Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 05:24

Malmesbury relief fund launched by Heals

AN EMERGENCY hardship fund has been launched to help people in Malmesbury and surrounding villages.

The fund is run by local charity Heals of Malmesbury, and is for those who have little or no income and are facing debt as a result of the current crisis.

THIS year's WOMAD Festival at Charlton Park near Malmesbury from July 23-26 has been cancelled, the organisers said.

A TENT was on the run and has been flying around on the A429 last night.

Police found it between Marlmesbury and Corston.

A POLICE vehicle was deliberately damaged as officers tried to disperse a crowd of people who had gathered close to Whatley Manor near Malmesbury on Good Friday April 10 in violation of the government's Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown rules.

THE number of people in the UK who died after testing positive for coronavirus has soared by another record amount.

This is the first picture of Peter Cooper, jailed for 13 weeks this morning for spitting in the face of a Wiltshire custody officer.

Another eight coronavirus cases have been confirmed overnight.

Public Health England said that, as of 9am this morning, 26 people had tested positive for the virus – the largest daily jump since the pandemic began.

A partnership between Malmesbury Town Council and Malmesbury based charity Heals, Help, Empower and Local Support, has been formed to support vulnerable individuals and families in the town during the coronavirus health crisis.

Billionaire entrepreneur James Dyson has said “the race is on” to get a new ventilator created specifically for the coronavirus pandemic into production.

As we kick off the Wiltshire Business Awards 2020, we take a look back at last year’s winners and find out what they think about entering.