Development on Tytherington green halted after Council decision

Gazette Series: Children and residents of Southlands in Tytherington were unhappy at the possibility of losing their play area  (10974186)

6:10am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A LONG-RUNNING dispute between a housing developer and local residents in Tytherington has ended in victory for the residents.

UPDATE: Local businessman and newest Conservative defector will donate £1 million to UKIP

Gazette Series: UKIP logo  (8023933)

5:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE OWNER of Old Down Manor in Tockington and co-founder of Brightside Insurance, based in Aust, has become the latest high-profile figure to switch allegiances from the Conservative Party to UKIP.

Gold medal winner welcomed back to school

Gazette Series: SR_707_001     Wheelchair rugby coach Mike Spence with his gold medal specially made for him by Year 4 pupils at Manorbrook School in Thornbury for his involvement with the Invictus Games (10612918)

3:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A TEACHING assistant at a Thornbury primary school struck gold when his team won the wheelchair rugby competition at the Invictus Games.

Multi-millionaire owner of Old Down Manor becomes latest Conservative defector

Gazette Series: UKIP logo  (7942121)

11:48am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE OWNER of Old Down Manor in Tockington and Brightside Insurance, based in Aust, has become the latest high-profile figure to switch allegiances from the Conservative Party to UKIP.

Charity pair step down after 25 years

Gazette Series: (10886747)

11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO long-serving fundraisers for Thornbury-based charity Meningitis Research Foundation have stepped down after 25 years working with the charity.

Almondsbury Primary School strikes gold

Gazette Series: (10860008)

2:58pm Monday 29th September 2014

GOLD was the word for Almondsbury C of E Primary School who are celebrating after being recognised for its commitment to competitive sport.

Man accused of murdering parents stands trial tomorrow

Gazette Series: Nicholas Jackson was handed a four-month jail term but had served that time in custody on remand

10:01am Monday 29th September 2014

A SWINDON man charged with murdering his parents in 2007 will appear at court tomorrow.

Cirencester man faces jail after touching teenager's breasts

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7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN who repeatedly groped a teenage Cirencester girl's breasts and bought her a vibrator has been warned he may be jailed.

Thornbury woman holds party for Parkinson's UK

Gazette Series: Kay Stimpson from the Bristol Parkinson’s UK branch, and her sister Joyce Dale enjoy the party  (10466007)

10:16am Sunday 28th September 2014

A THORNBURY woman is celebrating after having hosted a successful garden party and barbecue to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

Exhibition held to let residents quiz Tytherington solar farm developers

Gazette Series: SR_719_001     Roland Billington, Head of Planning for AEE Renewables talking with Tytherington residents Hilda Brock, Tish Atherton and Sue Trowell at the Tower Hill Solar Farm public exhibition (10712709)

9:18am Sunday 28th September 2014

A PUBLIC exhibition was held to give members of the public the opportunity to question the team behind a solar farm development planned for Tytherington.

Thornbury man publishes book on rivers

Gazette Series: SR_721_001     Author Paul Raven of Thornbury with a copy of his book Rivers (10743214)

9:49am Saturday 27th September 2014

A NEW book has been published by a Thornbury resident looking at the history of rivers in Britain.

Murderer who absconded from Leyhill prison found

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1:44pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CONVICTED murderer who absconded from Leyhill prison after being allowed to return to his home on a period of home leave has been found.

Over £1m given to project which preserves heritage of Lower Severn Vale Levels

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8:39am Thursday 25th September 2014

MORE than £1m has been awarded to a project which aims to preserve the landscape and heritage of the Lower Severn Vale Levels.

Proposals could see 150 more houses being built in Thornbury

Gazette Series: SR_718_001     Thornbury District and Town Councillors who are opposing development of house's near Lower Morton (10710456)

7:41am Thursday 25th September 2014

ONE HUNDRED and fifty new homes could be built in Thornbury as a housing developer looks to build more houses in Thornbury.

