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.
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:
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.**
Police searching for a missing Wiltshire man have found what's believed to be his car bunt out. Andrew Thomas from Corsham hasn't been seen since last Sunday. A grey Citroen C3, believed to belong to Mr Thomas was found burnt out on the A46 near Nailsworth yesterday.
Police are now carrying out forensic tests on the car.
Five men are behind bars following an armed raid on a jewellery store in Wiltshire. Mel Bloor has our report.
Five men have today been sentenced to a total of 22 years and 8 months for their parts in an armed robbery at a Marlborough jewellers last September.
Men entered Deacon & Sons jewellers shortly before 9:45am on Tuesday September 17th last year and began smashing display cabinets and grabbing jewellery before jumping into a waiting car and speeding away.