Photographers to display work

Bradford on Avon’s Photography Group, made up of thirty-three OAPs, will be exhibiting their photographs at the West Barn during the weekend of September 28 and 29. The Barn will be open from 10am until 4pm each day. There is no entrance fee and yo...

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Dog walkers’ fight for path

PEDESTRIANS are still unable to use Cemetery Lane in Bradford on Avon one year after it first closed, as building work on a new houses development continues. Dog walkers and other locals have expressed their frustration at developers Bellway Homes af...

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stolen bike

Ive had my bike stolen outside of my studio on silver street at about 8.30 in the morning on Friday the 13th

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DEVIZES SEX ATTACK: Full description of wanted man released by police

POLICE have released as description of the man they are looking for after a sexual assault on a woman in her 60s in Devizes last night. The man is described as white, with dark spiky hair and was unshaven. He is described as slim to medium build an...

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Audi driver before Swindon court accused of causing the death of two pensioners in head-on crash

AN AUDI driver is said to have caused the death of two pensioners in a head-on crash on the A429. Nicholas Haynes, 32, of Newark Road, Gloucester, appeared in the Swindon dock this morning following the death of Anthony Webster and Gillian Smith, b...

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Shock as village nursery closes

PARENTS and villagers have been saddened by the news that Westwood Nursery School will be closing after more than 35 years. The nursery which has been struggling to increase its number of children announced this week that it will be closing it’s do...

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Notice of temporary closure of B3109 (Part) – 11th Nov 2019

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: B3109 (Part), Wingfield, Westwood and Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 6243) Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffi...

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Rector of Holy Trinity in Bradford on Avon puzzled by drop in weddings

THE Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Bradford on Avon says she’s puzzled by a sharp fall in couples wanting to exchange their marriage vows in church. The Reverend Canon Joanna Abecassis says she has only six weddings booked in so far for 2020 ...

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A429 to Malmesbury shut after serious accident

A MAJOR road off the M4 has been closed by police after a car crash. The A429 is closed from Junction 17 of the M4 north to Malmesbury following the accident near Corston. Wiltshire Police have tweeted: “Please be aware the A429 is still closed...

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Swindon and Chippenham in line for new KFC drive-thrus

KFC is aiming to open dozens of new outlets in Wiltshire and the South West by the end of 2020. It is understood the chain is offering incentives of £20,000 to people who find a new site in their target areas. Among the target areas is Swindon No...

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Claverton pump opened specially for descendants of the last engine keeper

When the descendants of Benjamin Whitaker, the first engine keeper of John Rennie’s water driven pump at Claverton on the Kennet and Avon Canal, returned to Bath from the four corners of the earth for a family wedding they took the opportunity to v...

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The Blue Heart at Holy Trinity in Bradford on Avon means it is re-wilding

Holy Trinity Church Bradford on Avon is trialling a rewilding scheme for part of the churchyard, after it recently produced a Churchyard Policy written by ecologists Ali and Dave Green, and Mike Fuller, a lepidopterist. The policy explains how to mai...

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Competition will help to send Bradford on Avon Rugby Club’s U11s to Italy

PARENTS of rugby-loving youngsters in Bradford on Avon are fundraising to send their offspring to Italy in April 2020. The 20-strong squad – which includes two girls – will fly out to Palma for four days of matches against local teams. U1...

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Wiltshire Music Centre to fix auditorium structural issue

WILTSHIRE Music Centre in Bradford on Avon hopes to re-open its auditorium by Friday, September 27 following work on a structural issue which has forced its temporary closure. The centre was forced to close the auditorium earlier this month because o...

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The 19 pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wiltshire in the Good Food Guide

Yesterday we revealed the five new entries into the Good Food Guide in Wiltshire. Today, we’ve got the full list of every restaurant, pub and cafe in the county that’s in the book. Helen Browning’s Chop House, Wood Street, Swindon W...

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