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Alexandra Womack

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  • Alexandra Womack

  • Alexandra Womack, reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
  • Covers Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath, Old Sodbury

  • Email: awo@gazetteseries.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01453 544000
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Charity increases security at Chipping Sodbury leisure spot as teenage vandals wreak havoc

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12:20pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

TRUSTEES of a well-used sports and recreation field in Chipping Sodbury have issued a stark warning to teenage vandals – use and abuse us and we will name and shame you.

Our Pub of the Year competition hots up as entries flood in

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11:34am Wednesday 29th July 2015

NOMINATIONS for the Gazette’s first pub of the year competition are coming in thick and fast.

Daring mum to wing walk to help her seriously ill son

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9:27am Wednesday 29th July 2015

THE sky is certainly the limit for a devoted mother from Chipping Sodbury who is preparing for a daredevil challenge to raise money for her disabled son.

M4 Link campaign gathers momentum as support pours in

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2:41pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

SUPPORT has been pouring in for a campaign to build a new M4 junction near Westerleigh to help relieve pressure on the roads around Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Centre celebrates 20th anniversary

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1:03pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

A TOURISM centre is marking two decades of helping visitors with a celebration for past and present volunteers.

Police search for man after indecent assault on Cribbs Causeway bus

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11:55am Tuesday 28th July 2015

POLICE are trying to identify this man who they believe may have information about an indecent exposure in Bristol.

Police chief will not return to work in Avon and Somerset until misconduct hearing complete

Gazette Series: Nick Gargan

11:48am Tuesday 28th July 2015

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will listen to the views of the public before deciding whether or not to keep Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan in the job.

Sort It centre users will have to prove residency in South Gloucestershire to dump waste

Gazette Series: Residents protest over the effects of South Gloucestershire Council's new bin tax on congestion at the district's Sort It centres

1:42pm Monday 27th July 2015

HOUSEHOLDERS and business owners wishing to dump rubbish at South Gloucestershire’s recycling centres will have to prove their residency in the district.

Police chief back in work after misconduct charges upheld

Gazette Series: Suspended Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary Nick Gargan

9:15pm Sunday 26th July 2015

THE chief constable of Avon and Somerset police is back in his job after being found guilty of eight counts of misconduct.

Takeover of Yate Outdoor Sports Complex formally approved

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7:00am Monday 27th July 2015

THE future of a popular but maligned sports centre in Yate is looking brighter after the transfer of its ownership was formally agreed.

Yate parks to be refurbished with £500,000 housebuilder funding

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3:00pm Saturday 25th July 2015

HALF a million pounds given to Yate to offset the impact of housing developments in the town will be saved up and spent accumulatively.

Busy footbridge near Yate school to close

Gazette Series: Roadworks will begin on the A484 next week

10:20am Saturday 25th July 2015

A WELL-used footbridge over a busy Yate road is being closed next week sparking safety concerns for pedestrians.

New Chipping Sodbury shopping area celebrates successful first year

Gazette Series: Mickey and Minnie Mouse have cartoon capers.

12:13pm Friday 24th July 2015

CHIPPING Sodbury will be celebrating the success of its newest shopping area with a family fun day next weekend.

Police funding formula to be replaced

Gazette Series: Police ask residents to secure sheds after break-in spate

9:22am Friday 24th July 2015

AN ‘out-of-date’ police funding formula which had seen Avon and Somerset miss out on more than £100milion is to be replaced, it has been announced.

Drink Up Your Cider as Westcountry band play at shopping centre birthday

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1:42pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

WESTCOUNTRY favourites The Wurzels will headline a huge anniversary party at Yate Shopping Centre later this summer.

New musical featuring Elvis hits has the audience All Shook Up

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10:43am Tuesday 16th June 2015

THE King of rock n roll is shaking things up in Bristol this week as new Elvis-inspired musical Love Me Tender takes to the stage.

Review: Jersey Boys at the Bristol Hippodrome

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12:32pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Smash West End show Jersey Boys tells that tale of four musicians from New Jersey who, from humble beginnings, rose to the top of the music business and reigned supreme for years.

No need to feel Blue because the boys are back!

Gazette Series: Nineties boy band Blue on stage at Castle Howard

11:12am Wednesday 11th March 2015

BOYBAND turned manband Blue are back on tour in 2015 with a stop in Bristol later this month.

