Body-worn cameras for council enforcement staff

Wiltshire Council traffic officers are now patrolling the streets wearing body-worn cameras in a drive to protect their safety.



Longleat’s festive fantastic voyage

Longleat’s hugely popular Festival of Light returns this month with a magical journey through time and space.



Cheetah cubs venture outside for the first time

A quartet of cheetah cubs has ventured outside for the first time at Longleat Safari Park. The quartet, which were born in August, initially stuck close to mum Wilma as they explored the great outdoors at the Wiltshire wildlife attraction. However it wasn’t long before they started venturing further afield and even tested out their […]



Wiltshire Council commits £8 million to support local towns and communities

Wiltshire Council has committed £8 million to support towns and communities across the county. A 12-month programme to deliver improvements to local highway maintenance including repair of potholes, improve white lining, weed removal, kerb and pavement improvements, verges and improved road signage will be implemented. The council will use new funding allocated from Government this […]



Celebrity readers announced for Julia’s House Carols by Candlelight event

Actor Kris Marshall who played lovesick Colin in the hit film Love Actually and Antiques expert Paul Martin, better known as the presenter of the TV show Flog It!, join the line-up of guest speakers for this year’s Julia’s House Carols by Candlelight event in Devizes. They will be joined by two other ‘big’ camels […]



A monumental collaboration

On 13 November a permanent war memorial marking the centenary of the end of World War 1 was unveiled at HMP Erlestoke. The memorial, which was designed by prisoners and carved by Salisbury Cathedral’s stonemasons, sits on a lawn within the visitors’ area of the prison. The four-foot high memorial, a four-sided pyramid-shape, was dedicated […]



Photos of Remembrance Day 2018 in Salisbury



A Christmas Carol in Warminster

This Winter, Chapterhouse Theatre Company is continuing its festive tradition of touring Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to theatres and stately homes across the UK. It will be in St Margaret’s Church, Warminster on 6 December. Especially adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this production is the perfect festive treat for all […]



Boots pharmacy in Amesbury has been cleared as safe

Wiltshire Council working with Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has confirmed that following extensive testing by specialist teams the building has been handed back to Boots UK. A Defra spokesman said: “Thorough clean-up work by specialist military teams has been successfully completed at Boots in Amesbury and Defra has now handed the […]



Nominations open for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs. Sarah Rose Troughton, is encouraging people in the county to nominate outstanding local voluntary groups for next year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). The purpose of the award is to recognise groups of individuals who are giving their time freely for the benefit of others. It is the highest […]