£5.5 million has been set aside by the Government to support a potential merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire & Rescue Services.
The bid was made by Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service on behalf of the two organisations and is one of 37 projects nationally to win financial support.
Public consultations will now take place in both counties to decide whether to combine their forces.
A woman's face was covered with a gas mask in an armed robbery in Tidworth. A 22 year old woman has been charged with robbery and a 15 year old schoolboy with assisting an offender and handling stolen goods. £200 was stolen in the incident at a shop in the Wiltshire town. A knife was also used in the attack.
Letters written by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to pupils in Wiltshire have saved a school in the county from closing.Read the full story ›
A singer from bath has joined the campaign to help raise money for baby Harmonie-Rose Allen, an 11 month old facing a quadruple amputation.Read the full story ›
The evening will start dry but winds will be picking up over the Bristol channel, with heavy and persistent rain overnight.
Tuesday morning will be sunny and largely dry, but with one or two showers cropping up towards the afternoon.
Highs of 12C.
Watch below for your full forecast with Kate Haskell:
A yellow warning for wind has been issued across our region. The Met Office say Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bristol & North Somerset could experience gale force winds of up to 70mph from midnight tonight.
A group of parachutists have descended on to the stones at Stonehenge carrying a large poppy to mark the launch of the 2014 Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion’s parachute team, Jump4Heroes took part int he stunt this morning. The poppy will now be presented to the Lord Lieutenant.