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...
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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...

Man on motorised scooter injured in rush-hour Sandy Lane collision

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a 27-year-old man on a motorised scooter was struck by a car at Sandy Lane during this morning's rush hour. The emergency services were called at around 8.45am to the collision between the...

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...

VisitWiltshire snap up social media following with Bowood Instameet

VISITWILTSHIRE is taking the world of social media by storm as it holds its first ever Instameet on Saturday July 18 at Bowood House & Gardens, near Calne. Since Instagram has become so popular, people now meet up to connect,...

Boy, 16, arrested after sexual assault in Calne

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested following a sexual assault which occurred in Calne. A young local woman was attacked by a male in the area of Abberd Lane on Thursday evening, between 8pm and 9pm. The suspect is described as...

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...

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,...

Wiltshire beauty queen to compete for place at Disneyland pageant

WILTSHIRE beauty queen, Georgia Delaney, will compete for a place at the annual international pageant, Face of the Globe, in November. Former Miss Wiltshire GB, 25, from Calne, has been selected to compete for a place in the pageant, where...

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...

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...

Police hunt driver of silver Peugeot as mum and daughter are injured in hit...

POLICE in Calne are appealing for a driver to hand himself in after a mother and daughter were injured in a hit and run incident last night. At around 6.30pm, a silver Peugeot 207 was travelling along William Street in...

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...

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...

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...