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.

Former Unigate Dairy in Melksham on the market for £2.75m

Wiltshire Times:

2:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

The former Unigate Dairy in Melksham has been put on the market for £2.75 million, national property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) announced today.

Police renew appeal for witnesses to A350 triple fatal crash at Semington

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are renewing the appeal for witnesses following a crash in which three people died.

Dilton Marsh Post Office is back in action

Wiltshire Times:

7:40am Sunday 27th July 2014

GOOD news for Dilton Marsh as its Post Office finally reopened in the Village Store on July 15 – ten months after the old village store and Post Office closed.

Melksham Scouts host fair as fixed HQ reopens

Wiltshire Times:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

TORRENTIAL rain didn’t stop the fun at Melksham’s summer scout fair last Saturday, as the troop celebrated the reopening of its refurbished headquarters.

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

Wiltshire Times: .

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.

'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'

Wiltshire Times:

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

Wiltshire Times:

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.

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