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.

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

Gazette Series: (5518022)

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.

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.

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.

Trench warfare comes to Wotton-under-Edge

Gazette Series: Wotton-under-Edge Heritage centre helpers and volunteers outside their World War 1 bunker, part of their new exhibition at the centre (5346257)

11:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TALES of the First World War are being brought to life at a heritage centre.

Dragons at Berkeley Castle this Easter

Gazette Series: Chinese dragons will take over Berkeley Castle (5434768)

9:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRAGONS will bring the fantastical to life at Berkeley Castle this Easter weekend.

Warnings after Cam attack on cocker spaniel

Gazette Series: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE investigating an attack by one dog on another have offered words of advice to the offending dog’s owner.

Neil Carmichael re-selected as Conservative candidate for 2015

Gazette Series: Stroud MP Neil Carmichael is calling for a ban on bee-harming presticides

3:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has been reselected to defend his seat at the 2015 General Election.

Dursley garage to be demolished for flats

Gazette Series: The Electric Garage in Prospect Place, Dursley (5346353)

2:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

OWNERS of a garage in the centre of Dursley have been given the green light to demolish the building and construct a pair of two-bedroom flats.

Lorretta and Eve become first same-sex couple in the Five Valleys to tie the knot

Gazette Series: Loretta Leggat (left) and Eve Rennie celebrate their marriage at Eygpt Mill two weeks since the first same sex wedding took place in England and Wales (5414239)

11:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE SUN shone as what is believed to be the first same sex marriage in the Five Valleys took place on Monday afternoon.

Road verges to blossom as council plants 17 million seeds

Gazette Series: Cllr Simon Pickering helping to plant some of the 17 million seeds on Stroud district's road verges in coming weeks (5398427)

8:32am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ROAD verges in Cam are set to blossom as Stroud District Council prepares to plant 17 million wildflower seeds.

Spike in Scarlet Fever cases reported in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: An increase in scarlet fever cases - with numbers more than doubling in Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire - is being reported by Public Health England

11:59am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PARENTS in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire are being advised to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever among their children, after a rapid increase in cases.

Antiques Road Trip stars filming in Stroud

Gazette Series: Antiques experts Margie Cooper and Paul Laidlaw are filmed arriving at Stroud Auction Rooms.

9:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO of the stars of the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip paid a visit to Stroud Auction Rooms on Thursday to film footage for the next series of the popular show.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Gazette Series: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

9:50am Monday 14th April 2014

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

New mental health courses at college

Gazette Series: 2gether NHS Foundation Trust offers safeguarding tips for mental health and wellbeing over Christmas

6:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

A COLLEGE set up to help people recover from mental illness will be running new courses this summer.

Gloucestershire primary school places to be allocated

Gazette Series: A study has found that 54% of employees believe their employer does not care about their health

5:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

PARENTS of children about to start primary school will find out which school their children have been allocated this Wednesday.

Dursley youngsters on tune for youth centre fundraiser

Gazette Series: Talented musicians from Dursley held at concert to raise money for the new Dursley Youth Centre, currently under construction (5394262)

3:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CONCERT by some of Dursley’s most talented young musicians was held to boost the coffers of the up and coming Dursley Youth Centre.

UKIP's Caroline Stephens the next Stroud MP?

Gazette Series: Caroline Stephen, UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Stroud (5346299)

12:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

UKIP's candidate for the Stroud constituency has spoken to the Gazette on why her party is now a serious contender in upcoming elections.

12 tonne safety gates installed on Gloucester Sharpness canal

Gazette Series: New gates being put in at the Parkend section of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal (5378526)

7:32am Monday 14th April 2014

A VITAL replacement of four giant safety gates on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is being completed this month, with the new 12 tonne oak structures taking the place of the gates which have kept guard along the waterway for decades.

Lorry catches alight on M5

Gazette Series: Husky rescued from burning house by firefighters

3:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A LORRY caught fire on the southbound carriageway of the M5 between junctions 11 and 12.

Council elections now every four years

Gazette Series: Council to inject £100,000 into local food production firms

12:21pm Sunday 13th April 2014

ELECTIONS for parish, town and district elections in the Stroud district will now all be held at the same time every four years to avoid extra costs incurred from new Government legislation.

Delays expected on regions motorways this week

Gazette Series: Delays on the M5 and M42 following accident

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

ROADWORKS are set to be carried out across the area in the coming week so motorists are being warned of possible delays.

Dursley men accuse police of bullying and harassment after "repeated" stop and searches

Gazette Series: George King being searched by police on Long Street, Dursley (5246093)

7:22pm Saturday 12th April 2014

TWO men have accused the police of harassment and bullying after allegedly being repeatedly stopped and searched.

BBC presenter returns after losing voice from brain bleed

Gazette Series: BBC Radio Gloucestershire traffic presenter Jack Miles and presenter Chris Baxter with his children William, five and Dorothy, three at the turning on of the Christmas Tree Festival at St Laurence Church on Sunday         (2805697)

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

BBC Radio Gloucestershire presenter Chris Baxter was back at the microphone this week after being made speechless by a brain bleed.

Wickwar flooded after water mains burst

Gazette Series: Wickwar flooded after water mains burst

5:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

FLOODING has occurred in Wickwar after a water mains burst – meaning part of the main road through the village will be closed for a few days.

Woman jailed and banned from kiosks after ringing 999 three times a day

Gazette Series: HUB: The 999 call centre at Winfrith Police HQ

4:56pm Friday 11th April 2014

A WOMAN who abused the 999 call system has been given a criminal anti-social behaviour order (CRASBO) banning her from using any telephone kiosk in England for two years.

