Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Three sent to prison for role in Lacock death crash

A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for causing the death of Melksham teenager Max Lewis by careless driving. Dan Palmer, 23, was sentenced today, along with Julian Drew, 26, and Connor Forrester, 19, who were also...

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...

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...

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 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, 21, jailed for sex attack and robbery

A 21-YEAR-OLD man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in Trowbridge last year has been jailed for two years and eight months. Igor Abramik, of Methuen Avenue, in Melksham, appeared at Swindon Crown Court for sentencing this afternoon. He had...

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,...

Volunteers the vital ingredient for this year’s Food & River Festival

FOLLOWING last year’s hugely successful Food & River Festival, the organising committee is on the lookout for volunteers to help with the 2016 event. Helpers are needed both to plan the event beforehand, and to assist over the weekend of...

Melksham house hit by 30,000ft frozen poo bomb

A RETIRED couple from Melksham were left with a gaping hole in their roof after a lump of frozen poo fell from a passing plane. Keith Mead, 70, and wife Ruth, 67, heard a loud bang and scarpered outside their Corncockle...

Police appeal after Melksham scrap involving pregnant woman

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight involving a pregnant woman in Melksham. The altercation took place between three individuals on King Street on Saturday October 3. The incident happened at around 10pm and involved one man, and two women...

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...

Renewed appeal for bus witnesses after passenger punched and robbed female driver

DETECTIVES are renewing an appeal for information after a robbery occurred on a bus in Melksham on September 2. The bus was a Faresaver (X34) which travelled from Frome to Melksham. The driver stopped in Longford Road, Melksham at approximately 6.30pm,...

Two cut from vehicles after A350 head-on crash

TWO people had to be mechanically cut from their vehicles after a head-on crash on the A350 near Lacock last night. Emergency services received a call at 6.44pm reporting the serious collision on the Melksham side of the village at...

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...

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...