Precious Magna Carta survived war in secret Lacock hiding place

A PRECIOUS copy of the Magna Carta dating from 1225 which had been kept at Lacock Abbey, survived the Second World War after being secretly hidden by the owner of the abbey. Recognising the priceless historic importance of the document, Matilda...

£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...

Wiltshire tennis ace gets Wimbledon wildcard

LOUISE Hunt continues to ride the crest of a wave after Wanborough’s London 2012 Paralympian was awarded a wildcard to make her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon. The prestigious invite comes on the back of back-to-back singles wins over top...

23,000 descend on Stonehenge for solstice celebrations

MORE than 23,000 summer solstice revellers gathered to see the sun rise at Stonehenge this morning. Wiltshire Police worked with partners, in particular English Heritage, to ensure the solstice celebrations at the Salisbury site and further north in Avebury remained a safe event for...

Hospital offers dying patients opportunity to shape their own care plan

DYING patients at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital will soon be more involved in planning their care thanks to new individual care plans. The Personalised Care Plan (PCP) will enable patients to discuss and document their own personal end-of-life care needs...

Abnormal load to pose traffic problems across county

WILTSHIRE Police are warning motorists to be aware of an abnormal load passing through the county on Friday. At approximately 10am on June 12, one dump truck pulled by a tractor unit will leave Whatley Quarry in Frome and be...

United States Air Force sending the big guns to Tattoo

THE United States Air Force has announced it will be sending an array of aircraft to next month’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds. It will send aircraft from both of its British bases, RAF Lakenheath and...

Calne man gets four years for drugs, laundering and firearm offences

A CALNE man has been sentenced to four years and four months imprisonment today. Paul Michael Fisher, 25, of Harrier Close, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court, after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs,...

World’s first bird box mobile antenna installed in Wiltshire

ONE of the country's leading mobile phone networks has introduced the world's first bird box antenna in aural Wiltshire garden. Vodafone UK has developed the innovative device in order to provide customers with improved indoor mobile coverage in rural areas without ruining...

Landlords urged to act on new fire safety laws

LOCAL landlords are being urged to act now to ensure that they are ready for new safety laws. Regulations making it compulsory for all landlords to fit smoke alarms in rented homes are expected to come into effect from October 2015,...