Sunday, August 20, 2017

Awards set to shine light on Wiltshire’s best businesses

THE fourth annual Enterprising Wiltshire Awards launches today, giving Wiltshire’s businesses the opportunity to show just how good they can be. Sponsored by Wiltshire Council and hosted by Inspire, Wiltshire’s businesses have eight award categories to choose from and enter;...

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 –...

Man charged with being M4 fraudster

WILTSHIRE Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a series of fraud offences which occurred along the M4 in the county. This follows an investigation into a number of incidents where a man was reported to be...

Woman hit by car outside Lyneham MOD base, A3102 closed

A FEMALE pedestrian has been injured in a collision in Lyneham which has closed the A3102 this afternoon. The woman was struck by a vehicle which had initially collided with a lorry close to the main entrance to the Ministry...

Huge aircraft fuselage in transit set to cause delays on A419 and M4

WILTSHIRE'S drivers could face delays on the roads tomorrow as a wide "abnormal load" is escorted through the county. The 737 aircraft fuselage is due to pass through the county from RAF Kemble airfield to Junction 18 of the M4. The load will...

Wilton businesses hit for thousands in one-night robbing spree

BUSINESSES in Wilton were targeted in an overnight robbing spree that saw the culprits get away with thousands of pounds. Six units at the Wilton Shopping Village were broken in to sometime between 6pm on Monday and 6.45am on Tuesday. There...

THE BRIEF: Moped arson, serial garage raids…and girl hit by car

WELCOME to THE BRIEF, a new weekly round-up of news snippets and public appeals...  Were you in the Lawn woods or Walcot area during the morning of 21st August 2015? Police are investigating after a moped was set on fire...

Woman in 50s floored at village hall bus stop during Quidhampton mugging

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman in her 50s was shoved to the ground and robbed in Quidhampton last week. The victim was standing at the bus stop opposite the village hall at around 7am on Friday 22...

Why children are key to planet’s future – an open letter from Ben Fogle

I WAS fortunate enough to spend much of my childhood outside – from making mud pies with friends to exploring the beautiful countryside with my parents, writes BEN FOGLE. My love for nature and the environment is something I now...

Manhunt for dog walker who exposed himself to teenage boy

POLICE are appealing for information after a dog walker exposed himself to a teenage boy in south Wiltshire. The incident of indecent exposure happened at approximately 4.20pm on Thursday 4 February at Easton Common Hill in the Winterslow area. The 15-year-old...

E-fit released of Lacock armed robbery suspect

AN E-FIT of a man police would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Lacock has been released. The incident happened shortly after 10am on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at Watling Goldsmiths in East Street. The suspects...

Anonymous donation of £35,000 helps launch new child bereavement charity

BRAND new charity Wiltshire Treehouse launched on Monday at Swindon’s Saltway Family Centre. With support from national charity Child Bereavement UK and an anonymous start-up donation of £35,000, Wiltshire Treehouse - the brainchild of Maternity and Paediatric Support team Rebecca King...

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...

Wiltshire Fire safety boss has “serious concerns” over must-have Christmas hoverboards

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service is warning people to think very carefully before giving self-balancing scooters – or hoverboards – as Christmas presents. Major safety concerns have been raised about the batteries, plugs, cables and chargers within some of the...

Wiltshire Fire Chief dedicates Queen’s Medal to all who ‘shared the journey’

THE Chief Fire Officer of Wiltshire, Simon Routh-Jones, has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the New Year’s Honours. Mr Routh-Jones has spent his whole career with Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service, joining in 1979 as a probationer...