TEENAGER Toby Chamberlain has been announced as this year’s winner of the James Dyson Foundation scholarship after impressing judges with his unusual choice of an engineering product that inspired him.
Each year, as part of the company’s commitment to support and encourage young people to becoming engineers, the James Dyson Foundation offers a scholarship to one A-Level student at Malmesbury School who plans to study a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subject at university.
AT a meeting of Cricklade Town Council on Monday evening, chairman Mark Clarke and vice-chairman Angela Jensen were re-elected to serve another year in their roles.
Councillor Clarke has been chairman of the council for the last four years.
AN A-Level student at Malmesbury School with a passion for Maths will be heading university debt-free thanks to a four-year scholarship from the James Dyson Foundation.
Eighteen year-old Toby Chamberlain found out he won the scholarship, which is awarded every year to one student intending to study science, technology, engineering, product design or maths at university, meaning all his tuition fees for the next three or four years will be paid in advance.
COUNCILLORS in Malmesbury opted to re-elect their outgoing mayor to serve another term in office at their annual general meeting last week.
Councillor Wayne Jones was handed the mantle for a second term at the meeting held at Malmesbury Town Hall on May 10.
A 46-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after jewellery and a television was stolen from a house in Sherston.
The man was arrested by officers from Wiltshire Borth Community Policing Team 4 at his home address in Tetbury at 4.30am on Tuesday after the items were stolen from a house in Court Street at about 12.15pm on May 11.
MALMESBURY League of Friends (MLof) has elected a new chairman following the retirement of long-standing chair Robin Clark.
David Hide was chosen to succeed Robin, who retired after serving for more than 50 years as a trustee and 20 years as chairman of MLoF.
A MINI music festival with motorcycles has raised more than £1,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Revolve was held on Saturday at the Vale of the White Horse pub in Minety to fundraise for the charity in memory of Hannah Cubin, who collapsed and died at a sleepover when she was 14.
TICKETS for the annual St Aldhelm's Fair are now on sale at Malmesbury tourist information centre.
The fair takes place on Monday, May 29 at the Market Cross from 10.30am.
There will be market stalls, food, live music, Morris dancers, arts and crafts, archery and costume making for children.
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SIR James Dyson is the richest man in the South West according to the new edition of The Sunday Times Rich List, which reveals the wealth of the country’s richest 1,000 people.
A FAMILY home in Cricklade was raided last week after a number of reports were received by police surrounding alleged drug activity.
Officers swooped on the property in Hallsfield on the evening of Wednesday, May 3 and executed a drugs warrant.