Poisonous flowers removed from Royal Wootton Bassett park

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Potentially poisonous flowers have been removed from Royal Wootton Bassett after being mistakenly planted by a group of Brownies.

Man who 'confessed' to Bassett burglary when high on drink and drugs is cleared

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

10:19am Monday 25th August 2014

A man who "confessed" to burgling a house in the dead of night has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a jury believed that police misunderstood him.

Upward swing in Royal Wootton Bassett charity funds

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The hugely successful summer golf competition organised by the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett raised £1,700 for Prostate Cancer UK.

No signs of flagging at Royal Wootton Bassett twin visit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Aparty of around 40 people from Royal Wootton Bassett enjoyed a memorable long weekend as guests of families in Blain.

A-level results: Royal Wootton Bassett Academy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:26pm Friday 15th August 2014

Students once again excelled in this year’s A-Levels at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, with many securing coveted places at university.

Bassett woman cheated Wiltshire Council out of £5k in benefits

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Andrew Gray pleaded guilty at Swindon Magistrates Court

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Benefits cheat Hayley Walklate claimed over £5,000 more than she was due after failing to notify Wiltshire Council that she had an income.

Three month water leak causing havoc to Royal Wootton Bassett man's home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:01am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Electrician Carl Walker fears for the foundations of his house in Royal Wootton Bassett after a leak in a water pipe flooded his garden.

Bassett man alleged to have stolen car from tea shop customer - and of failing to pay for cuppa

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

10:27am Monday 11th August 2014

A man who is accused of stealing a car from a customer at a tea shop has been released on bail by a judge.

Attempt made to steal from Bassett care home building site

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

5:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves tried to steal construction equipment from a residential care home.

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.

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.

Graceful new surrounds to honour fallen in Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett’s war memorial has had a facelift befitting its significance at the heart of the community.

Royal Wootton Bassett ex-mayor says thanks with £4,000

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Royal Wootton Bassett deputy mayor Linda Frost with letters sent to Royal Wootton Bassett during repatriations. They are on display at the town’s library

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THE former mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett returned to the Great Western Hospital victorious yesterday having not only beaten skin cancer but having raised £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A good turn for drivers

3:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The new Manor House Enterprise Centre in Royal Wootton Bassett has welcomed its first business tenant – Huntmill Transport Training.

Armed police snare suspected flasher in Royal Wootton Bassett

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

8:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

An armed police unit was in the right place at the right time as a suspected flasher ran into them and a response unit in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Royal Wootton Bassett pupils showcase musical talent

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The accomplishments of young pianists at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy were showcased at a recital which marked the debut of the school’s new grand piano.

Motocross rider airlifted after Wiltshire race fall

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

6:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

A man in his 20s, competing in motocross at a track near Royal Wootton Bassett, was airlifted to a trauma centre after coming off his bike at 1.30pm on Sunday.

Jailed: Banned driver, 41, who fled from police with handcuff hanging from wrist

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

6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

An ex-con on early release from prison fled from police with a handcuff hanging from his wrist after they tried to arrest him for a motoring matter.

Christmas tree (plans) come early to Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

It may only be July but in Royal Wootton Bassett plans are already underway to make this year the best Christmas ever.

Bassett burglar attempted a break-in just weeks after being spared jail

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

6:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A burglar who has been spared a mandatory three-year jail term tried to break into a house just weeks after being given the chance.

Royal Wootton Bassett Brownies explore at water park

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Brownies were out in force at the Cotswold Water Park on Friday to work towards one of their badges.

Cardiac arrest rider’s family thank medics and emergency services

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:56am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The family of a cyclist who suffered a cardiac arrest have thanked hospital staff and police for their support after switching off his life-support machine.

Royal Wootton Bassett pub restoration gets green light

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The aftermath of last July’s fire

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A historic pub frequented by the bereaved families of repatriated soldiers has been given planning permission to be restored to its former glory.

What matters to you about Royal Wootton Bassett?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wootton Bassett, the first town in more than 100 years to get the title of "Royal", has unveiled its new road signs. Gvs

7:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Residents are being asked to take part in a survey about what matters most to them in the Royal Wootton Bassett area.

Life support for cyclist found unconscious in Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police and an ambulance at Flaxlands, in Royal Wootton Bassett,  where the cyclist was found

10:42am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A cyclist was found unconscious on the side of a road in Royal Wootton Bassett on Friday.

