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Pictures: World Book Day across the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal:

8:56am Thursday 5th March 2015

TODAY is World Book Day and all across the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire children have been arriving at school dressed as their favourite story book characters.

Cirencester College gets ready to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Stroud News and Journal:

8:33am Thursday 5th March 2015

A COLLEGE in Cirencester is getting ready for a week of celebrations as nearly 100 apprentices are set to graduate next week.

Sadness as difficult decision is made to close down Bright Eyes nursery in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

4:15pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

PARENTS and staff at a popular Cirencester nursery are devastated at the news it will be closing down, after a "difficult" 30 day consultation.

Queues of traffic after crash between horse box and car in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

12:11pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A HORSE box and a car were involved in a crash in Bristol Road, Cirencester earlier today, and police are working on getting the road cleared.

Blues musician who played with Elton John and Jimi Hendrix is set to headline big Cotswold festival

Stroud News and Journal: Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders

11:14am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A BLUES singer and guitarist who once performed with Elton John and Jimi Hendrix will be rocking up to St Edward’s Church in Stow-on-the-Wold this April for the town’s music festival.

Fairford seafood company auctions off two bunches of asparagus for charity and raises £220

Stroud News and Journal:

10:34am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A FAIRFORD seafood company has raised more than £200 for charity after auctioning off two bunches of asparagus.

Parking situation is "a joke" at Cirencester Market Place

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

SHOPKEEPERS in Cirencester have claimed motorists are parking free in the town’s Market Place, as signage issues are preventing traffic wardens from checking whether drivers have paid and displayed.

Weather: A sunny day ahead for the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal: DAFFODIL DAY at Hartland Abbey, N. Devon.

8:03am Wednesday 4th March 2015

DESPITE a cold start in the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire, the weather will clear throughout the morning leaving everywhere sunny.

Childhood sweethearts from Cirencester celebrate 30 years of marriage by re-creating wedding photo

Stroud News and Journal:

7:23am Wednesday 4th March 2015

CHILDHOOD sweethearts from Cirencester have celebrated their pearl anniversary this week by re-creating their wedding photo from 30 years ago.

Fairford firm develop 3D design technology worth £75,000

Stroud News and Journal:

7:17am Wednesday 4th March 2015

CUSTOMERS looking to buy a T-shirt can now use the latest 3D technology, worth £75,000, to design their perfect garment thanks to an online company in Fairford.

Suspected drugs needle dropped on busy school route enrages Cirencester parents

Stroud News and Journal:

4:28pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

PARENTS in Cirencester were outraged to discover that a suspected drugs needle had been dropped on a busy school pathway in the town.

More complaints about 'dangerous' white van driver who petrified school children in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

2:52pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

MORE parents have come forward to say they also witnessed a 'dangerous' white van causing chaos in Cirencester last week.

Traffic: Broken-down lorry holding up motorists on A417 near Birdlip

Stroud News and Journal: webpix cone accident roads road traffic roadworks

8:34am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A LORRY has broken down on the A417 just before the Birdlip turning in Gloucestershire this morning.

Pictures: Wild night out at ReVa nightclub's Project Zoo party in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

8:24am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

PARTYGOERS went wild at Cirencester nightclub ReVa yesterday, with an animal-themed fancy dress event.

Body of 47-year-old Malmesbury man found on railway line near Oaksey

Stroud News and Journal:

10:48am Monday 2nd March 2015

A 47-YEAR-OLD Malmesbury man was pronounced dead on the weekend after his body was found on a railway line near Oaksey.

Residents treated to music and cupcakes at event promoting Cirencester's Phoenix Festival

Stroud News and Journal:

8:13am Monday 2nd March 2015

FESTIVAL fans were treated to music and sweet treats at a Love the Phoenix event on Valentine’s Day.

Weather: Met office issues snow warning for the Cotswolds

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

8:02am Monday 2nd March 2015

THE Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow in the Cotswolds this morning, and drivers are urged to be cautious on the roads.

Lechlade man gets ready to run London Marathon this April

Stroud News and Journal:

7:52am Monday 2nd March 2015

A LECHLADE man who had not run more than six miles in his life is currently undergoing intense training for this year's London Marathon.

