Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wiltshire News

Life saving police officer wins prestigious bravery award

A retired Wiltshire Police officer who risked his own life to save a suicidal woman from the train tracks has been honoured at the National Police Bravery Awards.

Inspector Ian Stevenson, who has recently retired from Wiltshire Police, attended the awards ceremony in London on...

Update on Salisbury Plain fire

Smoke from the on-going fire on the Salisbury Plain impact area has been affecting large parts of West Wiltshire to as far away as Bath in the last 24 hours.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Control room received dozens of 999 calls overnight,...

PCC responds to Prime Minister’s funding announcement


Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon said, "For our county to find itself at the centre of another Novichok related major incident seems somewhat unimaginable, and for one of the members of our close-knit community to have lost their life...

Experience a virtual Avebury stone circle

Visitors to the Alexander Keiller Museum at National Trust Avebury have a unique opportunity to take part in a research project looking into the development of immersive simulations of ancient heritage sites.

 This involves wearing a virtual reality headset and spending a few minutes moving...

DWFRS goes for Gold!

Local communities will soon be seeing all Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) firefighters in new gold firefighting clothing rather than the traditional dark blue, as the Service upgrades on the Central PPE and Clothing Contract with Bristol Uniforms.

Prior to combination, Dorset...

Safety warning on use of bioethanol fires

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding owners of bioethanol real flame fires to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using them.

Firefighters were recently called to a blaze which started when a bioethanol fire was used outside under a sun parasol.

Station Manager...

Scarecrow festival raises £8000 for local charities

Jessie May

A popular Wiltshire scarecrow festival has raised £2,800 for Jessie May, the children’s hospice at home charity providing care for terminally ill young people across the county.

The annual Hilmarton Scarecrow Festival was a roaring success, bringing together hundreds of residents and visitors, and 46...