'New bin tax is costing us money' - fury at £650,000 cost of green waste cuts in South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Councillors Ben Stokes and Steve Reade are furious at the cost of implementing the green bin charge

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting against a green ‘bin tax’ in South Gloucestershire are outraged at spiralling costs of implementing the new opt-in service.

Italian chain Bottelinos opens restaurant in Yate Shopping Centre

Gazette Series: Andrew Lowrey, manager of Yate Shopping Centre with Bartolo Turco, manager of the new Bottelinos restaurant which has recently opened

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW restaurant has opened in Yate as part of a drive to create an evening economy in the town’s shopping centre.

Are your kids egg-cited for Yate's Easter trail?

Gazette Series: Friends of Kingsgate Park and Tesco Extra staff with eggs ready for Monday's Easter hunt

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of chocolate eggs have been donated to Yate Town Council ahead of a huge Easter hunt on Monday.

Church Road in Frampton Cotterell to remain closed for another week

Gazette Series: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

2:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAIN road through Frampton Cotterell is to remain closed for an extra week, South Gloucestershire Council has announced.

Cinema decision delay could jeopardise £12million scheme in Yate

Gazette Series: An artist's impression of how the cinema development in Yate will look

11:44am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound project to build a cinema in Yate hangs in the balance this week after a planning application was deferred to a later meeting.

Cam mother breaks Guinness world record at London Marathon

Gazette Series: Cam mother Emma Denton with her Guinness World Record for fastest female London Marathon runner dressed as an organ (5424995)

11:23am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MOTHER-of-two from Cam has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by being the fastest female to run the London Marathon –dressed as an organ.

The Chase star to host charity quiz in Chipping Sodbury

Gazette Series: The Chase star to host charity quiz in Chipping Sodbury

11:08am Wednesday 16th April 2014

GENERAL knowledge supremo and star of television show The Chase Mark Labbett will be quizzing people in Chipping Sodbury this summer.

Chimney fire in Chipping Sodbury prompts soot warning

Gazette Series: Husky rescued from burning house by firefighters

9:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a chimney on fire in Chipping Sodbury last night.

Spike in Scarlet Fever cases reported in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: An increase in scarlet fever cases - with numbers more than doubling in Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire - is being reported by Public Health England

11:59am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PARENTS in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire are being advised to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever among their children, after a rapid increase in cases.

Driver dies in Winterbourne crash

Gazette Series: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

11:34am Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a car crash in Winterbourne.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Gazette Series: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

9:50am Monday 14th April 2014

MOBILE speed cameras will be at the following locations across the county this week.

Are you South Gloucestershire's mystery EuroMillions lottery winner?

Gazette Series: A punter buys a £2 lottery ticket at Globe News on Iffley Road. Picture: David Fleming.

5:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE search is on to find the South Gloucestershire ticket holder who has not yet claimed a EuroMillions prize of over £50,000.

Delays expected on regions motorways this week

Gazette Series: Delays on the M5 and M42 following accident

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

ROADWORKS are set to be carried out across the area in the coming week so motorists are being warned of possible delays.

D-Day for new cinema in Yate

Gazette Series: Yate Shopping Centre Manager Andrew Lowrey at the site of the new cinema complex (5230593)

10:10am Thursday 10th April 2014

A £12MILLION scheme to build a cinema in Yate will be decided by planners today.

Family fun at Sodbury preschool spring fair

Gazette Series: Jack Rhodes,2, and Madison Leppard,10, taking a look at the new born chicks at the Raysfield Preschool spring fair (5200131)

11:10am Thursday 10th April 2014

FAMILY fun was had at a fundraiser for a Chipping Sodbury preschool.

Sodbury celebrates at its busy Mop fair

Gazette Series: A busy Mop Fair in Chipping Sodbury on Saturday (5201425)

7:31am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE fun of the fair returned to Chipping Sodbury at the weekend with its biannual Mop fair.

Friendship and exercise clubs launch in Thornbury and Winterbourne

Gazette Series: Friendship clubs offer a chance to exercise and socialise (5250531)

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

FRIENDSHIP and exercise clubs are being launched to help older people keep active and make friends.

Did you witness racist incident near Poundland?

