Bradford on Avon movie set

FILM CREWS were spotted yesterday at Great Chalfield Manor, Bradford on Avon, filming another series of The Spanish Princess for Amazon Prime. The film is based on the life of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. The series is the sequel to Starz̵...

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Leap year proposal: Why women traditionally propose on February 29

THIS month we’ve got an extra day in February for the first time since 2016 – and today’s the day! But while 2020 being a leap year might not mean much to some, there could be a number of women reading this currently thinking about...

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FOOD REVIEW: A Sunday treat at the Crown & Anchor in Ham, near Marlborough

The first thing we noticed as we waited by the hatch to the kitchen was the Yorkshire puddings. They were big, airy beauties, on the plate next to pink roast beef, draped across roast vegetables. Before we’d even sat down, it was clear what our fam...

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National coronavirus figures show no increase after possible sufferer spotted in Bradford on Avon practice

ALTHOUGH there has been no official statement on the condition of the man whose symptoms sparked a coronavirus alert in Bradford on Avon on Monday, the UK’s confirmed number of cases still stands at 13 today (Wednesday). The man visited the Bra...

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Arnold’s Wood gifted to Town

We are pleased to announce that a delightful woodland area has been gifted to Bradford on Avon Town Council to safeguard its future and to help protect the local landscape. The woodland, known as Arnold’s Wood, was named by the family of Les Arnold...

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Medics in Bradford on Avon praised for swift response to possible coronavirus victim

WILTSHIRE’S first suspected case of coronavirus has been reported after it was spotted by alert medics in Bradford on Avon, closing the town’s GP surgery. It is understood a man visited the surgery yesterday morning reporting symptoms sim...

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The DVLA scams conning drivers right now – look out for these

The DVLA has issued a fresh warning over the scams being used right now to trick drivers out of their money. The cons range from fake tax refunds designed to steal bank details to fraudulent offers to delete driving convictions or issue new driving l...

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Tesco is cutting 1,800 jobs in bakery overhaul

TESCO is cutting more than 1,800 jobs as part of changes to bakeries in its large supermarkets. The supermarket giant said 1,816 bakery staff are at risk of redundancy as part of the overhaul, which will take place from May. What’s the plan? Te...

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Coronavirus advice includes handwashing and calling 111 after patient goes into Bradford on Avon GP with symptoms

ONE of the people who was in the Bradford on Avon GP surgery when Wiltshire’s first suspected case of coronavirus was spotted is not sure whether she should now be ‘self-isolating’ herself and her family. Mum-of -two Rachel, who was...

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Police confirm death of man in Kennet and Avon Canal is not being treated as suspicious

Police investigating the death of a man in the canal near Winsley say it was not suspicious. Emergency services were called to the Kennet and Avon Canal on Friday morning after the body of a man was found. A police spokesman said: “It has been ...

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Ambulance helicopter forced to abort a landing in Chippenham

THE crew of Wiltshire Air Ambulance were last night forced to abort a landing in Chippenham after being subjected to a laser attack. The life-saving charity posted message on Twitter condemning the attack on their helicopter, saying: “This evening...

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LOCAL CRIMES: find out what’s happened in your area

A CANNABIS street warning was issued to a man in his 20s who was stop-checked by police on a routine patrol in Roundpond, Melksham, at 3.04pm on February 10. The driver from Melksham was found to be in possession of cannabis. Drugs bust OFFICERS stop...

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Around 170 guests attended the Wiltshire College & University Centre awards ceremony at Trowbridge Civic Centre

A RISE in the number of people taking up apprenticeships resulted in Wiltshire College and University moving to a bigger venue to mark the annual awards. Since the annual event celebrating apprentices was introduced a decade ago, it has always been h...

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Flood chaos as the Avon bursts its banks

Flooding is still causing traffic chaos. Malmesbury, by the River Avon, has been especially badly affected. As has Bradford on Avon. The A4 between Marlborough and West Overton was completely flooded for several hours yesterday. And the road between ...

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Quick-thinking Colin hailed a hero after tackling Banner blaze

BRAVE warehouse supervisor Colin Bridewell is a real hero to his workmates. He has been praised by his bosses and firefighters, after his fast action and quick thinking stopped a blaze which could have put lives at risk and destroyed the firm’s ent...

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