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Stonehouse scooter rider dies after collision

Stroud News and Journal:

5:19pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A STONEHOUSE man died after the blue and white scooter he was driving was involved in a collision  on Saturday.

Young Cirencester epilepsy sufferer helps raise awareness of his condition

Stroud News and Journal:

4:37pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A YOUNGSTER from Cirencester with epilepsy is helping to raise awareness of the condition.

Cotswold Canals Trust need volunteers to help restore collapsed bridge at Latton Basin

Stroud News and Journal: Members of the Cotswold Canals Trust at work on bridge repairs at Latton Basin (4650506)

4:55pm Monday 23rd March 2015

THE Cotswold Canals Trust (CCT) is putting out a call out for volunteers to help with its plans to transform a stretch of the Cotswold canal network near Cirencester.

Councillor questions why Cotswold District Council prosecuted company with £134 assets following death of teenager Kajil Devi

Stroud News and Journal: Cotswold Country Park and Beach

4:16pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A COUNCILLOR has questioned why Cotswold District Council (CDC) prosecuted a firm with just £134 in assets over the death of a teenager, instead of its wealthy parent company.

More trains planned for Kemble to London rail line from 2018

Stroud News and Journal: A first Great Western Turbo train

3:51pm Monday 23rd March 2015

FIRST Great Western has announced there will be an increase in trains on the Kemble to London railway line from 2018.

Vanuatu government used 'inaccurate' weather warnings in run up to Cyclone Pam, claims Cotswold Airport owner

Stroud News and Journal:

1:45pm Monday 23rd March 2015

VANUATU’S government failed to warn people that a lethal cyclone was approaching because its weather organisation used inaccurate forecasts, a Cotswolds man who lives there has claimed.

Spandua Ballet will take the stage at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer

Stroud News and Journal:

12:27pm Monday 23rd March 2015

SPANDUA Ballet are set to perform at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series.

Awesome rare solar eclipse seen in the Cotswolds

Stroud News and Journal:

11:25am Friday 20th March 2015

COTSWOLD residents caught a glimpse of the best solar eclipse in years on Friday.

Work on Forum car park in Cirecester almost complete

Stroud News and Journal: The car parked in one of the old bays in the Forum Car Park

5:23pm Thursday 19th March 2015

WORK on the major refurbishment to the Forum Car Park in Cirencester is on schedule and should be completed in mid to early April.

Three Cheltenham teens charged after 123 vehicles vandalised

Stroud News and Journal: webpix arrest arrested arrests police handcuffs

1:15pm Thursday 19th March 2015

THREE teenagers charged in connection in connection with a county-wide spate of vandalism that saw 123 vehicles damaged.

Malmesbury School students explore First World War life

Stroud News and Journal:

5:23pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

STUDENTS and teachers from Malmesbury School found out what it was like to be soldier in World War One last month.

Elections set to take place in the Cotswolds

Stroud News and Journal: Residents encouraged to help shape elections in Bushey

4:55pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

IT will soon be time for voters to have their say in the a series of elections

Girl's death at Cotswold Country Park and Beach was accident that should never have happened

Stroud News and Journal:

3:17pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

“THIS was an accident that shouldn’t have happened” – those were the words of a judge as he fined a company for failures which led to the death of a teenage girl.

Payment to designers of South Cerney youth and community centre withheld

Stroud News and Journal:

1:39pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

SOUTH Cerney Parish Council have withheld a payment to architects White Design who are in charge of designing a £1.25 million youth and community centre in the village.

Delays on the A417 after six car collision at Nettleton Bottom

Stroud News and Journal:

9:17am Tuesday 17th March 2015

THERE are delays on the A417 due to a six car collision on the this morning which occured at Nettleton Bottom .

UPDATED:Cyclone devastates Vanuatu the home of Cotswold Airport owner Ronan Harvey

Stroud News and Journal:

11:47am Saturday 14th March 2015

A CYCLONE has killed eight people in island county, Vanuatu, the home of Ronan Harvey, a shareholder in Cotswold Airport.

