Baby bustards reared from Spanish eggs

The team re-introducing the Giant Bustard to Wiltshire are increasing the number of birds they rear there and bringing in eggs from Spain.

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South West has second highest hospital parking rate

South West has second highest hospital parking rate
South West has second highest hospital parking rate Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A number of West MPs have backed a campaign calling for the abolition of hospital car parking charges. According to latest figures obtained under Freedom of Information the South West has the second highest rates in the country, before concessions are taken into account, with several hospitals charging up to £3.40 an hour. Across the region as a whole the average is £6.74, which is second highest behind the East Midlands.

I know from talking to fellow local residents people are fed up having to pay to park especially as we only do that in England. In Scotland and Wales it's free. And for people, particularly where you have patients in there over a long period of time very frustrating, very challenging for families who frankly have more distressing things to worry about.

– Justin Tomlinson, Cons MP for North Swindon

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CCTV released after indecent exposure on a Wiltshire train

Police have released CCTV images of a man (pictured below) they want to speak to after reports of an indecent exposure on a train in Wiltshire. The alleged incident happened on a train travelling between Trowbridge and Westbury around 7pm on Thursday.

“Investigations are ongoing and, at this stage, we would like to identify and speak to the man in these photographs as we believe he will have key information which can help our enquiries.”

– PC Paul Stanley
Police want to speak to this man after an indecent exposure
Police want to speak to this man after an indecent exposure Credit: ITV News West Country
The alleged incident took place on a train between Trowbridge and Westbury
The alleged incident took place on a train between Trowbridge and Westbury Credit: British Transport Police

Service takes place at stone-age style burial chamber

A service has taken place at the first stone-age style burial chamber to be built in more than 5000 years.

It's called a Longbarrow. And was used by neolithic men and women to inter their dead. A landowner has built one at All Cannings, near Devizes in Wiltshire. And the first ceremony has been held this week. Our Wiltshire correspondent Robert Murphy reports.

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Government plans for hospital food "won't make a difference"

A campaigner from Bath says government plans to improve food in hospitals don't go far enough.

Mark Sparrow spent 10 weeks in hospital documenting his experience and ever since has campaigned to change things. Now new rules are being brought in and hospitals that don't meet the standards could be fined and publically named and shamed.

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