COMMENT: Developers must not ignore council decisions

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11:10am Thursday 25th September 2014

WITH the news that a housing developer is looking to build 150 homes in Thornbury the town is beginning to look more like a construction site than a town.

Thornbury Brownies visit 10 Downing Street

Gazette Series: The Brownies representing the South West outside 10 Downing Street (10606454)

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO members of the 6th Thornbury Brownies were invited to attend a special celebration at 10 Downing Street.

EuroMillions winner comes forward

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11:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE OWNER of a EuroMillions lottery ticket has finally claimed their prize.

Man serving life sentence for murder absconds from HMP Leyhill

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9:52am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A MAN, convicted of murder, has absconded from Leyhill prison.

Lib Dem councillors present Thornbury Hospital petition to health officials

Gazette Series: Clare Fardell about to present the Thornbury Health Petition with Maggie Tyrrell (right) and other colleagues outside the South Glos offices (10616705)

7:47am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A PETITION which called on the NHS to keep their health care promises to Thornbury has been handed to health chiefs.

First stage of restoration work on historic Aust ferry completed

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)

7:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE FIRST phase of work to restore the last Aust car ferry has been completed.

Severn Beach Scouts celebrate improved hall

Gazette Series: SR_688_001     1st Severn Beach Scouts at their open day outside the refurbished Mafeking Hall in Pilning (10596950)

3:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE SEVERN Beach Scouts group celebrated the opening of its newly upgraded building last week.

Council officers from Stroud complete road trip for Manchester Dogs Home

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2:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE has played a part in helping clear up the aftermath of the suspected arson attack on the Manchester Dogs' Home in which 60 dogs died and 150 others had to be moved to other shelters.

Testicular cancer charity joins forces with football club to tackle disease

Gazette Series: Jon Baker has himself survived testicular cancer (10627352)

11:48am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TOOLSTATION League Premier Division side Hallen FC have teamed up with testicular cancer charity fund ‘It’s in the Bag’ for this season.

New pavilion on the way for bowls club

Gazette Series: The current pavilion doesn't offer all the facilities the club needs (10586695)

9:50am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FUNDRAISING has started for a new pavilion to be built for Olveston and District Bowling Club.

Golf club charity amnesty approaches its end

Gazette Series: Footballer Jason Roberts with some of the donated golf bags and clubs (10595019)

11:52am Monday 22nd September 2014

EX-PREMIER League footballer Jason Roberts is supporting The Bristol Golf Club’s ‘Bag Amnesty’ as it comes towards its end.

Crossways School children enjoy Native American day

Gazette Series: (10496834)

2:05pm Sunday 21st September 2014

ENTHUSIASTIC children from Crossways Infant school, in Thornbury, took part in a fun dress up day to coincide with this term’s topic of Native America.

Thornbury heart patient supports charity's campaign

Gazette Series: Heart patient, Luke Ball, aged nine, visits the British Heart Foundation shop in Thornbury to donate bags of his unwanted items to shop staff and volunteers for Bag It. Beat It. taken by Neil Phillips (10544019)

4:42pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A THORNBURY heart patient paid a visit to the town's British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop along with his family to show their support for the charity’s new campaign.

Art exhibition in Compton Greenfield a great success

Gazette Series: SR_633_001     Artist Jude Goss, Neil Carmody, Rev Anne Lloyd, Janet Hiscocks and artist David Hunter at the art exhibition at All Saints Church in Compton Greenfield (10367181)

9:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

COMPTON Greenfield’s All Saints’ Church hosted a successful art exhibition and sale last weekend.

Thornbury food fair a big success once again

Gazette Series: SR_634_001     Graeme Wallace with a bowl of scotch eggs on his stall at the Thornbury Food Fair on Saturday (10367142)

3:24pm Friday 19th September 2014

THORNBURY’S latest food fair was a massive success as the crowds poured on to the streets in the town.

Efforts rewarded as Thornbury in Bloom win gold

Gazette Series: The Thornbury in Bloom committee with their gold medal (10540416)

11:07am Friday 19th September 2014

THE EFFORTS of the Thornbury in Bloom team were rewarded last night as they were given a gold medal in the Champion of Champions category.