Water Park company ordered to pay £240,000 in fines and costs after death of teenage girl

Stroud News and Journal: Southam teenager Kajil Devi who drowned at the Cotswold Water Park in 2010

2:55pm Friday 13th March 2015

THE company that runs the Cotswold Country Park and Beach was sentenced  for health and safety breaches  at Gloucester Crown Court today following the death  of a teenager.

South West Ambulance Service staff impress county councillor

Stroud News and Journal:

12:39pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A GLOUCESTERSHIRE county councillor was "blown away" by South Western Ambulance Service staff when he spent a day with them.

Vision for New Brewery Arts building revealed

Stroud News and Journal:

12:07pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A FUNDRAISER for a project to convert an arts space into a hotel for visitors has revealed the vision for the building.

Plans to build 22 homes in Fairford rejected

Stroud News and Journal:

8:40am Thursday 12th March 2015

PLANS to create 22 homes in Fairford have been rejected by councillors who said that affordable homes were not evenly distributed across the site propsed for building the properties.

Legacy of Waggon and Horses chef Justin Ashley preserved

Stroud News and Journal:

7:48am Thursday 12th March 2015

A CIRENCESTER pub and B and B has helped realise the dream of its former chef and is continuing to preserve his legacy in its menu.

Cotswold resident Jeremy Clarkson suspended after claims that he punched a producer

Stroud News and Journal: Jeremy Clarkson apologises to Ed Miliband in mocking tweet

1:58pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

THE BBC has suspended Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson amid claims that he punched a producer of the show.

Plans to increase Stroud grammar schools' student intake slammed by Cotswold heads

Stroud News and Journal: Beef products have been withdrawn from Stroud High School amid horse meat fears

9:20am Thursday 12th March 2015

SCHOOLS and colleges in the Stroud catchment area fear they could lose out on pupils and funding if two grammar schools increase their student intake.

Controversial plans approved for gypsy site in Bourton-on-the-Water

Stroud News and Journal:

11:25am Wednesday 11th March 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans to create a gypsy site in Bourton-on-the-Water have been approved.

Cotswold District Council celebrates Commonwealth Day

Stroud News and Journal:

2:15pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

COMMONWEALTH Day was celebrated at Cotswold District Council with a flag raising ceremony at its offices in Trinity Road, Cirencester which was hosted by its chairman Clive Bennett.

Weather forecast: sunshine and clear skies

Stroud News and Journal: A Walk Through Time

8:34am Tuesday 10th March 2015

ACCORDING to the Met office, today will start cold and crisp - after that there will be plenty of sunshine and light winds.

Appeal for dog walker to come forward after rider is thrown from horse in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

7:40am Tuesday 10th March 2015

POLICE investigating events that led to a man and a woman being thrown from their horses in Bisley Camp in Stroud are appealing to a female dog walker to come forward.

Frustration over emergency services which cannot find homes on Upper Rissington housing complex

Stroud News and Journal:

4:16pm Monday 9th March 2015

A PARISH councillor has put out a plea to emergency services to upgrade their control room systems which are unable to locate some properties on a new housing estate.

Motorist advised to watch out for toads after theft of crossing signs

Stroud News and Journal: Wildlife campaign to stop loads of toads squashed in roads during mating season

2:44pm Monday 9th March 2015

POLICE are urging motorists to keep a sharp eye out for toads following the theft of the toad crossing warning signs in Saul, Gloucester.

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown leads planning debate in Parliament where buiding of thousands of Cirencester homes is discussed

Stroud News and Journal: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

1:30pm Monday 9th March 2015

GEOFFREY Clifton-Brown, Cotswold MP, led a debate in Parliament on Thursday, on a document that sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

Review of Cotswold District Council littering strategy

Stroud News and Journal:

12:17pm Monday 9th March 2015

WAYS of combating littering are to be re-examined by Cotswold District Council.

Rodmarton Primary School opens new library on World Book Day

Stroud News and Journal:

8:36am Monday 9th March 2015

RODMARTON Primary School pupils are enjoying exploring the world of books after the opening of their first library.

