VIDEO: Forest Green Academy boss Scott Bartlett talks about the youth set-up and the upcoming youth day

Gazette Series: VIDEO: Forest Green Academy boss Scott Bartlett talks about the youth set-up and the upcoming youth day

9:52pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Forest Green Academy boss Scott Bartlett talks about the youth set-up and the upcoming youth day on Saturday

Yate to hold annual parish meeting next week

Gazette Series: South Gloucestershire Council launches housing strategy

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

YATE’S annual parish meeting is being held on Tuesday, April 29 (7.30pm) at Poole Court.

Berkeley nuclear waste storage begins

Gazette Series: The newly-constructed interim storage facility in Berkeley is the largest of its kind in the UK, with a footprint the size of a football pitch and can hold around 850 packages of nuclear waste. (5632298)

5:22pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE SITE of the former nuclear power plant in Berkeley reached a major milestone this month when the first package of nuclear waste was placed inside the newly-constructed interim storage facility (ISF).

Fury after green bins remain full despite paying £36 subscription charge

Gazette Series: Peter Mainstone of Buckingham Parade in Thornbury with his green bin

2:09pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A THORNBURY gardener is seeing red after his green bin was not collected for a month.

Police appeal after fail to stop collision in South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Police urge motorists to obey diversions as A38 closes

10:13am Thursday 24th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help after a driver failed to stop following a collision.

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.

'Eye test saved my life', says grateful Thornbury man

Gazette Series: Specsavers optometrist Sania Shah with Jason Carroll in their Thornbury store

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A VISIT to an opticians proved to be life-saving for a Thornbury father-of-two after it helped diagnose a brain tumour.

Shock road closure in Chipping Sodbury sparks fear among businesses

Gazette Series: Business owners fought tooth and nail against the closure of Hatters Lane in 2012. The road is due to be shut for roadworks next week.

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A ROAD in Chipping Sodbury which residents and traders fought to keep open to traffic will be closed next week for roadworks.

Police search for Leyhill absconder Dean Evans

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1:22pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a man who has absconded from HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire.

Armed robber sought after pulling handgun in shop

Gazette Series: Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

12:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE in Cheltenham are appealing for information after an attempted armed robbery at a shop in the town.

Cath Kidston Gromit pulls in the Easter crowd at Hawkesbury pub

Gazette Series: Vivienne Steeds of the Beaufort Arms in Hawkesbury Upton with Antique Rose Gromit, at the pub to raise funds for the Grand Appea

12:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CUSTOMERS at a country pub were in for a treat over the Easter weekend, and it wasn’t of the chocolate variety, as one of last summer’s popular Gromit statues made a special spring appearance.

Bands needed to do battle in Chipping Sodbury

Gazette Series: Acoustic Bliss@The Tea Box (Richmond)

11:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ORGANISERS of this year’s Battle of the Bands competition in Chipping Sodbury are appealing for young musicians to come forward.

Van driver, 62, dies in collision

Gazette Series: Would you pay more council tax to save police jobs?

9:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Coney Hill Road at about 8.10am yesterday. (Tuesday April 22).

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in A38 crash

Gazette Series: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

9:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN suffered life-threatening injuries after a car collided with a telegraph pole on the A38 overnight.

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.

Marshfield Bakery celebrates 30 years of flour and flapjacks

Gazette Series: Ben, Lynne and Paul White at Marshfield Bakery

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BAKING business which was started in a terraced house in Marshfield is celebrating 30 years of serving up tasty treats.

Charity ball held in memory of soldier Martin Lamb

Gazette Series: Rosie Lamb holds a picture of her Dad who was killed in Afghanistan, pictured with mum Melissa (left) and Sara Clark who are holding a charity ball to raise money for Scotty's Little Soldiers

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan are hosting a black tie ball to support the charity which helped them deal with their loss.

Over 400 take to Cam Peak on Procession of Witness

Gazette Series: The Churches Together annual procession of witness heading towards Cam Peak on Good Friday (5533457)

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HIGH number of worshippers took to Cam Peak on Good Friday as part of the Procession of Witness.

