Roadshow offers help to people with dementia in South Gloucestershire

4:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A ROADSHOW that aims to help people with dementia will begin next month.

"Anxious" 6ft 9ins tall robber on run from Leyhill Prison

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4:56pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help from the public to help them track down a prisoner who absconded from HMP Leyhill this morning.

Police appeal for public help after man absconds from Leyhill prison

4:45pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help from the public to help them track down a prisoner who absconded from HMP Leyhill this morning.

Police appeal for public help after man absconds from Leyhill prison

4:27pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help from the public to help them track down a prisoner who absconded from HMP Leyhill this morning.

Cam nursery takes children to the beach without leaving the building

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4:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHILDREN at Cam nursery have been a enjoying a day at the beach as well as raising money for charity – without even leaving the building.

Avon and Somerset Police offer driving awareness courses

1:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A POLICE force is offering free courses to help drivers with their awareness while out on the roads.

Charity launches campaign to raise money for children with heart defects

1:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CHARITY is launching a campaign to raise vital money for children with congenital heart defects.

Flower festival to commemorate First World War at Hawkesbury church

12:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FLOWER festival to commemorate the First World War will take place in October.

Controversial Thornbury housing development set to launch

Gazette Series: SR_464_001     Development in progress on Morton Way in Thornbury (9422778)

12:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL new housing estate in Thornbury is set to launch next month.

Special go-kart donated to Bournstream Trust

Gazette Series: SR_490_001     Adam Brown of LV Insurance with his son Dylan,2,, Oscar Phillips,3, Ban Rayfield,8, and his dad Stuart with the new go kart given to the Bournstream Trust by LV (9559167)

11:53am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SPECIAL go-kart and helmets have been donated to designated play area outside Wotton-under-Edge for children with special needs.

This year's Wickwar Village fair to have WW1 theme

11:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A VILLAGE fair with a World War One theme is offering interest and fun for all the family.

Almondsbury charity coffee morning to take place in September

11:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ALMONDSBURY will host an annual coffee morning on Friday, September 26 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Wickwar race night back by popular demand

11:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A RACE night is to return by popular demand.

Almondsbury Dementia Friends Group set to launch

11:21am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE NEWLY-formed Almondsbury Dementia Friends Group are inviting anyone who may want to find out more about the group or to become a member to attend their launch.

Avon and Somerset Police to offer helping hand at Nato summit

11:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police officers are gearing up to support next week’s NATO summit in Wales

Shooting of badgers to continue in Gloucestershire

11:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BADGER culling is set to resume in Gloucestershire after the go-ahead was given by Natural England for another pilot.

Fire prevented in Yate restaurant

10:43am Wednesday 27th August 2014

FIRE crews dealt with a fire involving a washing machine at a restaurant.

Stroud district wards set to change

10:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

STROUD district residents are being asked for their input as new council ward boundaries are to be drawn up.

COMMENT: Thornbury Hospital being left in the lurch

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THORNBURY Hospital is a valuable facility for many people living in and around the town and could be even more so if work that was initially proposed 10 years ago would ever get underway.

Sodbury Sportive celebrates its most successful year

10:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SPORTIVE celebrated its most successful year with a record number of 905 cyclists entering the event.

Duo deny £25k blackmail charges against men they met via dating app Grindr

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10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO defendants who earlier this month admitted blackmailing two men they met via gay dating app Grindr have asked to change their pleas to not guilty.

Record-breaking number of entries ensure successful Pilning Flower Show

Gazette Series: SR_521_001     One of the giant vegetables at the Pilning Flower Show (9667744)

8:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS YEAR’S Pilning Flower Show was a huge success after receiving a record-breaking number of entries.

Annual Cromhall Flower Show and fair to be held

6:04pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CROMHALL’S annual flower show and village fair will be held in St Andrew’s School field on Saturday, September 6 from 2pm.

Pears trained to grow from stable wall at Dyrham Park

Gazette Series: Black Worcester Pears grow from the stable wall at Dyrham Park (9694311)

5:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PEARS are defying the odds and growing from a wall in a National Trust park.

New website to offer more care options for Gloucestershire residents

4:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NEW website is set to offer Gloucestershire residents greater choice and flexibility over their care options.

Avon and Somerset Police join Best Use of Stop and Search scheme

4:04pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AVON and Somerset Police have signed up to the voluntary Best Use of Stop and Search scheme which aims to combat misuse of the stop and search power.

Berkeley Show goes ahead but showers kept many indoors

Gazette Series: SR_517_001     Daniel Diesel,2, of Cam with one of the Gloucester Old Spot piglets at the Berkeley Show (9665133)

3:49pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ONE of the most anticipated agricultural shows in Gloucestershire has turned out to be a wash out on Bank Holiday Monday with visitors far below what was hoped for.

Dursley quiz night to raise money for greyhound charity

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2:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

GREYHOUNDS and lurchers will benefit from a charity quiz night to be held next month.

