Young musicians pick up top award at Royal Albert Hall

Gazette Series: Conductor David Pagett, Amy Holden and Ben Haslam receiving their award from warrant officer Neville Dednum of the Royal Marines Band Service. (11047901)

3:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

TALENTED musicians from South Gloucestershire have been presented with an award at the Royal Albert Hall.

Ambulance service introduces feedback scheme

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9:49am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE AMBULANCE service which covers Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire has launched a new scheme to allow patients to provide feedback.

Multi-cultural Yate festival proves a huge hit

Gazette Series: SR_685_001     The Glitter Bugs Dance Crew entertained the crowds at the Yate International Festival at Yate Heritage Centre (10595348)

2:36pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A VOYAGE of cultural discovery was offered by Yate Heritage Centre at the annual Yate International Festival.

Arrests made by police investigating the murder of Barry Rubery

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10:41am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE investigating the murder of Barry Rubery, from Iron Acton, have arrested two men.

Mass brawl breaks out at rugby match

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10:35am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MASS brawl at a rugby match between Chipping Sodbury and Southmead meant that the game had to be abandoned.

Pop-sensation Peter Andre to turn on Yate Shopping Centre Christmas lights

Gazette Series: Peter Andre performing at Yate Shopping Centre in 2009    GSR2117V09 (10912350)

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SUPERSTAR Peter Andre will be back at Yate Shopping Centre next month as he performs at the Centre’s annual Christmas event.

Adoptions on the rise in South West but decline in South Gloucestershire

3:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A RECORD number of children in the South West have been successfully adopted.

Concorde museum could be built by early 2017

Gazette Series: Coming home , Concorde 216 touch's down for the final time at Filton on Wednesday  GSR1135H03 (10939692)

3:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PLANNING application to build a new, permanent home, for Concorde 216 has been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

Recycling sites to step up residency checks

12:27pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

RECYCLING centres will step up user residency checks in a bid to reduce unauthorised use of the sites.

Circadian Trust used as a national example for improving public health

11:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE FIRM which operates eight leisure centres across South Gloucestershire, including ones in Yate and Thornbury is to be used by the Department of Health as a national example for improving public health.

Protest staged against nuclear fuel being transported through Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Their are concerns about the vulnerability of nuclear material being transported by train (10875513)

7:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PROTEST against nuclear power was staged against trains carrying nuclear fuel travelling through Gloucestershire.

New cancer support centre opened at Southmead Hospital

Gazette Series: The NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at, Southmead Hospital, was opened last week - Friday 26 September 2014.Photographer: ©Barbara Evripidou2014 (10871213)

6:04pm Monday 29th September 2014

A CANCER support centre has opened at Southmead Hospital to provide advice to cancer patients and their friends and families.

Former Olympic champion opens Yate retirement home

Gazette Series: McCarthy+Stone Coopers Court Yate official opening. Dame Mary Peters in Red ribbon cutting with L-R Jacqui and Liz ( McCarthy), Mr + Mrs Thorne ( 1st Residents), Mrs Smith and Mr Blakesley (residents) and Gavin (McCarthy). (10887645)

4:41pm Monday 29th September 2014

FORMER Olympic Champion, Dame Mary Peters DBE, was the guest of honour at the opening of a retirement living development in Yate.

Independent Residents Panel marks one year anniversary

3:49pm Monday 29th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS that make up Avon and Somerset police and crime commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountsevens’ Independent Residents Panel are marking the one year anniversary of the initiative this month.

Consultation to be held on multi-million pound sports centre

12:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

MEMBERS of the public are being invited to attend a public consultation display as a new multi-million pound home for a rugby club moves closer.

New BBC series looking for participants from Gloucestershire

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11:44am Monday 29th September 2014

THE TEAM behind a new BBC One television series are looking for applicants from Gloucestershire.

Fears over increasing use of 'hippy crack' in Yate

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11:13am Monday 29th September 2014

INCREASING use of a legal high known as ‘hippy crack’ in the Yate area has sparked calls for immediate action.

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.

School lunches on the menu for MP

Gazette Series: Cllr Claire Young, Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb and Cllr Ian Blair sit down for lunch with Manor Primary School pupils (10806470)

7:34am Monday 29th September 2014

FREE school meals were on the menu as Thornbury and Yate MP, Steve Webb, was joined by councillors at a visit to Manor Primary School.

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.

Free counselling offered to young people in South Gloucestershire

9:12am Sunday 28th September 2014

A NEW counselling service, is being offered to young people who live in South Gloucestershire.

MP helps re-open Yate pub

Gazette Series: Steve Webb MP, Jenna Hale, Adrian Smith fromPunch Taverns, who lease the pub (10801722)

9:18am Saturday 27th September 2014

A YATE pub was joined at its reopening by Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb.

