World’s largest bag

A JUTE Bag the size of nine double-decker buses has broken the Guinness World Record after it was hoisted to the sky at Fitzmaurice school in Bradford-on-Avon. Pupils helped local business, Cotton Bag Co, to beat the record for the world’s largest ...

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MP is on school radio

AN interview with MP Michelle Donelan was broadcast on Westwood with Iford Primary School radio station last Friday. Miss Donelan was able to discuss how having their own radio station has given the pupils a new-found voice. She said: “I was certa...

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Try your hand at fire fighting

A HAVE a go event is being held at Bradford on Avon fire station on Monday (15 July) for potential new on-call firefighters. Anyone interested in becoming a firefighter can go along to the fire station – off Station Approach – between 7pm and 9pm...

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SWINDON COURT: Marco Pierre White Jnr admits drugs charges and dodging £30 taxi fare

THE SON of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White plans to check into rehab after his latest class A drugs conviction, a court heard. Marco Pierre White Jnr, who is expected to spend 12 weeks in the recovery programme, this morning admitted possession of ...

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Town celebrates 1969 twinning

A GROUP of people from Norden in Germany are paying a visit to Bradford on Avon to celebrate the towns being twinned for the past 50 years. The Germans were welcomed by the town’s twinning association along with Bradford on Avon town council ye...

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MP helps at school fete

WINSLEY School in Bradford on Avon held their annual Winsley Whoop fete at the weekend. On Saturday pupils, parents and teachers had worked to collect lots of bottles for the bottle stand, prizes for the raffle and a well stocked cake stall. Michelle...

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Michael Sleggs: This Country star ‘Sluggs’ dies at the age of 33

Michael Sleggs, who starred as Slugs in BBC comedy The Country, has died. The 33-year-old actor is believed to have been undergoing palliative care for heart failure. His death was confirmed in a BBC Radio Gloucestershire tweet, which read: “A...

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James Dyson buys Singapore’s most expensive apartment as he prepares to move HQ

BILLIONAIRE Sir James Dyson bought a £44m super-penthouse in Singapore as he prepares to move his company HQ from Wiltshire. The three-storey five-bedroom Wallich residence in downtown Tanjong Pagar Centre is the country’s most expensive apart...

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Pair appear in Swindon court charged with illegally watching Emiliano Sala post-mortem

A PAIR accused of leaking mortuary pictures of Premier League ace Emiliano Sala have appeared before magistrates. Christopher Ashford, 62, of Page Close, Calne, and Sherry Bray, 48, of Charles Street, Corsham, are accused of illegally accessing CCTV ...

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Members of the Woolley Wheelers completed a 26-mile cycle ride on Sunday to raise funds for Dorothy House Hospice

MORE than 40 cyclists belong to the Woolley Wheelers have raised around £1,000 for the Dorothy House Hospice at Winsley. They gathered outside The George public house in Woolley Green on Sunday (July 7) for a 26-mile ride out. Alison Ward-Baptiste, ...

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Class mates meet 50 years on

A GROUP of former Fitzmaurice Grammar School pupils met in Bradford on Avon last Friday afternoon to reunite with friends from 50 years ago and reminisce over their old school days. The class of 1969 met at the Mount Pleasant social club and chatted ...

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Rotary has new president

Bradford on Avon Rotary Club recently held their handover evening to welcome new president David Gray. In his acceptance speech Mr Gray spoke of looking forward to his year, to give help where we can, both home and abroad. His chosen charity for the ...

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How one town has been raising awareness of endangered birds

EVENTS were held over the weekend to raise awareness of the danger that swift birds face as they are now considered to be under threat. For the people of Bradford on Avon, Swifts tweeting round the rooftops of the town on their return from Africa mar...

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Countdown to Peace cheques presented to charities

In November 2018, Cllr Simon Mc Neill-Ritchie ran a series of events under the banner ‘Countdown to Peace’ to commemorate the end of the First World War. The project saw the community of Bradford on Avon come together to create a whole programme ...

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Protesting to save bats and wildlife

MEMBERS of Extinction Rebellion gathered outside housing developers in Bradford on Avon to protest for trees and hedges to be replaced after the habitat of bats was destroyed. After the hedge row on Holt Road were cut down by Bellway Homes for the ne...

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