More children being caught with knives in Wiltshire, figures show

UNDER-18 knife cautions and convictions have climbed back up from a 10-year low in 2012, new government figures show. Last year, 43 Wiltshire children aged 10 to 17 were dealt with by the police and courts for possession of knives and offensive weapo...

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Wiltshire PCC hails proactive work as county is revealed as one of safest in country

WLTSHIRE Police’s commitment to tackling knife and cyber crime has been recognised in the latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics. That’s the view of police and crime commissioner Angus Macpherson after the data for t...

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Martyn Whittock author publishes Trump and the Puritans book

LIGHT is being cast on complicated topics like President Donald Trump’s election by Bradford-on-Avon author. Martyn Whittock, 61, is a retired teacher and has just released his 49th book – Trump and the Puritans. Many people on this side of t...

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Mrs Florence Drew, Coppice Hill

Does anyone recall any information about a Mrs Florence Drew who lived at No.16 Coppice Hill for some years, in the 1960/70s? I am researching the history of the Bradford Methodist Church cottages. If so, please contact me at the following email addr...

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IN THE DOCK: All the latest Wiltshire magistrates court cases

CASES heard by magistrates in Swindon, Basingstoke and Salisbury include: BRADFORD ON AVON: Jim Sawtell, 58, of Church Street, has been fined £40 after admitting being drunk and disorderly by the Kennet & Avon canal. TIDWORTH: Robert Sisterson, ...

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Top detective speaks as Wiltshire Police launches anti-organised crime campaign

DETECTIVES have drawn up a list of Swindon and Wiltshire’s 19 most wanted organised criminals – including everyone from drug dealers to slavers. And the man in charge of tackling organised crime said his officers would leave no stone unturned to ...

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Libraries across Wiltshire close for a day

22nd January Libraries across Wiltshire close for a day   Eight Wiltshire Libraries and all mobile libraries will close for one day on Wednesday 5 February for a staff training day. To keep as many libraries open for the day as possible, four furthe...

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Four arrests after refugee drama in Marlborough

Four men have been arrested after being found stowed away in a horse box in Marlborough. Sue and Jeremy Riches, from Pattingham, Staffordshire, had stopped at their son’s house in London Road when they made the discovery. They were bringing fur...

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Wiltshire parents told of paedophile risk by police under Sarah’s Law

Police told seven parents in Wiltshire that someone with access to their child was a sex offender last year. Child abuse prevention helpline Stop It Now! says the rising number of applications made under the sexual offender disclosure scheme Sarah...

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Global Warming depicted in new climate logo

Following on from the last Climate Emergency Steering Group meeting, community members expressed that although the Town Council has taken steps and continues to address issues within their control, it is not always obvious that a Climate Emergency ...

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Anger over pile driving

SELWOOD Housing and Wiltshire Council have been reported to the Health & Safety Executive after a Trowbridge resident complained about work taking place next to his home. Dennis Hart, of British Row, contacted Trowbridge town councillor Edward Ki...

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IT DVD display with kidnapped child model at Sainsbury’s stores

A MUM blasted a supermarket which has posted a dummy ‘victim’ child – in clothes you can buy – alongside horror DVDs at the front of the store. The film IT is now out on DVD and the plotline of the film is that a murderous clo...

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Bradford cafe hosts day to mend things rather than throwing them away

Bradford on Avon’s Zero Waste group organised a Repair Café at The Hub in Church Street. It was a busy event with over 20 people bringing all sorts of household items to repair in an attempt to reduce waste. Volunteers menders helped fix a toaster...

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Nominations are now open for the National Cat Awards 2020

CAT lovers with the most purr-fect pets are being invited to nominate their furry friends for the biggest event in the feline year – the National Cat Awards 2020. The annual event is run by the charity Cats Protection and celebrates the nation’...

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Urgent Closure of Ashley Road (Part), Bradford on Avon: 30th-31st January

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: Ashley Road (Part), Bradford on Avon. THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 30 January 2020, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the intere...

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