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Vehicle fire on the M4 grinds traffic to a halt

The M4 is blocked in both directions between Chippenham and Swindon.

A vehicle is on fire - the smoke has caused traffic to be halted as a safety measure.

Emergency services are on the scene.

Agreement reached over BMW pensions dispute

The BMW plant in Swindon. Credit: ITV West Country

Workers at car giant BMW, which has a plant in Swindon, have voted overwhelmingly to accept a revised offer over the closure of their final salary pension scheme, ending the threat of more strikes.

Members of Unite, who make the Mini and Rolls-Royce cars, backed the offer by 81.5%. The workers took part in a series of strikes and had threatened more industrial action.

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