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Leekes celebrates 25th anniversary in Melksham

A BIRTHDAY party will be held at Leekes to celebrate 25 years since the home department store opened in Melksham. The event will take place this Saturday and Sunday, 16th…

Festival weekend of food and fun

MELKSHAM Food and River Festival returns to the King George V playing field this weekend with a jam-packed programme for all the family spread across two days. Thousands of people…

‘The community should be proud’ Oak celebrates exam success

‘The community should be proud’ Oak celebrates exam success

MELKSHAM Oak Community School is celebrating another successful year after nervous students collected their GCSE and A-level results. In what has been a challenging time for the school after a…

Challenging 46,000 mile Round the World Clipper Race

Challenging 46,000 mile Round the World Clipper Race

FORMER George Ward School pupil, Elizabeth Adams, has just embarked on one of the most challenging of all sailing experiences: the Round the World Clipper Race. She joined the crews…

London to Paris ride for The Mighty Titans of Bowerhill

London to Paris ride for The Mighty Titans of Bowerhill

A GROUP of fitness enthusiasts who train at a local gym in Bowerhill, are in training to cycle from London to Paris in the space of three days, to raise…

Kingstons raise £20,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Kingstons raise £20,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

  LOCAL estate agents, Kingstons has raised £20,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance as part of the charity’s 100 Club initiative. Wiltshire Air Ambulance created The 100 Club at the…

Forest and Sandridge pupils donate school shoes to poor children

Forest and Sandridge pupils donate school shoes to poor children

PUPILS from Forest and Sandridge School left school on the last day of term barefooted as they donated their shoes to the charity, Mercy Action. Children who would no longer…

Town council to the rescue! Good news at last for Melksham’s parks

Town council to the rescue! Good news at last for Melksham’s parks

MELKSHAM Town Council’s vision to get the parks and play areas of the town up to standard and safe is off to a flying start, with the reopening of the…

It’s time for Melksham Carnival!

It’s time for Melksham Carnival!

THE summer fun continues this weekend as the town gears up for one of the biggest events on the Melksham calendar – Melksham Carnival.  After months of hard work, the wait…

Market Place plans come under fire

WITH the Market Place starting to take shape and completion expected next month, public opinion has been less than enthusiastic on the re-development. Since work began in February controversy has…