Sudden storms like bolt from the blue batter west Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times:

9:20am Friday 25th July 2014

Flash floods caused by a severe storm that battered west Wiltshire on Saturday left dozens of families stranded, as the water came within inches of their homes.

Storm nightmare for Bradford couple as lightning fireball tears through home

Wiltshire Times:

8:59am Friday 25th July 2014

Pensioners Phil and Marie Lloyd were terrified when a lightning fireball tore into their home during Saturday’s violent thunderstorm.

First World War centenary: Invitation to Bradford war memorial rededication

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon mayor John Potter

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Bradford on Avon Town Council has invited relatives of those named on the town’s war memorial in Westbury Gardens to come to its rededication on Sunday, August 3, at 3pm.

This is all good news for Bradford on Avon home

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Journalist and presenter Angela Rippon visited Bradford on Avon to officially open the Wiltshire Heights Care Home.

Hero from South Wraxall promotes a fitting memorial

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A D-Day war veteran has shown his support to the village of South Wraxall in their quest to create a proper war memorial.

We have been lied to over youth club, claim Bradford on Avon teenagers

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Members of Bradford on Avon’s youth club say they have been lied to after learning their centre would close earlier than expected, without any alternatives put in place.

Winsley pupils taught a ‘difference’ sort of lesson

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Pupils from Winsley Primary School learned about disability and difference during workshops with the JustDifferent charity last Friday.

Wiltshire's highways chief defends Bradford HCZ poll decision

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Wiltshire's highways chief has defended his decision to call a public vote on Bradford on Avon’s controversial Historic Core Zone scheme, amid allegations of bullying by town councillors.

Star makes splash at Winsley's hospice’s event

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

The sun shone brightly on the Dorothy House Summer Fete, Winsley, on Saturday when hundreds of people attended the event which offered plenty of fun and games for all the family.

All aboard for Bradford on Avon's Ahoy! show

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Hundreds of pupils from schools in the Bradford on Avon area filled the Wiltshire Music Centre with Tudor songs and melodies during their performance of Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose, on Wednesday night.

Dad and daughter from Bradford on Avon pen new book

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A teacher and his daughter from Bradford on Avon have joined forces for a second time to write a history book on the secrets of the Avon Valley.

Bradford set to vote on controversial HCZ proposal

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon mayor John Potter, left with petition organiser Georgina Knight and fellow traders and supporters in favour of the HCZ plans for Market Street

10:48am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Six years after plans for the controversial Historic Core Zone were first proposed Bradford on Avon residents could be set for another town referendum, as the saga rumbles on.

Drill and hedge trimmers worth £1,000 stolen

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

8:50am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A secure outbuilding near the canal in Frome Road, Bradford on Avon, was broken into between 4pm on Monday, July 7, and 10am on last Tuesday, July 8.

Handing over the chains

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Bradford on Avon Rotary Club held a handover evening last week to welcome new president Geoff Eynon.

Paralympic star to open Dorothy House fete

Wiltshire Times: Stephanie Millward shows off her hoard of medals – four gold and one silver – from the IPC World Swimming Championships

3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Wiltshire's Paralympic medallist Stephanie Millward will be visiting Dorothy House in Winsley tomorrow to open the hospice’s grand summer fete.

Core findings to be heard for Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times: Deadline for vacant Bradford on Avon seat

1:18pm Friday 11th July 2014

A report on the outcomes of consultation on the proposed Restricted Parking Zone in the Historic Core Zone is on the agenda for Wednesday’s Bradford on Avon Area Board meeting.

Bradford on Avon team trek across Tanzania to help Women v Cancer

Wiltshire Times:

8:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A Bradford on Avon fundraising team started pedalling their way towards raising £9,000 for a woman’s cancer challenge at Sainsbury’s this weekend.

Day of action: St Laurence partially closed as teachers join mass strike

Wiltshire Times: St Laurence School pupils are staging Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this month

8:44am Thursday 10th July 2014

Teachers at Bradford on Avon’s St Laurence School will join other public sector workers on a day of strike action today, with the school closed to years 9 and 10.

