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Wiltshire PCC praises MP for saving his life

Angus Macpherson collapsed during a meeting
Angus Macpherson collapsed during a meeting Credit: ITV News West Country

Wiltshire's police and crime commissioner has praised a local MP for saving his life after a heart attack.

60 year old Angus Macpherson collapsed during a meeting in Trowbridge. But local MP Andrew Murrison, who's a former Navy doctor gave him heart massage until an air ambulance arrived.

Views sought on Dorset and Wiltshire fire merger

Views will be sought about a merger of fire services in Dorset and Wiltshire. It's been proposed to save money but faces some opposition. Both services predict that over a decade their grant from the Governemnt will be halved. Dorset needs to save £4 million in the next decade.

Dorset's Chief Fire Officer, Darran Gunter says he's trying to protect frontline services:

Verdict expected in polar bear mauling inquest

Horatio Chapple died after suffering fatal injuries in the bear attack
Horatio Chapple died after suffering fatal injuries in the bear attack Credit: Handout/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A coronor will deliver his verdict today at the inquest into the death of a Wiltshire teenager killed by a polar bear.

17-year-old Horatio Chapple from Salisbury was mauled to death by the bear while he slept in his tent on a school expedition in 2011. The organisation leading the trip has been criticised for not having adequate safety precautions in place in case of a bear attack.


Nile Ranger fined for criminal damage

Nile Ranger
Nile Ranger Credit: ITV News

Former Swindon Town player Nile Ranger has been fined for repeatedly kicking a jammed door at his penthouse flat in Swindon.

CCTV footage shows the former Newcastle United player "booting" the communal front door of the apartment block three times, damaging a lift door, wall and glass panel.

Swindon Magistrates' Court heard Ranger, 23, and a young woman he was with at the time, managed to gain access to the property with the third kick.

The footballer was ordered to pay a fine and court costs which totalled #750. He was also ordered to pay the landlord of the flat #2,435.

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