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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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Man, 19, in critical condition after Wickwar Road crash

Gazette Series: Closed road (47246723)

12:43pm Tuesday 1st December 2015

A YOUNG man is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash between Wickwar and Chipping Sodbury.

Frenchay campaigners sign historic deeds to protect land and transform former NHS headquarters

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10:45am Tuesday 1st December 2015

THE redevelopment of remaining parts of the Frenchay Hospital site has been finalised including the refurbishment of a treasured Georgian manor house.

Have you seen missing Yate woman Louise Reynolds?

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2:13pm Saturday 28th November 2015

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to find missing Yate woman Louise Reynolds.

Thieves steal bank cards from Morrisons customer in Yate car park

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1:15pm Friday 27th November 2015

SUPERMARKET customers in Yate are being urged to be vigilant after a shopper had her bank cards stolen and hundreds of pounds taken from her account.

Man needed jaw operation after attack in Bristol Harbourside bar

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5:05pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

POLICE are appealing for the public's help after a serious assault in Bristol.

Footballers' memories wanted for new Yate exhibtion

Gazette Series: My fond memories of a football encounter that was a revelation

11:10am Saturday 28th November 2015

FOOTBALL players and fans are wanted for a new exhibition in Yate.

South Gloucestershire could lose nine PCSOs in budget cuts

Gazette Series: PATROL FORCE: The University of Worcester is planning to fund the salaries of two PCSOs to patrol its campuses.

8:00am Friday 27th November 2015

SOUTH Gloucestershire could lose nine of its Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) under council budget cuts.

Yate doctor urges patients to book GP appointments online

Gazette Series: Junior doctors across Swindon are set to strike for the first time in 40 years next monthPhoto: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

12:00pm Sunday 29th November 2015

PATIENTS in South Gloucestershire are being encouraged to book GP appointments and order their repeat prescriptions online.

Blood donors wanted in Cam, Dursley, Thornbury and Chipping Sodbury

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3:50pm Sunday 29th November 2015

LOCAL people are being urged to give the most important present they can this Christmas by donating blood.

Yate and Thornbury leisure centre staff join Circadian's 10-year anniversary party

Gazette Series: TRAINING GOAL: Matt Goodwin assists Graham Caygill as he lifts weights at Hambleton Leisure Centre

5:00pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THE trust which runs Yate and Thornbury leisure centres is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Yate community transport scheme campaigns for dedicated bay outside Southmead Hospital

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2:40pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A YATE-based community transport scheme is spearheading a campaign to make getting to hospital easier for people with mobility problems.

Rangeworthy FC turns out to remember former player and manager Tony Curtis

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3:44pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

A VILLAGE football club pitched up in force to remember one of its longest-serving and hardest-working members.

Coffee chain Starbucks opens in Yate Shopping Centre

Gazette Series: Aaron Swift, aged 22, who works at Starbucks in Bolton Market Hall, in Rwanda as part of the Cow Project

9:40am Thursday 26th November 2015

COFFEE chain Starbucks opens in Yate today.

Teenager in 90-minute wait for ambulance after car accident in Yate

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6:30am Thursday 26th November 2015

THE family of a 16-year-old girl from Yate left bleeding from a head wound and drifting in and of consciousness after a collision with a car are ‘disgusted’ they had to wait for an hour and a half for an ambulance.

Tractor driver needed to spread joy in South Gloucestershire this Christmas

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11:51am Wednesday 25th November 2015

A CHRISTMAS float which brings seasonal joy to families in Yate, Frenchay and Winterbourne is in need of some festive goodwill.

Woman and child in car crash on Chipping Sodbury High Street

Gazette Series: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

11:25am Wednesday 25th November 2015

A WOMAN and child have been in a collision with a car on Chipping Sodbury High Street.

