NEW TRIBUTE: Family of murdered teenager Ellie Gould pay tribute to daughter

THE grieving family of murdered teenager Ellie Gould released a tribute to their daughter today. A family spokesperson said: “From a young age, Ellie had a huge love for animals. Every Spring we would visit Lackham during the lambing season, and du...

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The hunt is on for scarecrows

A RECORD number of families got their clipboard and pens out as they took part in the annual Westwood scarecrow trail over the bank holiday weekend. This year the theme of the trail was numbers and proved to be great fun for hundreds of villagers. Th...

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Arrest made after Winsley robbery

Officers investigating a robbery in Winsley have made an arrest in connection with the incident. Two men entered the Central store in Tyning Road at around 6.10pm on Friday and threatened a member of staff behind the till. They then fled the shop wit...

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Raiders strike at village shop

POLICE are hunting two men who threatened staff in a village shop on Friday. A spokesman said: “We are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a shop in Winsley. “Two men entered the Co-op in Tyning Road at around 6.10pm and threatened...

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Fears radio station will be too political

FEARS have been raised that a new community radio station in Bradford on Avon is a topic of fierce could be used for political gain. Town councillors Simon McNeill-Ritchie and David Garwood spoke for the radio station to the town council in April, an...

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Tributes paid to top goal scorer

A FOOTBALL legend from Bradford on Avon who was once Arsenal’s top goalscorer has died at the age of 80. Alan Skirton who was born in Bath had a long and successful football career where he also played for Bath City, Blackpool, Bristol City, Durban...

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Snake porn and vile animal abuse images shared in 44-strong WhatsApp group (but only one man ended up in court)

A judge has questioned whether it was in the public interest to prosecute a rugby coach who was found with extreme pornography on his phone. Mark Glew had 10 movies and two images of ‘consenting adults’ engaging in sex acts with animals, includin...

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Marking the end of spring at the Green Man Festival

HUNDREDS of dancers filled the streets of Bradford on Avon over the weekend as the town hosted its second Green Man festival to mark the end of spring and the coming of summer. The event which raises money for Dorothy House saw groups of dancers perf...

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Climate Emergency Bunting Project for South West In Bloom

For the past 2 years, we have entered our beautiful town into the South West in Bloom competition, and have been so impressed by the wonderful work put in by hard working volunteers across Bradford on Avon. We will continue supporting and helping t...

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Villagers rescue stricken rider

VILLAGERS in Westwood showed true community spirit when they rallied round to help an injured rider who fell off her horse on the bridlepath between Westwood and Iford. Around 20 people went to find and help the rider, bringing quilts to keep her war...

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Author shares inspiration behind latest book

STAFF and students at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon were treated to a visit and talk from author Geraldine McCaughrean. Her book, The Middle of Nowhere, was chosen for St Laurence reads this year, a dedicated tutorial session in which studen...

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: ANNUAL FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW 2019

It’s that time of year again, when local gardeners, crafters and cooks start planning for the Annual Flower & Produce Show, now in its 10th year! This year, there are more classes to enter than ever – a whopping 100 in all. All the favourite...

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Pupils report on school’s May fair event

PUPILS at Christ Church Primary School in Bradford on Avon have been trying their hand at journalism as they report on their school’s annual May Fair. Year Five pupils Mollie, Archie and Beth have their report published below. “On the May Day ban...

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New mayors elected into town council office

A NEW mayor and deputy were elected by Bradford on Avon town council in a meeting on Tuesday night. Councillor Simon McNeill-Ritchie was nominated for mayor by leader of the town council cllr Dom Newton and was voted into the position by the majority...

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Join the Westwood scarecrow trail

The annual Westwood scarecrow trail will be taking place from May 25-June 2 and this year’s theme is one with a difference. Numbers is the focus of the scarecrows for this year’s event. A spokeswoman said: “Think of a film, book, character, son...

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