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July 21st, 2014 05:17 PM
Jailed: Melksham paedophile with 63 hours of sick films showing child abuse
A Melksham man who had more than two-and-a-half days worth of films of children being abused stored on his laptop has been jailed for 28 months.

July 18th, 2014 05:00 PM
'Go-ahead for new stadium is best day in Melksham Town's history'
The confirmation that Melksham Town FC will have its new stadium is the most important day of 138 years of football in the town, its chairman said.

July 18th, 2014 04:30 PM
Cars vandalised in Melksham incidents
Several cars parked overnight in Melksham have been vandalised.

July 18th, 2014 04:00 PM
Blooming window in Melksham is a cut above the rest
Business is blooming for Melksham hairdresser Michael Clarke.

July 18th, 2014 12:00 PM
Broughton Gifford and Holt Scouts mark centenary
A century of Scouting was marked in Broughton Gifford this weekend, as the village turned out in force to support its Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

July 18th, 2014 11:11 AM
Melksham Oak sixth formers say farewell at prom
Sixth form students from Melksham Oak School said goodbye in style over the last week.

July 18th, 2014 10:02 AM
Dangerous Melksham paedophile jailed for raping two young girls
A 'dangerous paedophile' who groomed two young sisters before raping and abusing them has been jailed for 26 years.

July 18th, 2014 08:30 AM
Melksham's weekend fun is spoiled by ‘idiots'
Mellksham's police sergeant has hit out at the “unacceptable” behaviour in the town on Saturday, as nine people were arrested and “feral children” ran amok.

July 18th, 2014 09:00 AM
A right royal engagement for Melksham nurse
Duty called for Melksham Carnival’s Queen of Queens on Saturday, as she put her first aid skills to good use at Party in the Park.

July 18th, 2014 06:00 AM
Melksham pharmacy plans more warehousing
A family-run Melksham pharmacy has applied for permission to extend its Bowerhill warehouse.

July 17th, 2014 06:00 PM
Music gets Melksham's party started
Melksham's young musical talent took centre stage alongside long-established bands last week, as Party in the Park wowed the event’s largest crowds in years.

July 17th, 2014 05:00 PM
Carnival’s day full of colour, music and dance
The people of Melksham pulled out all the stops for another successful carnival last Saturday, with the streets lined with the biggest crowds in years.

July 17th, 2014 02:50 PM
Melksham young chefs all rise to occasion
Pineapple upside-down cake was on the menu for the mayor of Melksham last week, as she judged some of the town’s best young chefs.

July 17th, 2014 03:01 PM
Farewell party planned as Melksham youth centre closes after 40 years
After more than 40 years servicing the young people of Melksham the Canberra Youth Centre will close its doors next week, following cuts to council youth services.

July 17th, 2014 09:54 AM
Appeal against refusal of 80-hectare solar farm near Melksham
An appeal has been lodged against Wiltshire Council’s decision to reject a major solar farm development to the east of Melksham.

July 16th, 2014 03:15 PM
Game on: new home for football and rugby in Melksham
A new 256-seater stadium will be built to the south of Melksham, providing a brand new home for the town’s football and rugby clubs.

July 15th, 2014 12:24 PM
Jailed: Man, 67, guilty of attempting to rape young girl
A pensioner who groomed and then tried to rape a young girl has been jailed for ten years and nine months.

July 15th, 2014 10:50 AM
Family's anger as Whitley arsonist jailed for two years
The mother of a disabled teenager trapped indoors when their next-door neighbour set fire to his Whitley house has hit out at his two-year jail sentence.

July 15th, 2014 10:30 AM
Melksham man faces heroin and cocaine dealing charges
A Melksham man who is accused of being involved in the trade in hard drugs has been released on bail by a judge.

July 14th, 2014 03:21 PM
Two arrested for drug offences at Melksham Party in the Park
Two men suspected of possessing drugs were arrested at Melksham’s Party in the Park last Saturday, as the summer celebration passed largely without incident.