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  • Daniel Chipperfield

  • Daniel Chipperfield, senior reporter covering Dursley, Cam, Wotton-under-Edge, Sharpness, Slimbridge, Berkeley, Coaley, Uley, North Nibley, Stinchcombe and Cambridge
  • Covering Dursley, Cam, Sharpness, Slimbridge, Kingscote, Stone, Coaley, Uley, Woodford, North Nibley, Stinchcombe and Cambridge.

  • Email: reporters@gazetteseries.co.uk
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"Hazard" bollards causing problems in Slimbridge

Stroud News and Journal: SR_299_001     Slimbridge residents Huvin Thompson, Mike Haynes, and Gordon Scott next to the new bollards in the centre of the village (8678715)

6:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TWO bollards are causing controversy in Slimbridge as some residents believe they are a danger after being badly positioned but one homeowner says it keeps his listed house safe.

PCC Martin Surl to visit Wotton to announce CCTV funding

Stroud News and Journal: Taking from the poor to give to rich

11:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE POLICE and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gloucestershire, Martin Surl, is expected to formally give his support to new security cameras to Wotton-under-Edge when he visits the town next week.

Smash and grab in Dursley

Stroud News and Journal:

10:54am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SCRATCH cards worth around £800 have been stolen in a smash and grab this morning in Dursley.

Family pay tribute to "one in a million" daughter

Stroud News and Journal:

11:32am Monday 14th July 2014

FOLLOWING the death of Sharon Wall in an incident at Wotton Lawn Hospital, Gloucester on July 9, her family have paid tribute to her.

Video: Family of Wotton teenager build six wells in Africa in his memory

Stroud News and Journal: Rory Evans family at one of the six wells they have built in Sierra Leone. Inset, the plaque appearing on each of the wells in Rory's memory  (7940815)

5:37am Tuesday 8th July 2014

SIX wells have been built in Africa after £20,000 was raised by parents determined to build a legacy for their son who died in a car accident two days after Christmas in Wotton-under-Edge.

Nibley Festival a massive success once again

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12:12pm Monday 7th July 2014

ONCE again North Nibley has transformed seamlessly from a quiet Gloucestershire village into the home of an ever popular music festival for 4,500 revellers.

Man hospitalised after bloody brawl in Dursley

Stroud News and Journal:

5:59pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A FIGHT in the early hours of this morning in Dursley, which is believed involved up to seven people, left one man hospitalised.

New village planned for Sharpness area

Stroud News and Journal: SR_97_001     A crowded public exhibition on plans for a 'garden village' in Sharpness (7773433)

6:25am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A MASSIVE development of 1,500 houses could start to be built at Sharpness within two and a half years as developers look to create a new garden village complete with a school and shops.

Plans on show for 1,500 homes in Sharpness

Stroud News and Journal: Plans on show for 1,500 homes in Sharpness

3:48pm Friday 27th June 2014

SHARPNESS could be home to 1,500 houses in the near future as developers look to build a garden village, complete with a school and shops.

Over 200 fish killed in polluted River Cam

Stroud News and Journal: Over 200 fish killed in polluted River Cam

4:03pm Thursday 26th June 2014

OVER 200 fish have been killed in a polluted river in Cam.

Missing Berkeley boy found safe and well

Stroud News and Journal:

9:04am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A BOY from Berkeley has been found safe and well after he went missing from school yesterday.

Laptop, cash, a donation box and even the eggs and spoons: Thieves take everything from Cam nursery

Stroud News and Journal: Police urge vigilance after cars targeted in Dursley

1:13pm Thursday 19th June 2014

THIEVES have stolen a charity box from a day nursery in Cam which was raising funds for one of the children who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Berkeley and Dursley to Bristol service under threat

Stroud News and Journal: Regular 224 passenger Heidi Westerlage from Silver Street in Dursley is renewing the campaign to keep the vital bus route going (7276871)

5:13am Thursday 19th June 2014

COMMUTERS are pleading with the local authority to not axe an essential bus service from Dursley and Berkeley to Bristol.

Man arrested after two die in M4 crash

Stroud News and Journal: M4 westbound junction 17 near Chippenham clsoed after double fatal crash - photo by BBC Wiltshire

2:58pm Monday 9th June 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following two deaths in a crash on the M4 earlier this morning.

Residents meet to discuss 100-home plan next to Dursley school

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10:20am Monday 9th June 2014

AN EXTRAORDINARY Dursley Town Council meeting is to take place to consider a planning application for 100 homes off of Shakespeare Road in Dursley.

Party leaders to thrash out plan to run Stroud District Council

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Elections 2014 (6527381)

12:55pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

THE VOTES are in and a range of new councillors are set to represent wards in the area on Stroud District Council.

