This Is Wiltshire: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

DIVISION Three basement side The Stiffs were looking to finish the season with a victory at home to local rivals United FC, who had already secured a top three finish.

Appearance of former world heavyweight boxing champ at Warminster sports bar scrapped

This Is Wiltshire: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tim Witherspoon will be appearing at Prestbury Sports Bar in Warminster on Easter Sunday

1:59pm Monday 21st April 2014

A lack of ticket sales meant the appearance of former world heavyweight boxing champion Tim Witherspoon at Prestbury Sports Bar in Warminster yesterday had to be cancelled.

Appeal for witnesses to knifepoint robbery

This Is Wiltshire: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

1:56pm Monday 21st April 2014

Police are appealing for any witnesses to a robbery in Savernake Park last Thursday as three men made away with £200 in cash.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Westbury pip Lamb for second spot

This Is Wiltshire: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

1:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

SEMINGTON Magpies stood in the way of Westbury United Reserves finishing as Division One runners-up.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE SPRING CUP: Lacock overcome gutsy Newsmen

This Is Wiltshire: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

LACOCK FC will face second division stablemates Trowbridge Town Reserves in the EJ Shanley & Sons-sponsored Spring Cup final this Friday evening at Warminster Town’s Weymouth Street Ground.

Nurse at Dauntsey's School lied about qualifications, crown court hears

This Is Wiltshire: Tenor Sebastiano Cipolla, who teaches at Dauntsey's School, has a starring role in All Around the World at the town hall, Devizes

11:51am Monday 21st April 2014

A school nurse earned £360,000 after lying about her qualifications to get a job at a private Wiltshire school.

Gruelling Devizes to Westminster canoe race takes toll on senior competitors

This Is Wiltshire: Contestant Bob Norbury

10:28am Monday 21st April 2014

Despite almost ideal conditions a quarter of the entries in the senior doubles section of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race were forced to retire before reaching the finish line at Westminster Bridge yesterday.

Man, 68, appearing before Chippenham magistrates charged with murder of woman, 64

This Is Wiltshire: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

9:33am Monday 21st April 2014

Wiltshire Police have confirmed that Leonard Webb, aged 68, of Avondown Road, Durrington, has been charged with the murder of a woman, aged 64.


This Is Wiltshire: Kris Miller's penalty wasn't enough to prevent Frome Town losing 4-2 at Poole Town on Monday night

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

FROME Town ran out 4-1 winners in a match which was closer than the scoreline might suggest, although clinical finishing eventually made it a comfortable home in the final analysis.

Union hopes delay scuppers Melksham Post Office move

This Is Wiltshire: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The union for Melksham postal workers is hoping that whatever has delayed the relocation of the town’s Post Office has scuppered the plan.

Marlborough knitter brings warm smiles

This Is Wiltshire: Val Fuller has knitted jumpers for children in Gambia

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Charity knitter Val Fuller has put smiles on the faces of children in Gambia after sending hand-made jumpers.

Villagers fear A420 closure

This Is Wiltshire: Villagers fear A420 closure

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

VILLAGES around the A420 are expecting delays, gridlock, speeding, collisions and even injuries when Oxfordshire County Council closes the A420 for seven weeks in July.

Vinyl fans in a spin at World Record Day

This Is Wiltshire: Singer Louise Latham, Paul Holmes and Alan Holmes at John Holmes music store

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

DEPENDING on your age, vinyl records are back in fashion or never went out of fashion in the first place, either way, their popularity in Swindon on Saturday cannot be doubted.

Care group improves safety after damning report

This Is Wiltshire: Patients cared for by Swindon's Nurse Plus service are now in safe hands

11:38am Monday 21st April 2014

PATIENTS cared for by community service Nurse Plus and Carer Plus (UK) in Swindon are now in safe hands according to the health watchdog – more than a year after staff were warned their poor record keeping was placing their charges at risk of harm.

Proposal for solar farms at two sites

This Is Wiltshire: Solar farm plans would benefit community

5:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THE council are looking into the feasibility of developing two solar farms in both the north and the south of the borough.

We are trying to make Swindon better

This Is Wiltshire: Members of Better Swindon

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

OVER the past six months a grassroots movement has been growing in Swindon which is seeking to improve the reputation of politics in the town.

Region's skin cancer cases double

This Is Wiltshire: Over the past 20 years the rates of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma has almost doubled in the south west

12:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE south west has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, new figures from Cancer Research UK reveal.

