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Three men bailed following human trafficking arrests

WILTSHIRE Police have confirmed that three men have been released on bail after a warrant  carried out at a site in Semington revealed that eight Romanian men had potentially…

Melksham Town’s promotion hopes dashed by council delay

MELKSHAM Town FC will miss out on promotion – and their first ever shot at playing in the Southern League – even if they win the Toolstation Premier…

Care company deemed “not safe” by quality inspectors

LOCAL care provider MiHomecare was shamed in a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report,  in which only one of five inspection categories was of an acceptable standard. The Melksham-based…

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Gymnastic centre’s £15,000 makeover

WILTSHIRE School of Gymnastics recently upgraded their lighting, reception area, and installed a new leotard shop…

Retirement flats planned for Spa Road?

Retirement housebuilders McCarthy and Stone have set their sights on Spa Road as a site…

Nick Clegg visits Holt

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg turned a few heads this month when he visited Holt to…

No hope for new homes in Holt

PLANS to build 98 houses on land next to Great Parks in Holt were forcefully rejected…

Melksham man donates 100th pint of blood

THE family of local man Tony Skuse recently celebrated his achievement of reaching the milestone of…

Local men charged over fatal road traffic collision

Following the investigation into the fatal road traffic collision, which occurred on Saturday 15th November…

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Bowerhill man back home after being stranded in Spanish hospital

Bowerhill man back home after being stranded in Spanish hospital

A BOWERHILL man hit national headlines recently after he was stranded in a Spanish hospital for 11 days as local NHS hospitals refused to take him.  Chris Carr,…

Race across Europe to raise money for charity

Race across Europe to raise money for charity

A MELKSHAM man is set to race across Europe in a car that cost under £500 in a bid to raise money for Tommies children’s charity.  Ben Webb…

Local consultation shapes Melksham Campus logo

Local consultation shapes Melksham Campus logo

FOLLOWING a public consultation the layout of the new Melksham Community Campus has been proposed. A total of 627 people completed the consultation undertook by Melksham Community Operations…

Future of TransWilts rail service secured

Future of TransWilts rail service secured

  THE future of the TransWilts rail service which serves Melksham is now safe.  The service had been under threat of withdrawal but the Government announced last week…

Bowls club ‘gutted’ by vandalism

Bowls club ‘gutted’ by vandalism

ANGRY and frustrated Avon Bowls Club will be installing CCTV at their pavilion, following an ongoing vandalism problem. A number of plant pots and slabs were smashed recently…

Sport

Slimbridge 0-0 Melksham Town – Toolstation Western League, Sat. 18th April .

Melksham travelled to Gloucestershire to meet their opponents on a blustery afternoon and came away with a hard earned point which…

Cycle Wiltshire is coming

With just over two weeks to go, the excitement is building for a special spring weekend of cycling in Wiltshire. Sir…

Local gymnasts to represent South West

FIVE pupils from Wiltshire School of Gymnastics will go on to represent the South West at the National Grades after placing highly…

Avon Bowls opening match

Undaunted, despite recent unfortunate happenings, as reported in the last edition of the Melksham News, Avon Bowls Club’s opening match of…

Fundraising

Dance raises £1,300 for hospice charity

A LOCAL family made a generous donation to Dorothy House this month following a memorial dance at Spencer Sport and Social Club. Melksham woman Sian Thorburn and her…

Local businesses to take rivalry onto the pitch for charity fundraiser

TWO Melksham businesses are to go head-to-head as they take on each other in a charity football match.  Travis Perkins will play Buildbase at the Conigre on…

Robbie’s 10x10k challenge for cancer charity

A MELKSHAM man is taking on a 10x10k challenge to raise money for the testicular charity It’s In The Bag.  Robbie Newton plans to run ten 10k…

Events & Entertainment

Join in Canal Trust’s annual sponsored walk

The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust’s annual sponsored walk to Lacock will be held on Sunday 10th May. The walk will start at the Buttercross, Market Place,…

Steeple Ashton’s Independence Day Frolic

A combined church organ concert and picnic in the Manor gardens – billed as a summer frolic – is to take place in Steeple Ashton on Saturday…

Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon

With just over a week to go until this year’s Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon, on Sunday 3rd May, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is reminding runners they have…

Clubs & Organisations

Make a date to donate blood this May

As May approaches it brings with it the promise of warmer weather and two very welcome public holidays. NHS Blood and Transplant is reminding people in Melksham…

Credit Union on the move

The Credit Union Saturday collection point which has been at Edwards Stationery in Bank Street for 12 months is moving to its more familiar setting of Melksham…

Could you spare just a few hours to support day centre?

The Happy Circle Day Centre is losing its long serving secretary Win Rose who has decided to stand down at the AGM on 15th June after years…

Business

Don’t forget to nominate your choice for ‘Best Looking Business’

Nominations are being sought for the Best Looking Business in Melksham in Spring 2015.  The award was created by Melksham Town Team to recognise businesses that make…

Rabbit Awareness Week at Beeches vets

BEECHES Veterinary Centre will be hosting  free Rabbit Retreat days next month in aid of Rabbit Awareness Week. The petcare professionals will be offering a free day’s pampering…

Government minister’s visit to Independent Living Centre

The Minister of State for disabled people, MP Mark Harper, visited the Independent Living Centre in Semington, a charity which gives free and impartial advice to elderly…

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