New kits to help save Wiltshire pets’ lives

KITS developed to help save the lives of pets in an emergency have been donated to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Pets at Home, the United Kingdom's largest pet supplies retailer, pet accessory company Kong and local businesses including...

Take care – new fog warning from Met Office

A NEW fog warning has been issued by the Met Office as areas have persisted in places through Friday. Foggy areas are expected to become more widespread and freezing in places tonight and into Saturday morning. Driving conditions will be difficult...

Police target speeding and drink drivers before New Year

A CRACKDOWN on anti-social driving is taking place in Trowbridge tonight. Police will be carrying out patrols in the Castle Mead area tonight in a bid to crack down on anti-social driving after reports of speeding. PCSO Jay Greenland said: “We have previously...

We face more fog in wake of 21-vehicle fatal crash

FOG is again expected to cause travel problems in Wiltshire and beyond tomorrow, say forecasters said. A crash on the A40 claimed the life of one female driver in her 50s earlier today with with around a dozen people being hurt,...

Urgent Care Centre open 24-hours-a-day over Christmas

ANYONE unlucky enough to suffer illness and injury this Christmas in north Wiltshire and Swindon can go to the Urgent Care Centre at the GWH. Many of Swindon's GP surgeries are closed for several days but the Urgent Care Centre, next to...

Stay safe when keeping warm this winter, says fire service

WITH colder weather on the horizon, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice on the best ways to stay safe and warm this winter. “Although we’ve experienced one of the milder Decembers in recent times, the colder...

Plea after passerby comes to aid of teenager attacked by youths

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was attacked by a group of youths with a passerby coming to his aid. The 16-year-old victim was walking past Clarendon College, Trowbridge, when he was verbally abused by a group of...

Fundraising page in memory of Hannah, 14, soars past £35k

PARENTS who set up a fundraising campaign for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in memory of their teenage daughter were amazed when it passed £34,000. And, a week after their daughter died, it has now broken the £35,000 barrier. Andy and Dawn Cubin were distraught when Hannah,...

Why there’s no need to be cross about Xmas

DO you hate Xmas? Does Xmas make you cross? And no. I don’t mean the festive season that’s rushing towards us accompanied as ever by Slade belting out their 1970s Christmas hit on a seemingly endless loop in every store...

Woman who neglected Jack Russells banned from keeping dogs

A WOMAN who kept her five Jack Russells muzzled for long periods of time has been banned from keeping dogs. Christine Bowe, 56, of Low Lane, Calne, pleaded guilty to neglect charges at Swindon Crown Court on Monday and was banned from keeping...

Police plea after ‘gang’ robbery of man, 28

TWO men have been arrested after a robbery in Trowbridge which may have involved five people. Police have now appealed for anyone who saw what happened to contact them. The 28-year-old victim was walking home in the Sheridan Gardens area at...

Air ambulance condolences as fundraising in Hannah’s name tops £16k

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance staff have paid condolences to Hannah Cubin, 14, who died at the weekend as fundraising in her name broke the £16,000 barrier. And dad Andy has praised all who have contributed as 'superheroes'. Hannah, of Crudwell, near Malmesbury,...

Car fire tackled in Marlborough

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a burning car at Postern Hill, Marlborough, this afternoon. Two crew members used breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire after getting a call just after 5.20pm. It is not thought that anyone was hurt.

Tributes and donations after tragic death of Hannah, 14

THOUSANDS of pounds have been donated to Wiltshire Air Ambulance in memory of Hannah Cubin, 14, who died at the weekend. Hannah's parents, Andy and Dawn, set up a JustGiving page in memory of the Malmesbury School pupil. It has already raised...

Lettings agency flies high to smash fundraising target

A LETTINGS agency, which launched an appeal to help two Wiltshire charities, has smashed its fundraising target. Cricklade-based mlettings hoped to raise £800 to split between Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Cricklade Open Door, which supports older people living in the community. But...