Recycling sites to step up residency checks

12:27pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

RECYCLING centres will step up user residency checks in a bid to reduce unauthorised use of the sites.

Gloucestershire youngsters learn life skills at NHS event

Gazette Series: The group at ARTiculation (10919061)

11:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GROUP of eight young people from Gloucestershire have attended an event to help them improve their communication skills and build their self-esteem and resilience.

Charity pair step down after 25 years

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11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO long-serving fundraisers for Thornbury-based charity Meningitis Research Foundation have stepped down after 25 years working with the charity.

Circadian Trust used as a national example for improving public health

11:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE FIRM which operates eight leisure centres across South Gloucestershire, including ones in Yate and Thornbury is to be used by the Department of Health as a national example for improving public health.

Protest staged against nuclear fuel being transported through Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Their are concerns about the vulnerability of nuclear material being transported by train (10875513)

7:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PROTEST against nuclear power was staged against trains carrying nuclear fuel travelling through Gloucestershire.

New cancer support centre opened at Southmead Hospital

Gazette Series: The NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at, Southmead Hospital, was opened last week - Friday 26 September 2014.Photographer: ©Barbara Evripidou2014 (10871213)

6:04pm Monday 29th September 2014

A CANCER support centre has opened at Southmead Hospital to provide advice to cancer patients and their friends and families.

Want to quit that nasty habit?

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5:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

SMOKERS across the South West are being encouraged to take the Stoptober Challenge and quit smoking for 28 days this October.

Former Olympic champion opens Yate retirement home

Gazette Series: McCarthy+Stone Coopers Court Yate official opening. Dame Mary Peters in Red ribbon cutting with L-R Jacqui and Liz ( McCarthy), Mr + Mrs Thorne ( 1st Residents), Mrs Smith and Mr Blakesley (residents) and Gavin (McCarthy). (10887645)

4:41pm Monday 29th September 2014

FORMER Olympic Champion, Dame Mary Peters DBE, was the guest of honour at the opening of a retirement living development in Yate.

Independent Residents Panel marks one year anniversary

3:49pm Monday 29th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS that make up Avon and Somerset police and crime commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountsevens’ Independent Residents Panel are marking the one year anniversary of the initiative this month.

Almondsbury Primary School strikes gold

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2:58pm Monday 29th September 2014

GOLD was the word for Almondsbury C of E Primary School who are celebrating after being recognised for its commitment to competitive sport.

Former victim of cyberbullying nominated for personal safety award

Gazette Series: Carney Bonner, 20, of Cheltenham (10868964)

1:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

A University of Gloucestershire student who attempted suicide after falling victim to cyberbullying has been recognised for using his past to educate others about the damaging effects of online abuse.

Consultation to be held on multi-million pound sports centre

12:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

MEMBERS of the public are being invited to attend a public consultation display as a new multi-million pound home for a rugby club moves closer.

New BBC series looking for participants from Gloucestershire

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11:44am Monday 29th September 2014

THE TEAM behind a new BBC One television series are looking for applicants from Gloucestershire.

Firefighters called following accident on M5

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11:30am Monday 29th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a road traffic accident involving a car and a lorry that were travelling northbound on the M5.

Stroud MP continues campaign for Berkeley technical college

Gazette Series: From left to right: Phil Spiers (Coaley resident and staff at the Advanced Engineering Research Centre), Neil Carmichael MP, Kevin Hamblin (Principal of SGS College) and Richard Caborn (former Sheffield MP and Minister, now involved in the AERC) (10857454

11:19am Monday 29th September 2014

Stroud MP Neil Carmichael is continuing his campaign for a new South Gloucestershire and Stroud College University Technical College (UTC) in Berkeley Green, specialising in Digital Technology and Advanced Manufacturing.

Fears over increasing use of 'hippy crack' in Yate

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11:13am Monday 29th September 2014

INCREASING use of a legal high known as ‘hippy crack’ in the Yate area has sparked calls for immediate action.

