South Gloucestershire Council leader steps down

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11:44am Friday 29th August 2014

THE LEADER of South Gloucestershire Council has stood down from his position.

Avon and Somerset police to join Welsh colleagues at NATO summit

7:59am Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary will be joining their colleagues at Gwent Police and South Wales Police to help support next week’s NATO summit.

VIDEO: Gazette photographer takes on ALS ice bucket challenge

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3:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

GAZETTE photographer Stephen Richards is the latest to take part in the ice bucket challenge social media craze - and got more than he bargained for.

Cats out to wow the judges

Gazette Series: SR_527_001     Judge Janet Ashman from Frenchay with one of the cats in the West of England and South Wales Cat Society Show at Thornbury Leisure Centre on Saturday (9670160)

3:05pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CAT owners from across the region were out in force to help the West of England and South Wales Cat Society celebrate their 50th anniversary in spectacular fashion.

Petition launched to push through proposals at Thornbury Hospital

Gazette Series: Shirley Holloway with her petition outside the Thornbury Health Centre (7509409)

6:32am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PETITION is being launched to try and push through proposals to improve the facilities at Thornbury Hospital.

Update: 6ft 9ins Leyhill absconder found

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4:56pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help from the public to help them track down a prisoner who absconded from HMP Leyhill this morning.

Controversial Thornbury housing development set to launch

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

12:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL new housing estate in Thornbury is set to launch next month.

Almondsbury charity coffee morning to take place in September

11:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ALMONDSBURY will host an annual coffee morning on Friday, September 26 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Almondsbury Dementia Friends Group set to launch

11:21am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE NEWLY-formed Almondsbury Dementia Friends Group are inviting anyone who may want to find out more about the group or to become a member to attend their launch.

COMMENT: Thornbury Hospital being left in the lurch

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THORNBURY Hospital is a valuable facility for many people living in and around the town and could be even more so if work that was initially proposed 10 years ago would ever get underway.

Record-breaking number of entries ensure successful Pilning Flower Show

Gazette Series: SR_521_001     One of the giant vegetables at the Pilning Flower Show (9667744)

8:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS YEAR’S Pilning Flower Show was a huge success after receiving a record-breaking number of entries.

Annual Cromhall Flower Show and fair to be held

6:04pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CROMHALL’S annual flower show and village fair will be held in St Andrew’s School field on Saturday, September 6 from 2pm.

Inaugural Severn Bridge half marathon a resounding success

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12:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE INAUGURAL Severn Bridge half marathon was a resounding success as 2,000 runners completed the run which got underway from its start point on the Severn Bridge.

South Gloucestershire Council chairman to take the plunge for charity

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10:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE chairman of South Gloucestershire Council is shaping up for a charity skydive at the age of 71.

Police and Crime commissioner visits Thornbury youth club

Gazette Series: SR_484_001     Police and Crime commissioner Sue Mountstevens with Penny Baker and Emma Curstiter of the Krunch youth centre in Thornbury (9546613)

10:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE POLICE and Crime commissioner for Avon and Somerset Constabulary has visited Krunch Youth Club in Thornbury to discuss the club's work.

Thornbury Carnival launches new funding initiative

Gazette Series: SR_128_001     The City of Bristol Pipe Band at the head of the Thornbury Carnival Parade on Saturday (7928818)

9:50am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEW funding and planning methods are being discussed by the organisers of Thornbury Carnival to help make it a sustainable event for the future.

Record-breaking year for Marlwood GCSE results

Gazette Series: SR_487_001     Marlwood School pupils celebrate the GCSE results in Alveston on Thursday (9546532)

9:48am Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS at Marlwood School are celebrating after a record-breaking set of GCSE results this year.

Thornbury gin wins yet another award

Gazette Series: Co-owner Michael Kain accepting the 2010 Great Taste Award for Best Regional Speciality South West (9466357)

3:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A FAMILY-run business based in Thornbury has had yet more success after receiving a prestigious award for its gin.

