£1.5million going into sustainable travelling in Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: More cyclists could enjoy Enfield if the borough wins money for cycling provision

6:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

PLANS for sustainable travel get the green light as Gloucestershire County Council is awarded £920,000 from the Department for Transport.

Dursley pensioner accused of sexual assault

6:27am Saturday 26th July 2014

AN ELDERLY man from Cam has been accused of sexually assaulting a female, a court heard today.

Dursley In Bloom going for gold

Gazette Series: SR_270_001     Heart of England in Bloom judges Roger Bath and Graham Redfern with Dursley in Bloom committee members and supporters at the start of judging on Wednesday (8531470)

4:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

JUDGING has taken place in Dursley to decide whether the town deserves an elusive gold from the Heart of England in Bloom body.

Healthwatch appeal for input on new county-wide mental health strategy

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12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN INDEPENDENT health watchdog is compiling information on mental health services across the county.

1,000 cyclists set to take part in Sodbury Sportive

Gazette Series: Riders at the start of the Sodbury Sportive in 2012

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

MORE than 1,000 cyclists are set to take part in the annual Saddleback Sodbury Sportive, which has become one of the most popular events of its kind in the South West in just two years.

Wotton drug dealer jailed for amphetamine stash

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10:23am Friday 25th July 2014

A DRUG dealer from Wotton-under-Edge has been jailed for having amphetamines at his home with intent to supply.

Woman in historic rape case challenged as liar

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8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD woman who was allegedly repeatedly raped as a child more than twenty years ago sobbed when she gave evidence from behind a curtain at Gloucester Crown Court.

Mother and daughter from Cam sail across Arctic Ocean

Gazette Series: Doina Coirnell, 46, and her 15-year-old daughter Nera from Cam on their voyage across the Northwest Passage on the Arctic Ocean (8565141)

6:32am Friday 25th July 2014

A MOTHER and daughter from Cam are attempting to sail across the Arctic Ocean on a small yacht to highlight the problems of climate change.

Record-breaking Castle School raises money for Sierra Leonean school

Gazette Series: SR_268_001     Castle School pupil in Thornbury passing a hula hoop along a human chain to break the world record (8497152)

2:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RECORD-breakers from The Castle School in Thornbury raised money for a school in Sierra Leone after a 653-strong student chain passed through a hula hoop.

University honour for former Alexandra Workwear boss

Gazette Series: Volunteers did litter pick

12:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUSINESSMAN John Prior, who set up Thornbury-based Alexandra Workwear, has had his work with youth enterprise recognised through the award of an honorary degree.

How well do you know your area? Take the quiz and find out

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12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CLUED up on Chipping Sodbury? Up to date on Yate? Wise about Wotton? Or are you dim-witted about Dursley? Test your knowledge on where you live and compare your score with your neighbours.

Pair abscond from Leyhill Prison

Gazette Series: Mark Cresswell (8559124)

12:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO men who were both serving sentences at Leyhill Open Prison have both absconded.

Students protest over clip-on ties

Gazette Series: Katharine Lady Berkeley's School and inset the clip-on tie causing controversy(8531828)

10:36am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SCHOOL’s decision that students must wear clip-on ties rather than ordinary ones in the coming year has been met with opposition from some students.

Couple found hanged after child abuse rap

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9:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUPLE have been found hanged together in an apparent suicide pact after the husband failed to attend court on child abuse charges.

Lottery fund gives £3,250 to Yate's World War One centenary events

Gazette Series: Funding for oral history

7:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

A GRANT of £3,250 has been awarded to Yate Heritage Centre to help the town mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Vintage day at Frenchay Museum

Gazette Series: Dave Crossley with his 1961 Cotton Continental, next to a 1935 Cotton Python, currently under restoration.   (8446941)

5:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POOR weather affected the displays at the annual Frenchay Village Museum vintage vehicle day, with numbers of motorcycles and cars reduced due to the rain.

