Wed, 16th Apr 2014

Gazette News

Pink Floyd musician in kitchen for cake auction at charity garden party

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Duchess of Cornwall with Nick and Annette Mason at last year’s Middlewick event

PINK Floyd drummer Nick Mason will beat cake batter, ahead of a charity auction in a garden party at his home in Corsham, to raise money for two Wiltshire causes.

80-hectare solar farm bid thrown out by Wiltshire councillors

3:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: How the solar panels would look - with plenty of room for sheep to graze beneath

Plans for an 80-hectare solar farm on Sandridge Hill, east of Melksham, were thrown out by Wiltshire Council’s planners today in a vote of seven against and four for the development.

Crash blocks road between Hullavington and Norton

2:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

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

Emergency services are attending a two-vehicle accident north of Hullavington which has blocked the minor road between Hullavington and Norton.

Chippenham artistic students among county’s best

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chloe Windle with her polysterene print             (49308) By GLENN PHILLIPS

TWO promising students from Sheldon School in Chippenham have been honoured among the best young artists in the county after their work was displayed at a Corsham gallery.

Murderer Michael Chudley suffered cardiac failure, inquest told

1:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Michael Chudley pictured after his arrest

The inquest into the death of murderer Michael Chudley was told that he suffered cardiac failure.

Day at Langley Fitzurse spiced up by Indian culture

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: At the back cooking up some food are Byron, Harry, Leon, Sophie and Ollie. Front are Maddie, Ben, Amelie                                                                                                                    (PM1165) By PAUL MORRIS

Langley Fitzurse Primary School travelled across Europe and the Middle East for a day in India.

Pitches at market for business ideas

12:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Market

Budding entrepreneurs are being offered the chance to test out their business ideas with a free pitch at council-run markets next month.

Fewer Wiltshire children win first choice places in primary school this year

11:48am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Richard Gamble

The  number of children who have been granted their first choice primary school in Wiltshire from September is slightly down on last year.

Record employment level of 2.62m in South West

11:31am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Esther McVey MP

UK unemployment has dropped below seven per cent for the first time since the recession and employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation, figures published by the Office for National Statistics today show.

Firm cuts back ‘bad’ 999 calls in Wiltshire

9:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: IN THE FRONTLINE: Ambulance workers and paramedics are coming under increasing threats of violence

Harmoni, which operates the 111 non-emergency health telephone line in Wiltshire, says additional training of its call handlers has led to fewer emergency ambulances being despatched.

Chippenham student's arresting portrait at Corsham

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 18-year-old Artur Pogorzelski of Trowbridge with his prizewinning artwork on show at the Pound Arts Young Open Exhibition

A-level art student Artur Pogorzelski isn’t yet a Constable, but the trainee police officer has been commended for his artistic skills.

Cancer survivor runs alongside daughter in London Marathon

9:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mum and daughter Marie and Teresa Coupland with their race medal

MUM-OF-TWO Marie Coupland has completed the London marathon a year after undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Bishop Ed spends night in Wiltshire Downs hut to show solidarity with world's displaced

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Bishop of Ramsbury, the Rt Rev Ed Condry, at the shepherd’s hut on the Wiltshire Downs he spent last night in

The Bishop of Ramsbury, the Rt Rev Ed Condry, spent a night in a shepherd’s hut on the Wiltshire Downs yesterday to raise the profile of those around the world fleeing conflict and living in poverty and fear.

Do you know three men caught on CCTV in Calne shop?

12:09pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Police have issued three CCTV images of three men they want to speak about a theft from a One Stop shop in Calne

Wiltshire Police have issued three CCTV images of three men they want to speak about a theft from a shop in Calne

Calne woman runs London Marathon in memory of friend's husband

9:33am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Calne ladies run in memory of friend's husband

Admin assistant Sarah Markley ran her first London Marathon in four hours 12 minutes in memory of her friend’s husband Paul Beament, who died of mouth cancer.

