Man arrested at Phoenix Festival for carrying Class A drugs

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

12:35pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN was arrested at the Phoenix Festival on the weekend for carrying Class A drugs into the family-friendly event.

Woman escapes sexual attack in Cheltenham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police arrest

12:13pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WOMAN was punched and almost sexually assaulted by a man in Cheltenham yesterday morning.

Phoenix Festival branded a great success

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:16pm Sunday 31st August 2014

CROWDS were out in full force to enjoy the Phoenix Festival in Cirencester yesterday.

200-year-old fire engine to return to Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A 200-YEAR-OLD fire appliance that once battled blazes in Malmesbury is to return to its old home after a £15,000 restoration.

South Cerney Parish Council frustrated over flooding issues

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SOUTH Cerney Parish Council has hit out at Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) for failing to carrying out flood prevention work in the village.

Learn life-saving first aid at 999 show

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Emergency Services Show

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

LIFE-SAVING skills are being taught at next week’s Emergency Services Show.

Local plan edges closer to timetable stage

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

DETAILS of consultation over documents that set out planning policy in the district will be revealed next week.

Thomas Street resurfacing to continue this weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Signs left along the unfinished stretch of Thomas Street (9811612)

3:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIES of complaints have been made about the state of the road on Thomas Street in Cirencester, following repairs made by Gloucestershire County Council.

Posters and t-shirts accompany unveiling of final hare

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Harrison Cooper signs the 51st hare which was unveiled by Florence Beetlestone (9797152)

2:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

CIRENCESTER March Hare Festival is soon to have its final addition after the unveiling of the 51st hare today.

Jay Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel confirmed on Phoenix Festival line-up

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:23pm Friday 29th August 2014

INTERNATIONAL recording artist Jay Aston has been confirmed on the line-up of Cirencester’s Phoenix Festival.

Driver charged following fatal crash.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:51am Friday 29th August 2014

A DRIVER has been charged following a fatal road traffic collision in Swindon.

Living life in the fast lane thanks to Gloucestershire Rally School's 20th birthday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:12am Friday 29th August 2014

AS Taff gives me a countdown at the start line, adrenaline pumps through my veins and my foot shakes with nerves. Three, two, one go – no turning back now.

Tetbury shopkeeper hits out over car parking charges

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:54am Friday 29th August 2014

A TETBURY shopkeeper has hit out at Cotswold District Council over parking charges in the town.

Cirencester Ramblers take part in relay to celebrate River Thames

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:34am Friday 29th August 2014

A WALKING group from Cirencester joined in a month-long celebration of the River Thames when they took part in a relay that saw them trek through Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Cotswold Airport believes its conviction is "legally unsafe"

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Steve Mills

9:28am Friday 29th August 2014

A COTSWOLD company fined for a breach of health and safety regulations which resulted in the death of one of their staff has complained to the parliamentary ombudsman, alleging that a government agency committed the same breach.

Open University graduate thanks husband for helping her succeed

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Howard and Kathryn Toplis at Greensquare Group for the surprise thank you Photo: The Open University (9782325)

8:14am Friday 29th August 2014

AN OPEN University student from Cirencester who inspired her family to continue learning has thanked her husband for supporting her during her studies.

Wiltshire Chocolatier wins two Great Taste awards

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          (9778106)

5:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WILTSHIRE Chocolatier Lick the Spoon has won two golds at the 2014 Great Taste awards.

Young treasure hunters at Tetbury Library

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Helping out at the Tetbury Library Mythical maze day were Reading Activists Alice D’Angelo and her brother David  (9785546)

5:09pm Thursday 28th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS invaded Tetbury Library intent on finding treasure as part of an event organised by the county council.

Hospital bosses disappointed by poor food hygiene at GWH

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock photo (9773110)

3:43pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Great Western Hospital has been given a one star rating for its food hygiene following an inspection earlier this year.

Council leader claims BBC failed to do basic research

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: MAN WITH A PLAN: Cotswold District Council leader Lynden Stowe says a shock shake-up will put the area at the forefront of modern local government. Picture by Paul Jackson.

3:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

COTSWOLD District Council’s leader has accused the BBC of failing to do basic research into a story about the relative cost of housing.

Iconic Cotswolds tourist attraction goes up for sale

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Naked Gardeners Barbara and Ian Pollard are getting divorced

3:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Abbey House Gardens, made famous by the Naked Gardeners, has gone on the open market with a £3.5 million price tag.

Saucy maids sought for mangold hurl

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Simon Peeke takes part in last year’s Sherston Mangold Hurl

3:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE search is on for game girls - and boys - to compete for the title of Mangold Maid at next month’s annual Sherston Mangold Hurl.

Cheltenham teenager gives police the slip

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A Cheltenham man is being hunted by police after failing to appear in court.

Stalwart of Wilts and Glos Standard retires after 63 years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER 63 years working in the newspaper industry, an avid sports fan and popular member of the team is set to leave the Wilts and and Glos Standard and its sister papers.

Pensioner interviewed after illegal purchase of 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Example of a stun gun.

12:09pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE have seized a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray bought over the internet by a  Devizes pensioner.

Hopes high for sunshine carnival finale

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury Carnival procession 2013

11:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

MALMESBURY is gearing up for the spectacular carnival finale this weekend.

