Old phone box is transformed

THREE boys from Bradford on Avon have taken part in the Phoney Box Project ad decorated one of the towns telephone boxes with a model of the solar system. Jamie, Peter and William created the model for the phone box near St Laurence School to achieve...

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Plants stolen from village’s parish rooms

VOLUNTEERS have been left disheartened after £90 worth of lavender plants have been stolen from Westwood Parish Rooms. The rooms underwent a refurbishment project in June 2017 where trustees worked to make it a more enjoyable place for the Westwood ...

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Police sent letter asking them to scene of Bradford on Avon man’s suicide

A RETIRED company director and emergency Blood Bike rider meticulously planned his own death, an inquest heard, because he could not face life after his marriage broke down. Bruce Isambard Howard, 59, took his own life at his Bradford on Avon home be...

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Appeal for practical shed help

A CALL has gone out for people practical people who are good with their hands and enjoy DIY to help create a men’s shed in Bradford on Avon. Supported by Bradford on Avon Dementia Action Alliance an event will take place on Friday, June 28, at ...

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High-tech firm to build new centre

FAST-growing Anthony Best Dynamics has submitted plans to demolish the old Countrywide Farmers retail store in Melksham to develop a new manufacturing centre. The high-tech company plans to knock down the former retail store, which closed in May last...

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Solstice reveller, 44, arrested for URINATING at Stonehenge celebrations last night

A SOLSTICE-goer was arrested on an indecent exposure charge last night, after allegedly urinating in view of children. The 44-year-old Salisbury man was said to have answered the call of nature at the Stonehenge summer solstice celebrations. Wiltsh...

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Friends found boater’s body in canal near Bradford on Avon

A DRUNKEN canal boater drowned after hitting his head and falling into the Kennet & Avon near Winsley Hill at Limpley Stoke, an inquest was told. Stephen Charles Heffernan, 48, had two lacerations behind his right ear and the base of his head con...

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FOOD REVIEW: Vino Vino, Bath

BACK when we had the false dawn that summer had arrived and there were signs that last year’s flaming June might be repeated I sat outside in the sun in a pleasant corner of Bath away from too much hustle and bustle. Of course being a Saturday it w...

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Bathstore jobs at risk as retail woe continues

MORE jobs woe could be on the way for Swindon after reports emerged that Bathstore is on the verge of collapse. The UK’s biggest bathroom specialist, which has branches on Hobley Drive in Stratton and another in Chippenham, employs around 700 peo...

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‘Pollen bomb’ warning for asthma and hay fever sufferers

ASTHMA and hay fever sufferers are being warned it could be a miserable weekend as pollen levels are set to rise to ‘very high’ across the south-west. The Met Office is predicting the pollen count will rise from ‘high’ in Swin...

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Ditch the car for Clean Air Day

PEOPLE in Bradford on Avon are being encouraged to walk as the town celebrates Clean Air Day. Organised by Cllr Sarah Gibson, signs have been put up in different places around the town showing how long it would take to walk to popular locations in th...

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Freeview TV signal changes in store (and why you might need to retune your TV)

FREEVIEW users in Swindon may need to retune their TV equipment on June 19 in order to stay up to date with their favourite programmes. An update is being made to the Mendip transmitter, which serves the west of Swindon, together with much of Wiltshi...

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Setting sail on the trip of a lifetime

LIFELONG friends and keen adventurers will be taking on the challenge of sailing around the whole of Great Britain in a 60-year-old wooden dinghy to raise money for charity. Will Hodshon from Westwood, near Bradford on Avon, and Richard Mitchell from...

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Nicole gets a new trike from children’s charity

A SCHOOLGIRL from Bradford on Avon living with cerebral palsy can continue to enjoy her love for cycling after receiving funding for a specialist bike from a children’s’ charity. Nicole Chorley, 13, who was born at 29 weeks weighing 2lb 2oz and s...

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Focus on air pollution

ANOTHER Clean Air Day to focus attention on pollution from vehicle exhaust fumes and its impact on health is to be held in Bradford on Avon on Thursday, June 20. It has been organised by Cllr Sarah Gibson, the Wiltshire councillor for Bradford on Avo...

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