Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Warning as burglars target the elderly in Corsham and Box

RESIDENTS in Corsham and Box have been told to remain vigilant after a spate of break-ins targeting homes of the elderly. In one incident, a rear window was forced to gain entry to the house, which was occupied by the...

Windscreen firm turns Santa with huge donation of gifts for disadvantaged Wiltshire children

A GENEROUS business is providing a happier Christmas for disadvantaged Wiltshire families by donating hundreds of presents. Staff from National Windscreens delivered more than 230 gifts to Barnardo's which are now being shared with the charity's local services. This includes Barnardo's...

Car wash and open day to support Fire Fighters Charity

A CHARITY car wash is being held this Saturday in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity. Local drivers can go along to Corsham fire station, in Beechfield Road, between 11am and 2pm and get their vehicles cleaned in return for...

The saucy courtship secrets of Corsham’s peacocks revealed

A NEW study has revealed the courting secrets of the free-roaming peacocks of Corsham. As the male peacocks - often seen wandering close to their Corsham Court home - shake their long feathers in courtship, the iridescent eyespots remain nearly...

Wiltshire couple formally identified as victims of Tunisia beach massacre

POLICE have confirmed that two of the victims of the Tunisia terror attack have been formally identified as an elderly couple from Wiltshire. Eileen Swannack, aged 73 from Biddestone, and partner of eight years John Welch, aged 74 from Corsham, were regular visitors to...

E-fit released of suspect as Corsham boy is attacked by man and dog

WILTSHIRE Police have issued an e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in relation to an attack on a teenage boy in Corsham. The incident happened on Friday 6 November at around 3pm. The 15-year-old victim was attacked by...

Corsham man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing to stop at collision...

A 26-YEAR-OLD Corsham man was arrested last night after failing to stop at a road traffic collision. At approximately 10.10pm, a 23-year-old man was driving a BMW Z4 near The Three Magpies pub, Sells Green, Seend, in the direction of Melksham, when he became...

Cyclist in 70s air lifted to Southmead after collision with HGV

A CYCLIST has been taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol by air ambulance following a collision in Corsham this morning. The incident happened at approximately 9am in Pickwick Road, near to the Methuen Arms. The cyclist - a man in his 70s -...

Corsham firefighters in final preparations to take on Snowdon

THIRTEEN firefighters from Corsham are travelling to North Wales this weekend to take on Mount Snowdon – but they will be tackling the 1,085m ascent while wearing fire kit. The group will be leaving Corsham on Saturday afternoon, before making...

Family pay tribute to ‘beautiful’ boy, 4, found in Gastard pond

THE family of a young boy who tragically died after being found unconscious in a pond in Gastard, near Corsham, have paid tribute to him. Wiltshire Police were called to a property in the village on Tuesday July 28, following...

Air Ambulance en route after A365 crash between Box and Corsham

EMERGENCY services are currently dealing with a road traffic collision near Box. Police were called at approximately 12.20pm today following a report of a collision between Box and Corsham on the A365. There is currently a road closure in place...

Raiders smash through front of Corsham Co-op in early-hours burglary

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for information after burglars smashed their way into a Corsham store through the front window. Officers were called in the early hours of this morning following the raid on the Co-operative shop in Martingate. Three men, all...

Urgent warning to parents and schools as man grabs year 7 Corsham girl

PARENTS and schools in the Corsham area have been put on high alert after reports a man tried to grab a female year 7 student this morning. The pupil was approached shortly before 8.30am as she made her way to...

Police dog finds tens of thousands of pounds at Corsham crash scene

A POLICE dog who gained his licence just three months ago discovered tens of thousands of pounds of cash and drugs following a road traffic collision in Corsham at the weekend. PD Fozzy and his handler PC Simon Goodwin attended...

Vintage cars saved but huge fire near Corsham could burn for days

FIREFIGHTERS could spend days tackling a huge barn fire between Corsham and Lacock. Five crews were dispatched to the blaze in Thingley at 5.30am this morning after the alarm was raised at New Farm on Corsham Road. By 9am two appliances had...