UKIP to sponsor Forest Green's away match at Dover Athletic this weekend

Stroud News and Journal: File photo dated 1/10/2014 of Ukip leader Nigel Farage as his party has surged to 25% in the polls and the soaring level of support would secure the party an astonishing 128 MPs in a general election, experts have claimed. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue d

2:57pm Friday 21st November 2014

FOREST Green's away clash at Dover Athletic this Saturday at Crabble will be sponsored by political party UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party).

Minchinhampton Gardening Club

Stroud News and Journal:

2:55pm Friday 21st November 2014

MEMBERS attending the November meeting of the Minchinhampton Gardening Club enjoyed a very interesting talk by Jim Teague entitled "New Plants getting to Market".

Winston’s Wish receives £364,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to assist with supporting bereaved children in the North West of England

Stroud News and Journal:

2:47pm Friday 21st November 2014

WINSTON’S Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, is thrilled to receive £364,560 from the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Reaching Communities’ programme.

Local people say ‘thank you’ to war heroes by planting trees

Stroud News and Journal:

2:40pm Friday 21st November 2014

OVER 4,000 trees set to be planted across Gloucestershire to commemorate the centenary of the First World War Tree planting events are set to take place around Gloucestershire as part of an ambitious UK-wide project by the Woodland Trust to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Wind and rain on the way for the UK

Stroud News and Journal:

1:43pm Friday 21st November 2014

Britain is set to escape any impact from record snowfalls that have crippled parts of the US - but wind and rain are on the way.

New pair to aid with memorials

Stroud News and Journal:

4:56pm Thursday 20th November 2014

FUNERAL directors Michael Gamble has teamed up with the bereavement charity MuchLoved to offer families an online tribute facility to commemorate their loved ones.

Café revitalised by new owner

Stroud News and Journal:

4:54pm Thursday 20th November 2014

AFTER a year of trading as Cookes Coffee and Curios at Brunel Mall in Stroud the unique café now has a new owner and a new name.

New store to open as part of a £45m redevelopment

Stroud News and Journal:

4:50pm Thursday 20th November 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING retailer is opening a new store as part of the final phase of a £45 million redevelopment at Ebley Wharf in Stroud.

What you are saying on our website

Stroud News and Journal:

4:47pm Thursday 20th November 2014

ON the editorial comment praising Stroud High Street.

Red to violet, incredible palette lights up the sky

Stroud News and Journal:

4:46pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Roger Fenton from Nailsworth took this picture of St George’s Church in Nailsworth under a rainbow

Climate change card sparks off UKIP slur

Stroud News and Journal:

4:44pm Thursday 20th November 2014

MADAM - John Marjoram has recently suggested that because the local UKIP candidate for Stroud didn’t sign a card with other parties committing themselves to take further action on climate change, this somehow makes UKIP climate change deniers.

Helping all others throughout history

Stroud News and Journal:

4:38pm Thursday 20th November 2014

MADAM – I write in response to the letter from Chris Owen “We are all part of the human race”.

Much work needed on climate change

Stroud News and Journal:

4:36pm Thursday 20th November 2014

MADAM – On the second of November, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, published its Synthesis Report.

Track record of MPs over railway

Stroud News and Journal:

4:34pm Thursday 20th November 2014

MADAM – Following your item relating to the “MPs slam rail service hold ups”.

Badger cull was just total waste

Stroud News and Journal:

4:32pm Thursday 20th November 2014

MADAM – Reply to J Tuck. In the latest “hot news” concerning this incredibly silly farcical debate, the Badger Trust have lost their court cases trying to stop badger culls.

Comment: Delighted school can continue its work

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

IT IS fantastic to know that St Rose’s School has been saved from closure.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email

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

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Q: HOW do I find out if a property I am thinking of buying is at risk of flooding? Mrs K, Stroud.

Property Market Comment: Making the grade in property with a training scheme

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

WHETHER you’re taking your first step on the property ladder; starting out as a landlord; or becoming a tenant for the first time, you’ll want reassurance that the agents you engage with are focused on your best interests.

Top 10 Lenders: Rural home prices still high

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

HOMES in the Cotswolds are amongst the least affordable of Britain’s rural areas, second only to homes in the Chiltern district, according to latest research by the Halifax.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Programmed separation

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 23rd November 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: Omega-3 fatty acids-rich fish oil provides a number of benefits to health and weight loss

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Five reasons fish oil will make you stronger, leaner and healthier

Sandra’s Bucket List: Hollywood stars have nothing on knitting for your little ones

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 23rd November 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.

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Region will play a part in energy revolution

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

This week Neil Carmichael MP discusses energy

Stroud farmers’ market news with Gerb Gerbrands: I’ve quashed my squash fears

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

I MANAGED a personal triumph in the kitchen this week as I overcame what had developed into a weird procrastinating inertia around roasting a squash.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Helpful ideas and secret artists

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

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

Jack Russell artwork honours relative killed in WW1

Stroud News and Journal: Jack Russell's painting of his great, great uncle Private Edward Hogg titled Seconds From Hell  (12487349)

2:03pm Thursday 20th November 2014

FORMER England and Gloucestershire wicket-keeper Jack Russell has produced a remembrance painting, based on his great, great uncle's experiences in World War One, wrties Sally Bailey.

