PAPER TALK: Child abduction, early viewing of new Bond film…and groom arrested after wedding scrap


A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of abducting a 12-year-old child in Swindon. A young girl had been reported missing on Monday afternoon, and was found in the company of an 18-year-old woman, who was known to her by officers in the North Swindon area. The woman was arrested on suspicion of child abduction and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries. (Swindon Advertiser)

SALISBURY will be one of the first regional venues to screen the new James Bond film after a deal was struck between accountants Moore Stephens and Sony Pictures. The production company has granted the Salisbury accountancy office permission to host a charity gala screening of SPECTRE on Tuesday October 27. All the proceeds from this black tie event will go to the Stars Appeal Breast Cancer Unit Campaign. (Salisbury Journal

WILTSHIRE Council leader Jane Scott has insisted she will not be standing down after being awarded a place in the House of Lords. She said: “I have no plans to stand down as leader of Wiltshire Council and will be continuing to work with my cabinet members and senior management team to deliver a number of important projects that will improve both the services and facilities that we provide to the people of Wiltshire.” (WDP)

TOP bosses at the Great Western Hospital have introduced new saving measures to combat a £18.6m deficit. Director Kevin McNamara said: “We believe we can get the deficit down to £14million by the end of the year, which is still high but moving in the right direction. Quality care which is safe and sustainable remains our top priority so the impact will be far more on the non-clinical side rather than the clinical side, which I believe is right.” Gazette & Herald

A GROOM was arrested on his wedding day after a mass brawl in Cirencester town centre. The 54-year-old man is accused of assaulting two people in the incident, which occurred just after 8pm on Friday, on the corner of Castle Street opposite HSBC and involved up to 15 members of two different families. (Wilts & Glos Standard)

BOWERHILL Pre-school is not making the grade, according to a fresh Ofsted report. The facility, near Melksham, was rated inadequate in April and is still not meeting the legal requirements of the Early Years Education Foundation. Ofsted inspector Julie Swann said that despite improvements, staff still miss opportunities to help children’s development. (Wiltshire Times)




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