Alycia set for surgery to aid walking dream

This Is Wiltshire: Alycia Ellis

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Cerebral palsy sufferer Alycia Ellis must undergo surgery before she can have the dream procedure that will help her walk unaided – because her condition has deteriorated so badly.

Thieves leave young Liverpool fan from Swindon in tears

This Is Wiltshire: Lee Standen, left, from Taw Hill has had his flat broken into and loads of football memorabilia being stolen belonging to his son Harry, right

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

YOUNG Liverpool fan Harry Standen has been left devastated after thieves stole his much treasured football memorabilia during a break-in on Friday night.

Older Swindon shoppers not fussed about plastic bag charge plan

This Is Wiltshire: Shoppers may have to pay for plastic bags in future

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

A PLASTIC bag levy due to come into force next year may not ruffle as many feathers in Swindon as it may across the nation, for over 50s especially.

Taxi drivers complain over Swindon railway station rank confusion

This Is Wiltshire: Taxi driver Dave Mackie outside Swindon Railway Station

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

TAXI drivers have called for action to be taken at Swindon railway station to ensure passengers are safer when queuing for cabs.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Bevan eyes fairytale finish to his Cirencester career

This Is Wiltshire: Town's striker Jody Bevan who recently scored his 250th league goal

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

CIRENCESTER Town striker Jody Bevan is hoping for a fairytale ending to his career today.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Webb targets two more wins for Supermarine

This Is Wiltshire: Dave Webb

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

SWINDON Supermarine manager Dave Webb believes that his side can win their final two matches of the season after disposing of league-leaders Merthyr Town on Saturday.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Collier claims there's no pressure on Shrivvy ahead of derby clash

This Is Wiltshire: Sam Collier

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

SAM Collier says that the pressure is off him as he prepares for his first derby match as a manager.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: New College bid to finish on a high

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

NEW College are looking to end their Hellenic League campaign with a bang when they make the short journey to Purton.

HELLENIC LEAGUE: Malmesbury boss upbeat despite heavy defeat

This Is Wiltshire: Malmesbury Victoria manager Gareth Davies saw his side finally return to action last night

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

MALMESBURY Victoria manager Gareth Davies remained philosophical after watching his side thrashed by Lydney Town on Saturday.

Lotmead farm owner hopes his strawberries escape cold spring nights

This Is Wiltshire: Owner Norman Parry at Lotmead Farm, near Swindon, which is famous for its strawberry crop

5:30am Monday 21st April 2014

FINGERS are being crossed that a spring frost stays away for the rest of the month so crops will be ready for picking on time at Lotmead Farm.

Company helps jobseekers adapt to new rules

This Is Wiltshire: Hampshire jobcentre facing the axe

12:38pm Monday 21st April 2014

A NEW change to the rules for jobseekers is coming into force at the end of this month that requires people to put together a CV and have an email address.

Easter fun was smashing for Swindon's youngsters

This Is Wiltshire: Darcie and Maxwell at Lydiard Park

12:24pm Monday 21st April 2014

CHILDREN could be seen racing around historic engines this weekend as they sought out item after item on the Easter trail set up by Swindon & Cricklade Railway.

Early flowering puts bluebells on show

This Is Wiltshire: wgrp0825v13-bluebells.jpg

12:13pm Monday 21st April 2014

BLUEBELLS are flowering much earlier than in last year’s cold Spring, with peak displays expected in time for Easter, the Woodland Trust has said.

Singers wanted for male voice choir

This Is Wiltshire: Members of the Wessx Male Choir with Aled Jones

11:53am Monday 21st April 2014

WESSEX Male Choir is looking to recruit men over 18 to the group.

Fun day raises charity cash for Restore

This Is Wiltshire: Daisy and Harrison on the jail photo booth at the Restore fun day

11:41am Monday 21st April 2014

FAMILIES in Walcot took advantage of the sunny weather on Saturday and attended a fun day at the Restore Charity shop.

Gazette & Herald rolling news panel

10:10am Monday 21st April 2014

Welcome to the Gazette and Herald's rolling news panel for Easter Monday.

Help train puppy to be a guide dog in Marlborough

This Is Wiltshire: Di Clarke with puppy Fletcher, Natalie Levin of the charity, Waitrose’s John Goddard and Alan Fletcher with Nutmeg

6:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

PUPPY walkers are needed in Marlborough to help train guide dogs for the blind.

