Libraries launch reading passport

Gazette Series: Yate Library underwent a £1.5million extension in 2010

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

LIBRARIES across South Gloucestershire and the South West are taking readers on a journey to new worlds from now until Tuesday, December 30.

Dursley woman celebrates turning 105

Gazette Series: SR_856_001     Nora Atkins of the Hollies Care home in Dursley who celebrated her 105th birthday on Wednesday (11567515)

4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DURSLEY woman celebrated her 105th Birthday.

Former Castle School student thanks PE teacher for pursuing acting career

Gazette Series: Lucy's acting career took off after advice from her PE teacher at Castle School (11732303)

4:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TALENTED 21-year-old from Rangeworthy has achieved what many only dream of after pursuing a career as an actress.

South Gloucestershire residents can now use plastic bags in food recycling caddies

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2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLASTIC bags can now be used to line food recycling caddies in an attempt to increase the amount of food recycling.

Armed robbers chased off using cleaning spray

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

2:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HAMMER-WIELDING thieves were warded off by quick thinking staff in a Bourton-on-the-Water convenience store who sprayed them with a cleaning product.

Crowds join in for special musical day

Gazette Series: Thornbury Choral Society dressed in bright colours wowed the crowd. (11710398)

11:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MONTHS of preparation culminated in an extremely successful day for Thornbury Choral Society’s Big, big Handel day.

Top acts line up for Sodbury music festival

11:27am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEADLINE acts for the increasingly popular 2015 Sodbury Jazz and Blues Festival have been announced by organisers.

Visitors view new-look hall after £100,000 revamp

Gazette Series: SR_884_001     Manor Hall management committee members with some 'before' pictures at their open day for the refurbished hall in Coalpit Heath (11683361)

10:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

VISITORS to an open day at the Manor Hall in Coalpit Heath were able to see the result of a £100,000 facelift.

Thornbury author publishes collection of short stories

Gazette Series: SR_881_001     Author Tony Domaille with his Ebook Indian Summer Sunshine (11642113)

6:23am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THORNBURY author has published his collection of twelve short stories - with a twist.

New language courses in Yate

3:53pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEW classes are being held in Yate to teach English to speakers of other languages.

Great Western Air Ambulance celebrate arrival of new helicopter

Gazette Series: The Great Western Air Ambulance's new helicopter off the ground (11673988)

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOLLOWING a lengthy fundraising campaign the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity GWAAC have finally received their new helicopter.

Severe weather warning could disrupt travel in the county

Gazette Series: Weather warning as 50mph winds close in on Watford

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

COMMUTERS could face delays tomorrow as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the county bringing a period of strong winds.

Stroud MP Neil Carmichael secures Westminster debate

Gazette Series: Stroud MP Michael Carmichael (10519199)

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has secured a debate at Westminster on infrastructure investment in the Stroud Valleys and the Vale.

Stroud Lib Dems put forward candidate for General Election

1:09pm Monday 20th October 2014

STROUD Liberal Democrats have selected their candidate for the General Election.

Wotton teenager died as a result of a "tragic accident"

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11:40am Monday 20th October 2014

AN 18-YEAR-OLD student from Wotton-under-Edge who was killed in a car crash last year died as a result of a “tragic accident”, an inquest heard.

Plans submitted could see more than 2,500 and two schools built at Filton Airfield

Gazette Series: An artist's impression of what the development might look like (11651958)

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

A PLANNING application has been submitted for a large-scale development that could bring more than 2,500 new homes to Filton Airfield.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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11:31am Monday 20th October 2014

THIS week's list of mobile speed camera locations in South Gloucestershire:

Fraud awareness campaign launched by police

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11:07am Monday 20th October 2014

A FRAUD awareness campaign, run by the police, has been launched today which aims to tackle doorstep fraud as well as phone and online scams.

Three-car crash on M5 near Stonehouse

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10:06am Monday 20th October 2014

A CRASH involving three cars held up traffic on the M5 on the morning of Monday, October 20.

First bus routes to be overhauled

Gazette Series: The 311 leaving Dursley for Thornbury   GLW68H13 (11654893)

9:58am Monday 20th October 2014

AN OVERHAUL of bus routes by First West of England will see a number of alterations made to local bus services and also the introduction of a new route from Kingswood to Thornbury.

Knitting arrives in the wards at Southmead Hospital

Gazette Series: Gladys getting back into knitting with the help of Ali (11570897)

7:12am Monday 20th October 2014

PATIENTS at Southmead Hospital have been getting creative as knitting sessions arrived on the wards.

Tytherington woman will shave head for charity

10:25am Sunday 19th October 2014

A BOLD young woman is planning to shave her head as entertainment at her fundraising event to raise funds for children and young people with cancer, and their families.

Winterbourne art students given award

Gazette Series: The nine students with their awards (11566242)

9:18am Saturday 18th October 2014

TALENTED arts students at Winterbourne International Academy have achieved a 100 per cent pass rates in a prestigious arts award.

Dursley pensioner accused of sex offences to receive psychiatric evaluation

Gazette Series: Gloucester Crown Court (11625386)

9:06am Saturday 18th October 2014

A 74-YEAR-OLD Dursley man accused of committing four sex offences since suffering a stroke has appeared at Gloucester Crown Court today amid concern that he needs full medical assessment.

Prison sentence for Dursley lottery ticket thief

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4:02pm Friday 17th October 2014

A BURGLAR did not have a lotto luck when he broke into a newsagent's and stole ten packs of National Lottery cards.

