Record-breaking Castle School raises money for Sierra Leonean school

Gazette Series: SR_268_001     Castle School pupil in Thornbury passing a hula hoop along a human chain to break the world record (8497152)

2:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RECORD-breakers from The Castle School in Thornbury raised money for a school in Sierra Leone after a 653-strong student chain passed through a hula hoop.

University honour for former Alexandra Workwear boss

Gazette Series: Volunteers did litter pick

12:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUSINESSMAN John Prior, who set up Thornbury-based Alexandra Workwear, has had his work with youth enterprise recognised through the award of an honorary degree.

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

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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.

Overnight resurfacing to take place at junction 14 of the M5

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11:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OVERNIGHT works will take place on Friday, July 25 and Monday, July 28 to resurface the M5 northbound exit slip road at junction 14 near Falfield.

Severn Beach Post Office to be relocated

Gazette Series: SR_254_001     Severn Beach Post Office (8464629)

12:36pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE POST Office in Severn Beach is set to relocate to the McColls convenience store as part of a major, national, modernisation programme.

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.

Help sought following Filton robbery

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10:14am Monday 21st July 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a robbery at Filton Post Office need your help tracing the origin of a weapon used by the offenders.

More lightning pictures from weekend

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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.

Storm pictures over Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

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12:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

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

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.

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.

Refused plans for 106 homes on Charfield Green appealed

Gazette Series: The current entrance to the proposed site in Charfield (8292175)

1:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A REFUSED planning application for 106 homes in Charfield has been appealed

Fire safety warning as more strikes are planned

Gazette Series: Firefighter fitted smoke alarm saves lives in Downham house fire

9:48am Monday 14th July 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned to make sure their fire alarms are working as crews continue to strike over several days this month.

Planning applications received by South Gloucestershire Council

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8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

A comprehensive round-up of planning applications submitted in South Gloucestershire.

Artist Angus in demand at Thornbury carnival

Gazette Series: Angus Macaskill, at work as artist-in-residence at Thornbury carnival (7946633)

5:46pm Friday 11th July 2014

OLVESTON artist Angus Macaskill helped keep the crowds at Thornbury carnival entertained in his role as artist-in-residence.

Thornbury sixth form hub plan for former council HQ scrapped

12:10pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A SCHEME to transform the former council offices in Thornbury into a joint sixth form centre for the Castle and Marlwood schools has been abandoned.

Affordable homes opened in Falfield

Gazette Series: Resident Sue Organ cuts the ribbon at new affordable homes in Falfield, joined by, from left, Steve Webb MP, Councillor John O’Neill, Councillor Matthew Riddle and Nick Medhurst, chairman of Knightstone’s board. (7907427)

10:52am Thursday 10th July 2014

TWO new affordable homes have been opened in Falfield to help meet the need for rural rented housing.

Rugby star is a hit at school sports week

Gazette Series: SR_94_001     Former Welsh International rugby player Gareth Thomas with some of the pupils of St Peters Primary School in Pilning during his visit for the schools Sports week (7742552)

4:08pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

FORMER Wales and Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas put youngsters at St Peter's Primary School in Pilning through their paces when he took part in their sports week.

Thornbury fair in praise of volunteers

Gazette Series: SR_116_001     Some of the charity volunteers at the Thornbury Volunteers Fair in St Mary's Shopping Centre (7845515)

12:55pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

STALLS promoting the work of volunteers were set up in Thornbury to raise money for charities and other organisations while encouraging more people to give up their time to help others.

Sailors from Thornbury break World Record by 40 days

Gazette Series: Jeremy Warren and Phil Kirk on board their Wayfarer dinghy Hafren

12:18pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A PAIR of sailing enthusiasts have broken the world record for circumnavigating the UK in a dinghy by more than 40 days.

Crowds turn out in force for Thornbury carnival

Gazette Series: SR_122_001     Sheltering out of the heavy downpour at the the start of the Thornbury Carnival parade on Saturday (7928844)

8:08am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people turned out to support Thornbury's carnival, with a soaking early in the event failing to put off the huge crowd.

