Marking the end of spring at the Green Man Festival

HUNDREDS of dancers filled the streets of Bradford on Avon over the weekend as the town hosted its second Green Man festival to mark the end of spring and the coming of summer. The event which raises money for Dorothy House saw groups of dancers perf...

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Climate Emergency Bunting Project for South West In Bloom

For the past 2 years, we have entered our beautiful town into the South West in Bloom competition, and have been so impressed by the wonderful work put in by hard working volunteers across Bradford on Avon. We will continue supporting and helping t...

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Villagers rescue stricken rider

VILLAGERS in Westwood showed true community spirit when they rallied round to help an injured rider who fell off her horse on the bridlepath between Westwood and Iford. Around 20 people went to find and help the rider, bringing quilts to keep her war...

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Author shares inspiration behind latest book

STAFF and students at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon were treated to a visit and talk from author Geraldine McCaughrean. Her book, The Middle of Nowhere, was chosen for St Laurence reads this year, a dedicated tutorial session in which studen...

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: ANNUAL FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW 2019

It’s that time of year again, when local gardeners, crafters and cooks start planning for the Annual Flower & Produce Show, now in its 10th year! This year, there are more classes to enter than ever – a whopping 100 in all. All the favourite...

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Pupils report on school’s May fair event

PUPILS at Christ Church Primary School in Bradford on Avon have been trying their hand at journalism as they report on their school’s annual May Fair. Year Five pupils Mollie, Archie and Beth have their report published below. “On the May Day ban...

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New mayors elected into town council office

A NEW mayor and deputy were elected by Bradford on Avon town council in a meeting on Tuesday night. Councillor Simon McNeill-Ritchie was nominated for mayor by leader of the town council cllr Dom Newton and was voted into the position by the majority...

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Join the Westwood scarecrow trail

The annual Westwood scarecrow trail will be taking place from May 25-June 2 and this year’s theme is one with a difference. Numbers is the focus of the scarecrows for this year’s event. A spokeswoman said: “Think of a film, book, character, son...

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Today’s the day"! 25th Wiltshire Business Awards to crown 10 star winners tonight

INSPIRING examples of business from across Wiltshire will get the recognition they deserve tonight. The winners of the 25th Wiltshire Business Awards will be rewarded at a glittering ceremony at Centerparcs Longleat. Judges for the awards, which ha...

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‘Plastic-Free Community Status’ awarded to Bradford on Avon

We are really pleased to announce that the community of Bradford on Avon has been awarded ‘Plastic-Free Community Status‘ by marine conservation charity, ‘Surfers Against Sewage‘ (SAS), in recognition of the work it has done to start reducin...

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Boy, 17, held on stabbing murder charge after appearance at Salisbury court

A CALNE boy has appeared in court charged with murdering Calne schoolgirl Ellie Gould. Dressed in a grey tracksuit top the 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address. He was represented by...

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Notice of temporary road closure: Coppice Hill/Silver Street 13th May 2019

    Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: Coppice Hill and Silver Street (Part), Bradford on Avon   WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 13th May 2019, the following length of road shall be cl...

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Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of murder after death of Calne girl

DETECTIVES have launched a murder probe after a teen girl died in Wiltshire. Police said a 17-year-old boy had been arrested in Chippenham on suspicion of murder. It follows the discovery of a girl, believed to be under-18, in a house on Springfield...

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Broadcasting radio show from local care home

SOME unusual visitors were welcomed to Wiltshire Heights care home in Bradford on Avon last week as BBC radio Wiltshire joined the team as part of the station’s 30th birthday celebrations. Wiltshire Heights Client Services Manager, Libby Miles invi...

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‘SURPRISING’: Figures put Wiltshire Police as one of worst in country for assaults on officers

WILTSHIRE Police has the highest officer assault rate in the country, figures reveal. The county’s police federation chief called the numbers surprising, warning that the force’s safety training for officers was “not what it once was”. And he...

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