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Town Council planning committee anxious to see King's Head Hotel re-open

Stroud News and Journal:

6:01am Monday 28th July 2014

THE planning committee at Cirencester Town Council is supporting an application for listed building consent made by the King’s Head Hotel in Cirencester.

Dolphin spotted in the River Severn

Stroud News and Journal: National Whale and Dolphin Watch (8178324)

8:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A BOTTLENOSE dolphin has been spotted in the river Severn near Gloucester.

Cirencester woman enlists help of local divers in fishing mobile phone out of huge wildlife pond

Stroud News and Journal:

2:07pm Friday 25th July 2014

A WOMAN who dropped a mobile phone into her huge garden wildlife pond was overjoyed when local divers retrieved it for her before the battery could poison her fish and plants.

Cirencester graphic designer honoured to receive first-class award

Stroud News and Journal: Graphic designer Simon May from Cirencester, who won Businessperson of the Year in the Cirencester Chamber of Commerce business awards (8310743)

12:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

A GRAPHIC designer from Cirencester was honoured to accept a prestigious award naming him as the lead businessman in the town.

Man who collapsed and died while working at Air Tattoo suffered cardiac arrest

Stroud News and Journal: webpix police arrest

11:03am Friday 25th July 2014

IT HAS been confirmed that a man who collapsed and died at the Royal International Air Tattoo weekend earlier this month died of a cardiac arrest.

QUIZ: How well do you know your local area?

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DO you know how many people in Cirencester are Christians? How about the number of people in Malmesbury who own a car?

Concerns about new solar farm plans for Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

RESIDENTS of Cirencester have been invited to submit their views on a new solar farm which could be moving into a Preston field.

Young bride honoured to receive award for saving the life of a man in Fairford

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG bride has been given an award for saving a man’s life after he collapsed in Fairford Market Place.

UPDATE: Girl, six, dies after Landrover crashes into hedge near Kempsford

Stroud News and Journal: webpix police arrest

4:07pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are still appealing for witnesses after a six-year-old girl was killed in a car crash on the weekend near Kempsford.

Women unite to fight against cancer at Cirencester Race for Life

Stroud News and Journal:

12:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SEA of pink washed over Cirencester as women ran, walked and danced through the countryside, braving the battle against cancer.

Car smashes into bridge next to Cirencester McDonald's

Stroud News and Journal: police accident

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A CAR smashed into the footbridge next to McDonald's in Cirencester on the weekend.

Head-on crash after pensioner drives the wrong way around Cirencester roundabout

Stroud News and Journal:

10:48am Monday 21st July 2014

TWO cars crashed head-on into each other yesterday after an elderly woman was thought to be travelling around a Cirencester roundabout the wrong way.

UPDATE: Six-year-old girl dies after crash between Kempsford and Marston Meysey

Stroud News and Journal: police

10:18am Monday 21st July 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl has died after a serious crash near Kempsford on the weekend.

Six-year-old child dies in crash near Kempsford

Stroud News and Journal: police accident

2:24pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A YOUNG child has died after a serious crash near Kempsford yesterday.

Body of a man found in Cirencester town centre

Stroud News and Journal: police

3:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE body of a 26-year-old man was found this morning behind a Cirencester fruit and vegetable shop.

Babies paint hare model for Cotswold Farm Park

Stroud News and Journal: Members of Sing and Sign and the Farm Park with Jessie the hare

12:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014

COUNTRYFILE presenter Adam Henson and his team have welcomed a new long-eared addition to the Cotswold Farm Park, near Bourton.

Phoenix Festival given a welcome boost by £10,000 lottery grant

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

12:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A POPULAR Cirencester music festival has been given a boost after organisers received a surprise grant of £10,000.

Tickets selling out fast for popular Cirencester LitFest this month

Stroud News and Journal: (8219658)

6:12am Thursday 17th July 2014

BOOK lovers all over Cirencester are preparing for a week of zombies, murder mysteries, play writing and more as the second annual Literary Festival creeps closer.

