Charity concert pulls in pounds for National Autistic Society

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8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A CHARITY concert went down a storm in Thornbury, raising more than £200 for charity.

'New bin tax is costing us money' - fury at £650,000 cost of green waste cuts in South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Councillors Ben Stokes and Steve Reade are furious at the cost of implementing the green bin charge

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting against a green ‘bin tax’ in South Gloucestershire are outraged at spiralling costs of implementing the new opt-in service.

Search starts for life stories of Tytherington WW1 casualties

Gazette Series: Tytherington Royal British Legion members John Eyre, John Black and Taff Huxtable and the war memorial in the centre of the village (5440755)

2:47pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SEARCH has started in Tytherington to trace the history of 12 men who gave their lives in the First World War.

Thornbury businessman becomes new High Sheriff

Gazette Series: HIgh Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Thomas Frost, with his wife Carolyn (5357770)

12:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THORNBURY businessman Thomas Frost has become the new High Sheriff of Gloucestershire - with a pledge to do his best to help people get back into work.

Caution advised as burglars strike around Thornbury

Gazette Series: webpix police arrest

11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PEOPLE are being encouraged to ramp up security on their homes after a spate of evening burglaries in and around Thornbury.

Thornbury gets boost from policing fund

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6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POSITIVE relationships between police and young people in Thornbury were praised at a visit by Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner.

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.

Winners return for birthday concert at Thornbury Arts Festival

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9:18am Monday 14th April 2014

A CONCERT to mark the achievements of past winners in the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod will be held as part of the town's annual arts festival.

Olveston church choir step in at cathedral

Gazette Series: Members of St Mary's Church choir, Olveston, in Hereford Cathedral with assistant vicar Roly Bain and cathedral staff (5366767)

9:41am Sunday 13th April 2014

MEMBERS of the choir at St Mary's Church, Olveston, went on an away day to sing at three services in Hereford Cathedral.

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.

Learning disability charity freed Thornbury woman

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12:03pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A THORNBURY woman has told how a Bristol charity has helped her live a full life with her learning disability.

Tenant evicted after making neighbours' lives a misery

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

4:48pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TENANT has been evicted from her flat in Patchway after making the lives of her neighbours a misery.

Film night at Thornbury 's Cossham Hall

10:10am Friday 11th April 2014

THE subtitled drama Even the Rain will be shown at the next Thornbury Picture House screening at 7.30pm on Friday, April 25, in the Cossham Hall, Chapel Street.

Yellow lines solution planned to tackle Thornbury problem parking

Gazette Series: Traffic in Midland Road, Thornbury (5205520)

7:45am Thursday 10th April 2014

ACTION is being planned to tackle a parking problem on a busy Thornbury road after fears were raised that high numbers of cars were increasing the risk of an accident.

Rhyme time for Crossways infants

Gazette Series: Reception class pupils at Crossways Infant School in Thornbury during their dress rehearsal of The Crossways Jolly Post Person (5035224)

1:51pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHILDREN at Crossways Infant School in Thornbury had a fine rhyme time when they performed a musical for their families.

Bankers spruce up Thornbury cricket ground ahead of new season

Gazette Series: Natwest staff and Thornbury Cricket supporters take a break from painting at the club on Saturday for the Natwest Cricket Force community work day (5200267)

8:59am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE pavilion at Thornbury Cricket Club is looking pristine after a group of volunteers from NatWest bank helped give it a coat of paint in time for the start of the new season.

Book fans flock to Easter Compton fair

6:18pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CROWDS of enthusiasts flocked to Easter Compton for an annual fair featuring the popular pocket-sized Observer's reference books.

Balloon pilots meet in Thornbury for pre-season gathering and night glow

Gazette Series: David Reynolds of Dangerzone Firebreathing at the Thornbury Balloon Meet nightglow on Friday (5200535)

8:54am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THORNBURY enjoyed the sights and sounds of a hot air balloon night glow when the town's golf centre hosted a start-of-season gathering for pilots.

Singing project to aid literacy in youngsters

Gazette Series: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

3:16pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

MUSIC hubs in South Gloucestershire have been awarded a share of £30,000 to spend on a singing project.

Lobbying success leads to Almondsbury road repair

Gazette Series: The roadwork-laden junction in Chingford

2:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

IT took years of requests but the road outside Almondsbury's community shop has finally been repaired.

