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Macmillan Coffee Mornings raise cash

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

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

Five Valleys walkers on way to raising £50,000

Stroud News and Journal:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

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

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Stroud News and Journal: Beef products have been withdrawn from Marling School amid horse meat fears

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

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

Police thank public as badger cull reaches halfway point

Stroud News and Journal:

12:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

As the badger cull reaches its planned halfway point, Gloucestershire police officers would like to thank everyone they have come into contact with during Operation Themis – the police’s response to the cull.

More parking spaces for Stroud town centre

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (7922264)

7:40am Monday 29th September 2014

AFTER years of requesting better parking in Stroud town centre the district council has almost finished work to bring 32 extra spaces to the town.

Talented pupils in gardening success

Stroud News and Journal:

8:25am Friday 26th September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters from the Rosary School sold some of their produce at Waitrose recently.

Brave Tessa will be missed by all

Stroud News and Journal:

10:45am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FORMER Stroud nurse and grandmother, Tessa Elam, has lost her courageous fight against cancer.

Store wars decision delayed

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (7922264)

8:43pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE outcome of Stroud store wars will remain undecided until March next year.

LIVE: Stroud store wars crunch meeting

Stroud News and Journal:

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Live coverage from the crunch meeting to determine whether a new supermarket is built in Stroud.

POLL: Have your say on Stroud store wars

Stroud News and Journal: Supermarket giant ASDA has submitted its formal planning application to the Stroud District Council for a store at  Daniels Industrial Estate in Bath Road, Lightpill (1748059)

8:26am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CRUNCH meeting to determine whether a new supermarket is built in Stroud takes place tonight, Tuesday.

Call for county council to do more to protect female victims of domestic abuse

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE chairman of a women’s refuge in Stroud is urging the county council to do more for female victims of domestic violence.

Marling School wins prestigious status

Stroud News and Journal: Beef products have been withdrawn from Marling School amid horse meat fears

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

MARLING School is one of 60 organisations across the country to be classed as a Teaching School this year.

Two-day music festival in Startford Park this weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

3:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Voice’s Adam Isaac and Britain’s Got Talent’s James Smith are just two of the artists performing at a two day festival in Stratford Park this weekend.

Weekend forecast: weather warning issued for Friday but expected to clear over the weekend

Stroud News and Journal: May Thunderstorm

12:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for Gloucestershire.

Stonehouse Celebration Day: Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple search for clues

Stroud News and Journal:

9:02am Friday 19th September 2014

SHERLOCK Holmes and Miss Marple will be searching for clues in Stonehouse this weekend.

Share your opinions on Stroud's neighbourhood plan

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Town Council increase precept by 3%

4:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PEOPLE interested in shaping Stroud’s future are invited to have their say on the town centre’s neighbourhood plan.

Stonehouse firm is all systems go to benefit African schools

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

STAFF at a Stonehouse company have made a considerable donation to IT education in Africa of more than 100 computers to a charity.

45 per cent drop in number of young people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

12:28pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE number of young people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Stroud has fallen by 45 per cent in the last year, according to figures released today, Wednesday, by the Office for National Statistics.

‘Chuggers’ told to move on from town centre

Stroud News and Journal:

9:25am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHARITY collectors in Stroud were moved on after complaints they weren’t adhering to guidelines.

MEP Molly Scott Cato urges Scotland to vote Yes

Stroud News and Journal: POLL HONOUR: Molly Scott Cato is delighted to have been elected as the South West’s first Green MEP (6857610)

7:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER Stroud District councillor Molly Scott Cato has thrown her support behind the Yes vote in the Scottish referendum this Thursday.

SNJ appeal raises £1,000 to help Tessa, 72, receive cancer treatment in Mexico

Stroud News and Journal:

3:41pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE SNJ’s Help Tessa Beat Cancer appeal has raised £1,000 in just three weeks.

Gloucestershire police praised for increased level of understanding when dealing with domestic abuse

Stroud News and Journal:

2:55pm Monday 15th September 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Constabulary has put tackling domestic abuse as the constabulary’s number one priority following a report criticising the force last year.

Cider With Rosie to be adapted to TV drama

Stroud News and Journal: The writer of this poem, Valerie Hodges, shared the same birthday as Laurie Lee – June 26. Both adored the countryside surrounding Stroud and wanted it protected against develop-
ment (7598741)

7:59am Monday 15th September 2014

LAURIE Lee’s Cider With Rosie is being made into a BBC drama.

Hundreds of youngsters take new entrance exam brought in to stamp out 'excessive' tutoring

Stroud News and Journal: Beef products have been withdrawn from Marling School amid horse meat fears

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

IN AN attempt to stamp out extensive tutoring, grammar schools in the county have changed this year’s entrance exam.

Stall adds over £1k to help Tessa beat cancer

Stroud News and Journal:

7:43am Monday 15th September 2014

A CHARITY stall at the Shambles Market on Saturday raised more than £1,200 to pay for life-saving therapy for former Stroud nurse, Tessa Elam.

