Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Family fears for safety of missing Melksham man Lee Bishop

POLICE are appealing for the public's help in finding a 35-year-old man who has gone missing from Melksham. Lee Bishop was reported missing by his family this morning and they are growing increasingly concerned about his welfare. He is described as...

Plans for new air ambulance home to go on public display

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) will be undertaking public consultation on the proposed layout and design of its new home. The charity was granted Outline Planning Permission by Wiltshire Council for a new Operations Centre on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington,...

Melksham Waitrose to sponsor 2016 Food & River Festival

FOLLOWING last year’s spectacularly successful Melksham Food & River Festival, Melksham Waitrose has once again agreed to be the main sponsor of this increasingly popular community event which is held in early September. Chris Smith, manager of the local Waitrose...

Police tracking two youths after blaze guts Melksham cricket pavilion

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fire at the cricket pavilion in Melksham. The fire service alerted police to the incident behind Melksham House in the Market Place at 2.20pm on Sunday 5 June. As a result of the fire,...

Children’s charity delighted by support for Melksham shop

CHILDREN'S charity Barnardo’s has been delighted by the support for its new Melksham shop. The Verbena Court store is located behind the Water Meadow pub on the eastern side of the town. It has only been open for a month but...

Melksham car dealership hosting event to showcase mobility support for the disabled

MELKSHAM Mitsubishi will host an event designed to raise awareness of the support available to disabled people when it comes to Motability and independence. Chris Edwards, Dealer Event Executive at the Motability charity, will be on hand to explain how...

Melksham man attacked in own home by burglar with baseball bat

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was assaulted during an aggravated burglary in Melksham. The victim, who is in his 40s, was at his home in Beanacre Road when the incident happened just after 8pm on Wednesday, 3 February A...

The Dark Knight raises…funds for RUH at Batman-themed Melksham event

FROM William Doizer’s camp sixties TV show to Christopher Nolan’s dark portrayals, Batman has seen many incarnations. But have you ever seen him vacate Gotham to journey to Melksham, where the Joker has captured the Mayor and holds her in...

Two men wounded by rifle shots in Melksham fields

WILTSHIRE Police is investigating two incidents which occurred in the King George Playing Fields, Melksham on Wednesday. At approximately 11.30pm, a 24-year-old man sustained a small puncture wound to his leg as a result of being hit by what is believed...

Serious crash closes A350 between Chippenham and Melksham

EMERGENCY services are dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the A350 between Chippenham and Melksham. The crash, involving a single vehicle, happened shortly before 7.30pm this evening at the junction of Whitehall Garden Centre. It is believed a male...

Dealers get total of six years as police swoop in Chippenham and Melksham

DRUG dealer O'Shane Finlayson has today been sentenced to four years imprisonment following an investigation by Wiltshire Police's Dedicated Crime Team. The 24-year-old, pictured right, is the third member of a gang to be sentenced following an investigation by DCT...

Appeal to track down £5k power tool haul after raid on Bowerhill business

POLICE are investigating a burglary in Melksham and are asking for help in locating some of the stolen items. In the early hours of Wednesday 17 August, a burglary took place at Absolute Power Tools in Bowerhill. The suspects stole more than...

Man killed in another A350 Lacock crossroads horror smash

A LOCAL man was killed last night in a fatal crash on the A350 between Chippenham and Melksham. Shortly before 7.30pm, the male, in his 40s, was driving a BMW M5 south in the direction of Melksham when it struck...

Residents on alert after string of burglaries across Melksham

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a series of burglaries in Melksham during the early hours of Monday 18 April 2016. Premises in Beanacre Road were targeted with padlocks broken on outbuildings and property stolen. Around the same time offenders broke into...

Police link Swindon and Melksham burglaries as homeowner is attacked with iron rod

WILTSHIRE Police is appealing for information following two burglaries which occurred on Saturday 27 August 2016 in Swindon and Melksham. Shortly before 8.30pm a family returned to their home on Beatrice Street, Swindon to find two men upstairs. The homeowner,...