Summer fete gives Yate youth cafe a cash boost

Gazette Series: SR_238_001     Armadillo Youth Cafe volunteers Isabelle Machin,11, Cory Strong,16, Sophie webber,18, Matthew Hallett,15, and Sophie Smith,14, at the Cafe's summer fete (8436700)

3:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STALLS were set up inside the Armadillo youth cafe inYate for its summer fete, which raised about £330 for the building's funds.

Dursley church and youth centre buoyed by donations

Gazette Series: SR_267_001     Rev Simon Helmes outside the Dursley Tabernacle church (8497066)

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHURCH in Dursley has been awarded several thousand pounds to go towards vital repairs and towards supporting the town's new youth centre.

Could you be a Yate firefighter?

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2:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PEOPLE living and working in Yate are being invited to become part-time firefighters.

Two cars involved in collision outside Penn Wood scout camp on Selsley Common

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2:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO cars were involved in a collision outside Penn Wood scout camp, between the glider club and the cattle grid for Selsley Common.

Overnight resurfacing to take place at junction 14 of the M5

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11:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OVERNIGHT works will take place on Friday, July 25 and Monday, July 28 to resurface the M5 northbound exit slip road at junction 14 near Falfield.

PCC Martin Surl to visit Wotton to announce CCTV funding

Gazette Series: Taking from the poor to give to rich

11:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE POLICE and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gloucestershire, Martin Surl, is expected to formally give his support to new security cameras to Wotton-under-Edge when he visits the town next week.

Man exposes himself to child in Cam

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10:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN has exposed himself and committed a lewd act at a ten-year-old boy in Cam.

Pub landlord remembered with vital nursing equipment

Gazette Series: From left, community nurse Emma Williams, Rose and Crown landlady Yvonne Hulbert, district nursing sister Hazel Roddan, and community nurse Rebecca Keates. (8413746)

7:14am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

REGULARS at the Rose and Crown in Rangeworthy helped landlady Yvonne Hulbert buy a vital piece of equipment for South Gloucestershire nurses who care for terminally ill people in their own homes.

Solar farm on A38 gets warm response

Gazette Series: SR_265_001   Visitors to the Solar Farm Exhibition at Slimbridge Village Hall (8497294)

6:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS for a large solar farm to the north of Cambridge and next to the busy A38 have seen a largely positive response.

New Berkeley youth FC team starts

Gazette Series: Severnside Youth FC players with coaches, Cameron Elliott (front) and Richard Wade with their new equipment, funded by Magnox (8490599)

6:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE NEXT generation of Berkeley football stars have been given a kick start a few years early as a brand new youth team starts.

Police warning as man in van verbally abuses child in Dursley

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5:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEN-year-old boy was approached by a man in a white van and asked if he wanted a lift in Dursley.

Severn Beach Post Office to be relocated

Gazette Series: SR_254_001     Severn Beach Post Office (8464629)

12:36pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE POST Office in Severn Beach is set to relocate to the McColls convenience store as part of a major, national, modernisation programme.

Stroud MP hails lowest unemployment figures since 2010

Gazette Series: Stroud MP Neil Carmichael addressing the House of Commons

11:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has welcomed a further drop in both youth and overall unemployment in the Stroud district.

Meningitis pioneer receives honorary doctorate

Gazette Series: Steve Dayman and Julie Blunden launch the campaign.

11:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MENINGITIS pioneer, Steve Dayman, of Alveston, has seen his monumental charity efforts rewarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol.

Smash and grab in Dursley

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10:54am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SCRATCH cards worth around £800 have been stolen in a smash and grab this morning in Dursley.

Arrest after van man in suspenders and stockings spotted

Gazette Series: Van broken into in Cleckheaton

9:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have made an arrest following a series of bizarre reports of a man posing naked apart from suspenders and stockings in a parked van near Malmesbury.

Roadworks planned for region's major roads

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3:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

PLANNED roadworks in Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire are set to go ahead in the next couple of weeks.

