Train hits debris on tracks near Melksham, bridge not damaged, says Network Rail

A train was left badly damaged after hitting debris on the tracks between Chippenham and Melksham. The train from Swindon to Warminster went under it at 6.20pm. Adver reporter Elly Roberts was on board. She said: “It just felt like the train was...

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Second coronavirus case confirmed in Swindon

A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Swindon. This is Wiltshire

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Incest dad who preyed on teenage daughter is jailed

A DEVIANT dad caught on CCTV performing a sex act on his long-lost teen daughter has been jailed. Robert Cole, 42, was reunited with daughter Justine Henley in 2018 after her 18th birthday – and 15 years after she was taken from his care and placed...

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Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust has launched a new design guide to help keep the town’s character and appearance

ARCHITECTS, builders, developers and estate agents and homeowners are to be given a new design guide to help preserve Bradford on Avon’s Georgian ambience. Two thousand copies of the step-by-step guide have been produced by the Bradford on Avon...

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Snack’s a monster!

HIS is the giant Hula Hoop Taylor Carey discovered when she dipped into her salt and vinegar snack. The schoolgirl was at Longleat Safari Park with her sister Scarlett, mum Tracey and auntie Denise O’Leary when she discovered the monster four-inch ...

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The true sound of the 60s

THE guitar that helped The Springfields become the first British group to break into the US music charts, beating The Beatles, is to be sold at auction in Corsham on Wednesday, and is expected to fetch upwards of £15,000. Mike Hurst, a former member...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says workers will get statutory sick pay

BORIS Johnson has confirmed that workers will receive statutory sick pay from the first day they are off work due to the coronavirus. During Prime Ministers Questions, Mr Johnson said people who self-isolate are “helping to protect all of us by...

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34 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK – bringing total to 85

A total of 85 people in the UK have now been diagnosed with coronavirus, the Department of Health said. Nearly 30 people who were diagnosed had recently travelled from countries affected by the virus. Since Tuesday, a further 3,000 people have also b...

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Bradford on Avon 14-year-old’s first hand account of the climate strike in Bristol

A PUPIL from St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon was among the thousands of youngsters at the Bristol youth climate strike to see teenage activist Greta Thunberg, followed by a march through the city. Swedish teenager Greta told the crowd that pol...

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Bradford on Avon movie set

FILM CREWS were spotted yesterday at Great Chalfield Manor, Bradford on Avon, filming another series of The Spanish Princess for Amazon Prime. The film is based on the life of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. The series is the sequel to Starz̵...

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Leap year proposal: Why women traditionally propose on February 29

THIS month we’ve got an extra day in February for the first time since 2016 – and today’s the day! But while 2020 being a leap year might not mean much to some, there could be a number of women reading this currently thinking about...

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FOOD REVIEW: A Sunday treat at the Crown & Anchor in Ham, near Marlborough

The first thing we noticed as we waited by the hatch to the kitchen was the Yorkshire puddings. They were big, airy beauties, on the plate next to pink roast beef, draped across roast vegetables. Before we’d even sat down, it was clear what our fam...

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National coronavirus figures show no increase after possible sufferer spotted in Bradford on Avon practice

ALTHOUGH there has been no official statement on the condition of the man whose symptoms sparked a coronavirus alert in Bradford on Avon on Monday, the UK’s confirmed number of cases still stands at 13 today (Wednesday). The man visited the Bra...

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Arnold’s Wood gifted to Town

We are pleased to announce that a delightful woodland area has been gifted to Bradford on Avon Town Council to safeguard its future and to help protect the local landscape. The woodland, known as Arnold’s Wood, was named by the family of Les Arnold...

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Medics in Bradford on Avon praised for swift response to possible coronavirus victim

WILTSHIRE’S first suspected case of coronavirus has been reported after it was spotted by alert medics in Bradford on Avon, closing the town’s GP surgery. It is understood a man visited the surgery yesterday morning reporting symptoms sim...

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