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POLICE in Malmesbury have taken a step forward in their fight to clamp down on drug use in the town after discovering a teenager in possession of cannabis and a substance believed to be a class A drug.

NORTH Wiltshire is widely considered to be an extremely safe Tory seat, having been held by the Conservatives since it was created in 1983.

Although that fact may dishearten a portion of the electorate who do not identify with the Conservative Party and many could be put off from voting entirely.

CONSERVATIVE candidate James Gray has seen his majority increase after he was re-elected to serve North Wiltshire in the next parliament.

On what he described as a “disappointing” night for the Conservative Party nationally, Mr Gray kept his seat with 32,398 votes, an increase of 3,460.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Plan for Ashton Keynes is set to be formally adopted by Wiltshire Council after residents in the village voted overwhelmingly to support it.

A referendum was held at the end of May in which 91 per cent of voters agreed with the principles set out in the Plan which were developed over the last four years.

AN inspirational woman who suffers from two lung conditions, is taking part in a walking challenge for charity this weekend.

Marion Burfield, of Malmesbury, who has respiratory bronchiolitis and emphysema, is well-versed in defying the odds, after being told by doctors in 2000 that she only had six months to live.

A VINEYARD near Malmesbury is holding an open day to help educate people about the region’s viticulture.

Bow-in-the-Cloud at Noah’s Ark, Garsdon, will open its gates to visitors on Sunday, joining hundreds of other farms and vineyards across the country as part of Linking Environment and Farming’s (LEAF) national open day.

Legion pays respects in Ypres

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MEMBERS of the Malmesbury branch of the Royal British Legion travelled to the battlefields of Belgium to pay their respects to men from North Wiltshire who gave their lives during World War One.

A CHARITY in Wiltshire has launched an initiative to give unpaid carers a break from their role by treating them during carers week.

Carer Support Wiltshire are looking for people who look after a friend or relative to join them to meet other carers for afternoon tea at events throughout the county.

A TEENAGER from Crudwell has followed in her brother’s footsteps by receiving a gold Duke of Edinburgh award from Prince Philip at a star-studded ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Ashleigh Wiggins, a 17-year-old student at Malmesbury School, went to the Palace last month to pick up the award where she met BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, who was one of a host of well-known faces to present awards.





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