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  • Uplands Playgroup fundraisers celebrate £38,000 makeover Stroud News and Journal:

    AFTER two years of fundraising all those involved in the £38,000 refurbishment of Uplands Playgroup were able to celebrate their accomplishment last night, Tuesday. read more

  • Elizabeth Hayward search - body of woman found in River Severn in Gloucester Stroud News and Journal:

    POLICE searching for missing Elizabeth Hayward, a Gloucester resident, can confirm that the body of a woman has been found in the River Severn near Westgate Island, Gloucester. read more

  • Art, dreams and poetry celebrated in exhibition

    A POP up Red Tent will form the centre piece of a collaborative exhibition opening at the Lansdown Gallery on Tuesday, October 7. read more

  • The Martyrs surrender two-goal lead in dying minutes to comeback kings Shortwood

    SHORTWOOD snatched a surprise point from the jaws of defeat at high-flying Merthyr Town last night. read more


    LOUISE ADELLE CHAPMAN 'LOU' Passed away suddenly at home on Monday 22nd September 2014, aged 27 years. Much loved Daughter of Sheila and the late Chris Chapman, loving Sister of Liz, doting Auntie of Lottie May, beloved Niece, Granddaughter and Friend to many. Funeral Service at St Matthew's Church, Cainscross, on Thursday 9th October at 12.00 noon. Followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired forTeckles, may be sent c/o Philip Ford & Son, Direleton House, Cainscross Road Stroud, Glos. GL5 4ES read more


    DOREEN MARY DENLEY Of Rodborough. Passed away suddenly in her sleep at home on 27th September 2014, aged 78 years. Much loved Wife of the late Alec Denley, Mother of Ben and Jane, Grandmother to Fliss, Harry and Sonny, and companion to her beloved dog Alfie. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Enquires to Philip Ford & Son Tel: 01453 763592 read more


    SHEILA MARGARET JARMAN (Nee SMITH) Of Hampton Fields, Minchinhampton. Sadly passed away on 28th September at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, aged 83 years. Dear Wife of The Late John 'Jack' Jarman, much loved Mother of Ian and beloved Nan of Laura, Freya and Nancy. For all funeral details please contact Fred Stevens Funeral Directors. Tel: 01453 832188 read more


    JEAN MARLENE POTTER Of Castle Street, King's Stanley, Stonehouse. Passed away peacefully on 25th September 2014, aged 77 years. Much loved Mother of Glen and Glynis, dear Mother-in-Law of Karen and Simon and loved Grandmother of Laura, Sarah and Carl. The Funeral Service will be held at St George's Church, King's Stanley on Thursday, 9th October at 11.30am, followed by burial. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Cotswold Care Hospice may be sent c/o Allen White, Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King's Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3JG Tel: 01453 822409 read more


    MICHAEL (MICK) PEARCE 06/10/12 The past two years have flown by so quickly, But you are still sadly missed. You will always be remembered in our hearts. All our love from Shirley and all the Family xxx read more


    In loving memory of a dear Husband RICHARD LAWRENCE BROWNING 3rd October 2013 Forever in my heart. Love you always Susie x read more

  • A WIGG

    WIGG ALFRED SYDNEY Died 6/10/97 Forever in our thoughts, Forever in our hearts, Gone but will never be forgotten. From Pauline, Mitchell, Mandy, Daphne and David read more


    RICHARD LAWRENCE BROWNING Died 3rd October 2013 Treasured Memories Still sadly missed. Mum, Kelvin, Julie read more


    GORDON CARRICK Four years have now past, You are always in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Missing you Patsy and all the family Xx read more


    MARY CORKREY 5th October Thinking of you today and always. All our love Debbie, Angela, Craig, Jasmin, Des and family. xxx read more


    EDITH LAWRENSON 'EDIE' Formally of Grange View, Uplands. Passed away peacefully on the 23rd September 2014, aged 91 years. Devoted Wife of the late William Lawrenson, much loved Auntie and Great Auntie, and close Friend of Sandra and Martin. Funeral Service at Gloucester Crematorium on Friday 10th October at 12.30pm. Flowers are welcome, or donations for Marie Curie Cancer Care may be sent c/o Philip Ford & Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Glos GL5 4ES read more


