Snatch of the day as thieves hit North Bradley club

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

North Bradley FC footballers suffered double misery on Saturday when they lost 5-3 – and then found thieves had raided their changing room.

Melksham yobs throw dog mess

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

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Melksham Neighbourhood Policing Team is increasing patrols after teenagers were seen throwing eggs and dog mess at cars.

Melksham store boss says goodbye and thank you

Wiltshire Times:

9:14am Friday 24th October 2014

Game store owner Shaun Bailey will be opening his doors for the final time tomorrow and is thanking the people of Melksham for all their support over the last 10 years.

Melksham yarn-bombers get needled

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A knitting squad from Melksham Oak Community School are hoping to yarn-bomb the town and cover it with colour as a form of contemporary and friendly graffiti.

Melksham theft man given a chance

Wiltshire Times: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Daniel Coleman, who was involved in handling items stolen from a family on Christmas Day, has been given a chance by a judge.

Tribute to man in Melksham river tragedy

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

5:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A tribute has been paid to the man who died after being pulled from the River Avon near the Riverside Club in Melksham.

Nail attack on car tyres in Melksham

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

9:28am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Two car tyres were punctured with nails in Mills Road, Melksham, between 4.30pm on Thursday last week and 7.30am the following day.

Bin store and wheelie bins burn

Wiltshire Times:

1:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A bin store and several wheelie bins in Littlejohn Avenue, Melksham, were reported to be on fire at 5.40pm on Sunday.

Power cut as Hurricane Gonzalo winds bring tree down

Wiltshire Times:

10:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Power was cut in Melksham after a tree fell into an electric cable in Longleaze Lane during this morning's winds and there were also power cuts in Chippenham.

That’s the spirit at Shaw pub

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A month since floods swept the area, Janet and John Casey, landlords of The Golden Fleece in Shaw, are still trying to rebuild their business.

Oh boy – it’s another girl for Melksham family

Wiltshire Times:

3:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A family in Melksham are celebrating five generations of girls after the arrival of baby Gracie.

Car inferno suicide on Holt road

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

An off-duty police community support officer told an inquest how he battled to save a man from a burning car in Holt this spring.

Fire crew called to toilet trouble in Melksham

Wiltshire Times: Police were waiting to arrest the bus driver in Melksham Market Place

12:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

A man had to be freed from a public toilet in Market Place, Melksham, at 9.40pm on Friday after becoming trapped.

Beekeepers all abuzz at Melksham honey show

Wiltshire Times:

10:34am Friday 17th October 2014

There was a buzz in Bowerhill on Saturday as the sweet smell of honey filled the air at the annual Wiltshire Beekeepers Day and Honey Show.

Man found in River Avon at Melksham is named

Wiltshire Times: Knife raid on Chippenham newsagents

5:25pm Thursday 16th October 2014

________________________________ THE man who died after being pulled out of a river in Melksham has been named by police as Nigel Clive Boodle of Chiltern Close, Melksham.

Hear new songs at Melksham's Pilot music night

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The Pilot Music Night gig tomorrow night (Wednesday) in Melksham this week features Ben Rogers from Bath as the headline act. It's the usual Open Mic slot from 8pm at The Pilot pub in Bowerhill, with many of the regular performers, some of whom will be wanting to try out new material.

Man pronounced dead after being found in Melksham river

Wiltshire Times:

6:05pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A man, believed to be in his 70s, was pronounced dead today, after being found in a river near The Gateway in Melksham at 3.15pm today.

Flatbread flips in Semington to show Sudan solidarity

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Sunday 12th October 2014

Giving thanks for daily bread took on a special significance in Semington when over 40 people took part in a Sudanese Bake-Off to mark harvest time in the village hall.

Mellksham's blooming beautiful arrangements rewarded

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

The September meeting of Melksham and District Flower Arrangement Society saw the annual club competitions with the theme being This Bounteous Land.

Getting involved in Melksham

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Gardening gloves, spades and wellies were at the ready as a team of volunteers headed to St Michael’s Churchyard in Melksham for a mass planting and weeding afternoon.

Police make arrest over graffiti in Melksham

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

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Police have arrested a man concerning the spate of graffiti made on buildings in Melksham in August.

Jump into the canal? You must be having a calf

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Friday 10th October 2014

Swimming instructor Katie Cookson leapt into a canal to save a drowning calf after its herd escaped from a farm yesterday.

Melksham supermarket scan scam stopped

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A woman was stopped last week after security staff at Sainbury’s in Melksham saw she was mis-scanning items at the self-service checkout.

Man arrest after reports of shouting and swearing

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

5:05pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A man was arrested and charged with a breach of the peace, after worried parents and staff at Aloeric School in Melksham contacted police on Friday to report that a man was shouting and swearing in the street nearby.

