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Man struck from behind as he walks in Bemerton

The 21 year old victim suffered cuts and bruises after being hit by what's thought to have been a motorbike.

Salisbury man taking on Alps trek for Stars Appeal

Pete Bott is running 53K across the mountains to support the Salisbury District Hospital charity.

Sir Terry Pratchett's final novel a 'magnificent sign-off'

The South Wiltshire author's last book has been released with fans queueing to get their hands on a copy.

Peerage for Wiltshire Council leader

Jane Scott is one of 45 people to have been appointed to the House of Lords.

Two Salisbury veterans taking on world's hardest triathlon with Help for Heroes

The Tidworth based charity has picked a team of people to compete in the 300 mile triathlon next month.

Tap Water Partly Restored After Bug Outbreak

Tap water has been declared safe to drink in parts of Lancashire three weeks after a parasitic outbreak.

Abused Girl Forced To Kneel In Scalding Water

A foster mother forced a girl to kneel in scalding water after the child soiled herself, a family court judge has ruled.

Charity Seeks Probe Into 'Fit For Work' Deaths

A disability charity has called for an investigation to be held into the deaths of more than 2,000 people within weeks of being judged "fit for work".

Police Scotland Boss To Step Down Early

The Chief Constable of Police Scotland has revealed he is to step down by the end of the year - earlier than planned.

William Hague Among Downing Street's New Peers

Downing Street has revealed 45 new peers in a list dominated by politicians, in a move critics say will cost £1.2m a year.

US Rapper Banned From UK Over 'Violent Lyrics'

An American rapper has been forced to cancel his UK tour, after the Home Office banned him from entering the country over controversial lyrics.

Walsh Wins Edinburgh Festival's Top Joke Award

A comic who specialises in one-line puns has won the Edinburgh Festival's annual top joke award.

One Direction Star: 'We Are Not Splitting Up'

One Direction have confirmed they are taking a break next year - but are not splitting up.

Jackass Star Charged Over SeaWorld Crane Protest

Jackass star Steve-O is to face five criminal charges after he climbed a crane in Hollywood to protest against SeaWorld.

Armando Iannucci Delivers MacTaggart Lecture

Armando Iannucci says the BBC should market its shows more aggressively overseas in order to take the pressure of the licence fee at home.

Unhappy Berahino Snubs West Brom - On Twitter

Reported Tottenham transfer target Saido Berahino has cut his ties with West Brom - on social media.

Spurs Eye Up Leverkusen's Heung-Min Son

Tottenham are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over an £18m deal for the Germans' forward Heung-Min Son, according to Sky sources.

Probe As Castleford Tigers Suspend Carney

Justin Carney has been suspended by the Castleford Tigers while an internal investigation takes place.

K J-T Makes The Long Jump Final In Beijing

Katarina Johnson-Thompson bounced back from her heptathlon "walk of shame" by leaping into the long jump final at the World Championships in Beijing.

England Women Rekindle Their Ashes Hopes

England Women fought their way back into the Ashes series with a seven-wicket win over Australia Women in the first T20 international at Chelmsford.

Hundreds Feared Dead As Migrant Boat Sinks

Up to 200 people are feared dead after a boat carrying around 400 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast, officials have said.

Katrina: Obama Praises 'Spirit' Of New Orleans

President Barack Obama has praised the spirit of New Orleans' residents 10 years after their city was decimated by Hurricane Katrina.

Trump Has Hair Tugged To Refute Toupee Claims

Donald Trump has invited an audience member to tug his hair during a rally to prove he is not wearing a wig.

Virginia TV Gunman's Sinister Warning To Boss

The disgruntled former TV reporter who shot dead two ex-colleagues live on air in Virginia gave a sinister farewell to his boss as he was fired from his job, the station manager says.

Warplanes Pound IS Targets Amid Militant Gains

The US-led coalition has pounded Islamic State targets with 25 airstrikes in a day but jihadists claimed victory in several villages close to the Turkish border.

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