Police appeal for witnesses after Cirencester man dies in crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:23am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a Cirencester man died in a crash in the on the A433. 

Parish council says no to commercial waste dumping on composting site

1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SOUTH Cerney Parish Council is sending out a reminder that the composting site in the villager is for residents’ use only.

Pink car drivers wanted for charity rally

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Pink car drivers wanted

12:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ANYONE in the Cotswolds who owns a pink car is being urged to take part in a Pink Car Rally to raise awareness for a children's charity.

Malmesbury photographer snaps 360 degree tours of local businesses

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PICTURES taken by a Malmesbury photographer can be seen on Google Maps, allowing viewers to take a 360 degree tour of a pub or hotel before they visit.

Charity music festival at Seventeen Black rescheduled for September

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:47am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CIRENCESTER wine bar is hosting a charity music festival on Friday, September 5 to raise money for cancer sufferers.

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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.

UPDATE: A433 reopens after fatal crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:40pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE A433 has reopened following a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist and a car earlier today.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies following crash on Tetbury Road

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:42pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE A433 Tetbury Road is closed following a crash in which a motorcyclists was killed.

Standard team sore but satisfied after Tough Mudder challenge

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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.”

Huge metal frames to be transported through Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:23pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SEVERAL large metal frames are to be driven through Wiltshire on August 24.

PCC suggests measures that could make stretch of Spratsgate Lane safer

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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.

Relocation of Tetbury post office in the pipeline

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

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

Former Cirencester teacher takes on 700 mile trekking challenge for charity

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CIRENCESTER trekker is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by walking all 780 miles of the Welsh Coastal Path in only seven weeks.

Long-eared guest ready to bound into Westonbirt Treefest

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:58pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THERE will be a special long-eared guest at this year’s Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Malmesbury GCSEs 'excellent results in turbulent exam time'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:33pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MALMESBURY School head Tim Gilson praised pupils for producing outstanding GCSE results during a turbulent time in the examination system.

Immigration rules put dampener on marriage

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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.

Chesterton housing plans

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

IN OUR report in this week’s printed version of the Standard we wrongly suggested in the opening paragraph that building work had begun in preparation for a new housing development in Chesterton.

Worries that construction work could make dangerous road more hazardous

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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.

Plans for 120 homes in Tetbury opposed by councillors

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (9557406)

3:26pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PLANS to build 120 homes in Tetbury are being opposed by the town’s council.

Marriage on horizon after tough test through rain

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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.

Deer Park pupils delighted with results

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sam Pywell, Lucy Stephenson, James McGrath, Will Collins, Katie Foye, Charlotte Ellis, Tamsin Savvides, Holly Footer Skavaas and Ly Keen (9551444)

2:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DELIGHTED pupils received their results from Cirencester Deer Park this morning.

Success is in the air at Cotswold School

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:36pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SUCCESS was in the air this morning at Cotswold School, as happy students celebrated great GCSE results.

Record breaking GCSE results for Bradon Forest

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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.

Fantastic Farmor's students celebrate top GCSE results

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:09pm Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS at Farmor’s celebrated fantastic GCSE results this morning, as many relax and start preparing for a new chapter at the school’s sixth form.

Serious crash on Tetbury Road

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:34pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE A433 Tetbury Road is closed after a serious crash at the junction with the A429 at Cirencester involving a motorcyclist and a car.

Cirencester Kingshill School pupils in GCSE heaven

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:54am Thursday 21st August 2014

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

Neighbours' sleepless nights over unofficial Waitrose car park could be over

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

RESIDENTS who complained about staff at the new Waitrose store in Malmesbury using an illegal car park on farmland behind their homes are hoping their nights of disturbed sleep are over.

GCHQ requests help from new generation of spies

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A GAME designed to find the next generation of spies has been launched by GCHQ in conjunction with Cyber Security Challenge.

Fairford man launches scheme to get one person on every street CPR trained

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Councillor Trevor Hing

6:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FAIRFORD man has plans to get at least one person on every street in the town trained in CPR.

