Valuable jewellery worth £2000 is stolen during home burglary

JEWELLERY and watches worth around £2000 was stolen from Bradford on Avon during a burglary. Police are appealing for the public’s help after thieves ransacked a house in the Folly Field Area of the town, on 15 October, between 7am and 7pm, ta...

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No more traffic wanted near site

TRAFFIC concerns and green spaces were the main reasons when Bradford on Avon councillors voted to fight a plan for 42 more new houses in the town. Environment and planning committee chairman Cllr Alex Kay said concerns included the loss of local gre...

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How Wiltshire police caught Ellie Gould’s killer Thomas Griffiths

Talented horse rider Ellie Gould had dreams of joining the mounted section of the police force. But those dreams were cut cruelly short in May when she was stabbed 13 times by the boy she had been dating for all but five months. Couple Thomas Griffit...

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Thomas Griffiths sentenced to life imprisonment for killing girlfriend Ellie Gould

THOMAS Griffiths will serve at least 12 years and six months for the murder of schoolgirl Ellie Gould. The 17-year-old girl’s family remained stony-faced as presiding judge Mr Justice Garnham sentenced Griffiths, now 18, to life imprisonment. He m...

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Judge slams ‘chilling’ efforts to cover up Calne murder

MURDERER Thomas Griffiths staged his victim’s body in a bid to make it look like she had taken her own life. That was what Ellie Gould’s father, Matthew, first believed when he found his daughter’s lifeless body in the kitchen of their Calne ho...

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Trowbridge RUH Fundraising Group Meeting

If you’re passionate about making a difference to others, or perhaps you would like guidance on how to bring your fundraising ideas to life, we would love to see you at the Boat House on the 13th November.Trowbridge RUH Fundraising Group always wel...

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Town talks about how to protect the bats

PEOPLE in Bradford on Avon learned about protecting bats at a conservation talk held at St Margaret’s Hall. Professor Fiona Mathews explained how the town is within an important area for bats that includes Bath, Box, Corsham and Winsley. Althou...

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Reduce waste and repair items

A REPAIR cafe which aims to minimise waste was held by climate friendly Bradford on Avon’s Zero Waste group. Despite the rain around 20 people came to The Hub in Church Street bringing all sorts of household items to repair. Volunteer menders helpe...

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Petition to ban sale of fireworks in shops

More than 180,000 people have signed a petition calling for a ban on shops selling fireworks. Ahead of Bonfire Night on Tuesday, the online petition reached 180,000 on Monday afternoon. As the figure is more than 100,000, this means Parliament will ...

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Cat returns home after six years

A BLACK cat which went missing six years ago returned to its home in Bradford on Avon for Halloween. Clyde escaped days after owners Mel and Rob Sargeant moved to their new home in 2013 but was reunited with his family last week, when he was brought ...

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General Election 2019: Key dates you need to note

It’s the first December general election since 1923. And with the big day less than two weeks before Christmas, cutting into Christmas shopping time, concerts and all those things we tend to like to do, here’s some key dates to put in y...

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McDonald’s confirms 99p Big Mac sale for one day only

MCDONALD’S has confirmed they will be selling 99p Big Macs and giving away free fries for one day only – but the offer is only available via the app. The offer had been ‘leaked’ online ahead of tomorrow’s 99p sale but bo...

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Local fair is back in town

THE Made in Bradford Christmas Fair which sells handmade, local and unique gifts will be taking place on November 16. At St Margaret’s Hall from 10am-3pm anyone is welcome to browse for Christmas gifts with a difference, all in aid of Dorothy H...

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Temporary Closure of: B3108 Winsley Bypass (Part), Winsley 13th/14th Dec

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: B3108 Winsley Bypass (Part), Winsley (Ref: TTRO 6305) Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: B3108 Winsley B...

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Shopper tells of lucky escape after falling heavy 6ft sign just misses her

A SHOPPER in Melksham narrowly escaped serious injury when a huge sign fell from the town’s Avon Place shopping centre. Lynne Popplestone escaped being killed or seriously injured by centimetres when the Welcome to Avon Place sign nearly hit her on...

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