Church volunteers do good in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Members of the Churches Together workforce who planted bulbs and pruned shrubs in the Abbey Grounds in Cirencester (10854573)

5:31pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CROWD of church volunteers gathered in Cirencester over the weekend of September 27 to do charity work for the community.

Bookshop owner gets in the driving seat to inspire schoolchildren

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Octavia Karavla with driving instructor Peter Goddard (10930942)

4:49pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GRANT from a best-selling author is helping a bookshop owner reach out to young readers.

Inquest: Elderly women killed when their car pulled out in front of speeding lorry on A417

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:43pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO elderly ex-RAF servicewomen were killed when their car pulled out in front of a speeding lorry on the A417, an inquest heard today.

Mop Fair to arrive in Cirencester on Monday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:56pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE popular Mop Fair is returning to Cirencester this Monday.

Malmesbury neighbourhood plan will go to referendum

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury High Street (10782419)

12:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A REFERENDUM on a blueprint for future development of Malmesbury and two neighbouring parishes has now been given the go ahead after public examination and government inspection.

Rare photos of Monty Python star to go under the hammer in South Cerney

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COLLECTION of never-before-published photos and memorabilia portraying Monty Python star Eric Idle is going on auction in South Cerney.

Wiltshire and Gloucestershire school fines rocket following new rules

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (10903443)

12:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FINES issued to parents for failing to ensure their child is attending school have sky-rocketed in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire over the last two years.

Rendcomb headteacher speaks out about benefits of independent schools for disadvantaged children

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COTSWOLD headteacher has spoken out about social mobility and how children who might not have strong social backgrounds can still move onwards and upwards in the education world thanks to independent schools.

Top CEOs team up with Cirencester College students to talk about future of the town

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TOP entrepreneurs from across the country will be teaming up with Cirencester College students for one day to discuss new innovative ideas to benefit the future of the town.

Cirencester runner has less than 100 days left in epic year-long 2,000km challenge

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Matt Cordas running the Cheltenham Half marathon at the beginning of September

5:34pm Monday 29th September 2014

A KEEN jogger who has been running more than five kilometres every day since the start of this year, has less than 100 days to go before he finishes his epic mission.

Princes William and Harry attend wedding of childhood friend at Malmesbury Abbey

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The photograph of Prince William and Prince Harry taken by Andrea Rubio as they walked back to the changing room

4:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

EAGER townsfolk gathered outside Malmesbury Abbey on the weekend as Prince William and Prince Harry arrived at the wedding of a close childhood friend

Mysterious Myths and Legends event coming to Bourton's Birdland this Halloween

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The "Undertaker" bird at Birdland

3:43pm Monday 29th September 2014

VISTORS will be able to let their imagination fly away with them this Halloween thanks to a Myths and Legends event at Bourton's Birdland.

Motorist denies allegation of driving his car at a pedestrian

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

A CRICKLADE man who has denied intentionally driving his BMW motorcar at a man on foot is to face trial by judge and jury. Mark Armstrong, of Stone Lane, Cricklade, pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving and actual bodily harm when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday. The 25-year-old is alleged to have driven his car at Thomas Dalby, hitting him, during an incident on Highworth Road, Swindon, on Tuesday, January 14 this year. Judge Tim Mousley QC adjourned the case to Wednesday, November 19 and released Armstrong on unconditional bail until then.

Couple give up their veg in aid of hospital

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: From left to right: Liz Vines, Zena Dalton Tetbury Hospital director and Eric Vines (10877585)

3:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

WHEN Eric and Liz Vines wanted to thank Tetbury Hospital they did not just send a thank-you card - instead the couple decided to raise money for the hospital by selling their vegetables at a car boot sale.

Walk will give insight into bats in water park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A bechsteines bat (10873554)

2:28pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BAT walk is set to take place in the Cotswold Water park next month.

