Countywide warning after Forest of Dean smoker died when her mattress caught fire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix court justice

5:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUNTYWIDE warning has been issued by a coroner today after a reclusive, bedridden Forest of Dean smoker died when her air mattress caught fire and the electric pump fanned the flames.

Flush away charges at public toilets in Cotswold towns - Liberal Democrat councillor

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CHARGES should be scrapped at public toilets which only make a small profit - that's the view of Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, the leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Cotswolds.

Nine men to appear in court accused of phone scams which targeted Gloucestershire and Wiltshire residents

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

NINE men accused of conning elderly Gloucestershire and Wiltshire residents out of large sums of cash will appear in court today

Farmor's School pupils showered with glass after bus smashes into tree branch

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILDREN on a school bus were lucky to escape serious injury when it crashed into an overhanging branch, shattering a window and showering them in glass.

Shop keeper in Cheltenham threatened by burglar with a knife

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SHOP keeper from Cheltenham has been burgled after a man threatened him with a knife.

UPDATE: Body found in burning car on Rodborough Common - death is not suspicious

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

11:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE investigating the discovery of a body in a car fire on Rodborough Common in Stroud yesterday are now treating the cause of death as non-suspicious.

Man charged with attempted sexual assault in Cheltenham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:52am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Cheltenham in August.

I was not forced to stand down from Cirencester Conservatives - Lord Bathurst

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:34am Thursday 30th October 2014

LORD Bathurst has dismissed rumours he was forced to stand down from the Cirencester Conservatives.

Man who died in A429 crash named as Anthony Edward Jeng from Crudwell, Malmesbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

A 38-year-old man who died in a crash on the A429 has been named as Anthony Edward Jeng, from Crudwell, Malmesbury.

'Dangerous' A429 prompts calls for action

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The scene of a crash on the A429(11913077)

7:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN ACCIDENT on the A429 from Malmesbury to Cirencester has prompted calls from residents to improve the safety of the road.

Man punched in the face at Cirencester wine bar

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN was punched in the face at a Cirencester wine bar and police officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Most haunted places in Cirencester revealed

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE night where ghosts and ghouls come out to play is upon us again.

UPDATE: Body found in burning car on Rodborough Common - Circumstances of death still unknown

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

OFFICERS investigating the death of a man in a car fire on Rodborough Common in Stroud this morning are currently treating the circumstances of his death as unknown.

Explosive round-up of fireworks nights in the Cotswolds and North Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:58am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREWORKS night is just around the corner and to mark the event, we have gathered together a list of the most explosive events we could find across the Cotswolds and North Wiltshire.

Diamond Siddington couple celebrate 60 happy years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SIDDINGTON couple getting ready to celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary have divulged their secrets to a long and happy marriage.

Footballer accused of assaulting two rivals at Tetbury match gets 'severe ticking off'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix court justice

10:27am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FOOTBALLER accused of assaulting two rivals during a match in Tetbury has accepted a formal police caution and will not have to stand jury trial.

Fatal crash fuels A429 safety fears

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Emergency servies at the scene of a crash on the A429 between Kemble and Crudwell

9:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FATAL crash on the A429 from Malmesbury to Cirencester has prompted calls to improve the safety of the road.

Woman charged with murder of 66-year-old Coleford man

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:31am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with the murder of a 66-year-old man in the Forest of Dean.

Body found in burning car on Rodborough Common in Stroud

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:11am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BODY has been discovered in a burning car on Rodborough Common in Stroud early this morning.

M4 fuel spill causing long delays after double lorry smash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

UPDATE: Investigations are continuing amid long delays after a smash involving two lorries which saw fuel spilled across the M4 and two lanes closed.

Gloucestershire A417 loop plans 'not the answer' says resident

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: One of the campaign's signs on the single carriageway, or 'missing loop' of the A417(4763023)

12:44pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PLANS for a major overhaul of the A417 in Gloucestershire have been criticised by a resident who lives on the route.

Post office scheme changes collection times in the Cotswolds

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A Royal Mail post box

8:44pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POST boxes in the Cotswolds are among those that will have earlier collection times due to an overhaul of the service by Royal Mail.

Campaign to reduce Spratsgate Lane speed limit receives cross party support

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to reduce a speed limit on a stretch of road in the Cotswold Water Park has received cross-party support.

Royal thumbs up for newly redoubled Kemble to Swindon line

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:25pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PRINCESS ANNE gave a newly redoubled railway line from Kemble to Swindon her royal seal of approval on Friday.

Children make felt snowmen at Gateway Visitors Centre

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: SR_960_001     Helen Shields of The Colour House with some of the children at her Felt Snowman workshop at the Gateway Centre at the Cotswold Water Park (12033045)

8:15pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS were given the chance to have a go at the craft of needle felting at the Gateway visitors centre on Tuesday.

Sun shines for dog walk in Cirencester Park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Countess Bathurst (front left) stood next to Mark Cummings, with other dog walkers behind them (12057289)

6:13pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Autumn sun came out for 101 dogs taking part in the PetSavers charity walk at The Bathhurst Estate on Sunday .

Man fined £1,000 for dumping rubbish and toys in a Fairford ditch

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix court justice

5:20pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MEMBER of the RAF has been fined more than £1,000 for dumping cardboard, toys and rubbish in a ditch in Fairford.

Dog walker sought in relation to attempted van theft

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for a dog walker to come forward who may have witnessed an attempted vehicle theft in South Cerney.

