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Students make bridge bright and beautiful

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS from William Morris College have helped add a bit of colour to a bridge in Stonehouse.

Future engineer wins backing of business

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SGS COLLEGE and Stroud Metal Company have joined forces to create a bright engineering future for student Jacob Jepps.

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.

Neil Carmichael welcomes further drop in unemployment

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud MP Neil Carmichael has praised the speech

11:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has welcomed a further drop in both youth and overall unemployment in Stroud, as unemployment continues to drop across the UK.

Sign up to abseil down Lion House in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Picture: Len Kerswill

10:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DROP over the edge with The Door Youth Project and Christian Aid and sign up for a charity abseil.

Stroud Labour to launch election campaign this weekend

Stroud News and Journal: David Drew (7310130)

9:22am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STROUD Labour is launching its general election campaign this weekend.

Arrest after van man in suspenders and stockings spotted

Stroud News and Journal: Van broken into in Cleckheaton

9:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have made an arrest following a series of bizarre reports of a man posing naked apart from suspenders and stockings in a parked van near Malmesbury.

Former Loose Women presenter and The Bill actress Lisa Maxwell ties the knot in Edge

Stroud News and Journal: Loose Women presenter Lisa Maxwell opens Resthaven Nursing Home's 75th anniversary garden party on Sunday afternoon

9:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

A RAFT of celebrities watched TV actress and presenter Lisa Maxwell marry her long-term partner Paul Jessup in Edge on Saturday.

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.

Plans for 150 homes at Mankley Field given go-ahead by inspector

Stroud News and Journal: Residents, councillors and MP Neil Carmichael gather ahead of the development control meeting at SDC where the application for 150 homes at Mankley Field was refused. There are now fears that it could be approved on appeal   (5317511)

12:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

PLANS to build 150 homes in Leonard Stanley have been allowed following an independent planning inquiry in May.

Roadworks planned for region's major roads

Stroud News and Journal:

3:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

PLANNED roadworks in Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire are set to go ahead in the next couple of weeks.

Graham Little from Stonehouse found safe and well

Stroud News and Journal:

3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE POLICE search for Graham Little, 35, who went missing yesterday from an address in Stonehouse, has now been concluded following his reappearance.

Free play sessions for Stroud youngsters

12:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

STROUD youngsters can enjoy free play sessions over the summer holidays,.

Cash-point customers urged to be vigilant after ATM tampering incidents

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

10:20am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are reminding people to be vigilant at cash-points following reports of tampering by thieves to steal money.

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.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Homes leading association’s wishes for next government

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Stroud Distrct Council leader Geoff Wheeler keeps you up to date with what is happening at the council Monday, July 7 – strategic economic plan

Fitness Tip of the week with Dave Marsh

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THIS week Dave introduces us to the joys of kettle bells – great for your glutes and back

Christian Comment with Terry Gillard of the Ebley Chapel: The question asked the most

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

IT'S not very deep. It's not one of those questions that make you stop and ponder, or will open up great debates. It is, however, probably the most asked question in the western world. It is asked by very young children, (and very old ones too!) and it's asked repeatedly – to the point of distraction. The Question? “Are we nearly there yet?”

Pictured: Thunder and lightning hits Stroud overnight

Stroud News and Journal:

4:01pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THE sky flickered and roared above Stroud as a lighting storm hi‎t in the early hours of Saturday.

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.

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.

Stroud farmers' market news with Gerb Gerbrands: Organic crops are up to 70 per cent richer in key antioxidants

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

IF YOU like your English summer fruit then you, like me, will be delighted at the selection of fruit available at the market this month.

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.

Neil Carmichael Stroud MP: Mutual model works well for over 60s home

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

WOODCHESTER Valley Village provides independent living for over sixties. I visited during the recent open day and found a welcoming atmosphere, well managed and designed facilities, and a range of attractive and efficient places to live.

Property Market Comment: Ever increasing sales enquiries

Stroud News and Journal: Clive Brown
MNAE, MARLA (7313709)

10:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE property market in Stroud and Nailsworth is performing well at the moment with enquiries for all types of properties on the up.

Fit for purpose

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

SNJ editor Sue Smith is getting into shape for an adventurous holiday. It’s not always easy to get going...

Candidate supports public sector workers' union strike

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

PUBLIC sector workers staged a one day strike over an on-going dispute over pay, pensions and workload last Thursday.

