Malmesbury Newspapers

NEARLY £10,000 is being sought by museum chiefs in Malmesbury to buy an “amazing and significant” hoard of Roman coins found by a metal detectorist two years ago.

An appeal has been launched by Malmesbury’s Athelstan Museum after it was given the opportunity to buy the 1,266 coins held at the British Museum.

Athelstan Museum spokesperson Maria Marsh said: “The Malmesbury Coin Hoard is an important and unique discovery in this area.

“We were excited and pleased when Athelstan Museum was given the option to purchase the hoard.

Metal detectorist Tony Mims, a retired Army warrant officer of Colerne, uncovered the hoard while searching a field in Milbourne in 2012....

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Alison Cross-Jones with some of the donated shoeboxes....

A PETITION to keep Sergeant Martin Alvis as the leader of the neighbourhood policing team in Malmesbury has been launched by residents of the town....

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DRUG dealer Kyle Brace has been told to expect a jail term after admitting his part in supplying heroin and crack cocaine....

A MALMESBURY man has been told to expect a jail term after admitting his part in drug dealing....

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A packed Malmesbury Street during last year's late night shopping event....

A GANG of young vandals broke into Malmesbury Vics Football Club, sprayed white paint on the pitch, rode bicycles all over it, turned on the outside water meter tap and had an impromptu feast of stolen hot-dogs....

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AN appeal has been made to fill a vital co-ordinator vacancy for Malmesbury and District Link involving working for four hours a fortnight to help the frail and elderly in the area.

Link, a team of volunteer drivers, offers lifts to GPs' surgeries, chiropodists, dentists and hospital outpatient departments....

A NEW weekend music festival for Malmesbury has raised more than £30,000 in thirty days and is now moving into the next stages of planning....

PEOPLE in the Malmesbury area have voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting neighbourhood plan which will give them a far greater say in the future development of their town and villages....