A sea crocodile dubbed the 'Melksham Monster' was terrorising the shallow waters off Britain 163 million years ago, according to scientists.Read the full story ›
A 20 year old man has died after a collision between a motorbike and a car on the Bradford Road in Melksham.
The incident happened around 2.45pm on the B3107 Bradford Road, close to the Countrywide Store roundabout.
A blue Suzuki GSF 600 motorbike was travelling towards Melksham when it was in collision with a blue BMW 325 car which was leaving business premises close to the roundabout.
Wiltshire police say the motorcyclist was a local man who died at the scene. The car driver was uninjured.
The road was closed for approximately six hours whilst specialist officers examined the scene.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, especially the drivers of a white, new model, Ford Fiesta and a silver-grey Skoda Octavia taxi.
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
A woman who survived a serious car crash is trying to find the mystery stranger who helped save her.Read the full story ›
A couple from Wiltshire, whose house was struck by frozen poo from an overhead plane, have described their confusion as they tried to figure out what had happened.
Keith Mead, says he only realised what is was, when he noticed the strange colour of the ice block.
For insurance purposes, the couple decided to triple bag the evidence and put it in the freezer:
A retired Wiltshire couple are left with a hole in their roof after what's believed to be a chunk of frozen poo fell from a passing plane.Read the full story ›
A retired couple were left with a hole in their roof after a chunk of frozen poo fell from a passing plane.Read the full story ›
Two men are facing jail for their involvement in a crash which cost a Wiltshire teenager his life.
Daniel Palmer, 23, was today convicted of causing death by careless driving after his car hit a van in Lacock last November, killing his 19-year-old passenger, Max Lewis. The prosecution claimed he'd been racing two other men, one of whom, 19-year-old Connor Forester, only has a provisional license. He was today found guilty of dangerous driving.
They are due to be sentenced next month.
A third man, 26-year-old Julian Drew, was found not guilty of dangerous driving, but faces other offences at a later hearing, including disqualified driving and driving with no insurance.
Carnival organisers have warned people to be on their guard about a gang of mystery rogue clowns in our region.
Melksham Carnival posted the above photo on their website urging parents to be alert.
Last year a number of them snuck into processions and scammed parents, handing children sword balloons or taking photos, and then charging for them.
The gang are believed to have struck a carnival in Calne, Wiltshire last month, and there have been reports of them across the region.
Two men have been remanded in custody charged with causing the death of a Wiltshire teenager last November.
19 year-old Max Lewis was a passenger in a car involved in a head on collision with a van, on a country road near Melksham.
Julian Drew,26, and Connor Forrester,18, also from the town, have been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
A third male, a 22 year old local male was not arrested, although he has been interviewed and has been summonsed to appear at Court, also for an offence of causing death by dangerous driving.
Each of the three men were driving different vehicles’ along Forest lane from Lacock towards Melksham at the time of the collision.
New £80 million plans for a wildlife and canal tourist attraction near Melksham have been revealed.
It's a joint venture between the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust and the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
It will include a 250 berth marina, cycle hub, 160 acre wildlife reserve, eco school and the canal will run through the town and be paid for by 600 new homes.