King penguin egg laid at Bourton's Birdland

Stroud News and Journal: Lily and Frank at Bourton's Birdland

11:31am Wednesday 16th July 2014

KEEPERS at Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water are celebrating the arrival of a giant king penguin egg.

Thousands of women sign up for Race for Life this Sunday

Stroud News and Journal: Race for Life at University Parks

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THOUSANDS of women will be descending on Cirencester Park on Sunday for the annual fundraising Race for Life.

Cirencester's Park Street to close for sewer repairs

Stroud News and Journal:

10:43am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A CIRENCESTER road will be closed until Monday, July 21 while Thames Water repair the sewer.

Budding florist gets top business award

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

BUSINESS is blossoming for one young florist who has celebrated winning a top accolade at Cirencester’s Chamber of Commerce Awards 2014.

Meeting about plans for new Cirencester solar farm to be held this Friday

Stroud News and Journal:

11:40am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A COMPANY with plans for a new solar farm near Cirencester wants to hear the opinions of local people at a meeting this Friday.

Volunteers offer lifeline to struggling parents

Stroud News and Journal:

9:49am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SINGLE mother has said her life has been turned around thanks to the vital volunteers of a Cotswold charity.

Cirencester runner reaches half way point of year-long 2,000km challenge

Stroud News and Journal: Matt Cordas is half way through his epic year-long running challenge

6:03am Tuesday 15th July 2014

COMMITTED runner Matt Cordas is half way through a year-long challenge that will see him run more than five kilometres every day for charity.

Unique football tournament in Cirencester raises £2,000 for MS Society

Stroud News and Journal: From left: MS Society Cirencester and South Cotswold branch representative Mike Bullock with tournament organisers Graham Carter, Tom Wenban and Martin Wenban

5:04pm Monday 14th July 2014

A WALKING football tournament in Cirencester raised more than £2,000 for a local charity helping people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Free Cirencester fitness class getting people active

Stroud News and Journal:

10:21am Monday 14th July 2014

A FREE new fitness class in Cirencester is getting people active for the summer.

Fear in Siddington as pet cats found poisoned

Stroud News and Journal:

3:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

PET owners in Siddington have been left in fear as 12 cats were recently found to be dead or missing.

Drivers warned of busy roads during Air Tattoo

Stroud News and Journal: The Red Arrows in action at the Royal International Air Tattoo

4:28pm Thursday 10th July 2014

DRIVERS are advised that motorways and major A roads leading to the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford are likely to be busy between tomorrow and Sunday.

F-35 fighter jet will NOT be flying at RIAT 2014

Stroud News and Journal: The F-35 Lightning II will make its debut at Farnborough in July

1:43pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE highly-anticipated F-35 fighter jet will not be flying at this year's air tattoo in Fairford, it has been confirmed.

Northleach street collection raises over £150 for charity

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.

2:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A STREET collection in Northleach has raised £156.72 for charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). The organisers thanked everyone for giving so generously.

Filkins Nursery celebrates award

Stroud News and Journal:

12:28pm Thursday 10th July 2014

FILKINS nursery near Lechlade has won an award for being a top recommended nursery in the South East region.

Fairford coffee shop to stay open later for Air Tattoo

Stroud News and Journal: A brownie from 7A coffee shop on London Road, Fairford

12:24pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FAIRFORD coffee shop is extending its hours well into the evening for this weekend's air show.

Military aircraft from all over the world touch down in Fairford for Air Tattoo

Stroud News and Journal:

12:10pm Thursday 10th July 2014

MILITARY aircraft from all around the world have started to touch down in Fairford for this weekend's Air Tattoo.

New library at Kingshill School is up and running

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A NEW library at Kingshill School is finally up and running after a year in the making.

