Malmesbury Newspapers

A MAN had to lift his son onto a car to save him from being attacked by two dogs in Malmesbury.

The father, his son and their small dog, were chased by two large dogs in Hunloke Way, Malmesbury, on March 4, 12.30pm.

STEPS are being taken to bring Malmesbury Town Council closer to the community they serve, after a councillor raised concerns it could become a “peripheral body” in the town.

Councillor Steve Cox, who was mayor in 2011/12, produced a report for the town council arguing that more could be done to promote what the organisation does.

TWO Malmesbury headteachers made the trip to London to lobby a government minister to think again over how schools in the town are funded.

Tim Gilson, of Malmesbury School, and Stephen Heal, of Malmesbury Primary School, met with Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards on March 8.

AFTER nearly 13 years leading the congregation at Malmesbury Abbey, Reverend Canon Neill Archer is moving on to pastures new.

Speaking during a recent sermon at the abbey, he said: “I passionately believe that now is the time for Malmesbury Abbey to get a new vicar.

A FAIRFORD charity has been recognised for the work they do encouraging future generations of airmen and women in the Royal Air Force (RAF).

The RAF Charitable Trust were presented with the inaugural Ann Vanderhaeghen Award for Innovation at the 2017 European Airshow Council (EAC) convention.

HISTORY lovers will be treated to a talk on Benedictine Monasticism during this year’s Malmesbury History Society annual general meeting (AGM).

The well-known landscape archaeologist James Bond will have a license to educate and enlighten attendees at the open meeting.

THE new £1 coin has cost Wiltshire Council £25,000 – and it hasn’t even been released to the public yet.

The Council has been forced to spend £25,000 on updating ticket machines at car parks across the county so that a new, 12-sided coin will be accepted.

TWO brothers from the Cotswolds will be taking on what has been dubbed ‘the toughest footrace on earth’, situated in the searing heat of the Sahara Desert.

Alex Davenport-Jones, 41, from Stow-on-the-Wold and his brother Nick, 38, from Maugersbury, will be taking part in this year’s Marathon des Sables for charities close to their heart.

THE unsung heroes of Malmesbury will be celebrate next month for all they do in the community.

The annual Citizen of the Year awards return to the town hall, on Thursday, April 27, at 7pm.

Working from home comes with its own set of perils, the temptation to finish early, loneliness.. and being interrupted by your kids in the middle of an international news broadcast.

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