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Wiltshire Air Ambulance unveils new helicopter

The helicopter has a top speed of 150 knots. Credit: ITV News West Country

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has unveiled its new helicopter.

The Bell 429 flew into Trafalgar Park near Salisbury this afternoon. It will be used for the first time in December when the current partnership with Wiltshire Police comes to an end.

The charity receives no government funding - relying on donations to pay for the £2.5 million a year running costs.

The helicopter has a top speed of 150 knots, making it possible to get anywhere in the county within minutes.

Man arrested after 84 year old killed in hit and run

David Hick was on his way to the shops when he was hit.

Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a pensioner in a hit and run in Somerset.

84-year-old David Hick was killed while out walking his dogs in Bruton ten days ago.

A 38-year-old man from London is in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police have also found the car believed to have been involved in the incident.

Another man and a women were arrested earlier this month but released without charge.

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The West Country at Westminster with Alastair Stewart

Catch up with this month's political show - The West Country At Westminster - presented by Alastair Stewart.

He's joined by Adrian Sanders, Liberal Democrat MP for Torbay, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North East Somerset, Labour's PPC for Kingswood Jo McCarron, and UKIP's PPC for N Devon and party chairman Steve Crowther.

Among the issues being discussed are : the rise of UKIP and calls by some Tories for a possible pact, Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne's recent surprise announcement that he's to step down at the next General Election.

Where does that leave the local Lib Dems? And following Ed Miliband's recent faux pas at his party conference, when he forgot to mention the deficit, are there any political gaffes our guests have made that they'd rather forget?

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