Bail for Melksham man accused of trading in hard drugs

Wiltshire Times: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

10:07am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Melksham man accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs has been released on bail by a judge.

It's locks away for Broughton Gifford grandmother

Wiltshire Times:

8:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A grandmother from Broughton Gifford has had all her hair shaved off to raise money for charity, following the death of her mother and friends.

Melksham couple returning home to lightning strike devastation

Wiltshire Times:

9:02am Friday 26th September 2014

The owners of the Melksham house struck by lightning in last week's storm are returning home from holiday in Greece tomorrow to see the devastation for the first time.

Firefighters to walk eight miles in full gear for charity

Wiltshire Times:

6:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

Devizes firefighters will be putting their best foot forward as they carry out a sponsored walk dressed in full gear from Melksham to the town on Saturday.

Police seek hit-run driver after Melksham incident

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

4:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A woman who was waiting for her car’s engine to warm up was taken to hospital after sustaining minor injuries when another car hit hers just after 8am last Thursday.

Car scratched by mini-moto bike

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

3:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A mini-moto bike damaged a Mitsubishi Lancer which was parked in Bowden Crescent, Melksham.

Delight as Little Chalfield solar farm plans thrown out but 'too soon' to celebrate victory

Wiltshire Times:

6:01pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Campaigners are delighted that plans for a solar farm at Little Chalfield have been thrown out but say is too soon to celebrate victory.

Semington barn fire continues as police investigate cause

Wiltshire Times:

11:12am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Police are looking at CCTV footage from the area after a barn caught fire at Berryfield, Semington, on Sunday.

Man, 22, accused of damaging police van and cell

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Glen Lee Davis, 22, of Bell Court, Melksham, is due to appear before Chippenham magistrates on Thursday, October 2, charged with being drunk and disorderly and causing criminal damage to a police van and cell.

Semington barn containing £24k of straw still burning

Wiltshire Times:

3:25pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A barn, containing £24,000 worth of straw, is still burning after catching fire yesterday.

VIDEO: Dramatic barn fire at Semington

Wiltshire Times:

12:40pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Thomas Turner was one of the first on the scene at a barn fire at Berryfields, Semington, yesterday and took this video.

Private school makes Tatler guide

Wiltshire Times: Toby Nutt, the new headteacher at Stonar School, Atworth

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

STONAR School made its debut in this month’s Tatler magazine, as part of its school guide.

Fire service praised by couple who live in lightning-strike home

Wiltshire Times:

12:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

The owner of the house which was wrecked after a lightning strike last night has expressed her “frustration” at being so far away from home and thanked Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Home wrecked as solar panels burn after lightning strike

Wiltshire Times:

11:17am Friday 19th September 2014

A couple will return from holiday to find their house has been destroyed after lighting struck and set the roof alight.

School shut and many Wiltshire roads affected by flooding

Wiltshire Times:

9:59am Friday 19th September 2014

Shaw Primary School in Melksham has been forced to close today due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall overnight, with a number of roads throughout the county also closed.

Melksham grandfather's quest to plant a tree

Wiltshire Times:

9:02am Monday 15th September 2014

Grandfather Paul Carter is hoping it will be third time lucky planting a tree to commemorate the birth of his grandson after vandals destroyed his two previous attempts.

Wiltshire residents display their produce

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Residents from 18 of the county’s care homes gathered to showcase the fruits of their labour at the annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday, organised by the Orders of St John Care Trust.

Police act quickly to remove 'malicious' sex claim posters in Melksham

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Police were quick to act after they received reports that posters had been stuck up around Melksham town centre at the weekend.

Whiff of cannabis by off-duty police officer leads to Melksham arrest

Wiltshire Times:

9:37am Wednesday 10th September 2014

It was a case of being at the right place at the right time for off-duty police officer PC Mark Wallace, as a chance encounter led him to catch a whiff of cannabis and make an arrest.

Dragon-backed teen expands business into Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Fresh from his success on the BBC2 programme Dragons’ Den, young entrepreneur Jordan Daykin has moved his business, Gripit Fixings, to larger premises in Melksham.

Brush with power gets Melksham gym painted

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Wiltlshire School of Gymnastics in Melksham is delighted with its freshly painted facilities, after a team from Scottish and Southern Energy gave a helping hand by August.

Melksham tyre firm nets Gunners deal

Wiltshire Times: The Cooper Tires factory in Bath Road, Melksham

12:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Melksham firm Cooper Tire Europe welcomed 10 youngsters from Arsenal’s Premier League Kicks programme as guests to Arsenal’s Champions League qualifier against Besiktas, as the firm’s partnership with Arsenal FC began just ahead of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season.

HGV fears dog Little Chalfield solar farm plan

Wiltshire Times: How the solar farms might take shape

2:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

The future of a proposed solar farm at Little Chalfield continues to hang in the balance, as councillors decided to conduct a site visit to check on access issues before any decision is made.

Festival on the river is a town first for Melksham

Wiltshire Times: BEELINE BRITAIN: The team with Liverpool Canoe Club at Porthgain. PICTURE: Richard Srudwick. (6544229)

10:26am Friday 5th September 2014

Melksham's first River Festival is this weekend on the River Avon when a flotilla of boats will take to the water.

