PANICKED drivers have been swarming the remaining petrol stations in the Cotswolds that have not run out of fuel.
A FORMER Gloucestershire police officer has been jailed following a sex offence against a 16-year-old girl.
WITH the threat of fuel shortages looming, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is warning the public not to stockpile petrol.
A BRAIN-DAMAGED Fairford man took his own life after struggling to find a job an inquest has heard.
NEW Brewery Arts are hosting an exciting musical day for children at its theatre in Cirencester on Tuesday, April 10. In the morning, children aged 5 to 8 will be making up and performing songs in a fun workshop, Songwriting from scratch. Then at 2.30pm families can see a performance of Kid Carpet & the Noisy Animals, an exciting new rock/theatre show with a unique mix of theatre, comedy, animation and original live music. Suitable for families with children aged 3 to 8, it's a lively and enchanting show.
THE magic of Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace's Midnight Tango appears on canvas this month in a stunning new exhibition at The Art Gallery in Tetbury. Renowned figurative painter Charles Willmott was granted special access to the two stars of Strictly Come Dancing in order to paint dance sequences from their sell-out Midnight Tango show, which is currently at the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End.
WITH all the news of the Olympics in the headlines, enjoy a clown-based comedy based on the stories of the Ancient Greeks and the Olympic Games tomorrow (Friday, 8pm) at Swindon Arts Centre.
DO YOU remember the original Squadronaires from the 1940's? Originally formed by the RAF with a view to emulating the popularity with the troops of the American bands of the day, and to help boost morale, the Squadronaires went on to surpass even the most popular of the American bands. At the termination of the war in 1945, the orchestra went on to play at the Villa Marina in the Isle of Man for eleven years, until the advent of 'pop' music.
A HEALTH fair is being staged in Malmesbury on Saturday.
THE Prickles and Fur art exhibition in the Hare Gallery at The Corinium Museum, Cirencester runs from April 2-14. The exhibition aims to celebrate British wildlife, in all of its forms, but also to raise awareness of its plight. It will feature intricate paintings by wildlife artist, Cath Hodsman and also showcase art by children from local schools, who enjoy celebrating the same important subject in art form.
RIDING Lights Roughshod Theatre Company's new production Take the World is coming to Malmesbury Abbey on Sunday, April 1.
FANS of up-and-coming comedians have the chance to catch one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Edinburgh Festival in recent years when Elis James appears at Cheltenham Town Hall's Pillar Room on Saturday, April 7 at 8pm. Elis won critical praise and a legion of new fans at last year's Edinburgh Festival with his smash-hit sell-out show Do You Remember the First Time? So much so, that the bilingual Welshman has taken his charm offensive on the road with a whirlwind tour of the UK. Bringing his hilarious, freewheeling storytelling to the Pillar Room, Elis' candid, expertly timed anecdotes will be sure to delight, the warmth and charm of which will have you grinning from ear to ear throughout. Charting a series of "first times" Elis weaves his audience through a chance encounter with a celebrity, an accident at a wedding and the good old-fashioned drunkenness of others, something more than a few of us can relate to. Having performed internationally, supported fellow Welsh export Rhod Gilbert on tour and established a long list of credits including; 8 Out 10 Cats, The Rob Brydon Show, Show And Tell, Russell Howard's Good News and Dave's One Night Stand, Elis James has cemented himself as one of comedy's brightest young stars. www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
ARMY student James Hinwood and his friend Pete Clarke are paddling hard in preparation for a gruelling 125-mile canoe marathon at Easter.
CIRENCESTER will be dancing on ice later this year when a skating rink is installed in the Abbey Grounds.
A FAMILY in Cirencester have hit out at council chiefs after a grandmother needed emergency dental surgery when she tripped on a pothole.
