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Chance to say farewell to man who brought Thunderbirds to life

FRIENDS and family of a Whitley man who helped bring Thunderbirds to life will get the chance to say goodbye at his funeral.  Douglas Luke’s funeral will take place at…

Suspected drug taking concerns Melksham residents

MELKSHAM residents have voiced their concern after they say a parkland area had become a “landfill site for youths to feed their drug habit.”  Stephen Rolfe, one of those concerned,…

Thousands have their say as parking consultation ends

Almost 5,000 residents and businesses have had their say on Wiltshire Council’s parking review, which came to an end on Monday 19th January. Wiltshire Council started the comprehensive public consultation…

Melksham town council councillor vacancy

Due to the resignation of Paul Coward, a vacancy has arisen for a councillor to join Melksham Town Council. Anyone interested must make it known in writing by Thursday 29th…

Melksham women to take on 100km challenge…twice!

THREE women from Melksham are set to take on two 100 kilometre walks in the coming months to raise money for children’s charity Wish Upon a Star.  Shelley Davis, Sue…

Continued success a year on for Dragons Den’ entrepreneur

A teenage Melksham business owner continues to taste success almost 12 months after becoming  the youngest person to secure a deal on BBC television programme Dragons’ Den.  Jordan Daykin entered…

Wiltshire parking consultation – just days left to have your say

Wiltshire Council is reminding residents and business there are just a few days left to have their say in a comprehensive review of car parking across the county. So far…

Local web designer goes global with debut book for children

A local web and graphic designer has gone her own way when it comes to publishing books.  After nearly 10 rejections from traditional publishers, Amy Whitewick naturally chose the path…

Melksham town council objects to planning application for 263 homes in Shurnhold

MELKSHAM Town Council has objected to a planning application to build 263 homes just off the A365 in Shurnhold.  Melksham Town Council considered the application by Gladman Developments at a…

Melksham train journeys – 2014 and looking ahead to 2015

In 2014, the new train service brought long distance public transport connectivity to Melksham.  A three day survey in October revealed over 100 different start points and destinations right across…