Malmesbury Newspapers

MALMESBURY School bucked the national trend this year, producing their best ever GCSE results.

More than of 30 per cent of total grades were A*/A and more than 75 per of pupils achieved the benchmark five A* to C grades, including in English and maths.

HISTORY lovers in Malmesbury and the surrounding area were given a huge boost this week.

Just a few months after the town suffered the major disappointment of losing the BBC History weekend event which had proved so popular, the community came together to organise a replacement festival.

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson says in his annual report out today, Tuesday, August 23, that he remains positive about the state of policing and community safety in Wiltshire and Swindon, but warns of serious challenges ahead.

THE newest addition to Malmesbury’s town centre opened its doors for the first time last weekend.

Belle and Bear Vintage took up its place on 38 Gloucester Street, replacing The Old Kit Box.

FOUR colleagues from the RAF are attempting to break a world record – in a pedalo.

On September 26, they will set off from Lechlade Bridge to begin the 123-mile journey down the Thames.

A FAMILY picnic was held to celebrate a £1m grant that will transform the country’s only lowland fortified settlement.

The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) received the grant from the Heritage Lottery to transform the barns at Greystones Farm nature reserve, Bourton-on-the-Water, into a hands-on Heritage Education and Discovery centre.

POLICE have hailed a campaign to cut down on drink driving in Wiltshire a success.

During June and July, Wiltshire Police supported a national campaign to report drink or drug drivers.

A DISABLED young boy from north Wiltshire has received an outpouring of support for his campaign to change the education system.

Jonathan Bryan, 10, says he was left behind after being diagnosed with profound and multiple learning disabilities, however his life was transformed when his mother started teaching him.

FARMERS are being urged to maintain and clean equipment during the harvest period, to avoid fires.

Every year, the fire service in Wiltshire is called to deal with numerous fires involving farm machinery, hay bales, fields and barns.

A DISUSED church in Malmesbury will open its doors to the public for the first time in 20 years.

The Moravian Church, which was recently bought through public donations by the Friends of Athelstan Museum (FOAM), are holding an open day at their new acquisition.





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