Malmesbury Newspapers

A SEASONED Scout leader has been honoured for his service while a younger Scout was given a top award at Crudwell Scouts’ annual Christmas party.

At the event on December 18 Mike Goodyer, a Scout Leader for 32 years, was given a message of appreciation by Scouts new and old, with some even returning from university to say thank you to their former leader....

Accountant Michaela Swadling-Stickler has transformed her North Wiltshire home into a Christmas Wonderland with a dazzling display of 200,000 fairy lights in memory of her late father....

Jack Frost and an unlikely assortment of animals helped make Malmesbury’s annual Late Christmas Shopping event one of the most successful ever staged.

The organisers feared the worst when heavy storms had been predicted for last Friday....

Friday, 19 December 2014 10:00

Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser

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FUNDRAISERS have been turning out their wardrobes to find their most garish and uncool sweaters to support Christmas Jumper Day....

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A POWER cut is currently affecting areas of north Wiltshire including Malmesbury, Minety and surrounding villages....

ORGANISERS are seeking permission from Wiltshire Council to run an independent “people’s festival” in Malmesbury after they hit their start-up target of raising £30,000 in 30 days.

The Boondocks Festival would feature scores of bands on a 15-acre edge-of-town site on the weekend of July 17-18 – four days before WOMAD starts at nearby Charlton Park.

Organisers were thrilled after gaining pledges for advance tickets amounting to just over £31,000, which has given them the financial impetus to press ahead....

VOLUNTEERS at a foodbank in Malmesbury are gearing up for a busy Christmas as the number of people needing help to feed their family continues to rise....

Nathan Tiley, known as drag queen Bambi Violet, has applied for a new premises licence for the Rose and Crown, Market Place, Chippenham, to sell alcohol to 12.30am daily and play music until 1am....

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ABOUT 100 Christmas trees were snapped up in Malmesbury over the weekend in aid of the beleaguered country where Christmas has reportedly been cancelled....

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:19

Poorly hedgehog Van Gogh on the mend

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A BABY hedgehog named Van Gogh is recovering after emergency surgery on an ear....