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Police 'seriously concerned' about man missing from Salisbury

Jim Newton Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police are seriously concerned about a 45 year old man who has gone missing from Salisbury.

James Newton, known as Jim, was last seen between 9.30pm and 10pm on Saturday 19 December at his parents' address in Old Sarum.

He was visiting them from Exeter and was believed to have gone to bed, but when they checked in the morning he was not there.

Police say there are serious concerns about his welfare as he has not been taking his medication.


  • white
  • 5ft 8"
  • solid build
  • short grey hair
  • likely to be wearing a dark green jacket and white shoes

If you have information that may assist the police, they ask you to please call 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


900 jobs relocated after Public Health England labs confirm move to Essex

Public Health England's labs are moving from Wiltshire, to Essex, Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed.

The £350m move will force 900 workers to relocate to the new lab facility in Harlow.

The Porton Down laboratories are currently used by Public Health England to analyse disease. The government research centre will now move to a former GlaxoSmithKline site in Essex.

Salisbury MP John Glen has previously argued against the relocation, claiming that many staff didn’t want to move. But following the Chancellor’s announcement, the Wiltshire MP says he welcomed the decision to support a task force for Porton.

The new PHE facilities will create a centre for research, health improvement and protection working on global health threats, such as Ebola.


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.

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