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D-Day hero marks 75th anniversary of historic battle

D-Day hero marks 75th anniversary of historic battle

LOCAL D-Day hero, Frank Diffell, has travelled to France to take part in a memorial service to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing battle. 94-year old Frank, pictured right,…

Veteran’s 350-mile charity cycle for Normandy anniversary

Veteran’s 350-mile charity cycle for Normandy anniversary

MELKSHAM veteran, John Marable, will embark on a 350-mile cycle ride in France this week to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of…

Melksham’s 800 Royal Charter Weekend is launched

Melksham’s 800 Royal Charter Weekend is launched

Melksham’s Royal Charter Weekend was launched on Saturday 25th May in the Market Place, with celebrations taking place in September to mark 800 years of Melksham being granted a charter…

TV’s ‘School of Hard Knocks’ head coach to take over at Melksham RFC

TV’s ‘School of Hard Knocks’ head coach to take over at Melksham RFC

TV personality and professional coach, Chris Chudleigh, has been named as Melksham RFC’s new coach for the upcoming seasons. He has had experience at Premiership team Sale Sharks, worldwide coaching…

New mayor praises town’s ‘incredible sense of community’

New mayor praises town’s ‘incredible sense of community’

MELKSHAM’S new mayor, cllr Jon Hubbard, has praised the town’s ‘incredible sense of community’ and ‘amazing volunteers’. He was elected at last week’s annual council meeting along with deputy mayor,…

Work begins on new splashpad at King George V playing field

Work begins on new splashpad at King George V playing field

WORK has officially begun on the new splashpad for the King George V playing field. The much-anticipated waterplay facility should be ready in time for the summer break this year.…

Local woman to wing-walk in memory of the ‘man of her dreams’

Local woman to wing-walk in memory of the ‘man of her dreams’

LOCAL woman, Karen Stovold, will be taking to the skies next month for a charity wing-walk, in memory of her partner, Stuart Neathey, who died last year at the age of…

The Wurzels are coming to Melksham!

The Wurzels are  coming to Melksham!

THE iconic West Country band ‘The Wurzels’ are headlining the New Inn’s mini beer and cider festival on Sunday 18th August from 12pm.  The New Inn in Semington Road, Melksham, will…

Young couple to take on London to Paris cycle challenge in memory of Keiran Edney

Young couple to take on London to Paris cycle challenge in memory of Keiran Edney

LOCAL couple, Estelle Edney and Mel King, will cycle from London to Paris later this year to raise money for charity in memory of Estelle’s brother, Keiran. Keiran died from…

Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned!

Melksham’s cutest pet is crowned!

The Melksham News ‘Cutest Pet’ competition has been won by Reggie, a 23-month old Cavapoo dog – who could also be the town’s bravest pet, after battling his way back…