Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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...

Jail for man, 43, who breached first Criminal Behaviour Order

A DEVIZES man who received the county’s first Criminal Behaviour Order has been sent to prison after he breached the order. Mark Hiscock, aged 43, of Devizes, appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court back in April 2015 where he pleaded guilty to...

Search and Rescue teams target Marlborough area in hunt for missing Devizes man

Wiltshire Police are appealing for help from the public to find missing man Christopher Pitfield, aged 53. Christopher, who is from Devizes, was last seen in his car (dark grey Kia Avenga) at around 5.45pm yesterday (Saturday 24 September 2016) parked...

Two injured as Lexus catches fire in Devizes crash

POLICE are appealing for information following a road traffic collision on the A361 yesterday. Officers received a call at 1.07pm, following a collision between a Mitsuibish L200 and a Lexus IS200 on the A361 Beckhampton Straight, Devizes. As a result of the...

UPDATE: Missing Devizes man Alan Payne found safe and well

UPDATE: Wiltshire Policed have confirmed that Alan Payne has been found safe and well. A statement issued on Wednesday morning read: "We would like to thank the local media and the public for their help in sharing this appeal, as well...

Suspended sentence for Devizes man who was using phone prior to life-changing crash

KEITH Burdess, from Rowde, Devizes, has been given a 15 month custodial sentence suspended for two years for driving offences following a serious collision on the A4 at Froxfield. Just after 4pm on 11 September 2015, a Burdess was driving a...

Devizes man stole money from brother’s bank account hours after his death

A MAN has pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud by false representation and possession of a class A drug after stealing money from the bank account of his deceased brother. Peter Dean, aged 38, of Southbroom Road, Devizes, appeared...

First military regiment to adopt Julia’s House as its charity

22 Engineer Regiment has become the first military regiment to adopt Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospices, as its charity of the year. The 22 Engineer Regiment, based at Perham Down, Tidworth, chose Julia’s House after hearing about...

Police dispatch firearms unit as Melksham man is arrested following chase through Devizes

A 40-YEAR-OLD man from Melksham was arrested on Friday on suspicion of failing to stop for a police officer and driving a vehicle dangerously. Tri-force officers from the Dog Unit, Traffic and Firearms were all involved in the incident after...

Three growing firms find new home in Bath Road Business Centre, Devizes

AN aerial fitness studio, an ironing firm and a rare book seller have found new premises at Bath Road Business Centre in Devizes after one large commercial unit was split into several smaller spaces. The landlord had previously struggled to find...

Police appeal as convertible BMW is trashed in Devizes

POLICE are appealing for information after a vehicle was damaged in Devizes overnight between Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April. The vehicle damaged was a convertible BMW. Extensive damage was caused to the soft top roof, both wing mirrors were detached,...

Corsham man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing to stop at collision...

A 26-YEAR-OLD Corsham man was arrested last night after failing to stop at a road traffic collision. At approximately 10.10pm, a 23-year-old man was driving a BMW Z4 near The Three Magpies pub, Sells Green, Seend, in the direction of Melksham, when he became...
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VIDEO: Spot yourself in the Devizes Half Marathon

OUR Eye in the Sky returned to terra firma to capture the thrills and spills of this year’s Devizes Half Marathon. Simon Folkard’s aerial drones were given the weekend off due to high winds during last Sunday’s event, but the...