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Temporary art commission in Melksham High Street

Temporary art commission in Melksham High Street

17 HIGH Street in Melksham will temporarily be turned into a drop in cinema and consultation hub as part of Verity-Jane Keefe’s public art commission that she is currently undertaking…

Melksham Community Speedwatch out in force

Melksham Community Speedwatch out in force

MOTORISTS on Snowberry Lane are being advised to slow down as the community speedwatch team continue to monitor speeding on the busy road.   The team of volunteers who give…

Melksham teenager Jim Wicks releases first EP

Melksham teenager Jim Wicks releases first EP

JIM Wicks, a 15 year old from Melksham, is about to release his first EP album of five songs.  Jim has been performing at local events like the Roots Festival,…

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…