Fatal A361 smash near Devizes claims the life of local man

A DRIVER has been killed in a crash near Devizes this morning. Wiltshire Police were called out at 6.30am to a serious collision on the A361 between Devizes and Beckhampton, north bound past the Bishop Cannings/Blacklands crossroads. Ambulance and fire crew...

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...

How this iconic pic of Caen Hill Locks could make a splash on walls...

THIS striking image of one of Wiltshire's best-known landmarks could win a prestigious photography competition - with your help. The partially-frozen section of the Kennet & Avon Canal flows through the gates of Foxhangers Bridge Lock at the bottom of Caen Hill,...

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...

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...

Mother and son shaken as rock is launched at car window in Devizes

A MOTHER and son narrowly escaped injury this morning when a rock was hurled at a window of the car they were travelling in. Lisa Hall and her five-year-old son were travelling along Windsor Drive in Devizes shortly before 9am...

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,...

Costcutter thieves pinch champagne, body spray…and tuna

POLICE are appealing for information following a theft from Costcutter in High Street, West Lavington. At approximately 7.30pm on Wednesday 3 February, three men arrived at the store in a hatchback type vehicle. They entered the store and selected alcohol including...

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...

Market Lavington blaze still under investigation

INVESTIGATIONS continue into what caused a house fire in Market Lavington on Sunday morning. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to The Clays at 11.42am and found a semi-detached house well alight. Crews attended from Devizes, Melksham, Trowbridge, Calne, Warminster...

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...

Arrest made after man, 42, is hospitalised following Market Place attack

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which took place in the Market Place in Devizes in the early hours of Sunday morning, May 31. A 42-year-old man, from Devizes, was attacked at around 2.30am outside The Corn Exchange. The...

Actor Rupert Everett becomes patron of children’s hospice after Wiltshire filming visit

ACTOR Rupert Everett has become a Patron of Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s Hospices, after appearing in a film about the charity. Rupert visited the home of a Wiltshire family who are supported by Julia’s House community nurses...

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...