Jogger sexually assualted on canal towpath

Gazette Series: Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on a canal towpath.

South Gloucestershire gives books for World Book Night

Gazette Series: What is btter: films, or books?

4:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

READERS from South Gloucestershire are giving away books for World Book Night.

Land Rover vandalised in Kingswood

Gazette Series: Would you pay more council tax to save police jobs?

3:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN UNATTENDED Land Rover was vandalised on Chase Lane in Kingswood on Monday, March 10 between 5pm and 6pm.

Football banning orders issued after Bristol derby match disorder

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2:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FIVE men including one from Yate have been given Football Banning Orders (FBO) totalling 20 years after disorder at a Bristol derby.

Naked calendars raise thousands for cancer charities

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12:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STAFF and customers at a Chipping Sodbury pub have raised thousands of pounds after stripping off for charity.

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.

Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch heads back to the forties for free family fun

Gazette Series: Evie Edwards,7, Reuben Axford,7, Sophie Axford, Alexandra Womack, Sarah Todd and Angela Lane getting for Chipping Sodbury's Big Lunch

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHIPPING Sodbury’s Big Lunch is this year stepping back in time for a 1940s themed day of family fun.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Gazette Series: Police reveal speed camera locations

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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

Firefighters sent to chimney fire in Kingswood

Gazette Series: Husky rescued from burning house by firefighters

10:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were sent to a chimney fire in Kingswood after the alarm was raised at around 6.35 on Sunday, April 20.

Chipping Sodbury woman treks the Sahara for charity

Gazette Series: Chipping Sodbury woman treks the Sahara for charity

10:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHIPPING Sodbury woman has headed off to the Sahara to raise money and awareness for the charity RP Fighting Blindness (RPFB), which supports sufferers of Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Kingswood family trapped in flaming car at lion enclosure

Gazette Series: A 4x4-type car engulfed in flames at Longleat Safari Park,

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A mother has described the "dilemma" she faced with her two children after their car burst into flames in a lion enclosure.

Stroud MP lauds Dursley pool's £1.4m investment

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7:45am Monday 21st April 2014

DURSLEY’s MP Neil Carmichael visited Dursley Swimming Pool to meet with staff and swimmers during Parliamentary recess.

A Banksy spotted in Stroud?

Gazette Series: Is this a Banksy? Picture: Tom Wren

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE "guerrilla artist" Banksy is believed to be behind a piece of street art depicting a stenciled picture of a rat bouncing a ball below a 'no ball games’ sign in Stroud.

First aid courses rolled out to Glos care homes

Gazette Series: St John Ambulance is looking for a cyclist who was revived by a life saving shock to the heart during a ride through the Cotswolds.

12:22pm Sunday 20th April 2014

ST JOHN Ambulance is to train hundreds of care home staff in life saving skills across Gloucestershire as part of a major new contract.

Gloucestershire Police look to curb spring-time crime

Gazette Series: Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

12:06pm Sunday 20th April 2014

POLICE in the county are reminding people that they can take simple steps to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of crime this spring.

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.

Dursley man denies GBH charge

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

7:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

TWO men have denied serious violence against another man and are to stand trial in July.

Old Spot pork, Gloucester cheese and others boosted by EU funding

Gazette Series: South West Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson has praised the extra EU funding secured to help protect delicacies

12:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

PRODUCTS including traditionally-farmed Gloucestershire Old Spot pork, single Gloucester cheese and Gloucestershire cider and perry could potentially enjoy much more trade thanks to new EU laws.

Baby cafe volunteers receive first aid training

Gazette Series: Volunteers Diz Pedrick and Anja Rowston show off their level two paediatric first aid certificates with members of Stinchcombe Baby Cafe (5396471)

8:28am Saturday 19th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS at Stinchcombe Baby Cafe are showing off their first aid certificates after undergoing training thanks to generous donations.

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.

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.

Gazette Series: Chris and Linda Cherry with some of the sculptures that were vandalised in Twinberrow woods on the Dursley Sculpture Trail Chris and Linda Cherry with some of the sculptures that were vandalised in Twinberrow woods on the Dursley Sculpture Trail

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