Chippenham student's arresting portrait at Corsham

Wiltshire Times: 18-year-old Artur Pogorzelski of Trowbridge with his prizewinning artwork on show at the Pound Arts Young Open Exhibition

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A-level art student Artur Pogorzelski isn’t yet a Constable, but the trainee police officer has been commended for his artistic skills.

Chippenham man who supplied deadly ecstacy pills back at crown court

Wiltshire Times: Robbie Day

1:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The man who supplied Robbie Day with the ecstasy which killed him has failed to meet the terms of his suspended sentence.

Chippenham woman bailed over crack cocaine and heroin charges

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A Chippenham woman who is said to have been involved in the trade in hard drugs has been released on bail.

£2.7m improvements to A350 north of Chippenham start soon

Wiltshire Times: Deputy leader John Thomson

11:46am Monday 14th April 2014

A £2.7m scheme to improve traffic flow on the congested A350 north of Chippenham starts at the end of this month.

Chippenham woman in cash scam of 91-year-old woman

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

10:02am Monday 14th April 2014

A Chippenham woman who tried to cash a cheque for some rogue traders who had fleeced a 91-year-old woman has walked free from court.

Bopping Bokwa whips up a storming £500 at Chippenham

Wiltshire Times: Sports Relief group

10:30am Sunday 13th April 2014

A Bokwathon was held at the Olympiad Leisure Centre in Chippenham to raise funds for Sports Relief.

Drivers take spin round Castle Combe Circuit for Forever Friends Appeal

Wiltshire Times: Holding the cheque are Laura Pearce from The Forever Friends Appeal, left, and Maria Fisher, of Castle Combe Circuit

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A variety of cars, old and new, gave a taste of track action to drivers for a good cause.

Top comic performs to audience of 100 in Chippenham pub barn

Wiltshire Times: Russell Howard appears at the Old Tavern. Picture by  Bryan Angelinetta Angel Images Photography

11:39am Friday 11th April 2014

Chippenham comedy fans were treated to a special surprise gig last night when Russell Howard performed to 100 people in a barn, amid his sold-out arena tour.

Man arrested as counterfeit goods seized in Chippenham house raid

Wiltshire Times: Bags of items seized by police

4:20pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A large amount of goods, believed to be counterfeit and including perfume, toys, handbags and jewellery, were seized by police and Trading Standards officers in Chippenham yesterday.

Chippenham Sailing and Canoeing Club to clean up with grant

Wiltshire Times: James Cracknell with the Conservatives’ prospective parliamentary candidate for Chippenham Michelle Donelan and members of Chippenham Sailing Club      (DV778) By diane vose

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

Chippenham Sailing and Canoeing Club hopes to get improved hygiene facilities in a £107,000 refurbishment.

Rail minister makes tracks for Melksham and Corsham

Wiltshire Times: Railway minister Stephen Hammond, Michelle Donelan, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Chippenham, and Sion Bretton, chairman of TransWilts Community Rail Partnership

9:18am Friday 28th March 2014

The Goverment’s railway minister made tracks for Melksham when as he stopped by to see how the town’s station was being improved.

Chamber’s new boss has recipe for success for Chippenham

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham restaurateur Chris Bonsor is president of the town’s chamber of commerce

8:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Chippenham restaurateur Chris Bonsor wants to use his time as president of the town’s chamber of commerce to make the town more appealing for new businesses and to help young people find work.

MP from Chippenham to join history event

Wiltshire Times: Jeremy Corbyn

3:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Chippenham-born MP Jeremy Corbyn is joining historians and trade unionists in a history event in Chippenham tomorrow.

Police plea after racing trophies stolen from Castle Combe Circuit

Wiltshire Times: The cabinet at Castle Combe Circuit from which the cups were taken. Police say the large plaque was not taken

11:34am Thursday 27th March 2014

Up to 40 small racing trophies were stolen from a display cabinet at Castle Combe Race Circuit, near Chippenham, on Sunday.

May start date for Wiltshire College's £21m Chippenham campus

Wiltshire Times: An artist’s impression of the north view of the new campus

10:18am Thursday 27th March 2014

The building of a £21 million campus for Wiltshire College in Chippenham will begin in May.

