Jail for bungling burglar kept out of house by security measures

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

8:35am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A drunken burglar who failed to get into a Corsham house he was trying to raid has been jailed for nine months.

Driving ban cut for lorry driver who killed Corsham pensioner

Wiltshire Times: Tommy Ford

8:21am Thursday 9th October 2014

A lorry driver who killed a Corsham pensioner after ploughing into him as he crossed the road has had his driving ban cut by top judges, so he can return to his job sooner.

Corsham Band takes fifth place at national championships

Wiltshire Times: Corsham Band celebrates victory in the regional final of the national brass band championships

5:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

After months of practice Corsham Band is celebrating fifth place at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

Touching time at Corsham's Feel the Force sci-fi day

Wiltshire Times:

8:47am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Lightsabers were at the ready on Saturday as Darth Vader, Daleks and Stormtroopers invaded Corsham in a sci-fi day for people with disabilities.

Reunion for those born at Corsham maternity home

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Nearly 100 people who were born in Corsham’s maternity home before it closed in the 1950s held a reunion on Wednesday.

Corsham café mends its way to its first year

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

A tea party marking the first anniversary of Corsham Repair Café took place last Saturday.

Corsham cubs win raft race

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Corsham Cub Scouts took to the water to compete in the annual District Raft Race held in Corsham on Saturday.

Parrots to star at Lacock wildlife and pet weekend

Wiltshire Times: KIN/SC Burping parrot banned from Chessington restaurant

7:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Meet parrots at a wildlife and pet weekend from noon-4pm on Saturday, October 18, and 10.30am-1pm on Sunday, October 19.

First World War centenary: Corsham concert date set

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A concert commemorating 100 years since the First World War began will take place later this month.

Saga looks at new markets as Wiltshire retirement village takes shape

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Saga, the over-50s insurance group which is involved in building a retirement village near Corsham, is looking at enter into a series of new markets in the wake of its stock market flotation.

Plea to community over Corsham's neighbourhood plan

Wiltshire Times:

6:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A neighbourhood plan that will help shape the future of Corsham and give residents more input is in its early stages.

£1k of equipment stolen from Corsham building site

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

5:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

More than £1,000 of equipment was stolen from a building site in Thingley, Corsham, last Thursday.

Pop-up trench to illustrate life during First World War

Wiltshire Times: World War I:  Life in the Trenches  - a talk by Steve Williams

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A pop-up trench will show what life was like in the trenches on Sunday.

Benches planned in Corsham to honour fallen

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Benches at Corsham's war memorial as part of the town’s First World War commemorations.

Police appeal for witnesses to three-car A4 Chequers Hill crash

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

8:30pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after three cars were involved in an accident on the A4 at Chequers Hill between Chippenham and Corsham.

Flowers were the stars of the display at Corsham’s show

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Corsham Gardeners Society’s annual show on August Bank Holiday was held in the new Corsham Community Campus and there were over 600 entries.

Man seriously hurt in Corsham accident

Wiltshire Times: Laster aimed at Wiltshire Air Ambulance

11:13am Sunday 28th September 2014

A driver is in a serious condition after colliding with another vehicle in Chequers Hill, Corsham, yesterday evening.

Calne and Corsham gardeners' delight at blooming glory

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Teams Calne and Corsham won gold in the South West in Bloom competition at an award ceremony in Trowbridge.

Flooding stops train in its tracks

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Ninety passengers had to be rescued from a train in Corsham after it became stranded in the floods early on Friday.

Jailed: Man who led police on 70mph chase around Trowbridge then left teenagers to take blame

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A motorist who took two 'stranded' teenagers on a terrifying police chase then left them to take the blame has been jailed for 15 months.

Jailed: Man who downloaded child abuse pictures and videos

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A former Corsham man who searched for and downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children has been jailed for a year and eight months.

Crowds go wild for Gastard fete

Wiltshire Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Checked shirts, cowboy hats and dogs wearing bandanas were all part of the fun at Gastard’s Wild West fete.

Work begins on new retirement apartments in Corsham

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

After seven years of planning, the building of a new retirement village is finally underway in Corsham.

Do you know man caught on CCTV after thefts from Corsham church?

Wiltshire Times:

12:22pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Police are appealing for information after money, candles and food were stolen from St Patrick’s Church in Corsham.

Lacock Abbey is setting for artist's Curious Narratives project

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Lacock Abbey is set to become the home of Wiltshire-based artist Jill Carter and her Curious Narratives project from tomorrow until Friday, September 19.

