Malmesbury Newspapers

PUPILS from Malmesbury School spent the day in London yesterday, learning about what it takes to be an engineer.

A total of 20 pupils took part in an exclusive engineering workshop set up by Dyson at the business’s new Oxford Street ‘Demo’ retail space in the capital.

PROTESTERS gathered to demonstrate outside Shire Hall this morning as a 5000 strong petition against the overnight closure of Stroud and Cirencester hospital’s minor injuries units was handed to Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).

UNDER proposed changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries, the North Wiltshire seat will be face a significant change.

The seat, currently held by James Gray, will incorporate Chippenham, which has a population of more than 45,000, the most populated area of Wiltshire excluding Swindon.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man started approaching young people in Cricklade, offering them money.

The man was seen in the Bath Road area of Cricklade on Sunday, September 11, at around 4.15pm.

A CYCLIST from Minety will be tackling mountainous climbs around the world-famous Yosemite National Park in the USA, for causes close to her heart.

Paula Power will be flying out to America later this month to take on a 250-mile ride from Yosemite to San Francisco, which will take five days in 30 degree heat.

ONE of Malmesbury’s oldest watering holes was reopened, and secrets of its past revealed, as part of Heritage Open Days at the weekend.

The Old White Lion pub is one of the oldest domestic buildings in the country, and it was serving drinks for the first time since it closed 1967.

A LORRY crashed into a railway bridge, just south of Malmesbury, blocking the road both ways this morning.

Police were called to the incident at 11.45am after the lorry got stuck under the King’s Way bridge on the A429 at Hullavington.

MORE than 100 anxious residents packed into Ashton Keynes Village Hall last week for a public meeting to discuss a contentious plan to build 39 homes on a greenfield site in the village.

POLICE are urging residents to be vigilant after an elderly couple in Wiltshire received a scam call from someone pretending to be a police officer.

The man gave credible details and advised that someone had been arrested following fraudulent use of the couple's bank card.

A TASTER of one of the most significant historical finds ever discovered in Malmesbury will be on display next weekend.

An open day is being held for the Malmesbury Coin Hoard on Saturday, September 17, from 10am-noon at Malmesbury Library.


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