Residents living near Cirencester council offices say they should have been consulted about free parking trial right next to their homes

Stroud News and Journal:

7:27am Monday 2nd March 2015

FAMILIES living near the Cotswold District Council offices in Cirencester have said that they should have been consulted over the decision to make the council’s car park free at weekends.

Dedicated Cirencester pensioner receives award for giving blood more than 100 times

Stroud News and Journal:

7:20am Monday 2nd March 2015

A DEDICATED pensioner from Cirencester has received an award for giving blood an astonishing 122 times during the last 57 years.

Sponsor a small hare for this year's Cirencester March Hare Festival

Stroud News and Journal:

2:55pm Friday 27th February 2015

AFTER the success of last year's Cirencester March Hare Festival, people are being encouraged to get involved again for 2015.

UPDATE: Man in his 50s found dead at Cirencester house - police and paramedics seen kicking down the door

Stroud News and Journal:

2:07pm Friday 27th February 2015

A LOCAL man was found dead in his Cirencester home yesterday, after police and paramedics forced the front door open to get inside.

Scouts in Cirencester devastated after vandals trash hut and leave faeces and drugs on the floor

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

SCOUTS are devastated after vandals trashed their hut, used the floor as a toilet and left behind needles used for injecting drugs.

'Dangerous' white van causes panic in Cirencester during school rush hour

Stroud News and Journal:

11:38am Thursday 26th February 2015

A 'DANGEROUS' white van caused chaos in Cirencester yesterday during school leaving time, leaving young children and their parents terrified.

More bands announced for this year's Lechlade Music Festival

Stroud News and Journal: Benji Clements tunes his guitar before his set at Lechlade Music Festival

10:19am Thursday 26th February 2015

MORE smash hit bands and artists have been announced for this year's popular Lechlade Festival.

Superdry's parent company dismisses chief financial officer after he is made bankrupt

Stroud News and Journal:

5:31pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

SUPERDRY'S parent company has dismissed its chief financial officer after it was revealed he was personally bankrupt.

Quenington pub crowned winner of popular TV show Four in a Bed

Stroud News and Journal:

4:31pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A PUB in Quenington, near Fairford, has been crowned winner of the most recent Channel Four series of Four in a Bed.

Come Dine With Me is looking for couples in the Cotswolds

Stroud News and Journal:

10:49am Wednesday 25th February 2015

POPULAR Channel 4 cooking show Come Dine With Me is looking for couples in the Cotswolds to take part.

Mystery signs saying major works are due to begin in Cirencester next month will be taken down - as they are not clear enough

Stroud News and Journal:

11:35am Tuesday 24th February 2015

SIGNS explaining that major works are due to start in Cirencester next month are to be removed, as they are not clear enough for motorists.

Get your cats and dogs microchipped this weekend at Cirencester Pets at Home

Stroud News and Journal: Cupcake the cat was found dumped outside All Pets Vet Care in Milford Haven yesterday. (16196709)

10:07am Tuesday 24th February 2015

PET owners Cirencester can attend a microchipping event this weekend to help protect their cat and dogs from being lost or stolen.

Vital disability support group in Cirencester needs more volunteers to keep it from closing

Stroud News and Journal:

9:13am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A GROUP which provides vital support to disabled people in Cirencester could be in danger of closing down unless more people step up to help out.

Vet in Cirencester urges people to vaccinate their pets after highly-infectious disease is detected in local dog

Stroud News and Journal: A man has been fined for failing to pick up after his dog in Glanaman

2:28pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A NASTY and highly-infectious disease has been detected in a dog in Cirencester, and one local vet is urging people to make sure their pets' vaccinations are all up to date.

Pictures: Revellers party to hip-hop tunes at Cirencester nightclub ReVa

Stroud News and Journal:

2:03pm Monday 23rd February 2015

REVELLERS partied at ReVa nightclub in Cirencester on Saturday, February 21 with hip hop and R&B regulars Spin.

Royal Agricultural University students arrested over alleged serious sex offences in Cirencester to find out whether they will be charged

Stroud News and Journal:

10:47am Monday 23rd February 2015

UNIVERSITY students arrested in connection with alleged serious sexual assaults in Cirencester will attend a police station next month to discover whether they will be charged.

