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.

Wiltshire pensioners could lose free early travel

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:48pm Monday 11th August 2014

PENSIONERS face losing free early morning bus travel as Wiltshire Council looks for more ways to slash up to £300,000 from its transport budget.

Malmesbury Carnival history gathered into a new book

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: All dressed up in her crown is the 1983 Carnival Butterfly Queen Denise Florence (8) with her attendants left to right: Sharon Walker (5) Karen Ashford (5), Amanda Sanderson (8) and Jessica Scanlon (5)

9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

HISTORIAN Bob Browning has brought out a new book on Malmesbury Carnival.

Airborne Tiggers raise cash for sick children

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

A FAMILY of Tiggers leapt out of an aircraft at the weekend to raise money for the children’s hospital that treated a Sherston toddler.

Police commissioner thanks air ambulance crew for saving his life

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson with critical care  experts, paramedic John Wood and Dr James Tooley (9082878)

2:08pm Friday 8th August 2014

WILTSHIRE police commissioner Angus Macpherson has thanked the air ambulance crew that helped to save his life.

Work stopped on "too high" housing development

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:56am Friday 8th August 2014

WORK on a housing development in Sherston has been on hold for the past month because of neighbours’ complaints that the new properties will be too high and could cause flooding.

Driver flashes penis at girl in Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:06pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

POLICE want help to identify a man who drove up to a young girl on a Malmesbury industrial estate with his penis exposed.

New mobile library for Wiltshire unveiled

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: GPs prescribe self-help books for children in Somerset

3:59pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

WILTSHIRE Council has unveiled its new Wilton Mobile Library as part of its celebration of 60 years of mobile libraries in Wiltshire.

Council grants available for budding Olympians

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:28pm Monday 4th August 2014

WILTSHIRE Council is offering talented athletes a chance to apply for funding to reach their sporting goals.

UPDATED: Phone fault sees all 999 calls from Wiltshire diverted to Gloucestershire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Telephone scams are a problem in Dartford and Gravesend.

3:40pm Monday 4th August 2014

ALL 999 calls in Wiltshire are being diverted to Gloucestershire because of technical problems at the Wiltshire force HQ.

Youth activities get £300,000 boost from Wiltshire Council

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:21pm Monday 4th August 2014

ADDITIONAL funding for community led youth activities has been announced by Wiltshire Council.

New faces at landmark Malmesbury hotel

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

NEW young faces are behind the pumps at one of Malmesbury’s most historic watering holes.

Month of fun promised by Malmesbury Carnival

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury Carnival procession

10:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

MALMESBURY Carnival organisers are hoping the warm summer weather continues as they launch a month of fun in the town.

UPDATE: Police search near Highgrove for missing man

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

5:52pm Friday 1st August 2014

POLICE scoured fields and gardens around Prince Charles's Highgrove estate near Tetbury during the early hours after an elderly man went missing from Westonbirt.

M4 slip roads shut for roadworks next week

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Junction 16 of the M4 - the accident is between here and junction 17 Chippenham

12:52pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE westbound slip road at junction 17 of the M4 near Hullavington is due to be shut over night on Monday for road marking work.

Airbus fuselage to make road trip

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

AN AIRBUS aircraft fuselage is due to head from Cotswold Airport to the Royal Portbury docks at Bristol by road on Sunday.

Woman killed in A303 crash is named as Mariola Martin from Swindon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are still appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash on the A303 at the weekend.

Wiltshire Oyster card discussed at council meeting

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Commuters will be able to use their Oyster card on the riverbus for the first time

12:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN OYSTER card equivalent has been proposed at a meeting of Wiltshire Council by two Lib Dem councillors.

Grass fire warning for Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Firefighters tackle grass fire near Bumper Castle

11:07am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire Service has issued a warning after being called out to numerous grass fires around the county during the hot weather.

Arrest in Malmesbury naked shopper case

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Figures released following freedom of information request

11:27am Sunday 27th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an incident in Malmesbury where a shopper shed his clothes and walked around a charity shop stark naked.

Fragment of cloth from WW1 battle to play central part in commemoration

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

FRAGMENTS of a priest’s robe found in the ruins of a French cathedral during the First World War will feature in a special service on North Wiltshire to mark the start of the conflict that cost the lives of a million British Empire servicemen.

Phew! what a sporty scorcher

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A SUMMER season of sport run as part of the Olympic legacy is proving popular for a second year in the Malmesbury area.

Parishes look at no cold calling zones

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Penzance supermarket hosts 'Say NO to Cold Callers' campaign - today

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PARISH councils in the Malmesbury area are looking at protecting older and vulnerable residents by setting up no cold calling zones.

School bus firm goes into administration

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Bus stop sign/road markings

2:48pm Friday 25th July 2014

A COACH firm that ferries children to school around Malmesbury has gone into administration with the loss of 89 jobs.

Malmesbury musicians rock WOMAD

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:53am Friday 25th July 2014

MALMESBURY youngsters rocked WOMAD last night with a reggae-themed show opener.

Consultation on fire brigade merger proposal

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A POTENTIAL merger between Wiltshire and Dorset fire brigades is being put before the public in a three-month consultation.

Man in hospital with serious injuries after crash on busy Devizes road

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

2:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SERIOUS crash involving a car and a pedestrian happened yesterday on a busy Devizes road.






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