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...

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...

UPDATE: Officers battle major fire at Chippenham plastics factory

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a large blaze at the Wavin plastics factory to the north of Chippenham. Firefighters were called to the Parsonage Way site – opposite the main factory - at 2.34pm and found approximately 10 tonnes of packaged and...

MP Michelle Donelan and walkers put best foot forward for carers

CARERS, local businesses, GP surgeries and Michelle Donelan, MP were amongst the walkers at Carer Support Wiltshire’s Walk a Mile in My Shoes sponsored walk at the weekend.  The event was raising awareness and support for unpaid carers in...

Chippenham woman leaves £80,000 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance in will

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) has received a very generous donation of £80,000 from the estate of Mrs Doreen Hayward. Mrs Hayward, who lived in London Road, Chippenham and died on 22 June 2015 aged 76, instructed in her will that...

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...

Chippenham man banned from road after police chase through county

A 20-YEAR-OLD man from Chippenham has been disqualified from driving for two years. Harry Radford, of Audley Road, was sentenced for dangerous driving at Swindon Crown Court on 18 May 2016. On 4 September 2015, Radford was driving a Subaru Impreza...

Emery Gate shopping trip turns into prostate exam as men take advantage of drop-in...

SHOPPING at Emery Gate took on a whole new meaning for 135 men who visited the 'drop in' PSA testing event held at Chippenham's Masonic Hall on Saturday 7 May. Organised by Kevin Logan founder of the Loganberry Trust, who...

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 man gets 16 years for child sex offences

A CHIPPENHAM man has today been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for non-recent sexual offences against a child. David Acres, aged 64, of Fleet Road, was found guilty of indecent assault and buggery at a re-trial at Swindon Crown Court...

Two arrested on suspicion of burglary after dog chase in Chippenham

TWO men are in custody this morning after they were arrested in Chippenham on suspicion of burglary. At approximately 7.15pm on Sunday 1 May 2016, police received a report from a member of the public regarding a suspicious vehicle near...

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...

Police investigate girl’s report of gunman in Chippenham

POLICE have launched an investigation after a Chippenham schoolgirl claimed she was threatened by a man who aimed a gun at her. The report was made last Thursday, as the 12-year-old was walking home in the Pewsham area. The suspect was...

Dealers get total of six years as police swoop in Chippenham and Melksham

DRUG dealer O'Shane Finlayson has today been sentenced to four years imprisonment following an investigation by Wiltshire Police's Dedicated Crime Team. The 24-year-old, pictured right, is the third member of a gang to be sentenced following an investigation by DCT...