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VILLAGERS in Ashton Keynes are being urged to go to the polls today to vote on whether to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan.

Dave Wingrove, chairman of Ashton Keynes parish council, said: “A plan means the local community can receive significantly larger financial contributions from developers.

ELECTION candidates in North Wiltshire have condemned a string of offensive messages posted online by their UKIP counterpart – including one in which he urged Muslims to become ‘Islamists’ if denied visas.

WILTSHIRE Police assistant chief constable Kier Pritchard has issued a calming statement following the decision to raise the national threat level to critical.

Critical level means an attack is expected imminently however ACC Pritchard told the people of Wiltshire that there is no specific threat to the county and that residents are unlikely to notice a marked increase in military personnel in the street.

GALLERY: Fun at Eclipse celebration

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THOUSANDS of excited people flocked to Cross Hayes car park in Malmesbury last Sunday to witness the launch of a hot air balloon.

However, the grand finale had to be postponed as it was too windy for the Eclipse balloon to lift off safely.

CANDIDATES standing in the North Wiltshire constituency have been giving their reaction to the appalling attack in Manchester last night.

22 people, including children, were killed and 59 people were injured in the blast which took place at the Manchester Arena shortly after 10.30pm yesterday.

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ATTEMPTS to recreate a historic hot air balloon launch in Malmesbury in front of hundreds of visitors fell short over the weekend as weather conditions forced organisers to abandon the spectacle.

TEACHERS at Oaksey Church of England Primary School are looking for a generous resident to host a student teacher from the University of Zurich next month.

The visitor from Switzerland will be in the village from June 3-25 and requires temporary accommodation.

THE annual meeting of St Paul Malmesbury Without takes place next Wednesday starting at 6.30pm at the Reading Room in Corston.

It provides an opportunity for parishioners to hear what the council has been doing over the past 12 months.

RESIDENTS in Ashton Keynes will go to the polls next Thursday to decide whether to endorse the village’s Neighbourhood Plan.

The referendum represents the final stage of the plan, which has been given the go ahead by Wiltshire Council and an independent examiner, and is the culmination of four years of work by the parish council.

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