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A350 near Trowbridge remains closed after fatal crash

A section of the A350 near Trowbridge will not reopen until at least 3pm following a fatal road collision this morning.

The collision between a lorry and a car happened shortly before 6:20am near the Stoney Gutter crossroads. The male driver of the car was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Team remain on the scene and work continues to recover the lorry. The A350 remains shut between the Semmington Roundabout on the A361 and the West Ashton crossroads. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.


WW2 veterans presented with their Arctic Star medals

25 World War Two veterans were presented with their Arctic Star medals in Trowbridge on Friday.

Members of the Arctic Convoys and the Bomber Command received their awards from local MP Andrew Murrison.

The honours are only being given out now after a lengthy campaign by veterans and their relatives.

The Arctic Convoy ships made repeated journeys in sub-zero temperatures to ensure vital food and arms supplies reached Russia during the war.

Commander Harry Thompson from Melksham paid tribute to the man who had campaigned for the award to be given:

Police continue investigations following evacuation

Police say they will be in the area for most of today Credit: ITV News West Country

Police in Wiltshire are continuing investigations this morning following the evacuation of a number of homes in Trowbridge last night. Officers were called to a fire on Bond Street after concerns were raised over material found in the property.

A bomb disposal experts were brought in and residents were allowed to return to their homes around 9pm. A 27 year old man has been arrested.

Detective Inspector Mark Power said today "I’d like to thank the local residents and members of the public for their co-operation and patience during the evacuation and initial enquires yesterday evening.

"People may notice a small on-going police presence in the area today as our enquiries continue. "If anyone does have any concerns there will be members of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team in the area throughout the day that they can approach. Alternatively they can contact police on 101."

Man arrested after evacuation of homes in Wiltshire

A 27 year old man has been arrested after hundreds of people had to evacuate their homes in Wiltshire last night.

Police were called to Trowbridge after reports of a fire in a flat on the corner of Bond Street and Wesley Road. A hundred meter cordon was set up after concerns were raised about materials found in the flat. Residents were allowed to return to their homes around eleven o'clock last night.


Snooker player Lee could be given life ban

Trowbridge's Stephen Lee could be banned for life. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Snooker player Stephen Lee will learn his fate later this morning after being found guilty of match-fixing.

The former world number 5, from Trowbridge, was convicted last week by the sport's governing body of fixing seven games in 2008 and 2009, including a World Championship match.

He could be banned for life.

Hundreds told to leave homes in Wiltshire

Homes evacuated in Trowbridge Credit: ITV Westcountry

Hundreds of people were tonight evacuated from their homes in Wiltshire after chemicals were discovered.

Police were called to Trowbridge after reports of a fire and smoke in a flat on the corner of Bond Street and Wesley Road.

The Ministry of Defence was called.

A hundred meter cordon around the property has just been lifted and people have been allowed to return to their homes.

Vulnerable teenagers charity on brink of closure

A charity that offers temporary accommodation to vulnerable young girls in Wiltshire is on the brink of closure after donations have dried up.

Vine for Pat isn't able to take in any teenagers at the moment as its electricity has been cut off.

They need more than £50,000 to pay the bills and keep going until the end of the year.

As Jane Solomons reports they're hoping someone can help:

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