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WATCH: #BNNUK Reports.

Heavy rain and flooding in Wiltshire have led to the closure of part of the A303.

The rain has submerged the entry slip road with water reaching as far as lane two.

#UK #Climate
The Highways Agency issued an update on January 20 to say the road remains closed and is expected to be closed for the next few days.
National Highways warned commuters to allow extra time for their journeys because of the closure, which will remain in place until water levels subside.
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To my native village, there tomorrow morning to embark on a 35 mile walk to Winchester in aid of @DKMS_uk.

If you felt like sponsoring my niece Daisy, who will be accompanying @James1940, I would be inordinately grateful.
To Winchester! Image
Dawn over the Chalke Valley… Image
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The transmitter tower we can see from around the #avebury / #ridgeway area #wiltshire. It's actually located in the ground of what was #RAF Clyffe Pypard, from here are views looking out over the Ridgeway, Hackpen Hill, Cherhill & Furze Knoll
Clyffe Pypard - as well as being an ancient village situated on the White Horse trail between Broad Town & Cherhill (more of which I shall have to post) This here was a former satellite airfield used in between 1941 - 61. It is now farmland but a few things remain...
a subterranean HQ, 4 Mushroom pillarboxes, a machine gun range, a hanger + more, worth a respectful visit - for more info, a brief & interesting video -
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For #HillfortsWednesday here’s the glorious Chlorus Camp (Figsbury Ring) #Wiltshire, photographically captured by David R Abram 🤩

For more of his stunning work see

And catch his exhibition @SalisburyMuseum…

A thread 👇👇👇
Figsbury Ring / Chlorus Camp #Wiltshire comprises a univallate Iron Age hillfort with entrances at the East and West

At 6.2ha it encloses a Neolithic / EBA feature (a henge?)

LiDAR Digital terrain model Rouven Meidlinger @planlaufterrain CC BY-SA 4.0

William Stukeley visited Chlorus Camp hillfort (Figsbury Ring) #Wiltshire in 1723

His drawing of the hillfort and inner henge looking SW shows the hillfort and castle of @EHOldSarum (B) and cathedral of Salisbury (C) in the distance

#HillfortsWednesday #HengeWednesday
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This afternoons stroll starts in the Wiltshire village of Edington #Wiltshire
This is Ralph’s seat. I don’t know who Ralph is / was but it’s a nice spot view a view over Edington Priory @MyFaveBench
On the edge of the village I see a reminder of how many miles we are from London, before heading up Salisbury Hollow. A stretch of tarmac soon gives way to a steep gravel byway leading up to Salisbury Plain.
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On 6th May, all 41 Police & Crime Commissioners in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 are up for election via Supplementary Vote System.

PCCs have significant influence but election turnout has been low.

In #Wiltshire only 25% voted in 2016, 15% in 2012. Wilts PCC has influence over 7 Parlt constituencies.
PCCs ensure community policing needs are met as effectively as possible and oversee how crime is tackled.

They are elected to hold 👮 force to account for delivering the kind of policing local people want to see.

Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure 👮 force is effective.
PCCs bring a public voice to policing by:

• engaging with the public and victims of crime to help set police and crime plans;

• ensuring the police force budget is spent where it matters most; and

• appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the chief constable.
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Figsbury Ring comprises a fine set of prehistoric enclosure systems on the chalk above Salisbury in #Wiltshire looked after by @nationaltrust @NatTrustArch

A short thread for #HillfortsWednesday
Figsbury Ring, once known as Chlorus Camp, #Wiltshire @NatTrustArch - The outer circuit encloses 6.2ha with entrances on the E and W

📷 Dae Sasitorn + Adrian Warren © Sasitorn Images

For more amazing images see:

For many years, Figsbury Ring, depicted here in the Ordnance Survey for 1927 with the Roman road from Old Sarum to Winchester to the south, was thought to be a bivallate Iron Age hillfort...

...but there was something strange about the innermost circuit

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Salisbury looking glorious today, seen from the ancient ramparts of Old Sarum. #wiltshire #history Image
The outline of Old Sarum Cathedral, completed in 1092. Its exposed setting at the summit of a Neolithic hill fort and lack of water supply gave it a short lifespan. By the 1200s it was being dismantled and its stone reused in building the present Salisbury Cathedral nearby. Image
Augustus felt these Old Sarum stones made a good statue plinth for him. Image
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🏡Stone and block work going up on second floor. Love the quoin details now the lintels are in. Views great from bedrooms. Juliette balcony will be lovely in our bedroom 🏡 #OrchardHouse #SelfBuild #NewHouse #Housebuilding #wiltshire ImageImageImageImage
🏡 Brickwork looking good and views spectacular in today’s sun. Shot of the insulation in the cavities too. 🏡 #OrchardHouse #SelfBuild #NewHouse #Housebuilding #wiltshire ImageImageImageImage
🏡 after a couple of says in Devon, there’s been some more upwards movement on block work and stone work. Now have a gap for the naming stone as well 🏡 #OrchardHouse #SelfBuild #NewHouse #Housebuilding #wiltshire ImageImageImageImage
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.@realDonaldTrump, call off your summit with Putin. A British woman is dead of a horrific poisoning, linked to ex-spy #Skripal poisoning just months ago. #Putin is not fine. He's responsible for this and other murders. America doesn't need to make deals with murderers. #Wiltshire
@realDonaldTrump Sturgess murder by chemical weapon is yet another attack against NATO allies by Russia/Russian proxies approved and/or ordered by Putin. And election manipulation for Brexit and Trump. These facts alone warrant calling off Putin Summit. Imagine if a Muslim migrant had killed her.
@realDonaldTrump And this: Putin critic #Glushkov found strangled at his London home the day he was due in court in case against Russia's state-run airline Aeroflot

#Putin is not fine. #Russia under Putin is not fine. A summit now rewards & encourages a murderous regime.
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>> NEW INCIDENT near #Salisbury:: Two collapse in #Amesbury, UK—near site of Russian spy #Skripal poisoning by military grade chemical weapon - BBC News…
#BREAKING: Police now say pair found unconscious in Wiltshire U.K. were poisoned with Novichok, same chemical nerve agent that poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei #Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, just 4 months ago… #Amesbury
BREAKING >> Following detailed analysis of samples, British counter-terrorism police confirm unconscious man & woman in #Amesbury have been exposed to the nerve agent #Novichok—the same nerve agent that poisoned Yulia & Sergei #Skripal #Russia #Wiltshire
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Our #Bristol ride will see hundreds of bikers ride through the city to @CHSW Charlton Farm helping to raise vital funds. All bikers welcome!
Bikes gather for the main ride at midday ready for a 1pm departure. Groups will be riding in from #Wiltshire, #Somerset and #Gloucestershire
All bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome. No need to register, just turn up on the day. No charge, but all donations to @CHSW appreciated!
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