Police to crack down on fly tipping near clothes bank

POLICE at Winsley have been asked to crack down on fly-tipping next to the Winsley Primary School clothes bank. The request has come from the school’s head teacher, Rebecca Wilson, following a spate of incidents. One local resident, who asked not t...

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Entrepreneur dies while getting ready for work

A 98-year-old Bradford on Avon businessman, entrepreneur and inventor has died suddenly at home while getting ready to go to work. Otto Varga died from cardiac failure on Wednesday July 26 while getting dressed. He still worked three days a week as c...

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Town council rejects mobile phone mast plans

TOWN councillors in Bradford on Avon have voted to reject plans by developer Galliford Try to build a 15-metre tall mobile phone mast. The Leicestershire-based firm has re-submitted proposals for a phone mast and associated base station equipment on ...

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West Wilts stations are among the worst for train delays

TRAIN operators have defended their performance figures after a recent survey by a national newspaper revealed that six railway stations in West Wiltshire are among the worst in the country for train delays. Analysis of 2.8 million train journeys by ...

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COMMUNITY GROUP DONATES £2,500 TO CANAL CHARITY

The charity, the Canal & River Trust, has recently received a generous donation of £2,500 from Bradford on Avon Secret Gardens Group to help support the work of the volunteers who look after the local canal. The money will be used to help the Tr...

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New cashpoints planned for Bradford on Avon town centre

TWO new cashpoint machines could soon be installed in Bradford on Avon town centre to help busy shoppers and visitors who wish to withdraw money following the closure of the town’s last bank. The move could help to provide a boost to business a...

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Council to consult over bollards

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TOWN councillors in Bradford on Avon are to investigate replacing damaged bollards at Whitehill. The bollards were allegedly damaged by an Eddie Stobart HGV vehicle turning on the mini-roundabout. Some were bent and knocked over. The council’s high...

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Budding young writer is Wicked awards finalist

A BUDDING young writer at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon has been selected as one of the 20 finalists in the Wicked Young Writer Awards for her story, A Tiger’s Tale’. Year 7 pupil Chloe Keenor, 12, from Holt, wrote her 750-word short sto...

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Freight train damage ‘costing us millions’

MILLIONS of pounds worth of damage to buildings in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon are being caused by freight trains, a local architect has claimed. Martin Valatin, of St Margaret’s Hill, Bradford on Avon, believes that the vibrations caused by he...

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Police to investigate sailing club damage

POLICE in Bradford on Avon are examining CCTV footage of teenagers who have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to boats at the town’s sailing club. The damage was caused over two evenings on Saturday, June 17 and Monday, June 19 as groups of...

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Green Plaque for historic railway station

RESERVATION enthusiasts have mounted a Green Plaque on one of Wiltshire’s most historic railway stations. The station at Bradford on Avon, built in 1848, is one of the few remaining complete stations designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who built t...

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Book launch is a tasty success

MORE than 40 food lovers attended the launch of a new cookery book at the Bunch of Grapes restaurant in Bradford on Avon. Author and free range chef Beth Al-Rikabi organised the launch with help from restaurateur Steve Carss, head chef and proprietor...

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Fury over Bradford on Avon roundabout chaos

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DESPITE taking a year to complete the roundabout by the new Kingston Farm development, the situation with the nearby roads is even worse than before, says a Bradford on Avon resident. John Gibbs, of Alisa House in Holt Road, is furious that over such...

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Heroic waiter saves young girl from drowning in canal

A HERO who saved a child’s life after she fell into the Kennet and Avon Canal said he had no hesitation about jumping in to rescue her. Harry Gavroche Jones was working at the Lock Inn in Bradford on Avon, helping customers find seats on the bustli...

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Emphatic rejection of plans to build 60 homes in Bradford on Avon

AN emphatic rejection of a scheme to build 60 new homes on the edge of Bradford on Avon has been issued by the town council. National housebuilder Bellway has submitted detailed plans to Wiltshire Council to build a mixture of three to five-bedroom h...

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