Suspended jail sentence for three-strikes Royal Wootton Bassett burglar

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

1:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A three-strikes burglar who was caught when he tried to sell stolen furniture to a friend of the victim has walked free from court.

Two women convicted of harassment after putting up 'cheat' posters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Christine Lynch

5:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TWO women have been convicted of harassment for putting up posters in Royal Wootton Bassett containing a series of derogatory assertions about a retired teacher.

Royal Wootton Bassett author reading his take on Easter story in Trafalgar Square

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Martin Coleman who has written his take on the Easter story for the Bible Society

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

AUTHOR Martin Coleman will be reading his take on the Easter story in front of 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square tomorrow.

Tears of pride at Royal Wootton Bassett girl’s head shave

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Eloise Lovesey and her mum, Hayley

5:00am Monday 14th April 2014

THERE were tears of pride when Royal Wootton Bassett schoolgirl Eloise Lovesey had her waist-length hair cut off in support of her mum.

Churchill pub disappointed at 'Tube station' map oversight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Churchill Pub in Royal Wootton Bassett will not be found on the new Swindon Pub Tube map

1:16pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE CHURCHILL pub in Royal Wootton Bassett is disappointed at being left out of a ‘tube station’ map of watering holes.

Mixed reaction to Marsh Farm plans

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Residents have a chance to view proposals for the Marsh Farm development at an exhibition at the Civic Centre, Wootton Bassett

5:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

HUNDREDS of residents flocked to the Civic Centre in Royal Wootton Bassett yesterday to view proposals to develop land on Marsh Farm.

Save Royal Wootton Bassett's High Street from 'greedy developers', says MP

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Gray

2:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North Wiltshire MP James Gray has called for safeguards to protect Royal Wootton Bassett's High Street from 'greedy developers'.

Fun times at Lyneham with Easter bunny

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pupils at Sunny Days Pre-school in Lyneham made Easter  bonnets. Pictured are Sam Taylor, Jean Rimmer and Martine Campbell with children and their bonnets

3:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Children and parents at Sunny Days Pre-school in Lyneham tracked down eggs hidden by the Easter bunny and took part in a bonnet parade last week.

Royal Wootton High Street closed after boy is knocked down

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Knife raid on Chippenham newsagents

3:53pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett High Street is closed after a girl, believed to be six, was in collision with a car.

Musicians of all ages delight concert audience at Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Performers at the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy chamber concert

6:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A chamber concert by students and adult musicians delighted the audience at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.

Victory at Royal Wootton Bassett for young quizmasters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: St Bartholomew’s winning team, pictured with Rotary President Dave Fenwick and question master Mark Hazzard, are Benjamin Coombs, Nathaniel Ray, Chloe Chan and Sapphire Colpus

3:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Rotary's annual inter-schools quiz competition at Marsh Farm Hotel provided fun and friendly rivalry for teams from six local primary schools and entertained a large audience of parents, teachers and friends.

Volunteering at high rate in Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rowde Parish Council is supporting calls for a crossing on the Caen Hill dual carriageway

5:50pm Friday 28th March 2014

About 85 people attended the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board’s What Matters To You event.

Royal Wootton Bassett make-up artist gets bare-faced in charity snap

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Make-up artist Tracey Curnock joined the no-make-up selfie craze and raise money for Cancer Research UK

5:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

Make-up artist Tracey Curnock went fresh-faced and joined hundreds in raising more than £8m for Cancer Research UK.

Rural lobby calls for M4 consultation of Junction 16

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Traffic backs up toward junction 16 from the crash near the Dauntsey overbridge

6:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

An £8m revamp of Junction 16 of the M4 – which could severely increase congestion on feeder roads – may be pushed ahead without any public consultation, a rural lobby group fears.

Teachers' strike: Royal Wootton Bassett Academy closed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Royal Wootton Basset Academy headteacher George Croxford

7:50am Wednesday 26th March 2014

In a letter to parents, Royal Wootton Bassett Academy headteacher George Croxford says the school will be closed today.

Royal Wootton Bassett's 'heroes' pub to be restored

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Massive structural damage was caused by the fire at the Cross Keys in Royal Wootton Bassett

6:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A Royal Wootton Bassett pub used by the bereaved families of repatriated soldiers is to undergo repairs after being gutted by fire last summer.

