Where do you want dropped kerbs in and around Chippenham?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

8:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Suggestions for dropped kerb locations in the centre of Chippenham and surrounding villages are invited from residents.

Drugs in pants man fails to turn up to court

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Hatts Travel closure: Wiltshire Council 'aware firm had problems'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:56am Monday 28th July 2014

It has emerged that there were signs that Hatts Travel, which was founded in the 1920s, was struggling before it closed on Friday with the loss of 89 jobs.

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Christian Malford man hurt after bonfire burns out of control

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

8:28am Monday 28th July 2014

A 44-YEAR-OLD man suffered minor burns when a bonfire he had lit at his home in Christian Malford got out of control.

Chippenham contest winner’s young at heart

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A ten-year-old schoolboy officially opened the spa suite at Fairways Retirement Village in Chippenham after winning a contest to name it.

New boutique is taking over former Dentons store in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Fashionista Kerry Isom hopes to add a touch of glamour to Chippenham with the launch of her boutique at the former Dentons hardware shop on Monday.

Historic pub bought by Wilts and Berks Canal Trust

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The Wilts and Berks Canal Trust has bought the historic pub The Peterborough Arms, at Dauntsey Lock, from Wadworth Brewery and plans to have it reopen as soon as possible.

Chippenham woman struck by lightning in storm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

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.

Held: Chippenham woman accused of stealing £10 who admits police station assault

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Chippenham woman charged with stealing £10 from a butcher’s in the town has admitted assaulting a member of police staff while she was in custody.

Glass warning as dog slices paw in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DOG owner has taken a bag of smashed glass she collected from the river to Chippenham Town Hall after her Labrador sliced its paw open on a broken bottle.

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:08am Friday 25th July 2014

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

Music school’s out again this summer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ashley, Charlie, Sienna, Beau and Tayte get together to play the piano

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

The organisers of the music summer school held in Devizes for primary school pupils have spoken of their disappointment at cancelling the event for the second consecutive year due to a lack of youngsters signing up.

Cat gets trapped in greenhouse

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Protest walk over Chippenham Range plans

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

5:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Residents from Cepen Park North are staging a walk at 2pm on Saturday in protest at the proximity of the planned Range distribution centre to their homes.

Chippenham pupils film surprise ‘naughty’ video for head

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

For six years they have done exactly what they are told but for one day the Year 6 youngsters at Redland School in Chippenham let rip with every naughty deed they could think of – and their headteacher was delighted.

Lightning start for Chippenham flotilla

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Revellers carried on regardless as storms raged over Chippenham’s sixth River Festival in Monkton Park on Saturday.

Pewsham campaign to reduce speed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Children in Chippenham are asking drivers to slow down so they feel safe walking to and from school.

Multi-agency day in park for free advice

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Representatives from organisations including Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Council and charities will be in Hillworth Park to provide free advice.

Arts take over Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

The arts staged a takeover of Chippenham, with workshops and performances across town venues.

Chippenham school celebrates glowing Ofsted report

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:48am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Ivy Lane Primary School in Chippenham is celebrating being rated good, across the board, by Ofsted.

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Modern Pentathlon champion spurs on Chippenham students

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Modern Pentathlon world champion Mhairi Spence spurred on students from Chippenham’s Sheldon School ahead of their Olympic Day.

Puppy love at Chippenham pre-school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Children at St Mary’s Pre-school in Rowden Hill, Chippenham found out about puppy love recently when Guide dog puppy in training Rhana came to visit.

Chippenham mobile zoo to make a mega return

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Family pets

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

The cute and exotic of the animal kingdom will return to Chippenham on July 26 for the second Children’s Mega Zoo.

Hunting for news of hare song protest

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Green Party blasts BBC for 'media blackout' in election coverage

6:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

BBC radio producers want to hear from pupils of Kington St Michael Primary School from 40 years ago.

Champion’s inspiration to Chippenham students

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Modern Pentathlon world champion Mhairi Spence spurred on students from Chippenham’s Sheldon School ahead of their Olympic Day.

Fallen telegraph pole causes commotion in Kington St Michael

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A telegraph pole came down across the road and caught fire outside the Jolly Huntsman, Kington St Michael, early on Monday.

Focus on homegrown food at Chippenham Food Festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:54pm 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.

Traffic fears over 1,000 homes plan in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

More than 200 people went to see plans for the proposed Rowden Park garden village which would include 1,000 new homes in Chippenham.

Lane of M4 closed near Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

12:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

One lane of the M4 westbound between J16, A3102 (Swindon West) and J17, A350 (Chippenham) has been closed because of a broken-down vehicle. 

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

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.

Langley Fitzurse School rings in Victorian values

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:35pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Langley Fitzurse School had a Victorian day to celebrate saving its nineteenth century bell tower.

CCTV image issued of Chippenham cash machine theft suspect

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:32am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A thief swiped £80 from a cash machine when a woman withdrawing the money got sidetracked.

Your chance for say over Sutton Benger homes scheme

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

6:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Between 50 and 60 new houses are planned for Arms Farm at Sutton Benger.

Divers' rusty haul to help Chippenham River Festival flow smoothly

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Fallen power cables close road at Kington St Michael

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

11:24am Monday 14th July 2014

Honey Knob Hill, Kington St Michael, has been closed around the Stanton Lane junction because of fallen power cables this morning.

Unconscious man rescued from M4 blaze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Chippenham pupils’ survival pack wins award

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Pupils from Hardenhuish School, Chippenham, beat fierce competition to win the combined technology and language challenge held in Marlborough on June 3.

Tour clowns ready to top Chippenham festival’s bill

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

6:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Three days of community arts are heading to Chippenham, headlined by international touring troupe of clowns Le Navet Bete.

First turf cut for Chippenham's £20m campus

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duncan Hames MP

5:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

Diggers have moved in to Wiltshire College at Chippenham to prepare the ground for the new £20m campus.

Bulldozing Chippenham church hall ‘good for community

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Plans to demolish St Paul’s Church Hall in Chippenham and sell the land to developers will benefit the community in the long-run, says its vicar, the Rev Simon Dunn.

Upper Seagry horse trainer gets ready to go in ring

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Horse trainer Allun Sutherland hasn’t let the small matter of a broken nose stop him training to become a boxer as part of a television challenge.

Even more of A350 at Chippenham to become dual carriageway

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

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.

Star folk singer and gameshow personality wows Rotary club

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: SINGING TALENT: Isla St Clair will be singing folk songs about heroes and villains.

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Members of a Chippenham Rotary club were treated to a surprise guest at the president’s dinner last Friday - Isla St Clair.

Chippenham's first food festival to tickle the taste buds

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: John McLaughlin of Costellos at the Food Festival.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (7358603)

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Chippenham.s first food and drink festival takes place on Sunday and will celebrate local food and drink and the people who produce it.




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