Car smashes into arm of PCSO as he directs traffic during Stroud Half Marathon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A PCSO suffered shoulder injuries after a car smacked into his outstretched arm as he was directing traffic during last weekend's Stroud half marathon.

Lady Bathurst commends Powell's School students on bumper conker crop

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Andrew and Clare Wheatley (far left and far right) with staff and students from Powell's thanking Lady Bathurst (12032563)

2:57pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

LADY Bathurst visited Powell’s School on October 22 to drop off her donation to Little Hearts Matter following this year’s successful conker harvest.

Spiky mammal hogs the limelight at Cirencester Library

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A VERY prickly character visited Cirencester Library this week when Help a Hedgehog Hospital delivered a talk on how to protect the spiky mammals.

Minety resident to dispute safety of level crossing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The level crossing on the road to Upper Minety.

2:07pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CONCERNED resident is disputing a road safety audit endorsed by Wiltshire Council, claiming that the level crossing at Minety is dangerous.

Pictures: Traditonal Stow Horse Fair welcomes huge crowd

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

STOW Horse Fair went off without a hitch as thousands of travellers and tourists descended on the market town for a day of trade and pony races.

Caravan stolen from driveway on Hidcote Road Chipping Campden

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:41am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CARAVAN was stolen from Ebrington in Chipping Campden between 7am and 6pm on Thursday, October 23.

Couple honoured for their contribution to Malmesbury football

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The winners of the Wiltshire Sport Awards. Dave and Marion Picter are front row, second and third from the left. Picture: Wiltshire Council. (11990836)

7:32am Tuesday 28th October 2014

MARION and Dave Picter have been honoured for all the help they have given to Malmesbury Youth Football since it was established in 1989.

Cirencester Morrisons ATM theft – police hunt four men

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:20am Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE are hunting four men in connection with a break in where an ATM was stolen from a Cirencester Morrisons store in the early hours of Friday morning.

Summer reading challenge in Gloucestershire attracts 10,000 young bookworms

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (11980504)

6:03pm Monday 27th October 2014

NEARLY 10,000 children in Gloucestershire took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Cirencester Rugby players prepare to ride in memory of Ashley Scrivens

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Riding and running in memory of teammate Ashley Scrivens are Cirencester players Rory McCarthy, Josh Brierley and Scott Brandreth. (11954037)

5:09pm Monday 27th October 2014

THREE friends who rose through the ranks of Cirencester’s rugby club together are embarking on an epic fundraising journey in memory of Ashley Scrivens.

Silver outstanding intern award for RAU environmental graduate trainee

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Pearl Costello (11979182)

3:36pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN environmental graduate trainee at the Royal Agricultural University has won the Outstanding Intern silver award at the Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards last week.

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service prepares for FBU strikes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock picture (10705498)

3:36pm Monday 27th October 2014

PLANS to cope with firefighters going on strike are being finalised by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Cirencester woman builds new beehives for Tanzanian community

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Emma Dennis agronomist and Beehive Challenge team member

3:06pm Monday 27th October 2014

A CIRENCESTER woman is creating a buzz as she takes part in a challenge to help Tanzanian farmers create new beehives.

KFC store opens in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A KFC sign

2:11pm Monday 27th October 2014

CIRENCESTER residents now have the chance to dig in to Colonel Sanders' secret recipe chicken.

Halloween trick-or-treaters encouraged to stay safe and respect others

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3177339

12:52pm Monday 27th October 2014

TRICK-or-treaters in north Wiltshire are being encouraged by police to stay safe and respect others in the run up to Halloween on Friday.

Wiltshire Police issue £23,000 of traffic fines in just five days

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: An HMRC employee inspecting a stopped van. Picture: Wiltshire Police (11960061)

12:18pm Monday 27th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Police have issued £23,000 of traffic fines to drivers on the M4 from October 20 to October 24 during an operation tackling heavy goods and commercial vehicle offences.

Cirencester musical duo warms the heart of hospital patient

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A MUCH-LOVED musical duo from Cirencester has warmed the heart of one hospital patient by volunteering to play a special and exclusive gig at her bedside.

Pets at Home ready to open in Cirencester this November

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: SEEKING LICENCE: Pets at Home at the Arnison Centre, Durham, where restaurant chain Frankie and Benny's has applied to have a drinks licence. Picture: TOM BANKS

11:15am Monday 27th October 2014

PETS at Home is moving to Cirencester, investing more than £350,000 in a new store opening on Friday, November 21.

Letter sent to the government about future of Fairford Post Office

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Fairford Post Office

10:46am Monday 27th October 2014

A LETTER has been written to the government business secretary to enquire about the future of Fairford post office.

Cirencester wool shop appeals for knitted donations

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stock photo of Nicky Baber, Clem Uboldi and Three Sheep Wools owner Deb Richardson(11912396)

12:33pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A CIRENCESTER shop owner is asking keen knitters to bring in any hats and scarves they have knitted to donate to Operation Christmas Child.

Birdlip teenager crowned young volunteer of the year

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sam Iddles receives his award from Tracey Le Gallez  (11909417)

7:36am Sunday 26th October 2014

BIRLIP resident Sam Iddles has won the ‘Young Volunteer of the Year Award’ for his efforts as a volunteer at the Sue Ryder store in Cheltenham.

Yobs vandalise ten cars in Stroud crime spree

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:51pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TEN parked vehicles were vandalised by yobs in Stroud last weekend.

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