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Melksham’s mystery spider revealed

A READER who appealed in our last issue for information regarding a spider found in his home has been given the answer to the type of spider he found.  A…

Application submitted for Sandridge Solar Farm

Following a public consultation, Sandridge Solar Power has submitted a planning application to Wiltshire Council for a 44MWp solar farm on land east of Melksham and south of the A3102,…

Melksham Mo bros honoured at Movember awards

Melksham’s finest moustaches and their owners gathered for a night of curry and awards to raise funds for the international charity ‘Movember’. Movember sees men across the country grow a…

Morrisons convenience store and new pub planned for East Melksham

A NEW Morrisons convenience store and a family pub restaurant is proposed on a site to the east of the town on the new housing development.  The site will be…

Melksham christmas lights theft outrage leads to more donation offers

READERS are outraged following a story in our last issue of Melksham News, about a toolbox being stolen from the Melksham Christmas lights team.  The toolbox was stolen from the…

Melksham plans for the Great War Centenary Commemorations

As 2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, projects and events are being planned all around Melksham to commemorate the occasion and to reflect on…

Elleness celebrate one year anniversary in style

ELLENESS hair salon have celebrated their one year anniversary with a party.  The salon at Roundponds which was set up by friends Sophie Hellyer and Lyndsey Yarwood held the celebration…

Big is beautiful for Melksham’s Christmas tree

Big is beautiful for Melksham’s Christmas tree

MELKSHAM’S town Christmas tree has arrived and taken up residence in the Market Place, with some local people saying it looks like Melksham’s tallest ever town Christmas tree.  Last year…

Mysterious spider sightings across Bowerhill

Mysterious spider sightings across Bowerhill

FOLLOWING the story in the Melksham News last issue regarding a false widow spider sighting in Bowerhill, many people have contacted us to say they have also found them in…

Sensory garden surprise at King’s Park

Sensory garden surprise at King’s Park

PUPILS at King’s Park Primary School returned from half-term to find a newly-renovated sensory garden for them to enjoy.  The garden was completely re-designed by a group of parents who…