Stalwart of the Gazette leaves after 63 years

Gazette Series: SR_537_001     Roy Baldwin (9672487)

2:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AFTER 63 years working in the newspaper industry, an avid sports fan and popular member of the team is set to leave the Gloucestershire Gazette and its sister papers.

Tension builds as dispute continues between Bristol Rovers and Sainsbury's

Gazette Series: What the new stadium will look like (9666808)

12:54pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CONCERNS loom over a £40 million project for a new football stadium due to a legal battle with a major supermarket.

Boats of all shapes and sizes sailed to Saul Waterways Pageant

Gazette Series: SR_500_001     A canalboat at the Saul Waterway Pageant on Saturday (9660327)

12:19pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOATERS and land-lovers alike were able to enjoy a whole Bank Holiday weekend of festivities as the Saul Waterways Pageant cruised through Gloucester and Sharpness canal.

Inaugural Severn Bridge half marathon a resounding success

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12:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE INAUGURAL Severn Bridge half marathon was a resounding success as 2,000 runners completed the run which got underway from its start point on the Severn Bridge.

Dementia researchers to hold public meeting in Bath

10:55am Tuesday 26th August 2014

DEMENTIA researchers will come together to hold a free public meeting to discuss the landscape of their work.

Green Party candidate for Dursley and Cam residents selected

Gazette Series: The Green Party General Election candidate for Dursley and Cam area, Chris Jockel

10:16am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE GREEN party has announced its candidate for the Stroud constituency seat in next year's General Election.

Renishaw forms part of trade delegation to India

Gazette Series: Wotton-based engineering company Renishaw formed part of  the trade delegation to India, led by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

9:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A LEADING engineering company based in Wotton-under-Edge has joined the Deputy Prime Minister on a trade mission to India.

South Gloucestershire libraries to host cancer support sessions

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11:40am Sunday 24th August 2014

A CANCER support charity will be visiting libraries across South Gloucestershire to provide support sessions to help lonely people living with cancer.

Dursley choir seeks sopranos

Gazette Series: The Dursley Parish Church Choir

5:40am Sunday 24th August 2014

THE CHOIR of Dursley Parish Church, currently on holiday for the month of August, is seeking sopranos for the beginning of their Autumn term.

Comment: Hindsight won’t help neglected children

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8:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SOCIAL workers are without a doubt between a rock and a hard place. If they act too soon in suspected cases of child abuse they are often accused of being too heavy-handed. But if they do nothing the cry goes up that someone should have stepped in sooner.

South Gloucestershire Council chairman to take the plunge for charity

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10:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE chairman of South Gloucestershire Council is shaping up for a charity skydive at the age of 71.

Police and Crime commissioner visits Thornbury youth club

Gazette Series: SR_484_001     Police and Crime commissioner Sue Mountstevens with Penny Baker and Emma Curstiter of the Krunch youth centre in Thornbury (9546613)

10:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE POLICE and Crime commissioner for Avon and Somerset Constabulary has visited Krunch Youth Club in Thornbury to discuss the club's work.

Thornbury Carnival launches new funding initiative

Gazette Series: SR_128_001     The City of Bristol Pipe Band at the head of the Thornbury Carnival Parade on Saturday (7928818)

9:50am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEW funding and planning methods are being discussed by the organisers of Thornbury Carnival to help make it a sustainable event for the future.

Dursley police offering crime surveys to protect homes and shed

8:11am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE POLICING team making sure Dursley remains a safe place to live and work is urging residents to keep vigilant with their shed and garage security.

Dursley youth centre unveils new name

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5:42am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE NEW youth centre for Dursley has finally been given a name.

Tour of Britain coming to Stroud district

5:08am Saturday 23rd August 2014

WITH the Tour of Britain heading through Stroud district on Wednesday, September 10 the local authority is planning some fun cycling-related events to celebrate.

Lypiatt Park open to the public to mark centenary of Lynn Chadwick's birth

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9:01pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE family of celebrated English sculptor Lyn Chadwick are opening Lypiatt Park estate for a one-off public event to mark 100 years since his birth.

Tetbury girls' school rewarded for solid effort in GCSE exams

Gazette Series: Westonbirt pupil Trudi Seager, 16, from Wotton-under-Edge (9601203)

3:28pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A GIRLS’ school celebrated a solid performance in this year’s GCSE exams.

Too much money spent in Dursley, says Nailsworth Cllr

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2:39pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A NAILSWORTH councillor is criticising the local authority for spending too much in Dursley and not enough in his own town.

Inquest into death of man who died in a crash the day after his 21st birthday

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1:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A YOUNG man who was killed in a crash a day after his 21st birthday died as a result of a “bad decision”, an inquest heard.

Diggers flatten old buildings at Winterbourne International Academy

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12:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CRUMBLING old classrooms in Winterbourne have seen their last day after being flattened in one fell swoop.

Woman cut free from car after A38 collision

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12:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS had to cut a woman from her car after she was involved in an accident yesterday morning on the A38 in Cambridge.

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