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New housing estate planned for Semington

75 new homes could be built in Semington and Wiltshire Council is inviting people to have their say on a planning application to build the new estate. The application, submitted…

New team at the New Inn!

WHEN Ken and Karen Gibbons found out that their ‘local’ was about to close, they decided there was only one thing to do – run it themselves! The couple who…

Volunteer with your local fire service

WILTSHIRE’S fire service is appealing for new volunteers to help support the stations and engage with local communities. Volunteers at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are tasked with…

Hate crime has no place in Melksham

HATE Crime has no place in Melksham, say police and councillors as they urge people to help crack down on ‘unacceptable’ discrimination in the area. Wiltshire Police and Melksham Town Council …

Dedication of headstone for WWI Gunner Stanley Arthur

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has erected a headstone in the graveyard of St Michael and All Angels Church in memory of  Melksham man, Gunner Stanley Arthur, the actual location…

Melksham to Monaco cycle raises £1,000

TWO local men cycled over 900 miles from Melksham to Monaco earlier this month to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Glen Blacker and Ben Whitehouse, both from Melksham, took on…

11,000 respond to bus consultation

More than 11,000 responses to Wiltshire Council’s recent bus consultation, which finished in April, are being analysed to help decide how supported bus services in the county will look in…

Showhome opens at George Ward estate

Persimmon Homes this month unveiled its latest collection of homes at George Ward Gardens on Bath Road, to give eager buyers the chance to explore the development and find out…

What to do when ducks turn up – a mile from the river!

SIX baby ducklings took a Melksham couple by surprise this month when they found the ducklings and their mother living in their garden, almost a mile from the nearest river. Simon…

Nortree Motors support Melksham Carnival

LOCAL garage Nortree Motor Company, has given £250 to the Melksham Carnival committee towards the running costs of this year’s event.  Daniel Phillips from Nortree said, “Once again we are…