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Stonehenge revamp unveiled

Visitors to the historic site will be allowed inside a special exhibition Credit: PA

The much-anticipated new Stonehenge exhibition will open tomorrow, giving visitors a special exhibition surrounding the story of the historical monuments.

The transformation comes as part of an English Heritage £27 million project to enhance the visitor experience of the iconic site.

A 360-degree virtual experience will allow visitors to 'stand in the stones' where they can be transported back in time with the stones.

Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, said:

"At last, visitors to Stonehenge will be able to get a sense of the people who built this monument, of their lives, their deaths and their ceremonies. Visitors will learn the astonishing history of the stones and will see objects, many never seen before, that will bring the stones to life."


Police seek woman wearing fake nose and moustache

A woman wanted in connection with a theft is pictured wearing sunglasses, a fake moustache and nose. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police want to speak to a woman who entered a shop wearing a fake nose and moustache about a stolen bottle of perfume.

Police in Salisbury, Wiltshire, have released a CCTV image of two women they want to speak to after the perfume was taken from a Boots store in the city.

Two women entered the shop and one of them took a bottle of Chanel perfume - valued at £95 - before leaving without making any attempt to pay.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "They met up with a man who is described as white, 6ft tall, with short dark hair and of medium build."

He was wearing a black T-shirt, grey jogging bottoms and trainers.

Police are appealing for witnesses.


Police escort family to scene of Swindon car crash

The family of one of the teenage victims killed in a car crash in Swindon yesterday has been taken by police officers to the scene of the tragedy.

The grey Renault Clio is removed from the scene on the A419 near Swindon. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

18-year-old Shaya Rae Leigh was killed after the car they were travelling in plunged into undergrowth at the side of a road in Swindon, police said. Her family today laid floral tributes at the spot.

Inspector Paul Longden from Wiltshire Police escorted the relatives. He said: “We have appointed family liaison officers to help the families through this terrible time and Shaya’s family asked their officer if they could go to the place where the car left the road.

"The family spent about 25 minutes at the scene”.

Police have appealed to the public not to attempt to stop on the A419 because of the risk of a serious accident on the busy dual carriageway.

Swindon passengers in critical and stable conditions

Two 20-year-old men taken to a Bristol hospital after a car crash that left two teenage girls dead remain in critical condition, Wiltshire Police said:

Another 20-year-old male passenger, who was taken to a hospital in Swindon, is in a stable condition, the force said.

The teens killed in the crash have been named as Kerry Staniford, 17, and Shaya Rae Leigh, 18.

Police warn against visiting scene of Swindon road crash

The section of the A419 near Swindon where the car left the road Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Friends and relatives of the two women who were killed when their car left the road in Swindon have been warned by police to avoid leaving flowers at the crash scene for their own safety.

"We have had one or two people pulling up at the scene to pay their respects," a police spokesman said.

Read: Wiltshire police names women killed in Swindon crash

The grey Renault Clio is removed from the scene on the A419 near Swindon Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

"This stretch of road is a clearway with traffic travelling at speeds of up to 70mph.

"Anyone who attempts to stop, no matter how briefly, could be putting themselves and others at risk of serious injury.

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