Sunday, August 20, 2017
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All the latest major stories, from Swindon to Salisbury, Wootton Bassett to Westbury, Chippenham to Corsham and everywhere in between

Burst pipe floods Queens Drive while rain causes travel woes across Wiltshire

SWINDON'S Queens Drive is closed due to severe flooding caused by a burst pipe. The technical issue, couple with heavy rain, has left large sections of the road under water and impassable to traffic. A diversion is currently in place while...

Police hunt two men after scrap outside Swindon town centre pub

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following an altercation in Swindon town centre. The incident happened on Saturday 16 April 2016, around 1.20am outside the Sir Daniel Arms pub in Fleet Street. Officers would like to speak to the two men...

IN PICTURES: Baby boom at Longleat

KEEPERS at Longleat have plenty of cause for celebration following a number of births in the famous safari park. The new arrivals, all of whom arrived within three weeks of each of other, include a scimitar-horned oryx, a Rothschild giraffe...

Brave child sex abuse victims praised as offenders jailed

TWO men have been jailed for a total of 32 years after being convicted of child sexual exploitation offences. Mehmet Citak, aged 34, and Ahmet Kurtyemez, 29, were found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of offences against six victims, who were between 14...

Sainsbury’s customers warned: Your bread may contain metal

SHOPPERS at local branches of Sainsbury’s have been told to return loaves of bread over fears they could have been contaminated by metal. The supermarket giant has contacted thousands of customers offering a full refund for anyone who has purchased...

E-fit released of Lacock armed robbery suspect

AN E-FIT of a man police would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Lacock has been released. The incident happened shortly after 10am on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at Watling Goldsmiths in East Street. The suspects...

Akcess bus business comes to the rescue for Swindon’s stranded GWH patients

AKCESS, the Swindon community bus company, has stepped in to provide a vital service, transporting dialysis patients to and from the town’s Great Western Hospital. Akcess, which provides school transport and transport for children with special needs, wheelchair users and...

Nine teens – some as young as 13 – arrested following stabbing of Swindon...

NINE people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Swindon town centre on Saturday night. The incident happened at approximately 7.30pm yesterday, near to Coral bookmakers in Wharf Green. An 18-year-old man was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol...

Landlords urged to be extra vigilant when finding tenants

CHANGES to the rental sector announced in the Budget should make landlords extra vigilant when finding tenants, a Swindon company has warned. In his Budget last week, Chancellor George Osborne cut the mortgage relief landlords can claim, and at the...

GWH Trust exceeds national cancer waiting time targets

FOR the second consecutive quarter, nearly 100 per cent of new cancer patients cared for by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust received treatment for their disease within 31 days of being told they need medical intervention. In July, August...

Bangers and Bikes sportive riders to support two causes

A FAMILY cycle sportive is being held in May to raise money for two good causes. ‘Bangers and Bikes’ will offer three different routes, and all riders can enjoy a drink and a sausage in a roll once they finish. Starting...

Patient guidelines issued as contingency plans are made ahead of junior doctors’ strike

PEOPLE in Wiltshire are being reminded of all the healthcare options available locally ahead of the next period of industrial action by junior doctors. Between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April, junior doctors across the country,...

Saturday travel delays expected as 105-tonne load is escorted through Wiltshire

WILTSHIRE'S drivers have been warned they may face delays on Saturday due to a slow moving and wide ‘abnormal load’ being escorted through the county. The excavator is due to be escorted by Wiltshire Police from 8am. It will be...

THE BRIEF: Moped arson, serial garage raids…and girl hit by car

WELCOME to THE BRIEF, a new weekly round-up of news snippets and public appeals...  Were you in the Lawn woods or Walcot area during the morning of 21st August 2015? Police are investigating after a moped was set on fire...

Vintage cars saved but huge fire near Corsham could burn for days

FIREFIGHTERS could spend days tackling a huge barn fire between Corsham and Lacock. Five crews were dispatched to the blaze in Thingley at 5.30am this morning after the alarm was raised at New Farm on Corsham Road. By 9am two appliances had...