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Weekend weather in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

TONIGHT there will be outbreaks of rain, which will be heavy in places and will continue during the first part of the night, before clearing.

Gardeners in the Cotswolds could win £100 this summer if they grow the best sweet peas

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

GARDENERS could win £100 this summer if they grow the best sweet peas in a competition.

Parents of late Cirencester College pupil Josh Edmonds say internship in his honour has been a huge comfort as they cope with grief

Stroud News and Journal:

5:00pm Saturday 24th January 2015

PARENTS of a former Cirencester College student who was killed in a crash say their son would be "so proud" of the success of a music video scheme set up in his memory.

Love is in the air as three pub landlords from Cotswolds and north Wiltshire announce recent engagements

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

LOVE is in the air at pubs in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire as a trio of landlords announced their recent engagements.

It's back! Cirencester March Hare Festival returns this spring

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

COLOURFUL life-size hare models will once again bounce into Cirencester this spring, after fans of last year's hugely popular festival called for the return of the event.

Cirencester College students go head-to-head in Apprentice-style website design challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

TWO teams of rival Cirencester College students will be going head to head in an Apprentice style challenge to win the chance to be web designers for a local business.

Tickets to see Paloma Faith at Westonbirt Arboretum sold out in just five hours

Stroud News and Journal:

2:43pm Friday 23rd January 2015

TICKETS to see famous singer Paloma Faith at Westonbirt Arboretum have sold out in a matter of hours.

Staff say there are 'absolutely no plans' to close Dobbies Garden Centre in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal: Dobbies Garden Centre Community Champion Annabel Lewis, centre, who handed over almost £1,000 to the North Cerney Big Project, represented by Katie Noonan and Jenny Forde

12:43pm Friday 23rd January 2015

RUMOURS that a popular garden centre in Cirencester could be closing down have been quashed by staff members, who said they have "absolutely no plans" to close the store.

Sculpture to mark centenary of the First World War is unveiled at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

10:13am Friday 23rd January 2015

A SCULPTURE to mark the end of the centenary of the First World War has been unveiled at Cirencester’s New Brewery Arts (NBA) centre.

Firefighters battle car fire in Siddington near Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

10:26pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze in Siddington tonight after a car was reported to be on fire.

Recognition for Cotswold jewellery designer whose earrings were worn by the Duchess of Cambridge

Stroud News and Journal:

5:52pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A JEWELLERY designer from Quenington who became famous after the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing a pair of her earrings has been named a ‘Cotswold rocker’.

Low fences put up in Cirencester play area branded a 'joke' by concerned parents

Stroud News and Journal:

11:29am Thursday 22nd January 2015

PARENTS in Cirencester have branded knee-high safety fences around a park “a joke” and say they will not protect their children from a busy road.

Which Cirencester business provides the best customer service? Nominate them to win top award!

Stroud News and Journal:

10:34am Thursday 22nd January 2015

DO YOU know a business or person working in Cirencester who always goes above and beyond to make sure you feel valued as a customer?

Cirencester Friendly celebrates 125 years in business

Stroud News and Journal:

2:20pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A CIRENCESTER firm which has provided income protection for the UK for more than a century, is celebrating a milestone anniversary.

Children who act as carers in the Cotswolds to receive musical opportunity of a lifetime

Stroud News and Journal:

3:30pm Friday 16th January 2015

CHILDREN in the Cotswolds who act as carers for their disabled or ill parents will receive the musical opportunity of a lifetime this February.

From Doctor Who to vicar of Fairford - meet church leader and her writer husband

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Saturday 17th January 2015

FORMER Doctor Who writers Caroline Symcox and Paul Cornell are loving life in Fairford since moving here for her to become the town's vicar.

Lechlade man to run Bath Half Marathon 2015 to raise money for medics who saved his life

Stroud News and Journal:

9:52am Friday 16th January 2015

AFTER almost dying in a motorcycle crash, Lechlade man Dylan Jones is running half marathons to raise money for the medics who saved his life.

Beauty queen and former Cirencester College student Miss Cheltenham is crowned winner of Come Dine With Me

Stroud News and Journal: Sophie Lydia Smith, 23, was crowned Miss Cheltenham 2014 last month. Photo by David Savill Photography

9:31am Friday 16th January 2015

A GLOUCESTERSHIRE beauty queen, who is also a former Cirencester College student, was delighted to be crowned winner of Come Dine With Me this month.

