Malmesbury statue takes seat in town

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury statue takes seat in town

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A new statue of a sitting monk in Malmesbury, who represents the town’s rich history, has been attracting lots of attention.

Welcome to malmesbury graffiti zoo

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: street artist Luke Hollingworth poses with one of his murals at Burnham House

7:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A dinosaur that children can walk on a lead, a bull elephant and a black rhino are among the spectacles at Malmesbury’s makeshift zoo, created by graffiti artist Luke Hollingworth.

Company vows to work with people worried by effect of road closures in Grittleton area

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The bridge repair work at Dauntsey Lock and

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Network Rail is placing a liaison officer in County Hall in Trowbridge after coming under fire for disruption caused by electrification work in Wiltshire.

Crash blocks road between Hullavington and Norton

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

2:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Emergency services are attending a two-vehicle accident north of Hullavington which has blocked the minor road between Hullavington and Norton.

Day at Langley Fitzurse spiced up by Indian culture

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: At the back cooking up some food are Byron, Harry, Leon, Sophie and Ollie. Front are Maddie, Ben, Amelie                                                                                                                    (PM1165) By PAUL MORRIS

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Langley Fitzurse Primary School travelled across Europe and the Middle East for a day in India.

Police issue picture in bid to trace man who walked naked out of Malmesbury charity shop changing room

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police have released an e-fit picture of a man who stripped naked in a charity shop in Malmesbury and exposed himself

11:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police have released an e-fit picture of a man who stripped naked in a charity shop in Malmesbury and exposed himself, as similar cases around the country come to light.

Superstars lined up for WOMAD music festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bobby Womack is the latest big name to be announced by WOMAD

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

WOMAD’s artist programmer in charge of finding the freshest sounds for this year’s festival at Charlton Park has spoken about preparations for the four day event in July.

Former England cricketer opens Sherston tearoom

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Former England cricketer Paul Jarvis and wife Caroline outside The Angel in Sherston, which they have now opened as a tearoom

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

EX-England and Yorkshire cricketer Paul Jarvis and wife Caroline have transformed a historic pub in to a tearoom in Sherston.

Budding engineer wins £36,000 university scholarship from Dyson

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury School design and technology student Jack Carpenter

2:42pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Teenager Jack Carpenter, a design and technology student from Malmesbury School, has been awarded an engineering scholarship worth £36,000 from the James Dyson Foundation.

Locals help Sherston's Rattlebone Inn rise from ashes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chef Yarsley Bradley, landlord Jason Read and Sam Kirtis, assistant manager, outside the Rattlebone Inn yesterday. Inset, fire crews at the pub last month

8:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A village pub, that closed after a fire spread through the first floor in March, is to reopen for Easter.

Malmesbury Beer Festival organisers raise a glass to getting bigger and better

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: beer_front.jpg

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Hundreds of beer lovers descended on Malmesbury at the weekend for the second annual beer festival.

Drama fans spoilt for choice as Malmesbury and Sherston players give their all

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Athelstan Players cast members Sue Poole, Hannah Wood, Amanda Duffin, Marilyn Johnson, Pat Castle, Elizabeth Outlaw, Megan Mills, Hayley Blake and Jackie Morris will take their audience in Swindon tomorrow back to the village of Eyam as plague strikes

5:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Drama fans are spoilt for choice with two powerful plays put on by Malmesbury and Sherston amateur dramatic groups this week.

Police renew appeal over naked man in Malmesbury charity shop

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

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Police have renewed their appeal for information after a man stripped naked in a Malmesbury charity shop dressing room and exposed himself to shoppers.

Sherston mum to conquer fear of heights in memory of son

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kelly Pritchard with a portrait  of her son, Alfie-Ray

10:26am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A mum who lost her baby to cancer is facing her fear of heights, with a sponsored skydive in memory of her son.

Farm office blaze tackled by firefighters from Malmesbury and Tetbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters put out car blaze at Shab Hill viewpoint near Birdlip

5:30pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A fire on a farm in Brokenborough on Friday, April 4, was tackled by firefighters from Malmesbury and Tetbury.

Campaigners speak out against bid for 77 homes in Malmesbury

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

6:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

Campaigners against plans to build 77 homes in Malmesbury spoke at a second appeal last week to highlight why they feel it would be detrimental to the town.

