New owners transform Cromhall pub

Gazette Series: SR_966_001     Mark and Sabrina Fisher, the new owners of the Roayal Oak in Cromhall, with their chef Martin Baker, centre (12101093)

4:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

NEW owners are set to transform a pub in Cromhall.

Former South Gloucestershire teacher sentenced for purchasing child abuse materials

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1:53pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 58-year-old former teacher from South Gloucestershire has been given a suspended jail sentence after admitting offences relating to the purchasing of child abuse materials from Canada.

Warmest Halloween on record as South Gloucestershire town hits 20.5C

Gazette Series: Family Halloween Disco

1:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

BRITAIN has experienced its warmest Halloween on record after a record-breaking temperature was recorded in South Gloucestershire

Beer festival is a huge hit

Gazette Series: SR_938_001     Andrew Pickin ready to serve a beer at the Thornbury Beer Festival at Christ the King church hall on Saturday (11953795)

7:11am Friday 31st October 2014

A BEER festival which is a key fundraiser for a Thornbury church proved a huge hit.

Campaigners fear composting closure

Gazette Series: SR_943_001     Protesters against cuts to the Thornbury Composting Centre at the site on Saturday (11953981)

7:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

USERS of the community composting centre in Thornbury are calling on the council to consider keeping it open.

Family engagement workers introduced at Eastwood Park prison

2:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WOMEN in custody will be given help to maintain vital ties with their families through the introduction of family engagement workers in all public sector women’s prisons.

The Wave announce Cornish surfboard supplier

Gazette Series: South Gloucestershire Council has approved plans for The Wave: Bristol

11:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW surf centre in Easter Compton has announced a partnership with a Cornish firm to supply its surfboards.

New walking calendar released to promote Alveston

Gazette Series: SR_954_001     Marcus Fry of Alveston Parish Council and Alveston Community Forum with Peter Waller of Alveston Community Forum with copies of the new Alveston Walking Calendar (11983322)

11:39am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NOVEL idea for a calendar has been thought up to promote Alveston.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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11:21am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MOBILE speed cameras will be at these locations in south Gloucestershire this week:

Charities combine to appoint specialist support worker

Gazette Series: The Brain Tumour Support worker team (11976459)

11:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO charities have joined forces to provide specialist help and support for people affected by brain tumours.

More than 40 per cent of homes available at Thornbury development sold in first week

Gazette Series: SR_464_001     Development in progress on Morton Way in Thornbury (9422778)

9:25am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The HOUSING developer behind a 300-home in Morton Way site in Thornbury has sold 40 per cent of the available homes in the first week of sales.

New £60,000 playground opens in Oldbury on Severn

Gazette Series: The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Tom Frost, addresses a large crowd at the opening of the playground, despite the rain (11947749)

7:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW £60,000 playground has been formally opened in Oldbury on Severn.

Men including convicted murderer abscond from Leyhill prison

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3:48pm Monday 27th October 2014

TWO men, including one convicted of murder, have absconded from HMP Leyhill.

Crossways pupils learn about the First World War

Gazette Series: Some of the children at Crossways Schools in front of the giant poppy they have added petals to (11896358)

12:03pm Saturday 25th October 2014

INQUISITIVE Crossways Schools pupils have been learning about the First World War and have been commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of the war.

Resident worried by lack of action to tackle Castle parking problem

Gazette Series: SR_934_001     Traffic outside the Castle School Sixth Form Centre (11875436)

9:11am Saturday 25th October 2014

EARLIER this month a planning application was submitted for an extension to be built at Castle School’s sixth form building.

Huge poppy created out of 1,400 people to mark Remembrance Day 2014

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6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TO launch this year’s Royal British Legion Gloucestershire County Poppy Appeal, around 1,400 GCHQ staff, both civilian and military, have worked together to create a giant poppy in the centre of the iconic GCHQ ‘doughnut’ building in Cheltenham.

Thornbury in Bloom cap-off a successful year with Britain in Bloom award

Gazette Series: SR_912_001     The Thornbury in Bloom team celebrating their awards for this year (11819213)

6:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE TEAM behind Thornbury’s floral displays this year have been given the silver gilt award at this year’s Britain In Bloom competition.

Public consultation held for proposed 150 home development

Gazette Series: SR_654_001     The site of the proposed housing development near Lower Morton (10373985)

4:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LAST WEEK the firm behind the proposed 150-home development on the northern edge of Thornbury held a public consultation with local residents.

Fire crew attends digger fire in Severn Beach

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9:42am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FIRE crew was called to a fire involving a digger at Western Approach Distribution Centre near Severn Beach last night (October 21).

One lane closed on M5 due to broken down vehicle

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9:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

One lane is blocked on the M5 motorway southbound between J16 for Aztec West and J17 for Cribbs Causeway.

Thornbury author publishes collection of short stories

Gazette Series: SR_881_001     Author Tony Domaille with his Ebook Indian Summer Sunshine (11642113)

6:23am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THORNBURY author has published his collection of twelve short stories - with a twist.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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11:31am Monday 20th October 2014

THIS week's list of mobile speed camera locations in South Gloucestershire:

Tytherington woman will shave head for charity

10:25am Sunday 19th October 2014

A BOLD young woman is planning to shave her head as entertainment at her fundraising event to raise funds for children and young people with cancer, and their families.

Police offer advice following spate of burglaries in South Gloucestershire

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1:11pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are reminding home-owners to lock their doors and shut their windows to keep burglars at bay.