FRANKLIN David Hugh Passed away peacefully on 16th March 2012, aged 85 years Much loved Husband of Rita Loving Father of Phillip, Christine, Bridget and Andrew Funeral Service to take place at All Hallows Church, South Cerney on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at 2.00pm Family flowers only please, but donations if desired to Cirencester Hospital League of Friends c/o Cowley & Son Ltd, Independent Funeral Directors, Triangle House, 62 Victoria Road, Cirencester, GL7 1ES Tel 01285 653298
SLEZAK Auntie Barb Dearly loved by us all forever in our hearts Gay, Tan, Craig & families (Australia)
SLEZAK Dear Barbie Our loving Sister forever in our hearts Love you Jean & Keith (Australia)
THOMPSON Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' nee Ponting Peacefully on 19th March 2012, aged 89 years A dearly loved Wife, Mum, Sister, Granny, Great Granny and friend Funeral Service will take place at St Andrew's Church, Leigh on Tuesday 3rd April at 12.00 noon Flowers welcome, or donations, if desired are for Help For Heroes c/o W S Brister & Son Funeral Directors, 100, Lenthay Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6AG Tel 01935 812647
Robert & Marion Dee Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary all our love Ann, Neil, Caley, Ben, Louise, Derek, Anne, Sascha and David XXX
Michele Sellars Happy 60th Birthday 2nd April Love all the family XXX
David Jowers Happy 60th Birthday 29th March. Love from all the family
Steve Lewis Happy 40th Birthday 30th March 2012 Lots of Love Mum, Dad, Steph, Andy, Helen and of course Melvin. xxx
Happy 90th Birthday! To All Members, Kemble & District Branch, Royal British Legion 29th March, 1922
BULLINGHAM Barbara Renee Suddenly on 21st March 2012 after a short illness Beloved Mum of Celia and Sally, Mum in Law of Denis and Patrick, Nana of Adrian, Robert, Richard, Rebekah, Andrew and Dominic, Andrew (Rebekah's Husband), and Natalie (Dominic's Wife), Great Grandma of Naomi and Libby Barbara's funeral service will take place at St Peter's Church, Stratton on Wednesday 4th April at 11.00am Family flowers only please, but donations if wished may be given in memory of Barbara to The Intensive Care Unit, Great Western Hospital, Swindon c/o A Slade & Son, 35 Dyer Street, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 2PP Tel 01285 656336
BAMPFIELD James (Jim) Passed away on 21st March 2012, aged 64 years Loving Husband of Jenny, Dad of Steve, Sheryl & Steve, Lee & Kimberley Bubba of Kira, Paris and Bump Much loved Son and Brother Funeral Service to take place at All Saints Church, Somerford Keynes on Saturday 31st March at 11am Family flowers only, donations to Prospect Hospice, Swindon c/o A Slade & Son, 35 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP Tel 01285 656336
PAGE David (formerly of the Green) Passed away peacefully on 17th March 2012 in Kings Lynn Aged 91 years Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather
KEY Edith 28th March 2005 A wonderful Mother to Monica and Gran to Karen Loved and missed every day XX
SAVORY Ron - 1st April 2001 Marg - 2nd April 2011 Mum and Dad, you will remain in our hearts forever, we love and miss you so much x Caroline, John, Paul, Sadie and Families
LUCE Patricia 1st April 2011 Loved and missed everyday Ron, Caroline, David, Angela, Valerie and Families
SMITH Kathleen Mary Sadly passed away on 17th March 2012 Much loved by us all, and who will be greatly missed The Funeral will be at Cheltenham Crematorium on the 10th April at 10.30am Any kind donations to Watermoor House (Gloucestershire Old People Housing Society) c/o A Slade & Son, Funeral Directors, 35 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP Tel 01285 656336
PERRY Mick on the 23rd March 2012, peacefully at his home, aged 83 years Dear Husband of Heather loving Father of Gordon and Sue, Grandfather to Paul & Gemma, Mark, Hannah and Great Grandfather to Isabel Funeral Service at Holy Trinity Church, Watermoor on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at 1pm Family flowers only, donations if desired for the Cotswold Care Hospice may be left at the Church or sent to R Carter Funeral Director, High Road, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, SN6 6NX Tel 01285 861392
SLEZAK Barb Passed away peacefully on 19th March 2012 at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, aged 78 years. Beloved Wife of the late Johnny and a much loved Mother and Grandmother Funeral Service will take place place at St Mary the Virgin, Beverston on Thursday 29th March at 12.00 noon Flowers or donations if preferred to Chestfund may be set to L E Perry, Funeral Directors, 13-15 Hampton Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8JN Tel 01666 502295
PETTIGREW Sylvia (nee Cleaver) Peacefully on 23rd March at Stroud General Hospital, aged 79 years Beloved Wife of the late John, much loved Mother of Julie and Laurence, dear Mother-in-law of Joe and Enid, dearly loved Grandmother of Jamie, Kim, Kirstie, Ursula and Nicholas and a Great Grandmother A private Cremation followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen, Tetbury on Tuesday 3rd April at 2.00 pm Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to the British Heart Foundation and may be sent to L E Perry, Funeral Directors, 13-15 Hampton Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8JN Tel 01666 502295
THOMPSON Roger With great sadness the Thompson family report the death of Roger Beloved Husband, Father and Father-in-Law, of Jennie, Tara, Antonia and Andy Funeral to take place on Thursday 12th April at 2.30pm at Kingsdown Crematorium Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Acute Stroke Unit, Great Western Hospital c/o Packer & Slade, Funeral Service, Cirencester, GL7 1LG Tel 01285 653525
FERGUSON Alister Nicoll Died peacefully on Thursday 15th March 2012 Cremation at Cheltenham Crematorium on Monday April 2nd at 10.30am No flowers, donations to Save The Children
Happy 50th Porky Lots of Love Deb, Chloe & Ryan xx