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Estate agents in Cirencester "thrilled" with major prize

Stroud News and Journal:

8:39am Friday 17th July 2015

AN ESTATE agents in Cirencester has been crowned Professional Services Provider of the Year at the Cirencester Business Awards 2015.

Emergency services head to scene of two car crash near Birdlip

Stroud News and Journal:

3:16pm Friday 10th July 2015

POLICE have received numerous calls this afternoon after two cars crashed near Birdlip.

Headteacher from Fairford to climb the nine highest Scottish mountain peaks in two days for charity

Stroud News and Journal:

11:37am Friday 10th July 2015

A HEADTEACHER from the Cotswolds will be climbing the nine highest Scottish mountain peaks in two days, to raise money for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Police in Gloucestershire warn people to be on their guard after more distraction thefts reported

Stroud News and Journal:

9:36am Friday 10th July 2015

IT TAKES seconds to be distracted and police are warning people in Gloucestershire to be wary of potential thieves.

Engineer with more than 40 years experience joins Wiltshire heating firm

Stroud News and Journal:

8:20am Friday 10th July 2015

AN ENGINEER with more than 40 years experience has joined the team at Wiltshire’s John Williams Heating Services, a company that regularly works in Malmesbury.

Weather: Sunny Friday for the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal: get energized - Qi Gong class

8:01am Friday 10th July 2015

IT WILL BE a sunny day in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire today!

Strawberry tea event in Lechlade to raise money for Breast Cancer Care

Stroud News and Journal: Close up of a cream tea with scones, jam and a pot of tea at Corfe Castle, Dorset. (28104847)

2:06pm Thursday 9th July 2015

A STRAWBERRY tea is being held in aid of charity Breast Cancer Care at Lechlade Craft Barn this month.

OAP delighted at amount of help she received when moving from Cirencester to Kent coast

Stroud News and Journal:

1:54pm Thursday 9th July 2015

WHEN 88-year-old former missionary Judith Swatland decided she wanted to swap her Cirencester apartment for a place on the Kent coast with a sea view, she was astounded and delighted at the amount of help she received from a town estate agency.

Weather: Warm and sunny in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire today

Stroud News and Journal: get energized - Qi Gong class

7:49am Thursday 9th July 2015

TODAY should be a generally fine and sunny day in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire.

Residents come forward to show support for colour of Vanessa Arbuthnott shop in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

7:38am Thursday 9th July 2015

A SHOP in Cirencester dubbed a "grey monstrosity" by several people has now been met with support by residents stepping forward to say they love the "beautiful" and "tasteful" design.

Fairford headteacher warns of funding crisis as schools are forced to ask parents for donations

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Thursday 9th July 2015

A HEADTEACHER has warned that state schools in Gloucestershire are facing a crisis unless government funding is increased – after he had to ask parents for donations.

Broken down lorry near Air Balloon roundabout causing long delays

Stroud News and Journal:

8:57am Wednesday 8th July 2015

DRIVERS are warned of heavy traffic near the Air Balloon roundabout this morning, as a broken down lorry is causing tailbacks.

Body painter and sculpture trail announced as newest Cotswold 'rockers'

Stroud News and Journal:

8:16am Wednesday 8th July 2015

A BODY painter who regularly works in Cirencester and a popular sculpture trail in Quenington have both been announced as “rockers” of the Cotswolds.

Young families to receive help buying a house in new Siddington development

Stroud News and Journal:

7:56am Wednesday 8th July 2015

A HOUSING company will be lending a hand to first-time buyers at its new development in Siddington, near Cirencester.

Online service striving to help new businesses in Cirencester has received its first award

Stroud News and Journal:

7:41am Wednesday 8th July 2015

AN INNOVATIVE online service in Cirencester that helps new businesses become the best they can be, has received its first award.

Much-loved Stratton minister David Leeson dies suddenly at age 70

Stroud News and Journal:

4:48pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

LOYAL friend and faithful minister David Leeson from Stratton, Cirencester has died, age 70.

Latest plans for potential 2,000 home development in Chesterton to go on public display

Stroud News and Journal:

3:47pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

THE latest plans for the potential development of 2,000 homes in Chesterton, Cirencester will go on display to the public next week.

