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  • Clifton-Brown: rail service hold-up is unacceptable Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

    He said it would be an intolerable situation if these diversions meant passengers experienced delays similar to those when the redoubling work was being carried out. read more

  • EQUESTRIAN: Team chasers at Andoversford bidding for national finals Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Homme House Horse Trials - Kelly McCarthy-Maine on Greencough Cross tackling the cross country course. 1432_5003. Photo: James Maggs.

    THE annual Cotswold Team Chase will take place on Sunday (October 26) at Foxcote Estate, near Andoversford, with The County Air Ambulance being this year’s chosen charity. read more

  • GOLF: Goodwin back in the winners circle Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ed Goodwin of Cirencester Golf Club

    CIRENCESTER head pro Ed Goodwin won the latest Gloucestershire & Somerset PGA Medal at The Kendleshire with a one under par round of 70. read more

  • A429 near Crudwell closed following collision involving lorry car and van Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

    THE A429 near Crudwell is closed following an accident involving a lorry, a van and a car read more

  • Stow welcomes thousands to popular biannual horse fair Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

    STOW-ON-THE-WOLD has welcomed thousands of travellers to a field near Maugersbury Road today to celebrate the 538-year-old biannual horse fair. read more

  • Cirencester coffee shop receives prestigious 5-Cup accreditation

    A CIRENCESTER coffee shop is one of only seven in the country to be awarded the prestigious 5-Cup accreditation this year. read more

  • Popular Cirencester festival to make flying comeback next summer Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

    Next year's Phoenix Festival is returning to the Abbey Grounds on 22-23 August 2015 and organisers are calling for help to make it bigger and better than it has ever been. read more

  • Man, 67, dies after collapsing at Nailsworth bus station Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

    A MAN has died after collapsing at Nailsworth bus station. read more

  • Minety school table top sale in Malmesbury

    Minety Pre-School & Forest School is to hold a table top sale in the Market Cross in Malmesbury on November 8 from 9am-12pm. read more


    BARNES William (Bill) of Elkstone Passed away peacefully at home on 15th October 2014, aged 84 years A much loved Husband, Father, Grandad and Great Grandad who will be sadly missed Funeral Service at Elkstone Church on Wednesday 29th October at 3.00pm Family flowers only please, but if desired donations for Rendcomb Surgery may be left at the Church or sent to Norman, Trotman & Hughes, Funeral Directors, Northleach, Glos, GL54 3EY Tel 01451 860288 read more


    CALEY Joan Isobel Peacefully on 10th October 2014 Dearly loved Mother of Michael, Richard and Susan, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Funeral Service at St Michaels & All Angels Church, Poole Keynes on Friday 24th October at 2pm Family flowers, donations if wished to Dementia UK c/o A Slade & Son, 35 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP Tel 01285 656336 read more


    WAKEFIELD Ernest "John" Passed away peacefully on Thursday 16th October 2014, aged 92 years Dearly loved Father and Grandfather Funeral Service at All Saints Church, Somerford Keynes on Thursday 30th October at 11.30am Family flowers only, donations to British Heart Foundation c/o A Slade & Son, 35 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP Tel 01285 656336 read more


    BARTON Freda Died peacefully on 15th October 2014 aged 86 years Wife of Cyril (deceased) and Mother of Stuart and Janet Funeral Service to take place at Cirencester Parish Church of St John the Baptist on Wednesday 29th October at 1.30pm, followed by burial at Chesterton Cemetery Family flowers only, donations may be given in memory of Freda for Age UK c/o Cowley & Son Ltd, Independent Funeral Directors, Triangle House, 62 Victoria Road, Cirencester, GL7 1ES Tel 01285 653298 read more


    BURGE Michael Sidney Passed away on Saturday 18th October 2014 at Great Western Hospital, Swindon, aged 86 years Dearly loved Husband, Father, Father-in-Law and Bam Mike will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially his wife Edith, son Peter and daughter Wendy, also his grandchildren Pellum and Jasper Funeral Service to take place at St Peter's Church, Stratton on Tuesday 28th October 2014 at 11.00am Family flowers only, but donations in Mike's memory for Wiltshire Air Ambulance c/o Cowley & Son Ltd, Independent Funeral Directors, Triangle House, 62 Victoria Road, Cirencester, GL7 1ES Tel 01285 653298 read more


    WILSON Kathleen (nee Westmacott) Widow of Lionel, fell asleep on 15th October 2014 Fomerly of Worcester Lodge, Didmarton The Service will be held at St Lawrence's, Didmarton on Wednesday 29th October at 10am Kathleen will be sadly missed by her daughters, sister and grandchildren Family flowers only, however donations would be appreciated for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3DF Enquiries: Tel 01793 522797 read more


