Coroner concludes death of 37-year-old motorcyclist as accidental

Stroud News and Journal: Coroner's court could be axed in Southend

4:23pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A 37-year-old motorcyclist was killed by a train because he failed to check it was safe to cross the line between two fields in the Cotswolds, a coroner ruled today.

Man, 30, arrested on suspicion of common assault in badger cull zone

Stroud News and Journal:

10:56am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A 30-YEAR-OLD man from the Bristol area has been arrested on suspicion of common assault.

Gardening tenants claim prizes

Stroud News and Journal:

8:44am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED council tenants were rewarded for their efforts at the annual SDC Garden Competition Awards.

Sentencing of child abuser pending psychiatric report

Stroud News and Journal:

8:42am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE sentencing of a 42-year-old man for a series of sexual offences committed against children in Bristol and Gloucester has been delayed.

Enough is enough

Stroud News and Journal:

2:14pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MADAM - As we approach a General Election, it is worth recalling a promise made at the 2009 Conservative Party conference.

Couple guilty of child neglect have ‘lenient’ sentences increased to six years each at the Court of Appeal

Stroud News and Journal:

10:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

AN "inept and inadequate" couple from the Stroud area who blighted their children's lives with five years of extreme neglect in the home had their too soft sentences more than doubled by top judges on Friday.

Parents’ ‘lenient’ jail term to be challenged

Stroud News and Journal:

3:23pm Friday 19th September 2014

PRISON terms passed on a couple who kept their five children in filthy, appalling conditions for years are to be challenged as too lenient in the Court of Appeal.

Call us with your breaking news story over the weekend

Stroud News and Journal: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

6:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE SNJ news team can now be contacted over the weekend.

Man, 63, taken to hospital after disagreement in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

10:37am Friday 19th September 2014

A 63-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital after getting involved in a disagreement with a group of people in Stroud yesterday, Thursday.

Art Amnesty calls for art donations

Stroud News and Journal:

10:02am Friday 19th September 2014

FAMOUS for arts and culture, Bristol is today the site of a week-long art amnesty asking the public to hand in art they have outgrown to be donated to a local homelessness charity.

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes Scottish rejection of independence

Stroud News and Journal:

9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

The Scottish electorate's rejection of independence was greeted with delight by Prime Minister David Cameron, who said that the victory margin of around 55%-45% had settled the issue "for a generation... perhaps for a lifetime".

Share ideas at women's business club

Stroud News and Journal:

4:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE next meeting of the Stroud Businesswomen’s Network takes place next week.

Month so far 'driest for 50 years'

Stroud News and Journal:

4:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The first half of September has been the UK's driest for more than 50 years, weather experts said today.

Lads and Dads Club to strengthen family unit

Stroud News and Journal:

4:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW club aimed at supporting the relationship between fathers and sons has been launched in Stroud.

Nailsworth News with Pam Browne

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

CONTACT your Nailsworth news – including your phone number – to or call her on 01453 832907

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Stand up for issues that affect us all

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 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.

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Importance of getting the right balance between cardio and weight training

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

WHAT’S the difference between cardio training and weight training? Is one better than the other?

Fit for purpose: Hearty stews and healthy soups are favoured over salads as chill hits

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

ONE step forward and two steps back last week – but I managed to get back on track on Monday morning, so all is not lost.

Have we become a little too liberal?

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

WE have undoubtedly come a long way in a short-time when it comes to our attitudes towards each other.

Sandra’s Bucket List leads to a potential 15 minutes of fame

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 21st September 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.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Plans for stores are to be discussed

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

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

Charity needs helping hand

Stroud News and Journal:

3:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS in the Stroud district are desperately being sought by Guide Dogs for the Blind because a key member of the team is moving away from the area.

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: The UK’s role in IS crisis still unknown

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Neil writes about his fears over the situation in the Middle East and the UK’s position

Not the usual quiet summer for property buying

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THIS summer has not been its traditional quieter period, in fact for Besley Hill Town & Country Homes, this August, just gone, has been the best August sales month across all price ranges since we opened our doors back in 2005.

What you are saying on our website

Stroud News and Journal:

2:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ON PLANS by Stroud District Council for weekly food waste collections.

Ukip will not merge with Green

Stroud News and Journal:

2:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM — I am writing further to the report in the SNJ of September 3 that Ukip wishes to enter into a ‘merger’ with the Greens in Stroud. This is not the case at all.

More wildflowers, not concrete and car tyres

Stroud News and Journal:

2:40pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM - Reading Karen Eberhardt-Shelton's article re car parks has reminded me of the history of the old meadow on which Weavers' Croft, Field Road now stands.

