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Your pictures - Downham Hill

Stroud News and Journal:

2:27pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Thanks to Gary Watkins for sending in this picture of Downham Hill taken from Uley Bury.

Your pictures - Beautiful day on Selsley Common

Stroud News and Journal:

10:01am Monday 2nd March 2015

Thanks to Kevin Watkins for these pictures taken on February 27, a beautiful day on Selsley Common.

Students fly the flag for diversity!

Stroud News and Journal:

3:46pm Friday 27th February 2015

MADAM - It seems we are being bombarded by stories about how society is becoming less tolerant at the moment, but it’s not all bad news. There’s a new generation coming through who are flying the flag for equality and diversity.

A rare glimpse of nature at its most marvellous

Stroud News and Journal:

3:30pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MADAM - In reply to M Stocken’s letter (re. cloud rainbow, SNJ, February 4), I too saw it.

Climate change may swing vote

Stroud News and Journal:

3:26pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MADAM – Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change is the catchy title of a book that was published last year.

Answering some points on NHS

Stroud News and Journal:

3:10pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MADAM –With regard to Neil Carmichael’s opinion piece, ‘A Record of Achievement’

Board bound to miss key point

Stroud News and Journal:

3:09pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MADAM – Michael Seals, chairman of Animal Health and Welfare Board England, expresses doubts as to whether the TB Eradication Advisory Group will be able to establish a truly independent board to advise on future TB Policy, and take the politics out of it all.

A reminder of the project’s history

Stroud News and Journal:

3:07pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MADAM – In recent weeks, there has been a lot said about plans to build an incinerator at Javelin Park.

Dismay over mess – and sympathy

Stroud News and Journal:

2:41pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MADAM – Recently, I paid a visit to Stroud with my two dogs.

Sticking to landfill would be cheaper

Stroud News and Journal:

2:40pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MADAM – Every time anyone questions the incinerator contract, Messrs Hawthorne and Theodoulou of the GCC cabinet recite the same old mantra that “this £500million, 25-year contract will save Gloucestershire £150m compared with landfill”.

Comment: Crushing defeat is followed by secrets

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

FOR the motion calling for the cancellation of the contract for the Javelin Park incinerator to be defeated by just three votes was devastating for the tireless campaigners who have done so well to get this far.

Top 10 Lenders: Property portal reports record demand for homes

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

HOUSING demand is at a record high, according to property portal Rightmove, who have recorded their busiest month ever with over 100 million hits in January.

Your property problems solved with Rose Gregoire-Kaye Lettings Consultant

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

Q. I have just been turned down for a rental property because the agent says that I can not afford it, surely this is for me to decide. How do agents decide whether you can afford a property? Mr B, Paganhill

Property Market Comment: Make sure you select the right agent to sell your home

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

I AM sure many of us are looking forward to the first signs of sustained spring weather, particularly when many of us have witnessed all four traditional seasonal weather patterns contained within the last week.

Stroud farmers’ market news with Gerb Gerbrands: Carnivores will love new stall

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

IT WILL be a good day for meat lovers this Saturday as we introduce a new stall onto the market.

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Raising a glass to our vital pub trade

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

I’ve fought for the pub industry to ensure it stills plays the vital role it always has done

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Council holds vote on future of project

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

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

Sandra’s Bucket List: Out of the frying pan and into the Michelin starred kitchen

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

BEFORE hitting 50 later this 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.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

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

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Sadly, green sense is not too common

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

The SNJ 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: Top tips to help you beat the bulge around your middle ready for work on that six pack

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

How to lose belly fat The male belly is a strange phenomenon. It comes in all shapes and sizes and it’s become the focal point of the fitness industry (love handles, double chins and man boobs all trailing close behind). But what do you do if you’re not happy with yours? Putting any six pack based goals aside for a moment, here’s how to trim your tyre before you start working on your abs.

Artist to showcase work of his family life

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

AMBERLEY-based artist Mike Dawson is holding his debut exhibition at Star Anise Cafe in Stroud.

Electronic music in Mr Twitchetts

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

MR MARKO will be performing a live electronic music set at the Sub Rooms on Friday at 9.30am.

Award-winners set to headline festival

Stroud News and Journal:

4:23pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

FOUR-TIME Grammy winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo have been announced this week as headliners at this year’s Wychwood Festival.

COME to Tea Time at St Mary Magdalene

Stroud News and Journal:

3:43pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

COME to Tea Time at St Mary Magdalene, Rodborough every term time Sunday, 3.30pm - 4.30pm.

An amazing opportunity to help run a railway

Stroud News and Journal:

11:22am Tuesday 24th February 2015

• Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway aims to attract volunteers • Volunteer Recruitment Fair at Toddington – March 21 and 22 • Hundreds of opportunities for anyone to get involved

The Inspiral Carpets' lead singer Tom Hingley will be performing in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

10:04am Tuesday 24th February 2015

TOM Hingley spent 22 years as frontman with Manchester Britpoppers, the Inspiral Carpets. His was the voice behind chart hits This Is How It Feels and She Comes In The Fall. The Inspirals are still making music, but without Tom, who took a solo path back in 2011. Since then, he has delivered two full-length releases of his own; the acoustic album Sand, and electric opus Paper. On Sunday night, Tom plays at the Sub Rooms, at 8pm. With support from The Cornerstones.

