Malmesbury neighbourhood plan will go to referendum

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury High Street (10782419)

12:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A REFERENDUM on a blueprint for future development of Malmesbury and two neighbouring parishes has now been given the go ahead after public examination and government inspection.

Man accused of murdering parents stands trial tomorrow

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Nicholas Jackson was handed a four-month jail term but had served that time in custody on remand

10:01am Monday 29th September 2014

A SWINDON man charged with murdering his parents in 2007 will appear at court tomorrow.

Hankerton residents install new kissing gate

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Volunteers Tony Hill, Brian Dalton, and David Pynn with the new gate. Picture: David Wood(10814756)

9:05am Saturday 27th September 2014

HANKERTON is now home to a brand new kissing gate thanks to a small group of dedicated volunteers.

Cotswold and North Wiltshire MPs vote on airstrikes in Iraq

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Saudi pilots sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet as part of US-led coalition airstrikes. Photograph: (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency) (10829765)

8:02am Saturday 27th September 2014

COTSWOLD and North Wiltshire MPs Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and James Gray have expressed their support for the government in their plans to carry out airstrikes in Iraq on the Islamic State.

Bio-reactive label wins top award from Dyson

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Solveiga in the lab. Picture: Rob Bye (10812941)

2:36pm Friday 26th September 2014

A PRESTIGIOUS prize for innovative design awarded by Dyson has been won by Solveiga Pakštaitė.

End of fire service merger consultation now in sight

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock picture (10705498)

8:33am Friday 26th September 2014

A CONSULTATION over the future of Wiltshire's fire service is set to close on October 20 with the possibility of the county’s fire service being merged with Dorset's.

Devizes man jailed for making indecent images of children

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:24pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A MAN found guilty of making and distributing indecent images of children has been jailed.

Crackdown on underage drinking of alcohol in Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

A CRACKDOWN on underage drinking in Wiltshire is underway as part of a week-long national campaign to raise alcohol awareness.

Redevelopment plans submitted for former OAPs home

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN OLD people’s home that was abandoned six years ago could be transformed into an extra-care complex by the middle of 2016.

Developer blames legal battle with Govt for decision to sell Malmesbury housing site

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:48pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DEVELOPERS who fought a protracted legal battle with the Government to build 180 houses on the edge of Malmesbury say they are selling the site because of the delay.

Wilts Chief Constable to carry on working while IPCC investigates misconduct claim

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WILTSHIRE Chief Constable Patrick Geenty will continue working while the Independent Police Complains Commission investigates allegations against him of gross misconduct.

Sex offender spared jail due to remorse and job

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN who molested two young girls has to register as a sex offender but has been spared a jail term.

Police chief accused of withholding information on sex abuse case investigation

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Patrick Geenty

2:49pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE Chief Constable of Wiltshire and two officers are being probed over claims that they withheld information from complainants during an investigation five years ago into the way the force dealt with a sex abuse case.

Woman charged with murder after Swindon fire death

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Recent cases from our courts

10:03am Monday 15th September 2014

A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who died following a fire in Swindon last week.

Abnormal load set to cause delays on Sunday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Traffic queueing on the M4 after an accident closed the motorway

4:55pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A HUGE metal frame is being transported through Wiltshire on Sunday.

Crime commissioner considering restorative justice

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Angus Macpherson

4:35pm Thursday 11th September 2014

OFFENDERS could be required to make face-to-face apologies or repair damage they have done if moves to introduce community remedies in Wiltshire are taken up.

UPDATED: Woman arrested after Swindon fire death

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:02am Thursday 11th September 2014

A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man who was rescued from a burning house in Swindon last night.

Man charged with Swindon sex assault

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: John Hamer pleaded guilty to 21 charges at Hereford Magistrates Court.

5:01pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A 38 year-old man has appeared in court in connection with a sex assault on a woman in Swindon on Tuesday last week.

999 show a monster success

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: SMB082/2  Emergency Services Day, Hullavington airfield.  Pictured is sniffer dog Sophie going to bag with substance in it
Picture by Siobhan Boyle 07/09/14 (10167717)

3:22pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THOUSANDS turned out for the annual 999 spectacular at Hullavington on Sunday.

Government blocks housing estate plan for Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:13pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan for a 77-home estate on the edge of Malmesbury within sight of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been blocked by the Government.

Serious crash on A429

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:28am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A SERIOUS three car crash has happened on the A429 between Crudwell and Cirencester.

Police appeal for witnesses after serious sexual assault in Swindon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

2:19pm Friday 5th September 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for information regarding a serious sexual assault which occurred in Swindon yesterday.

New police website aims to keep youngsters safe online

1:48pm Friday 5th September 2014

A NEW website aiming to help children protect themselves from cyberbullying and online grooming has gone live.

New University of Third Age for Malmesbury

11:39am Friday 5th September 2014

ANEW University of the Third Age (U3A) will be launched later this month in Malmesbury.

Burglars discovered in shed

3:40pm Thursday 4th September 2014

AN ALERT was triggered after a householder returned his home near Corston to find two men in his shed.