Cake and coffee enjoyed by hundreds at Macmillan fundraisers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (l-r) Cirencester College social events manager, Millie Philpott, president of the student union Benedict Morter and vice president and charities officer Naheda Miah with cakes for Macmillan (10806196)

11:58am Monday 29th September 2014

CAKE and coffee was enjoyed all over the Cotswolds at the weekend, as businesses and local residents raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Woman gets ready to scale Mount Kilimanjaro for Alzheimers charity

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:32am Monday 29th September 2014

A WOMAN is getting ready to scale all 5,895 metres of Mount Kilimanjaro this Friday and has already raised thousands of pounds for Alzheimers research.

Man accused of murdering parents stands trial tomorrow

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Nicholas Jackson was handed a four-month jail term but had served that time in custody on remand

10:01am Monday 29th September 2014

A SWINDON man charged with murdering his parents in 2007 will appear at court tomorrow.

Marathon man will run 300 miles for disabled children

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Neil Bacon, who will be running more than 11 marathons in five months (10847650)

9:35am Monday 29th September 2014

A STOW on the Wold man is planning to run 300 miles in five weeks to raise money for disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz.

Five things you need to know on the last Monday of September

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: CB 28.9.11 
WEATHER PIC - AUTUMN HEATWAVE IN BELLE VUE PARK - NEWPORT . JULIETTE MALONEY , 40  (4930875)

8:26am Monday 29th September 2014

THE last week of September promises the last of the summer weather.

Cirencester man faces jail after touching teenager's breasts

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN who repeatedly groped a teenage Cirencester girl's breasts and bought her a vibrator has been warned he may be jailed.

Update: Police investigating after Swindon man dies in A4136 crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Serious crash causes road closure in Ponsanooth

1:08pm Sunday 28th September 2014

POLICE are now investigating a crash on the A4136 between Cinderford and Brierley, close to the layby, in which a 28 year old motorcyclist from Swindon died  today.

Kemble station brightened up with mosaic

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:30pm Sunday 28th September 2014

CHILDREN at Kemble Primary School have applied the finishing touches to a new garden at Kemble station.

M4/M5 Almondsbury Interchange to be closed for resurfacing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Night time closures of M5 sliproads at Falfield for resurfacing work

8:20am Sunday 28th September 2014

The M4 westbound link to M5 northbound link will be closed from 9pm on Wednesday 1 October until 6am the following morning. The diversion will be clearly signposted.

Cirencester man admits illegal sex with woman

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

A MAN who had illegal sex with a woman was placed on a three year rehab programme by a Gloucester crown court judge today.

Malmesbury hotel chef retains Michelin two-stars for seventh year running

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A MALMESBURY hotel chef has retained his Michelin two-stars for the seventh year in a row, making it Wiltshire's only restaurant to hold such an award.

Chairman thanks hard working volunteers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:40pm Saturday 27th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS at the Cotswold Water Park Trust have been thanked in person for their hard work by the chairman of the charity which runs the facilities.

Cirencester restaurant bags Bib Gourmand

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: James ‘Bob’ Parkinson from Made By Bob (10804947)

1:04pm Saturday 27th September 2014

CIRENCESTER is now home to a winner of a Bib Gourmand following the announcement of this year’s Michelin Stars.

Hankerton residents install new kissing gate

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Volunteers Tony Hill, Brian Dalton, and David Pynn with the new gate. Picture: David Wood(10814756)

9:05am Saturday 27th September 2014

HANKERTON is now home to a brand new kissing gate thanks to a small group of dedicated volunteers.

Northleach Farmer's Feast raises thousands of pounds for children's charity

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The farmer's feast at The Wheatsheaf in Northleach

9:03am Saturday 27th September 2014

A FARMER'S feast held in Northleach raised thousands of pounds for a charity which supports young children with crippling muscle conditions.

Cirencester man charged with possession of imitation gun and threats to kill

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A CIRENCESTER man has been remanded in custody to await trial on charges of possession of an imitation firearm.

Cotswold and North Wiltshire MPs vote on airstrikes in Iraq

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Saudi pilots sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet as part of US-led coalition airstrikes. Photograph: (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency) (10829765)

8:02am Saturday 27th September 2014

COTSWOLD and North Wiltshire MPs Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and James Gray have expressed their support for the government in their plans to carry out airstrikes in Iraq on the Islamic State.

Severn Bridge to be closed westbound all weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:37pm Friday 26th September 2014

The M48 Severn Crossing will be closed this weekend to allow essential resurfacing work to take place.