Dursley hospital cuts slammed

Gazette Series: Dursley hospital slashes opening hours amid nurse shortage

2:46pm Friday 11th April 2014

QUESTIONS are being asked about how the decision was made to slash the opening hours at Dursley’s hospital without any consultation.

Bumper bridal raffle for care hospice

Gazette Series: Wonderful wedding hair

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A BRIDAL business is running a wedding themed raffle to raise money for a charity close the owners’ hearts.

Simpler bus times website launched

Gazette Series: The 311 bus

7:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A NEW website has been launched to simplify public transport for people with learning disabilities.

“Rob wants to rebuild his life - and we will help him"

Gazette Series:

9:35am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE FAMILY of a Dursley Rugby Club player who was paralysed in a car accident has described the devastating impact it has had after the teenage drink-driver responsible was jailed for two years.

Cam's own Batman running London Marathon

Gazette Series: Andy Sargent of Cam preparing to run the London Marathon dressed as Batman in aid of Winston's Wish (5252436)

11:45am Thursday 10th April 2014

THOUSANDS of spectators are likely to have the Batman tune in their head this weekend when Andy Sargent from Cam runs by in the London Marathon as the caped crusader.

Newark Park hosting GPS treasure hunt

Gazette Series: Newark Park hosting GPS treasure hunt

4:59pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

NEWARK Park in Wotton-under-Edge is celebrating the start of spring and the Easter holidays with a brand new outdoors activity for visitors.

Elderly woman suffers violent home raid

Gazette Series: police

3:53pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for help from the public after a brutal raid on a 96-year-old woman's house in Tuffley.

District council building surveyor Sophie Lydia Smith, 23, crowned Miss Cheltenham

Gazette Series: Sophie Lydia Smith, 23, was crowned Miss Cheltenham 2014 last month. Photo by David Savill Photography

2:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THEY say that beauty and brains are a rare combination – but a Stroud District Council building surveyor has combined both to become the face of Cheltenham.

Plans for a supermarket in Wotton back on track

Gazette Series: The plans for a supermarket in Wotton-under-Edge by Renishaw were last seen by the public in September 2011 who cited concerns with increased traffic. (5278775)

2:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

PLANS for a new supermarket in the centre of Wotton-under-Edge are back on the table as Renishaw returns to the drawing board after a three-year-long hiatus.

Spring show shines in Slimbridge

Gazette Series: Carole Jeffes with her prize winning floral arrangement at the Slimbridge Gardening Club Spring Show (5199904)

11:47am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BRIGHT and colourful displays ensured Slimbridge Gardening Club’s spring show was a resounding success.

Russian captain found hanged in Sharpness Docks

Gazette Series: Russian captain found hanged in Sharpness Docks

11:33am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A RUSSIAN sea captain may have hanged himself in his cargo ship cabin at Sharpness Docks because he feared sailing home in “horrendous” storms, a coroner said today.

£300K River Cam project a waste, according to environmental group

Gazette Series: Construction work on two weirs at the River Cam in Cambridge to re-introduce eels and fish to the area at the cost of £300,000 (5182868)

7:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

CRITICISMS have been made of the cost and timing of a large construction project on the River Cam to re-introduce eels and fish to the area.

Berkeley's Baileys saved by buyer

Gazette Series: Jeyarasa Jeyaroopan with his wife Vidya and daughter Luwani, 6, and former owner of Bailey News Nick Priest outside the shop in Berkeley (5230318)

6:50pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A COMMUNITY store in Berkeley has been saved from closure as a last minute buyer comes forward.

Wotton traders meet to boost high street's fortunes

Gazette Series: Wotton-under-Edge Chamber of Trade held a meeting of Wotton businesses to see how town's fortunes could be improved (5190642)

12:22pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

TRADERS in Wotton-under-Edge (WUE) are making renewed efforts to revitalise the town and encourage more shoppers and business into the area.

Family pay tribute to pregnant Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, 16

Gazette Series:

9:33am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE FAMILY of pregnant 16-year-old Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, who died over the weekend, has paid tribute to her memory.

Motorist dies after hitting tree near Northleach

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

9:20am Tuesday 8th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision near Northleach late yesterday (Monday April 7).

Dursley pupils visit supermarket in bid to start own business

Gazette Series: Darren McMillan, Farm to Fork supervisor at Tesco's in Cam with pupils from Dursley Primary Academy during the healthy eating visit on Tuesday (5035182)

7:02am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A PRIMARY school has been enjoying an insight into the food industry with a tour of a nearby supermarket in its bid to grow its own food.

Cam drink driver, 19, jailed for two years after paralysing Dursley Rugby Club player

Gazette Series:

2:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

A 19-year-old girl whose drunken dangerous driving destroyed a teenaged rugby player's life, leaving him permanently paralysed from the neck down, was jailed for two years today.

Fundraisers prepare for annual memorial walk for toddler Sam Virgo

Gazette Series: Berkeley tot Sam Virgo was just two when he died after contracting meningitis (5196983)

3:06pm Monday 7th April 2014

PARENTS of meningitis victim Sam Virgo are preparing for the seventh annual walk in his memory.

Coaley Primary School dresses up for Victorian day

Gazette Series: Pupils and staff at Coaley primary school dressed for their Victorian Day on Thursday (5092636)

2:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

CHIMNEY sweeps and chamber maids have been spotted in Coaley as the village's primary school celebrated its 150th birthday with Victorian costumes, lessons and one very strict head teacher.






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