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Councillors overruled: McDonald’s and Starbucks drive-throughs allowed on appeal

Editor’s note: This article, first published in our February magazine, is an extended version of an earlier website article that was published on 16th January 2020 (the day the planning inspector’s report was released). Bradley Stoke looks set to get two new drive-through and sit-in fast food restaurants after a planning inspector allowed an appeal against South Gloucestershire Council’s decision

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Royal official opening for Almondsbury helibase

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to officially open their new purpose-built emergency operations base in Almondsbury on Wednesday 25th September. Moving to the new site, located alongside the M4/M5 motorway interchange, was a huge milestone for the life-saving charity, which celebrated its tenth birthday last year. GWAAC’s Critical Care Team moved

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Mama Bear’s Beth celebrates ten years service at childhood nursery in Bradley Stoke

A nursery worker from Bradley Stoke has celebrated ten years of service at the same setting she attended herself as a child. Bethan Jones is an Early Years educator at the Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School at Baileys Court, Bradley Stoke where previously she attended as a pre-schooler. Having celebrated her tenth anniversary with the family-run nursery group in

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