Revealed: Worst GL postcodes for driving offences

Stroud News and Journal: Two of the worst cases of speeding were clocked on roads in East Lancashire

3:47pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

NEARLY 9,000 fixed penalty notices were issued for driving offences in Gloucestershire last year, new figures have shown.

Your Pictures - Anton Gould's fantastic Movember moustache

Stroud News and Journal:

2:05pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

CAN you do better than Anton Gould's fantastic Movember moustache?

Inquest formally identifies remains of missing Stroud man 20 years later

Stroud News and Journal:

1:40pm Friday 14th November 2014

AN inquest has formally identified a Stroud man who disappeared from his Chalford home without a trace more than 20 years ago.

Inquest told Dennis Plater, 82, died from 'multiple stab wounds'

Stroud News and Journal:

10:27am Friday 14th November 2014

AN inquest has been opened and adjourned on 82-year-old Stroud man Dennis Plater.

Your Pictures - Stephen Thatcher's fantastic Movember moustache

Stroud News and Journal:

5:10pm Thursday 13th November 2014

STEPHEN Thatcher sent this image of his moustache as we near the halfway mark of Movember.

Police appeal for a person who phoned claiming that he saw a child being dragged into a car to make contact

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

5:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police are appealing for a person who called them claiming that he saw a child being dragged into a car to make contact with them.

Unemployment rate falls by 13,000

Stroud News and Journal: Youth unemployment down in Brighton and Hove

3:33pm Thursday 13th November 2014

Unemployment in the South West fell by 13,000 in the three months to September, official figures have revealed.

Your pictures - Amazing picture of a church under a rainbow

Stroud News and Journal:

12:03pm Thursday 13th November 2014

THANKS to Roger Fenton for sending in this picture of a rainbow in the sky over St George's Church in Nailsworth.

Man accused of stabbing Rodborough man Dennis Plater remanded in custody

Stroud News and Journal:

11:30am Thursday 13th November 2014

A 47-YEAR-OLD MAN accused of stabbing pensioner Dennis Plater, 82, to death in his own home on Friday was remanded in custody at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Rodborough murder update - suspect David Hall arrives at court

Stroud News and Journal:

9:53am Thursday 13th November 2014

THE man charged with the murder of Dennis Plater has arrived at a court in Cheltenham.

Rodborough murder update: Police still searching for murder weapon

Stroud News and Journal:

9:39am Thursday 13th November 2014

POLICE are still looking for the weapon used to kill Rodborough man Dennis Plater.

Man, 47, charged with the murder of Rodborough widower Dennis Plater

Stroud News and Journal:

8:57am Thursday 13th November 2014

A MAN has been charged with the murder of Rodborough widower Dennis Plater.

Free mouth screenings this month

Stroud News and Journal:

3:36pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A STONEHOUSE dental practice is offering patients a free mouth cancer screening as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Davey in place to lead expansion

Stroud News and Journal:

3:32pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

STONEHOUSE-based Omega Resource Group has appointed a new business development manager to head a major expansion programme for the company.

New office permits firm room for growth

Stroud News and Journal:

3:30pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

STAFF from the Stroud branch of DF Legal celebrated the opening of their new office on Friday.

Device helps to get the correct heat for baths

Stroud News and Journal:

3:27pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

GETTING the temperature right for a bath is vital for anyone, not least when it comes to bathing for the elderly.

Train rides were a great annual treat

Stroud News and Journal:

3:16pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

MADAM – Every Christmas, I was taken up to Cashes Green Halt.

Rail services will get much better

Stroud News and Journal:

3:15pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

MADAM – Following your item relating to the local MPs slamming rail service hold-ups.

Remember how the crash started

Stroud News and Journal:

3:10pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

MADAM – Is Mr Gabbett (SNJ October 29) saying that Labour caused Lehman’s fall, that Labour was involved in sub-prime mortgages and that, for example, Greece’s descent into bankruptcy was the Labour Party’s fault?

Filling station will need roundabout

Stroud News and Journal:

3:03pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

MADAM – John Stayte Services operates four filling stations in the local area.

Most are trying to do their best

Stroud News and Journal:

2:59pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

MADAM – I was disappointed to read Karen Eberhardt-Shelton’s article in the SNJ on November 5.

What did she do when on council?

Stroud News and Journal:

2:56pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

MADAM -– Councillor Lesley Williams and Maureen Rutter are asking when something will be done on the issues regarding traffic in Westward Road, Cainscross.

Most-vocal are not always right

Stroud News and Journal:

2:52pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

MADAM – Having read the web comments by Phyllus Jones in the SNJ, I have to wonder whether she would also be in favour of following China’s example of one child per household.


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