Traditional Fairford Steam Show celebrates another fun-filled year


5:07pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FAIRFORD Steam Show celebrated a successful weekend, with a new and popular ploughing activity named the highlight of the event.

Cirencester naturalists celebrate 50 years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ingrid Twissell, Colin Twissell, Susan Dewsbury and David Dewsbury at the 50th anniversary field meeting (9467811)

4:29pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CELEBRATION has taken place to mark the 50th year since the Cirencester branch of Gloucestershire Naturalists was established.

New report-hare comes hopping into the Standard office

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Dashing new hare Stan d'Ard

4:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Standard has welcomed a long-eared bright-eyed new reporter onto the team, who has already taken centre stage in the front window.

Police fitness tests reveal which counties have the quickest cops

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sussex policemen fail fitness test

12:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WILTSHIRE’S police force is beating Gloucestershire’s when it comes to fitness according to the College of Policing.

Child taken to hospital after coach overturns on M5

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:58am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SEVERAL people have been injured after a coach crashed on the M5 this morning.

Coach overturns on M5 near Stroud

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

11:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COACH has overturned on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

Air ambulance on M5 as coach overturns

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN OVERTURNED coach on the M5 has led to the air ambulance being sent to the scene.

Hundreds turn up for launch of Cirencester Skate Park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of skate fans turned up the highly-anticipated launch event of Cirencester Skate Park on the weekend.

Bike roadshow coming to Cirencester and Tetbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:05am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BICYCLE roadshow organised by the police is coming to the Cotswolds to educate people about keeping their bikes safe from theives.

Cirencester open air pool to host 24 hour swimming fundraiser

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

5:10pm Monday 18th August 2014

AN OPPORTUNITY to try night time swimming is still open ahead of a fundraiser for Cirencester’s historic open air pool.

Charitable biker endures 15 hours in the saddle for children's hospice

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: David Bovenizer on hisExcelsior Consort 98cc Photo: Mark Fairhurst  (9411593)

5:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

A VINTAGE motorcycle was the transport of choice for one fundraiser over the weekend, when he completed a marathon 15 hour ride around Gloucestershire.

Sheep dogs compete to become national champion at Northleach trials

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ben Smith at the English Sheepdog trials (9387676)

5:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

WELL-TRAINED dogs competed to become the country's champion on the weekend, as part of the English National Sheep Dog Trials.

New cricket pavilion under construction for Coln St Aldwyns

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

4:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

PERMISSION is being sought to demolish the old cricket pavilion in Coln St Aldwyns and to build a new one.

A blooming good day out at Chedworth Village Show

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: CHEDWORH VILLAGE HALL. (9373765)

3:56pm Monday 18th August 2014

VEGETABLES, cakes and flowers were judged with a critical eye on the weekend at the annual Chedworth Village Show.

Car stolen in Cheltenham burglary

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police arrest

3:53pm Monday 18th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to trace a car stolen in a burglary in Cheltenham earlier this month.

Cirencester athletes first and second in fun run despite pushing buggies

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (9404538)

2:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

RUNNERS from Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club have completed a village fun run in an unusual way.

PHOTOS: Fearless competitors take on Tough Mudder at Cirencester Park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

FEARLESS competitors took on a gruelling obstacle course on the weekend, dubbed "Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet".

Residents back petition to stop Chesterton housing development

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:34am Monday 18th August 2014

A PETITION opposing a controversial housing development in Cirencester has received nearly half the number of signatures it requires within a week of it being launched.

Tough mudders complete gruelling Cirencester obstacle course

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:28am Monday 18th August 2014

FEARLESS competitors took on a gruelling obstacle course during the weekend, plunging into ice, clambering through mud, and scaling impossibly high walls.

Music festival near Stroud cancelled after death of site worker

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:39pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A LATE-NIGHT music event due to take place near Stroud yesterday was cancelled due to the death of one of the workers helping to set up the facilities on site the day before.

Pub staff gear up for fundraising effort with 24 hour cycle

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

STAFF from the Greyhound Inn in Siddington are gearing up for a huge fundraising celebration with a gruelling 24-hour cycle.

Gloucestershire chosen to build links between medicine and art

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S health services are to lead the way in building links between artists and hospitals.

Skin care company pairs up with Gloucester Cathedral

11:32am Saturday 16th August 2014

AN ORGANIC skin care company has teamed up with Gloucester Cathedral to create a range of candles and balms.

Comment - Windrush plaque theft

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

This week’s theft of a memorial plaque from RAF Windrush is a sad and sorry occurrence.

Launch party for Cirencester skate park this weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:11pm Friday 15th August 2014

A NEW skate park in Cirencester will be officially opened this Sunday.

