Labour shadow minister laments development in Dursley visit

Gazette Series: Shadow Communities and Local Government Minister MP Roberta Blackman-Woods (centre) meets Dursley's Labour members and campaign groups at Kingshill House (5509824)

12:22pm Friday 18th April 2014

LABOUR members and nearby protest groups have met with the shadow planning minister to lobby her over the influx of housing in the area.

Gazette Comment: Sigh of relief for Lister Petter workers... but what is around the corner?

Gazette Series: Dursley diesel engineering firm Lister Petter to enter administration

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

IT is with relief that the Gazette can report the 80 or so jobs left at struggling engineering firm Lister Petter are saved.

Bright blooms at Wotton flower show

Gazette Series: Jo Morrow with prize winning Camelia at the Wotton-under-Edge Gardening Club Spring Show on Saturday (5395609)

9:02am Friday 18th April 2014

COLOURFUL flowers were on show in Wotton at the weekend’s spring show.

Pop-up shop opens in Yate

Gazette Series: Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb opens the Poppito pop-up shop in Yate

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A POP-UP shop has opened in Yate with a free ask the expert day including tips from local MP Steve Webb.

Dog owners warned after two pets stolen during walk

Gazette Series: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

6:10am Friday 18th April 2014

DOG walkers are being urged to be vigilant after two pets are believed to have been pinched during a walk with their owner.

Dursley funeral hearse converted into Ghostbusters car

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6:06pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A GROUP of Dursley friends have spent hundreds of hours and a vast sum of money to transform an old funeral hearse into an 80s movie icon – all in the name of charity.

Gazette comment: South Glos bins debacle

Gazette Series: Pay up to get rid of green waste

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HANDS up who loves paying for having something taken away from you? Anyone? No, we thought not.

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.

"Lister Petter ltd is no more"

Gazette Series: A forklift loads a lorry at the former Lister Petter factory in Dursley (5441167)

9:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

LISTER Petter has been saved but is moving and being renamed after a buyer came forward to acquire the stricken business, which entered administration last month.

'New bin tax is costing us money' - fury at £650,000 cost of green waste cuts in South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Councillors Ben Stokes and Steve Reade are furious at the cost of implementing the green bin charge

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting against a green ‘bin tax’ in South Gloucestershire are outraged at spiralling costs of implementing the new opt-in service.

Go Compare tenor performs with Dursley choir

Gazette Series: Go Compare actor and tenor Wynne Evans performs with Dursley Male Voice Choir and his brother Mark

5:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GO Compare's infamous opera singer and acclaimed tenor Wynne Evans helped Dursley Male Voice Choir raise thousands in a charity concert for a new station at Portishead for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Italian chain Bottelinos opens restaurant in Yate Shopping Centre

Gazette Series: Andrew Lowrey, manager of Yate Shopping Centre with Bartolo Turco, manager of the new Bottelinos restaurant which has recently opened

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW restaurant has opened in Yate as part of a drive to create an evening economy in the town’s shopping centre.

Search starts for life stories of Tytherington WW1 casualties

Gazette Series: Tytherington Royal British Legion members John Eyre, John Black and Taff Huxtable and the war memorial in the centre of the village (5440755)

2:47pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SEARCH has started in Tytherington to trace the history of 12 men who gave their lives in the First World War.

Are your kids egg-cited for Yate's Easter trail?

Gazette Series: Friends of Kingsgate Park and Tesco Extra staff with eggs ready for Monday's Easter hunt

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of chocolate eggs have been donated to Yate Town Council ahead of a huge Easter hunt on Monday.

Church Road in Frampton Cotterell to remain closed for another week

Gazette Series: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

2:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAIN road through Frampton Cotterell is to remain closed for an extra week, South Gloucestershire Council has announced.

Cinema decision delay could jeopardise £12million scheme in Yate

Gazette Series: An artist's impression of how the cinema development in Yate will look

11:44am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound project to build a cinema in Yate hangs in the balance this week after a planning application was deferred to a later meeting.

