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Going Dutch with dredging machine

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A GIANT amphibious machine from Holland is digging deep to help restore the Stroudwater Navigation to its former glory.

More should have been done for children of ‘neglect pair’

Stroud News and Journal:

9:22am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE should have been done to protect the children of a couple from the Stroud area who suffered ‘appalling neglect’, a case review has concluded.

TABLE TENNIS:Billy Shilton adds bronze to international tally

Stroud News and Journal: Billy Shilton in action (7164787)

10:19am Friday 20th June 2014

TEENAGE table-tennis player Billy Shilton,15, from Stonehouse has added another medal to his growing collection of GB honours with a good result at the Romania International Open.

Aquatics work of art on display at new canal Capel's Mill

Stroud News and Journal: Aquatics work of art on display at new canal Capel's Mill

4:00pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

LOVERS of art should head down to Stroud’s new canal at Capel’s Mill where three new sculptures can be seen emerging from the water.

Olly Tyndall,14, nets England table tennis call-up

Stroud News and Journal: Olly Tyndall

5:35pm Sunday 18th May 2014

FOLLOWING on from the success of Stroud’s Billy Shilton in top-level table tennis, another Gloucestershire teenager has just been selected to represent his country.

Shrubberies School's May Fayre takes place tomorrow

Stroud News and Journal: Shrubberies School's May Fayre will takes place tomorrow

10:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

ALL the fun of the May Fayre will be in evidence when the Shrubberies School at Stonehouse holds its annual fair on Saturday, May 17.

Good time had by all at Randwick Wap

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12:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

WHATEVER the weather, the Randwick Wap guarantees a good time for visitors of all ages.

Stroud community invited to attend Oakridge revels

Stroud News and Journal: Frankie Salmon, five, enjoys a pony ride at Oakridge revels on Saturday with Adele Alderwick, 12, (left) and Alyssia Boardman

9:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

AN OPEN invitation is extended to the good people of Stroud to join in Oakridge Parochial School’s traditional Medieval Revels on the village green on Saturday.

'Find the Bunny' event promotes Rabbit Awareness Week

Stroud News and Journal: Bunny Search organisers Martha Hopes, left, and Grace Averiss – raising the profile of Rabbit Awareness Week.

5:00pm Monday 12th May 2014

AN ANIMAL-loving schoolgirl from Stroud is helping organise an event to promote Rabbit Awareness Week.

George tackles sponsored bike ride - from Spain

Stroud News and Journal: PEDAL POWER: George, left, and Keith put in some practice for their cycle marathon ride, from Spain back to Britain.

3:23pm Monday 12th May 2014

A FORMER Nailsworth resident is returning from Spain to visit his old haunts – by pedal power.

Mute swan mum cares for a very special baby

Stroud News and Journal: Getting along swimmingly - the mute swan and her 'adopted' gosling.

1:48pm Monday 12th May 2014

THERE’s a clear-cut case of swan-upmanship down at the WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, where one of the mute swans is rearing a special baby . . . a gosling.

Longney Primary School receives glowing report

8:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

LONGNEY C of E Primary School is celebrating after being rated ‘outstanding’ in a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.

All aboard for charity trip

Stroud News and Journal: Thanks for your help with Beat it Now campaign

8:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A SPECIAL train journey could prove just the ticket for charity when the Spring Scenic Settler trip takes place on Saturday.

Gastrells pupil wins Court Artist award

Stroud News and Journal: ART AWARD: Neil Carmichael MP presents the Court Artist prize to Mea Edmond at Gastrells Community Primary School.

3:00pm Sunday 4th May 2014

A PUPIL at Gastrells Community Primary School has won the title of Stroud Primary Mock Trials Court Artist.

Flog It coming to Gloucester Cathedral

Stroud News and Journal: Easter Activities at Gloucester Cathedral

10:00am Monday 5th May 2014

BBC One’s popular antiques programme Flog It is coming to Gloucester Cathedral on Thursday May 22.

Nailsworth college rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted

Stroud News and Journal: The new woodland kitchen and classroom at Ruskin Mill College

2:45pm Friday 2nd May 2014

RUSKIN Mill College in Nailsworth has gone from being assessed as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2010 to a rating of ‘inadequate’ in its most recent inspection.

Former Royal Marine offers fitness training to Commando level

Stroud News and Journal: Personal trainer Luke Stewart.

5:00pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

A FORMER Royal Marine is offering members of the public the chance to build their fitness to Commando level when he opens his own personal training business in Nailsworth.

Randwick gears up for a Wapping good time

12:00pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

THE villagers of Randwick will be enjoying a traditional festival dating from the 12th century when the Randwick Wap takes place on Saturday May 10.

Council refuse development permit appeals in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Tory attempt to unseat council coalition fails

9:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

TWO appeals against decisions to refuse planning permission for a site in Farrs Lane off Nelson Street, Stroud, have been dismissed.

Ancient wood given new life at Hawkwood College

Stroud News and Journal: Ancient wood given new life at Hawkwood College

8:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

WOOD from an ancient Sycamore in the grounds of Hawkwood College is returning to its home in the form of a special sounding bowl.

Ecotricity boss blasts David Cameron over 'broken promises'

Stroud News and Journal: Dale Vince, Founder of Ecotricity, pictured by the company's first wind turbine at Nympsfield, Gloucestershire

2:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has been blasted by Stroud eco-warrior Dale Vince for breaking promises made before the last election.

