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New Wiltshire Air Ambulance to begin in 2015

The new Wiltshire Air Ambulance is due to go into service in the New Year, heralding the end of a long association with the county's police force.

The two organisations have been sharing an emergency response helicopter since 1990. But new legislation means it now has to operate separately from the police. The new Bell 429 helicopter has rapid response capabilities and a top speed of 180 miles an hour.


People's Millions shortlist revealed

The People's Millions wants to support projects that make a difference in their community Credit: People's Millions

The shortlist of projects selected for this year's People's Millions campaign has been announced.

On 24 November, voting will begin in the Westcountry region. For three nights you will have the chance have your say on who wins up to £50,000 of National Lottery money. The Big Lottery Fund will also consider a grant of up to £50,000 for the runner up in the Westcountry region with the largest number of votes.

The People’s Millions is a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. We want to help projects that capture the public’s imagination, inspire local people to get involved and make a lasting difference to those in their area through improvements to the neighbourhood.

You can see the shortlist for our region here.


Tuesday's weather forecast with Bob Crampton

Starting off dry and bright for most places. But there will be a creep of heavier cloud into the region. We keep the mild temperatures today.

A fair bit of sunshine this morning. The moderate southerly winds keeping the temperatures heading the right way.

By this afternoon we're looking at highs of 17 or 18. The cloud will be gathering for the likes of South Somerset, Dorset and parts of Wiltshire.

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