Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Police dog finds tens of thousands of pounds at Corsham crash scene

A POLICE dog who gained his licence just three months ago discovered tens of thousands of pounds of cash and drugs following a road traffic collision in Corsham at the weekend. PD Fozzy and his handler PC Simon Goodwin attended...

Armed raid on Wiltshire post office this morning, five arrested

FIVE people have been arrested this morning following an armed robbery in Malmesbury. Police received a call reporting the incident which took place at the post office in Oaksey at approximately 7.30am. It is believed two men entered the store with a weapon...

Calne mum’s creative fundraising to help to reduce autistic son’s anxiety

A MOTHER from Calne who has to raise £400 in order to provide the equipment needed to calm her autistic son, has found an ingenious solution to her fundraising dilemma. Karen Parsons, aged 38, has visited car boot sales and scoured...
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Eye in the Sky: The Oldbury White Horse Sprint Triathlon

FRIEND of Index Simon Folkard released the drones again at the weekend to capture all the action at the Oldbury White Horse Triathlon. Named after one of the oldest chalk white horses remaining in Wiltshire, the Cherhill venue hosted the...

Calne mum lifts lid on shocking domestic abuse: “He kept punching me like he...

A CALNE woman who suffered a terrible beating at the hands of her partner believes she could have avoided the horrific attack had she known about Clare’s Law. The legislation, established in 2014, allows anyone to request information about their...

Aussie sob story proves a con as couple steal from house of elderly Calne...

POLICE are appealing for information following an incident in Calne. During the evening of 20 April 2016, a man and woman knocked at the door of an elderly man and told him they had received some bad news from relatives...

Calne man arrested on suspicion of drug driving after erratic journey along A4

A 24-YEAR-OLD man is in custody this morning after he was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of drugs. Police received a call from a member of the public shortly after 12.30am this morning, reporting a vehicle...

Suspected burglar caught out in Calne by off-duty police dog

AN off-duty police dog handler and her dog tracked a suspect following reports of a man interfering with vehicles and acting suspiciously in Calne on Friday afternoon. Wiltshire Police received a call shortly before 4.30pm on Friday 8 April 2016 reporting...

Calne first in Wiltshire to form Dementia Action Alliance

CALNE has become the first community in Wiltshire to form a Dementia Action Alliance. The aim of the DAA is to help create a community where people with dementia feel confident, understood and supported to live well. Organisations including Calne Town...
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VIDEO: Calne superfan turns spare room into Batcave

SSSSHHHHH. Don’t tell The Joker, but the secret location of the Batcave has been uncovered…in a semi in Calne. Batman superfan Darren Wilson has converted his spare room into a suitable showcase for his £15,000-worth of memorabilia collected since his...

Power cuts in Calne as car crashes into electricity pole

POLICE are warning drivers to take care along a Calne road after a car crashed into post, bringing down electricity cables and causing power cuts in the local area. The accident occurred shortly before 2pm on Lickhill Road. A black Nissan,...

Police helicopter scrambled to search for fallen rider and runaway horse

THE Tri-force police helicopter was scrambled today to search for a rider who had been thrown from her horse. A member of the public called the police after spotting the animal running free near the North Wiltshire Golf Club between...

Calne man banned from owning animals after leaving dog to suffer with ‘horror’ tumour

A 54-YEAR-OLD man from Calne has been handed a five-year ban from owning animals after leaving his West Highland Terrier to suffer with a tumour described as ‘something out of a horror film’ by an RSPCA inspector. Kenneth Mackenzie, of...

Canal volunteers net Trust’s annual ‘pick of the branches’ award

HARDWORKING volunteers have been praised for recruiting hundreds of people to support a local restoration campaign. The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has received the charity’s annual ‘Pick of the Branches’ award. The specially-made...

Two-vehicle crash closes main road through Derry Hill

THE A342 at Derry Hill was closed for more than an hour this morning after a two-vehicle crash between the junction with the A4 and the Lansdowne Arms. Emergency services were called at 8.53am to the collision involving a black Mitsubishi...