Pupil's poster set to publicise Brimscombe and Thrupp Village Fete

Stroud News and Journal: Pupil's poster set to publicise Brimscombe and Thrupp Village Fete

6:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

A POSTER design by a pupil at Thrupp School has been chosen to promote the Brimscombe and Thrupp Grand Village Fete this summer.

Tribute night organised in memory of firefighter

Stroud News and Journal: RED ALERT: Ammanford firefighters dashed to the rescue of Princess the corgi.

10:47am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FORMER Stroud fireman is one of the people being remembered at an event in Gloucester on April 26.

Stroud author reveals childhood abuse in a bid to help others

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud author reveals childhood abuse in a bid to help others

11:24am Thursday 17th April 2014

STROUD author Peter Kilby kept quiet about the childhood abuse he suffered for decades.

Mutilated badger carcass found in Nailsworth

Stroud News and Journal: Badger expert Tony Dean is appealing for information after a dog walker found the mutilated carcass of a dead badger in woodland off Pensile Road in Nailsworth at 8am last Tuesday, April 8

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A DOG walker stumbled across the grisly remains of a mutilated badger in woodland off Pensile Road in Nailsworth last Tuesday, April 8.

Collect your poppy seeds to mark centenary of WW1 outbreak

Stroud News and Journal: Collect your poppy seeds to mark WW1 centenary

2:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHALFORD Parish Council has several thousand poppy seeds to give away to those who want to make a contribution to history.

Chalford Scarecrow Trail celebrates 10th year

Stroud News and Journal: A scarecrow mole comes out of the ground on the Chalford scarecrow trail

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SPIDER-MAN, Kermit the Frog and Homer Simpson are just some of the characters to look out for along the Chalford Scarecrow Trail.

Inside the Pavilion with Gloucestershire president John Light

Stroud News and Journal: John Light was appointed Gloucestershire's new president

4:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

“We are the Glorious Gloucester’s famed for our attack In Korea and Alexandria back to back When we have served our country and answered the trumpets call.Take us back to Gloucestershire, most glorious land of all.”

Antiques Road Trip stars filming in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Antiques experts Margie Cooper and Paul Laidlaw are filmed arriving at Stroud Auction Rooms.

9:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO of the stars of the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip paid a visit to Stroud Auction Rooms on Thursday to film footage for the next series of the popular show.

New Culture, Media and Sport Secretary appointed

Stroud News and Journal: Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Sajid Javid, MP.

3:48pm Friday 11th April 2014

Following the resignation of Maria Miller as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, a former student at Filton College - which merged with Stroud College to create South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in 2012 - has been promoted to take over the post.

Apprentice Harry gets the key to The Door

Stroud News and Journal: Harry Gardner - Apprentice Fundraiser at The Door Youth Project.

2:53pm Friday 11th April 2014

WHEN he left school, Harry Gardner from Bowbridge found that college wasn’t for him and started working on a voluntary basis. Now, after helping a number of local charities, the 18-year-old is gaining valuable experience as an Apprentice Fundraiser for the Door Youth Project.

Pizza perfection as pupils cook up a treat

Stroud News and Journal: Pizza perfection at Horsley C of E Primary School's cookathon.

1:38pm Friday 11th April 2014

PUPILS cooked up pizza perfection at Horsley C of E Primary School when the whole school got involved in a pizza cookathon.

Accountant Rob Case is adding up the miles ahead of London Marathon

Stroud News and Journal: Rob Case is taking part in thwe London Marathon on Sunday

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

AN accountant from Stroud will be adding up the miles in London on Sunday April 13 when he takes to the streets in the London Marathon.

Nursing duo ready for London Marathon test

Stroud News and Journal: Karen and Colin Waller are ready for the London Marathon

1:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

A COUPLE from Kingscourt are clocking up the miles as they prepare for the London Marathon.

Charity flights set for take-off with flying fundraiser Mark

Stroud News and Journal: Ready and waiting for Mark's next charity flight.

9:35am Friday 11th April 2014

THE sky’s the limit for a local fundraiser who’s now offering aerobatic flights in a bid to raise money.

Canal drill hones skills for Stroud Fire and Rescue Unit

Stroud News and Journal: Rescue drill - crew are safely offloaded from the canal boat.

5:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

ELEVEN crew from Stroud Community Fire and Rescue Unit got the chance to hone their skills on a training exercise on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller visits Stroud to discuss broadband

Stroud News and Journal: Secretary of State for culture, media and sport Maria Miller visits Stroud MP Neil Carmichael (4928458)

9:33am Thursday 3rd April 2014

MARIA Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, visited Stroud last week to discuss broadband with Stroud MP Neil Carmichael..

Lemon Field planning application stirs up Minchinhampton opposition

Stroud News and Journal: Minchinhampton residents have vowed to fight the planning application on the town's historic Lemon Field.

12:17pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A PLANNING application for Minchinhampton's Lemon Field looks set to stir up a bitter battle once more.

Wheelchair user Roy Fletcher claims victory in battle over Stroud parking

Stroud News and Journal: Roy Fletcher protests about the yellow lines outside Travis Perkins in Stroud  (4797173)

12:02pm Friday 28th March 2014

EBLEY resident Roy Fletcher is claiming victory in his battle over parking in Stroud.

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