• Crash pictures were wrong

    The paper has won an adjucation from the Press Complaints Commission. A family had complained after we published photographs online of an accident in Devizes that showed quite graphically a pensioner being treated in her car. To be fair the pictures

  • Millward set for Paralympic treble

    Stephanie Millward is set to compete for Great Britain at the 2008 Paralympics in three events after another set of successful trials over the weekend. The 26-year-old from Cepen Park South is just waiting for official confirmation, which she should

  • Jam packed calendar at Castle Combe circuit

    For classic car clubs and owners, the spring and summer months at Castle Combe Circuit offer some great opportunities for your car, both on and off the circuit. Sunday 8 June sees the first-ever Castle Combe Classic Drive-In for classic cars.

  • Chippenham Beer Festival

    Back Row - Nikki Parfitt, Matt Monk and Rachel Powell Front Row - Dave Bolton, Sarah Dando, David Searle. From Yate

  • Kennet council to give £3 million to education projects

    KENNET District Council has agreed to set aside £3 million to give to education projects. The money is from the council's capital budget and follows on from the £2.2 million it gave away to community projects earlier this year. The give away is in order

  • Consultation on development in Kennet

    A CONSULTATION document on future development in Kennet district over the next 20 years recognises the major problems of traffic congestion in Devizes. Copies of Making Places for the Future, a leaflet outlining the options for housing and commercial

  • Motorcross victim named

    A rider who died in a motorbike race at Yatton Keynell yesterday has been named as Malcolm Sims from Trowbridge. The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of a classic scramble race hosted by the Bath Classic Motorcycle Club. Mr Sims, who worked

  • Wharf Theatre production cancelled

    THE final home-grown production of the season at the Wharf Theatre has had to be cancelled because of technical problems. The hit West End comedy Art, by Yasmina Reza, was due to be performed at the Wharf Theatre in Devizes from Friday May 16 to Saturday

  • Projects draw to a close

    On May 1, two development programmes, Rural Renaissance initiative and Sustain the Plain, celebrate their achievements as they draw to a close and a bid for a new programme is born. The doors open at 11.00 to a large variety of people representing public

  • Chippenham cruise to comfortable win

    Under 9's Division One: Kieran Fitzwater gave FC Chippenham the lead mid way through the first half against home side Trowbridge Wanderers. Jordan Young made it 2-0 after the break from the penalty mark before Wanderers replied with a deflected

  • Seend Beer Festival

    Seend Beer Festival is taking place this Saturday. If previous years are anything to go by, I can thoroughly recommend it. And please steer clear of the Espresso Stout. That's mine.

  • Rebel sisters await judgement on inheritance tax appeal

    Two elderly sisters fighting for the same rights as married and gay couples will tomorrow hear the outcome of their last-ditch appeal for equal treatment. Ninety-year old Joyce Burden and her 82-year-old sister Sybil have lived together in Marlborough

  • Seend beer festival coming up

    THE eighth Seend beer festival takes place on Saturday. The event has grown year by year and last year attracted 800 visitors, raising more than £2,000 for Seend Community Centre. On Saturday there will be 35 beers and eight ciders to try. The festival

  • Pewsey poet wins award

    RHYME writer Pam Carder who has become known as Pewsey's poet laureate has picked up an award in a contest for Parkinson's disease sufferers. Mrs Carder who has lived in Pewsey for 27 years was diagnosed with the illness 30 years ago. The great grandmother

  • Estate has such a variety of trade

    THE most impressive thing about the Hopton Industrial Estate in Devizes is the wide variety of companies trading there. Local firms are thriving alongside businesses with international reputations. Regal Distribution is one of the largest independent

  • Firms thriving on busy plot

    THE Hopton Industrial Estate in Devizes is the gateway to the town and a thriving business community that has many long-established firms with worldwide reputations. Maysees the third birthday of Wiltshire Concrete, originally opened as a concrete company

  • Man dies in Yatton Keynell motor cycle event

    A competitor in a classic scamble event at Yatton Keynell, near Chippenham, died yesterday when his bike hit a tree. The event organised by Bath Classic Motor Cycle Club was immediately abandoned. Police confirmed the man was not from the Wiltshire

  • Trowbridge in disarray after resignations

    Trowbridge Town are in turmoil after the resignation of their chairman, secretary and manager following their groundshare debacle. Manager Paul Shanley, chairman John Fitchen and secretary Robin Sims have all left the Hellenic League Division One West

  • Cheapest fuel in Wiltshire?

