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Former Prime Minister remembered in Salisbury - 100 years since his birth

A special party has been held at the home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath who was born 100 years ago today. It's one of a number of events taking place to mark the centenary of his birth, including special exhibitions, concerts and lectures. The politician died in 2005 at the age of 89. His home Arundells, which overlooks Salisbury Cathedral, was left to a charitable foundation and is visited by tourists from across the globe. Mary Stanley has our report

Former Prime minister's friends mark 100th birthday

Politicians, friends and colleagues of the late Sir Ted Heath gather at his home

The friends of the former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath have held a celebration at his home on what would have been his 100th birthday, had he still been alive.

The gathering was held at Arundells in Salisbury, the home where he lived from 1985 until his death in 2005 at the age of 89. The Conservative politician, Sir Edward Heath, was the Prime Minister between the years 1970 and 1974. His former home has become a museum, and is open to the public.

Sir David Hunt, the Chairman of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation, paid tribute to his colleague.

A cake for the late Prime Minister

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Peter Bialek's trail of destruction revealed

Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have released pictures showing Peter Bialek's trail of destruction after driving his silver Mercedes drunkenly through a black tie marquee event near Andover.

Today Bialek was jailed for 16 months.

The court heard that Bialek was under the influence of alcohol when he drove into the marquee, leaving 21 people injured, including three seriously injured.

Credit: Hampshire Police
Credit: Hampshire Police

BREAKING: Pensioner jailed after crashing car into marquee

Millionaire pensioner Peter Bialek has been jailed for 16 months after a judge hears how he drunkenly drove his car through a marquee in Nether Wallop, near Andover.

A court heard how revellers "bouncee off the windscreen" as he ploughed on for more than 20 yards.

Bialek was more than twice the legal alcohol limit when he took over the wheel of the car from his partner and crashed it straight into the black-tie event.

Fox cub found with head stuck in peanut butter jar

Peanut is recovering well Credit: Creatures in Crisis

A fox cub, thought to be around six weeks old, was "near to death" when it was found at Salisbury Crematorium.

The female cub, nicknamed Peanut, had got her head stuck in the plastic peanut-butter jar and had to be cut free,

Broken peanut butter jar Credit: Creatures in Crisis

Kevin Drew from Creatures in Crisis said they had received a call about an animal banging its head on a gravestone. They responded within 15 minutes and managed to save the cub's life.

Mr Drew said: "She is now doing well at our centre and will be released when she is old enough."

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Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix starts in Salisbury today

The race is 110 miles through Wiltshire Credit: SWPIX.com

Members of the public are being invited to come and watch the Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix which starts and finishes in Salisbury on Sunday 8th May 2016.

The event starts at 10am in the Market Square and is expected to finish at about 3pm. The organisers say the race village, in the centre of Salisbury, will feature cycling activities for spectators to join and an opportunity to meet riders and see them training.

The contest is part of the Motorpoint Spring Cup Series, a five-round series running from March to May.

Cyclists will ride past city landmarks Credit: SWPIX.com
Cyclists have to complete more than 5 laps of the route Credit: Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix

Police seek witnesses over hit and run

A cyclist was knocked off his bike in a hit and run in Wiltshire.

Police are appealing for information following the incident in Salisbury city centre.

The 26-year-old victim, who is from the Salisbury area, was cycling home between 5pm and 6pm on January 4 when he was hit by a vehicle near to Churchfields Industrial Estate.

The vehicle did not stop at the scene.

The victim was wearing an all blue work uniform and was riding a 'Giant' white bike.

As a result of the incident, the victim sustained facial injuries, as well as pain in his back, neck and shoulders.

Anyone with information should call PC Osment at Amesbury Police Station on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.

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