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Brand new skate park sprayed with graffiti

THE new skate park located in King George V playing fields has  been covered with spray painted graffiti, but not everyone is upset about it. To add to the recent…

Local man travels to Belgium to pay tribute to fallen Melksham soldier

A LOCAL man travelled to Belgium to pay tribute to a Melksham soldier who died during World War 1. After reading about Private Alec George Burbidge in Bob Purnell’s column…

Whitehall Garden Centre wins Best in Wales and the West

Whitehall Garden Centres is celebrating after winning the Garden Centre Association Christmas Competition for 2017 as the best destination garden centre in the Wales and West area at their Lacock…

“We did not at any time grant permission” Cooper Tire responds to anger over Murray Walk damage

COOPER Tire Europe has denied giving permission for the works that caused devastating environmental damage to the fields in the Murray Walk area, and have asked the leaseholder to repair the…

Laura Deas slides her way to fifth in Lake Placid

LOCAL athlete, Laura Deas, starts her successful World Cup campaign with two fifth place finishes in the Skeleton World Cup. Laura has successfully increased her current ranking to third in…

Warning to dog walkers following incident in Whitley

POLICE are appealing for information following an incident occurred in the field at the top of Littleworth Lane, Whitley, Melksham, which took place at approximately 3pm on Saturday 4th November.…

Market Place tree officially unveiled to Townwomen’s Guild

Mayor, cllr Adrienne Westbrook, officially unveiled a plaque on the tree in the Market Place, planted to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Townwomen’s Guild. The silver birch replaces the…

Fourth book published by local author

A MELKSHAM author has published his fourth book. John Michael Doyle’s latest book, ‘An Tánaiste – The Heir’, is set in 1067 AD as a group of Norman conquerors reach a Saxon…

Lost ring

A gold, half band, diamond eternity ring was lost in the town centre on Friday 10th November. If found, please call 01225 702161 and leave a message.…

Host short-stay students and earn £224 a week tax free!

At a time when inflation is rising and wage rises remain low, many people look to find ways to supplement their income. This may be working extra  overtime or taking…