Blooming Thornbury getting ready to impress judges

Gazette Series: Thornbury in Bloom team ans supporters celebrate their 2013 Gold success  GSR1290H13 (7251434)

2:58pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

THORNBURY is getting ready to impress Britain in Bloom judges, who are set to pay two visits to the town.

Demand remains high for Thornbury food bank

Gazette Series: FOODBANK: Food packages are given to families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet.

10:48am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THORNBURY'S food bank is providing 125 meals every week as it marks its first anniversary.

Shepperdine's tin church centenary celebration

Gazette Series: The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Rev Michael Perham, with Thornbury, Oldbury and Shepperdine vicar, the Rev Jan van der Lely, Oldbury churchwarden Andrew Gazard and Sandra Grey, who looks after Shepperdine chapel.  (7922746)

10:17am Tuesday 8th July 2014

SHEPPERDINE welcomed a special guest when the Bishop of Gloucester held a service to mark the centenary of the hamlet's tiny tin church.

Chelsea Pensioner Michael a big hit at Charfield festival

Gazette Series: SR_130_001     Chelsea Pensioner Michael Allen with Rosemarie Berry at the St John's Church Summer Fete and Flower Festival on Saturday in Charfield (7929764)

9:57am Tuesday 8th July 2014

RED was the order of the day when Chelsea Pensioner Michael Allen visited Charfield for a festival featuring poppies for a wartime anniversary.

Fireworks taking place at Thornbury Castle

Gazette Series: Dine like a king at magnificent Thornbury Castle

9:52am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THORNBURY Castle is warning nearby residents that fireworks are set to take place at the castle tomorrow.

Major grant for The Wave surfing lake

Gazette Series: Nick Hounsfield, founder of the Wave, in fields next to where the lake will be built and an inset picture of the clubhouse (7524298)

8:04am Tuesday 8th July 2014

UP to £840,000 has been offered to the UK's first inland surfing lake at Easter Compton.

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris to be sent to Leyhill prison

Gazette Series: Rolf Harris named as man arrested in abuse probe

7:10pm Monday 7th July 2014

CONVICTED paedophile Rolf Harris is to be sent to Leyhill Prison in South Gloucestershire to carry out the majority of his sentence, it has been reported.

Have your say over Olveston speed and waiting limits

Gazette Series: Councillor Matthew Riddle in Olveston (7876981)

3:27pm Monday 7th July 2014

A CONSULTATION exercise has started over plans to change speed and waiting limits on some roads in Olveston.

St Peter's opens new hospice building for grieving relatives

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12:43pm Monday 7th July 2014

A HOSPICE serving South Gloucestershire has opened a new building which will give the families of terminally-ill patients a place to grieve.

Celebrations as Essilor marks 40 years of production in Thornbury

Gazette Series: SR_117_001     Thornbury Mayor Cllr Guy Rawlinson unveiled a plaque with Mike Kirkley, Managing Director of Essilor in Thornbury, to celebrate the companies 40th anniversary in the town (7845470)

12:35pm Monday 7th July 2014

LENS manufacturer Essilor celebrated 40 years of production in Thornbury with its staff, former employees and customers.

VIDEO: Nibley Festival sees 4,500 revellers enjoy sun, live music, games and food

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3:14pm Sunday 6th July 2014

NORTH Nibley once again transformed seamlessly into an amazing festival of live music, food, drink and plenty of games for 4,500 people at the circus-themed Nibley Festival.

Restoration of last Aust ferry finally starts

Gazette Series: RESTORATION: (left to right) Richard Jones and Tim Ryan (Severn Princess Restoration Group), Jane Campion (Mabey Bridge), Cllr Ned Heyward (Severn Princess Restoration Group) and Steve Armstrong (Mabey Bridge)

1:59pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A CAR ferry that used to transport vehicles across the Severn estuary is finally undergoing restoration.

Cheaper rural homes are cricital, says chief

Gazette Series: Rural family home

7:30am Sunday 6th July 2014

PEOPLE in the countryside are being pushed out as rural house prices soar, second homes lie empty and populations become older.

