Malmesbury Standard

Malmesbury Standard

CANDIDATES standing in the North Wiltshire constituency have been giving their reaction to the appalling attack in Manchester last night.

22 people, including children, were killed and 59 people were injured in the blast which took place at the Manchester Arena shortly after 10.30pm yesterday.

GALLERY: Fun at Eclipse celebration

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THOUSANDS of excited people flocked to Cross Hayes car park in Malmesbury last Sunday to witness the launch of a hot air balloon.

However, the grand finale had to be postponed as it was too windy for the Eclipse balloon to lift off safely.

WILTSHIRE Police assistant chief constable Kier Pritchard has issued a calming statement following the decision to raise the national threat level to critical.

Critical level means an attack is expected imminently however ACC Pritchard told the people of Wiltshire that there is no specific threat to the county and that residents are unlikely to notice a marked increase in military personnel in the street.

VILLAGERS in Ashton Keynes are being urged to go to the polls today to vote on whether to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan.

Dave Wingrove, chairman of Ashton Keynes parish council, said: “A plan means the local community can receive significantly larger financial contributions from developers.

ELECTION candidates in North Wiltshire have condemned a string of offensive messages posted online by their UKIP counterpart – including one in which he urged Muslims to become ‘Islamists’ if denied visas.

THE tweets sent by UKIP’s former general election candidate for North Wiltshire are absolutely abhorrent.

Paddy Singh’s comments are filled with hatred of the most insidious nature and have absolutely no place in society.

A BUILDER from Cricklade who led of a gang of rogue traders that preyed on pensioners has been jailed for more than three years.

Johnny Carroll, 26, posed as a reputable roofer and builder with a range of apparently respectable companies when in reality he was a convicted fraudster on a suspended sentence for ripping off previous customers.

Faces of Malmesbury: Daniel Baines

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MALMESBURY is full of young talent, as evidenced by Daniel Baines who won the young person of the year honour at this year’s annual civic awards, pictured above with former mayors Wayne Jones and Sue Poole who presented the award.

SIR DAVID Hempleman-Adams is set to thrill a Malmesbury audience with tales of his remarkable career exploring the world.

He will be holding a lecture on Friday, May 19 at 7pm, titled 'At the mercy of the winds', ahead of the recreation of the Eclipse Flight on the following Sunday.

MALMESBURY Concert Band (MCB) have announced plans to entertain crowds gathered to watch next weekend's Eclipse hot air balloon flight.

A giant hot air balloon carrying explorer David Hemplman-Adams and Conservative candidate for the North Wiltshire constituency James Gray in next month's general election is planned to lift off from the Cross Hayes car park in the centre of Malmesbury on Sunday, May 21 at 5pm.

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