Thursday, June 29, 2017

Can you help solve the mystery of the missing bus fare takings?

WILTSHIRE Police are trying to help track down an amount of money, believed to have been lost by a bus driver at Chippenham Bus Station. Last Tuesday, August 16, at around 11.25am, driver Carolyn Billett parked her bus at the station...

Hollywood action man finds new workout venue …in Chippenham

MEMBERS of a gym in Chippenham got a taste of Hollywood last night, as movie star Silvio Simac rocked up to train with Wiltshire-born martial arts guru Matt Fiddes. The martial arts duo are starring in the movie Fighting Talk...

Dad-of-three gets Active ahead of World Triathlon Championship bid

TRIATHLETE Chris Maxwell, who is gearing up for the World Triathlon Championships, has been sponsored by Wiltshire sports clinic Active Potential Therapy. Sam Cox, founder of Active Potential Therapy in Chippenham, is supporting 42-year-old Chris with sports massages during his...

Four teens arrested after high-speed police chase through Wiltshire villages

POLICE officers in Chippenham were involved in a pursuit at the weekend which led to four people being arrested. Just after 6pm on Saturday, a Perodua MYVI vehicle, which had been stolen during a burglary in Bristol, was reported to...

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...