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Work to start on new mini country park

Work to start on new mini country park

LOCAL group, ‘Friends of Shurnhold Fields’, has been given the go-ahead to start work on creating a new mini country park for Melksham. The group is appealing for donations of…

What goes up, must come down…and go back up again! Nicki’s skydive and wing walk 70th birthday thriller

What goes up, must come down…and go back up again! Nicki’s skydive and wing walk 70th birthday thriller

LOCAL woman, Nicki Morton-Holmes, has chosen a rather unconventional way to celebrate her 70th birthday – a skydive and a wing walk!  Nicki, who turned 70 in February, is raising…

2019 Carnival Royalty crowned

2019 Carnival Royalty crowned

THIS year’s Melksham Carnival Royalty has been chosen at a special afternoon tea event held at the Canberra Centre. Melksham Carnival Queen 2019 is Naomi Jeffries and Melksham Carnival Princess…

Young dog trainer and her deaf dog crowned Crufts champions!

Young dog trainer and her deaf dog crowned Crufts champions!

A MELKSHAM schoolgirl and her deaf dog have returned triumphant from Crufts 2019. Aloeric Primary School pupil, Danielle Gregory, aged 10, and her  Belgian sheppard, Kite, won the Young Kennel…

Local charity marks milestone anniversary

Local charity marks milestone anniversary

LOCAL charity, Evie’s Gift has marked its one year anniversary, having so far helped 100 families who have a child with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Evie’s Gift was set up…

Town celebrates International Women’s Day

Town celebrates International Women’s Day

WOMEN from across Melksham and nearby towns and villages, came together last week to celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’. Organised by the West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum (WWMFF), the event at…

Fundraiser runs marathon against all odds

Fundraiser runs  marathon against  all odds

A Melksham woman ran her own charity marathon two days before major surgery to move a 3kg tumour. Fitness-fanatic Tracy Steel doesn’t do things by halves. After finding out that…

Another Campus delay

Another Campus delay

 WILTSHIRE Council has announced that there will be a further four-month delay to the Melksham Campus project because of an in-house ‘battle’ between project leaders and the planning department. However,…

Young Melksham secures future at Canberra Centre

Young Melksham secures future at Canberra Centre

THE future of Young Melksham has been secured with the news that the local charity is to be given a 125-year lease for the Canberra Centre on Spa Road. Confirmation of…

Gym fundraiser in memory of member

Gym fundraiser in memory of member

CURVES in Melksham hosted a coffee morning and raffle raising £414.50 in memory of member, Helen Christmas, who died last year from pancreatic cancer aged 53.  Sister-in-law Hilary Jones and Sue…