Plea for volunteers at Corsham library as staff prepare for campus move

Wiltshire Times: Community librarian Jessica Phillips

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Book lovers in Corsham are needed at the town library as staff prepare to relocate its collection to the new community campus.

Lorry driver was speeding moments before fatal Corsham collision, jury hears

Wiltshire Times: Tommy Ford

9:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A lorry driver was speeding moments before his vehicle was in collision with an 89-year-old who was crossing the road, a jury has been told.

Corsham children never tire of a good story

Wiltshire Times: From left are Kevin Daly, Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, children from Corsham Primary, Duncan Hames MP, centre and Gavin Champion, HR manager for Cooper Tires

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Barney & Echo storybooks were recently presented to children at Corsham Primary School as part of a new partnership aimed at preventing children becoming involved with anti-social behaviour and rewarding schools’ commitment to preventing bullying. Melksham firm Cooper Tires has joined the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain (PCCGB) to distribute 1,000 children’s books. Representatives from Cooper Tires and the Community Education Awards were joined by local MP Duncan Hames, who handed over a class set of storybooks and resources.

Book lovers wanted for new Corsham library

Wiltshire Times: Developer tries second appeal on disputed site in Malmesbury

2:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corsham library is looking to recruit book-loving volunteers as it prepares to move into a new modern home as part of the town's new community campus.

Pink Floyd musician to beat cake batter for auction at charity garden party

Wiltshire Times: Camilla receives a warm welcome from Nick and Annette Mason today

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will beat cake batter, ahead of a charity auction in a garden party at his home in Corsham, to raise money for two Wiltshire causes.

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.

Rudloe the new Roswell? Residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

Wiltshire Times: The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks

11:37am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate “the new Roswell”, after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Nurse expects Spam-alot of comments in London Marathon

Wiltshire Times: Nurse Natalie Jones will turn heads in her spam tabard at the London Marathon

8:48am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Nurse Natalie Jones is likely to receive encouragement from choruses of a legendary Monty Python song as she runs the London Marathon on Sunday dressed as a tin of Spam.

Youths trespass in Neston building which caught alight, says owner

Wiltshire Times: The scene today after the fire at a former Neston factory

6:19pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The owner of the former Neston factory in which 10 tonnes of tyres caught alight last night said that youths trespassing on the site were a common problem

Suspected arson at Neston factory fire

Wiltshire Times: Corsh fire 3.jpg

9:36am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A fire in a former Neston factory which saw 10 tonnes of tyres set alight is believed to have been started deliberately.

Fire crews spend night tackling blaze in former Neston factory

Wiltshire Times: Corsh fire 3.jpg

8:52am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Four fire crews have spent the night tackling a fire in a derelict building in Neston.

Do you know man pictured after Corsham burglaries?

Wiltshire Times: Police are keen to identify a man caught on CCTV following reports of two burglaries at a Corsham home

3:32pm Monday 7th April 2014

Police are keen to identify a man caught on camera following reports of two burglaries at a Corsham home.

Month-old baby girl dies after cardiac arrest at home in Corsham

Wiltshire Times: The Royal United Hospital

12:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

A month-old baby girl died during the early hours of Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest at the family home in Corsham.

Man, 69, banned from Corsham High Street after assault

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

10:15am Monday 7th April 2014

A 69-year-old man who admitted assault and criminal damage has been banned from entering the High Street in Corsham.

New take on Corsham almshouse chair

Wiltshire Times: Artist Les Benson, left, with Corsham Almshouse guide Peter King         (TP48535) By TREVOR PORTER

5:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Visitors to Corsham’s historic almshouses may need a double take when they see its latest feature.

Corsham beautician finds new home after fire

Wiltshire Times: Body and Soul will have its official opening tomorrow in the former Indulgence salon in Pickwick Road

5:10pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A devastating fire at her salon was not enough to stop Corsham beautician Becky Kershaw, who has just reopened at new, bigger premises in the town.

Grandmother died after setting herself alight in Box care home, inquest hears

3:25pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A 75-year-old Box woman died last August after setting herself on fire in her care home, an inquest has heard.

Corsham cadets on patrol in the capital

Wiltshire Times: The Cadets in the stables at Hyde Park Barracks

9:02am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Army Cadets from Corsham had a unique view of military life in London last week, when they went behind the scenes at the Household Cavalry.

