Community benches in Cirencester attacked by vandals twice in two weeks

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Community benches in Cirencester attacked by vandals twice in two weeks

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

JUST days after picnic benches in a Cirencester park were restored after a mindless graffiti attack, the wooden furniture has been left out of use after another senseless act of vandalism.

Cirencester pharmacy one of eight in county to be awarded Healthy Living status

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester pharmacy one of eight in county to be awarded Healthy Living status

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

WITH waiting lists at GP surgeries continuing to rise, one Cirencester pharmacy is becoming the first port of call for people looking for quick medical advice.

Cotswold Water Park Trust unveils new hare decorated by Countryfile's Ellie Harrison

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: L:R -  Sponsors Mark Thomas of Orion Holidays, Steve Jones of Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel, Holly Bates of Relish @ the Gateway and Kellie Appleyard of Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE Cotswold Water Park Trust is delighted to unveil its new hare model decorated by BBC Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison.

New job course set to get people in Cirencester back to work

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Handshake - plenty of deals will be agreed in the Premier League this summer

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

JOBSEEKERS in Cirencester could find themselves kicking off a new career in a matter of weeks with the help of a new back-to-work course.

Cotswold volunteers who help toad cross the road

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Members of the Cotswold Water Park Trust's toad patrol

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

JUST like humans, toads are creatures of habit. Every year at the Cotswold Water Park, the toads move from their hibernation sites and travel to breeding grounds despite the dangers they could encounter from traffic.

Dustbin lorry gets stuck in notoriously narrow Cirencester street

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Dustbin lorry gets stuck in notoriously narrow Cirencester street

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE were called to a narrow Cirencester street last week when an awkwardly parked car caused a dustbin lorry to get stuck while out on its rounds.

Cotswold leisure centres collecting Easter Eggs this weekend for children's charity

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cotswold leisure centres collecting Easter Eggs this weekend for children's charity

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

LEISURE centres across the Cotswolds have launched a scheme in which buying chocolate eggs this Easter will help improve a person’s fitness.

Live hare painting session to take place for all to watch

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and his hare model Boudoir Bunny

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A LIVE painting session is taking place in Cirencester for everyone to watch this April.

Critics attack decision to leave signs on Lechlade charity shop

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: These signs on a Lechlade charity shop are allowed to stay where they are, despite the shop being a listed building

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

COUNCILLORS have said it would be wrong to take enforcement action against a Lechlade charity shop that placed signs on a listed building without permission.

Man attacked in Cheltenham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police generic

3:59pm Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following the assault of a man in Cheltenham.

Cirencester firefighter returns home after climbing Mount Everest

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Des Moore

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE world’s tallest mountain was no match for Cirencester’s Des Moore who has returned from climbing the enormous Mount Everest.

UPDATED: Woman found dead in River Coln at Bibury named as Helen Lesley Jones from Swindon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The River Coln at Bibury with the Swan Hotel in the background

2:15pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A WOMAN who was found dead in the River Coln at Bibury in the early hours of Sunday morning has been named as Helen Lesley Jones.

First-time marathon runner raises £1,500 for village school project

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Laura Rettie ran the London Marathon to raise money for North Cerney School's Big Project

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FIRST-TIME runner has smashed her target and raised £1,500 for a village school project through completing the London Marathon last Sunday.

Businesses warned of thieves using a yellow payment card to illegally buy expensive gift tokens

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

12:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SHOPS and businesses are being warned to be on the look-out for potential thieves using a bright yellow payment card to illegally purchase high value gift tokens.

Successful children's literary festival returns with new events for adults too

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Author Alex Smith at last year's Cirencester Children's Literary Festival

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE success of Cirencester Children’s Literary Festival last year proved to be such a big hit with readers of all ages that organisers will be putting on literary evenings for adults this year.

Mystery as 49-year-old wedding guest found dead in River Coln at Bibury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The River Coln at Bibury with the Swan Hotel in the background

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A WEDDING party in Bibury ended in disaster when one of the guests was found dead in the shallow water of the River Coln in the early hours of Sunday morning.

WIN tickets to the party of the year this June

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Neon Play’s Oli Christie wants to shake-off the Cotswolds’ sleepy image and prove  the region is “a cool place to do business”. He is pictured being tattooed (in henna) by artist Martin Covey at The Ink Lounge, as an example of a cool photo idea

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

WHEN most people think about the Cotswolds, they picture pillar-box red trousers, gun dogs and shooting, picturesque villages and lots of tweedy folk.