Choir battle through adversity to perform in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Boyan Ensemble performing (10820593)

6:34pm Friday 26th September 2014

A CHOIR has overcome enormous obstacles to flee a war zone and travel to Britain for a record-breaking tour, which will see them visit Cirencester Parish Church.

Second man arrested following badger-cull incident

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Welsh Government’s five year badger vaccination project is underway. (10040238)

5:36pm Friday 26th September 2014

A SECOND man has been arrested following incident on the Gloucestershire-Herefordshire border where badger culling is believed to be taking place.

Youngsters loving watersports club

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Pupils enjoying themselves in Kayaks(10823907)

4:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

PUPILS from Stratton School in Cirencester are making waves at their new watersports club.

Update: Cheltenham woman Heidi Slender found

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE report that Cheltenham woman Heidi Slender has been found and wish to thank everyone who helped find her.

Another crash on A417 prompts letter to the government

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A417 Missing Link (4615644)

2:46pm Friday 26th September 2014

ANOTHER significant crash on a notorious Gloucestershire road this month has promoted a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Bio-reactive label wins top award from Dyson

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Solveiga in the lab. Picture: Rob Bye (10812941)

2:36pm Friday 26th September 2014

A PRESTIGIOUS prize for innovative design awarded by Dyson has been won by Solveiga Pakštaitė.

Malmesbury School set to become leading centre for new teachers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury school wgrp0156h12 (10805368)

12:19pm Friday 26th September 2014

MALMESBURY School has been selected to take a leading role in recruiting and training new teachers.

Police renew appeal to trace wanted man Elliot Harris

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE in Gloucester are renewing their appeal to trace Elliot Harris, who is wanted for breaching the conditions of his Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order.

Cirencester opticians urges people to take better care of their eyes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Haine and Smith’s Katrina Thomas and Lucy Chapman promote the importance of regular eye tests in Cirencester during National Eye Health Week

12:06pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN OPTICIANS in Cirencester is urging people to take better care of their eyes following statistics that reveal 86 per cent of Britons admit to experiencing eye problems.

Family renews plea for information three years after son disappears

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:14am Friday 26th September 2014

THE family of a missing man have made a desperate plea for information on his whereabouts on the third anniversary of his disappearance.

Full collection of festival hares go on public display at Cirencester hotel

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:16am Friday 26th September 2014

AN ARMY of giant hares, well over half the height of a fully-grown man and each decorated with immense imagination, is lined up with military precision for public viewing in a hotel room in Cirencester this week.

Update: Local man bailed following suspected hit and run

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Serious crash causes road closure in Ponsanooth

10:21am Friday 26th September 2014

A MAN has now been bailed by police in connection with their investigation into the death of an adult male cyclist, who died yesterday following a road traffic collision between him and a black BMW.

Cheltenham man to stand trial for 29 fraud offences

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Merseyside men on firearms charges

10:04am Friday 26th September 2014

A MAN accused of 29 fraud offences is to go on trial on October 27.

Status Quo to headline Lechlade Festival 2015

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:45am Friday 26th September 2014

LEGENDARY English rock band Status Quo will be headlining next year's Lechlade Music Festival.

End of fire service merger consultation now in sight

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock picture (10705498)

8:33am Friday 26th September 2014

A CONSULTATION over the future of Wiltshire's fire service is set to close on October 20 with the possibility of the county’s fire service being merged with Dorset's.

Popular green space in Cirencester could soon be protected from development forever

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

CIRENCESTER residents fighting to save a beloved piece of green space from being taken over by developers are just one step closer to claiming the land for themselves.

Creative craft workshops to come to Lechlade

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lechlade Craft Barn

3:06pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A NEW craft business has launched in Lechlade offering people workshops in jewellery making, Christmas papercrafts, card making and more.


Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (L:R) Cirencester College social events manager Millie Philpott, president of the student union Benedict Morter and vice president and charities officer Naheda Miah with cakes for Macmillan on Friday (L:R) Cirencester College social events manager Millie Philpott, president of the student union Benedict Morter and vice president and charities officer Naheda Miah with cakes for Macmillan on Friday





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