Charity launches new skincare and wellbeing brand

PROCEEDS from a new lifestyle brand of skincare and wellbeing products will help to support the Dorothy House Hospice Care charity in Winsley. The hospice has just launched Ubiety, its first collection of luxurious, natural and ethical skincare and w...

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Rower’s Atlantic challenge

A BRADFORD on Avon lettings agent has described a 3,000-mile rowing trip across the Atlantic Ocean as the toughest challenge of her life so far. Alison Wannell was the only female member of the four-strong crew of Heads Together and Row which took pa...

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Much-loved rhymes may be utterly revolting

TICKETS are selling fast for The Bradfordians’ next production of two of Roald Dahl’s most revolting rhymes. The Bradfordians Dramatic Society in Bradford on Avon are performing Cinderella and Jack and The Beanstalk on Thursday, Friday, Saturday ...

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Scientist given Australia medal

AN Australian academic who spends part of each year in Wiltshire has been honoured by his country for his contribution to science, which includes research into the best way to dunk a biscuit. Dr Len Fisher received the Order of Australia, Down Under...

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Fire recruits urged to come and have a go

CREWS at Bradford on Avon fire station are urging local people to ‘come and have a go’ at becoming on-call firefighters. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for new recruits to provide fire cover for the town and its surroun...

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Sun shines on the snowdrops

AROUND 250 people visited Great Chalfield Manor on Sunday (February 10) to raise funds for the Dorothy House Hospice. Local garden lovers attended the 11th annual Snowdrop Open Garden event in the winter sunshine. A popular National Trust property, G...

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It’s a Kind of Magic: Queen legend’s forest

QUEEN guitarist Dr Brian May is behind the creation of a new forest of more than 100,000 trees near Bradford on Avon. Contractors working for Tilhill Forestry are planting a mixture of native British trees close to the ancient woodland at Inwoods, wh...

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Co-operative stores hunt for new charities to help

CHARITY-MINDED staff at the Southern Co-op stores on Bradford on Avon’s Winsley Road and Corsham’s Macey Drive are looking for new groups to help in 2019/2020, after another successful year’s fundraising. In 2018 both stores supported Dorot...

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MasterChef winners booked for festival

TWO BBC MasterChef champions are to cook up a storm at a new food festival taking place in Bradford on Avon this summer. Winner in 2016 Jane Devonshire and locally-based Ping Coombes, who won in 2014, will be demonstrating their culinary skills at th...

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Rower completes her TransAtlantic challenge

A BRADFORD on Avon woman and her three male team-mates have completed a 3,000-mile Atlantic Ocean row in aid of mental health charities. Alison Wannell, 40, a lettings agent from Church Street, Bradford on Avon, was also part of a research project at...

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Trustees call for help to improve

MEMBERS and users of the Mount Pleasant Centre and Social Club in Bradford on Avon are to be asked what improvements they would like to see. Trustees are planning to ask people for their views in a bid to attract a younger membership and inject fresh...

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Safety concerns come top in poll

THE top three traffic concerns in Bradford on Avon are pedestrian safety, air pollution and heavy goods vehiclse passing through the town. That’s the conclusion of a traffic and transport consultation exercise conducted by the town council. The fee...

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World cuisine on menu for annual Scout cooking contest

THE Annual Wiltshire West Scout Cooking Competition was held at Southwick, organised by the Assistant District Scout Commissioner Brian Fitchett assisted by members of the District Team, with guest judges Beryl Strange and Doreen Rogers. Six teams to...

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Notice from Network Rail – Overnight vegetation clearance works

See below for information regarding  forthcoming vegetation clearance works. If you have any questions or concerns, visit www.networkrail.co.uk or call 03457 114141 The post Notice from Network Rail – Overnight vegetation clearance works appeared...

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Wassaillers keep ancient tradition alive

MUSICIANS, Morris Men and Mummers came together in the snow at Bradford on Avon’s historic Tithe Barn. As dusk fell on Saturday the groups were joined by over 150 visitors who took part in the ancient custom of wassailing, visiting Hen’s Orchard,...

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