Devizes runner Andy Coombes thrilled to see Mo Farrah during London Marathon

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ou can do your bit to help the Gazette’s Give us a chance appeal

Devizes accountant Andy Coombes had double Olympic medallist Mo Farrah in his sights as he ran the London Marathon yesterday.

Families have fun at Calne Barnardo’s Sure Start centre

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lily Pietralczyk, Charley and Harriet Makepiece have fun at Barnardo’s Sure Start Children’s Centre, Calne

A fun day to raise awareness of the emergency services at Barnardo’s Sure Start Children’s Centre in Calne attracted more than 150 families last Thursday.

Missing Chippenham father and son found safe

8:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

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

The father and son reported missing from their home address in Chippenham yesterday have been located safe and well.

Police plea over missing Chippenham father and son

8:07am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Geoffrey Tomlinson's glasses were left behind at home

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the help in locating a missing father and son from Chippenham.

Wiltshire villages urged to enter 'best kept' competition

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) standard which winning villages exhibit

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is urging villages to enter the Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition.

Grenade found in Bratton safely dealt with

7:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The training grenade found near the roadside in Bratton

Trowbridge Road in Bratton has now been reopened after a discarded military grenade was discovered in a field.

Canoeists gear up for gruelling challenge of Devizes to Westminster race

6:28pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes to Westminster race start organiser Keith Bennett

More than 600 people will take on one of the world’s most gruelling sporting challenges when they set off on the 125-mile Easter route of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

Former British Forces Foundation employee accused of taking £22k from the charity

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

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

Former British Forces Foundation employee Chantelle Maye appeared at South East Wiltshire Magistrates' Court on Friday accused of taking more than £22,000 from the charity.

Police warn Devizes shopkeepers as thieves grab cash from tills of charity shop and hair salon

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

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

Devizes police are warning shop workers to be vigilant after cash was stolen from the tills of two businesses when they were briefly unattended.

Chippenham man who supplied deadly ecstacy pills back at crown court

1:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robbie Day

The man who supplied Robbie Day with the ecstasy which killed him has failed to meet the terms of his suspended sentence.

Rudloe the new Roswell? Residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

11:37am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks

Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate “the new Roswell”, after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Police issue picture in bid to trace man who walked naked out of Malmesbury charity shop changing room

11:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police have released an e-fit picture of a man who stripped naked in a charity shop in Malmesbury and exposed himself

Police have released an e-fit picture of a man who stripped naked in a charity shop in Malmesbury and exposed himself, as similar cases around the country come to light.

We object to St John’s £1.19m sixth form centre, say Marlborough councillors

11:34am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun Nick Fogg

Parking problems have lead Marlborough Town Council to object to St John’s £1.19 million sixth form centre.

Sid's phonebox costume was one of London Marathon's most bizarre sights

9:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sid Keyte ran the London Marathon as a telephone box for the charity Mind

Among the bizarre spectacles in the London Marathon was father of three Sid Keyte running as telephone box.

Devizes Canoe Club lands £50,000 grant towards its new base

8:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Canoe Club vice chairman Mark Bouch celebrates news of the windfall with canoe club members

Devizes Canoe Club has received a massive boost towards developing its new base with the award of £50,000 from Sport England.

Chippenham woman who lived through both world wars celebrates centenary

8:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mabel Humphries celebrates her 100th birthday at Avon Court, Chippenham, with daughter Kay Barnett, Roy and Dave Humphries

A Chippenham woman who has lived through two world wars celebrated a century of birthdays with 45 friends and family members.

Nature park plan submitted by Manton Estate as part of Rabley Wood development

7:49pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jayne Baker, front, and other protesters on the steps of Marlborough Town Hall

The Manton Estate has submitted plans to Wiltshire Council to change land next to their proposed housing development into a nature park.

Minister impressed by Wiltshire's £70m campus project

6:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Oliver Letwin, minister for government policy, Wiltshire Council leader Jane Scott and Michelle Donelan, prospective Parliamentary Conservative for Chippenham, take a look at campus plans at County Hall, Trowbridge

Wiltshire Council’s £70 million campus project is at the forefront of the government’s plans for a Big Society, according to a leading Conservative minister.

