Tess of the d’Ubervilles could be another award-winner for The Bradfordians

FOLLOWING their highly successful and award-winning production of Michelle Magorian’s Goodnight Mister Tom last year, The Bradfordians Dramatic Society may well have another hit on their hands. This time, it’s one of Thomas Hardy’s most popular...

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Video: Fire breaks out in the kitchen of Prezzo in Trowbridge

FIRE broke out this morning in the kitchen on Prezzo in Trowbridge. The blaze started in a deep fat fryer at the Italian restaurant and crews from Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Westbury attended. Customers were immediately evacuated. Firefighter S...

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FOOD REVIEW: Home-cooked food at its best at the Dog & Fox

IT’S a long time since I’ve been to the Dog & Fox at Bradford on Avon so, after a long day at work, my wife Feona and I decided not to bother staying in to eat but to venture out and let someone else do the cooking. For anyone who has...

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The St Laurence School Science Block fund

In November 2018 St Laurence School launched an appeal to raise funds for their new science block. The building itself is being funded from capital funding made available as a result of ‘section 106’ funds levied from the building development...

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Robinson’s Fruit Shoots from Tesco, Costco and McDonald’s recalled over safety fears

ROBINSON’S Fruit Shoots sold at Tesco, Costco and McDonald’s are being urgently recalled after safety fears. The Food Standards Agency has issued the recall on behalf of Britvic PLC for Fruit Shoot Apple and Blackcurrant bottles sold as m...

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A parents’ guide to modern teenage slang

Most parents don’t understand a lot of today’s teen-speak, so a language expert decodes some of the more popular and perplexing teenage slang. If you have teenage children, chances are they litter their speech with ever-evolving words and...

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Marking 100 years since Red Cross served village

PEOPLE in Avoncliff have commemorated the 100 year anniversary since the Red Cross left the Workhouse in Avoncliff after operating as an auxiliary hospital for over a thousand convalescing soldiers from 1917-1919. On Armed Forces Day , the current vi...

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Fears that bungalows are being sold off

ELDERLY people who are looking to move from rented homes which are too large for them to cope with into bungalows are being left disappointed because a housing association is selling them on the open market, says one tenant. Lesley MacPhie who lives ...

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Hotel to display local art

A chance for local artists to display their work for sale is being offered by a Bradford on Avon hotel. The Swan Hotel formally launched its new Gallery Room with a private viewing of work by international artist Melissa Wishart. Her exhibition of mo...

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Bradford on Avon climate campaigners met Michelle Donelan MP at Westminster as part of a larger protest

CLIMATE change campaigners from Bradford on Avon travelled to Parliament on Wednesday June 26 to meet their local MP Michelle Donelan. They called for her to back efforts to halt climate change and pass ambitious new laws benefiting people and wildli...

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Town Council and Wiltshire Council liaise on process of devolution 

Over the coming weeks, Bradford on Avon Town Council is pleased to be working in partnership with Wiltshire Council with the ambition of agreeing on devolution of assets and services within the parish boundary. The process will bring various a...

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Obituary: Kelvin Thomas

A MUSCIAL legend who lead the Bradford on Avon Choral Society to success has died aged 99. Kelvin Thomas MBE who lived in Bathampton died in his sleep at Bath RUH on June 14. His good friends and colleagues at the choral society have now paid tribute...

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Celebrations at care home for 100th birthday

IT was celebrations all round at Wiltshire Heights care home in Bradford on Avon on Wednesday as one of their residents turned 100. Elsie Mead was visited by friends and family some of whom had travelled from as far as America to join her on her spec...

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Boat ride to mark past 100 years

A BOAT trip to Bradford on Avon on the Kennet and Avon canal will mark the centenary celebrations of the Red Cross leaving the old workhouse in Avoncliff, after running it as an auxiliary hospital for over 1,000 soldiers from 1917-1919. On Saturday v...

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Honorary Treasurer wanted for Wiltshire based Opera Organisation

Iford Arts is an established music charity focussed which produces a small annual opera festival recognised internationally for the quality and immediacy of its productions. The charity also runs a training and development programme for young singers...

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