Fish die after Melksham intruders turn off pond pump

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

7:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Intruders to a garden in Granville Road, Melksham, are believed to have damaged plants and turned off a pump, killing fish in the pond, last Saturday night.

Lucky escape for family after house fire in Melksham

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4:45pm Friday 25th July 2014

A family had a lucky escape from a house in Bollands Hill, Seend Cleeve, Melksham, at 6.35am this morning, after a fire broke out in their ground floor living room.

Farewell to Melksham youth spot as axe falls after 40 years

Wiltshire Times:

2:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

After more than 40 years serving the young people of Melksham, the Canberra Youth Centre was due to close yesterday following cuts to council youth services.

Breaking news 'Risk of abuse' at Broughton Gifford care home, say inspectors

Wiltshire Times:

12:24pm Friday 25th July 2014

Elderly residents of a Broughton Gifford care home are not protected from the risk of abuse, according to a damning report by government inspectors.

Learn to identify plants at Melksham nature reserve

Wiltshire Times:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A children’s plant identification workshop takes place at Melksham's Conigre Mead Nature Reserve on Saturday from 10am. 

Jailed: Melksham paedophile with 63 hours of sick films showing child abuse

Wiltshire Times: Peter Chorley

5:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Melksham man who had more than two-and-a-half days worth of films of children being abused stored on his laptop has been jailed for 28 months.

'Go-ahead for new stadium is best day in Melksham Town's history'

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5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

The confirmation that Melksham Town FC will have its new stadium is the most important day of 138 years of football in the town, its chairman said.

Cars vandalised in Melksham incidents

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

4:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

Several cars parked overnight in Melksham have been vandalised.

Blooming window in Melksham is a cut above the rest

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4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Business is blooming for Melksham hairdresser Michael Clarke.

Broughton Gifford and Holt Scouts mark centenary

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A century of Scouting was marked in Broughton Gifford this weekend, as the village turned out in force to support its Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Melksham Oak sixth formers say farewell at prom

Wiltshire Times:

11:11am Friday 18th July 2014

Sixth form students from Melksham Oak School said goodbye in style over the last week.

Dangerous Melksham paedophile jailed for raping two young girls

Wiltshire Times:

10:02am Friday 18th July 2014

A 'dangerous paedophile' who groomed two young sisters before raping and abusing them has been jailed for 26 years.

Melksham's weekend fun is spoiled by ‘idiots'

Wiltshire Times:

8:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Mellksham's police sergeant has hit out at the “unacceptable” behaviour in the town on Saturday, as nine people were arrested and “feral children” ran amok.

A right royal engagement for Melksham nurse

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Duty called for Melksham Carnival’s Queen of Queens on Saturday, as she put her first aid skills to good use at Party in the Park.

Melksham pharmacy plans more warehousing

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A family-run Melksham pharmacy has applied for permission to extend its Bowerhill warehouse.

Music gets Melksham's party started

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Melksham's young musical talent took centre stage alongside long-established bands last week, as Party in the Park wowed the event’s largest crowds in years.

Carnival’s day full of colour, music and dance

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The people of Melksham pulled out all the stops for another successful carnival last Saturday, with the streets lined with the biggest crowds in years.

Melksham young chefs all rise to occasion

Wiltshire Times:

2:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Pineapple upside-down cake was on the menu for the mayor of Melksham last week, as she judged some of the town’s best young chefs.

Farewell party planned as Melksham youth centre closes after 40 years

Wiltshire Times: Jax Brady, with members of the Canberra Youth Club, expressing concerns about possible cuts to the services budget Photo: Trevor Porter (48374)

3:01pm Thursday 17th July 2014

After more than 40 years servicing the young people of Melksham the Canberra Youth Centre will close its doors next week, following cuts to council youth services.

Appeal against refusal of 80-hectare solar farm near Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

9:54am Thursday 17th July 2014

An appeal has been lodged against Wiltshire Council’s decision to reject a major solar farm development to the east of Melksham.

Game on: new home for football and rugby in Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

3:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A new 256-seater stadium will be built to the south of Melksham, providing a brand new home for the town’s football and rugby clubs.

Jailed: Man, 67, guilty of attempting to rape young girl

Wiltshire Times:

12:24pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A pensioner who groomed and then tried to rape a young girl has been jailed for ten years and nine months.

Family's anger as Whitley arsonist jailed for two years

Wiltshire Times: The fire-damaged house at Eden Grove, Whitley

10:50am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The mother of a disabled teenager trapped indoors when their next-door neighbour set fire to his Whitley house has hit out at his two-year jail sentence.

Melksham man faces heroin and cocaine dealing charges

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

10:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

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

Two arrested for drug offences at Melksham Party in the Park

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

3:21pm Monday 14th July 2014

Two men suspected of possessing drugs were arrested at Melksham’s Party in the Park last Saturday, as the summer celebration passed largely without incident.

