Picking flowers, taking photos of babies and other WEIRD reasons drivers give for illegally stopping on motorway hard shoulder

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Vehicles using the hard shoulder on the M1 with the sign showing

4:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TRAFFIC officers have revealed the most bizarre reasons given by drivers who have stopped illegally on the hard shoulders of motorways.

Cirencester toy shop embraces pedal power

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Crocodile owner Mark Mitchell on the new bike(8576140)

2:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SNAPPY new bike will be transporting the staff of Crocodile around the town centre to promote the shop and its enormous stock of Lego.

QUIZ: How well do you know your local area?

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DO you know how many people in Cirencester are Christians? How about the number of people in Malmesbury who own a car?

BT fault prevents 999 calls

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: UNDER ATTACK: Dozens of phone lines were deliberately cut in a mysterious series of incidents across Wirral

2:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DUE to a phone line fault in the Calne area emergency services cannot be contacted via the 999 phone number.

BT engineers working to fix mysterious Tetbury phone line fault

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCORES of people in the Tetbury area have been unable to use their phone lines since the start of the weekend due to a mysterious fault.

RAU lends its support to fairtrade

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: RAU

12:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is driving an initiative to support smaller suppliers and help both local communities and those in the developing world.

Consultation on fire brigade merger proposal

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A POTENTIAL merger between Wiltshire and Dorset fire brigades is being put before the public in a three-month consultation.

Police appeal for witnesses after man forcefully kisses woman in Gloucester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police arrest

12:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted as she spoke on her mobile phone in the centre of Gloucester last weekend.

Firefighters battle kitchen fire at Brinkworth

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a kitchen fire at Brinkworth at around 3.10am today.

Photo: Six-year-old girl dies in car crash near Kempsford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

A GIRL, aged six, who died in a crash near Marston Meysey and Kempsford on Saturday has been identified as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts from Kempsford.

Concerns about new solar farm plans for Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

RESIDENTS of Cirencester have been invited to submit their views on a new solar farm which could be moving into a Preston field.

Young bride honoured to receive award for saving the life of a man in Fairford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG bride has been given an award for saving a man’s life after he collapsed in Fairford Market Place.

Cirencester woman auctions signed JK Rowling book

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:28pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AFTER getting her hands on a limited edition J.K. Rowling book a Cirencester woman is putting it up for auction.

Tetbury residents' group closes for unknown reasons

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (8555318)

7:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RESIDENTS' group set up to oppose planning applications in Tetbury has announced that it shutting down for unknown reasons.

Future of Ashton Keynes pub is secured

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Become official beer taster for Oddbins

7:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ASHTON Keynes Parish Council has successfully managed to register the only pub in the village as a community asset to help secure its future.

Banner helps raise cash for Goods Shed

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Beryl Champion, Jill Dodge, Margaret Faldon and David Dodge with their Tetbury Goods Shed Project embroidered banner at the Strawberry Fair (7672321)

7:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SUPPORTERS of a project to renovate a former railway building in Tetbury have made a banner to help raise the funds that are needed to complete the work.

Plans resubmitted for car park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (8185202)

7:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PROPOSALS for improvement work on a car park at Cirencester Hospital have been resubmitted.

Tonnes of hay bales severely damaged in Stow fire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mike (left) during his time serving for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

4:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TONNES of hay bales were severely damaged in a fire near Stow-on-the-Wold on Monday.

Girl, six, who died after car crash near Kempsford is named as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:52pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GIRL, aged six, who died in a crash near Marston Meysey and Kempsford on Saturday has been identified as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts from Kempsford.

Man in hospital with serious injuries after crash on busy Devizes road

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

2:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SERIOUS crash involving a car and a pedestrian happened yesterday on a busy Devizes road.

Inventor Tom's fantastic floating home

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MALMESBURY inventor Tom Lawton and his young son Barney are due to appear on national TV on Sunday after inventing a fantastic floating home.

Car owners urged to lock their vehicles after thieves strike

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police generic

2:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE are urging the public to be extra vigilant following a spate of thefts from vehicles recently.

Police hunt thief suspected of stealing expensive magazines from a Stroud shop for years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE want to speak to a man in connection with the theft of hundreds of pounds worth of magazines from a newsagents in Stroud over a three-year period.

Wrong way crash in High Street

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE were called to Malmesbury High Street today after a van going the wrong way down the road collided with a car.

Fire still burning at Swindon waste site.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine at the scene

12:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been at Averies Recycling in Marshgate since Monday evening, when fire broke out in a stack containing 1,000 tonnes of general waste and building waste.

