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PCC praises scheme which helps keep young motorists safe

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl (8384895)

9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

YOUNG, would-be motorists who go through a driving tuition project supported by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner appear to be more than four times safer than those who do not.

Police team up with bank to warn customers of latest money scams

Stroud News and Journal:

11:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHELTENHAM police are joining staff from NatWest to warn people about the latest scams criminals are using to trick customers out of their money.

Horsley Community Shop wins best independent retailer at regional awards

Stroud News and Journal:

9:57am Thursday 24th July 2014

JUST five years after the shop was set up by members of the community who didn’t want to lose an important village amenity, Horsley community shop has received one of the region’s highest accolades.

Updated: Police confirm false report of gas leak after sealing off the Shambles in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

11:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STROUD police tweet confirmation of a false report of gas leak after sealing off the Shambles.

ASDA store given green light as supermarket crunch meeting deferred

Stroud News and Journal: JOB CUTS: Asda is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as it overhauls its store management programme

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AHEAD of the crunch meeting to determine the outcome of Stroud store wars, plans for an Asda have been recommended for approvalgiven the go-ahead by district council officers.

Residents still seek answers about health implications of Nu-Pro fire

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than a week after a huge chemical fire at Nu-Pro, concerned residents were still demanding answers about the long-term health implications of the blaze.

Bitter sweet twist after Slad Valley is saved

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)

6:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LAURIE LEE’S Slad Valley has been saved a day after the same developers had been given the green light to build 150 homes in Leonard Stanley - three miles away.

Bin Ends welcomes acclaimed New Zealand winemaker

Stroud News and Journal:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WINE lovers from around Stroud welcomed one of New Zealand’s greatest winemakers to town this month.

Supermarket crunch meeting deferred

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Council

4:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE meeting to determine Stroud store wars, which was due to take place on Thursday, has been deferred.

Students make bridge bright and beautiful

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS from William Morris College have helped add a bit of colour to a bridge in Stonehouse.

Future engineer wins backing of business

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SGS COLLEGE and Stroud Metal Company have joined forces to create a bright engineering future for student Jacob Jepps.

Sign up to abseil down Lion House in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Picture: Len Kerswill

10:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DROP over the edge with The Door Youth Project and Christian Aid and sign up for a charity abseil.

Stroud Labour to launch election campaign this weekend

Stroud News and Journal: David Drew (7310130)

9:22am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STROUD Labour is launching its general election campaign this weekend.

Plans for 150 homes at Mankley Field given go-ahead by inspector

Stroud News and Journal: Residents, councillors and MP Neil Carmichael gather ahead of the development control meeting at SDC where the application for 150 homes at Mankley Field was refused. There are now fears that it could be approved on appeal   (5317511)

12:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

PLANS to build 150 homes in Leonard Stanley have been allowed following an independent planning inquiry in May.

County council pledges continued support for disability campaign

Stroud News and Journal:

10:10am Friday 18th July 2014

EXACTLY one year since it was launched the county council has pledged to continue supporting a national campaign aimed at encouraging the employment of disabled people.

Heatwave to hit Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

11:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

STROUDIES will experience a slice of summer weather over the next two days.

Man accused of the murder of Kayleigh-Anne Palmer pleads not guilty

Stroud News and Journal: The family of 16-year-old Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, who died over the weekend, has paid tribute to her memory

4:01pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A MAN has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend.

Fear that plans for four-storey care home in Stroud could lead to a loss of privacy and site for residents

Stroud News and Journal:

12:56pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLANS to build a four-storey residential care home in Stroud have been recommended for approval despite public opposition.

Cycling duo take on the Alps, Romanian wild dogs and Serbian television

Stroud News and Journal: (l-r) Best friends Jonas Pollard and Matthias Christian, both 19, cycled 4,000 miles across 14 European countries to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

1:35pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

SERBIAN food, French hospitality and an uphill battle through the Alps are just some of the highs and lows of a three month charity cycle ride through Europe shred by two best friends.

Farmers' market to celebrate 15th birthday this weekend

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Farmers' Market is a national winner in the 2013 Local Food Awards and is a Certified Farmers' Market of the year

4:05pm Monday 30th June 2014

STROUD Farmers Market will celebrate its 15th birthday this weekend.

