Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

Sunday, 09 August 2020 23:31

Armed police callouts rise in Wiltshire

Armed police are being deployed to more incidents in Wiltshire but down from a decade prior, figures reveal.

The weekend has seen nine more cases of coronavirus cases recorded in Wiltshire, official figures show.

More drugs are being uncovered by staff during searches at Erlestoke prison, new figures reveal.

It comes as drug finds in jails across England and Wales reached a record high – but prison reform charity the Howard League has warned confiscations do not show ‘the true scale of the problem’.

Six more cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Wiltshire, according to official figures.

Public Health England figures show that 1,316 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday, August 6 in Wiltshire, up from 1,310 the same time on Wednesday.

THE last few months have proved a testing time for traders, but there are some who have gone above and beyond to look after their customers.

THE number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Wiltshire has increased by 24 since last week but no new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Wiltshire experienced substantially more deaths than normal during the worst period of the coronavirus crisis, new analysis reveals.

CARE homes, schools and high-risk settings are Wiltshire Council's top priority in its Covid outbreak control plan.

Hundreds of people were killed or seriously injured on Wiltshire's roads last year, new figures show.

Residents are urged to not ignore safety warnings and stay vigilant as the South of England is set to experience an Amber wildfire risk over the weekend.