Labour, Conservative and Green gains at the expense of the Liberal Democrats

Stroud News and Journal:

7:42pm Friday 23rd May 2014

THE VOTES are in and a range of new councillors are set to represent wards in the area on Stroud District Council.

Rabbit rescue lands Wotton teens in trouble

Stroud News and Journal: The rabbits trapped in cages at Katherine Lady Berkeley's School

9:14am Thursday 22nd May 2014

TEENAGERS from Wotton-under-Edge found themselves in trouble with the police when they went to the rescue of trapped rabbits in the grounds of their school.

Delays likely as roadworks take place on major roads

Stroud News and Journal: Traffic on the M27 motorway

3:01pm Friday 16th May 2014

PLANNED roadworks are set for Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Delays expected as works to be carried out on M5

Stroud News and Journal: Delays on the M5 and M42 following accident

4:08pm Thursday 15th May 2014

ROAD users are advised that the northbound M5 between Junction 12 and junction 11a will be closed for two nights while two new bridge beams are installed.

Cam mum's anger as daughter, 15, offered porn role

Stroud News and Journal: Kerry Volante, 43, is furious after a man offered a role in a porn film to her 15-year-old daughter Dana

11:30am Thursday 15th May 2014

A MOTHER is warning parents and young girls in the Cam area to be vigilant after her 15-year-old daughter was approached and inappropriately propositioned by an older man.

Series of works on major roads in the area

Stroud News and Journal: Motorists facing delays in show traffic

9:44am Monday 12th May 2014

A SERIES of roadworks start today on the major roads in the area and are expected to last a week, causing delays and longer journey times.

VIDEO: Crowds flock to Badminton Horse Trials 2014 cross country event

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2:26pm Sunday 11th May 2014

JUMPS, falls, crowds and stalls – watch how the Badminton Horse trials cross country event played out on Saturday.

Video: Lorry crashes into tree in Dursley after driver misled by sat nav

Stroud News and Journal: Highways workers examine the damage and try to figure out how to unlodge the eight tonne trailer from the tree

9:56am Saturday 10th May 2014

A LORRY has crashed into trees in Dursley, blocking the country lane for several hours, after the driver was led the wrong way by his sat nav.

Large wind turbine planned for Sharpness

Stroud News and Journal: GREEN LIGHT: Carmarthenshire's planning committee approved an application to erect a wind turbine on land off Heol Ddu on the outskirts of Ammanford.

4:20pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A MASSIVE wind turbine is set to be considered for installation at Sharpness Docks.

Judges wants public in court to understand "soft" sentences

Stroud News and Journal: All rise – a chance to judge for yourself how justice works in Gloucestershire

2:30pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A JUDGE is inviting members of the public to step into the dock next weekend to understand how the criminal system works.

Police search for missing Stroud man

Stroud News and Journal:

6:30pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

POLICE in Stroud are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who was reported missing last week.

Cow rescued on River Severn

Stroud News and Journal: Just relax tough guy: You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here.

6:10pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A COW has been rescued from the River Severn in a three-hour operation involving two teams of firefighters.

Home-Start awarded Dursley's prestigious annual community award

Stroud News and Journal: Home-Start co-ordinator Angela Lovegrove receives this year's Leslie D Gale award from Dursley Mayor, Cllr Jane Ball (5960554)

12:41pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A CHARITY that has supported over 20 troubled families in Dursley and Cam has been given a prestigious award dedicated to those making a difference in the community.

Scores of cars towed away for no road tax

Stroud News and Journal: Cars with with no road tax being towed away from Long Street car park in Dursley (5569389)

11:47am Tuesday 6th May 2014

OVER 70 cars have been towed away in the region in the last few weeks by the DVLA because their owners have not paid their road tax.

Ten sentenced in million pound cocaine conspiracy

Stroud News and Journal: Whitchurch teacher cleared of having sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl

9:10am Friday 2nd May 2014

TEN men have been sentenced to a total of over 50 years in prison for their part in a cocaine conspiracy that was worth over a million pounds.

Former Lister staff could miss out on redundancy payments

Stroud News and Journal: Inset staff start moving eqipment from Lister Petter facotry in Dursley to Aston Down airfield in Minchinhampton

11:26am Thursday 1st May 2014

FORMER staff of Lister Petter were misinformed about their rights when the Dursley firm was wound up at the beginning of April – meaning they could potentially miss out on thousands of pounds in redundancy.

"Lister Petter ltd is no more"

Stroud News and Journal: A forklift loads a lorry at the former Lister Petter factory in Dursley (5441167)

9:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

LISTER Petter has been saved but is moving and being renamed after a buyer came forward to acquire the stricken business, which entered administration last month.

