Baby bustards reared from Spanish eggs

The team re-introducing the Giant Bustard to Wiltshire are increasing the number of birds they rear there and bringing in eggs from Spain.

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Woman arrested in investigation into Wiltshire nursery

A 37-year-old woman has been arrested in investigations at a nursery in Wiltshire.

Details about the inquiry have not been released, but police have confirmed that Little Angels Nursery in Calne has been closed.

The person arrested is understood not to be the owner.

We can confirm that police are conducting an investigation into allegations relating to Little Angels Nursery in Calne.

The nursery has been closed by Ofsted and staff from the nursery are in the process of informing all parents of the closure.

– Wiltshire Police

Parents who have concerns are being advised to call either Social Services on 0845 6070888 or the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 456010899.


Eighth day of strike action by firefighters

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Firefighters across the West strike for an eighth day. Credit: ITV News West Country

Firefighters across the region are striking again today in a dispute with the Government over changes to pensions.

It's the eighth and final day of planned protests. Members of the Fire Brigades Union walked out at noon for two hours and are due to stop work again for an hour at 11.00 pm.

They claim members are having to work longer and receive lower pensions when they retire.

Brigades are advising people to stay safe during the strikes.


Demand for new homes falls in the South West

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Demand for new homes has slowed in the south West Credit: ITV News West Country

Demand for new homes in the South West fell in July, to the lowest level since October 2011, while the supply of new properties coming onto the market also decreased, according to the July RICS Residential Market Survey.

In the region, 7% more chartered surveyors saw a fall rather than rise in new buyer enquiries in July, with 16% more surveyors seeing a fall in new instructions – a decrease from a net balance of 0% last month.

It's A Level results day - send us your messages

Students across the region will be finding out their A Level results today. Many will discover if they have made it into their university of choice. But changes to the syllabus and tougher marking have made the path to further education all the more challenging.

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Relief for some. Credit: PA

If you would like us to read out your congratulations on tonight's ITV West Country at 6pm, then please email We would love to hear where you're from, and where the A Level student is off to next term.

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