Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Family pay tribute as victims of fatal A36 crash are named

THE victims of Monday's fatal crash on the A36 near Warminster have been named locally as 61-year-old Philip Butler and Jennifer Jones, 28. The pair were travelling in the same red Ford Mustang when it collided with a Morrisons HGV...
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Watch Wiltshire man stun bride by standing for the first time in eight years

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND Westbury man gave his bride the perfect wedding gift - by standing for his vows. Neil Martin has been confined to his chair after waking up eight years ago suffering a rare condition called Myotubular Myopothy - a...

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...

Jail for Westbury man who tried to rob Post Office cashier at knifepoint

A 26-YEAR-OLD man from Westbury has been sentenced to two years and four months imprisonment after pleading guilty to attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article. Stephen Sims, of Bridge Court, appeared at Swindon Crown Court for sentencing on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Two arrested after attack on man in Westbury

POLICE have arrested two local men after an assault in Westbury left the victim with head injuries. The incident happened at around 9.45pm on Thursday October 8, on Station Road near to Protyres. The victim, a 27-year-old man from the town,...

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...

Planning application submitted for new 145-home development in Westbury

LEADING housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has submitted a planning application for a new residential development in Westbury. The outline application has been formally lodged with Wiltshire Council and seeks permission to construct approximately 145 homes together with public open space and...

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...

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...