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Melksham Poppy Appeal launched

Melksham Poppy Appeal launched

THE Royal British Legion in Melksham launches this year’s Poppy Appeal at the end of the month. The organisers are hoping to have another record-breaking collection this year. Poppies will…

Cyclist completes 980-mile challenge for charity

Cyclist completes 980-mile challenge for charity

CYCLIST Dean Banfield completed his massive 980-mile cycle challenge last month, taking part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just 9 days.…

Melksham Town Council gives out over £40,000 in grants

Melksham Town Council gives out over £40,000 in grants

NEARLY 50 local community groups, projects and events have been awarded a grant from Melksham Town Council, which totals £40,359. The grants were awarded at a recent awards ceremony held…

Melksham welcomes Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow

Melksham welcomes Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow

A health and wellbeing event in Melksham gave local residents an opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia, and other conditions, when the Alzheimer’s…

Final push for poppies from Melksham Hospital

Final push for poppies from Melksham Hospital

THE Wiltshire Health & Care Community team at Melksham Hospital is appealing for a final push of knitted or crocheted poppy donations for their secret project. As a team they have…

Teenager’s benefit claim refused because of family holiday

Teenager’s benefit claim refused because of family holiday

THE parents of a teenager living with cerebral palsy have criticised the Department for Work & Pensions’ decision to refuse her benefits application for failing to turn up to an…

Concern over pollution calls for more trees

Concern over pollution calls for more trees

CONCERNS have been raised about traffic pollution in the Market Place with local resident, Brian Warwick, calling for clean air solutions around the town, including the planting of hedges and…

Melksham wellbeing event will host Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow

Melksham wellbeing event will host Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow

A health and wellbeing event in Melksham will give people an opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia, and other conditions, as the Alzheimer’s…

Thousands enjoy bumper Food & River Festival

Thousands enjoy bumper Food & River Festival

THOUSANDS of people flocked to this year’s Melksham Food & River Festival in King George V playing field to enjoy a weekend packed full of activities, stalls and entertainment. Seven…

‘Bureaucracy gone mad!’ Market Place cafe’s plans for outside dining hits council stumbling block

‘Bureaucracy gone mad!’ Market Place cafe’s plans for outside dining hits council stumbling block

THERE were scenes of celebration on the Market Place last week when the ArtHouse Café seemed to have been granted permission to put tables and chairs outside their premises after…

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