Man accused of murdering parents stands trial tomorrow

Gazette Series: Nicholas Jackson was handed a four-month jail term but had served that time in custody on remand

10:01am Monday 29th September 2014

A SWINDON man charged with murdering his parents in 2007 will appear at court tomorrow.

School lunches on the menu for MP

Gazette Series: Cllr Claire Young, Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb and Cllr Ian Blair sit down for lunch with Manor Primary School pupils (10806470)

7:34am Monday 29th September 2014

FREE school meals were on the menu as Thornbury and Yate MP, Steve Webb, was joined by councillors at a visit to Manor Primary School.

Cirencester man faces jail after touching teenager's breasts

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7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN who repeatedly groped a teenage Cirencester girl's breasts and bought her a vibrator has been warned he may be jailed.

Thornbury woman holds party for Parkinson's UK

Gazette Series: Kay Stimpson from the Bristol Parkinson’s UK branch, and her sister Joyce Dale enjoy the party  (10466007)

10:16am Sunday 28th September 2014

A THORNBURY woman is celebrating after having hosted a successful garden party and barbecue to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

Exhibition held to let residents quiz Tytherington solar farm developers

Gazette Series: SR_719_001     Roland Billington, Head of Planning for AEE Renewables talking with Tytherington residents Hilda Brock, Tish Atherton and Sue Trowell at the Tower Hill Solar Farm public exhibition (10712709)

9:18am Sunday 28th September 2014

A PUBLIC exhibition was held to give members of the public the opportunity to question the team behind a solar farm development planned for Tytherington.

Free counselling offered to young people in South Gloucestershire

9:12am Sunday 28th September 2014

A NEW counselling service, is being offered to young people who live in South Gloucestershire.

Wotton-under-Edge dance crew trained with BGT winners Diversity

Gazette Series: Members of Organized Kaos with Britain's Got Talent winners, Diversity (10809097)

1:28pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Members of Organized Kaos street dance crew based in Wotton-under-Edge travelled to Essex this week to train with Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity.

Thornbury man publishes book on rivers

Gazette Series: SR_721_001     Author Paul Raven of Thornbury with a copy of his book Rivers (10743214)

9:49am Saturday 27th September 2014

A NEW book has been published by a Thornbury resident looking at the history of rivers in Britain.

MP helps re-open Yate pub

Gazette Series: Steve Webb MP, Jenna Hale, Adrian Smith fromPunch Taverns, who lease the pub (10801722)

9:18am Saturday 27th September 2014

A YATE pub was joined at its reopening by Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb.

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP runs Bristol Half Marathon

Gazette Series: Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti, completed the Bristol Half Marathon (10684271)

9:16am Saturday 27th September 2014

FILTON and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti completed the Bristol Half Marathon last week to raise funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAA).

Gloucestershire County Council's Archive Service receives support from Heritage Lottery Fund

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9:08am Saturday 27th September 2014

Gloucestershire County Council’s Archive Service has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a new project to protect local treasures.

Severn Bridge to be closed westbound all weekend

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7:37pm Friday 26th September 2014

The M48 Severn Crossing will be closed this weekend to allow essential resurfacing work to take place.

Police helicopters and unmarked cars hunt for shoplifter in Dursley

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4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE were deployed to Dursley after a suspected shoplifter was spotted in the area of Rosebery Park.

Extension of broadband rollout welcomed

3:02pm Friday 26th September 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after it was announced that the programme to rollout superfast broadband in South Gloucestershire would be extended.

Wott-ON: New youth project for Wotton-under-Edge

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2:16pm Friday 26th September 2014

YOUNG people between the ages of 11 and 21 who regularly spend time in Wotton-under-Edge are being invited to get involved in a new youth project called Wott-ON.