St Laurence teachers join day of mass strike action

Wiltshire Times: St Laurence School pupils are staging Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this month

8:44am Thursday 10th July 2014

Teachers at Bradford on Avon’s St Laurence School will join other public sector workers on a day of strike action today, with the school closed to years 9 and 10.

Man with £42k of cocaine and cannabis farm spared immediate jail term

Wiltshire Times: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A man caught with £42,000 worth of cocaine and a cannabis farm in his garage has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Ofsted inspectors praise Freshford Pre-school

Wiltshire Times: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

12:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Freshford Pre-school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors who judged it to be good overall and outstanding in its contribution to the well-being of the children attending.

Bradford hopes for Tour de France effect when racers sprint through

Wiltshire Times: Police Inspector Chris Chammings and mayor John Potter are hoping the cycle route can be altered to come through the town

8:52am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Bradford on Avon is hoping to replicate similar scenes to that of this year’s Tour de France when it plays host the UK’s biggest professional cycling race in September.

St Laurence students 'a credit to the school for seven years'

Wiltshire Times:

8:30am Monday 7th July 2014

It was one last farewell for sixth form students at St Laurence School as they enjoyed their prom in Farleigh Hungerford last Thursday night.

Historic Westbury mill is put up for business use

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Retail space in Westbury’s iconic Angel Mill, on Edward Street, which closed as a cloth producer in 1969, is being offered for rent of £14,950 a year plus VAT.

Bradford on Avon man spots opening for sausage shop

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Sunday 6th July 2014

William Browne has achieved a long-held ambition and at the age of 27 has launched his own specialist sausage shop in his home town of Bradford on Avon, thanks to support from Transmit Start-Ups.

Award for Farleigh Hungerford activity centre

Wiltshire Times:

7:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Woodland activity centre Hidden Woods near Farleigh Hunger- ford has won Best Local Activity for Children Aged five to 12 at the What’s On 4 Juniors Awards 2014.

Doors open on Bradford on Avon's Sculpture Garden

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

1:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Local artists are displaying their work next week as part of The Sculpture Garden exhibition in Bradford on Avon.

Bradford on Avon steps back in time for Wolf Hall filming

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Visitors to Bradford on Avon on Monday got more than they bargained for when the town played host to a major BBC drama.

New funding boost is music to Wiltshire centre’s ears

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Wiltshire Music Centre can continue delivering a programme of activities after receiving a £101,675 funding from Arts Council England.

Day of action: St Laurence School to partially open despite NUT strike

Wiltshire Times: St Laurence School headteacher Fergus Stewart

11:24am Friday 4th July 2014

St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon, will be partially open on during the strike by members of the National Union of Teachers on Thursday.

Wiltshire Paralympian to open Winsley's Dorothy House fete

Wiltshire Times: Paralympian Steph Millward does the honours this year

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Paralympic medallist Stephanie Millward will be visiting Dorothy House in Winsley next Saturday to open the hospice’s summer fete.

Bradford on Avon man's 200-mile trek for Bath cancer care unit

Wiltshire Times:

6:00am Friday 4th July 2014

A puncture and floods did not stop Bradford on Avon team leader Andy Single cycling 200 miles around Bath last weekend to raise money for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group.

Bradford on Avon school smashes solar goal

Wiltshire Times: Will we see more solar panels on large rooftops?

8:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Pupils learning about clean energy will now be able to experience it first hand after fundraisers smashed the target for Fitzmaurice Primary School’s solar panel project.

Demand sees Bradford on Avon leg club move home

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

The Bradford on Avon Leg Club, set up in February, is so successful that it has had to move home for more space.

Winsley pupils in art tie-up with hospice patients

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Pupils from Winsley Primary School have learned about the role of hospices in their community by working on an art project with day patients at Dorothy House.

Race for Life staged by St Laurence School pupils, parents and staff

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Pupils, parents and staff at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon took part in their own Race For Life.

Bradford on Avon is centre stage for filming of BBC's Wolf Hall

Wiltshire Times:

3:14pm Monday 30th June 2014

A BBC crew drew the attention of visitors in Bradford on Avon this afternoon as they filmed scenes for the adaptation of Wolf Hall.