Dursley men accuse police of bullying and harassment after "repeated" stop and searches

Stroud News and Journal: George King being searched by police on Long Street, Dursley (5246093)

7:22pm Saturday 12th April 2014

TWO men have accused the police of harassment and bullying after allegedly being repeatedly stopped and searched.

Dursley hospital cuts slammed

Stroud News and Journal: Dursley hospital slashes opening hours amid nurse shortage

2:46pm Friday 11th April 2014

QUESTIONS are being asked about how the decision was made to slash the opening hours at Dursley’s hospital without any consultation.

“Rob wants to rebuild his life - and we will help him"

Stroud News and Journal:

9:35am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE FAMILY of a Dursley Rugby Club player who was paralysed in a car accident has described the devastating impact it has had after the teenage drink-driver responsible was jailed for two years.

Baby in near miss as breeze block kills family cat

Stroud News and Journal: Dursley mother Hannah Woods and three-month-old daugther Talia escape injury after breeze block smashes through window and kills cat

8:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A MOTHER has spoken of the terrifying ordeal she and her three-month-old daughter went through when a breeze block was thrown through her bedroom window and killed her cat - metres away from where they were sleeping.

Lister Petter "has let staff down"

Stroud News and Journal: Dursley diesel engineering firm Lister Petter to enter administration

6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

A UNION leader representing staff made redundant at Lister Petter which faces administration has slammed the firm’s management for its poor handling of the business.

Lister Petter lets go of 19 staff in first stage of administration

Stroud News and Journal: Dursley groups react to Lister Petter move

5:03pm Friday 21st March 2014

DURSLEY company Lister Petter has made 19 of its workers redundant today in the first stage of its administration.

Lister Petter to go into administration

Stroud News and Journal: Lister Petter is expected to axe up to 45 jobs at its Dursley factory

5:13pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A FIRM that has presided in Dursley for almost 150 years and employed 5,000 people at its height will now gone into administration, with further redundancies expected to be announced tomorrow.

New opportunities for local business to supply the council with goods, works or services

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Council

9:30am Monday 17th March 2014

TRADERS will now find it easier than ever before to do business with Stroud District Council.

Supermarket staff carry donated pounds from Dursley to Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Staff from Sainsbury's Dursley store get a warm reception in Stroud after walking the distance between carrying 25lb rucksacks (4492701)

2:04pm Monday 10th March 2014

STAFF from a Dursley supermarket made good their pledge to carry a pound in weight for every pound donated to their chosen charity as they trekked to the chain's branch in Stroud.

80s Ska band The Selecter shows it's still got it at Guildhall

Stroud News and Journal: The Selecter (3555079)

DESPITE the band first playing in 1980, and with the lead singer almost hitting 60, The Selecter prove they still have something to give crowds of all ages and can stand up to most bands for sheer energy.

Paralysed Dursley RFC player inspires hundreds with his determination

Stroud News and Journal: Paralysed Dursley RFC player inspires hundreds with his determination

10:15am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A FORMER Dursley Rugby Club player is inspiring his friends and family with his determination to make the most of his life following a tragic car accident leaving him paralysed from the neck down.

Review: The Lego Movie

Stroud News and Journal:

11:13am Tuesday 25th February 2014

IT was only a matter of time before Lego got in on the action of turning a successful toy franchise into a film.

Jogger, 74, left battered and bruised after cyclist collision

Stroud News and Journal: Woman, 74, left battered and bruised after cyclist collision

9:35am Thursday 13th February 2014

AN ELDERLY jogger from Stinchcombe paints a grisly picture after she was smashed into by a speeding road cyclist on Saturday.

Cobalt chairman retires

Stroud News and Journal: From left to right, new Cobalt chairman Peter Warry, chief executive Peter Sharpe and outgoing chairman David Abel Smith

9:40am Friday 7th February 2014

THE CHAIRMAN who led Gloucestershire-based charity and medical imaging provider Cobalt through five years of expansion and modernisation is retiring.

VIDEO: Cute harvest mice born at Slimbridge

Stroud News and Journal: One of the new arrivals of harvest mice at Slimbridge wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (3635054)

7:00am Sunday 2nd February 2014

HEAD bobbing, mirroring and revealing your brightest feathers – it isn't just humans who put time and effort into finding and keeping their ideal partner.

32 more jobs to go at Dursley factory

Stroud News and Journal: Lister Petter is expected to axe up to 45 jobs at its Dursley factory

7:00am Thursday 30th January 2014

ANOTHER 32 people at Lister Petter’s factory in Dursley are to lose their jobs as the troubled firm continues to slash its workforce amid supply issues.

Sharpness composting plant to close temporarily

Stroud News and Journal:

6:02am Tuesday 28th January 2014

A COMPOSTING facility in Sharpness is suspending its operations for the foreseeable future as contracts to process waste have dried up.

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