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

Gazette Series:

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.

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 porn 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 pornography charges.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Surge in sex crimes in Stroud district

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5:04pm Friday 18th July 2014

CLOSE to 100 sexual offences have been recorded in the Stroud district in the last year.

Thousands stolen in phone hacking scam in Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: SCAM: Ringleaders behind a fraud that netted hundreds of thousands of pounds-worth of Government funding have been sentenced.

4:11pm Friday 18th July 2014

FRAUD investigators at Gloucestershire Police are conducting an inquiry into a telephone scam, in which computer hackers have gained access to people's bank accounts and stolen thousands.

Storm pictures over Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series:

12:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

READERS have sent in some electrifying pictures of last night's storm.

Cam school seeks help to build garden

Gazette Series: SR_156_001     Teacher Hazel Loveridge and teaching assistant Glenn Probert with three of the pupils at The Peak Academy in Cam that will be working in their new garden (7988555)

10:47am Friday 18th July 2014

A NEW garden project has started at Cam school boost students’ confidence and is looking for volunteers to help.

M5 to close two lanes

Gazette Series: Lane closed on M5 northbound

10:10am Friday 18th July 2014

THE M5 northbound near Gloucester will be reduced to one lane overnight for bridgeworks.

Body of a man found in Cirencester town centre

Gazette Series: police

3:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE body of a 26-year-old man was found this morning behind a Cirencester fruit and vegetable shop.

Transformed Dursley toilets now "best in county"

Gazette Series: SR_226_001     The refurbished May Lane public toilets in Dursley (8350870)

5:31pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PUBLIC toilets in Dursley have been given a fabulous makeover and updated with state of the art disabled access facilities.

Gazette Comment: Solar panels and houses. Are they for us or for No10?

Gazette Series: SR_217_001     One of the fields to be used in the proposed Solar Farm at Cambridge (8281794)

1:35pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YET another solar farm is planned for the area, will the public go for this one?

Region braces for heatwave

Gazette Series: Heatwave latest: Warm weather leaves Britain sweltering

1:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A HEATWAVE is set to hit the region today and tomorrow with the mercury expected to reach 26 degrees centigrade.

County council consulting on cuts

Gazette Series:

10:57am Thursday 17th July 2014

AROUND 1,500 residents in Gloucestershire have had their say on a significant change in direction for the county council but the local authority wants more to get in touch.

Plans unveiled for 97.5 acre solar farm on A38

Gazette Series: SR_217_001     One of the fields to be used in the proposed Solar Farm at Cambridge (8281794)

6:11am Thursday 17th July 2014

PLANS are being unveiled for a huge solar farm at Cambridge alongside the A38.

UPDATE: Man repairing truck in Cam when killed in collision

Gazette Series: SR_210_001     Flowers left at the scene of the fatal accident in Woodfield Road, Cam (8199173)

10:26am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MAN has died following an accident in Cam when his broken down vintage vehicle was struck by a car.

FULL STORY: Drug-fuelled killer who stabbed ex-girlfriend 14 times in Gloucester is jailed for life

Gazette Series:

2:28pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The FORMER boyfriend who savagely murdered beautiful hairdresser Hollie Gazzard in the salon where she worked has been jailed for a minimum of 24 years.

Changes proposed for Littlecombe site in Dursley

Gazette Series: Ongoing development of the Littlecombe site (4654385)

2:22pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

CHANGES to the plans for what remains to be built at the Littlecombe mixed-use site between Dursley and Cam are being unveiled this weekend.

Kingswood builder reaping awards for local housing sites

Gazette Series: Inset Cotswold Homes' award-winning site manager Dave Beckey from Kingswood and the Cotswold Homes’ Wildwood development in Mangotsfield he is working on (8264238)

11:39am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BUILDING site manager from Kingswood has won an award for homes he is building in Cam.

Vintage rally return a big success

Gazette Series: SR_186_001     Harry Lewis,15, and Lottie Lewis,3,  check the controls of a 1963 County Supersix tractor at the Lister Vintage show in North Nibley (8192509)

5:21am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN EVENT showcasing everything vintage and on wheels has rolled into North Nibley and proven to be a massive success after a three year hiatus.

New code of ethics for Gloucestershire Police

Gazette Series:

3:07pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A NEW code of ethics is being embraced by Gloucestershire Police.

Youths check out progress on Dursley Youth Centre

Gazette Series: From left, Cam and Dursley Youth Forum members Lee Beldan, Ruth Allen, Abi Brown,Lorena Davis, Amber Timol and Beth Monday check out progress on their new youth centre (8228495)

12:03pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MEMBERS of the Cam and Dursley Youth Forum have donned their hard hats and high visibility jackets to take a sneak preview of their new youth centre.

North Nibley school triumphs in Ofsted report

Gazette Series: SR_202_001     North Nibley Primary School pupils and staff celebrate their Osted report  (8198096)

11:47am Tuesday 15th July 2014

NORTH Nibley’s primary school has proven itself once again to be good across the board, with the headteacher and staff lauded for their hard work and children praised for their good behaviour.

Rounders match in memory for Berkeley toddler

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

6:03am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE can still take their bases to bat away meningitis at a rounders tournament and family fun day in Berkeley to remember a toddler from the town who died of the disease.

Man dies in Cam after collision

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2:10pm Monday 14th July 2014

A MAN has died following a two-car collision in Cam.

Dursley Festival a boon to traders

Gazette Series: SR_181_001     Cam and Dursley Youth Forum on their stall in the Dursley Festival (8188426)

4:18pm Monday 14th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people visited Dursley at the weekend to enjoy a host of Brazilian themed-activities, stalls, games and entertainment as the town held its annual festival.

Inquest hears Wotton Lawn staff member suffered "stab wound to back of chest"

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1:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

AN INQUEST has been opened today into the death of mental unit care assistant Sharon Wall, who was allegedly killed by a 60-year-old patient.






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