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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.


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.

Traffic stuck in One Direction from Chippenham

Fans are flocking to see One Direction in Cardiff. Credit: BREUEL-BILD/ABB/DPA/Press Association Images

Stuck in a traffic jam tonight? You might be able to blame the world's biggest band.

There are reports of major traffic delays for 45 miles on the M4 Westbound stretching back to Chippenham.

This is more than just the Friday rush hour - people are flocking to a One Direction concert at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium (the Manic Street Preachers are also playing).

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