We're giving young people much bigger voice - Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Times: Laura Mayes, cabinet member for Children's Services

2:18pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet unanimously voted in May to go ahead with the community model for youth services.

Fears for youth after Chippenham workers axed

Wiltshire Times:

2:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Chippenham is to lose all its youth workers but one when its youth development centre closes at the end of next month.

What's plan B for Chippenham skatepark now?

Wiltshire Times:

2:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Funding for Chippenham’s long-awaited permanent skate park could be under threat if the Bridge Centre cannot be sold.

Skatepark plan in jeopardy as TK Maxx pulls out of Chippenham scheme

Wiltshire Times:

2:07pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Multi-million pound plans to redevelop the Bridge Centre in Chippenham have been dealt a serious blow with the decision by TK Maxx not to open there.

Cheers! Turn up on the day for Chippenham Golf Club beer festival

Wiltshire Times: SUP UP: Northallerton to host its fourth beer festival.

12:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Chippenham Golf Club is holding a beer festival this Saturday, August 23.

GCSE results: Hardenhuish School, Chippenham

Wiltshire Times:

5:43pm Thursday 21st August 2014

At Hardenhuish School, Chippenham, 75 per cent of pupils had at least five A*-C grades with 69 per cent per cent of pupils achieving at least five A*-C grades including English and maths.

GCSE results: Sheldon School, Chippenham

Wiltshire Times:

1:43pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Year 11 pupils at Sheldon School in Chippenham achieved 85 per cent A* to C grades; 69 per cent A*-C including English and maths.

GCSE results: Abbeyfield School, Chippenham

Wiltshire Times: Headteacher David Nicholson

10:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

At Abbeyfield School, Chippenham, Year 11 pupils achieved:

MP delighted by big fall in Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants

Wiltshire Times: MP Duncan Hames is delighted

12:01pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in the Chippenham constituency has fallen by nearly a third in the past year - its biggest 12-month drop since records begin in 2007.

Chippenham teenager’s new rein on life

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Schoolboy Luke McGlinchey struggles to concentrate in the classroom but has found his niche out in the paddocks.

Trade slumps during Chippenham bypass work but extension 'good in long run'

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Business around the Chippenham bypass are suffering a trade slump after three months of roadworks, with cranes due to stay for at least seven months.

Oxbridge places for three Chippenham students

Wiltshire Times:

11:17am Friday 15th August 2014

Three students from Hardenhuish in Chippenham are off to Oxbridge - Ben Evans secured a place at Oxford, Emma Chen and Alastair Holmes at Cambridge.

Rory McLeod gig postponed

Wiltshire Times:

5:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Singer-songwriter Rory McLeod has had to cancel tomorrow night's gig in Chippenham due to unforeseen personal circumstances.

A-level results: Hardenhuish School, Chippenham

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

A-level results at Hardenhuish School, Chippenham are being described as the best ever.

Police vow to act after anti-social Chippenham man breaches injunction

Wiltshire Times: Sergeant Phil Connor

11:08am Wednesday 13th August 2014

An anti-social Chippenham man who was taken to court by his landlord must now pay £500 court costs.

Python in road startles newspaper delivery man

Wiltshire Times: Python stolen in house burglary

8:34pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A newspaper delivery man was startled to see a python at the junction of Woodlands Road and Plantation Road, Chippenham, last Thursday at 6.15am.

'Merciful' judge gives chance to Chippenham man involved in drug trade

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

12:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Chippenham man who was again caught involved in the drugs trade has been given a chance by a judge who told him he was being 'merciful'.

Drug dealer's girlfriend who lied about having illicit cash is spared jail

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

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A drug dealer's girlfriend who repeatedly lied about having money from her other half's illicit trade has been spared an immediate jail term.

Concern over Chippenham club's bid to open until 4am

Wiltshire Times: Backing for extension: Coun Bill Douglas

3:27pm Monday 11th August 2014

Chippenham nightclub E11evns is planning to extend its opening hours to 4am and open a second dance floor.

Fundraiser’s a real winner

Wiltshire Times: Gary Knowles of Fascia Graphics in Chippenham, which is taking on six apprentices                                                                               							       (PM1080) By PAUL MORRIS

10:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

A charity race night and barbecue organised by Fascia Graphics in Chippenham raised almost £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Musical extravaganza in Chippenham in memory of dads

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Two women who lost their fathers to the same lung disease are putting on a musical extravaganza in their memory in Chippenham this weekend.

Fire forces couple to flee Chippenham house

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

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

A couple were forced to evacuate their home in Palmer Street, Chippenham, at 2.20pm last Saturday after a fire in the kitchen filled the property with smoke.

Diesel stolen from Balfour Beatty trucks

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

11:09am Thursday 7th August 2014

Thieves siphoned about 200 litres of diesel from Balfour Beatty trucks at Bath Road industrial estate, Chippenham, overnight on Tuesday last week.

Clegg praises Chippenham firm during visit and predicts bright future for town

Wiltshire Times:

8:50pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in Chippenham today to see how businesses in the town are helping to deliver economic growth.

Man banned from every railway station in England and Wales after Chippenham incident

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

4:28pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A 31-year-old man has been banned from every railway station in England and Wales after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a staff member on a train.

Sainsbury's in Chippenham adopts Doorway as its charity of the year

Wiltshire Times:

9:12am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Sainsbury's in Chippenham has adopted homeless group Doorway as its charity of the year.

Walk of protest at Chippenham warehouse bid site

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Cepen Park residents staged a protest against plans for a 15-metre high warehouse with 150 HGV movements, day and night, through Chippenham.

Bid for 'wildlife-friendly' 55-acre solar farm at Castle Combe Race Circuit

Wiltshire Times:

Plans are to be submitted for a huge solar farm in the centre of Castle Combe Race Circuit.

Chippenham's Poundland and Costa Coffee shut after ceiling collapse

Wiltshire Times:

4:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Poundland is to open a temporary store in Chippenham after its ceiling caved in last week.

Hector the donkey hurt in second vicious attack

Wiltshire Times:

1:19pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A donkey has been slashed across its nose in a second vicious attack on a rescue animal near Yatton Keynell.

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.




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