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13th Visit to Butterfly Space

Click below to read Gill Leaper's account of her latest trip to Malawi, where daughter Alice runs Butterfly Space, a volunteer community project.

Over £2k for Cancer Research

Thornbury and District Fundraising Committee for Cancer Research UK have collected a cheque for £2605 from Thornbury Rugby Club, as a result of a recent family fun day organised and run by Ricky and Rebecca Kingscott and the Curtis family. Chair Jennie Watson would like to thank all those people who helped to make this event so worthwhile and gave of their time and money so generously.

Thornbury Eisteddfod, 2015

The annual event will take place in March, and will include the usual classes in Speech and Drama, Vocals, Instrumentals, and Choirs and Orchestras.
The Syllabus listing all the dates and classes will be available from the end of October, and entries need to be sent in as soon as possible, with a closing date in mid to late January. Click below to read more...

A great year for the Leisure Centre

More of us are spending time and money at our Leisure Centre. Circadian Trust, which operates eight local Leisure Centres, says sales topped £10 million pounds in the last financial year.
The social enterprise says the number of paying visitors rose to 2.5m, thanks to dedicated staff, investment in facilities and using technology to improve customer experience.

New home for the Sweet Chestnut

The Sweet Chestnut tree by the vicarage has now come down and been relocated to Streamleaze Green to be sculpted. Click below to see pictures of the move in progress...

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CHRISTMAS preparations are already well underway and the Thornbury Christmas Lights Association has announced when the lights will be switched on.

A CONSULTATION has been launched to get public comments ahead of a proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit around Oldbury-on-Severn Primary School.

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The deputy prime minister calls for the parents of five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King to be freed from custody and reunited with their son.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.


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