Tesco has dropped the price of unleaded petrol to 99.9p per litre to compete with Asda and Morrisons

MOTORISTS queued to fill up in Trowbridge on Saturday as petrol pump wars hit town. The supermarket giant Tesco dropped the price of unleaded petrol to below £1 a litre to compete with Asda and Morrisons which have also cut prices. This is Wiltshire

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Karen Bloomfield has decided she needs some ‘me time’

THE owner of a well-known fruit and vegetable shop in Bradford on Avon which temporarily closed because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has decided to call it quits after 33 years. Karen Bloomfield, of Bloomfield’s Fruit & Veg, has decided t...

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About this website

There has been a question about who runs this website and why.  To clarify, it is owned by Bradford on Avon Town Council but was set up by someone who has now left Bradford on Avon. They asked for someone to take over hosting the site and keep an ey...

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Harrison Sheppard from Bradford on Avon is running to raise funds for the Bath Rugby Foundation

A FOURTEEN-year-old rugby player in Bradford on Avon is running to raise funds to help vulnerable young people. Harrison Sheppard, a Year 9 pupil at the Clarendon Academy school in Trowbridge, has been running during the Covid-19 lockdown to keep fit...

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IN THE COURTS: All the latest cases from across Swindon and Wiltshire

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Haydn Andrews, 26, of Clarendon Drive, admitted breaching a bail condition banning him from contacting a woman he is accused of assaulting. He has already pleaded not guilty to the two assaults, which are alleged to have taken ...

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Stable owner in South Wraxall warns of suspicious man

A horse owner has warned stable owners to be on alert after a suspicious man called at her yard. She said the man in a dark grey Peugeot entered her yard in South Wraxall near Bradford on Avon and asked if she had any old horse boxes for sale. She sa...

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LibDem councillors in Bradford on Avon re-ignite campaign for one-way traffic

LIBERAL Democrats councillors in Bradford on Avon have re-ignited a campaign to bring in a one-way system. They have held talks with local highways group, Streets Ahead, following concerns about social distancing during the Covid-19 crisis while usin...

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Devizes event rider takes a podium spot in virtual Badminton for NHS charities

THREE of Wiltshire’s top event riders won top five places in a unique online international sporting challenge. With lockdown cancelling the sport’s premier event, Badminton Horse Trials last weekend, the competition went online – with a differe...

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‘I feel sorry for the thieves’ says grandson of war hero after statue is stolen from VE display in Lockeridge

A FURIOUS dad has called on thieves to return his war hero grandad’s statue they stole from a VE Day display outside his home. It holds huge sentimental value to the family of Corporal John Davidson, who died in 2013. “I would like the statue...

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CRIME ROUND-UP: Theft, vandalism, drugs and more

Windmill stolen AN ornamental windmill was stolen from the front garden in Brecon Close, Melksham, on Sunday, May 3. Cannabis bust A MAN in his 20s from the Melksham area has been released under police investigation after police stopped a vehicle on ...

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Wessex Water community fund grants help groups impacted by the coronavirus crisis

COMMUNITY groups across west Wiltshire impacted by the coronavirus crisis have received cash grants from Wessex Water’s annual community fund. They include Alzheimer’s Support, Bradford on Avon Bowls Club, East Knoyle Village Hall, Trowbridge Fut...

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Planning inspector dismisses appeal to alter an old orchid house

A COUPLE’S plans to move an old orchid house have been dashed by a Bristol planning inspector. Isobel Griffiths and Simon Gunstone wanted to move, reconstruct and repair the stone-built structure at their Grade 2 listed home in Bath Road, Bradf...

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Response to proposed relaxation of lockdown restrictions

As of this week, England sees the relaxation on some of the rules on use of open spaces and exercise.  As a Town Council, we are keeping the situation under review in respect of opening up the places and spaces that are under our control – however...

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Residents celebrated VE Day 75 by staying at home and social distancing

RESIDENTS across west Wiltshire found their own ways to celebrate VE Day despite the Stay At Home lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. In Bradford on Avon, mayor Cllr Simon McNeill-Ritchie laid a wreath at the town’s war memorial in We...

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LEGO people help Bradford Town Council spread coronavirus advice

TOWN council staff have been helped spread safety messages through the pandemic with posters and leaflets and even a Lego video after receiving a grant from the Wiltshire Community Foundation. Bradford on Avon Town Council was awarded £1,000 from th...

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