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All the latest major stories, from Swindon to Salisbury, Wootton Bassett to Westbury, Chippenham to Corsham and everywhere in between

“Get ’em off!”: Officer mistaken for stripper in Del Boy moment

A TROWBRIDGE PCSO got more than he bargained for when he wandered innocently into a woman's 50th birthday party - and was mistaken for the stripper. Police Community Support Officer Mike Obern was out on foot patrol when he popped...

Tesco calling time on 24-hour shopping

SUPERSTORE giant Tesco has announced that 76 of its 24-hour stores will no longer open all through the night. Swindon's giant Ocotal Way outlet plus superstores in Salisbury and Trowbridge will not be affected, but the Tesco Extra in Cirencester...

THE BRIEF: Fleming Way flasher, Regent Street cashpoint snatcher & dry cleaners cleaned out

THE BRIEF is back with another weekly round-up of news snippets and public appeals from Wiltshire Police. If you have any information on any of the cases please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Wiltshire Police are appealing...

Man wanted following cash raid on Southbrook Inn

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a pub in Swindon. The incident happened at the Southbrook Inn, Southbrook Street on Monday 21 September between 4.45pm and 8pm. A suspect entered the building and stole an amount of...
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VIDEO: Chippenham versus John Lewis…an unlikely newcomer in Christmas ad battle

EAT your heart out John Lewis. Step aside Mog. Chippenham has joined the Christmas advertising battle with its own effort to promote the town ahead of the festive season. The promo clip features a host of landmarks, shops and eateries...

Swindon MP honours Holocaust victims and survivors

SOUTH Swindon MP Robert Buckland has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust and pay tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people. Wednesday marked the liberation...
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Watch Wiltshire man stun bride by standing for the first time in eight years

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND Westbury man gave his bride the perfect wedding gift - by standing for his vows. Neil Martin has been confined to his chair after waking up eight years ago suffering a rare condition called Myotubular Myopothy - a...

Shrewton house gutted by blaze after car fire spreads

A DETACHED house in Shrewton has been ravaged by fire. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to Nett Road just before midday on Monday after a car fire spread to the adjacent property. On arrival, crews found the two storey...

New collar on order as Rev sheds pounds thanks to football fitness scheme

REVEREND Canon Simon Stevenette is singing the praises of an innovative scheme to help football fans lose weight, having taken part himself and shed nearly three stone to boot. The 53-year-old Vicar of Christ Church, in Old Town, will be...

Snow White horses give Wyvern panto stars a fairytale ending

YOU know the story; girl meets boy, they fall in love, girl gets poisoned by wicked stepmother, boy saves girl and they all live happily ever after among a band of seven small people and a talking mirror. The fairytale...

£1.35m technology boost for new high-tech patient care at GWH

IMPROVED technology will help provide even better care for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust patients thanks to a successful funding bid. The Trust has secured £1.35m from NHS England for its Real Time (To) Care Programme. It plans to install...

Not-so-secret society: Wiltshire Freemasons reveal new website and Twitter feed

WILTSHIRE Freemasons have updated their website and Twitter presence. The veil of alleged secrecy surrounding Freemasonry is fast proving to be just that, 'alleged' - and Wiltshire Freemasons are leading the way in becoming more open and transparent with a...

Clare Moody MEP to hold public EU referendum meeting in Swindon

SOUTH West and Gibraltar MEP Clare Moody will be Labour's guest speaker at an EU referendum event in Swindon on January 6. ‘What has the EU ever done for me?" will be held at the Broadgreen Centre at 6.30pm and is open to...

VisitWiltshire crowned online kings as best tourist board

VisitWiltshire has won the Best Tourist Board Website Award in the annual TravelMole Web Awards, announced in a ceremony in London last night. Members of the public were asked to base their votes on website content, layout, ease of navigation...

Police issue fresh photo of missing Melissa Bowles after sightings in Swindon

WILTSHIRE Police have released a new photograph of Swindon teenager Melissa Bowles, who went missing from North Wales last week. Melissa has not been seen since around 2pm on Thursday August 27 when she left Bala Leisure Centre. Melissa is described as around...