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.

200 nativity cribs to go on display in Chipping Sodbury

Gazette Series: Actors playing the classic nativity roles in last year's Wotton Living Crib (2821431)

2:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A COLLECTION of some 200 nativity cribs will be on display in Chipping Sodbury when the town hosts a five-day festival

Efforts of Thornbury neighbourhood police recognised

3:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEIGHBOURHOOD policing team has won an award in this year’s Neighbourhood Policing Awards.

Harvest Festival educates pupils

Gazette Series: St Mary's Primary school pupils and staff

2:02pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

PRIMARY school pupils learned about the significance of food banks in Yate during a Harvest Festival assembly.

Big success for small dance school

Gazette Series: Members of the Yate-based REDDS dance school  with their trophies  (11415203)

12:27pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A DANCE school in Yate tripled its medal haul from last year at a national festival.

Top role for Highways Agency engineer

Gazette Series: Alexis Field, new chairwoman of the South West Institution of Civil Engineers  (11381287)

10:17am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW chairwoman for the South West has been appointed by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Thornbury and Yate constituency has the lowest rate of child poverty in the South West

Gazette Series: Bradford Councillor's concern over child poverty markers

6:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FIGURES published this week have revealed that the Thornbury and Yate constituency has the lowest rate of child poverty in the South West.

South Gloucestershire Council awarded grant for developing energy efficient heating

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3:53pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOUTH Gloucestershire Council is to benefit from a share of £2.4 million of grant funding to support the development of energy efficient heating projects.

Toy exchange to help vulnerable children

12:55pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

STAFF and volunteers at a Chipping Sodbury charity shop have appealed to families to clear out their old toys and help raise money for vulnerable children.

Yate set to remember those who paid the ultimate price

12:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PREPARATIONS are being finalised for the annual service of remembrance in Yate when the town will come together to recognise the sacrifices made in both world wars and other conflicts.

Southmead Hospital sets up Ebola decontamination room

Gazette Series: (11448062)

10:39am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOUTHMEAD Hospital has set up a decontamination room for anyone suspected of having Ebola.

Charfield counterfeiter given suspended sentence

Gazette Series: Neil Derrick from Trading Standards with some of the counterfeit goods that were seized (11443233)

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE DIRECTOR of a Charfield-based company has been sentenced to an eight month sentence suspended for two years at Bristol Crown Court on Monday, October 13.

Stamping down on eye disease

9:36am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WINTERBOURNE couple who act as co-ordinators for a charity fighting blindness have helped launch an appeal for used stamps.

Woman treated for burns after Coalpit Heath fire

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9:18am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WOMAN from Coalpit Heath was treated for burns and the effects of smoke inhalation after oil she was cooking with caught fire.

New cancer campaign gets underway

7:39am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NEW campaign has been launched to try and get people to recognise the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancer.

Southmead staff join national strikes

Gazette Series: SR_840_001     NHS workers on strike at one of the entrance's to Southmead Hospital on Monday (11415466)

4:15pm Monday 13th October 2014

HEALTH workers carried out a series of strikes across the region as members of the country’s biggest health union protested the government’s decision not to give a one per cent pay rise.

Several catalytic converters stolen from Pucklechurch industrial estate

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3:39pm Monday 13th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a burglary at an industrial estate in Pucklechurch in which ten catalytic converters were stolen from parked vans.

Open day for new sixth form link-up

3:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE new sixth form link-up between the three secondary schools covering Yate and Chipping Sodbury is holding its first open evening.

UPDATE: Two teenage girls taken to hospital after school bus leaves the road in Malmesbury

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3:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO teenage girls were taken to hospital after a school bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

St Mary's praised in most recent Ofsted report

Gazette Series: SR_772_001     St Mary's School deputy head Bethan Scriven and head teacher Mary Baskerville with members of the school's council celebrating the school's Ofsted report (10985124)

2:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

ST MARY’S C of E Primary School in Yate has a real reason to celebrate after receiving the second highest grade in its latest Ofsted report.

