Never miss anything again. Sign up for our RSS news feeds and Newsletters.

On this day:

  • Bristol Rovers track former Forest Green captain Jamie Turley Gazette Series: Jamie Turley and Lafayette go for the same cross

    FORMER Forest Green captain Jamie Turley is interesting Conference rivals Bristol Rovers. read more

  • Cricket: Gloucestershire coach hopes to find volunteers for Africa project

    GLOUCESTERSHIRE Cricket Board (GCB) communications officer Luke Sellers is urging people from county clubs to make a difference in Africa with Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB). read more

  • Golf: Thornbury team take Open title

    THE major team event of the year at Cirencester Golf Club is the invitational Men’s Open and this year it was won by a quartet from Thornbury. read more

  • Forest Green striker Andy Mangan pens one-year deal at Shrewsbury Town Gazette Series: NO GO: Former Forest Green striker Andy Mangan

    STRIKER Andy Mangan has left Forest Green by mutual consent after a settlement was reached between the club and player. read more

  • Record-breaking Castle School raises money for Sierra Leonean school

    RECORD-breakers from The Castle School in Thornbury raised money for a school in Sierra Leone after a 653-strong student chain passed through a hula hoop. read more

  • Craft fair cancelled

    A CRAFT and gift fair that should have taken place in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Saturday, August 9, in aid of Parkinson's UK has been cancelled. read more


    Joan Ripley Passed away peacefully at Gracefields Nursing Home, Downend, on 16th July 2014, aged 98 years. A much loved Mum, Granny and Great Granny (Greatie) who will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Pam and Les, Peter and all the family. Funeral Service at Westerleigh Crematorium on 29th July at 12.30pm. Black dress not essential. No flowers please, but donations, if desired to Cancer Research UK c/o L and J Gulwell, Funeral Directors, 1 Quaker Lane, Thornbury, BS35 2AD. read more


    Esme Harraway Passed away 16th July 2014, at home, aged 83 years. Funeral Service at St. Marys Church, Littleton upon Severn, Tuesday 29th July at 11am. Family flowers only, donations to St. Peters Hospice c/o L and J Gulwell, Funeral Directors, 1 Quaker Lane, Thornbury, BS35 2AD read more


    Joan Margaret Bowman Widow of the late Leslie G. Bowman. Passed peacefully away on 19th July, aged 80 years. Funeral Service to take place at Westerleigh Crematorium on Thursday 31st July at 1.30pm. All friends and acquaintances welcome. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to B.R.A.C.E c/o L and J Gulwell Funeral Directors, 1 Quaker Lane, Thornbury, BS35 2AD read more


    Gillian Kirvan Who passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on 19th July 2014, aged 71. For over 42 years the loving Wife of Peter and much loved and remembered by her friends and family. Funeral service on 31st July 2014 at Gloucester Crematorium at 11:30am for close friends and family followed at 1pm by a service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance at St. James The Great Church Dursley. Family flowers only please but, if you wish, donations may be made for Cotswold Care Hospice either at the church or to Philip Ford the Funeral Director, 35e Parsonage Street GL11 4BP. read more


    Rosina May Robinson Aged 101. Passed away peacefully on 18th July 2014. Her family wish to thank the staff at Southfield Residential Home, Stroud, for their wonderful loving care through her last year and Gloucester Royal for their dedicated work and care this week. Sadly missed by her daughter Lynda, extended family and friends. There will be a service in memory of Rosina at the United Church, Bradley Street, Wotton under Edge, Glos. on Monday 28th July at 3.15pm. Family flowers only. Donations if desired made payable to Wotton United Church may be sent c/o Grimes and Goscombe, Chipping Manor. The Chipping. Wotton under Edge. GL12 7AD. read more


