Town council to protect Yate Outdoor Sports Complex from travellers

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9:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YATE Town Council is to spend £4,000 securing a well-used sports ground from travellers.

Have your say on plans to drop the speed limit in Old Sodbury

Gazette Series: New calls for 30mph limit on road where schoolboy was killed

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PEOPLE are being asked for their view on plans to lower the speed limit on a notorious stretch of road through Old Sodbury.

Discover the delights of South Gloucestershire during festival

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4:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire’s Discover Festival has been launched with a series of free open days at places of interest across the district.

New Hobbs House butcher isn't mincing his words

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11:47am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW butcher is hoping to beef up Hobbs House Butchery after taking over the franchise of the business.

Man taken to hospital after one-car crash in Codrington

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10:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN in his fifties has been taken to hospital after an accident in Codrington this morning.

Woman hit by train between Yate and Wickwar dies at the scene

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10:16am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN hit by a train this morning was pronounced dead at the scene.

Person hit by train at Yate station

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9:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PERSON has been hit by a train in Yate.

Police investigating after stranger found holding the hand of five-year-old girl

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9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SUSPICIOUS incident in Gloucester involving a five-year-old girl and a man is causing concern throughout the area.

Phones 4U closes all stores including Yate Shopping Centre branch

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4:52pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOBILE phone retailer Phones 4U, which has a shop in Yate, has gone into administration.

Hawkesbury man jailed for assault on girl, 13

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3:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN from Hawkesbury Upton, convicted for physically and sexually assaulting a young girl, has been jailed for 10 years.

Argos appeals for seasonal staff this Christmas

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3:02pm Monday 15th September 2014

ARGOS is looking for around 450 seasonal workers in the South West to help serve customers during the peak Christmas shopping season.

Chipping Sodbury needs your help to win High Street award

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2:49pm Monday 15th September 2014

CHIPPING Sodbury could be named market town of the year but the entry needs the public’s support.

One week left to find South Gloucestershire's EuroMillions winner

Gazette Series: £108m Euromillions jackpot winner is from Coulsdon

12:14pm Monday 15th September 2014

LOTTERY players in South Gloucestershire have a week left to check they are not sitting on a goldmine.

Go global at Yate International Festival

6:15am Monday 15th September 2014

CELEBRATE different cultures at Yate’s international festival this weekend.

Relay runners raise £37,000 for cancer research

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10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE final total raised at this year’s Yate Relay for Life has been revealed.

Council chairman sees fundraising total soar after charity skydive

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2:12pm Friday 12th September 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire Council’s thrill seeker chairman has taken a leap of faith by completing a skydive for charity.

Action plan launch to turn Abbotswood Shopping Centre around

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12:20pm Friday 12th September 2014

RESIDENTS and shoppers who use an area of south Yate are being invited to the launch of a new plan aimed to turn it around.

Retire to South Gloucestershire for the good life

12:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire has been named the sixth best place in the country to retire.

Tempt your tastebuds at Chipping Sodbury Food Festival

Gazette Series: Priory Farm Strawberry Fair Food & Drink Festival

11:32am Friday 12th September 2014

AN array of tasty treats will be served up at the fifth annual Chipping Sodbury Food Festival later this month.

Yate family tells of horror at close shave with exploding freezer

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1:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A YATE family in shock after their freezer exploded causing a devastating fire in their garage has warned others to make their outbuildings safe.

Angry van driver deliberately smashes into car

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1:14pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AN angry van driver traveling along the A419 in Cirencester deliberately drove into another car and then drove off.

PICTURES: Top cyclists race through Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

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7:31am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE TOUR of Britain brought 120 of the world’s top cyclists to the roads as stage four passed through on the way in to Bristol.

Protestors up in arms about badger cull

Gazette Series: Cotswolds parliamentary candidate hits out at badger cull plans

10:35am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE start of the second year of badger culling in Gloucestershire this week has been met with anger by protestors.

Eight men arrested as part of an investigation into human trafficking

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3:47pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

EIGHT MEN have been arrested after warrants were carried out in Bristol and Birmingham as part of an investigation into human trafficking.

South Gloucestershire Council urging people to consider fostering children

12:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN APPEAL has been launched to encourage people consider fostering children currently under the care of South Gloucestershire Council.

Famous friends help fundraise at golf day

Gazette Series: Roger Riggs(far left) and David Timmins (far right) were joined by Bob Wilson, Bobby Gould, Peter Aitken and Johnny Briggs to raise £30,000 (10138064)

11:48am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CHARITY fundraising trio once again called upon famous friends to help them raise money at a golf day held at Filton Golf Club.

Tour of Britain will bring cyclists to town

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10:17am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TODAY’S stage of the Tour of Britain will see racers head through Gloucestershire and into South Gloucestershire before finishing in Bristol.

