High Sheriff of Wiltshire visits BoA Christmas Tree Festival

For the past few years, Holy Trinity Church in the centre of Bradford on Avon has hosted a week long Christmas Tree Festival, and last weeks was as spectacular as… The post High Sheriff of Wiltshire visits BoA Christmas Tree Festival appeared f...

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JOB: Love local politics? Then you could be the person we’re looking for

Do you love local politics? Would you like to be the Gazette & Herald’s and Wiltshire Times’ eyes and ears on Wiltshire Council? Then we want to hear from you. We have a vacancy for a Local Democracy Reporter, whose role would focus o...

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Shining lights of the town award

TWO people from Bradford on Avon have been recognised for their commitment to the town and been presented with the council’s Shining Light award. This year’s award celebrates contributions to the community by outstanding individuals, nomi...

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McDonald’s set to launch first vegan meal

FAST food chain McDonald’s s is to launch its first fully vegan meal in the New Year. Veggie Dippers will go on sale on January 2 in both adult meal and Happy Meal sizes. They are made with red pepper, rice, sundried tomato pesto and split peas...

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Christmas party boosts charity fundraising

BATTLING Breast cancer has inspired one Trowbridge mother into raising funds for a linked Charity. Leoly Wyatt has been continually fund raising for Macmillan Cancer Support with a Christmas party boosting her total monies raised now into the thousan...

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Politically motivated crimes continue in run up to election as another house is vandalised

A HOUSE in Bradford on Avon which was displaying a political poster has been vandalised with cream paint. Police are now appealing for witnesses after a house in St Margaret’s Street displaying a Liberal Democrat poster in its window was delibe...

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Controlling boyfriend who marched ex out of hospital avoids jail

AN ‘”EVIL” brute marched his girlfriend out of hospital the day after she had given birth – leaving the day-old boy in the maternity ward. Shockingly, neither the authorities nor the young woman’s family had no idea she was preg...

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FOOD REVIEW: Pizza king’s legacy lives on at Dolcipani

It is now six months since Devizes lost one of his best loved characters when baker, chef and all-round good guy Giovanni Campanella lost his fight with lung cancer. He told his family he wanted Dolcipani cafe and coffee shop in Old Swan Yard to cont...

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Tree planting at Avoncliff Wood

On Saturday 30th November, members of the local community joined the Woodland Trust in planting trees at Avoncliff Wood. The project was part of their Big Climate Fightback which aims to plant trees, save and revive woodland. In December 2018, th...

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Jail for Wiltshire carer who stole £42,000 from vulnerable mum

A FRAUDSTER stole £42,000 from her sick mother – splurging the ill-gotten gains on a holiday to Cyprus and Netflix. A Swindon court heard that swindling daughter Claire Ball had saved just £200 in compensation. Her mum, who is in her mid-70s, sai...

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Hundreds turn out for tree-planting at Avoncliff Wood

HUNDREDS of people have turned out to help plant 5,000 trees for the Woodland Trust at the Avoncliff Wood near Freshford. Around 260 were expected to help today, while on Friday 90 pupils turned out from Freshford Primary School and 25 from nearby We...

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Receptionist defrauded Malmesbury hotel of more than £6,000

A DISHONEST receptionist who stole thousands of pounds from a Malmesbury pub has been given a community order. Lisa Wilcox, 27, of Gastons Road, Malmesbury, avoided jail after she was found guilty of fraud at Swindon Magistrates Court on November 20....

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Questions answered on surgery’s new bookings

A NEW system that sees patients have a consultation with the GP on the phone before seeing could help save a struggling surgery. At a meeting on Tuesday, questions were asked about the Bradford Health Centre’s new telephone-first system, which aims...

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Adventurers complete the USA’s 2,653-mile Pacific Crest Trail

A Wiltshire adventurer and her fiance have recently returned to the UK having completed the entire 2,653-mile walk from Mexico to Canada. Rebecca Myles, 27, walked the Pacific Crest Trail with her fiance, Rupert Munro-Faure, also 27. The marathon tre...

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Three arrested after Swindon Aldi purse theft spotted on CCTV

THREE people have been arrested following a spate of purse thefts in Swindon and further afield. The arrests came after a member of the public spotted CCTV images of a theft at Aldi in Swindon and called the police. Two men, aged 32 and 39, and one...

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