One hurt when Army lorries crash at A360 crossing point

TWO Army lorries crashed this evening, with one person being hurt. Fire crews from Devizes and the heavy rescue tender from Trowbridge went to the crash on an Army crossing on the A360 at Tilshead. One injured person was helped from the vehicle by...

Biker airlifted to hospital with life-changing injuries

A 21-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist suffered life-changing injuries in a head-on crash near Everleigh this morning. The incident happened at 7.45am when the rider, travelling on a Moto Roma along Marlborough Road from Pewsey, collided with a black BMW Z4 driving in the opposite direction. The rider...

Top designer Jasper Conran becomes patron of Wiltshire hospice

DESIGNER Jasper Conran OBE has become a patron of Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice charity. Jasper, who has a home in Wiltshire, has supported Julia’s House for many years. He provides funding for nurses through his charitable...

Stourhead set to host an Immortal Triathlon

STOURHEAD is hosting two triathlon events on 14 and 15 May. Working with Immortal Sport the National Trust property will be hosting a sprint distance and a middle distance triathlon with over 500 triathletes enjoying the Stourhead estate near Warminster in...

Chance of big cash prizes for talented Wiltshire artists

A CHANCE for Wiltshire artists to win hundreds of pounds starts on Monday. To enter the biennial Oexmann Art Award competition entrants can take their work to the Wiltshire Museum in Long Street, Devizes, from Monday, March 6, until Sunday, ...

Wiltshire the new focus of search for missing man after Jaguar sighting

UPDATE: Adrian Power has been found safe and well. A spokeswoman for Thames Valley Police said: "We would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in locating him."   POLICE searching for a missing man have turned their attention to...

National commendation for Pewsham locks project

A NATIONAL commendation has been presented to Wiltshire volunteers for celebrating the history of a former waterway. The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust was praised in the Living Waterways Awards 2015 in London. The charity was commended by the Canal &...

From Christmas lights to an overturned car for busy ‘Specials’

THE switch-on of Christmas lights across Wiltshire has been supported by special constables. And one team found their shift going on for a little longer than expected when they were called to an overturned car on their way back to base. The lights...

Beware besuited men jumping into your passenger seat as police issue warning over slip...

WILTSHIRE Police have issued a warning to drivers after an increase in roadside scamming in the area. Several reports have been called into the control room in recent weeks, suggesting that a car is parked on a slip road to...

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...

Julia’s House announces Devizes site for its new Wiltshire children’s hospice

JULIA'S House has found the site for its new children’s hospice in Wiltshire. Wiltshire Council has accepted an offer on two disused office buildings, Yew Trees and The Lodge, which it owns in Devizes. Although in need of conversion and complete...

Awards for volunteers helping to restore canal to former glory

DEDICATED volunteers have received special recognition of their progress in restoring a former Wiltshire waterway. The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has been presented with the annual Tony Davy Award. The engraved crystal –...

Pedestrian, 25, killed after collision with Jaguar near Amesbury

A 25-YEAR-OLD man has died after being hit by a car near Amesbury this morning. The incident happened in the early hours when a red Jaguar X Type collided with the man on The Packway, Larkhill. The emergency services were called at...

Freemasons hand £36k donation to SPLITZ domestic abuse charity

WILTSHIRE Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation have given over £36k to help SPLITZ Support Services in their work as an independent charity and leading provider of domestic abuse support services in southwest England. At a recent SPLITZ board meeting...

Bassett High Street closed, pedestrian rushed to hospital

ROYAL Wootton Bassett's High Street has been closed this afternoon after a Nissan Micra collided with a pedestrian. The male pedestrian has been taken to the Great Western Hospital following the incident, which occurred near Barclays Bank shortly before 4pm. Drivers...