'We weren't born yesterday' - Yate councillors blast Taylor Wimpey over U-turn on community building

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10:01am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A HOUSE builder’s plans for nine new homes on Yate land previously earmarked for a community venue has been slammed by town councillors.

Name announced for Yate's new cinema development

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11:57am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE name of Yate’s long-awaited cinema development has been announced.

Free Diary of a Wimpy Kid books on offer in Yate

5:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

YOUNG readers can bag themselves a free copy of a popular book at Yate Library this weekend.

Positive ramifications for the Sodbury Sheep Search

Gazette Series: SR_585_001  Sodbury mayor Cllr Wendy Whittle with the prize winners of the Sodbury Sheep Search on Saturday.  (10086546)

2:11pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

CHIPPING Sodbury’s summer search for 25 missing sheep has been hailed a huge success after ewe-niting the town’s shopkeepers.

Duchess of Beaufort cuts the ribbon to new Acton Turville play area

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8:32am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Duchess of Beaufort has officially opened a new £60,000 play area in Acton Turville.

Robot army helping staff at Southmead

Gazette Series: Mobin Malik, receipt and distribution services manager with one of the 12 AGVs (10096442)

7:33am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A FLEET of robots has been deployed at Southmead Hospital to carry food and equipment around the new site.

Man wanted for breach of CRASBO conditions

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5:57pm Monday 8th September 2014

Police in Gloucester are seeking the whereabouts of Elliot Harris, who is wanted for breaching the conditions of his Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order.

Tetbury man given 18 year jail stretch for repeatedly raping child

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5:24pm Monday 8th September 2014

A MAN who repeatedly raped a vulnerable young girl starting when she was just eight years old has been jailed for 18 years.

Unexplained death of Yate builder prompts changes in intensive care routines

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4:37pm Monday 8th September 2014

A POPULAR Yate builder who ‘would have helped anybody’ died inexplicably in Frenchay Hospital days after a major operation to improve his quality of life, prompting changes to medical routines in intensive care.

Get up close and personal with birds of prey in Yate

12:01pm Monday 8th September 2014

MEET members of South Gloucestershire’s Hawk and Owl Trust at Yate Shopping Centre this Saturday, September 13 (10am).

New children's charity shop opens in Chipping Sodbury

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11:00am Monday 8th September 2014

A CHARITY has chosen a new retail area of Chipping Sodbury to open its first shop in the district.

Pensioner jailed for historic child sex offences

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10:49am Monday 8th September 2014

A 71-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for 10 years for sexual offences he committed against two girls in the 1950s and 1970s.

Police, fire and ambulance crews called to crash on the M5 near Thornbury

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10:02am Monday 8th September 2014

ALL the emergency services were called to a collision on the M5 in the early hours of this morning.

Early morning blaze at house in Yate

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9:52am Monday 8th September 2014

FIRE crews have put out a blaze at a house in Yate.

Memorial evening to be held for former Yate head teacher

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9:27am Monday 8th September 2014

PAST and present staff and pupils at a primary school in Yate are being invited to a memorial evening to remember a former head teacher.

South Gloucestershire NHS group to hold its first ever AGM

3:40pm Friday 5th September 2014

AN NHS group which covers South Gloucestershire will be holding its first ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) later this month.

Thumbs up for solar farms plan to power council offices in Yate

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1:19pm Friday 5th September 2014

PLANS to build two solar farms which will power South Gloucestershire Council’s flagship office block in Yate have been displayed to the public.

Horse box fire near National Trust property Dyrham Park

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11:45am Friday 5th September 2014

TWO fire crews were called to a car towing a horse box on fire near Dyrham Park last night.

New estate residents hit out at Taylor Wimpey over U-turn on green space

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1:16pm Thursday 4th September 2014

PEOPLE who bought properties on one of Yate’s newest housing estates are furious at developers Taylor Wimpey as plans for more homes have been submitted on land earmarked for community use.

Man's trousers catch fire after flammable liquid attack

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4:18pm Thursday 4th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after flammable liquid was thrown at a man causing his trousers to set on fire.

Love Food Festival returns to Dyrham Park this autumn

2:42pm Thursday 4th September 2014

NATIONAL Trust property Dyrham Park will host an autumnal food festival later this month.

Owner sought after police recover mountain bike in Yate

Gazette Series: The Pro-Motive DS 500 mountain bike recovered by police at Yate Shopping Centre (10001403)

9:38am Thursday 4th September 2014

POLICE are trying to find the owner of a mountain bike which has been recovered.

UPDATED: President Obama has landed at RAF Fairford

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3:29pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

US President Barack Obama landed at RAF Fairford just before 7pm tonight ahead of the NATO summit in Newport.

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