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Wiltshire gift guide

27 October 2017

If you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, get your skates on! Here are some ideas to give you some inspiration.

A spotter's guide to Wiltshire raptors

27 October 2017

Dr Emily Joachim is smitten with raptors of all kinds and hopes you will be too. Here, she provides a guide to 17 raptors you could see in Wiltshire, plus a bird with honorary raptor status.

Why Ed is not your average Dean

27 October 2017

HEAVENS above! Canon Ed Probert likes Elvis. His foot taps every time he listens to Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Shake, Rattle and Roll. He loves the vibrancy of early Presley, but finds the later music “rather poignant”.

At Christmas Devizes is the place to be

27 October 2017

Sue Lind discovers what’s in store for visitors to Devizes this Christmas.

News from around the county

27 October 2017

Did you know Flog It! filmed in Wiltshire recently, or that one of Wiltshire Life's photographers has won two top awards?

What's on December

27 October 2017

From carols by candlelight to a Victorian evening in a bookshop, Christmas looks exciting.

Find your perfect pub

05 October 2017

If you'd like to try a new place to eat and drink, but don't know where to go, Wiltshire Life has the answer in the form of its handy pocket pub guide, free with the November issue.

Meet author Philippa Gregory

04 October 2017

Lesley Bates meets celebrated popular author Philippa Gregory ahead of her visit to Salisbury Cathedral. WHEN, IN October 1517, German priest and theologian Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses, challenging the power of the Catholic Church in Rome, to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, it sent political and religious shock waves across Europe.

My Wiltshire: Justin Hayward

04 October 2017

The Moody Blues' frontman Justin Hayward, who wrote Nights in White Satin, remembers his Swindon roots in an interview by Geoff Ford.

Paint your garden with our colour chart

04 October 2017

Head gardener Alan Power reveals how you can take Stourhead home with you and create a splash of colour in your own garden. The full article is in the November issue, out now.