Malmesbury Standard

Malmesbury Standard

THE largest ever overnight Special Constabulary led operation has been hailed a success by Wiltshire Police.

A total of 63 special constables – trained volunteers who have the same powers as police officers – took part in the county-wide operation overnight on Saturday, February 25.

A RESIDENT from Stow-on-the-Wold is hoping to save the lives of animals across Nepal with an ambitious new project.

Molly Birchmore, 21, has been living in Nepal for the last six months, volunteering at an eco-lodge, called Tiger Tops, which has 11 resident elephants.

YOUNG Farmers got their hands dirty to support an important cause in Sherston.

Members of the Malmesbury Young Farmers mucked into to raise money for the renovation of Sherston Village Hall during their annual dung drop event.

A NEW fish and chip restaurant in Cirencester has quietly been making waves in the community since it open a few weeks ago. The nautically-named Malt & Anchor is the brainchild of Dan Lafford, the man behind popular watering holes ReVa and Seventeen Black, who wanted to use locally sourced, high quality produce to provide a one-stop shop for fish lovers in the town.

THERE is a “desperate” need for volunteers at the Sue Ryder shop in Malmesbury.

The charity has put out an appeal for selfless residents who want to support a good cause in the town.

A DRUG supplier who was caught wandering outside a nightclub brandishing a knife while snorting cocaine has walked free from court.

Jason Davis, from Cricklade, was due to face a mandatory six month jail term as it is the second time he has been convicted of possessing a bladed article.

AN appeal has been made to businesses to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA).

The charity has a history of working with businesses who raise money towards the day to day costs of its lifesaving service and have now created The 100 Club.

POLICE have received yet more reports of badger setts being blocked in in north Wiltshire.

A recent incident of setts being filled in occurred in Brokenborough, where the remains of dead badgers were found on January 31.

THE RAF Charitable Trust are inspiring the next generation of engineers in North Cerney.

The Trust presented two talented youngsters from North Cerney Church of England Primary Academy with this year’s Junior Engineer Challenge Award.

THERE is slow moving traffic on the A417 this morning near Brimsfield due to a broken down vehicle.

The road is partially blocked due to the incident.

More to follow.





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