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by Moggy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:08 pm

Garth wrote:In local castle news, Killyleagh Castle is having a chocolate and fine food festival, Castlewellan Castle is having a hunger strike commemoration event, and at Castle Espie someone stole a duck.


Yes well, in Frampton Cotterell they recently had a community picnic and fun dog show and the villagers all enjoyed it.

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by Jenuall » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:16 pm

Karl wrote:
Garth wrote:at Castle Espie someone stole a duck.

Aww. That one is actually pretty sad. :(


What kind of strawberry floater steals a duck?! :x

We had our own bird based tragedy recently:

Well known Cheltenham swan George shot with crossbow

Fortunately George is hardcore and survived the incident, proving once and for all that headshots are not a guaranteed 1 hit kill. :datass:

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by Karl » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:22 pm

What a badass swan!

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by Vermilion » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:24 pm

http://www.midweekherald.co.uk/news/hor ... n-1-790553

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Horse rapist Derek Woods stole Maggie Hunt’s daily pleasure of caring for her animals when he started having sex with her elderly mare, Amber.

She was forced to wear a personal alarm every time she visited her remote stables and lived in fear of what - or who - she would find there.


It's quite an old story, but has been so widely shared it still has pride of place at the top of the paper's most read articles list.

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:51 pm

TV star Richard Ayoade checks out Dursley's shops

POPULAR TV star Richard Ayoade enjoyed a spot of retail therapy in Dursley this morning.

Ayoade, probably best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, was spotted in checking out the shops earlier today.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/glo ... eys-shops/


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by Jenuall » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:15 pm

Moggy wrote:
TV star Richard Ayoade checks out Dursley's shops

POPULAR TV star Richard Ayoade enjoyed a spot of retail therapy in Dursley this morning.

Ayoade, probably best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, was spotted in checking out the shops earlier today.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/glo ... eys-shops/



I clicked through expecting some more juicy details about Moss taking a shipping trip round Dursley, but no that quote really is the whole article! :lol:

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:26 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
TV star Richard Ayoade checks out Dursley's shops

POPULAR TV star Richard Ayoade enjoyed a spot of retail therapy in Dursley this morning.

Ayoade, probably best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, was spotted in checking out the shops earlier today.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/glo ... eys-shops/



I clicked through expecting some more juicy details about Moss taking a shipping trip round Dursley, but no that quote really is the whole article! :lol:


:lol:

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by Moggy » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:08 pm

Bus Roadshow in Thornbury after controversial changes

A ‘Bus information roadshow’ is to be held following controversial changes to services in Thornbury.

The event comes after Thornbury Town Council held meetings with South Gloucestershire Council transport department and the bus operators to look at issues raised by residents.

At a Town Council meeting on Tuesday, July 31 councillors acknowledged the introduction of the new T1 and T2 services in May had been ‘poor’.

Members of the public at the meeting claimed residents were not clear where buses stopped and the council agreed communication needed to be ‘radically improved’.

Residents previously complained about changes to timetables for buses going to SGS College in Filton.

The roadshow will be held in the St Mary Centre from 10am-4pm on Thursday, August 30.

At the roadshow, there will be information about all bus routes available and representatives from First Bus, Stagecoach and South Gloucestershire Council will be available to discuss routes and share feedback.

Representatives will also be there to answer questions about the changes starting the following weekend on September 2. This includes Stagecoach revisions to Service 77 - a simpler route around Thornbury and new links to UWE, as well as the existing direct links to Bristol Parkway and Southmead Hospital.

There will also be changes made to the new routes as a result of customer feedback including additional stops on Morton Way and improved maps and communication about routes available.

Councillor Shirley Holloway, Chair of Thornbury Town Council said: “The Town Council is pleased to welcome an increased sharing of information about bus services available for our residents.”

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/163 ... l-changes/


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by Jenuall » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:36 pm

It's all kicking off in Thornbury. I'm wondering just how "poorly" they introduced the new services - it sounds like they basically didn't tell anyone anything about them!

We get sandwiches from Thornbury Deli at work. They are quite nice.

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by Lagamorph » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:42 pm

Drunk whacked penis on women's car then did poo in street - as they sat and ate chips

The women - not from the area - said they used to enjoy coming to Redcar for fish and chips, but their idyllic day out was sullied.

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by Vermilion » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:55 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Drunk whacked penis on women's car then did poo in street - as they sat and ate chips

The women - not from the area - said they used to enjoy coming to Redcar for fish and chips, but their idyllic day out was sullied.


Sounds more like Blackpool than the north east.

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by Fade » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:46 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
TV star Richard Ayoade checks out Dursley's shops

POPULAR TV star Richard Ayoade enjoyed a spot of retail therapy in Dursley this morning.

Ayoade, probably best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, was spotted in checking out the shops earlier today.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/glo ... eys-shops/



I clicked through expecting some more juicy details about Moss taking a shipping trip round Dursley, but no that quote really is the whole article! :lol:

Famous people are also human?!

They're not Demi gods?

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by Curls » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:26 pm

If you want to be a big man in a small town, go hang out in the model village.

