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Teenager celebrates as he races his way to victory

Teenager celebrates as he races his way to victory

LOCAL teenager, Jack Meakin, celebrates as he wins the Castle Combe Junior Karting Championship after falling short in his first attempt last year. After receiving the runner-up trophy in 2016,…

Deas so close to Euro medal

Deas so close to Euro medal

Melksham resident, Laura Deas, came within a whisker of a European Championship medal in the final World Cup Skeleton race of the calendar year. Laura finished sixth overall but was…

Best in the west!

Best in the west!

Compliments have been pouring in for the Melksham Christmas Lights which have been hailed as the ‘Best in the West’, despite the problems caused by the Market Place redevelopment. After…

Christmas message from the Mayor

Christmas message from the Mayor

I am delighted to take this opportunity to wish to you all Season’s Greetings as we reflect on 2017 and look forward to 2018. Once again this year we are…

Local lad swims ‘Loch Ness’ for MS Society

Local lad swims ‘Loch Ness’ for MS Society

A YOUNG lad from Melksham just cannot stop swimming for charity as he tackles his second long-distance swim, this time swimming the length of Loch Ness. Last year local boy…

Melksham woman completes her final leg in the Round the World Clipper race

Melksham woman completes her final leg in the Round the World Clipper race

FORMER George Ward School pupil, Elizabeth Adams, has now completed her part in the Round the World Clipper Race, sailing from Cape Town to Fremantle in Australia. The voyage consisted…

“Amazing! Christmas lights volunteers give Melksham a show to remember!”

“Amazing! Christmas lights volunteers give Melksham a show to remember!”

MELKSHAM’S Christmas Lights volunteers have been hailed as heroes after thrilling thousands with an unforgettable Christmas lights and fireworks display at the weekend. Delayed by the completion of the Market Place…

Local family passes £15,000 fundraising target in memory of daughter

Local family passes £15,000 fundraising target in memory of daughter

THE family of the late Michelle Phillips paid a visit to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance last month to mark reaching the £15,000 fundraising mark for the charity. The family has…

Town rallies round after community centre is target for vandals

Town rallies round after community centre is target for vandals

PEOPLE of Melksham have rallied around to support the Forest Community Centre after it was targeted by vandals. The popular centre has said a huge thank you to local people…

Murray Walk damage ‘will be repaired’

Murray Walk damage ‘will be repaired’

RESIDENTS from the Murray Walk area met with a representative from Cooper Tire Europe last week who offered further reassurance that the damage to the Murray Walk fields will be…