• Book bargains at Sherston village hall

    The next book sale at Sherston village hall is on Saturday from 9am to noon. Virtually all of books cost 25p, or five for £1. Proceeds go towards the senior citizens’ Christmas vouchers which cost £3,000 a year to fund.

  • Tips for Wiltshire businesses at seminar

    There will be free seminars for Wiltshire businesses on recruitment tips, employee engagement, employment law and health and safety at the Neeld Hall, Chippenham, on Wednesday, October 15, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Register attendance at

  • Audience gets involved in orchestra's open rehearsal

    Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra hosted an open rehearsal of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony at the Methodist Church. On September 20, players of all abilities and ages headed to the church to take part, with audience members able to get involved

  • Deadline nears for Malmesbury grant applications

    The deadline for Malmesbury Area Board’s Community Area Grant Scheme is Friday. Members of the community and voluntary groups have been invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that will bring a benefit to the community. Applications

  • Commuters signing up to challenge

    People who signed up to Wiltshire Council’s Connect-ing Wiltshire Travel Challenge have made huge savings after walking, cycling and using public transport to get to work. The online competition, run in partnership with transport charity Sustrans

  • Greenhouse damaged in Chippenham after stones thrown

    A greenhouse in Ladyfield Road, Chippenham, was damaged, apparently when children threw stones in the street. Witnesses reported seeing children aged about 12 at 2am and 8pm last Wednesday. Anyone with information should call Wiltshire Police

  • Biddestone enjoys basking in film role glory

    A murder mystery involving a city newcomer, resentment and a deadly quiche has gripped Biddestone for the past fortnight. The village has a starring role alongside Extras actress Ashley Jensen, Cold Feet’s Hermione Norris and Gavin and Stacey’s

  • Suspected illegal immigrant found on M4

    A suspected illegal immigrant was picked up by a Highways Agency traffic officer walking alongside the M4 near the Leigh Delamere services. Police detained the man, who was of Asian appearance and did not speak English, at 2pm last Thursday.

  • WOMEN'S RUGBY: Devizes Ladies 43 Westbury Ladies 22

    DEVIZES Ladies earned the Wiltshire bragging rights in the South West Two North clash against county rivals Westbury on Sunday. Westbury were first to score, but Devizes replied straight from the restart as Amy Longo beat several defenders to touchdown

  • £300 of jumpers stolen from Next store

    More than £300 of jumpers were stolen from Next at the Methuen Retail Park, Chippenham, on Saturday at 1.55pm. A witness alerted the store after a man and two women were seen getting into a blue Ford Focus apparently with the items. Anyone

  • RUGBY: Calne 50 Pewsey Vale 20

    MUCH-DEPLETED Pewsey, making eight changes from the previous week, fought hard, but were beaten on the wide outside as the clock ticked down. Calne, receiving the kick, charged forward and caught a stationary Vale off balance to barrel over for

  • Do you know man caught on CCTV after Devizes Spar food theft?

    Police have issued three pictures of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of food from the Spar store in Bath Road, Devizes. The incident, which involved a small quantity of food worth about £5, happened just before 4pm on Sunday

  • Held: Devizes man accused of assaulting woman

    A Devizes man who is accused of assaulting a woman faces trial by judge and jury. Stephen Diffey, 31, pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing actual bodily harm when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday. Diffey, of no fixed abode,

  • RUGBY: Ceri’s visit toasts new facilities at Common

    WORLD Cup winner Ceri Large helped Marlborough RFC celebrate the opening of their new bar extension and club rooms facilities at their base at The Common on Saturday. Large, a member of the England women’s squad who lifted the global prize in France

  • Police renew appeal after ambulance key theft in Calne

    Police have renewed appeals for information after the theft of the ignition key from an ambulance service rapid response vehicle in the early hours of Sunday outside The Talbot Inn in Calne. Ambulance services were called to the pub just before

  • RUGBY: Drifters 18 Royal Wootton Bassett 12

    ROYAL Wootton Bassett failed to stick to their game plan as they succumbed to an 18-12 defeat away to Drifters. Bassett were short on players heading into the match and head coach Alan Low had to pull on a jersey in the second half to make up the

  • New role in Chippenham for PC Ronnie

    PC Ronnie Lungu, 40, is the new beat manager for the western part of the Chippenham. He has been a police officer for 11 years and has worked in Trowbridge and Devizes.  

  • Devizes' mayor helps brew perfect charity pint with Wadworth

    Sarah Bridewell, mayor of Devizes, was getting her brew just right when she visited Wadworth Brewery as it produces a limited edition mayoral ale. The ale - Oh Yey - will be on sale in some Devizes pubs as part of Cask Ale Week, which starts tomorrow

  • Chippenham fitness fanatics join synchronised workout

    Chippenham fitness fanatics were among 3,000 across the country to take part in a synchronised high intensity workout routine. Ninety people turned out to Hardenhuish School and were among 35 Glow classes trying to set a world record for the largest