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Singin' in the Rain in the Hippodrome

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11:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

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?

REVIEW: Kafka's Dick will show you a good time

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11:19am Friday 11th July 2014

Interval conversation in the theatre’s corridors wasn’t about the size of Kafka’s manhood, but the size of his literary legacy.

Thornbury bids farewell to cricketing legend David Allen

Gazette Series: David Allen's coffin is carried out of St Mary's Church on Tuesday

6:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

HUNDREDS of people filled a Thornbury church to bid farewell to town, county and England cricketer David Allen.

Large loads to travel through Berkeley to power station

Gazette Series: Berkeley Town Hall dwarfed by the boilers

9:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

LARGE machinery being brought to Berkeley Power Station to aid the decommissioning process will cause traffic disruptions at the start of next month.

Tobacco stolen from HMP Leyhill as crooks break into the prison

Gazette Series: Ministry of Justice refuses to disclose basic information about Leyhill inmates' offences and convictions

3:41pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THIEVES stole up to £30,000 worth of tobacco from Leyhill prison over ram raids carried out twice last year.

'Earth' yourself for health benefits, say South Gloucestershire farmers

Gazette Series: Robert and Elspeth Taylor with samples of their earthing sheets (6180533)

8:32am Tuesday 17th June 2014

EARTHING the electricity in your body could have profound health benefits, according to a South Gloucestershire family.

Solar farm on the horizon for Tytherington

Gazette Series: Tower Hill Farm, Tytherington. The site of a possible solar farm (7047433)

4:51pm Monday 16th June 2014

FARMLAND in Tytherington is being targeted for a large-scale solar farm.

Surfing lake in Almondsbury tipped for go-ahead

Gazette Series: Birds-eye-view of The Wave:Bristol's plans for the surf lake (2521219)

6:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE FUTURE of a multi-million pound surfing lake in Almondsbury and Easter Compton will be decided this week.

Do you know this bank card fraudster?

Gazette Series: This man is believed to have used the stolen bank cards

3:17pm Monday 16th June 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images after stolen bank cards were used in Wotton-under-Edge.

Thornbury shoppers praised for charity shop support

Gazette Series: Steve Webb MP and Teresa Dovey along with volunteer helpers at the Thornbury British Heart Foundation shop

1:13pm Saturday 14th June 2014

THORNBURY’S residents have been praised for their support of the many charity shops in the region.

Man dies after choking on pickled egg in Berkeley pub

Gazette Series: The Boars Head Inn on Lynch Road in Berkeley

9:46am Thursday 12th June 2014

A POWER station worker died after apparently choking on a pickled egg in a Berkeley pub.

Thornbury's voluntary opportunities promoted in Volunteers' Week

Gazette Series: Volunteers Clare Fardell, Pam Grundell, and Barbara Jones at the Thornbury Volunteer Centre's pop up shop in St Mary's Shopping Centre (6763857)

7:32am Wednesday 4th June 2014

VOLUNTEER Week has been celebrated in style in Thornbury with a pop-up shop in the centre of town.

Fire service cuts carbon emissions by almost a third

Gazette Series: Avon Fire and Rescue have announced plans for a re-structuring of resources in its Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2012-2015 Action Plan

1:30pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire’s fire service has hit its target to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent.

Thornbury duo set sail in dinghy circumnavigating Britain

Gazette Series: Hafren 009 Commodore Annie Green wishing Thornbury sailors Phil Kirk and Jeremy Warren Bon Voyage standing alongside Hafren (6752254)

9:02am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

TWO Thornbury sailors have set sail on an ambitious trip circumnavigating Britain.

Olveston verger among celebrated volunteers is a "parish treasure"

Gazette Series: Mrs June Robbins with her certificate and paper weight with Cllr Matthew Riddle at St Mary’s Church, Olveston (6552798)

9:02am Wednesday 28th May 2014

A DEDICATED Olveston verger is one of several volunteers in the Thornbury area to win a council community award for service.

Overturned horsebox closes M5 Southbound between Stroud and Thornbury

Gazette Series: Police are appealing for information after reports of theft at the Designer Exchange store in Knightsbridge

4:55pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

THE M5 Southbound is closed between Thornbury and Stroud due to an overturned horsebox.

