Saturday, August 19, 2017
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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...

Chippenham’s Emery Gate shopping centre getting Clean for the Queen

THE management team at Emery Gate Shopping Centre in Chippenham were out in force this morning, volunteer litter picking in and around the council-owned Emery Car Park. Bags of rubbish were filled with discarded drinks cans, sweet wrappers, glass and...

Teen arrested on suspicion of drink driving after early morning Chippenham crash

A TEENAGER was arrested for drink driving this morning following a crash in Chippenham. Police officers attended the scene at the end of Parliament Street shortly after 6am, where they found a wrecked silver Ford Focus which had ploughed through...

Coldplay, Muse…& Jarid Clark: Chippenham songwriter set to play Glastonbury 2016

A SINGER-SONGWRITER from Chippenham will be rubbing shoulders with Coldplay and Muse this summer after being invited to perform at the Glastonbury Festival. Jarid Clark will take to the Avalon Café Stage at the world-famous event in June after applying...

Ten years on: Chippenham woodland volunteers appeal for help

A DEDICATION group of Chippenham volunteers are looking for extra help as they prepare for the tenth anniversary of a local nature reserve. Mortimores Wood is a haven of tranquillity alongside the River Avon, a short distance from the Sustrans cycle...

Chippenham football coach guilty of child sex crimes

A YOUTH football coach from Chippenham has been found guilty of child sex crimes. Philip Boore encouraged a 14-year-old girl to perform sex acts on herself over a webcam, telling her to address him as ‘sir’ and play the role...

Local biker, 35, killed in A4 Corsham crash

A 35-YEAR-OLD local man was killed last night after his motorcycle collided with a car in Corsham. The fatal crash happened shortly after 8.10pm on the junction of Hartham Lane and the A4 at Pickwick. A Suzuki motorcycle ridden by the...

Wiltshire recruiter heads driver accreditation group for third year

A FREIGHT Transport Association accreditation scheme, aimed at raising standards among driver recruitment companies, is being chaired by a Wiltshire businessman for the third consecutive year. Julian Thompson, founder and director of Chippenham-based 24-7 Staffing, helped set up the FTA...

Thief runs out of Chippenham store clutching £1,000 worth of clothes

POLICE are investigating an incident of shoplifting after a man ran out of a Chippenham store without paying for £1,000 worth of clothing. The theft happened at 4.25pm on December 31 2015 at the TK Maxx store in the Bath Road retail...

Chippenham man goes missing from Bath RUH

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating a missing man. Jerome Smith, 18, from Chippenham, was last seen at the RUH in Bath at 8am this morning, August 5. Jerome is described as white, of slight build and 6ft...

Man killed in crash near Chippenham after ‘medical episode’

A MAN has died following a collision near Chippenham this afternoon. The man, aged in his 60s from the Chippenham area, was driving a Peugeot Bipper van along Maud Heath's Causeway east from the direction of Chippenham at approximately 1.41pm today when he...