UKIP south west MEP hopeful criticised over ‘rape’ tweet

A UKIP candidate was last night condemned for a tweet in which he reportedly told a Labour MP he “wouldn’t even rape her”. Swindon man Carl Benjamin, who is better known as YouTuber Sargon of Akkad, is standing in May’s European Parliament el...

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The Easter egg hunt in on

CHILDREN and their families sported a variety of homemade Easter bonnets for a competition and Easter egg hunt in Bradford on Avon on Tuesday morning. Organised by Bradford on Avon Youth, families charged round the Victory fields despite a spot of ra...

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New book sheds light on Budbury

AUTHOR Pam Slocombe has visited Bradford on Avon Library to promote a new book from Bradford on Avon Museum . It tells the unique story of Budbury, the area of Bradford stretching from Newtown and Wine Street to Huntingdon Street and Bearfield. The b...

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Elderly go back to school to help youngsters

PUPILS at Fitzmaurice Primary School and residents of Wiltshire Heights care home, both in Bradford on Avon, are helping to bridge the generation gap. They are taking part in an exciting new project which sees the old folks going back to school. Ever...

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Waddle on down to Westbury Garden for a quacking good time!

On Monday 22 April, Easter Monday, Bradford on Avon Town Council will be hosting the annual Bradford on Avon Duck Race and this year looks to be bigger and better… From 11am in beautiful Westbury Garden, we will have music from FB Pocket Orche...

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Community radio to use youth centre

A NEW community radio station in Bradford on Avon has been the topic of debate between councillors after the group was granted free use of the youth and community centre. Town councillors Simon McNeill-Ritchie and David Garwood spoke of community rad...

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Mayor shows support for local special schools

THE Mayor of Bradford on Avon, councillor Alex Kay has shown her support for Larkrise and St Nicholas special schools. Parents from the special educational needs and disabilities families action group attended Bradford on Avon’s full council meetin...

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Friends press for peace in Palestine’s Gaza

CHIPPENHAM MP Michelle Donelan has pledged to urge the Foreign Office to consider the recommendations of an independent United Nations report into the deaths of more than 200 people in Gaza. Members of the Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine staged...

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Tasty tapas in a cosy setting

BIRTHDAY celebrations are always a fun excuse to get friends and family together and Pablo’s Bistro in Bradford on Avon was in a great location for the group to meet. The tapas bar did not disappoint with authentic, tasty dishes that came in genero...

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Man freed despite 18-week sentence

A JUDGE has asked for an explanation as to why a man accused of domestic violence was charged with common assault not actual bodily harm. Judge Jason Taylor QC said the decision meant he was restricted to a maximum sentence of six months rather than ...

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Science lab donation: a correction

A STORY in last week’s Times on the donation given by town councillors in Bradford on Avon to the St Laurence School Science Laboratory appeal incorrectly stated the amount councillors had voted to give, which should have read £10,000. The school ...

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Notice of temporary closure of St Margaret’s Hill 16th April 2019

Notice from Wessex Water Road closure outside 1 St. Margarets Hill, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DP Reference: 35670546001 We’re carrying out essential work on the Water Supply network in your… The post Notice of temporary closure of St Margaret’...

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Nursery’s Easter egg hunt is a success

MORE THAN 50 children joined in the Easter fun at the annual Westwood Nursery Easter Egg Hunt. The nursery received dozens of donations of eggs from Asda, Tesco and the parents. A raffle was held with prizes donated from local business. A bake sale a...

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Chocolate eggs donated for village trail

A PILE of Easter eggs has been donated for the Winsley Easter Egg trail being laid this weekend. Starting on Saturday, the trail will be taking place until Monday April 22. Maps are on sale in the Winsley Village shop and the seven stars for £3.50. ...

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Motorcyclist injured in collision

POLICE officers were called to a collision between a car and a motorcyclist on the junction between Frome Road and Pound Lane, Bradford on Avon, shortly before 4pm yesterday (Tuesday April 9).   It involved a black Yamaha motorcycle and a red Su...

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