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Cirencester gets ready for number one festival

6:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CIRENCESTER is bracing itself for another smash hit festival this weekend.

Poulton villagers moved at powerful commemoration service

10:02am Sunday 24th August 2014

VILLAGERS in Poulton were moved at a heart-warming and emotional First World War commemoration event earlier this month.

Pink car drivers wanted for charity rally

Stroud News and Journal: Pink car drivers wanted

12:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ANYONE in the Cotswolds who owns a pink car is being urged to take part in a Pink Car Rally to raise awareness for a children's charity.

Charity music festival at Seventeen Black rescheduled for September

Stroud News and Journal:

11:47am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CIRENCESTER wine bar is hosting a charity music festival on Friday, September 5 to raise money for cancer sufferers.

Long-eared guest ready to bound into Westonbirt Treefest

Stroud News and Journal:

4:58pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THERE will be a special long-eared guest at this year’s Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Success is in the air at Cotswold School

Stroud News and Journal:

1:36pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SUCCESS was in the air this morning at Cotswold School, as happy students celebrated great GCSE results.

Fantastic Farmor's students celebrate top GCSE results

Stroud News and Journal:

1:09pm Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS at Farmor’s celebrated fantastic GCSE results this morning, as many relax and start preparing for a new chapter at the school’s sixth form.

Fairford man launches scheme to get one person on every street CPR trained

Stroud News and Journal: Councillor Trevor Hing

6:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FAIRFORD man has plans to get at least one person on every street in the town trained in CPR.

Councillor criticised in meeting for "deceitful" Facebook page

Stroud News and Journal:

11:48am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FAIRFORD resident has launched a public attack on a councillor about what he claims is a deceitful Facebook page.

Dobbies manager races towards £1,000 target for mobile chemotherapy units

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A GARDENING store manager is taking on a 10 kilometre challenge to provide mobile chemotherapy units for Cirencester and the surrounding area.

Smash hit Cirencester festival is just one week away

Stroud News and Journal: Last year's Phoenix Festival. Photo by Richard Sudbury

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A SMASH hit festival in Cirencester is gearing up to rock the town in less than two weeks.

McDonald's staff ride 52 miles for family charity

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

STAFF from a local McDonald’s branch have completed a gruelling 52-mile bike ride to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Council and school join forces to build new community hub in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal: Cirencester Town Council votes to pass ownership of disused Stratton church to the district authority

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

COUNCILLORS and school staff will be joining forces to manage a new building due to be built at Watermoor School for the whole community.

Former Cirencester teacher takes on 700 mile trekking challenge for charity

Stroud News and Journal:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CIRENCESTER trekker is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by walking all 780 miles of the Welsh Coastal Path in only seven weeks.

Malmesbury photographer snaps 360 degree tours of local businesses

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PICTURES taken by a Malmesbury photographer can be seen on Google Maps, allowing viewers to take a 360 degree tour of a pub or hotel before they visit.

Archaeology survey starts on proposed 2,500 homes site in Chesterton

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

ARCHEOLOGICAL survey work has started on land at Chesterton earmarked for a 2,500 home development.

Traditional Fairford Steam Show celebrates another fun-filled year

Stroud News and Journal: FAIRFORD STEAM, DAN RIVERS DRIVING A SMALL SCALE BURRELL AGRI ENGINE BUILT BY HIS FATHER IN 1994. (9373731)

5:07pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FAIRFORD Steam Show celebrated a successful weekend, with a new and popular ploughing activity named the highlight of the event.

New report-hare comes hopping into the Standard office

Stroud News and Journal: Dashing new hare Stan d'Ard

4:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Standard has welcomed a long-eared bright-eyed new reporter onto the team, who has already taken centre stage in the front window.

Hundreds turn up for launch of Cirencester Skate Park

Stroud News and Journal:

10:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of skate fans turned up the highly-anticipated launch event of Cirencester Skate Park on the weekend.

Sheep dogs compete to become national champion at Northleach trials

Stroud News and Journal: Ben Smith at the English Sheepdog trials (9387676)

5:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

WELL-TRAINED dogs competed to become the country's champion on the weekend, as part of the English National Sheep Dog Trials.

A blooming good day out at Chedworth Village Show

Stroud News and Journal: CHEDWORH VILLAGE HALL. (9373765)

3:56pm Monday 18th August 2014

VEGETABLES, cakes and flowers were judged with a critical eye on the weekend at the annual Chedworth Village Show.

PHOTOS: Fearless competitors take on Tough Mudder at Cirencester Park

Stroud News and Journal:

1:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

FEARLESS competitors took on a gruelling obstacle course on the weekend, dubbed "Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet".

Tough mudders complete gruelling Cirencester obstacle course

Stroud News and Journal:

9:28am Monday 18th August 2014

FEARLESS competitors took on a gruelling obstacle course during the weekend, plunging into ice, clambering through mud, and scaling impossibly high walls.

Skin care company pairs up with Gloucester Cathedral

11:32am Saturday 16th August 2014

AN ORGANIC skin care company has teamed up with Gloucester Cathedral to create a range of candles and balms.

Launch party for Cirencester skate park this weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

3:11pm Friday 15th August 2014

A NEW skate park in Cirencester will be officially opened this Sunday.

Famous Cirencester-born drummer to be remembered at this month's Phoenix Festival

Stroud News and Journal: Cozy Powell

5:07pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A FAMOUS drummer born in Cirencester, who played with Black Sabbath, Suzi Quatro and Whitesnake, will be remembered at a highly-anticipated music festival in the town this month.

UPDATE: Suspected drug dealers arrested in Siddington

Stroud News and Journal:

4:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A MAN and a woman in Siddington were arrested last night on suspicion of conspriracy to supply drugs.

