‘SURPRISING’: Figures put Wiltshire Police as one of worst in country for assaults on officers

WILTSHIRE Police has the highest officer assault rate in the country, figures reveal. The county’s police federation chief called the numbers surprising, warning that the force’s safety training for officers was “not what it once was”. And he...

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How to get FREE Lego at Smyths Toys this weekend

Smyths Toys is giving away free Lego at its superstores across the UK. The giveaway is taking place this Saturday, May 4, from 9am, as part of the Imagination Station 2 Future Masters event. Lego fans may have to get there early, as the free toys wil...

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Arrests in Wiltshire after Emiliano Sala mortuary pictures leaked

A WILTSHIRE pair have been arrested after a mortuary image of dead football ace Emiliano Sala was shared online. Police are investigating how the photograph, purporting to have been taken following a post-mortem of the 28-year-old player at a Dorset ...

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Antisocial behaviour discussed at MP’s crime forum

POLICE heard people’s anger and fears about public drunkenness in Westbury Gardens at a crime forum hosted by MP Michelle Donelan in Bradford on Avon. Around 50 members of the public were at the meeting to share general concerns about crime in the ...

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Easter event brings crowds of hundreds

HOMEMADE Easter bonnets of all shapes, sizes and creations were paraded in Westbury Gardens at the annual Lions Club’s Easter bonnet competition and egg hunt Children of all ages competed in the Easter bonnet competition, which was judged by Bradfo...

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Duck race goes down swimmingly

HUNDREDS of yellow plastic ducks flooded down the river in Bradford on Avon in the town’s annual Easter duck race. Crowds gathered in their hundreds to watch the race and many families also took part in the Lions Club’s Easter egg hunt and bonnet...

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Lions club launch young people’s award

THE Bradford on Avon Lions club are celebrating the success of young people in the town with their new outstanding achievement award. The awards are open to those aged 15-18 and nominees must demonstrate that they have made an outstanding contributio...

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Police news in short from Bradford on Avon

House broken into ITEMS from an upstairs room were stolen when a house in Woolley Terrance, Bradford on Avon was broken into during the afternoon on April 16. Purse is stolen A PURSE and it’s contents was stolen from St Margaret’s Hall, B...

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MP speaks about local elections and Brexit

CHIPPENHAM is be a target seat for the Liberal Democrats in the next General Elections according to leading MP Jo Swinson, when she visited Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge. Voters in both town met her and the consituency’s LibDem candidate Helen Be...

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Popular boater drowned after a night out

A POPULAR canal boater died after falling into the Bradford on Avon Marina following a night out at the nearby pub. Rodney James Parr, 57, had spent the last night of his life drinking with friends in The Boathouse pub on the Trowbridge Road at Bradf...

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Trio of Wiltshire runners in the London Marathon set to raise cash for different charities

WITH the London Marathon just a week away (Sunday, April 28), training is heating up for Bradford on Avon resident John Chapman as he gets ready to run in a Poppy Factory T-shirt. The 61-year-old father of three has completed the London Marathon befo...

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Keep helicopter in the sky with new game

A NEW mobile game created for Wiltshire Air Ambulance will help the county’s lifesaving charity attract support in a fun, engaging way. Developers at OJO Solutions, based in Bradford on Avon, have donated £15,000 worth of studio time to build the ...

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Staff celebrate after outstanding inspection report

Wiltshire Heights care home is celebrating achieving the highest rating by their industry regulator, the Care Quality Commission. During an inspection, which took place in January, the team were praised around their cohesive working practices, dignif...

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Drinking in town is a cause for concern

GROUPS of people who have been seen drinking alcohol in Westbury Gardens in Bradford on Avon are become a concern for the town and the council. Many locals have taken to social media in search for a way of stopping the behaviour which has been descri...

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Easter Monday bonnets and eggs fun in Victory Field in Bradford on Avon

ON Easter Monday in Victory Field on Pound Lane in Bradford on Avon, there’s a chance to bag an Easter Egg in a hunt for tokens hidden in the park. The town’s Lions Club are behind the family event which also features an Easter Bonnet Com...

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