Drugs in pants man fails to turn up to court

Wiltshire Times: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

10:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Londoner caught with heroin stored in his pants in Chippenham has failed to turn up for sentencing.

Man steals woman's handbag as she pays for parking ticket in Chippenham

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

12:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her handbag stolen by a man as she was paying for a car parking ticket in Chippenham on Friday.

Chippenham woman struck by lightning in storm

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Nurse Jennifer Lyons has praised her neighbours, after they rushed to her aid when she was injured as lightning struck her Chippenham home.

Family coach firm Hatts Travel to announce it is ceasing to trade

Wiltshire Times:

11:08am Friday 25th July 2014

Family coach firm Hatts Travel is expected to announce at noon today it is ceasing to trade.

Cat gets trapped in greenhouse

Wiltshire Times: RSPCA opens charity shop in Kendal

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CAT, believed to have spent a day trapped in a Chippenham greenhouse, was rescued by the RSPCA.

£1.5k fine for first scrap metal carrier convicted in Wiltshire under new law

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A scrap metal carrier is the first convicted in Wiltshire under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013) for failing to be a registered scrap metal dealer in the county.

Three Chippenham men accused of robbing woman are held

Wiltshire Times: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Three Chippenham men who are accused of robbing a woman have been remanded in custody by a judge.

Local producers do roaring trade at Chippenham's first food and drink festival

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Forty stallholders – double the number of the usual monthly farmers’ market – did a roaring trade at Chippenham’s first food and drink festival.

Three days of drama, music and dance at Chippenham's ambitious arts festival

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Chippenham will be treated to three days of drama, music and dance this weekend with the Community Arts Festival springing up in several venues across town.

Divers' rusty haul to help Chippenham River Festival flow smoothly

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Calne Divers lifted 15 scooters, 10 bikes and nine shopping trolleys out of the river at Chippenham ahead of this weekend’s river festival.

Man, 47, accused of rape and assault faces trial

Wiltshire Times: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

9:44am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A man who is accused of raping a woman and assaulting her on two occasions is to face trial by judge and jury.

Car fire closes two lanes of M4 westbound near Chippenham

Wiltshire Times: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

2:40pm Monday 14th July 2014

Two lanes of the M4 westbound are closed with traffic now queueing between Junction 16, with the A3102 Swindon West, and J17, with the A350 at Chippenham, because of a car fire.

Unconscious man rescued from M4 blaze

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

8:26am Monday 14th July 2014

A collision closed a section of the M4’s westbound carriageway for more than five hours on Sunday morning.

Even more of A350 at Chippenham to become dual carriageway

Wiltshire Times:

1:01pm Friday 11th July 2014

A £129 million cash boost for more dual carriageway on the A350 around Chippenham and 400 more parking spaces at the railway station has been welcomed.

Candle starts Chippenham flat fire

Wiltshire Times: Photo taken by Amy Barr

5:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A block of flats at Chelwood Close, Chippenham, was evacuated at 3.40am on Saturday because of a fire in a first-floor flat.

Chippenham man, 72, target in tripwire hate crime

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Police believe an elderly Jehovah’s Witness, who had a tripwire tied across his front door, was the victim of a hate crime.

1,000 jobs hope as The Range plans Chippenham distribution centre

Wiltshire Times:

6:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

Home furnishings firm The Range will bring up to 1,000 jobs to Chippenham when it opens its southern distribution centre in the town.

Day of action: Chippenham schools

Wiltshire Times: Hardenhuish School headteacher Jan Hatherell said staff acted quickly to minimise the student's injuries

9:53am Wednesday 9th July 2014

One Chippenham school will open as usual during the strike by members of the National Union of Teachers tomorrow with others being partly affected.

Police issue CCTV images after pervert films girls at Olympiad and steals underwear

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Police are appealing for help to find a pervert seen filming young girls getting undressed in the Olympiad’s changing rooms.

