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Bowerhill residents in dismay as trees chopped down for housing development

Bowerhill residents in dismay as trees chopped down for housing development

A GROUP of Bowerhill residents have expressed their disappointment and anger at the number of trees that are being taken down to make way for a new housing development. Housing developers…

Young dog trainer heading to Crufts!

Young dog trainer heading to Crufts!

A SPECIAL partnership between Danielle Gregory, aged 10, and her  Belgian sheppard, Kite, has won them qualification for Crufts 2019 in the ‘top class obedience’ final. Danielle, a pupil at…

Vote for Melksham’s Person of the Year

Vote for Melksham’s Person of the Year

THE nominees for Melksham News’ Person of the Year 2018 competition have been shortlisted, and now readers are being asked to cast their vote on who they think should be…

School awarded green flag for environmental excellence

School awarded green flag for environmental excellence

FOREST and Sandridge School has been awarded an ‘Eco-Schools Green Flag,’ an internationally recognised award, for their excellence in environmental action and learning. Deputy head at Forest and Sandridge School,…

Local volunteer joins the fight to save endangered turtles

Local volunteer joins the fight to save endangered turtles

A MELKSHAM resident has returned from a month long trip in Costa Rica, volunteering for a turtle conservation project. Former mayor of Melksham, Davina Griffin, travelled to Playa San Miguel on the…

Melksham Music and Drama get ready for panto season

Melksham Music and Drama get ready for panto season

TICKETS are selling fast for the Melksham Music and Drama (MMAD) pantomime, Romeo and Juliet, which takes to the stage next month. MMAD’s Linda Mence says, “This has been written and…

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opens the Wiltshire Air Ambulance air base

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opens the Wiltshire Air Ambulance air base

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s airbase at Semington on Friday 14th December. The official opening comes seven months after Wiltshire Air Ambulance moved to the purpose-built…

Local skateboarder awarded MBE in New Year’s honours list

Local skateboarder awarded MBE in New Year’s honours list

MELKSHAM’S professional skateboarder, James Threlfall, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list for his services to young people in Wiltshire. James, who grew up in Melksham…

Star-studded line-up for 2019 at the Assembly Hall

Star-studded line-up for 2019 at the Assembly Hall

2019 looks set to be a massive year for the Melksham Assembly Hall, with a whole host of big names booked to appear at the popular venue. In the coming…

Melksham parkrun celebrates first birthday!

Melksham parkrun celebrates first birthday!

A RECORD number of walkers and runners took part in Melksham parkrun’s first birthday celebration event on Saturday 15th December. Over 200 people of all ages and abilities braved the…