Would-be auction dealers wanted for new TV series

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Dickinson

RDF Television, makers of David Dickinson's The Real Deal, Secret Dealers and Wheelers Dealers and Del Boys is starting a new series Storage: Locked & Loaded, a new primetime auction series.

Police warn after spate of thefts from Devizes sheds

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

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

Devizes police are warning householders to upgrade the security on their garden sheds and other outbuildings after a spate of non-dwelling burglaries in the area.

Every town must have more homes than expected, as part of Wiltshire Core Strategy

4:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun Toby Sturgis

Wiltshire Council says every town will have to find room for more houses than they expected under changes to the county Core Strategy revealed today.

Pewsey family fear their pet has been dognapped

3:59pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pewsey family fear their pet has been dognapped

A Pewsey family is distraught after their three-year-old cocker spaniel went missing from Savernake Forest yesterday afternoon.

Running duo cross London Marathon finish line arm in arm

3:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: John Hayter hopes to have raised £1,800 for the Leonard Cheshire home Greathouse at Kington Langley by running the London Marathon

Running duo John Hayter and Joanne Lumb crossed the line arm in arm as they finished the London Marathon yesterday.

Tears at end of London marathon as Calne runner recalls brother

3:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Calne café owner's marathon run in brother’s memory

Filipino café owner Tess Ryan ran the London Marathon for the second time in memory of her brother Jon Fordelon, who died in the Philippines from kidney failure.

Colerne fans cheer as retired army officer tackles London Marathon

2:47pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Former army officer Bernadette Rigby at the Fox & Hounds, Colerne

The spirit of the London Marathon was evident in Colerne as friends of retired army officer Bernadette Rigby, 49, packed into The Fox and Hounds pub to cheer her on.

Spam-tastic London Marathon run by Dorothy House nurse

2:38pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: spam_front.jpg

Dorothy House nurse Natalie Jones had a Spam-tastic time when she completed the London Marathon... dressed as a tin of Spam.

Sixth former banned for failing to supply breath sample to police

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

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

Sixth form student Greg Pilgrim, 18, has been banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to failing to provide police with a specimen for analysis.

Bid to build 12 houses at Sandpit Lane in Calne

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

A planning application to build 12 houses on a 0.49 hectare site at Sandpit Lane in Calne has been submitted by Swindon-based company GFL Developments Ltd.

Chippenham woman bailed over crack cocaine and heroin charges

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

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

A Chippenham woman who is said to have been involved in the trade in hard drugs has been released on bail.

Police plea after man, 36, attacked in Melksham

11:25am Monday 14th April 2014

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

Police are appealing for information following an attack on a 36-year-old man in Melksham.

£2.7m improvements to A350 north of Chippenham start soon

11:46am Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Deputy leader John Thomson

A £2.7m scheme to improve traffic flow on the congested A350 north of Chippenham starts at the end of this month.

Chippenham woman in cash scam of 91-year-old woman

10:02am Monday 14th April 2014

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

A Chippenham woman who tried to cash a cheque for some rogue traders who had fleeced a 91-year-old woman has walked free from court.

New ambulance response times to be set in Wiltshire as targets missed

8:20am Monday 14th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The new South Western Ambulance Service arrives today

New response time targets will be set for South Western Ambulance Service (SWAS) in rural areas including Wiltshire.

No reply to Honda Task Force’s offer of support for agency staff facing axe

5:00am Monday 14th April 2014

WORKERS under threat of redundancy at South Marston Distribution Centre and TS Tech are not in line to benefit from the Honda Task Force.

Smurfing around Wiltshire to raise cash

6:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Level 2 Health and Social Care students Lucy Mayo and Kaisha Tyler dressed up as Smurfs to raise money for RAG week

RAG week proved a huge success with Wiltshire College staff and students, raising £5,000 for charity.

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