Cool-headed motoring for nostalgia fans

FIAT knows a thing or two about nostalgia. The phenomenal success of the 500 city car is illustration enough. But whether or not it needs to revive memories of the 124 Spider from 50 years ago to sell its latest...

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...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: ‘Those who have it good think it’s good for...

I WRITE this week’s column sure of one thing; the Conservative Party remains a callous organism, unreliable as Charles Ponzi at the My Little Pony Friendship Club AGM. No apologies, this is not the Beeb. The chance of impartiality here...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Vote with your heart, urge ‘no chance’ Greens

For scarce local fruitcakes pondering amendment from the inflexible supercilious Conservative regime mightn’t be a bad thing, I concluded with an acerbic but obvious notion last week; the price we pay for amiability in this idyllic location is selfish...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: A country gone to the dogs?

Tories dubbed Labour’s nationalisation manifesto as “a return to the 1970s,” while our titanium-lady called for a return to ripping foxes to shreds and squabbling with Europeans akin to Sir Francis Drake. Whatever fluctuations, Mrs May is certain we’ll...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Feeling lucky, punk?

I CAN tell it’s Taser* when my eyes are shut. Okay, that joke may go over the head of younger readers. You don’t see the citrus fizzy pop much these days; it’s all about electrical weapons. Being Wiltshire has one...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Food festival heads glorious season of events

SO, did everyone have a nice summer? Hopefully it’s warmer by the time you digest this column , especially since we’re entering silly festival season Back in my youth, which wasn’t as long ago as you might think, festivals were far...

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...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Capital goal of DW canoe racers

“BABY this town rips the bones from your back;” if you’re born to run you’d better take a few other albums with you fleeing Devizes, because it’ll be darkness on the edge of town before you’ve reached Cannings Hill...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: May fair scrapped… and winning takeaway fare

DEVIZES once allowed lions to roam freely around the school, but in these structured days Devizes Lions have had to cancel an event due to health and safety regulations. Won’t someone inform the doomed-if-they-do, doomed-if-they-don’t Wiltshire Council, Devizes Lions are...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Wander through Wadworthshire

DELIVERING around London is stressful at the best of times. By last drop all I wanted was to go home; away from congestion, box junction cameras and uncaring masses. Yes, back to charming countryside; if anything spurred a familiarity...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Breakthrough for food bank

I CAN'T believe the amount of ground we’ve covered within this humble weekly column. When looking back in order to put the book together, (plug-plug) it became clear how important this adventure has been, in some instances! Yeah we’ve had...

Mum’s the word on Mothering Sunday… or Mother’s Day

LIKE Easter, our British Mothering Sunday is a moveable feast that falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, writes ANGELA ATKINSON. Hence in 2017 Mothering Sunday is on March 26. It wasn’t, as you might imagine, invented by Hallmark cards. Rather,...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Chris has Channel in his sights

SO, pompous doubtfully future king, Prince Charles dropped by on Friday to visit our eminent ale industry and pat some shire horses. Next door, diligent car-cleaning folk had a numpty sniper on a roof, irritating them with an air...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Will Potterne’s pothole swallow us all up?

THE size of a 10-storey building, Asteroid 2017AG13 narrowly missed the Earth on Tuesday, January 10, and was only spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey the Saturday prior. Should it have collided with our bluey-green rock, it’d have gone off...