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Guinness World Record holder visits Broughton Gifford

Guinness World Record holder  visits Broughton Gifford

BROUGHTON Gifford Primary School pupils were treated to a special visit from a BMX freestyler who has a Guinness World Record to his name.  Matti Hemmings is among the best…

Heritage Lottery Grant will help celebrate ‘hidden gem’ of Wilts & Berks Canal

Heritage Lottery Grant will help celebrate ‘hidden gem’ of Wilts & Berks Canal

THE Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage grant. Sharing Heritage is a new funding…

Rare species of bug found in Melksham at Conigre Mead

Rare species of bug found in Melksham at Conigre Mead

A RARE bug has been found at the Conigre Mead Nature Reserve as a result of last year’s Bio-Blitz undertaken by Melksham residents.  The Box Bug, a rarity which until…

Melksham mother meets actress at RUH campaign event

Melksham mother meets actress at RUH campaign event

A MELKSHAM mother whose daughter died of cancer last year, has met actress Brenda Blethyn at the recent celebration of the ‘Be a Brick/Buy a Brick’ fundraising scheme for The…

Melksham brothers receive military medals from Prince of Wales

Melksham brothers receive military medals from Prince of Wales

TWO brothers from Melksham have both been awarded medals by the Prince of Wales for their efforts during Operation Herrick in Afghanistan recently. Captain Christopher Clover and Lieutenant Johnny Clover…

Bigger and better Melksham Comic-Con preparations hot up

Bigger and better Melksham Comic-Con preparations hot up

  MELKSHAM Comic Con organisers have revealed the names of their special guests as the popular event is set to become a two-day event for the first time.  The event…

Dave Wiltshire is Melksham’s Person of the Year 2013

Dave Wiltshire is Melksham’s Person of the Year 2013

  MELKSHAM’S Person of the Year 2013 is Dave Wiltshire, Melksham Town Football Club chairman. Hundreds of votes were received in the competition, organised by the Melksham News to find…

End of an era for Operation Christmas Child

End of an era for Operation Christmas Child

THE Operation Christmas Child coordinator has announced she is to step down after bringing joy to disadvantaged children around Eastern Europe and Africa for 21 years.  Hilary McFall will leave…

Melksham Almshouses Charities win national award

Melksham Almshouses Charities win national award

THE TRUSTEES of the Melksham Almshouses Charities are proud to announce that they have just recently completed the successful modernisation programme of all five of its almshouses in Bath Road.…

Melksham News helps young newshounds

Melksham News helps young newshounds

MELKSHAM News has helped budding young journalists at Seend Primary School who are learning how to write newspaper stories.   Reporters Dean Shaw and Becky Rivers attended the school to…