Man who died in A429 crash named as Anthony Edward Jeng from Crudwell, Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

A 38-year-old man who died in a crash on the A429 has been named as Anthony Edward Jeng, from Crudwell, Malmesbury.

'Dangerous' A429 prompts calls for action

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The scene of a crash on the A429(11913077)

7:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN ACCIDENT on the A429 from Malmesbury to Cirencester has prompted calls from residents to improve the safety of the road.

Fatal crash fuels A429 safety fears

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Emergency servies at the scene of a crash on the A429 between Kemble and Crudwell

9:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FATAL crash on the A429 from Malmesbury to Cirencester has prompted calls to improve the safety of the road.

M4 fuel spill causing long delays after double lorry smash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

UPDATE: Investigations are continuing amid long delays after a smash involving two lorries which saw fuel spilled across the M4 and two lanes closed.

Minety resident to dispute safety of level crossing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The level crossing on the road to Upper Minety.

2:07pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CONCERNED resident is disputing a road safety audit endorsed by Wiltshire Council, claiming that the level crossing at Minety is dangerous.

Couple honoured for their contribution to Malmesbury football

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The winners of the Wiltshire Sport Awards. Dave and Marion Picter are front row, second and third from the left. Picture: Wiltshire Council. (11990836)

7:32am Tuesday 28th October 2014

MARION and Dave Picter have been honoured for all the help they have given to Malmesbury Youth Football since it was established in 1989.

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service prepares for FBU strikes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock picture (10705498)

3:36pm Monday 27th October 2014

PLANS to cope with firefighters going on strike are being finalised by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Halloween trick-or-treaters encouraged to stay safe and respect others

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3177339

12:52pm Monday 27th October 2014

TRICK-or-treaters in north Wiltshire are being encouraged by police to stay safe and respect others in the run up to Halloween on Friday.

Wiltshire Police issue £23,000 of traffic fines in just five days

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: An HMRC employee inspecting a stopped van. Picture: Wiltshire Police (11960061)

12:18pm Monday 27th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Police have issued £23,000 of traffic fines to drivers on the M4 from October 20 to October 24 during an operation tackling heavy goods and commercial vehicle offences.

New Wiltshire Air Ambulance unveiled

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The new Wiltshire Air Ambulance - which is due in service on January 1, 2015 - is unveiled.

Second year of history festival a smash hit for Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: DV1716 L-R  Brian Matthews (Lib Dem Prospective candidate for Malmesbury) with  Lib Dem ex Leader Paddy Ashdown 
outside Malmesbury Abbey. 
Pics by Diane Vose 16 Oct 2014.  (11775699)

7:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TOURISTS and history enthusiasts flocked to Malmesbury to hear talks from famous historians, authors and politicians during the second BBC History Weekend.

Biggest review of parking ever undertaken in Wiltshire to begin

5:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE across Wiltshire are to be asked for their views on parking in what will be the county's biggest ever review on the subject.

Sherston Post Office nominated for two independent retailer awards

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Prince Charles on a visit to Sherston Post Office (11761906)

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SHERSTON Post Office has been shortlisted for an independent news and convenience store award for the third year in a row.

Post office staff to spend day in pyjamas for Children in Need

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ros Bates in her dressing gown next to Anthea Young and Sherston Post Office staff in 2012 (11713385)

11:17am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PYJAMAS and a onesie are not normal work attire for staff at Sherston Post Office but several members of staff are turning up suitably underdressed for work in aid of Children in Need this year.

Missing six-year-old girl found by police helicopter

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SIX-year-old girl who went missing in Malmesbury was located by a neighbouring police force's helicopter.

Spate of thefts sees 4X4, power tools and generator stolen from Malmesbury area

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LAND Rover, power tools and a generator were all stolen from the Malmesbury area during a four-day crime-spree.

Fire service merger will get £5.54million of government funding if approved

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock picture (10705498)

7:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIRE Minister Penny Mordaunt has earmarked a total of £5.54million for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to help pay for a proposed merger with Dorset’s fire service.

Sexual and violent offences up in Wiltshire crime figures show.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

3:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

SEXUAL and violent offences in Wiltshire have risen, crime figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

North Wiltshire MP questions police bureaucracy

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: James Gray MP (11687139)

3:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

NORTH Wiltshire MP has questioned the Home Secretary Threresa May on why police officers are employed to ask for the ethnicity of people they stop.

Air Ambulance receive new helicopter after public raise £250,000

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Left-to-right: Critical Care Paramedic John Wood, pilot Jim Green, Critical Care Doctor Scott Grier outside the new air ambulance

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

GREAT Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has received their new, improved helicopter after the public raised a quarter of a million pounds.

Charity's £19,000 donation sees care centre buy new kit to treat glaucoma

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:55pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEW kit to treat glaucoma, is now in use at Malmesbury Primary Care Centre, thanks to a £19,000 donation from a charity in the town.

Wiltshire Council to stream meetings online

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:50pm Sunday 19th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Council is to broadcast its full council meetings live online from October 21.

Horse-loving ladies strip off for Wilts Air Ambulance

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lydia Ruewell from Bishop's Cleeve, near Cheltenham, who took part in the Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity calendar

4:05pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THESE women from the west of England's equestrian world have all stripped off to their lingerie to help raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service issues advice following fatal blaze

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:51pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people to take extra care with open fires, following the death of a woman last week.

People urged to take extra care with open fires following death of Blunsdon woman

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

10:12am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PEOPLE are being reminded to take extra care with open fires, following the death of a woman last week.

