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Green Party MEP Molly Scott Cato defends party leader after ‘excruciating’ interview

Stroud News and Journal: VICTORY: Natalie Bennett

3:54pm Friday 27th February 2015

GREEN Party MEP Molly Scott Cato has backed her party’s leader, Natalie Bennett, after an LBC Radio interview on Tuesday last week which Ms Bennett herself admitted was “excruciating”.

Behaviour and values praised at Leonard Stanley Primary School

Stroud News and Journal:

9:30am Wednesday 25th February 2015

PUPILS, staff and governors at Leonard Stanley Primary School are delighted with their latest Ofsted report, which rates the school as ‘good’.

Gromit sculpture designed by Cath Kidston pays visit to Forest Green Rovers' match

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A VERY special visitor made an appearance at Forest Green Rovers’ home match on Saturday.

Residents have a spot of tea at care home for cause

Stroud News and Journal:

9:02am Monday 23rd February 2015

RESIDENTS of Southfield Care Home in Park Road, Stroud, opened their doors to the local community on Saturday for a Valentine’s Day afternoon tea.

Robots look ready to take a leap into the classroom

Stroud News and Journal:

8:13am Monday 23rd February 2015

THE VILLAGE of Randwick could be immortalised as the home of school robotics if the brainchild of a local entrepreneur takes off.

Martial artists showcase their skills in inter-club tournament

Stroud News and Journal:

2:09pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

MARTIAL arts enthusiasts from clubs in and around the county came to Stroud to test their skills in the ring at an interclub tournament.

Speak up on plans for Stroud's future at event

Stroud News and Journal:

11:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

PEOPLE will be able to have their say on the future of Stroud’s town centre when a major public consultation is staged from March 7 to 14.

Chain eyes up Merrywalks centre as new site for gym

Stroud News and Journal: Merrywalks Centre (4616900)

7:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

A PLANNING application has been lodged for a gym in the Merrywalks Shopping Centre Stroud District Council has received an application for full planning permission for Unit 60-61 to create a new shell for gym operator Anytime Fitness.

Author Katie Fforde launches new book at Valentine's Day signing

Stroud News and Journal:

3:00pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

AUTHOR Katie Fforde signed copies of her latest novel at Stroud Bookshop on Valentine’s Day.

Daredevil takes to skies to raise money for charity close to heart

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A DAREDEVIL from Stroud is taking to the skies to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Building starts on new low cost housing in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

9:04am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A TURF-cutting ceremony marked the start of construction on a £5 million mixed development of 38 affordable homes in Stroud.

Could this be the next Fifty Shades of Grey - Bussage author Kim releases racey debut novel

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A NEW author has been celebrating the publication of her debut novel – an erotic romance – with a signing in The Villa in the Village, Nailsworth.

Charity race night to raise money for Bonnie appeal

Stroud News and Journal: Nick Bonnie.

7:32am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A CHARITY race night to raise money for the Summit for Bonnie appeal is being held at King’s Stanley Village Hall on Saturday, February 21, starting at 7pm.

Cancer patient Karen donates her hair to be made into wigs for younger sufferers

Stroud News and Journal:

10:32am Thursday 5th February 2015

A STROUD teacher facing a course of chemotherapy has put a positive face on her illness by donating her hair to be made into wigs for young patients.

Successful pancake stall now a cafe and creperie

Stroud News and Journal:

2:56pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

PANCAKE Day came early to Stroud with the official opening of The Round House creperie and cafe in the Merrywalks Centre.

Scarf wraps up Westminster in a bid for peace

Stroud News and Journal:

11:55am Wednesday 28th January 2015

PROTESTERS travelled from Stroud to London on Saturday in the national Wrap Up Trident demonstration.

Father and son serving on seperate Royal Navy ships meet at sea

Stroud News and Journal:

11:48am Wednesday 28th January 2015

FIVE months after they last met, a Nailsworth father and son serving on different Royal Navy ships enjoyed a brief reunion at sea.

Valuables stolen from Framilode Church

Stroud News and Journal:

11:42am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Gloucestershire Police are appealing for information following the theft of brassware from a church in Framilode, Frampton On Severn.

Students pedal the distance to Malawi in bicycle challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

11:19am Wednesday 28th January 2015

TWO Stroud High School pupils held a fundraiser in Nailsworth to raise funds to travel to Malawi in July.

Mike Tindall to appear on reality TV show

Stroud News and Journal:

11:09am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Gloucester rugby legend Mike Tindall will become the first member of the royal family to appear on a tv reality show after signing up for Channel 4’s second series of The Jump.

Seven-foot tall snowdrop takes centre stage at Rococo Garden

Stroud News and Journal:

9:25am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A SEVEN-FOOT high snowdrop is taking centre stage at the Rococo Garden in Painswick where the gates are open to welcome visitors to the spring extravaganza.

