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Melksham canoeist benefits from Sports Gala Dinner

A MELKSHAM woman who is part of the British Canoeing team has been awarded a £1,000 grant thanks to the generosity of Wiltshire businesses.  Hannah Brown will benefit after more…

Brave Melksham men go through wax pain to raise money for charity

TWO Melksham men tested their pain thresholds after they had their legs waxed to raise money for charity.  Ian McCaughan and Matthew Hiscocks who work for Co-op Travel on the…

Melksham stalwarts receive Civic Awards

Melksham stalwarts receive Civic Awards

Melksham’s community spirit was celebrated at the Mayor’s Reception on Friday when civic awards were handed out to those who have gone the extra mile for the town. “Melksham should…

Melksham Carnival royalty crowned

Melksham Carnival royalty crowned

TARA Jayne Harrold has been crowned as Melksham’s new Carnival Queen after being selected at a ceremony on Sunday.  She will take over from 2014’s queen Lauren Clarke, and will…

Big Band concert to mark the end of an era

Big Band concert to mark the end of an era

A MELKSHAM man who has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity is now organising his last Big Band Concert after several decades.  Dennis Overton has been organising dances to…

Dragons’ Den winner to take his revolutionary invention to the States

Dragons’ Den winner to take his revolutionary invention to the States

Teenage entrepreneur Jordan Daykin is travelling to the USA in a bid to take his invention – the GripIt Fixing – global. The 19-year-old, who last year secured £80,000 of…

Tickets still available as comedy star heads to Assembly Hall

Tickets still available as comedy star heads to Assembly Hall

COMEDY fans in Melksham still have a chance to see star Seann Walsh at the Assembly Hall as a small batch of tickets are still available.  Star of Channel 4’s…

Melksham Family of Churches at Easter

Melksham Family of Churches at Easter

Find out when and where the Easter services are taking place with this pullout guide from Melksham Family of Churches. Click on the link below for more.…

Gompels team up with Dorothy House to provide advice and information service

Gompels team up with Dorothy House to provide advice and information service

GOMPELS have teamed up with Dorothy House  in an attempt to provide Melksham residents with better access to information about the hospice’s service.  Every Thursday morning in April between 10am-12noon…

Boost for Melksham business after Theo Paphitis shares success

Boost for Melksham business after Theo Paphitis shares success

A MELKSHAM business Little Pickles Markets recently received a boost from retail entrepreneur and ‘Ex-Dragon’ Theo Paphitis.  Jessamine Hislop-Newton, tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’, an initiative…