Easter joy for families trailing March hares

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sheba Luckie (right) aged seven and Molly Bailey, aged eight with the Woolly Jumper hare model outside the Fleece at Cirencester

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

FAMILIES have been going mad for the Cirencester March Hare Festival in the run-up to Easter.

King's head on display in the Cotswolds

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Public have the chance to be face to face with King Richard III at Sudeley Castle

4:13pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE head of the notorious King Richard III will remain on display at Sudeley Castle over the Easter holidays due to popular demand.

Further disruption for rail passengers in the Cotswolds this Easter

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

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RAIL passengers travelling through Kemble this Easter weekend will face disruption due to the continued redoubling work between the Cotswold station and Swindon.

Cotswold Water Park Trust walks aim to inspire healthy living

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Taken by Max Rastelli, age 12, of Ashton Keynes , taken near the Gateway Visitors' Centre, Spine Road, South Cerney

12:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE first of a series of fortnightly walks around the Cotswold Water Park which have been organised to inspire healthy living is being held next week.

South Cerney community pays tribute to a popular 'amazing man'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Raymond Fenton

11:27am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TRIBUTES have poured in for one of South Cerney’s best known residents who was described as “an amazing man” by friends following his death.

Dog show to raise cash to realise dream of headteacher

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ann Edwards C of E Primary School pays tribute to its 'inspirational' headmaster Stephen Richardson

11:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DOG show will take place at Ann Edwards Primary School in South Cerney to raise money for an appeal to create a play pirate ship in the school grounds in memory of former head teacher Stephen Richardson who died in January this year.

Police appeal after rare coat stolen at Cheltenham National Hunt Festival

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Police appeal after rare coat stolen at Cheltenham National Hunt Festival

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a distinctive coat was stolen from a stall at this year’s Cheltenham National Hunt Festival.

Police review procedures after £660,000 Water Park fraud

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: PCC Martin Surl

10:57am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FRAUD handling methods have been reviewed by Gloucestershire Police following the release of a report into corruption in the Cotswold Water Park, which found failings in the police.

Football club net new equipment

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The After School Football Club,The Sharks(back row)  The Tigers(front row). Picture by Chris Roberts(5096431)

10:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FAIRFORD after-school football club has netted new equipment enabling them to play competitive matches for the first time thanks to local support.

Stroud shoplifting cases CCTV appeal

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stroud shoplifting cases  CCTV appeal

9:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE in Stroud have issued CCTV images of men they want to talk to in connection with several shoplifting cases in the town.

Royal Agricultural University launch scholarship to help hard-working students in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Royal Agricultural University launch scholarship to help hard-working students in Cirencester

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HARD working students in Cirencester will have their good grades rewarded with a scholarship from the Royal Agricultural University.

Car boot sale tarpaulin sign stolen in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police arrest

4:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THIEVES stole a tarpaulin vinyl sign for a car boot sale worth £80 in Cirencester.

Police aim to reunite owners with stolen bikes siezed from Cheltenham warrants

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

4:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE in Cheltenham have released images of three bikes recovered following warrants in the town.

Power boat engines taken from boats on South Cerney lake

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

4:15pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after two power boat engines were taken from boats on a South Cerney lake.

CCTV appeal to identify elderly woman after Stroud shoplifting incident

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: CCTV footage of the woman police wish to speak to

4:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE in Stroud want to talk to an elderly woman in connection with the theft of two crystal decanters from a charity shop in Kendrick Street in February.

Personal trainers in Cirencester given taste of their own medicine

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The team at Elite Health and Fitness in Cirencester

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PERSONAL trainers in Cirencester have been given a taste of their own medicine this week as they were challenged to the most extreme workouts in aid of charity.

Parents of Lechlade Hillsborough victim journey to Liverpool for 25th anniversary service

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stanley and Margaret Godwin are in Liverpool today for the annual service to pay tribute to their son

10:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE mother of a Lechlade man who was crushed to death in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has told an inquest into the tragedy that from the moment he was born, her son gave his family "untold joy".

