Royal Wootton Bassett repatriations in spotlight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Playwright Neil Walker’s debut project inspired by Royal Wootton Bassett residents’ experiences during the repatriations will be brought to stage next month.

Talk at Royal Wootton Bassett of baby’s survival in Nazi camps

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Eva Clarke, who was born in a concentration camp, was guest speaker at an open meeting at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy last Wednesday.

Cape Town teacher pays a visit to Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy’s link with Malibu High School in Cape Town was strengthened this month with the visit of Cathy Adams, who teaches English at the South African school.

Employment land at Royal Wootton Bassett to become housing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Plans to build 68 homes on land earmarked for employment in Royal Wootton Bassett have been approved despite objections.

Royal Wootton Bassett history will aid present

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Rotary Club has launched its sixth annual calendar in a fundraising push to aid treatment for prostate cancer and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

70-year-old startled as packet of cannabis arrives

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:21pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A 70-year-old woman got more than she bargained for when she opened a misplaced parcel and found a first-class quantity of cannabis.

Grand show by Royal Wootton Bassett green fingers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

An enjoyable social evening at the ballroom of the Angel Hotel last week celebrated this year’s Royal Wootton Bassett in Bloom.

Gazette and Prospect launch £75,000 appeal for hospice outpatient centre at Savernake in Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:10am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Today we join forces with the Prospect Hospice to raise £75,000 for an outpatient centre at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough.

Pupils praised for life-saving charity efforts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

After months of fundraising pupils at Noremarsh Junior School have unveiled a life-saving piece of equipment in Royal Wootton Bassett High Street.

Royal Wootton Bassett pupils awarded on their fun run

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:25pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

More than 160 children ran a mile in Noremarsh Junior School’s fun run to raise funds for an outdoor classroom and pupils’ cookery equipment.

Unanimous vote against Tesco store and homes at Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Town councillors unanimously voted against plans to build a new supermarket and hundreds of homes on the outskirts of Royal Wootton Bassett.

Driving home road safety message with shocking presentation for Wiltshire students

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

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

More than 2,800 Wiltshire students are experiencing a hard-hitting road safety presentation.

Filling Station topped up by £1,700 fundraiser

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett’s charity dinner helped to raise more than £1,700 for the homeless shelter The Filling Station.

Serious assault trial date set for Bassett pair

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

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

The trial date for a man and teenage girl who are accused of carrying out a serious assault has been set for Tuesday, December 16.

Trio of trophies for gardener from Bushton & Clyffe Pypard WI

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The annual open produce show organised by Bushton & Clyffe Pypard WI attracted an impressive array of exhibits at the village hall.

‘Superstore bid could destroy Royal Wootton Bassett businesses’

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Campaigners in Royal Wootton Bassett fearing the demise of their High Street made a stand against plans for a supermarket and more than 300 homes on their doorstep.

Why the radical cleric who threatened a march in Royal Wootton Bassett is becoming a household name

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Violence flared during a protest led by Anjem Choudary

12:54pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A radical cleric who once planned to hold an anti-western march through Royal Wootton Bassett is on the verge of becoming a household name.

Vote for us plea by Wootton Bassett Children’s Centre

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Wootton Bassett Children’s Centre has been shortlisted for a grant of up to £3,000 and is appealing for the community to get behind its bid to land the cash.

Cycle challenge of Royal Wootton Bassett woman inspired by bravery of comrades

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

ARMY Reservist Susanne Slade took on the ride of her life when she cycled from Edinburgh to London.

Bassett is filled with noise as town criers from across county do battle

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett was a hive of noise on Saturday when town criers from across the country descended on the town for the competition.

Audience gets involved in orchestra's open rehearsal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

7:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra hosted an open rehearsal of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony at the Methodist Church.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy will train own future teachers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy now expects to add newly-trained teachers to its legacy of first class pupils.

Rugby-lovers have a ball at annual beer festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

REVELLERS enjoyed a winning combination of watching rugby and tasting real ales during Royal Wootton Bassett’s beer festival, which took place over the weekend.

Bassett man, 49, faces trail over assault charge

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

9:58am Monday 15th September 2014

A 49-year-old man is to face trial by judge and jury after denying a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Royal Wootton Bassett swimmers go distance in tribute to club's friend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

A swimming club in Royal Wootton Bassett has raised more than £4,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance in memory of much-loved member Louise Alstowe.

Trophy marks 30th anniversary for Royal Wootton Bassett club

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

The 30th anniversary of Royal Wootton Bassett Flower Club was celebrated by members and guests at the Memorial Hall, with a demonstration, Shades of the Season, by David Martin.

Health help on offer at Royal Wootton Bassett library

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board will host a health and wellbeing event at the library on September 24.

Worldwide blanket sold for charity in Royal Wootton Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

3:45pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Jane Young’s globally-sourced, technicolour blanket was raffled off in Royal Wootton Bassett last week and raised more than £300 for Help For Heroes.

Cyclists seriously injured in head-on collision with van

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:17pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

TWO cyclists were seriously injured in a head-on collision with a van near Royal Wootton Bassett.

RAAF pair on target for 60th anniversary

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

“WE don’t forget about love, but friendship gets more important.”

Plans for new Tesco and homes divide town

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Supermarket giant Tesco has submitted a controversial planning application for a new store and homes in Royal Wootton Bassett despite fierce opposition from residents.

Man trapped after Fiesta leaves road

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:55pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A man was trapped in his car when it came off the road near the crossroads at Broad Hinton last night.

Tributes paid to former mayoress

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:47pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FORMER Swindon mayoress Judith Stoddart has died following a long battle with breast cancer.

Light Operatic Society show raises £735 for Royal British Legion

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Wootton Bassett Light Operatic Society has handed £735 to Royal British Legion representatives after its fundraising First World War commemorative concert.

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.


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