Angler flown to hospital lands cash for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Times:

9:52am Monday 14th July 2014

A Melksham angler saved by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance has landed the catch of the day for the charity, raising more than £1,000 with a charity competition.

Semington sweet treat sale aids cause

Wiltshire Times:

11:30am Sunday 13th July 2014

Members of St George’s Primary School Council, Semington, held a cake sale last week in aid of the fight against cancer, part of the Marie Curie Blooming Great tea party.

Police renew plea for witnesses to A4 Silbury Hill tragedy

Wiltshire Times:

4:46pm Friday 11th July 2014

Wiltshire Police are renewing an appeal for witnesses following a fatal accident on Monday on the A4 near Silbury Hill.

Melksham accountants get riding to help children

Wiltshire Times:

10:24am Friday 11th July 2014

A team of Melksham accountants are swapping the fiscal for the physical this week as they cycle around the south west for charity.

Past revived to help secure Atworth hall’s future

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Atworth Village Hall was transported back 100 years last Saturday, in a bid to preserve its long-term future.

Party In The Park, King George V playing field, Melksham. Saturday, July 12, 1pm.

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Melksham's Party in the Park will be looking back over its greatest hits this weekend, as the annual concert welcomes back some of its most popular acts.

New Melksham floats to go on parade

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

The organisers of the Melksham Carnival have promised some surprises in store for this year’s procession, which will lead through the town tomorrow.

Fond farewell after 70 years at a Melksham school

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 11th July 2014

After more than 70 years of combined service, a Melksham primary school is preparing to say goodbye to some of its best-known faces.

Tribute to Melksham care worker in Silbury Hill tragedy

Wiltshire Times:

12:57pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A tribute has been paid to popular care worker Harriet Gormley, 26, who died in an accident on the A4 near Silbury Hill on Monday.

A350 delays as lorry breaks down near Asda at Melksham

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

4:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Queues of four to five miles were caused on the A350 this evening because of a broken-down lorry near Asda at Melksham.

Melksham 'professional handler' caught on Gumtree avoids jail

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

6:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A serial criminal who was caught with three stolen bikes has been spared jail by a judge, despite his “terrible track record”.

Be on guard against bike thieves, Melksham Police warn

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

5:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Police are continuing to urge people to lock their bikes after a series of thefts in Melksham in just one week.

Farmer and Melksham scrap metal boss convicted of dumping waste

Wiltshire Times: Melksham Metal Recycling's premises

3:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A farmer and scrap metal boss have both been convicted of dumping waste in fields without the proper permission.

Jailed: Man hit by 'bedroom tax' who torched Whitley home and watched it burn from deckchair

Wiltshire Times:

11:58am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A man who torched his home of 21 years in the middle of the night because he feared eviction has been jailed for two years.

Rotary club cafe boosts Devizes Opportunity Centre coffers

Wiltshire Times: ou can do your bit to help the Gazette’s Give us a chance appeal

7:30am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A cafe run by Melksham Rotary Club boosted the coffers of Devizes Opportunity Centre by £1,200.

Wiltshire man, 67, denies repeatedly trying to rape girl of under 16

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

2:35pm Monday 7th July 2014

A jury has been told that a Wiltshire pensioner tried to rape a young girl after repeatedly sexually abusing her.

Melksham motor company takes heart-ening step

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

A Melksham car parts supplier has taken a potentially lifesaving step, by becoming one of the first local firms to install a defibrillator on its premises.

Melksham RAFA sees National Arboretum’s salute to war veterans

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Melksham branch of the Royal Air Forces Association visited the National Arboretum in Stafford to attend a dedication of memorial stones and crosses at the Arboretum church and the Association Remembrance Garden.

Melksham police warning after pipe thefts

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

10:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Police are warning of the dangers of copper pipe thefts after two raids in Melksham on Saturday night led to gas leaks.

Melksham's hidden history on show

Wiltshire Times: Melksham Chamber of Commerce president Graham Ellis says Melksham can cope with the job cuts

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

The Melksham Heritage Discovery Fair will take place tomorrow at Well House Manor, Spa Road, from 10am to 2pm.

Melksham charity seeks foster carers for cats

Wiltshire Times: The stray cat and three kittens taken in by Eunice Faulkner

9:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

The Melksham-based Cats’ Action Trust needs foster carers for abandoned cats and kittens.

New president take over Melksham Lions

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

3:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Three years after moving from Wales, Jim Wyborn has been named as new president of the Melksham Lions club.

Barmaid punched in stomach by man at Melksham pub

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

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A barmaid at the West End Inn, Melksham, was punched in the stomach by a man after he refused to leave when asked to last Friday just after 11.40pm.

Three arrested over Chick-O-Land fight

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

9:16am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Three men have been arrested and released on bail after a fight inside the Chick-O-Land takeaway in Melksham at 2.21am on Saturday.

Jailed: Man who stole Wiltshire Air Ambulance collection box

Wiltshire Times:

12:38pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A charity box thief who stole from pubs, bookies and a doctors' surgery has been jailed to protect the public.

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