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Max can walk thanks to air ambulance crew

Max Chant was saved by paramedics from Wiltshire Air Ambulance Credit: Family

A boy who nearly lost the use of his legs in a car crash has visited the air ambulance team that saved his life.

Max Chant, who is now 12, was involved in a crash near his home in Chippenham last year. He suffered spinal injuries.

Max presented the charity with a cheque for £12,000 as a thank you Credit: ITV News

He gave paramedics at Wiltshire Air Ambulance a cheque for £12,000 after completing a 25 mile walk in aid of the charity.

Max says he still remembers the crash.

I remember being brought out the car and laid onto the grass next to the car and then the ambulances arriving and the air ambulance took me up to children's hospital.

– Max Chant

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Man appears in court charged with Chippenham murder

The body of 55-year-old Julie Anne Collier was found at a house on Charter Road on Saturday.

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after the body of a woman was discovered in Chippenham at the weekend.

Christopher Collier, 52, of Charter Road in Chippenham, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court this morning, charged with the murder of Julie Anne Collier, 55, also from Charter Road.

Collier has been remanded in custody and will appear at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday.

Man charged with murder after body found in Chippenham

The body of Julie Anne Collier was found on Saturday Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was discovered in Chippenham at the weekend.

The body of 55-year-old Julie Anne Collier was found at a house on Charter Road on Saturday.

Christopher Collier - also from Charter Road - has been charged with her murder. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Swindon Magistrates Court today.

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Does this record-breaking emoji put a smile on your face?

Emoji’s first known use was in 1997 but it joined the dictionary in May. Credit: Fanclub PR

Two gigantic smiley face emojis have cropped up in the fields of Bath and Chippenham overnight.

They're both part of a record-breaking campaign by a mobile phone company which they say wanted "to help the nation wake up with a smile on its face."

The advertising stunt involved a 100 foot happy face crop circle being made in a field and another painted by local artists near Bath station.

The first smiley face to appear was in a wheat and barley field near Chippenham.

The second involved a team of twenty-five artists who worked through the night to give commuters on train lines near Bath a smile this morning.

An emoji refers to any small images, symbols, or icons used when texting. Credit: Fanclub PR

Suspected road rage leads to stabbing on petrol forecourt

A man has been stabbed in a suspected road rage attack at a petrol station.

It is thought the man was filling up with fuel on the Morrison's forecourt in Chippenham when he was attacked by another man.

Police say a black BMW three series and a Nissan Panel Van were involved in a traffic incident at the roundabout before both vehicles went to the petrol station where a fight broke out.

The 42-year-old victim was taken to hospital for treatment of his chest injury, but he is not thought to be seriously hurt and will be released later today.

Police arrested a 23-year-old man, who remains in custody, and sealed off the forecourt after the incident just before noon.

We would like to hear from anyone who may have been near to the Bumpers roundabout at approximately 11.15am and may have seen this traffic incident between the BMW and the panel van.

People who witnessed this incident have been coming forward to speaking to police but if you haven't spoken to us we would like to hear from you. In particular, there were several people who were on the petrol forecourt.

– Detective Sergeant Helen Clarke

Trains disrupted on Swindon line just before rail strike starts

Trains are currently disrupted between Bath Spa and Swindon, due to problems near Chippenham. Passengers are able to use their tickets on buses 55, 231 and 234.

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