Young Bradford dancers set for stardom with English National Ballet

A TRIO of talented young dancers from Wiltshire know they are each one in 100, after they each beat those odds to win a place in the chorus for the English Youth Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty next month. Luke and Isabella are both 14 a...

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Outer space lantern festival takes off in Bradford on Avon

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BRADFORD on Avon was sent into orbit tonight with an outer space lantern procession. More than 1,000 people took part in the parade to mark the final evening of the town’s two-week long art festival. From 7.30pm, hordes of participants, both yo...

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Fitzmaurice School slams solar panel tax hike

FITZMAURICE Primary School has slammed government proposals that would see it hit with a £820 increase in the tax it pays on solar panels. According to government plans, many state schools are set to be hit with a tax hike, but private schools, free...

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Bradford on Avon honours double silver medalist Jazz Carlin

DOUBLE Olympic silver medalist Jazz Carlin unveiled a commemorative plaque in Bradford on Avon to honour her achievements at the Rio Olympics last Thursday. The Bradford on Avon resident, wearing her two silver medals, was joined by around 100 feveri...

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Work starts on new HQ for Bradford on Avon motoring firm

A £6m project to build a hi-tech Bradford on Avon motoring firm’s new headquarters will get underway later this month. By September 2017, Anthony Best Dynamics, an automotive test equipment specialist, will have a new factory a few hundred yar...

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Great Ashley Farm on Film

We recently filmed the lovely Great Ashley farm to entice some more visitors to Bradford on Avon to stay at their B&B and the use of their wonderful Livery. I have attached the links for the films below. We have also recently filmed a new new For...

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AskBoA: Damsons Exchange?

I’ve just picked a couple of buckets of damsons with loads more on the tree. Is anybody interested in making jam/jelly/chutney and would like some in exchange for a jar or two of whatever you make? Other fruit possibly available too. 0748031082...

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Farmer’s fury after two sheep are killed in Bradford on Avon

A FARMER is calling on dog owners to take more care after two of his sheep were mauled to death in Bradford on Avon last week. Mike Coppin’s sheep were grazing near Willow Maze in Barton Farm country park, but when he checked his stock on August 26...

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Bradford on Avon pavilion vandalised again

VANDALS have once again inflicted damage upon the Victory Field cricket pavilion, just weeks after electric shutters were installed to keep them out. Bradford on Avon Town Council paid nearly £6,000 last month to install the shutters following a lit...

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“Your Economy, Your Business” – Area Board discusses economic and business priorities for the area

Wiltshire Council’s Bradford on Avon Area Board next meets on Wednesday 14 September at the Glove Factory Studios in Holt at 6.30pm for 7pm in a special meeting held jointly with BoA Business. Tim Martienssen, Head of Service for Economic Developme...

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Bradford on Avon is centre stage for filming of White Princess

THE historic town of Bradford on Avon proved to be the perfect setting last week to host the 15th century period drama, The White Princess. From bank holiday Monday until last Friday, film crews descended upon the town to shoot their Tudor themed pro...

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Plans for a pedestrian footbridge in Bradford on Avon branded ‘premature’

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PLANS for a second pedestrian footbridge in Bradford on Avon have been branded “‘premature’” by members of the town council and the public. The town council and the town’s area board have embarked upon a £5,000 feasibility study to improve...

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Ancient burials found in Bradford on Avon church revamp

EVIDENCE of a Christian burial dating back to the ninth century has been uncovered at Bradford on Avon’s Holy Trinity Church. Wessex Archaeology made the discovery last month during a year-long, £2m renovation of the 12th century church to transfo...

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Villagers take over running of pub to secure future

MONKTON Farleigh villagers have been given the keys to run their local pub in hope of bringing the community together to secure its future. The current publicans of the Muddy Duck gave notice of their departure from the pub in the village three weeks...

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BRADFORD ON AVON GOES FOR GOLD IN THE GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET COMPETITION

Bradford on Avon in Chippenham is in the running to win up to £10,000 in prize money as part of a nationwide search for Britain’s best high streets. Although there is 2 weeks to go until applications close, Bradford on Avon is one of the first are...

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AskBoA: Looking for a experienced, trustworthy and reliable cleaner?

Three town centre householders looking for an experienced, trustworthy and reliable cleaner [with references]  for a half-day-per-week in each house. Please contact V Bryant:  01225 868532

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