Farmor's students celebrate brilliant A-Level results

Stroud News and Journal:

12:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

STUDENTS rejoiced this morning at Farmor’s School as they finally found out the A-Level grades they had been waiting for all summer.

Record-breaking A-Level results for Cotswold School

Stroud News and Journal:

11:31am Thursday 14th August 2014

RECORDS have been broken again this year at Cotswold School with 68 per cent of all A-Level grades being at A*, A or B.

Councillor wants to ensure the future of Cirencester Hospital

Stroud News and Journal: Cirencester Hospital "open for business as usual" despite reports of winter NHS crisis

6:02am Thursday 14th August 2014

A CALL has been made to secure the future of Cirencester Hospital, after concerns were raised about the vital community facility facing a review.

Men arrested outside Siddington Village Hall

Stroud News and Journal:

6:21pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

TWO men have been arrested outside Siddington Village Hall this evening.

Bikes stolen from father and son team only days before 100-mile charity event

Stroud News and Journal: Dilwyn and Gwilym at the end of the race

5:05pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A FATHER and son team who have raised almost £500 for charity were almost unable to complete their 100-mile cycle challenge due to a break-in mere nights before the event.

Marketing company soars to the top after bagging impressive award

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MARKETING company from Cirencester with clients all over the world has soared to the top after bagging an impressive award.

Money comparison site in Cirencester is fifth largest in UK

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

SLEEPY Cirencester boasts the fifth largest money comparison site, one many people have not even heard of yet.

Residents push for lower speed limit on Cirencester roads

Stroud News and Journal:

8:56am Wednesday 13th August 2014

DRIVERS around Cirencester are being encouraged to slow down as residents begin a campaign to cut the speed limit on the town’s ring road by almost half.

Archaeologists uncover hidden treasures at Chedworth Roman Villa

Stroud News and Journal: The Victorian house at Chedworth Roman Villa (9173067)

9:36am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ARCHAOLOGISTS and volunteers have been uncovering hidden Roman mosaics and other treasures at Chedworth Roman Villa this summer.

Rugby legend Phil Vickery shows support for life-saving air ambulance charity

Stroud News and Journal: Phil Vickery and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew

12:45pm Monday 11th August 2014

RUGBY legend Phil Vickery has teamed up with the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to raise money for a life saving emergency service.

Fairford remembers those who fell in the First World War

Stroud News and Journal: Crowds gathered at the service in Fairford - picture by Chris Roberts

12:09pm Monday 11th August 2014

PEOPLE of Fairford have remembered all those who gave their lives during the First World War with a short commemoration service.

UPDATE: Concerns raised about new St James' Place building

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Friday 8th August 2014

A NUMBER of concerns have been raised about plans for a new three-storey St James' Place building in Cirencester.

Villagers at war with parish council after vital broadband box is disconnected without warning

Stroud News and Journal:

5:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

PEOPLE in North Cerney are at war with their parish council after hearing that superfast broadband might not be coming to the village.

Students spend summer holidays raising money for charity

Stroud News and Journal:

9:14am Friday 8th August 2014

STUDENTS preparing to start at Cirencester College this September have been making the most of their summer holidays by making friends, meeting new people and raising money for vital charities.

Dumbledore spotted in Northleach for brand new TV drama

Stroud News and Journal:

9:23am Thursday 7th August 2014

HARRY Potter star Michael Gambon has been spotted in the picturesque town of Northleach as filming begins for JK Rowling's new book The Casual Vacancy.

Fairford farmer receives award for devotion to wildlife

Stroud News and Journal: Decision on whether to allow 22 homes to be built in Fairford delayed while councillors visit development site

5:02pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A FAIRFORD farmer has been awarded for his dedication to wildlife and passion for a rare wild bird.

Lucky flamingoes have home renovated at Bourton's Birdland

Stroud News and Journal: (8953197)

4:59pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

BIRDLAND keepers in Bourton have been busy building and renovating a new nesting site for a flock of flamingos.

Cirencester hare painted by Chelsea Flower Show judge

Stroud News and Journal: Flora the hare

4:07pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

FAMOUS garden designer and BBC TV presenter Chris Beardshaw is getting involved with the popular Cirencester Hare Festival.

Disappointment as new trees vandalised in Fairford

Stroud News and Journal: Decision on whether to allow 22 homes to be built in Fairford delayed while councillors visit development site

3:07pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

VANDALS have been targetting newly planted trees in Fairford.

Summer lunch in Fairford

2:06pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A SUMMER lunch will be at Fairford Community Centre on Sunday, August 17 at 12.30pm with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of St Mary's Church. The summer lunch, with a pig roast and a vegetarian alternative, costs £10 for adults and £6 for children under 12. Tickets on sale from Mitchell and Sarjent.

Fairford flower group meet baking star Mary Berry

Stroud News and Journal: Author and TV cook Mary Berry

1:56pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

DELIGHTED members of Friends of Fairford Church and the Flower Team enjoyed a cup of tea and a slice of lemon drizzle cake made by baking queen Mary Berry herself during a group outing.

Kempsford father calls for action after six-year-old girl is killed on dangerous road

Stroud News and Journal:

6:03am Monday 4th August 2014

A KEMPSFORD man has called for the council to take action on a road where a six-year-old girl was killed earlier this month.

COMMENT: We must reduce the speed limit on our roads

9:01am Sunday 3rd August 2014

TOO many people are killed on roads in the Cotswolds. It appears to be a phenomena of modern age people in a hurry and if the speed limit is 60mph then that is the speed people will travel regardless of the road conditions; bends, potholes, rain or ice.

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