Gazette Series: Police step-up fight against organised crime

2:27pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Witnesses sought after racially abusive language was used between two men in Yate Shopping Centre.

Yate schoolchildren explore the origins of their food

Gazette Series: The children enjoyed making seasonal best-sellers hot cross buns (5202672)

11:29am Tuesday 8th April 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN explored supermarket aisles learning about how food is made.

Crews tackle derelict farmhouse fire in Frenchay

Gazette Series: Chimney fire in Westerleigh was accidental

11:23am Friday 4th April 2014

FOUR fire crews were called to a blaze at a derelict farmhouse in Frenchay.

Yate to host cracking Easter events over school holidays

Gazette Series: Bickley Manor Easter Egg Hunt

11:02am Friday 4th April 2014

YATE is springing into action when it comes to children’s Easter activities during the school holidays.

Daughter calls for vigilance after Mother's Day burglary discovered in Frampton Cotterell

Gazette Series: Three arrested on suspicion of burglary

8:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE daughter of a 93-year-old woman who discovered her home had been burgled on Mother’s Day has told of her fears for Frampton Cotterell’s elderly residents.

Concerns grow as under 25 per cent sign up for 'bin tax' in South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Anais, Luke and Richard Hall with Agnes, the one-year-old daughter of Anais and Richard, at home in Westerleigh

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

LESS than a quarter of South Gloucestershire residents have signed up to pay for their green bins to be emptied in a new opt-in system which launched on Monday.

Police appeal for help with Winterbourne pub assault enquiry

Gazette Series: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

3:23pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A MAN was assaulted by two other men following a late-night incident in the Winterbourne area and police are appealing for information.

Top business award for mum of twins

Gazette Series: Jackie Novels is presented with her award by Paulina Gillespie, from Heart FM, and Tara Howard, founder of the Venus Awards

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A SOUTH Gloucestershire mum of twins has been named Business Mother of the Year at a prestigious award ceremony.

Bronze postbox refused for our Olympic snowboarder Jenny Jones

Gazette Series: Jenny Jones shows off her Olympic medal

12:22pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A POSTBOX in South Gloucestershire will not be painted bronze to celebrate Downend snowboarder Jenny Jones’ Olympic medal after Royal Mail turned down the request.

Over 1,000 homes at Cribbs Causeway approved

Gazette Series: Six-year high for house-building

7:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MORE than 1,000 new homes are to be built near Cribbs Causeway after South Gloucestershire Council granted outline planning permission for the development.

Pucklechurch residents among the first in South Gloucestershire to welcome superfast broadband

Gazette Series: SUPER-FAST: Computer users in areas of Bromsgrove and Droitwich are to be the next to receive high speed broadband. SP

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PEOPLE in Wick, Pucklechurch, Badminton and Tormarton are among the first in South Gloucestershire to benefit from superfast broadband.

Sirona takes over community health services in South Gloucestershire

Gazette Series: Sirona Care and Health has taken over running Thornbury Hospital's Henderson Ward

6:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A NEW organisation has taken over providing community health services in South Gloucestershire.

Community turns out to clear up Yate shopping centre

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3:45pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A SHOPPING centre in Yate has been given a seasonal makeover thanks to businesses and organisations in the area.

Foodbank demand soars in Yate

Gazette Series: Foodbank volunteers Kathy Shanks and Val Hunt filling bags of food ready to be given to clients

12:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

FOUR times as many people are using Yate’s foodbank compared to last year, the Gazette can reveal.

Town council steps in to take over Chipping Sodbury farmers' market

Gazette Series: Didcot Farmers' Market

9:17am Tuesday 1st April 2014

SODBURY Town Council is to take over the running of the town’s farmers’ market.

The new Southmead Hospital is almost ready to open

Gazette Series: Peter Rilett, chairman of the North Bristol NHS Trust, Keith Hutton, project director of Carillion, Andrea Young, chief executive of North Bristol NHS Trust and Tricia Down, director ofProjects for the North Bristol NHS Trust at the official handover of

4:10pm Monday 31st March 2014

THE keys to the region’s brand new £430million hospital have been handed over to the NHS.

