Malmesbury Newspapers

Saturday, 19 July 2014 10:00

Sherston had a boule

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SHERSTON’s Gallic side was out in force at the weekend as players from all over the country wielded their boules in a battle for sporting glory.

Teams with names like the Boules Busters, the Holy Rollers, Accountaboules and Norfolk ‘n’ Hope were taking part in the annual tournament that sees the village high street taken over by pistes, stalls and entertainers.

The day was part of a weekend programme of carnival events....


LAST night’s thunderstorm gave Cotswolds residents a spectacular light show.

Here is John Curnock’s image of Malmesbury at the height of the storm.

If you have taken any pictures why not send them to the Standard....


A DESPERATE bid to save neighbourhood planning in Malmesbury was launched this week after the Court of Appeal ruled a controversial 180-home estate could be built....


SHERSTON mum Kelly Pritchard is aiming to raise almost £800 for Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Wallace and Gromit Appeal next month with a sky dive.

She and partner Darren, who lost their toddler son Alfie-Ray to neuroblastoma, take to the sky on August 2....


A MALMESBURY man accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs has appeared before a Crown Court judge....


DEVELOPER MJ Gleeson’s plans to build 180 new homes in Malmesbury has been approved at the Court of Appeal despite fierce opposition from residents.

The move by the court seriously damages the neighbourhood plan for Malmesbury, created after the town was marked as a front runner in a government initiative to give communities greater say in planning....


UPGRADES to modernise Malmesbury’s ageing sewers are due to start on Monday August 4.

Wessex water will be working in Bristol street to reline the sewers which are now in poor condition and in need of immediate repair....

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ONE of Malmesbury’s high street florists is celebrating its reopening with a range of tropical plants.

Flowers Galore closed earlier in the year to allow a refurbishment, returning the building to a natural stone look....


POLICE officers from Malmesbury and Chippenham alongside a team from the Environment Agency have recovered a stolen mini tractor and secured evidence for later use....