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Silverware stolen from home during burglary

Police are appealing for information after a number of items of silverware were stolen during a burglary at a house near Bradford on Avon. The house in Turleigh was broken into some time between Friday November 16 and Wednesday November 21. Police officer...

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Are you ready for the big BoA Christmas Switch-On?

The beautiful Bradford on Avon lights will soon illuminate the town for the Christmas season, with the Switch On event this Friday 30th November – the main event will be in Westbury Garden though the festivities will take place across the town. The lig...

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Nursery school boss is town’s Shining Light

THE founder of a Bradford on Avon pre-school day nursery has been named as the town’s Shining Light.   Gail Keverne won a hamper-full of Christmas goodies and will get to switch-on the Bradford on Avon Christmas lights display at 6.30pm on Friday, ...

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Bradford firm’s fun quiz boosts nature centre

A CHARITY quiz night at The Boathouse in Bradford on Avon raised over £1,000 for Hope Nature Centre.   The event was organised by Energy Management LLP in Bradford on Avon and sold out, with 80 guests. The evening had an auction and raffle as well a...

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Meet BOA’s Shining Light of 2018

You may have heard about our recent request for residents to nominate someone from Bradford on Avon who has made a real difference to people’s lives and/or the community during 2018.  The aim was that we as a town could say ‘thank you’ to that some...

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Update: Sunday Parking charges suspended

Following on from last week’s news from Wiltshire Council that charges would be put in place on Sundays and Bank Holidays across the county, including Bradford on Avon’s car parks, an article has now been released on their website, stating that they h...

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Victorian tale makes it to print

A BRADFORD on Avon woman’s determination to publish a book written by a long-dead relative has finally succeeded.   Dee Way, 72, spent four years trying to track down first edition copies of the book written by her great-great aunt Isabel Homewood....

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Hundreds of people marked the Armistice 100 years on

PEOPLE from around the county have been marking the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War in many different and meaningful ways. A woman from Bradford on Avon had the honour of being selected to walk in the Nation’s Thank You procession in L...

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Notice from Wiltshire Council: revised parking charges

Recently, the Town Council was notified of proposed changes to parking charges meaning free parking would no longer be available on Sundays. Town Councillors lobbied against the introduction of new charging regime, though were unable to stop it. However,...

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Doves represent those who died

STRINGS of 184 hand-crafted paper doves across one of Bradford on Avon’s historic shopping streets are a dramatic symbol of peace.   The Flight of the Fallen commemorates each of the men from Bradford on Avon who failed to come home from the First ...

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Six-foot tall rabbit sure to be star of the show

THE award-winning Bradfordians return to the stage with a six-foot high rabbit called Harvey for their next production, which opens on Thursday. The Bradfordians’ Dramatic Society are performing the hilarious comedy Harvey by the American playwright Mar...

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Plans to bring hall back to use

A CIVIC tea at the former home of Dr Alex Moulton in Bradford on Avon launched the town’s Countdown to Peace programme. The Grade II listed Jacobean hunting lodge, built in 1610 by wealthy clothier John Hall the Second is now run by the Alex Moulton Cha...

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High-tech firm wins top award

AIM is one of the most important platforms to help smaller and growing companies raise the capital they need for expansion. AB Dynamics is a supplier of innovative, high-quality test equipment to 25 of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers. The comp...

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Children get a taste of life on Western Front

CHILDREN from Holt Primary School experienced a taste of life on the Western Front when they visited a replica First World War trench system in Bradford on Avon.   The trench, complete with a full-scale replica First World War tank and a hospital sec...

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Mayor’s Tea Party at The Hall launches WW1 commemoration

The Mayor’s Tea Party was held on 1st of November in the historic and iconic venue, The Hall. This marked the launch for the Town Council’s series of events commemorating the centenary of end of WW1 in 1918; Countdown to Peace It provided many of th...

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Artist fails to qualify

AMATEUR artist Andrea Cryer from Bradford on Avon has failed in her bid to reach the semi-final of this year’s Landscape Artist of the Year competition. This is Wiltshire

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Firm plans second factory

AB Dynamics at Bradford on Avon has submitted a planning application to Wiltshire Council for a second purpose-built manufacturing centre. This is Wiltshire

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Youngster clinches award

A YOUNG actor from Bradford on Avon has won a top award for his portrayal of wartime evacuee William Beech in a production of Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting wartime tale, Goodnight Mr Tom. This is Wiltshire

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‘Eyes of the world’ will be on Stonehenge

TIME Team expert and Wiltshire archaeologist Phil Harding says the “eyes of the world” will be watching if the Government decides to go ahead with controversial plans for a 1.9-mile tunnel past the world-famous Stonehenge monument. This is Wiltshire

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Shopkeeper is ‘gutted’ by theft

THE owner of the Village Shop and Post Office in Westwood says he is “absolutely gutted” after being the victim of a £2,100 distraction theft. This is Wiltshire

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New housing development in Wiltshire takes shape

Building work is well underway at a new housing development in Bradford on Avon.  Five-star housebuilder Bellway is building 58 new homes at Tithecote Manor, off Holt Road, where the first few homes are beginning to take shape, ready for its official...

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New housing development in Wiltshire takes shape

Building work is well underway at a new housing development in Bradford on Avon.  Five-star housebuilder Bellway is building 58 new homes at Tithecote Manor, off Holt Road, where the first few homes are beginning to take shape, ready for its official...

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Man jailed for attack on partner

A man who launched a savage attack on his partner when she tried to end the relationship has been jailed for four years – and ordered to keep out of Bradford on Avon until 2033. This is Wiltshire

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Solar panels will help power hall

TOWN councillors in Bradford on Avon are hoping to install 78 solar panels on the south-facing roof of St Margaret’s Hall in the town. This is Wiltshire

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Poppies galore for 100th anniversary

MORE than 3,000 knitted poppies are to go on display in Winsley in November for the 100th anniversary commemorations of the end of the First World War. This is Wiltshire

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Will we get Bath’s traffic?

