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A Thriving Business Community...

With creativity at its heart, Malmesbury has always been at the forefront with cutting edge inventions and ideas. The town centre itself is alive with useful shops and businesses.
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Rich in history, Malmesbury sits upon a hilltop as one of the oldest continously inhabited sites in Britain. A beautiful place, it maintains a strong community today.
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Vibrant Town Centre

Malmesbury's compact town centre provides a vibrant, sociable hub to the community and a convenient central location for useful shops, commercial services and a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
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THE A419 has now reopened after it was closed for several hours following a crash in which six people were injured.

Two men were were taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with life-threatening injuries when their car and a lorry crashed on the A419 this morning.

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A WOMAN who kicked and spat at police officers has been fined.

Swindon magistrates heard that Chloe Anne Morgan, 26, formerly of Wilmot Close, Cricklade, had spent the day drinking at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

MALMESBURY Police are appealing for witnesses after two pieces of lead were fired at a house.

The incident happened at a home in Ashton Keynes on Thursday, October 5 at about 5.30pm.

QUEENIE the Hilltop Hare will be staying in her Malmesbury home after residents got behind a campaign to keep her in the town.

The hare, which was created by Malmesbury artist Sue Steele, is covered in tiny mosaic pieces depicting much loved scenes of Malmesbury and was part of this year’s Cotswold Hare Trail.

A CRICKLADE boy was left stunned when pieces of ice the size of cricket balls fell from the sky and landed in his garden.

11-year-old Mark Stevenson was having breakfast before heading off for school earlier this month when the strange event happened.

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NORTH Wiltshire’s MP James Gray has pledged to support UK farmers at a Back British Farming event in Westminster organised by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

Farming in north Wiltshire contributes £23.7 million to the economy and provides more than 1,250 jobs.

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A 7-YEAR-OLD child was taken to hospital with head injuries after a collision on the A419 at the weekend.

The three vehicle incident took place shortly after 7.20pm near Blunsdon on the Cirencester-bound carriageway on Saturday.

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A HAIRDRESSER from Cirencester has delighted a Tetbury charity with a cheque for more than £1,000 after she ran the Great North Run earlier this month.

Jane Tracy, who works at Reds Hair & Beauty in Chesterton, completed the Tyneside half-marathon in 2 hours 32 minutes, raising £1,265 for Hope for Tomorrow.

Wiltshire Council’s independent visitor scheme is on the search for volunteers to help children in care.

Independent visitors are volunteers who spend quality time with a child or young person in care, listen to their day to day concerns and take an interest in their lives.

WILTSHIRE Council is asking residents to voice their opinions on the options to review car parking charges in the county.

The consultation is aimed at helping to safeguard public transport and other services.

A FOND farewell was bid to the vicar of Malmesbury Abbey last weekend as he led his last service in the town.

The Abbey was packed to say goodbye to Reverend John Monaghan who is moving on to pastures new after nearly five years in Malmesbury.

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A PUBLISHER based in Malmesbury has launched a poetry competition this autumn, asking entrants to discuss the topic of migration.

Bernadette Jansen op de Haar, who moved to the UK from the Netherlands in 1983, founded Holland Park Press in 2009 specialising in giving new English-language authors a chance to be published as well as promoting literature from her homeland.

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THE FIRST ever cohort of students have been welcomed today at Dyson’s brand new institute of engineering and technology in Malmesbury.

More than 850 young people applied but only 33 undergraduate engineers have been accepted on to the four year degree, which is being held in conjunction with the University of Warwick.

FIREFIGHTERS from Malmesbury were assisting crews from six other stations at the scene of an explosion in Chippenham town centre in which a man was badly injured.

Emergency services were called shortly after 6pm this evening to reports of an explosion in a third floor flat in the middle of the town.

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FIRE crews are still on the scene tackling a blaze at a farm near Malmesbury.

Crews were called to Aqueton Farm on Creswell Lane, Lea at 3.20pm yesterday where they found a ten bay barn containing approximately 600 tonnes of hay and straw burning.

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A DEBT counselling service in Highworth is cautioning people against spending beyond their means this Christmas.

With less than 100 days to go before Christmas, it’s all too easy to spend too much on presents, turkey and decorations and end up in the red.

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ORGANISERS of Cricklade fun run are looking for more sponsors and marshals to help out with this year’s event.

The races take place on Sunday, October 1 with the starting pistol firing at 10.30am at St Sampson’s Primary School.

HUNDREDS of revellers packed St Mary’s Hall on Saturday for a concert to celebrate the life of much-loved Malmesbury resident Ceri Pulvirenti.

The Dirty Smooth, featuring Ceri’s son Leo, was one of the bands that played at the concert and more than £600 was raised in support of Malmesbury charity HEALS, of which Ceri was co-general manager.

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A MOTHER from Malmesbury who lost her daughter to meningitis is urging all parents to make sure their children are vaccinated before they head off to university.

Julia Styles lost her 19-year-old daughter Emily on New Year’s Day 2014 and a vaccine that would have saved her but wasn’t available then is now offered free on the NHS.

