Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Police patrols stepped up after 3 girls followed by man in van

  POLICE have stepped up patrols in Chippenham after three separate reports of young girls being followed by a man in a van. The first incident happened at 8am on Wednesday, November 16, when a young girl who was walking along Ashfield...

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...

New DanceWear shop opens in time for festive season

SEAMSTRESS Clare Boldon has taken her talents to new level by opening a shop – DanceWear - in her home town of Chippenham. Clare, aged 42, is well known in Wiltshire for her beautifully crafted bespoke tutus and dance costumes made...

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...

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...

Man charged with attempted murder following incident at Sutton Benger home

A 31-YEAR-OLD wan has been charged with attempted murder following an incident at an address in Sutton Benger. John Francis Ward, of King Georges Terrace, Middlesbrough, was charged on Wednesday 12th October. He has been remanded in custody to appear at...

Chippenham gymnastics club offers new scheme for entire family

A CHIPPENHAM gymnastics club is inviting families to learn the sport together, with the launch of a new scheme. Moonraker Gymnastics is thought to be one of just a few clubs across the country offering sessions which can be enjoyed...

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...

Rape investigation launched as woman is dragged into Chippenham alleyway

POLICE are carrying out an investigation following a serious sexual assault in Chippenham in the early hours of this morning. At approximately 1am this morning, a woman aged in her 20s was walking in the area of Downing Street and Canterbury...

Suspended sentence for Chippenham man over drug offences

A CHIPPENHAM man has received a 16 week prison sentence suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class B drugs. Paul Jennings, aged 32, of no fixed abode, appeared at North West Wiltshire Magistrates...

Can you spare the time to help maintain popular Chippenham wildlife haven?

HARDWORKING volunteers are appealing for extra help in managing a popular wildlife haven. Baydons Meadow sits on the southern bank of the River Avon just a short walk from Chippenham town centre at the end of Monkton Park. After many years...

MP calling for volunteers as War Memorial Campaign comes to Wiltshire

ROBERT Buckland MP is calling on members of the public to volunteer their time to support a First World War Memorial Programme as it arrives in Wiltshire. There are over 850 war memorials which may be at risk across the...

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...

£600 of booze stolen from Chippenham supermarket, do you recognise suspects?

IMAGES have been released of two men police would like to speak to in connection with a theft from a Chippenham supermarket. Between 4.40pm and 5pm on 4 August 2016, two men entered the Morrisons store in West Cepen Way...

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...