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Free music lesson for Gloucestershire residents

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

FREE music sessions are on offer for all ages of people who sign up online.

Stroud in Transition Action Menu - how you can help the planet

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

TRANSITION Stroud has received funding from Stroud Town Council (STC) to produce a 'Stroud in Transition Action Menu'.

Councillor proposes changes for Market Street

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DEVELOPER Barrie Pierce put forward proposals to Nailsworth Town Council on Tuesday, July 15, which could change the outlook of Market Street.

Appeal for information after woman, 22, is forcefully kissed by man in Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal:

2:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted as she spoke on her mobile phone in the centre of Gloucester.

Eminent lichenologist finds rare lichens in a Stroud cemetary

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE discovery of three rare lichens in a Stroud cemetery has got experts rummaging through their record books and putting on their wellies to investigate.

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Five simple tips which can make you healthier, fitter and burn off that weight

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Five simple tips which can make you healthier, fitter and burn off that weight

Appeal for information after car stolen and crashed in Cheltenham

Stroud News and Journal: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

1:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen and crashed in Cheltenham on 23 July.

Learn circus skills this summer

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CHILDREN in Stroud have the exciting opportunity to learn circus and art skills this summer at the School of Larkswhich is running classes for 5-18-year-olds at Waldorf College, Stroud, between Monday, July 28 and Thursday, July 31.

Trustees give £225,000 to good causes

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

TRUSTEES at The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust allocated over £225,000 in funding to good causes in May, bringing the total amount of grants allocated in 2014 to more than half a million pounds this year and with more to come.

Woman in historic rape case challenged as liar

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD woman who was allegedly repeatedly raped as a child more than twenty years ago sobbed when she gave evidence from behind a curtain at Gloucester Crown Court.

Sir Tony Robinson backs historic canals

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

SIR Tony Robinson is urging residents of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire to rediscover their historic canals and to help prevent them falling into further disrepair.

Driver, three and a half times above legal limit, pleads not guilty

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD man who is alleged to have been behind the wheel three and a half times above the legal drink drive limit has pleaded not guilty.

Police appeal for witnesses

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CAR collided with a 16-year-old cyclist causing injuries to the victim’s arm.

Appeal against Aston Down business dropped

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN appeal against the opening of a mail order oil and alcohol business in Aston Down has been dropped and the project approved by Cotswold District Council.

Tatler editor tells Westonbirt school - Manners are key to success

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FORGET about A-levels and degrees, manners maketh the career woman, says Kate Reardon, editor of Tatler magazine.

Man, 36, charged with child pornography offences found hanged with wife in loft of their Kingsway home

Stroud News and Journal: webpix police arrest

4:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUPLE have been found hanged together in an apparent suicide pact after the husband failed to attend court on child pornography charges.

Amateur photographers show their talent for capturing wildlife

Stroud News and Journal:

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Julian Gardner Award photography competition.

Business in Gloucestershire Golf Society raises over £22,000 for local charities

Stroud News and Journal:

2:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Business in Gloucestershire (BIG) Society, now in its sixth year has raised over £22,000 for local charities in Gloucestershire.

Ageas is one of the first insurers to achieve three ServiceMark Accreditations

Stroud News and Journal:

2:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GLOUCESTER based Ageas has become one of the first insurers to achieve ServiceMark Accreditation for all three of its core insurance product areas – Home, Motor and Travel.

Safer journeys on the A40 near Huntley

Stroud News and Journal: a40 alert

1:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EMBANKMENT improvement work will be take place on A40 near Huntley over two weekends to maintain safe journeys for drivers.

Carbon monoxide warning to UK holidaymakers

Stroud News and Journal: The barbecues will be out in force this weekend - and you can rent a big one at Lydiard Park

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GAS Safe Register issues warning as fewer people than ever are aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide from barbecues Gas Safe Register is warning the 17 million1 Brits expected to go on holiday this summer about the dangers of using barbecues

Visitors can enjoy more retail therapy at WWT Slimbridge

Stroud News and Journal:

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

VISITORS celebrated the opening of the new WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre shop with a celebrity loved by all ages Donald Duck declared the new shop open and cut the ribbon on Monday (July 21).

Tractor Ted's big machines weekend at Bowood house

Stroud News and Journal: TRIP TO Tanzania: The students at Warwickshire College with the red Massey Ferguson 265 tractor.

12:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TRACTOR Ted, the star of young children’s books and films, is hosting his Big Machines Weekend at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm at Bowood House, Wiltshire on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August from 12pm-4pm.

Schizophrenic university graduate found guilty of stabbing a police officer

Stroud News and Journal:

9:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHIZOPHRENIC university graduate who stabbed a police officer in the face and chest outside his Quedgeley home has been found guilty of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Funerals open day

Stroud News and Journal:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FOLLOWING on from the success of the town’s recent Clocking Off Festival, Michael Gamble Funeral Directors believe it is time to shine light on what some still regard as the mysterious world of the undertaker.

