Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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...

Men armed with hammer force way into occupied Westbury home

POLICE are appealing for information following an incident in Westbury. At approximately 9pm on 16 October 2016, two men called at the door of a home in Fell Road and asked to speak to a man. When the male occupant told...

Westbury man Jarod Tasdelen jailed for three years over string of child sex offences

TODAY at Swindon Crown Court, Jarod Tasdelen, 19, of Eden Vale Road, Westbury has been sentenced for a number of sexual offences against children. Tasdelen was charged with 16 counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child and four...

UPDATE: Firefighters remain at scene following major blaze at Westbury solvents business

CREWS from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene of a fire at a solvents recycling business in Westbury. Firefighters were called to Absolute Solvents in Brook Lane at 9.28am this morning (30 June) and six...

Westbury care boss takes birthday leap for Dorothy House

ANNE Pelling, founder of Wiltshire care company Butterfly, celebrated her 50th birthday by jumping out of a plane to raise cash for a local charity. She overcame her fear and completed a skydive over the weekend and has so far raised...

Westbury and Trowbridge teens arrested for drug offences

TWO teenagers are in custody in Melksham this morning after they were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis. At approximately 8.50pm on Thursday 21 April 2016, two Special Constables carrying out speed checks stopped a Volkswagen...

Two airlifted to Southmead with multiple injuries as horror crash closes Westbury road

TWO people have been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash closed the B3098 near Westbury for three hours this morning. The serious road traffic collision was reported shortly before 10.30am on the road between Westbury and Bratton. An...

Wiltshire’s workers slacking when it comes to back health

AS PART of Chiropractic Awareness Week (April 11-16) Kay Pearce from Maristow Chiropractic Clinic in Westbury is urging workers to do more to protect their backs, both in the office and at home. New research from the British Chiropractic Association...

Thieves make escape in two stolen Mercedes vans after Brook Lane raid

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two vehicles were stolen in Westbury during a burglary. Overnight between 5pm on 4 April and 9am on 5 April, a portacabin in Brook Lane, Westbury Trading Estate, was broken into. Cash, tools and keys for two...

Police release CCTV images of suspects following attack in Westbury

POLICE investigating an incident where two men were assaulted in Westbury have released a CCTV image of people they would like to speak to. It happened in an alleyway off Fore Street at around 2.55am on 17 January 2016, when...

Appeal for witnesses after Westbury arson

POLICE are investigating an incident of arson in Westbury. The incident happened shortly after 4pm last Friday, 4 March, at the disused toilet block in Grassacres Park behind the police station and was spotted by an off duty police officer. PCSO Matoyizi Katsande...

Distinctive green and yellow Land Rover stolen from Dilton Marsh driveway

POLICE are appealing for information after a Land Rover 110 TDI was stolen from the driveway of a property in Dilton Marsh. The incident happened overnight between 10.30pm on Friday 26 and 6am on Saturday 27 February. The Land Rover is...

Diesel clean-up operations in Malmesbury and Westbury after morning of crashes

WILTSHIRE'S emergency services have had a busy morning dealing with diesel spillages after a pair of crashes on local roads. The first happened in Malmesbury this morning, when two vehicles collided, causing a Land Rover to flip onto its side...

Five arrested as stolen vehicle rams police car and crashes into Warminster School

TWO men have been charged and a further three arrested after a stolen car's run came to an abrupt halt - my ramming a police car and then crashing into Warminster School. Police were called to a garage in High...

Wiltshire farm on lockdown as Government confirms case of anthrax

A FARM in the Westbury area is on lockdown after the Government confirmed a case of anthrax among its cattle. The carcass of a single cow has been incinerated and movement restrictions are in place in the area. No other...