Man on bail for drunken hammer attack jailed after taxi incident

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

8:20am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A thug who knocked a man unconscious after following him in a taxi from Chippenham to Melksham has been jailed for 14 months.

Shooting enthusiast made contribution to student life

3:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FORMER Sheldon pupil Oliver Fielding has been awarded the Dent Silver Trophy from the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.

Pewsham group helps others breathe easy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Former Devizes mayor and mayoress Peter and Susan Evans received a Breathe Easy tea towel as memento of their visit to the Breathe Easy Group at Pewsham.

MP delighted by big fall in Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

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

Pilot zone in Chippenham aims to prevent any intimidating cold-calls

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

6:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A no cold-calling zone is being piloted in Chippenham.

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

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.

Abba-themed protest outside Wincanton HQ

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

MEMBERS of the GMB trade union staged a protest dressed as Abba members at Wincanton in Chippenham.

Chippenham trade slump during bypass work delays

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

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

Diesel theft from council vehicles is fifth in two months

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

5:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

Thieves stole diesel from three Wiltshire Council vehicles from a depot opposite Bathwick Tyres, Chippenham, on Sunday at 9.30pm - the fifth such theft since the start of June.

M-way services arrest of suspected illegal immigrant

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

4:49pm Friday 15th August 2014

A suspected illegal immigrant was arrested at Leigh Delamere services at J17 of the M4 at 11.25am on Sunday.

Oxbridge places for three Chippenham students

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

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.

Youths in match-up with police

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

YOUNG people from Kandu Kicks in Chippenham will be trying to strip Wiltshire Police of their title in their annual football tournament this weekend.

Triplets counting AS-level success at Sheldon School

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The Trott household was celebrating this morning after collecting 12 A grades at AS-level.

Scouts walking regiment route

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Royal British Legion logo

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CHIPPENHAM Scouts will be retracing the steps of the Wiltshire Regiment 100 years ago in a walk commemorating the First World War.

A-level results: Abbeyfield School, Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:57pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Abbeyfield School’s deputy head said all students picking up their A-level results today had their year ahead organised.

A-level results: Sheldon School, Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:48pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Nearly half (49.9 per cent) of Sheldon students secured B grades or better and 98.9 per cent of the 181 students achieved a pass with grades A* to E.

A-level results: Hardenhuish School, Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

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

Lacock bee and honey day

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Families enjoyed summertime fun at a bee and honey event at Lacock Abbey on Sunday.

Police plea after burglars try to force Chippenham cashpoint machine open

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

11:46am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the Best One convenience store in London Road, Chippenham, was broken into in the early hours of Saturday.

Bassett benefit case cheat kept wage secret

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Projects to remember world war

12:26pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Benefits cheat Hayley Walklate, of Royal Wootton Bassett, failed to inform Wiltshire Council when her circumstances changed.

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Jailed: Drink-driver who sped away from police at 90mph in 30mph zone

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Jaguar driver who tried to flee from police at 90mph in a 30mph area while over the alcohol limit has been jailed for a year.

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Gift Aid vital to boost fundraising

3:37pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A CHIPPENHAM charity shop is supporting a national campaign to claim the millions of pounds lost each year through the poor take-up of Gift Aid.

Happy’s Circus lives up to name at Yatton Keynell

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Monsoon-like rain and thunder could not dampen spirits on the day Happy’s Circus entertained in the Big Top on Jubilee Field in Yatton Keynell.

Hair-raising way at Chippenham to aid cause

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

An end-of-term fundraising day at King’s Lodge School, Chippenham, had pupils’ hair on end as everyone competed to turn-up with the strangest locks on show.

Chippenham accountants counting days to skydive

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Accountants are not usually known for their thrill seeking, but staff at one Chippenham firm cannot wait to dive out of a plane.

Traffic worry on Castle Combe Circuit solar farm

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Solar farm plans for Hampshire

9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Families living close to Castle Combe Circuit are worried plans to build a solar farm at the track will mean months of road chaos.

Lackham college is upgrading its buildings

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Wiltshire College at Lackham is upgrading its facilities for students with learning difficulties, thanks to a £500,000 grant.

Lights go out to remember fallen

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

More than 100 people turned out in Chippenham for the Royal British Legion’s Lights Out event marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War.

Fire forces couple to flee Chippenham house

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Summer fun out shopping in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Every Saturday during the school holidays, Borough Parade Shopping Centre in Chippenham will be hosting a range of activities for the summer.

Chippenham concert to raise money to fight disease that killed both men

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Thursday 7th 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.

Boswell's crew ride out for father in Chippenham this Saturday

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Three brothers, who run the Boswell coffee shop chain, are getting on their bikes to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund in memory of their father.

Optician fills final store on Chippenham's Borough Parade

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:01pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A NEW opticians opens in Chippenham today, meaning all Borough Parade’s 28 units are now fully let.

Diesel stolen from Balfour Beatty trucks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Police patrols target rowdy street drinkers in Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:18am Thursday 7th August 2014

A group of street drinkers are terrorising people in Chippenham into giving them cash so they can buy booze.

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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.

Victory for Chippenham trainer turned boxer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:17pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Horse trainer turned boxer Allun Sutherland won on a technical knockout in front of 2,000 spectators on Saturday.

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

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:12am Wednesday 6th August 2014

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

Chippenham man caught with drugs in his pants is jailed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:38am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A man who was caught with drugs stored in his underpants has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

£30k Lottery boost for Chippenham school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00am Monday 4th August 2014

St Nicholas School in Chippenham is to get a dedicated special needs sports area thanks to a £30,000 boost from the National Lottery.

Wild time at visiting zoo

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Six hundred people flocked to Chippenham’s Neeld Hall in just five hours on Saturday for the return of the Children’s Mega Zoo.

Sutton Benger School praised for values at its heart

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

10:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Parents and staff at Sutton Benger School are celebrating an “outstanding” report that heralded its “inspirational leadership” after a visit by inspectors earlier this month.

Chippenham school's leaking roof can be replaced

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Hardenhuish School in Chippenham has been given listed building consent to replace its roof.




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