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6 hrs ago | Gazette Series

THE Conservative party in South Gloucestershire has elected a new leader.

Cllr Matthew Riddle, who represents the Severn ward on South Gloucestershire Council, was yesterday unanimously elected as group leader and leader of the authority, following the resignation of Cllr John Calway.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

This is Wiltshire

Held: Woman who started fire in Grittleton house while bailed for arson

A woman who started a fire at a house while on bail for arson has been remanded in custody by a judge.

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Gazette Series

Thornbury Christmas lights switch-on date revealed

CHRISTMAS preparations are already well underway and the Thornbury Christmas Lights Association has announced when the lights will be switched on.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Gazette Series

South Gloucestershire Council leader steps down

He said he was making the move for "personal reasons" and that he would also step down from his role as leader of the Conservatives.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Gazette Series

Bee keepers keeping safe after new suits donated

A BEE keeping group for South Gloucestershire is buzzing after being donated 20 sets of protective clothing for adults and children.

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IcNorthWales

Wylfa Newydd reactor approval on target for 2017 after further step forward

The reactor design planned for Wylfa Newydd took a further step forward today and remains on target for approval by 2017.

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This Is Bristol

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PROTESTERS were left dejected after controversial plans for a MetroBus route for the north of the city were narrowly approved.

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Gazette Series

Petition launched to push through proposals at Thornbury Hospital

The petition forms part of a lengthy campaign and will be posted to every house in the Thornbury and Alveston area over the coming few weeks to try and garner support to try and force a decision on the hospital.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

South Wales Argus

Police appeal after man leaves prison

Darren Williams, 32, left HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire this morning after he had been provided with medication he takes for anxiety at about 8.30am.

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Gazette Series

Roadshow offers help to people with dementia in South Gloucestershire

It will offer practical, emotional and health advice to anyone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia, their carers or relatives.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Gazette Series

Cllr Howard Gawler to skydive for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Cllr Howard Gawler, who lives in Rangeworthy and represents the Ladden Brook ward, will jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet next month to raise funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity , one of the two causes he has chosen to support during his year in office.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Gazette Series

South Gloucestershire libraries to host cancer support sessions

A CANCER support charity will be visiting libraries across South Gloucestershire to provide support sessions to help lonely people living with cancer.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Gazette Series

THE chairman of South Gloucestershire Council is shaping up for a charity skydive at the age of 71.

Cllr Howard Gawler, who lives in Rangeworthy and represents the Ladden Brook ward, will jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet next month to raise funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity , one of the two causes he has chosen to support during his year in office.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Police search for escaped prisoner Ashley Tessyman in Dorset

Ashley Tessyman, 30, absconded from HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire, where he was serving a prison sentence for burglary and robbery, on Monday, July 21. Detective sergeant John O'Hara said: "We have information to suggest that he is in the Dorset area and are trying to locate him.

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This Is Bristol

High-flying pupils already looking to future

A STAGGERING 36 students at The Castle School in Thornbury achieved at least ten A* or A GCSE grades.

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Fun day for residents with South Gloucestershire's largest social housing society

The Merlin Housing residents fun day 2014. Pirates Cain, 6, and Leeloo Vigurs, 4. August 2014.

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Gazette Series

Businesses battling for superfast broadband to hold meeting in Horton

Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb and Cllr Sue Hope in Hawkesbury Upton with Tristram Charnley and Geoff Preston from Cotswold Wireless A CAMPAIGN has been launched to help connect people in South Gloucestershire's rural villages to superfast broadband - but business owners say they are still fighting an uphill battle.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Cotswold Journal

New report follows Winterbourne View abuse scandal

A REPORT into supporting people with learning disabilities produced by Gloucestershire County Council has been praised by the Local Government Association.

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Gazette Series

'Bitter disappointment' at Yate International Academy GCSE results

DESPITE good individual results, Yate International Academy has seen a huge drop in the number of students achieving more than five GCSEs above a C. The academy's results were down 18 per cent, from 2013's record year of 58 per cent, with only 40 per cent of students gaining A* to C grades in five subjects including English and maths.

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Gazette Series

Record GCSE results at Chipping Sodbury School

The school is celebrating 60 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths, the government's benchmark for measuring achieving, compared to 56 per cent last year.

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