Malmesbury students give their all on WOMAD main stage

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:28pm Monday 28th July 2014

You could see it in their faces – elation at having their music appreciated by so many people, pride at being part of an outstanding performance at a major festival and very likely relief that it all went so well.

The sprit of Olympics will live on in Malmesbury area

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Have a go at Archery

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

IT may have finished two years ago but the spirit of the London Olympics will live on in and around Malmesbury this summer with local people encouraged to take part in a string of free sports related events.

30,000 are ready to party at WOMAD

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

Everyone has heard of the Jules Verne adventure Around The World in 80 days. Musically speaking, fans will be able to travel the globe in 80 hours this weekend by heading to a swathe of countryside two miles from Malmesbury.

After 26 years’ service in Seagry school office, it’s time to step down - for now

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

The internet was science fiction and email was still years away when mother-of-four Debbie Short began her all-encompassing role at Seagry Primary School in 1988.

White van man wearing only stockings and suspenders arrested

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:25pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A man has been arrested following reports over the past few months of a male dressed only in stockings and suspenders in a white van near Malmesbury.

Brinkworth is getting set for its 35th show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

One of the largest village shows in the county takes place in Brinkworth on August 31.

Malmesbury students learn a new rhythm for WOMAD appearance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The spirit of Bob Marley has been alive, well and kicking up some unfamiliar but decidedly heady rhythms in Malmesbury over the past week and a half as the town has gone reggae crazy.

Variety key to Malmesbury festival bill

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

More than 40 varied events across 14 venues have been confirmed for the four weeks of this summer’s Malmesbury Carnival and Festival.

Veteran from Pewsey hopes for payout over nuclear testing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Christmas Island veteran Michael Thompson is hopeful he will finally receive compensation for the irreversible damage nuclear testing had on him.

Boules rules as sandy contest fills streets of Sherston

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

There were no French players to compete in a sport the nation had made its own, but joie de vivre was abundant as Sherston was again transformed into a giant ‘boulodrome’.

Second Vic Fest helps flood-hit football club pay off debts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Malmesbury's second Vic Fest has raised enough money for the club to pay off some of its debts to kick off the season in August.

Police direct traffic after Malmesbury accident

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

11:40am Monday 14th July 2014

Police are directing traffic at the B4040 Charlton Road junction of the A429 in Malmesbury after an accident involving two vehicles.

Mums and tots near Malmesbury keep in trim

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Mums in villages near Malmesbury have no excuse for not keeping fit after a toddler group launched a class.

Chance for your say on 52 homes bid for Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

11:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Residents have the chance to give their views on plans to create 52 apartments for older people on the old Burnham House site, Malmesbury, at a meeting on Monday.

Giant leaps for legacy for Sherston pupils

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

More than 100 children from Sherston Primary School took part in an Olympic legacy day, held to encourage competitive spirit and athleticism.

Gleeson victory 'proves community must be protected from developers'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Simon Killane. chairman of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

3:52pm Friday 11th July 2014

The decision to overrule the Government, allowing Gleeson Developments to build 180 homes at Filands, Malmesbury, proves that communities trying to write a neighbourhood plan need protection, says a local councillor.

Government bungled, judges rule, as Gleeson wins court fight to build 180 Malmesbury homes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:16pm Friday 11th July 2014

Developers who received planning permission in error from a planning inspector for a 180-home development at Malmesbury have won a remarkable fight to keep it at London’s Court of Appeal.

Mysterious case of Malmesbury garden ornaments and features being damaged

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

4:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Police are investigating an incident in which garden ornaments and features were moved and damaged at a house in Malmesbury town centre overnight on Sunday, June 29.

Hot shots head for boules festival at Sherston

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:45pm Thursday 10th July 2014

The village of Sherston is gearing up for its annual boules weekend of festivities.

Sinéad O’Connor will take to WOMAD stage

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sinéad O'Connor. Photo by Mike Burnell

10:31am Thursday 10th July 2014

Sinéad O’Connor is the latest big name to be unveiled for this year's WOMAD festival at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury.

Police investigate Malmesbury town centre assault

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

5:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A domestic common assault in Malmesbury town centre was reported late on Sunday night and is being investigated by police.

Day of action: Malmesbury School will be affected

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury School headteacher Tim Gilson

9:57am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Malmesbury School expects to be affected by strike action tomorrow and has warned students to bring in work in case their lessons are disrupted.

Malmesbury mum is trained for success

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

A personal trainer from Malmesbury has scooped a prestigious award from national training provider Lifetime Training.

Long Newnton party raises cash to help cancer cause

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: CHEERS: Majestic's minimum order is now six bottles.

10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

A summer drinks party held in the gardens of a beautiful village home has raised more than £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Author brings written word to life at Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Children’s author Jeremy Strong entertained pupils during a visit to St Joseph’s Primary School, Malmesbury, making them giggle when he read his stories.

Campaigner opens Malmesbury's revamped LloydsPharmacy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Long-standing customer Marion Burfield, who suffers from a chronic lung condition, opened LloydsPharmacy in Malmesbury's new approach to healthcare information and support.

WOMAD organisers shocked and saddened by Bobby Womack's death

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:05pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The stunned organisers of Wiltshire’s largest music festival are seeking a possible replacement to close their four-day annual event following the death of legendary soul singer Bobby Womack.

Students' dramatic entrance to Malmesbury School's Year 13 prom

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Sixthformer Edward Mathews and Charlotte Holland put their friends in a whirl when they arrived at Malmesbury School's Year 13 prom in a helicopter.

Chivalrous boys and glamorous girls make Malmsbury School's Year 11 prom a night to remember

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:38pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Teenage boys dressed in their best bib and tucker did their best to be chivalrous escorts to young women in full-length gowns as Year 11 pupils at Malmesbury School held their prom.

