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Local author publishes novel

A LOCAL man has published a semi-autobiographical novel, which also includes his own illustrations. Describing the story, Paul Fisher said, “Take two 14 year old boys with a love of boats…

‘Melksham Remembers’ receives funding support

An ambitious project to create a digital archive that records the incredible stories of local people during World War 1 has received support from Wiltshire Council and Melksham Town Council.…

England legend at rugby dinner

MELKSHAM Rugby Football Club is hosting a sportsman’s dinner to raise money for its new facility. The club will be welcoming former England and Bath legend, David Trick, as the guest…

Good news for Primrose Drive Play Area

THERE is light at the end of the tunnel for the Primrose Drive Play Area after Melksham Town Council voted to pay for the much-needed repairs. The play area was closed…

Nortree supports Melksham Carnival

Melksham-based  car business Nortree is supporting this year’s Carnival by donating £250 to Melksham Carnival committee. Director of Nortree, Dan Phillips said, “We’ve always supported the Carnival on a regular…

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here star performs to sell-out crowd at the Assembly Hall

FRESH from his memorable performance on 2016’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Joel Dommett arrived in Melksham last week to perform in front of a sell-out crowd…

Planned Network Rail works in July

As part of Network Rail’s upgrade plan they are electrifying the railway line from London Paddington to Cardiff. This will help bring passengers quieter, more frequent and more reliable services…

Melksham War Memorial receives listed status

MELKSHAM’S War Memorial in Canon Square has been awarded Grade II listed building status. After recommendation by Historic England, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has added…

How do you read yours?

MELKSHAM News would like to know how you enjoy your copy of the paper. Is it in the bath like reader Allan Lawrence who shared his relaxing moment on Twitter?…

Annual Civic Service

All residents are invited to attend Melksham’s Annual Civic Service on Sunday 25th June. This will be held at St Michael’s & All Angel’s Church, Cannon Square, Melksham. The service…