Dursley Councillor calls for defibrillators in rural areas

12:03pm Monday 1st September 2014

A COUNCILLOR has called for more defibrillators to be made available – with a particular plea for rural areas where ambulance response times are longer.

Thornbury Christmas lights switch-on date revealed

Gazette Series: Last year's Christmas lights switch-on (2597407)

10:03am Monday 1st September 2014

CHRISTMAS preparations are already well underway and the Thornbury Christmas Lights Association has announced when the lights will be switched on.

Dursley Town Council releases business survey to complete Neighbourhood Development Plan

10:01am Monday 1st September 2014

A TOWN council has released surveys for local businesses to help with its first ever Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Dursley siege update: "At one point they pointed their gun at the window"

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10:34am Friday 29th August 2014

AN ONLOOKER to a three and a half hour armed siege in Dursley tells the Gazette what she saw.

Man arrested after standoff with armed police in Dursley

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8:50am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a three and a half hour standoff with armed police in Dursley.

Gazette campaign to change burial rules at Thornbury Cemetery continues

Gazette Series:

4:08pm Friday 29th August 2014

AS OUR campaign gets underway a number of people have pledged their support to try and push through a change to the burial rules at Thornbury Cemetery.

Team of employees from Yate store carry carpet 10km for charity

Gazette Series: Left to right: James Price, Richard Martin, Dan Morgan and Dave Herbert (9807529)

1:47pm Friday 29th August 2014

A TEAM from the largest independent carpet retailer in the South West has completed a charity challenge that saw them carry a carpet for 10km.

Gloucestershire police left red faced after embarrassing cell block burglary

Gazette Series: Paedophile's jail sentence has been cut after ruling that he got get enough credit for pleading guilty

1:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE have been left red in the face after their new cell block was burgled twice in the space of three days.

Gloucestershire police left red faced after embarrassing cell block burglary

12:55pm Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE have been left red in the face after their new cell block was burgled twice in the space of three days.

Avon and Somerset police stations' opening hours to change

12:21pm Friday 29th August 2014

AS PART of a review of police stations Avon and Somerset Constabulary will be changing the opening hours of its enquiry offices.

Yate consultants lend a helping hand with £10 million contract

Gazette Series: Left to right: Steve Gregor (Gregor Heating), Sue Marchant (Cool Ventures), Jane Putley (Gregor Heating), Roger Wilkins (Cool Ventures) (9802771)

12:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

A BUSINESS growth consultancy helped an energy company nab a multi-million pound maintenance contract.

South Gloucestershire Council leader steps down

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11:44am Friday 29th August 2014

THE LEADER of South Gloucestershire Council has stood down from his position.

Ukip to hold Dursley debate

10:44am Friday 29th August 2014

A POLITICAL party growing in popularity will hold a public meeting and debate in October.

Avon and Somerset police to join Welsh colleagues at NATO summit

7:59am Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary will be joining their colleagues at Gwent Police and South Wales Police to help support next week’s NATO summit.

Bee keepers keeping safe after new suits donated

Gazette Series: Bee keepers keeping safe with the donated protective suits at the apiary in Stone

5:19am Friday 29th August 2014

A BEE keeping group for South Gloucestershire is buzzing after being donated 20 sets of protective clothing for adults and children.

VIDEO: Gazette photographer takes on ALS ice bucket challenge

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3:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

GAZETTE photographer Stephen Richards is the latest to take part in the ice bucket challenge social media craze - and got more than he bargained for.

Nick Clegg announces Renishaw will invest in 3D printing industry

Gazette Series: Renishaw director Rhydian Pountney explains 3D printing to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

3:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE DEPUTY Prime Minister has announced a new investment in 3D printing by a Wotton-under-Edge-based firm.

Cats out to wow the judges

Gazette Series: SR_527_001     Judge Janet Ashman from Frenchay with one of the cats in the West of England and South Wales Cat Society Show at Thornbury Leisure Centre on Saturday (9670160)

3:05pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CAT owners from across the region were out in force to help the West of England and South Wales Cat Society celebrate their 50th anniversary in spectacular fashion.

Woodchester Mansion looks back on founder's relatives who died during WW1

Gazette Series: From left, Major Charles Jarrett and his brother Captain Aylmer Jarrett

1:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HISTORICAL research has unearthed the gallant stories of three brothers who died during the First World War that were connected to Woodchester Mansion.

Dursley army reservist thrilled with new air trooper role

Gazette Series: Air trooper Alex Pead-Walsh in the hangar at RNAS Yeovilton with Wildcats of 1 Regiment Army Air Corps  (9770346)

1:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN ARMY Reservist has been thrilled to offer vital ground support to a helicopter fleet this Summer.

Bake Off fever inspires new evening classes in Yate

11:36am Thursday 28th August 2014

NEW evening classes are to be introduced for those with Bake Off fever.

Council demands answers on proposed changes to 600-house site in Dursley

Gazette Series: SR_542_001     Richard Furness, Lisa Gadd and Diane Davies in the Long Street car park in Dursley (9731522)

9:27am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PUBLIC meeting is set to take place with the developers of the Littlecombe site as criticisms have been levied at its attempts to change the overall master plan for the area.

