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45 min ago | Archaeology

Cirencester's Bronze Cockerel

Cotswold Archaeology announced that the Cirencester cockerel-a colorful, enameled bronze figurine of a young rooster discovered in a child's grave in 2011-will go on display at Corinium Museum this month. Such figurines are thought to have been crafted in Britain and exported across the empire, but only eight of them have survived.

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45 min ago | This is Wiltshire

Spitfire displays at dedication of Seagry memorial to Second World War pilots

A ten-minute Spitfire display over Seagry was the one of the highlights on Sunday of a service to dedicate a memorial to two Second World War pilots. Hundreds of people attended the service in Lower Seagry in memory of Flying Officer John Brewster, 25, and Pilot Officer Harold Williams.

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1 hr ago | Dorsetecho.co.uk

Happy couple tie the knot and thank parents for day

Zoe Natasha Thornton and Stephen Michael Thornton, from Poundbury , celebrated their wedding on September 6 surrounded by family and friends. The happy couple, aged 30 and 31, have been together for nearly 10 years and married at St Johns the Evangelist Church in Trowbridge, in front of 83 guests.

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5 hrs ago | Gazette Series

Discover the delights of South Gloucestershire during festival

SOUTH Gloucestershire's Discover Festival has been launched with a series of free open days at places of interest across the district. The six-week-long festival was opened on Thursday and will include more than 150 free events for residents to find out what makes South Gloucestershire a great place to live and work.

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7 hrs ago | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

POLICE in Cheltenham have arrested two people during a drugs operation in the town.

During the two-day operation last week, uniformed and plain clothes officers from the St Marks local policing team carried out patrols in and around Arle Avenue and Market Street, following concerns raised by residents and businesses about drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in the area. A 41-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.

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11 hrs ago | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Cirencester pub transforms tired skittle alley into bright new party space

A TIRED old skittle alley at a Cirencester pub has undergone a bright new makeover, transforming into a dynamic new room fit for parties, socialising or even business meetings. Party planners of the Cotswolds can look forward to the launch of The Stable Bar, based at The Golden Cross on Black Jack Street.

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15 hrs ago | Stroudnewsand Journal

SHEEP will race through Frampton as part of a family fun evening this Saturday, September 20.

The event will be held in the stunning surroundings of Frampton Court with a flock of sheep, a large marquee and live music for all the family. Featuring eight sheep races, a barbecue, bar, tote, live music and race commentary from BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Anna King, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Billboard

Robert Plant on What Inspires His New Band, and What He...

Robert Plant has characterized the music he makes with his new backing band, The Sensational Space Shifters, as "country and eastern." It's a cheeky bit of stylistic recasting, but if anything, it doesn't go far enough in describing the wide scope of the rock legend's latest album, his 10th solo LP and the first backed by the Shifters.

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Wiltshire Times

MP tucks in as Chippenham infants enjoy free school meals

All five to seven-year-olds became entitled to free school meals for the first time on September 4, in a move the Children's Society has hailed as "a positive first step in the fight against child poverty". They said 160,000 more children in poverty, including 970 in Wiltshire, would be entitled to free school meals as a result of the scheme, which allocates A 2.30 a child per meal.

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This Is Somerset

Queen guitarist Brian May returns to fight against badgers being...

Queen guitarist Brian May will visit the West Country today to protest against the second pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire. The rock star and the Save Me Trust will visit the Gloucestershire cull zone on Monday arriving in Newent mid afternoon, and then be in Somerset tomorrow to visit Camp Badger.

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Stroudnewsand Journal

Stall adds over 1k to help Tessa beat cancer

A CHARITY stall at the Shambles Market on Saturday raised more than A 1,200 to pay for life-saving therapy for former Stroud nurse, Tessa Elam. The stall, which was organised by Maud Lomberg, who used to live next door to Tessa in Minchinhampton, attracted not only dozens of donations beforehand, but hundreds showed up on the day to show their support.

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Stroudnewsand Journal

Stall adds over 1k to help Tessa beat cancer

A CHARITY stall at the Shambles Market on Saturday raised more than A 1,200 to pay for life-saving therapy for former Stroud nurse, Tessa Elam. The stall, which was organised by Maud Lomberg, who used to live next door to Tessa in Minchinhampton, attracted not only dozens of donations beforehand, but hundreds showed up on the day to show their support.

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Wiltshire Times

Chippenham's MP Duncan Hames with Ivy Lane infants and staff. Picture by Diane Vose

All five to seven-year-olds became entitled to free school meals for the first time on September 4, in a move the Children's Society has hailed as "a positive first step in the fight against child poverty". They said 160,000 more children in poverty, including 970 in Wiltshire, would be entitled to free school meals as a result of the scheme, which allocates A 2.30 a child per meal.

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This Is Bristol

Gloden Tanning & Beauty located in Bristol

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Gazette Series

Go global at Yate International Festival

It takes place on Saturday, September 20 and will include a global collection of colourful demonstrations and displays.

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This Is Somerset

Queen guitarist Brian May returns to fight against badgers being...

Queen guitarist Brian May will visit the West Country today to protest against the second pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire. The rock star and the Save Me Trust will visit the Gloucestershire cull zone on Monday arriving in Newent mid afternoon, and then be in Somerset tomorrow to visit Camp Badger.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wiltshire Times

Fate of Phones4U workers uncertain as firm 'collapses' after end of EE deal

The fate of Phones4U employees in Wiltshire was uncertain tonight after the BBC reported that the firm had 'collapsed into adminstration'. Phones4U has hundreds of stores, including those in Devizes, Trowbridge and Chippenham, which the BBC said would be closed tomorrow with the loss of 6,000 jobs.

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The Stranger

Tonight in Music: Lil Wayne vs. Drake, Pulse Emmiter and Addison Groove

Is this even a fair fight? It's like apples versus oranges, with apples being the smooth-and-sensitive hip-pop hitmaker Drake and oranges being the GOAT-tempting monolith on the wane Lil Wayne . In this case, as in life, I prefer oranges, but whatever your taste, this should be a hell of a show.

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CBC News

My Guitar: Harry Martin's hard-working Takamine 360

Harry Martin received his Takamine guitar as a gift from his wife in 1986. Since then, Martin has taken the instrument with him across Canada and to Bristol, England.

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This is Wiltshire

Developer tries second appeal on disputed site in Malmesbury

The public will have a chance to help shape the new Chippenham campus, the hub for community services planned for Wiltshire Council's Monkton Park offices. The campus development proposes to improve riverside access by linking the Monkton Park and Olympiad buildings and changing their aspect to face the River Avon.

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