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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...

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...

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...

21 illegal immigrants released from custody after being found in lorry in Chippenham

NEARLY two dozen illegal immigrants have been released from police custody after they were discovered in a heavy goods vehicle on the outskirts of Chhippenham at the weekend. Wiltshire Police received a call at 4.15pm on Saturday reporting concerns that...

Searches in Corsham and Box for missing woman, 58

FEARS are growing for the safety of a 58-year-old woman after she went missing. Susan Weston, of Cepen Park South, Chippenham was last seen yesterday morning, say Wiltshire Police, with searches focusing on Corsham and Box now taking place. Mrs Weston is said...

Chippenham man jailed after pleading guilty to manslaughter of wife

A CHIPPENHAM man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his wife. During the late evening of 5 September 2015, there was a violent altercation between Julie Collier, 55, and her husband Christopher,...

Chippenham woman leaves £80,000 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance in will

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) has received a very generous donation of £80,000 from the estate of Mrs Doreen Hayward. Mrs Hayward, who lived in London Road, Chippenham and died on 22 June 2015 aged 76, instructed in her will that...

Woman trapped in car as yet another serious crash closes A350 near Lacock

UPDATE: The woman trapped in the car has now been freed and taken to Bath Royal United. The road re-opened shortly before noon.   THE A350 near Lacock is currently closed after a serious crash - just days after a man was...

Police conducting house-to-house enquiries in Chippenham rape case

OFFICERS investigating a serious sexual assault in Chippenham are continuing with their enquiries. At approximately 1am on 19 September, a woman aged in her 20s was walking in the area of Downing Street and Canterbury Street when a man pulled...

Chippenham man arrested as car smashes through wall and lands in Bradford on Avon...

A CHIPPENHAM man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crashing into the front garden of a house in Bradford on Avon last night. The 31-year-old was taken into custody after railing a breath test following the incident...

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing mum Susan Weston

THE body of a woman was found in woodland near Box on Thursday as searches took place for Susan Weston. A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Although formal identification has not yet taken place, we believe it to be missing Chippenham lady...

Man injured, road closed, after RTC involving lorry and motorbike in Chippenham

A 30-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist has been injured in a collision involving an articulated lorry - closing a Chippenham road ahead of the rush hour. The male suffered chest, leg and facial injuries and is being treated by paramedics at the scene, near...

MP Michelle Donelan and walkers put best foot forward for carers

CARERS, local businesses, GP surgeries and Michelle Donelan, MP were amongst the walkers at Carer Support Wiltshire’s Walk a Mile in My Shoes sponsored walk at the weekend.  The event was raising awareness and support for unpaid carers in...