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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…

Village solar farm applies for diesel generators as back-up

THE company that built Roundponds Farm Solar Farm at Norrington, near Broughton Gifford, has applied for permission to install 10 diesel generators on the site – but the plans have…

Protest group continue the fight to slow down traffic in Atworth

PROTESTERS will once again be holding a meeting to discuss the next stage of their fight against speeding in their village. Last month a demonstration was held in Atworth in…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Marty Wilde set for Melksham date

Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Marty Wilde set for Melksham date

  Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Marty Wilde is set to appear at Melksham Assembly Hall on Friday this week, 9th October. Beginning his career in 1957, Marty Wilde was one…

New court gives village sports a boost

TENNIS players in Holt can now look forward to playing all year round after the village sports committee successfully upgraded the main court. Holt Sports and Recreation Committee has, after years…

Proud moment as Melksham man completes Royal Navy training

Standing on the parade square at HMS Raleigh with his family and lecturers proudly cheering him on was a moment that Stephen Morris from Melksham will never forget. His dream…

Inspirational teenager looks forward to a positive future

“I look at life completely differently now and I don’t take anything for granted” says Chloe Orr, two months after a car accident that left her paralysed from the chest…

‘KILL YOUR SPEED!’ – Protest group slows down the traffic in Atworth

AROUND 100 villagers in Atworth recently gathered together to protest against continued speeding through their village. The ‘slow down’ demonstration was in response to increasing concerns about the speeding traffic…

Back to school! Pupils settle into new building

STAFF and pupils at Forest and Sandridge Primary School began the school year at their new state-of-the-art building this month, and are enjoying the long-anticipated move. The school moved into its…

Fundraising is a piece of cake!

JOIN in with The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and help raise money for people facing cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support is hosting its ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ with fundraisers around the…