The DVLA scams conning drivers right now – look out for these

The DVLA has issued a fresh warning over the scams being used right now to trick drivers out of their money. The cons range from fake tax refunds designed to steal bank details to fraudulent offers to delete driving convictions or issue new driving l...

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Tesco is cutting 1,800 jobs in bakery overhaul

TESCO is cutting more than 1,800 jobs as part of changes to bakeries in its large supermarkets. The supermarket giant said 1,816 bakery staff are at risk of redundancy as part of the overhaul, which will take place from May. What’s the plan? Te...

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Coronavirus advice includes handwashing and calling 111 after patient goes into Bradford on Avon GP with symptoms

ONE of the people who was in the Bradford on Avon GP surgery when Wiltshire’s first suspected case of coronavirus was spotted is not sure whether she should now be ‘self-isolating’ herself and her family. Mum-of -two Rachel, who was...

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Police confirm death of man in Kennet and Avon Canal is not being treated as suspicious

Police investigating the death of a man in the canal near Winsley say it was not suspicious. Emergency services were called to the Kennet and Avon Canal on Friday morning after the body of a man was found. A police spokesman said: “It has been ...

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Ambulance helicopter forced to abort a landing in Chippenham

THE crew of Wiltshire Air Ambulance were last night forced to abort a landing in Chippenham after being subjected to a laser attack. The life-saving charity posted message on Twitter condemning the attack on their helicopter, saying: “This evening...

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LOCAL CRIMES: find out what’s happened in your area

A CANNABIS street warning was issued to a man in his 20s who was stop-checked by police on a routine patrol in Roundpond, Melksham, at 3.04pm on February 10. The driver from Melksham was found to be in possession of cannabis. Drugs bust OFFICERS stop...

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Around 170 guests attended the Wiltshire College & University Centre awards ceremony at Trowbridge Civic Centre

A RISE in the number of people taking up apprenticeships resulted in Wiltshire College and University moving to a bigger venue to mark the annual awards. Since the annual event celebrating apprentices was introduced a decade ago, it has always been h...

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Flood chaos as the Avon bursts its banks

Flooding is still causing traffic chaos. Malmesbury, by the River Avon, has been especially badly affected. As has Bradford on Avon. The A4 between Marlborough and West Overton was completely flooded for several hours yesterday. And the road between ...

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Quick-thinking Colin hailed a hero after tackling Banner blaze

BRAVE warehouse supervisor Colin Bridewell is a real hero to his workmates. He has been praised by his bosses and firefighters, after his fast action and quick thinking stopped a blaze which could have put lives at risk and destroyed the firm’s ent...

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CRIME ROUND-UP: Car damage, drugs and more

Door lock glued AN anti-social yob put glue in the door lock of a house in Gloucester Square, Melksham, on between 11.15am and 1.15pm on Friday February 7. Grass damaged A group of youths rode a moped on the play park’s field causing damage to the ...

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Police ‘cannot enforce roads’

UNDERFUNDING of traffic officers means Wiltshire Police “cannot provide effective enforcement”, a union has said. PC Tom Wilson, Wiltshire Police Federation representative, said the number of specialist traffic cops had fallen from 142 in 1998 wh...

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IN THE DOCK: All the latest Wiltshire cases heard by magistrates

DEVIZES: Terry Newman, 49 has been remanded on conditional bail and ordered to stay away from the the Devizes home of a woman who he denies assaulting. She will give evidence by video link in the court hearing set for May 28 at Swindon Magistrates...

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STORM DENNIS: More strong winds and heavy rain set to hit Swindon this weekend

Storm Dennis is set to bring heavy rain and strong winds in Swindon. Just days after Storm Ciara caused chaos across Wiltshire, the Met Office has put out yellow warnings for wind and rain over this coming weekend. Storm Dennis is expected to brin...

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More hauliers fined for exceeding Town Bridge weight restriction

Three more hauliers have been prosecuted for breaching the 18 tonne weight restriction on Bradford on Avon’s historic Town Bridge. Wright Minimix Concrete Pumping Ltd, of Warmley in Bristol, pleaded guilty at Salisbury Court on 27th January, were f...

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Money for Bradford day centre, youth groups and dancing for elderly

CHARITY groups have been boosted with more than £100,000 of grants from the Wiltshire Community Foundation. Among the recipients of the latest round of foundation grants is Cedar Court Day Centre in Bradford on Avon, which for almost 20 years has pr...

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