Hundreds turn out for orchard harvest day at medieval barn

Gazette Series: Crushing apples on the stone cider press (11338035)

2:05pm Monday 13th October 2014

NEARLY 900 visitors enjoyed a day out at Winterbourne Medieval Barn when it hosted activities at its annual orchard harvest day.

South Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations this week

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12:55pm Monday 13th October 2014

THIS week, in South Gloucestershire mobile speed cameras will be at:

Woman dies in serious collision in Brislington

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12:38pm Monday 13th October 2014

A WOMAN died at the scene of a serious collision in Brislington on Saturday.

Work to get underway at Yate cinema development

Gazette Series: How the cinema complex in Yate could look

11:06am Monday 13th October 2014

THE new cinema development at Yate Riverside will soon be underway as the managed programme begins next week.

Child taken to hospital after school bus crashes in Malmesbury

Gazette Series: police accident

10:22am Monday 13th October 2014

A SCHOOL bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

Family thank cyclists for raising money in memory of their son

9:00am Monday 13th October 2014

THE family of a Yate man who raised thousands of pounds for brain tumour research have thanked cyclists who got on their bikes in his memory.

Stroud midwives to join NHS strike today - but patients assured it’s business as usual

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8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

STROUD midwives are joining a national strike today by NHS staff over fair pay.

Nature enthusiast remembered in Chipping Sodbury walk

3:39pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A NATURE walk leaflet is about to be launched in Chipping Sodbury to remember a former librarian and keen conservationist.

Top international award for Winterbourne academy

10:06am Sunday 12th October 2014

WINTERBOURNE International Academy has received a top award from the British Council.

Pear perry to be toasted at Dyrham Park

Gazette Series: Harvesting pears at Dyrham Park (11347718)

3:53pm Saturday 11th October 2014

PEARS grown in Dyrham Park have been turned into perry that will be tasted for the first time during a harvest celebration at the National Trust property.

New shops could be on the way at The Mall

Gazette Series: SR_306_001     The Mall at Cribbs Causeway (8717978)

9:41am Saturday 11th October 2014

NEW Retail and community facilities and thousands of jobs could be on the way at The Mall.

Pop-up market supported by The Fabulous Baker Brothers proves a hit

Gazette Series: The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom, left and Henry Herbert, at the pop up market with Bristol mayor George Ferguson, second left, and Brandon Trust chief executive Lucy Hurst-Brown, far right. (11330425)

9:09am Saturday 11th October 2014

CHIPPING SODBURY duo The Fabulous Baker Brothers of Hobbs House Bakery helped kick-off a successful pop-up market for the charity Brandon Trust.

Dyrham Park deer die after dog attack

12:53pm Friday 10th October 2014

THREE deer have died after a targeted dog attack at Dyrham Park.

More arrests made in drugs raids

12:02pm Friday 10th October 2014

A TOTAL of 18 people were arrested during a two-day operation targeting drugs supply and possession across Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

UPDATE: 18 people arrested during drugs raids across Yate and Chipping Sodbury

Gazette Series:

10:55am Friday 10th October 2014

A TOTAL of 18 people have now been arrested during a two-day operation targeting drugs supply and possession across Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

Paramedics to strike on Monday

Gazette Series:

9:28am Friday 10th October 2014

PARAMEDICS and nurses at the South Western Ambulance Service will strike on Monday (October 13).

Stoptober roadshow comes to Bristol to encourage smokers to swap fags for gags

Gazette Series: Smoking is the single biggest preventable cause of premature death in the UK, with around half of all long-term smokers dying prematurely.

8:34am Friday 10th October 2014

COMEDIC entertainment act The Stoptober Jugglers will be part of the nationwide Stoptober roadshow in Broadmead tomorrow, Saturday.

Road safety play tours Thornbury and Yate schools

Gazette Series: Year 7 students from 10 schools across South Gloucestershire have watched the play (11313862)

7:34am Friday 10th October 2014

A HARD-HITTING road safety presentation called ‘The Decision’ has been touring schools and academies this week.

Police looking for owner of jewellery and war medal

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4:12pm Thursday 9th October 2014

POLICE are trying to trace the owners of watches, jewellery and a World War One medal that they believe were stolen in a burglary in the South Gloucestershire area.






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