Northleach residents warned of doorstep criminals

Stroud News and Journal:

9:25am Friday 16th January 2015

PEOPLE in Northleach have fallen victim to doorstep criminals and the police have issued some vital advice.

New sculpture to mark centenary of the First World War to be unveiled in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

9:22am Friday 16th January 2015

A NEW sculpture to mark the end of the centenary of the First World War will be unveiled at Cirencester's New Brewery Arts centre this Saturday.

Stow-on-the-Wold and the Swells to join up in neighbourhood plan

Stroud News and Journal:

5:19pm Thursday 15th January 2015

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD Town Council has submitted a proposal to have a neighbourhood area covering Stow and the Swells parish boundaries.

Life-long friends from Cirencester to scale Mount Snowdon in the dark for Alzheimer's charity

Stroud News and Journal:

1:13pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A PAIR of life-long friends will be scaling a Welsh mountain in complete darkness, to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

Tributes paid to Cirencester fire victim Mary Day, 84, who visited the same restaurant every day for years

Stroud News and Journal:

9:32am Thursday 15th January 2015

FIREFIGHTERS have urged people to install a smoke alarm in their home after it emerged that an elderly woman who died in a blaze did not have a detector.

New Fairford vicar has fallen in love with 'welcoming' and 'warm' community

Stroud News and Journal:

3:22pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

A NEW vicar and her family are settling in well to Fairford, and admit they have already fallen in love with the welcoming and warm community.

Northleach locals honour church builder and wool merchant in vote for new street name

Stroud News and Journal: BEAUTIFUL: The Church of St Peter and St Paul at Northleach, built circa 1350, is sometimes known as the Cathedral of the Cotswolds.

11:58am Wednesday 14th January 2015

RESIDENTS who took part in voting for a new street name in Northleach have chosen Bicknell Close as their favourite.

Decision postponed on plans for controversial Cotswold gypsy site

Stroud News and Journal:

11:38am Wednesday 14th January 2015

A DECISION has been deferred on controversial plans to turn a Cotswold field into a site where gypsy families can live.

Morrisons confirm that Cirencester store will not be closing

Stroud News and Journal: Photo: Lucy Ray (13351786)The Morrisons local store on Bolton Bridge Road in Ilkley

10:43am Wednesday 14th January 2015

MORRISONS has confirmed that the Cirencester MLocal store will not be included in the 10 stores due to shut down this year.

Cirencester Conservatives to hold an informal 'meet the candidates' event next month

Stroud News and Journal: Cirencester Parish Church this morning

9:48am Wednesday 14th January 2015

CIRENCESTER Conservatives will be holding a 'meet the candidates' event on Saturday, February 14 at the Town Hall, above the south porch of the Parish Church.

Council: 'Snowy weather is not affecting waste collections so far today'

Stroud News and Journal: Shelby Meredith from Cirencester, took this picture of the path from Beeches Bridges to Cirencester Primary School

9:07am Wednesday 14th January 2015

THE cold weather and sudden snow is not affecting waste collections so far today say staff at Cotswold District Council.

Mary from Cirencester celebrates 100th birthday with special wishes from the Queen

Stroud News and Journal:

8:59am Wednesday 14th January 2015

A KEEN traveller with a big family celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her loved ones at a Cirencester hotel last week.

Women of Cirencester! Sign up to Race for Life 2015

Stroud News and Journal:

5:13pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

CIRENCESTER women are being urged to get the New Year off to a great start by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2015.

WEATHER WARNING: Up to six centimetres of snow expected in the Cotswolds tonight

Stroud News and Journal: Shelby Meredith from Cirencester, took this picture of the path from Beeches Bridges to Cirencester Primary School

4:53pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

A WARNING of snow has been issued by Cotswold Airport, with around three to six centimetres expected tonight.

BBC Three's Don't Tell The Bride is looking for Gloucestershire couples

Stroud News and Journal:

2:28pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

COUPLES planning to get hitched this year in Gloucestershire could have their whole wedding paid for, by applying for BBC Three TV show Don't Tell the Bride.