Former hairdresser celebrates 100th birthday

Gazette Series: (10425505)

7:28am Friday 19th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in full swing as Kath Healey celebrated her 100th birthday.

Pets invited in to Thornbury store

Gazette Series: Jake Eastham (10539708)

7:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

PET owners are invited to bring their animal friends to a pet event being held at the Countrywide store in Thornbury.

Thanks to everyone who has given a bike to Access Bike so far!

Gazette Series: Access Bike (10507688)

3:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LAST term 20 young people were given a reconditioned bike, helmet, lock and lights for £20, thanks to those donations, the work of Creative Sustainability Community Interest Company and partners Tarmac and Trail.

MP visits Charfield school children

Gazette Series: (10505870)

11:53am Thursday 18th September 2014

INQUISITIVE children at Charfield Primary School had a chance to raise their concerns to their local MP, Steve Webb, when he visited the school on Monday (September 15).

UPDATE: Man arrested in Thornbury after chase involving helicopter

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4:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter was called in last night (September 16) to help police track down a man who had run away following an arrest attempt in Gloucester Road, Thornbury.

Police appealing for information after Thornbury break-ins

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4:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police are appealing for information to trace burglars who broke into seven company offices in Thornbury overnight on September 10-11.

Burial rules at Thornbury cemetery changed

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12:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Gazette's campaign against the regulation to offer reduced burial plot fees only to those people who have lived in the town for the last four weeks of their lives has been victorious.

Man, 22, hit with a shovel by a group of teenagers

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11:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted in Cheltenham by a group of teenagers yesterday, Tuesday.

‘Chuggers’ told to move on from town centre

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9:25am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHARITY collectors in Stroud were moved on after complaints they weren’t adhering to guidelines.

Students urged to be aware of meningitis symptoms after Swindon college pupil is infected

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4:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A STUDENT at New College in Swindon currently receiving treatment for bacterial meningitis and is now recovering.

Discover the delights of South Gloucestershire during festival

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4:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire’s Discover Festival has been launched with a series of free open days at places of interest across the district.

Kerry Katona marries rugby star at Tortworth Court

Gazette Series: Kerry Katona married rugby star George Kay at Tortworth Court Hotel last weekend (10420562)

2:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona was married at Tortworth Court Hotel last weekend.

Young heart patient supporting charity's efforts

Gazette Series: (10365074)

12:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YOUNG heart patient from Thornbury will be visiting the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Shop with his family to support their new campaign.

Operations cancelled at Southmead because surgical equipment was not cleaned in time

11:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

YET MORE patients at Southmead Hospital have had their operations cancelled.

Police investigating after stranger found holding the hand of five-year-old girl

Gazette Series: police

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SUSPICIOUS incident in Gloucester involving a five-year-old girl and a man is causing concern throughout the area.

New headteacher starts at Marlwood

Gazette Series: SR_652_001     James Pope, the new head teacher at Marlwood School in Alveston (10374682)

7:05am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AS A new school year gets under way for many so does it for Marlwood School’s new headteacher James Pope.

Thornbury Golf Centre duo complete three peaks challenge for charity

Gazette Series: Thornbury Golf Centre employees Mark(left) and Lee (right) with Chris Palmer (bottom) at Snowdon. (10362159)

3:26pm Monday 15th September 2014

A THORNBURY pair have raised over £800 for charity after completing the three peaks challenge.

Car seat checks to be carried out in Thornbury

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3:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

CHILD car seat checks will be carried out at Thornbury Fire Station to check that they are correctly fitted.

Communications company open new office

Gazette Series: (10252293)

7:06am Saturday 13th September 2014

National communications agency Remarkable Group has launched a new office at Aztec West Business Park to meet demand for its services in the South West.

Gazette campaign to get Thornbury Cemetery rules changed continues

3:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AHEAD of today’s Playing Fields and Cemetery Committee meeting Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb has said that he welcomes the decision to review the rules in place at Thornbury Cemetery.






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