Hottest day looms as mercury rises

This Is Wiltshire: Charlotte Abercrombie, three, enjoys an ice cream in Stratford-upon-Avon

12:24am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Britain is preparing itself for the hottest day of the year today, with temperatures possibly rising to 34C (93F).

Runway report set to spark new row

This Is Wiltshire: Opponents of Heathrow expansion say hundreds of thousands more people would suffer from noise and traffic congestion

12:05am Wednesday 1st July 2015

A long-awaited report into airport expansion is set to spark fresh controversy today among politicians, protest groups and environmental campaigners.

Britain brings back massacre dead

This Is Wiltshire: Tourists look at flowers that have been laid on the beach near the RIU Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia

12:14am Wednesday 1st July 2015

The operation to return the bodies of Britons killed by a gunman in the Tunisian beach massacre to the UK begins today.

'Lonely funerals' shocking: Hunt

This Is Wiltshire: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called on people to do more to look out for each other

12:14am Wednesday 1st July 2015

It is shocking that thousands of people are dying alone in the UK, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to say today, as he makes a direct appeal to the public to take better care of their older relatives.

Low income homes 'still worse off'

This Is Wiltshire: Couples with two children need to be bringing in at least £20,000 each to obtain basic goods and services, experts say

12:05am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Low income households have seen their living standards improve slightly this year for the first time since the recession - but they are still dramatically worse off than in 2008.

Developments 'devour countryside'

This Is Wiltshire: A graphic showing a land cover map of Leicestershire in 2012 ( University of Leicester/PA)

12:14am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Thousands of acres of the countryside have been swallowed up by development in the past few years, new land use maps have revealed.

Women's lung cancer rates up by 22%

This Is Wiltshire: Lung cancer rates among UK women have risen by more than 20% over the past two decades, new figures show

12:17am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Lung cancer rates for British women have risen more than a fifth in the last two decades with a record 20,000-plus cases now being diagnosed each year, new figures have shown.

Parents can take unpaid leave

This Is Wiltshire: The TUC said parents can take unpaid leave to help look after their children during the summer holidays

12:05am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Millions of working parents will be entitled to unpaid parental leave this summer following new rules, it has been estimated.

Anti-radicalisation laws introduced

This Is Wiltshire: John Hayes says protecting those who are at risk of radicalisation "is a job for all of us"

12:20am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Councils, prisons, NHS trusts and schools will be required to take action to stop people being drawn into terrorism under new rules introduced today.

Victims 'must get more support'

This Is Wiltshire: Baroness Newlove has called on agencies in the criminal justice system to create a "culture of empathy"

12:20am Wednesday 1st July 2015

More must be done to support victims of crime, a report has concluded.


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