    Readers have been writing in about Wiltshire's petrol prices. Grant, in Marlborough wrote: "The most expensive is at Northgate rd Devizes, £119.9, sorry, £120.9, I mean £121.9, by the time you read this it will be much more!" Tracey, Wilts said

  • Cops target driving offences in Devizes Market Place

    FOUR vehicles were confiscated and one man charged with criminal damage following a sting operation in Devizes Market Place last Thursday evening. Officers from the automatic number plate recognition team, based at Devizes borough police station in New

  • Moonraker Netball League reports

    Devizes A 46, Westbury 13: Devizes A continued their successful run in the Premier League with a convincing win over Westbury. The opposition showed spirited resilience throughout but were unable to gain control of the match. This was the last game

  • Biddestone close in on title

    PREMIER DIVISION: Robson Taylor, Chippenham Sunday League Premier Division pacesetters Biddestone Social preserved their five point advantage over defending champions Corsham Centre A after both side picked up two victories in four days. Biddestone

  • Mouth-watering clash proves a damp squib

    DIVISION TWO: The top of the table clash in Division Two featuring the leaders Cooper Avon and second placed White Hart Combe which had all the makings of being a classic never lived up to expectations. The two sides who between them had netted 183

  • Swindon council using Facebook to encourage young voters

    Swindon council is using Facebook to encourage young voters get involved in the voting process. Swindon Borough Council said the aim is to help make it easier for citizens to find information about the election and to exchange ideas with others. Facebook

  • Do you know this man?

    Police are appealing to the public to help identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary at a home in Bulford earlier this month. Officers from Amesbury are investigating the burglary which occurred at a house in Bulford,

  • Minety promoted after play-off win

    Rugby: Minety finished their season on a high, beating Bridport 7-0 in the play-off for promotion to Southern Counties. In the tightest of games, it was only determined tackling by the whole team that kept Minety in the hunt until a try by winger Ryan

  • Cirencester United 0, Pewsey Vale 2

    Football: Manager Dave Turner's last match in charge of Pewsey Vale ended with a win over bottom of the table Cirencester United, and with a very respectful seventh-placed finish in the Hellenic League Division One West table. Turner now leaves the

  • Teenager pleads guilty to firearms offence

    A teenager has pleaded guilty to a firearm offence in relation to an incident in Calne on New Years Day. Adam Salsbury admitted possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence on Tuesday January 1. He also pleaded guilty to two counts

  • Man tricked into becoming money mule

    A 'money mule' who allowed his bank account to be used by internet fraudsters has walked free from court. Sarok Mustafa pocketed just over a third of the more than £12,000 conmen had put though his bank account after stealing it by 'phishing'. But

  • Mystery still surrounds body in Coate Water

    THE BODY of a man found in a pond at Coate Water was so badly decomposed even DNA testing has not been able to prove who he is. When mysterious remains were discovered in the murky pond on Saturday, April 12, police said the body was so badly decomposed

  • Wootton Bassett residents outraged

    RESIDENTS are up in arms that land they had been told was protected could be used as a travellers' site. The people in Lindisfarne, Woodshaw, Wootton Bassett, whose gardens back on to the site, called a public meeting this week over fears that a gipsy

  • Swindon council workers stressed

    STRESS among council workers is forcing them to miss work, say union leaders. Swindon council staff are off sick more than 10 days a year each and union bosses say workers could be staying home because of stress. In 2005 the council pledged to improve