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Tops celebrates 40th anniversary

Tops celebrates 40th anniversary

Tops Hair Salon & Beauty celebrated its 40th birthday last month, with owner Sandra Stevens first taking over in 1978. Sandra first started hairdressing when she was 15 years old,…

Community gets behind lunch club campaign

Community gets behind lunch club campaign

A CAMPAIGN launched by local woman, Sue Mortimer, to save the Melksham Lunch Club has gathered huge support from the community. Following the story in the Melksham News last month, Sue…

Melksham News readers give over £1,770 to local charities

Melksham News readers give over £1,770 to local charities

MELKSHAM Independent News readers have donated over £1,700 to two local charities. The money, totalling £1,729.85, has been collected this year from donations made by readers wanting to share personal news…

Still no news on future of Christie Miller site

Still no news on future of Christie Miller site

WILTSHIRE Council has said that options are still being considered for the future of the site of Christie Miller Sports Centre. The council has made the statement after concerns were raised…

Melksham canoeist selected to compete on the world circuit

Melksham canoeist selected to compete on the world circuit

A LOCAL athlete has been selected for the British Canoeing World Class Performance Sprint Squad – and now has her sights set on competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Hannah Brown,…

Cemetery extension to service the community for next 20 years

Cemetery extension to service the community for next 20 years

WILSHIRE Council has announced its intention to apply for planning permission for another extension to Melksham cemetery. The proposed extention is in addition to the one granted planning permission in 2015,…

Melksham Remembers Exhibition Goes on Tour!

Melksham Remembers Exhibition Goes on Tour!

Around 700 people of all ages visited Melksham Town Hall over the Remembrance weekend to see the Melksham Remembers exhibition.  They were able to discover what life was like for…

Wellbeing group honour medical heroes from World War One

Wellbeing group honour medical heroes from World War One

TO mark 100 years since the end of the Great War, medical staff at the Melksham Leg & Wellness Club dressed up as nurses from the First World War. Clinical lead…

Plans for park splash pad progress

Plans for park splash pad progress

PLANS to install an exciting splash pad in King George V playing field  are moving forward at a pace. An artist’s impression of what the splash pad could look like has…

Oak head announces retirement

Oak head announces  retirement

MELKSHAM Oak’s headteacher, Stephen Clark, has announced his retirement from the school. The headteacher will leave the school at the end of the year and will be replaced by interim headteacher,…