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A Thriving Business Community...

With creativity at its heart, Malmesbury has always been at the forefront with cutting edge inventions and ideas. The town centre itself is alive with useful shops and businesses.
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A great place to live...

Rich in history, Malmesbury sits upon a hilltop as one of the oldest continously inhabited sites in Britain. A beautiful place, it maintains a strong community today.
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Vibrant Town Centre

Malmesbury's compact town centre provides a vibrant, sociable hub to the community and a convenient central location for useful shops, commercial services and a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
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Malmesbury News

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IT IS deeply troubling to hear that on two occasions it took more than one hour for an ambulance to attend patients who were in serious need but reassuring that response times are being looked in to.

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MALMESBURY Town Council is right to meet Persimmon’s revised application for 231 new homes at Backbridge Farm with hostility.

At last week’s planning and environment committee meeting, representatives from Persimmon defended their new application.

IT IS worrying to hear of the reckless driving from motorists near Minety who are using The Common as a rat run following the closure of Braydon Road.

With one car clocked at 85mph and a person having been taken to hospital after being injured, residents are justifiably concerned.

LAST weekend, Malmesbury Abbey was looted by thieves.

It was a sickening attack that hurt worshippers the most.

The heartless thieves had no regard for the centuries old building which plays such a pivotal role in the life of everybody in Malmesbury.

STEALING the tools of someone’s trade is one of the worst crimes someone can fall victim to and anyone affected by the recent wave of thefts near Malmesbury must come forward if the police are to have any hope of catching the criminals.

POLITICIANS in Malmesbury say they have ‘grave concerns’ over several aspects of a large planning application, to build more than 200 new homes in the town.

In a letter to Wiltshire Council’s planning case officer, town councillors expressed their anger with the proposals, which ranged from the number of houses, land allocation to Malmesbury C of E Primary School, pedestrian and cycle links to the town centre, road widths and parking issues and the proposed new market square.

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AN OPTICIAN from Malmesbury has flown out to Ethiopia as she joins a mission to help bring better eye care to children.

Jo Forss, owner of JM Forss opticians in the High Street, will spend two weeks training nurses and performing eye tests on children with visual impairment in the town of Nekemte.

FIREWORKS celebrations across north Wiltshire went off with a bang at the weekend as the area marked Bonfire Night.

In Malmesbury, hundreds of residents descended on St Aldhelm’s Mead for the annual celebrations.

The Weinstein Company name will not appear on Paddington 2 and all options are being explored to find a new distributor in north America, the film’s producer has said.

The highly anticipated sequel to Paddington, which is released in UK cinemas on Friday, had been acquired by Harvey Weinstein’s former company for release in America in the new year.

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VILLAGERS are set to come together to celebrate a key building’s golden anniversary.

Minety Village Hall turns 50 years old next month and a party is planned to celebrate the occasion.

A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital tonight after being knocked down by a car.

The victim, who was on foot at the time, was walking by when two cars were involved in a crash.

REVELLERS in a north Wiltshire village celebrated in vintage style last weekend as they turned out to mark the village hall’s golden jubilee.

Residents in Minety threw a classic English tea party with sandwiches, cakes and scones as old and young came together to honour a building that has been at the heart of the village for 50 years.

THE following applications were received by Cotswold District Council between 30.10.17 and 05.11.17. Details can be found on the council’s website at cotswold.gov.uk/online-applications

Cirencester: 38 Cricklade Road, compliance with condition 4 (panel), demolition of existing dwelling house, garage/workshop and outbuildings and erection of two blocks consisting of in total of 8 two-bedroom flats with vehicle and pedestrian access

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died on the A419 last night.

A 31-year-old male pedestrian died in hospital after being involved in a collision with a grey Saab 93 on the southbound carriageway near Swindon.

A MAN is in police custody following a stabbing in Highworth last night.

Officers were called to an incident in Swindon Street, close to Sammy's takeaway restaurant, at around 10.40pm.

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WILTSHIRE’S place as a military county has been honoured in an awards ceremony attended by HRH Prince Harry.

The work of Wiltshire Council to support ex-servicemen and those still serving was recognised as the Prince and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon presented Baroness Scott and her team with the Ministry of Defence’s employer recognition scheme gold award.

A PUB landlord in Crudwell has unveiled a new defibrillator for the village.

Toby Gregory, owner of the The Wheatsheaf Inn, said he was moved to start a campaign to fund the life-saving piece of kit when a friend’s father died of a sudden heart attack.

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WESSEX Water has been criticised for its response to a sewer leakage that affected a well-used footpath in Malmesbury.

On Wednesday evening, sewerage was seen coming out of the drain cover on the King’s Wall footpath, spilling in all directions towards Burnivale, the Maltings and the River Avon.