Cam mother breaks Guinness world record at London Marathon

Gazette Series: Cam mother Emma Denton with her Guinness World Record for fastest female London Marathon runner dressed as an organ (5424995)

11:23am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MOTHER-of-two from Cam has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by being the fastest female to run the London Marathon –dressed as an organ.

The Chase star to host charity quiz in Chipping Sodbury

Gazette Series: The Chase star to host charity quiz in Chipping Sodbury

11:08am Wednesday 16th April 2014

GENERAL knowledge supremo and star of television show The Chase Mark Labbett will be quizzing people in Chipping Sodbury this summer.

Trench warfare comes to Wotton-under-Edge

Gazette Series: Wotton-under-Edge Heritage centre helpers and volunteers outside their World War 1 bunker, part of their new exhibition at the centre (5346257)

11:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TALES of the First World War are being brought to life at a heritage centre.

Dragons at Berkeley Castle this Easter

Gazette Series: Chinese dragons will take over Berkeley Castle (5434768)

9:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRAGONS will bring the fantastical to life at Berkeley Castle this Easter weekend.

Warnings after Cam attack on cocker spaniel

Gazette Series: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE investigating an attack by one dog on another have offered words of advice to the offending dog’s owner.

Neil Carmichael re-selected as Conservative candidate for 2015

Gazette Series: Stroud MP Neil Carmichael is calling for a ban on bee-harming presticides

3:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has been reselected to defend his seat at the 2015 General Election.

Dursley garage to be demolished for flats

Gazette Series: The Electric Garage in Prospect Place, Dursley (5346353)

2:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

OWNERS of a garage in the centre of Dursley have been given the green light to demolish the building and construct a pair of two-bedroom flats.

Thornbury businessman becomes new High Sheriff

Gazette Series: HIgh Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Thomas Frost, with his wife Carolyn (5357770)

12:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THORNBURY businessman Thomas Frost has become the new High Sheriff of Gloucestershire - with a pledge to do his best to help people get back into work.

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.

Lorretta and Eve become first same-sex couple in the Five Valleys to tie the knot

Gazette Series: Loretta Leggat (left) and Eve Rennie celebrate their marriage at Eygpt Mill two weeks since the first same sex wedding took place in England and Wales (5414239)

11:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE SUN shone as what is believed to be the first same sex marriage in the Five Valleys took place on Monday afternoon.

Chimney fire in Chipping Sodbury prompts soot warning

Gazette Series: Husky rescued from burning house by firefighters

9:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a chimney on fire in Chipping Sodbury last night.

Road verges to blossom as council plants 17 million seeds

Gazette Series: Cllr Simon Pickering helping to plant some of the 17 million seeds on Stroud district's road verges in coming weeks (5398427)

8:32am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ROAD verges in Cam are set to blossom as Stroud District Council prepares to plant 17 million wildflower seeds.

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.

Spike in Scarlet Fever cases reported in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: An increase in scarlet fever cases - with numbers more than doubling in Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire - is being reported by Public Health England

11:59am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PARENTS in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire are being advised to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever among their children, after a rapid increase in cases.

Antiques Road Trip stars filming in Stroud

Gazette Series: Antiques experts Margie Cooper and Paul Laidlaw are filmed arriving at Stroud Auction Rooms.

9:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO of the stars of the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip paid a visit to Stroud Auction Rooms on Thursday to film footage for the next series of the popular show.

Driver dies in Winterbourne crash

Gazette Series: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

11:34am Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a car crash in Winterbourne.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Gazette Series: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

9:50am Monday 14th April 2014

MOBILE speed cameras will be at the following locations across the county this week.

New mental health courses at college

Gazette Series: 2gether NHS Foundation Trust offers safeguarding tips for mental health and wellbeing over Christmas

6:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

A COLLEGE set up to help people recover from mental illness will be running new courses this summer.

Are you South Gloucestershire's mystery EuroMillions lottery winner?

Gazette Series: A punter buys a £2 lottery ticket at Globe News on Iffley Road. Picture: David Fleming.

5:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE search is on to find the South Gloucestershire ticket holder who has not yet claimed a EuroMillions prize of over £50,000.

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.

