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Can you spare some time to help Young Melksham?

Can you spare some time to help Young Melksham?

YOUNG Melksham is appealing for volunteers to help support the club’s ongoing work in the community, delivering a wide range of services for the youth of the town.  The local charity…

70-year-old celebrates birthday by cycling length of the UK!

70-year-old celebrates birthday by cycling length of the UK!

WHILST most people would be content to throw a party for their 70th birthday, a local man decided to take on a more ‘crazy’ challenge to mark the milestone –…

Father’s Great Wall of China trek to support mental health charity

Father’s Great Wall of China trek to support mental health charity

LOCAL man, Jonathan Nash, has completed a Great Wall of China walking challenge to  raise money for the Mental Health Foundation in support of his daughter, Tabby. Jonathan, who is…

Blue pool gym reopens after refurbishment

Blue pool gym reopens after refurbishment

SINCE the announcement of Christie Miller’s closing, the team at Places Leisure say they have been busy making sure the community of Melksham can remain active with the refurbishment of…

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…

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…

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.…