Comic Relief cash helps Wiltshire's isolated older people

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Staff at Sainsbury's in Trowbridge take part in Red Nose Day last year. Funding from Comic Relief will help hundreds of isolated older people in Wiltshire

12:08pm Monday 16th June 2014

Community First Wiltshire will be able to bring support and relief to hundreds of isolated older people in Wiltshire thanks to funding from Comic Relief.

New vicar set to take over church

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: St Bartholomew's Church, in Royal Wootton Bassett

8:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett is set to welcome a new vicar after The Reverend Vicki Burrows accepted the post at St Bartholomew and All Saints Church.

Appeal over bid for home

7:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

A HOUSEBUILDER has appealed against Wiltshire Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a new house in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Conference to inspire Royal Wootton Bassett youngsters

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Royal Wootton Bassett Academy

8:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Teachers from around the UK came to Royal Wootton Bassett Academy this week, for a two-day conference on empowering children.

Poppy planting at Royal Wootton Bassett in memory of those who fell

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: From left, Janette Elver, groundsman John Macindoe, Angie Reeves and Hazel Newson with the poppy seeds

4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A colourful project to plant 28,000 poppy seeds has been launched in Royal Wootton Bassett to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

More join Dauntsey Cancer Research Run every year

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Those taking part in Dauntsey Cancer Research Run get going

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

The Dauntsey Cancer Research Run, which was first organised by Gina Compton five years ago, has become increasingly popular with more taking part every year.

Traffic delay at Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gamallt traffic lights to go

11:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett High Street has traffic lights in place while work is carried out on the town hall.

Royal Wootton Bassett Theatre in residence at new venue

10:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Theatre celebrated its move from the High Street to its new premises in The Angel Hotel over the weekend.

Bassett man denies sex charges

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Crown Court

10:24am Wednesday 28th May 2014

A MAN who is accused of trespass with intent to commit a sex act is to face trial.

Royal Wootton Bassett streets brightened by carnival fun

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Major Wrecks at Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival

5:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Families took to the streets to see the colourful and creative floats taking part in the annual Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival on Saturday.

RAF Hercules joins search for British sailors missing in Atlantic

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Relatives of the missing yachtsmen pressed for the search to continue

11:59am Wednesday 21st May 2014

An RAF Hercules plane has joined the search for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Bassett pensioner's relief as US Coast Guard resumes search for missing nephew

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Cheeki Rafiki crew, including Steve Warren, senond right

4:19pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE uncle of missing yachtsman Steve Warren has expressed his and his family’s relief at news the US Coast Guard has resumed its search for Cheeki Rafiki’s crew.

Royal Wootton Bassett man downloaded hundreds of images of child abuse, court hears

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

12:33pm Monday 19th May 2014

A man who downloaded and catalogued hundreds of images of child abuse, as well as extreme adult pornography, has been spared an immediate jail term.

Royal Wootton Bassett ready to welcome new mayor

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

5:30pm Friday 16th May 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett is preparing to welcome a new mayor at its mayor-making ceremony today.

Colourful floats to parade the streets of Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: On the back row are Miss Swindon 2014 Catissa Creighton, deputy mayor Sue Hughes, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Rotary Club president Marie Bernhardt and Royal Wootton Bassett mayor Linda Frost. In the middle row are carnival princess Jemma Lynch and carniva

2:46pm Friday 16th May 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett is getting geared up for carnival day tomorrow with teams around the town vying to win the float competition.

Concern as brewery puts renamed inn up for sale

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Royal Inn, in Royal Wootton Bassett, which Arkell’s brewery has put up for sale

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

A BREWERY is looking to sell a Royal Wootton Bassett pub renamed after the town was granted royal patronage in 2011.

Royal Wootton Bassett youngsters are crowned

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: On the back row are Miss Swindon 2014 Catissa Creighton, deputy mayor Sue Hughes, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Rotary Club president Marie Bernhardt and Royal Wootton Bassett mayor Linda Frost. In the middle row are carnival princess Jemma Lynch and carniva

4:30pm Saturday 10th May 2014

A record number of girls came forward to fight for the chance of being crowned the Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival Queen.

Teen has colourful way to raise funds

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Elisha Owen organised the event at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy

7:40pm Friday 9th May 2014

Teenager Elisha Owen convinced Royal Wootton Bassett Academy to ditch its uniforms on Friday to help raise money for a new breast cancer treatment.

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'.




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