School’s Victorian anniversary

This Is Wiltshire: St Joseph’s School celebrates its 150th anniversary by dressing in Victorian costumes

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Staff and pupils at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Devizes celebrated the school’s 150th anniversary and their patron saint’s day by dressing up in Victorian costume.

Devizes Easter appeal is an eggs-traordinary hit

This Is Wiltshire: Charlotte Stacey, funeral arranger at John Stuart, and funeral director Paul McDonald with the donated Easter eggs                                                             (DV1253) BY DIANE VOSE

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN appeal to spread some Easter cheer to worthy causes has led to more than 180 Easter Eggs being donated in Devizes.

Calne choirs join in voice to bring in Spring Sing

This Is Wiltshire: Glenis Ansell with the town council choir

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Budding vocalists are ready to burst into song and help make Calne Town Council’s first Spring Sing a success so that it becomes an annual event.

Atworth parish council stalwart in a league of his own after earning title

This Is Wiltshire: David Webb was given the freedom of the village of Atworth. With him is the chairman of the parish council,  Effie Gale-Sides.  Photo: Trevor Porter (48643)

1:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Atworth has its first ever freeman, after long-serving former parish councillor and lifelong resident David Webb became the first to be given the freedom of the village.

Support for the Ghurkas

This Is Wiltshire: Roy Booth, left, Alana Cambridge, James Gingell, Paul Whetstone, brigadier Bruce Jackman and Jack Watts (PM1184) By PAUL MORRIS

1:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Ghurka enthusiast Roy Booth was heartened by the support he received when he set up a stall at Sainsbury’s in Devizes on Saturday appealing for financial aid to retired Ghurkas.

Do you have a better deal?

This Is Wiltshire: The Argus could pay your gas bill for a year

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

I would say I’m quite savvy when it comes to switching energy suppliers. I’m not afraid to shop around.

Canal body identified

This Is Wiltshire: Mark Stobbart

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THE body of a man found in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes on Friday has been formally identified.

Trowbridge pupils will be singing to help vulnerable people

This Is Wiltshire: St John’s Catholic Primary School pupils

11:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

St John’s Catholic Primary School in Trowbridge raises funds for CAFOD every year and gives support to Christian Aid during Christian Aid Week by sending pupils to help at the Bread and Cheese Lunch, a popular fundraising event held annually in the town.

RUGBY: Trowbridge skipper toasts Twickenham chance

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge captain Matt Howard will lead his side in the battle for a final appearance at Twickenham against Guildford tomorrow

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE captain Matt Howard is coming to terms with the prospect of leading his side out at the home of English rugby in a fortnight's time after his side booked their place at the RFU Intermediate Cup final yesterday.

RUGBY: Trowbridge RFC book Twickenham date

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge celebrate after today's win at Guildford

5:33pm Saturday 19th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE RFC are on their way to Twickenham after a dramatic 19-17 victory over hosts Guildford in today's RFU Intermediate Cup semi final.

Arrest after unprovoked stabbing in Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: Knife raid on Chippenham newsagents

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after an unprovoked stabbing on Granville Road, Melksham, on Friday.

Just when is a voluntary payment not voluntary?

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

I know many parents reading that question will instantly know what I’m talking about.

Fancy, £132 from Hornisham goes to charity

This Is Wiltshire: Fancy dress

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Staff and children at Firststeps Nursery in Horningsham recently had a fancy dress day to raise money for Crackerjacks charity for disabled children. Their efforts raised £132.

Adventurous spirit revs up with new Melksham minibus

This Is Wiltshire: Bowerhill Scouts celebrate the arrival of their new minibus, which they will use for outings and adventures

10:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

1st Bowerhill Scout Group are delighted that Wiltshire Council has supported the group by buying them a minibus, using money from the community care grants scheme.

Don’t let chickens ruffle your feathers, says expert

This Is Wiltshire: Martin and Anne Perdeaux with two of their chickens at home in Upavon           (DV1240) PICTURE BY DIANE VOSE

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

When Anne Perdeaux turns 60 next month, she’ll be celebrating a year of amazing achievements – becoming a published author, losing four stones in weight and planning for the holiday of a life-time.

Jolly birthday celebration for Melksham Brownies’ 100th

This Is Wiltshire: Proudly displaying their birthday cake beribboned with the Brownies colours are the Melksham packs full of smiles

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Melklsham Brownies have held their Big Brownie Birthday Party, as part of the movement’s 100th birthday celebrations.

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