Thousands of children take part in reading challenge

Gazette Series: Councillor Howard Gawler presenting awards to some of the 7,000 children who took part, photographer: Justin Yockney (10551939)

4:13pm Sunday 21st September 2014

MORE THAN 7,000 children in South Gloucestershire took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Crossways School children enjoy Native American day

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2:05pm Sunday 21st September 2014

ENTHUSIASTIC children from Crossways Infant school, in Thornbury, took part in a fun dress up day to coincide with this term’s topic of Native America.

Woman charged with murder of newborn baby

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11:24am Sunday 21st September 2014

A 33-YEAR-OLD woman has been charged with murder after the body of a newborn baby was found at a house in Bristol yesterday.

Thornbury heart patient supports charity's campaign

Gazette Series: Heart patient, Luke Ball, aged nine, visits the British Heart Foundation shop in Thornbury to donate bags of his unwanted items to shop staff and volunteers for Bag It. Beat It. taken by Neil Phillips (10544019)

4:42pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A THORNBURY heart patient paid a visit to the town's British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop along with his family to show their support for the charity’s new campaign.

Sound of music fills the corridors at Southmead

Gazette Series: Daisy Thomas had a try at playing the harp (10495924)

12:16pm Saturday 20th September 2014

THE SOUND of music filled corridors at Southmead Hospital this week when Welsh harpist and soprano singer Joy Cornock came to perform for patients.

Art exhibition in Compton Greenfield a great success

Gazette Series: SR_633_001     Artist Jude Goss, Neil Carmody, Rev Anne Lloyd, Janet Hiscocks and artist David Hunter at the art exhibition at All Saints Church in Compton Greenfield (10367181)

9:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

COMPTON Greenfield’s All Saints’ Church hosted a successful art exhibition and sale last weekend.

Marshfield app creator in line to be named Digital Hero

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9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

AN app creator from Marshfield is in the running to win £10,000 to help him improve his digital charity alarm clock.

South Gloucestershire Council looking for public views as it makes cuts

3:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

PEOPLE are being invited to have their say on possible service changes being considered as part of South Gloucestershire council’s six-year savings programme.

Thornbury food fair a big success once again

Gazette Series: SR_634_001     Graeme Wallace with a bowl of scotch eggs on his stall at the Thornbury Food Fair on Saturday (10367142)

3:24pm Friday 19th September 2014

THORNBURY’S latest food fair was a massive success as the crowds poured on to the streets in the town.

Marshfield Ice Cream scoops award

Gazette Series: HAPUS HUFEN IA: A Hapus ice-cream sundae(6672941)

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN ice cream company in South Gloucestershire is celebrating scooping an award for one of its favourite flavours.

Changes for adults and children with special educational needs across Gloucestershire

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1:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE way children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities are supported in Gloucestershire is changing.

NHS workers vote in favour of strike action

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11:45am Friday 19th September 2014

NHS workers, who are members of the UK’s largest trade union, have voted in favour of strike action.

Efforts rewarded as Thornbury in Bloom win gold

Gazette Series: The Thornbury in Bloom committee with their gold medal (10540416)

11:07am Friday 19th September 2014

THE EFFORTS of the Thornbury in Bloom team were rewarded last night as they were given a gold medal in the Champion of Champions category.

UPDATE: Firefighters called to flat fire in Dursley

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10:01am Friday 19th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a flat on fire in Dursley, yesterday afternoon.

Former hairdresser celebrates 100th birthday

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7:28am Friday 19th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in full swing as Kath Healey celebrated her 100th birthday.

Winterbourne student to take the plunge for mental health charity Mind

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7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

SIXTH form student and self-confessed vertigo sufferer Ether Pritchard is putting her fears aside as she takes a leap of faith for charity.

Stroud MP Neil Carmichael welcomes "excellent" new Jobseekers figures for district

Gazette Series: Stroud MP Michael Carmichael (10519199)

6:05am Friday 19th September 2014

THE MP for Stroud has welcomed new figures that reveal a brighter future for those in work or looking for employment.

Pets invited in to Thornbury store

Gazette Series: Jake Eastham (10539708)

7:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

PET owners are invited to bring their animal friends to a pet event being held at the Countrywide store in Thornbury.

Residents mount protest over 'unsafe' cycle path through housing estates in south Yate

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11:35am Thursday 18th September 2014

PARENTS of young children in south Yate have been left flabbergasted at South Gloucestershire Council’s out-of-the-blue plan for a cycle path directly outside their homes.

All-female choir Fascinating Rhythm holds Happy workshop for girls in Yate

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5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEARLY 70 girls were given a taste of singing in a choir at a free workshop in Yate on Saturday.

Mental health trust must make "significant steps" to improve

3:55pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE MENTAL health trust that provides services to people in South Gloucestershire has been told that it must take ‘significant steps’ to improve its service.

Dursley police search for vulnerable man

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3:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE in Dursley scrambled to find a man who had threatened to harm himself on Wednesday (17) night.

Broadband campaigners urge people to attend crunch meeting in Horton

Gazette Series: BETTER ACCESS: Work continues to improve access to high speed broadband

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS for better broadband in rural villages around Chipping Sodbury are meeting en masse next week.

Volunteers honoured for commitment to Girlguiding

Gazette Series: From left to right: Joy Hopkins, Diane Ansell, Emma Byrne, Carole Pennington, Val Thomas & Tracey Phillips (10508556)

12:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A GROUP of volunteers were honoured for their commitment to Girlguiding.

