Wiltshire’s Chief Constable throws support behind anti-rape campaign

WILTSHIRE Police Chief Constable Mike Veale is showing his support for the latest CPS campaign which focuses on the issue of rape and consent. The online campaign, supported by Rape Crisis, NUS, End Violence against Women Coalition, Survivors Manchester, and...

Initial Taser death inquiry points at wounds to neck

THE INITIAL report into the death of the man who died in Warminster after being shot with a Taser by a Wiltshire Police officer last month states that the cause of death was wounds to the neck. An Independent Police Complaints...

Police and council in talks over plans to bring refugees to Wiltshire

WILTSHIRE Council is joining with public sector partners and the community as it prepares the way to welcome refugees into the county. The Refugee Programme Board met this week with health and police partners joining Wiltshire Council to help assess...

Collingbourne Ducis on alert after house burglary

A HO-- -- USE in Collingbourne Ducis was burgled last week and police are appealing for information. Between midday and 5pm on July 15, offenders broke in to the house located off the A338 in Sunton and stole a number...

Can you help unravel mystery of camera found in Wiltshire field?

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for the owner of a camera, found by one of its officers, to come forward to reclaim it. Detective Constable Louise Elliott was walking at Liddington Castle in November 2015 when she discovered the camera almost...

Ofsted: No youngsters at risk but still room for improvement for Wiltshire Council’s children’s...

NO CHILDREN in Wiltshire are at risk of harm according to Ofsted's latest report on Wiltshire Council's children's services. Ofsted spent four weeks carrying out assessments of services for children in need of help and protection and the resulting report...

‘He lived life to the full’: Overwhelmed family pay tribute to Ollie following fatal...

THE family of Oliver Williams has paid tribute to the 23-year-old following his death last Friday. Oliver, from Lechlade, was killed in a four-vehicle road traffic collision in Upper Inglesham. His family have released the follwing statement: "Oliver Lee Williams, age...

Council grant plans for new Wiltshire Air Ambulance base near Melksham

AN Outline Planning Application to build a new home for Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has been granted by Wiltshire Council. The new home, on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham, will bring together WAA’s helicopter, aircrew and charity team...

Woman arrested as missing schoolboy is found in Swindon

MISSING teenager Jack Parfitt has been found safe and well at an address in Penhill, Swindon. Jack who now lives in Gloucester was found by officers this morning following enquiries made in the area. He had been staying with friends. A 23-year-old...

Fear not Wiltshire’s first-time-fathers, the DadPad is here!

A NEW easy to access information tool is now available to help provide support to first-time dads across Wiltshire. Research shows that fathers have an important role to play in the early days of their babies’ lives, both in supporting...

Everleigh up to speed as Wiltshire’s super fast broadband reach tops 55,000 homes

THE villagers of Everleigh are celebrating the arrival of high speed fibre broadband today - joining more than 55,000 homes and businesses across the county thanks to the multi-million pound Wiltshire Online broadband project. The programme - a partnership between...

New car parking charges set to come into force

WILTSHIRE'S drivers are being reminded that new car parking charges will be in place on from October 26 following a comprehensive consultation earlier this year. Charges will be set on a car park by car park basis to reflect local...

Air Ambulance charity calendars and Christmas cards set to fly of the shelves

AERIAL photographs of iconic Wiltshire landmarks and rural scenes feature in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s 2016 calendar. The charity’s new helicopter, a Bell 429, features in many of the photographs in the calendar. In one photograph it is pictured in the sky...

Concert to provide hospital teddies backed by Wiltshire Freemasons

A CONCERT to raise much need funds in support of Teddies for Loving Care is being sponsored by Wiltshire Freemasons. The concert on Saturday, March 18, in St Peter's Church, High Street, Marlborough. will feature instrumental soloists Helen Pysaczyn (clarinet) and...

Police warning after robbing spree at homes in Hilperton

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following several burglaries which took place in Hilperton at the weekend. Between 3pm and 6pm, a number of homes in Hill Street were broken into. At one house, a back window was smashed and jewellery stolen. Cash...