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A builder left Carmel and Gareth Ponsford's home in a "chaotic" condition with work half-finished.

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The mountaineer continues to break records despite shattering his heels in an accident in 1996.

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Eric Pearce and Matthew Jones were caught after phone data placed them at multiple crime scenes.

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The site, in Stroud, Gloucestershire, has been cordoned off after a woman was attacked on Saturday.

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Viktorria and Lillya had an emotional meeting at the airport with their host from Somerset.

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Steve Brooks says returning home was a culture shock after six weeks of training Ukrainian troops.

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Saeed Esmaeli came to the UK legally from Iran aged 11, now he's helping Ukranian refugees.

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Khaled El Mayet said incubators are needed to care for babies being born early in Ukraine.

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Olya can now be close to her sister Iryna thanks to the generosity of a Somerset family.

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Cheltenham Town midfielder Liam Sercombe signs a new one-year contract with the League One club

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Somerset take 14 wickets on day three to complete an innings victory over rivals Gloucestershire.

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Cardiff City have signed midfielder Ebou Adams on a three-year deal with his contract at Forest Green Rovers due to end on 1 July.

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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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