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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 06:43

Nominations Announced for Town Councillors

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On 8th September residents of the town of Malmesbury will have the opportunity to vote for four new town councillors. Nominations have been announced and the six candidates are...

Thursday, 11 August 2011 12:29

Loose Cannons

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loose-cannonsMalmesbury Film Society are showing their next film, Loose Cannons on Sunday 21st August. The society's aim is to show quality films that appeal to a wide range of interests, in a relaxed and friendly environment. It meets every 3rd Sunday of the month, all year, at St Mary's Hall. Read on for details of this month's film...

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 21:39

Malmesbury air cadet earns his stripes

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air-cadet-tomas-talkowskiLocal Malmesbury Air Cadet Tomas Talkowski was rewarded for his achievements and efforts recently, when he was promoted to Cadet Corporal.

Cadet Corporal Talkowski (15) who has been a cadet for two years received his promotion, in recognition of his commitment, enthusiasm and leadership potential. Corporal Talkowski welcomed the promotion saying, "I'd been hoping for a promotion for a while. I'd taken on more responsibility including drill, which really gave me an insight into what being a Cadet 'Non Commissioned Officer' (NCO) is about." He added, "It's a great feeling knowing all of your effort and commitment pays off. I had recently attained my Leading Cadet classification, so to be promoted as well in the space of two months is amazing."

A promotion within the ATC is a great thing to achieve, Squadron Training Officer, Flying Officer Jonathan Wakefield RAF VR(T) added "Gaining your Corporal stripes requires a lot of work and dedication and I congratulate Corporal Talkowski on his well deserved promotion."

The Malmesbury Air Training Corps parade every Monday and Thursday. To find out more about joining please email:

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:38

Get back to nature at Treefest festival, Westonbirt

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Four days of family fun, music, camping and crafts will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Westonbirt Arboretum. Treefest will incorporate the best of Westonbirt's signature summer event, the Festival of the Tree, with exciting new elements including camping, creative workshops and local, live music.

Tuesday, 09 August 2011 00:00

Sherston's August Cliffhanger is out now

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sherston-cliffhanger-cover-aug-11The August edition of the Sherston Cliffhanger has now been published with 32 pages of Sherston news and a question; where was the Crown Inn?

Local_Election_2011_sFour vacancies currently exist in Malmesbury Town Council and nominations for elections must be received by noon on Thursday 11th August. If you are interested or know someone who is, you can download all the necessary information here.

cs_front_cover_imageLocal resident, Marc Brown raises some really interesting points here, regarding the future of Malmesbury, following the recent exhibition by Wiltshire Council in the Town Hall.

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 14:29

Jiggly the cat - MISSING from Filands

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jiggly-cat-faceJiggly has been missing from Filands since Friday 22nd July. She's a very affectionate, long haired, grey tabby cat. Her owner had only just moved to Filands from Reeds Farm so it's quite possible that she returned to that area but no trace has been found so far. Have you seen her?

womad-air-guitar-world-record-2011At WOMAD Festival this morning, the charity Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) attempted to break the world record for the largest number of people playing air guitar at the same time. It was a massive success with 2227 people turning up, the largest number ever.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 12:01

Business breakfast to focus on Trading Standards

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brx-brinkworthBusiness people attending local networking group, BRX Brinkworth will hear from Sue Wilkin of the Wiltshire Trading Standards Office at the next breakfast meeting on 2nd August.