Bosses get stuck in at new HQ location

Stroud News and Journal:

1:11pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A HEALTHCARE manufacturing company has cut the first turf of its new HQ at Stonehouse Park symbolising the start of construction for a new purpose-built premises.

Air-conditioning status for firm

Stroud News and Journal:

1:06pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A STONEHOUSE-BASED firm has achieved accredited Toshiba air conditioning installer status.

Employer of the year title for Trust

Stroud News and Journal:

1:03pm Thursday 26th March 2015

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust claimed the title for Employer of the Year at a recent awards ceremony.

Boat firm secures new engine deal

Stroud News and Journal:

11:59am Thursday 26th March 2015

A COMPANY that distributes inflatable boats is partnering with a powersports manufacturing firm.

Reader’s picture shows beauty spot at nightfall

Stroud News and Journal:

11:47am Thursday 26th March 2015

SNJ reader John Wells sent in this picture taken at night in Stratford Park

Fossils or just futuristic fakery?

Stroud News and Journal:

11:41am Thursday 26th March 2015

MADAM – Here we go again, those evolutionists are jumping up and down with excitement that someone digging around in Ethiopia has found a fossil of a jawbone that apart from proving that we humans are 400,000 years older than at first thought this must be the missing link they have been hoping for to prove that the human race really did evolve from apes.

Leave the EU and austerity will end

Stroud News and Journal:

11:37am Thursday 26th March 2015

MADAM – Chris Jockel's apparent surrender of the Green Party nomination as PPC for Stroud is mystifying with the general election being only a few weeks away.Leave the EU and austerity will end

Labour win would be a step backward

Stroud News and Journal:

11:36am Thursday 26th March 2015

MADAM – "There is no money left".

Laughing along at reader's rail woes

Stroud News and Journal:

11:34am Thursday 26th March 2015

MADAM – I was doubled up with laughter at the 'Alice in Wonderland' moment your reader John Hudson had at Stroud railway station trying to purchase a day return ticket from Kemble to Paddington.

Was money spent in the right places?

Stroud News and Journal:

11:33am Thursday 26th March 2015

MADAM – These days I get a considerable amount of literature from the Conservative party, much of it telling me how hard our MP Mr Carmichael has worked to get the railway line from Kemble to Swindon doubled.

Letter was lacking in factual accuracy

Stroud News and Journal:

11:32am Thursday 26th March 2015

MADAM – Jim Watson’s letter titled “Steiner’s views on race like the Nazis” (February 18) is such an outrageously mendacious misrepresentation that if Steiner were alive today, you would almost certainly be the subject of legal proceedings.

Comment: Vaccine must be made available

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A STAGGERING 1,870 people a year, mainly children, are affected by meningitis. The consequences of this horrible bacterial disease are often devastating resulting in death, limb loss, brain damage and blindness.

Rachel Treweek announced as the new Bishop of Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal:

10:40am Thursday 26th March 2015

THE new Bishop of Gloucester was revealed today as Rachel Treweek, the first female diocesan bishop to be appointed by the Church of England.

Your pictures - Waiting for the eclipse

Stroud News and Journal:

12:58pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Thanks to Kevin Watkins for sending in these pictures taken of the people on the common waiting for the eclipse at 9.30am, Friday, March 20.

Cheltenham Town Hall announces brand new family events programme

Stroud News and Journal:

12:20pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A BRAND new programme of family events will launch at Cheltenham Town Hall this year.

Cheltenham Music Festival will feature outstanding music from across the globe

Stroud News and Journal:

12:12pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

THE Cheltenham Music Festival, one of the UK’s longest-running festivals, has announced its 2015 programme, featuring a huge variety of outstanding music from across the globe. After enjoying record-breaking audiences in 2014, this year’s festival promises a similarly popular programme.

Do you want to be the face of Shibumi 2015?

Stroud News and Journal:

5:12pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A BOUTIQUE fashion company are offering one aspiring model a day pampering and photo shoots.

Young filmmakers award to be presented this week

Stroud News and Journal:

3:20pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

FOLLOWING their call out to young film makers across the district, members of the MOULD youth art collective are preparing for the Young Filmmaker of the Year awards.

Amazing and preposterous Minchinhampton resident remembered

11:03am Monday 23rd March 2015

The Cotswold Players present The Amazing and Preposterous Constance Smedley by Frank Hatt at the Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud: March 18-21

WOMAD 2015 line-up announced

Stroud News and Journal:

6:19am Monday 23rd March 2015

WOMAD 2015 - which runs from July 23-26 in Charlton Park, Wiltshire - is shaping up to be another fantastic festival.

WOMAD 2015 line-up announced

Stroud News and Journal:

6:15am Monday 23rd March 2015

WOMAD 2015 - which runs from July 23-26 in Charlton Park, Wiltshire - is shaping up to be another fantastic festival.

A 60-year-old man from Stonehouse has died in a motorbike crash near the town

Stroud News and Journal:

1:26pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

A 60-year-old man from Stonehouse has died in a motorbike crash near the town.

