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Swindon man Anthony Howell sentenced after assaulting a pensioner with a fire extinguisher in a Lechlade pub

Stroud News and Journal: Callum McPhearson, of Lower Oddington in Moreton-in-Marsh, pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday to sexual touching on May 18 last year

7:12am Monday 3rd August 2015

A FIRST date with a girl on Valentine's Day did not go well for scaffolding worker Anthony Howell.

Stroud and Gloucester magistrates’ courts set to close in cost-cutting bid

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Magistrates Court

7:43am Friday 17th July 2015

COST-CUTTING measures announced by the Ministry of Justice could lead to the closure of magistrates courts in Stroud and Gloucester.

COMMENT: It is unthinkable that some schools in the UK are given more money than others

Stroud News and Journal:

7:44am Friday 10th July 2015

IT SEEMS absolutely unthinkable that some schools in the UK should be given more money than others.

Thousands of commuters facing travel disruption after First Great Western trains began 48 hour strike

Stroud News and Journal: First Great Western is among firms that will be hit over the next fortnight if two planned strikes by Network Rail goes ahead.

9:23am Thursday 9th July 2015

TENS of thousands of commuters have been facing severe disruption on First Great Western (FGW) trains since a 48-hour strike took hold.

Police in Gloucestershire adopt new tool to help communicate with vulnerable people

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

POLICE in Gloucestershire have adopted a new tool to help communicate with vulnerable people.

Comment: Which really is the best place for 2000 homes in the Cotswolds?

Stroud News and Journal:

9:36am Friday 3rd July 2015

SO WHERE will we put 2,000 houses?

Man accused of setting fire to ex-girlfriend's home in Lechlade after allegedly knocking her unconscious

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court

11:31am Monday 29th June 2015

A 23-YEAR-OLD man described as “very controlling” has been accused of setting fire to his former girlfriend’s home in Lechlade after allegedly knocking her unconscious, a court heard.

COMMENT: We need street lights in our town to help us feel safe

Stroud News and Journal:

9:46am Friday 26th June 2015

STREET lights play a big part in whether we feel safe. Walking down a dark, unlit street at night could make anyone feel uneasy, whether they be old or young, male or female.

UPDATED: 11-year-old cyclist killed after crash with road sweeper in Purton near Cricklade

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Thursday 11th June 2015

AN 11-year-old cyclist has been killed after a crash involving a road sweeper in Purton, near Cricklade.

COMMENT: There are two sides to every story - especially this week

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Thursday 11th June 2015

THERE are often two sides to every story.

Drug-driving Fairford man who collided with cars in Cirencester is jailed

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court

11:33am Wednesday 10th June 2015

A 32-year-old Fairford man who was high on a cocktail of drugs when he collided with two cars in Cirencester, has been jailed for ten months.

COMMENT: The council's election night excuses hold no water

Stroud News and Journal:

6:20am Thursday 21st May 2015

THIS week the council defended its marathon 15-hour count on election night, May 7.

New leaders in charge at the Standard newspaper in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

3:26pm Thursday 14th May 2015

THERE are new faces in charge at the Standard.

Fairford festival queen crowned during bank holiday competition

Stroud News and Journal:

8:55am Monday 11th May 2015

THE annual Fairford Festival Queen competition took place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4 at the Bull Hotel in Fairford.

Thief steals car from Cheltenham driveway in early hours of the morning

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Sunday 10th May 2015

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of a car in Cheltenham in the early hours of this morning, Friday 8th May.

Have you seen Gloucestershire man Stephen Midwinter?

Stroud News and Journal:

2:28pm Saturday 9th May 2015

POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man from Lydney.

Churchyard wall to be repaired in Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Saturday 9th May 2015

STUDENTS from Gloucester College and Young Gloucestershire will be trained in traditional stone working before carrying out repairs at Gloucester’s medieval St Mary de Crypt Church.

Police hunt for witnesses after man allegedly grabs his girlfriend around the neck and punches her in the mouth at Gloucester bar

Stroud News and Journal:

4:16pm Thursday 30th April 2015

POLICE are hunting for witnesses after a man allegedly grabbed his partner around the neck and punched her in the mouth at a bar in Gloucester.

