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COULD I thank the anonymous Good Samaritan who picked up my dazed and bloodied wife on Saturday morning and took her to the Vale hospital? Whilst out for a run (in a high visible jacket) she had been knocked down by a speeding cyclist in Church lane, Stinchcombe and left with severe facial injuries.
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3:23pm Friday 20th December 2013
THE ANNOUNCEMENT of Peter Jackson taking over directing duties on The Hobbit, after a series of delays and lawsuits meant original helmer Guilermo Del Toro departed for other projects, was greeted with enthusiasm.
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4:07pm Friday 26th November 2010
MOTORISTS heading home tonight are advised to check local weather reports and traffic conditions as the bad weather spreads across to other parts of the UK - with Wales, Northern Ireland, the South-West, East Midlands and the East of England also set to experience heavy snowfalls.
3:18pm Wednesday 28th April 2010
This election is increasingly reminding me of the Monty Python sketch "Confuse a Cat". Live debates between main party leaders and daily coverage across the media, are confusing the electorate and threatening to split the vote, leaving the nation rudderless. Yet, in this glut of political "information" and opinion, the most important issue for this country is hardly ever mentioned: our membership of the EU.
12:52pm Friday 25th January 2008
HERE we go again, cutbacks at Rednock School. The same thing happened 30 years ago when the school was last rebuilt. Is there no one at county level who can add up, look at and read a drawing, cost a project, etc, etc, read the details from the contractors submissions and award the contract with no strings attached? Having been a district councillor at Stroud, I have had some experience as to the way the system works and when you see how some of the contractors outline their quotations, it's enough to make a dog laugh - and this from very large companies. It is still not too late for a full appraisal as to what is going on. How can we have cost cutting only six weeks into the build? The time has come for a major change at county level and to elect people who know what they are doing at any level of government.
12:41pm Thursday 24th January 2008
Just six months on from last summer's devastating floods, families are once again bracing themselves for more potential flooding. We share your fears for the safety of people's homes and their loved ones.
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12:37pm Tuesday 22nd January 2008
AROUND midnight on Friday, January 10, in Wotton, I watched in horror as a group of five teenaged hooligans, clearly high as kites on drink or drugs, screaming and shouting, proceeded to kick a telephone box, with every intent of destroying it. They then jumped on and kicked in parked cars, howling with laughter as they did it. They then proceeded to pull down fencing by the former factory site before they went home through Court Orchard.
3:25pm Saturday 29th December 2007
I TRUST that the person who carelessly dropped a length of blue plastic string outside the Lighthouse in Dursley and caused an elderly gentleman to be injured in a heavy fall on Saturday, December 22 will reflect carefully on a spoilt Christmas for one family.
1:32pm Tuesday 25th December 2007
I would like to say big thank you to everyone who supported our Grand Christmas Raffle which raised £854 for Cotswold Care Hospice. This fantastic amount will contribute towards helping people in the county of Gloucestershire living with life-limiting illnesses.
12:00pm Tuesday 25th December 2007
You report that the County Council are still open to a range of waste strategies. Some have mentioned the possibility of a monster incinerator being built at Javelin Park near Stonehouse. This would be a mistake.
1:30pm Monday 24th December 2007
I am writing to say thank you to everyone from Gloucestershire who has supported the Meningitis Trust during 2007 - the start of our 21st anniversary year. It's only with the help of local communities that we are able to continue our vital work helping to rebuild lives shattered by meningitis.
1:29pm Sunday 23rd December 2007
I cannot understand why John Fowles did not suggest the youth club applyfor a grant fromStroud District Council. As I understand its grants are available but need to be applied for by the end of October to be allocated for the following year.
12:15pm Sunday 23rd December 2007
Being a regularreader of your pages I am of the opinion that in the letters page there does not seem to be much input from Chipping Sodbury residents as opposed those of Thornbury and concluded that some balance be required.
12:14pm Saturday 22nd December 2007
1:23pm Friday 21st December 2007
BLUE FOR THE 312 ANGRY. This is how I feel about the carve-up of this service. How can they justify cutting off Thornbury from its nearest train station and university? We are told to cut car miles and use public transport, yet at the same time there is to be a mere two-hour service at best.
12:11pm Friday 21st December 2007
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11:27am Tuesday 18th December 2007
In response to your "name and address supplied" correspondent, may I say how much I applaud the vision and adventurous ambition of ACT (Arts and Community in Thornbury). Contrary to your corespondent's assertion, Thornbury Arts Festival do fill the Armstrong Hall when high calibre acts appear. To attract and accommodate great artists we need a great venue.
1:33pm Monday 17th December 2007
1:32pm Sunday 16th December 2007
Re: Lister Hall ALAN Burgess suggested in last week's Gazette that hard choices need to be made with regard to investment of the Littlecombe Section 106 Development Fund on local amenities. He may be surprised to learn that the Lister Club Committee is in full agreement with his suggestion.
1:28pm Saturday 15th December 2007
The Poppy Appeal 2005, when we just had the Dursley area to do, yielded £3780.39. This was a very good result for us but the following year when Dursley and Cam Branches amalgamated this went up to £5812.02. The higher figure represented a splendid effort from our members and supporters and I set a goal of breaking through the £6000 barrier this year. I can inform you that to date we have banked £8050 and I have at least another £200 to pay in. When I announced this figure at our recent AGM there were gasps of amazement.
1:23pm Friday 14th December 2007
1:19pm Thursday 13th December 2007
Your article about the proposed taxi-tokens' missed one very key point: the debate at the South Glos Council Meeting on November 21 revolved entirely around whether it was sensible to start committing large sums of money, at this time, when we have no information yet from the Government as to how much they will be allocating to us for next year, and no idea whether we shall even have the money.
1:16pm Wednesday 12th December 2007
Every week I am reading about how upset Thornbury residents are at the number of empty shops and the generally run-down appearance of the town centre. I also remember Thornbury as it was back in the 70s and it is depressing to see it now, and it is certainly much more difficult to do all of ones shopping locally than it used to be.
12:59pm Tuesday 11th December 2007
I was interested to note the letters to the Editor in last weeks' Gazette, and I write following my attendance at the Local Area Forum Meeting on December 5, at which representations were made to councillors regarding the 312 service - and about other services that are to be cut as a result of council decisions. These decisions will severely impact on communities in Severn Beach and Pilning.