The prosecution, in the trial of Louise Cox claims she stabbed her partner in the neck
A 50 year old man's died after being found stabbed in Trowbridge. A 45 year old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
English middleweight boxing champion Nick Blackwell will defend his title against Martin Concepcion in Trowbridge on Saturday night
Two firms have been fined more than £30,000 after a labourer suffered multiple injuries in a fall from unguarded scaffolding.
56-year-old Stephen Keegan from Frome in Somerset was a temporary employee of Julian Chard Carpentry Ltd.
The company was sub-contracted by C J Deighton & Co Ltd to build timber frames for properties in Trowbridge, Wiltshire last March.
A court heard that Mr Keegan fell two metres from an unguarded section of scaffolding.He suffered a fractured knee and wrist, broken collarbone, perforated ear drum.
Both were found guilty of breaching construction regulations. Julian Chard Carpentry was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £3,121 in costs. C J Deighton & Co was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £3,122 in costs.
CJ Deighton has gone in liquidation and Julian Chard Carpentry has now ceased trading.
– Helena Tinton, Health and Safety Executive inspector
This was a serious incident which could easily have been prevented. Mr Keegan has undergone several operations since his fall and is unlikely to get full mobility in his shoulder, knee or wrist. This was only a temporary job for Mr Keegan and, as a self-employed painter and decorator, his injuries meant that he could not work at all for six months and they will severely hamper his future ability to work.
He worked all his life driving lorries, but now he can really enjoy his retirement. Great grandfather John Alford has become a millionaire after hitting the jackpot on the lottery.
The 76-year-old from Trowbridge in Wiltshire today said he was going to take his family away on a dream holiday abroad.
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy went to meet him:
76 year old John Alford from Trowbridge has described winning the lottery as "a wonderful, wonderful feeling knowing that we won’t have a financial care in the world for the rest of our days". John and his wife Pauline have been playing the lottery since it first started in 1994.
John has been retired for 10 years. Before that he worked as a fireman on the footplate of steam engines with the old Great Western Railway, a long-distance lorry driver with the former Watney Brewery and a Transport and General Workers’ Union convenor.
Along with his wife Pauline John has three children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. John has already booked them a two week holiday to Florida.
– John Alford
We’re a very close family and I’ve always dreamed of taking everyone to Florida and going on the roller coasters. I’m a big kid at heart.
But Pauline and I will also look to move home and maybe buy a bungalow close to our daughter, Debra. I am also going to buy a new car, something big enough to be able to transport the grandchildren around in.
Great grandfather John Alford celebrates his £1.4 million lottery win with a family holiday to Florida. Rob Murphy has been to meet him ...
76 year old John Alford, from Trowbridge has won £1.4 million on the National Lottery. John said his family are very close and he'd always joked that if he won the lottery he'd take them all on holiday - so that's what they're doing!
A great grandfather from Trowbridge, who has won £1.4 million on the lottery will be celebrating by taking 20 of his family on holiday to Florida.
A 76 year old retired lorry driver from Trowbridge has won £1.4 million on the lottery. The great grandfather (who hasn't yet been named) won the money on Saturday's Lotto Draw.
Mortimer Street in Trowbridge is partially blocked both ways due to a burst water main. Wessex Water are at the scene near the A361 Longfield Road.
The crane worker who suffered an 11,000 volt electric shock remains in a critical condition. He is being treated at a specialist burns unit in Swansea.
The 37-year-old from Cold Ashton near Bath was working with a crane that hit an overhead power cable at a building site in Trowbridge on Wednesday.