Police ready to move to Corsham's Springfield campus

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Monday 8th September 2014

The Neighbourhood Policing Team at Corsham is preparing to move to a new location in the town on Wednesday.

Crucial meeting over re-opening Corsham railway station 'within a month'

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A crucial meeting between government officials and campaigners about the re-opening of Corsham railway station will take place within a month, says Devizes MP Claire Perry.

Family joins in teenager's musical marathon tribute to little sister Jemima

Wiltshire Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Teenager Annabel Prees has put on a marathon event in memory of her little sister, who shared her love of music.

Corsham man, 59, who downloaded indecent child images may face jail

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

8:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A man who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children has been warned he could be facing a jail term.

Box music festival rocks away the rain

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Revellers rocked to nine hours of music as Box Rocks Festival returned for its 21st anniversary on Monday.

Two bicycles stolen from Corsham home

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

3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Two bicycles have been stolen from Arnolds Mead, Corsham.

GCSE results: Stonar School, Atworth

Wiltshire Times:

5:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Despite predictions that the grades for GCSE English would decline this year the pupils at Stonar, near Atworth, achieved the opposite.

GCSE results: Corsham School

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

12:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Students at The Corsham School were celebrating the school’s second best GCSE results ever this morning.

Corsham teenager aces A-levels in spite of dad’s death the day before final exam

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The mother of Corsham School A-level pupil Emma Simonsen has spoken of her pride in her daughter after she gained top results despite the death of her father the day before her last exam.

Box Rocks music festival ready to celebrate 21 years

Wiltshire Times: Musicians from  the WhatFlag band perform on stage during the Box Rocks music festival.

11:51am Monday 18th August 2014

Box Rocks music festival comes of age this bank holiday weekend when it celebrates its 21st birthday with organisers hoping to raise plenty of money.

Stepping back in time to see Lacock at War

Wiltshire Times:

8:18pm Monday 18th August 2014

Thousands took at step back in time when they attended Lacock at War.

Accident closes road at Box for nearly two hours

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

2:07pm Friday 15th August 2014

The road from Five Ways to Kingsdown in Box was closed for nearly two hours after a collision involving a red Ford Focus and a blue Renault Laguna, at Old Jockey Farm at 5.40pm last Friday.

Fitting tribute to beloved Corsham dad and firefighter

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

The legacy of former Corsham firefighter Martin O’Shea means a specialist physiotherapist has been appointed to help people with motor neurone disease.

Corsham's new library open for business

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Wiltshire Council is celebrating another important milestone as the first community campus in the county opens its library and cafe to the families on Thursday.

Researchers uncover tales of Lacock soldiers

Wiltshire Times:

6:07pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A quest to uncover hidden stories of Lacock’s soldiers gathered momentum when villagers and visitors came together to investigate the village’s role in the First World War.

Science fan jailed after exploding bombs in Corsham quarry

Wiltshire Times:

1:47pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A science fan who made explosive devices after being inspired by the hit television show Brainiac has been jailed for six months.

Corsham toddle is out of this world

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Children in Corsham took one small step last week as part of a giant leap to help disadvantaged children across the UK.

Corsham gets £20k budget for youth services next year

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

6:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Corsham will have a £20,000 budget for youth services next year, under Wiltshire Council’s new community-led model.

Blood disorder kills Colerne soldier who survived bomb blast and tackled Taliban fighter

Wiltshire Times:

3:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Colerne-based soldier who survived a bomb blast and tackled a Taliban fighter while serving in Afghanistan has died from a rare blood disorder.

Top honour for Corsham Cubs

Wiltshire Times:

5:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Cubs from 1st Corsham Scout Group were presented with their Chief Scouts Silver certificates at this year’s AGM, held at the boathouse by Corsham Lake.

First part of Corsham's £11m Springfield Campus opens its doors

Wiltshire Times:

9:52am Friday 25th July 2014

The people of Corsham are already making plans for their new community campus, after the first part of the £11 million project opened to the public.

Motorcyclist injured in A4 collision near Corsham

Wiltshire Times:

8:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Traffic is delayed on the A4 through Corsham this morning, after a motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a car.

Car smashes down pillar of 400-year-old Box pub

Wiltshire Times:

1:14pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Box pub is still open for business, despite an unexpected visit from a passing driver.

Corsham street closed following three-car collision

Wiltshire Times:

11:25am Friday 18th July 2014

A main road through the centre of Corsham was briefly closed this morning following a three-car collision.

Call to remove Corsham signs after less than a month

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

More than 200 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of new traffic signs on Corsham High Street, less than three weeks after they were installed.


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