Fire crews attempt to free trapped casualty following Kington St Michael crash

FIREFIGHTERS are working to free a casualty after a two-car crash in Kington St Michael. A Volkswagen Golf and a Kia collided just outside the village on the road from Chippenham past Stubbs Lane. The emergency services remain in attendance and one person...

Wiltshire business pulls vital charity cash out of toilets

WILTSHIRE'S premier provider of business offices, Openit, has decided to take its corporate social responsibility to a new level – by sponsoring its own toilets to build loos for the poor overseas. Openit, which runs serviced offices across the county,...

Four arrests made as police seize drugs and cash in Chippenham raid

FOUR local people have been arrested following a drugs bust at an address in Chippenham. Wiltshire Police officers entered the property on Royal Oak Close yesterday afternoon at around 4.15pm. The found a large quantity of Class A drugs - cocaine...

Chippenham man hospitalised with eye socket injury after attack in Melksham

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following reports that a Chippenham man suffered an injury to his eye socket after he was attacked in Melksham. The 33-year-old was out in Melksham town centre during the evening of Saturday, July 4....

Woman set herself on fire before bursting into Chippenham restaurant

CUSTOMERS and staff at a Chippenham restaurant were served up a lunchtime shock when a woman burst into the premises after setting herself on fire. It is believed the elderly woman had been playing with matches outside Revolutions on New...

THE CHIPPENHAM CITIZENSHIP TEST: Are you a true ‘Nam veteran?

WELCOME to the first in a new series of quizzes to test your local knowledge. First up to get the treatment is the historic market town of Chippenham. Take the test and let us know how you get on by...

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...

UPDATE: Man, 23, in custody after Chippenham road rage stabbing

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a road rage incident at petrol station in Chippenham this morning where a man was stabbed. Officers were called to the petrol station in West Cepen Way at approximately 11.52am following a report of...

Man stabbed with scissors following road rage incident in Chippenham

A PETROL station in Chippenham is currently closed following an incident which took place this morning. Police were called to the petrol station in West Cepen Way at approximately 11.52am following a report of a road rage incident involving two...

Council gives formal backing to plans to expand Chippenham

AMBITIOUS plans to grow Chippenham - including the allocation on 2,500 new homes - have received the backing of Wiltshire Council. The cabinet met at County Hall yesterday to give the thumbs up to the Chippenham Site Allocations Plan, which outlines...

Parents warned as Chippenham schoolgirl, 9, is approached by stranger

POLICE in Chippenham are warning parents and teachers to be extra vigilant after a nine-year-old girl was offered a lift home by a stranger as she walked home from Kings Lodge School. The incident occurred at 3.20pm last Friday when...

Five to be sentenced for role in Chippenham drugs trade

FIVE people are due to be sentenced next month for their part in a conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Chippenham. A six month investigation by the Wiltshire Police Dedicated Crime Team uncovered a conspiracy which had the potential...

Queen Victoria’s knickers fetch record-breaking sum at Chippenham auction

A PAIR of Queen Victoria's cotton knickers have fetched a record £12,090 at a Chippenham auction. The 125-year-old pants, with a 45-inch waistband, were sold at the town's auction rooms on Saturday, alongside nightdresses, stockings and hats worn by the monarch 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...