Police seize passports ahead of the World Cup

Gazette Series: Mounted police officers enter the field after Preston fans invade the pitch during the Capital One Cup match at Deepdale

12:57pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

POLICE are seizing passports from people with football banning orders (FBOs) ahead of the start of the World Cup in Brazil.

EURO Elections: Lib Dems lose out, Greens win first seat and UKIP tops polls

Gazette Series: European Election Candidates

10:15am Monday 26th May 2014

THE South West has elected Stroud's Molly Scott Cato as its first Green MEP in European elections which saw UKIP dominate the polls.

Two children seriously injured in Gloucestershire crash

Gazette Series: Pc Rod Lomas, of Devon and Cornwall Police, suggested cyclist's palsy could be to blame for the tragedy

10:14am Friday 23rd May 2014

TWO children were seriously injured in a collision between a Nissan Qashqai and a Ford Transit van yesterday.

South Gloucestershire green taxes blamed for Easter Compton fly-tipping

Gazette Series: Cllr Robert Griffin with fly tipped green waste in Bolsters Lane, Easter Compton (6389214)

9:01am Friday 23rd May 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL green bin tax in South Gloucestershire is being blamed for a surge in fly-tipping across the region.

Plans revealed for gas-fired power station near Severn Beach

Gazette Series: Crooks Marsh on Severnside, the site for a new Seabank gas powered electricity generating station (6222372)

8:47am Thursday 22nd May 2014

DETAILED plans for a gas-fired power plant near Severn Beach are on display.

Happy Days star The Fonz visits The Castle School

Gazette Series: Year seven students Eleanor Hobbs and Ed Keedwell meeting The Fonz at The Castle School yesterday

12:48pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

THE FONZ was in Thornbury for a school visit to inspire the young generation.

Espionage and intelligence - a former Katharine Lady Berkeley's student's literary success

Gazette Series: Former Katharine Lady Berkeley's School pupil Dr Christopher Moran at Warwick University

8:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A FORMER Wotton-under-Edge pupil has won a prestigious book award for his tales of espionage.

BBC drama featuring Damian Lewis films at Berkeley Castle

Gazette Series: SUNDAY SUPPING: Damian Lewis as Brody in Homeland

1:58pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

BERKELEY Castle has provided period sets for Wolf Hall, a BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s prize-winning books.

Bear Grylls commends Olveston scouts at Windsor Castle

Gazette Series: Five top Scouts from Olveston joined a special celebration at Windsor Castle (6368704)

11:50am Tuesday 20th May 2014

TV adventurer Bear Grylls honoured Olveston Scouts during a ceremony at Windsor Castle for those gaining a top award.

Castle School speaks exclusively to Gazette over "Blurred Lines" dancing controversy

Gazette Series: The Castle School has apologised for the use of a controversial song in a PE lesson

6:00am Thursday 15th May 2014

PARENTS, staff and pupils have rallied behind a Thornbury school after it hit the headlines when provocative music was played during a PE class.

Full steam ahead at Thornbury model railway exhibit

Gazette Series: All kinds of model trains were on display in Thornbury

12:00pm Friday 9th May 2014

There were over 80 different stands at the 46th Bristol Model Railway Exhibition, ranging from displays from clubs across the country, through to stalls from museums, model firms and demonstrators.

Famous bunnies on the loose in Wotton's RSPCA shop

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11:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

YOUNG animal-lovers are organising special rabbit-themed events at charity shops across Gloucestershire.

Thornbury family speak out on 'hidden' illness ME

Gazette Series: Helen and Liz Wood collecting for the ME Association in Thornbury

8:00am Friday 9th May 2014

A YOUNG ME sufferer from Thornbury is hoping to raise awareness of her debilitating condition.

Escaped Leyhill prisoner found in Alveston

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2:25pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A MISSING prisoner who escaped from HMP Leyhill last month has been picked up just six miles from jail.

Hidden treasures chart Wotton's rich history

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7:30am Friday 9th May 2014

HIDDEN treasures were revealed in Wotton-under-Edge last month as part of a special exploration into the town’s heritage.