Moreton-in-Marsh couple who cheated the state out of £80,000 have been jailed

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court

2:06pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A MORETON-in-Marsh couple who cheated the state out of nearly £80,000 over a six-year period have been jailed.

11-year-old girl approached by unkempt man who asked if she wanted a lift home from school

Stroud News and Journal:

3:30pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl was asked if she wanted a lift from a man 'with yellow teeth' while she was walking home from school yesterday, police have reported.

Police appealing for information following burglary at Gloucester shop

Stroud News and Journal:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

POLICE in Gloucestershire are appealing for information following a burglary at a shop in Gloucester.

Man accused of burgling elderly woman in Long Newnton near Tetbury

Stroud News and Journal: Callum McPhearson, of Lower Oddington in Moreton-in-Marsh, pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday to sexual touching on May 18 last year

1:33pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A MAN has appeared in court on charges of burgling an elderly woman in Long Newnton near Tetbury.

Malmesbury drug dealer finally jailed after theft of Disney DVDs

Stroud News and Journal: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

11:41am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A DRUG dealer from Malmesbury who peddled heroin and crack cocaine is finally behind bars after being caught stealing Disney DVDs.

60-year-old Tetbury man denies sexually assaulting six-year-old girl

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court

4:10pm Monday 20th April 2015

A 60-YEAR-OLD Tetbury man has denied sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl.

Mother from Moreton-in-Marsh jailed after driving 100mph to escape police

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court

9:56am Monday 20th April 2015

A 38-year-old mother of three who drove at over 100 miles an hour through city streets trying to evade police has been jailed for nine months.

COMMENT: Amount raised for Tony Curry's trailer fund shows incredible generosity of Cirencester people

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

THE people of Cirencester were devastated to discover that a valued volunteer in Cirencester had fallen victim to heartless thieves.

Officers conduct road safety checks in Gloucestershire

Stroud News and Journal:

7:42am Tuesday 14th April 2015

OFFICERS from Gloucestershire's Special Constabulary were out in force last weekend, conducting road safety checks in Gloucester.

Pensioner Michael Winley from Cirencester found guilty of molesting eight-year-old girl

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court

4:32pm Friday 10th April 2015

PENSIONER Michael Winley from Cirencester has been convicted today of molesting a young girl who visited his home to look at the dolls houses he had made.

Cirencester pensioner accused of molesting two girls told police: 'I am not a paedophile - never was and never will be'

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court

4:46pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

A PENSIONER accused of molesting two young girls in Cirencester told police: "I am not a paedophile - never was and never will be," a jury heard today.

Pensioner from Cirencester standing trial accused of sexually assaulting two young girls

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court

2:10pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

PENSIONER Michael Winley is standing trial at Gloucester Crown Court today accused of sexually assaulting two young girls in Cirencester.

Tributes paid to 41-year-old Cheltenham motorcyclist Jason Baker, who was killed in a crash on the A40 in the Cotswolds yesterday

Stroud News and Journal:

1:24pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to the 41-year-old motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A40 in the Cotswolds yesterday.

UPDATE: Victim of fatal A40 crash near Sherborne confirmed as 41-year-old man from Cheltenham

Stroud News and Journal:

10:19pm Monday 6th April 2015

POLICE have confirmed that the person killed in a crash on the A40 in the Cotswolds today was a 41-year-old motorcyclist.

MP candidates for the Cotswolds to do battle in hustings debate in Cirencester on April 23

11:16am Monday 6th April 2015

CANDIDATES hoping to be the next MP for the Cotswolds will face questions from the public at a hustings debate on Thursday, April 23.

Moreton-in-Marsh residents 'forced' Callum McPhearson to leave town after he molested a 14-year-old girl

Stroud News and Journal: Callum McPhearson, of Lower Oddington in Moreton-in-Marsh, pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday to sexual touching on May 18 last year

5:46pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A YOUNG man who molested a 14-year-old girl has been forced to move away from Moreton-in-Marsh after residents made it “untenable” for him to stay, a court heard.

