CORONAVIRUS: ‘Avoid non-essential contact, don’t go to pubs, theatres and restaurants

All people in the UK should avoid pubs, clubs and theatres, stop all non-essential contact and travel, and work from home if they can, Boris Johnson has said. The Prime Minister set out the need for “drastic action” to tackle the “f...

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FOOD REVIEW: The Vine Tree is well worth a drive

MY HUSBAND was away and my son was also without his partner for the weekend so I suggested we ventured out for Saturday lunch. I had been thinking a sandwich and maybe a nice cake in a little cafe but by now I should have realised that my son’s ide...

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Tourist Information Centre temporarily closed

Due to ongoing developments re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have decided to temporarily close the Bradford on Avon Tourist Information Centre until further notice. This decision has been made as there has been a dramatic drop in the amount of tourists ...

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Bradford on Avon Precept 2020

At January’s Full Council meeting, Councillors voted on the Town Council’s budget for the year April 2020 – March 2021, which informs the town’s ‘precept’ – the funds raised for the Town Council’s direct use, allocated from residents...

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Outlet bus lane rakes in £2.5m for council in just five years

A bus lane in Swindon has raked in more than £2.5m in fines for the borough council over the space of just five years. And thousands of drivers are still falling foul of the restriction near the Designer Outlet in Rodbourne. Helen Harrold turned lef...

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Police have given ‘advice’ to some parents parking near Christchurch Primary School

NEIGHBOURHOOD police in Bradford on Avon have offered advice to some parents parking near Christchurch Primary School. The move to a visible presence at the school follows concerns about the way some mums and dads have parked to drop off their childr...

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Train hits debris on tracks near Melksham, bridge not damaged, says Network Rail

A train was left badly damaged after hitting debris on the tracks between Chippenham and Melksham. The train from Swindon to Warminster went under it at 6.20pm. Adver reporter Elly Roberts was on board. She said: “It just felt like the train was...

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Second coronavirus case confirmed in Swindon

A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Swindon. This is Wiltshire

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Incest dad who preyed on teenage daughter is jailed

A DEVIANT dad caught on CCTV performing a sex act on his long-lost teen daughter has been jailed. Robert Cole, 42, was reunited with daughter Justine Henley in 2018 after her 18th birthday – and 15 years after she was taken from his care and placed...

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Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust has launched a new design guide to help keep the town’s character and appearance

ARCHITECTS, builders, developers and estate agents and homeowners are to be given a new design guide to help preserve Bradford on Avon’s Georgian ambience. Two thousand copies of the step-by-step guide have been produced by the Bradford on Avon...

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Snack’s a monster!

HIS is the giant Hula Hoop Taylor Carey discovered when she dipped into her salt and vinegar snack. The schoolgirl was at Longleat Safari Park with her sister Scarlett, mum Tracey and auntie Denise O’Leary when she discovered the monster four-inch ...

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The true sound of the 60s

THE guitar that helped The Springfields become the first British group to break into the US music charts, beating The Beatles, is to be sold at auction in Corsham on Wednesday, and is expected to fetch upwards of £15,000. Mike Hurst, a former member...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says workers will get statutory sick pay

BORIS Johnson has confirmed that workers will receive statutory sick pay from the first day they are off work due to the coronavirus. During Prime Ministers Questions, Mr Johnson said people who self-isolate are “helping to protect all of us by...

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34 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK – bringing total to 85

A total of 85 people in the UK have now been diagnosed with coronavirus, the Department of Health said. Nearly 30 people who were diagnosed had recently travelled from countries affected by the virus. Since Tuesday, a further 3,000 people have also b...

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Bradford on Avon 14-year-old’s first hand account of the climate strike in Bristol

A PUPIL from St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon was among the thousands of youngsters at the Bristol youth climate strike to see teenage activist Greta Thunberg, followed by a march through the city. Swedish teenager Greta told the crowd that pol...

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