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No charges over Wiltshire nursery investigation

Little Angels in Calne was forced to close in August. Credit: ITV News West Country

Police say they will not be bringing any charges against two people after investigating alleged child abuse at a nursery in Wiltshire.

Little Angels in Calne was forced to close in August. After completing an investigation, officers say the bail of a 37-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man has been cancelled.

The owner, who was not arrested, was forced to liquidate the company that ran the nursery.

We can confirm that after completing a rigorous and complex investigation into alleged sexual abuse against children, the bail of a 37 year-old woman and 48 year-old man who were previously arrested has been cancelled. No further police action is being taken against any party regarding this case and our investigation has now concluded.

Whilst we appreciate this has caused a considerable amount of concern in the local community, due to the nature and scope of the investigation, it was imperative given the information passed to us that our enquiries were comprehensive and thorough.

We have worked closely throughout this investigation with a number of appropriate partner agencies and continue to do so in supporting all parties involved.

We would like to thank the public for their understanding and co-operation with this investigation.

– Wiltshire Police spokesperson


Prince Andrew in Swindon

The Duke of York at UTC Swindon Credit: ITV News

The Duke of York is in Swindon today, opening the University Technical College.

He has been chatting to students at the new college, which will educate 600 young people, helping to prepare them for work or university.

The Duke is patron of an educational trust, and has said he is passionate about creating opportunities for young people in engineering and manufacturing.

Warning over teenagers taking out payday loans

Charity warns about getting into debt. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

One in ten young people in the south west have borrowed money from lending companies.

The charity Action for Children say a worrying number of 12 to 18-year-olds use payday or high street lenders as an easy way to access money - and this problem is expected to get worse in the run up to Christmas.

Swindon recycling company criticised on public safety

A fire at an Averies Recycling site burned for eight weeks Credit: ITV News

Averies Recycling in Swindon has been ordered to clear both its sites by the Environment Agency.

There have been major fires at both sites - including one this summer at the Marshgate site which burned for eight weeks. The Environment Agency say public safety was repeatedly put at risk.

Public hearings into the Marshgate fire are likely to begin early next year.


Firefighters start 24-hour walkout

Firefighters in the West Country begin another 24-hour strike today. It is part of a long-running dispute with the government over pensions.

Crews will be walking out from 9am today until 9am Wednesday morning. Fire officers are warning people to take extra care during these hours.

Fire crews to stage further strike action Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tributes paid to three dead in Wiltshire crash

Dozens of floral tributes - including cans and bottles of alcohol - have been left at the crash site by family and friends. Credit: ITV News

Tributes have been paid to three young men who died after their car crashed into the back of a parked lorry in Wiltshire.

Chad McVeigh, Nathan Cox and Jordan Taylor died when their car hit an articulated lorry in Westbury on Friday night.

Hundreds of flowers and messages have been left at the accident site.

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