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As a flying instructor, Eric Downs trained more than 500 pilots during his time in the RAF.

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The men, wanted on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage, "lost a game of hide and seek", police said.

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A Gloucester man is part of a team that has completed the Three Lakes, Three Peaks challenge.

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A Gloucestershire mum helped save the lives of five people through organ donation after she died.

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The new two-storey development will include a car park with 66 spaces and is expected to cost 5m.

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A Gloucestershire pig farmer says they are feeling "desperate" as the number of animals builds up.

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Plans to close the surgery in Uley, Gloucestershire are shelved after a huge response from locals.

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Wigan cement their position on top of the League One table with a convincing 2-0 victory over Cheltenham.

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Forest Green stay top of League Two despite being held to a goalless draw at home to Tranmere Rovers.

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Leicester hold off a late comeback from Gloucester to earn a bonus-point win in a thriller away at Kingsholm.

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Essex clinch the Division Two title after beating Northants by an innings and 44 runs before lunch on day two at Chelmsford.

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Championship side Preston ease to victory over League One Cheltenham.

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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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