Chippenham barber goes from mop tops to razor cuts in 50 years

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham barber goes from mop tops to razor cuts in 50 years

9:28am Thursday 27th March 2014

Barber Les Smith, who is about to celebrate 50 years in the hairdressing business, remembers the time when a cut cost just half a crown.

Teachers' strike: Chippenham and Corsham secondary schools to be affected

Wiltshire Times: Abbeyfield School has been without an official head teacher since the departure of James Fox five months ago

4:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

All of Chippenham’s secondary schools will be affected by NUT strike action on Wednesday.

Charges dropped against woman over Chippenham fire near former nightclub

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

2:28pm Monday 24th March 2014

A woman who had been accused of starting a fire at a Chippenham town centre flat has had the charges against her dropped.

Getting stuck in for Sports Relief at Chippenham school

Wiltshire Times: Malia has hula hoop fun at Redlands School, Chippenham, in aid of Sport Relief

9:26am Monday 24th March 2014

Staff and pupils at Redlands Primary School did their bit for Sports Relief on Friday, taking turns to keep a static bike and rower going, and hula hooping all day.

Sainsbury's and Morrisons staff go head to head for Sport Relief

Wiltshire Times: Morrisons worker Dan Bendall and Sainsbury’s counterpart Tim Knight were among rival staff who took part in a football match at the weekend

11:07am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Schools and clubs are putting on their running shoes and doing their bit to raise money for Sport Relief.

Firefighters free police officers stuck in Wiltshire Council lift

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

10:49am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Three police officers were stuck in a lift at Wiltshire Council's Monkton Park offices in Chippenham on Monday morning.

Chippenham fears 'open season' on housing

Wiltshire Times: Photograph of the Author

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

New housing requirements for Chippenham – with no maximum figure for new builds – have prompted fears that the town is at the mercy of developers.

Do you know man caught on CCTV in Chippenham Subway?

Wiltshire Times: Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an attempt to use forged bank notes in Subway, Chippenham

4:05pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an attempt to use forged bank notes in Subway, Chippenham.

Do you know women in CCTV images taken after Chippenham meat theft?

Wiltshire Times: Police want to hear from anyone who recognises the woman in this CCTV image taken at the Waitrose store in Chippenham

11:58am Thursday 13th March 2014

Police want to hear from anyone who recognises the women in these CCTV images, taken as they leave the Waitrose store in Chippenham.

Breakfast treat for children cycling and scooting to school in Chippenham

Wiltshire Times: School governor Tracey Broadway hands out breakfasts at Queens Crescent School, Chippenham

8:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

More than 130 pupils of Queens Crescent School, Chippenham, had fun joining in the Big Pedal inter-school competition, which aims to get more children active by cycling and scooting to school.

Spring clean of Chippenham estate could become annual event

Wiltshire Times: Scott Jacobs-Lange, Sovereign’s community investment coordinator, litter-picking with staff from Green Square

8:28am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Cleaning-up a Chippenham estate could become an annual event following its success last month.

Chippenham man, 52, seriously hurt in crash

Wiltshire Times: A 52-year-old Chippenham man suffered serious injuries in traffic accident yesterday

3:39pm Monday 10th March 2014

A 52-year-old Chippenham man suffered serious injuries in traffic accident yesterday.

Have a real ale good time at Chippenham’s 23rd beer festival

Wiltshire Times: Clovelly Celebration of Local Ales and Cider

7:00am Monday 10th March 2014

Beer lovers are getting in the mood to sink a pint or two at Chippenham’s 23rd real ale festival, at the Olympiad on March 28 and 29.

OAP airlifted to hospital after crash in Chippenham

Wiltshire Times: Knife raid on Chippenham newsagents

8:02pm Saturday 8th March 2014

An elderly man was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital with serious injuries after a collision in Chippenham this morning.

Distraught Chippenham teenager made remark to mum about dying before lying on rail track

Wiltshire Times: Ryce Hodson, 19, was struck by a train near Bath Road on August 13 last year

9:39am Friday 7th March 2014

A teenager who told his mum he may as well throw himself in front of a train before he lay on a railway line at Chippenham later that day.

Pay up or Chippenham will lose its folk festival, warns boss

Wiltshire Times: Three Spires Morris Dancers in action at last year's Chippenham Folk Festival

9:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Chippenham Folk Festival organiser Bob Berry has warned that the event, which brings thousands of visitors to the town every May, could fold unless new sponsors are found.

