Malmesbury Newspapers

MALMESBURY’S ageing town hall has eaten into around £150,000-worth of town council reserves over the past three years.

The building, which comprises of five separate buildings that have joined over time, the oldest part of which dates back to 1846, has had a number of ‘emergency’ repairs undertaken since 2014.

NORTH Wiltshire’s MP James Gray and Cotswold District Council leader Lynden Stowe have reacted to the news that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America.

NEARLY 3,000 children in north Wiltshire are living in poverty, according to new figures.

The End Child Poverty coalition published new figures this week, providing a new child poverty map of the UK.

AFTER five years of building up the live music scene in Malmesbury, the team behind one of its most popular regular events has had to call it a day – for now.

A NATIONAL campaign to help people prepare for winter weather has been launched this week by NHS England and Public Health England.

The message is to Stay Well This Winter and to encourage people most at risk from cold weather, including those with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the lower temperatures.

A PARALYMPIAN from Somerford Keynes inspired pupils at Malmesbury School this week.

Issy Bailey, 22, gave presentations to ‘sports leaders’ and children with special educational needs (SEN) at the school.

A CRICKLADE resident who was caught with a knife in a town centre street has been released on bail by a judge.

Jason Davis also had cocaine when he was arrested on Fleet Street, Swindon, on Monday September 5.

AS the clocks change and fires are lit as the winter rolls in, residents are being reminded to check their fire alarms.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding householders of the importance of having working smoke alarms.

A LORRY got stuck under the King’s Way bridge in Corston this morning – again.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “Wiltshire Police received a call shortly before 7.30am to a report of a lorry stuck under the Kingway bridge on the A429 at Corston.

AN aspiring young writer from Malmesbury, who kept her work secret years, was recognised as one of the best up-and-coming poets in the country last week.

Emily Franklin has been reading and writing poetry for three years, but hadn’t shown anyone her work, not even her family, until recently.





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