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Hospital charity’s popular fundraising walk goes virtual

THE Forever Friends Appeal is calling on supporters to sign up and take part in its virtual walking event, My Walk of Life Marathon. It takes place throughout September and…

Save up to £2,000 with tax-free childcare

AS schools return in the South West, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding working parents they could save up to £2,000 per child per year to pay towards after-school…

Witness appeal after house burglary

POLICE are appealing for anyone with any information relating to a burglary at the home of an elderly couple in Westbrook on Friday, August 21. Police report, “Between approximately 2.30pm and…

Witness appeal after staple gun attack

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an incident involving a young cyclist in Melksham. Police report, “At approximately 8.10pm on Friday, August 21, a young male was cycling along Forrest…

100th birthday celebrations for Rose

FORMER Melksham resident, Rose Prowse (née Hardie), celebrated her 100th birthday this month at Claremont Care home in Corsham. Rose was born on 9th August 1920 in Devonport Plymouth, the…

True to its name, Boomerang is back!

BOOMERANG Family Play Centre swings back into action next month after months in lockdown – and visitors can expect a brand new look! The soft play centre – on the…

Town and parish queue up for the first flush of the season

THE public toilets in the Market Place have been reopened by Melksham’s two councils. The toilets have been closed since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The councils report, “The Town…

Library to reopen next month

MELKSHAM Library will reopen next month. The library will be offering an order and collect service with bookable computers. A service that allows people to browse in the library will…

Back Garden RideLondon!

FOLLOWING the success of his back garden London Marathon, Melksham resident Robbie Newton is now taking on   the back garden RideLondon! Robbie said, “You may be aware, RideLondon (which…

Melksham Gardeners’ Show goes virtual

TO counteract the huge amount of disappointment at the cancellation of the Annual Melksham Gardeners’ Flower and Produce Show, an alternative virtual show is being organised to take its place…