Ewe couldn't make it up - un-baaa-lievable scenes in Siddington

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:51am Thursday 28th August 2014

A FLOCK of sheep trotted into a Siddington cul-de-sac yesterday morning and trimmed the neighbourhood’s hedges and gardens before being rounded up.

Appeal for missing Cheltenham man Martin Andrews

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:59am Thursday 28th August 2014

 POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing Cheltenham man.

Register your bike at Cirencester police station

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TAMPER resistant labels are to be applied to bikes at Cirencester police station on August 28.

Badger campaigners speak out after new cull is declared

1:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ANTI-CULL campaigners have expressed their dismay in the wake of the announcement that badger culling will resume in Gloucestershire in the next few weeks.

Is there a big cat on the loose in Cirencester?

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Is a big black cat lurking around the Doward?

12:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BIG cat has been spotted on the loose in Cirencester.

Windrush memorial plaque returned after apology

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sgt Pilot Bruce Hancock (9708279)

9:36am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PLAQUE commemorating the heroism of Sgt Pilot Bruce Hancock which was believed to have been stolen has been recovered from the person who took it.

South Cerney golf day raises £5,500

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jason Stevens, Keith Bushell, David Bush and Keith Evans were the winners of the Old George Inn golf day (9705991)

9:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ALMOST £5,500 has been donated to Macmillan Cancer Care thanks to a fundraising day at the Old George Inn in South Cerney.

Festival-goers raise a glass to Ashley Scrivens at rugby club beer festival

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Club Chairman Tim Thompson, 1st Team Manager Luke Bishop, Social Secretary Mandy Fisher and George Fisher (9689414)

8:33am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BARRELS of beers and cider were drained by the dozen over the weekend at Cirencester Rugby Football Club’s annual beer festival.

Cirencester gets ready for number one festival

6:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CIRENCESTER is bracing itself for another smash hit festival this weekend.

Lechlade councillor joins council's Conservative group

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sue Coakley in Thames Street, Lechlade, where traffic pollution has been recorded over the acceptable levels (9678103)

4:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ONE of the district councillors for Kempsford-Lechlade has given up her independent status and joined the council’s Conservative group.

Cirencester man pleads guilty to possessing indecent images of children

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TEENAGER posted compromising photographs of an under-age girlfriend on the internet after she jilted him and was then found to have child abuse images on his computer.

Man sexually abused girls over five years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

3:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN who sexually abused two young girls over a five year period has been released on bail by a judge.

Wiltshire Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner take ice bucket challenge

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Wiltshire’s Police and Crime commissioner Angus Macpherson

3:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CHIEF Constable of Wiltshire Police Pat Geenty and Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson have both completed ice bucket challenges after being nominated.

Treefest at Westonbirt enjoys a successful 20th year

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Rob Hillesley shows one year old Archie Symes a pair of wood sculpted hares

2:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

TREEFEST at Westonbirt Arboretum has enjoyed a successful 20th year despite some bad weather on Monday.

Kemble to Swindon redoubling complete

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (9672119)

2:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WORK to upgrade the line between Swindon and Kemble has been completed over the bank holiday weekend.

Flood of tributes paid to popular Cirencester rugby player Ashley Scrivens

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FLOOD of tributes have poured in for a popular Cirencester rugby player described as happy and fun loving by friends and family.

Wiltshire Council seeks crackdown on illegal tobacco

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Someone smoking a cigarette

10:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEARLY a quarter of smokers in Wiltshire smoke illegal tobacco according to research from Smoke Free Southwest.

First World War exhibition commemorates individuals

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Aileen Anderson, Chairman of the Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society (9646163)

8:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

HISTORY lessons are often impersonal, retelling a grand narrative that forgets the people caught up in major events.

Office workers take the ice bucket challenge in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (9628645)

5:02pm Monday 25th August 2014

A CROWD of office workers were drenched with icy water for a good cause in Cirencester this week.

Ramblers take part in relay to celebrate River Thames

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The group stop off at St John's Lock near Lechlade as part of the relay (9633629)

1:13pm Monday 25th August 2014

A WALKING group from Cirencester joined in a month-long celebration of the River Thames when they took part in a relay that saw them trek through Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Clifton-Brown: Government's proposal to help build on brownfield land is great news

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

11:51am Monday 25th August 2014

COTSWOLD MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has welcomed news that the Government will be providing funding to help local councils build on brownfield sites.

Dobbies manager races towards £1,000 target for mobile chemotherapy units

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A GARDENING store manager is taking on a 10 kilometre challenge to provide mobile chemotherapy units for Cirencester and the surrounding area.

Tetbury show goes on despite storm

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

TETBURY Summer and Flower Show went down a storm despite wet and windy weather conditions.

Comment - Archaeological investigations in Chesterton will be a disappointment to some

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Letter: They’ll always find a way

5:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE fact that archaeological investigations have begun on part of the site in Cirencester that has been earmarked for 2,500 new homes will come as a great disappointment to those who are opposed to the development.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Roman amphitheatre in Cirencester where a groundman was tipped off his ride-on mower The Roman amphitheatre in Cirencester where a groundman was tipped off his ride-on mower

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