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...

Chippenham man arrested as car smashes through wall and lands in Bradford on Avon...

A CHIPPENHAM man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crashing into the front garden of a house in Bradford on Avon last night. The 31-year-old was taken into custody after railing a breath test following the incident...

21 illegal immigrants released from custody after being found in lorry in Chippenham

NEARLY two dozen illegal immigrants have been released from police custody after they were discovered in a heavy goods vehicle on the outskirts of Chhippenham at the weekend. Wiltshire Police received a call at 4.15pm on Saturday reporting concerns that...

E-fit released of Lacock armed robbery suspect

AN E-FIT of a man police would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Lacock has been released. The incident happened shortly after 10am on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at Watling Goldsmiths in East Street. The suspects...

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...