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A NEW information sign has been unveiled at the United Reform Church enlightening tourists and Malmesbury residents about one of the town’s most famous sons.

During the heritage open day earlier this month, members of Malmesbury Civic Trust announced the sign which celebrates the life of Thomas Hobbes, the philosopher who was born in Malmesbury in 1588.

MALMESBURY residents showed their fantastic community spirit once again last weekend as residents rallied around the Pulvirenti family for Ceri’s memorial concert.

Led by Ceri’s son Leo and his band The Dirty Smooth, the night was a huge success.

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IT IS deeply troubling to hear that on two occasions it took more than one hour for an ambulance to attend patients who were in serious need but reassuring that response times are being looked in to.

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MALMESBURY Town Council is right to meet Persimmon’s revised application for 231 new homes at Backbridge Farm with hostility.

At last week’s planning and environment committee meeting, representatives from Persimmon defended their new application.

LAST weekend, Malmesbury Abbey was looted by thieves.

It was a sickening attack that hurt worshippers the most.

The heartless thieves had no regard for the centuries old building which plays such a pivotal role in the life of everybody in Malmesbury.

POLITICIANS in Malmesbury say they have ‘grave concerns’ over several aspects of a large planning application, to build more than 200 new homes in the town.

In a letter to Wiltshire Council’s planning case officer, town councillors expressed their anger with the proposals, which ranged from the number of houses, land allocation to Malmesbury C of E Primary School, pedestrian and cycle links to the town centre, road widths and parking issues and the proposed new market square.

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VILLAGERS are set to come together to celebrate a key building’s golden anniversary.

Minety Village Hall turns 50 years old next month and a party is planned to celebrate the occasion.

REVELLERS in a north Wiltshire village celebrated in vintage style last weekend as they turned out to mark the village hall’s golden jubilee.

Residents in Minety threw a classic English tea party with sandwiches, cakes and scones as old and young came together to honour a building that has been at the heart of the village for 50 years.

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died on the A419 last night.

A 31-year-old male pedestrian died in hospital after being involved in a collision with a grey Saab 93 on the southbound carriageway near Swindon.

A MAN is in police custody following a stabbing in Highworth last night.

Officers were called to an incident in Swindon Street, close to Sammy's takeaway restaurant, at around 10.40pm.

WILTSHIRE’S place as a military county has been honoured in an awards ceremony attended by HRH Prince Harry.

The work of Wiltshire Council to support ex-servicemen and those still serving was recognised as the Prince and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon presented Baroness Scott and her team with the Ministry of Defence’s employer recognition scheme gold award.

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WESSEX Water has been criticised for its response to a sewer leakage that affected a well-used footpath in Malmesbury.

On Wednesday evening, sewerage was seen coming out of the drain cover on the King’s Wall footpath, spilling in all directions towards Burnivale, the Maltings and the River Avon.

WILTSHIRE Council are advising residents to complete a waste and recycling survey ahead of consultation deadline.

Last month, the council began canvassing the public’s views about household waste and recycling to help shape a new ten year household collection strategy.

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CHURCHILL Retirement Living is inviting Malmesbury residents to join them for coffee and cake at its William Lodge development to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event, which is part of the charity’s world’s biggest coffee morning campaign, takes place on Wednesday, September 27 from 11am at the Gloucester Road development.

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A MAIN residential road in Malmesbury is set to be closed all day next week in order for road resurfacing and maintenance works to be carried out.

Park Road will be closed next Friday, September 22, from its junction with Gloucester Road to its junction with Old Alexander Road, 9.30am-3pm.

CHURCH officials have reacted with horror after Communion chalices and donations were looted from Malmesbury Abbey over the weekend.

Burglars broke-in to the 1,600-year-old building through the Abbey’s café door, damaging the centuries old framework, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

THIEVES broke into Malmesbury Abbey over the weekend, stealing money and silverware according to reports.

A cleaner said she discovered the damage and theft when she unlocked the Abbey at 8am on Saturday morning.

A GARDENER who organises charity plant sales is celebrating hitting the £10,000 mark in memory of his father who began the initiative.

The monthly sales, which have been held at village halls across north Wiltshire and the Market Cross in Malmesbury, were the idea of Stuart Jackson’s father Richard who was a keen gardener.

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ANGRY councillors have described a developer’s plans for hundreds of new homes as ‘shabby’ and a ‘betrayal’ of the Neighbourhood Plan.

The comments were made at a Malmesbury Town Council planning committee meeting, where representatives of Persimmon Homes were in attendance to defend their revised application for 231 homes at Backbridge Farm.

Local News

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Oct2017

A419 reopens after six are injured in crash

THE A419 has now reopened after it was closed for several hours following a crash in which six people were injured. Two men were were taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with life-threatening injuries when their car and a lorry crashed on the A419 this morning.

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Oct2017

North Wilts Comment: Sickening raid on Abbey hurts worshippers the most

LAST weekend, Malmesbury Abbey was looted by thieves. It was a sickening attack that hurt worshippers the most. The heartless thieves had no regard for the centuries old building which plays such a pivotal role in the life of everybody in Malmesbury.

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