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Not 1, but 2 jack-knifed lorries - A 'hellish' day for commuters in Salisbury

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One lorry on the Harnham gyratory, a second wedged on Netherhampton Road. All day gridlock in the city.

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'Guy Fawkes' party fears as firefighters mount 96-hour strike

With Bonfire Night celebrations over the weekend, it's even more important for people to take extra care.

Wiltshire people want fire merger with Dorset

Plans to join Wiltshire's fire service with Dorset's is overwhelmingly backed by us in a consultation.

Salisbury's Poppy Appeal getting a boost with a party

The Royal British Legion is organising a get-together to raise cash for the Poppy Appeal.

Watching the wipes at Wessex Water

The supplier's opening up their Petersfinger sewage works to show up how much of a problem wipes are causing.

Woolf Quits As Head Of Child Abuse Inquiry

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Fiona Woolf has quit as head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse following criticism of her suitability for the role.

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Junior Doctor Admits Child Sex Offences

A junior doctor who worked in paediatrics has admitted a string of sex offences against 12 boys under the age of 16.

£800k Rom Con: Man Who Defrauded Brits Jailed

British women defrauded out of more than £800,000 by a conman in Ghana who romanced them on dating websites have got justice after he was convicted.

Fireworks Warehouse Blaze: Two Bodies Found

The bodies of two men have been found in a fireworks warehouse following a huge blaze which gutted the building.

Victims' Groups 'Unanimous' Woolf Should Quit

Representatives of alleged child abuse victims say they are "unanimous" Fiona Woolf cannot head an inquiry into historical claims.

JK Rowling: Potter Witch Based On Real Person

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed that she based witch Dolores Umbridge on a woman she met and hated in real life.

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McKellen Given Freedom Award For Charity Work

Sir Ian McKellen has been awarded the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Robbie Williams Reveals Name Of New Son

Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field have introduced their new son, named Charlton Valentine, to the world for the first time.

Polanski Free After US Sex Charges Questioning

Film director Roman Polanski has been allowed to walk free after being questioned by Polish prosecutors on a US arrest warrant for sex offences.

Ant And Dec Back As Brits Hosts After 14 Years

Organisers of the Brit Awards are hoping that bringing back TV favourites Ant and Dec will reverse a slump in ratings.

Silva To Miss Manchester Derby

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David Silva will miss this weekend’s Manchester derby after being ruled out for three to four weeks through injury.

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Murray Ready For Djokovic At Paris Masters

With a place at the World Tour Finals already guaranteed, Andy Murray takes on Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Friday in confident mood.

Colsaerts Takes Lead At BMW Masters

A resurgent Nicolas Colsaerts will take a one-stroke lead into the third round of the BMW Masters in Shanghai.

Sussex Sign Ex-Essex Paceman Mills

Sussex have signed England Lions paceman Tymal Mills following his departure from Essex.

Everton Announce Record Profits

Everton have revealed record profits of more than £28m for the 2013-14 season.

£20m In Cash Found At Chinese Official's Home

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Investigators have found more than 200 million yuan (£20m) in cash at the home of a Chinese energy official who has been accused of receiving bribes, prosecutors have said.

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£800k Rom Con: Man Who Defrauded Brits Jailed

British women defrauded out of more than £800,000 by a conman in Ghana who romanced them on dating websites have got justice after he was convicted.

Burkina Faso's President Resigns After Riots

Burkina Faso's embattled president Blaise Compaore has been ousted, following days of protests against efforts to extend his rule.

Three US Citizens Shot Dead In Mexico

Mexican authorities are looking into the deaths of three US citizens who were shot dead on a visit to see their father.

Hillary Clinton Heckled During Campaign Stop

Hillary Clinton has been heckled during a campaign stop in Maryland, with protesters interrupting much of her speech.

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