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Gloucestershire 2004 reviewed!
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It's been a full year for Gloucestershire stories!
Last updated: 31 December 2004 1423 GMT
lineAs we enter 2005, we take a look back at the top stories of 2004 on the BBC Gloucestershire website...
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From covering the excellent cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill to flying high with the RAF Falcons, it's been a terrific year for Gloucestershire stories. Here's our selection of the top ones:

Our top 2004 Stories...

January
Husky sledding in the Forest of Dean

Just outside Mitcheldean, deep in the Forest of Dean, the little known sport of dog sled racing is taking place.
[read the full story]

February
Has spring sprung? These frogs think so!

Spring frog
If the recent topsy-turvy weather has got you confused, you're not the only one. Gloucester's frogs reckon it's spring already!
[read the full story]

March
Gloucestershire's Winter wonderland

Snow was predicted for Thursday 12th March 2004, and the weather didn't disappoint! Residents of Gloucestershire woke to see a veritable winter wonderland...
[read the full story]

April
On the trail of the county's big cats

Mysterious big cats have been in the media again recently, with sightings on the increase. Now Gloucester man Frank Tunbridge has set up a hotline where the public can report sightings.
[Read the full story]

May
Chasing the big cheese
Dione Carter
Fine weather greeted competitors and spectators from across the globe at the 2004 Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling festival...
[read the full story]

June
Julia's Euro 2004 adventure

While most of us were watching England take on the Swiss from the comfort of our sofas, lucky Julia Causton managed to win a trip to see the game live in Portugal...
[read the full story]

July
Flying with the Falcons

RAF Falcons
BBC Gloucestershire's Nic Baddeley hitched a ride with the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team as they prepared to jump at the Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo...
[read the full story]

August
Leon Taylor - a hero's welcome

Olympic silver medallist, Cheltenham-born diver Leon Taylor, returned to his home town to be greeted by a hero's welcome.
[Read the full story]

September
BBC Experience draws the crowds

The BBC Experience 2004 in Gloucester brought in a bumper crowd to see the likes of Boycie & Marlene, the Daleks and loads of other great BBC stuff!
[read the full story]

October
Inside a Secret Nuclear Bunker!
Staff from BBC Gloucestershire were recently given a rare chance to see inside a disused, but fully intact, nuclear bunker...
[read the full story]

November
Gloucester parties for Pudsey

Skandi Girls
Gloucester celebrated the Children in Need telethon's 25th anniversary with a huge pop party featuring Brian McFadden with a host a national and local talent.
[Read the full story]

December
The bear bones of a legend

The story of the bears of Ruardean is one of Gloucestershire's most enduring folk tales. Now a villager believes he may have found the beasts' burial place.
[Read the full story]

Bring on 2005!

Heading into 2005, we're looking forward to all the great Gloucestershire stories that will no doubt surface throughout the year!

The BBC Gloucestershire web team
The BBC Gloucestershire web team
Nic Baddeley, David Bailey and Tim Telling

Remember, if you've got a story to tell or you want to write about something that you're passionate about then why not send us an e-mail - we would be more than happy to publish your words online!

Have a Happy New Year!

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