Fresh inquest opened to identify body found 20 years ago

Stroud News and Journal:

9:53am Saturday 13th September 2014

TWENTY years after the body of an unidentified young man was found in the River Avon in Bristol, the country’s top judges have agreed to re-open the investigation.

Learn what to do in an emergency this weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

1:58pm Friday 12th September 2014

GET some first-hand advice on what to do in an emergency tomorrow, Saturday.

Two-day music festival in Stratford Park

Stroud News and Journal: Stratford Park was in full bloom on a sunny morning when the judges visited to run the rule over Stroud’s entry for the 2013 Britain in Bloom competition

1:31pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Voice’s Adam Isaac and Britain’s Got Talent’s James Smith are just two of the artists performing at a two day festival in Stratford Park.

Rugby club could house 14 new homes

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Council

9:31am Thursday 11th September 2014

STROUD Rugby Club is hoping the council will approve planning permission for 14 homes on part of its ground.

Climate march in Stroud to coincide with New York

Stroud News and Journal:

4:56pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A GROUP of Stroud activists are hoping they can draw attention to the growing issue of man-made climate change.

Initial stage is launched for 90 new houses near Stratford Park

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Town Council increase precept by 3%

5:14pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

DEVELOPERS are eyeing up land near Stratford Park to build 90 new houses.

Second year of badger cull begins

Stroud News and Journal:

9:21am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A SECOND year of badger culling has begun in the county.

Smiles all round as summer fete raises thousands

Stroud News and Journal:

12:09pm Saturday 6th September 2014

THE sun was shining over Minchinhampton on Sunday as dozens headed to Horsfall House summer fete.

A council tax freeze is safe, says Labour

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE Labour group on Stroud District Council has recommended a freeze on council tax for the next financial year.

‘Reserve’ status for grassland

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A FLOWER-strewn hillside overlooking the valley made famous by writer Laurie Lee was awarded National Nature Reserve status ahead of its official opening this week.

Lounge bar chain is set to open in town

Stroud News and Journal:

3:54pm Friday 5th September 2014

A NATIONAL chain of lounge bars is coming to Stroud.

Man's trousers catch fire after flammable liquid attack

Stroud News and Journal:

4:18pm Thursday 4th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after flammable liquid was thrown at a man causing his trousers to set on fire.

Will US President Barack Obama land in Gloucestershire?

Stroud News and Journal:

9:50am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SPECULATION is rife as to whether Barack Obama will be in Gloucestershire today, Wednesday.

Sky forces Stroud studios to change name

Stroud News and Journal:

9:01am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A RECORDING studio in Stroud has been forced to change its name following complaints by broadcasting giant BSkyB.

Gladman start High Court action against Baxter's Field decision

Stroud News and Journal: Blindfolded protesters from the Slad Valley Action Group on Summer Street near to the proposed development site

12:01pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DEVELOPERS Gladman has started High Court action against the planning inspector’s decision to dismiss the appeal at Baxter’s Field.

Take the plunge for Meningitis Now

Stroud News and Journal: Meningitis Now (6675927)

9:11am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FUNDRAISERS are needed to take the plunge for Stroud charity Meningitis Now.

Second year of badger cull to go ahead without independent oversight

Stroud News and Journal: It is not known how many badgers are in Bolton

3:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE badger cull in Gloucestershire will go ahead without an Independent Expert Panel after a judicial review to halt this year’s culling failed.

Five things to do in Stroud this weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

3:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

ALTHOUGH the return of Stroud Fringe Festival is expected to take centre stage this weekend, there are a variety of things going on across the Five Valleys to suit all tastes.

Police prepare for GCHQ protest this weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

1:16pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE are preparing for a planned protest at GCHQ this weekend.

Cattle grid repairs cause W closure in Nailsworth

Stroud News and Journal:

9:10am Friday 29th August 2014

MOTORISTS trying to travel between Avening and Nailsworth may have to find an alternative route as a section of the W has been closed.

Mum would be ‘proud’ of daughter’s success

Stroud News and Journal:

10:53am Thursday 28th August 2014

TALENTED drama student Erin Holley was a star performer in this year’s GCSE results despite missing almost two months of school after her mum died earlier in the year.

Video: District councillor Steve Robinson takes on ice bucket challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

1:46pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

STEVE Robinson has become the first Stroud district councillor to take on the ice bucket challenge.

Kizzy, 23, to host coffee morning in father’s memory

Stroud News and Journal:

11:18am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ALMOST a year after her father died of cancer, Kizzy Spicer is organising a coffee morning in his memory.

Cyclists raise concerns over Lansdown road signs

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CYCLISTS have raised concerns about road signs in the centre of Stroud that do not make it clear to motorists that bike users can travel both ways along the street.

Help save the life of former psychiatric nurse Tessa, 72, who has travelled to Mexico for cancer treatment she can’t get in the UK

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE family of a former nurse is appealing for donations to help save the life of their 'very special mum' who has been diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of liver cancer.

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