Top 10 Lenders: Take care to downsize properly

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

DOWNSIZING is a lifestyle choice most sellers make after the family has left the nest. Where it was previously seen as a gloomy experience, buying a smaller property and allowing more financial freedom is now a common trend in the current baby-boomer generation embracing a new chapter in their life.

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.

County's crime figures show 15% increase in number of sexual offences

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

4:23pm Friday 18th July 2014

CLOSE to 100 sexual offences have been recorded in Stroud in the last year.

Comment: Next time you visit bring us answers

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

WITH so many negative stereotypes about young people, it was refreshing to hear some positive words about Britain’s youth from a surprising source.

Take a peek at the baby bats

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

PUPS are about to take to the skies above Stroud as the mysterious life cycle of one of Britain’s rarest creatures begins again.

Picture round up: Callowell Summer Fair

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A STROUD primary school held a successful summer fete with a twist on Saturday as it offered an unconventional fundraising initiative.

M5 to close two lanes

Stroud News and Journal: Lane closed on M5 northbound

10:10am Friday 18th July 2014

THE M5 northbound near Gloucester will be reduced to one lane overnight for bridgeworks.

County council pledges continued support for disability campaign

Stroud News and Journal:

10:10am Friday 18th July 2014

EXACTLY one year since it was launched the county council has pledged to continue supporting a national campaign aimed at encouraging the employment of disabled people.

Vodafone launch High Street shop

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

MOBILE phone giant Vodafone opens a new store in Stroud High Street today.

Long service praised by recruitment firm

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

NEARLY 20 members of staff at global recruiter Omega Resource Group have been recognised with long service awards.

Cotswold School celebrates 25 years with opening of new maths block

Stroud News and Journal: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP, and Mavis Viscountess Dunrossil with head teacher Will Morgan, Head of Mathematics Stuart Smith and students outside the new mathematics block at The Cotswold School in Bourton (8201364)

6:02am Friday 18th July 2014

A SCHOOL in Bourton-on-the-Water has celebrated its 25th anniversary with the opening of a brand new, modern maths block.

Body of a man found in Cirencester town centre

Stroud News and Journal: police

3:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE body of a 26-year-old man was found this morning behind a Cirencester fruit and vegetable shop.

Hotel is set for a £1m expansion

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Bear of Rodborough is to undergo a £1 million expansion which will create 20 new jobs. Unfortunately, as reported in last week’s SNJ, the plans mean the Bear of Rodborough Croquet Club, which uses the lawn at the hotel, will no longer be able to meet there. It has been given notice to leave after 30 years.

Young illustrators spot gap in printing market

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YOUNG entrepreneurs Josh Hurley and Olly Moinet started their own business in screen printing after spotting a gap in the market.

Transformed Dursley toilets now "best in county"

Stroud News and Journal: SR_226_001     The refurbished May Lane public toilets in Dursley (8350870)

5:31pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PUBLIC toilets in Dursley have been given a fabulous makeover and updated with state of the art disabled access facilities.

Chinese food chain is to unveil new branch

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

POPULAR takeaway chain Hotcha – which claims to be the UK’s fastest growing Chinese takeaway chain – has opened a branch at the Merrywalks Centre in Stroud.

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.

Nailsworth councillors fear potential supermarket could cause loss of over 100 jobs

Stroud News and Journal: JOB CUTS: Asda is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as it overhauls its store management programme

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

NAILSWORTH Town Councillors were wary of the grave threat a potential new out of town supermarket could have for the local community.

Stroud cooks wanted to star in Come Dine With Me

Stroud News and Journal:

1:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CHANNEL 4's favourite dining show is coming to Stroud and is looking for keen cooks to take part.

£9k is donated to trust

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A DONATION of £9,000 has been made to the charity The Willow Trust by the Coventry Building Society.

Heatwave to hit Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

11:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

STROUDIES will experience a slice of summer weather over the next two days.

Two men accused of posing as 15-year-old boys on gay dating app Grindr to blackmail users

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO men are alleged to have posed as 15-year-old boys on the Grindr app in an attempt to blackmail other users for money.

New 20mph speed limit proposed for more Stroud roads

Stroud News and Journal: A survey has revealed that nearly 80 per cent of people think a 20mph speed limit should be in place on local roads, particularly near schools

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A 20mph speed limit is being proposed for several streets in central Stroud to come into action before the end of the year.

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