Gloucester and Stroud crews dispatched to fire on motorway

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11:51am Friday 26th September 2014

THE fire service was called to a car fire on the motorway yesterday afternoon (September, 25).

Gloucestershire business mentors help students from across the county

11:40am Friday 26th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS from businesses across the county met with local students to offer an understanding of the world of work.

Programme launched to help young people find employment

11:26am Friday 26th September 2014

A SKILLS employment programme has been launched

Neil Carmichael MP in support of air strikes against the Islamic State

Gazette Series: Stroud MP Michael Carmichael (10519199)

11:20am Friday 26th September 2014

MP for Stroud Neil Carmichael has today (September, 26) spoken out about his support for air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq.

Hundreds of patients involved in falls at Southmead Hospital

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10:02am Friday 26th September 2014

MORE THAN 700 falls have been recorded at the new £430m Southmead hospital in its first three months since opening.

Art exhibition in Yate shows the talents of local artists

Gazette Series: The Mayor presents Kieran Naish with his first prize certificate ( pic by Dave Bruten)

3:09pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AN ART display is currently on show at Yate Heritage Centre.

Murderer who absconded from Leyhill prison found

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1:44pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CONVICTED murderer who absconded from Leyhill prison after being allowed to return to his home on a period of home leave has been found.

COMMENT: Keep Kingswood a Village

9:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

The Keep Kingswood a Village group appeared in this week’s Gazette as they once again go to war with a property developer.

Over £1m given to project which preserves heritage of Lower Severn Vale Levels

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8:39am Thursday 25th September 2014

MORE than £1m has been awarded to a project which aims to preserve the landscape and heritage of the Lower Severn Vale Levels.

Proposals could see 150 more houses being built in Thornbury

Gazette Series: SR_718_001     Thornbury District and Town Councillors who are opposing development of house's near Lower Morton (10710456)

7:41am Thursday 25th September 2014

ONE HUNDRED and fifty new homes could be built in Thornbury as a housing developer looks to build more houses in Thornbury.

New parking spaces for Cam and Dursley train station

Gazette Series: SR_720_001     Councillors Steve Lydon and Geoff Wheeler in the car park at Cam and Dursley Train Station (10723211)

6:12am Thursday 25th September 2014

A TRAIN station that has suffered for years with parking problems is set to receive new spaces.

COMMENT: Developers must not ignore council decisions

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11:10am Thursday 25th September 2014

WITH the news that a housing developer is looking to build 150 homes in Thornbury the town is beginning to look more like a construction site than a town.

Health workers set to strike over pay

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11:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

UNISON has announced that its members working in the NHS in England will stage a strike over pay.

Thornbury Brownies visit 10 Downing Street

Gazette Series: The Brownies representing the South West outside 10 Downing Street (10606454)

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO members of the 6th Thornbury Brownies were invited to attend a special celebration at 10 Downing Street.

Coast presenter to give talk at Wotton Heritage Centre

11:31am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A PRESENTER from the popular BBC programme Coast is to give a talk about the series.

EuroMillions winner comes forward

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11:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE OWNER of a EuroMillions lottery ticket has finally claimed their prize.

Man serving life sentence for murder absconds from HMP Leyhill

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9:52am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A MAN, convicted of murder, has absconded from Leyhill prison.

Dursley garage shortlisted for prestigious award

9:28am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A DURSLEY garage has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Lib Dem councillors present Thornbury Hospital petition to health officials

Gazette Series: Clare Fardell about to present the Thornbury Health Petition with Maggie Tyrrell (right) and other colleagues outside the South Glos offices (10616705)

7:47am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A PETITION which called on the NHS to keep their health care promises to Thornbury has been handed to health chiefs.


Gazette Series: SR_749_001     Heather Farnham and Rev Pete Brazier at the Thornbury Methodist Church Rainbow Fair SR_749_001 Heather Farnham and Rev Pete Brazier at the Thornbury Methodist Church Rainbow Fair





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