Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Reviews, quizzes, surveys, columns from the great and the good of Wiltshire, and much much more...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Fountain of no knowledge

UNLESS the Queen cartwheels through Monday Market Street in her undercrackers between me writing this and you reading it, it’s been a slow news week. So despite laughing at the Gazette when they found it imperative to report on a...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Lights on, nobody’s home

MANY moons ago, when I lived in Swindon an overexcited friend enquired if I was attending the Old Town Christmas light switch-on, with added pitiful annotation to sway me, “Ian Beale is doing it!” Despite the wealth he must have...

QUIZ: Is your partner cheating on you?

http://www.playbuzz.com/grace10/is-your-partner-cheating-on-you

Video of the week – Baby 126 by Ruby Confue

AS THE initial release from the new Lighterthief record label and as the first musical outing by newcomer Ruby Confue, Baby 126 is one hell of a statement of intent. Mixing commerciality with creativity it hopefully shows a jaded and formulaic...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: David, Goliath and going into ‘The Bear’

DAVID sleuth Goliath with a sling and a stone, but this election reminded me more of the scene in Independence Day when they fired their nukes at the mothership without effect. The promise Corbyn would become prime minster if she...

Seat’s speedy SUV 4×4 takes Salisbury Plain in its stride

IT will outpace a Mark II Jag, still seen as the epitome of the British sports saloon, yet runs on diesel fuel, offers proper family space, and even offers four-wheel drive. Yet an important part of the test for the...

QUIZ: Can you identify the animal by the way it looks in the womb?

http://www.playbuzz.com/cynthiabrown10/can-you-identify-the-animal-by-the-way-it-looks-in-the-womb

Are we doomed if we leave the EU?

"WE'RE all doomed Captain Mainwaring, doomed" - so spoke the perenially gloomy Private Frazer, star of Dad's Army whose mantle is today being worn by George Osborne - Chancellor of the Exchequer; the second most important person in British...

VIDEO: Defying gravity – Breitling Wingwalkers to star at Emergency Services Show

THIS year is the tenth Emergency Services Show, and the organisers are marking the occasion with a spectacular sky-high display. The Breitling Wingwalkers will be making their debut at the Show with their unique brand of retro glamour and colourful showmanship....

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Frome wasn’t built in a day

WHEN Frome counsellor Dan Lupton noticed from his office window that the fish in the river were gasping for air he contacted the Environment Agency. Over 1,600 fish perished in slurry which entered the river earlier in the year....

50 things that most divide British opinions

RUSSELL Brand, beards and blue cheese have been named among the 50 things that divide opinion the most for the British public. The study into British tastes compiled a list of the people, foods and flavours that have the nation...

New C3 is a winner for Citroen

FOR those who have grown up thinking Formula One, and maybe British Touring Cars, are the only forms of motor sport it may come as something of a shock to know that Citroen is literally hard at it in...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: An invitation you can’t afford to ignore

IT'S Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and Wiltshire's women are asked not to let having a cervical screening slip off their ‘to do’ list this year. Despite the fact that every day nine women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: It’s no joke, this town delivers more than brexfast

GLORIOUS leader Claire Perry takes to Facebook this week to say, “Just seen a hilarious item in the ‘Daily Mail suggesting I will be moving to Cambridge! Rest assured, I moved with my family into the heart of Devizes...

INFOGRAPHIC: How teatimes have changed…the 30-year demise of the family dinner

British family mealtimes are now a staggered affair with mums serving tea up to three times a day, a study has found. More than half of modern families no longer sit down to dinner together on any week day. Children tend...