Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

The efforts of two volunteers behind the Wiltshire school triathlon have been recognised by the prime minister.

Jim Sewell and Tessa Murray, the volunteers behind the Flight Centre School Triathlon Series, have been honoured with the 2020 Points of Light Award.

THE KINGS Arms Hotel in Malmesbury has had a make over.

Four new bedrooms have been added while the hotel’s main area and reception has been given a lick of paint, a new bar and furniture.

Large areas in North Wiltshire have been hit with flooding over the weekend.

Photos taken by Malmesbury Police show the the extent of the flooding in and around Malmesbury following Storm Dennis.

DRIVERS are being warned not to try to drive through flooded roads after police received a number of reports of cars getting stuck in floods this morning.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:54

Police ‘cannot enforce roads’

UNDERFUNDING of traffic officers means Wiltshire Police “cannot provide effective enforcement”, a union has said.

PC Tom Wilson, Wiltshire Police Federation representative, said the number of specialist traffic cops had fallen from 142 in 1998 when he joined the force to 24 today.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 14:29

Wiltshire taxi drivers fury at bid to lower fares

ANGRY taxi drivers in north Wiltshire are threatening to stop working on a Sunday if new fares are introduced.

Storm Dennis is set to bring heavy rain and strong winds in Swindon.

Just days after Storm Ciara caused chaos across Wiltshire, the Met Office has put out yellow warnings for wind and rain over this coming weekend.

Friday, 07 February 2020 05:05

Craig David joins 2020 MFor Festival line-up

CHART-TOPPING legend Craig David has been announced as the headline act this year’s MFor Festival.

Pop fans will get the chance to see him sing hits like Fill Me In and Seven Days live in Lydiard Park in July.

North Wiltshire MP James Gray has joined the fight to save the last bank standing in Malmesbury.

The town will soon be left without a single High Street bank after Lloyds Bank announced it will be closing its branch in July.

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 21:59

Council to overspend by £2.8m

WILTSHIRE Council is forecasting an overspend of £2.8m “if no further action is taken” on its budget for 2019/2020.