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Thursday, 25 December 2014 07:00

Wiltshire Police face cutbacks in New Year

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FEWER police officers could be on the beat in north Wiltshire as a result of a £3 million cut to the force’s budget.

’s Chief Constable Pat Geenty said he will “need to make difficult but necessary decisions” following the news that the government will reduce the constabulary’s budget by 5.1 per cent.

He said: “By 2017, Wiltshire Police will have lost 25 per cent of its budget, whilst facing increasing demand for services.

“We have reduced staff numbers and reorganised and transformed the way in which we work in order to minimise the impact of the cuts on the delivery of frontline services to the public.

The Chief Constable added: “Wiltshire Police will need to be courageous, ambitious and above all innovative in order to meet these savings targets.

The government has decided to reduce its funding to police forces across the UK by £299million in the next year....

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A COUPLE from Minety are to host a charity golf tournament in aid of Children’s Hospice South West following the success of their event last year.

The second edition of their competition will take place on April 3 with tee times from 7:30am to 2.30pm at South Cerney Golf Club....

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AN IGLOO is not the type of structure you would expect to see in Malmesbury but this year K&S Childcare built one as a festive treat for local children....

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Charlton Christmas House Lights raising funds for Epilepsy ....

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The burglary took place at around 7pm on December 16 in a house close to the town centre.

The thief forced entry into the house while the woman was alone and she sustained a hand injury whilst attempting to stop the intruder from stealing her handbag....

A 91-year-old woman was injured while trying to stop a callous thug from stealing her handbag after he forced his way into her home in Malmesbury....

A SEASONED Scout leader has been honoured for his service while a younger Scout was given a top award at Crudwell Scouts’ annual Christmas party.

At the event on December 18 Mike Goodyer, a Scout Leader for 32 years, was given a message of appreciation by Scouts new and old, with some even returning from university to say thank you to their former leader....

Accountant Michaela Swadling-Stickler has transformed her North Wiltshire home into a Christmas Wonderland with a dazzling display of 200,000 fairy lights in memory of her late father....

Jack Frost and an unlikely assortment of animals helped make Malmesbury’s annual Late Christmas Shopping event one of the most successful ever staged.

The organisers feared the worst when heavy storms had been predicted for last Friday....