Popular Cirencester festival to make flying comeback next summer

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

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.

Breaking news Man, 67, dies after collapsing at Nailsworth bus station

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN has died after collapsing at Nailsworth bus station.

Goodbye to the Hare Festival!

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:01am Thursday 23rd October 2014

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.

Men arrested in connection with child sex images

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Wiltshire police investigating serious sexual assault

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

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.

Second year of history festival a smash hit for Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: DV1716 L-R  Brian Matthews (Lib Dem Prospective candidate for Malmesbury) with  Lib Dem ex Leader Paddy Ashdown 
outside Malmesbury Abbey. 
Pics by Diane Vose 16 Oct 2014.  (11775699)

7:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

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

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

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.

Cirencester Open Air Pool to undergo complete transformation

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

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

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.

Consulation taking place on future community facilities in Cricklade

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A consultation is taking place in Cricklade on a new scheme that will see multipurpose community facilities being provided in the town.

Cirencester schoolboy awarded lead part in top new BBC drama

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SCHOOLBOY from Cirencester who has never acted in his life was picked out of thousands to play the lead character in a brand new BBC drama.

Cops swoop to seize hundreds of plants in bust

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE discovered a cannabis factory containing hundreds of plants in a drugs raid at a house in Trowbridge.

Concern for missing teenager Hayley Kubiak

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:53pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are renewing their appeal for information to help trace for a missing Gloucester teenager.

BBC's Mark Cummings to attend Cirencester dog walk

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (11819069)

3:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BBC Radio Gloucester presenter Mark Cummings and his lurcher Tyler will be attending a charity dog walk on Sunday October 26 at The Bathurst Estate, Cirencester.

Cirencester Foodbank given two tons of food after bumper harvest appeal

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Year 4 pupils at Ann Edwards School  handed over food collected by children at the school in South Cerney on October 21 to the Cirencester Foodbank (11752712)

1:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO tons of food has been donated to Cirencester Foobank following their harvest festival appeal.

Charity calls for more support for people who wish to die at home

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COTSWOLD Care Hospice is calling for more support for people who wish to die at home.

New catering business set to cook up a storm

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW catering business is cooking up a storm in the Cotswolds.

Motorcyclist left with serious injuries after Highnam crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:35am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a crash involving a motorbike and two cars at Highnam yesterday evening.

Cirencester fisherman reels in whopping 48 pound carp

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A KEEN Cirencester fisherman could not believe it when he reeled in a whopping 48 pound carp earlier this month.

New Aldi officially opens its doors in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:09am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW supermarket has officially opened its doors in Cirencester, welcoming in thousands of eager local customers during its first week.

Gloucestershire badger cull a ‘miserable failure’ after kill target missed, animal group claims

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Badger (11754077)

3:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire was a "miserable failure" after it failed to achieve the minimum kill target, according to an animal protection organisation.

Wealthy woman with Swiss bank account swindled £20,000 in benefits, court hears

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ms Foxley had children in fee-paying schools, including Cheltenham Ladies College

8:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A wealthy woman with money in a Swiss bank account and children in fee-paying schools, including Cheltenham Ladies College, cheated £20,000 in benefits, a court has heard.

Cirencester woman gives insight into conditions athlete Oscar Pistorius faces in South African prison.

8:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CRIME prevention worker from Cirencester has given an insight into the conditions athlete Oscar Pistorius could face in a South African prison.

Biggest review of parking ever undertaken in Wiltshire to begin

5:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE across Wiltshire are to be asked for their views on parking in what will be the county's biggest ever review on the subject.

Sherston Post Office nominated for two independent retailer awards

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Prince Charles on a visit to Sherston Post Office (11761906)

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SHERSTON Post Office has been shortlisted for an independent news and convenience store award for the third year in a row.

Cirencester community group appeals for new members ahead of AGM

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mike Jupp, Keith Handley, Stuart Tarr, Caroline Braidwood and Nick Bridges outside Ingleside House (11757746)

4:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CIRENCESTER community group is looking for new members to help them engage with residents and bring fun events back to the Beeches.

Armed robbers chased off using cleaning spray

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

2:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HAMMER-WIELDING thieves were warded off by quick thinking staff in a Bourton-on-the-Water convenience store who sprayed them with a cleaning product.

District planners throw out Siddington housing development changes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (10073692)

12:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BID to alter plans for 55 houses on land near North Hill Road in Siddington has been thrown out by district council planners following concerns about increased house heights.

Post office staff to spend day in pyjamas for Children in Need

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ros Bates in her dressing gown next to Anthea Young and Sherston Post Office staff in 2012 (11713385)

11:17am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PYJAMAS and a onesie are not normal work attire for staff at Sherston Post Office but several members of staff are turning up suitably underdressed for work in aid of Children in Need this year.