Railway delays expected during Bank Holiday Weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A First Great Western High Speed Train

2:07pm Friday 15th August 2014

WORKS to redouble the railway line between could cause passengers delays of up to an hour over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Marketing company soars to the top after bagging impressive award

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MARKETING company from Cirencester with clients all over the world has soared to the top after bagging an impressive award.

Famous Cirencester-born drummer to be remembered at this month's Phoenix Festival

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cozy Powell

5:07pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A FAMOUS drummer born in Cirencester, who played with Black Sabbath, Suzi Quatro and Whitesnake, will be remembered at a highly-anticipated music festival in the town this month.

UPDATE: Suspected drug dealers arrested in Siddington

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A MAN and a woman in Siddington were arrested last night on suspicion of conspriracy to supply drugs.

Cirencester College celebrates another year of A-Level success

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:35pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A TENTH year of A-Level success is being celebrated by students at Cirencester College as 99.5 per cent of students achieved a pass and 130 A*s were awarded.

Farmor's students celebrate brilliant A-Level results

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

STUDENTS rejoiced this morning at Farmor’s School as they finally found out the A-Level grades they had been waiting for all summer.

Prime Minister drops in at Cotswold emergency operations centre

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:19pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PRIME minister David Cameron called in to see the UK’s disaster response operations centre at Cotswold Airport this morning, two days after the Government announced it was giving £3 million in emergency aid for refugees in Iraq.

Record-breaking A-Level results for Cotswold School

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:31am Thursday 14th August 2014

RECORDS have been broken again this year at Cotswold School with 68 per cent of all A-Level grades being at A*, A or B.

Councillor wants to ensure the future of Cirencester Hospital

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Hospital "open for business as usual" despite reports of winter NHS crisis

6:02am Thursday 14th August 2014

A CALL has been made to secure the future of Cirencester Hospital, after concerns were raised about the vital community facility facing a review.

Men arrested outside Siddington Village Hall

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:21pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

TWO men have been arrested outside Siddington Village Hall this evening.

Bikes stolen from father and son team only days before 100-mile charity event

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Dilwyn and Gwilym at the end of the race

5:05pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A FATHER and son team who have raised almost £500 for charity were almost unable to complete their 100-mile cycle challenge due to a break-in mere nights before the event.

Jobcentre parking mystery explained

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:41pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A CASE of bad parking drew the attention of Cirencester residents this week but the car in question was actually serving a purpose.

Attacker who kicked unconscious man eight times jailed

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:30pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A BRUTAL drunken beating outside a pub in Chipping Campden has resulted in a six month prison sentence for the attacker.

Celebrities contribute to audio guide for Fairford Church

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:43pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

BILL Nighy and Joanna Lumley are among a host of celebrities who have contributed to an audio guide for Fairford Church.

Elderly man believed to have stolen £100 from wallet

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:38pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN ELDERLY man is being sought by police after £100 was stolen from a wallet at a garden centre.

Windows smashed and cars vandalised in Cirencester and Kemble

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

12:23pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WINDOWS and car windcreens have come under heavy attack at homes in Cirencester at Kemble this month.

Residents push for lower speed limit on Cirencester roads

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:56am Wednesday 13th August 2014

DRIVERS around Cirencester are being encouraged to slow down as residents begin a campaign to cut the speed limit on the town’s ring road by almost half.

Michaela Cheeseman found safe and well

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:27am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Missing Cirencester teenager Michaela Cheeseman has now be found.

Records crowds attend South Cerney steam and vintage event

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

RECORD crowds attended the 40th annual Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza this month.

Two crashes in one week rattle Siddington residents

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Siddington car damage (9217217)

6:04pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO car crashes have been reported in the space of five days on a small road in Siddington.

Specialist police team investigate death of man found dead at a waste site

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Matthew Symonds

12:22pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SPECIALIST police team is investigating the death of a Swindon man who was found dead at a waste site in Avonmouth on August 1.

Girl suffers facial injuries after being hit by bottle

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:42am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A TEENAGER suffered injuries to her face when a person she was walking through an alleyway with in Cheltenham kicked a bottle at her.

Archaeologists uncover hidden treasures at Chedworth Roman Villa

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Victorian house at Chedworth Roman Villa (9173067)

9:36am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ARCHAOLOGISTS and volunteers have been uncovering hidden Roman mosaics and other treasures at Chedworth Roman Villa this summer.

Ashton Keynes burglaries - cops suspect thieves are local

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:50pm Monday 11th August 2014

POLICE believe that a spate of burglaries in Ashton Keynes are being committed by persons that live in the area.

Benefit cheat bailed out by father

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

2:32pm Monday 11th August 2014

THE 92-YEAR-OLD father of a chef at a top Cheltenham school has agreed to bail out his son, who cheated the State out of £30,000 in benefits.

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