HRH Princess Anne was at Wootton Bassett on Sunday to mark the town being honoured by the Queen and becoming Royal Wootton Bassett. Read about what happened on the day.
The new Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, was enthroned at Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday. He called for celebration of diversity. Read more.
Wiltshire was chosen as the first county to use the new police non-emergency number. The aim is to reduce the pressure on 999 services. The new number to call is 101, replacing the old 0845 408 7000 non-emergency number. Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, regardless of the time […]
The Stonehenge Traffic Regulation Order Enquiry will help decide access restrictions to vehicles near Stonehenge. English Heritage and Wiltshire Council are in favour of restricting vehicle access to the byways near the ancient monument whilst others such as the Druids oppose the plans. Read more about the Stonehenge Traffic Regulation Order Enquiry
English Heritage have given Inside Wiltshire this statement: The closure of the A344 will bring significant improvements to the blighted setting of Stonehenge – part of the vision of the World Heritage Site Management Plan and the main reason for English Heritage to carry out the Stonehenge project. Visitors will have a much more open […]
The World record for the number of people playing air guitar all together has been broken at WOMAD festival. The previous record was set in Australia with 1,883 people in 2009 but festival goers broke this with a head count of 2,227. The crowd strummed along to Purple Haze by Jimmi Hendrix, led by UK […]