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

Concert to provide hospital teddies backed by Wiltshire Freemasons

A CONCERT to raise much need funds in support of Teddies for Loving Care is being sponsored by Wiltshire Freemasons. The concert on Saturday, March 18, in St Peter's Church, High Street, Marlborough. will feature instrumental soloists Helen Pysaczyn (clarinet) and...

Young boxers boosted by recruitment specialist

A CHARITY that supports young people in Swindon has been given a boost by local recruitment specialist Aligra with a £500 donation. Aligra MD Mark Neilson said: “Aligra has been a supporter of Scrappers for a number of years and...

Welcome Wiltshire homecoming for Police Dog Hogan star

POLICE Dog Hogan bring their driving country-rock and Americana vibe to Salisbury’s City Hall on Saturday, February 25. And it will be a welcome homecoming for Emily Norris, trumpet player with the band. She said: “It’s great to come back to...

Change of colour by Butterfly welcomed on other side of the world

WHEN care company Butterfly Home Help decided to refresh their brand by changing colour schemes and therefore the uniforms of their staff, they had no idea it would make a difference on the other side of the world. As staff...

Top tips for budding business speakers at ‘Bradcamp’

LEADING motivational business speaker, the founder of 4Networking, Brad Burton, is bringing his ‘Bradcamp’ here. Brad, 44, will be hosting a seminar for anyone who wishes to become a successful and paid public speaker with his one-day speaker training programme...

Festive draw raises £57k for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance thank everyone who supported its 2016 Grand Christmas Draw, raising a total of £57,210. This comprised £45,171 from raffle tickets sold, along with additional donations of £5,921 towards the charity’s day-to-day operations. There was also an option for...

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing mum Susan Weston

THE body of a woman was found in woodland near Box on Thursday as searches took place for Susan Weston. A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Although formal identification has not yet taken place, we believe it to be missing Chippenham lady...

Police seek beige Mini after woman seriously hurt in hit-run

A WOMAN has been seriously hurt in a suspected hit-and-run incident. Police say the woman, a pedestrian in her early 20s, suffered serious limb injuries in the collision at the junction of Petersfinger Road and Milford Mill Road in Salisbury, near the...

Family and friends mourn death of popular Ricky Stebbing

FAMILY and friends are mourning the death of Ricky Stebbing, 41, who has found dead last night. "Wiltshire Police can confirm that the body of a man was found by officers yesterday evening near to Foxhill crossroads, close to the Ridgeway," a spokesman said...

Searches in Corsham and Box for missing woman, 58

FEARS are growing for the safety of a 58-year-old woman after she went missing. Susan Weston, of Cepen Park South, Chippenham was last seen yesterday morning, say Wiltshire Police, with searches focusing on Corsham and Box now taking place. Mrs Weston is said...

Warning of ice follows bank holiday

A WARNING of ice has been issued by forecasters as commuters plan to return to work after the New Year. The Met Office warning applies from 2am until 10am on Tuesday. It applies to council areas including Wiltshire and Swindon. The Met Office's...

New kits to help save Wiltshire pets’ lives

KITS developed to help save the lives of pets in an emergency have been donated to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Pets at Home, the United Kingdom's largest pet supplies retailer, pet accessory company Kong and local businesses including...

Seasonal card winners announced by MP

ROBERT Buckland MP has announced the winners of his Christmas card competition. In October, Robert asked primary school pupils in his South Swindon constituency to design his parliamentary Christmas card. "I was delighted to receive so many fantastic designs this year...

£25k raised for dad, 33, badly hurt by electric shock

FUNDS are continuing to pour in for a dad who lost a leg and hand after suffering an electrical shock with more than £25,000 now raised. Jamie Mines, 33, who moved to Swindon a year ago from Frome, was on scaffolding...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Looking back and looking forward!

MY daughter got me Batman socks; my yule complete. Hope you had a good one too. Then wham, we awoke to news it was George Michael’s last Christmas and social media groaned under the weight of famous names passed...