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FOOTBALL:No Christmas cracker for Forest Green at play-off rivals Grimsby Town

Stroud News and Journal: Trowbridge’s Chris Stokes, pictured in action for Blue Square Premier side Forest Green this season (Photo: Mikal Ludlow)

12:16pm Saturday 20th December 2014

FOREST Green got their festive run off to a frustrating start as play-off rivals Grimsby Town came out on top.

Internet sensation The Wealdstone Raider set to make appearance at Bath City FC

Stroud News and Journal:

11:41am Saturday 20th December 2014

One of the most infamous non-league football supporters in the country is set to make an appearance in the West Country today, Saturday.

SQUASH:Amelia retains her national title

Stroud News and Journal:

2:55pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Wycliffe student Amelia Henley smashed every player put in her court to retain her national title at the British Junior Squash Championships.

FOOTBALL: Jon Parkin hat-trick fires Forest Green

Stroud News and Journal:

1:24pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

JON Parkin fired his first hat-trick in a Forest Green shirt to book Ady Pennock’s side a place in the second round of the FA Trophy, writes Richard Joyce.

RUGBY: Gloucester change their stripes for Zebre trip

Stroud News and Journal:

2:16pm Friday 12th December 2014

GLOUCESTER make six changes to the side that defeated Zebre at Kingsholm in the European Rugby Challenge Cup at Kingsholm last weekend, as they travel to Italy for the second leg of the double header.

RUGBY: Billy Vunipola targets Ben Morgan's England shirt

Stroud News and Journal:

11:53am Thursday 11th December 2014

BILLY Vunipola admits it wasn’t just his body left battered and bruised from England’s autumn internationals but his ego too.

VIDEO MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Forest Green 2 Woking 1

Stroud News and Journal:

11:27am Thursday 11th December 2014

Watch the match highlights from Forest Green's 2-1 victory over Woking.

FOOTBALL:Sykes frustrated after Shortwood net point at Fleet

Stroud News and Journal:

4:42pm Sunday 7th December 2014

JOINT-BOSS Alex Sykes cut a frustrated figure as his play-off chasing side were forced to share the Southern League South and West Division spoils at Fleet Town, writes Jim Cunneen.

VIDEO:Ex-Forest Green favourite Chris Todd taking the Simon Cowell route to fundraising this Christmas

Stroud News and Journal: ON LOAN: Chris Todd has joined Hereford on a one-month loan deal

10:20am Friday 5th December 2014

FORMER Forest Green defender Chris Todd has taken a novel approach to raising money this festive season... by releasing his own bid to have a Christmas number one.

RUGBY:Big Ben is hitting the right notes

Stroud News and Journal:

9:43am Friday 5th December 2014

STUART Lancaster admits Ben Morgan has made a sizeable impression on him during the autumn, with England’s head coach insisting the Gloucester No.8 has made himself un-droppable ahead of the World Cup.

FOOTBALL: Ugly brawl at Halifax as Forest Green's unbeaten run ends

Stroud News and Journal:

10:08am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

UGLY scenes saw three Forest Green players sent off as Ady Pennock’s side lost for the first time in 11 games at Halifax last night, writes Richard Joyce.

RUGBY: Humphreys happy with Gloucester win

Stroud News and Journal:

4:26pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys was delighted to see his side end their recent slump with a 21-9 win at London Irish despite a hugely unconvincing display at the Madejski Stadium.

FOOTBALL: Forest Green Academy starlet Scott Bevan joins Swindon Supermarine on loan

Stroud News and Journal:

10:54am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

HIGHYLY-RATED Forest Green Academy defender Scott Bevan has joined Southern League South & West Division side Swindon Supermarine on loan.

FOOTBALL:Former Wood favourite Adam Mann ends unbeaten run

Stroud News and Journal:

3:49pm Sunday 30th November 2014

FORMER Shortwood United favourite Adam Mann ended injury-stricken Shortwood United’s 10-game unbeaten run.

VIDEO CHAT:England and Gloucester star Billy Twelvetrees

Stroud News and Journal: Billy Twelvetrees on his England debut

2:53pm Friday 28th November 2014

BILLY Twelvetrees has ridden an England see-saw in 2014 but with George Ford on his inside, the Gloucester centre is confident of ending it on a high on Saturday.

FOOTBALL:Dartford is a must win, says Forest Green midfielder Sam Wedgbury

Stroud News and Journal: New FGR signing Sam Wedgbury. Pic: Tom Wren

4:43pm Thursday 27th November 2014

FOREST Green midfielder Sam Wedgbury insists Saturday’s home clash against struggling Dartford is a “must win”.

