How well do you know your area? Take the quiz and find out

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12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CLUED up on Chipping Sodbury? Up to date on Yate? Wise about Wotton? Or are you dim-witted about Dursley? Test your knowledge on where you live and compare your score with your neighbours.

Pair abscond from Leyhill Prison

Gazette Series: Mark Cresswell (8559124)

12:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO men who were both serving sentences at Leyhill Open Prison have both absconded.

Lottery fund gives £3,250 to Yate's World War One centenary events

Gazette Series: Funding for oral history

7:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

A GRANT of £3,250 has been awarded to Yate Heritage Centre to help the town mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Vintage day at Frenchay Museum

Gazette Series: Dave Crossley with his 1961 Cotton Continental, next to a 1935 Cotton Python, currently under restoration.   (8446941)

5:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POOR weather affected the displays at the annual Frenchay Village Museum vintage vehicle day, with numbers of motorcycles and cars reduced due to the rain.

Summer fete gives Yate youth cafe a cash boost

Gazette Series: SR_238_001     Armadillo Youth Cafe volunteers Isabelle Machin,11, Cory Strong,16, Sophie webber,18, Matthew Hallett,15, and Sophie Smith,14, at the Cafe's summer fete (8436700)

3:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STALLS were set up inside the Armadillo youth cafe inYate for its summer fete, which raised about £330 for the building's funds.

Could you be a Yate firefighter?

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2:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PEOPLE living and working in Yate are being invited to become part-time firefighters.

Pub landlord remembered with vital nursing equipment

Gazette Series: From left, community nurse Emma Williams, Rose and Crown landlady Yvonne Hulbert, district nursing sister Hazel Roddan, and community nurse Rebecca Keates. (8413746)

7:14am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

REGULARS at the Rose and Crown in Rangeworthy helped landlady Yvonne Hulbert buy a vital piece of equipment for South Gloucestershire nurses who care for terminally ill people in their own homes.

Meningitis pioneer receives honorary doctorate

Gazette Series: Steve Dayman and Julie Blunden launch the campaign.

11:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MENINGITIS pioneer, Steve Dayman, of Alveston, has seen his monumental charity efforts rewarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol.

Roadworks planned for region's major roads

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3:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

PLANNED roadworks in Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire are set to go ahead in the next couple of weeks.

Help sought following Filton robbery

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10:14am Monday 21st July 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a robbery at Filton Post Office need your help tracing the origin of a weapon used by the offenders.

More lightning pictures from weekend

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10:02am Monday 21st July 2014

FOLLOWING another night of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, this is the Gazette readers' best shots of the evening.

Police cadets take up two-wheeled challenge

Gazette Series: The volunteer police cadets after the challenge

9:09am Sunday 20th July 2014

TEENAGERS from across South Gloucestershire have raised £500 for Cancer Research UK after completing a sponsored 14-mile cycle ride and run.

Volunteer in your pyjamas

1:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A VOLUNTEER centre in Yate is appealing to local people to give up some of their time for a good cause, even if it is just five minutes.

Muslims launch British values bus campaign in Bristol

Gazette Series: The Ahmadiyya Muslim association in Bristol launches its bus campaign

8:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire buses are to feature a new advertising campaign promoting a Muslim group’s British values.

Storm pictures over Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

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12:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

READERS have sent in some electrifying pictures of last night's storm.

M5 to close two lanes

Gazette Series: Lane closed on M5 northbound

10:10am Friday 18th July 2014

THE M5 northbound near Gloucester will be reduced to one lane overnight for bridgeworks.

Yate mum association closes after nearly two decades

Gazette Series: SR_89_001     Mums, children staff of the Yate Meet a Mum Association which is closing after 19 years (7740088)

9:57am Friday 18th July 2014

A MOTHER and baby group which started in Yate in 1995 has closed following a sharp decline in membership.

Appeal after attempted cash machine theft at Chipping Sodbury's Waitrose store

Gazette Series: The cash machine taped off with crime scene tape

12:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AN investigation has been launched after thieves tried to steal money from a cash machine in Chipping Sodbury.

Region braces for heatwave

Gazette Series: Heatwave latest: Warm weather leaves Britain sweltering

1:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A HEATWAVE is set to hit the region today and tomorrow with the mercury expected to reach 26 degrees centigrade.

Jails ‘at breaking point’

Gazette Series: HMP Leyhill

10:09am Thursday 17th July 2014

STAFFING levels at jails across the region has dropped by 34 per cent in three years sparking fears of a crisis.

Yate Shopping Centre to feature in The Mimic tonight

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12:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

YATE Shopping Centre will feature in the return of a popular impression show being aired on television tonight.

Frampton Cotterell braces itself for six weeks of major roadworks

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9:45am Wednesday 16th July 2014

SAFETY measures are in place ready for work to start on replacing a road bridge in Frampton Cotterell next week.

Police chief to face criminal investigation

Gazette Series: Suspended Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary Nick Gargan

4:29pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset police is now being investigated for criminal offences, it has been revealed.

Frampton Cotterell's Charlie Lenehan to release first Bars and Melody single

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10:55am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SCHOOLBOY from Frampton Cotterell is set to release his first single after coming third in ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent.

Great British sports cars to be celebrated at Castle Coombe family day

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10:34am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE Great British sports car will be the theme at a family racing day at Castle Coombe later this month.

