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Archie deals with severe anxiety but is showing everybody how confident he is on the track.

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Two boys are questioned by police after a bag of sand was thrown from a motorway bridge on the M5.

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A court is told she had "sunk her teeth into his scrotum" during a previous row.

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Made for You tells the romantic story of a couple in a long-distance relationship at Christmas.

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Some silk kimonos in the collection could fetch as much as 800 each, auctioneers believe.

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Benefits assessments were beset by "poor decision-making" and "obvious inaccuracies", charities say.

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The previously unknown site was found after a laser survey of woodland in the Forest of Dean.

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Charlie and Daisy-May Cooper reveal what's to come in the third series of This Country

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Alex Addai's strike sends Cheltenham into the second round of the FA Cup at the expense of West Country rivals Swindon.

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Gloucestershire all-rounder Tom Smith extends his contract at Nevil Road until 2021.

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Exeter and Cheltenham cancel each other out in a dour goalless draw in League Two at St James Park.

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Forest Green fall to only their second home defeat of the season as Plymouth knock the leaders off the top of League Two.

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Community News

Getting Involved In The Community

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY? Despite the economic downturn in recent years we have seen it has really raised the local people of the communities’ spirits and brought a feeling of togetherness.

Scams On The Rise

Posted by Administrator : Saturday 9th March 2013

KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES! It is important to keep up to date and on your toes when it comes to local fraud and scams. There are so many currently out there it is important you are aware of the more common and frequent ones.


Are You Insured? Are You Covered?

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 7th March 2013

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY! In this day and age it seems as if everyone is trying to sell you insurance for everything such as pet insurance, phone insurance, laptop insurance and tablet insurance.

Avoiding Payday Loans

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 5th March 2013

AVOIDING THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. In the beginning everyone thought these payday loan lenders where all doing us a favour and it sounds so simple borrow a little bit of money just before your payday and then pay back on your payday.

Will Online Shopping Be The Death Of Our High Streets

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

ARE YOU AN ONLINE SHOPPER AND A BARGAIN SURFER? We do not know to what extent the increasing activity of online shopping will eventually have on our Stroud based high street retailers but some predict it may end the high street shopping as a whole in the future.

Avoid The Local Cowboys

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 28th February 2013

HOW EASY IS IT TO SPOT A LOCAL COWBOY TRADER? There are numerous reasons why cowboy builders get away with their bad practices and carry on working in the community such as people not asking for verified references, no signed contract, not obtaining at least 3 other quotes to compare, clients naturally go for the cheapest quote and some residents or businesses are impatient and choose not to wait for the best builder.

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