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A Thriving Business Community...

With creativity at its heart, Malmesbury has always been at the forefront with cutting edge inventions and ideas. The town centre itself is alive with useful shops and businesses.
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A great place to live...

Rich in history, Malmesbury sits upon a hilltop as one of the oldest continously inhabited sites in Britain. A beautiful place, it maintains a strong community today.
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Vibrant Town Centre

Malmesbury's compact town centre provides a vibrant, sociable hub to the community and a convenient central location for useful shops, commercial services and a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
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Malmesbury News

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A WOMAN who kicked and spat at police officers has been fined.

Swindon magistrates heard that Chloe Anne Morgan, 26, formerly of Wilmot Close, Cricklade, had spent the day drinking at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

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NORTH Wiltshire’s MP James Gray has pledged to support UK farmers at a Back British Farming event in Westminster organised by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

Farming in north Wiltshire contributes £23.7 million to the economy and provides more than 1,250 jobs.

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A 7-YEAR-OLD child was taken to hospital with head injuries after a collision on the A419 at the weekend.

The three vehicle incident took place shortly after 7.20pm near Blunsdon on the Cirencester-bound carriageway on Saturday.

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A HAIRDRESSER from Cirencester has delighted a Tetbury charity with a cheque for more than £1,000 after she ran the Great North Run earlier this month.

Jane Tracy, who works at Reds Hair & Beauty in Chesterton, completed the Tyneside half-marathon in 2 hours 32 minutes, raising £1,265 for Hope for Tomorrow.

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A PUBLISHER based in Malmesbury has launched a poetry competition this autumn, asking entrants to discuss the topic of migration.

Bernadette Jansen op de Haar, who moved to the UK from the Netherlands in 1983, founded Holland Park Press in 2009 specialising in giving new English-language authors a chance to be published as well as promoting literature from her homeland.

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THE FIRST ever cohort of students have been welcomed today at Dyson’s brand new institute of engineering and technology in Malmesbury.

More than 850 young people applied but only 33 undergraduate engineers have been accepted on to the four year degree, which is being held in conjunction with the University of Warwick.

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FIRE crews are still on the scene tackling a blaze at a farm near Malmesbury.

Crews were called to Aqueton Farm on Creswell Lane, Lea at 3.20pm yesterday where they found a ten bay barn containing approximately 600 tonnes of hay and straw burning.

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A DEBT counselling service in Highworth is cautioning people against spending beyond their means this Christmas.

With less than 100 days to go before Christmas, it’s all too easy to spend too much on presents, turkey and decorations and end up in the red.

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ORGANISERS of Cricklade fun run are looking for more sponsors and marshals to help out with this year’s event.

The races take place on Sunday, October 1 with the starting pistol firing at 10.30am at St Sampson’s Primary School.

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A MOTHER from Malmesbury who lost her daughter to meningitis is urging all parents to make sure their children are vaccinated before they head off to university.

Julia Styles lost her 19-year-old daughter Emily on New Year’s Day 2014 and a vaccine that would have saved her but wasn’t available then is now offered free on the NHS.

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A NEW information sign has been unveiled at the United Reform Church enlightening tourists and Malmesbury residents about one of the town’s most famous sons.

During the heritage open day earlier this month, members of Malmesbury Civic Trust announced the sign which celebrates the life of Thomas Hobbes, the philosopher who was born in Malmesbury in 1588.

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IT IS deeply troubling to hear that on two occasions it took more than one hour for an ambulance to attend patients who were in serious need but reassuring that response times are being looked in to.

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MALMESBURY Town Council is right to meet Persimmon’s revised application for 231 new homes at Backbridge Farm with hostility.

At last week’s planning and environment committee meeting, representatives from Persimmon defended their new application.

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VILLAGERS are set to come together to celebrate a key building’s golden anniversary.

Minety Village Hall turns 50 years old next month and a party is planned to celebrate the occasion.

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died on the A419 last night.

A 31-year-old male pedestrian died in hospital after being involved in a collision with a grey Saab 93 on the southbound carriageway near Swindon.

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WESSEX Water has been criticised for its response to a sewer leakage that affected a well-used footpath in Malmesbury.

On Wednesday evening, sewerage was seen coming out of the drain cover on the King’s Wall footpath, spilling in all directions towards Burnivale, the Maltings and the River Avon.

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CHURCHILL Retirement Living is inviting Malmesbury residents to join them for coffee and cake at its William Lodge development to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event, which is part of the charity’s world’s biggest coffee morning campaign, takes place on Wednesday, September 27 from 11am at the Gloucester Road development.

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A MAIN residential road in Malmesbury is set to be closed all day next week in order for road resurfacing and maintenance works to be carried out.

Park Road will be closed next Friday, September 22, from its junction with Gloucester Road to its junction with Old Alexander Road, 9.30am-3pm.

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ANGRY councillors have described a developer’s plans for hundreds of new homes as ‘shabby’ and a ‘betrayal’ of the Neighbourhood Plan.

The comments were made at a Malmesbury Town Council planning committee meeting, where representatives of Persimmon Homes were in attendance to defend their revised application for 231 homes at Backbridge Farm.

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CONCERNS have been raised over South West Ambulance Service’s (SWAS) response times, after it emerged that patients were left waiting for treatment for over an hour, in two recent emergencies in Malmesbury.

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THE FINAL call is being issued to villagers in Crudwell who are being urged to submit their representations to Wiltshire Council for the draft site allocations plan ahead of the deadline closing on Friday.

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A WINE producer near Malmesbury is celebrating a fine vintage despite this year’s harsh conditions for the crop.

Bow-in-the-Cloud vineyard say they have not been hit hard by the sever spring frost that damaged fruit buds across the country.

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A WOMAN from Crudwell was left stunned when she discovered a bird which is believed to be extinct in the British wild wandering around her back garden.

There hasn’t been a confirmed sighting in the wild of a Lady Amherst’s pheasant since March 2015 but when Angela King looked out of her window one morning last week she found the extremely rare bird nonchalantly going about its business.

Local News

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Sep2017

North Wilts Comment: It's reassuring that alarming ambulance responses are being looked into

doc IT IS deeply troubling to hear that on two occasions it took more than one hour for an ambulance to attend patients who were in serious need but reassuring that response times are being looked in to.

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Sep2017

Today's North Wilts Front: Ambulance response times causing concern

doc CONCERNS have been raised over South West Ambulance Service’s (SWAS) response times, after it emerged that patients were left waiting for treatment for over an hour, in two recent emergencies in Malmesbury.

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