Fewer Wiltshire pensioners receiving help to heat homes over winter

Fewer pensioners in Wiltshire are receiving financial help to keep them warm over winter than a decade ago, figures reveal. Charity National Energy Action says cold weather has a “devastating” impact on frail and elderly people, with an e...

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Posh restaurant chain The Ivy could open up in Marlborough

HIGH end restaurant chain The Ivy is in the mix for the new restaurant in the planned St Peter’s development. Talks are already underway with owners of boutique hotel groups over the planned 23 bed hotel which the developers hope to have up and run...

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Health bosses pull the plug on maternity unit in Trowbridge

THE birthing unit in Trowbridge will close from April this year, health bosses announced today. This morning approved the plans at a Clinical Commissioning Group meeting at Dorothy House Hospice Care. It means any pregnant women will now have to go t...

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Flybe ‘at risk of collapse’ over rising losses

Flybe bosses have held crunch talks with the Government in a bid to save the airline. Discussions were held with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Transport (DfT) over the weekend to see whether...

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Weather alert as Wiltshire set to be hit with winds over 40mph

HIGH winds are forecast to sweep across Swindon and Wiltshire tomorrow, sparking a weather alert. It warns gusts of over 40mph could cause some problems from noon until midnight. Elsewhere in the country, wind speeds could hit 70mph. On its website, ...

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Driver who killed veteran on A303 in Wiltshire given 16-year jail sentence

A motorist who killed a veteran after hitting him with his car on the A303 in Wiltshire has been given a 16 year prison sentence. Tarkan Agca, 24, of Crusader Way in Watford, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in December, admitting his role in the death...

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Reduce the carbon footprint of your home

As individuals, our carbon footprints are made up of many things. One of these is the home we live in and there are lots of things you can do to help improve things. As part of Bradford on Avon Town Council’s Climate Emergency strategy, we invite y...

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Thousands of Wiltshire women miss breast cancer screenings, NHS figures reveal

Nearly 20,000 women in Wiltshire missed their last screening for breast cancer, NHS figures reveal. Women are invited for a breast screening every three years between the ages of 50 and 70, to help catch cancer early. But new statistics show the prop...

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Our sauces are internet famous

HOW did a chilli farm nestled in rural Wiltshire see one of their hot sauces tasted by A-list celebrities in front of an internet audience of more than 71 million people in 2019? I visited the production line at source to find out. As I pulled up the...

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UK gaming triumphs such as Sensible Soccer and Tomb Raider in new Royal Mail stamps

Influential UK-designed games from the 1980s and 1990s are being celebrated by Royal Mail in a new set of 12 stamps. Tomb Raider, which was created by developers in Derby and went onto to became a global franchise selling more than 74 million copie...

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£100,000 raised for cancer research by Wiltshire team taking on epic challenges

FUNDRAISER Diana Montgomery helped raise nearly £100,000 for cancer research in just five months. First she rowed 54 miles from Oxford to Henley, travelling with a group of 13 other women affected by cancer. Then she took on a second challenge – a...

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance carried out more missions than ever in 2019

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance had its busiest year since becoming a charity in 2015, rescuing more than 1,000 people. The lifesaving paramedics carried out 1,233 missions in 2019 – 224 of them in the Swindon area – which is 12 per cent more than the ye...

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Lorry Watch strikes again!

Thanks to the wonderful Lorry Watch volunteers, there was another prosecution on Monday 6th January 2020 at Salisbury Magistrates Court for a breach of our historic Town Bridge 18T weight restriction. Walon Limited pleaded guilty to breaching the wei...

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LORRY WATCH PROSECUTION

SALISBURY MAGISTRATES Lorry Watch prosecution yesterday at Salisbury Magistrates Court.  This was for a breach of the Bradford on Avon weight restriction on 11th April 2019 by Walon Ltd, Headway House, Crosby Way, The company pleaded guilty.  Fine...

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Warburtons respond to anger over halal symbol on bread loaves

BREAD firm Warburtons found themselves at the centre of a social media storm over a halal label on their products. Labels on the much-loved loaves state the bread is both halal and kosher. The bread has always been halal and has been certified for th...

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