Chipping Sodbury School cancels France and Belgium trip amid terror attacks

Gazette Series: People walk towards the illuminated Eiffel Tower in the French national colors red, white and blue in honor of the victims of the attacks last Friday in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. France is demanding security aid and assistance from the European Union

9:39am Wednesday 25th November 2015

A SCHOOL trip to Belgium and France has been postponed amid fears of a terrorist attack.

Yate mum and daughter take the plunge in Willow Tree Centre swimathon

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3:21pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

A MUM and daughter from Yate will be jumping in at the deep end for charity this weekend.

Big Lunch gives the elderly in Chipping Sodbury a Christmas to remember

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1:07pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

TIDINGS of comfort and joy were on offer in Chipping Sodbury on Monday (November 23) for the second ever Big Christmas Lunch.

MP's Column: We must not repeat Iraq mistakes in Syria

Gazette Series: Syrian boys, whose family fled their home in Idlib, walk to their tent, at a camp for displaced Syrians, in the village of Atmeh, Syria.

10:30am Friday 27th November 2015

THE tragic events in Paris 10 days ago, where 132 people were gunned down going about their regular weekend activities, was another attack on our way of life and highlighted the scale of the threat we face from ISIL.

Garage evacuated after fire on forecourt

Gazette Series: Firefighters tackle lorry blaze on the M4

10:10am Tuesday 24th November 2015

A GARAGE had to be evacuated at rush hour yesterday after a van on forecourt caught on fire.

Body found in Bristol harbour

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10:03am Tuesday 24th November 2015

A MAN'S body has been found in Bristol harbour.

Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted near M32 underpass

Gazette Series: Motorcyclist dies and cyclist seriously injured in A4 crash

9:49am Tuesday 24th November 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted near an underpass on the M32.

Community grants up for grabs from Wessex Water

Gazette Series: Money Matters

10:00am Monday 23rd November 2015

COMMUNITY groups in South Gloucestershire have a month left to apply for a Wessex Water grant.

Dementia sessions at Yate Leisure Centre offer friendship and support

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9:31am Monday 23rd November 2015

DEMENTIA can be a damning diagnosis but weekly sessions offering friendship, respite and advice are helping patients and their carers in Yate.

University staff to strike this week in Bristol

Gazette Series: Teacher strike affects Bromley schools

7:10am Monday 23rd November 2015

BRISTOL Open University staff are striking in a row over job cuts.

Chipping Sodbury Victorian Day to host Christmas lights switch on for the first time

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11:20pm Sunday 22nd November 2015

CHIPPING Sodbury’s Christmas lights will be turned on at the town’s annual Victorian Day for the first time this year.

Wickwar and Kingswood residents offered shares in community wind turbine scheme

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12:10pm Friday 20th November 2015

THE company behind two new wind turbines due to take shape in Wickwar and Kingswood next year is looking for local people to invest in the clean energy scheme.

Gritters take to South Gloucestershire roads as temperatures are due to plummet this weekend

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11:04am Friday 20th November 2015

GRITTERS are due to start preparing South Gloucestershire’s roads ahead of a predicted wintry cold snap this weekend.

M5 queue jumpers could face prosecution in police crackdown

Gazette Series: 324 motorists across the region have been fined for tailgating and hogging middle lane of motorway since new powers were introduced two years ago. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

2:10pm Thursday 19th November 2015

POLICE are cracking down on queue jumpers on the M5.

Most Wanted: Do you recognise these men?

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8:00am Saturday 21st November 2015

POLICE have released the photos of six men wanted in connection with the supply of Class A drugs in Bristol.

Is this your saxophone? Police search for owner of recovered instrument

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11:55am Thursday 19th November 2015

POLICE have launched an appeal to find the owner of a saxophone officers believe was stolen from a car.

Becky Watts murder case will not be forgotten

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12:00pm Thursday 19th November 2015

THE murder of Bristol schoolgirl Becky Watts was one of the most shocking Avon and Somerset police have ever faced. Here we look back at the major developments in the case and the impact it has had.