Bags packed for Corsham School pupils' world challenge

Wiltshire Times: Year 8 students at The Corsham School raised £1,360 for their World Challenge expedition to Iceland with a bag pack at Melksham Asda.

5:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Year 8 students at The Corsham School raised £1,360 for their World Challenge expedition to Iceland with a bag pack at Melksham Asda.

Neston entrepreneur at 13 grows his business

Wiltshire Times: Pod Mehrez, 13, of Neston has set up his own online plant sales business  Photo: Glenn Phillips (49273)

7:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

GREEN-fingered teenager Anise Mehrez is following in his florist mum’s footsteps, by growing his own online floral business.

Rockin' the village

Wiltshire Times: Stuart Rolfe's new album will raise money for three good causes

3:09pm Friday 28th March 2014

A local musician got Colerne rocking earlier this month, raising over £3,000 for Dorothy House Hospice.

See world's most beautiful gardens in photo exhibition at Lacock Abbey

Wiltshire Times: Hydrangeas in my Garden by Andrzej Bochenski. One of the entries to the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

6:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

This spring, visitors to Lacock Abbey can enjoy a walk through some of the world’s loveliest gardens, as a collection of winning images from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition will be displayed in the Botanic Garden, from April 5 until May 22.

Corsham Station on the timetable for railways minister

Wiltshire Times: Transport Minister Stephen Hammond

1:33pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

The Government’s minister for railways will be visiting Corsham next week to discuss plans to reopen the town’s station.

Yes to Corsham homes and ASU extension

Wiltshire Times: Corsham High Street

1:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

NEW homes and jobs are coming to the Rudloe area of Corsham after a five-hectare development was approved by Wiltshire Council.

Run, walk and cycle for Sport Relief in Corsham

Wiltshire Times: Kids gear up for Sport Relief in Sedgemoor

8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Budding athletes in Corsham have plenty of chances to do their bit for Sport Relief at the weekend, with opportunities to run, walk and cycle for a good cause.

Colerne man who brutally raped girl, 13, jailed for 15 years

Wiltshire Times: Christopher Mims

3:46pm Monday 17th March 2014

A man who brutally raped a 13-year-old girl who he had been sexually abusing has been jailed for 15 years.

Missing Box man located safely

Wiltshire Times: Andrew Thomas was last seen on March 2

9:47am Wednesday 12th March 2014

A man from Box reported missing from his brother's home in Gloucester has been located safe and well.

More Corsham dog fouling incidents reported to Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Times: It is a civil offence not to clear up after dogs

7:30am Tuesday 11th March 2014

More dog fouling in Corsham has been reported to the police and, in turn, Wiltshire Council.

Wessex Chambers eyes Corsham MoD visit

7:00pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Wessex Chambers is hosting a tour of the MoD Corsham site at Basil Hill on March 20. There are 15 places available on the trip, which runs from 10am to noon. To book a place, visit The group’s last outing was to Hills’ Northacre Resource Recovery Centre at Westbury, Wiltshire’s first mechanical biological treatment plant.

Wadswick store lands British retail award

1:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

A family-run equestrian store has won a top national award for the third time Wadswick Country Store, near Box, was named SEIB Large Retailer of the Year at the British Equestrian Trade Association Business Awards in Birmingham last month.

Police appeal for help over missing Box man

Wiltshire Times: Andrew Thomas, 44, from Box, was last seen at his brother’s address in Abbeydale, Gloucester, on Sunday

4:28pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing Wiltshire man.

Polar Medal is better than a knighthood, says Box explorer

Wiltshire Times: Explorer David Hempleman-Adams says his Polar Medal is better than a knighthood

10:22am Thursday 6th March 2014

Box explorer David Hempleman-Adams is no stranger to awards but his latest for his work in the Polar regions is better than a knighthood, he says.

Hunt is on for Corsham bag-snatch cyclist

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

3:52pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

Police are hunting a daring bicycle-riding thief who snatched a handbag from a stationary car in Corsham last week.

High class egg on way to Harrods from Corsham

Wiltshire Times: Diana Short with the giant egg at Lick the Spoon in Corsham

8:44am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Shoppers in Harrods looking to shell out for something special this Easter will have a cracking choice of chocolate treats, thanks to a Corsham chocolatier.

