Malmesbury Standard

Malmesbury Standard

THE fear of losing a child is enough to keep most parents awake at night.

One father was faced with this terror and had to act quickly when his child’s safety was threatened by two dogs in Malmesbury recently.

STAFF at a Cirencester business will be running for 24 hours non-stop for a good cause.

UBC, a nationwide supplier of serviced office space, is double down on its fundraising efforts for UK children's charity KidsOut, who they’ve been supporting over the past year.

UNKNOWN suspects attempted to gain entry through the top window of a property in Luckington in broad daylight.

No entry was gained but there were chisel marks on the wooden frame at the property, left between 11am-4pm on Monday, March 6.

A STOLEN planter was used to smash in the door of a parked car in Ashton Keynes.

The pot was taken from a garden in The Lotts, Ashton Keynes, at 2am on Saturday, March 11.

DYSON’S ambitious plans to build a 500-acre technology campus in Hullavington could be an “asset to the community”, according to the parish council chairman.

Councillor Maggie Bawden Rawsthorne, chairman of Hullavington Parish Council, has said she is confident the research and development centre will be “done properly”, after Dyson have submitted their first in a string of planning applications for the site to Wiltshire Council.

A RESIDENT in Malmesbury is hoping to raise awareness of her rare and debilitating disease.

Dr Lisa Tweedie, 49, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) at the age of 40, a disease which causes problems with collagen and therefore affects all parts of the body.

POLICE are vowing to take on illegal fishing in the ominously-named Operation Clampdown 5.

Wiltshire Police rural crime officers will be working closely with the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency focusing on tackling fishing offences during the close season, which runs between March 15 and June 15.

A CONSTRUCTION company working on a care home in Malmesbury is offering to distribute the site office furniture to local community groups in need.

Bouygues UK, who helped build Riverside Community Centre in Gloucester Road, are working with the Friends of Riverside to identify local good causes to hand over eleven desks, seven tables, three cabinets, five folding canteen tables, 19 stackable chairs, 10 swivel office chairs and 22 non-swivel chairs from their office outside of Burnham Court for a small donation.

HOUSES set for demolition in Cricklade are to be used by the fire service to provide more realistic training for fire crews.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up with GreenSquare Group to access properties in White Horse Road at Culverhay, before they are destroyed.

PRICE hikes at The Activity Zone leisure centre in Malmesbury are driving people away.

After increasing some squash sessions from around £3 to more than £7 last year, the centre have now announced the cost of the family swimming session they run will more than double for some families.

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