RUGBY: Gloucester captain Billy Twelvetrees gets England start

Stroud News and Journal:

3:16pm Thursday 27th November 2014

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has backed Owen Farrell to make an impact from the bench against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday after dropping him from his starting line-up for the first time since June 2012.

CRICKET:Lawrence fears Abbott may quit

Stroud News and Journal:

1:02pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Former Gloucestershire and England fast bowler David Lawrence fears Sean Abbott may never play cricket again after Phillip Hughes died from injuries sustained facing him in a Sheffield Shield match.

RUGBY: Jonny May starting to feel at home with England

Stroud News and Journal:

12:05pm Thursday 27th November 2014

JONNY MAY admits a positive mental attitude is behind his change of fortunes in an England shirt as the Gloucester wing continues to stake a claim for a starring role at the 2015 World Cup, writes Daniel Ross.

RUGBY: Tom Isaacs leaves Gloucester to join Cardiff Blues

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester RFC

10:32am Thursday 27th November 2014

WELSH centre Tom Isaacs has left the club with immediate effect and joined Guinness Pro12 side, Cardiff Blues.

CRICKET: Australia mourns Hughes "tragedy"

Stroud News and Journal:

9:41am Thursday 27th November 2014

The death of Phillip Hughes has been described as a "real-life tragedy" by Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland.

FOOTBALL:Swindon edge top of the table clash

Stroud News and Journal:

5:24pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

The top of the table clash in the FA Women's Premier League South West Division One on Sunday saw Forest Green miss out against Swindon Town.

FOOTBALL:Forest Green boss Ady Pennock ignores the political football in Dover stalemate

Stroud News and Journal:

5:11pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

DOVER supporters staged a boycott of the club's home fixture with Forest Green after political party UKIP sponsored the game, but the political football saw the spoils shared in a dour 0-0 draw, writes Richard Joyce.

FOOTBALL: Shortwood stretch unbeaten run to nine

Stroud News and Journal:

3:58pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

SHORTWOOD blew away the cobwebs of inactivity to stretch their unbeaten run to nine games with a victory over Southern League Division West rivals AFC Totton on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Forest Green Ladies face Swindon in top of the table clash

Stroud News and Journal:

11:29am Friday 21st November 2014

FOREST GREEN Ladies face a tough test against counterparts Swindon Town on Sunday at Fairford Town (2pm), writes Richard Joyce.

VIDEO: Former England star Nick Easter challenges Ben Morgan to make an impact

Stroud News and Journal: Dying breed: Harlequins number Nick Easter in action for England against the Barbarians    Picture: Getty Images

4:18pm Thursday 20th November 2014

BEN Morgan might have won many fans for his performance off the bench against South Africa but former England No.8 Nick Easter insists the Gloucester star’s next challenge has to be repeating the trick for the full 80 minutes.

IN THE PICTURE: Gloucester trio in England training camp

Stroud News and Journal:

3:22pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Ahead of England's game against Samoa on Saturday, Gloucester trio Billy Twelvetrees, Ben Morgan and Jonny May, were caught in England training action at Pennyhill Park Hotel.

RUGBY:Gloucester make three changes for trip to Newcastle

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Friday 21st November 2014

THERE are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.

Funeral of GFA stalwart Ken Hulbert to take place on Friday, November 28

Stroud News and Journal:

1:54pm Thursday 20th November 2014

THE funeral of Gloucestershire FA stalwart Ken Hulbert is to take place at Minchinhampton Parish Church on Friday, November 28 at 1pm.

FOOTBALL:Forest Green winger Frear shines for England

Stroud News and Journal:

11:50am Thursday 20th November 2014

FOREST Green winger Elliott Frear played a prominent role in England C's victory over the Estonia under-23s.

Minnows Yate defeat Forest Green in penalty shootout

Stroud News and Journal:

1:41pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

FOR a third consecutive season, Forest Green exited the Gloucestershire Senior Cup at the quarter-final stage after losing a penalty shootout against minnows Yate Town, writes Richard Joyce.

Jersey boy Guthrie is hitting the high notes

Stroud News and Journal:

5:23pm Monday 17th November 2014

ROOKIE striker Kurtis Guthrie is aiming to kick-on after his stunning brace saw Forest Green share the points in a 3-3 thriller at fellow Conference play-off chasers Torquay.