Consultation launched to improve pedestrian crossings in Cromhall

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2:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NEW PEDESTRIAN crossing facilities look set to be introduced in Cromhall as a consultation has been launched to garner opinions.

Fantastic GCSE results at Castle School add to school's successes

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1:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

RESULTS success continued for Castle School students who achieved an impressive set of GCSE results.

Man arrested after reports he was acting suspiciously in Thornbury

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12:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN has been arrested after reports he was behaving suspiciously in Thornbury High Street.

POLL: Gazette launches campaign to change "crazy" burial rules in Thornbury

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10:17am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE GAZETTE is launching a campaign today to change the burial regulations in place at Thornbury cemetery.

Model engineering exhibition proves a hit in its 13th year

Gazette Series: SR_439_001     Phil Riley with his Darjeeling class Indian locomotive at the Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition at Thornbury Lesiure centre on Saturday (9401385)

3:13pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POPULAR model engineering show, once again, proved a big hit with enthusiasts as they flocked to the exhibition to see working models from across the country.

Falfield parking problems targeted in consultation

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11:46am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CONSULTATION has been launched to discuss proposals to deter weekday commuter parking in Sundayshill Lane, Falfield.

Wildings in Thornbury holds fundraiser for Guide Dogs charity

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9:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DEPARTMENT store in Thornbury got its fund raising boots on as it helped raise money for the charity Guide Dogs.

Air ambulance on M5 as coach overturns

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11:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN OVERTURNED coach on the M5 has led to the air ambulance being sent to the scene.

Pilning Flower Show banner ruined by vandals

Gazette Series: A banner publicising this week's Pilning Flower Show was ruined by vandals (9387390)

11:59am Monday 18th August 2014

VANDALS have destroyed a banner that had been publicising Saturday’s flower show in Pilning.

Marlwood A-level results cap off the hard work of students

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9:48am Friday 15th August 2014

THE AGONISING wait is now over for A-level students at Marlwood School in Alveston who have now received their results.

Castle School A-level successes continue

Gazette Series: SR_431_001     Castle school students after getting their A level results on Thursday in Thornbury (9299692)

1:22pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE WAIT is now over for Thornbury’s most senior students as they finally received their A-level results at Castle School

Removal of sweet chestnut tree near St Mary's Church in Thornbury creates furore

Gazette Series: Children playing on the tree which was moved to Streamleaze Green (9212296)

6:18am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE SWEET chestnut tree in Castle Street was cut down last week after being deemed a safety hazard.

COMMENT: Was it time for the Thornbury Sweet Chestnut tree to go?

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11:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

DEPENDING on how you look at it the sweet chestnut tree near St Mary’s Church in Thornbury is either an icon or an eyesore.

Revellers out in force at Tortworth Steam Rally

Gazette Series: SR_382_001      Tony Head with his 1934 Mercedes replica at the Tortworth Vintage Steam Rally  (9129118)

12:24pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

HUNDREDS of vintage vehicle enthusiasts attended this year's Tortworth Steam Rally to admire a huge selection of classic cars and steam engines.

Thornbury boy shows entrepreneurial spirit washing cars to save for a laptop

Gazette Series: SR_418_001     Jacob Hales,11, cleans another car (9185570)

4:24pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AN 11-year-old boy from Thornbury has shown that entrepreneurial spark and is raising £350 to be able to buy his own laptop.

Cat believed to have been attacked by a dog

Gazette Series: SR_363_001     Marjorie Lofty with her cat Blackie (8967032)

11:58am Tuesday 12th August 2014

AN ELDERLY woman has been left to foot a large vet bill after her cat was believed to have been attacked by a dog last week.

VIDEO: Robin Williams found dead at Californian home - 10 of his most distinctive roles

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9:23am Tuesday 12th August 2014

In tribute to comedian and actor Robin Williams, who was found dead at his home in California, here we profile his 10 most distinctive roles.

