Top five spooky spots in Gloucestershire revealed

Gazette Series: Uncanny in the Quarter - A Ghost Walk

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

THE author of Modern Day Ghosts of England, Matthew Kenton, has listed to top five spooky spots in the county.

Police chief to face internal charge

12:58pm Friday 31st October 2014

AVON and Somerset chief constable, Nick Gargan, will face an internal charge of gross misconduct following claims that he made "inappropriate advances" to female colleagues and leaked internal emails.

Heritage Lottery Fund grant will help keep Dyrham Park open during major repair project

Gazette Series: Dyrham Park is about to undergo major repairs but will stay open to visitors          (12169226)

10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

A GRANT of £85,000 has been given to Dyrham Park by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help fund new exhibitions and activities while the mansion undergoes major repairs.

Yate charity shop's tree of remembrance supports Poppy Appeal

Gazette Series: SR_967_001     Mandy Osborne and Jayne Colbourne of the SYPHA shop in Yate and their remembrance tree in their shop window (12101122)

10:35am Friday 31st October 2014

A TREE of remembrance has been created by a Yate charity shop to raise money for the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Beer festival is a huge hit

Gazette Series: SR_938_001     Andrew Pickin ready to serve a beer at the Thornbury Beer Festival at Christ the King church hall on Saturday (11953795)

7:11am Friday 31st October 2014

A BEER festival which is a key fundraiser for a Thornbury church proved a huge hit.

Dursley scout leader John Fleck jailed over sadistic images of children

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2:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SECONDARY school teacher and Dursley scout master obsessed with sadistic child abuse was jailed for 10 months.

Nine men to appear in court accused of phone scams which targeted Gloucestershire and Wiltshire residents

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11:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

NINE men accused of conning elderly Gloucestershire and Wiltshire residents out of large sums of cash will appear in court today

Police trying to trace group who assisted woman in Coalpit Heath incident

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4:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are trying to trace a group of people who assisted a woman during an incident in Ram Hill in Coalpit Heath. The incident happened at about 2.45pm on Wednesday, October 22. A man was arrested following the incident and subsequently charged in connection with it. He has appeared in court. At the time of the incident members of the public assisted a woman until police arrived. The police would like to trace anyone who was present and witnessed what happened.  Contact the investigations team at Concorde House quoting crime reference 110030/14 if you can help.

£33 million project will decrease rail journey times to Bristol

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2:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

RAIL passengers are set to benefit from an increase in services and reduced journey times after Network rail announced a £33 million project to double railway lines between Bristol’s two main stations.

Dursley teacher accused of sexual activity with a child

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1:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TEACHER has appeared in court accused of sexual activity with a child.

Council invites community groups to apply for grants

12:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VOLUNTARY organisations are being invited to bid for money to help improve their communities.

UPDATE: Rodborough Common car fire - police believe cause of death was non-suspicious

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12:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE investigating the discovery of a body in a car fire on Rodborough Common in Stroud yesterday, Wednesday, are now treating the cause of death as non-suspicious.

Campaigners fear composting closure

Gazette Series: SR_943_001     Protesters against cuts to the Thornbury Composting Centre at the site on Saturday (11953981)

7:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

USERS of the community composting centre in Thornbury are calling on the council to consider keeping it open.

Uley Playgroup in closure fears

Gazette Series: Parents and children at Uley Playgroup (12022958)

7:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

Just awaiting a justgiving link and some info for interested parents

Rejection for huge solar farm development in Iron Acton

Gazette Series: SR_953_001     Cllr David Hockey in front of Commonwealth House in Latteridge which dates back to the 1600's (11980450)

6:44am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN APPLICATION to build an enormous solar farm in Iron Acton was refused at a development control committee.

Arrest warrant for Dursley pepper spray man

Gazette Series: Gloucester Crown Court (11625386)

1:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WARRANT was issued for the arrest of a Dursley man who was caught by police with an illegal pepper spray last year.

Two men arrested in connection with the murder of Barry Rubery released without charge

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

2:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO men arrested in connection with the murder of Barry Rubery, from Iron Acton, have been released without charge.

South Gloucestershire care firm scoops top award

Gazette Series: Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire managing directors, Jack Whitfield and Sophie Rowland-Jones, receive the award from Fiona Williams, head of operations. (12015397)

3:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CARE provider based in Chipping Sodbury has won the top prize at an annual UK care award ceremony.

Family engagement workers introduced at Eastwood Park prison

2:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WOMEN in custody will be given help to maintain vital ties with their families through the introduction of family engagement workers in all public sector women’s prisons.

Warm response to Dursley Rugby Club's refurbished clubhouse

Gazette Series: SR_945_001     Simon Bilous, Chairman of Dursley Rugby Club with Geoff Davies, Gloucestershire Rugby Football Union President and Neil Carmichael, MP at the opening of the clubs refurbished clubhouse on Saturday (11955098)

1:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DURSLEY Rugby Club held the official grand opening of their spruced-up clubhouse – with several local dignitaries coming along to see the changes.

£50 million UWE building given the go-ahead

1:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW £50 million state-of-the art building for the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol is one step closer having just got the go-ahead from South Gloucestershire Council planners.

Rodborough Common car fire update - man who died believed to be from Hertfordshire

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3:35pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE investigating the death of a man in a car fire on Rodborough Common in Stroud this morning are currently treating the circumstances of his death as unknown.

Tree carved into crocodile following collapse during storms earlier this year

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12:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WALNUT tree in Stratford Park, Stroud has been given a new lease of life following its collapse during storms earlier this year.

The Wave announce Cornish surfboard supplier

Gazette Series: South Gloucestershire Council has approved plans for The Wave: Bristol

11:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW surf centre in Easter Compton has announced a partnership with a Cornish firm to supply its surfboards.

