New booklet on First World War in Yate and Sodbury

4:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

A NEW booklet about the impact of the First World War on the Yate and Chipping Sodbury area has been published.

Big losses lead to closure of Yate companies

3:14pm Friday 24th October 2014

SIGNIFICANT losses within parts of a Yate-based construction and civil engineering group has led to two of its businesses ceasing trading.

Work on target to get Frampton Cotterell road back to normal

1:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

WORK is on schedule to get Church Road in Frampton Cotterell back to normal by the end of November after a major scheme to replace the bridge crossing the River Frome.

Huge poppy created out of 1,400 people to mark Remembrance Day 2014

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6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TO launch this year’s Royal British Legion Gloucestershire County Poppy Appeal, around 1,400 GCHQ staff, both civilian and military, have worked together to create a giant poppy in the centre of the iconic GCHQ ‘doughnut’ building in Cheltenham.

Public Health England launches this year's Cold Weather Plan

5:32pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PRACTICAL things that can be done to minimise the risk to health this winter have been spelled out in the 2014 Cold Weather Plan for England.

Decision day for Iron Acton solar farm plan

Gazette Series: SR_913_001     One of the fields that may be used for the proposed solar farm at Green Farm in Latteridge (11819156)

5:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DECISION on a solar farm in Iron Acton is set to be made today after the size of the operation was scaled down.

Sixth formers design shop front mural for Hawkesbury care home

12:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SIXTH formers at Katharine Lady Berkeley's School have created a mural of shop fronts for residents at a residential care home in Hawkesbury Upton.

Yate fire crews help the retired to reduce fire danger

10:48am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CREWS from Yate fire station dropped in to retirement flats in the town to give residents advice on fire safety and smoke alarms.

Firefighters remind people to test their smoke alarms

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

12:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are reminding people to check the batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks back for winter.

Fire crews called to horse trapped in Chipping Sodbury

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9:35am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO fire crews were called to a horse trapped in a ditch in Dodington Lane in Chipping Sodbury yesterday evening (October 21).

NHS Trust is first NHS organisation to win work experience award

Gazette Series: Fair Train chief executive Beth Gardner presenting North Bristol NHS Trust chief executive Andrea Young with the Work Experience Quality Standard trophy. (11770353)

6:19am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE NHS trust behind Southmead, Frenchay and Cossham hospitals has become the first NHS organisation to be given the Work Experience Quality Standard.

Libraries launch reading passport

Gazette Series: Yate Library underwent a £1.5million extension in 2010

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

LIBRARIES across South Gloucestershire and the South West are taking readers on a journey to new worlds from now until Tuesday, December 30.

Former Castle School student thanks PE teacher for pursuing acting career

Gazette Series: Lucy's acting career took off after advice from her PE teacher at Castle School (11732303)

4:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TALENTED 21-year-old from Rangeworthy has achieved what many only dream of after pursuing a career as an actress.

South Gloucestershire residents can now use plastic bags in food recycling caddies

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2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLASTIC bags can now be used to line food recycling caddies in an attempt to increase the amount of food recycling.

Crowds join in for special musical day

Gazette Series: Thornbury Choral Society dressed in bright colours wowed the crowd. (11710398)

11:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MONTHS of preparation culminated in an extremely successful day for Thornbury Choral Society’s Big, big Handel day.

Top acts line up for Sodbury music festival

11:27am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEADLINE acts for the increasingly popular 2015 Sodbury Jazz and Blues Festival have been announced by organisers.

Visitors view new-look hall after £100,000 revamp

Gazette Series: SR_884_001     Manor Hall management committee members with some 'before' pictures at their open day for the refurbished hall in Coalpit Heath (11683361)

10:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

VISITORS to an open day at the Manor Hall in Coalpit Heath were able to see the result of a £100,000 facelift.

New language courses in Yate

3:53pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEW classes are being held in Yate to teach English to speakers of other languages.

Great Western Air Ambulance celebrate arrival of new helicopter

Gazette Series: The Great Western Air Ambulance's new helicopter off the ground (11673988)

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOLLOWING a lengthy fundraising campaign the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity GWAAC have finally received their new helicopter.

Plans submitted could see more than 2,500 and two schools built at Filton Airfield

Gazette Series: An artist's impression of what the development might look like (11651958)

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

A PLANNING application has been submitted for a large-scale development that could bring more than 2,500 new homes to Filton Airfield.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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11:31am Monday 20th October 2014

THIS week's list of mobile speed camera locations in South Gloucestershire:

Fraud awareness campaign launched by police

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11:07am Monday 20th October 2014

A FRAUD awareness campaign, run by the police, has been launched today which aims to tackle doorstep fraud as well as phone and online scams.

Knitting arrives in the wards at Southmead Hospital

Gazette Series: Gladys getting back into knitting with the help of Ali (11570897)

7:12am Monday 20th October 2014

PATIENTS at Southmead Hospital have been getting creative as knitting sessions arrived on the wards.

Winterbourne art students given award

Gazette Series: The nine students with their awards (11566242)

9:18am Saturday 18th October 2014

TALENTED arts students at Winterbourne International Academy have achieved a 100 per cent pass rates in a prestigious arts award.