WILTSHIRE Council are advising residents to complete a waste and recycling survey ahead of consultation deadline.

Last month, the council began canvassing the public’s views about household waste and recycling to help shape a new ten year household collection strategy.

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CHURCHILL Retirement Living is inviting Malmesbury residents to join them for coffee and cake at its William Lodge development to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event, which is part of the charity’s world’s biggest coffee morning campaign, takes place on Wednesday, September 27 from 11am at the Gloucester Road development.

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A MAIN residential road in Malmesbury is set to be closed all day next week in order for road resurfacing and maintenance works to be carried out.

Park Road will be closed next Friday, September 22, from its junction with Gloucester Road to its junction with Old Alexander Road, 9.30am-3pm.

KEEP checking back on our up-to-date coverage of traffic in the region this morning to make sure you don't get caught out.

The morning rush hour is about to begin and roads are moving smoothly at the moment.

POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a 44-year-old man who has been reported missing from Cheltenham.

Adrian Clinton was reported missing shortly before 7am today, Tuesday, November 7.

SHOPPERS have been left furious after a dispute erupted over access to a Malmesbury supermarket.

The steps, near the Silk Mills and which link Malmesbury town centre with the out-of-town Waitrose, have been closed for more than three weeks after they failed a safety inspection test.

CHURCH officials have reacted with horror after Communion chalices and donations were looted from Malmesbury Abbey over the weekend.

Burglars broke-in to the 1,600-year-old building through the Abbey’s café door, damaging the centuries old framework, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

THIEVES broke into Malmesbury Abbey over the weekend, stealing money and silverware according to reports.

A cleaner said she discovered the damage and theft when she unlocked the Abbey at 8am on Saturday morning.

THESE are the planned roadworks happening in the area between Monday, November 6 and Sunday, November 12.

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A40 Elmbridge Court Roundabout: scheme completion work
Daytime lane closures will be in place, 9.30am to 3.30pm, between the Northern Bypass and Golden Valley.

A GARDENER who organises charity plant sales is celebrating hitting the £10,000 mark in memory of his father who began the initiative.

The monthly sales, which have been held at village halls across north Wiltshire and the Market Cross in Malmesbury, were the idea of Stuart Jackson’s father Richard who was a keen gardener.

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ANGRY councillors have described a developer’s plans for hundreds of new homes as ‘shabby’ and a ‘betrayal’ of the Neighbourhood Plan.

The comments were made at a Malmesbury Town Council planning committee meeting, where representatives of Persimmon Homes were in attendance to defend their revised application for 231 homes at Backbridge Farm.

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CONCERNS have been raised over South West Ambulance Service’s (SWAS) response times, after it emerged that patients were left waiting for treatment for over an hour, in two recent emergencies in Malmesbury.

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THIS morning will see patchy light rain across the region, but this will ease off towards midday.

The afternoon is set to be drier and brighter, with sporadic sunny spells.

A TRADE union has spoken out over fears that NHS bosses in Gloucestershire are set to outsource 900 staff into a subsidiary company.

UNISON have claimed that the board of Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust will hold secret talks to discuss the plans on Wednesday, “pursuing an alleged VAT saving by selling services to itself” in a bid to cut costs.

HERE are your traffic and travel updates from across the region.

There are notable delays around between Gloucester and Cirencester today due to a three-mile closure of the A417 following a fatal collision.

HERE is a round up of the region's roads this Friday morning:

Traffic is heavier now, these are the latest details:

A46 Merrywalks Stroud: Heavy traffic

A419 Ebley Bypass Stonehouse: Busy but moving.

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THE roads are running smoothly so far this morning ahead of the rush hour.

Temporary traffic lights are causing minor delays particularly in the Thornbury and Yate areas, although there are also roadworks in Cirencester, Malmesbury, Horsley and Wotton-under-Edge.

TWO people have been killed and one has been seriously injured after a collision on a key Gloucestershire road.

The incident occurred at around 11.38pm last night close to Nettleton Bottom and it is believed two vehicles were involved, one of which has been overturned.

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TRAFFIC: Updates on the region's roads this morning

THE roads are running smoothly so far this morning ahead of the rush hour. Temporary traffic lights are causing minor delays particularly in the Thornbury and Yate areas, although there are also roadworks in Cirencester, Malmesbury, Horsley and Wotton-under-Edge.

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WEATHER: November 14

FEELING less cloudy than yesterday, today will be generally cloudy with the possibility of some showers. Cloud cover may give way briefly at times this afternoon for some sunny spells, although these will be fleeting.

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Humidity: 54%
Wind: NW at 35.40 km/h
Tuesday 8°C / 14°C Rain
Wednesday 7°C / 13°C Showers
Thursday 5°C / 20°C Sunny
Friday 8°C / 25°C Sunny

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