Boy, 14, arrested in Chippenham on suspicion of multiple offences

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested in Chippenham last night on suspicion of a number of drug offences. Shortly after 9pm, officers from the Dedicated Crime Team stopped the teenager in the Market Place under Section 23 of the Drugs Act. A...

A thousand miles, seven crashes, 56 doughnuts…and £6,000 for poverty charity

FOUR friends have raised over £6,000 by cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End for a south west charity helping those living in poverty around the world. They undertook the gruelling challenge to fund an ongoing project in Romania for...

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...

300 new jobs on the way at Chippenham energy firm

CHIPPENHAM-BASED green energy company Good Energy will create 300 new jobs over the next five years, according to an announcement made today. The firm, which supplies 100 per cent renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, will develop...

Chippenham Pitstop’s new scheme to help wellbeing of long-distance drivers

A LOCAL service station is offering truckers some novel health advice over the festive period. Chippenham Pitstop has teamed up with local mental health provider AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) to offer mental wellbeing tips to...

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...

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 gymnastics club sees jump in interest after Rio

A CHIPPENHAM gymnastics club is setting up new sessions for very young children following increasing interest in the sport after the Olympics. Chippenham Moonraker Gymnastics is offering pre-school classes at The Olympiad Leisure Centre in Monkton Park on Monday and...

Council cabinet meet to discuss plans – including 2,500 new homes in Chippenham

WILTSHIRE Council's cabinet members have met at Monkton Park to discuss proposed amendments to plans that set out Chippenham's growth over the next decade. The Chippenham Site Allocations Plan outlines proposed strategic sites to ensure the delivery of housing and...

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...

Two sent down for supplying heroin in Chippenham

TWO drug dealers have been jailed for their part in selling heroin in the Chippenham area. On 8 July 2014, officers from Wiltshire Police's Dedicated Crime Team were on patrol in the Old Hardenhuish Lane area when they saw a known...

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'...

Freemasons help two special residents settle in at Kington Langley home

CHIPPENHAM Freemasons and their partners have been hard at work building a special home for two new residents at Greathouse, the Leonard Cheshire care facility at Kington Langley. However, the residents in this case are Donald and Daisy, two pygmy...

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...

Police appeal as woman is victim of Chippenham sex attack

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged sexual assault in Kingsley Park, Chippenham, early this morning. A local woman, in her 20s is believed to have been attacked between midnight and 6am. The victim sustained minor injuries and is...