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...

A very happy anniversary as Chippenham couple land £1million lotto win

A CHIPPENHAM couple are looking forward to an extra special wedding anniversary celebration after winning £1million on EuroMillions. Ruth Doyle, 51, and husband Peter, 60, who played and won online and who live in Lyneham, matched the unique EuroMillions UK...

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 man banned from road after police chase through county

A 20-YEAR-OLD man from Chippenham has been disqualified from driving for two years. Harry Radford, of Audley Road, was sentenced for dangerous driving at Swindon Crown Court on 18 May 2016. On 4 September 2015, Radford was driving a Subaru Impreza...

Chippenham woman arrested for drink driving after spectacular crash

A CHIPPENHAM woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the early hours of Saturday morning - after somehow leaving her car precariously perched on metal railings. Rea Hall, 21, was charged by police after the crash on the...

Pair dive into Chippenham’s River Avon to save reveller

POLICE in Chippenham have praised a pair of makeshift lifeguards who plunged into the River Avon yesterday to pull a "drunk" man to safety. The man had jumped into the water at around 7.30pm yesterday evening to cool off after...

UPDATE: Officers battle major fire at Chippenham plastics factory

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a large blaze at the Wavin plastics factory to the north of Chippenham. Firefighters were called to the Parsonage Way site – opposite the main factory - at 2.34pm and found approximately 10 tonnes of packaged and...

Cyclist injured in crash on Bristol Road, Chippenham

A CYCLIST has been injured in a road traffic collision in Chippenham this afternoon. Emergency services were called just after 2pm to a report of an RTC involving a car and a cyclist. This happened at the Folly Road and Bristol...

Urgent appeal for information following disappearance of Chippenham woman

POLICE are urgently appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of Margaret 'Maggie' Grant, 60, from Chippenham. She was last seen yesterday evening at her home address in Manor Road, Chippenham and has not contacted her family since, which is out of character. Maggie is white with shoulder...

500-home development near Chippenham unanimously rejected

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 500 new homes to the north of Chippenham have been thrown out by Wiltshire Council. The Strategic Planning Committee gathered at County Hall in Trowbridge this week and voted unanimously against the application for the Barrow Farm...

Sadness as cats die from anti-freeze poisoning

TWO cats have died following what local vets believe is anti-freeze poisoning in Chippenham. "We have recieved a report that two cats have fallen ill and subsequently died in the Hill Rise area of Chippenham and it is belived by vets that...

Police searching for missing Chippenham man find body in woods

POLICE searching for a missing man from Chippenham have found a body in woodland in the nearby village of Stanton St Quintin. One of the team of officers looking for 51-year-old Stephen Clarke spotted his Mitsubishi Shogun parked behind the...

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...

Public warning as firefighters tackle major blaze in Chippenham

PEOPLE living in the vicinity of Hungerdown Lane, Chippenham are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed, while firefighters tackle a serious fire in the town. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to a derelict building on...

Chippenham man charged with wife’s murder facing Wednesday court date in Bristol

CHRISTOPHER Collier appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court this morning, charged with the murder of his wife. The 52-year-old, of Charter Road in Chippenham, was arrested after his wife Julie Anne Collier was found dead at their home on Saturday morning. Collier...