Jail for Wiltshire carer who stole £42,000 from vulnerable mum

A FRAUDSTER stole £42,000 from her sick mother – splurging the ill-gotten gains on a holiday to Cyprus and Netflix. A Swindon court heard that swindling daughter Claire Ball had saved just £200 in compensation. Her mum, who is in her mid-70s, sai...

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Hundreds turn out for tree-planting at Avoncliff Wood

HUNDREDS of people have turned out to help plant 5,000 trees for the Woodland Trust at the Avoncliff Wood near Freshford. Around 260 were expected to help today, while on Friday 90 pupils turned out from Freshford Primary School and 25 from nearby We...

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Receptionist defrauded Malmesbury hotel of more than £6,000

A DISHONEST receptionist who stole thousands of pounds from a Malmesbury pub has been given a community order. Lisa Wilcox, 27, of Gastons Road, Malmesbury, avoided jail after she was found guilty of fraud at Swindon Magistrates Court on November 20....

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Questions answered on surgery’s new bookings

A NEW system that sees patients have a consultation with the GP on the phone before seeing could help save a struggling surgery. At a meeting on Tuesday, questions were asked about the Bradford Health Centre’s new telephone-first system, which aims...

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Adventurers complete the USA’s 2,653-mile Pacific Crest Trail

A Wiltshire adventurer and her fiance have recently returned to the UK having completed the entire 2,653-mile walk from Mexico to Canada. Rebecca Myles, 27, walked the Pacific Crest Trail with her fiance, Rupert Munro-Faure, also 27. The marathon tre...

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Three arrested after Swindon Aldi purse theft spotted on CCTV

THREE people have been arrested following a spate of purse thefts in Swindon and further afield. The arrests came after a member of the public spotted CCTV images of a theft at Aldi in Swindon and called the police. Two men, aged 32 and 39, and one...

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FOOD REVIEW: Authentic Italian flavours at The Oven in Bath

THE Oven is located in the bustling centre of Bath but is a cosy restaurant for couples or groups to enjoy the amazing flavours of Italy. The main draw was the big pizza oven and the open kitchen so you can see you pizzas being made by the chefs. All...

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The Shining Lights of 2019

We are pleased to announce this year’s Youth and Adult category winners of the Shining Light of Bradford on Avon Award, which celebrates contributions to our community by outstanding individuals, nominated by the public. SHINING LIGHT ADULT AWARD ...

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Bradford on Avon Lorry Watch volunteers notch court success

LORRY Watch volunteers in Bradford on Avon have notched up another successful prosecution. Wiltshire Heavy Building Materials Ltd were convicted on November 12 of breaching the town bridge’s 18-tonne weight restriction order and fined £750. Wi...

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When to book Christmas delivery slots for supermarkets

Christmas is a time for family, spending time together…and eating. And to avoid disappointment when it comes to food this festive season, you are going to need to book your supermarket delivery slot for Christmas as soon as possible. Last year...

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Top prize for town’s author

AN author from Bradford on Avon is one of 10 which have been highly commended in this year’s Bridport Prize short story competition. Jimmy Lowther’s story Salva Nos was selected from over 3,700 entries by judge Kirsty Logan. Mr Lowther ha...

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How to register to vote in the general election

Local Government in Wiltshire operates in a two tier system; Wiltshire Council Unitary Authority (upper tier) and Bradford on Avon Town Council (lower tier). Bradford on Avon Town Council is a progressive town council with aspirations to use its in...

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TSB to close 82 branches putting ‘400 jobs at risk’

Up to 400 jobs could be at risk as more than 80 TSB branches across the country are set to close their doors next year, the bank announced in another blow to the UK high street. TSB, which has branches in Swindon and across Wiltshire, including Chi...

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The Giving Tree makes Christmas better for others

The Giving Tree of Bradford on Avon is back in Lamb Yard for its fifth year, and what better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than by donating items to local charities helping to make life easier for those in need? Annually, our generous local...

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Steering group aims to make Bradford on Avon more eco-friendly

IDEAS on how to make Bradford on Avon a more eco-friendly town were shared at a climate emergency steering group meeting. The group’s second monthly meeting saw a good turnout, with many topics being discussed. It was suggested that signs promoting...

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