Children’s charity Barnardo’s delighted to open new Melksham shop

CHILDREN'S charity Barnardo’s is looking forward to its newest shop becoming an important part of the local community. The store is the first to open in the Verbena Court retail development on the eastern side of Melksham. The team hope to...

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...

18-year sentence for child rapist from Melksham

A MELKSHAM man has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to 43 serious child sex offences. Joseph Lee, aged 31, formerly of Ogilvie Square in Calne, appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday where he pleaded guilty...

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...

Widow vows to win right-to-die war after losing European Court battle

THE widow of Melksham man Tony Nicklinson has vowed to fight on after her family's failed legal bid to legalise assisted dying in the UK at the European Court of Human Rights. Jane Nicklinson's 58-year-old husband died three years ago...

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,...

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,...

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...

Eastern European trio waltz out of Melksham Asda without paying for £2,000 worth of...

POLICE have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with a shoplifting incident in Melksham. The incident happened at the Asda supermarket in Bradford Road at 5.30pm on 4 February 2016. Three men walked...

Chippenham man hospitalised with eye socket injury after attack in Melksham

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following reports that a Chippenham man suffered an injury to his eye socket after he was attacked in Melksham. The 33-year-old was out in Melksham town centre during the evening of Saturday, July 4....

Melksham volunteer supports national good-cause campaign

A MELKSHAM resident is supporting a national campaign which encourages people to donate their time to good causes. Christine Clarke has been helping at the new Barnardo’s shop on Verbana Court, behind the Water Meadow restaurant, since it first opened...

Female bus driver punched in face and robbed of takings by passenger

DETECTIVES from Melksham CID are appealing for information following a robbery which took place on a bus in Melksham yesterday. The bus was a Faresaver (X34) which travelled from Frome to Melksham. The driver stopped in Longford Road, Melksham at...

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...

Canal volunteers net Trust’s annual ‘pick of the branches’ award

HARDWORKING volunteers have been praised for recruiting hundreds of people to support a local restoration campaign. The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has received the charity’s annual ‘Pick of the Branches’ award. The specially-made...

Melksham cyclist suffers serious head and lung injuries in A419 spill

A MELKSHAM man was seriously injured while cycling on the A419 near Blunsdon this morning. The man was riding his pedal cycle to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford at approximately 9.08am when the incident happened. It was initially believed...