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Fun with pictures
We've had fun and games trying to sort out pictures this week.
First we wanted to get a picture of Chief Constable Brian Moore with his new deputy and assistant chief constables to go alongside a story about Wiltshire's encouraging crime figures.
You'd have thought the police would jump at the opportunity for a bit of positive news, especially in the week a police marksman expertly hit his own hand.
But getting this relatively simple photo was anything but easy. It was like we'd asked for a picture of the chief riding on a unicycle juggling copies of murderers' signed confessions.
When we finally got just the deputy and the assistant chief together after three days of negotiating, they refused to wear body armour, even though we'd requested that on Monday. They said we hadn't given them enough notice.
Apparently the new chief has requested all officers wear the armour when they are out and about.
Then also today there was a fiasco outside Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock where we were taking pictures of protesters against the centre's expansion plans, which come before the district council next week.
Director Peter Self and his brother came out while we were setting the picture up and stood in front of the Whitehall sign to stop us getting a picture of it.
They then threatened us with a solicitor if we didn't stop, until our photographer Adam pointed out he and his subjects were on the public highway.
Before long the police turned up to see what all the fuss was about. I'm sure Adam would rather have been nicked while trying to get an exclusive picture of a royal or a rock star than a picture of some children outside a prveyor of lawn feed and slug pellets.
To be fair Peter Self did ring later and apologise for overreacting. But if you see the picture in tomorrow's paper and wonder why two grumpy-looking men are standing in the background, now you'll know.