Chainsaws and disc cutter stolen

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

5:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

Two petrol chainsaws and a petrol disc cutter to the value of £1,000 were stolen from an outbuilding in Great Somerford overnight on March 29 and March 30.

Man walks naked out of Malmesbury charity shop changing room

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

11:30am Monday 7th April 2014

Police are investigating after a man went into a charity shop changing room in Malmesbury and came out a few minutes later naked.

Malmesbury community hub is declared open

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: MP James Gray, Coun Julie Exton and Mayor John Gundry at the opening

8:25am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A hub for the Malmesbury community was unveiled to the public last week after an £8,000 renovation to the town hall’s Market Room.

Mystery as boat washes up on roadside in Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mystery of the boat with no engine

9:47am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Police hope to solve the puzzle of a blue and white boat left on the roadside outside Malmesbury by reuniting it with its original owner.

Tributes paid to Malmesbury stalwart

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Community stalwart Martyn Snell

8:26am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Malmesbury is mourning the loss of a former mayor, Freeman and former fireman Martyn Snell.

Westlife star to join Boyzone at Westonbirt Arboretum

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kian Egan

10:17am Monday 31st March 2014

Boyzone have announced Kian Egan, former member of the multimillion selling band Westlife, as special guest at their gig this summer at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Safe landing in Grittleton eggy test

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Grittleton House School pupils do a Mars Egg Landing challenge as part of the science week activities

8:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

Pupils at Grittleton House School, near Malmesbury, put their skills to the test in an egg-citing challenge to mark National Science and Engineering Week.

Dance and fancy dress for Malmesbury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Restaurants fined for serving beef as lamb curry

2:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Heals Malmesbury has launched a series of fundraising events through May in support of community projects and national charities.

Conflict looms over two plans to build homes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Digger clearing up the sewage in Richmond Park

10:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Two developers hoping to build housing, shops and a post office in Minety may have to battle it out after the first of two plans were submitted this week.

Malmesbury man's cycle trek of 14,000 miles has raised £9,200

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ed Cox

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Malmesbury cyclist Ed Cox is celebrating after completing his epic 14,000-mile bicycle journey from Bristol, UK, to Brisbane, Autstralia.

Malmesbury Hospital’s old staff reunited

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: site_logo

7:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

Former staff of the now closed Malmesbury Hospital are looking forward to a reunion.

Malmesbury newsagent gets licence for alcohol

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Quick-off-the-mark parking attendants will deter people from visiting Malmesbury, claims GD Lane

5:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

A newsagent at the Market Cross in Malmesbury has been granted a licence to serve alcohol.

Police appeal for witnesses after alcohol stolen from Malmesbury Co-op

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

5:30pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman stole two bottles of alcohol from the Co-Op in Gloucester Road, Malmesbury, on Saturday.

Police plea for witnesses to Mini attack in Malmesbury

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

7:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Witnesses are urged to come forward after a Mini, parked in St John’s Street, Malmesbury, was keyed along its entire length between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Sunday.

Thieves force open window while Lea householders sleep to steal computers and purse

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

7:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Thieves forced open a ground-floor window of a house in Lea, near Malmesbury, while the homeowners were asleep and stole an Apple computer, iPad and purse between 11pm and 6.30am on March 20 and March 21.

Teachers' strike: Malmesbury School shut to pupils in years eight and nine

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury School headteacher Tim Gilson

6:18pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Malmesbury School will close to pupils in years eight and nine, but will remain open for years seven, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Man needs hospital treatment after Malmesbury pub assault

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

6:10pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A 24-year-old man needed hospital treatment for facial injuries following an assault at The Kings Arms, Malmesbury, on March 22 after 11pm.

Airport firm convicted of health and safety breaches which led to Malmesbury man's death

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighter Steve Mills who died in 2011. Cotswold Airport is facing a prosecution for health and safety failings over his death.

8:43am Tuesday 25th March 2014

An airport company has been convicted of health and safety breaches which led to the death of its chief fire officer, Steve Mills, 45, of Malmesbury.

Jail warning to Malmesbury man who downloaded child abuse films

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

8:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A man who admitted downloading movies of child abuse from the internet has been warned to expect a jail term.