Litter busters in Thornbury spring clean

Gazette Series: Members of Thornbury Litter Busters with Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb (5202734)

7:31pm Monday 7th April 2014

THORNBURY and Yate MP Steve Webb joined a team of litter pickers in an annual Big Spring Clean.

Mumbley Hills WI plaques to go to school in Zambia

Gazette Series: Members of the Mumbley Hills group of WIs with plaques that will be sent to a school in Zambia (5141768)

3:02pm Monday 7th April 2014

A MEETING of the Mumbley Hills group of women's institutes was hosted by Alveston WI in the Armstrong Hall, Thornbury, and attended by about 100 members.

Threat facing bee population in South West

Gazette Series: ‘BEE/FOXGLOVE’: By Bryn Embleton, the winning entry in the young person’s category. (4486034)

10:31am Saturday 5th April 2014

A LARGE number of the most threatened bee species in the South West have been lost in some counties, a new report has revealed.

Inspectors impressed by Eastwood Park women's prison

Gazette Series: Inspectors impressed by Eastwood Park women's prison

3:14pm Friday 4th April 2014

EASTWOOD Park women's prison has received praise from inspectors who made an unannounced visit to the complex in Falfield.

New arrest in slavery operation

Gazette Series: Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

3:01pm Friday 4th April 2014

A 51-year-old man has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into slavery in South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

Colston Girls' take third place in language competition

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8:17am Thursday 3rd April 2014

STUDENTS at Colston Girls' School took third place in a language competition that was designed to test their linguistic skills.

Showmen's delight as controversial plans for 12 pitches near Thornbury are approved

Gazette Series: Site visit for controversial showmen's plan in Thornbury

6:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A YOUNG group of showmen and their families have secured their future in the district after winning planning permission for a permanent site near Thornbury, despite residents' fears for the access road where a motorist has already died.

Craft fair gives boost to Thornbury-based meningitis charity

Gazette Series: Vicki Stevenson with some of her cupcakes at the Spring Craft Fair at the Swan in Thornbury in aid of the Menigitis Research Foundation (5003014)

1:59pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A RANGE of crafts were put on display in Thornbury at a fair held in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Young beavers grill MP Steve Webb during visit to Alveston pack

Gazette Series: Thornbury  and Yate MP Steve Webb facing questions from the 2nd Alveston Beavers (4994693)

1:12pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AN eager beaver group put Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb through his paces when he was invited to answer their questions about making the world a fairer place.

Popular Thornbury food fair brings in the crowds

Gazette Series: Bridget Costello of the Artisan Baker in Woodchester on their stall at the Thornbury Spring Food Fair on Saturday (5002944)

8:02am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SHOPPERS travelled from far and wide to visit the latest Thornbury food and gift fair and buy a range of local produce.

Keen pupils impress school inspectors

Gazette Series: Head teacher at Almondsbury Primary School Paul Smith with one of his classes happy at their good Ofsted report (5035328)

8:02am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ENTHUSIASM and zeal by pupils helped Almondsbury Primary earn a good rating from education inspectors.

Over 1,000 homes at Cribbs Causeway approved

Gazette Series: Six-year high for house-building

7:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MORE than 1,000 new homes are to be built near Cribbs Causeway after South Gloucestershire Council granted outline planning permission for the development.

Pucklechurch residents among the first in South Gloucestershire to welcome superfast broadband

Gazette Series: SUPER-FAST: Computer users in areas of Bromsgrove and Droitwich are to be the next to receive high speed broadband. SP

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PEOPLE in Wick, Pucklechurch, Badminton and Tormarton are among the first in South Gloucestershire to benefit from superfast broadband.

Sirona takes over community health services in South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Sirona Care and Health has taken over running Thornbury Hospital's Henderson Ward

6:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A NEW organisation has taken over providing community health services in South Gloucestershire.

Children name newly arrived piglets at Old Down Country Park

Gazette Series: Carley Rudrum of Old Down Manor with the winners of their name the pigs competition, Indiana Edwards, 4, Freya Hall, 5, Sienna CFhapman, 6, and Daniel Stokes, 5 (5020416)

3:35pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

FOUR piglets at Old Down Country Park are getting used to their new names after receiving them from youngsters who suggested them as part of a competition.

Cookery demos and forest foraging for students at Old Down Manor

Gazette Series: Students preparing canapes at the forum at Old Down Manor (4988550)

11:44am Tuesday 1st April 2014

HOSPITALITY students watched cookery demonstrations, learnt how to pour champagne and went on a forest forage during a Bristol Chefs' Forum at Old Down Manor.

