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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.

MEMBERS of the Malmesbury League of Friends have paid tribute to their outgoing chairman after he announced his retirement after more than 50 years with the organisation.

Robin Clark announced his retirement at the annual general meeting last Wednesday after dedicating 20 years to the organisation, which provides funding to local people with specific medical needs.

A YOUTH football team in Corsham were given a new look this month after a housing developer gifted them a new red and black strip to wear during their matches in the new season.

FIVE scouts from Crudwell were presented with their Gold and Platinum Chief Scouts awards four years of hard work, determination and nine gruelling challenges.

Fourteen-year-old scouts Emma Harris, James Gordon, Adam Hansell and 13-year-old Jack Bond were presented with their Gold Chief Scouts Awards at the end of April after securing all nine challenge badges in the period of four years.

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.

A FUNDRAISING campaign for Wiltshire Air Ambulance launched by the parents of a young girl who died on a sleepover has passed £60,000.

And the total is set to go even higher with a day of motorcycles, hot rods and live music this weekend.

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.

SELFLESS heroes and unsung organisations have been praised for going the extra mile to make Malmesbury a better place to live at the annual civic awards.

Crowds filled the Town Hall on Thursday, April 27 for the annual event hosted by Mayor Wayne Jones, which celebrated the very best in the community.

THE full line-up has been announced for the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage at Womad.

BBC Radio 3 and Womad confirm Ghada Shbeir, Parvathy Baul, Afro Celt Sound System and many more artists from around the globe, from festival debuts to world-renowned bands.

Police investigate teen fight in Malmesbury

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A FIGHT, which potentially resulted in a 17-year-old being hit on the head with a baseball bat in Malmesbury, is being investigated by police.

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after a fight between two teenagers on Malmesbury School playing fields on Monday (May 1) broke out.

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