Malmesbury Newspapers

THE first hares that will form Malmesbury’s contribution to the 2017 Cotswold Hare Festival have undergone an official unveiling at the town hall.

The three stunning works of art have been sponsored by Malmesbury Town Council, the Town Team and The Old Bell Hotel and can be seen outside the town hall, the Tolsey Gate at the entrance to the Abbey grounds and outside The Old Bell.

CAN YOU spot your photos in this week's round-up of the Gloucestershire Camera Club?

The online camera club, run by the Gloucestershire Gazette, the Stroud News and Journal and the Wilts and Glos Standard, is free for anyone living Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire to join, and each week we will be featuring a selection of the best pictures you have submitted on our website.

ONE of the longest serving trustees of a philanthropic group from Malmesbury has stepped down from her role.

Jane Plummer has been a trustee of the Malmesbury League of Friends (MLOF) for 25 years, helping the organisation to raise money for numerous local health related causes.

FLAGONS of ales will be quaffed at the return of the popular annual Malmesbury Beer Festival.

The event is a favourite among residents and will see pints downed for a good cause once again in two weeks.

THREE generations of Brinkworth famers were in Parliament yesterday as the horrors of the suspected terrorist attack unfolded.

Ceri Cryer of Brinkworth Dairy was with her family to receive the Best Farm Enterprise for the South West Award at the Countryside Alliance’s Rural Oscars, when all hell broke loose.

PRICE hikes at The Activity Zone leisure centre in Malmesbury are driving people away.

After increasing some squash sessions from around £3 to more than £7 last year, the centre have now announced the cost of the family swimming session they run will more than double for some families.

HOUSES set for demolition in Cricklade are to be used by the fire service to provide more realistic training for fire crews.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up with GreenSquare Group to access properties in White Horse Road at Culverhay, before they are destroyed.

A CONSTRUCTION company working on a care home in Malmesbury is offering to distribute the site office furniture to local community groups in need.

Bouygues UK, who helped build Riverside Community Centre in Gloucester Road, are working with the Friends of Riverside to identify local good causes to hand over eleven desks, seven tables, three cabinets, five folding canteen tables, 19 stackable chairs, 10 swivel office chairs and 22 non-swivel chairs from their office outside of Burnham Court for a small donation.

POLICE are vowing to take on illegal fishing in the ominously-named Operation Clampdown 5.

Wiltshire Police rural crime officers will be working closely with the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency focusing on tackling fishing offences during the close season, which runs between March 15 and June 15.

A RESIDENT in Malmesbury is hoping to raise awareness of her rare and debilitating disease.

Dr Lisa Tweedie, 49, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) at the age of 40, a disease which causes problems with collagen and therefore affects all parts of the body.

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