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...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Every Lidl helps

Back by popular demand (honestly), columnist Darren Worrow's latest offering celebrates the grand reopening of the jewel in Devizes' budget shopping crown... IF YOU'VE been driving through Devizes this week and thought we were hosting the next Olympic Games you...

DES MORGAN: Mr Cameron voted to remain but chose to leave – who’s the...

AS THE 'dust settles' on a referendum which has produced a result most politicians didn't want to happen, it's time to take stock and consider how the decision will impact on the relationship between the remaining members of the...

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...

ROBERT BUCKLAND MP: Still work to do to raise autism awareness

THIS week is World Autism Awareness Week, and, as the former Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, I continue to take a strong interest in autism provision in Swindon and I know many families, like my own,...

ROBERT BUCKLAND MP: Busy in Swindon during summer recess

PARLIAMENT has returned after the summer recess.  It has been a busy summer and I have welcomed the opportunity to spend more time in Swindon, meeting with local residents, holding local advice surgeries and visiting local businesses, whilst also being...

MARTIN WICKS: ‘Right to buy’ – government robbery of councils and Housing Associations

WITH the Conservatives now in government alone, one of the key policies it will seek to implement is the extension of 'right to buy' to Housing Association homes. Quite how a government which masquerades as the defender of 'freedom' and...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Water Works

Always happy to pander to the masses, Darren Worrow dips a toe into the murky water of town improvements...  HERE'S a thing, perusing responses on social media concerning this feature it seems the times, few they are, I’ve been positive...

DES MORGAN: What next – I hear you ask

MUCH has been written and said about the recent legal decision of the High Court with regard to the Prime Minister's authority to use the Prerogative to invoke Article 50 which starts the process of the UK leaving the...

DES MORGAN: How can we believe a word our politicians say?

WHY is it that we simply cannot find it in ourselves to believe anything a politician tells us? Don't worry if you feel like this. you are in good company. Remember it was Gordon Brown who allegedly said of his...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: The Solstice with the Mostice

Darren Worrow's regular column returns with a look at the wonders of the Solstice in Wiltshire... IN 2005, obliging a London friend keen to see the solstice, Wiltshire style, for the first time, I went the whole-hog and took him...

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...

THE CHIEF: We cannot become complacent about terrorism…even in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Mike Veale returns with his column for April... THE threat of terrorism is something which in recent years has been pushed to the top of the policing agenda. It is a subject which is always in...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Tree Museum

Darren Worrow goes off the beaten track for some calm, and comes back angrier than ever. SAVE THE TREES... I DON'T know about you guys but when the chips are down and I need a timeout from all modern life...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Twin Peeks

Darren Worrow's weekly column hits a milestone, but the honeymoon period isn't over yet, we promise... HERE we are again, happy as can be. Welcome to No Surprises, my weekly causerie where we poke fun at Devizes and its surrounding...