Dyson launches smartphone-controlled robotic vacuum cleaner

11:34am Thursday 4th September 2014

ENGINEERS at Dyson’s Malmesbury research and development base have today unveiled a robotic vacuum cleaner that can see where it is going and be programmed using a smartphone.

200-year-old fire engine to return to Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A 200-YEAR-OLD fire appliance that once battled blazes in Malmesbury is to return to its old home after a £15,000 restoration.

Learn life-saving first aid at 999 show

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Emergency Services Show

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

LIFE-SAVING skills are being taught at next week’s Emergency Services Show.

Hospital bosses disappointed by poor food hygiene at GWH

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock photo (9773110)

3:43pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Great Western Hospital has been given a one star rating for its food hygiene following an inspection earlier this year.

Iconic Cotswolds tourist attraction goes up for sale

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Naked Gardeners Barbara and Ian Pollard are getting divorced

3:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Abbey House Gardens, made famous by the Naked Gardeners, has gone on the open market with a £3.5 million price tag.

Saucy maids sought for mangold hurl

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Simon Peeke takes part in last year’s Sherston Mangold Hurl

3:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE search is on for game girls - and boys - to compete for the title of Mangold Maid at next month’s annual Sherston Mangold Hurl.

Hopes high for sunshine carnival finale

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury Carnival procession 2013

11:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

MALMESBURY is gearing up for the spectacular carnival finale this weekend.

Man sexually abused girls over five years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

3:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN who sexually abused two young girls over a five year period has been released on bail by a judge.

Wiltshire Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner take ice bucket challenge

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Wiltshire’s Police and Crime commissioner Angus Macpherson

3:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CHIEF Constable of Wiltshire Police Pat Geenty and Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson have both completed ice bucket challenges after being nominated.

Wiltshire Council seeks crackdown on illegal tobacco

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Someone smoking a cigarette

10:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEARLY a quarter of smokers in Wiltshire smoke illegal tobacco according to research from Smoke Free Southwest.

Grocery shop considers legal action against Cricklade Town Council following repeat flooding

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:02pm Sunday 24th August 2014

OWNERS of a grocery shop in Cricklade are considering taking legal action against the town council because they claim the drainage system of a neighbouring car park is causing repeated flooding at their business.

Cotswold Water Park Trust backs Standard's campaign to reduce Spratsgate Lane speed limit

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to reduce the speed limit on a stretch of road near Somerford Keynes has received backing from the Cotswold Water Park Trust.

Huge metal frames to be transported through Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:23pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SEVERAL large metal frames are to be driven through Wiltshire on August 24.

Malmesbury GCSEs 'excellent results in turbulent exam time'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:33pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MALMESBURY School head Tim Gilson praised pupils for producing outstanding GCSE results during a turbulent time in the examination system.

Neighbours' sleepless nights over unofficial Waitrose car park could be over

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

RESIDENTS who complained about staff at the new Waitrose store in Malmesbury using an illegal car park on farmland behind their homes are hoping their nights of disturbed sleep are over.

Malmesbury advertising signs dispute to be decided tonight

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:48pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL bid to have traders’ A boards removed from the historic Market Cross in Malmesbury is due to be put before an extraordinary town council meeting tonight.

Malmesbury neighbourhood plan to undergo public examination

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Quick-off-the-mark parking attendants will deter people from visiting Malmesbury, claims GD Lane

5:02pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE inspector appointed to examine the Malmesbury Neighbourhood plan has decided to have a hearing in public next month.

Retired police dogs set to meet and greet at emergency services show

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cuddly Wiltshire Police drugs dog with handler PC Marie Poole

10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN ANIMAL charity started with the help of cash from the Emergency Services Show will be taking part in this year’s event at Hullavington Airfield.

Arrests made in £1 million phone scam investigation

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Police warning over telephone bank card scam

3:37pm Monday 18th August 2014

ARRESTS have been made in London today as part of a police probe into a £1 million telephone scam that affected elderly and vulnerable victims in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Deer John

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A MALMESBURY Dr Doolittle is nursing a tiny deer back to health in his garden shed after he found it injured in the road.

Police text messaging scheme launched in Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

PEOPLE in Malmesbury are among the first in Wiltshire to be offered text alerts on crimes in their area.

Romanian ex-cop assaulted and threatened to kill wife in Gloucestershire home

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:54pm Friday 15th August 2014

A FORMER Romanian policeman who assaulted his wife and son at their Dursley home has been jailed for eight weeks - but will be freed almost immediately.

Local lads aim to play cricket at highest level

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:16am Friday 15th August 2014

CHILDHOOD friends Christopher Fenton and George Jerram are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime.

Inspirational Falklands war vet's award from PM

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A FALKLANDS War veteran who started a charity that has helped thousands of cadets and reservists take part in expeditions across the globe, has been recognised by the Prime Minister for his work.

Record results for Malmesbury A Level students

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:49pm Thursday 14th August 2014

STAFF and pupils at Malmesbury School celebrated a vintage A Level year with a record 89 per cent of grades at A* to C.






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