Malmesbury Newspapers

YOUNG Farmers got their hands dirty to support an important cause in Sherston.

Members of the Malmesbury Young Farmers mucked into to raise money for the renovation of Sherston Village Hall during their annual dung drop event.

A RESIDENT from Stow-on-the-Wold is hoping to save the lives of animals across Nepal with an ambitious new project.

Molly Birchmore, 21, has been living in Nepal for the last six months, volunteering at an eco-lodge, called Tiger Tops, which has 11 resident elephants.

THE largest ever overnight Special Constabulary led operation has been hailed a success by Wiltshire Police.

A total of 63 special constables – trained volunteers who have the same powers as police officers – took part in the county-wide operation overnight on Saturday, February 25.

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.

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