Silverware stolen from home during burglary

Police are appealing for information after a number of items of silverware were stolen during a burglary at a house near Bradford on Avon. The house in Turleigh was broken into some time between Friday November 16 and Wednesday November 21. Police of...

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Are you ready for the big BoA Christmas Switch-On?

The beautiful Bradford on Avon lights will soon illuminate the town for the Christmas season, with the Switch On event this Friday 30th November – the main event will be in Westbury Garden though the festivities will take place across the town. Th...

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Nursery school boss is town’s Shining Light

THE founder of a Bradford on Avon pre-school day nursery has been named as the town’s Shining Light.   Gail Keverne won a hamper-full of Christmas goodies and will get to switch-on the Bradford on Avon Christmas lights display at 6.30pm on Fri...

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Bradford firm’s fun quiz boosts nature centre

A CHARITY quiz night at The Boathouse in Bradford on Avon raised over £1,000 for Hope Nature Centre.   The event was organised by Energy Management LLP in Bradford on Avon and sold out, with 80 guests. The evening had an auction and raffle as w...

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Meet BOA’s Shining Light of 2018

You may have heard about our recent request for residents to nominate someone from Bradford on Avon who has made a real difference to people’s lives and/or the community during 2018.  The aim was that we as a town could say ‘thank you’ to that...

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Stroke survivor who had to learn to walk again launches health and fitness business to help others

A FATHER-of-four is launching a new gym to help West Wiltshire residents improve their physical and mental health after staging an amazing recovery from a stroke. Phil Walker, 42, from Trowbridge, is opening FIT (For Inspirational Training) studio in...

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Update: Sunday Parking charges suspended

Following on from last week’s news from Wiltshire Council that charges would be put in place on Sundays and Bank Holidays across the county, including Bradford on Avon’s car parks, an article has now been released on their website, stating that t...

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Victorian tale makes it to print

A BRADFORD on Avon woman’s determination to publish a book written by a long-dead relative has finally succeeded.   Dee Way, 72, spent four years trying to track down first edition copies of the book written by her great-great aunt Isabel Home...

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Notice of temporary closure of: Whiteheads Lane (Part), Bradford on Avon

Notice from Wiltshire Council of Temporary Closure of: Whiteheads Lane (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 5675) Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close tempor...

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Hundreds of people marked the Armistice 100 years on

PEOPLE from around the county have been marking the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War in many different and meaningful ways. A woman from Bradford on Avon had the honour of being selected to walk in the Nation’s Thank You procession...

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Notice from Wiltshire Council: revised parking charges

Recently, the Town Council was notified of proposed changes to parking charges meaning free parking would no longer be available on Sundays. Town Councillors lobbied against the introduction of new charging regime, though were unable to stop it. How...

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Plans to bring hall back to use

A CIVIC tea at the former home of Dr Alex Moulton in Bradford on Avon launched the town’s Countdown to Peace programme. The Grade II listed Jacobean hunting lodge, built in 1610 by wealthy clothier John Hall the Second is now run by the Alex Moulto...

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Six-foot tall rabbit sure to be star of the show

THE award-winning Bradfordians return to the stage with a six-foot high rabbit called Harvey for their next production, which opens on Thursday. The Bradfordians’ Dramatic Society are performing the hilarious comedy Harvey by the American playwrigh...

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Doves represent those who died

STRINGS of 184 hand-crafted paper doves across one of Bradford on Avon’s historic shopping streets are a dramatic symbol of peace.   The Flight of the Fallen commemorates each of the men from Bradford on Avon who failed to come home from the F...

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Children get a taste of life on Western Front

CHILDREN from Holt Primary School experienced a taste of life on the Western Front when they visited a replica First World War trench system in Bradford on Avon.   The trench, complete with a full-scale replica First World War tank and a hospita...

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