Recruitment for new constables at Wiltshire Police was closed after just a few hours after the force's website had nearly 300,000 hits.
Demand was so high for the £19,000-a-year posts that the website initially crashed when applications were launched at 4pm yesterday.
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A rash of hit and miss showers are due followed by some bright spells but it's mostly cloudy and dry this afternoon. Highs of 15 C.
Some showers steaming through - perhaps early April showers. A few bright breaks to follow but it's mostly cloudy. Top temps 15 C.
The Cheltenham manager, who is recovering from heart surgery, has thanked people for their well wishes and called on fans to back the team