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AN inspirational woman who suffers from two lung conditions, is taking part in a walking challenge for charity this weekend.

Marion Burfield, of Malmesbury, who has respiratory bronchiolitis and emphysema, is well-versed in defying the odds, after being told by doctors in 2000 that she only had six months to live.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Plan for Ashton Keynes is set to be formally adopted by Wiltshire Council after residents in the village voted overwhelmingly to support it.

A referendum was held at the end of May in which 91 per cent of voters agreed with the principles set out in the Plan which were developed over the last four years.

CONSERVATIVE candidate James Gray has seen his majority increase after he was re-elected to serve North Wiltshire in the next parliament.

On what he described as a “disappointing” night for the Conservative Party nationally, Mr Gray kept his seat with 32,398 votes, an increase of 3,460.

GRIEVING parents Dawn and Andy Cubin say the news that their 14-year-old daughter Hannah died of a previously undetected heart condition has brought them 'comfort and peace', and have vowed to go on fundraising for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance in her memory.

NORTH Wiltshire is widely considered to be an extremely safe Tory seat, having been held by the Conservatives since it was created in 1983.

Although that fact may dishearten a portion of the electorate who do not identify with the Conservative Party and many could be put off from voting entirely.

POLICE in Malmesbury have taken a step forward in their fight to clamp down on drug use in the town after discovering a teenager in possession of cannabis and a substance believed to be a class A drug.

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A WREATH for forgotten soldiers killed in the First World War has been laid in France by a representative from the Royal British Legion in Malmesbury.

Charles Vernon, treasurer of the Malmesbury branch of the RBL, travelled to Ypres to honour the 14 men from the Malmesbury area who were included amongst the 54,396 names reported dead or missing, and whose bodies could not be identified.

THE parents of a young girl whose death while on a sleepover triggered a huge fundraising campaign for Wiltshire Air Ambulance have been told her heart failed.

Hannah Cubin had only celebrated her 14th birthday a few days before she collapsed while at a friend’s house in December.

AN eighteen-year-old man from Malmesbury has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs after police stopped and chased him through the town.

The man was apprehended for trying to flee officers in Foxley Road at 12.30am on Wednesday (May 31) and officers arrested him on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs and took him to custody in Melksham.

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