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...

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...

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...

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...

Astra lands in hedge after spectacular crash on A4 in Chippenham

THE driver of this Vauxhall Astra had a miraculous escape after crashing on the A4 in the early hours of this morning. Emergency services were called out to Chequers Hill in Chippenham shortly before 5am after the black Astra left...