Malmesbury Newspapers

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to buy a balloon to support the vulnerable in the community.

HEALS of Malmesbury are holding a balloon race for their fifth birthday.

To take part, residents can buy an environmentally friendly balloon for £3 from HEALS and then nominate a good cause.

RESIDENTS in north Wiltshire are being asked to get outside and start collecting crabapples for a good cause.

Malmesbury-based condiment maker, Tracklements, is partnering up with Sherston Primary School once again to collect crabapples.

THE Athelstan House Summer Fete takes place this Saturday.

There will a host of entertainment, from skittles to welly wangling and beers, BBQs, cakes and coffee to fuel residents throughout the day.

HUNDREDS turned out in Luckington to give the village’s outgoing postmasters a send-off to remember on the weekend.

John and Judith Sykes, 69 and 68, announced they would be retiring from running the shop earlier this year, and they were thrown a surprise party on Saturday by residents.

RESIDENTS in Wiltshire, young and old, will be strapping on their helmets and jumping on their bikes once again in October, as the Cycle Wiltshire Sportive returns for its third year.

RESIDENTS in Malmesbury have been targeted by “convincing” scam calls that result in people being blackmail after their computer gets locked.

A number of people in the town have received the same call over the past week, where residents are told to visit a website that can lock them out of their computer.

LAST year’s mayor of Malmesbury has handed over more than £2,500 to charity.

Councillor John Gundry raised the money through two charity events held during his mayoral year.

The Mayor’s Charity Blues Night was held in March and his charity cabaret evening in April, bringing in about £2,750 in total.

RESIDENTS in Malmesbury were without power for more than four hours this morning.

A fault with overhead powerlines saw many residents in the town without power from 6.10-10.30am.

Residents have complained that short power cuts have been a repeat occurrence in the town in recent weeks.

MALMESBURY School bucked the national trend this year, producing their best ever GCSE results.

More than of 30 per cent of total grades were A*/A and more than 75 per of pupils achieved the benchmark five A* to C grades, including in English and maths.

HISTORY lovers in Malmesbury and the surrounding area were given a huge boost this week.

Just a few months after the town suffered the major disappointment of losing the BBC History weekend event which had proved so popular, the community came together to organise a replacement festival.

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