A new Science Park is to be built at Porton Down creating thousands of jobs. Wiltshire Council has announced it has secured £10 million of government funding for the project.
The park will provide state of the art facilities for research and science companies and create more than 2,000 jobs over a ten year period.
"This is really good news for the whole of Wiltshire as the Porton Science Park will lead the way in the science and technology industry. It will mean more jobs for local people and more investment into this county and its communities."
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After a dry start, sunshine will become increasingly hazy as cloud thickens, bringing patchy light rain to some parts.
After a dry and bright start across the region, sunshine will become increasingly hazy as cloud thickens.
Showers soon dying out this evening to give a dry night with some long clear spells and light winds.