Malmesbury Newspapers

A MENTAL health charity is now offering evening support to people in need in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Mind run a variety of support groups and one-to-one counselling sessions, traditionally during the day.

WILTSHIRE Search and Rescue volunteers gave up more than 10,000 hours of their time in 2016, having been called out 51 times to find vulnerable and missing people.

The organisation have released their 2016 figures, which showed their dedicated team of volunteers were called out 43 times by Wiltshire Police, including saving the lives of two people they found.

THE renovation project of the Moravian Church in Malmesbury is one step closer to fruition, thanks to a £5,000 donation.

The Rotary Club of South Cotswolds granted the cash to the project which hopes to turn the derelict listed church in the centre of the town into a new space for the Athelstan Museum to extend into.

POLICE received three separate reports of thefts on Malmesbury Road, Leigh in the early hours of January 26.

An unknown male was seen in a back garden of a property at 4.30am.

PEOPLE will soon be able to stay in one of the oldest domestic buildings in the country, as ambitious plans have been drafted to transform the iconic former pub the Old White Lion.

A SELFLESS farmer could have saved the life of an elderly gentleman when he stopped to change a bus wheel on an isolated rural road.

The mystery tractor driver didn’t hesitate to pull over when he saw a community bus had broken down and helped take off the damaged wheel.

A RESIDENT in Cricklade has fallen victim to a scam from an email address claiming to be from the shopping website Amazon.

Fake emails from addresses [email protected] and [email protected] were sent to a number of unlucky residents, claiming they had made an order online.

A BUS driver from Minety is trying to track down a good Samaritan who might have saved the life of one of his passengers.

Richard Thompson, a driver for Community Connexions, a community bus charity, had just picked up a client for a hospital trip on January 23, when a pothole damaged his wheel, forcing him to pull over.

A COUPLE from Malmesbury are serving up their legendary charity breakfast once again this year.

Melanie and Jeremy Newman will be opening the doors of their farm in Lea to serve cooked breakfasts to locals on February 28.

AN independent festival based in Little Somerford are helping support the vulnerable in north Wiltshire.

The team behind Fieldview Festival, who give their surplus profits to good causes every year, handed over a cheque for £1,000 to Malmesbury-based charity HEALS.

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