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Melksham teenager’s bold fundraiser

A LOCAL girl recently had her full head of hair  shaved off to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Kasie Paradise, 14, had her head shaved by Melksham mobile hairdresser Donna…

Melksham Party in the Park to showcase local musical talent

This summer’s Party in the Park will give local performers of all ages the chance to showcase their talents. Among them will be three acts from Melksham Oak Community School. …

September date as two great Melksham festivals join together

The Food and Drink Fayre that has taken place in Melksham House for the last six years was at risk of not happening because of proposed work on the campus.…

Gymnastic centre’s £15,000 makeover

WILTSHIRE School of Gymnastics recently upgraded their lighting, reception area, and installed a new leotard shop as part of a series of improvements being made to the facility. The renovations were…

Retirement flats planned for Spa Road?

Retirement housebuilders McCarthy and Stone have set their sights on Spa Road as a site for their next retirement complex. They want to build 30 retired living apartments with 24…

Nick Clegg visits Holt

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg turned a few heads this month when he visited Holt to show support for local parliamentary candidate Duncan Hames. Former Liberal Democrat MP Duncan Hames, who lives…

No hope for new homes in Holt

PLANS to build 98 houses on land next to Great Parks in Holt were forcefully rejected this month, when Wiltshire Council declared that any appeal would have “no reasonable prospect of…

Melksham man donates 100th pint of blood

THE family of local man Tony Skuse recently celebrated his achievement of reaching the milestone of donating a total 100 pints of blood to the National Health Service. Over 25% of…

Local men charged over fatal road traffic collision

Following the investigation into the fatal road traffic collision, which occurred on Saturday 15th November 2014 in the Forest area, which resulted in the tragic death of Max Lewis, Wiltshire…

Author teams up with world famous names for charity

A FORMER George Ward pupil joined a team of authors, including world-famous names, to help raise thousands of pounds for CLIC Sargent. Jenny Kane who was born and raised in Melksham,…