What we know about the Brazilian Covid variant present in South Gloucestershire

The Brazilian variant of Covid-19 has been discovered in the UK for the first time, with two cases identified in South Gloucestershire. Here is what we know so far. The ‘variant of concern’ was first detected in Manaus, a city in the north of Brazil. The P.1 variant has been designated ‘of concern’ as it shares some mutations with the variant first identified in South Africa. The variant is thought to have emerged in Brazil last year, but was identified …

Brazilian variant of Covid-19 discovered in South Gloucestershire

Two cases of the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 have been discovered in South Gloucestershire. The cases are both from one household in South Gloucestershire with a history of travel to Brazil. One case that had travelled to Brazil has been isolating at home with their household since returning to the UK. Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Test and Trace are following up with all passengers from the Swiss Air flight LX318 travelling from Sao Paulo via Zurich and landing …

How much council tax is rising in Gloucestershire

Council tax bills in Gloucestershire are set to be hiked from April – here’s by how much and in which district. The last district authorities in the county signed off their 2021/22 budget this week, meaning every home in Gloucestershire will have their council tax bills raised from April 1. Gloucester City and Stroud District Councils finalised their balance sheets on Thursday, and followed Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, Cotswold and Cheltenham councils which all set their levels earlier this month. All …

The Gloucestershire criminals jailed in February

A roundup of the people jailed in Gloucestershire in February. Matthew Gardner, 31, of Manor Avenue, Cam, was sentenced to 10 months in prison after downloading indecent images of children. He pleaded guilty to downloading indecent images in all three categories of seriousness – A, B and C – and breaching the terms of a sexual harm prevention order by downloading the images and deleting 24 messages between February 27, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Gardner had previously received an …

GALLERY: Photos of Boeing 727 on journey from Kemble to Bristol

Click the gallery above to view photos of a Boeing 727 plane on its journey from Kemble to Bristol. Starting at Cotswold Airport, the aircraft is being escorted by police along the M5, M4 and M32 to Brislington. February 27 2021 PHOTOGRAPHER COPYRIGHT SIMON PIZZEY PYTCH AIR Plane move from Kemble Cotswold Airport to Bristol The decommissioned jet is owned by entrepreneur and property investor Johnny Palmer, who is planning to use the 727 as an office and events space …

WATCH: Boeing 727 transported from Kemble to Bristol

A BOEING 727 plane is currently being transported from Kemble to Bristol. Starting at Cotswold Airport, the aircraft is being escorted by police along the M5, M4 and M32 to Brislington. The decommissioned jet is owned by entrepreneur and property investor Johnny Palmer, who is planning to use the 727 as an office and events space for his media company Pytch. Videos courtesy of Simon Pizzey. Back to: The Traffic SEO – Website SEO – News and BLOG – Gloucestershire News

Stroud planning: Cider tower conversion and sheep shelter

HERE is a round-up of the most important planning applications put forward in the Stroud District this week. All of the applications can be viewed via the planning section of Stroud District Council’s website. Removal of 50m of hedgerow, and 68m of hedgerow, on land at M5 Junction 13 west of Stonehouse. Ref. No: S.21/0466/HEDGE & Ref. No: S.21/0471/HEDGE Status: Awaiting decision Conversion of cider tower and barn complex to 10 self-contained dwellings at The Barn Cider Tower, Gordon Park, …