FEARS are growing that traffic congestion and pollution could increase in Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge if Bath & North East Somerset Council introduces a Clean Air Zone charging system. This is Wiltshire

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Company’s gift for healthy town

ONE of Bradford on Avon’s major employers has given the town £10,000 to restore and maintain play areas at Culver Close and Victory Field. This is Wiltshire

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Gladys Welsh

A WOMAN who was born just 24 days before the end of the First World War has just celebrated her 100th birthday in style. This is Wiltshire

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Happy 100th Birthday to Bradford on Avon’s Gladys Welsh

100 years ago, on the 19th October 1918, one of Bradford on Avon’s oldest residents, Gladys Welsh, was born. Her parents lived in the town as did many of her ancestors and her stories about previous inhabitants, the town’s urban growth and culture are...

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Popular tea rooms to close

A MUCH-loved and popular tea rooms in Bradford on Avon is to close with the loss of seven full and part-time jobs. This is Wiltshire

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Folk friends perform latest album

ONE of the UK’s most respected singer/songwriters will team up with her oldest friend to share her latest album, Dark Matter, this weekend (October 19 and 20). This is Wiltshire

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Pubs take gold awards

LOCAL pub company, Ideal Trade Co, has won gold for all three of its public houses in the South West in Bloom Awards. This is Wiltshire

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Happy 100th Birthday to Bradford on Avon’s Gladys Welch

100 years ago, on the 19th October 1918, one of Bradford on Avon’s oldest residents, Gladys Welch, was born. Her parents lived in the town as did many of her ancestors and her stories about previous inhabitants, the town’s urban growth and culture are...

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Time Team quiz session

TIME TEAM presenter and archaeologist Phil Harding will be the guest speaker at a Bradford on Avon Museum event later this month. This is Wiltshire

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LORRY WATCH PROSECUTION

*STOP PRESS*  IN SWINDON MAGISTRATES COURT, AFTER INITIALLY PLEADING NOT GUILTY, THEN CHANGING THEIR PLEA, B.TAYLOR & SONS TRANSPORT. WERE FOUND GUILTY OF BREACHING THE TOWN BRIDGE LIMIT.Fine: £1,000 Costs: £500 Victim Surcharge: £100

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A Bloomin’ Brilliant Result

  Last week, Cllrs Emma Franklin and Simon McNeill-Ritchie collected a Silver Gilt award for Bradford on Avon’s entry into South-West in Bloom. This was one level up from the previous year, and was made possible by the huge efforts put in by our Commun...

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Club raises RUH cash

MEMBERS of the Tuesday Luncheon Club at Bradford on Avon have raised cash for the new RNHRD Therapies Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. This is Wiltshire

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Nominate BOA’s Shining Light of 2018!

Do you know someone who has made a real difference to the Bradford on Avon community in 2018? If so, nominate them to be this year’s Shining Light of BOA! Two winners will be chosen, (1 adult and 1 child), to press the button which lights up the town at...

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The sun will be shining on St Margaret’s Hall

At last night’s Full Council meeting, a unanimous vote granted approval for a scheme to install solar panels on the south facing roof of St Margaret’s Hall. The idea was broached initially in May 2018 by the Environment & Planning Committee, chair...

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UPDATE on Frome Road Closure 3rd – 10th October

As you are hopefully already aware, we recently posted notification from Wiltshire Council of upcoming works to Frome Road, which will commence on 3rd October. Particularly as we have experienced a number of issues recently in relation to roadworks and cl...

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Lights shine out at Music Centre

VISITORS to Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon will be able to enjoy performances in its 20th anniversary year with help from new auditorium lighting. This is Wiltshire

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Lights shine out at Music Centre

VISITORS to Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon will be able to enjoy performances in its 20th anniversary year with help from new auditorium lighting. This is Wiltshire

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A Greener Bradford

An environmentally focused event, ‘A Greener Bradford’ was held at BOA’s Holy Trinity on the 8th September with the aim of organising an interactive, inclusive community forum on Climate Change and how we can all lead more sustainable lifestyles. Th...

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Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow will visit Bradford-on-Avon

People of Bradford-on-Avon, as well as the surrounding area, will soon have the opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia as Alzheimer’s Society’s Roadshow visits at the end of the month. The charity’s mobile inf...

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Town urged to become greener

PEOPLE living in Bradford on Avon have been urged to work together as a community to tackle climate change and its impact on the environment. This is Wiltshire

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Town Council funds intergenerational play sessions

There has been a lot in the media recently about the benefits of play sessions involving young children and elderly people, and we are happy to announce that a scheme has now been set up in Bradford on Avon, funded by the Town Council. Nightingales Togeth...

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Pregnant mum in bedroom plea

A YOUNG couple with four children and a fifth on the way have complained to Selwood Housing about a repairs delay that is preventing them from using their largest bedroom. This is Wiltshire

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Good crop of honours

CHAMPION grower Neville Day has won top honours at the Bradford on Avon Flower & Produce show for the ninth year in succession. This is Wiltshire

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Mystery after find sparks river search

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for the owner of an abandoned rucksack to come forward after calling off an emergency search and rescue operation in the River Avon in Bradford on Avon. This is Wiltshire

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Quakers ride for equality

A MEMBER of the Quaker Meeting House in Bradford on Avon is celebrating after raising more than £1,895 from a sponsored 360-mile bike ride to London. This is Wiltshire

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Search of River Avon continues

Specialist search teams including officers trained in river rescues are still at work along the River Avon in the centre of Bradford on Avon. This is Wiltshire

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