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'Oldest continuous employee in Britain' celebrates 80th birthday

John Cundick has been working continuously since 1949 in a glovemakers in Warminster Credit: ITV Westcountry

A Wiltshire man who is thought to be the oldest continuous employee in Britain is celebrating his 80th birthday today - at work in Warminster.

John Cundick started at Dents glovemakers as a postboy in 1949. He worked himself up over the 60-odd years to become to be a sales director.

Wiltshire factory claim a TV show has boosted glove sales

Wiltshire glove -maker claim a rise in glove sales Credit: ITV News West Country

A glove-maker from Wiltshire is claiming a rise in glove sales thanks to a TV show. Dents in Warminster provided props for the ITV1 series Mr Selfridge

They were asked to help with information on styles and provide props by programme makers because they stocked the department store for a century.


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Full report: Soldiers' computer training is 'helping win the wars of tomorrow'

It looks like the ultimate war game and sounds like it too...

'Urban Warrior 5' is a £1m virtual training programme that soldiers have been taking part in at the Army's Land Warfare Centre in Warminster.

It involves using the latest computer software to create realistic combat scenarios. The Army says the simulations help it to decide the resources it needs to invest in for the conflicts of the future. Tamsin Eames reports.


Three women arrested after assault in Warminster

Three young women have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and common assault after an incident in Warminster. Two of the women were aged 19 from Westbury, while the other is aged 21 from Frome.

Police say two women and a man were assaulted by the group on Saturday afternoon in the area of the Market Place/John Barleycorn Pub

Warminster troops honoured: full report

Hundreds of people have turned out to mark the official homecoming of the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment from Afghanistan. Troops based in Warminster marched through the town ahead of a medals ceremony.

There was also a service to remember and honour the nine men who died on their tour of duty. Duncan Sleightholme watched today's parade.

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