Continental brunch raises hundreds for town

MORE than 50 people enjoyed Middle Eastern and Asian food prepared by people in Bradford on Avon as the town’s Friends of Palestine held a fundraising brunch. On October 13, the group raised money to support Tubas, a town whose position in the nort...

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Celebrating 20 years of musical talent

LOCAL musicians will join forces with Cantamus Chamber Choir for a gala concert to celebrate 20 years with their musical director Mike Daniels. On Sunday November 10 Cantamus Chamber Choir, male choir Men with Horns and soloists Kirsten Mulcahy, Mari...

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Farmer tells how Led by Donkeys anti-Brexit message came to be created in her field

A VIRAL anti-Brexit video that been watched hundreds of thousands of times online was filmed just outside Swindon. The two-minute video sees the message Britain now wants to Remain ploughed into a farmer’s field while stirring music plays. It w...

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Popcorn at the ready as councillors classify Italian rom com for Bradford on Avon film society

ONE perk to being a Wiltshire councillor revealed itself this week as three members settled down to enjoy a romantic comedy, all in the name of democracy. A request was sent in to the licencing committee after Bradford on Avon film society put in a p...

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Bradford on Avon groups celebrate bloom success

BRADFORD on Avon has gained six ratings in the In Your Neighbourhood section in this year’s South West in Bloom awards. Wiltshire Heights care home and the Railway Station Garden Group were awarded ‘outstanding’ ratings, while the W...

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Birds Eye recalls chicken nuggets that may contain plastic

Bird’s Eye is recalling bags of 50 frozen chicken nuggets because they may contain small pieces of plastic. The affected products have a best before date of October 2020 and carry one the following codes on the back of the pack: L9208 W V124; ...

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Car home garden recognised for in bloom

CARE home in Bradford on Avon Wiltshire Heights was given outstanding status in the its your neighbourhood category of community gardens and groups in the South West in Bloom competition. Plans were laid earlier in the year to encourage community eng...

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Army Cadets start food bank to help those struggling

THE Army Cadet force, in Corsham, are starting a food bank to help families struggling on approach to a difficult time of year for people financially. In a letter to parents, SI Phill Rice of Wiltshire, Corsham Detachment said: “This time of year c...

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Pubs in Cricklade and Bassett chosen for AA restaurant guide

TWO pubs in the Swindon area made it into the AA’s 2020 Restaurant Guide. The Angel in Royal Wootton Bassett and The Red Lion in Cricklade are among the 31 Wiltshire eateries awarded rosettes for culinary excellence by the AA’s professi...

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Online Parent Supportive Mastermind Launched

  The Play Healing Parenting MasterMind Melksham, Wiltshire – October, 2019 – Immediate Release Play Healing, a parenting organisation based in the South West of England is launching a series of insightful MasterMind courses this Oct...

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Would you like to make a real practical difference to someone living with sightloss in your community?

My Guide is a service provided by Guide Dogs to support people who are living with sight loss to get out and about, to do the things that they want to do. Volunteers are trained to be ‘sighted guides’ to help people with activities such as browsi...

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IN THE DOCK: Shoplifting, reckless driving, theft and more

TROWBRIDGE: Kevin Ayliffe, 26, of Newleaze, Hilperton, stood before magistrates on October 4 after being charged with the possession of cannabis on June 21. He pleaded guilty and was told to forfeit the drugs, as well as being fined £80, £32 to vic...

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Lengthy waits at Swindon A&E prompts questions over GWH expansion

PATIENTS are waiting up to 24 hours to be moved from Great Western Hospital’s emergency department to the wards. Chief Nurse Julie Marshman said around 400 people had been visiting the Swindon A&E daily over recent days. It has raised questio...

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Tiffany bracelet found

A SILVER Tiffany bracelet has been found in Bradford on Avon by a woman who is keen to find its owner. Elizabeth Brown of Woolley Street came across the bracelet lying on the ground near the Co-op shop in Bridge Yard on Thursday, August 29 at around ...

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Exam score is best in the world

AN accounts assistant from Bradford on Avon is celebrating after achieving 100 per cent in her professional qualification exam, breaking the world record. Kalina Forbes, 25 who works for PKF Francis Clark in Salisbury got the record breaking score in...

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