Live News: April 30

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6:33pm

Wiltshire Times:

Why Wiltshire Chief Constable Pat Geenty didn't want CCTV Tasering footage, shown during the trial of PC Lee Birch, released. Full story here

6:19pm

More than 300 homes have been sold in Wiltshire during the first year of the Government's Help to Buy equity loan scheme has been up and running, new figures show. Full story here

5:13pm

Wiltshire Times:

The future of large-scale solar farms may be in doubt after reports that the Government is planning to cut subsidies. Several large solar farms are planned in the Seend area. Full story here

4:18pm

Wiltshire Times:

Proud mascot Jack Fieves, who is eight, will have all eyes on him at Twickenham this weekend, when he leads the Trowbridge RFC squad onto the same pitch as his England heroes. Full story here

Don't miss this week's RFU Intermediate Cup final 12-page pullout in the Wiltshire Times.

3:31pm

Wiltshire Times:

Carpenter Dan Dove who was Tasered while naked in custody by PC Lee Birch says he’s lost all faith in justice system after the officer was acquitted of assault and misconduct. PC Birch, 30, pictured, discharged his weapon into the bare chest of Daniel Dove in a cell at Melksham Police Station on December 23, 2012.

11:39am

 

During the industrial action, we will still be responding to 999 calls, but it may take us a little longer than usual to arrive and, with larger premises, we may send a smaller attendance than usual in the first instance.

Simon Routh-Jones, Wiltshire Chief Fire Officer, reminds businesses to take extra care during the strikes this weekend. Full story here

10:28am

Wiltshire Times:

Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas have split up, it has been announced, just hours after the prince visited the Help For Heroes gym in Wiltshire. Read the full story here

9:48am

Wiltshire Times: Cash confiscated from convicted loan sharks has been awarded to four Wiltshire projects. The public chose Wiltshire Credit Union as the overall winner to get money confiscated under proceeds of crime laws. Read the full story here

9:17am

Wiltshire Police have closed a lane of the dual carriageway on the A303 westbound, near the junction with the A36 in the Wylye valley, because of a car fire. They are warning of long tailbacks and say fog is an added danger. More here

9:10am

Wiltshire Times:

Pete Cadywould, manager of Travis Perkins, with the Trowbridge Rugby Club shirt displayed at the building supplies store. Don't miss this week's special 12-page pullout in the Wiltshire Times as the club heads to Twickenham on Sunday for the RFU Intermediate Cup final against Leek.

9:10am

Welcome to the Wiltshire Times Live News feed for April 30.

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