Tormarton's Noreen Finnamore in the running to win Natwest Everywoman award

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5:08pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

A BUSINESSWOMAN who runs her own food company in Tormarton has made the final three for a national award.

Vintage tractor stolen twice from same Yate street

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8:40am Thursday 19th November 2015

A FATHER-of-two whose treasured vintage tractor was stolen not once, but twice from the same street, is desperate to be reunited with his beloved machine.

Christmas countdown begins in Yate

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1:36pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

YATE has started the Christmas countdown with a family fun day packed with activities and festive cheer.

Plaque unveiled in memory of Dodington Parish Council clerk Wendy Mayo

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10:47am Wednesday 18th November 2015

A PERMANENT tribute to Dodington Parish Council clerk Wendy Mayo has been unveiled.

Chipping Sodbury School pupils receive new MenW vaccine

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9:19am Wednesday 18th November 2015

STUDENTS in Chipping Sodbury have received protection against a deadly new strain of meningitis which attacks teenagers.

Final chance to win a Sodbury sheepdog

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3:27pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

FANS of Chipping Sodbury’s now famed sheepdogs from a fun summer trail have a final chance to win one of the furry friends.

Yate fundraisers give hula hooping a whirl

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2:01pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

FUNDRAISERS got themselves in a spin for a good cause during a hula hoop challenge in Yate.

Man cut free from car which landed 20ft down an embankment after crash near Kingswood

Gazette Series: Two hospitalised following A38 junction crash

12:57pm Monday 16th November 2015

A MAN had to be cut free from his car after it crashed with another vehicle and ended up 20 feet down a ditch.

M32 pedestrian killed after being hit by two cars named as Joseph Tennant

Gazette Series: The scene of the crash on the A31 on Saturday

12:12pm Monday 16th November 2015

THE man who died after being hit by two cars on the M32 yesterday has been named.

Road closed after crash on Wickwar Road

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9:20am Monday 16th November 2015

WICKWAR Road is closed between Wickwar and Kingswood after two cars crashed.

M32 closed after pedestrian hit by two vehicles

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8:37am Sunday 15th November 2015

A PEDESTRIAN has died on the M32 motorway after being  hit by two vehicles.

Stroud MP Neil Carmichael condemns Paris attacks

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7:35pm Saturday 14th November 2015

STROUD'S MP has joined the international condemnation of last night's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Italian chain Prezzo announces opening date in Yate

Gazette Series: PREZZO: It’s a nice, gentle place, nothing too alarming, with a clientele to match..."

1:50pm Friday 13th November 2015

ITALIAN restaurant Prezzo has announced when it will open in Yate.

Donal MacIntyre programme investigates brutal murder of Iron Acton grandfather Barry Rubery

Gazette Series: Barry Rubery, who was murdered at his home in Iron Acton in 2010

12:27pm Friday 13th November 2015

A NEW Donal MacIntyre documentary investigating the brutal murder of Iron Acton grandfather Barry Rubery is due to be aired this weekend.

Superfast broadband rolled out across more South Gloucestershire villages

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12:30pm Sunday 15th November 2015

MORE villages in South Gloucestershire are set to go live with superfast broadband with £1.54million extra funding.

Abbotswood in Yate to stage Christmas countdown event

Gazette Series: Bury Hospice Light Up A Life service.

Photo: Remembring loved ones around the Bury Hospice christmas tree.

4th December 2014

Photo: Gary Taylor
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10:00am Sunday 15th November 2015

THE countdown to Christmas will be launched in Abbotswood Shopping Centre with an evening of fun and free festive entertainment.

Scene is set for Crib Festival in Chipping Sodbury this Christmas

Gazette Series: SR_1213_001     Eileen and Geoff Hill take a closer look at one of the cribs at the St John's Church Crib Festival in Chipping Sodbury (14191050)

4:00pm Saturday 14th November 2015

CHIPPING Sodbury’s now annual Crib Festival is set to return with more Christmas scenes this December.

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