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  • Wiltshire views sought on training for dementia carers

    By Carer Support Wiltshire at 15:28 on 20/12/13
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    A survey has been launched to find out what training would help people who are caring for a relative or friend with dementia. It has been put together by Alzheimer's Support, Alzheimer's Society and Carer Support Wiltshire, with input from Wiltshire Council, and will be used to inform the future commissioning of training for carers of people with dementia. Catharine Hurford, Deputy CEO and Head of Operations at Carer Support ...
  • Firms size up beauty spot for major solar energy farm

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 13/12/13
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    tristan.cork@b-nm.co.uk Plans for another huge solar farm are about to be revealed – and this time it is within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty not far from the mansion of Sir James Dyson. Green Energy UK Direct and a Norwegian solar developer have begun consulting residents of villages close to Junction 18 of the M4, about plans to create a solar farm on 180 acres of land just south of the motorway. The...
  • Solar gold rush shines on county

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 12/12/13
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    tristan.cork@b-nm.co.uk What could end up being Britain's biggest solar farm will go ahead, after councillors voted to give themselves planning permission for 150,000 solar panels to be erected in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Borough planners in Swindon backed the proposal from their own commercial arm to create the solar farm on half of the old RAF Wroughton airfield site, high on the hills above Swindon in the North...
  • Rail service will connect rural towns

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 10/12/13
    Duncan Hames MP has welcomed the new rail service
    A West MP who campaigned for years for a new train service to roll through his constituency got to be the conductor on its first full day of operation yesterday. Chippenham MP Duncan Hames has led other Wiltshire MPs and passenger groups in lobbying First Great Western for a beefed up Trans-Wilts service connecting Westbury, Trowbridge, Melksham, Chippenham and Swindon. First Great Western has now put on an extra six trains a day in...
  • Mr Christmas has spent £1 million celebrating every day of the year

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 02/12/13
    Andy Park, Mr Christmas, claims  he celebrates Christmas every day of the year - and has racked up £1 million on doing so
    wdnews@b-nm.co.uk A man who claims to have celebrated Christmas every day for the last 20 years says he has now spent more than a million pounds on festivities. Andy Park, 50 – known as Mr Christmas – claims he eats a full festive dinner seven days a week and watches the Queen's speech 365 times a year. He also says he buys himself, friends and family presents every day, sends a card to his own house every 24 hours,...

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