Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Police name driver killed in fatal A350 crash

WILTSHIRE Police have named the driver killed on the A350 on Sunday evening. Darren Honeyball, aged 40, from Melksham, was driving a BMW which was involved in a collision with a Fiat Punto at the Lacock crossroads near Whitehall Garden...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...