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Deserted village church opens for Easter

St Giles church in Imber, Wiltshire Credit: Visit Wiltshire

The closed and secluded St Giles church in Imber, Wiltshire, now used as a military training ground by the MoD, will be open for Easter.

Closed and shut off throughout the year, the church lies in a ghost village in the heart of Salisbury plain, an area that has been cordoned off by the Ministry of Defence for training for over 60 years.

Imber was officially evacuated for military training purposes in 1943.

The 700 year-old church is the only building in the abandoned WW2 village of Imber to have heating and running water.

There will be an Easter Egg hunt for kids and the chance for visitors to walk around the deserted village.

For more information on events and opening times click here.

Hot cross bun run in Trowbridge

More than 100 members of Wiltshire Bikers will be revving up for a hot cross bun run in Trowbridge today.

Bikers from across the county will take hot cross buns to residents of Shaftesbury Court, a purpose-built residential home for 18 adults with physical and learning disabilities.

It's now become an Easter tradition for the bikers to visit - allowing residents the opportunity to see, hear, touch and, if appropriate, sit on the motorbikes.

Wiltshire Bikers take part in hot cross bun run Credit: PA: Adrian Wyld

This year the bikers will be gathering at 10.30am at Wiltshire College before heading off to the care home for 11am where they stay with residents for more than an hour.

Our member Tina Beamer felt residents would benefit from the sensory experience of being around the bikes.

Bringing a rally to them has become a tradition and we all look forward to it.

We're passionate about our bikes and the residents love seeing us all arrive and spending time with us.

– James Eades, founder of Wiltshire Bikers

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Hand grenade found in Somerset is destroyed

The incident happened on Woodlands Hill Credit: ITV West

Holidaymakers on an Easter egg hunt in Somerset got more than they bargained for today when instead of finding chocolate they stumbled across an unexploded hand grenade.

Police closed part of the A39 at Woodlands Hill near Holford for a short time while bomb disposal teams were sent in.

The road has now been re-opened to traffic and the device has been destroyed.

Hand grenade found on Somerset Easter hunt

A holidaymaker on an Easter egg hunt in Somerset got more than they bargained for today when instead of chocolate they stumbled across an unexploded hand grenade.

Police closed part of the A39 near Holford for a short time while bomb disposal teams were sent in.

The road has now been re-opened to traffic, but non-road users are being warned to avoid the area in the interests of safety.