Malmesbury Newspapers

POLICE are vowing to take on illegal fishing in the ominously-named Operation Clampdown 5.

Wiltshire Police rural crime officers will be working closely with the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency focusing on tackling fishing offences during the close season, which runs between March 15 and June 15.

A RESIDENT in Malmesbury is hoping to raise awareness of her rare and debilitating disease.

Dr Lisa Tweedie, 49, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) at the age of 40, a disease which causes problems with collagen and therefore affects all parts of the body.

DYSON’S ambitious plans to build a 500-acre technology campus in Hullavington could be an “asset to the community”, according to the parish council chairman.

Councillor Maggie Bawden Rawsthorne, chairman of Hullavington Parish Council, has said she is confident the research and development centre will be “done properly”, after Dyson have submitted their first in a string of planning applications for the site to Wiltshire Council.

A STOLEN planter was used to smash in the door of a parked car in Ashton Keynes.

The pot was taken from a garden in The Lotts, Ashton Keynes, at 2am on Saturday, March 11.

UNKNOWN suspects attempted to gain entry through the top window of a property in Luckington in broad daylight.

No entry was gained but there were chisel marks on the wooden frame at the property, left between 11am-4pm on Monday, March 6.

STAFF at a Cirencester business will be running for 24 hours non-stop for a good cause.

UBC, a nationwide supplier of serviced office space, is double down on its fundraising efforts for UK children's charity KidsOut, who they’ve been supporting over the past year.

THE fear of losing a child is enough to keep most parents awake at night.

One father was faced with this terror and had to act quickly when his child’s safety was threatened by two dogs in Malmesbury recently.

A MAN had to lift his son onto a car to save him from being attacked by two dogs in Malmesbury.

The father, his son and their small dog, were chased by two large dogs in Hunloke Way, Malmesbury, on March 4, 12.30pm.

STEPS are being taken to bring Malmesbury Town Council closer to the community they serve, after a councillor raised concerns it could become a “peripheral body” in the town.

Councillor Steve Cox, who was mayor in 2011/12, produced a report for the town council arguing that more could be done to promote what the organisation does.

TWO Malmesbury headteachers made the trip to London to lobby a government minister to think again over how schools in the town are funded.

Tim Gilson, of Malmesbury School, and Stephen Heal, of Malmesbury Primary School, met with Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards on March 8.


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