On-call ambulance collides with van

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

An ambulance collided with a Mercedes Sprinter van on Tuesday at 9.30am on the A361 near Seend Cleeve.

Empty safe stolen from Melksham home

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

3:47pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A safe that was hidden and bolted into a wardrobe was stolen from a house in Granville Road, Melksham.

Engineers restore power in Melksham

Wiltshire Times: POWER CUT: some homes are out of power

8:20pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Southern Electric Power Distribution engineers have restored electricity in Melksham after a power cut this evening.

Tour of Britain inspires Melksham students to ride for charity

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Seven students from Melksham Oak Community School hopped on their bikes and put their legs to the test as they travelled nearly 25 miles for charity last week.

Arrest over spate of Melksham graffiti

Wiltshire Times:

10:58am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Police have arrested a man in relation to a spate of graffiti vandalism on buildings in Melksham in August.

Dance in the dark for cancer charity

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

5:30am Tuesday 7th October 2014

An Ibiza Fit2Rave dance class is led by an international fitness presenter at the Christie Miller Sports Centre, Bowerhill, Melksham, on Sunday, October 12.

Power cuts: Homes in Seend now have electricity

Wiltshire Times: HI-TECH Engineers from Southern Electric Power Distribution have installed automated switching equipment

10:28am Monday 6th October 2014

Engineers worked to restore electricity after power cuts were reported in parts of Wiltshire today.

Specsavers' staff support Dorothy House

Wiltshire Times: All smiles during the Dorothy House Midnight Walk at the weekend. Pictures by Isaac Christian

7:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

Staff at Specsavers in Bank Street, Melksham raised over £1,000 last month for Dorothy House Hospice Care.

Nominate Bradford's outstanding citizen

Wiltshire Times: Deadline for vacant Bradford on Avon seat

6:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

Bradford on Avon Town Council is calling for nominations for the annual Town Achievement Award.

Bail for man, 57, accused of unfair trading

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

9:49am Monday 6th October 2014

A man who is accused of unfair trading in relation to work he offered to do on driveways has been released on bail by a judge.

Pups have a party in Melksham to aid cause

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Dogs from Yorkshire terriers to golden retrievers all queued up to join in the fun and games at the Country-wide store in Melksham on Saturday.

Flu jabs can be booked in Winsley and Melksham

Wiltshire Times: JABS: All Year 7 children in Gwent will be offered a free flu vaccine as well as those aged over 64 Generic MMR vaccine at the drop in clinic at Belle Vue surgery Newport

5:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Flu bookings at Bradford on Avon and Melksham Health Partnership are now open and can be made online.

Flood prevention focus of Melksham meeting

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

4:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Melksham Without Parish Council holds a meeting on Monday to discuss flood prevention.

Mobile service rolls in to Bradford with free advice

Wiltshire Times: Massive Macmillan Workout

1:04pm Friday 3rd October 2014

The Macmillan mobile service, giving free cancer information and support, is in Bradford on Avon today.

Avon Rubber upbeat as full-year results 'comfortably ahead of expectations'

Wiltshire Times: Cooper Avon bosses deny shutdown rumours

12:11pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Melksham-based Avon Rubber says its full-year result will be comfortably ahead of market expectations as trading in the second half of the financial year has continued to be strong.

Melksham thief has his own version of a takeaway

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

4:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A man who stopped for a takeaway in Melksham town centre on Saturday night accidentally left his jacket, containing the car keys, in the car on Bath Road.

Police speak to man after girl anxious about being followed to school

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

4:16pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Police have spoken to a man after an incident involving a girl who was anxious about being followed on the way to school this morning.

Shock as suspected ex-RAF shell is dug up

Wiltshire Times:

3:43pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A bomb disposal unit was called to the old running track behind the Christie Miller Sports Centre this morning after what is thought to be an ex-RAF shell was found.

Police in plea to Seend dog walkers

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

3:51pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A stile leading into a field in Seend where a large herd of catle were grazing was deliberately dismantled and the wood left lying on the ground on Saturday.

Police name Hilperton accident victim as Melksham woman, 31

Wiltshire Times:

11:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police have named the woman who died after an accident in the early hours of Saturday as Cheryl Richards, 31, of Berryfield Lane, Melksham.

Jailed: Railway guard, 61, who encouraged young girls to send indecent pictures

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

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A railway guard who encouraged young girls to send him indecent pictures of themselves has been jailed for five years and four months.

Melksham couple return to see lightning strike devastation

Wiltshire Times:

9:41am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Melksham couple whose house was hit by lightning have returned to confront the devastation left by the fire.

Trial for Melksham man over drugs supply charge

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

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man who is accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs faces trial by judge and jury.

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.


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