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Melksham Carnival defies the rain!

Melksham Carnival defies the rain!

THE people of Melksham weren’t going to let the downpours dampen the party spirit as hundreds lined the streets to watch the Melksham Carnival procession. The weather forecasters didn’t have good…

Wells & cavern uncovered in Market Place

Wells & cavern uncovered in Market Place

Calls for historic discovery to be made into permanent feature Local people have expressed their determination to have one of the two wells that were discovered in Melksham Place made…

Melksham comes together to celebrate Jack’s 100th birthday

Melksham comes together to celebrate Jack’s 100th birthday

THE Melksham community recently came together to organise a special surprise for a local man celebrating his 100th birthday. After learning that customer Jack West had no family to give him…

Fundraising campaign launched to save Shaw Church

Fundraising campaign launched to save Shaw Church

CHRIST Church in Shaw is at risk of closure if money can’t be found to replace the 112-year-old oak shingles on the spire of the church. A building inspection of the…

Melksham Town friendlies bring bumper crowds

Melksham Town friendlies bring bumper crowds

MELKSHAM Town welcomed top teams Bristol Rovers  and Swindon Town to Oakfields earlier this month and saw over 2,500 fans through the turnstiles. And despite disappointing results, there was nothing…

Crowds turn out for Party in the Park

Crowds turn out for Party in the Park

HUGE crowds descended on King George V park last weekend for Melksham Party in the Park and enjoyed a busy day of family fun. The ten-hour event featured live music,…

Anger as trees felled the day before South West in Bloom judging

Anger as trees felled the day before South West in Bloom judging

VOLUNTEERS in Melksham were left reeling in disbelief after trees in the Market Place were cut down the day before judging for South West in Bloom took place. The incident…

‘Raising for Raife’ marches on towards £45,000 target

‘Raising for Raife’ marches on towards £45,000 target

SUPPORT continues to grow for a Melksham family determined to raise £45,000 for a life-changing operation for their little boy. Two year-old Raife Wilson has cerebral palsy, a condition which affects…

‘If the council won’t do it, I’ll do it myself!’ Dad takes grass cutting into his own hands

‘If the council won’t do it, I’ll do it myself!’ Dad takes grass cutting  into his own hands

A LOCAL man who took it upon himself to cut the grass at his local park has been praised by the Melksham community. Frustrated with how overgrown it was, Craig Grant took…

Melksham Oak students learn life-saving skills

Melksham Oak students learn life-saving skills

YEAR 9 students at Melksham Oak School have received life-saving CPR instruction and basic first aid training from South West Ambulance Service staff. The training day was organised by South West Ambulance…

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