Escape from the lions' den - Kingswood mum's terror

Gazette Series: Helen Clements with her children Charlie,12, and George,9, (inset) with their car burning in the lion enclosure at Longleat (5591880)

7:02am Thursday 24th April 2014

A KINGSWOOD family was forced to flee their car after it caught fire – in the middle of a lion enclosure.

Armed robber sought after pulling handgun in shop

Gazette Series: Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

12:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE in Cheltenham are appealing for information after an attempted armed robbery at a shop in the town.

Van driver, 62, dies in collision

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

9:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Coney Hill Road at about 8.10am yesterday. (Tuesday April 22).

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in A38 crash

Gazette Series: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

9:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN suffered life-threatening injuries after a car collided with a telegraph pole on the A38 overnight.

Queen's Awards recognise the best of the South West

Gazette Series: Prince Edward gives Renishaw the royal seal of approval on its 40th birthday

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ENTERPRISING companies across the area have been awarded prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Charity ball held in memory of soldier Martin Lamb

Gazette Series: Rosie Lamb holds a picture of her Dad who was killed in Afghanistan, pictured with mum Melissa (left) and Sara Clark who are holding a charity ball to raise money for Scotty's Little Soldiers

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan are hosting a black tie ball to support the charity which helped them deal with their loss.

Over 400 take to Cam Peak on Procession of Witness

Gazette Series: The Churches Together annual procession of witness heading towards Cam Peak on Good Friday (5533457)

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HIGH number of worshippers took to Cam Peak on Good Friday as part of the Procession of Witness.

Jogger sexually assualted on canal towpath

Gazette Series: Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on a canal towpath.

South Gloucestershire gives books for World Book Night

Gazette Series: What is btter: films, or books?

4:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

READERS from South Gloucestershire are giving away books for World Book Night.

Land Rover vandalised in Kingswood

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

3:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN UNATTENDED Land Rover was vandalised on Chase Lane in Kingswood on Monday, March 10 between 5pm and 6pm.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Gazette Series: Police reveal speed camera locations

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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

Firefighters sent to chimney fire in Kingswood

Gazette Series: Husky rescued from burning house by firefighters

10:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were sent to a chimney fire in Kingswood after the alarm was raised at around 6.35 on Sunday, April 20.

Kingswood family trapped in flaming car at lion enclosure

Gazette Series: A 4x4-type car engulfed in flames at Longleat Safari Park,

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A mother has described the "dilemma" she faced with her two children after their car burst into flames in a lion enclosure.

Stroud MP lauds Dursley pool's £1.4m investment

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7:45am Monday 21st April 2014

DURSLEY’s MP Neil Carmichael visited Dursley Swimming Pool to meet with staff and swimmers during Parliamentary recess.

A Banksy spotted in Stroud?

Gazette Series: Is this a Banksy? Picture: Tom Wren

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE "guerrilla artist" Banksy is believed to be behind a piece of street art depicting a stenciled picture of a rat bouncing a ball below a 'no ball games’ sign in Stroud.

First aid courses rolled out to Glos care homes

Gazette Series: St John Ambulance is looking for a cyclist who was revived by a life saving shock to the heart during a ride through the Cotswolds.

12:22pm Sunday 20th April 2014

ST JOHN Ambulance is to train hundreds of care home staff in life saving skills across Gloucestershire as part of a major new contract.

Gloucestershire Police look to curb spring-time crime

Gazette Series: Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

12:06pm Sunday 20th April 2014

POLICE in the county are reminding people that they can take simple steps to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of crime this spring.

Bristol to Bath cycle for intrepid girl guides

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9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

WOTTON guides cycled from Bristol to Bath to raise funds for their guiding finale.

Dursley man denies GBH charge

Gazette Series: Whitchurch teacher cleared of having sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl

7:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

TWO men have denied serious violence against another man and are to stand trial in July.

Old Spot pork, Gloucester cheese and others boosted by EU funding

Gazette Series: South West Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson has praised the extra EU funding secured to help protect delicacies

12:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

PRODUCTS including traditionally-farmed Gloucestershire Old Spot pork, single Gloucester cheese and Gloucestershire cider and perry could potentially enjoy much more trade thanks to new EU laws.

Baby cafe volunteers receive first aid training

Gazette Series: Volunteers Diz Pedrick and Anja Rowston show off their level two paediatric first aid certificates with members of Stinchcombe Baby Cafe (5396471)

8:28am Saturday 19th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS at Stinchcombe Baby Cafe are showing off their first aid certificates after undergoing training thanks to generous donations.

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

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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.

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.

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