Thursday, June 29, 2017

Former office manager jailed for swindling £106k from Devizes surgery

A WILTSHIRE woman has been sentenced to 20 months in jail after pleading guilty to committing fraud at a doctors' surgery in Devizes. At a previous legal hearing, Carolanne Spence from Dummer Way, Chippenham, pleaded guilty to defrauding Lansdowne doctors'...

Man, 43, arrested after approaching teenage girls in Chippenham

WILTSHIRE Police would like to speak to four teenage girls who were approached by a man in Chippenham. It happened between 4pm and 5.30pm on Thursday August 27 in the Audley Road/Kingham Close area. The teenagers are all believed to be...
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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...

Do you recognise Chippenham One Stop thief?

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a theft from the One Stop shop in Chippenham's Market Place. The incident happened on Sunday September 27 around 6.10pm. A woman entered the store and selected a number of items but left without...

Can you help town meadows continue to thrive?

HARDWORKING volunteers have reflected on another busy year of safeguarding a popular wildlife haven, which included planting more than a thousand plants and bulbs. Baydons Meadow sits on the southern bank of the River Avon just a short walk from Chippenham...

Memorial walk for Chippenham man will help fight meningitis

THE FAMILY and friends of a Chippenham man are planning a walk in his memory to support a charity that was close to his heart. Paul Booth, who sadly lost his battle against cancer earlier this year, was an enthusiastic...

E-fit released of Lacock armed robbery suspect

AN E-FIT of a man police would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Lacock has been released. The incident happened shortly after 10am on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at Watling Goldsmiths in East Street. The suspects...

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...

Chippenham gets better connected as Vodafone launch 4G in town

MOBILE telecoms giant Vodafone has expanded its 4G coverage into Chippenham. The upgrade means mobile customers will be able to access quicker and more reliable internet connections across the town. Chippenham is now one of 670 'larger cities and towns' now covered...

Georgina is heating firm’s latest successful apprentice

ANOTHER apprentice has made the grade at Wiltshire’s leading heating company John Williams Heating Services. Georgina Williams, 21, who lives in Chippenham, now works as a full-time administrator at the company which is run by her parents John and Debbie....

Former footballer will drive a United sales force at DL Windows

A FORMER footballer who used to train with Manchester United will be trying to hit targets of a different kind after being snapped up to lead the sales team of a Wiltshire glazing firm. Mike Ogden, who spent two years...

Can you help solve the mystery of the missing bus fare takings?

WILTSHIRE Police are trying to help track down an amount of money, believed to have been lost by a bus driver at Chippenham Bus Station. Last Tuesday, August 16, at around 11.25am, driver Carolyn Billett parked her bus at the station...

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...

February trial date for Chippenham man accused of killing wife

THE murder trial of Chippenham man Christopher Collier will begin on February 15 next year. Collier is accused of killing his wife Julie Anne, 55, at their Charter Road home, after paramedics discovered her body shortly after 6.30am on Saturday...

TV execs search for “upper class” Chippenham men to star in new series of...

THE producers of BBC 1 smash hit Poldark are on the lookout for young men from the Chippenham area to star in the new series – but they must look the part. Film Cast Cornwall & SW are advertising for two...