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New exhibition at the Melksham’s Art House Cafe

Did you know that at the Art House Cafe in Melksham (run by the Rotary Club) you can see a new exhibition of work by local artists every month?  …

Melksham firm celebrates 10 years in business by purchasing its premises

A Melksham firm is celebrating 10 years in business by purchasing the freehold of their 1.77 acre site located on the outskirts of the town. Established in 2003, partners Christine…

Wiltshire Councillor banned from council meeting

Independent Wiltshire Councillor Terry Chivers has accused Conservative members of Wiltshire Council of making decisions in smoke filled rooms, after he was asked to leave a scrutiny task group on…

Melksham woman’s Kilimanjaro climb planned just months after heart surgery

A WOMAN from Melksham is training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro despite having open heart surgery earlier this year.  Rebecca Taylor, 20, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2014  to…

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…