Narrow escape for Winsley woman after car bursts into flames

A WINSLEY woman narrowly avoided serious injury after her car burst into flames moments after she was alerted to the danger and got out of the vehicle on Tuesday afternoon. The car belonging to Jo Dickson, of Hartley Farm Cottages, was smoking when s...

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Emergency Closure of: UC Woolley Street (Part), Bradford On Avon.

Wiltshire Council Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Emergency Closure of: UC Woolley Street (Part), Bradford On Avon. THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that from 5th May 2016: The following length of road shall be closed to...

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Museum and Preservation group combine to produce West Barn booklets

TWO COLLABORATIVE guidebooks have been produced by Bradford on Avon’s Museum and Preservation Trust to celebrate 1000 years of the West Barn. The Preservation Trust’s booklet, Barton Farm, The Last Thousand Years, is written by Margaret Dobso...

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AskBoA: Does anyone else own an electric vehicle and had a similar experience to myself at these spaces ?

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I am writing with regards to the two electric vehicle charging spaces in the Station Approach car park. As an owner of a recently purchased electric vehicle I have had cause to make use of these spaces provided by the council to CHARGE your vehicle f...

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AskBoA: Police appealing for information after a dozen vehicles damaged

POLICE are appealing for information after a dozen vehicles were damaged in Bradford on Avon on April 5. Wing mirrors were smashed off several of the vehicles in Budbury Place and one car had its back mirror smashed in. Police received a number of ca...

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UK’s best folk musicians coming to Bradford on Avon for climate concert

SOME of the best folk musicians the UK has to offer will perform at the Wiltshire Music Centre on May 15 for the county’s first ever Climate Aid concert. From 3.30pm onwards, a cornucopia of musical acts, including Robert Harbron (English Conce...

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Kennet and Avon canal boaters’ fury over canal eviction bid

BOATERS along the Kennet and Avon canal joined a national protest at a Canal and River Trust’s policy that is threatening to evict boats without a home mooring. In May last year the CRT began refusing to re-license boaters who do not have a permane...

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Bradford Leigh based director looks back on 50 years behind the lens

OSCAR winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, Academy award winner Dame Judi Dench, and four-time BAFTA winner Sir John Hurt all have something in common: they have all worked with Bradford Leigh resident and director Michael Darlow. The 81-year-old has directed...

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Bradford on Avon Photography Competition

Bradford on Avon Town Council is now promoting its Photography Competition for which the theme is simply ‘Beautiful Bradford – The Perfect Setting’. If you have a passion for Bradford on Avon and photography this is for you! Archite...

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AskBoA: Are you a music lover? Or interested in getting to know a rising star in the opera world, a singer or member of the orchestra? Iford Festival is looking for hosts this summer.

Are you a music lover? Or interested in getting to know a rising star in the opera world, a singer or member of the orchestra? Iford Festival is looking for hosts this summer. Do you have a spare room? Accommodation needed for dates in June, July and...

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Ex-Bradfordians actress secures leading role in new film

A FORMER Bradford on Avon resident may be heading for an acting career in Hollywood following a string of recent film and TV successes. Rayanna Dibs, who lived in the town from the age of two to 19, has just secured leading roles in a new film and a ...

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Lorry overturns near Bradford on Avon

A LORRY driver suffered minor injuries after his vehicle overturned near Bradford on Avon on Wednesday afternoon. Police, Fire and Ambulance services arrived at the scene shortly after 1.30pm in Leigh to find the eight-wheel lorry, carrying clay, in ...

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Unbridled joy for Bradford on Avon as Tourist Information Centre reopens

CELEBRATIONS broke out as Bradford-on-Avon welcomed back its tourist information centre (TIC) on Tuesday, more than a year after it closed. Eighteen months after the TIC in St Margaret’s Street closed due to financial difficulties, Mayor Alison Cra...

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AskBoA: Anyone interested in a game of cricket?

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I’m what you would call an amateur of the highest order when it comes to cricket. I’d say I’m a late order batsman. About a number 9. I also can’t bowl all that well… Having looked at the local teams and considered my op...

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AskBoA: Bradford on Avon wall

A TEAM of volunteers in Bradford on Avon are appealing for more helpers to go at it hammer and tong to repair a historic stone wall by the Kennet & Avon Canal. The volunteers, flanked by the Canal & River Trust and a professional stonemason, ...

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Debut crime novel set in Bradford on Avon

THE DEBUT novel by a new crime fiction writer is set in Bradford on Avon during the Second World War. Ralph Spurrier, whose in-laws live in the town, has written his inaugural piece, A Coin for the Hangman, featuring a bookseller who buys an odd coll...

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