US firm makes £7m bid to buy Swindon Town (but club denies any knowledge)

AN American consortium has made a offer of more than £7million to buy Swindon Town Football Club, according to documents seen by the Swindon Advertiser. Able Company Swindon LLC, a US company, presented its final offer to purchase the club from owne...

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Freed murderer convicted of grooming children online

A KILLER this week convicted of trying to groom children online should never have been let out of jail, the mother of his murder victim has said. Barry Wilcox was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1995 for killing shop assistant Samantha Walker in Ma...

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Call for action on climate change grows louder as Bradford on Avon children take part in global campaign

MORE than 250 children and adults took part in a school strike over climate change in Bradford on Avon last Friday (20 September). They were part of a global campaign to force national governments to declare a climate emergency. Children from three B...

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Youngsters receive awards for contribution to their Bradford on Avon community

FOUR ‘outstanding’ young people in Bradford on Avon have been presented with awards for their contribution to the local community. The Lions Club of Bradford-on-Avon’s president Brian Hersee presented the awards at a ceremony at the...

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Pupils in Bradford on Avon will go out on strike on Friday to support global campaign for action on climate change

PUPILS from three schools in Bradford on Avon are to turn out on Friday (September 20) in solidarity with the International Youth Strike for Climate Justice. Children from Christchurch and Fitzmaurice primary schools and St Laurence secondary school ...

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Appeal on woman’s leg injuries

A WOMAN was found with leg injuries after potentially falling or being knocked down by a car in Bradford on Avon on Sunday (Sept 15). Shortly after 8pm, the woman, who is in her 50s, was found by a passer-by on Bath Road, near to the junction with Be...

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Photographers to display work

Bradford on Avon’s Photography Group, made up of thirty-three OAPs, will be exhibiting their photographs at the West Barn during the weekend of September 28 and 29. The Barn will be open from 10am until 4pm each day. There is no entrance fee and yo...

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Dog walkers’ fight for path

PEDESTRIANS are still unable to use Cemetery Lane in Bradford on Avon one year after it first closed, as building work on a new houses development continues. Dog walkers and other locals have expressed their frustration at developers Bellway Homes af...

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stolen bike

Ive had my bike stolen outside of my studio on silver street at about 8.30 in the morning on Friday the 13th

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DEVIZES SEX ATTACK: Full description of wanted man released by police

POLICE have released as description of the man they are looking for after a sexual assault on a woman in her 60s in Devizes last night. The man is described as white, with dark spiky hair and was unshaven. He is described as slim to medium build an...

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Audi driver before Swindon court accused of causing the death of two pensioners in head-on crash

AN AUDI driver is said to have caused the death of two pensioners in a head-on crash on the A429. Nicholas Haynes, 32, of Newark Road, Gloucester, appeared in the Swindon dock this morning following the death of Anthony Webster and Gillian Smith, b...

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Shock as village nursery closes

PARENTS and villagers have been saddened by the news that Westwood Nursery School will be closing after more than 35 years. The nursery which has been struggling to increase its number of children announced this week that it will be closing it’s do...

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Notice of temporary closure of B3109 (Part) – 11th Nov 2019

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: B3109 (Part), Wingfield, Westwood and Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 6243) Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffi...

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Rector of Holy Trinity in Bradford on Avon puzzled by drop in weddings

THE Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Bradford on Avon says she’s puzzled by a sharp fall in couples wanting to exchange their marriage vows in church. The Reverend Canon Joanna Abecassis says she has only six weddings booked in so far for 2020 ...

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A429 to Malmesbury shut after serious accident

A MAJOR road off the M4 has been closed by police after a car crash. The A429 is closed from Junction 17 of the M4 north to Malmesbury following the accident near Corston. Wiltshire Police have tweeted: “Please be aware the A429 is still closed...

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