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VIDEO: Chippenham versus John Lewis…an unlikely newcomer in Christmas ad battle

EAT your heart out John Lewis. Step aside Mog. Chippenham has joined the Christmas advertising battle with its own effort to promote the town ahead of the festive season. The promo clip features a host of landmarks, shops and eateries...

Council gives formal backing to plans to expand Chippenham

AMBITIOUS plans to grow Chippenham - including the allocation on 2,500 new homes - have received the backing of Wiltshire Council. The cabinet met at County Hall yesterday to give the thumbs up to the Chippenham Site Allocations Plan, which outlines...

Fire crews attempt to free trapped casualty following Kington St Michael crash

FIREFIGHTERS are working to free a casualty after a two-car crash in Kington St Michael. A Volkswagen Golf and a Kia collided just outside the village on the road from Chippenham past Stubbs Lane. The emergency services remain in attendance and one person...

Three young girls arrested for arson following Chippenham blaze

THREE youths have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a major blaze in Chippenham yesterday. Two 14-year-old girls and a 12-year-old girl, all from Chippenham, were arrested today. They are all currently in custody. Five crews – from Chippenham, Corsham,...

Flooding prompts closure on M4 between Swindon and Chippenham

ONE lane of the M4 between Swindon and Chippenham has been closed this afternoon due to flooding. The incessant rain has prompted the closure on the westbound carriageway between junctions 16 and 17. Drivers should take extra care due to the...

Investigations continue after late-night blaze at Chippenham restaurant

THE owner of The Garden has vowed to re-open the popular Chippenham restaurant after it was gutted by fire last night. The blaze started at midnight and raged for several hours, with more than half a dozen crews from around...

£600 of booze stolen from Chippenham supermarket, do you recognise suspects?

IMAGES have been released of two men police would like to speak to in connection with a theft from a Chippenham supermarket. Between 4.40pm and 5pm on 4 August 2016, two men entered the Morrisons store in West Cepen Way...

Body of man, 41, found in Chippenham home

THE body of a 41-year-old man was discovered at his Chippenham home at the weekend. Paramedics were called to the house on Winchester Close at approximately 11am on Saturday morning after the man was found by his wife. It is...

New DanceWear shop opens in time for festive season

SEAMSTRESS Clare Boldon has taken her talents to new level by opening a shop – DanceWear - in her home town of Chippenham. Clare, aged 42, is well known in Wiltshire for her beautifully crafted bespoke tutus and dance costumes made...

Do you recognise Chippenham shoplifting spree suspect?

POLICE investigating a series of shoplifting incidents in Chippenham have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. The latest theft happened at 6.15am on 28 January at the One Stop shop in Sheldon Road. A...

Chippenham man gets 16 years for child sex offences

A CHIPPENHAM man has today been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for non-recent sexual offences against a child. David Acres, aged 64, of Fleet Road, was found guilty of indecent assault and buggery at a re-trial at Swindon Crown Court...

Small steps can bring big changes, says nutritional therapist

NUTRITIONAL therapist Helen Adams has left behind a successful global career in the financial services sector to follow her passion – helping others to live happy and healthy lives through good nutrition.   Helen, 58, set up Oakmead Clinic after she told her personal story...

Serious crash closes A350 between Chippenham and Melksham

EMERGENCY services are dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the A350 between Chippenham and Melksham. The crash, involving a single vehicle, happened shortly before 7.30pm this evening at the junction of Whitehall Garden Centre. It is believed a male...

Chippenham gymnastics club sees jump in interest after Rio

A CHIPPENHAM gymnastics club is setting up new sessions for very young children following increasing interest in the sport after the Olympics. Chippenham Moonraker Gymnastics is offering pre-school classes at The Olympiad Leisure Centre in Monkton Park on Monday and...

Chippenham dance students win place on Royal Ballet School’s prestigious national programme

A LEADING Wiltshire dance school is celebrating after the prestigious Royal Ballet School has taken on two of its students for a national associate programme. Eight-year-old Ellie Young and nine-year-old Rose Hoadley both attend Dancing Academy, based in Chippenham, and...