Missing six-year-old girl found by police helicopter

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SIX-year-old girl who went missing in Malmesbury was located by a neighbouring police force's helicopter.

Spate of thefts sees 4X4, power tools and generator stolen from Malmesbury area

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LAND Rover, power tools and a generator were all stolen from the Malmesbury area during a four-day crime-spree.

Fire service merger will get £5.54million of government funding if approved

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock picture (10705498)

7:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIRE Minister Penny Mordaunt has earmarked a total of £5.54million for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to help pay for a proposed merger with Dorset’s fire service.

Custom made disability buggy-seat stolen in Cheltenham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about the theft of a child’s disability buggy- seat which was taken from the front of a house in Wasley Road Cheltenham.

Lady Bathurst supports young people with disabilities by becoming patron of National Star College

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Countess Bathurst with National Star students Nathan Mattick (left) and Josh Reeves

5:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Countess Bathurst is supporting young people with disabilities by becoming patron of National Star.

Remains of Hurricane Gonzalo to hit Wiltshire and Gloucestershire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the South West as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo speed across the Atlantic towards the UK.

Greens mount parliamentary charge

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Penny Burgess, Green Party parliamentary candidate for the Cotswolds(11692786)

4:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Green Party's six parliamentary candidates were paraded in at Quedgeley Community Centre on Saturday.

Police appeal for information after crash in Gloucester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

4:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to crash involving two cars happned at 13.40 today in Gloucester.

Sexual and violent offences up in Wiltshire crime figures show.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

3:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

SEXUAL and violent offences in Wiltshire have risen, crime figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

North Wiltshire MP questions police bureaucracy

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: James Gray MP (11687139)

3:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

NORTH Wiltshire MP has questioned the Home Secretary Threresa May on why police officers are employed to ask for the ethnicity of people they stop.

Cirencester army reservists honoured for dedicated service

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Staff Sergeant Darren Read (left) and Captain Phillip Mitchell of C Squadron, The Royal Wessex Yeomanry, with HM Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter DBE.

3:24pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO long-serving members of the Army Reserve have been honoured for their dedicated service to the Royal Wessex Yeomanry’s C Squadron, based in Cirencester.

Air Ambulance receive new helicopter after public raise £250,000

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Left-to-right: Critical Care Paramedic John Wood, pilot Jim Green, Critical Care Doctor Scott Grier outside the new air ambulance

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

GREAT Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has received their new, improved helicopter after the public raised a quarter of a million pounds.

Charity's £19,000 donation sees care centre buy new kit to treat glaucoma

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:55pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEW kit to treat glaucoma, is now in use at Malmesbury Primary Care Centre, thanks to a £19,000 donation from a charity in the town.

Top designer and founder of Next judges Bourton school's fashion show

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

FASHION visionary and founder of Next, George Davies was proud to judge The Cotswold School's Charity Fashion Show 2014 in Bourton-on-the-Water.

New PCSO for Fairford and Lechlade

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: PCSO Bethan Coulson 249267

12:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW police community support officer recently joined Gloucestershire Police and is hoping to make a difference in Fairford, Lechlade and the surrounding villages.

Malmesbury School pupils are potty about course

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury School students who took part in the course(11656664)

10:24am Monday 20th October 2014

STUDENTS from Malmesbury School were given the opportunity to learn about ceramics through a course at Bath Spa University during the summer.

Gloucestershire Police issue phone scam warning

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Beware of scam calls, say police

10:25am Monday 20th October 2014

SCAMMING that took place in Cirencester and Cheltenham has prompted Gloucestershire Police to issue a safety warning.

Reader picture: Reflections on a South Cerney lake

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mobile Send Your News

9:33am Monday 20th October 2014

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Wiltshire Council to stream meetings online

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:50pm Sunday 19th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Council is to broadcast its full council meetings live online from October 21.

Research reveals 58-year-olds are the happiest people in Britain

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Union flag

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

RESEARCH into how content people are at different ages has revealed that British people tend to become happier with age.

Former Fairford teacher builds new library for tsunami-hit town in Japan

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Students enjoying the new library

9:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

A HUSBAND and wife team from Cirencester have spent the last year devoted to building a new library for tsunami-hit victims in Japan.

Tetbury boost for world's best-tasting beef

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:58pm Friday 17th October 2014

A BREED of cattle said to produce the world's finest-tasting beef is to be given a boost in Tetbury next month.

Pub owner discovers treasure trove during renovation work

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Bill Davey with his collection (11519584)

4:39pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CIRENCESTER man had a pleasant surprise when he was refurbishing the back room of the pub he owns.

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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