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

Hypothermic man rescued from roof of car after ignoring flood warning

A MAN had to be rescued from the roof of his car this evening after getting stuck in flood water. Signs had been put in place on the B3105 Staverton Causeway warning of flooding following the deluge of rain ushered...

Woman victim of Manchester Road blaze dies

A 30-year-old woman seriously hurt in the Manchester Road fire has died in hospital. Her death is not being treated as suspicious following an investigation by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Wiltshire Police, which found that the...

Swindon MP calls on community groups and charities to apply for Tesco Bags of...

ROBERT Buckland MP is calling on local community groups and charities to apply for the Tesco Bag of Help Scheme. Large retailers must give the proceeds from the carrier bag charge to good causes and the Tesco Bag of Help...

Vulnerable offered free jabs to prevent spread of potentially serious winter illness

AS A major campaign launches to help keep people safe this winter, eligible people are being encouraged to get a free flu vaccination to help prevent serious illness. Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group are supporting Public Health...

Police hunt Amesbury robbers after victim is attacked with walking stick

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted during a robbery in Amesbury. The incident happened at 3pm on Wednesday 22 June 2016 when the victim was walking on common land behind Fargo Road. He was approached by two...

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...

Service highlights danger of Wiltshire’s thatched properties ahead of fire safety week

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service is using National Chimney Fire Safety Week to highlight the risk of fire in thatched properties. Next week, the Service is working with NFU Mutual to hold a number of information days around the county....

Swindon Dance legend announces January retirement

SWINDON Dance’s Artistic Director, Marie McCluskey MBE, will retire in January 2016 following 36 years leading one of the UK’s pioneering dance organisations. Marie, who established Swindon Dance in 1979, has led the organisation from its beginnings in the Community...

Democracy rules: MP calls on constituents to take part in Parliament Week

ROBERT Buckland MP is calling for organisations in South Swindon to take part in Parliament Week, an annual programme of events to inspire people across the UK to participate in democratic life. Parliament Week 2015 begins on 16 November and...

Chippenham woman killed in three-vehicle Lacock horror smash

A 49-YEAR-OLD Chippenham woman has been killed in a three-vehicle crash on the A350 near Lacock. Three other people were also hospitalised following the collision which happened at 8.41pm last night, 100 yards from the Corsham Road junction. The female was...

Two men wanted following attack on teen female in Swindon alleyway

POLICE are appealing for information after a 19-year-old woman was assaulted in Swindon. At approximately 4pm on Wednesday August 5, the woman was walking alone through an alleyway between Commercial Road and Eastcott Hill in the town centre when she became...

Sun shines on community celebration

RESIDENTS and councillors basked in glorious sunshine in Swindon's Walcot for an extra special family fun day. Mayor Maureen Penny officially opened the £10m Sussex Place regeneration scheme, which coincided with a Great Get Together event in memory of MP...

Pregnant fake charity collector jailed for six years after targeting the elderly

A WOMAN who was arrested in Salisbury has been sentenced to six years in prison following a series of distraction burglaries and frauds committed in the Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Sussex areas. Kayleigh Mitchell, 25, of Croydon Close, Southampton, appeared...

Patient safety issues as new CQC report finds GWH ‘requires improvement’

PATIENT safety, staffing levels and infection control have contributed to Great Western Hospital services receiving a ‘requires improvement’ rating in the latest Care Quality Commission report. In total, 28 areas were flagged up for immediate attention, with waiting times for...

Man arrested as woman is found dead at Chippenham property

A MAN has been arrested after a woman was found dead at a property in Chippenham. Police attended a house in Charter Road just after 6:30am this morning by paramedics. A woman was found deceased at the property. Formal identification has...