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Melksham woman to climb Kilimanjaro a year after heart surgery

Melksham woman to climb Kilimanjaro a year after heart surgery

A WOMAN from Melksham is set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro despite having open heart surgery just last year.  Rebecca Taylor will begin her trek to the Uhuru Peak…

Thousands expected at bumper weekend Melksham Comic-Con

MELKSHAM Comic-Con is gearing up for this year’s event, with organisers claiming it will be ‘bigger and better’ than ever. The event which takes place over two days…

Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community…

MEMBERS of a local church congregation are urging people to be more involved in their community after they cleared an overgrown footpath they read about in the Melksham…

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Melksham Town Sound special guests clear-up community issue

Melksham Town Sound special guests clear-up community issue

MELKSHAM Town Sound had special guests last week discussing cycling on pavements following complaints about…

Melksham could benefit from Time Credits

MELKSHAM could be set to join a Wiltshire time credit scheme that rewards people who…

Residents’ frustration at messy Bowerhill

Residents’ frustration at messy Bowerhill

WILTSHIRE Council has been heavily criticised for not dealing with rubbish overflowing from bins in…

Former teacher saddened by demise of George Ward School

A FORMER teacher who taught English at George Ward School has shared his thoughts on…

Melksham woman heads to Rwanda for tearfund

A MELKSHAM woman is heading to Rwanda, East Africa, next month with volunteering organisation ICS and…

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Melksham remembers

Melksham remembers

MELKSHAM joined the rest of the country in commemorating the sacrifices made in the First World War which began 100 years ago last week. St Michael and All…

Surprise award for Melksham community campaigner

Surprise award for Melksham community campaigner

A campaigner who fought for 20 years to get the Forest Community Centre opened has been presented with a surprise award at the centre’s first anniversary celebration.  Vic…

Up to 200 new jobs as building work starts on Melksham’s new factory

Up to 200 new jobs as building work starts on Melksham’s new factory

BOWERHILL’S newest development is under way as the building of furniture company Herman Miller’s new factory began last week with up to 200 new jobs being provided once…

Final countdown to Melksham Comic-Con

Final countdown to Melksham Comic-Con

Melksham Comic-Con’s third event will be taking place in a matter of weeks. The fearless, tireless, indomitable Brians (the Convention’s volunteer staff, so named to make it easy…

Brave Melksham officers jump from 13,500ft

Brave Melksham officers jump from 13,500ft

Two brave and fearless members of the Melksham Neighbourhood Police Team; Kane Fulbrook-Smith and Chris Pugh did a 13,500ft skydive on  15th June at Netheravon to  help celebrate…

Green light for Melksham’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ football plans

Green light for Melksham’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ football plans

EXCITING plans for Melksham Town Football Club’s new stadium will become a reality after planning permission was granted this month for the proposed site at Woolmore Farm. Construction…

Sport

Melksham Town 0-1 Longwell Green – FA Cup Extra Preliminary, Mon 18th Aug.

After Saturdays 1-1 draw at Longwell Green the two sides met again only 2 days later in the FA Cup replay…

Urchfont bt BMCC by 6 runs – Wiltshire League Division 1, Sat 16th Aug.

On winning the toss BMCC had no hesitation in bowling on a damp track.  The wet track had little effect though…

Melksham Town 0-3 Slimbridge – Toolstation Premier League, Sat. 23rd Aug.

Melksham entertained league leaders Slimbridge at the Conigre looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their FA…

100 runners take on Foxtrot 5

100 runners lined up on the Broughton Gifford Common for the tenth running of the Foxtrot 5 road race.  From the…

Website guide to the best spots to watch Tour of Britain

Cycling fans from around the country will be heading to Wiltshire as more than 100 of the world’s top riders led…

Fundraising

Come and join in the big walk from Melksham

Local residents are being urged to join in The Big Walk from Melksham to Bath, to help raise funds for counselling support for young people and to…

Heroes party in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Staff and customers from The Brewery Inn, Seend Cleeve are taking part in Air Ambulance Week 2014 by dressing up as heroes to raise money for Wiltshire…

Charity party for Cancer Research in Shaw

GET on your dancing shoes! The Melksham group of Cancer Research UK will soon be holding a fundraising party at Shaw Country Hotel.  The party will have…

Events & Entertainment

Melksham Heritage Exhibition

A Heritage Exhibition is to be held in St Michael and All Angels Church, Canon Square, Melksham over the weekend of 6th and 7th September.    …

Evening of music at Melksham United Church

Melksham United Church are pleased to announce an evening of music with The Kennet Accordion Orchestra on Saturday 13th September.  Based within the valley of the River…

Welcome to participants old and new at Holt Flower Show

The organisers of the 2014 Holt Flower Show look forward  to seeing faces old and new in the village hall on Saturday 6th September for the 31st…

Clubs & Organisations

Melksham Gardeners’ Society 6th Open Flower & Produce Show

Melksham Gardeners’ Society launch their Show schedules in the run up to their 6th Open Flower & Produce Show which will be held at the assembly hall…

Devizes Crib League hoping to reshuffle

DEVIZES’ long running cribbage league is on the hunt for new players and venues amid dwindling numbers. The league, which hosts games on Thursday evenings, runs from…

Churches’ holiday summer club success

There was fun, friendship and plenty to eat and drink for 70 local children, ranging from ages three to 12, at the holiday club organised by the…

Business

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…

Melksham media company sees growth after winning new contracts

Melksham-based company, UK Media Solutions, has been seeing a marked increase in growth in the last 6 months with a string of new contract wins. The company…

Enjoy cake at Melksham market’s one year anniversary

MELKSHAM Market will celebrate its first anniversary since it returned with a party and cake.   The market which has in that time moved from Church Street…

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