A4 to close for week of works

Wiltshire Times: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

10:05am Monday 24th February 2014

The A4 between Corsham and Box will be closed tonight for the start of major road renovations.

Trophy reward for 100 miles in 100 weeks for Corsham club

Wiltshire Times: England Athletics coach Martin Rush meets young runners Christopher Sapiano, Shula Scotford, Zoë Stansfield-Cox, and Jade Littlechild

10:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014

Three girls who are members of Corsham’s One Mile Club have been presented with trophies for running 100 miles over 100 weeks.

Former Casualty star Clive Mantle accused of attack

Wiltshire Times: Clive Mantle

3:51pm Friday 21st February 2014

A man accused of attacking former Casualty actor Clive Mantle and severely disfiguring his ear has told a court he was defending himself from the ‘big monster’ that he thought was going to kill him.

Collision near Box causing delays

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

4:37pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Traffic is building up on the A4 at Shockerwick near Box after a two vehicle collision has caused the road to close in both directions. The road is expected to reopen with an hour.

My paintings ended up in the bin, Duchess of Cornwall jokes while visiting Corsham arts centre

Wiltshire Times: The Duchess of Cornwall meets young drama students during her visit to the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, today

4:46pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

The Duchess of Cornwall was impressed by talented artists, musicians and young actors during a visit to the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham today.

Duchess of Cornwall to see new studios at Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Wiltshire Times: The Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, on Tuesday

1:50pm Thursday 13th February 2014

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, which she opened in 2007, on Tuesday to see new acoustic and artists' studios.

Daleks and stargazing among attractions at Lacock Abbey this half-term

Wiltshire Times: Sci-fi fan Ady Davies with Daleks similar to those expected at Lacock Abbey this half-term

5:40pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

Daleks, star gazers and meteors will be landing at Lacock Abbey this half-term for an exciting array of family activities.

England Athletics coach Martin Rush helps young runners celebrate milestones

Wiltshire Times: England Athletics coach Martin Rush meets young runners Christopher Sapiano, Shula Scotford, Zoë Stansfield-Cox, and Jade Littlechild

7:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

Three girls who belong to Corsham’s One Mile Club have been presented with trophies for running 100 miles across 100 weeks.

Corsham anti-piracy firm sails through audit

6:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014

A Corsham-based anti-piracy firm has been rated fully shipshape, after receiving a prestigious national qualification.

Lettings firm finds new Corsham home

Wiltshire Times: From left are property management manager Matthew Bowden, Joanna Sartain, director Laura Larkin, Gareth Collin and office manager Sally-Anne Gardener-Wollen

12:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014

NOT content with finding properties for renters across the Corsham area, HF Lettings has found itself a dream home after moving to new premises on the town’s High Street.

Corsham police visit town's campus site

Wiltshire Times: Corsham Neighbourhood Policing Team during a visit to the town's campus site

9:05am Friday 7th February 2014

Corsham Neighbourhood Policing Team visited the town's campus site to take a look before moving there later this year.

Fallen cable causes traffic delays

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

12:17pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

A fallen electricity cable is causing traffic problems on Silver Street, between Corsham and Gastard.

IDS pledge delights military spouses agency founder

Wiltshire Times: Iain Duncan Smith with, from left, Recruit for Spouses director Suzie Richards, Conservative candidate Michelle Donelan, Recruit founder Heledd Kendrick and fellow director Jo Kitchin

8:35am Wednesday 5th February 2014

Heledd Kendrick, founder of the award-winning Recruit for Spouses agency, is delighted with Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's pledge of support.

IDS visits Corsham group which helps military wives find jobs

Wiltshire Times: Iain Duncan Smith

8:52am Friday 31st January 2014

Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, visits award-winning group Recruit for Spouses at its Corsham offices today.

A4 between Corsham and Box closing on weeknights for major work

Wiltshire Times: Three-month  bridge scheme to fix A2 bridge in Darenth starts

9:26am Friday 31st January 2014

The A4 between Corsham and Box will be closed for two weeks on weeknights for major road renovations.

Neston friends get set for London Marathon

Wiltshire Times: Marathon mums Tash Wilkinson, Sue Deane, Lucy Burley and Sheila Stansfield

8:20am Wednesday 29th January 2014

Heavy traffic may not be a problem on the village roads of Neston, but a different kind of congestion is increasingly likely, as four women prepare for a marathon challenge.

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