MP visits Charfield school children

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11:53am Thursday 18th September 2014

INQUISITIVE children at Charfield Primary School had a chance to raise their concerns to their local MP, Steve Webb, when he visited the school on Monday (September 15).

COMMENT: Violent crime hits Dursley and Wotton

11:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

THIS week the Gazette covered the stories of two shocking crimes.

Victim of Dursley mugging tells her story

Gazette Series: SR_669_001     Heather Darling at home in Dursley with an efit picture ( inset) of her attacker (10456390)

10:33am Thursday 18th September 2014

A 71-YEAR-OLD woman who was the victim of a violent mugging has spoken out about her story – and her unwavering faith in people from the area.

Man with broken ankle told to take car to hospital

Gazette Series: Slimbridge FC player, Jack Twyman, was taken to hospital, by car, with a broken ankle (10425512)

7:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN who seriously injured his ankle during a football match had to be taken to hospital by car as there were no ambulances available.

Sharpness Primary School thrilled with glowing Ofsted report

Gazette Series: SR_672_001     Staff and pupils of Sharpness Primary School celebrate their Ofsted report (10479380)

6:22am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PRIMARY school has leapt from "satisfactory" to "good" in its most recent Ofsted report.

UPDATE: Wotton-under-Edge van incident

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5:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

FOUR men and a woman have been released by police following an incident in Wotton-under-Edge in which a man was believed to have been pushed out of a van.

UPDATE: Man arrested in Thornbury after chase involving helicopter

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4:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter was called in last night (September 16) to help police track down a man who had run away following an arrest attempt in Gloucester Road, Thornbury.

Police appealing for information after Thornbury break-ins

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4:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police are appealing for information to trace burglars who broke into seven company offices in Thornbury overnight on September 10-11.

E-fit released showing man who committed lewd act outside Cam school

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3:44pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to talk to in connection with an indecent exposure in Cam last week.

Steal their style at Bristol Fashion Week

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12:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

START the autum and winter season in style with the return of Bristol Fashion Week next week.

Burial rules at Thornbury cemetery changed

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12:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Gazette's campaign against the regulation to offer reduced burial plot fees only to those people who have lived in the town for the last four weeks of their lives has been victorious.

Man, 22, hit with a shovel by a group of teenagers

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11:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted in Cheltenham by a group of teenagers yesterday, Tuesday.

Cam mum tells daughter's story for Meningitis Awareness Week

Gazette Series: SR_670_001     Gemma Ind and her daughter Isabella, 8 (10456314)

10:57am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MOTHER has shared her first-hand experience of meningitis to help bring the illness and its symptoms into the spotlight for Meningitis Awareness Week.

Town council to protect Yate Outdoor Sports Complex from travellers

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9:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YATE Town Council is to spend £4,000 securing a well-used sports ground from travellers.

‘Chuggers’ told to move on from town centre

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9:25am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHARITY collectors in Stroud were moved on after complaints they weren’t adhering to guidelines.

Have your say on plans to drop the speed limit in Old Sodbury

Gazette Series: New calls for 30mph limit on road where schoolboy was killed

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PEOPLE are being asked for their view on plans to lower the speed limit on a notorious stretch of road through Old Sodbury.

Keep Kingswood a Village: Community group fights against proposed housing development

Gazette Series: 54 people from Kingswood show their solidarity in objecting the new Crest Nicholson housing development (10436293)

6:03am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CAMPAIGNING group that fights to keep a village a village is engaged in a new battle with a housing developer.

Students urged to be aware of meningitis symptoms after Swindon college pupil is infected

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4:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A STUDENT at New College in Swindon currently receiving treatment for bacterial meningitis and is now recovering.

Discover the delights of South Gloucestershire during festival

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4:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire’s Discover Festival has been launched with a series of free open days at places of interest across the district.

Dursley vets hold fun day to raise money for new cat and dog shelter

Gazette Series: Vale Vets staff hand over the cheque for £450 to RSPCA South Cotswolds, who manage the shelter. From left to right: Emily Harding, Hollie Peach, Kate Ellis, Reggie the Terrier and his owner Jayne Guy, Natasha Gardiner, Sophie Sparks and Anneliese Ha

3:42pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FUN day was held at a vet’s practice to help raise funds for a new cat and dog shelter.

Kerry Katona marries rugby star at Tortworth Court

Gazette Series: Kerry Katona married rugby star George Kay at Tortworth Court Hotel last weekend (10420562)

2:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona was married at Tortworth Court Hotel last weekend.

Arts, crafts and vegetables at Coaley Produce Show

Gazette Series: Sam Sirett with some of the art and crafts on show at the Coaly annual produce show on Saturday.  (10085787)

2:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PRODUCE show saw a village hall filled with seasonal produce and imaginative arts and crafts.

Young heart patient supporting charity's efforts

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12:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YOUNG heart patient from Thornbury will be visiting the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Shop with his family to support their new campaign.

Operations cancelled at Southmead because surgical equipment was not cleaned in time

11:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

YET MORE patients at Southmead Hospital have had their operations cancelled.

New Hobbs House butcher isn't mincing his words

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11:47am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW butcher is hoping to beef up Hobbs House Butchery after taking over the franchise of the business.

Man taken to hospital after one-car crash in Codrington

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10:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN in his fifties has been taken to hospital after an accident in Codrington this morning.

Gazette Series: SR_648_001     Paul Gooding of the City of Bristol College looking through the engine compartment of one of their restored vintage cars at the Summer Classic Car Show at Easter Compton SR_648_001 Paul Gooding of the City of Bristol College looking through the engine compartment of one of their restored vintage cars at the Summer Classic Car Show at Easter Compton

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