Your pictures - Stratford Park from the sky

Stroud News and Journal:

11:15am Monday 23rd February 2015

Thanks to Kevin Watkins for sending in these aerial pictures of Stratford Park, taken during Half Term, on February 18.

What you are saying on our website

Stroud News and Journal:

9:38am Monday 23rd February 2015

ON the pothole crisis affecting our roads.

Potholes and parking produce total gridlock

Stroud News and Journal:

9:37am Monday 23rd February 2015

MADAM – At last the Highways Authority must be congratulated for their success in their grow-your-own-pothole competition. It has now been enthusiastically embraced county-wide and is rumoured to be expanded nationwide. I can hardly wait.

Blanket 20mph zone across our town ‘madness’

Stroud News and Journal:

9:35am Monday 23rd February 2015

MADAM - Amazing. Don't want to say I said so but I did.

Greens returning us to Middle Ages

Stroud News and Journal:

9:30am Monday 23rd February 2015

MADAM – Natalie Bennett, the leader of the Green Party, tells us that she would like to legalise membership of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, this is hardly surprising, as they share the same ambition, that is, to send us all back to the Middle Ages.

Open letter about the incinerator

Stroud News and Journal:

9:28am Monday 23rd February 2015

MADAM – A copy of the letter sent to Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, by SDC.

Lunacy of 20mph zones and cameras

Stroud News and Journal:

9:26am Monday 23rd February 2015

MADAM – Motorist Brian Marks reporting in SNJ of the difficulties he has getting up Stroud’s hills where speed limits are set at 20mph is another indication, if one were needed of the lunacy of the 20mph zones infecting our district like some dreadful scourge.

Steiner’s views on race like the Nazis

Stroud News and Journal:

9:20am Monday 23rd February 2015

MADAM – Graham Kennish in the SNJ of January 21 seeks to refute the accusation that Rudolf Steiner’s teachings are inherently racist on the grounds that Hitler “immediately closed down all the Steiner schools in Germany”.

Tories to blame for low recycling rate

Stroud News and Journal:

9:19am Monday 23rd February 2015

MADAM – As a Tory, Neil Carmichael has a nerve to say in his column that “the Labour-led Stroud District Council has an appallingly low recycling rate”.

Rush Skatepark in Brimscombe to hold inter-school BMX riding event

Stroud News and Journal:

2:23pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

A HOST of schools are taking part in a BMX riding event next week.

Green energy firm receives an award

Stroud News and Journal:

3:55pm Friday 20th February 2015

A STROUD-BASED wind and hydropower specialist has celebrated an award for a project which is believed to be the first of its kind in England.

Promotion after a year of changes

Stroud News and Journal:

3:52pm Friday 20th February 2015

LAURA Graham has been promoted to senior care manager at live-in care agency Corinium Care in Nailsworth.

Customer service is rewarded at dentists

Stroud News and Journal:

3:49pm Friday 20th February 2015

WOODCOCK Lane Dental Care in Stonehouse has been recognised with an award for excellent customer service by private healthcare search engine WhatClinic.com based on feedback by customers over a twelve month period.

Soup chef is running hot

Stroud News and Journal:

3:46pm Friday 20th February 2015

MUM’S home cooking has turned into the basis for a successful business for an entrepreneur from France Lynch.

Comment: Pickles is involved in farcical situation

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

WHEN the district council challenges the decisions made by the county council you know you are in trouble.

Top 10 Lenders: Good environment to buy

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

ANALYSTS have announced that there may never be a better time to take out a mortgage, with figures showing that rates have nearly halved over the past 12 months.

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

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

Q: I AM thinking of selling a property that I have recently refurbished and I am strongly considering selling it privately without using an Estate Agent. A friend of mine mentioned that I should try it. What are the benefits of using an Estate Agent? Surly it’s easy to do it myself? Mr M, Uplands.

Property Market Comment: Finding your own post-Valentine’s love nest

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

IF CUPID brought you love on Valentine’s Day you might now be thinking about finding a new love nest for you and your significant other. Viewing properties and exploring new areas are exciting parts of the house-hunting process. However, it isn’t always without its challenges. Here the team at Andrews in Stroud offers its advice for finding your dream love nest.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

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

Sandra’s Bucket List: Holding your nerve is key to getting best price at auction

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

BEFORE hitting 50 later this 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.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Why should we keep on expanding?

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

The SNJ 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.

Healthy Living with Ruth Holmes: Popeye should have had garlic

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

The benefits of garlic have been known across civilisations and are still being discovered as part of modern research into a series of health conditions

Cycle your way to Health, Wellbeing, and Fun Time for a Different Kind of Holiday?

Stroud News and Journal:

4:54pm Thursday 19th February 2015

With winter nights being long, and days being short, now is a good time to plan your summer holiday. Traditionally, we think of a holiday as a place to laze about in the sun. Often however, it is far more rewarding to choose a holiday where not only do you get to explore a new location and sample a different culture, but you get an opportunity to learn something new and to do something different as well.

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