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Bookmark this emergency first aid advice – it could save lives

St John Ambulance has made its emergency first aid advice even easier to access online at www.sja.org.uk/emergencyfirstaid A spokesman for the charity said, “Following recent incidents in Manchester and London,…

Big Pledge is back and people of all ages and abilities can join in

Wiltshire’s Big Pledge is back for 2017 and this year’s free challenge, which encourages people of all ages to get more active, has a World Athletics Championships theme. Melksham’s Christie…

Find out about leg club at coffee morning next week

A PUBLIC morning is being held next Thursday ahead of the launch of Melksham’s new leg club in April. People interested in finding out more about the club are invited to…

Local man changes his life through health trainer service – you can too

A local man has changed his lifestyle and dramatically improved his health, thanks to help from a Wiltshire Council health trainer. Graham Laurenson, aged 50 from Melksham, decided to seek…

New physio at town centre osteopaths

Physiotherapist, Elinor Anderson, has joined the team at Lowbourne Osteopaths in Melksham, complementing the clinic’s  holistic approach. Elinor has many years of experience as a physiotherapist and has worked in…

Local campaigner celebrates as council backs Motor Neurone Charter

WILTSHIRE Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have both signed the motor neurone disease (MND) charter following a campaign by local man John Howell. John, who was diagnosed with…

Use right services to help ‘pressured’ NHS

WILTSHIRE’S NHS is giving advice to help local people make the right decision about where to go for healthcare treatment. The health service is offering advice as hospitals across the country…

Help for new mums at town osteopaths

AN OSTEOPATHY clinic in Melksham recently had special training for working with newborn babies. The training at Lowbourne Osteopaths included a demonstration of the examination of a newborn baby and looking…

Dorothy House ‘outstanding’, says care commission

Dorothy House Hospice Care recently received an ‘Outstanding’ rating – the highest possible – from national care watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The rating places Dorothy House in the…

‘Help us to help you,’ pleads buckling NHS

NHS Wiltshire is urging people to think carefully before going to A&E as it is currently experiencing unprecedented challenges and extreme pressure at emergency departments across the county. Wiltshire Clinical…

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