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From 'Gazette Series':

AS OUR campaign gets underway a number of people have pledged their support to try and push through a change to the burial rules at Thornbury Cemetery.

THE LEADER of South Gloucestershire Council has stood down from his position.

POLICE officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary will be joining their colleagues at Gwent Police and South Wales Police to help support next week’s NATO summit.

GAZETTE photographer Stephen Richards is the latest to take part in the ice bucket challenge social media craze - and got more than he bargained for.

CAT owners from across the region were out in force to help the West of England and South Wales Cat Society celebrate their 50th anniversary in spectacular fashion.

A PETITION is being launched to try and push through proposals to improve the facilities at Thornbury Hospital.

POLICE are appealing for help from the public to help them track down a prisoner who absconded from HMP Leyhill this morning.

A CONTROVERSIAL new housing estate in Thornbury is set to launch next month.

ALMONDSBURY will host an annual coffee morning on Friday, September 26 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

THE NEWLY-formed Almondsbury Dementia Friends Group are inviting anyone who may want to find out more about the group or to become a member to attend their launch.

THORNBURY Hospital is a valuable facility for many people living in and around the town and could be even more so if work that was initially proposed 10 years ago would ever get underway.

THIS YEAR’S Pilning Flower Show was a huge success after receiving a record-breaking number of entries.

CROMHALL’S annual flower show and village fair will be held in St Andrew’s School field on Saturday, September 6 from 2pm.

THE INAUGURAL Severn Bridge half marathon was a resounding success as 2,000 runners completed the run which got underway from its start point on the Severn Bridge.

THE chairman of South Gloucestershire Council is shaping up for a charity skydive at the age of 71.

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