Pictures as Arkell’s pub the Plough in Cirencester reopens

CIRENCESTER’S newest landlords invited regulars to their revamped pub to view the decor and enjoy a drink. The Plough Inn closed in October after landlady Liz Jackson retired aged 85. It has now been taking over by Sam Edwards and Jak Doggett, who opened Sam & Jak in Cricklade Street last year while also running a busy catering business. They have now taking on the lease of the Arkell’s pub in Stratton.    “We couldn’t wait to get in there and get …

Takayo Nembherd: Second man ‘urgently’ sought in connection with Bristol rapper’s murder

The Met Police has issued images of two men officers ‘urgently’ wish to speak to in connection with the death of a Bristol rapper. Takayo Nembherd died on August 29 after he was stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival, and police launched a murder investigation. Back in November, the force issued an image on one man they were attempting to locate, and have since released an image of a second man. Takayo, 21, was a rapper based in Bristol who visited …

Business opens second unit at shopping centre

A BUSINESS in Stroud has opened a second unit at the Five Valleys Shopping Centre.  Thai2Go, one of the market’s first vendors to open at Five Valleys, has expanding by opening a second unit increasing their food offer with a menu focusing on Asian noodle dishes. Two years ago Thai2Go was set up following its owner, Ian Calvert, being made redundant from his job in engineering. Teaming up with his wife, Sudjai, they have built up a strong customer base …

Couple revamp Tickmorend Farm in Nailsworth as holiday let

WHEN Prama Bhardwaj, 49, and her partner Matt, 50, struggled to find a large enough holiday let to fit their extended family for a staycation back in 2017, they realised there was a real gap in the market. The couple decided to take matters into their own hands, investing in Tickmorend Farm in Nailsworth and setting their sights on creating a large and sustainable holiday let there. Prama, CEO of sustainable clothing supplier Mantis World, and Matt, who looks after …

Bristol council closes off ‘Clean Air Zone hole’ in Bedminster

Council chiefs have moved to close off a ‘hole’ in the ring of Clean Air Zone cameras around Bristol city centre after they had to turn one off to allow lorries to reach an industrial estate. CAZ cameras have been installed at the end of Coronation Road in Bedminster – a spot that’s already in the Clean Air Zone – because the council has had to turn off cameras a few hundred yards away and create a diversion for drivers …

All the Bristol death notices and in memoriam this week

Announcing the passing of a loved one in local news media is a long-standing tradition and we are proud of the trust placed in us to make these important announcements. Every notice remains online forever providing friends and families with a lifelong tribute to their loved one, a safe place online to share memories, add tributes, photographs and make donations in memory. Anyone who wishes to send a tribute to a relative or friend, find out funeral details or leave …

Second person dies in crash near Cirencester

A second person has died following Friday’s fatal collision on the B4425 at Riversmeet North near Aldsworth. The four vehicle collision, which involved a grey Mini Cooper, black Audi A3, grey Polestar 2 and a black Seat Leon, happened shortly after 12.45pm. The woman in her 30s and from London was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for treatment to serious injuries and sadly died overnight. Her next of kin has been informed. 10 other people were also taken to hospital …

Handy guide to recycling collections in Stroud over Christmas

A HANDY guide to what can and cannot be recyled in Stroud over Christmas has been released.    This comes as an update was provided on waste and recycling collections in Stroud over the festive period.  Residents are asked to ensure containers are put out by 6am on their normal scheduled collection days, and to recycle as much Christmas waste as possible. There will be no changes to waste and recycling collections in the Stroud district over Christmas and New Year. …

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