Ponies are right on the Monie for Tracy Beaker fans

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12:10pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and what better way to kick off the festive season than with an action-packed pantomime production ofeveryone's favourite fairytale Cinderella.

Wake up to the beauty of a pantomime this festive season

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2:04pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

TWEEDY the clown brings laughter to Cheltenham's 2014 pantomime, Sleeping Beauty

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.

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.

Marshfield Ice Cream scoops award

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3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More Hunger Games than Prince of Thieves, the Theatre Royal's Robin Hood is bold and bloody

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11:46am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AMBITIOUS, edgy and requiring plenty of guts, the Theatre Royal Bath’s annual summer production certainly did not disappoint.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Woman hit by train between Yate and Wickwar dies at the scene

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10:16am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN hit by a train this morning was pronounced dead at the scene.

Person hit by train at Yate station

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9:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PERSON has been hit by a train in Yate.

Phones 4U closes all stores including Yate Shopping Centre branch

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4:52pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOBILE phone retailer Phones 4U, which has a shop in Yate, has gone into administration.

Argos appeals for seasonal staff this Christmas

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3:02pm Monday 15th September 2014

ARGOS is looking for around 450 seasonal workers in the South West to help serve customers during the peak Christmas shopping season.

Chipping Sodbury needs your help to win High Street award

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2:49pm Monday 15th September 2014

CHIPPING Sodbury could be named market town of the year but the entry needs the public’s support.

One week left to find South Gloucestershire's EuroMillions winner

Gazette Series: £108m Euromillions jackpot winner is from Coulsdon

12:14pm Monday 15th September 2014

LOTTERY players in South Gloucestershire have a week left to check they are not sitting on a goldmine.

Foster carers wanted

11:35am Monday 15th September 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire Council is holding an open evening for would-be foster carers at its Badminton Road offices in Yate on Thursday, September 25 (6pm). The event is part of an appeal to encourage people to consider fostering one or more of the 170 children in care. Call 01454 866423 for more details.

Academy open evening in Yate

11:35am Monday 15th September 2014

YATE International Academy is holding an open evening for prospective students and their parents on Thursday, September 25 (6-8.30pm).

Memory cafe for Alzheimer's sufferers in Yate

11:33am Monday 15th September 2014

A POP-up memory cafe for people affected by dementia is being held in Yate Library on Thursday, September 25 (2.30-4.30pm) with the Alzheimer’s Society. All are welcome to join others in a similar situation and find friendly help, support and information.

Macmillan World's Biggest coffee mornings in Yate and Sodbury

11:31am Monday 15th September 2014

A MACMILLAN Big Coffee Morning is being held at Yate Library on Thursday, September 25 (10am) and at Chipping Sodbury Library on Friday, September 26 (10am). All are welcome to buy coffee and cakes in aid of the charity.

Alan Ayckbourn play performed in Chipping Sodbury

11:31am Monday 15th September 2014

SODBURY Players present Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall from Wednesday, September 24 until Saturday, September 27 (7.30pm). For tickets email tickets@sodburyplayers.org.uk

Discover an Aladdin's cave of ideas at flower meeting

11:31am Monday 15th September 2014

SODBURY and District Flower Arrangement Society meets at the Old Grammar School Rooms, Chipping Sodbury on Tuesday, September 23 (7.30pm) for a demonstration called Aladdin's Cave with Sandra Snell. For more information call Pauline Holder on 01454 776361.

Praise and play at St Mary's Church

11:29am Monday 15th September 2014

A NEW praise and play session for pre-school children and their mums and dads is being held at St Mary’s Church in Yate from Monday, September 22 (2-3pm). Visit www.saintmaryschurchyate.org.uk for more details.

Help clear up Chipping Sodbury wood

11:28am Monday 15th September 2014

A WOODLAND work day is being held at Ridge Wood, Chipping Sodbury on Sunday, September 21 (10am- 12noon).

Find an antique at Winterbourne fair

11:26am Monday 15th September 2014

AN antiques and collectors fair is being held at Winterbourne Community Centre, Watleys End Road, Winterbourne on Sunday, September 21 (9.30am-3pm). To book a stall or for further details call 07824 777338.

Join the chorus at Winterbourne concert

11:26am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Great Western Chorus present at concert at Winterbourne Community Centre, Watleys End Road, Winterbourne this Saturday, September 20 (8pm). There will be a bar and tickets are available by calling 01454 773370 or emailing callerscorner@hotmail.com

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