Long delay at Bristol Parkway after person hit by train

DOZENS of commuters have been left waiting at Bristol Parkway after reports a person was hit by a train.  Travellers have been told to London have been told to expect delays of more than an hour, while replacement bus services are on their way to take those travelling to Wales.  One woman called Cerys travelling to Cheltenham for a funeral said she was meant to be on the 2.59 Cheltenham to Paddington service but has been stuck at Parkway. National Rail …

ADVERTORIAL: Get £20 off with the grocery delivery app that ‘shops like you do’

A great-value ‘express’ service that can bring your weekly Asda shop to your door has been applauded by shoppers in Bristol for fulfilling their every request. The ‘Asda Express’ app is the result of an exciting partnership between the popular supermarket chain and buymie, Ireland’s leading same-day grocery delivery firm. buymie’s mission is to get your weekly big-basket Asda shop, with all the brands you know and love, delivered to you in as little as an hour by a specially-trained …

Two women arrested on suspicion of assault following collision in Stroud

TWO WOMEN were arrested on suspicion of assault following a collision in Stroud.  The incident happened in Caincross Road at 11.20pm on Saturday (July 2) when a white Hyundai Tucson collided with the central reservation outside Stroud High School, where a pedestrian had been walking. The pedestrian was uninjured. Two women left the car, and are reported as verbally abusing the pedestrian before one attempted to assault him. A man in the car fled the scene. READ MORE:  A 30-year-old woman …

Baker speaks out about ambitious plans for kitchen and cafe at derelict site in Stroud

The owners of a popular bakery have spoken about their ambitious plans to transform a rundown former garage in Slad Road, Stroud. Salt Bakehouse, which sells artisan bread at Stroud farmers’ market and from a unit in Union Street, submitted plans for a cafe and bakery last month. The plans would see a former car body repair shop near the Co-Op in Slad Road completely refurbished with a bridge crossing Slad Brook leading to a coffee hut alongside a courtyard …

Cirencester’s crumbling old railway station could be saved

Cirencester’s derelict Old Station building could be revamped and brought back into use under plans revealed this week.  The Grade II listed building, next to the Old Station car park off Tetbury Road, was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1841.  The Old Station The railway was closed in 1965 and the building has been derelict for a number of years and fallen into a state of disrepair – a cause of concern for many in the community. But …

M32 Park and Ride plans update as council reveals work being undertaken this year

An update on plans to build a park and ride on the M32 has been shared by the council. The proposals were first unveiled in March – just three years after the mayor promised a community farm by the motorway would not be bulldozed to make way for the car park. Back in 2019, Sims Hill shared harvest site was earmarked as the only viable option for the project in a report by the West of England Combined Authority (Weca). …

Bristol Airport responds to complaints about ‘two hour’ baggage wait

Bristol Airport has issued an apology to passengers who faced lengthy waiting times while retrieving their luggage last night (July 4). The majority of passengers taking to social media to talk about their experiences at Bristol Airport this morning were full of praise for the lack of queues and delays getting from check-in to security and on their flights. However, some complained around the time it took to get their luggage having landed in Bristol last night. One passenger on …

Update on serious collision near Cirencester

AN UPDATE has been provided after a serious collision near Cirencester yesterday, Monday.  Emergency services were at the scene of a serious collision on the A435 in the Rendcomb area which happened shortly before 1.15pm yesterday Monday, July 4.  Closures were in place on a stretch of the A435 between Colesbourne and Rendcomb after police were called to a single-vehicle collision involving a car. Police have since provided an update.  “The driver of the car was taken to Southmead Hospital with …