Malmesbury Newspapers

NORTH Wiltshire MP James Gray raised the plight of Syrians in Aleppo and Raqqa at the House of Commons last Wednesday.

During questions to the International Development Secretary Mr Gray described the situation as the “greatest humanitarian catastrophe of modern times”.

A MAN was arrested in Cricklade in the early hours of this morning for allegedly being in possession of a samurai sword.

Police were called to an address in Saxon Close shortly after 1am following a report of a disorder.

THE leading children’s charity in Gloucestershire has appointed two sporting stars as new vice patrons.

Gloucester Rugby winger Charlie Sharples and former Gloucestershire cricket ace Alex Gidman, have both been invited to join The Pied Piper Appeal team.

THE Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury are holding a fundraising quiz next month.

The quiz will take place on Friday, February 3, at the town hall, with teams of six urged to enter, though smaller team are accepted.

THE Cirencester branch of Macmillan has been nominated for a top fundraising award.

The Cotswold team have been recognised at one of the UK fundraisers of the year for 2016, having raised almost £650,000 the branch opened 40 years ago.

POLICE have received a number of reports of badger setts being filled in in Luckington.

The recent case involved a sett being blocked using lumps of clay and stone slabs.

AN abused dog that was found with hundreds of bullets lodged inside it has been saved – but needs help.

Emma Trickett, a 36-year-old part-time ballroom dance teacher and massage therapist, adopted Sadie, a blind rescue dog from Bulgaria, nine weeks ago.

WILTSHIRE is a step closer to having its first children's hospice, thanks to a £25,000 donation from a group of philanthropists in Malmesbury.

The Malmesbury League of Friends (MLOF), who provides funds to help local medical causes, pledged the money towards Julia’s House’s efforts to bring a care facility to the county.

RESIDENTS in Malmesbury have joined together to raise funds to bring some of the town’s memories back to life.

During the 1970-90s, Colin Forward took thousands of photos of Malmesbury people, places and events.

THE two men who carried out an armed robbery on the village Post Office in Oaksey have both been handed down lengthy jail terms.

Zak Bradbury, who stormed into the quiet shop demanding cash with a pistol in one hand and a hammer in the other, was sentenced to six years.

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