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300 jobs to go from Melksham’s biggest employer

300 jobs are at risk in Cooper Tires in Melksham after the company announced plans to begin a consultation period to see the viability of removing the light vehicle tyre…

Another ‘Golden’ victory for Melksham!

Another ‘Golden’ victory for Melksham!

MELKSHAM returned triumphant from the South West in Bloom awards in Yeovil  last week – winning Gold for the second year in a row. The news has thrilled the team…

Melksham Poppy Appeal launched

Melksham Poppy Appeal launched

THE Royal British Legion in Melksham launches this year’s Poppy Appeal at the end of the month. The organisers are hoping to have another record-breaking collection this year. Poppies will…

Young runner wins volunteer award from England Athletics

Young runner wins volunteer award from England Athletics

MELKSHAM’S  Holly Newman has been awarded the South West Young Volunteer of the Year Award by England Athletics for her work in sport, with Olympian Jo Pavey presenting her with…

Cyclist completes 980-mile challenge for charity

Cyclist completes 980-mile challenge for charity

CYCLIST Dean Banfield completed his massive 980-mile cycle challenge last month, taking part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just 9 days.…

Melksham Town Council gives out over £40,000 in grants

Melksham Town Council gives out over £40,000 in grants

NEARLY 50 local community groups, projects and events have been awarded a grant from Melksham Town Council, which totals £40,359. The grants were awarded at a recent awards ceremony held…

Melksham welcomes Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow

Melksham welcomes Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow

A health and wellbeing event in Melksham gave local residents an opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia, and other conditions, when the Alzheimer’s…

Company retain trophy in charity football match

Company retain trophy in charity football match

TWO businesses went head-to-head again this month in a football re-match in aid of Macmillan and Wiltshire Air Ambulance, with one company retaining their title.  Travis Perkins of Melksham and…

Scout leaders awarded for outstanding service

Scout leaders awarded for outstanding service

TWO scout leaders have been awarded a medal of merit for their long outstanding service, presented to them by the district commissioner, Chris Broom.  Local scouts leaders, Jon Giles who…

Melksham News reporter overcomes hilly Great North Run

Melksham News reporter  overcomes  hilly Great North Run

HILLS aren’t a runners best friend as Melksham News’ reporter Ben Fenlon found out when he took on this year’s Great North Run, finishing just shy of his 90-minute target.…

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