Great fun run caps mayor's charity year

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Great fun run caps mayor's charity year

5:00am Monday 17th March 2014

A YEAR of fundraising for Royal Wootton Bassett Mayor Linda Frost drew to a close with a charity run at Ballard’s Ash sports ground yesterday.

Hair help in Wroughton for patients

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jacky Robertson had reconstruction surgery in 2007 following breast cancer treatment and is now the chairman for Keeping Abreast in the South West which has organised a 'Booby' cupcake week to raise money. Picture: David Knowles

8:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Breast cancer patients can pick up advice about hair loss at an information and support evening.

Royal Wootton Bassett man facing sex charges bailed by judge

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

10:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A man accused of trespass with intent to commit a sex act has been released on bail by a judge.

Man who burgled Royal Wootton Bassett home twice is held

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

11:00am Monday 17th March 2014

A man who burgled the same house twice a few days apart has been remanded in custody by a judge.

‘Re-education’ for youngsters with cannabis

1:03pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Police stopped three youngsters in the Downs View area on Saturday after they were spotted acting suspiciously near a marked police car.

Reintroduction of great bustards to Wiltshire fascinates WI

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Waters with a young bustard in Russia

10:00am Sunday 9th March 2014

Bushton & Clyffe Pypard WI met at the village hall for a fascinating presentation by David Waters and a colleague on the reintroduction of the great bustard to Salisbury Plain.

Coastal path fundraising

5:30pm Friday 7th March 2014

FUNDRAISER Mike Davis is planning to walk the South West Coastal Path for Help For Heroes and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Bassett car park pricing is reviewed

7:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A CAR park’s policies which had Royal Wootton Bassett shoppers in uproar have been changed as a result of customer complaints.

Tributes paid to Percy, three times a mayor in RWB

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Percy Miles

1:48pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Percy Miles, the only person to have been mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett three times, has died at the age of 82.

Trio from Royal Wootton Bassett honoured for their roles in community

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left, Rev Canon Thomas Woodhouse, Chris Howard, Peter Sheppard

7:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Community stalwarts in Royal Wootton Bassett have been recognised in a civic awards ceremony.

Fire on Royal Wootton Bassett farmland now under control

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Smoke from this afternoon's fire near Royal Wootton Bassett

4:44pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A FIRE involving a workshop at Vastern, near Royal Wootton Bassett, is now under control.

UPDATE: Tough task for crews as Bassett blaze spreads to asbestos-filled workshop

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The fire on farmland in Royal Wootton Bassett

4:19pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A BLAZE broke out near Royal Wootton Bassett this afternoon gutting an asbestos-filled barn and workshop on farmland.

Firefighters tackling major blaze near Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: .

2:17pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is currently dealing with a significant fire involving a barn and workshop near Royal Wootton Bassett.

Barn blaze near Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Smoke from the fire can be seen some distance away

2:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Eight fire crews are tackling a major fire at a barn and workshop near Royal Wootton Bassett.

FOOTBALL: Hundreds mourn former Bassett and Pewsey boss Dave

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pallbearers carry the coffin of Dave Turner into Wroughton Parish Church yesterday

8:27am Tuesday 25th February 2014

HUNDREDS of mourners stood with tears in their eyes inside Wroughton Parish Church yesterday afternoon as the life of non-league football legend Dave Turner was celebrated.

Bradenstoke couple left devastated by theft of dead daughter's keepsakes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Anne and Paul Sinfield, who returned from holiday to find mementoes of their daughter stolen  (DV1122)

8:37am Thursday 20th February 2014

Devastated  parents Paul and Anne Sinfield are appealing for the return of cherished keepsakes of their daughter after burglars stole them in a raid on their home.

Hundreds at service as minister moves on

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Rev Canon Thomas Woodhouse

2:46pm Monday 17th February 2014

A LINE was drawn under the tenure of Rev Canon Thomas Woodhouse as a vicar in Royal Wootton Bassett at the weekend as hundreds attended a farewell service in his honour.

Wood Street closed as crews tackle Bassett pub fire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fire crews have the fire at the Five Bells under control

1:07pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

FIRE crews are in attendance at the Five Bells Pub in Royal Wootton Bassett to deal with a chimney blaze.