Royal Agricultural University students raise more than £1000 for ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Stroud News and Journal:

8:02pm Sunday 8th March 2015

BRAVE staff and students at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) took the plunge and abseiled down the iconic RAU tower today on Friday to raise more than £1,000 for the local Gloucestershire branch of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Big cats talk in Siddington

Stroud News and Journal:

1:28pm Sunday 8th March 2015

THERE will be a talk on big cats at the Greyhound Inn in Ashton Road, Siddington on Tuesday.

Corsa hits the Air Balloon roundabout and flies ten metres through the air - occupants suffer minor injuries

Stroud News and Journal:

12:36pm Sunday 8th March 2015


Review: The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead has something for all

Stroud News and Journal:

10:37pm Saturday 7th March 2015

WITH a 160m main slope as well as the largest indoor ski lesson slope in the UK, The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead certainly has appeal.

Rider sustains serious injuries after being thrown from his horse in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

6:50pm Saturday 7th March 2015

A 51 year old local man suffered serious injuries after he was thrown from his horse near Bisley Camp, Stroud.

Senior council member unable to say if he has worked on project to build thousands of Cirencester homes

Stroud News and Journal:

5:30pm Saturday 7th March 2015

A SENIOR member of the district council’s planning team has been unable to say if in his private capacity as a solicitor he has undertaken work for the company that is hoping to build thousands of homes in Cirencester.

New facilities at Cirencester College give student's career opportunities a boost

Stroud News and Journal:

11:29am Saturday 7th March 2015

YOUNG entrepreneurs at Cirencester Sixth Form College are enjoying new facilities to help them become future business leaders.

Meadowpark School consider appealing rejected extention plans

Stroud News and Journal:

9:20am Saturday 7th March 2015

A CRICKLADE school is considering appealing a decision to reject plans to plans to extend its site.

Comment: CEG need to work hard to make Cotswold Airport vision a reality

Stroud News and Journal:

6:35pm Thursday 5th March 2015

THE plan to transform Cotswold Airport into a sustainable village as laid out in Commercial Estate Group’s vision document is most exciting.

Vision for sustainable village at Cotswold Airport revealed

Stroud News and Journal:

2:28pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A BLUEPRINT setting out how a sustainable village with 2,000 homes and 2,000 potential jobs could be created at Cotswold Airport has been revealed.

Delays expected after two car collision near Sapperton

Stroud News and Journal:

6:20pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Two cars have collided near Sapperton lodge just outside of Sapperton.

Stratton community group aims to name and shame dog owners who refuse to clean up their pet's mess

Stroud News and Journal:

5:18pm Monday 2nd March 2015

“LET’s tidy the place up – I am not a whinger normally but this is absolutely disgusting” – the words of a chairman of a community group who is sick and tired of dog’s excrement being left in the Stratton area of Cirencester by their owners.

Van driver airlifted to Southmead Hospital following accident on A429 near Kemble Business Park

Stroud News and Journal:

6:42pm Friday 27th February 2015

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after losing control of his van near a Kemble junction where there has been several accidents in the past year.

Cricklade father kicked, punched and burnt teenage girlfriend in savage attack

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

2:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

A teenage mum told how the father of her children launched a savage attack during which he punched, kicked, burned and whipped her in a jealous rage.

A417 Missing Link scheme is given £1million cash boost from county council

Stroud News and Journal:

1:25pm Friday 27th February 2015

A SCHEME to make improvements to the A417 Missing Link has been given a cash boost of £1 million funding from the county council.

Rendcomb College pupils design web app which will help homeless

Stroud News and Journal:

12:28pm Friday 27th February 2015

BRIGHT students from Rendcomb College are designing a web app that will give people wishing to give homeless people food and welfare support the means to locate them.

Cirencester man Jason Daniels will face assault and criminal damage charges in trial

Stroud News and Journal:

5:10pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Jason Daniels will face assault and criminal damage charges in a trial at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on June 5.

Cotswold District Council votes to cut council tax by five per cent

Stroud News and Journal: Council tax review in November

4:39pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

COUNCIL TAX in the district is set to be reduced by five per cent despite the Liberal Democrat party’s calls for rates to be frozen.


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