Sherston Market celebrates first birthday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Organisers Martin Rea and Jane Henderson celebrating the success of Sherston Market last year. (11490634)

5:18pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SHERSTON Market is to host its first birthday celebration on October 18 in the village hall.

Malmesbury young farmers host well attended ploughing match

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Liam Quick on a vintage Nuffield tractor (11479603)

3:33pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MALMESBURY Young Farmers Club’s ploughing match has attracted a record number of entries and a range of vintage tractors.

Violence against Wiltshire hospital staff doubles

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Police have new powers to intervene in cases of domestic violence.

8:46am Tuesday 14th October 2014

VIOLENCE and aggression against staff at the three main hospitals serving Wiltshire has more than doubled in three years, according to a Freedom of Information request.

Wiltshire councillor fears new committee meeting time excludes public

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (11419967)

8:32am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WILTSHIRE councillor has complained about the times of the Northern Area Planning Committee being changed from 6pm to 3pm as he feels it will exclude working people from the meetings.

Firearms and shotgun owners urged to keep weapons safe

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Appeal to trace stolen shotgun

7:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

REGISTERED firearm and shotgun holders in Wiltshire - who number 17,000 - are being warned by police to make sure their weapons are kept securely.

Parklands in Malmesbury to become ‘no cold calling zone’

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:47pm Monday 13th October 2014

PARKLANDS in Malmesbury is to become a ‘no cold calling zone’ after proposals by the town council’s policy and resources committee.

Ladies charity pamper evening raises more than £300

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Staff at Perfection Health and Beauty in Foxley, near Malmesbury,  helped raise more than £300 (11408675)

4:41pm Monday 13th October 2014

A LADIES charity pamper evening at a beauty salon in North Wiltshire has raised more than £300.

Memorial bench unveiled in tribute to Malmesbury firefighters

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN ORNATE memorial bench has been unveiled in the grounds of Malmesbury fire station in tribute to two firefighters from the town.

UPDATE: Two teenage girls taken to hospital after school bus leaves the road in Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO teenage girls were taken to hospital after a school bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

Prize-winning dressage horse shot in the face

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:55pm Monday 13th October 2014

A HORSE was shot in the face last week in what police believe was a poaching related incident near Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Volunteers wanted for flood warden scheme in Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury Vics FC under water

12:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are wanted to take part in a flood warden scheme in Malmesbury.

New consultation set up to address concerns of rural crime in Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

CRIME concerns of farmers and others who live or earn their living in rural Wiltshire are to be addressed thanks to a new consultation.

Child taken to hospital after school bus crashes in Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police accident

10:22am Monday 13th October 2014

A SCHOOL bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

Bullying complaints against Wiltshire Police almost triple in a year

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

10:10am Monday 13th October 2014

BULLYING and intimidation complaints lodged against Wiltshire Police by the public have almost tripled in a year, a Freedom of Information request has found.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance elects new board of trustees chairman

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mandy Clarke (11377694)

9:53am Monday 13th October 2014

THE Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust has announced a new chairman of its board of trustees and a new president.

£3m bill for Malmesbury museum to move home

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Friends of Athelstan Museum founder Roger Griffin

9:37am Monday 13th October 2014

MORE than £3million will have to be raised should Malmesbury’s Athelstan Museum hopes of relocating to a former church come to fruition.

Green-fingered Malmesbury bistro owner wins In Bloom

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:21am Monday 13th October 2014

A DESCENDANT of a former head gardener at Kew Gardens has won this year's Malmesbury in Bloom.

Team call on residents of Malmesbury to shape town centre plans

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

9:28am Monday 13th October 2014

PEOPLE who want a say on the future of Malmesbury and its Action Plan are urged to share their views with the town council on social media.

Church appeals for funding to make vital repairs

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: SR_809_001     Church Warden Cathy Butcher outside All Saint's Church in Crudwell (11193024)

7:32am Friday 10th October 2014

AN APPEAL for funds has been launched to save a church in Crudwell which is in need of funds for vital repairs.

Vegetables soar skyward at Mangold Hurling 2014

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The first fling of the 2014 Mangold Hurling. Photograph: Stewart Bannister (11219310)

7:33am Thursday 9th October 2014

SHERSTON has hosted another bumper year of its premier ballistic vegetable festival with 150 people present to witness the latest Mangold Hurling.

Malmesbury residents warned to avoid unlicensed traders

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Some of the goods being sold by the unlicensed traders. Photograph courtesy of Malmesbury Police. (11152194)

4:13pm Monday 6th October 2014

MALMESBURY residents are being warned by police to avoid dealing with door to door salesmen without proper licenses.

Oaksey Women's Institute celebrates 90 years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Oaksey Women's Institute celebrate their 90th anniversary (11125147)

12:06pm Monday 6th October 2014

THE Women’s Institute in Oaksey has reached a historic milestone, marking 90 years as a local group.

Malmesbury gears up for second History Weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: BBC History Weekend at Malmesbury Abbey.  Pictured, Historian George Goodwin, who gave a talk at the Abbey to a sell out audience. (11080454)

7:25am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE second year of the BBC’s hugely popular History Weekend is to take place in Malmesbury from October 16 to October 19.

Malmesbury considers potential community assets

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Abbey House Gardens (10947543)

1:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MALMESBURY Town Council is investigating which buildings might be eligible to be registered as community assets with Wiltshire Council.

Malmesbury Philosophy Festival to start next week

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Health visitor is town's citizen of the year

12:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Malmesbury Philosophy Festival 2014 takes place next week with a programme exploring such wide-ranging topics as conversation, coffee, books and walking.






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