Cotswolds benefit cheat Caroline Foxley released from prison just three months into eight month sentence

Stroud News and Journal:

4:52pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A BENEFIT cheat who claimed more than £20,000 despite having a fortune in a Swiss bank account has been released from prison after just three months.

Firefighter denies causing fatal crash in Rendcomb by parking fire engine in a dangerous position

Stroud News and Journal: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

11:25am Monday 30th March 2015

A FIREFIGHTER has pleaded not guilty to causing a fatal crash by parking his fire engine in a dangerous position in Rendcomb.

David Burgess failed to do unpaid work after sentencing for dealing drugs in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal: Callum McPhearson, of Lower Oddington in Moreton-in-Marsh, pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday to sexual touching on May 18 last year

11:50am Monday 30th March 2015

FORMER drug dealer David Burgess failed to carry out the unpaid work he was sentenced to for supplying cannabis and amphetamines in Cirencester.

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes news of more trains between Kemble and London

Stroud News and Journal:

11:08am Tuesday 24th March 2015

MORE trains will run between Kemble and London after First Great Western was re-awarded the franchise for rail services in the South West until 2019.

Cricklade man Kane Jones jailed after whipping and burning his teenage girlfriend during a brutal attack in front of their children

Stroud News and Journal: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

2:32pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A “JEALOUS” man who brutally attacked his teenage girlfriend in front of their children has been jailed for two years.

Have you seen missing teenager Lauchlan Pritchard?

Stroud News and Journal:

3:14pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

POLICE in Cheltenham are appealing for information to help trace missing teenager Lauchlan Pritchard.

Couple from Moreton in Marsh cheated the state out of £70,000

Stroud News and Journal:

5:03pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A COUPLE from Moreton in Marsh were warned today that they are 'likely to go to prison' for cheating the state out of £70,000 in benefits that they were not entitled to.

Plans for a McDonald's Drive-Thru at Cirencester restaurant

Stroud News and Journal: FAST FOOD: A new McDonald's restaurant and drive-thru is coming to Darlington

5:40pm Monday 16th March 2015

McDonald's restaurant in Cricklade Road, Cirencester has applied for permission to create a drive-through lane.

Police appeal after man attacked by unrestrained dog in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

4:29pm Monday 16th March 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was bitten by an unrestrained dog in Cirencester.

Morrisons announces plans to close 23 M Local stores - no indication Cirencester branch is at risk

Stroud News and Journal: The window which was damaged in the Morrisons break-in (12707154)

1:26pm Thursday 12th March 2015

SUPERMARKET Morrisons plans to close 23 of its M Local stores in the next financial year.

Man thrown from his horse in Stroud has died - dog walker comes forward to give information

Stroud News and Journal:

12:56pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A WOMAN has come forward to give information to the police after a man died when he was thrown from his horse in Stroud.

Zara Tindall impresses in the fashion stakes at Cheltenham Festival

Stroud News and Journal:

11:36am Wednesday 11th March 2015

ZARA Tindall looked stylish as she attended the first day of the Cheltenham Festival with her husband Mike.

Rihanna fan from Malmesbury covers her body in tattoos of the singer

Stroud News and Journal:

11:20am Tuesday 10th March 2015

A RIHANNA superfan is wearing her heart on her sleeve - and her face, chest and back - after getting 14 tattoos of the star across her body.

Eight sex offenders have gone missing across Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, police reveal

Stroud News and Journal:

9:41am Tuesday 10th March 2015

EIGHT sex offenders have gone missing across Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, police records have revealed.

Malmesbury drug dealer Kyle Brace spared prison despite shoplifting while on a suspended sentence

Stroud News and Journal:

1:34pm Monday 9th March 2015

A YOUNG drug dealer who went shoplifting just days after being given a suspended sentence has again been spared jail.

Thief steals unconscious woman's handbag as she lies in the road after falling from her bike

Stroud News and Journal:

3:05pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A THIEF stole a woman's handbag while she lay unconscious in the road after falling off her bike in Gloucester yesterday.

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