Junior artists at Thornbury school create pictures for an exhibiton

Gazette Series: Manorbrook Primary School pupils Erin, Shannon, Henry, Baileigh, Ewan and James next to their work in the school exhibition.                (4993626)

8:50am Tuesday 1st April 2014

YOUNG artists at Manorbrook Primary School in Thornbury followed in the footsteps of Monet and Van Gogh to create pictures for an exhibition.

Thornbury charity Hammer Out rebrands as Brain Tumour Support

Gazette Series: Andrew Chater, chairman of trustees for Brain Tumour Support, Sally Challoner, patron and BBC presenter, Tracey Childs, patron and actor, with Tina Mitchell Skinner,  founder and CEO at the launch of the charity's new name on Monday in Thornbury (5006

8:02am Tuesday 1st April 2014

SUPPORTERS raised a glass as brain tumour charity Hammer Out unveiled its new name and logo.

Police warning over doorstep callers after Little Stoke con

Gazette Series: Police are appealing for information following a crash just after midnight.

4:51pm Monday 31st March 2014

POLICE have warned householders to be wary of doorstep callers offering to carry out work on their homes or gardens after an attempted deception in Little Stoke.

Popular books to be traded at Easter Compton fair

Gazette Series: Richard Edwards with some of the rarer Observer's and Ladybird books set to feature at the Easter  Compton fair (4999165)

4:42pm Monday 31st March 2014

FANS of the pocket-sized Observer's reference books will be travelling from all over the country to Easter Compton for an annual fair.

The new Southmead Hospital is almost ready to open

Gazette Series: Peter Rilett, chairman of the North Bristol NHS Trust, Keith Hutton, project director of Carillion, Andrea Young, chief executive of North Bristol NHS Trust and Tricia Down, director ofProjects for the North Bristol NHS Trust at the official handover of

4:10pm Monday 31st March 2014

THE keys to the region’s brand new £430million hospital have been handed over to the NHS.

Pupils find their way around Thornbury orienteering course

Gazette Series: Year two pupils Leshon Lee, of Gillingstool School, Louis Bloodworth, of St Mary’s School, and James Trueman, of Gillingstool School, taking part in the orienteering event. (4947084)

3:02pm Monday 31st March 2014

PUPILS from five primary schools tested their orienteering skills at an event held in Thornbury.

Young artists produce prize winning programme for Oldbury fun run

1:46pm Monday 31st March 2014

CHILDREN at Oldbury-on-Severn Primary School have produced a winning picture for the front cover of the village's annual fun run.

New Shop Watch scheme to crack down on Thornbury crime

Gazette Series: PC Sean White, Marlyn O'Sullivan, Malcolm Kitteringham and PCSO Tony Blackmore outside the Card Bar store in the St Mary Centre, Thornbury  (4987334)

12:02pm Monday 31st March 2014

A NEW scheme has been launched in Thornbury to help protect the town from thieves.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Gazette Series: A Great British Charity Easter Egg Hunt!

9:01am Monday 31st March 2014

EASTER eggs, bonnets and biscuits will be enjoyed at a popular event at the First Step Pre-school in Thornbury .

Sea cadets need new head

12:01pm Sunday 30th March 2014

THORNBURY'S sea cadets unit needs a new chairman or woman at the helm.

Thornbury students and staff cycle length of Britain from school grounds

Gazette Series: St Mary's pupils enjoying racking up the miles on scooters (4855428)

8:08am Sunday 30th March 2014

GOOD sports at a Thornbury school cycled the equivalent distance of the length of Britain.

Surf the web while on the move

Gazette Series: Paul Matthews, left, managing director of  First West of England with commercial manager Simon Ford standing by a bus fitted with free wi-fi.(4942043)

2:02pm Saturday 29th March 2014

BUS passengers can now surf the web for free while on the move in the West Country .

Brandon gets on his bike in Wheels to Work scheme

Gazette Series: Brandon Rowat with his new scooter  (4930061)

10:02am Saturday 29th March 2014

TRAINEE Brandon Rowat can get to work more easily after becoming the first in the West of England to receive a scooter through a transport scheme.

Iconic WW2 planes to soar skies above Thornbury Carnival

Gazette Series: Ready to lead the carnival, Thornbury and Alveston guides Sophie Sutton, 11, Collette Smith, 12, Keelin Hales, 11, and Naomi Robson, 11

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

The festival takes place on Saturday, July 5 and will feature some fantastic new attractions in the form of two iconic World War Two planes.






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