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View from the top: repairman climbs tallest cathedral

HIs heart was in his mouth and the adrenalin was pumping.

Those are the words of the church worker who had to climb to the top of the country's tallest cathedral spire in Salisbury to repair a weather meter.

Gary Price says the worst moment was when he had to step outside a small window near the base of the spire for the final climb to the summit.

Penny Silvester's report includes pictures from Salisbury Cathedral.


Could this woman be the first female bishop?

Religious leaders in the West have welcomed the decision by the Church of England's governing body, the General Synod, to enable women to become bishops.

Our presenter Ian Axton interviews the Very Reverend June Osborne, the Dean of Salisbury Cathedral, who some people are suggesting could become the first female bishop.

Inquest begins into death of Wiltshire teenager killed by polar bear

Horatio Chapple was killed by a polar bear on a school trip in 2011

The inquest into the death of a Wiltshire teenager who was killed by a polar bear while on a school trip begins today.

17-year-old Horatio Chapple from Salisbury died during an expedition in Norway in August 2011. Four people were also injured in the attack, which ended when one of them - Spike Reid from Plymouth - shot the animal, despite being badly wounded.

Cyclist killed by lorry near Salisbury

A cyclist has died after colliding with a lorry on the A354 near Hillcrest Farm in Coombe Bissett, Salisbury. The crash happened yesterday morning at around 10:33am as the lorry overtook two cyclists.

The one at the back - a 49 year-old man from the Salisbury area - died at the scene. His companion was uninjured. The road was closed for 5.5 hours afterwards.

Wiltshire Police would like all witnesses to come forward who have not already done so.


Foodbank charity in Salisbury sees biggest ever rise in food recipients

People are using the foodbank more than ever before Credit: ITV Westcountry

A foodbank charity based in Salisbury says it's seen the biggest ever rise in people using its service.

The Trussell Trust says over fifty nine thousand people in the South West have received at least three days emergency food from its foodbanks during the last 12 months, almost twice the number helped in the previous year.

It runs three hundred and forty foodbanks across the country, with nearly all the food donated by the public.

Motorcyclist, 61, dies in Wiltshire crash

A 61-year-old motorcyclist has died in a crash in Wiltshire.

The motorcycle and a Scania car transporter were involved in the crash on the A30 at Brook Hill, Donhead St Andrew near Salisbury yesterday [Friday].

The male rider from Bournemouth died at the scene. The truck driver was uninjured.

Wiltshire Police has appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

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