Tesco calling time on 24-hour shopping

SUPERSTORE giant Tesco has announced that 76 of its 24-hour stores will no longer open all through the night. Swindon's giant Ocotal Way outlet plus superstores in Salisbury and Trowbridge will not be affected, but the Tesco Extra in Cirencester...

THE BRIEF: Fleming Way flasher, Regent Street cashpoint snatcher & dry cleaners cleaned out

THE BRIEF is back with another weekly round-up of news snippets and public appeals from Wiltshire Police. If you have any information on any of the cases please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Wiltshire Police are appealing...

RAF foils IS-planned terrorist attack on Bath

A PLANNED terrorist attack in Bath has been foiled by The Royal Air Force, a national newspaper has claimed. The Sunday Express today published an article stating two foreign pilots "sympathetic to Islamic State" were preparing to smuggle in explosive...

Police hunt culprit after cat is found with knife in its back

POLICE are appealing for information after a cat was found with a knife in its back in Swindon. The cat was found in Spindle Tree Court, Pinehurst, this morning. When the cat was caught, it was confirmed that a large kitchen...

VisitWiltshire crowned online kings as best tourist board

VisitWiltshire has won the Best Tourist Board Website Award in the annual TravelMole Web Awards, announced in a ceremony in London last night. Members of the public were asked to base their votes on website content, layout, ease of navigation...

UPDATE: Men in car approaching Trowbridge girl a misunderstanding, say police

UPDATE: Police released a further statement shortly before midnight on Friday confirming the investigation has been suspended due to a "misunderstanding". The statement read: "Further to earlier reports of a 12-year-old girl being approached by two men in a car...

£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...

Public warned as ‘ringing the change’ scam reaches Wiltshire

WILTSHIRE Police have issued a fresh warning over a scam which has been reported in the county recently. The scam - known as 'ringing the change' - involves customers entering shops, bars or restaurants and requesting the cashier changes large...

Prime Minister pledges £5m funding to boost tourism in south west

VISITWILTSHIRE chairman Peter Wragg has welcomed the government’s commitment to grow tourism in the south west at a tourism meeting with the Prime Minister today. The Government has announced a new five-point plan to boost tourism across the UK –...

Not-so-secret society: Wiltshire Freemasons reveal new website and Twitter feed

WILTSHIRE Freemasons have updated their website and Twitter presence. The veil of alleged secrecy surrounding Freemasonry is fast proving to be just that, 'alleged' - and Wiltshire Freemasons are leading the way in becoming more open and transparent with a...

Underground, overground… Wiltshire fire watch managers to run 42-stop tube marathon

SIX instructors from Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Training & Development Centre in Devizes are taking on an unusual challenge to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity. The group - all watch managers - will be running a marathon...

Shrewton house gutted by blaze after car fire spreads

A DETACHED house in Shrewton has been ravaged by fire. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to Nett Road just before midday on Monday after a car fire spread to the adjacent property. On arrival, crews found the two storey...

Driver suffers back injuries as lorry crashes off M4 in Wiltshire

A HEAVY goods vehicle spectacularly left the M4 this morning and ended up in an embankment. The incident happened shortly before 6.30am on the eastbound carriageway close to junction 16. The 35-year-old driver was taken by land ambulance to Great Western...

Patient safety issues as new CQC report finds GWH ‘requires improvement’

PATIENT safety, staffing levels and infection control have contributed to Great Western Hospital services receiving a ‘requires improvement’ rating in the latest Care Quality Commission report. In total, 28 areas were flagged up for immediate attention, with waiting times for...

Search for Jade Sheppard: Body discovered near industrial estate

POLICE searching for a missing woman from Warminster have discovered a body near an industrial estate in the town. A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: "We can confirm that the body of a young woman has been found in an...