Dursley youngsters on tune for youth centre fundraiser

Gazette Series: Talented musicians from Dursley held at concert to raise money for the new Dursley Youth Centre, currently under construction (5394262)

3:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CONCERT by some of Dursley’s most talented young musicians was held to boost the coffers of the up and coming Dursley Youth Centre.

UKIP's Caroline Stephens the next Stroud MP?

Gazette Series: Caroline Stephen, UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Stroud (5346299)

12:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

UKIP's candidate for the Stroud constituency has spoken to the Gazette on why her party is now a serious contender in upcoming elections.

Winners return for birthday concert at Thornbury Arts Festival

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9:18am Monday 14th April 2014

A CONCERT to mark the achievements of past winners in the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod will be held as part of the town's annual arts festival.

12 tonne safety gates installed on Gloucester Sharpness canal

Gazette Series: New gates being put in at the Parkend section of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal (5378526)

7:32am Monday 14th April 2014

A VITAL replacement of four giant safety gates on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is being completed this month, with the new 12 tonne oak structures taking the place of the gates which have kept guard along the waterway for decades.

Lorry catches alight on M5

Gazette Series: Husky rescued from burning house by firefighters

3:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A LORRY caught fire on the southbound carriageway of the M5 between junctions 11 and 12.

Council elections now every four years

Gazette Series: Council to inject £100,000 into local food production firms

12:21pm Sunday 13th April 2014

ELECTIONS for parish, town and district elections in the Stroud district will now all be held at the same time every four years to avoid extra costs incurred from new Government legislation.

Olveston church choir step in at cathedral

Gazette Series: Members of St Mary's Church choir, Olveston, in Hereford Cathedral with assistant vicar Roly Bain and cathedral staff (5366767)

9:41am Sunday 13th April 2014

MEMBERS of the choir at St Mary's Church, Olveston, went on an away day to sing at three services in Hereford Cathedral.

Delays expected on regions motorways this week

Gazette Series: Delays on the M5 and M42 following accident

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

ROADWORKS are set to be carried out across the area in the coming week so motorists are being warned of possible delays.

Dursley men accuse police of bullying and harassment after "repeated" stop and searches

Gazette Series: George King being searched by police on Long Street, Dursley (5246093)

7:22pm Saturday 12th April 2014

TWO men have accused the police of harassment and bullying after allegedly being repeatedly stopped and searched.

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.

BBC presenter returns after losing voice from brain bleed

Gazette Series: BBC Radio Gloucestershire traffic presenter Jack Miles and presenter Chris Baxter with his children William, five and Dorothy, three at the turning on of the Christmas Tree Festival at St Laurence Church on Sunday         (2805697)

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

BBC Radio Gloucestershire presenter Chris Baxter was back at the microphone this week after being made speechless by a brain bleed.

Wickwar flooded after water mains burst

Gazette Series: Wickwar flooded after water mains burst

5:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

FLOODING has occurred in Wickwar after a water mains burst – meaning part of the main road through the village will be closed for a few days.

Woman jailed and banned from kiosks after ringing 999 three times a day

Gazette Series: HUB: The 999 call centre at Winfrith Police HQ

4:56pm Friday 11th April 2014

A WOMAN who abused the 999 call system has been given a criminal anti-social behaviour order (CRASBO) banning her from using any telephone kiosk in England for two years.

Tenant evicted after making neighbours' lives a misery

Gazette Series: Whitchurch teacher cleared of having sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl

4:48pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TENANT has been evicted from her flat in Patchway after making the lives of her neighbours a misery.


Gazette Series: John Korner, manager at Tesco's Extra in Yate with Mike Pearce, Judith Cameron and Jeff Harper of the Friends of Kingsgate Park and Rory Godsall, centre, customer services manager at Tesco's Extra in Yate. Tesco's are donating easter eggs for the annual easter egg hunt in Kingsgate Park on Easter Monday John Korner, manager at Tesco's Extra in Yate with Mike Pearce, Judith Cameron and Jeff Harper of the Friends of Kingsgate Park and Rory Godsall, centre, customer services manager at Tesco's Extra in Yate. Tesco's are donating easter eggs for the annual easter egg hunt in Kingsgate Park on Easter Monday





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