Escape from the lions' den - Kingswood mum's terror

Gazette Series: Helen Clements with her children Charlie,12, and George,9, (inset) with their car burning in the lion enclosure at Longleat (5591880)

7:02am Thursday 24th April 2014

A KINGSWOOD family was forced to flee their car after it caught fire – in the middle of a lion enclosure.

Queen's Awards recognise the best of the South West

Gazette Series: Prince Edward gives Renishaw the royal seal of approval on its 40th birthday

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ENTERPRISING companies across the area have been awarded prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Prisoner broke out of jail to escape rap music

Gazette Series: Escaped prisoner Robert Stevens.

12:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN ESCAPED prisoner broke out of HMP Leyhill to escape loud rap music being played 'day and night' on his wing, a court heard.

Badminton Horse Trials course gets overhaul from new designer

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1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IT'S a watershed moment in Badminton Horse Trial history, with the first new course designer at the Duke of Beaufort’s estate for 25 years.

REVIEW: Blood Brothers at Bristol's Hippodrome

Gazette Series: The cast of Blood Brothers

6:22pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TWIN brothers are separated at birth, but this does not prove enough to keep them apart, as their lives will remain intertwined until their tale reaches its conclusion.

Weak Berkeley Rail Bridges miss out on funding once more

Gazette Series: The new signs at the Berkeley Road bridge on the A38 (2757205)

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BERKELEY Rail Bridges have missed out on coveted funding while three other projects in the region get the go-ahead instead.

Bristol to Bath cycle for intrepid girl guides

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9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

WOTTON guides cycled from Bristol to Bath to raise funds for their guiding finale.

Caution advised as burglars strike around Thornbury

Gazette Series: webpix police arrest

11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PEOPLE are being encouraged to ramp up security on their homes after a spate of evening burglaries in and around Thornbury.

Gloucestershire primary school places to be allocated

Gazette Series: A study has found that 54% of employees believe their employer does not care about their health

5:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

PARENTS of children about to start primary school will find out which school their children have been allocated this Wednesday.

Thornbury gets boost from policing fund

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6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POSITIVE relationships between police and young people in Thornbury were praised at a visit by Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Charity concert pulls in pounds for National Autistic Society

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8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A CHARITY concert went down a storm in Thornbury, raising more than £200 for charity.

Learning disability charity freed Thornbury woman

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12:03pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A THORNBURY woman has told how a Bristol charity has helped her live a full life with her learning disability.

Bumper bridal raffle for care hospice

Gazette Series: Wonderful wedding hair

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A BRIDAL business is running a wedding themed raffle to raise money for a charity close the owners’ hearts.

Did you witness racist incident near Poundland?

Gazette Series: Police step-up fight against organised crime

2:27pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Witnesses sought after racially abusive language was used between two men in Yate Shopping Centre.

Have a historic day out this Sunday

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12:38pm Saturday 5th April 2014

BERKELEY’S historic home of the vaccination reopens with a flourish tomorrow.

"The developers will be richer and Berkeley will be poorer"

Gazette Series: Berkeley Castle

3:59pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

TOWN councillors have given their backing to plans to build 197 homes in Berkeley.

Thornbury charity Hammer Out rebrands as Brain Tumour Support

Gazette Series: Andrew Chater, chairman of trustees for Brain Tumour Support, Sally Challoner, patron and BBC presenter, Tracey Childs, patron and actor, with Tina Mitchell Skinner,  founder and CEO at the launch of the charity's new name on Monday in Thornbury (5006

8:02am Tuesday 1st April 2014

SUPPORTERS raised a glass as brain tumour charity Hammer Out unveiled its new name and logo.

Serious case review into Dursley care worker rapist Colin Stokes

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9:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A SERIOUS case review is being launched into how a Dursley rapist was able to prey upon vulnerable women.

Street lights in South Gloucestershire could stay on an extra hour at night

Gazette Series: Action to repair broken street lights

4:14pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

STREET lights turned off at night to save money in South Gloucestershire could stay on for an extra hour under new proposals.

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