Make the most of your garden in the summer

Gazette Series: The rear garden has an extensive natural stone patio and good-sized lawn with mature tree boundaries

7:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

AS summer gets underway gardens suddenly become the centre of attention with a recent survey highlighting the importance of our outdoor space in the warmer months.

Planning applications received by South Gloucestershire Council

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3:15pm Friday 4th July 2014

A comprehensive list of planning applications received by South Gloucestershire Council this week.

All the fun of the fair at Severn Beach School

Gazette Series: SR_77_001     Paige Adams,10, Ellie Adams,9, and Teagan Ashdown,10, playing 'Buzzer' at the Severn Beach Primary School Fair on Saturday (7667725)

1:16pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE sun came out just in time for the annual Severn Beach Primary School fair after a morning of thunderstorms.

Carnival fun set for Thornbury

Gazette Series: Crowds gathered in the High Street to watch the Carnival Parade   GSR871H13 (7696775)

8:17am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THORNBURY is gearing up for a day of fun at the town's annual carnival.

Poems to give boost to Pilning church

Gazette Series: SR_92_001     Roy Edwardes of Pilning with his book of poems (7739600)

7:32am Thursday 3rd July 2014

RETIRED railway worker Roy Edwardes has turned to verse to help fund a project at his local church.

New date for bridge lane closures

Gazette Series: Severn Crossing

6:01am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A NEW date has been set for essential work on the Second Severn Crossing after predicted bad weather forced postponement of the project.

Tennis club's open day success

Gazette Series: Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb with David Attwood, vice chairman of Thornbury Tennis Club, at the club's open day  (7677992)

12:57pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TENNIS players welcomed visitors to an open day in Thornbury as part of a campaign to get more people playing.

Centenary service for Shepperdine's tin tabernacle

Gazette Series: The Bishop of Gloucester, Rt Revd Michael Perham

10:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SHEPPERDINE'S tiny tin church will celebrate reaching a landmark anniversary when the Bishop of Gloucester holds a special service on Sunday.

Summer fun at Olveston fete

Gazette Series: SR_79_001     Avril Harley, Roland Harley and Sylvia Roos on the plant stall at Olveston School and Church Summer Fete (7667583)

1:40pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

OLVESTON'S school and church joined forces to put on their annual summer fete.

Musical artwork takes centre stage at Airbus aerospace park

Gazette Series: Bristol's elected mayor, George Ferguson cuts a ribbon in front of the Aeolus sculpture, helped by Lauren Edwards 14, from the Orchard School, Monks Park. Also pictured are Behrooz Barzegar, left, head of flight physics integration, and sculpture crea

12:19pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A GIANT singing sculpture has found a new permanent home on the Airbus Aerospace Park in Filton.

Young people's views on community services needed

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11:55am Tuesday 1st July 2014

CHILDREN and young adults are being asked for their views and experiences of some NHS services in South Gloucestershire.

Night time closures of M5 sliproads at Falfield for resurfacing work

Gazette Series: Night time closures of M5 sliproads at Falfield for resurfacing work

8:46am Tuesday 1st July 2014

WORK is taking place to resurface the sliproads at junction 14 of the M5 at Falfield.

Campaign against illegal tobacco launched

Gazette Series: Scale of damage caused by illegal tobacco to be examined

4:34pm Monday 30th June 2014

A NEW campaign has been launched to protect young people and drive illegal tobacco out of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

The Wurzels to star in Marlwood Music Festival

Gazette Series: The Wurzels

2:02pm Monday 30th June 2014

WEST Country favourites The Wurzels will be among the performers at the Marlwood Music Festival in Alveston.

Warnings issued over danger of swimming in quarry water

Gazette Series: Tytherington Quarry security stepped up after hundreds of teens break in for a swim

12:47pm Monday 30th June 2014

NEW warnings have been given about the danger of swimming in the deep water in Tytherington Quarry after hundreds of youngsters were caught trespassing last summer.

Overnight work to start on M5 junction near Falfield

Gazette Series: Bike falls of car roof on M5

9:30am Monday 30th June 2014

WORK is about to start to resurface the sliproads at junction 14 of the M5 at Falfield.

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