Malmesbury Newspapers

WILTSHIRE Council has awarded new broadband contracts which they say will improve internet service to residents and businesses in the county.

The county council has secured a total of £3 million funding to roll out ultrafast broadband services and will be provided by Gigaclear PLC in the north of the county.

A HEARTBREAKING tragedy was averted thanks to the quickthinking actions of a mum who was able to save her son from drowning earlier this month.

Tina Schafroth had learned the lifesaving skills at an optional first aid course she took while pregnant.

THIS week's North Wiltshire edition of the Wilts and Glos Standard features the story of Tina Schafroth who saved her son from drowning and has now set up free first aid courses which begin this weekend in Malmesbury.

CIRENCESTER Park and the Bathurst Estate became a sea of pink last week as women joined the fight against cancer by taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

SCHOOL proms season is almost upon us and the Standard will once again be publishing pictures in the newspaper and online.

We're planning a supplement with pictures from leavers' parties at schools and colleges across the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire, in the July 20 edition of the newspaper.

INDEPENDENT candidate Lisa Tweedie has spoken of her thanks for the people of North Wiltshire that voted for her.

The Malmesbury resident stood as a parliamentary candidate to help reconnect people who feel disengaged with the political system.

NORTH Wiltshire voted to re-elect their Conservative MP James Gray, who admitted that it was a disappointing night for his party nationally.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

BRITISH Red Cross staff and volunteers from Wiltshire are supporting residents at a rest centre in Chelsea following the major fire at Grenfell tower block in north Kensington, London.

Jo Riches, emergency response officer from Swindon, has joined volunteers from across London and the South to provide practical and emotional support to local residents affected by the fire.

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RESIDENTS and businesses in Malmesbury have been left dismayed at Wiltshire Council’s decision to close the town’s well used mini-recycling site as part of a series of cost-cutting measures.

Last week, the town council was informed by Wiltshire Council’s waste management department of their intention to close the site in Station Yard car park, despite concerns that the containers are regularly overflowing.

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