Hundreds of millions spent in Bristol as people return to shops, pubs and clubs

Hundreds of millions of pounds were spent in Bristol city centre shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels in the first half of the year, new data has revealed. The money – a cool £274m – has helped boost the city’s economy following the pandemic. The research was carried out by three of Bristol’s business improvement districts (BIDs) – Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe and Temple, and Broadmead – which said the cash was spent across businesses in the BS1, BS2 and BS8 …

Live: A Level results day across Stroud

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LIVE: A-level results across the Cotswolds

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Police warn to not approach wanted man who failed to return to prison

Officiers are advising the public not to approach this wanted man who did not return to prison. Jon Marc Stephens, 36, failed to return to HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire on Wednesday (August 17) having been released on temporary licence, Avon and Somerset Police have said. He is known to have been in the Severn Beach area until around 1pm on Wednesday. Stephens was wearing black clothing and a fluorescent tabard at the time and has links to the South …

Mystery offenders jump on and smash up Suzuki Swift in Bourton

Gloucestershire police are investigating after a parked car in Bourton was vandalised. The mystery offenders caused damage to the bonnet and roof by jumping on the Suzuki Swift, parked on Station Road. It also had its windscreen smashed and a wing mirror ripped off. The windscreen was smashed The damage is believed to have been caused sometime between 10pm and 11pm on Saturday, August 6, while the car was parked between the junction for Rissington Road/High Street and the Texaco …

Bath Road reopens but single lane closure in place near Rodborough Hill

A STROUD road has partially reopened after last night’s downpour.  The A46 Bath Road, Stroud, reopened at around midnight last night.  It had been closed due to the adverse weather conditions.  Highways crews removed a blockage and other flood waters have now drained away. A single lane closure is however in place at the Rodborough Hill junction due to road damage.  Drivers should take care at this location. Back to: The Traffic SEO – Website SEO – News and BLOG – Gloucestershire …

Council chief pledges action on pavement parkers after removing cycle lane

The man in charge of Bristol’s roads has agreed to send more traffic wardens to ticket drivers parking on the pavement in one spot in Bristol after a concerted social media campaign by local councillors. Cllr Don Alexander, the Labour councillor who is the cabinet member for transport, had initially told other councillors who were posting pictures and videos of pavement parking from Cheltenham Road in Montpelier to report it properly, because the council’s parking services team ‘don’t sit and …

Driver caught in Nailsworth after taking cocaine

A man who drunk alcohol and took cocaine before getting behind the wheel of a convertible has been banned from the road.  Tristan Bourne was caught driving a Vauxhall Astra on the A46 Bath Road in Nailsworth on February 18. He was found to have cocaine in his system as well as 114 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80.  At Cheltenham Magistrates Court on August 10 he pleaded guilty and was banned from driving for …