Malmesbury Newspapers

COUNCILLORS have said enough is enough and called for action, after the rollout of superfast broadband in Malmesbury suffered another frustrating delay.

BT first announced that the town would be equipped with competitive broadband speeds by 2015, however a series of false starts had forced the deadline back to this spring.

A SELF-DEFENCE instructor and former soldier came to the aid of a group of children and street pastors when two ‘drunken’ men attacked outside Malmesbury Abbey.

Mark Cane, 46, who lives near Burford and has practised Krav Maga for many years, was out with a friend yesterday evening, when they decided to cut through the Abbey grounds.

THE Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service approved a budget of £53.735m for 2017/18 on Thursday.

Within the recommendation was the requirement to increase council tax with a 2.6 pence per week increase for band D properties in Wiltshire.

A MALMESBURY resident is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a charity that saved her father’s life.

Becca Hing flew out to Africa with 17 other fundraisers yesterday to take part in the gruelling trek in aid of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC).

A MENTAL health charity is now offering evening support to people in need in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Mind run a variety of support groups and one-to-one counselling sessions, traditionally during the day.

WILTSHIRE Search and Rescue volunteers gave up more than 10,000 hours of their time in 2016, having been called out 51 times to find vulnerable and missing people.

The organisation have released their 2016 figures, which showed their dedicated team of volunteers were called out 43 times by Wiltshire Police, including saving the lives of two people they found.

THE renovation project of the Moravian Church in Malmesbury is one step closer to fruition, thanks to a £5,000 donation.

The Rotary Club of South Cotswolds granted the cash to the project which hopes to turn the derelict listed church in the centre of the town into a new space for the Athelstan Museum to extend into.

POLICE received three separate reports of thefts on Malmesbury Road, Leigh in the early hours of January 26.

An unknown male was seen in a back garden of a property at 4.30am.

PEOPLE will soon be able to stay in one of the oldest domestic buildings in the country, as ambitious plans have been drafted to transform the iconic former pub the Old White Lion.

A SELFLESS farmer could have saved the life of an elderly gentleman when he stopped to change a bus wheel on an isolated rural road.

The mystery tractor driver didn’t hesitate to pull over when he saw a community bus had broken down and helped take off the damaged wheel.

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