Malmesbury Newspapers

THERE is relief in Brinkworth, after its treasured pre-school has pulled itself from the financial abyss.

Butterflies Pre-school has failed to turn a profit since 2011/12, and it was looking like 2017 would be its last year in the village.

A PRE-school in north Wiltshire is focusing on a brighter future after fighting back from the brink of closure, following five consecutive years of financial losses.

The team at Butterflies Pre-School in Brinkworth admitted they have had to “put our hands out for all donations going” since discussing the potential closure at an AGM last September.

THE quality of care at nursing, residential and care homes in Wiltshire has seen significant improvements since Christmas, but costs remain comparatively high, according to a new report.

In December, Trusted Care, a comprehensive directory of care homes in the UK, published their annual Care Quality League Table.

SONG and dance is being used to help prevent residents in Wiltshire falling victim to scams.

Wiltshire Council’s trading standards team regularly speak a vast number of residents who are conned out of money from scam artists.

TIME is running out to register to vote in the upcoming local elections in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Council has put out a reminder to residents in the county this week that anyone intending to vote in the elections must be registered to vote by April 13.

A MEMBER of Malmesbury Town Council has been relieved of his duties, due to non-attendance.

Ken Wright failed to show up to town council meetings for six months.

His vacancy will be filled at the next ordinary election of councillors on Thursday, May 4, unless the council decide to co-opt someone into the vacancy before then.

A MALMESBURY resident was on top of the world having scaled the 19,000 feet hike up Mount Kilimanjaro for a cause close to her heart.

Becca Hing was part of a team of 19 fundraisers from around Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties that took on the climb for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC).

IT WAS a happy ending to the tail of a dog that was reported missing in the Malmesbury area last week.

Kate Derrick and her partner James Willis were desperately searching for their cute, little brown Patterdale terrier Rosie who went missing on Saturday, February 25 from near the Willis Brothers Jumps premises.

A DRUG supplier who was caught wandering outside a nightclub brandishing a knife while snorting cocaine has walked free from court.

Jason Davis, from Cricklade, was due to face a mandatory six month jail term as it is the second time he has been convicted of possessing a bladed article.

THERE is a “desperate” need for volunteers at the Sue Ryder shop in Malmesbury.

The charity has put out an appeal for selfless residents who want to support a good cause in the town.

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