General News

Monday, 10 October 2011 18:12

Organised shoplifters target Malmesbury store

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

malmesbury_shoplifterKnees have released detailed photos of a shoplifter who they say acted as part of a gang. Images have been circulated locally, including amongst all members of the Chamber of Commerce and shopkeepers are urged to be vigilant.

Friday, 07 October 2011 13:55

Local Air Cadet earns his stripes

Written by Justin Jeffrey

Cadet-Corporal-James-SladeLocal Malmesbury Air Cadet James Slade (14) is on cloud nine after being promoted to the Rank of Cadet Corporal. Cadet Corporal Slade who has been a cadet for a year and a half, was selected for promotion by demonstrating commitment, dedication and possessing excellent communication skills.

Friday, 30 September 2011 16:13

Malmesbury focuses on philosophy

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

07-hobbesFrom small beginnings four years ago, Malmesbury’s philosophy festival has now become established as a regular event in the historic Wiltshire market town, and the hope is to establish Malmesbury as the UK’s first “philosophy town” and a focus for thinkers across the country.

Friday, 30 September 2011 08:59

Malmesbury Acoustic Sessions set to play monthly

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

the-drystonesA night of acoustic music is set to take place at the skittle alley behind The Three Cups, starting this coming Saturday, 1st October.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:06

Gleeson admit to new strategy in Malmesbury

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

Our Wiltshire Councillor for Malmesbury, Simon Killane recently put a number of probing questions to developer, Gleeson who controls the land at Filands and Gleeson responded with a five page letter. He asked...

Thursday, 29 September 2011 09:31

Sherston's October Cliffhanger is out now

Written by Justin Jeffrey
cliffhanger-october-2011-cover

The October edition of the Sherston Cliffhanger has now been published. This issue features the new quality goods shop in Sherston, set up temporarily inside the Old School building.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 12:08

Do you have more fruit or veg growing in your garden than you can use?

Written by Justin Jeffrey

tomatoesIf so why not share it with other people? Malmesbury Harvest Share, set up by Lynn Ashman from Malmesbury, collects surplus local produce to make regular deliveries to Bristol charity, FareShare, who distribute it to organisations who can get it to people in need.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 08:34

Philosophytown Programme

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

cherish-the-thoughtWe've uploaded the details of next month's 'Malmesbury philosophytown', a festival of history and ideas. It's taking place in Malmesbury Abbey, The Old Bell Hotel and at Abbey House Gardens on 14th, 15th and 16th October.

Monday, 26 September 2011 12:32

Malmesbury cadets march to commemorate the fallen

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

cadets-hollandThe British and Polish men and women who died at the battle of Arnhem were recently commemorated by Malmesbury Air Cadets James Slade and Alasdair Kennedy who marched 15 kilometres through the town of Oosterbeek, into the nearby forest, where the majority of the battle took place, and finally back to the war cemetery in the town.

Saturday, 24 September 2011 14:42

New hairdresser at Town Hall cut and dried?

Written by Ruth Jeffrey

Concerns have been raised over a planning application that's been submitted by the town clerk at the Town Hall. It is not known whether town councillors were consulted before the application went in for conversion of the community Market Room inside the Town Hall to a commercial hairdressing salon / beauty salon but with eight other hairdresses already in the town, as well as numerous mobile hairdressers and beauty therapists, it's likely to be the cause of significant controversy.