Delight as Cotswold MP shows support for Cirencester wool shop threatened with closure

Stroud News and Journal:

2:58pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

WOOL shop owner Deb Richardson, whose shop is under threat of closure, was delighted and surprised when the MP for the Cotswolds came to her store to show his support.

A minute's silence to be held across UK at 11.30am in memory of those killed by suicide bombers in London 10 years ago

Stroud News and Journal:

11:15am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A MINUTE'S silence is being held across the UK at 11.30am today in memory of the 52 people killed by suicide bombers in London on July 7 2005 - 10 years ago.

Notorious stretch of Cirencester road is finally resurfaced

Stroud News and Journal:

8:29am Tuesday 7th July 2015

WORK to improve a notorious stretch of Cirencester road has finally taken place.

Students to perform Shakespeare on professional stages thanks to grant from Fairford charity

Stroud News and Journal:

8:13am Tuesday 7th July 2015

STUDENTS in Gloucestershire will have the chance to perform Shakespeare on professional stages thanks to an £8,000 grant from Faiford-based education charity the Ernest Cook Trust.

Weather: Showers now and then throughout the day for the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal:

7:35am Tuesday 7th July 2015

SHOWERS will come and go throughout the day in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire, although it will remain dry at some points.

Teenager Jack Parfitt has been found in Swindon after going missing for more than a fortnight

Stroud News and Journal:

11:53am Monday 6th July 2015

POLICE say that missing 13-year-old Jack Parfitt from Abbeydale, Gloucester has been found safe in Swindon.

Fostering drop-in event at Minchinhampton Community Library this month

Stroud News and Journal: PRIVATE FOSTERING: Just two parents are registered in Middlesbrough in a private fostering arrangement - but the council believes there are many more and is asking them to come forward for any extra support

11:41am Monday 6th July 2015

A FOSTERING drop-in event will be at Minchinhampton Community Library, School Road on Tuesday, July 14 from 2-5.30pm.

Cirencester artist Laura Fearn wows Bristol with fruity Shaun the Sheep model

Stroud News and Journal:

10:33am Monday 6th July 2015

AN ARTIST from Cirencester who was handpicked out of thousands of other hopefuls to decorate a huge Shaun the Sheep model has already wowed the nation with her fresh and fruity design.

Artists announced for this year's Cirencester Hare Festival

Stroud News and Journal:

9:55am Monday 6th July 2015

ARTISTS for this year's Cirencester Hare Festival have been announced, with all but one taking part in the event for the second time.

Weather: Fine start but possibility of rain later on in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal:

8:54am Monday 6th July 2015

TODAY will start quite warmy and sunny but rain will soon spread into the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire.

Pictures: American fever grips the town at Stow Cotswold Festival

Stroud News and Journal:

8:16am Monday 6th July 2015

THE atmosphere was "electric" at the weekend's Stow Cotswold Festival, as townspeople marked American Independence Day.

Pictures: Sunny skies means huge crowds for "fantastic" Cotswold Show 2015

Stroud News and Journal:

7:49am Monday 6th July 2015

EXCELLENT weather meant even larger crowds for this year's Cotswold Show.

Heavy traffic on Cirencester roads due to Cotswold Show

Stroud News and Journal: Huntmaster Philip Hague leads the parade by the Vale of White Horse Hunt and the Royal Agricultural University beagles

12:58pm Sunday 5th July 2015

DRIVERS coming to Cirencester today must be prepared for their journey to take a bit longer than usual, due to heavy traffic heading to the Cotswold Show.

Cirencester Food Bank staff will be at Tesco Extra this weekend

Stroud News and Journal: Neighbourhood food bank collection at Tesco

5:26pm Friday 3rd July 2015

STAFF from Cirencester Food Bank will be at Tesco Extra in town this weekend, all throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Hopping for gold! Ashton Keynes Primary School gets so close to breaking world record

Stroud News and Journal:

3:57pm Friday 3rd July 2015

CHILDREN, parents and teachers and members of the Ashton Keynes community tried their absolute best to hop their way to world record success today, but were just a few people short of achieving gold.

