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‘Ridiculous’ driver behaviour slammed following spate of road closures

Tempers are flaring over ‘ridiculous’ driver behaviour in Wotton-under-Edge. And one anonymous resident has stepped in by pasting a sign to a bollard on Symn Lane demanding “bigfoot” drivers slow down. The 20mph-restricted lane, providing rear access to Wotton’s centre and side streets, has seen a sharp spike in traffic volumes in the wake of …

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Fiery end to music recital

 By Matt Bigwood A music recital came to a fiery end on Saturday, culminating in the burning of two old pianos! The recital was the brainchild of Philip Mackenzie, Conductor of the Amadeus Orchestra, who is originally from Hillesley. Philip had written a variation on a piece of music by American composer La Monte Young, …

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Baby steps: Extinction Rebellion protest asks the government to do more to combat climate change 

Today in Wotton-under-Edge, a local branch of Extinction Rebellion came together to lay out dozens of pairs of children’s shoes around the war memorial in Old Town.  The display was put together to symbolise the lives of future generations who will be affected by the ongoing climate crisis.  The demonstration featured a touring installation of …

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This Country stars, Daisy May & Charlie Cooper, visit The Ancient Ram Inn

This Country’s Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, who play cousins Kerry and Kurtan in the cult BBC Three comedy, braved a trip to Wotton’s very own Ancient Ram for a first-hand brush with the supernatural. The siblings spoke to Simon Hacker about their ghostly encounters, and used an ouija board with Jessica May to talk …

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