Bristol man charged with murder

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10:55am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have charged an 18-year-old man with murder following the death of an 18 year old woman in Bristol.

POLICE come up with life-saving new use for licence disc holders

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PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483612)

10:10am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have thought up a new use for licence disc holders that could help save lives.

Olveston bowls club give over £1,000 to air ambulance charity

Gazette Series: Club members on a trip where fun fines were handed out to help raise funds for the charity (11559740)

6:53am Friday 17th October 2014

A CHEQUE for over £1,000 has been handed over to the air ambulance by a bowling club.

COMMENT: Castle School expansion is inevitable and necessary

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11:36am Friday 17th October 2014

THIS week Castle School has finally submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of its sixth form building.

Commanding office of Thornbury air training corps given award

Gazette Series: HM lord-lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter DBE, presents flight lieutenant Timothy Barley with his Certificate for Meritorious Service. (11558506)

3:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A THORNBURY man has been honoured for his dedicated work on behalf of the Air Training Corps.

Castle School submit planning application for Sixth Form extension

Gazette Series: SR_852_001     Castle School head teacher Peter Smart with sixth form students and plans for additions and refurbishment to the Sixth Form Centre in Thornbury (11541193)

6:22am Thursday 16th October 2014

NEW and improved teaching facilities for Castle School’s sixth form building could be on the way.

Tytherington solar farm gets the go-ahead despite strong objection

Gazette Series: Tower Hill Farm, Tytherington, the site of a possible solar farm. Inset: Sheep grazing between panels on one of the company's operational sites near Bradford-on-Avon. Sheep are used to maintain the length of grass during operation. (7053957)

3:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Chasing up one detail.

Thornbury man scared of heights sky-dives 15,000ft for charity

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12:03pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A THORNBURY man has raised £600 by taking part in a 15,000 ft skydive to raise money for charity.

Man pleads guilty to fly tipping in Easter Compton

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11:48am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN has pleaded guilty to fly tipping building and DIY waste in Easter Compton.

Europa lend a hand on the farm

Gazette Series: SR_827_001     Europa volunteers with staff and residents of the Hatch Camphill Community in Thornbury during their work day at the centre (11275057)

7:34am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A THORNBURY-BASED business has been lending a hand to a local charity.

Charity golf day is a fundraising success

Gazette Series: Mixed team members Dennis Rogers, John Guest, Jo Chadwick and Sylvia Parry  (11441656)

9:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE annual St Peter’s Hospice Golf Day proved a success raising a magnificent sum of just over a thousand pounds.

Oldbury woman sets up PR firm

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3:13pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WOMAN from Oldbury-on-Severn has launched her own luxury boutique PR and marketing company.

Musical sculpture unveiled at Marlwood

Gazette Series: SR_831_001     Years 8,9,and 10 pupils at Marlwood School who were involved in making musical sculptures to display in the music department at the school in Alveston (11303642)

3:18pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO large musical installations were unveiled at Marlwood School last week.

UPDATE: Two teenage girls taken to hospital after school bus leaves the road in Malmesbury

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3:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO teenage girls were taken to hospital after a school bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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12:55pm Monday 13th October 2014

THIS week, in South Gloucestershire mobile speed cameras will be at:

Thornbury Litter Busters' work recognised

Gazette Series: Thornbury Litter Busters with their trophy (11395973)

12:37pm Monday 13th October 2014

THORNBURY Litter Busters were celebrating after being presented with the Special Commendation Cup at the recent Thornbury In Bloom 2014 awards ceremony.

Woman dies in serious collision in Brislington

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12:38pm Monday 13th October 2014

A WOMAN died at the scene of a serious collision in Brislington on Saturday.

Child taken to hospital after school bus crashes in Malmesbury

Gazette Series: police accident

10:22am Monday 13th October 2014

A SCHOOL bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

Bars and Melody to switch-on Thornbury Christmas lights

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9:08am Monday 13th October 2014

THIS YEAR’S Christmas Lights in Thornbury will be switched on by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Bars and Melody.

Stroud midwives to join NHS strike today - but patients assured it’s business as usual

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8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

STROUD midwives are joining a national strike today by NHS staff over fair pay.

Award-winning chef joins Old Down Estate team

9:21am Sunday 12th October 2014

ONE OF Bristol’s most highly regarded chefs has joined Old Down Estate as executive chef.

Athletics: Thornbury runner beats 20-minute mark at new event

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8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

THE new Aztec West 5k course and race, organised by Bristol & West AC, promised to be fast, and would appear to have delivered.

Rainbows and Brownies join in at Alveston harvest service

Gazette Series: Emily with her wheat sheaf and mouse loaf                               (11332563)

3:47pm Friday 10th October 2014

RAINBOW and Brownie units were invited to join in this year’s harvest festival service at St Helen’s Church in Alveston.

Thornbury store's winter equestrian event returns

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3:05pm Friday 10th October 2014

A THORNBURY store will hold its popular winter equestrian event next weekend.

Firm behind new nuclear power station at Oldbury welcomes decision on Hinkley Point

10:48am Friday 10th October 2014

THE FIRM behind plans to build a new nuclear power station at Oldbury-on-Severn have welcomed a decision made by the European Commission.

Paramedics to strike on Monday

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9:28am Friday 10th October 2014

PARAMEDICS and nurses at the South Western Ambulance Service will strike on Monday (October 13).

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