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Melksham going for gold in South West in Bloom

Melksham going for gold in South West in Bloom

ENTHUSIASM is flourishing in the South West In Bloom Committee as Melksham prepares for its entry into the annual competition with judges due to arrive this week.  Melksham will be…

Melksham teachers leave school after 72 years service combined

Melksham teachers leave school after 72 years service combined

FOREST and Sandridge School is saying goodbye to three members of their teaching team who together have served the school for 72 years. The school has organised afternoon cream teas…

Children’s pool set to re-open in Melksham – at last

Children’s pool set to re-open in Melksham – at last

The paddling pool in King George V Playing Fields is finally set to be re-opened, after being closed by the Wiltshire Council over a year ago. The issue was reported…

Ex-soldier from Melksham shares importance of Armed Forces Day

Ex-soldier from Melksham shares importance of Armed Forces Day

TO commemorate the recent Armed Forces Day, a Melksham man who served in the army for over 18 years shared his thoughts with the Melksham News.  Armed Forces Day took…

Festival brought to life from Melksham office

Festival brought to life from Melksham office

  THE VILLAGE Pump Folk Festival returns to Westbury  this month, but the hard work in bringing it to life has been centred from a small office in Melksham.  Festival…

‘Best ever’ Melksham food festival

‘Best ever’ Melksham food festival

Foodies from Melksham and surrounding areas flocked to the sixth annual food and drink festival last weekend in what is being described as the best ever. The town saw over…

Unicorn pub re-opens in Melksham

Unicorn pub re-opens in Melksham

THE Unicorn has reopened with new owners who have big plans to restore the pub to former glories.  Michael Haigh and Daniel Grace are the new landlords at the once…

Melksham RAFA presentation

Melksham RAFA presentation

  Presentation was recently made of the ‘Bomber Command Clasp’ to Melksham Royal Air Forces Association member, Flt.Lt (Rtd) Des Hawkins. DFC, MID.  Des was born in Warminster, moved to…

Wilts & Berks Canal Canal to be brought back to life

Wilts & Berks Canal Canal to be brought back to life

A BEAUTIFUL stretch of restored canal will be taken back in time to show what it would have looked like more than a hundred years ago. The Wilts & Berks…

Melksham swimmer heading to the Commonwealth Games

Melksham swimmer heading to the Commonwealth Games

LOCAL swimmer, Rachel Williams, has been selected to be a part of the Welsh team at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Rachel will be making her Commonwealth debut as…