New walking calendar released to promote Alveston

Gazette Series: SR_954_001     Marcus Fry of Alveston Parish Council and Alveston Community Forum with Peter Waller of Alveston Community Forum with copies of the new Alveston Walking Calendar (11983322)

11:39am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NOVEL idea for a calendar has been thought up to promote Alveston.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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11:21am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MOBILE speed cameras will be at these locations in south Gloucestershire this week:

Police horse races off to retirement

Gazette Series: Thomas has been with the police for six years (12083221)

11:18am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ONE of Avon and Somerset police's four-legged Force family members will be trotting off into retirement tomorrow (October 30).

Crackdown on scams sees money returned to South Gloucestershire residents

Gazette Series: Cornwall Trading Standards campaign says, 'bin those scam letters'

10:25am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWELVE residents from South Gloucestershire have had money returned to them as a result of a crackdown on mail scams.

Footballer accused of assaulting two rivals at Tetbury match gets 'severe ticking off'

Gazette Series: webpix court justice

10:27am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FOOTBALLER accused of assaulting two rivals during a match in Tetbury has accepted a formal police caution and will not have to stand jury trial.

Second wave of funding announced for GP surgeries

Gazette Series: NHS England South has appointed Sarah Elliott the new director for nursing and quality

9:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DOCTORS in South Gloucestershire can now bid for a share of £100m in the second wave of the prime minister’s Challenge Fund.

Body found following car fire on Rodborough Common

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9:01am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE were called to a car fire on Rodborough Common in Stroud shortly before 4.55am today, Wednesday October, 29.

Gloucestershire joins forces to tackle domestic violence

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8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW strategy to tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence in the county has been agreed.

Dursley Sainsbury's to raise funds for Royal British Legion

5:13pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POPPY collectors will be in a Dursley supermarket from the start of November to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

The kids are all right in Gloucestershire says Police and Crime Commissioner

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

5:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl has welcomed a report by MPs which highlights police attitudes to children and young people.

New school partnership proves popular at open day

Gazette Series: Students from all three schools (12034272)

4:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW post-16 partnership in South Gloucestershire has proved exceedingly popular with parents and students as it held its first open evening.

Thornbury and Yate parliamentary candidate calls for inclusion in MetroBus scheme

Gazette Series: Thornbury and Yate parliamentary candidate launches campaign to include the area in MetroBus scheme (11990582)

3:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been started by the parliamentary candidate for Thornbury and Yate to have the new MetroBus scheme expanded to include both Thornbury and Yate.

The following planning applications have been received by South Gloucestershire Council and Stroud District Council

2:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE following planning applications have been received by South Gloucestershire Council:-

Witness appeal after PCSO injured on Stroud half-marathon traffic duty

Gazette Series: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

1:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a PCSO was injured whilst on traffic duty at last weekend’s Stroud half-marathon.

Networking event for Yate and Sodbury businesses

12:35pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BUSINESS leaders in Yate and Chipping Sodbury have organised an event to allow those running their own companies to make more contacts.

Charities combine to appoint specialist support worker

Gazette Series: The Brain Tumour Support worker team (11976459)

11:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO charities have joined forces to provide specialist help and support for people affected by brain tumours.

Fire Brigades Union will start a four-day strike on Halloween

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10:49am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AHEAD of a four-day strike members of the public are being urged to take extra care to prevent fires.

Cam Everlands school celebrates Fabulous Food Week

Gazette Series: Pupils from Cam Everlands sell cakes for Fabulous Food Week  (12004064)

10:18am Tuesday 28th October 2014

CAM Everlands School celebrated Fabulous Food Week – a week of learning about where food comes from and the healthy meals that can be made with simple ingredients.

More than 40 per cent of homes available at Thornbury development sold in first week

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

9:25am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The HOUSING developer behind a 300-home in Morton Way site in Thornbury has sold 40 per cent of the available homes in the first week of sales.

New £60,000 playground opens in Oldbury on Severn

Gazette Series: The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Tom Frost, addresses a large crowd at the opening of the playground, despite the rain (11947749)

7:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW £60,000 playground has been formally opened in Oldbury on Severn.

Gloucestershire County Council responds to bus concerns

5:24pm Monday 27th October 2014

Gloucestershire County Council has responded to worries over changes to bus services across the county.

Men including convicted murderer abscond from Leyhill prison

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3:48pm Monday 27th October 2014

TWO men, including one convicted of murder, have absconded from HMP Leyhill.

New arterial centre opens at Southmead Hospital

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3:06pm Monday 27th October 2014

A NEW specialist arterial centre has opened at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Housing society's first new homes open in Yate

Gazette Series: Mike Hathaway and Victoria Waterhouse with the keys to their new home, with Yate mayor Wully Perks and Merlin’s neighbourhood services manager Shannon Lovegrove (11898915)

1:12pm Monday 27th October 2014

RESIDENTS are moving into the first new homes built in Yate by housing association Merlin.

Bulb planting to bring spring colour to Yate park

Gazette Series: Volunteers busy planting 500 spring bulbs at Brinsham Park, Yate (11897246)

12:29pm Monday 27th October 2014

HUNDREDS of daffodil bulbs were planted in Brinsham Park, Yate, to bring a splash of colour to the area next spring.

Stroud District Council to decide on new recycling plans

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12:05pm Monday 27th October 2014

Stroud District Council is to decide on an improved recycling scheme for the area.

Gazette Series: SR_943_001     Protesters against cuts to the Thornbury Composting Centre at the site on Saturday SR_943_001 Protesters against cuts to the Thornbury Composting Centre at the site on Saturday

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