Top Ten Lenders: Royal Mail encourages people across the UK to redirect their mail

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

HOME owners are spending on average more than £100,000 to step up the property ladder, Royal Mail’s Home Movers study of its redirection customers has revealed

Sandra’s Bucket List: Double success on a special day

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 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. List Item No. 13 Swim in the Mermaid Pool at Burgh Island and No. 47 Celebrate 30 years of married bliss

Fit for purpose: Diets are never easy to stick to but will benefit in the long-term

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SNJ editor Sue Smith is getting into shape for an adventurous holiday. Diets are never easy to stick to but will benefit in the long-term

QUIZ: How well do you know your town? The Office of National Statistics has released a quiz challenging knowledge about your area

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud from the air (4594142)

11:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in Stroud have a degree? What proportion of people in Stonehouse are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Nailsworth News with Pam Browne

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CONTACT your Nailsworth news – including your phone number – to pam.browne@tiscali.co.uk or call her on 01453 832907

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

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

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Important dates for the diary to be aware of

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

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

Stroud farmers’ market news with Gerb Gerbrands: Wash away last week and let’s hope for sun

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WOW, what a summer. Heat! Hooray! Thunder storms. Wow. Believable deluges that actually flooded the market square and meant you had to stand in two inches of water to buy a pot of honey.

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Taking a look at the business community

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

MY ROLE as MP is not just a matter of insuring additional public money comes to the Valleys and Vale. It also includes shaping legislation to help local people. (Recently I helped to secure £5million for an energy training centre in Berkeley, and I have made sure more resources are available for flood defences.

Your problems solved with Rose Gregoire-Kaye Lettings Consultant

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Q. MY tenancy agreement states that the tenants have the right of ‘quiet enjoyment’ of the property. What does this mean? Mr P, Ebley

Appeal for whereabouts of missing man Timothy Daniels

Stroud News and Journal:

9:27am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing man from Swindon Village near Cheltenham.

Father, 92, bails out son

Stroud News and Journal:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THE 92-YEAR-OLD father of a chef at a top Cheltenham school has agreed to bail out his son, who cheated the State out of £30,000 in benefits.

Congratulations to Cirencester’s Head of Science, Liam who completes mammouth charity challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

CIRENCESTER College’s Head of Science, Liam Nolan has just completed a massive personal challenge of cycling an incredible 1,000 miles and running 260 miles, all in one month to raise much needed funds for Children’s Hospice South West, a place which is very close to Liam’s heart.

Local businessman to publish second children's book

Stroud News and Journal:

10:21am Friday 18th July 2014

COTSWOLDS local Graham Jones has released a second children’s book, Time Travelling Toby and the Battle of Trafalgar, following the outstanding success of his first book.

From green box to greenhouse; Gloucester school recycles plastic bottles

Stroud News and Journal:

4:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE based Widden Primary School has taken on a challenging, but fantastic educational project and built a greenhouse out of 1,000 plastic bottles! Donated by Printwaste Recycling & Shredding, the recycled bottles have not only been used to create the greenhouse structure, but have also provided ‘grow-bags’ for plants, been used to create carrier bags and helped to support a wheelchair charity.

Luckington family call for donations for Helen House Refurbishment

Stroud News and Journal:

3:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FAMILY from Luckington who visit Helen House are calling for donations in a final push to raise the remaining £500,000 of the £1.5m needed to refurbish Helen House to bring it up to modern standards for families from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Officers' first aid performance 'saved man's life'

Stroud News and Journal: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

2:38pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police officers have been praised by ambulance crews for their 'excellent' first aid performance, which saved the life of a man who had collapsed.

Plastering could be the job for you

Stroud News and Journal:

3:36pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IF YOU want a job in construction, and you can work with your hands quickly and accurately, a job as a plasterer could be the choice for you.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

STONEHOUSE WI meets this evening, Wednesday, July 16 at 7.30pm in Stonehouse Community Centre.

Sacked driver’s £17,000 fuel theft

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A DISGRUNTLED delivery driver sacked from a Stonehouse company stole £17,000 of diesel from the firm after a heroin dealer burst into his home with a firearm demanding the repayment of a £5,000 drugs debt, a court was told.

Cutting edge and couture

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

PAINSWICK enjoyed a feast of flamboyant fashion as the annual ACP festival transformed St Mary’s churchyard into a cutting edge catwalk.

What you are saying on our website

Stroud News and Journal:

2:26pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

ON the £8 million redevelopment planned for the Cornhill in Stroud which includes plans to turn the Market Tavern into a supermarket. Posted by kjag23: Sounds like an M&S. As stated, Waitrose is literally a five minutes walk away. I’d love for it to be another friendly pub - bring back the Pelican days but without all that fighting. Posted by Nimue Brown: I recall there used to be a little theatre space on the back of that pub - we need community spaces and venues for a lively town centre. We really don’t need yet another supermarket. Extending the space for the farmers’ market is not without charm but if this is the price tag... it’s not worth our paying it. Supermarkets do not make for vibrant town centres or a strong local economy. Independent shops do.

Trade deal is big threat to so much

Stroud News and Journal:

2:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

MADAM -– Many people are involved in local campaigns to protect the NHS, oppose fracking, or tackle fuel poverty.

Tills aren’t worst problem in world

Stroud News and Journal:

2:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

MADAM – I feel compelled to offer a different point of view regarding the changes at the post office. I LOVE using the machines.

Sale was great – and more remain

Stroud News and Journal:

2:08pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

MADAM - I would like to thank all who contributed to the major sale of used art books I recently organised.

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