West Country families have opened up their homes to those experiencing loneliness or have additional needs, creating new families.Read the full story ›
Zack Lang sadly died after he was knocked off his bike by a car in Chippenham.Read the full story ›
The Council has agreed to extend a public consultation and withdraw its decision to close the special schools.Read the full story ›
Scores of home-made Daleks have gathered at a Wiltshire leisure centre but just missed out on breaking the Guinness world record.Read the full story ›
Parents of children with special education needs in Wiltshire are concerned about the council's decision to close two specialist schools.Read the full story ›
Police in Wiltshire are investigating a suspected hate crime after a man with physical and learning disabilities is violently attacked.Read the full story ›
The church is helping families who are struggling to feed their children during the school holidays.Read the full story ›
A 23-year-old Chippenham man has been jailed for 18 years after pleading guilty to the murder of Russell Nixon.
Russell, aged 38, of Derby Close, Chippenham, was killed in London Road in the early hours of 10 May 2017.
Matthew Chapman, of Wood Lane, was charged with his murder and pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court at an earlier hearing. He has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment.
At approximately 12.20am on 10 May, officers were called to an initial report from members of the public who had been woken by a disturbance in the street.
When officers attended, they found Russell lying on the ground with significant head injuries.
He was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the scene.
Within an hour, officers carrying out an area search were able to locate Chapman nearby and he was arrested.
There are still severe delays on the M4 Westbound this evening after an accident earlier.
It happened between Swindon and Chippenham - a car overturned in lane three against the central reservation.
Accident investigation work is underway.
The flat in Chippenham's Market Place remains cordoned off, while authorities investigate the cause of the explosion.Read the full story ›