victims

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wadworth chairman and managing director Charles Bartholomew. The brewery is again running its promotion to encourage customers to drive safely during the Christmas period.

6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Devizes brewer Wadworth has donated £2,046 to the Somerset Community Foundation to help flood victims in the Somerset levels.

Man in Pewsey glassing attack is held

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

5:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

A man who struck a drinker with a glass outside a Pewsey pub has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Check weekend journey times as Great Western main line is upgraded

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

First Great Western is encouraging customers travelling on Saturday and Sunday to check journey times and routes as improvement works take place across the Great Western main line.

Malmesbury students give their all on WOMAD main stage

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:28pm Monday 28th July 2014

You could see it in their faces – elation at having their music appreciated by so many people, pride at being part of an outstanding performance at a major festival and very likely relief that it all went so well.

Hatts Travel closure: Wiltshire Council 'aware firm had problems'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:56am Monday 28th July 2014

It has emerged that there were signs that Hatts Travel, which was founded in the 1920s, was struggling before it closed on Friday with the loss of 89 jobs.

Take extra care in the hot weather, warns Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mid and West Wales fire crews were called into action to tackle a blaze on the Black Mountain at 7pm on Saturday. The service has faced 200 grass fires during the month of April. Picture by Roger Vince.

12:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people to take extra care in the 'tinder dry' countryside.

Lyneham pensioner may be jailed over £16k benefit fraud

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A LYNEHAM pensioner who claimed nearly £16,000 of pounds in benefits he was not entitled to could be jailed.

Man steals woman's handbag as she pays for parking ticket in Chippenham

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

12:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her handbag stolen by a man as she was paying for a car parking ticket in Chippenham on Friday.

Police renew appeal for witnesses to A350 triple fatal crash at Semington

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are renewing the appeal for witnesses following a crash in which three people died.

VIDEO: Wiltshire's wandering wallaby filmed for first time

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:46am Monday 28th July 2014

Wandering wallaby was sighted twice on Saturday and has now been filmed on the move in a Wiltshire lane.  

Fewer children lighting up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 20 Brighton and Hove children start smoking every week

2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

SMOKING rates among children have hit an all-time low according to the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Wiltshire Scouts honour war centenary

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A Remembrance service was held by the North East Wiltshire Scouts Council to mark the centenary anniversary of the First World War.

Three people dead in A350 crash near Semington

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:29am Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE people were killed in a crash on the A350 at Semington this morning.

Rowde ice cream parlour notches up another award

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

As award follows award, an ice cream parlour and cafe in Rowde knows it has found the winning recipe.

Historic pub bought by Wilts and Berks Canal Trust

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The Wilts and Berks Canal Trust has bought the historic pub The Peterborough Arms, at Dauntsey Lock, from Wadworth Brewery and plans to have it reopen as soon as possible.

Hatts Travel closure: Staff tell of their shock at job losses

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

Staff at Hatts Travel spoke of their shock after being told the Wiltshire family coach firm has ceased trading with the loss of 89 jobs.

Historic Great Bedwyn cottage demolished before English Heritage can protect it

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

An 18th-century cottage in Great Bedwyn was demolished just a day before the building was given listed status.

Chippenham woman struck by lightning in storm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Nurse Jennifer Lyons has praised her neighbours, after they rushed to her aid when she was injured as lightning struck her Chippenham home.

VIDEO: Boxing champ gives weather paw-cast to help keep your dog cool

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

ormer boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

Hot weather warning from Public Health England

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

2:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS temperatures continue to push heatwave levels, Public Health England has issued fresh advice to practice sun sense and look out for others, especially the vulnerable such as the older people, young children and those with serious illnesses.

Please miss, is that you twerking behind me? School video goes viral

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

When students at John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge were asked to make a video about their education little did they know they were being set up for a spoof by their teachers.

Held: Chippenham woman accused of stealing £10 who admits police station assault

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Chippenham woman charged with stealing £10 from a butcher’s in the town has admitted assaulting a member of police staff while she was in custody.

No more 3am alcohol at Corn Exchange after fracas

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A picture posted online of the scene outside the Corn Exchange, Devizes, early on Sunday morning

9:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

Alcohol sales at the Corn Exchange will stop earlier to try to stop anti-social behaviour, Devizes Town Council has agreed.

Hatts Travel closure: 89 jobs lost and 1,000 who have booked holidays hit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:36am Friday 25th July 2014

The closure of Hatts Travel means the loss of 89 jobs and 1,000 members of public who have made bookings will be affected.

'Risk of abuse' at Broughton Gifford care home, say inspectors

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:24pm Friday 25th July 2014

Elderly residents of a Broughton Gifford care home are not protected from the risk of abuse, according to a damning report by government inspectors.

Hatts Travel closure: Family-firm's roots date from 1920s

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

When Hatts Travel, which went into receivership today, was founded 85 years ago, the passengers were sharing their buses with livestock. 

Family coach firm Hatts Travel to announce it is ceasing to trade

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:08am Friday 25th July 2014

Family coach firm Hatts Travel is expected to announce at noon today it is ceasing to trade.

First part of Corsham's £11m Springfield Campus opens its doors

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:52am Friday 25th July 2014

The people of Corsham are already making plans for their new community campus, after the first part of the £11 million project opened to the public.

Learn to identify plants at Melksham nature reserve

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A children’s plant identification workshop takes place at Melksham's Conigre Mead Nature Reserve on Saturday from 10am. 

Pewsey tunes up for seventh annual festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Pewsey is getting ready for a day of diverse music at its seventh annual festival.

Safe snatched from Lyons warehouse found smashed open

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

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A safe stolen from the Lyons Seafood Warehouse in Chitterne Road, Codford, at the weekend was later found smashed open in a field near Upavon.

Have you seen missing peregrine falcon?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A female peregrine falcon was lost on the A4 between Manton and Clatford, near Marlborough, on Tuesday, July 15.




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