Pictures: Huge aircraft fuselage transported from Cotswold Airport in Kemble to Hereford

Stroud News and Journal:

10:43am Monday 23rd February 2015

A HUGE Boeing 747 aircraft fuselage was transported from Cotswold Airport in Kemble to Hereford on Saturday, escorted by police officers.

Could your house be eligible for funding for a solid wall installation?

Stroud News and Journal:

2:05pm Friday 20th February 2015

LEAFLETS from Cotswold District Council and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) will be distributed around Cirencester next week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the funding on offer for solid wall insulation.

Cirencester group bands together to make sure much-loved water feature does not dry up

Stroud News and Journal:

1:21pm Friday 20th February 2015

A GROUP in Cirencester has banded together to make sure a much-loved water feature in the town does not dry up forever.

Gloucestershire and Wiltshire area is one of the top 10 most productive regions in the UK

Stroud News and Journal: Complacency has left the Cotswolds at risk of unwanted development

8:38am Friday 20th February 2015

GLOUCESTERSHIRE and Wiltshire are two of the most productive places in the UK, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

New dance fitness craze Fitsteps sweeps across Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

8:09am Friday 20th February 2015

A NEW dance and fitness craze is sweeping across Cirencester, and people are being encouraged to lace up their shoes and get shaking.

Weather: A showery weekend for the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal:

7:41am Friday 20th February 2015

IT WILL be mostly dry and bright today across the Cotswolds and north Wiltshire with sunny spells in the afternoon.

Fraudster jailed for stealing £500,000 from his sick grandmother after she moved into his Malmesbury home

Stroud News and Journal: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

6:15pm Thursday 19th February 2015

FRAUDSTER Guy Houghton has been jailed after stealing half a million pounds from his sick grandmother to buy a house and go on luxury holidays.

Cirencester artist picked from thousands to decorate Shaun the Sheep model for city sculpture trail

Stroud News and Journal:

9:24am Thursday 19th February 2015

AN ARTIST from Cirencester has been hand-picked from 2,000 applicants to decorate a huge Shaun the Sheep model, which will feature in a London and Bristol sculpture trail.

Urgent building repairs in the Cotswolds being held up by 'inefficient' council planning department

Stroud News and Journal: Cotswold District Council offices, the former Cirencester Union Workhouse (13023845)

7:24am Thursday 19th February 2015

URGENT repairs to listed buildings are being held up by "understaffing and inefficiency" in Cotswold District Council's (CDC) planning department.

Reggae Reggae Sauce creator Levi Roots praises 'gorgeous' independent Cirencester restaurant

Stroud News and Journal:

11:32am Wednesday 18th February 2015

CELEBRITY food entrepreneur Levi Roots has described one independent Cirencester restaurant as “gorgeous”, and said everyone should go there for dinner.

Alternative rock band Deaf Havana to headline this year's 2000trees Festival in the Cotswolds

Stroud News and Journal: Deaf Havana

10:53am Wednesday 18th February 2015

ENGLISH alternative rock band Deaf Havana will be headlining the award-winning 2000trees Festival in the Cotswolds this July.

Students at Bourton-on-the-Water school tell politicians they want the voting age lowered to 16

Stroud News and Journal:

10:21am Wednesday 18th February 2015

POLITICALLY-savvy students from Bourton-on-the-Water told politicians they wanted the voting age to be lowered to 16 at a hustings gathering.

Cirencester employers urged to help those who have difficulty finding their dream job

Stroud News and Journal:

8:12am Wednesday 18th February 2015

EMPLOYERS in Cirencester are being urged to help those who have not yet secured their dream job, by attending a special event in the town.

Coln House School in Fairford celebrates 'outstanding' grades in Ofsted report

Stroud News and Journal:

7:48am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A SPECIAL needs school in Fairford has come out top of the class in its latest Ofsted report.

Customer Service Award 2015: Which business in Cirencester will you nominate?

Stroud News and Journal: The winners of the Cirencester Business Awards 2014

12:20pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

DO YOU know a business or person in Cirencester who provides five star customer service? You can still vote for them to win a highly sought-after award.

Thrill-seeking Cotswold vicar who has been caving with astronaut Neil Armstrong takes on a new, less terrifying, challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

8:54am Tuesday 17th February 2015

FOR a new vicar in the Cotswolds, life has always been an adventure.

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