Thornbury midsummer art exhibition a great success

Gazette Series: Mary Drown with her piece 'Where have all the young boys gone? (1900-1945)'  (9186197)

12:07pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A MIDSUMMER art exhibition proved a huge hit with over 50 artists displaying their work over its five day show.

Brunel apprentice's achievements celebrated on 200th birthday

Gazette Series: John Coneybeare (President RPEC); Eva Linnell (Chair ICE Bristol Club); Nick Parker (Vice-chair, ICE Bristol Club); Sini Liponen (At-Bristol); Annabel Young (G&S, ICE Bristol Club) stand beside the blue plaque. (9129197)

12:49pm Monday 11th August 2014

THE MAN who first opened a brick-works at Cattybrook in Almondsbury has been recognised on what would have been his 200th birthday.

Thornbury Gospel choir searches for new members

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4:47pm Monday 11th August 2014

A GOSPEL choir is hoping to ride the choir popularity wave and is looking for new choristers to join them.

Students warned to have meningitis vaccine before starting university

Gazette Series: Pennines trek will mark silver anniversary for Meningitis Research Foundation

3:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A THORNBURY-based charity is urging students to get a life-saving meningitis vaccine before heading off to university next month.

Lloyds Pharmacy in Thornbury launches new health concept

Gazette Series: Lloyds Pharmacy Thornbury opens its doors after a store refit - Peppa Pig, Molly Taylor (5) and George Pig celebrate the opening Picture by Antony Thompson

6:42pm Friday 8th August 2014

A PHARMACY in Thornbury will now offer a new approach to community health following its launch of a new service concept.

Thornbury League of Friends celebrates 60th anniversary

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1:08pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THORNBURY Hospital League of Friends celebrated their 60th anniversary in style with a lunch at Alveston House Hotel.

Thornbury and Yate MP appointed to Privy Council

Gazette Series: MP Steve Webb  GSR178V13 (3516150)

11:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

THORNBURY and Yate MP Steve Webb has been appointed a member of the Privy Council.

Thornbury comes together to commemorate the moment the UK entered the First World War

Gazette Series: SR_344_001     Candle's lit for the St Mary's church World War 1 commemoration in Thornbury on Monday (8917385)

6:45am Thursday 7th August 2014

THORNBURY came together in a special remembrance service to mark the centenary of the start of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.

COMMENT: It's vital that we remember the lessons from the First World War

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1:15pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AS PEOPLE across the country came together to remember the beginning of Britain’s involvement in the First World War and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice it’s also important to remember the lessons we learned from the war.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during WW1

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3:49pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

OVER the next four years the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country - and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Thornbury author to publish her first book on the lives of local people during the First World War

Gazette Series: SR_342_001     Author Jacqueline Wadsworth with the front cover of her new book and Thornbury running club members John Watt, Ros Rowland and Becky Rowland. The club runners inspired her to write the book (8917330)

12:48pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A THORNBURY author will soon publish a new book looking at everyday life during the First World War.

Bristol Rovers continuing talks with Sainsbury's over stadium

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10:42am Wednesday 6th August 2014

BRISTOL Rovers says it is holding daily talks with legal representatives for Sainsbury’s over an agreement to sell its current ground.

Thornbury's keen gardeners out in force for the Horticultural Society's Summer Show

Gazette Series: SR_340_001     A colourful display of Chrysanthemums (8898416)

5:33pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THIS YEAR’S Thornbury Horticultural Society Summer Show was a resounding success with well over 400 entries from the town’s keen gardeners and most creative minds.

River Severn dolphin found dead

Gazette Series: The bottlenose dolphin was found not far from where it was last spotted (8951138)

3:56pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE BOTTLENOSE dolphin that had been spotted on various occasions swimming in the River Severn has been found dead.

Thornbury man shaves off hair after 1 year for charity

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9:59am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Craig Walters from Thornbury has, so far, raised well over £2,000 for the charity Help for Heroes after growing his hair for a year without trimming or styling it






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