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RESIDENTS in Malmesbury have joined together to raise funds to bring some of the town’s memories back to life.

During the 1970-90s, Colin Forward took thousands of photos of Malmesbury people, places and events.

THE two men who carried out an armed robbery on the village Post Office in Oaksey have both been handed down lengthy jail terms.

Zak Bradbury, who stormed into the quiet shop demanding cash with a pistol in one hand and a hammer in the other, was sentenced to six years.

A TOTAL of £3,000 is on offer as part of Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s (WAA) Grand Christmas Draw.

The annual raffle raises much needed funds for the charity’s lifesaving helicopter emergency medical service.

A COHORT of Malmesbury residents and councillors made the trip to Germany last month to celebrate the death of one of the town’s most famous former monks.

The group, which included Malmesbury mayor Cllr Wayne Jones, travelled to Bad Hersfeld, a Germany town founded by Saint Lullus, a monk at Malmesbury Abbey during the seventh century.

THE organiser of an arts and crafts trail in Malmesbury has heralded the event as a success, after it raised more than £600 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA).

The Flying Monk Arts and Crafts Trail took place in September, bringing the work of local artists to the public.

POLICE have suggested that poachers may be active in the Malmesbury area.

Sometime between October 31 and November 2 at a farm on Foxley Road, Malmesbury, the carcass of a wild deer was found.

ENGINEERING giant Dyson splits opinion in Malmesbury.

To many, the engineering firm has brought an awful lot of money into the town, provided jobs and put Malmesbury on the map as the home to one of the most innovative businesses in the world.

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.


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