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Chippenham · Chippenham

Town make ex-Rovers defender fifth summer signing

Cian Harries has joined Swindon Town on a free transfer. The 25-year-old centre-back was released by Bristol Rovers at the end of last season. Harries is the fifth summer signing for Scott Lindsey's side. Oscar Massey, Tyrese Shade, Reece Devine, and Sol Brynn have already arrived.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

Census 2021 shows massive spike in Wiltshire's older population

Wiltshire's population has grown by almost 40,000 people in the last decade. Results of the 2021 census show that the population has gone up by 8.4 per cent, from around 471,000 in 2011 to 510,400 in 2021. This is higher than the overall increase for England (6.6 per cent), where the population grew by nearly 3.5 million to 56,489,800. The older population size in Wiltshire has also grown, growing by 30.5 per cent in people over the age of 65.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

Three of Wiltshire Police's finest to retire - including award-winning Fozzy the dog

Wiltshire Police's Fozzy and Boris set to retire from the Force. Their handler PC Simon Goodwin completes his final operational shift today. PC Goodwin served as a military police dog handler and a paramedic. Both dogs will continue living at home with PC Goodwin enjoying some well-earned rest.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

£200k still needed for new community skatepark

Bradford on Avon Town Council is hosting an event on Sunday (July 3) to give funding for a new £400,000 skatepark the final push.See the Story
Golf · Chippenham

Wiltshire pair book spots at next month's Open Championship at St Andrews

Cumberwell Park's Laurie Canter and Chippenham's Jordan Smith have qualified for the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews. Canter was already preparing to play the Old Course in mid-July after securing a spot in the first 30 of the DP World Tour rankings for 2021. Smith's eighth-place finish in Germany bagged him a place as part of the first five DP World tour members, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the rankings.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

Group of 'out of control' dogs cause chaos in Wiltshire town

Group of 'out of control' dogs cause chaos in Wiltshire town. Police are trying to speak to the handlers and owners of four dogs. The dogs are described as being off their leads and running up to members of public attempting to bite them. Dogs who are dangerously out of control is an offence and if proven the handlers can face prosecution.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

Florrie, 8, takes the crown jewels cake in writing contest

Florrie Dalgliesh won the Guild of Food Writers' Young Food Writer of the Year under 10s title with The Crown Jewels Cake. The story tells how the Queen gets her chefs to bake her a crown jewels cake to wear as a crown for grand occasions. Judge Tom Parker Bowles said it was "far and away the winner"See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

MPs propping up 'dire prime minister' are warned the Lib Dems are coming

The people of North Wiltshire have spoken and the Lib Dems are coming. They want to see a return to 'British values of decency and honesty' They want a cut in the corporation tax and a reduction in the state handouts. They also want an end to the use of public money to fund private sector projects.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

Athletes put on remarkable performance for school at championships

Sheldon School took more than 25 of its pupils to compete in the county athletics championships in Swindon.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

'Summer of wild adventure' to kick off at Longleat

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire is set to open its summer season. The popular bird display Wings is also back for the summer season, which runs from July 16 to September 4. There is also the return of Longleat’s indoor beach - which is formed of 120 tonnes of sand.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

Scores of 'incredible' search and rescue volunteers presented with awards

Wiltshire Search and Rescue have been celebrating following their recent success.See the Story
Chippenham · Chippenham

Man who dodged train fare fined hundreds

A 22-year-old man from Hullavington in Chippenham has been fined hundredsSee the Story

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