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Melksham Town speaks out against rumours following shock manager resignation

MELKSHAM Town FC has spoken out against speculation that the club is against being promoted this season, reassuring fans that the club remains ‘ambitious’. Rumours of Town’s resistance to…

National Pet Month – Vote for Melksham’s Cutest Pet!

IT’S official, Melksham is a town of pet lovers! Nominations for the ‘Cutest Pet’ competition have ‘pawed’ in and now readers are being asked to cast their vote…

Time to start planning for this year’s carnival!

MELKSHAM Carnival organisers are urging local groups and businesses to start thinking now about how they can get involved in this year’s celebrations. This year’s carnival procession is taking…

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Melksham runner to tackle marathon for mental health

KEEN runner, Marc Webb, is hoping injury doesn’t stop him from reaching the start line…

New sight loss support and advice service for Melksham

A NEW regular drop-in information service has been launched in Melksham, offering support and advice about…

Littlebrook market returns this weekend

LITTLEBROOK Courtyard’s popular artisan market returns this Saturday, 13th April from 10am to 4pm. Organisers say, “There…

Village businesses triumph at Wiltshire Life Awards

TWO local businesses won awards at last month’s Wiltshire Life Awards. The Toast Office, on…

Ted’s excellent adventure

Melksham author Ted Tayler, who now has 18 titles listed on Amazon, has made a…

School’s creative writers publish anthology

The Melksham Oak Community School creative writing club has had an anthology of their stories…

Melksham Oak Community School appoints new principal

Melksham Oak Community School has announced that the school has appointed “a substantive principal, Alan…

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2019 Carnival Royalty crowned

2019 Carnival Royalty crowned

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival Royalty has been chosen at a special afternoon tea event held at the Canberra Centre. Melksham Carnival Queen 2019 is Naomi Jeffries and Melksham…

Young dog trainer and her deaf dog crowned Crufts champions!

Young dog trainer and her deaf dog crowned Crufts champions!

A MELKSHAM schoolgirl and her deaf dog have returned triumphant from Crufts 2019. Aloeric Primary School pupil, Danielle Gregory, aged 10, and her  Belgian sheppard, Kite, won the…

Local charity marks milestone anniversary

Local charity marks milestone anniversary

LOCAL charity, Evie’s Gift has marked its one year anniversary, having so far helped 100 families who have a child with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Evie’s Gift was…

Town celebrates International Women’s Day

Town celebrates International Women’s Day

WOMEN from across Melksham and nearby towns and villages, came together last week to celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’. Organised by the West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum (WWMFF), the…

Sport

Melksham Town speaks out against rumours following shock manager resignation

MELKSHAM Town FC has spoken out against speculation that the club is against being promoted this season, reassuring fans that the club…

Melksham Town’s play-off dreams over

Tues. 26th March. Evo-Stik Southern Div. One Cinderford Town 1-0 Melksham Town Sat. 30th March. Town 0-3 AFC Totton Sat. 6th…

Melksham Rugby Club – Mini’s Achievement

Melksham RFC Under 9s team has returned victorious from a recent rugby festival hosted by London Irish. Team manager, Lisa Lynch,…

Fundraising

Local man takes on 100-mile cycle for cancer charity

LOCAL man, Mark Watts, is taking part in the London 100 mile cycling event in August in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The event is the largest…

Brownie raising money for guide dog charity

MELKSHAM Brownie, Millie Penny, has been raising money for Guide Dogs, with the help of the Bowerhill Barkers, in order to gain her charities interest badge. Millie,…

Pupils join ‘virtual choir’ to help beat cancer

Children from the River Mead School joined a ‘virtual choir’ last week in a rendition of “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars to help raise money to…

Politics

£24,900 worth of grant funding handed out to the community

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council held their annual meeting on Monday 1st April where over 40 grants were awarded to the community, totalling £24,900. The council reports, “Over…

News From Westminster- By Michelle Donelan MP Help at Lunch Club

The other week I volunteered at Melksham  Lunch Club, run as a charity, that has taken over the service from Wiltshire Council.  It was wonderful to help…

News From Westminster Michelle Donelan MP

I thought I would avoid another article on Brexit and write this week about a topic that I have recently received a number of emails on –…

Clubs & Organisations

Read Easy tuition available

Read Easy Melksham is a local charity which helps adults who have difficulty with reading. At the moment, there are a number of trained volunteer coaches available…

Martial arts students go for black!

ELITE Martial Arts held a belt grading ceremony last month with over 30 students taking part. Mike Cruse, owner and trainer of Elite Martial Arts said, “We had…

Sing into Spring with Macapello – Melksham Community Choir

WITH the clocks going forward to summer time and the sun coming out, Melksham community choir, Macapello say, “One of the very best things you can do…

Business

Bespoke natural therapies at Ellie’s

Ellie’s Natural Health Centre at the Round House on Church Street,  is expanding its offer of therapies, promising a bespoke service to suit all customers’ needs. The…

Join the team making sustainable interiors

AWARD-winning furniture company, Forest to Home, based in Lacock, is looking for people to join their team as they continue to grow and succeed. Forest to Home…

A warm welcome to Beauty @ No 12

Beauty @ No.12 is a peaceful and relaxing retreat based in the home of a local business woman, offering a plethora of beauty treatments. Sarah Clarke has…

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