Archaeology survey starts on proposed 2,500 homes site in Chesterton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

ARCHEOLOGICAL survey work has started on land at Chesterton earmarked for a 2,500 home development.

Council and school join forces to build new community hub in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Town Council votes to pass ownership of disused Stratton church to the district authority

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

COUNCILLORS and school staff will be joining forces to manage a new building due to be built at Watermoor School for the whole community.

Catering company fined after 70 people went down with food poisoning

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO caterers who provided food for a Bollywood charity night have admitted serving up dangerous food after 70 people went down with food poisoning.

Malmesbury advertising signs dispute to be decided tonight

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:48pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL bid to have traders’ A boards removed from the historic Market Cross in Malmesbury is due to be put before an extraordinary town council meeting tonight.

Cirencester bus users call for reinstated service

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

FORMER users of the 58 and 59 bus are appealing for people to send their opinions on public transport cuts to Cirencester Town Council.

Corinium Radio goes 24/7 next month

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Former Chairman Liz Young handing over her role to to current Chairman Carole Boydell earlier this year (9488105)

12:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CORINIUM Radio is almost ready to launch its online broadcast and take the station 24/7.

Councillor criticised in meeting for "deceitful" Facebook page

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:48am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FAIRFORD resident has launched a public attack on a councillor about what he claims is a deceitful Facebook page.

Cirencester Baptists apply to refurbish old social club

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Baptist Church minister, Matt Frost, outside the Chesterton Suite social club which the church are applying to use (9469125)

8:37am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CIRENCESTER Baptists are applying for permission to change the old social club in Chesterton into their new church.

Traditional Fairford Steam Show celebrates another fun-filled year

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: FAIRFORD STEAM, DAN RIVERS DRIVING A SMALL SCALE BURRELL AGRI ENGINE BUILT BY HIS FATHER IN 1994. (9373731)

5:07pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FAIRFORD Steam Show celebrated a successful weekend, with a new and popular ploughing activity named the highlight of the event.

Malmesbury neighbourhood plan to undergo public examination

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Quick-off-the-mark parking attendants will deter people from visiting Malmesbury, claims GD Lane

5:02pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE inspector appointed to examine the Malmesbury Neighbourhood plan has decided to have a hearing in public next month.

Cirencester naturalists celebrate 50 years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ingrid Twissell, Colin Twissell, Susan Dewsbury and David Dewsbury at the 50th anniversary field meeting (9467811)

4:29pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CELEBRATION has taken place to mark the 50th year since the Cirencester branch of Gloucestershire Naturalists was established.

New report-hare comes hopping into the Standard office

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Dashing new hare Stan d'Ard

4:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Standard has welcomed a long-eared bright-eyed new reporter onto the team, who has already taken centre stage in the front window.

Police fitness tests reveal which counties have the quickest cops

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sussex policemen fail fitness test

12:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WILTSHIRE’S police force is beating Gloucestershire’s when it comes to fitness according to the College of Policing.

Child taken to hospital after coach overturns on M5

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:58am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SEVERAL people have been injured after a coach crashed on the M5 this morning.

Coach overturns on M5 near Stroud

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

11:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COACH has overturned on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

Air ambulance on M5 as coach overturns

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN OVERTURNED coach on the M5 has led to the air ambulance being sent to the scene.

Hundreds turn up for launch of Cirencester Skate Park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of skate fans turned up the highly-anticipated launch event of Cirencester Skate Park on the weekend.

Retired police dogs set to meet and greet at emergency services show

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cuddly Wiltshire Police drugs dog with handler PC Marie Poole

10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN ANIMAL charity started with the help of cash from the Emergency Services Show will be taking part in this year’s event at Hullavington Airfield.

Bike roadshow coming to Cirencester and Tetbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:05am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BICYCLE roadshow organised by the police is coming to the Cotswolds to educate people about keeping their bikes safe from theives.

Cirencester open air pool to host 24 hour swimming fundraiser

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Summer season starts today for Cirencester Open Air Pool

5:10pm Monday 18th August 2014

AN OPPORTUNITY to try night time swimming is still open ahead of a fundraiser for Cirencester’s historic open air pool.


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