    LLOYD Richard "The man in the red hat" Marion would like to thank everyone who attended Richard's funeral service, for all the cards and kind messages of sympathy A man so obviously very well thought of by so many read more


    BAYLEY Johnny & Natalie (nee Totterdale) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their precious little Girl Callie-Rose on 9th October 2014 7lbs 6½ ozs Grateful thanks to Hannah, Tracey and Jane at Gloucester Royal, and at Stroud Maternity Hospital, Katie, Sue and our lovely Midwife Dympna read more

  • J LYNE

    John & Pat Lyne Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary With love from your whole family XXX read more


    TURNER Robert "Bob" Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday 16th October 2014 aged 85 years Railway Engineer and Mountain Lover Dearly loved Husband of the late Ethel, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather Funeral Service at Malmesbury Abbey on Tuesday 28th October at 1.30pm A private family burial at Malmesbury Cemetery No flowers by request, but donations, if desired to: Railway Children or Malmesbury Tuesday Club c/o Matthews Independent Funeral Directors Ltd, 7 Burnham Road, Malmesbury, SN16 0BQ or at the service read more


    JOHNSON John William JOHNSON Thomas Frederick Peacefully on 14th and 18th October 2014, aged 84 years and 80 years Dearly loved Brothers of the late Pete, Brothers in law of Christine, Nephews Keith and Ronald and Cousin of Carol Funeral Service to take place at Cheltenham Crematorium, South Chapel on Friday 31st October at 9.45am Family flowers only, donations may be given in memory of John and Thomas for Cancer Research UK c/o Cowley & Son Ltd, Independent Funeral Directors, Triangle House, 62 Victoria Road, Cirencester, GL7 1ES Tel 01285 653298 read more

  • C COOK

    COOK Carrie (Tess) 26th October 1990 Remembered every day With all our love Jean, Gerald, Lyn & Mark read more


    SOMERVILLE Valerie 27.6.1952 27.10.2004 Treasured memories of a much loved Daughter and Sister You are always in our thoughts Val Love always Mum and Elaine xx read more

  • T COX

    COX Tom and Gwen Dad and Mum, a year has passed and not a day passes by without you both being in our thoughts. Sadly missed, forever in our hearts Your loving family read more


    PAINTER Margaret Joan Passed away peacefully at the Cheltenham General Hospital on Thursday 16th October 2014, aged 91 years Mum will be sadly missed by all her family The Funeral Service will take place at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon on Tuesday 4th November 2014 at 1.30pm No black please Family flowers only but donations may be given, if desired, to Prospect Hospice All enquiries to Blackwells Independent Funeral Directors Ltd, 38 Cheney Manor Road, Swindon, SN2 2NS Tel 01793 611060 read more


    WEAVIN John Ernest Passed away 15th October 2014 after a long battle with Cancer A much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather of Valerie, Donna, Paul, Tomas, Matthew, Grace, Daniel and Tobin Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday 28th October at St Peters C of E in Stratton, Cirencester at 2pm, family flowers only John's wishes were donations please to Macmillan Cancer Support after the wonderful care he received throughout his treatments c/o A Slade & Son, 35 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP God Bless. Rest now. Peace at last Tel 07462 946554 read more

  • Goodbye to the Hare Festival! Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

    A HUGELY popular Cirencester festival will be hopping out of town for good tomorrow night, as more than 50 colourful hare statues go under the hammer for charity. read more

  • Men arrested in connection with child sex images

    POLICE  arrested six Wiltshire men in connection with possessing and making indecent images of children via the internet yesterday. The arrests were made as part of Operation Harness, a long-term collaborative project tackling issues which matter most to our communities. It involves police officers and staff over a number of organised days of action throughout the year. Over 100 officers and staff were involved in the activity, providing front line enforcement activity, investigations support, public awareness and community reassurance. Wiltshire Police were also supported by staff from Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council. The latest day of action supported Wiltshire Police's ongoing work to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Violence in the county.  A total of six warrants were executed at addresses in Swindon, Melksham, Trowbridge and Salisbury. read more

  • Second year of history festival a smash hit for Malmesbury

    TOURISTS and history enthusiasts flocked to Malmesbury to hear talks from famous historians, authors and politicians during the second BBC History Weekend. read more

  • Funding trouble for scheme which helps special needs youngsters become more independent

    A VALUABLE scheme helping special needs youngsters become more independent could be in jeopardy, after project organisers claim funding has been cut by the council. read more

  • Cirencester Open Air Pool to undergo complete transformation

    ONE of the oldest swimming pools in the country is due to undergo a complete transformation. And a mystery local benefactor has offered to meet half the cost of the funding. read more

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