Former South Gloucestershire teacher sentenced for purchasing child abuse materials

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1:53pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 58-year-old former teacher from South Gloucestershire has been given a suspended jail sentence after admitting offences relating to the purchasing of child abuse materials from Canada.

Warmest Halloween on record as South Gloucestershire town hits 20.5C

Gazette Series: Family Halloween Disco

1:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

BRITAIN has experienced its warmest Halloween on record after a record-breaking temperature was recorded in South Gloucestershire

Police chief to face internal charge

12:58pm Friday 31st October 2014

AVON and Somerset chief constable, Nick Gargan, will face an internal charge of gross misconduct following claims that he made "inappropriate advances" to female colleagues and leaked internal emails.

Heritage Lottery Fund grant will help keep Dyrham Park open during major repair project

Gazette Series: Dyrham Park is about to undergo major repairs but will stay open to visitors          (12169226)

10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

A GRANT of £85,000 has been given to Dyrham Park by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help fund new exhibitions and activities while the mansion undergoes major repairs.

Yate charity shop's tree of remembrance supports Poppy Appeal

Gazette Series: SR_967_001     Mandy Osborne and Jayne Colbourne of the SYPHA shop in Yate and their remembrance tree in their shop window (12101122)

10:35am Friday 31st October 2014

A TREE of remembrance has been created by a Yate charity shop to raise money for the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Police trying to trace group who assisted woman in Coalpit Heath incident

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4:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are trying to trace a group of people who assisted a woman during an incident in Ram Hill in Coalpit Heath. The incident happened at about 2.45pm on Wednesday, October 22. A man was arrested following the incident and subsequently charged in connection with it. He has appeared in court. At the time of the incident members of the public assisted a woman until police arrived. The police would like to trace anyone who was present and witnessed what happened.  Contact the investigations team at Concorde House quoting crime reference 110030/14 if you can help.

Council invites community groups to apply for grants

12:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VOLUNTARY organisations are being invited to bid for money to help improve their communities.

Two men arrested in connection with the murder of Barry Rubery released without charge

Gazette Series: Barry Rubery, who was murdered at his home in Iron Acton in 2010

2:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO men arrested in connection with the murder of Barry Rubery, from Iron Acton, have been released without charge.

South Gloucestershire care firm scoops top award

Gazette Series: Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire managing directors, Jack Whitfield and Sophie Rowland-Jones, receive the award from Fiona Williams, head of operations. (12015397)

3:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CARE provider based in Chipping Sodbury has won the top prize at an annual UK care award ceremony.

£50 million UWE building given the go-ahead

1:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW £50 million state-of-the art building for the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol is one step closer having just got the go-ahead from South Gloucestershire Council planners.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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11:21am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MOBILE speed cameras will be at these locations in south Gloucestershire this week:

Police horse races off to retirement

Gazette Series: Thomas has been with the police for six years (12083221)

11:18am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ONE of Avon and Somerset police's four-legged Force family members will be trotting off into retirement tomorrow (October 30).

Crackdown on scams sees money returned to South Gloucestershire residents

Gazette Series: Cornwall Trading Standards campaign says, 'bin those scam letters'

10:25am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWELVE residents from South Gloucestershire have had money returned to them as a result of a crackdown on mail scams.

Second wave of funding announced for GP surgeries

Gazette Series: NHS England South has appointed Sarah Elliott the new director for nursing and quality

9:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DOCTORS in South Gloucestershire can now bid for a share of £100m in the second wave of the prime minister’s Challenge Fund.

New school partnership proves popular at open day

Gazette Series: Students from all three schools (12034272)

4:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW post-16 partnership in South Gloucestershire has proved exceedingly popular with parents and students as it held its first open evening.

Thornbury and Yate parliamentary candidate calls for inclusion in MetroBus scheme

Gazette Series: Thornbury and Yate parliamentary candidate launches campaign to include the area in MetroBus scheme (11990582)

3:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been started by the parliamentary candidate for Thornbury and Yate to have the new MetroBus scheme expanded to include both Thornbury and Yate.

Networking event for Yate and Sodbury businesses

12:35pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BUSINESS leaders in Yate and Chipping Sodbury have organised an event to allow those running their own companies to make more contacts.

Fire Brigades Union will start a four-day strike on Halloween

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10:49am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AHEAD of a four-day strike members of the public are being urged to take extra care to prevent fires.

New arterial centre opens at Southmead Hospital

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3:06pm Monday 27th October 2014

A NEW specialist arterial centre has opened at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Housing society's first new homes open in Yate

Gazette Series: Mike Hathaway and Victoria Waterhouse with the keys to their new home, with Yate mayor Wully Perks and Merlin’s neighbourhood services manager Shannon Lovegrove (11898915)

1:12pm Monday 27th October 2014

RESIDENTS are moving into the first new homes built in Yate by housing association Merlin.

Bulb planting to bring spring colour to Yate park

Gazette Series: Volunteers busy planting 500 spring bulbs at Brinsham Park, Yate (11897246)

12:29pm Monday 27th October 2014

HUNDREDS of daffodil bulbs were planted in Brinsham Park, Yate, to bring a splash of colour to the area next spring.

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

Gazette Series: John Anyon        14/10/14    42147296

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.






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