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 a 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.

MP books in for reading challenge at Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

9:25am Friday 15th August 2014

MP Duncan Hames has been meeting young readers taking part in this year’s Mythical Maze themed Summer Reading Challenge at libraries across Wiltshire.

A-level results: Melksham Oak Community School

Wiltshire Times:

1:13pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Stephen Clark, headteacher at Melksham Oak Community School, said he is “delighted” that his students have achieved an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

Melksham accountants add up cash

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Accountant Old Mill has raised £8,986 for Yeovil based charity School in a Bag by cycling to all five of itsoffices.

Melksham's G Plan has new brand director

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

8:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

G Plan Upholstery in Melksham has appointed its first brand director, Stephanie Hildon.

Celebrity chef’s Whitley pub being renovated

Wiltshire Times: Marco Pierre White

8:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

Staff say Marco Pierre White’s Pear Tree Inn in Whitely is undergoing kitchen renovations, after it closed suddenly.

Melksham Councillor steps up for charity challenge with 17.5-mile walk

Wiltshire Times: Jon Hubbard

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Melksham Councillor Jon Hubbard raised over £150 last month when he walked 17.5 miles, without leaving the town.

Trowbridge pupils test working world

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Pupils representing The Mead, West Ashton, Walwayne Court and Holbrook primary are celebrating the conclusion of a Heritage Lottery funded project called the World of Work.

Police hunt gunman as birds are hit in Melksham

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

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Police in Melksham are hunting a marksman who has been shooting birds in the south of the town with an air rifle.

Start of work on new Melksham factory heralds 200 new jobs

Wiltshire Times:

8:48am Thursday 7th August 2014

Furniture manufacturer Herman Miller says its new Melksham headquarters will be completed within a year, providing 200 new jobs.

Police renew appeal over A350 crash which claimed three car wash workers' lives

Wiltshire Times:

11:02am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Police are still appealing for sightings of a Volvo in which three men died in an horrific fireball in the early hours of Sunday.

Hot on trail of oil leak into River Avon at Melksham

Wiltshire Times: Environment Agency inspect beck

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

The Environment Agency, which has been investigating reports of oil sheen on the River Avon in Melksham for several weeks, says it has identified a “very likely source”.

Police called to Melksham pub incidents

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

9:13am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police were called to two incidents at the Parsons Nose pub in the High Street, Melksham, early on Sunday morning.

CCTV footage proves Warminster man attacked Melksham landlord

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A judge has decided he does not need to hear from witnesses after seeing CCTV footage of a man assaulting the landlord of a pub.

Loyal customer hits jackpot as Melksham Tyre Supplies hand over Peugeot

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The last thing Simon Bridgford-Whittick won was a Meccano set in 1977 in a TV Times competition. So you could say he was a bit surprised when a call from local company, Melksham Tyre Supplies, said he was the lucky winner of a new Peugeot 107 car.

Melksham man faces trial over GBH charge

Wiltshire Times: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

5:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

A 21-year-old who is accused of assaulting a man last summer is to face trial.


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