Record entry for Chippenham pancake races

Wiltshire Times: Lola, centre, and friends take part in the pancake races in Chippenham

5:08pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Chippenham town centre was buzzing for pancake races today, with a record number of 86 competitors.

Police issue CCTV pictures after charity box stolen from Chippenham bookmaker

Wiltshire Times: CCTV images have been released showing of a man that officers are keen to speak to after a charity box was stolen from a Chippenham bookmaker

10:25am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Police have appealed for help to identify a man after a charity box was stolen from a bookmakers in Chippenham.

Court runaway arrested in Calne

Wiltshire Times: Keith Jones

4:38pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Wiltshire Police have arrested 44-year-old Chippenham man Keith Jones, after he escaped from court last week.

Chippenham residents help Sovereign Housing Association spruce up area

Wiltshire Times: Young residents of Charter Road were out in force to help with the clean-up day, organised by Sovereign Housing Association

8:30am Monday 3rd March 2014

Local residents joined staff from a local housing association to give an estate in Chippenham a much-needed spring clean.

Chippenham committee dedicated to deciding new grants

3:00pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

Chippenham Town Council has formed a new committee to process applications for community donations faster.

Pensioner knocked out in Chippenham pavement fall

Wiltshire Times: Backing for extension: Coun Bill Douglas

5:58pm Friday 21st February 2014

A 78-year-old Chippenham woman was knocked unconscious after tripping over a paving stone in Chieppneham town centre .

Chippenham cyclist airlifted to hospital after Devizes accident

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

3:13pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A man from Chippenham was flown to hospital after he was in collision with a lorry.

Police plea for witnesses after CDs and comic books stolen from Chippenham shop

Wiltshire Times: A CCTV image of one of the youths police would like to speak to after items were stolen from the Magpie shop in Chippenham

9:09am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of items were stolen from a shop in Chippenham.

Suspended jail term for Chippenham woman in £30k benefits fraud

Wiltshire Times: Georgina Bennett stole £30,000 in benefits, Swindon Crown Court heard

11:26am Monday 17th February 2014

A benefits cheat told investigators a shaggy dog story when they asked her what payments into her bank account were.

Man alleged to have had heroin wedged between buttocks when arrested in Chippenham

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

10:21am Monday 17th February 2014

A man accused of having five wraps of heroin wedged between his buttocks has been released on bail by a judge.

Lorry driver killed on M4

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

1:25pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A lorry driver has died following an incident on the M4 this morning.

10-inch kitchen knives and garden shears found in Chippenham garden

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

6:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Two 10-inch kitchen knives were found by a resident of Lowden Avenue, Chippenham, in a bush at the back of his house.

Rents for Chippenham allotments to rise by nearly 23 per cent

Wiltshire Times: Taking the spade work out of veg growing

5:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

Rents for Chippenham’s allotments are to rise by nearly 23 per cent, to £70 a year, from September 2015.

£500k plan to make Chippenham's Neeld Hall more viable

Wiltshire Times: Coun David Powell, leader of Chippenham Town Council, with plans for the Neeld Hall

1:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

Large scale improvements, costing up to £500,000, are in the pipeline for the Neeld Hall in Chippenham.

Chippenham drug user stashed £2.5k of cannabis in his microwave oven

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

9:46am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A man who was selling thousands of pounds worth of cannabis to fund his cocaine habit has walked free from court.

Teenage Devizes motorist facing dangerous driving trial

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

11:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A teenage Devizes motorist faces trial over a charge of dangerous driving in Pewsham Way, Chippenham.

Chippenham man facing trial over drugs 'cocktail' charges

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

9:55am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A man who is accused of having a cocktail of drugs to supply is to face trial by judge and jury.

Chippenham gets new Business Improvement District manager

Wiltshire Times: Carolyn Brownell is Cherish Chippenham's new Business Improvement District (BID) manager

6:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

Cherish Chippenham has appointed a Business Improvement District (BID) manager for the town.

Red wine is secret to Spaniard's 100 years

Wiltshire Times: Dot Grange and Joy Scarlett celebrate with Salvador Moya with his wife Margaret

10:00am Monday 10th February 2014

War veteran Salvador Moya says his secret to a long life is a glass of red wine every day, after celebrating his 100th birthday at the Salvation Army’s pensioners club in Chippenham last week.

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