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

Witness appeal as man is attacked over cigarette

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by three individuals in Trowbridge. Between 10pm and 11pm, last Sunday, June 28, the victim was walking along Haden Road. As he neared the footbridge he was approached by...

Old books for new paths at Avebury

A BOOK SALE will be held at Avebury this August in order to raise vital funds to improve access for visitors to the Old Farmyard at the National Trust estate. Visitors are being asked to dust off the old novels...

100m ace Linford Christie runs rule over town’s athletic talent

SPRINT king Linford Christie will be casting his eye over young Swindon sporting talent when his Street Athletics event returns to the town next week. The free youth engagement programme, which has been organised by Swindon Borough Council and Nuff Respect,...

Tickets on sale for tenth Emergency Services Show

TICKET sales are now live for this year’s Emergency Services Show. The event returns for its tenth anniversary year in September and promises to be a fabulous day for all the family. This year's show will take place on Sunday, September 13 at Hullavington...

Police pursue young boy and accomplices after Kingston Deverill burglary

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a property in Kingston Deverill, near Warminster on Thursday, May 28. At 5pm a person was out walking their dog when they heard the sound of breaking glass. An unknown boy - believed...

Hospice gets 100 per cent cut of Swindon salons’ fundraising efforts

TWO salons based in Swindon town centre have joined forces to raise a very welcome cash boost of £1,000 each for Prospect Hospice and Crowdy’s Hill School. You’re Inspired Beauty and Sass Hair & Beauty are both located in the...

Wiltshire businesses urged to guard against cyber attacks

WITH the chances of a cyber attack on the increase, businesses can’t afford not to take precautions – that will be the message at a seminar to be staged in Swindon this month. Julie Donkin, of insurance broker Ashley Page,...

Precious Magna Carta survived war in secret Lacock hiding place

A PRECIOUS copy of the Magna Carta dating from 1225 which had been kept at Lacock Abbey, survived the Second World War after being secretly hidden by the owner of the abbey. Recognising the priceless historic importance of the document, Matilda...

“Do the right thing” for sake of missing teenager, urge police

WILTSHIRE Police are urging anyone who may know the whereabouts of missing teenager Jack Parfitt to do the right thing and come forward. Jack is 13 years old and lives in Bittern Avenue, Abbeydale, Gloucester where he was last seen at 10.30am...

Wiltshire couple formally identified as victims of Tunisia beach massacre

POLICE have confirmed that two of the victims of the Tunisia terror attack have been formally identified as an elderly couple from Wiltshire. Eileen Swannack, aged 73 from Biddestone, and partner of eight years John Welch, aged 74 from Corsham, were regular visitors to...

Asbestos fears as police hunt duo who fell through roof of building

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for two teenagers to come forward after they fell through the roof of a building in Salisbury. The incident happened around 1.15am on Sunday, June 7, when two men were seen climbing over the roof of Motabitz, Brown Street,...

£1.35m technology boost for new high-tech patient care at GWH

IMPROVED technology will help provide even better care for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust patients thanks to a successful funding bid. The Trust has secured £1.35m from NHS England for its Real Time (To) Care Programme. It plans to install...

Doherty and Virgo sign up for charity snooker exhibition in Swindon

FORMER World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty is heading for Swindon’s 147 Snooker Club once again on Saturday, July 18 for a spectacular fundraising exhibition. The charity event is in aid of Ronald McDonald House Bristol and the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. As well as...

Wiltshire tennis ace gets Wimbledon wildcard

LOUISE Hunt continues to ride the crest of a wave after Wanborough’s London 2012 Paralympian was awarded a wildcard to make her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon. The prestigious invite comes on the back of back-to-back singles wins over top...

23,000 descend on Stonehenge for solstice celebrations

MORE than 23,000 summer solstice revellers gathered to see the sun rise at Stonehenge this morning. Wiltshire Police worked with partners, in particular English Heritage, to ensure the solstice celebrations at the Salisbury site and further north in Avebury remained a safe event for...