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  • The 21-year-old killed in crash has been identified as Jake Ribbeck from Wotton-under-Edge

    By The Citizen at 05:00 on 12/03/14
    The 21-year-old killed in crash has been identified as Jake Ribbeck from Wotton-under-Edge
    THE 21-year-old killed in a car smash near Kingscote has been named as Jake Rebbeck. Wotton-under-Edge resident Mr Rebbeck was pronounced dead at the scene following the smash last Wednesday morning. Flowers from grieving family and friends now mark the spot between Hunter's Hall and Calcot. An inquest to find out how and why Mr Rebbeck died was expected to be opened and adjourned today by the Gloucestershire Coroner. Police, who...
  • Norville Opticians helps Santa dash for charity

    By undertheedge at 16:15 on 08/01/14
    Santas at the starting line
    Norville Opticians in Keynsham near Bristol has helped to raise more than £12000 through its involvement with the Saltford Santa Dash which took place just before Christmas. 500 runners dressed as Santa covered a five–mile, figure-of-eight course through the picturesque lanes of nearby Saltford while 200 younger 'elves' ran, walked or toddled a special shorter course.  All were raising money to provide a defibrillato...
  • Black day on county roads as three die

    By Gloucestershire Echo at 05:00 on 30/12/13
    APPEAL:   The scene of the crash on the A48
    THREE people were killed on Gloucestershire's roads on a black day for the county. Rory Evans, 18, from Wotton-under-Edge, was killed in a two-vehicle incident in Wotton Road, Charfield, on Friday afternoon. Mr Evans' Toyota roadster and a Nissan van collided on the winding stretch of road between the Renishaw roundabout and the start of the Charfield traffic calming. "Sadly the man who was in the Toyota passed away," a...
  • Noahs Ark helps Tesco to cycle to Lapland

    By undertheedge at 19:33 on 19/12/13
    Tesco ride resize
    Noahs Ark, the longest established bike shop in the Stroud area, has given a helping hand to its local Tesco superstore in their annual Christmas fundraising event. A cycle has been loaned so that a team of volunteers can cycle some of the distance to Santa Claus' home in Lapland. But the riders didn't need to worry about frostbite or even their passports as the journey was completed without leaving the store. Chris Hart who owns...
  • Young Gloucestershire farmers go ploughing on in tribute to their friends

    By The Citizen at 05:00 on 02/12/13
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    YOUNG farmers remembered their two late friends with an unusual memorial ploughing marathon. Oliver 'Ollie' Pain, 18, from North Nibley, near Dursley, and Harry Smith, 17, from nearby Lower Wick, died in a car crash at Damery near Berkeley last November. Sodbury Vale Young Farmers remembered the pair with the 24-hour charity fund raising event. Both were former students of Katharine Lady Berkeley's School in Wotton-under-Edge. ...

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