Malmesbury Newspapers

A DRUG supplier who was caught wandering outside a nightclub brandishing a knife while snorting cocaine has walked free from court.

Jason Davis, from Cricklade, was due to face a mandatory six month jail term as it is the second time he has been convicted of possessing a bladed article.

THERE is a “desperate” need for volunteers at the Sue Ryder shop in Malmesbury.

The charity has put out an appeal for selfless residents who want to support a good cause in the town.

A NEW fish and chip restaurant in Cirencester has quietly been making waves in the community since it open a few weeks ago. The nautically-named Malt & Anchor is the brainchild of Dan Lafford, the man behind popular watering holes ReVa and Seventeen Black, who wanted to use locally sourced, high quality produce to provide a one-stop shop for fish lovers in the town.

YOUNG Farmers got their hands dirty to support an important cause in Sherston.

Members of the Malmesbury Young Farmers mucked into to raise money for the renovation of Sherston Village Hall during their annual dung drop event.

A RESIDENT from Stow-on-the-Wold is hoping to save the lives of animals across Nepal with an ambitious new project.

Molly Birchmore, 21, has been living in Nepal for the last six months, volunteering at an eco-lodge, called Tiger Tops, which has 11 resident elephants.

THE largest ever overnight Special Constabulary led operation has been hailed a success by Wiltshire Police.

A total of 63 special constables – trained volunteers who have the same powers as police officers – took part in the county-wide operation overnight on Saturday, February 25.

COUNCILLORS have said enough is enough and called for action, after the rollout of superfast broadband in Malmesbury suffered another frustrating delay.

BT first announced that the town would be equipped with competitive broadband speeds by 2015, however a series of false starts had forced the deadline back to this spring.

A SELF-DEFENCE instructor and former soldier came to the aid of a group of children and street pastors when two ‘drunken’ men attacked outside Malmesbury Abbey.

Mark Cane, 46, who lives near Burford and has practised Krav Maga for many years, was out with a friend yesterday evening, when they decided to cut through the Abbey grounds.

THE Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service approved a budget of £53.735m for 2017/18 on Thursday.

Within the recommendation was the requirement to increase council tax with a 2.6 pence per week increase for band D properties in Wiltshire.

A MALMESBURY resident is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a charity that saved her father’s life.

Becca Hing flew out to Africa with 17 other fundraisers yesterday to take part in the gruelling trek in aid of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC).

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