Club wins fight to build more tennis courts in Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury Tennis Club chairman Miles Edmeston

9:01am Monday 30th June 2014

Malmesbury Tennis Club has won its battle to build two extra tennis courts and a mini court after reaching full capacity and being unable to meet demand for extra playing time.

Honour for Sherston pop-up day

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fi Picton, Lorraine Petersen OBE, awards’ chair and PTA-UK vice chair, Kirsty Strachan, TV presenters David and Carrie Grant, Alison Davies, of sponsors Liberty Mutual Insurance, and, front, Jess Picton and Grace Strachan with the certificate and award

8:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Friends of Sherston School have scooped a prestigious award for their pop-up day in the village.

Duchess gets circus welcome at opening in Westonbirt

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Duchess gets circus welcome at opening in Westonbirt

7:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE Duchess of Cornwall opened the new Welcome Building at the National Arboretum in Westonbirt on Monday.

Malmesbury club unveils resurfaced tennis courts on 'middle Saturday'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury Tennis Club chairman Miles Edmeston

1:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Players will celebrate the opening of two resurfaced courts at Malmesbury Tennis Club tomorrow at 1pm.

Sherston's pop-up day lands honour - and £650 for village school

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fi Picton, Lorraine Petersen OBE, awards’ chair and PTA-UK vice chair, Kirsty Strachan, TV presenters David and Carrie Grant, Alison Davies, of sponsors Liberty Mutual Insurance, and, front, Jess Picton and Grace Strachan with the certificate and award

6:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Friends of Sherston School have scooped a prestigious award for their pop-up day in the village.

Waitrose to open its doors in Malmesbury on August 7

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Waitrose is recruiting for about 170 new jobs which will be created when its new Malmesbury branch opens. It says the store will generate around £1m a year in wages for the area.

3:19pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Waitrose will open the doors to customers in Malmesbury on Thursday, August 7.

Malmesbury firefighters hope for second time lucky with charity car wash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury firefighters were called away to provide cover in Devizes on Saturday while colleagues helped tackle the fire at Shanley's in Trowbridge

5:06pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Malmesbury firefighters will be hoping that it’s second time lucky this weekend when they hold a charity car wash on Saturday.

Combatants march into action, recreating English Civil War fight in Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Combatants march into action as they recreate English Civil War fight in Mlamesbury

7:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

A living history weekend attracted thousands of people, eager to discover what it would have been like to live in Malmesbury during the 17th century’s English Civil War.

Malmesbury appeal to form new University of the Third Age group

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Find out about the U3A movement in the St Albans district here

3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

A Group of over fifties from Malmesbury hope to set up a University of the Third Age, allowing people to share their experience and expertise with those keen to learn new skills.

Sherstonfest celebrates biggest year ever in the sunshine

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Members of the Sherston Village People perform in stetsons at Sherstonfest. Pictures by Vicky Scipio

2:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Music lovers flocked to Sherston for the village’s annual two-day festival Sherstonfest this weekend.

Malmesbury instructor giving Everything to cause

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Finkle and Sky, alias Becky Browning, left, and Jacquie Sherlock

6:00am Monday 16th June 2014

A Zumba fitness instructor from Lea, near Malmesbury, is raising money for The British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Care with her very first charity EP.

Wiltshire MP backs dementia initiative at Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Gray

7:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

North Wiltshire MP James Gray has become a dementia friend after attending a session in Malmesbury Town Hall on Friday.

Colonel’s skirmish to launch at Malmesbury with cry

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lord Devereux’s Regiment of Foote in a Call to Arms at Market Cross, Malmesbury

6:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Town crier David Shelley will start the festivities for Malmesbury’s living history weekend on Saturday, when he proclaims the presentation of the colours of a 17th century colonel.

Malmesbury man accused of sexual touching offences freed on bail

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

7:30am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A Malmesbury man who is accused of trying to rape a young girl has been released on bail.

BBC man visits Malmesbury office

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hugh Pym, centre, gets an opening day welcome from CEO Janet Snedden and Tom Lloyd, the chairman of MetaMetrics

7:00am Monday 9th June 2014

Hugh Pym, the BBC’s chief economics correspondent, was the special guest when Malmesbury’s MetaMetrics opened new offices and celebrated its expansion.

Seagry parents get the sack to raise funds

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A competitor taking part in the annual Woolsack Races on Gumstool Hill, Tetbury.

6:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

A team of mums and dads took part in Tetbury’s famous Woolsack Race to raise money for Seagry Pre-school.

Malmesbury zoo art caged in after vandalism

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Street artist Luke Hollingworth, when he could still get close to his graffiti zoo creatures

6:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

Vandals who smashed windows at an abandoned old people’s home in Malmesbury have inadvertently caused the early closure of a popular graffiti zoo.

Malmesbury skirmish at Abbey House

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s Regiment of Foote, part of the Civil War Society, will be fighting

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

The centre of Malmesbury will step back into the 17th century this month, when a living history weekend recreates an English Civil War skirmish over Abbey House.

Dyson's £250m expansion plans get the green light

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sir James Dyson.

10:17am Thursday 5th June 2014

Engineering giant Dyson has been granted outline planning permission for a £250m expansion of its Malmesbury headquarters, which promises to bring 3,000 jobs to the town.

Arrest after cannabis plants found in Malmesbury flat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

4:53pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Police arrested a 21-year-old man after discovering 40 to 50 cannabis plants in a flat in Hudson Road, Malmesbury.

Brinkworth law student's petition bid to stop Sharia hanging

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kate, Rosanna, Emily and Jack Clarke

5:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A petition created by law student Emily Clarke protesting against a death sentence given to a Sudanese Christian woman has gone global, collecting more than 760,000 signatures.




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