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Easy peasy Lemon Zambezi - David, 69, becomes first man to walk entire length of Africa's fourth longest river

Stroud News and Journal: Adventurer David Lemon feeding baby elephant, Zambezi, with Cowbell milk

8:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IT HAS taken two-and-a-half years, during which he has fought off malaria three times, but 69-year-old David Lemon has become the first person to walk the length of the Zambezi River.

Stroud businesswoman Berith assembles hygiene boxes for women in the Philippines

Stroud News and Journal:

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STROUD businesswoman Berith Sandgren-Clarke is putting her pampering skills to good use next year when she visits a village in the Philippines where people live in severe poverty.

Javelin Park delay sparks political row in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Today the SNJ joins the Javelin Park incinerator 'call-in' campaign

12:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SECOND delay to the Javelin Park incinerator decision has led to accusations of political interference for electoral gain.

Temporary traffic lights causing long delays for motorists this morning

Stroud News and Journal: Slow traffic in Swanley due to temporary lights

9:05am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TRAFFIC is building in and around Stroud this morning.

Could you help organise the Poppy Appeal in Stroud?

Stroud News and Journal: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

8:52am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Royal British Legion is urgently looking for an organiser to co-ordinate the Poppy Appeal in Stroud.

Dredging project restores piece of canal’s former glory

Stroud News and Journal:

8:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MASSIVE £110,000 dredging project has helped restore a section of the canal in Stroud to its former glory.

Severe weather warning could disrupt travel in the county

Stroud News and Journal: Weather warning as 50mph winds close in on Watford

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

COMMUTERS could face delays tomorrow as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the county bringing a period of strong winds.

Second year of badger cull to end today, Monday

Stroud News and Journal:

9:36am Monday 20th October 2014

THE second of four years of badger culling in Gloucestershire and Somerset is due to end at noon today, Monday.

Resilience forum test how Ebola would be handled in Gloucestershire

Stroud News and Journal:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

ALTHOUGH the risk of contracting Ebola is very low in the UK, Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum is testing how a case of the illness would be handled in the county.

Javelin Park decision delayed again

Stroud News and Journal: Today the SNJ joins the Javelin Park incinerator 'call-in' campaign

8:40am Friday 17th October 2014

THE incinerator decision has been delayed by a further three weeks.

SNJ reporter Kate Wilson joins Bill Oddie on Wounded Badger Patrol

Stroud News and Journal:

12:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

As the second badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset draws to a close SNJ reporter Kate Wilson joined television presenter Bill Oddie and another 50 anti-cull protesters on a mission to find wounded badgers.

Sheepscombe school shows size is not everything

Stroud News and Journal:

8:22am Thursday 16th October 2014

A STROUD school with fewer than 40 pupils has found a way to overcome its size to create a great outdoor environment and provide free school meals.

Plans to build supported living accomdation thrown out by SDC

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (7922264)

11:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PLANS to build a three-storey residential home for people with learning disabilities have been thrown out by Stroud District Council.

County council signs contract for new £9m food recycling plant

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW £9 million plant to recycle the county’s food waste is expected to be open by March next year.

Plans to turn the Tipputs Inn into a shop, cafe and bakery thrown out by SDC

Stroud News and Journal: A campaign has been launched to keep the Tipputs Inn at Horsley as a pub. Owners the Cotswold Food Club are in talks with Ruskin Mill, which wants to turn the building into a cafe, shop and bakery

11:21pm Monday 13th October 2014

CHEERS and applause greeted a decision to throw out controversial plans to convert The Tipputs Inn into a cafe, shop and bakery.

Council offer interest free loans for properties in poor condition

Stroud News and Journal:

4:12pm Monday 13th October 2014

STROUD District Council is offering interest free loans for up to £15,000 for homeowners to improve their properties.

Here are five things you need to know today, Monday

Stroud News and Journal:

9:04am Monday 13th October 2014

WITH some weather forecasts predicting snow as early as next month it is becoming more and more obvious that winter is coming.

Stroud midwives to join NHS strike today - but patients assured it’s business as usual

Stroud News and Journal:

8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

STROUD midwives are joining a national strike today by NHS staff over fair pay.

Plans to convert the Tipputs Inn into a cafe, shop and bakery given green light ahead of tonight's meeting

Stroud News and Journal: A campaign has been launched to keep the Tipputs Inn at Horsley as a pub. Owners the Cotswold Food Club are in talks with Ruskin Mill, which wants to turn the building into a cafe, shop and bakery

7:54am Monday 13th October 2014

PLANS to convert The Tipputs Inn into a cafe, shop and bakery have been recommended for approval by Stroud District Council.

Nominate the next Bishop of Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal: Easter Activities at Gloucester Cathedral

7:42am Monday 13th October 2014

THE process of appointing the next Bishop of Gloucester has begun.

Plans to build residential home in Stroud to be decided tonight

Stroud News and Journal:

7:37am Monday 13th October 2014

PLANS to build a three-storey residential home in Stroud will be discussed at a Stroud District Council development control committee meeting tonight, Monday.

Field Court Junior Academy celebrates outstanding Ofsted

Stroud News and Journal: Pupils and staff at Field Court Junior Academy in Quedgeley are celebrating after the school was jusdged as outstanding in every areas. The pupils have been arranged in the shape of a star to coincide with the school's vision. Picture by Adam Shaikh (

2:55pm Friday 10th October 2014

FIELD Court Junior Academy in Quedgeley has been judged outstanding in every area following an Ofsted inspection in September.

Cheapside travellers update - police order served for them to move on by Monday

Stroud News and Journal:

10:39am Friday 10th October 2014

A GROUP of travellers have set up camp in Cheapside car park this week have until Monday to move on.

Former soldier left feeling completely let down by social worker

Stroud News and Journal:

8:40am Friday 10th October 2014

A FORMER soldier has been left feeling completely “let down by the system” after discovering his family social worker was Thomas Starkey.

Travellers set up camp at Cheapside car park

Stroud News and Journal:

4:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A GROUP of travellers have set up camp in Cheapside car park.

School teacher faces court after allegations of indecent images being found on his computer

Stroud News and Journal: Severn Vale  (11133546)

5:20pm Monday 6th October 2014

A FORMER Gloucestershire school teacher faces court after an allegation that indecent images were found on his computer.

Five things to do in Stroud this weekend

Stroud News and Journal: BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

4:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

COMEDIANS, columnists, historians and novelists will be descending on Cheltenham over the next 12.

Gloucestershire hospitals launch campaign to stop spread of norovirus

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

HOSPITALS across Gloucestershire are re-launching a major campaign this month to help stop the spread of norovirus, protect vulnerable patients and support NHS services.

Uplands Playgroup fundraisers celebrate £38,000 makeover

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

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.

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.

Five things you need to know this Wednesday

Stroud News and Journal:

9:57am Wednesday 1st October 2014

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

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.

Five things you need to know on the last Monday of September

Stroud News and Journal: CB 28.9.11 
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8:26am Monday 29th September 2014

THE last week of September promises the last of the summer weather.

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.

Put your best foot and sign up for Five Valleys Walk

Stroud News and Journal:

8:15am Friday 26th September 2014

STEP up this Sunday and help raise money for Meningitis Now by taking part in the Five Valleys Walk.

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.

Duchess of Gloucester visits Cotswold Chine School near Nailsworth

Stroud News and Journal:

2:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE Duchess of Gloucester visited the Cotswold Chine School on Friday to officially open a new amphitheatre, which was built to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary.

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:

8:30am Tuesday 7th October 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.

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