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The first written reference of a toll to cross the Severn Estuary was in a 12th Century document.

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Demolition teams move in on the toll booths at the Prince of Wales Bridge ahead of the charge being removed.

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The Beaufort Hunt has traditionally met on Tetbury Town Council land for its New Year's Day hunt.

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The 'exceptional occurrence' of a pair of Steiff bears meant they exceeded their estimated value.

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Whitby Town striker Junior Mondal signs an 18-month contract with League Two side Forest Green Rovers.

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Council leader says he has been pressing the case for South Gloucestershire children with government.

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A review into the deaths of horses at the Cheltenham Festival warns that welfare issues threaten the future of the sport.

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The tolls are scrapped on the Severn bridges between south Wales and south-west England from Monday.

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Paul Willer, a Jewish refugee who fled Nazism in 1939, met the granddaughter of his foster parent, Clement Attlee.

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Longest-serving player Charlie Sharples is one of seven new contract signings for Premiership side Gloucester Rugby.

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Forest Green Rovers' League Two game against Mansfield is abandoned at half-time after heavy rainfall.

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Antony Kay's injury-time header rescues a point for Port Vale as they record a 2-2 draw with Cheltenham at Vale Park.

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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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