Sports stars visit Wiltshire

Daley Thompson, Sharron Davies and John Inverdale are in town as part of a nationwide tour to encourage people to take up sport.

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Tired driver wakes up to a £100 fine

Motorist Paul Kightley reckons that following safety advice from the Department of Transport cost him money through no fault of his own.

Paul, from Chippenham, started to feel drowsy as he traveled on the M3 in Hampshire so he pulled into the Fleet service area to have a nap . He thought he was doing the right thing following the DOT's "tiredness can kill - take a break" slogan.

He fell asleep for more than three hours and then continued his journey. However, two weeks later he was shocked to receive a £100 fine for overstaying the two hour limit.

Andrew Pate reports

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200-million-year old fossil found on Boxing Day

The almost complete skeleton was revealed by storms at Black Ven near Charmouth on Boxing Day. Credit: ITV News West Country

An amateur fossil-hunter from Chippenham in Wiltshire has found an ichthyosaur on the Dorset coast.

The almost complete skeleton was revealed by storms at Black Ven near Charmouth on Boxing Day. It was removed in an 8 hour operation, just before another storm was due to hit.

The finder, Alan Saxon, says he hopes it will end up on display.

Jogger dies after car accident

A runner hit by a car in Chippenham two weeks ago has died.

The 20 year old woman was struck by the vehicle as she crossed the road on the Bridge Centre roundabout at the junction with Bath Road on the morning of Sunday 16 November.

She had been undergoing treatment at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol but died this weekend.

Pedestrian hit by car in Chippenham

A woman in her 20s has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after being hit by a car in Wiltshire this morning.

The accident happened at the Bridge Centre roundabout in Chippenham just before 10.30am.

The woman's identity is not yet known and police are appealing to the public to help identify her.

She's described as a white female in her mid-20's, wearing professional running gear including a black Lunaron sleeveless top and a pink Karrimor jacket, Nike trainers and a ipod with white earphones.

If anyone has information they are asked to call police on 101 quoting Log 147.

Road closures are currently in place including the Bath Road, Avenue Le Fleche (A4) and Ivy Lane whilst officers investigate the scene. Roads will remained closed for several hours, and traffic is very heavy in the area.

Plans for new £21 million college campus revealed

Plans for a brand new £21 million college campus at Chippenham have been revealed by Wiltshire College.

The three storey building, which will be built behind existing college buildings, will be open to students from September 2015

A computer generated image of what the college will look like Credit: Wiltshire College

The new facilities will support apprenticeships in engineering, construction and hair and beauty as well as additional vocational training.

Plans show computer generated images of the college Credit: Wiltshire College

Di Dale, Principal and Chief Executive, Wiltshire College said: "Providing facilities that inspire and motivate students is one of five strategic objectives which support the college’s vision for the future."

"The Chippenham project represents the next stage in the transformation of Wiltshire College’s facilities across the county."

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Home Office Minister visits Chippenham

Home Office minister Damian Green will visit Chippenham later. He's seeing the new combined offices of the council and Police station, which are part of an efficiency drive.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson invited the minister for a tour, and to meet officers so he could find out more about how the Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council are working together.

Home Office Minister Damian Green Credit: ITV News West Country

The woman with a hundred Sindy dolls

Karen Colley is putting her collection of Sindys on show this evening. Credit: ITV News West Country

A woman from Wiltshire is reported to have the country's biggest collection of Sindy dolls.

Karen Colley from Chippenham was given her first Sindy for Christmas when she was seven years old. She now has 100 of the iconic doll, which is celebrating its fiftieth birthday this year.

An exhibition of her collection is due to open in the town this evening.

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