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Your pictures - More local pictures from Gary Watkins

Stroud News and Journal:

5:12pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Thanks to Gary Watkins for these lovely pictures taken from around our stunning area.

Spreading wings out to islands

Stroud News and Journal:

4:57pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A STONEHOUSE company has extended its reach to the Indian Ocean.

Generations join for pub opening

Stroud News and Journal:

4:52pm Thursday 18th December 2014

THE oldest Sheepscombe resident helped to open the newly refurbished extension of The Butchers Arms this month.

Nursery’s tots lounge around as cafe opens

Stroud News and Journal:

4:48pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A GROUP of little chefs added a sprinkle of sweetness to the opening day of a new cafe in Stroud.

What you are saying on our website

Stroud News and Journal:

4:46pm Thursday 18th December 2014

ON the pumpclip being displayed in pubs which mocks MP Neil Carmichael’s decision to vote against legislation aimed at protecting tenant landlords – after declaring that he would be supporting the bill.

Reader’s beautiful autumnal snap of magnificent sunrise

Stroud News and Journal:

4:45pm Thursday 18th December 2014

SNJ reader Mike Dempsey sent in this picture of a colourful autumnal sunrise, which he took from his home in Uplands, Stroud, looking towards Cirencester.

Many thanks to Lis

Stroud News and Journal:

4:42pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM – Last Friday evening, Stroud erupted into a river of beautiful handmade lanterns of every shape and size, winding its way through the Goodwill Evening, led by a magnificent 12ft lantern-angel with its maker, Herewood Gabriel, walking inside it. This event could never have happened in such a splendid way had it not been for the inspiration and encouragement of Lis Parker.

Keep space open for craft sessions

Stroud News and Journal:

4:39pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Keep space open for craft sessions

Flytipping seems bound to increase

Stroud News and Journal:

4:35pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM – Two weeks on and not a mention on the letters page of the SNJ makes me wonder if I was the only one to read it and here I refer to the article entitled “Food waste recycling to arrive in shake-up” on page nine of the November 12 edition of the SNJ.

Windmill views key to election

Stroud News and Journal:

4:34pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM – David Buckle writing in SNJ (November 26), while appearing to support David Drew in a premature party election missive, actually proved to be an unwilling ambassador for Ukip.

Ulster strategy won't work either

Stroud News and Journal:

4:31pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM – Rather embarrassingly and hilariously, the entire 40 years old pseudo-scientific ‘great badgers and TB debate’ has come about entirely because of inadequacies in the tests to identify actual TB cattle.

We could all do without déjà vu

Stroud News and Journal:

4:29pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM - Time wasted The mythical Sisyphus had to roll a stone to the top of a hill repeatedly and eternally, as it always rolled back down.

Parents, please do some research

Stroud News and Journal: We want the best for our children

4:27pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM - It is a shame Bernard Jarman did not use his letter to explain how Steiner mysticism affects children and families in Steiner schools.

Could grids have saved lives before?

Stroud News and Journal:

4:25pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM – It was great to read in the SNJ that the National Trust thinks cattle will be grazing in a safer environment once additional cattle grids have been built.

Comment: We need to make a good first showing

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

STROUD is a vibrant town teeming with an eclectic mix of multi-talented people who never cease to amaze with their enthusiasm and skills.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email Lesley.williams@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Missing 17–year-old girl Lauren Knight found

Stroud News and Journal:

4:04pm Thursday 18th December 2014

POLICE are pleased to report that Lauren Knight, 17, from Twigworth, has now been found again.

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: They are a common sight, but no one wants them. How do you turn moobs into muscle?

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

MAN boobs – or gynecomastia, to give the condition its correct name – affect half of all men, according to research published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Let Light in but don’t let heat out

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

The SNJ’s new columnist Karen Eberhardt-Shelton was born in California but grew up in England. She now lives in Stroud and is currently working on an education project called Learn, Think, Act and is hoping to develop an eco-community land trust. Her thought-provoking columns will focus on how we all have to take responsibility for our actions and for our planet.

Sandra’s Bucket List: List item 31: Hadrian’s Wall offers ancient Roman holiday

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

BEFORE hitting 50 next year, former SNJ news editor Sandra Ashenford has compiled a bucket list of 50 goals to achieve before her birthday. The aim is to do one every week.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Ideas and plans set to become reality

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

STROUD District Council leader Geoff Wheeler keeps you up to date with what is happening at the council

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Better links to the world of work

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

This week MP Neil Carmichael discusses how best to improve education standards

Stroud farmers’ market news with Gerb Gerbrands: Great day – and thanks to all

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 18th December 2014

WELL what can I say? This Saturday will see the market at its most humongous, its most vibrant and most wonderful.

Don’t forget the true meaning of Christmas

Stroud News and Journal:

12:05pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM - As we relax with our families to enjoy the festive season, I’d like to ask your readers to spare a thought for those who are unable to take such simple pleasures for granted this Christmas.

NHS under pressure

Stroud News and Journal:

12:02pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM - Despite frontline staff working as hard as possible to meet the rising demand, pressure on the NHS is continuing to increase with the latest figures showing a significant rise in the number of patients visiting A&E, and a substantial drop in the number of patients being seen within fours.

Food banks report

Stroud News and Journal:

11:56am Thursday 18th December 2014

MADAM - The launch of the ‘Feeding Britain’ report confirms what many of us have known for some time.

