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...

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...

Man fighting for life, three others extracted from vehicle as HGV collides with turning...

A MAN is fighting for his life at Southmead Hospital after the Vauxhall Insignia he was driving collided with a heavy goods vehicle near Seend last night. Reports suggest the driver was attempting a u-turn on the A361 at 9.10pm...

Melksham man charged after A350 incident left victim with life-changing injuries

POLICE have charged a 55-year-old in connection with an incident on the A350 Western Way, Melksham, which left a Pewsey man, 59, with life-changing injuries. Graham Dean Hill of Southbrook Road, Melksham, has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily...

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...

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...

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...

Dorothy House thanks Melksham Mitsubishi as support saves thousands

A HOSPICE that helps people in Wiltshire and Somerset has saved thousands of pounds thanks to a Mitsubishi dealership in Melksham. Dorothy House Hospice Care was given a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for a year by Melksham Mitsubishi in Western Way...

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...

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...

Beware white van men stealing car batteries across Wiltshire

WILTSHIRE Police are warning residents to be alert after a spate of thefts across the county in which white van men are pinching car batteries. Melksham, in particular, has been a popular target for the thieves, who are scouting residential...

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...

Woman trapped in car as yet another serious crash closes A350 near Lacock

UPDATE: The woman trapped in the car has now been freed and taken to Bath Royal United. The road re-opened shortly before noon.   THE A350 near Lacock is currently closed after a serious crash - just days after a man was...

Man jailed after knifepoint rape of girl, 13, in Melksham

A MAN has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to the historic rape and indecent assault of a 13-year-old girl. Adrian Barnett, 43, previously of Twerton, Bath, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on Friday 18 March 2016. On...

Monkton Park raids the latest in string of ‘Asian gold’ robberies across Wiltshire

WILTSHIRE Police are urging people to take extra precautions after a number of 'Asian gold' burglaries in recent weeks. A number of homes have been broken into where burglars have targeted expensive jewellery rather than the usual high-value electronic items. In...