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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.

Natural England gives go-ahead to second year of badger culling

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

5:19pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SECOND year of culling badgers in Gloucestershire has been given the go-ahead today, Tuesday.

Spread colour at charity run

Stroud News and Journal:

11:03am Friday 22nd August 2014

RUNNERS will paint Kemble Airfield pink, green, blue and orange on Sunday, October 5 in aid of the Cotswold Care Hospice.

Abandoned Peugeot 106 left trapped on the side of the road

Stroud News and Journal:

4:58pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AN abandoned car, which appears to have been involved in a collision, is still trapped on the side of the road near Selsley.

Ewe bet we’ll find the sheep

Stroud News and Journal:

2:48pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WOULD-BE shepherds gathered for the start of a two-week Sheep Trail at Bisley WI Village Hall on Saturday.

Wycliffe students smash ambitious GCSE targets

Stroud News and Journal:

12:42pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WYCLIFFE pupils are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results this morning, Thursday.

Maidenhill students celebrate fantastic exam results

Stroud News and Journal:

12:29pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE new Learning Hub at Maidenhill School was buzzing with excitement on Thursday as students collected their GCSE results.

Raiders of Noah’s Ark thwarted by bike shop owner and his security system

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

GUTSY bike shop owner Chris Hart stopped a gang of thieves from stealing more than £10,000 worth of bicycles.

Badger cull campaign group feel concerns are being ignored

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

8:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Environment Secretary has ignored the county’s community leaders over badger cull safety, claims campaign group Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting.

Freshers urged to get Meningitis C vaccine

Stroud News and Journal: A mother carries out the glass test on her sick son

3:26pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NOW that all the anxiety and waiting is over a lot of Stroud's 18-year-olds are getting ready to head off to university next month.

Planning row continues: Government provides £5million to build on brownfield sites

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud MP Neil Carmichael has praised the speech

5:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has expressed his delight following news that the Government will be providing funding to help local councils build on brownfield sites.

Rotary club president helps with Capel's Mill project

Stroud News and Journal:

4:51pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ROTARY Club royalty visited Stroud this week to lend a helping hand to the £34,000 transformation of the Capel’s Mill site.

Archway students celebrate their A-level success

Stroud News and Journal:

11:22am Thursday 14th August 2014

A CONSTANT supply of tea and biscuits was Archway student Abbie Smy’s secret to A-level success.

Newly elected district councillor Martin Baxendale hopes to protect Slad Valley from future development

Stroud News and Journal:

12:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEWLY elected district councillor Martin Baxendale is hoping he can continue to protect the Slad Valley from future development in his new role.

Planning row erupts in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

9:54am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A ROW over planning policy in Stroud has erupted following claims by Stroud MP Neil Carmichael that the Labour-led Stroud District Council is to blame for inappropriate developments such as Mankley Field.

County braces for remains of Hurricane Bertha

Stroud News and Journal: End of Hurricane Katia expected to batter Hampshire

4:13pm Friday 8th August 2014

AFTER weeks of high temperatures and sunny climates the county is now bracing itself for hurricane style weather.

Could you give a cat a home on International Cat Day?

Stroud News and Journal:

2:33pm Friday 8th August 2014

IT’S International Cat Day and today Stroud Cats’ Protection has 60 cats in residence – they most the charity has ever had at any one time.

Greens keep Valley seat at SDC

Stroud News and Journal: Green Party (4909670)

9:28am Friday 8th August 2014

GREEN candidate Martin Baxendale has been elected to represent the Valley Ward at Stroud District Council.

Search rescue launched to recover body of dead dolphin

Stroud News and Journal:

5:04pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A SEARCH operation to find the body of a dolphin in the River Severn was launched from Elmore this afternoon, Thursday.

Man, 62, arrested on suspicion of arson

Stroud News and Journal:

11:08am Thursday 7th August 2014

A 62-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a flat fire in Stroud.

'How much will cancelling incinerator contract cost taxpayers?' - asks county councillor Sarah Lunnon

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

WITH just six weeks to go until Secretary of State Eric Pickles is due to make his decision on the Javelin Park incinerator, Stroud county councillor Sarah Lunnon is asking how much a ‘no’ verdict would cost taxpayers.

Locations of mobile speed cameras available online

Stroud News and Journal:

12:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE county’s mobile speed camera locations will be revealed online for the first time.

Exclusive interview: New Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond speaks to the SNJ about the escalating crisis in Gaza

Stroud News and Journal:

6:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOREIGN secretary Phillip Hammond visited the Stroud News and Journal office for a whistle-stop tour this afternoon, Thursday.

Singin' in the Rain review: Show gets standing ovation as they make it rain on stage

Stroud News and Journal:

9:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE audience was left singin’ and dancin’ and on their feet at the end of a show-stopping performance of Singin’ in the Rain at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Bono and wife are hopping with joy after move to Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

5:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BONO has finally found what he's looking for with his second wife in Stroud.

District councillor Liz Peters to attend course after using racist phrase

Stroud News and Journal:

5:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

STROUD District Councillor Liz Peters will have to attend an equality and diversity course after a complaint was made about her using a racist term.

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.


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