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Man killed in Marlborough crash named as Max Pearson

A man who died in a crash involving a single car in Marlborough has been named.

21-year-old Max Pearson, who's from the town, was fatally injured in the crash on Sunday morning on Grand Avenue, a private road in Savernake Forest.

Three other young people also travelling in the same car - a Silver Renault Clio - were seriously injured and a fourth passenger suffered minor injuries.

Police do not believe another vehicle was involved in the collision but are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen the crash or the car before it happened.

Double decker bus catches fire in Marlborough

The back of the bus caught fire this morning in Marlborough High Street Credit: Laura Biddiscombe

A bus driver was left with breathing problems after a double decker caught fire in Wiltshire. It happened in the High Street in Marlborough just after 8.30am.

The driver tried to tackle the flames before crews arrived and was treated by paramedics because he breathed in smoke.

The High Street was closed for a number of hours while diesel that had leaked from the bus was cleared up.

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Five men jailed for armed robbery at jewellers

Five men have today been sentenced to a total of 22 years and 8 months for their parts in an armed robbery at a Marlborough jewellers last September.

Men entered Deacon & Sons jewellers shortly before 9:45am on Tuesday September 17th last year and began smashing display cabinets and grabbing jewellery before jumping into a waiting car and speeding away.

Christian Coulston was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police
Leroy Green was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police
Linton Summerfield was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police
Marcus Cohen was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police
Paul Gallimore was charged with robbery Credit: Wiltshire Police

Jewellery gang given more than 22 years in jail

The gang struck Deacon & Sons jewellers in Marlborough last September Credit: ITV West

Five men have been sentenced to a total of nearly 23 years for their parts in an armed robbery at a Marlborough jewellers last September.The men entered Deacon & Sons jewellers and began smashing display cabinets and grabbing jewellery before jumping into a waiting car and speeding away.

Marcus Delroy Cohen, 33, Paul Gallimore, 33, and Linton Daren Summerfield, 20 were arrested and later charged with robbery, after the car they attempted to flee in, crashed on the A419 near the Great Western Hospital.

The two remaining men, Leroy Green, 35 and Cristian Coulston, 20, were also arrested and later charged with robbery in October and November last year. The gang was from Coventry.

Five men to be sentenced after jewellery raid

The robbery took place at Deacon and Sons Credit: ITV News West Country

Five men are due to be sentenced after admitting raiding a jewellers in Wiltshire. The robbery took place at Deacon and Sons in Marlborough High Street last September. The men, who are all from Coventry, will appear at Swindon Crown Court this morning.

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Towns like Marlborough boost house prices

Marlborough in Wiltshire stands out for its independent shops Credit: ITV News West Country

High streets populated with thriving independent businesses have added an average of £40,000 to nearby house prices over the last decade, according to a study by American Express.

It suggested that homeowners living close to a flourishing high street could see their property value outperform similar homes elsewhere by as much as £70,000 over the next 10 years.

The study identified five "high street hot spots" it described as good examples: Whitstable, Kent; Marlborough, Wiltshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Totnes, Devon, and Yarm, North Yorkshire.

Mayor's chain stolen from Marlborough town hall

The chain is made from 18 Ct gold and semi-precious stones including sapphires. It is imprinted with the Marlborough crest Credit: Wiltshire Police

The Mayor of Marlborough's ceremonial chain has been stolen from the town hall. The chain, which was made in 1911 and has been worn by every mayor since then, was the only thing taken in the burglary which happened some time overnight.

The current mayor, Guy Loosmoore says:

“This is a sad day. Something of such enormous significance to the people of Marlborough has been taken. Whilst important, its monetary value is nothing compared to what it means to the history and dignity of local people".

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