MOTORSPORT:Cooper grabs top eight finish at Macau GP

Stroud News and Journal:

3:01pm Monday 17th November 2014

STROUD'S Dan Cooper wrapped up his road racing season in fine style at the weekend when he took an excellent eighth place finish at the 48th Macau Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Jonny May hungry to add to debut England try against South Africa

Stroud News and Journal: DEFENDING HIS CORNER: Jonny May

2:07pm Friday 14th November 2014

JONNY May had a try against the world champions after just three minutes last time out, but the Gloucester winger admits he will simply be happy to get his hands on the ball more against South Africa.

GFA stalwart Ken Hulbert dies aged 88

Stroud News and Journal:

3:02pm Thursday 13th November 2014

FOOTBALL throughout the South West is mourning the death of Ken Hulbert, who passed away shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, November 12 at the age of 88.

RUGBY:Twelvetrees returns to skipper Gloucester against Quins

Stroud News and Journal:

1:49pm Thursday 13th November 2014

Billy Twelvetrees returns from England duty to skipper Gloucester Rugby from the fly half position as Harlequins come to Kingsholm in Round 7 of the Aviva Premiership on Friday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

Former Forest Green captain Jared Hodgkiss makes on-air apology

Stroud News and Journal:

1:33pm Thursday 13th November 2014

FORMER Forest Green captain Jared Hodgkiss apologised on air to BBC Hereford & Worcester's listeners while the game was still going on after being sent off for Kidderminster against Aldershot Town.

CRICKET: Gloucestershire batsman Will Tavare is heading to Sri Lanka

1:26pm Thursday 13th November 2014

Will Tavare will play in Sri Lanka this winter after impressing the England Performance Programme.

Research finds football managers aren’t such tactical geniuses after all

Stroud News and Journal:

10:52am Thursday 13th November 2014

Football managers bringing on substitutes to avoid a shock defeat actually make things worse, according to new research.

Football fanatics begin FA Cup journey at Forest Green

Stroud News and Journal:

10:08am Friday 7th November 2014

A JOURNEY that will end next May at Wembley, is set to start Forest Green on Sunday.

Shortwood and North Leigh serve up a Bonfire Night cracker

Stroud News and Journal:

4:29pm Thursday 6th November 2014

SHORTWOOD and North Leigh produced a cracker in sparkling 3-3 thriller on Guy Fawkes night,writes Jim Cunneen.

Brian Barwick to become new Football Conference chairman

Stroud News and Journal:

3:09pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Former Football Association chief executive Brian Barwick is to become the new chairman of the Football Conference at the end of the season.

RUGBY: Twelvetrees is not the answer, says Moody

Stroud News and Journal: FORMER LION: Lewis Moody

3:00pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

BILLY Twelvetrees is not the answer to England’s midfield conundrum according to World Cup winner Lewis Moody.

RUGBY: Gloucester denied by last-ditch penalty

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester RFC

11:27am Tuesday 4th November 2014

A LAST-MINUTE penalty try converted by fly half Ceri Sweeney saw LV= Cup holders Exeter snatch a 28-27 victory over West Country rivals Gloucester at Sandy Park in a match that was littered with penalties.

RUGBY:Foote's team have a toe-hold at the summit

Stroud News and Journal:

10:23am Tuesday 4th November 2014

LEADERS Stroud posted their biggest win of the season, writes Tiffany Carlile.

Yetton ends Shortwood's FA Trophy hopes

Stroud News and Journal:

5:03pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

PROLIFIC non-league marksman Stewart Yetton struck the solitary goal to end plucky Shortwood United's FA Trophy interest in the first qualifying round, writes Jim Cunneen.

Forest Green Ladies full of confidence ahead of FA Cup clash

Stroud News and Journal:

11:31am Friday 31st October 2014

FOREST Green Ladies go into Sunday's FA Cup home clash against Oxford City (1pm) on the back of a morale boosting 4-0 victory over St Nicholas.

HORSE RACING: Maguire takes on role as ambassador

Stroud News and Journal: Jason Maguire will be aiming for Grand National success

10:13am Wednesday 29th October 2014

BIRDLIP jockey Jason Maguire will launch straight into his new role as an ambassador for Great British Racing at Cheltenham’s Open meeting next month.

TABLE TENNIS: Shilton takes team gold in Cote d’Azur International

Stroud News and Journal:

2:37pm Monday 27th October 2014

STONEHOUSE table tennis star Billy Shilton, 16, finished the Cote d’Azur International in France on a high, taking gold in the men’s class 7 team event with Swedish partner Nicklas Westerberg, writes Jane Leigh.

DARTS: Gloucestershire name squad for Bedfordshire clash

Stroud News and Journal:

4:21pm Sunday 26th October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE have named their squad for the home clash against Bedfordshire .

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