Local News - Devizes

Local News - Devizes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald /news/
  1. THE heroic actions of locals who rushed to the scene when a light aircraft crashed in fields near Marlborough, killing the pilot and his passenger, have been praised by the farm's owner.
  2. A DEVIZES stabbing victim has spoken of the ordeal he and his wife have suffered since he was attacked with a knife in the town centre on a Sunday lunchtime.
  3. Allan Frederick Benson, 75, of Royal Wootton Bassett, was known as Fred to his family and friends. He worked at the former Blanch-Lely factory in Whitehill Lane before moving to the Unigate Dairy in Station Road, as an engineer. Fred was born in Twickenham, during the Second World War, and never knew his father, who died at the Battle of Salerno in 1943.
  4. DYSON engineers showed off their football skills as they tackled eight hours of back to back games all in favour of raising £10,000 for Alzheimer's Research UK.
  5. A BURBAGE family has been chosen to lead a new campaign to boost awareness of genetic disorders and the stresses caused by having a child that hardly sleeps.
  6. FAMILIES living on a new Devizes housing estate were left angry and upset when they received letters from Wiltshire Council demanding they remove willow screening from their back gardens.
  7. Comedian Bill Bailey is donning a pair of hiking boots and trekking 87 miles across The Ridgeway to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.
  8. POLICE dealt with a two-vehicle crash on Royal Wootton Bassett High Street where a car has collided with the barrier at a pedestrian crossing.
  9. A ‘MONSTER’ lorry has been caught travelling at 76mph in the south west – despite a 56mph restriction law.
  10. Africa came to Great Bedwyn School as year six pupils performed The Lion King for their end of year performance.


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