Cirencester cinema proposals are resubmitted after legal challenge

Stroud News and Journal: Plans for Cirencester cinema unveiled

5:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

AN APPLICATION for a cinema in Cirencester town centre has been resubmitted after being legally challenged by a nearby company.

Tetbury business manager takes on ocean challenge for charity

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A TETBURY business manager has set herself the challenge to swim one kilometre in the sea to raise awareness for the protection of the British coastline.

Plan for affordable homes at site of abandoned house in Northleach is approved

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

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

AN APPLICATION for 22 affordable homes at Fortey House in Northleach has been approved by Cotswold District Council’s planning committee.

Drivers must change route as Cirencester road is shut until September

Stroud News and Journal:

10:10am Thursday 10th July 2014

DRIVERS who regularly use a major road out of Cirencester are having to change their route until September, due to roadworks.

Cirencester residents rejoice as council walk away from on-street parking plans

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

CIRENCESTER residents have said they are delighted to hear that the county council has finally listened to them and abandoned all plans for on-street parking in the town.

Brightest minds working on getting F-35 fighter jet to Air Tattoo this weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

4:35pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

AVIATOR fans have been left in suspense about whether a highly anticipated fighter jet will be flying at this weekend’s Air Tattoo.

Not long until Cirencester Race for Life

Stroud News and Journal: Just over a week to go until this year's Race for Life

6:02am Wednesday 9th July 2014

WOMEN and girls of Cirencester only have slightly more than a week until they have to lace up their running shoes for this year's Race for Life.

Prince Charles to visit Air Tattoo on special Red Arrows Pit Day

Stroud News and Journal: Prince Charles to attend the Air Tattoo

3:34pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

AIR tattoo organisers are overjoyed to announce that HRH the Prince of Wales will be attending the show tomorrow to enjoy the special Red Arrows Pit Day.

Japanese royalty receive tour of Cotswold hotel

Stroud News and Journal: Left to right: Assistant restaurant manager Sunil George, Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko Akishino and general manager Paul Thompson

6:22am Tuesday 8th July 2014

ROYALTY took a tour around an Upper Slaughter hotel and restaurant earlier this week.

Cotswold town will be protected from flooding thanks to council grant

Stroud News and Journal:

6:02am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A COTSWOLD town will be protected from devastating floods from now on, thanks to a hefty grant approved by the county council.

Cool hare model hops into Cirencester motoring firm

Stroud News and Journal: Artist Mike Smith and the hare he created for Pebley Beach in Cirencester

5:05pm Monday 7th July 2014

A NEW hare has arrived dressed ready for a warm British summer at one Cirencester motoring business.

Cirencester Mitsubishi raises £340 thanks to charity car wash

Stroud News and Journal: From left: Darren Hughes, Darren Haddrell, Verity May, Julie Smith, Sophie Smith, Darren Underhill, Neil Woodhouse, Elaine Bashford, Jo Johnson, Allison May and Lucy Cuss

3:22pm Monday 7th July 2014

A TEAM from the Cirencester headquarters of Mitsubishi Motors raised nearly £350 with a charity car wash on the weekend.

Cotswold Show is a monster success

Stroud News and Journal:

1:27pm Monday 7th July 2014

DESPITE the indecisive weather, this year's Cotswold Show was a monster success, with visitors travelling from far and wide to the annual, popular event.

Modern recycling bins at Cirencester Tesco replaced due to customer feedback

Stroud News and Journal:

9:01am Monday 7th July 2014

THE electronic recycling bin at Cirencester Tesco has been replaced with normal wheelie bins after customers said they preferred them to the modern system.

Stuck for ideas? Five fun things to do this weekend in the Cotswolds

Stroud News and Journal: First music festival is set to rock the Cotswold Show

3:31pm Friday 4th July 2014

FANCY getting out and about this weekend for some summer fun? Come rain or shine, the Cotswolds has lots to offer for this first weekend in July.

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