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Melksham woman reaches Kilimanjaro summit a year after heart surgery

A WOMAN from Melksham has raised over £3,500 by successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro just a year after  undergoing open heart surgery.  Rebecca Taylor, who is studying at Bournemouth…

Melksham’s Wiltshire Wonders are the new British Champions

Melksham now boasts the new men’s British skittles champions, the Wiltshire Wonders, who triumphed on Saturday 20th September in a late night thrilling final.  The team were on…

Blooming Marvellous – town takes Silver Gilt award in South-West in Bloom

THE hard work of the community has paid off as Melksham has been awarded a Silver Gilt in the South-West in Bloom competition.  The town was presented with…

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Fellowship award for Melksham Rotary member

Fellowship award for Melksham Rotary member

ROTARIAN Philip Knight has received the Rotary Club’s highest honour, the Paul Harris Fellow award, for…

Credit to community for yew tree fundraising success

Credit to community for yew tree fundraising success

A LOCAL man has thanked the community for their help in donating yew clippings which…

Big Walk success as many join in challenge

Big Walk success as many join in challenge

More than 45 people donned their walking shoes on Saturday 13th September to take part…

Melksham’s handy men get a new name and a new home

IT’S all change at Melksham Shed as the community group has been renamed and will…

Local pensioners star in national Get Online Week campaign!

Local pensioners star in national Get Online Week campaign!

  Two pensioners who completed IT courses with The Learning Curve in Melksham are the…

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Railways Minister visits Melksham amid service cut fear

Railways Minister visits Melksham amid service cut fear

THE  Railways Minister visited Melksham recently to see how the TransWilts rail service benefits the amid fears the service could be cut.  Railways Minister, Claire Perry was invited…

Mayor of London left feeling the heat on his trip to Melksham

Mayor of London left feeling the heat on his trip to Melksham

THE Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was left feeling the heat following a visit to a Whitley chilli farm last week.  Boris Johnson was visiting The Wiltshire Chilli…

Progress in graffiti investigation

Progress in graffiti investigation

MELKSHAM Neighbourhood Policing Team have made significant steps towards making an arrest for criminal damage after a public appeal in the Melksham News.  Recently the town was hit…

Melksham pensioners’ anger at plans to restrict “vital lifeline”

Melksham pensioners’ anger at plans to restrict “vital lifeline”

PENSIONERS in Melksham have voiced their concerns about proposed changes to bus services that will mean they are restricted on when they can travel.  Currently pensioners who are…

First ever Melksham River Festival hailed a huge success

First ever Melksham River Festival hailed a huge success

ORGANISERS of Melksham’s first River Festival have hailed it a success after huge crowds turned out to watch the entertainment.  Organised by the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust…

Superheroes, comic book characters and more at bumper Melksham Comic Con

Superheroes, comic book characters and more at bumper Melksham Comic Con

THE third Melksham Comic Con has  been heralded as the “biggest and best” so far as thousands flocked to the town for the event. Melksham Comic Con brought…

Sport

Melksham Town 4-1 Cadbury Heath – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 20th Sept.

The Town entertained Cadbury Heath, looking to get back to winning ways after last week’s loss at Shepton Mallett, and were…

Shepton Mallet 2-0 Melksham Town – Toolstation Premier Division, Sat. 13th Sept.

The Town travelled to Shepton looking to build on a run of four consecutive victories, and for the first time this…

Junior golfer earns place at European Championships

A Whitley Golf Club junior golfer has qualified for a European competition after impressing at a national championship. The event was…

North Trowbridge II 12-17 Melksham RFC – Dorset & Wilts 1, Sat. 20th Sept.

The local derby at Doric Park was a forwards orientated game in the first half with both sides battling for the…

150 runners take to the streets for the Melksham 10K

150 runners lined up in near perfect conditions for the second running of the Melksham 10K. From the start Mike Rose…

Fundraising

“Pyjama day” raises £1,000 for Dorothy House

STAFF at a Melksham opticians have raised over £1,000 for Dorothy House Hospice after one member took part in the Bath Midnight Walk before the whole team…

Running together – Melksham family and friends’ charity half marathon

FIVE local runners have raised much-needed funds for different charities by completing the Chippenham Half Marathon.  The group included a father and his two daughters as well…

Fundraising will be a piece of cake!

MAKE a difference and raise cash for charity, simply by drinking coffee and eating cake this Friday and Saturday.  Macmillan Cancer Support is hosting its ‘World’s Biggest…

Events & Entertainment

Angel Festival for ‘Michaelmas’ in Melksham

You’ve heard of flower festivals and Christmas tree festivals, now St Michael and All Angels’ Church, is hosting an Angel Festival to mark St Michael and All…

Irish folk duo play for canal funds

Finnegan’s Wake, fresh from the sell-out Westbury Music & Arts concert, are playing at the Melksham Conservative Club on Saturday 18th October.  Doors open at 7.15pm and…

Art House Cafe Exhibitions

What could be better whilst drinking a cup of coffee when it is also accompanied by the work of a range of local artists displayed on the…

Clubs & Organisations

New members invited to join Melksham Choral Society

True or false? You can improve your health by sitting and looking at a book.  Sheila Jackson of Melksham Choral said, “If the book is a musical…

Probus Club annual dinner coming up

On September 2nd Probus members met for their monthly lunch at The Kings Arms Hotel.  Their guest speaker, Mr. Michael Pearce, gave a comprehensive presentation on English…

Gain confidence at Melksham Speakers Club

Timid, shy, have difficulty in starting a conversation, or cannot communicate in a clear manner? When someone speaks to you, you wish the ground would open up…

Business

Cosmos nets deal with Carson Tyres

CARSON Tyres have secured a sponsorship deal with Melksham Cosmos Football Club to sponsor their home and away kit for the next two seasons.  Carson Tyre &…

Bookings open for Melksham Christmas Fayre

BOOKINGS are now welcome for stalls at this year’s Melksham Christmas Fayre.  The popular fayre is to take place on Saturday 6th December starting at 2.00pm until…

Tops enter bright new era after opening of new beauty section and refurbishment

Tops enter bright new era after opening of new beauty section and refurbishment

TOPS Hair Salon has had a makeover of its own after an extensive refurbishment and the introduction of a new  beauty section.   The popular salon which…

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