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New Japanese and Malaysian Cuisine restaurant on Bath Road

A NEW Japanese and Malaysian restaurant has opened in Melksham and already people are booking tables weeks in advance.  Joyce Chin from Melksham has taken over the Unicorn on Bath Road…

Protest heads to Commons to tackle “ridiculous” subsidies on unlawful development

A LOCAL man is hoping to get the Government onside in his fight against a solar farm outside his house, as he calls on the local MP to attack subsidy payments on…

Comedy star set for Melksham appearance

Rob Beckett, star of BBC1’s ‘Live at the Apollo’, BBC2’s ‘Mock the Week’ and Channel 4’s ‘8 out of 10 Cats’ is set to appear at Melksham’s Assembly Hall on…

Delivery driver rescues customer after fall

A LOCAL delivery driver has been praised for going beyond the call of duty recently, when he discovered a patient who had injured themselves at home alone. Melksham man Chris Cox, deliverer…

More homes planned for Sandridge Common

24 MORE homes could be built on Sandridge Common, as developers seek permission to build a new estate along the road from Weavers Gate. The application, lodged recently to follow outline…

Silver Gilt for Melksham in Britain in Bloom South West

Melksham has once again won a Silver Gilt award in Britain in Bloom South West. Members of the Bloom in Melksham Committee who put the entry together went to the…

‘Don’t sell our park to pay for campus,’ say Melksham residents

LOCAL residents have been spurred into action by fears that a park near their homes could be lost if the land is sold to help pay for Melksham Community Campus.…

Budget for superfast broadband won’t stretch to cover Melksham

WILTSHIRE Council has announced that by March 2016, 91% of premises in the county will receive superfast broadband, but large parts of Melksham are not on the list. More than…

Award for Bowerhill residents’ picnic area

Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) won a level 5 ‘Outstanding’ award in the ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ category for its picnic area in Bowerhill next to the Kennet and Avon Canal,…

Whitley pub reopens with farmhouse flavour

THE village of Whitley’s historic Pear Tree Inn will reopen its doors this week, following months of careful refurbishment.  Marco Pierre White withdrew from the premises in August last year…