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  • Wiltshire views sought on training for dementia carers

    By Carer Support Wiltshire at 15:23 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 ...
  • Fire response hindered by strike action

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 16/12/13
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    tristan.cork@b-nm.co.uk Fire chiefs admitted yesterday that the strike of full-time firefighters across the West hampered how they dealt with a massive fire at a thatched cottage in rural Wiltshire on Saturday night. The fire broke out at a thatched cottage in Fyfield in Wiltshire's Pewsey Vale just a quarter of an hour before crews went on strike, and firefighters who would normally have rushed from nearby fire stations walked out...
  • Our bills are fair, insists water giant

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 07/12/13
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    tristan.cork@b-nm.co.uk The nation's biggest water company has hit back at claims that customers in the West should not be paying for a massive new sewer system for London – because the London customers are already subsidising work here in the West. Thames Water was criticised for bucking the trend of water firms cutting bills or planning to increase them below the rate of inflation earlier this week. Their proposal for ten per...
  • Thames Water deal is set to be hard to swallow

    By Western Daily Press at 21:19 on 03/12/13
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    tristan.cork@b-nm.co.uk Water bills across most of the West could go down in real terms for the rest of this decade – but there was growing anger in one unfortunate corner of the region, where residents are facing a rise in bills. Wessex Water and most other water firms serving the West Country announced that they would keep their bills below inflation between 2015 and 2020, and that meant if inflation dropped to a low level,...
  • Thousands cheer returning Afghanistan heroes

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 29/11/13
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    The widest High Street in England was packed with a crowd of thousands yesterday as almost 200 soldiers paraded through a Wiltshire town on their return from Afghanistan. Eighty of the members of the 4th Military Intelligence battalion received their Afghan medals, and were joined by more than 100 of their colleagues from the Tidworth-based unit who marched through Marlborough. Military top brass was on hand to dispense the medals...

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