Safety campaign launched in Gloucestershire urges drivers and bikers to be careful on rural roads

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Sunday 5th July 2015

A NEW safety campaign has been launched in Gloucestershire to urge drivers and bikers to take extra care on rural roads.

Number of dog attacks on postmen in Gloucestershire drops 13 per cent this year

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Saturday 4th July 2015

DOG attacks on postmen and women in Gloucestershire has dropped by 13 per cent this year.

Weather: Thunder, rain but also some sunny spells in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire this weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Friday 3rd July 2015

TONIGHT (Friday) will be warm and humid with heavy, thundery showers during the evening.

Coffee morning at Cirencester church to raise money for premature birth charity

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

A COFFEE morning to raise money for a premature birth charity is being held at Cirencester Baptist Church on Saturday, July 11 from 10am-1pm.

Special needs children are gold medal winners thanks to Cirencester Athletics Club

Stroud News and Journal:

12:07pm Friday 3rd July 2015

CHILDREN at a special needs school jumped, danced, and raced their way to gold medal success during a specially-organised sports day by Cirencester Athletics Club.

A minute's silence to be held across the UK in memory of 38 people killed in Tunisia beach attack

Stroud News and Journal:

11:44am Friday 3rd July 2015

A MINUTE'S silence will be held across the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire - and all across the UK - at midday today to remember the 38 people who were killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago.

Pictures: Family Fringe Day in Cirencester raises £1,500 for upcoming Phoenix Festival

Stroud News and Journal:

11:19am Friday 3rd July 2015

FAMILIES in Cirencester enjoyed a new fun festival last weekend, organised to raise money for an even bigger, smash-hit music event in town this August.

Cirencester experiences hottest day in 10 years with temperatures reaching 33.1 degrees

Stroud News and Journal:

9:47am Friday 3rd July 2015

SPIRITS were high in the Cotswolds earlier this week as the district experienced its hottest day in 10 years.

Cirencester Leg Club threatened with closure after 11 years of service

Stroud News and Journal:

9:11am Friday 3rd July 2015

A COMMUNITY-RUN health club in Cirencester is being threatened with closure after the NHS recently withdrew its support.

TRAVEL UPDATE: A417 back open and traffic in Cirencester now clear

Stroud News and Journal:

4:38pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

TRAFFIC has now cleared in Cirencester after the A417 re-opened at around 4pm.

Heavy traffic in Cirencester town centre following sudden closure of A417

Stroud News and Journal:

2:29pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

HEAVY traffic is currently queuing all the way into Cirencester town centre following the sudden closure of the A417 this morning.

Warning: drone operators could face prosecution if they use their device around Air Tattoo

Stroud News and Journal: SOARING: The drone device in action

11:48am Thursday 2nd July 2015

ANYONE flying a drone around RAF Fairford during this year's Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) could face prosecution.

A417 near Air Balloon roundabout closed after serious crash

Stroud News and Journal: Traffic at the Air Balloon roundabout near Birdlip

10:55am Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE A417 has been closed after a serious crash on the road between the Air Balloon roundabout and the Cowley roundabout.

Six more men arrested in relation to attack on two police officers in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

4:42pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A TOTAL of six more people have been arrested in connection with an incident in Cirencester in which two police officers were attacked while trying to make an arrest.

Woman arrested at Minchinhampton roadside after refusing to do a breath test for police

Stroud News and Journal: A motorist undergoes a breathalyser breath test

4:12pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A WOMAN was arrested in Minchinhampton last night after refusing to do a breath test for police.

Public to decide where to put 2,000 homes - so will it be Chesterton or Cotswold Airport?

Stroud News and Journal:

7:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

PEOPLE are being given the chance to say where they think a 2,000 home development should be built, with the decision likely to change the face of Cirencester.

Shop in Cirencester dubbed a "grey monstrosity" by angry neighbours

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A SHOP in Cirencester has been dubbed a "grey monstrosity" by neighbours who were angry they were not consulted about a last minute colour change.

Police on the hunt for Gloucestershire pizza thieves

Stroud News and Journal: Food review of Fratellos in Victoria Road..Pic - Palmaham  & Goats cheese pizza.Date 10/6/15.Pic by Dave Cox. (28623800)

2:08pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

PIZZA thieves ran off with a man's takeaway earlier this week, police have reported.

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