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Pizza date leads to restaurant reception

Julie and Paul cut the pizza Credit: Pizza Hut

Paul Young and Julie Hansford held their wedding reception in a Pizza Hut restaurant in Salisbury on Saturday. They had one of their first dates in a Pizza Hut restaurant and visited on a regular basis when courting.

Eighty guests attended the couple's wedding in Pizza Hut, with more than 20 people sitting at the top table.

Lucky local residents as army shell explodes in field

Video. A wayward army shell narrowly missed two villages, a school, a main railway line and a road, before exploding in a farmers' field. It was fired on Salisbury Plain, landing five miles away from the usual army training area and landing near the village of Patney.

Live firing has been suspended as a military investigation is underway.

Robert Murphey reports and spoke to Farmer Andrew Snook.



Anne-Marie Ellement's family 'delighted' by verdict

Anne-Marie Ellement's sister Sharon Hardy has read out a statement to the media, on behalf of the family.

She said: "The family are delighted with this verdict we have today.

"The coroner has confirmed what we have always known - that Anne-Marie was treated appallingly and let down by the Army.

Anne-Marie Ellement's sister Sharon Hardy reads a statement to the media. Credit: ITV News

"She was never able to recover from the allegation of rape she made in Germany.

"She then suffered bullying by the Army and was subjected to unacceptable work practices.

"Victims of sexual abuse in the Army need proper support, which the coroner has recognised, and we are delighted with his recommendations."


Army 'deeply regrets' death of Corporal Ellement

The Army deeply regrets the tragic death of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and although there were aspects of her care that were praised, I want to apologise to her family for the failures that the Coroner has identified. This second inquest has been an extremely thorough investigation by Her Majesty's Coroner, and Anne-Marie's family has shown great dignity throughout. We now have a clear understanding of the complex circumstances surrounding her death and, where the Army needs to learn lessons.

Our priority is to study the Coroner's conclusions and then identify what further steps can be taken, to help prevent a recurrence of this kind of tragedy in the future. At present, however, our thoughts and sympathy lie with Anne-Marie's family at this difficult time.

– Brigadier John Donnelly, Director of Personal Services


Coroner calls for MOD to review care for vulnerable soldiers

A coroner has called on the Ministry of Defence to review its care for vulnerable soldiers after he ruled that bullying, the "lingering" mental effects of an alleged rape, "work-related despair" and a romantic break-up were all factors in the death of Anne-Marie Ellement.

Nicholas Rheinberg concluded that she hanged herself at Bulford Barracks in Wiltshire two years after she alleged that two soldiers raped her while she was stationed in Germany.

But Mr Rheinberg said in the inquest that, although the care given to Corporal Ellement in the aftermath of the allegation had been of "high quality", the transfer of information when she returned to the UK had been "unforgivably bad."


Bullying among factors in death of Corporal Ellement

Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement. Credit: Family handout.

Bullying, the "lingering" mental effects of an alleged rape, "work-related despair" and a romantic break-up were all factors in the death of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement who committed suicide in an Army barracks, coroner Nicholas Rheinberg has ruled at a Salisbury inquest.

Corporal Ellement, 30, was found dead at Bulford Barracks near Salisbury in Wiltshire on October 9, 2011.

Children's off road motorcycles stolen in burglary

One of the missing motorcycles Credit: Wiltshire Police

Officers are investigating a burglary at a property in Down Barn Road, Salisbury.

At some point between Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st February offenders broke into a lock up and took two off road motorcycles.

The red and white Honda 230F Motocross bikes are used for teaching local children to ride and without them the training programme cannot continue.

The bikes are described as rare and imported from Brazil. Both had missing baffles from the exhausts and one had a 'Huckley Bridge Events' sticker on it.

Anyone with information on the burglary or the location of the bikes is asked to contact PC Lucy Thorne at Salisbury Police Station on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.

Family accuse MOD of 'flagrant breach of rules'

Video. The family of a soldier found hanged at her barracks in Wiltshire today accused the MOD of a 'flagrant breach of rules' after it emerged it failed to disclose documents at the inquest into her death.

The body of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement was found at Bulford Barracks in 2011. From the inquest, Martin Dowse reports.

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