Street lights which fall out of sync when the clocks change will be fixed

3:53pm Friday 17th October 2014

THOUSANDS of faulty photocells on streetlights across South Gloucestershire have been replaced ahead of the autumn hour change on Sunday, October 26.

Car crashes into ditch after police chase in Yate

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12:45pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CAR chase in Yate involving the police helicopter ended with the car crashing into a ditch.

Policeman given bravery award for rescuing woman trapped by flood

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12:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

A POLICEMAN has won a major police bravery award for wading through rising flood waters to rescue a woman stranded from her car on a country road between Doynton and Dyrham.

Bristol man charged with murder

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10:55am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have charged an 18-year-old man with murder following the death of an 18 year old woman in Bristol.

POLICE come up with life-saving new use for licence disc holders

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PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483612)

10:10am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have thought up a new use for licence disc holders that could help save lives.

200 nativity cribs to go on display in Chipping Sodbury

Gazette Series: Actors playing the classic nativity roles in last year's Wotton Living Crib (2821431)

2:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A COLLECTION of some 200 nativity cribs will be on display in Chipping Sodbury when the town hosts a five-day festival

Efforts of Thornbury neighbourhood police recognised

3:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEIGHBOURHOOD policing team has won an award in this year’s Neighbourhood Policing Awards.

Harvest Festival educates pupils

Gazette Series: St Mary's Primary school pupils and staff

2:02pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

PRIMARY school pupils learned about the significance of food banks in Yate during a Harvest Festival assembly.

Big success for small dance school

Gazette Series: Members of the Yate-based REDDS dance school  with their trophies  (11415203)

12:27pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A DANCE school in Yate tripled its medal haul from last year at a national festival.

Top role for Highways Agency engineer

Gazette Series: Alexis Field, new chairwoman of the South West Institution of Civil Engineers  (11381287)

10:17am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW chairwoman for the South West has been appointed by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Thornbury and Yate constituency has the lowest rate of child poverty in the South West

Gazette Series: Bradford Councillor's concern over child poverty markers

6:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FIGURES published this week have revealed that the Thornbury and Yate constituency has the lowest rate of child poverty in the South West.

South Gloucestershire Council awarded grant for developing energy efficient heating

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3:53pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire Council is to benefit from a share of £2.4 million of grant funding to support the development of energy efficient heating projects.

Toy exchange to help vulnerable children

12:55pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

STAFF and volunteers at a Chipping Sodbury charity shop have appealed to families to clear out their old toys and help raise money for vulnerable children.

Yate set to remember those who paid the ultimate price

12:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PREPARATIONS are being finalised for the annual service of remembrance in Yate when the town will come together to recognise the sacrifices made in both world wars and other conflicts.

Southmead Hospital sets up Ebola decontamination room

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10:39am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOUTHMEAD Hospital has set up a decontamination room for anyone suspected of having Ebola.

Charfield counterfeiter given suspended sentence

Gazette Series: Neil Derrick from Trading Standards with some of the counterfeit goods that were seized (11443233)

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE DIRECTOR of a Charfield-based company has been sentenced to an eight month sentence suspended for two years at Bristol Crown Court on Monday, October 13.

Stamping down on eye disease

9:36am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WINTERBOURNE couple who act as co-ordinators for a charity fighting blindness have helped launch an appeal for used stamps.

Woman treated for burns after Coalpit Heath fire

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9:18am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WOMAN from Coalpit Heath was treated for burns and the effects of smoke inhalation after oil she was cooking with caught fire.

New cancer campaign gets underway

7:39am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NEW campaign has been launched to try and get people to recognise the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancer.

Southmead staff join national strikes

Gazette Series: SR_840_001     NHS workers on strike at one of the entrance's to Southmead Hospital on Monday (11415466)

4:15pm Monday 13th October 2014

HEALTH workers carried out a series of strikes across the region as members of the country’s biggest health union protested the government’s decision not to give a one per cent pay rise.

Several catalytic converters stolen from Pucklechurch industrial estate

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3:39pm Monday 13th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a burglary at an industrial estate in Pucklechurch in which ten catalytic converters were stolen from parked vans.

Open day for new sixth form link-up

3:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE new sixth form link-up between the three secondary schools covering Yate and Chipping Sodbury is holding its first open evening.

UPDATE: Two teenage girls taken to hospital after school bus leaves the road in Malmesbury

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3:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO teenage girls were taken to hospital after a school bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

St Mary's praised in most recent Ofsted report

Gazette Series: SR_772_001     St Mary's School deputy head Bethan Scriven and head teacher Mary Baskerville with members of the school's council celebrating the school's Ofsted report (10985124)

2:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

ST MARY’S C of E Primary School in Yate has a real reason to celebrate after receiving the second highest grade in its latest Ofsted report.

Hundreds turn out for orchard harvest day at medieval barn

Gazette Series: Crushing apples on the stone cider press (11338035)

2:05pm Monday 13th October 2014

NEARLY 900 visitors enjoyed a day out at Winterbourne Medieval Barn when it hosted activities at its annual orchard harvest day.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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12:55pm Monday 13th October 2014

THIS week, in South Gloucestershire mobile speed cameras will be at:






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