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Two injured as Lexus catches fire in Devizes crash

POLICE are appealing for information following a road traffic collision on the A361 yesterday. Officers received a call at 1.07pm, following a collision between a Mitsuibish L200 and a Lexus IS200 on the A361 Beckhampton Straight, Devizes. As a result of the...

Two arrested after discovery of cannabis factory in Staverton

TWO people were arrested yesterday after a cannabis factory was discovered at a home in Staverton. Yesterday morning, officers from Team 4 Trowbridge Community Policing Team and officers from Trowbridge CID, attended an address in Blease Close and arrested a...

Wiltshire base on lockdown after report of three ‘terrorists’ with rifles at camp

A WILTSHIRE army base is on lockdown after reports that three men with rifles attempted to infiltrate the Bulford Camp on Salisbury Plain last night. Armed police and a helicopter were scrambled to the scene shortly after 5pm, with posts...

Supporter’s luck brings £300 William Hill donation to Prospect Hospice

A long-standing Prospect Hospice supporter who was the winner of a £300 donation to charity has ensured that his good fortune has benefited his favourite local charity. John Roberts from Swindon was attending the Local Government Association annual conference in...

GWH closes ward amid fears of norovirus outbreak

SWINDON’S Great Western Hospital has closed a ward to new patients due to a feared outbreak of the norovirus. Signs of the virus materialised in the Neptune Ward late last week and new patients have been diverted to other wards...

Appeal after surge in burglaries in Tidworth

POLICE are appealing for information following a number of burglaries in Tidworth. On 9 May between 11.15pm and midnight, a storage unit in Jagdalik Road was broken into and a petrol generator and two fire extinguishers were stolen. Overnight, between 5pm on...

Relative’s emotional warning after death of woman in Foxhill crash

A RELATIVE of the woman killed in a road traffic collision in Foxhill on Friday has issued an emotional plea for drivers to be more considerate on the roads. The fatal two-vehicle crash occurred at 1.20pm near the turning to Loxley...

Five bids tabled to take on Lydiard House and Park

FIVE organisations have submitted proposals to take over the running of Lydiard House and Park. Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet agreed in February to invite formal bids to run the park with the aim of reducing the Council’s annual subsidy and...

Trick: Three-year-old witch used to steal handbag in “disgraceful” Halloween robbery

A WOMAN had her handbag stolen following a Halloween trick or treat sting in Devizes involving a girl as young as THREE. Police are seeking information following the incident on 31 October. An adult female accompanied by the girl knocked...

Police appeal after spate of burglaries in Tisbury

POLICE would like to hear from witnesses following a spate of burglaries in the Dinton and Tisbury area. On July 8, between 11am and 3pm, the front door of a home in Hindon Road was smashed and cash was stolen...

Wiltshire fire crews racing to get flood defences in place as Storm Imogen looms

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue crews are installing flood defences in Bradford on Avon as Storm Imogen makes her way towards the British Isles. Firefighters, council workers and Environment Agency officials are implementing the strategy, with the water levels already high...

Tips for keeping warm and cutting fuel costs this winter

WILTSHIRE households are being encouraged to take steps to ensure they keep warm and reduce fuel bills this winter as part of Big Energy Saving Week. OFTEC, the UK trade body for oil heating, has issued the in support of the...

Gales and 100mm of rain: Storm Jonas heading for south west

WILTSHIRE could be hit by 100mm of rain tomorrow as the remnants of Storm Jonas hits British shores. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, with a risk of gale-force winds and flooding in susceptible areas. Storm Jonas has caused...

Armed police investigate ‘stabbing’ at New College after Facebook threats aimed at staff

ARMED Police descended on Swindon's New College this afternoon after reports of a stabbing. The officers were dispatched to the scene, but a spokesperson for Wiltshire Police has confirmed that nobody has been injured on the campus, although investigations continue...

Suspended sentence as sacked Superintendent pleads guilty to multiple fraud charges

Ex-Superintendent, Andrew Carr, 47, from Swindon, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years today after pleading guilty to 11 counts of fraud, forgery and false accounting. The charges relate to a treasurer role Andrew Carr voluntarily undertook...