Cirencester vets miss out at Pet Oscars

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: RICHPASCO_WGS__529002.jpg

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DESPITE being nominated five times in four different categories, staff at a Cirencester veterinary clinic walked away empty handed from this year’s prestigious Pet Oscars.

Cirencester friends to ride through London at night for charity

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester friends to ride through London at night for charity

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

CYCLING more than 60 miles during the day is a mean feat by anyone’s standards but two women from Cirencester are preparing to tackle the gruelling challenge during the night.

Body of woman found in Bibury river

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The body of a woman was found on Sunday morning in the River Coln, by the Swan Hotel in Bibury

11:22am Monday 14th April 2014

A BODY of a woman was found in the River Coln at Bibury on Sunday morning.

Huge drop in number of people across the Cotswolds cycling to work

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The annual Clitheroe triathlon including a swim at Ribblesdale pool and a cycle up the steep side of Jeffery Hill.

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

THE Cotswolds has seen the biggest drop in people cycling to work than anywhere else in the South West.

Parking notices in Cirencester's Market Place to be reviewed after bewildered motorist is towed

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Parking notices in Cirencester's Market Place to be reviewed after bewildered motorist is towed

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

IMPROVEMENTS could be made to notices in Cirencester’s Market Place warning people not to park overnight the day before a market is held, according to the head of the town council.

Obscene graffiti left on community benches in Cirencester park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Obscene graffiti left on community benches in Cirencester park

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

PICNIC benches in a Cirencester park were the targets of mindless vandals who etched swear words and smutty messages on the wooden furniture.

Easter travel misery for rail passengers in the Cotswolds

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

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

RAIL passengers travelling through Kemble in April will be facing severe disruption due to the continued redoubling work of the line between the Cotswold station and Swindon.

Human bone uncovered near Fairford by shallow grave of Becky Godden-Edwards

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Becky Godden-Edwards

12:47pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A HUMAN bone has been discovered in a field near Fairford by detectives reinvestigating the death of a murdered Swindon woman.

Cirencester mayor blasts Environment Agency as "bloody shambles" at recent flood meeting

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cllr Joe Harris is calling for more affordable rental housing in Cirencester

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Environment Agency’s ability to communicate with victims of this year’s winter floods in Cirencester has been described as a “bloody shambles” by the town’s mayor.

Accident On The B4553 Near Cricklade

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix police arrest

3:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

AN accident involving a car and a trailer occurred on the B4553 between The Forty (Cricklade) and Stoke Common Lane (Purton Stoke).

Explosive 3D photos taken on battlefields of First World War sell at auction in South Cerney

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Explosive 3D photos taken on battlefields of First World War sell at auction in South Cerney

3:35pm Friday 11th April 2014

EXPLOSIVE three dimensional photographs taken on the battlefields of the Western Front during the First World War have gone under the hammer in South Cerney.

Cotswold councillors debate International Day Against Homophobia at Cabinet meeting

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cotswold District Council offices in Trinity Road, Cirencester

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

DESPITE refusing to officially recognise International Day Against Homophobia, Cotswold District Council has said it is still completely against any form of discrimination.

Tesco accused of "distasteful irony" by giving away chocolate-stuffed hamper in aid of Diabetes charity

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tesco Metro in Cirencester has been slammed for giving away a whole hamper of chocolate in aid of charity Diabetes UK

10:15am Friday 11th April 2014

A FITNESS fanatic from the Cotswolds has hit out at Tesco for advertising a hamper stuffed full of chocolate treats as part of a raffle raising money for charity Diabetes UK.

Bourton-on-the-Water duo to cycle from Barcelona to the Cotswolds for Kate's Home Nursing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Bourton-on-the-Water duo to cycle from Barcelona to the Cotswolds for Kate's Home Nursing

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A PAIR of friends from Bourton-on-the-Water will clock up over 1,000 miles this summer as they cycle back to the Cotswold village from Barcelona.

Cirencester befriending group appeals for more volunteers as waiting list grows

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Muriel and Ros

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

SOMETIMES all it takes is a cup of tea, a friendly chat and a warm smile to stop an elderly person from feeling alone.

Cotswold undertaker charged with fraud and theft offences

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Police are appealing for information following a crash just after midnight.

9:16am Thursday 10th April 2014

AN undertaker who works in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire has been charged with 11 counts of fraud and theft.






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