2 stags, 7 bands and 100 ales make beer and music festival a sell-out success

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4:01pm Monday 14th July 2014

NEARLY 2,000 revellers enjoyed a good swill of beer and a line-up of live music at the South Cotswold Beer and Music Festival in Chipping Sodbury at the weekend.

Fire safety warning as more strikes are planned

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

9:48am Monday 14th July 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned to make sure their fire alarms are working as crews continue to strike over several days this month.

Man stabbed at Cribbs Causeway

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9:22am Monday 14th July 2014

A 46-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a man suffered stab wounds during an incident at The Mall on Saturday.

Judges inspect Chipping Sodbury's blooming displays

Gazette Series:

9:22am Monday 14th July 2014

SODBURY in Bloom is hoping for a third gold medal after judges inspected the town.

Planning applications received by South Gloucestershire Council

Gazette Series:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

A comprehensive round-up of planning applications submitted in South Gloucestershire.

Frampton Cotterell residents line up to protect Dick King-Smith land

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7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Frampton Cotterell have been queuing up to tell planning experts why they should save a treasured piece of green land from development.

Will ewe win the Sodbury Sheep Search?

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11:40am Friday 11th July 2014

SHOPPERS in Chipping Sodbury will not have the wool pulled over their eyes with the launch of a summer sheep competition.

Yate woman cycles breadth of the UK in memory of relatives with Alzheimer's

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9:55am Friday 11th July 2014

A WOMAN from Yate whose granddad and godfather died with Alzheimer’s has cycled the width of the country in their memory.

Dyrham Park to open seven days a week

Gazette Series: An appeal to raise £500,000 at Dyrham Park has reached an important milestone

9:50am Friday 11th July 2014

NATIONAL Trust property Dyrham Park is now open seven days a week.

Olympian to give swimming lessons in Yate

Gazette Series: Commonwealth and European gold medalist Adam Whitehead at Woodside leisure centre tomorrow

12:04pm Thursday 10th July 2014

OLYMPIC swimmer Adam Whitehead is diving into a fun day at Yate Leisure Centre this summer.

Illegal immigrants found in Yate lorry

Gazette Series: Immigration enforcement officers led away suspected illegal immigrants from the car park of Sainsbury's, Kiln Lane, Epsom

11:04am Thursday 10th July 2014

POLICE have detained seven men in Yate suspected of illegally entering the country.

Thieves steal power tools from flower-growing social enterprise

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7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

THIEVES have stolen hundreds of pounds of power tools and gardening equipment from a social enterprise for people with learning difficulties near Iron Acton.

Schools close across region as teachers strike

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5:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

PARENTS are facing chaos today (Thursday, July 10) as schools across the region are due to close because of teacher strike action.

Fruit tree workshop to be held in Westerleigh

Gazette Series: Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

4:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A FRUIT tree expert will be on hand with a healthy supply of tips at a workshop in Westerleigh this weekend.

Theo's Day to remember Winterbourne baby

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12:45pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A FAMILY fun day in memory of a little boy from Winterbourne will be held in the village this weekend.

Safety fears raised on danger road after fire engine crash

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12:34pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

RESIDENTS of a notoriously dangerous road which connects Yate with the M5 motorway are bracing themselves for more problems after a car transporter collided with a fire engine.

Balloonists celebrate 40 years of flying high

Gazette Series: SR_150_001     Hot Air Balloons taking off and inflating at Mounteney's Farm near Wickwar at the Western Region British Balloon and Airship Club 40th anniversary meet (7942695)

9:55am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BRISTOL’S International Balloon Fiesta may still be a month away but that hasn’t stopped balloonists taking to the skies above Wickwar.

Yate Relay for Life raises thousands for cancer research

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5:18pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

MORE than 250 people took to the track at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex over the weekend to take part in an all-night fundraising event for Cancer Research UK.

Two-car crash in Yate causes rush hour chaos

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2:27pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A TWO-car crash in Yate caused rush hour chaos yesterday (Monday, July 7).

Police arrest 150 for drink driving in summer crackdown

Gazette Series: BANNED: A Cefneithin man was more than one-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit when tested by police.

2:08pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A SUMMER drink drive campaign has seen more than 150 motorists arrested in Avon and Somerset.

Vince Cable visits South Gloucestershire to announce multi-million Growth Deal funding package

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12:44pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire has welcomed news that the region will benefit from a multi-million pound share of a government investment package announced this week.

Yate student plans broadcasting career after helping transmit Glastonbury Festival

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12:10pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A STUDENT from Yate helped has helped beam performances from Glastonbury Festival across the globe.

Mums keep fit with new Yate buggy walks

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12:02pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A GROUP of mums are putting their pushchairs in poll position as they launch a new buggy walk.

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris to be sent to Leyhill prison

Gazette Series: Rolf Harris named as man arrested in abuse probe

7:10pm Monday 7th July 2014

CONVICTED paedophile Rolf Harris is to be sent to Leyhill Prison in South Gloucestershire to carry out the majority of his sentence, it has been reported.

Electric rail depot in Stoke Gifford is on track for 2016 opening

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4:48pm Monday 7th July 2014

CONSTRUCTION of a state-of-the-art £80million electric train depot is well underway in South Gloucestershire.

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