Award delights Malmesbury Neighbourhood Policing Team

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sgt Martin Alvis accepts the award along with PC Rachel Webb, PCSO Dee Curran and former Malmesbury mayor Ray Sanderson

8:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

The Malmesbury Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) has been given a community award from the mayor of the town.

Upper Seagry villager unites to net £4,000 for Dorothy House

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Upper Seagry fundraisers with their cheque for £4,000: Toddy Park, George Candy, Sarah and Karl Adkins, Helen Greenhill, Viv Read, John Greenhill, Yvonne Brunton  from Dorothy House, John Branston, Lorraine Drummond and, front, Grace Adkins

7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Villagers near Malmesbury have amazed themselves by raising £4,000 in a year for Dorothy House Hospice in memory of former regulars at The New Inn in Upper Seagry.

Malmesbury teenager battered and bruised after pothole incident

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ollie Pike, 15, needed stitches to a wound above his eye after he was thrown from his bike

4:41pm Monday 24th March 2014

The parents of a Malmesbury teenager are seeking compensation after he was badly injured when he was thrown from his bike as he hit a pothole.

Waitrose's Malmesbury site cost £4.5m

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Waitrose

9:31am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Waitrose paid £4.5 million to purchase land in Malmesbury, more than 22 times the amount offered in planning gain contributions.

Rodbourne family’s glad for all support

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Luca Railton and his mother, Theresa. They are off to the US for his vital leg surgery

2:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

After months of fundraising ten-year-old Luca Railton leaves for America this week for surgery to save his legs, after the community helped raise £91,500 in five months.

Chippenham and Malmesbury villages and pupils isolated in bus cuts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Developer tries second appeal on disputed site in Malmesbury

2:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Changes to Wiltshire Council bus services through Chippenham and Malmesbury are due to come into effect at the end of March, after months of consultations.

Cotswold Airport fire chief moved dangerous cylinders, crown court hears

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: An inquest is taking place into the death of Steve Mills, of Malmesbury, who was fire services manager at Cotswold Airport

9:48am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Cotswold Airport's fire services manager died after handling high pressure cylinders which were known to be dangerous, a court has heard.

Vacancy on Malmesbury Town Council after resignation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Coun William Blake has stood down from Malmesbury Town Council to move to Hampshire after seven years as a councillor

8:51am Wednesday 19th March 2014

There is a vacancy on Malmesbury Town Council after Coun William (Bill) Blake announced his resignation.

'Pub manager could have died if Rattlebone Inn smoke alarms didn't sound'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The badly-damaged roof of the Rattlebone Inn, Sherston, today

1:55pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Fire crews fought back flames that have devastated much of the roof and second floor of the 17th century Rattlebone Inn, Sherston, near Malmesbury, today.

Firefighters tackle blaze in historic Sherston pub

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Firefighters at The Rattlebone Inn this morning. Picture by BBC Wiltshire

8:20am Tuesday 18th March 2014

More than 60 firefighters tackled a blaze in the roof at the historic Rattlebone Inn in Sherston, near Malmesbury, in the early hours of this morning.

Malmesbury pupils’ effort for Fairtrade

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pupils at the odd shoe day are, front, Esthur, Felicity, Leo, George, Alex and Helena, while at the back are Georgia, Poppy, Samantha Robertson and Emba 								      (PM1106) By PAUL MORRIS13

8:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Students in Malmesbury have spent the last fortnight singing, selling and sharing to raise awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Caterers guaranteed trained and legal at WOMAD festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Last summer's WOMAD at Charlton Park

7:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

WOMAD festival organisers have made a commitment to improve standards even further by only employing caterers who are guaranteed to be fully trained and legally compliant.

Sherston's nesting birds benefit from Malmesbury Area Board cash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sherston's nesting birds benefit from Malmesbury Area Board cash

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

A Springwatch-style project with cameras in Sherston bird boxes is just one of three projects to receive a cash boost from Malmesbury Area Board.

Naked gardeners open up their land for all to view

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Naked gardeners open up their land for all to view

8:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THE naked gardeners will be opening Abbey House Gardens this weekend in aid of charity to celebrate their 20 years of ownership.

Board cash for Springwatch-style project

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sparrows encouraged into Sutton parks with wild flowers

6:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A Sherston Springwatch-style project with cameras in bird boxes throughout the Malmesbury village has received a cash boost from Malmesbury Area Board.




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