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Tim Peake on International Space Station

Major Tim Peake is the first British astronaut to leave Earth in more than two decades. After 186 days in space for his Principia mission on the International Space Station, he returned to Earth at 10:15 on 18 June 2016, landing in Kazakhstan with commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA’s Tim Kopra in the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. On landing, […]



New centre will help young people achieve DofE Award

Young people who want to take part in a national scheme that helps them make a difference in their community and pick up life skills along the way, are being offered support from a new opportunity in Marlborough. Each year more than 2,000 Wiltshire young people, aged 14 to 24, take part in the Duke […]



State of the art fitness suite opens at Salisbury’s Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre

A new state of the art fitness suite which uses the latest technology to help people tailor their keep fit regime to personal goals is now open at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Salisbury. Customers of all ages and abilities have been trying out the array of machines at the Wiltshire Council-run centre. The […]



Longleat launches wild photographer challenge for 50th anniversary

Longleat is launching a nationwide competition to find two wild amateur photographers of the year to feature in a new exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of their safari park. In April 1966 Longleat hit the headlines around the world when it became the first place outside of Africa to open a safari park. To mark […]



First as rare red panda cub born at Longleat

A rare red panda cub has been born at Longleat after keepers launched an international lonely hearts ad to find a mate for their male. It’s the first time the famous Wiltshire safari park has successfully bred red pandas and keepers are delighted with how well the cub, which has yet to be named, is […]



Name revealed for new community campus in Tisbury

The name of Tisbury’s new community campus facility, due to open next year, has been revealed as Nadder Community Campus. The campus will serve communities throughout the Nadder Valley, and a logo has been chosen for the development featuring a brown trout – the species that brings those wanting to fish in the chalk stream […]



Wiltshire Council customer services in Salisbury move to Bourne Hill

Residents in Salisbury will be able to access Wiltshire Council services under one roof from this spring as the council moves its customer service desks from Milford Street to Bourne Hill. The move will see all services currently at Milford Street, including benefits and housing, moving to Bourne Hill. The customer desks will open to […]



New act means changes to care and support system

Care and support will be more consistent across the country following this week’s changes to England’s care and support system, and Wiltshire Council is supporting people and carers through a new health and social care website. The Care Act will be introduced gradually now until 1 April 2016 and has been described as the most […]



New High Sheriff for Wiltshire and Swindon

Wiltshire’s new High Sheriff has been sworn in this month in a ceremony which dates back to Saxon times. Lady Gooch undertook her declaration and acceptance at Salisbury Cathedral, taking over from Mr Peter Addington. She will be responsible for a number of ceremonial duties during her year of office. Lady Gooch is married to […]



Author Sir Terry Pratchett passes away aged 66

Broad Chalke author Sir Terry Pratchett, famous for creating the fantasy universe of Discworld, has died at his home aged 66. Announced irreverently on his Twitter feed, with a series beginning in the voice of his character, Death, it started: “AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.” It continues “Terry took Death’s arm and […]