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Stroud Fringe Festival weather forecast

Stroud News and Journal:

2:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014

OVER the weekend the Five Valleys will see an array of rain, cloud and sun as revellers gather in Stroud for the Fringe Festival.

Stroud Fringe Festival - find out what's on and where

Stroud News and Journal:

1:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TUCK in to a feast of folk, jazz, rock, punk, indie and pop this weekend, with the return of Stroud Fringe.

Police prepare for GCHQ protest this weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

1:16pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE are preparing for a planned protest at GCHQ this weekend.

Traffic warning: The W is closed from the Nailsworth side

Stroud News and Journal:

11:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

MOTORISTS trying to travel between Avening and Nailsworth may have to find an alternative route as a section of the W has been closed.

Mum would be ‘proud’ of daughter’s success

Stroud News and Journal:

10:53am Thursday 28th August 2014

TALENTED drama student Erin Holley was a star performer in this year’s GCSE results despite missing almost two months of school after her mum died earlier in the year.

Ice Bucket Challenge completed for SNJ's Help Tessa appeal

Stroud News and Journal:

10:56am Thursday 28th August 2014

SNJ reader Simon Stroud has taken on the Ice Bucket Challenge after being inspired by the SNJ's campaign to Help Tessa Beat Cancer.

Appeal for missing Cheltenham man Martin Andrews

Stroud News and Journal:

9:59am Thursday 28th August 2014

 POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing Cheltenham man.

Woof, woof: Pub dog show is a howling success

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DOGGED determination paid off for the winners of a pet show at popular Stroud pub the Crown and Sceptre on Sunday afternoon.

Chalford residents clear River Frome to help ease winter flooding

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS donned wellies and waterproofs and cleared the River Frome in Chalford to protect homes against the threat of flooding this winter.

Waitrose muscle-man Will is pure beef

Stroud News and Journal:

5:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WAITROSE muscle-man Will Wilton is 100 per-cent organic.

You are never too old to stop learning: Three friends achieve A*s in GCSE Italian

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TRIO of hard-working friends said grazie to their language tutor after they each achieved an A* grade in GCSE Italian at Stroud High School.

Video: District councillor Steve Robinson takes on ice bucket challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

1:46pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

STEVE Robinson has become the first Stroud district councillor to take on the ice bucket challenge.

Court orders Nailsworth restaurant to pay chef more than £4,000 in unpaid wages

Stroud News and Journal:

12:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN application has been made for bailiffs to visit Number 28 restaurant in Nailsworth after its owners failed to pay in full an Algerian immigrant whom they employed as a chef.

Kizzy, 23, to host coffee morning in father’s memory

Stroud News and Journal:

11:18am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ALMOST a year after her father died of cancer, Kizzy Spicer is organising a coffee morning in his memory.

Duo deny £25k blackmail charges against men they met via dating app Grindr

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO defendants who earlier this month admitted blackmailing two men they met via gay dating app Grindr have asked to change their pleas to not guilty.

Saddle up for Tour de Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: IT'S TIME TO RIDE ...with BSJ Cycles bicycle shop cycle enth

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CYCLISTS are being urged to saddle up for the Tour de Stroud.

Help save the life of former psychiatric nurse Tessa, 72, who has travelled to Mexico for cancer treatment she can’t get in the UK

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE family of a former nurse is appealing for donations to help save the life of their 'very special mum' who has been diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of liver cancer.

Villagers prepare for Bisley Fete and Flower Show

11:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BISLEY Fete and Flower Show is set to take place this Saturday, August 30.

Roads to close for Stroud Fringe Festival

Stroud News and Journal: Serious crash causes road closure in Ponsanooth

10:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

STROUD Fringe Festival returns on Friday with a weekend of free music in and around town.

Cyclists raise concerns over Lansdown road signs

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CYCLISTS have raised concerns about road signs in the centre of Stroud that do not make it clear to motorists that bike users can travel both ways along the street.

Natural England gives go-ahead to second year of badger culling

Stroud News and Journal: It is not known how many badgers are in Bolton

5:19pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SECOND year of culling badgers in Gloucestershire has been given the go-ahead today, Tuesday.

Poll predicts Labour victory in Stroud at 2015 general election

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud's Conservative MP Neil Carmichael is trailing Labour rival David Drew, according to a poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft (9687382)

4:41pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

LABOUR are on course to win the Stroud constituency at the general election in 2015, according to a new poll commissioned by the Conservative Party peer and donor Lord Ashcroft.

Cirencester man pleads guilty to possessing indecent images of children

Stroud News and Journal:

3:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TEENAGER posted compromising photographs of an under-age girlfriend on the internet after she jilted him and was then found to have child abuse images on his computer.

