A host of bands to play at Chipping Sodbury pub

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12:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A RANGE of bands are to perform at a charity event to raise money for children’s hospices.

Mayor to reopen town's play area

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10:41am Thursday 31st July 2014

SODBURY Town Council is proud to announce the opening of a refurbished playground.

Family's plea to expand Henfield gipsy site

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7:52am Thursday 31st July 2014

EXPANSION of an existing gipsy site in Coalpit Heath could be given the go-ahead because of the special circumstances of the family living there.

Decision expected on homes plan for former Yate school site

Gazette Series: Andrew Ponter, right, with children and families outside the former Rodford Primary School site in Yate

6:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build homes on the site of the former Rodford Primary School in Yate are being debated today.

Charity cricket match to remember popular policeman

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6:01am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN annual cricket match to remember popular beat policeman Chris Beardwell will be held in Chipping Sodbury tomorrow.

Work underway at Southmead hospital to remove temporary buildings

Gazette Series: The temporary pharmacy building is being take down as facilities move inside the new Brunel building (8785424)

3:58pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Work has started on the Southmead Hospital Bristol site to make way for the next phase of construction.

Police seek driver who caused motorcyclist, 72, to fly off bike

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5:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE are looking for a driver who failed to stop at the scene of a crash, in Frampton Cotterell, in which a 72-year-old man was flung from his motorbike.

Appeal for information on missing Tewkesbury man

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5:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE in Tewkesbury are appealing for information in connection with the disappearance of a man from the town.

The Mall could be set for redevelopment

Gazette Series: SR_307_001     The Mall at Cribbs Causeway (8717917)

2:55pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE MALL at Cribbs Causeway could be set for a re-development as its owners begin talks with stakeholders to discuss plans and proposed future investment for the site.

Break charity shop party to celebrate anniversary in Winterbourne

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3:09pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FIVE-piece band will join the celebrations at a Winterbourne charity shop's anniversary party.

Police hunt for spitting man

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4:55pm Monday 28th July 2014

Avon and Somerset police have released a series of CCTV images to the public to help them catch a man who spat on a woman in Bristol.

Man remains hospitalised following crash

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12:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Wickwar left a man and woman hospitalised.

Have you seen the Severn dolphin?

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11:53am Monday 28th July 2014

THERE HAVE been various sightings of a bottle-nosed dolphin in the River Severn over the last couple of weeks.

Man faces prosecution following death of three-year-old

Gazette Series: Freddie Hussey, 3, who died in an accident yesterday

10:26am Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN is to be prosecuted for manslaughter following the death of a three-year-old boy in January.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash involving motorcyclist

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9:59am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Yate on Friday.

Family games fun in Wickwar

Gazette Series: SR_232_001     Runners head off from the start of the 5k fun run at the Wickwar Games on Saturday (8436057)

2:50pm Saturday 26th July 2014

ENERGETIC villagers joined in the annual Wickwar Games by running, cycling and playing cricket.

Healthwatch appeal for input on new county-wide mental health strategy

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12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN INDEPENDENT health watchdog is compiling information on mental health services across the county.

1,000 cyclists set to take part in Sodbury Sportive

Gazette Series: Riders at the start of the Sodbury Sportive in 2012

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

MORE than 1,000 cyclists are set to take part in the annual Saddleback Sodbury Sportive, which has become one of the most popular events of its kind in the South West in just two years.

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

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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

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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.

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