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Lack of sight doesn’t stop Barbara!

Lack of sight doesn’t stop Barbara!

A MELKSHAM woman, who is registered as blind, has taken part in a skydive to raise money for charity – and if that wasn’t enough, once she had landed, she took…

New lease of life for iconic trees

New lease of life for iconic trees

THE iconic trees that line the King George V playing field will be pruned next week by Wiltshire Council to help give them a longer and healthier life. The Lombardy poplar…

Long service award for air cadets’ committee member

Long service award for air cadets’ committee member

MELKSHAM’S Air Cadet Squadron (2385) honoured civilian committee member, Trevor Patterson, for 30 years of service. The award was presented to Trevor by Commanding Officer of 2385 Melksham Squadron, Flight Lieutenant…

Local schoolboy makes his stage debut

Local schoolboy makes his stage debut

A LOCAL schoolboy from Melksham, Zachary Green, has taken on his first acting role, playing Dickens’ famous character, Oliver Twist, at the Arc Theatre in Trowbridge playing to sell-out crowds.…

Fundraising duo prepare to tackle the Arctic Circle on dog-sled

Fundraising duo prepare to tackle the Arctic Circle on dog-sled

TWO friends are preparing to take on the challenge of a lifetime, tackling freezing temperatures in the Arctic Circle as they navigate rolling highlands and forests on sleds pulled by dogs.…

Bowerhill Barkers celebrate fundraising success

Bowerhill Barkers celebrate fundraising success

A NEW fundraising group, the Bowerhill Barkers, has raised over £1,700 for Guide Dogs Southampton, at their first ever event last month. Led by local woman Caroline Fielding, who is…

Olympian cheers on swimmers fundraising in memory of their friend

Olympian cheers on swimmers fundraising in memory of their friend

THREE young swimmers were cheered on by Olympian Sharron Davies last week when they took part in a sponsored swim to raise money in memory of their friend, Evie Clover,…

100 years of the Royal Air Force celebrated in Melksham

100 years of the Royal Air Force celebrated in Melksham

MELKSHAM gathered together outside the Town Hall on Monday 14th May to celebrate 100 years of the RAF. During the celebration, the Melksham branch of the Royal Air Force Association…

Nature reserve left to burn by vandals

Nature reserve left to burn by vandals

VANDALS set fire to a bench, young trees, timber and wood at Conigre Mead Nature Reserve on Tuesday 1st May. The nature reserve, managed by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust alongside 40…

Councils agree next steps for new country park

Councils agree next steps for new country park

PROGRESS has been made with plans for the new mini country park on the site of the former George Ward School playing fields, with a new name and a vision…