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Proposed fracking site contested by councillors at Gloucester’s Shire Hall

Councillors have today contested the decision to build Gloucestershire’s first fracking site in the Forest of Dean. Discussions were raised at Gloucester’s Shire Hall after the Oil and Gas Authority submitted a proposal for the location during August earlier this year. Following a backlash of campaigns and protests against the movement, Labour’s planning spokesman, Barry […]

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Feminists battle against sexist books

A Cheltenham based feminist society has began a campaign to stop gender bias children’s books. ‘Chelt Fems’ have been distributing ‘gender busting’ bookmarks throughout sexist children’s books in local shops across the town centre. The campaign aims to encourage young people not to adhere to traditional stereotypes. Head of the group, Josephine Bartooch said: “To […]

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‘V Club’ could be turned into flats

An application has been proposed to Cheltenham Borough Council to turn ‘V’ club into flats. The site on Albion Street in the town centre is currently vacant. The application has been submitted by Merritts Properties Ltd and they hope to convert the building into 14 new flats, with six parking spaces. The application says “the site […]

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Funeral Appeal

An appeal has been launched for friends to attend a funeral of a man from Stroud who died with no known living relatives. Michael England from Charlton Kings nose-dived his glider into the ground at Cotswold Gliding Club on June 14. Funeral directors W.B Wood & Son say they cannot find any living relatives for […]

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Clean our ‘grot spots’ in town

A new campaign to tidy up the streets of Cheltenham has begun. A resident of Carlton Street has set out to tackle clutter related problems, and is urging locals to help out. Angela Symondson, who moved to Cheltenham a couple of years ago reached out to local Conservative MP, Alex Chalk to clear up the streets […]