• CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Chippenham Town 1 Arlesey Town 1

    CHIPPENHAM Town brought the curtain down on their season with a point at home to Arlesey Town this afternoon. After the Bluebirds took the lead early in the second period, the visitors had to rely on player/manager Zema Abbey to level things up and ease

  • Harvesting enterprise

    Employees of a leading farm equipment manufacturer near Malmesbury are celebrating after winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Alvan Blanch Development Co Ltd, a manufacturer of post- harvest crop processing equipment in Chelworth, received the award

  • Floral art open day

    Devizes Floral Art Club is hoping to banish old fashioned ideas about flower arranging by holding an open morning. There will be mini demonstrations of floral art, including table decorations, buttonholes and hand tied arrangements. There will also

  • School’s golden voices wow scheme’s judges

    Children and staff at a Calne school are proving to be a shining example when it comes to finding their voice through song. St Margaret’s Prepara-tory School has gained its gold award in the national Sing Up initiative, which was launched five years

  • Theft charge

    Craig Fisher, 29, of Black-berry Lane, Potterne, appeared at Salisbury Magist- rates Court charged with stealing £2,001.52 from Devizes Musical Theatre Society. He did not enter a plea and the case was adjourned to May 8.

  • Medical expert’s new role

    WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance has secured the services of Dr Rod Mackenzie as its medical director. He is a consultant in emergency medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, and the clinical director of the East of England Major Trauma Centre. He has family

  • Special brew for landmark Chippenham festival

    Chippenham Beer Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever when it returns this weekend, even featuring its own beer. With space for 2,000 real ale fans to pour into at its base at the Olympiad, it is hoped visitors will fill the three sessions

  • A cleaner care home promised

    A care home in Littleton Panell, which was criticised by the Care Quality Comm-ission (CQC), has new owners. The Close home for elderly people with dementia has been bought by Georgetown Care Limited and has been renamed as The Haven. In January the

  • GOLF: Quinn lifts national senior title

    HAMPSHIRE'S Chris Quinn won the English women’s senior championship for the fourth time when she beat Surrey’s Roz Adams 2/1 in a gripping final at Tidworth Garrison Golf Club yesterday. The victory extends her superb senior record. Quinn has now won

  • Families warned over tax credits

    Tax credit claimants in Wiltshire have been warned that they have until July 31 to renew their claim or risk seeing them stopped. The 54,600 claimants in the county are being urged to act as soon as they receive a renewal pack from HM Revenue and Customs

  • Hunt is on for vegetable gang

    Police are hunting a gang who used vegetables as missiles in attacks across Calne. Several incidents have been reported of people and buildings being attacked by people throwing vegetables and eggs. The culprits have been seen driving in a car before

  • Scarecrows top secret

    The organisers of Urchfont Scarecrow Festival say they are keeping the theme of this year’s event under wraps for fear of competitors stealing their idea. It is not that they are being paranoid or over-cautious, as festival chairman Rob Pendry says

  • Break-in at village museum

    Market Lavington museum was broken into on Friday night just as volunteers are preparing it for its summer season. The museum, next to St Mary’s Church, had its front door smashed in but the intruders left empty-handed. Curator Roger Frost said:

  • Hen do in tutus is not a trial run

    WHILE many ladies on a hen party would carouse to excess, Vicki Martin will be working up a sweat by doing a half triathlon – in tutus. The 34-year-old from Calne has persuaded up to ten other friends and acquaintances to join her fitness regime and

  • RUGBY: Jeffries takes Corsham role

    CORSHAM have named Dan Jeffries as the man to lead them on their next Southern Counties South campaign. Jeffries has been appointed head coach to the senior coaching team and will be assisted by player-coach Dave Finlay. Jeffries guided

  • U-turn on parking in Malmesbury

    Residents of a home for the elderly are celebrating this week after securing parking for staff, visitors and ambulance crews following years of campaigning. On Tuesday the town council performed a U-turn, deciding to support a legal stopping order –

  • New cafe opened by popular demand in Chippenham

    HIDDEN away at the back of one of Chippenham’s most popular independent shops, a brand new cafe is set to open its doors on Saturday. Craft retailer Phase Patch on the Causeway will launch the Sassetta Cafe a year and a half after it moved to the former