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  • Train services cancelled in Gloucestershire after major signal failure

    By Spacy at 10:08 on 28/02/13
    Rail services in Gloucestershire have been cancelled this morning due to a signal failure in the Swindon area.
    by Mike Wilkinson Major delays are affecting Gloucestershire train commuters this morning. A signal failure in the Swindon area has left trains cancelled from Cheltenham to Swindon, and there on to London. Replacement buses are in operation across the network. This problem is affecting all routes through Swindon. Services between South Wales and London Paddington in both directions will be either diverted via an alternative route, such...
  • Christmas message to revellers: 'Stay safe when using taxis this festive season'

    By Spacy at 08:18 on 21/12/12
    Top tips to keep yourself safe on your taxi ride home this Christmas.
    With more people calling on the services of hackney carriages and private hire taxis to ferry them to and from festive events over the next few weeks, Stonehouse People has the following advice for revellers to help keep them safe on their journeys home this Christmas holiday: ALWAYS use a licensed cab Hackney cabs: If hailing a taxi, ensure it is a licensed hackney carriage. Private hire: The difference between a hackney carriage and...
  • A38 to be closed for resurfacing from Claypits to Slimbridge

    By RupertJ at 12:29 on 05/05/12
    Part of the A38 from Claypits to Slimbridge_1
    Major work to replace the surface of the A38 near Cambridge in Gloucestershire, between the Slimbridge Roundabout and Claypits, will start on Tuesday 8th May. Gloucestershire County Council will begin resurfacing on Tuesday 8th May until Friday 1st June in response to requests from local road users and residents, The A38 is an extremely busy stretch of road during the working day and to carry out these works during normal working...
  • Chaos on the forecourts as panic fuel buying empties Stonehouse petrol station

    By watts1980 at 10:16 on 30/03/12
    Shell in Stonehouse - CLOSED and empty at 9.05am on Friday
    The Shell service station in Westend, Stonehouse ran out of fuel today as panic buying hit forecourts under the threat of a tanker drivers union strike. The usually busy station was ghostly quiet this morning as drivers filled up their tanks elsewhere. The Bridge Service Station in Stonehouse town centre, serviced by Esso, was unusually busy as motorists took the opportunity to top up with fuel. Staff at the station said they had...
  • Take care on the roads tonight - it's wet and it's going to be freezing

    By RupertJ at 18:43 on 09/02/12
    Icy roads - courtesy of John Brightley
    Following the traffic chaos up in the north of England this morning, police are again asking motorists to take precautions as sleet and heavy snow is expected in Gloucestershire. Forecasts say sleet is expected late this evening and with snow overnight the safety advice is worth repeating. Sergeant for Traffic Management and Road Safety at Gloucestershire Police, Lucy Smith: "We are set to see...

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