Labour Party launches General Election campaign for David Drew

Gazette Series: David Drew

4:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE LABOUR Party’s election campaign to get prospective parliamentary candidate David Drew voted in as Stroud MP will start on Sunday, July 27.

Wotton cinema sees tickets sales rocket under new management

Gazette Series: SR_228_001     Gareth Negus and Sam Osborn in the box office at the Wotton Electric Picture House (8437900)

3:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE ELECTRIC Picture House Cinema in Wotton-under-Edge has enjoyed an increase in audiences compared to the same period last year, during its first three months under new management.

Rednock teacher retires after 37 years

Gazette Series: Rednock headteacher says farewell to languages teacher Marion Miller after 37 years at the Dursley school (8424537)

12:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TEACHER is saying au revoir to her students and colleagues as she decides to retire after 37 years at Rednock School.

Head-on crash after pensioner drives the wrong way around Cirencester roundabout

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10:48am Monday 21st July 2014

TWO cars crashed head-on into each other yesterday after an elderly woman was thought to be travelling around a Cirencester roundabout the wrong way.

Help sought following Filton robbery

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10:14am Monday 21st July 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a robbery at Filton Post Office need your help tracing the origin of a weapon used by the offenders.

More lightning pictures from weekend

Gazette Series:

10:02am Monday 21st July 2014

FOLLOWING another night of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, this is the Gazette readers' best shots of the evening.

Passionate Dursley care worker awarded medal

Gazette Series: Medal winners from left to right: Christine Pearce, Theresa Whitford, Karen Cummings, Jeff Denton, Sian Sparrow, Annette Ayles, Sharon Wheeler (8366647)

6:27am Monday 21st July 2014

A CARE worker from Dursley has received a prestigious award from the British branch of the world’s oldest order of chivalry – the Sovereign Order of Malta.

Six-year-old child dies in crash near Kempsford

Gazette Series: police accident

2:24pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A YOUNG child has died after a serious crash near Kempsford yesterday.

Gloucestershire probation services "under control"

Gazette Series: Gloucestershire PCC Martin Surl targets cyber crime (2860943)

11:39am Sunday 20th July 2014

PROBATION services in Gloucestershire are under control following a reorganisation, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been assured.

Budding musicians sought in Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Should children have music lessons?

11:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

The COUNTY's music service, Gloucestershire Music, is offering free music sessions to all ages when they join up online.

Police cadets take up two-wheeled challenge

Gazette Series: The volunteer police cadets after the challenge

9:09am Sunday 20th July 2014

TEENAGERS from across South Gloucestershire have raised £500 for Cancer Research UK after completing a sponsored 14-mile cycle ride and run.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited the A417 Loop

Gazette Series: Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

7:10am Sunday 20th July 2014

TRANSPORT Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has visited the A417 Loop to discuss improvements to dangerous 5km stretch of road.

Gloucestershire businesses encourage to employ disabled

4:15pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PLEDGE to continue supporting the national Disability Confident campaign as it celebrates its first anniversary is being made by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).

Volunteer in your pyjamas

1:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A VOLUNTEER centre in Yate is appealing to local people to give up some of their time for a good cause, even if it is just five minutes.

Dursley Heritage Centre looks to the future

8:05am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE FUTURE of Dursley Heritage Centre is set to be decided at a special meeting next week as a new chairman takes over the reins.

Muslims launch British values bus campaign in Bristol

Gazette Series: The Ahmadiyya Muslim association in Bristol launches its bus campaign

8:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire buses are to feature a new advertising campaign promoting a Muslim group’s British values.

Gloucestershire Airport scholarships available

8:01am Saturday 19th July 2014

AVIATION charity Fly2help is launching a new scholarship for young people aged 14-18 in partnership with Gloucestershire Airport.


Gazette Series: SR_262_001     Ronan Keating at Westonbirt Arboretum at the weekend SR_262_001 Ronan Keating at Westonbirt Arboretum at the weekend





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