Royals attend wedding in Marshfield

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3:09pm Monday 31st March 2014

A COUNTRY wedding in the village of Marshfield turned into a right Royal affair on Saturday (March 29).

View redevelopment plans for Iron Acton houses

2:25pm Monday 31st March 2014

IRON Acton residents can view plans for the redevelopment of 16 properties in the village next week.

New road safety scheme aimed at keeping young drivers safe

Gazette Series: Supt Ian Smith with Rowan Webber at the launch of the Road Smart driving scheme at the Avon and Somerset police HQ in Portishead

10:26am Monday 31st March 2014

POLICE in Avon and Somerset have launched a free new driving course particularly aimed at making young motorists safer on the region’s roads.

Two men arrested after Yate fight

Gazette Series: Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

4:12pm Friday 28th March 2014

POLICE have appealed for witnesses to a fight that happened in the car park of the Tesco store in Yate Shopping Centre.

MP praises Yate Town vision

Gazette Series: MP Steve Webb joined Yate Town team mascots and officials before the start of Yate's game on Saturday for Supporting the Local Community Day

2:55pm Thursday 27th March 2014

YATE Town football club’s vision for the future has received the backing of Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb, who visited Lodge Road on Saturday.

Chipping Sodbury pub under review amid underage drinking claims

Gazette Series: The Grapes in Chipping Sodbury

6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

MANAGERS of a Chipping Sodbury pub accused of repeatedly serving underage teenagers have hit back at what they believe is a ‘smear campaign’.

Main Frampton Cotterell road to close for bridge to be rebuilt

Gazette Series: Preliminary works on Church Road, Frampton Cotterell have started

12:02pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

MAJOR roadworks are due to get underway to replace a dangerous bridge in Frampton Cotterell.

Schools across region close as teachers strike

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9:20am Wednesday 26th March 2014

SCHOOLS across the district are expected to be affected by industrial action this week.

Business community turns out in force at Yate recruitment evening

Gazette Series: Tracy Francksen and Linda Banister, centre front, with members of the business community at Sodbury and Yate Business Association's recruitment evening

4:43pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

MORE than 50 businessmen and women turned up to find out what support is available to them at a Sodbury and Yate Business Association recruitment evening.

Old Sodbury beer named supreme champion in industry awards

Gazette Series: Nik Milo, Mark Frankcom, Steve McDonald and Sam Evanson, of Cotswold Spring Brewery, with their Supreme Gold Champion award which they won with their Old Sodbury Mild at the National Beer Awards

12:50pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A BREWERY in Codrington is celebrating winning a top national award for one of its best-selling beers.

All aboard for new green-fingered venture in Chipping Sodbury

Gazette Series: Members of Sodbury in Bloom and Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club launch the new boat

10:51am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A COLOURFUL new boat has been launched in Chipping Sodbury, despite the town only having a shallow stream.

Yate cinema site to be inspected by planners

Gazette Series: An artist's impression of how the cinema development in Yate will look

6:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

COUNCILLORS who will decide whether or not a cinema complex can be built in Yate will visit the site this Friday, March 28.

Frenchay residents celebrate saving hospital land as a village green

Gazette Series: Bob Woodward, village green applicant, and Alan Jocelyn, chairman of the Residents' Users Group, outside Frenchay Hospital

3:24pm Monday 24th March 2014

CAMPAIGNERS desperate to save land which will be left vacant by the demolition of Frenchay Hospital are celebrating securing village green status.

Concorde museum gets financial backing from South Gloucestershire Council

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1:14pm Monday 24th March 2014

A NEW home for Concorde is finally set to go ahead after a funding arrangement was agreed by South Gloucestershire Council.

Test your smoke alarms when you turn your clocks forward, urges fire service

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

5:00pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

AVON Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to test their smoke alarms when they change their clocks next weekend.

Delays expected as roadworks start on M4, M5 and M32

Gazette Series: Delays on the M5 and M42 following accident

4:52pm Friday 21st March 2014

A SERIES of works are being planned for the M4, M5, and M32 in the following weeks and motorists are being warned about possible delays.

Firefighters attend blaze in ground floor shop

Gazette Series: Firefighters tackle lorry blaze on the M4

11:45am Friday 21st March 2014

YATE firefighters have helped to put out a blaze at a shop.






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