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Somerset maths teacher says board game given to prime minister rivals chess

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - 3 hours 25 min ago
Christopher Curtis gave the game to Boris Johnson when he got Covid-19 in the first half of 2020.
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COP26: Engineer to plant trees to offset lifetime's CO2

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 15:56
Dr Alison Cooke says woodland the size of two football pitches will compensate for her carbon use.
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West of England Mayor launches pro-mask campaign

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 08:31
The metro mayor will put up posters in businesses and adverts in papers to help raise awareness.
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Bradford-on-Avon's traffic problems to be focus of new plan

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 05:24
Councillors welcome a plan to fix the town's traffic issues that have "plagued them for decades".
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Swindon Town 1-3 Bradford City

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 17:11
Swindon's home woes continue as Bradford's Theo Robinson scores for the first time since April.
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Swindon Hindu temple closed over safety concerns

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 16:23
Swindon temple's chairman says the closure is "a huge setback" during the Hindu festival period.
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Covid-19: Swindon hospital boss wants return of mandatory face masks

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 19:11
Chief executive of Great Western Hospital in Swindon says masks would help alleviate NHS pressure.
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Colourful kingfisher statues from Cotswolds art trails raise £60,000

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:30
The individually painted artworks were part of a Cotswolds walking trail before being sold.
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Grieving Swindon barber's mission to cut out knife crime

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 05:16
Danny Hegarty, whose friend was stabbed to death, is offering the workshops as alternative to gangs.
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Flooding disrupts trains from Exeter to Salisbury

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:12
Train lines have been blocked between Exeter and Salisbury following heavy rain and wind.
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Tory MPs don't need masks as they know each other, says Rees-Mogg

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 14:18
The Commons leader says maskless Tory MPs are in line with official guidance as they know each other.
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Army major completes 1,000-mile barefoot walk in aid of daughter

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 12:36
Chris Brannigan marched along the east cost of USA to raise funds for his daughter's treatment.
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Police shut down county lines operations in Swindon

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 07:22
Weapons and £20k in cash were seized and 14 people have been charged after the operation in Swindon.
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Weather warning issued for southern England

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 16:17
The Met Office says wet and windy weather is likely to cause disruption.
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Lee Turner stabbing: London teenager appears in court

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 13:56
Lee Turner, 33, suffered a stab wound to the chest during an attack in Swindon on 10 October.
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Bristol to Waterloo train: Campaigners fight to save service

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:32
Several groups want to save direct trains from Bristol and Trowbridge to London Waterloo.
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Covid: False negatives blamed for high case rates in West of England

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:25
A family of six from Somerset were wrongly told their tests were negative as county hits peak cases.
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Sutton United 1-2 Swindon Town

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 21:37
Sutton's League Two winning run comes to a frustrating end with a defeat at home to Swindon, who moved up to third as a result.
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Dame Florence Hancock honoured with Chippenham blue plaque

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 17:48
Dame Florence Hancock rose from poverty to become one of the first female presidents of the TUC.
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A&E waits 'crippling' ambulance services

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 16:45
An ambulance boss says his service is the busiest it has ever been.
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