Street lights which fall out of sync when the clocks change will be fixed

3:53pm Friday 17th October 2014

THOUSANDS of faulty photocells on streetlights across South Gloucestershire have been replaced ahead of the autumn hour change on Sunday, October 26.

Police offer advice following spate of burglaries in South Gloucestershire

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1:11pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are reminding home-owners to lock their doors and shut their windows to keep burglars at bay.

Car crashes into ditch after police chase in Yate

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12:45pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CAR chase in Yate involving the police helicopter ended with the car crashing into a ditch.

Motorcyclist rushed to hospital after Cirencester crash

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12:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital last night after losing control round a Cirencester stretch of road.

The Ten Keys to Happiness

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12:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

A new study has revealed the ten keys to living a life of contentment.

Policeman given bravery award for rescuing woman trapped by flood

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12:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

A POLICEMAN has won a major police bravery award for wading through rising flood waters to rescue a woman stranded from her car on a country road between Doynton and Dyrham.

Bristol man charged with murder

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10:55am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have charged an 18-year-old man with murder following the death of an 18 year old woman in Bristol.

Javelin Park incinerator decision faces another delay

10:18am Friday 17th October 2014

The Secretary of State Eric Pickles has notified Gloucestershire County Council that his decision on the controversial Javelin Park incinerator will be delayed again.

POLICE come up with life-saving new use for licence disc holders

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PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483612)

10:10am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have thought up a new use for licence disc holders that could help save lives.

Gloucestershire prepares for Ebola

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9:57am Friday 17th October 2014

AN EXERCISE will be held in Gloucestershire to ensure organisations are prepared in the case of Ebola spreading to the area.

Olveston bowls club give over £1,000 to air ambulance charity

Gazette Series: Club members on a trip where fun fines were handed out to help raise funds for the charity (11559740)

6:53am Friday 17th October 2014

A CHEQUE for over £1,000 has been handed over to the air ambulance by a bowling club.

COMMENT: Castle School expansion is inevitable and necessary

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11:36am Friday 17th October 2014

THIS week Castle School has finally submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of its sixth form building.

Commanding office of Thornbury air training corps given award

Gazette Series: HM lord-lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter DBE, presents flight lieutenant Timothy Barley with his Certificate for Meritorious Service. (11558506)

3:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A THORNBURY man has been honoured for his dedicated work on behalf of the Air Training Corps.

200 nativity cribs to go on display in Chipping Sodbury

Gazette Series: Actors playing the classic nativity roles in last year's Wotton Living Crib (2821431)

2:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A COLLECTION of some 200 nativity cribs will be on display in Chipping Sodbury when the town hosts a five-day festival

Remembrance Sunday event planned for Wotton-under-Edge

2:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Wotton and Charfield branch of the Royal British Legion is to cooperate with Wotton Town Council, the churches and the Wotton Silver Band, in a Remembrance Sunday commemoration.

Seven year old's haircut raises £500

1:43pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A SEVEN year old girl has raised over £500 for charity after cutting off seven inches of her hair.

Warrant out for Berkeley man who stole stepdad's car

1:23pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WARRANT was issued today for the arrest of a 24-year-old Berkeley man who has allegedly flouted a court order imposed for offences including aggravated taking of his stepfather's car.

COMMENT: Winterspring Cottage

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1:04pm Thursday 16th October 2014

This week the Gazette covered the story of Winterspring Cottage, in Alderley, known locally as Whitehall Farm, as it was saved from demolition at a council hearing.

VIDEO: Group of children in Queen song performance to save Kingswood Village

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11:37am Thursday 16th October 2014

A GROUP of children from Kingswood have performed their own version of Queen’s We Will Rock You as a message of protest to developers.

Tractor crash on the A4135 at Slimbridge roundabout

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10:15am Thursday 16th October 2014

A WOMAN was left with a shoulder injury following a crash involving a tractor at Slimbridge roundabout this morning.

300-year-old farmhouse in Alderley saved from demolition

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6:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL application to demolish a 17th century farmhouse and replace it with a modern build was refused following a dramatic committee hearing in Stroud.

Inquest held into death of man found dead in Stratford Park

Gazette Series: The police cordon in Stratford Park where a body has been found

8:54am Thursday 16th October 2014

AN inquest was held last week into the death of a man found dead in Stratford Park, Stroud in the summer.

Castle School submit planning application for Sixth Form extension

Gazette Series: SR_852_001     Castle School head teacher Peter Smart with sixth form students and plans for additions and refurbishment to the Sixth Form Centre in Thornbury (11541193)

6:22am Thursday 16th October 2014

NEW and improved teaching facilities for Castle School’s sixth form building could be on the way.

Efforts of Thornbury neighbourhood police recognised

3:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEIGHBOURHOOD policing team has won an award in this year’s Neighbourhood Policing Awards.

Tytherington solar farm gets the go-ahead despite strong objection

Gazette Series: Tower Hill Farm, Tytherington, the site of a possible solar farm. Inset: Sheep grazing between panels on one of the company's operational sites near Bradford-on-Avon. Sheep are used to maintain the length of grass during operation. (7053957)

3:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Chasing up one detail.

Gazette Series: SR_842_001     Andrew Starling landlord of the Falcon Inn, Wotton-under-Edge which has gained entry into the Good Beer guide SR_842_001 Andrew Starling landlord of the Falcon Inn, Wotton-under-Edge which has gained entry into the Good Beer guide

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