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Citizen editor: Here's to the Four Gates in Gloucester

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 08, 2014

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FOUR Gates might sound like the start of a Two Ronnies' joke but it could well be the new name for the heart of our city centre.

To be fair, it is not a bad title at all and it does represent the historical hub of Gloucester which we should be shouting from the rooftops about.

Other cities do this so well, Lincoln and York are a couple of places which have capitalised on their heritage to make a mint out of tourists.

We have the landmarks now we just need the frosting to entice in the visitors.

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And more than just a rebrand, there appears to be a real sense of energy around providing more substantial events and activities to draw in the punters.

It is great to see the council embracing ideas such as a street art festival to really showcase the wide range of culture here.

Here's to the Four Gates.

Informed decisions

CLARE'S Law shouldn't be needed but sadly in this day and age it is.

It is named after Clare Wood who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

She didn't know he had a history of violence against women.

This law will now give people the chance to find out about their partner's past and hopefully it could make the difference to those at risk in Gloucestershire.

Sugar concerns

EVER since Jamie Oliver's turkey twizzler revolution, school dinners have made the news headlines but how have they affected children on the ground?

Well, many schools have indeed taken great steps to improve the nutritional value of the food provided and the work goes on.

But at the same time, too much bureaucracy can hamper the process with cooks spending more time meeting standards instead of creating the tasty imaginative healthy food to inspire children.

While scrapping the sugar limit does appear worrying, common sense will hopefully prevail and the bid to simplify the procedure is welcome.

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  • Beekeeper  |  March 09 2014, 6:13PM

    This is just the sort of fake rebranding that will drive people away.

  • jackson99  |  March 08 2014, 6:06PM

    Well the Citizen always supports anything the the council does. Never seems to question cuts in council services.

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  • Softdata Internet Ltd  |  March 08 2014, 10:53AM

    The council as usual are way behind the times. http://tinyurl.com/pu95loa run by local business with no help from the council

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