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by Moggy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:19 am

Outdoor fires increase by over double in area due to weather

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AVON Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) called out to nearly double the amount of outdoor fires.

The period of prolonged dry, hot weather conditions has led to an increase in the number of times the service has been forced to react to a call.

Throughout July, AF&RS were called to 417 outdoor fires, including grass, trees, bushes and rubbish, compared to just 179 during the same period in 2017.

Those statistics indicate more than a 132 per cent increase in fires outside in the area.

Despite recent rain, the local countryside is extremely dry and there is still a risk of fire.

Due to this, AF&RS is asking for people to still be cautious and take care in the countryside and open grass areas.

Rob Davis, Assistant Chief Fire Officer for the service, said: “We want everyone to enjoy the nice weather and feel they can have BBQs but there are certain precautions we would like people to take to minimise the risk of fire.

“With the weather set to reach the high 20s again over the weekend, and remain hot and dry for several weeks, we need people to help us in minimising the number of outdoor fires.

“Basic precautions can make a big difference, such as taking your rubbish with you as glass bottles and cigarette ends can easily start fires.

“We’d also like to encourage people not to have garden bonfires until the hot, dry weather has passed. We attended too many incidents last month where a small garden bonfire spread to the whole garden and caused severe damage."

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/glo ... o-weather/

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:47 pm

FARM OWNER FIGHTING THE GOVERNMENT TO SAVE HER ALPACAS

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/glo ... acas-life/

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by Moggy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:45 am

Watch a video of Geronimo the alpaca 'doing very well'

The alpaca from Wickwar, that is drawing a lot of attention from around the country, is 'alive and well' as shown in a video.

Geronimo is currently the topic of a battle between the Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs and his owner Helen Macdonald, 47.

The animal has failed two Tuberculosis tests, but owner, Helen is adamant that the results are flawed.

Currently negotiations are taking place as to whether a third test will be taken that will look to remove any doubt.

However in a video we can see that the alpaca is alive and behaving normally.

"The video shows everyone just how well and amazing he is," Helen said.

"He doesn't have TB, I am not stupid. I understand that it is a serious disease so wouldn't want to put myself for the rest of my animals at risk."

Check out the video to see Geronimo grazing.

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/glo ... deo-shows/

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by Jenuall » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:20 pm

Local heroes honoured at 2018 Stars of the Stokes awards

Heartwarming stuff seeing the good folk of Bradley Stoke being honoured for their general niceness.

But I think someone needs to remind Barry from EastEnders how to smile:

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:dread:

Not sure if he's suffering from constipation or just learned that someone's taken his family hostage, but either way it's not a good look. And that's not even the worst shot! :lol:

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by KingK » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:12 am

I follow @CrapLocalNews on Twitter for some hilarious non stories.

Check it out : https://twitter.com/CrapLocalNews?s=09

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by Moggy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:24 am

”I hope the loo designers are reading this.”

Public toilets in Stroud have been forced to close lately. Below is a letter from a reader who has some advice for loo designers.

We have experienced the problem of either closed or non existent public conveniences in many areas.

Sometimes this is a problem of “vandalism”.

So it says on the door.

To this I would reply, is the design of the modern public toilet that still exists, really appropriate?

We have encountered some very weird loo designs and funny plumbing to say the least.

Some loos are like an enclosed space capsule with no windows.

For heaven’s sake if you were stuck in there, no one would ever know.

Some people won’t use these because they are obviously designed to be claustrophobic.

You then get weird behaviour of people going in together, or holding open the door for each other.

In some loos you find you are surrounded by notices which you are supposed to have time to read.

In others there is an emergency cord, but of course one would never really know whether it works or not.

Sometimes there is a phone number to ring if you get “stuck in there” !

Then horrendously there are those that open automatically after so many minutes!

Don’t be silly.

Of course, people will avoid these or misuse them, or go and find one they like at a local museum or local cafe that they weren’t otherwise planning to visit.

Some loos like to be” automatic” and you just wave your hand or stand up and off they go. Whoosh!

Then there are the really nutty ones that are meant to be “eco friendly” and “save water”.

Again, don’t be fooled by this.

A certain amount of water is necessary for hygiene.

You really don’t need those two button operations which give you a ridiculous choice.

I met a plumber a year or so ago who happened to get into conversation with us about this.

Apparently these water economy ones can create all sorts of plumbing problems and blockages that his company has to be paid to sort out very expensively.

I think that proper loos are one of the things that the previous generation got right and this generation has got wrong.

No we don’t need all the fancy devices above in claustrophobic surroundings.

We need the proper old fashioned loos in regular public places whereby if you had a problem and collapsed or something along those lines, then at least someone else could see that you were there eventually!

A serious point really.

Many thousands of abdominal operations are carried out by the NHS every year, millions suffer from either IBS and/or incontinence related problems, and many others are on medication that means their own personal plumbing is not particularly good.

So what we need is not fancy “trying too hard” loos, but proper loos in public places that actually work properly without gadgets and strange things to have to come to terms with such as lots of notices to read at the wrong moment!

(I hope the loo designers are reading this as well as the people who commission public loos).

Elizabeth Smith

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