Bradford-on-Avon author pens manual on Handley Page Halifax

Personal links to a Second World War bomber crash have been the inspiration behind the new Handley Page Halifax Manual from Somerset publisher Haynes. As an aircraft-mad schoolboy, author Jonathan Falconer grew up captivated by tales of a wartime Han...

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Call for ‘Quiet Lanes’ to reduce traffic around Winsley

A WINSLEY woman wants the council to introduce Quiet Lanes and a 20mph speed limit on lanes around the village to stop motorists driving on verges and forcing walkers and cyclists off the roads. Diana Deal, 65, is fed up of motorists destroying grass...

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AskBoA: Woman assaulted while cycling in Bradford on Avon

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 54-year-old woman was assaulted in Bradford on Avon on May 20. At about 6.35pm last Friday, the woman was cycling up the hill in Belcombe Road when a white van approached her from behind and a male passenger...

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£6000 raised for British Red Cross from Belcombe Court gardens fundraiser

FILM and TV director Paul Weiland OBE opened his Belcombe Court gardens to the public on Sunday, raising £6000 for the British Red Cross in the process. More than 1,000 gardening enthusiasts poured into the Bradford on Avon site on Sunday afternoon ...

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Local business Mirabelledesign makes it to the finals of the Etsy awards

Mirabelledesign is a local company specialised in quirky children’s furniture. We create high quality, innovative bookcases and shelves that combines functionality with a real sense of playfulness. We are proud to announce that our Wilfrid the ...

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Author inspires Westwood with Iford School’s young writers

WESTWOOD with Iford School geared up for its scarecrow trail next week with a creative writing workshop on Friday (May 20). Children’s author Maudie Smith joined forces with Year 1-3 pupils to help them create stories and a display that will fo...

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Hundreds of Bradford on Avon sporting youngsters show support for proposed sports hub

NEARLY 500 children and adults from sports clubs across Bradford on Avon flocked to Beehive Field on Saturday to show their fervent support for their proposed community sports hub. More than 300 youngsters from Bradford Town Youth Football Club (BTYF...

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Princess Royal to visit Dorothy House

THE PRINCESS Royal will be paying a visit to Winsley’s Dorothy House Hospice Care as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations on June 21. Princess Anne will attend a garden party as well as enjoying the first viewing of the hospice’s b...

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Two benches unveiled to commemorate Bradford on Avon’s former station manager

TWO benches were unveiled at Bradford on Avon’s station on Tuesday to commemorate a year to the day since the death of former station master David Walden. More than 50 people, including Great Western Railway (GWR) representatives, Wessex Rail P...

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AskBoA: Police appeal over spate of Winsley car thefts

POLICE are appealing for information following a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in the Winsley area last week. Two cars were broken into in Broomground, Winsley, and another in Northfield on May 11 with both being report at 9.29am and 1.29pm res...

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Bradford on Avon’s Varn Shortlisted for National Award

Digital Marketing Company, Varn, has been shortlisted alongside seven other companies in the UK in the nominations for Best PR and SEO campaign, in The Drum Search Awards 2016. The Drum is the biggest Marketing news site in Europe with 11 million o...

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Heated exchanges over Holy Trinity Church grant

A £1,000 grant was allocated to the £2m regeneration of Bradford on Avon’s Holy Trinity Church but not without a lengthy and heated exchange at Wednesday’s area board meeting. Wiltshire West District Scout Association had applied for £7,000 to...

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Bradford on Avon’s global motor industry supplier firm on the right track

SETTING yourself apart from the rest and being dynamic can be a tall order. However Bradford on Avon’s Anthony Best Dynamics (ABD) is an automotive powerhouse creating products used across the globe. Anthony Best founded the firm in 1982 and was se...

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Cow mooves into Bradford on Avon

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A WANDERING cow decided to have an appointment at Bradford on Avon’s dental surgery on Thursday afternoon. At 3pm, PCSO Andrew MacLachlan was called to after a cow had taken a detour from their field and was on the loose in the town centre. The...

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New Cycle Policy for GWR Long Distance High Speed Trains

Great Western Trains are introducing a new cycle policy for their long distance High Speed Trains, which takes effect from the start of the summer timetable on 16 May. To give cyclists a guaranteed space, they are introducing compulsory bicycle reser...

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Eight Bradford on Avon businesses could close due to 20-week-long road closures

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THE FUTURES of eight Bradford on Avon businesses are in jeopardy due to the 20-week long closure of Holt Road which has virtually cut off access to them. The very existence of Westdale Park Home and Garden Centre is threatened due to the construction...

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