Tuesday, July 25, 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

Moriai submit outline planning application for massive new leisure complex in Swindon

MOIRAI Capital Investments are seeking approval for their 31 acre leisure development around the newly refurbished Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon. Following a period of public consultation, the developer has today submitted revised plans to Swindon Borough Council for a...

Swindon group drives home message about compulsory workplace pensions 

A NEW group has been set up in Swindon to raise awareness among businesses of compulsory legislation which demands that employers enrol staff into a workplace pension scheme. The group is affiliated to a national organisation – the Friends of Automatic...

Barbury International Horse Trials saddle up to support Prospect

FOUR very special guests paid a visit to Prospect Hospice on Wednesday as Marlborough eventing duo Tim and Jonelle Price - on board Court Jester and Bango - promoted a forthcoming special lunch in aid of Prospect Hospice. This year the Barbury...

Hospital offers dying patients opportunity to shape their own care plan

DYING patients at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital will soon be more involved in planning their care thanks to new individual care plans. The Personalised Care Plan (PCP) will enable patients to discuss and document their own personal end-of-life care needs...

Purton cyclist, 11, killed following collision with road sweeper

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy tragically died following a collision with a road sweeper in Purton yesterday. At approximately 7.18pm, the cyclist, accompanied by his dad and older brother, was cycling along Station Road near Bamford Close in the direction of Cricklade,...

Corsham firefighters geared up to tackle Mount Snowdon

CORSHAM firefighters have set themselves a real challenge this summer – climbing to the summit of Mount Snowdon while wearing full fire kit. Thirteen on-call firefighters will tackle the 1,085m ascent on Sunday, July 19 using the Llanberis path. The aim...

Abnormal load to pose traffic problems across county

WILTSHIRE Police are warning motorists to be aware of an abnormal load passing through the county on Friday. At approximately 10am on June 12, one dump truck pulled by a tractor unit will leave Whatley Quarry in Frome and be...

United States Air Force sending the big guns to Tattoo

THE United States Air Force has announced it will be sending an array of aircraft to next month’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds. It will send aircraft from both of its British bases, RAF Lakenheath and...

Calne man gets four years for drugs, laundering and firearm offences

A CALNE man has been sentenced to four years and four months imprisonment today. Paul Michael Fisher, 25, of Harrier Close, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court, after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs,...

Warning as rogue trader targets 93-year-old woman in Harnham

POLICE are urging people to be vigilant and to watch out for callers to elderly neighbours following a suspicious incident in Harnham. On May 29, at approximately 3.30pm, a man claiming to be a tree surgeon knocked at the door of a...

World’s first bird box mobile antenna installed in Wiltshire

ONE of the country's leading mobile phone networks has introduced the world's first bird box antenna in aural Wiltshire garden. Vodafone UK has developed the innovative device in order to provide customers with improved indoor mobile coverage in rural areas without ruining...

Arrest made after man, 42, is hospitalised following Market Place attack

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which took place in the Market Place in Devizes in the early hours of Sunday morning, May 31. A 42-year-old man, from Devizes, was attacked at around 2.30am outside The Corn Exchange. The...

Landlords urged to act on new fire safety laws

LOCAL landlords are being urged to act now to ensure that they are ready for new safety laws. Regulations making it compulsory for all landlords to fit smoke alarms in rented homes are expected to come into effect from October 2015,...