    ALAN KILPATRICK BROWN Former Director of Hoffman Manufacturing Company in Stonehouse and Chelmsford. Passed away at the Old Vicarage Residential Home, Frampton on Severn on 19th September 2014, aged 94 years. Survived by Wife Edna, Son Stewart, Daughter in Law Brenda and Sister Gladys. Funeral Service to be held at Gloucester Crematorium on Tuesday 7th October at 1pm. Family flowers only. Donations if desired for the Alzehimers Society may be sent c/o Philip ford & Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud. GL5 4ES read more


    WALLY HAWKSWORTH 1st October 2012 Treasured memories of Wally, In our hearts you will always stay, Remembered each and every day. Marg, Mum Ivy and Family read more

  • Enter the Five Valleys Folk Award 2014 competition

    THE combined technological, organisational and temporal gremlins have been hard at work and their concerted efforts have sadly put paid to our plans for this year’s Five Valleys Folk Award. But don’t despair! We are still running the competition, but in a slightly different format. We are now asking for submissions from Gloucestershire based artists, which will be assessed by our panel of experts, and the final six invited to a live final in the Sub Rooms on October 18. The winners that night will be guaranteed a place in next year’s Folk Festival and the possibility of a gig at the Sub Rooms or Bristol Folk Festival in between times. read more

  • VIDEO: Ady Pennock discusses the victory over Torquay and the three-point deduction Stroud News and Journal:

    FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock discusses the victory over Torquay and the three-point deduction read more

  • Macmillan Coffee Mornings raise cash Stroud News and Journal:

    DOZENS of businesses, schools and individuals rose to the challenge this week to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. read more

  • Try your hand at black flower printmaking

    SIMON Packard leads a printmaking workshop at Ruskin Mill in Nailsworth on Saturday, from 10am to 3pm. read more

  • Woman dies following collision in Cotswolds Stroud News and Journal: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

    POLICE are appealing for information after a woman died following a collision in the Cotswolds. read more

  • Police seeking missing Elizabeth Hayward Stroud News and Journal:

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a woman who went missing from her place of residence last night. read more

  • Parents and teachers help to give trim trail an extension

    CHILDREN at Bussage Primary School are enjoying an extension to their trim trail play area thanks to the hard work of parents and teachers. read more

  • Walk the Laurie Lee Wildlife Way

    TAKE a guided walk through Laurie Lee’s Slad Valley, the inspiration behind Cider with Rosie, at a special Cheltenham Literature Festival event on Tuesday, October 7. Led by Roger Mortlock of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and poet and author of A Thousand Laurie Lees, Adam Horovitz, participants will discover the work of Gloucestershire’s most famous 20th century writer and the landscape that inspired him. read more

  • Five Valleys walkers on way to raising £50,000

    THE Five Valleys were turned into a sea of orange on Sunday as walkers stepped up to raise money for Meningitis Now. read more

  • Matchstick violin was played by Laurie Lee Stroud News and Journal:

    IT may not be a Stradivarius but this striking violin is still hard to match. read more

  • Five things you need to know this Wednesday Stroud News and Journal:

    ON October 1, 1969 Concorde broke the sound barrier for the first time. read more

  • The international fight against fascism in spain is told through song, narrative and poetry at the Museum in the Park

    THE story of the international fight against fascism in Spain will be told through song, narrative and poetry at two special shows. read more

  • Social worker suspended for sexually harassing female colleagues is now working with families and children in Stroud Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire County Council (7940398)

    A RAPE victim has been left angry and upset after learning that she divulged intimate personal details to a council social worker who had previously been suspended for two years for sexually harassing female colleagues. read more

  • Pop-sensation Peter Andre to turn on Yate Shopping Centre Christmas lights

    SUPERSTAR Peter Andre will be back at Yate Shopping Centre next month as he performs at the Centre’s annual Christmas event. read more

  • Illegal immigrant found in coach bringing Marling schoolchildren back to UK Stroud News and Journal: Beef products have been withdrawn from Marling School amid horse meat fears

    AN illegal immigrant travelled to the UK after hiding out on a coach bringing schoolchildren back to Stroud from France. read more

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