Pupils from Malmesbury School in Wiltshire have spent a day at Selfridges in London. Not shopping but having some hands-on science lessons
The tap is the latest product from Malmesbury-based inventor Sir James Dyson.
The 30th WOMAD festival in Wiltshire has been hailed a huge success. Sunday's rain failing to dampen spirits
The plan for a multi-million pound expansion to the Dyson factory in Malmesbury has been backed by the local Council.
Malmesbury Town Council showed its support for the quarter of a billion pounds investment which would double the size of Dyson's headquarters. It could also create 3,000 new jobs.
But some people in the area are concerned it might lead to major traffic and parking problems around the town centre and in particular around Beuttel Way near the factory.
A Wiltshire village has been split in two by the closure of a railway bridge. It's the latest part of the project to electrify the rail line between London and Bristol. People in Dauntsey Lock near Malmesbury face a 12-mile diversion to get to properties - on the other side of the crossing.
The Almshouses at the bottom of the High St in Malmesbury have flooded again.
The buildings have only just repaired and redecorated after flooding earlier this year.
– Tom Hudson, Rose & Crown pub, Malmesbury
The river came up very high last night and the alms houses flooded again. It's not as bad as last time because they had the sluice gates open.
Most people seem to be staying in their houses now clearing up.
Wiltshire-based firm Dyson has reported a 19% rise in profits. It says long term investment in digital motors and new cordless vacuum technology fuelled sales and pushed turnover to £1.2bn in 2012
Now the company is looking to recruit 650 staff, increasing its engineers by 45%.
It says half of them will be recent graduates. They will work on developing smaller gadgets.
– Sir James Dyson, Founder of Dyson
“We are growing because of continuing robust investment in research and development. We have been developing Dyson digital motors in Malmesbury for 15 years and we are now harnessing them to make smaller, more efficient machines.
It is powerful technology which sits at the heart of our 25 year pipeline of invention for Dyson.”
Wiltshire-based company Dyson is looking to recruit 650 new staff. The firm, which has its headquarters in Malmesbury, is looking for engineers to work work on developing smaller gadgets such as cordless vacuum cleaners and hand driers.
250 of the new recruits would be based in the UK.
The firm is celebrating a good year - profits have risen 19% - to £364 million.
– Dyson spokesperson
Dyson is focusing its contact centre capacity on the peak periods, to ensure we have the support available when our owners need it most. _
Following a consultation, fewer than half of Dyson’s Wiltshire-based customer care team is having their contracted weekly hours reduced by 90 minutes to bring them in line with our standard 39 hour week.
They still have the opportunity to work overtime and work towards targets and incentives that make up – or even exceed – those 90 minutes.
Unions have criticised plans by the Wiltshire-based vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson to cut the hours of call centre workers. It wants to reduce the working week from 41 to 39 hours but it's claimed that will mean a 20% loss in wages.
A Wiltshire MP has strongly criitcised confusion over a controversial housing scheme in Malmesbury. The government announced yesterday (Tuesday 19 March) that 180 homes on land off Tetbury Road would go ahead.
Later a minister said the wrong letter has been issued and that a final decision would be taken by his department instead. Local MP James Gray wants to know what went wrong.
James Gray MP (Con, North Wiltshire) on the Malmesbury housing error.