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP runs Bristol Half Marathon

Gazette Series: Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti, completed the Bristol Half Marathon (10684271)

9:16am Saturday 27th September 2014

FILTON and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti completed the Bristol Half Marathon last week to raise funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAA).

Extension of broadband rollout welcomed

3:02pm Friday 26th September 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after it was announced that the programme to rollout superfast broadband in South Gloucestershire would be extended.

Hundreds of patients involved in falls at Southmead Hospital

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10:02am Friday 26th September 2014

MORE THAN 700 falls have been recorded at the new £430m Southmead hospital in its first three months since opening.

Art exhibition in Yate shows the talents of local artists

Gazette Series: The Mayor presents Kieran Naish with his first prize certificate ( pic by Dave Bruten)

3:09pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AN ART display is currently on show at Yate Heritage Centre.

Health workers set to strike over pay

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11:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

UNISON has announced that its members working in the NHS in England will stage a strike over pay.

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.

Traditional fun on offer as Chipping Sodbury celebrates at its Mop fair

Gazette Series: SR_690_001     Aidy Muttram with Eva Muttram,18 months, and Leah-Mai Boughey,7, on the spinning cups at the Chipping Sodbury Mop Fair on Saturday (10596892)

7:21am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FAIRGROUND fun was had by all when Chipping Sodbury’s biannual Mop fair filled the town’s streets.

Chipping Sodbury to hold its first Christmas Big Lunch

Gazette Series: Christmas Pamper Evening

7:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

ORGANISERS of Chipping Sodbury’s now annual Big Lunch are planning a festive celebration this Christmas.

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.

Ambulance control room awarded centre of excellence status

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9:17am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN AMBULANCE control room has received accredited centre of excellence status for the 13th year in a row.

Twenty eight high-value bikes stolen from Yate

3:22pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TWENTY-eight new, high-value bikes have been stolen from a distribution centre in Yate.

Twenty eight high-value bikes stolen in Yate

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3:20pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TWENTY-eight new, high-value bikes have been stolen from a distribution centre in Yate.

Wick building caught on fire after being struck by lightning

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10:21am Monday 22nd September 2014

A BUILDING in Wick caught on fire after being struck by Lightning last Friday (September 19).

Care provider offering grant for groups working with elderly

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9:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

A CARE provider is making a grant available to organisations who work with older people.

Thousands of children take part in reading challenge

Gazette Series: Councillor Howard Gawler presenting awards to some of the 7,000 children who took part, photographer: Justin Yockney (10551939)

4:13pm Sunday 21st September 2014

MORE THAN 7,000 children in South Gloucestershire took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Sound of music fills the corridors at Southmead

Gazette Series: Daisy Thomas had a try at playing the harp (10495924)

12:16pm Saturday 20th September 2014

THE SOUND of music filled corridors at Southmead Hospital this week when Welsh harpist and soprano singer Joy Cornock came to perform for patients.

Marshfield app creator in line to be named Digital Hero

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9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

AN app creator from Marshfield is in the running to win £10,000 to help him improve his digital charity alarm clock.

South Gloucestershire Council looking for public views as it makes cuts

3:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

PEOPLE are being invited to have their say on possible service changes being considered as part of South Gloucestershire council’s six-year savings programme.

Marshfield Ice Cream scoops award

Gazette Series: HAPUS HUFEN IA: A Hapus ice-cream sundae(6672941)

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN ice cream company in South Gloucestershire is celebrating scooping an award for one of its favourite flavours.

NHS workers vote in favour of strike action

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11:45am Friday 19th September 2014

NHS workers, who are members of the UK’s largest trade union, have voted in favour of strike action.

Winterbourne student to take the plunge for mental health charity Mind

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7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

SIXTH form student and self-confessed vertigo sufferer Ether Pritchard is putting her fears aside as she takes a leap of faith for charity.

Residents mount protest over 'unsafe' cycle path through housing estates in south Yate

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11:35am Thursday 18th September 2014

PARENTS of young children in south Yate have been left flabbergasted at South Gloucestershire Council’s out-of-the-blue plan for a cycle path directly outside their homes.

All-female choir Fascinating Rhythm holds Happy workshop for girls in Yate

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5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEARLY 70 girls were given a taste of singing in a choir at a free workshop in Yate on Saturday.

Mental health trust must make "significant steps" to improve

3:55pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE MENTAL health trust that provides services to people in South Gloucestershire has been told that it must take ‘significant steps’ to improve its service.

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.

Broadband campaigners urge people to attend crunch meeting in Horton

Gazette Series: BETTER ACCESS: Work continues to improve access to high speed broadband

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS for better broadband in rural villages around Chipping Sodbury are meeting en masse next week.

Steal their style at Bristol Fashion Week

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12:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

START the autum and winter season in style with the return of Bristol Fashion Week next week.






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