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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."

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.

Partially-sighted pensioner targeted by thief

Police would like to interview this man after a bank card was stolen from an elderly, partially-sighted woman Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police have issued a CCTV photograph of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with the theft of a bank card from a partially-sighted woman in Chippenham.

It happened on the morning of Friday 2nd August. It's thought the 88-year-old woman was followed from Bath Road to her bank and then had her card taken. It was later used to withdraw and spend large sums of money.

Full report: Eddy Shah cleared of child rape

The Wiltshire multimillionaire Eddy Shah has been cleared of raping a child. A jury found him not guilty after he was accused of having sex with a schoolgirl at hotels in London in the 1990s.

Mr Shah, who lives near Chippenham, became famous as a newspaper owner - setting up the first colour newspaper in Britain in the 1980s. More recently he owned a golf course near Royal Wootton Bassett. Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has the story.

Shah cleared of raping under-age girl

Former newspaper proprietor Eddy Shah outside Westminster Magistrates' Court in London. Credit: David Wilcock/PA Wire

Former newspaper tycoon Eddy Shah has been found not guilty of raping an under-age schoolgirl at upmarket London hotels.

The 69-year-old, of Chippenham, Wiltshire, denied raping the girl on several occasions during the early 1990s when she was between 12 and 15.

After 17 hours and 46 minutes of deliberations, a jury at the Old Bailey cleared him of six counts of raping a girl under 16.

Wearing dark trousers and a blue shirt with the collar open, Shah said "Thank you" to the jury and appeared to fight back tears as the verdicts were read out.

His wife, Jennifer White Shah, was present in court and wept after hearing that her husband had been cleared.

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