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...

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...

Devastating chimney fire ravages Grade II listed Devizes cottage

A GRADE II listed cottage on the outskirts of Devizes has been gutted by fire. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to the property in Roundway Park at 5.03pm yesterday afternoon and found a well developed fire affecting 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...

Masked robbers take tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery in Devizes house...

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after items of jewellery and a number of rare watches were stolen during a burglary in Devizes yesterday evening. The incident happened at around 6pm on Thursday 10 March 2016 at a house in...

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...

Police warning as door-to-door foreign beggars target Devizes

POLICE in Devizes are warning residents to be cautious after receiving numerous reports of people going door-to-door asking for money. One was a woman, described as white, approximately 40 years old, wearing a dark brown waist length jacket with a hood,...

Missing cat reunited with owner…after three-year disappearing act

MUM of two Lisa Hall was shocked when she received a call from the vets to say they had found her moggie - three years after he went missing. Blackie disappeared from his Devizes home three years ago when the...