Limpley Stoke good neighbours’ plans

Wiltshire Times: Front row, from left, Cllr Neil Butters, Cllr Nick Stevens, chairman of Freshford Parish Council, BANES leader Cllr Paul Crossley, Under Secretary of State for Communities Stephen Williams MP, Cllr Toby Sturgis, cabinet member for strategic planning on Wi

2:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Villagers in Freshford and Limpley Stoke have become the first in the country to get within touching distance of a Neighbourhood Plan, giving them more power to determine the future of their communities.

Bradford on Avon ping pong breaktime fun begins

Wiltshire Times: Pupils at St Laurence School Lewis, Josh, Ryan and Seb about to enjoy a game                     Photo Glenn Phillips (49523)

10:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

Pupils at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon hope to be as successful as old boy and Olympic gold medal winning Ed McKeever, but with bats rather than a paddle.

Balfour Beatty boss says sorry for failing to cut grass on time

Wiltshire Times: Mayor John Potter and councillors Laurie Brown and Magnus Macdonald at work

6:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

Balfour Beatty Living Places has apologised to Bradford on Avon Town Council for not cutting grass in the town – but will not be paying the £250 bill sent to them by councillors who got their own mowers out to tackle the problem.

Winsley fete’s a bugs life

4:35pm Friday 27th June 2014

Winsley Primary School’s annual fete next Saturday from noon-3pm has a bugs theme, to raise money for a new outdoor classroom.

Governors needed at Bradford on Avon school

Wiltshire Times: St Laurence School pupils are staging Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this month

6:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Vacancies have arisen for two parent governors on the St Laurence Governing Body in Bradford on Avon.

Bradford on Avon school Strawberry Fair proves fruitful

Wiltshire Times: The lucky dip stall with Jonathan and Helen Peters at the Strawberry Fair

8:29am Thursday 26th June 2014

It was a fruitful day at Fitzmaurice Primary School’s annual Strawberry Fair on Saturday – described by organisers as the best one yet.

South Wraxall concert and champagne reception to help Dorothy House Hospice

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

7:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A concert and champagne reception in South Wraxall on Saturday will raise money for Dorothy House Hospice Care.

Pilgrimage for pilot’s Bradford on Avon relatives

Wiltshire Times: Lynne and Randy Grover with historian Jonathan Falconer; inset pilot officer Don Grover

2:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

Relatives of a Canadian pilot, killed when his plane crashed in Bradford on Avon during the Second World War, paid an emotional visit to the town this week.

Bradford's Riverside Inn set for grand £1.5m refurb

Wiltshire Times: The Riverside Inn in Bradford on Avon

2:57pm Friday 20th June 2014

Plans for a £1.5m refurbishment and change of name at the Riverside Inn in Bradford on Avon look set to go ahead after being approved by Wiltshire Council.

Bradford on Avon's berry good times

Wiltshire Times: Helen's sister-in-law's strawberries

11:00am Friday 20th June 2014

A primary school in Bradford on Avon might rival Wimbledon for fruity festivities when its annual strawberry fair returns tomorrow.

Three courses for three Winsley causes

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge store stages Relate fashion show fundraiser

6:00am Friday 20th June 2014

A Winsley fundraising organisation is celebrating 25 years of hosting a safari supper in the village to raise money for some of the world’s poorest people.

Talented pupils help buy equipment for Westwood School

Wiltshire Times: Acts gather for the talent show. Photo: Glenn Phillips (49500-1)

8:51am Thursday 19th June 2014

Pupils at Westwood-with-Iford Primary School got chance to show off star qualities when it hosted a Westwood’s Got Talent night.

Bradford on Avon school celebrates 'good' rated by Ofsted inspectors

Wiltshire Times: Headteacher Tracey Dunn and pupils  celebrate the results of Fitzmaurice Primary School's Ofsted report

9:33am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Pupils at Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon are “suitably challenged and motivated to do their best” according to Ofsted inspectors, who rated the school 'good'.

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