An unfortunately placed Ukip rant

Stroud News and Journal:

2:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM — Brian Cooke’s letter in the SNJ of September 3 was, as usual, intelligent, well thought out and clearly composed.

Simple arithmetic should allay fears

Stroud News and Journal:

2:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM — I want to thank you for printing the letter (SNJ: September 3) from Caroline Stephens, the Stroud Ukip candidate.

Time for a grown up conversation

Stroud News and Journal:

2:29pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM — I admit my views on both Ukip and The Daily/Sunday Mail were very low to start with, but the lazy, distorted and hypocritical letter from your correspondent Caroline Stephens, Ukip’s Parliamentary candidate, scrapes the bin.

Don’t deny us a Conservative MP

Stroud News and Journal:

2:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM — At every general election count in Stroud in which a Ukip candidate has stood, they have

Labour and Tories are not the same

Stroud News and Journal:

2:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM — I must take issue with Carol Kambites. She talks of the similarities between Labour and Conservatives and I just wonder if this is an early attempt to stop potential Green voters from voting for David Drew.

Making my cherries sweeter

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I READ an interesting article yesterday about some groups of people in Fife and Norfolk who decided to experiment with eating only food from within 100 miles of where they lived.

The National Autistic Society

Stroud News and Journal:

12:08pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM - The National Autistic Society is calling on local people affected by autism to nominate individuals and services that have made a difference to their lives for the third annual Autism Professionals Awards.

Gardening tenants claim prizes

Stroud News and Journal:

12:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED council tenants were rewarded for their efforts at the annual SDC Garden Competition Awards.

Wotton-under-Edge incident: four released after police conclude no criminal offence was committed

Stroud News and Journal:

4:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE have concluded that no criminal offences were committed when a man was left seriously injured after it was believed he was thrown from a van in Wotton-under-Edge.

Epic 180-mile Cycle Challenge around the Cotswolds in a Day

Stroud News and Journal:

2:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THREE days before the Tour of Britain hits the Cotswolds, three staff members from Stroud District Council will be setting off on a day-trip with a difference.

Solutions for Care Homes

Stroud News and Journal:

11:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHETHER you are looking to make some small improvements to your care setting, give your care home a complete overhaul or just want to keep up to date with changes within the industry, Care Roadshows could be just what you are looking for.

Man, 22, hit with a shovel by a group of teenagers

Stroud News and Journal:

11:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted in Cheltenham by a group of teenagers yesterday, Tuesday.

Stroud man, 22, faces jail after admitting dealing in cannabis

Stroud News and Journal:

9:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD Stroud man has been warned to prepare for jail after he admitted being involved in cannabis supply on Tuesday.

Your pictures - thirsty dogs queue for a drink on Rodborough Common

Stroud News and Journal:

5:37pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CLIVE Adams took this picture of five dogs queuing to get to the water trough on Rodborough Common.

30,000 people call for CCTV in slaughterhouses

Stroud News and Journal:

4:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MADAM - More than 30,000 people have now signed a petition on the government's website calling for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses, with independent monitoring of the footage.

A new Director of Finance and Commerce has been appointed to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Stroud News and Journal:

4:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ANDREW Lee has worked within the NHS for more than 30 years and has previously held director level positions, in both an interim and substantive capacity, for a number of commissioning and provider organisations.

Man, 22, banned from driving after drinking two glasses of vodka

Stroud News and Journal:

6:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been banned from driving for 18 months after being caught at the wheel while nearly twice the drink drive limit.

Renegotiation is yet another politician's promise that cannot be met

Stroud News and Journal:

2:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MADAM - The UK Commissioner, the former PR man, (Lord) Jonathan Hill now has the portfolio of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union - not unimportant.

Lowesmoor Herd Wins Most Improved Herd Award for the Hereford breed

Stroud News and Journal:

1:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Lowesmoor herd, owned by Mike Clark of Cherington, near Gloucester, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of Hereford cattle in England for 2014.

Chef at the Bell Inn at Sapperton loses licence after crashing car into wall while over the limit

Stroud News and Journal:

10:36am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE chef of the Bell Inn at Sapperton has been banned from driving for 15 months after crashing his car into a wall while over the drink drive limit.

Top 10 Lenders:

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

ASKING prices of property coming onto the market this month have seen their first rise at this time of year since September 2011, according to the Rightmove House Price Index.

PICTURES: Frampton Country Fair

Stroud News and Journal:

10:42am Monday 15th September 2014

Pictures from Frampton Country Fair


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