Saturday, August 19, 2017

Woman set herself on fire before bursting into Chippenham restaurant

CUSTOMERS and staff at a Chippenham restaurant were served up a lunchtime shock when a woman burst into the premises after setting herself on fire. It is believed the elderly woman had been playing with matches outside Revolutions on New...

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...

Handbrake turn? I thought I’d use it next time…

THERE was confusion and more than just mild peril in Chippenham today when a car ran away on Station Hill because its handbrake apparently wasn't applied. A picture of the car was posted at the foot of the hill, coned off...

No foul play involved in fire that gutted The Garden

FIRE officers have concluded there was no foul play involved in the blaze that ravaged a popular Chippenham restaurant at the weekend. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to The Garden in the High Street at 12.44am and found...

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...

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...

Four teens arrested after high-speed police chase through Wiltshire villages

POLICE officers in Chippenham were involved in a pursuit at the weekend which led to four people being arrested. Just after 6pm on Saturday, a Perodua MYVI vehicle, which had been stolen during a burglary in Bristol, was reported to...

Four arrests made as police seize drugs and cash in Chippenham raid

FOUR local people have been arrested following a drugs bust at an address in Chippenham. Wiltshire Police officers entered the property on Royal Oak Close yesterday afternoon at around 4.15pm. The found a large quantity of Class A drugs - cocaine...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Do you recognise man who stole THIRTY bottles of brandy from Chippenham supermarket?

POLICE are appealing for the public's help following the theft of up to 30 bottles of brandy from a Chippenham supermarket. At approximately 9.50am on 9 January, a man entered Sainsburys in Bath Road, Chippenham and selected the bottles of alcohol...

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...
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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...