Next edition of the SNJ available Tuesday, December 23

Stroud News and Journal:

10:52am Thursday 18th December 2014

PICK up your favourite weekly newspaper a day early next week.

Van driver dies in Harescombe accident after becoming trapped under vehicle

Stroud News and Journal:

9:22am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A DELIVERY van driver died in an accident in Harescombe last night, Tuesday.

Issues over length of time to discharge patients not about blame but finding a solution

Stroud News and Journal: Empty beds in a ward at Hythe Hospital

3:52pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE county’s key health organisations have made a commitment to resolve issues raised over hospital discharges following an extraordinary meeting held by the county’s health and care scrutiny committee today, Tuesday.

Don’t let Christmas lunch turn into a dog’s dinner, warn leading vets

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) are urging pet owners to watch out for potential hazards to their pets this Christmas. Traditional treats, such as chocolate and tinsel, are very festive but vets are increasingly concerned by the health problems they cause animals.

Christmas fun in the library

Stroud News and Journal:

3:02pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

There are lots of festive events and activities going on in Gloucestershire libraries this Christmas, plus lots of great books too!

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

12:01pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email Lesley.williams@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Planning Department Weekly List

Stroud News and Journal:

11:41am Tuesday 16th December 2014

PLANNING applications registered between 01.12.14 and 07.12.14.

Your property problems solved with Clive Brown MNAEA MARLA, Property Consultant

Stroud News and Journal:

11:40am Tuesday 16th December 2014

Q: MY TENANCY agreement says I need the landlord’s written permission to hang pictures, does that mean that I cannot hang Christmas decorations without my landlord’s written permission either?

Property Market Comment: Busy festive season a great time to advertise property

Stroud News and Journal:

11:38am Tuesday 16th December 2014

IF YOU are planning to rent out your property but have decided to wait until the New Year to put it on the market you may want to think again.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Plenty of food for thought this week

Stroud News and Journal:

11:31am Tuesday 16th December 2014

STROUD District Council leader Geoff Wheeler keeps you up to date with what is happening at the council

Stroud farmers’ market news with Gerb Gerbrands: Market announcements

Stroud News and Journal:

11:29am Tuesday 16th December 2014

OOH I’ve had one of those situations at the market this week where the number of potential bookings I had lined up for Saturday exceeded the available space I had for placing them.

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Case for reviving station is strong

Stroud News and Journal:

10:47am Tuesday 16th December 2014

This week, MP Neil Carmichael discusses the need to improve the rail network

Sandra’s Bucket List: A pause in proceedings in aid of cake and to say a goodbye

Stroud News and Journal:

10:44am Tuesday 16th December 2014

BEFORE hitting 50 next year, former SNJ news editor Sandra Ashenford has compiled a bucket list of 50 goals to achieve before her birthday. The aim is to do one every week.

Expansion project set to start for care home

Stroud News and Journal:

10:41am Tuesday 16th December 2014

WORK to extend Resthaven Nursing Home has begun thanks to a successful planning application.

New café to opens its doors

Stroud News and Journal:

10:40am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A NEW café bar opened in Stroud this weekend.

The Mobiloo is now ready to hire.

Stroud News and Journal:

10:37am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A UNIQUE mobile toilet and changing facility for disabled people has been launched in Stroud.

Past resurrected by a reopened free house

Stroud News and Journal: Lynne and Matt Trulocke with their son, Max, 19, who have refurbished The Old Cross pub in Avening and have renamed it Queen Matilda.

10:33am Tuesday 16th December 2014

REVELLERS are raising a glass to the opening of Queen Matilda Tavern, formerly The Cross at Avening.

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Why wobbling will not make your workout more effective – and old-school squats beat the machine

Stroud News and Journal: Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Why wobbling will not make your workout more effective – and old-school squats beat the machine

10:21am Tuesday 16th December 2014

Three exercises that are a waste of time Don’t be fooled by the latest fitness fads or equipment commonly accepted by the gym masses. Your workout time is precious, so understanding a few principles of sports science will help you make the most of it.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Season’s light on goodwill

Stroud News and Journal:

10:13am Tuesday 16th December 2014

The SNJ’s new columnist Karen Eberhardt-Shelton was born in California but grew up in England. She now lives in Stroud and is currently working on an education project called Learn, Think, Act and is hoping to develop an eco-community land trust. Her thought-provoking columns will focus on how we all have to take responsibility for our actions and for our planet.

Comment: Car parks can keep track, why not NHS?

Stroud News and Journal:

9:46am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE media has exploded with stories over the past few years about ambulances being turned away from hospitals and patients being treated in corridors due to lack of beds on wards.

What you are saying on our website

Stroud News and Journal:

9:43am Tuesday 16th December 2014

ON the case of a child sex offender who flouting a court order by staying overnight in a house where children were present.

Misty views captured on camera

Stroud News and Journal:

9:42am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE recent dramatic change in our weather has inspired some of our local photographic enthusiasts to get out and about with their cameras with some stunning results.

Shadows caused by sun behind clouds

Stroud News and Journal:

9:37am Tuesday 16th December 2014

STROUD News & Journal reader James Price photographed this phenomenal sky scene over Doverow from his window at Westrip at a time when the sun was just going behind the clouds as a dark cloud moved south towards Selsley Hill.

It’s all about our sovereign rights

Stroud News and Journal:

9:33am Tuesday 16th December 2014

MADAM – It’s a sign that a major party is really rattled when their past leaders start using playground insults.

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