Careers fair hosted by Abbeyfield School today

Wiltshire Times: Good Energy chief executive and founder Juliet Davenport when she was made an OBE in April last year

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

More than 30 exhibitors will be at a careers fair hosted by Abbeyfield School in Chippenham today.

Dragon boat racers ready to make waves in Chippenham

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Monkton Park in Chippenham will soon be a hive of activity on and off land for two Rotary Club events.

Jail for illegal immigrant caught twice by same police officer

Wiltshire Times:

12:07pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

An illegal immigrant caught using another man's driving licence when he was stopped twice by the same police officer has been jailed.

Judge halts rape prosecution after hearing of Chippenham man's sudden death

Wiltshire Times: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

5:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

A judge has stopped the prosecution of a man accused of breaking into a woman's home and raping her, after hearing he had died.

Focus on Chippenham's growth at meeting today

Wiltshire Times: Prof Herbert Girardet, of co-founder and director of programmes of the World Future Council

12:22pm Friday 27th June 2014

A meeting about the future of Chippenham takes place today at Stanley Park Sports Hall at 6.30pm for 7pm.

Inquest told of Chippenham jogger's tragic death

Wiltshire Times: The Bridge Centre, Chippenham

9:29am Thursday 26th June 2014

Driver Alexandra Shields drove into jogger Katy Turner at The Bridge Centre roundabout, Chippenham in November last year because she didn’t see her until it was too late, an inquest was told.

Chief constable's chasing of shoplifter in Chippenham gets enthusiastic response

Wiltshire Times: Chief Constable Patrick Geenty

10:28am Wednesday 25th June 2014

The prompt action of Wiltshire's chief constable, Pat Geenty, in chasing a shoplifter up Chippenham High Street yesterday morning has had an enthusiastic response.

Shoplifter chased up high street by off-duty chief constable

Wiltshire Times: Chief Constable Pat Geenty

11:32am Tuesday 24th June 2014

A shoplifter had a shock this morning when he was chased up Chippenham High Street by the chief constable of Wiltshire Police.

Accident shut A4 at Chippenham for four hours

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

9:21am Monday 23rd June 2014

The A4 was closed to traffic in both directions at the roundabout at Pewsham Way, Chippenham, after an accident yesterday afternoon.

Planners under fire over new Chippenham homes sites

Wiltshire Times: Shown in blue are the places around Chippenham where landowners would put sites forward for development

12:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

Planning officers found themselves under fire on Monday, when 150 people turned out to see where “at least” 2,625 houses may be built in Chippenham.

Chippenham man jailed for jealous attack in which girlfriend thought she would die

Wiltshire Times: Martin Woolfe arrives at North West Wiltshire Magistrates Court

10:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

A man has been jailed after attacking his girlfriend and burning her knickers and sex toys on her barbecue in a jealous rage.

Chippenham road to be resurfaced at last

Wiltshire Times: Councillor Chris Caswill has been putting pressure on Wiltshire Council to include the roundabout with planned road works along Langley road

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Work will start on July 28 to resurface the disintegrated Cocklebury Road and Station Hill in Chippenham.

Red Arrows stage Castle Combe flypast in tribute to rider

Wiltshire Times: Red Arrows thrill crowds

3:08pm Friday 20th June 2014

The Red Arrows will perform a flypast over Castle Combe Circuit tomorrow at 1.50pm as a mark of respect for RAF Reserves rider Simon Andrews, who tragically died following an accident at the North West 200.

Sainsbury’s on track to open store near Chippenham station

Wiltshire Times: New Sainsbury's Local aims to be community hub in West Drayton

12:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

Sainsbury's has confirmed that it is keen to open a convenience store by the railway station in Chippenham, which would create at least 20 jobs.

Third man to die in M4 crash near Chippenham named

Wiltshire Times: Steven Sheldon, 35, who died in the collision between a van and a lorry on the M4 on June 9

12:11pm Thursday 19th June 2014

The third victim to die following a collision between a van and a lorry on the M4 on Monday, June 9, has been named as Steven Sheldon, 35.

