What would you change about local health and care services?

Younger people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being given an opportunity to help shape how health and care services are provided in the future. Over the next seven weeks, NHS and Local Authority organisations will invite a...

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The moment hero police officer smashes car window to rescue dog from a baking hot car

A POLICE officer used his baton to smash through a car window to rescue a dog trapped in a baking hot vehicle. Wiltshire Police released video of the rescue in a warning to drivers against leaving animals in cars on hot days. PC Martyn Powell said he...

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‘Pure evil’ paedophile football coach jailed for 24 years

PAEDOPHILE ex-football coach Bob Higgins has been jailed for 24 years and three months for sexually abusing schoolboy players over a 25-year period. The 66-year-old, who ran the youth training programmes at Southampton and Peterborough United footbal...

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Town becomes a plastic free community

BRADFORD on Avon has been awarded Plastic-Free Community Status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environment. In order to qualify fo...

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Wanted man charged in connection with robbery

A MAN has been charged in connection with a robbery at a shop in Winsley. Ryan Jones, 28, of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery. Police issued an appeal to find him earlier in the week. He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at ...

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Chefs cook up a storm at the farm

Top chefs from across the UK gathered at a farm near Westbury. They visited Stokes Marsh Farm in Coulston at a Chefs’ Forum, hosted by Walter Rose & Son butchers. Farmer Tim Johnson welcomed the 100 guests to his farm. And Chefs’ Forum fo...

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Couple banned from keeping animals for life after RSPCA discovers emaciated and suffering dogs at their home

A couple left their dogs emaciated and sick have been banned from keeping animals for life. Simon Sherman, 46, and Sarah Jane Sherman, 47, were sentenced to the life-long disqualifications when they appeared before Swindon Magistrates’ Court today....

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Police wage bill rises after demise of Tri-Force

WILTSHIRE Police is paying more on officer wages as it climbs down from the seven-year Tri-Force partnership with Avon and Somerset and Gloucester. Firearms, dog units and roads policing had all been part of the Tri-Force programme, with teams from a...

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Thousands raised at charity music festival

MORE than 400 people attended a mini music festival in Bradford on Avon at the weekend which was held in aid of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group. The musical event, held over two evenings at the Boathouse pub and restaurant raised £2,600 for the c...

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Capture essence of Wiltshire life and be in frame for prize

KEEN amateur photographers in Swindon are being given an extra incentive to get out and about with their cameras this summer. Our popular annual Photo Competition, staged by the Adver’s parent company Newsquest in conjunction with Visit Wiltshi...

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CALNE ‘MURDER’: Boy expected before Bristol Crown Court charged with killing Ellie Gould

A BOY accused of murdering schoolgirl Ellie Gould will appear in court this morning. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of killing the Hardenhuish School pupil at a home in Calne on May 4. READ MORE: Family of murdere...

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HELD: Boy charged with murdering Calne girl Ellie Gould remanded in custody

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of a schoolgirl. The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Bristol Crown Court on Thursday morning. He is charged with the murder of Year 12 pupil Ellie Gould in Caln...

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Liberal Democrats win Bradford on Avon local by-election

THE Liberal Democrats have won the local by-election in Bradford on Avon with a majority of 324. Their candidate Sarah Gibson gained the vacant town council south ward seat with 725 votes. Pam Hyde, the Conservative Party candidate was second with 40...

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Get your walking boots on and help children’s hospice

COMPANIES are being challenged to take on a new walking marathon that shows off the best of Wiltshire to raise money for Julia’s House. The Great Wiltshire Walk on July 20 will take in 26 miles of some of the county’s most breathtaking countrysid...

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M4 services closed due to diesel spillage

Leigh Delamere Services on eastbound M4 have been shut due to a diesel spillage. The services are located between Junction 18 and Junction 17. Motorists have been advised to use the next available services – Membury services – located between J...

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