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.
12:38pm Wednesday 23rd January 2008
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.