Local talent to perform at Roots Festival

THIS January, the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon will once again host the Bradford Roots Music Festival, featuring exciting local talent, crafts, dance and food from around the world. With music ranging from folk to jazz, bluegrass, world...

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Warning over ‘bumper-to-bumper’ festive traffic with Thursday expected to be busiest day

DRIVERS are being warned over ‘bumper-to-bumper’ traffic as an estimated 31 million leisure trips are being taken in the run-up to Christmas. Research by the RAC and traffic information supplier Inrix suggests the worst jams will some...

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Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines recalled over fire risk

Whirlpool has announced it is to recall more than half a million fire-risk washing machines – just months after it launched a major recall of potentially dangerous dryers. The firm said as many as 519,000 washing machines sold under the Hotpoi...

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What you need to know about the new overdraft rules

New rules to make overdrafts easier to manage have come into force today. Here’s what you need to know. What’s new? The changes brought in from Wednesday by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) mean that someone’s “available ...

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TROUBLED BY TECH?

We have helped many visitors to the Bradford on Avon Computer Club. We meet every Monday except public holidays between 2pm and 4pn. PLEASE NOTE The Computer Club will not meet on December 23rd 2019 or December 30th 2019 We will assist anyone who is ...

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Parents told to give children flu vaccine amid ‘super spreaders’ warning

Senior doctors have urged parents to vaccinate their children, who are “super-spreaders” of flu, as vital NHS services have been flooded with patients this winter. Medical professionals have said jabs are the “best defence” ag...

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Are workers entitled to an extra day’s pay in a leap year?

With a new leap year almost upon is, workers may be wondering what this means for how they get paid. Leap years come around every four years, and the next one is in 2020. The last leap day was in 2016, and the next one will fall on Saturday, Februa...

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Lost handbag

Hi, I lost my Coach handbag on Saturday night in the Maharajah restaurant and it has not been handed in. If anyone found it in the vicinity I would be so grateful to hear from you,

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Conservative James Gray retains North Wiltshire seat

CONSERVATIVE James Gray has retained his North Wiltshire seat. The results for the seat came in just after 4am as follows: Con – James Gray – 32,373 Lib Dem – 14,747 Lab – 5,699 Green – 1,939 This is Wiltshire

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Family’s concerns over lack of warning signs at Cotswold Water Park lake where mechanic died

THE family of a ‘strong swimmer’ who died in a lake at the Cotswold Water Park in July told a coroner of their concerns about the lack of warning signs at the water’s edge. Members of Swindon-born mechanic Cory Nicholson’s family were at a he...

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Danny Kruger wins Devizes seat for Conservatives

THE Conservative Danny Kruger has won the Devizes seat. In the last seat to declare in Wiltshire, he scooped the biggest share of the vote, which has seen the Tories get a majority overall. The result was: Danny Kruger (Con) – 32,150 Jo Waltham...

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South West Wiltshire MP Andrew Murrison reflects on ‘remarkable’ general election win for Conservatives

TRIUMPHANT Tory Andrew Murrison reflected on a “remarkable” night for his party after comfortably retaining the South West Wiltshire seat. Mr Murrison was re-elected after polling 33,038 votes – almost 12,000 more than Labour rival Emily Pomroy...

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Lost iphone

Hello. Has anyone found my gold iPhone 6 which went missing somewhere between the shambles and Frome Road today 11/12/2019. It was in a pale blue silicon case. Please call me on 07711987116.

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Mummers tour will help raise cash for Bristol Eye Hospital

BATHAMPTON Morris men are to repeat their annual ‘pilgrimage’ around the pubs and restaurants of Bradford on Avon to raise funds for charity. They will perform their traditional Christmas ‘Mumming’ play on Thursday, December 19, between 7.30p...

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Green Party to fight for seats in town council elections

THE man behind Bradford on Avon’s Plastic-Free campaign is planning to stand Green Party candidates in the next town council local elections. John Pearce, of Bradford on Avon Green Party, said: “We have tried to stand Green Party candidat...

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