    JOHN GLANFIELD 1947 - 2014 John was tragically killed on Friday 11th July whilst on his way to Nibley Steam Rally. The Funeral has been arranged for Monday 28th July. 12.30pm St John's Church, Purton. Family and close Friends. 2.00pm Gloucester Crematorium. Family only. Caroline has requested that flowers are to be wild flowers or garden flower posies. NO FORMAL CLOTHES PLEASE. There will be a celebration of John's life on Monday 28th commencing at 1.00pm for his Family, Friends and Work Colleagues, at the Little Vintage Show Ground, Dursley Road, Cambridge, Glos. GL2 7AB. We would like to invite all that knew John and ask that if you are an owner of a vintage car, motorbike, tractor or military vehicle that you bring it with you, as we will be doing a tribute to John. The Funeral procession will enter the field so you can all say your goodbyes and a prayer will be offered, the Family will then continue on to the Crematorium and will join you later on. There will be a pig roast with veggie option, and a bar that will be supporting the chosen charity CLIC. Donations if desired for (and made payable to) CLIC may be sent care of Allen-White, Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King's Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3JG. Tel: 01453 822409 Please can you contact Mandy on 07770 211001 or 01453 890920 if you require any additional information. read more


    Charles William Michael McDowell (Known as Mike) The Family would like to thank everyone, who attended Mike's funeral and for all the cards and messages of sympathy and support, following his death on 11th July 2014. Thanks also to Cotswold Care Hospice, The Hollies Care Centre, Dr Milson and the team at Acorn Medical Practice and the district nurses for their help and treatment during Mike's long battle with Cancer. read more

  • T DURN

    Allan and Jennie Durn Would like to announce the Wedding of their Daughter TARA to PETER BALLINGER At Westonbirt Arboretum on Friday 25th July, 2014. With best wishes for the future From both Families. read more


    Pat Blair nee Thomas Formerly of Sharpness. Passed away 8th July 2014, aged 85 years. Funeral 2pm Monday 28th July in Brentwood, Essex. read more


    THEO and JUDITH SPARROW Congratulations on this Special Day Happy Diamond Wedding Anniversary Fondest love Richard, Lizzie, Jamie and Ellen XXXX read more


    The Gazette would like to apologise to the family of Charles William Michael McDowell for the omission of his death notice on 17th July 2014. The Gazette is sincerely sorry for any upset this may have caused. Donations in Mike's memory can be made to The Cotswold Care Hospice c/o Allen-White Funeral Directors Crown Mews King's Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3JG. read more

  • University honour for former Alexandra Workwear boss Gazette Series: Volunteers did litter pick

    BUSINESSMAN John Prior, who set up Thornbury-based Alexandra Workwear, has had his work with youth enterprise recognised through the award of an honorary degree. read more

  • How well do you know your area? Take the quiz and find out Gazette Series:

    CLUED up on Chipping Sodbury? Up to date on Yate? Wise about Wotton? Or are you dim-witted about Dursley? Test your knowledge on where you live and compare your score with your neighbours. read more

  • Pair abscond from Leyhill Prison

    TWO men who were both serving sentences at Leyhill Open Prison have both absconded. read more

  • Inside the Pavilion: Dent proves he is still a class act

    CHRIS DENT has proved the old adage – class is permanent, form temporary – to be totally true in the NatWest T20 match against league leaders Essex at the Cheltenham Festival. read more

  • Singin' in the Rain in the Hippodrome

    1920s Hollywood. The age of the silent silver screen starlet is about to be shattered by the development of the ‘talking picture’ – surely a fad that will never catch on? read more

  • Students protest over clip-on ties Gazette Series: Katharine Lady Berkeley's School and inset the clip-on tie causing controversy(8531828)

    A SCHOOL’s decision that students must wear clip-on ties rather than ordinary ones in the coming year has been met with opposition from some students. read more

  • Couple found hanged after child porn rap Gazette Series:

    A COUPLE have been found hanged together in an apparent suicide pact after the husband failed to attend court on child pornography charges. read more

  • Cricket: Norwell and Miles smash record books

    A REMARKABLE last-wicket partnership between Liam Norwell and Craig Miles restored some pride for Gloucestershire against northern neighbours Worcestershire on a record-breaking day at the Cheltenham Festival. read more

  • Angling: Brown makes great start to new season

    Stoutshill Angling Club read more

  • Lottery fund gives £3,250 to Yate's World War One centenary events

    A GRANT of £3,250 has been awarded to Yate Heritage Centre to help the town mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. read more

  • Judo: Thornbury star is top seed at Glasgow 2014

    A JUDOKA star who grew up in Thornbury is ranked as the favourite to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games tomorrow. read more

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree