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South Cerney landlord donates cash prize to community

Stroud News and Journal:

11:49am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A SOUTH Cerney pub is lending a hand to groups in the village after scooping a pub company award.

Cricklade frozen in time for 100 years

Stroud News and Journal:

3:47pm Friday 10th October 2014

LIFE in CRICKLADE is set to be frozen in time by groups around the town.

UPDATED: Council workers to strike over pay offer

Stroud News and Journal:

3:20pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A STRIKE on Tuesday by district council members of Unison, has now been cancelled.

Thieves ransack house in Lechlade

Stroud News and Journal:

1:56pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

 THIEVES broke in a house in Lechlade and stole cash a Lenova computer, a Kindle and jewellery.

Leading musicians turn Tetbury into buzzing musical hub

Stroud News and Journal:

11:58am Thursday 2nd October 2014

LEADING instrumentalist and singers from around the world will be turning Tetbury into a buzzing musical hub this weekend for a classical music festival.

Man found dead in Cirencester home

Stroud News and Journal:

5:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE body of a man was found at a house in Cirencester yesterday.

Update: Cheltenham woman Heidi Slender found

Stroud News and Journal:

4:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE report that Cheltenham woman Heidi Slender has been found and wish to thank everyone who helped find her.

Chairman thanks hard working volunteers

Stroud News and Journal:

1:40pm Saturday 27th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS at the Cotswold Water Park Trust have been thanked in person for their hard work by the chairman of the charity which runs the facilities.

Parents welcome new uniform

Stroud News and Journal:

1:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MALMESBURY School has unveiled its new uniform – in a move that’s been welcomed by both parents and pupils.

Man arrested as part of badger cull operation

Stroud News and Journal:

3:14pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A 30-year-old man from the Bristol area has been arrested on suspicion of common assault as part of a badger cull police operation.

Windows of cars and properties smashed in weekend crime spree

Stroud News and Journal:

1:53pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

VANDALS smashed the windows of 19 cars and properties across the district at the weekend -  causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Tetbury woman dies after fall at home

Stroud News and Journal: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

12:10pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A 97 year old Tetbury woman admitted to hospital after a fall at home made a good recovery in hospital - but then died from infection after being discharged, an inquest heard today.

Taste buds tickled at annual Tetbury festival

Stroud News and Journal:

9:55am Wednesday 24th September 2014

TETBURY was awash with food and drink for its annual food festival at the weekend.

Ambulance keys snatched as crew attend emergency incident

Stroud News and Journal: The South West Ambulance failed to achieve its emergency response target for October

1:25pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE keys of an ambulance were stolen as paramedics dealt with an urgent medical issue at a pub in Calne.

Organiser denies claims that triathlon was badly organised

Stroud News and Journal:

1:30pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE organiser of a triathlon that took place at the Cotswold Water Park recently, has refuted claims by South Cerney Parish Council that the event was badly organised.

Police apologise after officer blocks disabled bay

Stroud News and Journal:

10:55am Friday 19th September 2014

WILTSHIRE Police has apologised after a policeman was filmed blocking a disabled parking bay whilst he went to McDonald's for lunch.

Man rescues cat from trap mysteriously left in garden

Stroud News and Journal:

9:29am Friday 12th September 2014

A MAN had to rescue an injured tabby cat stuck in an old rusty metal animal trap left in his garden.

Phoenix Festival attracts 12,000 music lovers

Stroud News and Journal:

1:06pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended upon the Abbey Grounds in Cirencester to get in festival spirit and enjoy one of the town’s biggest events at the weekend.

Protestors up in arms about badger cull

Stroud News and Journal: 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.

Tetbury Tesco rumoured to be losing cash

Stroud News and Journal: Wycombe Tesco Boycott 28.08.14 and ongoing!

12:24pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

IT is alleged the Tesco superstore in Tetbury is losing between 20 and 30 thousand pounds in sales revenue per week since the opening of a Waitrose in Malmesbury earlier this month.

Tetbury man given 18 year jail stretch for repeatedly raping child

Stroud News and Journal:

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.

Phoenix Festival branded a great success

Stroud News and Journal:

9:16pm Sunday 31st August 2014

CROWDS were out in full force to enjoy the Phoenix Festival in Cirencester yesterday.

Driver charged following fatal crash.

Stroud News and Journal:

10:51am Friday 29th August 2014

A DRIVER has been charged following a fatal road traffic collision in Swindon.

Living life in the fast lane thanks to Gloucestershire Rally School's 20th birthday

Stroud News and Journal:

10:12am Friday 29th August 2014

AS Taff gives me a countdown at the start line, adrenaline pumps through my veins and my foot shakes with nerves. Three, two, one go – no turning back now.

Tetbury shopkeeper hits out over car parking charges

Stroud News and Journal:

9:54am Friday 29th August 2014

A TETBURY shopkeeper has hit out at Cotswold District Council over parking charges in the town.

Local plan edges closer to timetable stage

Stroud News and Journal:

5:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

DETAILS of consultation over documents that set out planning policy in the district will be revealed next week.