Police appeal after extreme stunt bike stolen from train

9:23am Thursday 28th August 2014

BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train at Bristol Parkway railway station.

Petition launched to push through proposals at Thornbury Hospital

Gazette Series: Shirley Holloway with her petition outside the Thornbury Health Centre (7509409)

6:32am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PETITION is being launched to try and push through proposals to improve the facilities at Thornbury Hospital.

Poll reveals shocking food cutbacks of working parents in South England

Gazette Series: Society shame that people have to rely on foodbanks

5:12am Thursday 28th August 2014

A POLL has revealed that one in three working parents in the South cut back on food to pay for their home.

Roadshow offers help to people with dementia in South Gloucestershire

4:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A ROADSHOW that aims to help people with dementia will begin next month.

Update: 6ft 9ins Leyhill absconder found

Gazette Series:

4:56pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help from the public to help them track down a prisoner who absconded from HMP Leyhill this morning.

Police appeal for public help after man absconds from Leyhill prison

4:45pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help from the public to help them track down a prisoner who absconded from HMP Leyhill this morning.

Police appeal for public help after man absconds from Leyhill prison

4:27pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help from the public to help them track down a prisoner who absconded from HMP Leyhill this morning.

Cam nursery takes children to the beach without leaving the building

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4:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHILDREN at Cam nursery have been a enjoying a day at the beach as well as raising money for charity – without even leaving the building.

Avon and Somerset Police offer driving awareness courses

1:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A POLICE force is offering free courses to help drivers with their awareness while out on the roads.

Charity launches campaign to raise money for children with heart defects

1:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CHARITY is launching a campaign to raise vital money for children with congenital heart defects.

Flower festival to commemorate First World War at Hawkesbury church

12:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FLOWER festival to commemorate the First World War will take place in October.

Controversial Thornbury housing development set to launch

Gazette Series: SR_464_001     Development in progress on Morton Way in Thornbury (9422778)

12:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL new housing estate in Thornbury is set to launch next month.

Special go-kart donated to Bournstream Trust

Gazette Series: SR_490_001     Adam Brown of LV Insurance with his son Dylan,2,, Oscar Phillips,3, Ban Rayfield,8, and his dad Stuart with the new go kart given to the Bournstream Trust by LV (9559167)

11:53am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SPECIAL go-kart and helmets have been donated to designated play area outside Wotton-under-Edge for children with special needs.

This year's Wickwar Village fair to have WW1 theme

11:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A VILLAGE fair with a World War One theme is offering interest and fun for all the family.

Almondsbury charity coffee morning to take place in September

11:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ALMONDSBURY will host an annual coffee morning on Friday, September 26 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Wickwar race night back by popular demand

11:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A RACE night is to return by popular demand.

Almondsbury Dementia Friends Group set to launch

11:21am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE NEWLY-formed Almondsbury Dementia Friends Group are inviting anyone who may want to find out more about the group or to become a member to attend their launch.

Avon and Somerset Police to offer helping hand at Nato summit

11:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police officers are gearing up to support next week’s NATO summit in Wales

Shooting of badgers to continue in Gloucestershire

11:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BADGER culling is set to resume in Gloucestershire after the go-ahead was given by Natural England for another pilot.

Fire prevented in Yate restaurant

10:43am Wednesday 27th August 2014

FIRE crews dealt with a fire involving a washing machine at a restaurant.

Stroud district wards set to change

10:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

STROUD district residents are being asked for their input as new council ward boundaries are to be drawn up.

COMMENT: Thornbury Hospital being left in the lurch

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THORNBURY Hospital is a valuable facility for many people living in and around the town and could be even more so if work that was initially proposed 10 years ago would ever get underway.

Sodbury Sportive celebrates its most successful year

10:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SPORTIVE celebrated its most successful year with a record number of 905 cyclists entering the event.

Duo deny £25k blackmail charges against men they met via dating app Grindr

Gazette Series:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO defendants who earlier this month admitted blackmailing two men they met via gay dating app Grindr have asked to change their pleas to not guilty.

Record-breaking number of entries ensure successful Pilning Flower Show

Gazette Series: SR_521_001     One of the giant vegetables at the Pilning Flower Show (9667744)

8:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS YEAR’S Pilning Flower Show was a huge success after receiving a record-breaking number of entries.

Annual Cromhall Flower Show and fair to be held

6:04pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CROMHALL’S annual flower show and village fair will be held in St Andrew’s School field on Saturday, September 6 from 2pm.

Pears trained to grow from stable wall at Dyrham Park

Gazette Series: Black Worcester Pears grow from the stable wall at Dyrham Park (9694311)

5:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PEARS are defying the odds and growing from a wall in a National Trust park.

New website to offer more care options for Gloucestershire residents

4:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NEW website is set to offer Gloucestershire residents greater choice and flexibility over their care options.


Gazette Series: SR_550_001     Judge Roy Haviland, right, and Steward Brian Cook take a closer look at some of the vegetables on show at the Hawkesbury Show SR_550_001 Judge Roy Haviland, right, and Steward Brian Cook take a closer look at some of the vegetables on show at the Hawkesbury Show





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