Farmers' market operator Gerb Gerbrands delighted with council decision

Stroud News and Journal: Kardien (Gerb) Gerbrands with the 2012 bell awarded to Stroud FarmersÕ Market which is a national winner in the 2013 Local Food Awards and is a Certified Farmers' Market of the year

4:13pm Friday 27th June 2014

STROUD farmers’ market operator Gerb Gerbrands has shared his delight following the news that his licence to run the award-winning market has been extended for three years.

SDC agrees to renew Stroud farmers' market licence with current operator

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Farmers' Market is a national winner in the 2013 Local Food Awards and is a Certified Farmers' Market of the year

8:39pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE district council has agreed to renew the Stroud farmers’ market licence with the current operators for a further three years.

County council makes plans to remember those who fought in WW1

Stroud News and Journal: POPPY TRIBUTES: Messages of remembrance. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (5800302)

12:34pm Thursday 26th June 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council will mark the 100th anniversary since the outbreak of the First World War by remembering those who served both in this conflict and in others since.

Two motorists caught over the limit in Stroud on Friday night

Stroud News and Journal: BREATH TEST: Gwent Police officers will take part in the all-Wales crackdown on drink and drug-driving, which will include more frequent stop checks

11:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

SNJ reporter Kate Wilson spent some time with Gloucestershire’s Special Constabulary on Friday night as part of its summer drink driving campaign.

Gloucesterhsire County Council recommend Defra as body responsible for badger cull

Stroud News and Journal: Badger     (6860415)

4:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A BADGER cull task group set up by the county council has recommended that Defra should be the body responsible for the cull.

UPDATE: Body found in Stratford Park

Stroud News and Journal: The police cordon in Stratford Park where a body has been found

2:40pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE BODY discovered at Stratford Park yesterday, Tuesday, is believed to be a man.

Hundreds join Solstice Walk in support of Cotswold Care Hospice

Stroud News and Journal: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3183607

2:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

MAGGIE Sage and her family strode out on Cotswold Care Hospice’s Solstice Walk to say thank you for the charity’s support.

A father who punched a parish councillor has been tagged and given a curfew

Stroud News and Journal: Alex Hinch, 43, leaves court after being sentenced for assaulting Rodborough parish councillor  Alick Miskin in March last year (7431800)

1:02pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A MOTORIST has been fined and given a curfew after punching a parish councillor in a dispute over his driving.

Sub Rooms general manager apologises to customers affected by Thursday night's fight

Stroud News and Journal: Image for The Subscription Rooms

11:38am Tuesday 24th June 2014

STROUD Subscription Rooms general manager, Paul McLaughlin, has released a statement apologising to customers who were affected by Thursday night's fight following England's defeat to Uruguay.

Chance for small businesses to dispose of electrical waste for free

Stroud News and Journal: Wirral Council has announced details of opening times over the festive period.

3:24pm Monday 23rd June 2014

STROUD small businesses can dispose of any unwanted electrical items for free this fortnight thanks to the district council.

Flag to be raised in support of armed forces

Stroud News and Journal: Cllr Mark Rees was elected as chairman of Stroud District Council at its AGM on Thursday last week (6906002)

11:21am Monday 23rd June 2014

PAST, present and future members of Britain’s armed forces will be honoured on Wednesday when a flag is raised at the Sub Rooms in Stroud.

Police appeal following alleged assault between two men and two women

Stroud News and Journal: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

10:37am Monday 23rd June 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following an alleged assault between two men and two women in Gloucester.

JUST IN - England's defeat sparks fight outside Sub Rooms

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Sub Rooms

9:54am Friday 20th June 2014

ENGLAND’S 2-1 defeat to Uruguay last night ended in a punch up outside the Sub Rooms in Stroud.

GCC secure extra £3 million to repair county roads

Stroud News and Journal: Letter: Potholes are being tackled

9:16am Friday 20th June 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council has today, Friday, secured an additional £3,384,269 of government funding for the county’s roads.

Stroud Steiner free school application rejected

Stroud News and Journal: Free Family Craft Day

5:15pm Thursday 19th June 2014

PLANS for a free Steiner free school in Stroud have been rejected by the Department of Education.

