Wiltshire explorer David Hempleman-Adams has been presented with the Polar Medal by the Duke of Cambridge for services to polar research
The funeral of Roger Hayward, who was killed in the storms that hit the west earlier this month, will take place later.
The Army's latest "spy in the sky" unmanned aircraft is due to begin flying over British skies this week, in Wiltshire.
The army has issued a statement following last week's incident in which an artillery shell fired from the training range on Salisbury Range went five miles of course and exploded in a farmer's field.
– Army spokesperson
Following an incident last week in which an artillery shell landed outside the range boundary, a thorough investigation was initiated.
Live firing will remain suspended until the investigation has reported, local residents have been informed of the outcome and, if deemed appropriate, additional safety measures are in place.
The officer responsible for the safe use of the range has spoken to the land owner where the shell landed and apologised.
A Wiltshire landfill site has been shut after hundreds of complaints by people nearby, angry at the smell.
In warm weather people in housing estates miles away from the site are complaining of what they describe as a horrendous stink. The MP has got involved and has written to the Environment Agency to help solve the problem. Our Wiltshire Correspondent Robert Murphy reports.
Conservative MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the decision by Hills Waste Solutions to suspend day to day workings at Chapel Hill landfill near Swindon as they try to deal with the smell coming from the site:
The Environment Agency has released a statement following the temporary closure of Chapel Hill Landfill near Swindon. It follows more than 180 complaints this month about the smell coming from the site.
– Environment Agency
We have been working with Hills Waste Solutions Ltd (the operator of Chapel farm Landfill) to identify the possible source of any odours on site. We have asked the company to identify and put in place measures to improve odour control, which includes temporary clay capping and the drilling of new gas extraction wells. To facilitate this work Hills Waste has taken the decision to temporarily close the site to tipping, which will help the required work to take place.
In a statement Hills Waste Solutions who manage Chapel Hill landfill near Swindon said they had taken the decision to temporarily suspend landfill operations. In an effort yo solve the problem, further work will be carried out.
– Hills Waste Solutions statement
Additional capping material is being moved into the operational area of the site to assist with
sealing off areas where potential odours are coming from. A drilling rig is due to be on site to install
further gas extraction wells in the operational area on Wednesday the 12th March. It is anticipated
that the suspension of landfilling activities will enable a full assessment of the installations and their
A landfill site in Wiltshire has been forced to temporarily close after complaints about the smell.
Hills Waste Solutions who run Chapel Hill near Swindon have apologised to residents affected, saying they are doing all they can to return the situation to normal.
Almost two hundred complaints have been made this month and the site has been working with the Environment Agency to solve the problem.
On November 13th 2012, Greatrex and Holder were stopped by police officers in a vehicle on the road outside the prison. Inside the vehicle, officers found a package containing the drug Subutex, a mobile phone, two SIM cards and part of a battery charger.
Greatrex was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, Sharp was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and Holder was sentenced to 32 months imprisonment for this offence and a further 24 months for an unrelated burglary.
– Spokesman, Wiltshire Police
This incident illustrates the partnership working between Wiltshire Police and staff at HMP Erlestoke to disrupt the illegal supply of drugs into the prison. “We were able to intercept these individuals before they threw the drugs and mobile phone over the fence into the prison. “We robustly patrol the areas around the prison and act on intelligence given to us.
Three people have been jailed after they were caught about to throw drugs over the fence at Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire.
Kelly Marie Greatrex, 29, from Plymouth, Christopher Holder, 48, also from Plymouth and Matthew Sharp, 27, who was a prisoner at HMP Erlestoke during the time of the offence, were all given prison sentences for their involvement in this incident.
The army has suspended all live firing on Salisbury Plain after an artillery shell landed five miles in the wrong direction.
The round flew past two Wiltshire villages, and exploded on farm land just three hundred metres from the railway line near Devizes. Our Wiltshire Correspondent Robert Murphy reports.
An investigation has been launched after an artillery round flew off course at army firing ranges in Wiltshire.
The round landed at Patney near Devizes approximately 5 miles from where it was originally launched.
It flew over two villages and exploded after landing in a farmer's field, leaving a hole around 6 feet in diameter and 2 feet deep.
– Army spokesman
We can confirm that during live firing on Salisbury Plain Training Area last week an artillery shell landed outside the range boundary. No one was injured and no property was damaged but all live firing has been suspended while this is investigated.**