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Melksham Oak School set for expansion

PLANS to extend Melksham Oak Community School are in the pipeline as the demand on secondary school places in the area is set to dramatically increase. Melksham Oak School will…

Housing development refused but second application submitted

A PLANNING application to build 75 houses in Semington has been refused by Wiltshire Council. The development would have seen the size of the village increase by 19%, which Semington Parish Council…

Melksham’s firework display set to go off with a bang

ONCE again, the Melksham Christmas Lights team is organising a firework spectacular extravaganza on Friday 4th November and this year tickets are limited, so get yours now! As Christmas preparations…

Greggs opens on High Street

National bakery chain Greggs has opened a shop on Melksham High Street. The cafe and takeaway is at 29-33 Avon Place, next to Iceland, and opened on Friday 7th October.…

Dunch Lane homes turned down

AN APPLICATION to build six new houses on Dunch Lane was thrown out by Wiltshire Council this month. The applicant had hoped to build six new homes across the lane…

Service of Remembrance

The Annual Service of Remembrance will be held at St Michael & All Angels Church, Canon Square, Melksham on Sunday 11th November at 3pm. The general public are requested to…

Ring found on Semington Road

A RING has been found on Semington Road, opposite the Total garage. The ring was found on Sunday 9th October at approximately 7am. It has been described as a man’s ring with…

Local author publishes fourth book

A local author is celebrating success after publishing her fourth book in a series of fantasy fiction. ‘Khalia’s Tomb’ is the latest adventure in The Skull Chronicles, which tell the…

Teenage golfer tees off for charity

A TEENAGER from Atworth played non-stop golf for 25 hours at Whitley Golf Club raising over £800 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Carer Support Wiltshire. 13 year-old Jamie Davis started…

Couple say thank you to Melksham community

A couple from Melksham have expressed sincere thanks for the support from the local community in helping them raise enough money to make life changing improvements to their home. Earlier…