Maggie, 59, is among hundreds taking part in Friday's Cotswold Care Hospice solstice walk

Stroud News and Journal: (rear l to r) John and Maggie Sage, Laura Naulls with (front) Ellie Naulls from Stroud

4:52pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

MAGGIE Sage is stepping out with her family on Friday to take part in the Cotswold Care Hospice Solstice Walk.

Support group Oasis to celebrate tenth anniversary

Stroud News and Journal: An art therapy session

6:01am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A UNIQUE support group which focuses on art and biographical therapy is celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend.

‘Plastic bag levy is not green enough’ - says Stroud town councillors

Stroud News and Journal: (l-r) Stroud deputy mayor Cllr John Marjoram, Susie Roberts of Stroud District Green Party, Cllr Eva Ward and Cllr Steven Naumann, who are opposed to plastic packaging. Picture by Thousand Word Media

6:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

STROUD town councillors say the new levy shoppers will have to pay for plastic bags is not enough to make a major difference to the environment.

Motorist, 20, warned car is a weapon after he was caught attempting 'donuts' on a playing field

Stroud News and Journal: Whitchurch teacher cleared of having sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl

5:26pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A MOTORIST, 20, was warned that his car is a weapon which can kill after crashing into a fence while attempting “donuts” on a playing field.

Stroud farmers' market celebrates 15th birthday

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Farmers' Market is a national winner in the 2013 Local Food Awards and is a Certified Farmers' Market of the year

3:01pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

STROUD Farmer’s Market will celebrate its 15th birthday next month.

Stroud store wars: crunch meeting for three supermarkets to be held next month

Stroud News and Journal: Petrol station removed from supermarket plans

2:05pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

STROUD store wars is one step closer to the final showdown now it has been confirmed all three supermarket applications will be heard at one planning meeting which is likely to take place next month.

Amberley authors awarded OBEs in Queen's birthday honours list

Stroud News and Journal: Amberley authors Liz Willis and Jenny Daisley, authors of the best-selling Springboard Women's Development Workbook, have been awarded OBE's in the Queen’s birthday honours list (7226860)

12:02pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

TWO Amberley authors have been honoured with OBEs in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Enjoy a glass of Rosie's Kiss at Laurie Lee centenary events

Stroud News and Journal: Helen Brent-Smith and David Kaspar, of Day's Cottage, have produced a special Laurie Lee centenary cider which has been aptly named Rosie's Kiss.

10:06am Tuesday 17th June 2014

WITH just over a week until the centenary of Laurie Lee's birth one Stroud business has found their own special way of honouring the author.

Cheltenham assault victim receives blow to the head and a number of cuts

Stroud News and Journal: Police have criticised the lack of response to appeals about the murder of Anowar Tagabo

3:39pm Monday 16th June 2014

POLICE are calling for information following the assault of a man in Cheltenham.

Motorcyclists treated for serious injuries following collision

Stroud News and Journal: Police have criticised the lack of response to appeals about the murder of Anowar Tagabo

12:35pm Monday 16th June 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a road traffic collision between two motorcyclists.

Are you taking part in Recycle Week 2014?

Stroud News and Journal: Residents of Wigan borough have been praised for their recycling efforts.

9:56am Monday 16th June 2014

TODAY marks the first day of national Recycle Week 2014.

Stroud in Bloom: Garden photography competition launched

Stroud News and Journal: A male Tree Bumblebee visiting flowers.

10:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY enthusiasts are being urged to send in pictures of their gardens as part of this year’s Stroud in Bloom.

Loose Women star Lisa Maxwell to officially open Painswick youth and community pavilion

Stroud News and Journal: Andy Harding outside the new Painswick youth club pavilion

6:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

ACTRESS and former Loose Women star Lisa Maxwell will officially open the brand new Painswick youth and community pavilion this weekend.

Hundreds attend funeral for teen who 'touched everyone he met'

Stroud News and Journal: Rob and Caroline Easthope with their favourite pictures of their son Josh Marsh, who died last month at the age of 19

2:30pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

WHEN he was born doctors gave car enthusiast Josh Marsh a 20 per cent chance of survival.

Baxter's Field decision in hands of planning inspector

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

6:30pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

PLANS to build 112 homes and a park in sight of the setting for Cider With Rosie are now in the hands of an independent planning inspector following a public inquiry.

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