Melksham teacher banned after sending sexual messages to pupil

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

The former head of English at Melksham Oak Community School has been banned from teaching for life after sending messages to a pupil “enticing her to engage in a sexual act”.

Loads of fun and games at Melksham's show

Wiltshire Times: The mane attraction: Daisy Roberts' vegetable lion was a roaring success at Bisley Fete and Flower Show, winning a first prize

12:05pm Friday 5th September 2014

The Open Flower and Produce show organised by Melksham Gardener’s Society returns this Sunday for its sixth event at Melksham Assembly Hall.

Melksham farmer sentenced for allowing waste to be dumped on his land

Wiltshire Times: Melksham Metal Recycling's premises

10:41am Thursday 4th September 2014

A farmer who allowed his land to be used as an illegal dumping for waste has been spared an immediate jail term.

Melksham Market marks its first birthday

Wiltshire Times:

8:32am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Melksham Market celebrated its first birthday yesterday complete with cake and a visit from the town’s crier.

Boris feels the heat in visit to Melksham chilli farm

Wiltshire Times:

8:56am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The mayor of London had a fiery encounter yesterday as chillies were on the agenda for him to sample at one of the biggest chilli farms in the UK.

Melksham man accused of burgling home of friend's relative bailed

Wiltshire Times: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A man accused of burgling the home of a friend's relative has been released on bail.

Musical treat as St John residents show off garden and craft skills

Wiltshire Times: Picture from stock

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Green-fingered residents of The Order of St John Care Trust home will showcase their craftiness at their annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday.

Wife joins Dorothy House Midnight Walk in memory of popular Melksham rugby captain

Wiltshire Times:

11:01am Sunday 31st August 2014

FORMER captain of Melksham Rugby Club Chris Bull will be one of hundreds of people remembered during this year’s Midnight Walk for Dorothy House Hospice.

Little Chalfield solar farm plan angers villagers

Wiltshire Times:

11:55am Saturday 30th August 2014

Opponents of plans for a 25 hectare solar farm at Little Chalfield hope to convince councillors to throw the scheme out next week.

Melksham homes plan in spotlight

Wiltshire Times: The Christie Miller Sports Centre in Melksham will be used for counting Wiltshire votes on Sunday

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Melksham Without Parish Council will discuss new planning applications, including a proposal to build up to 170 homes on land east of Semington Road on Monday.

Kilimanjaro challenge for heart surgery student

Wiltshire Times: AFRICAN ADVENTURE: Samuel Duff is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A student who had open heart surgery last year has set herself the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro for charity.

Fans flock to Melksham for annual Comic Con

Wiltshire Times: Comic book fans pack the Melksham Assembly Hall for the Melksham Comic Convention

10:55am Friday 29th August 2014

Comic buffs from far and wide will flock to Melksham this weekend as the annual Comic Con event returns.

First food festival at National Trust manor is sellout success

Wiltshire Times:

1:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Hundreds flocked to Great Chalfield Manor near Melksham on Saturday for its inaugural Food Fest, organised with The Fox pub in Broughton Gifford.

Spirits high at Corsley Show despite the rain

Wiltshire Times:

9:11am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Corsley Show returned for another year only this time slightly wetter but spirits were still high at the jam packed event.

Canal trust’s cruiser lifted from water for a holiday

Wiltshire Times:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Wilts and Berks Canal Trust’s Swindon-based pleasure cruiser has gone on a working holiday to Melksham.

Historical tour turns up interesting facts about Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Another warm evening saw a large group gathering outside Melksham's sizeable church for the second of our summer discovery walks, for a tour around the town’s blue plaque trail as guests of the Melksham and District Historical Association.

Police appeal after graffiti attacks in Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Witnesses are being sought following a spate of graffiti attacks in Melksham.

Brand manager celebrates first decade with Melksham Mitsubishi

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

The brand manager at Melksham Mitsubishi is celebrating after reaching his successful ten-year milestone with the company.

GCSE results: Melksham Oak Community School

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

4:11pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Pupils at Melksham Oak Community School achieved 58 per cent five A*-C including English and maths.

Mystery over fate of Pear Tree Inn as celebrity chef Marco 'walks away'

Wiltshire Times: Marco Pierre White

6:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Mystery surrounds the future of The Pear Tree Inn owned by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, with it appearing that he is about to sell the Whitley eatery.

Man on bail for drunken hammer attack jailed after taxi incident

Wiltshire Times: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

8:20am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A thug who knocked a man unconscious after following him in a taxi from Chippenham to Melksham has been jailed for 14 months.

School for demolition

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The George Ward School in Melksham could soon be set for demolition, after Wilt-shire Council formally applied for permission to knock down the former high school.

Party to say goodbye to Melksham youth centre

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Melksham people young and old who have enjoyed using the Canberra Youth Centre got together on friday for an event marking its closure.

Russian ban set to cost Melksham dairy £750,000

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A Melksham dairy producer expects to lose £750,000 because of a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.

Plea issued over missing iPhone in Melksham

Wiltshire Times: Knife raid on Chippenham newsagents

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

AN IPHONE which went missing in the self-service checkout area of Tesco Express, Bowerhill, at 8.30pm on Monday, may have been stolen or could have been lost by the owner. Anyone who has found it is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101.

Semington man's penalty for dodgy drive

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Semington man Patrick Ward deceived an 83-year-old woman when he inflated his price while carrying out substandard work on her drive.


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