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Charity head shave by local woman

A MELKSHAM woman, has shaved her head to raise £1,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Zoe Forgacs, who works at Boots in the High Street decided to do her…

New reporter for the Melksham News

MELKSHAM News has welcomed a new member to its reporting team. Dean Shaw, has a journalism degree and has previously worked on the sports section of The Salisbury Journal. He…

Melksham Music & Drama present ‘On Broadway’

THE Melksham Music and Drama club’s next show  is taking place at The Rachel Fowler Centre from 15th to 18th May, and is a tribute to Leiber & Stoller who…

Row after post election job cuts

THE LEADER of Wiltshire Liberal Democrats has accused Wiltshire Council of keeping upcoming job cuts quiet over the election period. Wiltshire Council is expected to ask 340 full time staff to consider…

Melksham young singer will reach for the stars at the O2

MELKSHAM teenager, Courtney Buchanan, has reached the national final of the new TeenStar competition by getting through the Southern England area final in Portsmouth. The Southern Area Final took place…

War medal found in field and returned to Melksham soldier’s family

A MEDAL from the Second World War has been found in a field near Seend and returned to the soldier’s family. Roger Vanstone found the medal whilst out in the…

Mary’s X-Factor success despite battling terminal illness

A WOMAN from Melksham is through to the televised auditions of X-Factor despite facing a serious illness. Mary Wookey, 46, has been told by doctors she has a terminal illness…

Melksham Guides ‘cycle to Switzerland’

LOCAL Girl Guides have cycled 772 miles this week in a bid to raise funds for a trip to Switzerland.  They have completed the challenge over three days on a…

England footballing talent day for Melksham players

FOUR players from the Melksham Disability football team took part in an England Training Day designed to find potential future England footballers. Liam Hanks, Leo Suess, Jacob Adams and Charles…

Steam locomotive visits Melksham station

MELKSHAM Railway Station had a special visitor recently when a steam locomotive stopped to pick up passengers and take on water for its boiler.  The former London and North Eastern…