Malmesbury Newspapers

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.

THE Emergency Services Show has returned after a year’s break, to the delight of its fans.

The popular event, which used to be held in Hullavington, has found itself a new home at Cotswold Airport for this year’s event, which takes place on Sunday, September 3.

THERE is relief in Brinkworth, after its treasured pre-school has pulled itself from the financial abyss.

Butterflies Pre-school has failed to turn a profit since 2011/12, and it was looking like 2017 would be its last year in the village.

A PRE-school in north Wiltshire is focusing on a brighter future after fighting back from the brink of closure, following five consecutive years of financial losses.

The team at Butterflies Pre-School in Brinkworth admitted they have had to “put our hands out for all donations going” since discussing the potential closure at an AGM last September.

THE quality of care at nursing, residential and care homes in Wiltshire has seen significant improvements since Christmas, but costs remain comparatively high, according to a new report.

In December, Trusted Care, a comprehensive directory of care homes in the UK, published their annual Care Quality League Table.





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