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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Winter Olympians support Snowdonia challenge

A TEAM of Wiltshire Air Ambulance supporters had the support of two Olympians when they completed a fundraising challenge in Snowdonia National Park. The 13-strong group – which included the charity’s ambassador Shelley Rudman and her husband Kri...

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Notice of temp closure of B3105 Woolley Park (Part)

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: B3105 Woolley Park (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 6048) – between hours of 08:00 and 16:00 from 29th July 2019 until 09 August 2019. Notice is hereby given that the W...

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What would you change about local health and care services?

Younger people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being given an opportunity to help shape how health and care services are provided in the future. Over the next seven weeks, NHS and Local Authority organisations will invite a...

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The moment hero police officer smashes car window to rescue dog from a baking hot car

A POLICE officer used his baton to smash through a car window to rescue a dog trapped in a baking hot vehicle. Wiltshire Police released video of the rescue in a warning to drivers against leaving animals in cars on hot days. PC Martyn Powell said he...

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‘Pure evil’ paedophile football coach jailed for 24 years

PAEDOPHILE ex-football coach Bob Higgins has been jailed for 24 years and three months for sexually abusing schoolboy players over a 25-year period. The 66-year-old, who ran the youth training programmes at Southampton and Peterborough United footbal...

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Town becomes a plastic free community

BRADFORD on Avon has been awarded Plastic-Free Community Status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environment. In order to qualify fo...

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Wanted man charged in connection with robbery

A MAN has been charged in connection with a robbery at a shop in Winsley. Ryan Jones, 28, of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery. Police issued an appeal to find him earlier in the week. He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at ...

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Chefs cook up a storm at the farm

Top chefs from across the UK gathered at a farm near Westbury. They visited Stokes Marsh Farm in Coulston at a Chefs’ Forum, hosted by Walter Rose & Son butchers. Farmer Tim Johnson welcomed the 100 guests to his farm. And Chefs’ Forum fo...

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Couple banned from keeping animals for life after RSPCA discovers emaciated and suffering dogs at their home

A couple left their dogs emaciated and sick have been banned from keeping animals for life. Simon Sherman, 46, and Sarah Jane Sherman, 47, were sentenced to the life-long disqualifications when they appeared before Swindon Magistrates’ Court today....

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Police wage bill rises after demise of Tri-Force

WILTSHIRE Police is paying more on officer wages as it climbs down from the seven-year Tri-Force partnership with Avon and Somerset and Gloucester. Firearms, dog units and roads policing had all been part of the Tri-Force programme, with teams from a...

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Thousands raised at charity music festival

MORE than 400 people attended a mini music festival in Bradford on Avon at the weekend which was held in aid of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group. The musical event, held over two evenings at the Boathouse pub and restaurant raised £2,600 for the c...

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