Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ROBERT BUCKLAND MP: Honouring those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom

The MP for South Swindon on the importance of remembering our fallen heroes... THIS Sunday, 8 November is Remembrance Sunday, which is an extremely important occasion in our nation’s calendar. It is a day for our nation to commemorate and honour those...

JAMES GRAY MP: Modern Dick Whittington tragedy on massive scale – and EU are...

THE MP for North Wiltshire on Cameron's struggles across Europe and tackling the bigger issue... DAVID Cameron’s relentless tour of European capitals continues in a desperate attempt to rally allies for his EU negotiations. The fact that he has to expend...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: You Can Leave your Mortar on

Darren Worrow wades into the Marlborough College stripper debate in his weekly Index column... IT'S 1988, CERN discusses the possibilities of a World Wide Web, CDs outsell vinyl records and a guy cruises Sydney’s streets in a black BMW convertible...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: MP flabbergasts and mesmerises

YOU lucky people; been cutting a fine deadline, writing your least favourite causerie as I’ve been gallivanting again; so I hope you appreciate the last minute blood and guts I’ve emptied over it. The question being, whose guts are...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Storm the what now?

There's a castle in Devizes? Who knew? Inaccurate artist's impression above. In his latest column, Darren Worrow gets to grips with the conundrum of Wiltshire's most overlooked landmark... DESPITE its name deriving from castrum ad divisas “the castle at the...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: No room at the Imber

Darren Worrow's weekly look at local life delves into Wiltshire's ghost village.  BRITAIN is full. Full of self-centred bigots insisting they’ve the skills to run a country when their only intentions are to line their own pocket. I mean Brexit, what...

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: Fiesta De-vizes

Darren Worrow puts away his hatchet and puts on his happy hat to preview the frankly brilliant-looking upcoming Devizes Arts Festival...   PLEASE accept my sincere apologises for the positivity of last week’s column. Possibly, it was those early signs...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: The little things

WHILE my beloved causerie was out on a tangent mocking neighbouring towns and Facebook groups, encouraging developments were occurring in Devizes. No need for negativity and sarcasm this week; let’s see how long it lasts. The Wiltshire Museum conveyed excitement...

JAMES GRAY MP: The power rests with you

The MP for North Wiltshire's latest column on the importance of our democratic rights... 1.8BILLION chicken wings were consumed by the 180 million people watching the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California last week. The following night we saw the tens...

ROBERT BUCKLAND MP: Safety first – why we’re better of remaining in EU

ON 23rd June 2016, British people will have a once-in-a-life time opportunity to decide whether or not our country remains in the European Union. I supported and voted for the establishment of a referendum so that everyone could have...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Do we tar youth with the wrong brush?

RECOGNISED I’m getting on a bit while peeking out of the imaginary net-curtains at teenagers suspiciously hanging around the children’s playpark. My senior mind began to speculate the malice “bored minds” were scheming, only to realise moments later they...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: More pubs than people

Darren Worrow's latest column taps into the sad demise of Devizes' public houses... DESPITE living in Devizes fourteen years there’s never a shortage of surprises, hence the name of my column (ladies, all men name their column). Referring to a...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: School’s out….still

This week’s column is dedicated to the memory of Pete Smith. IN any small town, such as Devizes, there are those people who EVERYONE knows. Over the course of this adventure I’m highlighting as many of them as I possibly can,...

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...