Typhoon Yolanda film nears reslease date

Stroud News and Journal: 'We are all in this together'  - Fundraiser for people affected from the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

7:49am Monday 15th December 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER from Nailsworth is putting his skills to good work by focusing on helping those hit by a typhoon late last year.

Road safety operation in Gloucester to promote drink drive campaign

Stroud News and Journal: A woman takes a breathalyzer test.

9:55am Friday 5th December 2014

A ROAD Safety Operation will take place tomorrow, Saturday, in Gloucester as part of the county’s Drink Drive Campaign.

TV star Ellie joins Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Stroud News and Journal:

8:30am Friday 5th December 2014

TV STAR Ellie Harrison has been appointed the new President of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT).

Teacher gets top role at a primary school

Stroud News and Journal: Students are being ‘put off college’

7:25am Monday 1st December 2014

A TEACHER at Nailsworth Primary School is moving to the top of the class after being awarded a headship.

It's panto-time, oh yes it is!

Stroud News and Journal:

5:45pm Sunday 30th November 2014

THIS is the third year that comic genius Tweedy has appeared in the Everyman’s panto – and I’m happy to report that Gloucestershire’s favourite clown is funnier than ever in this year’s traditional show.

Sports facilities ‘will not benefit residents’

Stroud News and Journal:

8:50am Tuesday 25th November 2014

SPORTS facilities are set to improve in Forest Green as plans for new fitness equipment at Miles Marling Field are unveiled.

Children's author Clive Dale introduces Ollie the Onion

Stroud News and Journal:

8:47am Tuesday 25th November 2014

AUTHOR Clive Dale is continuing to amuse the nation’s young readers with the launch of his third book.

Prince Charles to open manufacturing and engineering festival in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

9:19am Friday 21st November 2014

PRINCE Charles will open the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering on Monday.

Councillors step in for ‘distressed’ residents over changes to bus service

Stroud News and Journal:

11:05am Wednesday 19th November 2014

NAILSWORTH Town Council is calling for action after it says changes to bus services have left the people of Nortonwood feeling cut off and isolated.

Vintage vehicle calendar for cancer research

Stroud News and Journal:

7:25am Monday 17th November 2014

SIX years after raising £7,000 for charity through sales of a special calendar, a mother and daughter from Minchinhampton are aiming to raise even more with their second offering.

New cattle grid plans are set to improve road safety

Stroud News and Journal:

5:02pm Thursday 13th November 2014

CATTLE will be grazing more safely on Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons once new cattle grids to prevent them straying are installed.

Vote for The Willow Trust to receive grant

Stroud News and Journal: The Willow Trust's canal boat rides give a boost to elderly people, people with disabilities and the seriously ill

9:38am Thursday 13th November 2014

A CHARITY which takes disabled and seriously ill people on canal day trips is asking SNJ readers to vote online to help it win a community funding award.

Students from Gastrells Primary School make Tower of London inspired poppy memorial

Stroud News and Journal:

8:42am Thursday 13th November 2014

A SPECIAL tribute to those who lost their lives in conflict was undertaken by pupils at Gastrells Primary School in Rodborough.

Signal boost scheme underway in Minchinhampton

Stroud News and Journal:

8:37am Thursday 13th November 2014

FROM ‘not-spot’ to ‘hot-spot’ – Minchinhampton has been named as the first community in the country to receive 3G coverage from Vodafone UK.

Ham Mill to be saved in plan for homes and commercial units

Stroud News and Journal:

8:35am Thursday 13th November 2014

RESIDENTS of Thrupp attended a public exhibition showing proposals for the redevelopment of a site at Ham Mill.

Santa Fun Run to give two charities an early present

Stroud News and Journal: ***Christmas Disco Party with SANTA for all children in Ealing

8:00pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

STROUD Rotary Club is offering runners the chance to get into the spirit of Christmas and raise money for two good causes at the same time.

‘False’ petition against a new in town supermarket removed

Stroud News and Journal: Your Say: Typing on computer keyboard

7:24am Monday 3rd November 2014

AN ONLINE petition has been launched opposing a “potential proposal” for a new “in town” supermarket in Stroud but the district council has asked for it to be taken down on the grounds that it is “factually incorrect”.

Free panel event in Stroud on learning at home

Stroud News and Journal: Free panel event in Stroud on learning at home

8:16am Friday 31st October 2014

WHO better to ask advice about home education than youngsters who are currently being taught at home right now?

Nurse shortage in Stroud leads to a 42% bed decrease

Stroud News and Journal:

8:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BEDS at Stroud General Hospital were cut temporarily by almost a half due to a shortage of nurses earlier this month.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Bath Theatre Royal, until Saturday, September 27

Stroud News and Journal:

9:43am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

NEARLY 120 years after its first performance, Oscar Wilde’s ‘trivial comedy for serious people’ has been reworked to bring a stellar cast to the stage, recreating the glory of their younger days in the original play.

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

Stroud News and Journal: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3171475

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.

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