Easter opening hours

Over the past 3 weeks pharmacies, shop assistants, the Community Emergency Volunteers, volunteer street champions and Town Council officers have come together and helped to get shopping/prescriptions/support to members of the community recommended t...

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CORONAVIRUS: UK death toll has another record rise

THE number of people in the UK who died after testing positive for coronavirus has soared by another record amount. In total, 786 more virus patients have died since the last update. The previous announcement from the Department of Health on Monda...

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First picture of suspected coronavirus sufferer jailed for spitting at custody officer

This is the first picture of Peter Cooper, jailed for 13 weeks this morning for spitting in the face of a Wiltshire custody officer. The 36-year-old was feared to have been suffering from coronavirus. The officer at whom he spat is now self-isolatin...

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Distiller Ramsbury swaps gin for hand sanitiser to help police and NHS workers

A drinks maker best known for its gin is turning its hand to making hand sanitiser. Ramsbury Single Estate distillery has developed its own hand sanitiser and is filling five-litre mini kegs to go out to hospitals, care homes and to Wiltshire Police....

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Thai meals from The Swan in Bradford are delicious

AS the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis bites deep into normal family life and throws our usual routines into turmoil we are now unable to visit our local pubs, hotels, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. It’s good to see some of those forced to close ...

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Antarctic explorer Jack Coggles celebrates 100 extraordinary life with his family

Jack Coggle MBE is celebrating his birthday, this was what his family said: Dad was born in Rochester in March 1920, the youngest of four children. He attended the local mechanical school for boys, where it was expected they would go on to work as en...

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Helping you to stay safe AND get your prescriptions

Residents belonging to the more ‘at risk’ categories during the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged NOT to make trips to pharmacies for their prescriptions after our local Pharmacy, Police and NHS have expressed concerns at the high number of...

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INFORMATION FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES & THE SELF EMPLOYED

The Mayor of Bradford on Avon, Cllr Simon McNeill-Ritchie, has recorded a film with advice for local businesses and the self employed which you can view below: Useful links that he mentions in the film, and more, are as follows: Gov.uk Business Sup...

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Trowbridge taxi driver is hailed a hero

A KIND-HEARTED Trowbridge taxi driver is being praised by a New Zealand grandmother for rescuing her from an emergency night in a police station. Kiwi care worker Valarie Flynn, 77, was heading home to her family. But her flight from Heathrow was can...

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Latest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wiltshire and Swindon

Another eight coronavirus cases have been confirmed overnight. Public Health England said that, as of 9am this morning, 26 people had tested positive for the virus – the largest daily jump since the pandemic began. In Wiltshire (not including Swind...

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Carers keep on caring

Face to face care support is on hold during the coronavirus outbreak, with carers increasingly concerned for their wards in case they, themselves, become ill. Carer Support Wiltshire says many carers are classed as vulnerable while also trying to pro...

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PLANNING: Here’s what’s happening where you live

THE following planning applications have been decided by Wiltshire Council and the Planing Inspectorate recently. TROWBRIDGE: Michael Jackson, of Summerleaze, has had his appeal against the refusal of his plans to put up a 1.8m wooden fence dismissed...

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Awards recognition for hair salon is a dream come true

As we kick off the Wiltshire Business Awards 2020, we take a look back at last year’s winners and find out what they think about entering. The first award of the 2019 ceremony went to a successful start-up salon from Calne. HM Hairdressing won the ...

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Bradford on Avon asset transfers approved by Wiltshire Council’s cabinet

THE devolution and transfer of assets to Bradford on Avon town council, which would save Wiltshire Council £126,000, was approved at Tuesday’s cabinet meeting. The transfer also involves taking over all town maintenance including streets, land...

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WHAT YOU SAID: Panic buying and queues at McDonald’s

We have been covering a lot of stories around coronavirus. And the various issues have aroused strong feelings in many of our readers. Our report of customers rushing to get their last Big Mac or Happy Meal from the Trowbridge branch of McDonald̵...

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