Live LIVE BLOG: Wiltshire Business Expo 2014

Wiltshire Times: LIVE BLOG: Wiltshire Business Expo 2014

7:47am Thursday 19th June 2014

Updates from the Newsquest-sponsored Wiltshire Business Expo at Monkton Park in Chippenham.

Get cycling at Castle Combe to benefit rescue charity Wilsar

Wiltshire Times: Wilsar members in training last year

4:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

Wiltshire Search and Rescue - Wilsar - is delighted to have been chosen by Chippenham & District Wheelers as its charity of the year.

Man, 36, is third to die as result of M4 crash near Chippenham

Wiltshire Times: The accident scene on the M4 at junction 17 this morning

2:59pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A man aged 36 is the third to die as a result of the crash on the M4 on Monday morning.

Chippenham can't cope with 'unlimited' number of new homes, says town council

Wiltshire Times: Coun Peter Hutton, vice-chairman of Chippenham Town Council's planning committee

12:05pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Fears about 'unlimited' numbers of houses being built in Chippenham have been raised by the town council over the latest consultation round over the Core Strategy being prepared by Wiltshire Council.

M4 double fatality: Motorway near Chippenham reopened

Wiltshire Times: The accident scene on the M4 at junction 17 this morning

3:00pm Monday 9th June 2014

The westbound M4 at junction 17, near Chippenham, is now open again.

M4 double fatality: Man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

Wiltshire Times: The accident scene on the M4 at junction 17 this morning

11:41am Monday 9th June 2014

Wiltshire Police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a double fatal road traffic collision on the M4 earlier this morning.

M4 closed at Chippenham after crash

6:43am Monday 9th June 2014

The M4 westbound is closed at Chippenham after an accident involving two vehicles.

Ten arrests by immigration enforcement officers at four Chippenham restaurants

Wiltshire Times: Akash on The Bridge, Chippenham

4:11pm Friday 6th June 2014

Immigration enforcement officers made seven arrests at three Indian restaurants in Chippenham last night.

Keen triathlete probably climbed out of moving train near Chippenham, says coroner

Wiltshire Times: Tom Edwards

1:27pm Friday 6th June 2014

Tom Edwards, 32, probably climbed out of a moving train after missing his stop and then fell to his death, a coroner said today.

D-Day 70: Veteran delighted as Chippenham Army Cadets form guard of honour

Wiltshire Times: D-Day veteran Clifford Jones meets Lisa Grimshaw and Julie Shore

6:32pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Chippenham Army Cadets formed a guard of honour for D-Day veteran Clifford Jones at an event commemorating 70 years since the Normandy landings.

Chippenham recreates wartime hospital in Neeld Hall

Wiltshire Times: Lucy Bousie and Melissa Barnett with the books signed by soldiers

Chippenham residents are being invited to help shape an exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War.

Motocross event raises £16k for Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign

Wiltshire Times: Mark Hucklebridge

11:49am Friday 30th May 2014

The annual Mike Brown Memorial Motocross event at Marshfield track, near Chippenham, on Good Friday raised more than £16,000 for The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign.

Chippenham's Monkton Park Police Station closed over the weekend

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

11:03am Friday 30th May 2014

Chippenham Police are reminding residents that Monkton Park Police Station will be closed for essential maintenance work from 5.30pm today until 7am on Monday, June 2.

Wedding with bare essentials for Chippenham naturist couple

Wiltshire Times: Helen and John Dobson at Pines Naturist Club. Picture by Gloucester Citizen

5:56pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

For most brides the choice of dress is a huge decision, but for Helen Mills the only natural way to marry was in her birthday suit.

Visitors pour into Chippenham for spectacular folk festival

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham Morris Men in action at the town's folk festival

8:52am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Chippenham came to life at the weekend with about 9,000 visitors on Bank Holiday Monday alone for the folk festival.

Chippenham police station to shut for maintenance work

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

7:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

Monkton Park Police Station, Chippenham, will be closed for essential maintenance work from 5.30pm on Friday, May 30, until 7am on Monday, June 2.

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