Royal Wootton Bassett's Frankie on song to back youth talent

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Frankie Scott

7:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Visitors to Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade area board celebrated the town’s youth talent and success.

Guides see standards dedicated at Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Rev Canon Thomas Woodhouse during the dedication of the new standards

3:00pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Ten local Girl Guide units took part in a parade service at which the Rev Canon Thomas Woodhouse dedicated new standards which incorporate Wootton Bassett’s royal title.

Good reason to make some noise

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Competition winners with dignitaries at the prizegiving ceremony

10:30am Saturday 25th January 2014

ASPIRING town criers in Royal Wootton Bassett saw their winning entries put on display at a prizegiving ceremony on Saturday.

High standards commended at Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Phil Flowerdew, Wootton Bassett Art Society president, with award winners Jack Fairgrieve, Bill Baines, Sue Tennant, Hugh Dow and Pat Kitching. Inset, Mr Flowerdew presents artist of the year Michael Spurling with his award

3:00pm Sunday 19th January 2014

The annual social afternoon of Wootton Bassett & District Art Society featured an exhibition of members’ work and a competition in three sections.

Children enjoy seasonal visit to Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The visiting children from Belarus and their host families

3:00pm Sunday 19th January 2014

Four children and two adult translators from Belarus have returned home last week after a Christmas holiday as guests of Royal Wootton Bassett families.

Be beautiful at the new salon at Royal Wootton Bassett

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

Sugaura Beauty and Alternative Therapy Salon is the latest independent retailer to join Royal Wootton Bassett’s business association.

Royal Wootton Bassett nursery celebrates its tenth year

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kelly Rendell blowing out the candles with a toddler from the nursery

5:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Learning Curve Day Nursery celebrated ten years since opening its doors on Friday with the people who have helped to get it where it is today.

Wootton Hall is up for sale

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Owner Sheridan Parsons in Wootton Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett, which is now on the market after her visitor centre failed to attract customers

5:30am Thursday 16th January 2014

Wootton Hall has been put up for sale by its owner, Sheridan Parsons, months after it was opened as a craft and visitor centre.

Royal Wootton Bassett surgery tells patients they have to leave

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun Allison Bucknell has criticised the stance taken by New Court Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett

2:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Lyneham patients registered at a Royal Wootton Bassett surgery are outraged at being asking to move elsewhere to help staff struggling with patient numbers.

Rotary's 5km fun run to help beat polio

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A 5km fun run in aid of polio eradication is being staged on February 23 in aid of polio eradication, organised by Rotary clubs including those from Royal Wootton Bassett

11:52am Friday 10th January 2014

A 5km fun run in aid of polio eradication is being staged in February in aid of polio eradication, organised by Rotary clubs including those from Royal Wootton Bassett.

Wootton Basett couple celebrate 50 years

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: John and Brenda Hooper celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a lunch party

2:00pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

John and Brenda Hooper celebrated their golden wedding with a lunch party for more than 40 friends and family.

Royal Wootton Bassett is first Wiltshire town with superfast broadband

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Communications Minister Ed Vaizey, Wiltshire Council deputy leader John Thomson and Bill Murphy, BT director

5:03pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

Royal Wootton Bassett became the first town in Wiltshire to welcome superfast broadband when the wires went live today.

Royal Wootton Bassett teenager to be sentenced in youth court after admitting rape

11:29am Monday 16th December 2013

A judge has decided a teenager who raped one girl and sexually assaulted two others should be sentenced by magistrates in the youth court.

Young speakers impress panel at Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Some of those involved in the senior Youth Speaks competition in Royal Wootton Bassett

3:00pm Sunday 15th December 2013

Young public speakers, with an average age of 14, voiced their views in the senior Youth Speaks competition organised by Royal Wootton Bassett & District Rotary Club.

All light on night as town turns radiant

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sam Nash and Debbie Drury in festive spirit

5:30am Saturday 7th December 2013

CROWDS packed out Royal Wootton Bassett High Street last night for the switching on of the Christmas lights.

Christmas lights go on in Royal Wootton Bassett tonight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Felicity Montague

12:27pm Friday 6th December 2013

Royal Wootton Bassett will light up tonight when the Christmas lights are switched on by Doc Martin TV star Felicity Montagu.




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