Summer of love comes to Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

5:14pm Friday 20th March 2015

A ONE-WAY ticket to Bangkok, bought with a leap of faith in the 1980s, was psychedelic artist Robbie’s gateway to globe trotting.

Former Forest Green Rovers player Andrew Taylor denies murdering off-duty police constable Neil Doyle

Stroud News and Journal:

3:57pm Friday 20th March 2015

A FORMER Forest Green Rovers player has denied murdering an off-duty police constable in Liverpool.

Gloucestershire’s slimmers lose the weight of two fire engines

Stroud News and Journal:

2:41pm Friday 20th March 2015

GLOUCESTERSHIRE residents have lost a combined weight of almost 5000 stone - the weight of two of the fire engines.

Former Times and Stroud News journalist Peter Evans is guest of honour at Old Marlingtonians' Association annual dinner

Stroud News and Journal: Marling School Open Morning

2:12pm Friday 20th March 2015

A FORMER journalist of the Stroud News returns to the town this weekend (Saturday March 21) as the guest of honour at another of his old stomping grounds.

Fitness fan sets up vitamins business

Stroud News and Journal:

11:33am Thursday 19th March 2015

A HEALTH and fitness enthusiast from Paganhill has set up a bodybuilding supplements company.

Brothers’ showroom gets launched

Stroud News and Journal:

11:29am Thursday 19th March 2015

BROTHERS specialising in outdoor heating products celebrated the opening of their new showroom with champagne and pizza fresh from a BBQ oven.

Business venture is a sweet success story

Stroud News and Journal:

11:24am Thursday 19th March 2015

A BELGIAN chocolatier and a Meringue specialist are creating a business partnership made in heaven.

Bakers embark on a foodie adventure around country

Stroud News and Journal:

11:22am Thursday 19th March 2015

CELEBRITY chefs from Hobbs House Bakery in Nailsworth are appearing in their third series of Fabulous Baker Brothers.

What you are saying on our website

Stroud News and Journal:

11:16am Thursday 19th March 2015

ON the landmark court ruling allowing the former wife of Ecotricity boss Dale Vince to continue with her claim for £1.9 million of divorce money.

MP has let us down

Stroud News and Journal: MP Neil Carmichael and district and parish councillors for the Stanleys joined more than 150 residents to protest against plans to build 150 homes on Mankley Field in Leonard Stanley

11:15am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM – I write to point out the inaccuracy of a recent report regarding the Mankley Field housing development.

State of roads really beggars belief

Stroud News and Journal:

11:11am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM – Your recent article about potholes in Uplands must be the most talked about topic in town.

Answers to be found on internet

Stroud News and Journal:

11:04am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM –It is difficult to know what to make of the Christian Comment (SNJ, Feb 18) submitted by Rev’d Penny West who self-identifies as “Biomedical Scientist and ‘Semi-Retired’ Anglican Priest”.

Evolution is not down to chance

Stroud News and Journal:

11:03am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM – The Christian Comment in the February 18 issue of the SNJ was deeply unsettling.

It wasn’t down sofa back after all

Stroud News and Journal:

11:02am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM – “There’s no money left” was apparently the message left by the last chief secretary to the Treasury.

Common ruined by dogs and mess

Stroud News and Journal:

10:57am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM - Did I miss something?

Incinerator action was arrogance

Stroud News and Journal:

10:53am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM – Much has been said about the proposed incinerator in terms of scale and the environment but my main concerns are the cost and the lack of democracy.

Just 11.5% of badgers had TB

Stroud News and Journal:

10:51am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM – Badgers outnumbered.

Logic of zones is ludicrous

Stroud News and Journal:

10:45am Thursday 19th March 2015

MADAM – In response to B Goodall’s letter, I would make the following observations.

Comment: Pothole problems not going anywhere

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Saturday 21st March 2015

ANY day now motorists are going to start disappearing down these monstrous craters in the road, otherwise known as potholes that we are all having to negotiate at our peril.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email

Family Life with Sandra: Blondes may have more fun but silvers get things done...

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

Sandra Ashenford reflects on the ups and downs of her week

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Forces in good state for facing dangers

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 21st March 2015

This week Neil Carmichael MP discusses defence spending

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Pupils in the courts for their mock trial

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 21st March 2015

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 to welcome in spring

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 19th March 2015

SATURDAY’S market falls on the spring equinox this year and thus we will truly be on the threshold of the winter/spring doorway.

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Should you fast before training?

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 22nd March 2015

Should you fast before training?

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Without words, we would vanish

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 22nd 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.

Your pictures - A clear night and a beautiful day

Stroud News and Journal:

12:36pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Thanks to John Wells for sending in these striking pictures.

Plans for next stage in Dale Vince divorce row

Stroud News and Journal:

5:05pm Thursday 12th March 2015

LAWYERS are preparing for the next stage of a divorce money row between a green energy tycoon and the ex-wife he parted from nearly 30 years ago.


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