Designs revealed for transformation of Cirencester's popular open air swimming pool

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

DESIGNS have been revealed for the transformation of a 146-year-old open air swimming pool, with building work set to begin in September.

Cirencester computer shop owner calls police over argument with customer

Stroud News and Journal:

10:38am Tuesday 13th January 2015

POLICE had to be called to a computer shop in Cirencester to intervene in an argument between the owner and a customer.

Morrisons store closure is 'devastating' news

Stroud News and Journal:

10:22am Tuesday 13th January 2015

MORRISONS staff have announced, following their Christmas trading figures, that their intention to close 10 stores is devastating news for the workers affected.

Cotswold District Council criticised over failure to promote free parking initiative

Stroud News and Journal: Cotswold District Council offices, the former Cirencester Union Workhouse (13023672)

6:00am Saturday 10th January 2015

DRIVERS have criticised Cotswold District Council (CDC) for failing to properly publicise a free parking scheme, causing people to unnecessarily buy a ticket.

UPDATE: Mystery Cirencester sinkhole to be 'urgently' repaired for public safety

Stroud News and Journal:

10:51am Friday 9th January 2015

A MYSTERIOUS sinkhole in Cirencester's busy Brewery car park will be 'urgently' repaired by a nearby Chinese restaurant, as they own this part of the land.

Witness appeal after suspicious behaviour in Malmesbury

Stroud News and Journal:

8:02am Friday 9th January 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following suspicious behaviour in Malmesbury earlier this week.

Plans to open new Co-op in South Cerney until 11pm causes outrage in the village

Stroud News and Journal:

7:52am Friday 9th January 2015

NEWS that a planned Co-op store in South Cerney would be open until 11pm has caused outrage among residents.

Mysterious sinkhole appears in Cirencester's Brewery car park

Stroud News and Journal:

7:44am Friday 9th January 2015

A MYSTERIOUS sinkhole has appeared in Cirencester's Brewery car park, and the council are now taking action.

Firefighters race to chimney fire in Stow-on-the-Wold

Stroud News and Journal:

7:29am Friday 9th January 2015

FIREFIGHTERS raced to Stow-on-the-Wold last night after receiving reports of a chimney fire.

Two women trapped inside their cars after crash in Ampney Crucis near Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

7:24am Friday 9th January 2015

TWO women had to be cut free from their cars after a crash at Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester, yesterday evening.

Residents to choose street name for new Northleach development

Stroud News and Journal: Cllr Paul Hodgkinson standing in front of Fortey House in Northleach

10:41am Thursday 8th January 2015

A NEW development at the Fortey House site in Northleach needs a new street name, and residents have been asked to put forward their own suggestions.

Helicopter helped with Cirencester search for missing person despite police saying they had no record of it

Stroud News and Journal:

8:57am Thursday 8th January 2015

A POLICE helicopter was spotted hovering over Cirencester on Sunday night at around 10pm, searching for a vulnerable person, yet officers said they had no record of an incident.

Broken down lorry at Air Balloon roundabout causes long delays on A417

Stroud News and Journal:

7:46am Thursday 8th January 2015

A BROKEN down lorry on the A417 yesterday evening caused long delays for anyone trying to get home.

Tesco announces it will be closing 43 of its stores - but will any in the Cotswolds or Wiltshire be included?

Stroud News and Journal:

7:37am Thursday 8th January 2015

TESCO has announced it will be closing 43 of its stores, due to them not making enough money.

Weather: Heavy rain for the Cotswolds and North Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal:

7:28am Thursday 8th January 2015

IT WILL be a cloudy start for the Cotswolds and North Wiltshire this morning, with outbreaks of rain which could be heavy in some areas.

Cirencester snapper launches winter-themed photography competition

Stroud News and Journal: Photographer Kay Ransom (9718851)

5:02pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

A PHOTOGRAPHER from Cirencester has launched her own competition, looking for amateur snappers of all abilities to enter their favourite winter pictures.

Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in Fairford announces Vulcan XH558 will be at 2015 show

Stroud News and Journal:

11:54am Wednesday 7th January 2015

POPULAR annual air show at Fairford, RIAT, is already highly anticipated for 2015, even more so now that organisers have announced The Vulcan XH558 will be flying in to the event.

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