Serious sexual assault in Gloucester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

11:18am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in Gloucester.

Man in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by car in Devizes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

9:17am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN has been left with life-threatening injuries after a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on the A361 in Devizes.

New Police Inspector for Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police arrest

6:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW inspector has moved into Cirencester and already has bright ideas for the future of the town.

Stratton father highlights cycling safety concerns

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Richard Woods with his sons Andrew, 8 and Matthew, 11 (8509966)

6:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A POTENTIALLY dangerous cycle path has prompted one Stratton resident to question why children are being allowed to ride alongside a dual carriageway.

Siddington housing development accepting comments from residents

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PLAN has been submitted for the design of 55 new houses in Siddington, which previously split local opinion on the need for development.

Cricklade goat farm given the go ahead

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

APPROVAL has been granted to controversial plans to build a structure to house fifty goats just outside Cricklade.

West Highland Terrier found near A419

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The lost dog, currently known as Archie (8508803)

6:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COTSWOLD Vets in Cirencester are searching for the owner of a lost West Highland Terrier, found near Cricklade.

Bin blaze in Abbey Grounds

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

5:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIVE metal bins were set on fire in the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester on July 12 A group of youths were seen in the area at the time of the incident, which is believed to have happened between 4pm and 10.50pm.

POLICE seek man in connection to Cheltenham knife incident

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police investigating reports of a man that was seen brandishing a knife in a Cheltenham street have released an image of a man that they would like to speak to.

Police release image of bike left at scene of Cheltenham assault

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAN was assaulted in Cheltenham on Hope Street between 4.15pm and 4.45pm on Saturday July 19 The victim, a 47-year-old man from Cheltenham was walking along the road with a friend when he was struck to the back of head with a piece of wood.

Solar panel research wins engineering award for Cirencester student

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sam's device during an outdoor test (8489256)

2:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A STUDENT from Cirencester has been awarded the Thales Research & Technology Award for an outstanding final project at The University of Reading.

Company fined for illegally dumping mud on road causing crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Wiltshire police investigating serious sexual assault

2:55pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COMPANY has been fined for illegally dumping mud on road which later caused a road traffic collision.

Nine year old pushed off swing and assaulted by teenager

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

1:35pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A nine-year old boy was assaulted by a teenager as he was playing on a swing in Gloucester on Sunday, July 20.

Have your say on health and social care services

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HEALTHWATCH will be taking opinions from the public on how to plan and improve local health and social care services in Gloucestershire.

Campaigners hope findings of report will prompt road resurfacing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:19am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RESIDENTS who say their lives are blighted by living on a noisy stretch of road near Cirencester are to put pressure on the government to step in.

Death sparks call for speed change

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:47am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WATERSPORTS centre is leading a campaign to get the speed limit on a stretch of road reduced after one of its staff was killed when arriving for work.

Family pay tribute to murdered Swindon man

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tom Rogers

9:23am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE family of a murdered Swindon man have paid tribute to him following his funeral in Swindon yesterday.

Updated: Firefighters dealing with big blaze at recycling site in Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FIRE which started at a recycling plant in Swindon is still burning.

Gloucestershire fishery lands prestigious award

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Fishery owner Tim Small (left) with comedian and Wheelyboat Trust patron Bernard Cribbins  (8446981)

5:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

CUSTOM built fishing boats have secured the Bushyleaze Trout Fishery an award for their work to support disabled anglers.

UPDATE: Girl, six, dies after Landrover crashes into hedge near Kempsford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police arrest

4:07pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are still appealing for witnesses after a six-year-old girl was killed in a car crash on the weekend near Kempsford.

Stonehouse man found

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

3:50pm Monday 21st July 2014

MISSING Stonehouse man Graham Little has been found safe and well.

Government initiative supports fairer funding for schools

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Councils 'face a £5.8bn funding gap'

12:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

MILLIONS of pounds of government funding have been allocated to schools in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire in an effort make school funding more fair.

Graham Little from Stonehouse is missing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a missing man from Stonehouse.

Women unite to fight against cancer at Cirencester Race for Life

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SEA of pink washed over Cirencester as women ran, walked and danced through the countryside, braving the battle against cancer.

Council puts itself in the dark to commemorate First World War

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tree of light to remember loved ones

12:11pm Monday 21st July 2014

COTSWOLD District Council will take part in a mass public LIGHTS OUT event to mark the precise time that Britain officially entered the First World War in 1914.


Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Author Jeremy Strong with pupils at St Joseph's school in Malmesbury Author Jeremy Strong with pupils at St Joseph's school in Malmesbury





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