CRIME ROUND-UP: Cannabis possession, thefts, car damage and more

Driver gets a cannabis caution A DRIVER was given an caution for a drug offence after being found in possession of cannabis and released under investigation for drug-driving. Police stopped the man on Hilperton Drive, Trowbridge, at 11am on Friday af...

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Witnesses describe ’20ft flames’ when canal boat went up in smoke

A CANAL boat went up in flames after a fire broke out aboard, leaving it a burnt out wreck. People living on neighbouring boats raised the alarm after spotting the 20ft flames on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Sells Green near Seend on Monday night. In...

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D3 bus service linking Melksham with Bath set to be axed

A BUS service linking Melksham with Bath is being axed by the firm that runs it. First West of England is pulling the plug on the D3 on April 4. It says the service has failed to cover its own costs for some time and, despite a significant increase i...

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Memories of Goldiggers from 1980s rockers to the rave scene

THE years fell away for one time for former fans of iconic Chippenham nightclub Goldiggers on Saturday when an exhibition opened at the town’s museum. Among those taking a trip down memory lane was former manager Nigel Ross who was delighted by the...

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Council to overspend by £2.8m

WILTSHIRE Council is forecasting an overspend of £2.8m “if no further action is taken” on its budget for 2019/2020. The budget report was discussed by the cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday. Despite these figures cabinet member for finance and proc...

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The Whooosh book launch was held at Bradford on Avon Museum

SCORES of Bradfordians flocked to the town’s Museum last Saturday to buy their copies of a new book telling its history. Staff said the launch of Whooosh, Bradford on Avon Museum’s newest book title, had been fantastically successful. Written...

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Crash near White Horse Business Park causes rush-hour hold-ups

A TWO-CAR crash is causing delays on the A363 close to White Horse Business Park in Trowbridge. A red Kia and a silver Vauxhall Corsa are involved. Police are at the scene directing traffic. This is Wiltshire

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BoA Men’s Shed getting closer

Men’s Sheds provide a shared place to pursue practical interests, practice skills, enjoy making and mending, but unlike a solitary garden shed, they are all about social connections, friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge with others. La...

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Bradford on Avon bowlers delight in good season

The Bradford on Avon Bowls Club Annual Lunch and Presentation of Trophies took place at Cumberwell Park on Saturday. Councillor Simon McNeill-Ritchie, Mayor of Bradford on Avon, presented the prizes to the winners and runners up. Club President, Mich...

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Wiltshire’s pub trade sees first rise in more than a decade

More new pubs opened their door to drinkers in Wiltshire last year, figures reveal, in the first increase for more than a decade. Industry bodies have cautiously welcomed the first rise in the number of premises across the UK for 12 years, but have c...

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IN THE DOCK: All the latest cases from across Wiltshire

MAGISTRATES in Swindon and Salisbury have heard cases against the following people recently: DEVIZES: Rachel Ellis, 30, of Moyne Close was given a suspended prison sentence by Salisbury magistrates after admitting assaulting a police officer. The cou...

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Brexit: What will change after January 31?

When the UK leaves the European Union tonight, for some it will signify the end of an era. But in reality it’s only the beginning, as we enter the transition period. – What happens on January 31? At 11pm in the UK – midnight in Brussels...

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Local woodland brought under Town Council’s wing

The Town Council has adopted Kingston Wood which sits on the eastern edge of the Kingston Farm development.  The wood contains two formal children’s play areas and informal woodland natural play space with walkways which create an interesting, fun...

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Home truths about the future

On Thursday 23rd January, the Town Council hosted a Green Homes event, organised by Cllr Alex Kay, which was attended by over 70 people. The aim of the evening was… The post Home truths about the future appeared first on BOA Town Council. BoA T...

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Licence lost after illegal workers are found at Tale of Spice restaurants

RESTAURANTS in Chippenham and Pewsey have had their alcohol licenses suspended after being found with illegal workers. The decision follows a visit to sister restaurants The Tale of Spice in North Street, Pewsey, and Tale of Spice in Malmesbury Road ...

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