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A VINEYARD near Malmesbury is holding an open day to help educate people about the region’s viticulture.

Bow-in-the-Cloud at Noah’s Ark, Garsdon, will open its gates to visitors on Sunday, joining hundreds of other farms and vineyards across the country as part of Linking Environment and Farming’s (LEAF) national open day.

AN inspirational woman who suffers from two lung conditions, is taking part in a walking challenge for charity this weekend.

Marion Burfield, of Malmesbury, who has respiratory bronchiolitis and emphysema, is well-versed in defying the odds, after being told by doctors in 2000 that she only had six months to live.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Plan for Ashton Keynes is set to be formally adopted by Wiltshire Council after residents in the village voted overwhelmingly to support it.

A referendum was held at the end of May in which 91 per cent of voters agreed with the principles set out in the Plan which were developed over the last four years.

CONSERVATIVE candidate James Gray has seen his majority increase after he was re-elected to serve North Wiltshire in the next parliament.

On what he described as a “disappointing” night for the Conservative Party nationally, Mr Gray kept his seat with 32,398 votes, an increase of 3,460.

NORTH Wiltshire is widely considered to be an extremely safe Tory seat, having been held by the Conservatives since it was created in 1983.

Although that fact may dishearten a portion of the electorate who do not identify with the Conservative Party and many could be put off from voting entirely.

POLICE in Malmesbury have taken a step forward in their fight to clamp down on drug use in the town after discovering a teenager in possession of cannabis and a substance believed to be a class A drug.

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THE owner of a new fabric crafts shop in Malmesbury is encouraging people to Make May Purple by creating squares for a quilt she hopes to raffle to raise money for the Stroke Association.

A BUILDER from Cricklade who led of a gang of rogue traders that preyed on pensioners has been jailed for more than three years.

Johnny Carroll, 26, posed as a reputable roofer and builder with a range of apparently respectable companies when in reality he was a convicted fraudster on a suspended sentence for ripping off previous customers.

THE tweets sent by UKIP’s former general election candidate for North Wiltshire are absolutely abhorrent.

Paddy Singh’s comments are filled with hatred of the most insidious nature and have absolutely no place in society.

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