Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

Malmesbury Gazette & Herald

A CHARITY is keeping asylum-seeking families entertained with a colouring book to support young children during lockdown.

Malmesbury residents can shop with confidence thanks to a joint venture between Wiltshire Council and Malmesbury Town Council to enable social distancing.

THE Office for National Statistics has released a detailed breakdown of coronavirus deaths by area.

The figures split each local authority into several sections and highlight where the disease has hit hardest.

OVER 350 more people have contacted police to report domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown than in the same period last year.

FIRST Malmesbury Cubs are ensuring scouting continues during lockdown, by going ‘virtual’.

Badges have been made available on line, so they can still be earned and weekly Zoom meetings are run by Akela, Gynnette Ranger-Walsh .

A Woman in her 60s has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in a village near Malmesbury this morning.

Fire crews are this morning battling a house fire in Little Somerford, near Malmesbury.

Malmesbury Police have also been called to the scene to assist the fire service.

POLICE have closed off a road in Shaw after reports of a shooting involving a lorry.

SHARP-EYED viewers watching the BBC drama about the Novichok poisonings in Salisbury this week will have seen streets in Malmesbury used for the filming.

NORTH Wiltshire MP James Gray has today welcomed the reopening of high street shops.

He is planning a social distancing tour of towns and villages in his constituency to see how retailers and shoppers are getting on following lockdown restrictions being eased.