Cirencester Ramblers take part in relay to celebrate River Thames

Stroud News and Journal:

9:34am Friday 29th August 2014

A WALKING group from Cirencester joined in a month-long celebration of the River Thames when they took part in a relay that saw them trek through Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Cotswold Airport believes its conviction is "legally unsafe"

Stroud News and Journal: Steve Mills

9:28am Friday 29th August 2014

A COTSWOLD company fined for a breach of health and safety regulations which resulted in the death of one of their staff has complained to the parliamentary ombudsman, alleging that a government agency committed the same breach.

Cheltenham teenager gives police the slip

Stroud News and Journal:

2:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A Cheltenham man is being hunted by police after failing to appear in court.

Pensioner interviewed after illegal purchase of 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray

Stroud News and Journal: Example of a stun gun.

12:09pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE have seized a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray bought over the internet by a  Devizes pensioner.

Appeal for missing Cheltenham man Martin Andrews

Stroud News and Journal:

9:59am Thursday 28th August 2014

 POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing Cheltenham man.

Is there a big cat on the loose in Cirencester?

Stroud News and Journal: Is a big black cat lurking around the Doward?

12:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BIG cat has been spotted on the loose in Cirencester.

Flood of tributes paid to popular Cirencester rugby player Ashley Scrivens

Stroud News and Journal:

12:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FLOOD of tributes have poured in for a popular Cirencester rugby player described as happy and fun loving by friends and family.

Grocery shop considers legal action against Cricklade Town Council following repeat flooding

Stroud News and Journal:

2:02pm Sunday 24th August 2014

OWNERS of a grocery shop in Cricklade are considering taking legal action against the town council because they claim the drainage system of a neighbouring car park is causing repeated flooding at their business.

Standard team sore but satisfied after Tough Mudder challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

8:27pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AFTER taking part on Saturday I can see why organisers of Tough Mudder describe it as “probably the toughest event on the planet,” writes Brendan McFadden.

Tough mudders out in force to take on Cirencester Park obstacle course

Stroud News and Journal: Andy Freeman with fellow members of his Timmy's Army team

8:18pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THOUSANDS of people flocked to Cirencester at the weekend to take on a 12 mile obstacle course dubbed “probably the toughest event on the planet.”

PCC suggests measures that could make stretch of Spratsgate Lane safer

Stroud News and Journal: Police commisioner Martin Surl questions investigation into complaint by photographer who says he was threatened and abused by policeman

5:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire has backed the Standard’s campaign to reduce a speed limit on a stretch of road in the Cotswold Water Park.

Cotswold Water Park Trust backs Standard's campaign to reduce Spratsgate Lane speed limit

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to reduce the speed limit on a stretch of road near Somerford Keynes has received backing from the Cotswold Water Park Trust.

Immigration rules put dampener on marriage

Stroud News and Journal:

4:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CIRENCESTER man feels that UK immigration rules are set to make the early days of marriage with his bride very difficult.

Tetbury show goes on despite storm

Stroud News and Journal:

5:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

TETBURY Summer and Flower Show went down a storm despite wet and windy weather conditions.

Cable tow scheme allowed provided portable office has overhaul

Stroud News and Journal:

5:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

EQUIPMENT for towing wakeboarders on a lake at the Water Park can remain, provided the area is smartened up.

Worries that construction work could make dangerous road more hazardous

Stroud News and Journal:

3:38pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A WATERSPORTS centre believes forthcoming construction work on land adjacent to the Cotswold Country Park and Beach could make a stretch of road even more hazardous to drivers.

Relocation of Tetbury post office in the pipeline

Stroud News and Journal:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

TETBURY’S post office may move if the current postmistress gives up the job.

Marriage on horizon after tough test through rain

Stroud News and Journal:

3:16pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AROUND 150 competitors battled through wet conditions to complete a triathlon set in the heart of Cotswold Water Park at the weekend.

Record breaking GCSE results for Bradon Forest

Stroud News and Journal:

1:04pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BRADON Forest School pupils got the best ever GCSE results in the history of the school with 62 per cent of students achieving the government’s gold standard’ of 5 A* to Cs.

Cirencester Kingshill School pupils in GCSE heaven

Stroud News and Journal:

11:54am Thursday 21st August 2014

IT was all smiles at Cirencester Kingshill in Cirencester this morning as students celebrated outstanding GCSE results.

Residents back petition to stop Chesterton housing development

Stroud News and Journal:

11:34am Monday 18th August 2014

A PETITION opposing a controversial housing development in Cirencester has received nearly half the number of signatures it requires within a week of it being launched.

Specialist police team investigate death of man found dead at a waste site

Stroud News and Journal: Matthew Symonds

12:22pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SPECIALIST police team is investigating the death of a Swindon man who was found dead at a waste site in Avonmouth on August 1.

Girl suffers facial injuries after being hit by bottle

Stroud News and Journal:

10:42am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A TEENAGER suffered injuries to her face when a person she was walking through an alleyway with in Cheltenham kicked a bottle at her.

Ashton Keynes burglaries - cops suspect thieves are local

Stroud News and Journal:

2:50pm Monday 11th August 2014

POLICE believe that a spate of burglaries in Ashton Keynes are being committed by persons that live in the area.

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