Nick Bonnie Death: Four friends could be facing jail terms

Stroud News and Journal: Nick Bonnie.

12:29pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FOUR friends of Nick Bonnie could be facing possible jail terms in relation to the death of the former Prince's Trust worker.

Work to re-double the railway line between Swindon and Kemble finishes

11:44am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE £45 million scheme to re-double the railway line between Swindon and Kemble has now been completed.

Peace vigil held in Stroud to draw attention to plight of Palestinian civilians

Stroud News and Journal: Members of Stroud Peace Movement and activists from Amnesty’s mid-Gloucestershire branch held a peace vigil over the weekend to raise awareness about the suffering of ordinary Palestinians                                (9654752)

10:42am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STROUD Peace Movement and members of Amnesty’s mid-Gloucestershire branch held a vigil in Stroud High Street on Saturday to highlight the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Nick Bonnie death: Paul Tabb trial due to start today, Tuesday

Stroud News and Journal: Nick Bonnie.

10:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE trial of Stroud man Paul Tabb is due to start today, Tuesday, at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

Have your say on sexual health services

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire County Council (7940398)

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

RESIDENTS are encouraged to have their say on sexual health services in Gloucestershire.

Fundraising prize for store after it helps raise £40,000

Stroud News and Journal:

9:22am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STAFF at Wilko in Stroud are celebrating after being awarded Best Business Partnership at the star-studded Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Recognition Awards and Charity Ball.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: We’re here in a togetherness, why spoil that?

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 24th August 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.

Sandra’s Bucket List: See how far you branch out doing a family tree

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 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.

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: The truth about fats – the good, bad, and the essential.

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

More and more research shows fats form part of a healthy diet, but are all fats created equal?

Fit for purpose: Machines are not the easy option

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

SNJ editor Sue Smith is getting into shape for an adventurous holiday. During my latest personal training session with Matt Collins I discovered machines are not the easy option.

Christian Comment with Steve Woodcock, Senior pastor of Five Valleys Christian Fellowship

Stroud News and Journal: Christian Comment (7906952)

9:02am Sunday 24th August 2014

Christian Comment with Steve Woodcock, Senior pastor of Five Valleys Christian Fellowship

Enjoy last days of the season at Horsfall House summer fair

11:01pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

AS the last days of the season approach there are still opportunities to enjoy summer fairs in the district.

Comment: Hindsight won’t help neglected children

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SOCIAL workers are without a doubt between a rock and a hard place. If they act too soon in suspected cases of child abuse they are often accused of being too heavy-handed. But if they do nothing the cry goes up that someone should have stepped in sooner.

Planning Department Weekly List

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (7922264)

4:02pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

PLANNING Applications registered between 11.08.14 and 15.08.14.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Film-making, recycling and more for weekly round-up

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

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

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Education reforms work

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE recent A-level results are impressive. Congratulations to the many successful students and also thank you to the supportive and effective teachers in our schools.

Lypiatt Park open to the public to mark centenary of Lynn Chadwick's birth

Stroud News and Journal:

9:01pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE family of celebrated English sculptor Lyn Chadwick are opening Lypiatt Park estate for a one-off public event to mark 100 years since his birth.

Are you charming enough to join the cast of Cinderella?

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

IN 1997, a young Claire Howard stepped on to the stage of the Cotswold Playhouse in the title role of Cinderella.

Unpaid work for ‘bolshie’ teenager

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TEENAGER who damaged a newly-decorated Gloucester Crown Court cell when he was remanded in custody for just two hours was warned on Wednesday that he will go to jail for much longer if he does not change his ways.

Check rail times and routes before travelling this Bank Holiday weekend

Stroud News and Journal:

3:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

EVERYONE travelling by train this Bank Holiday weekend is urged to check journey times and routes.

Going Dutch with dredging machine

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A GIANT amphibious machine from Holland is digging deep to help restore the Stroudwater Navigation to its former glory.

Accountant admits £100k charity fraud

Stroud News and Journal:

12:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A 50-YEAR-OLD accountant swindled a Stroud-based national charity out of more than £100,000, a court heard.

Thomas Keble pupil achieves nine GCSEs despite long-term illness

Stroud News and Journal: Thomas Keble pupil Leah Hunter (9585170)

11:37am Friday 22nd August 2014

A THOMAS Keble School student who has struggled for half her life with type one diabetes was celebrating on Thursday after receiving nine GCSEs.

Spread colour at charity run

Stroud News and Journal:

11:03am Friday 22nd August 2014

RUNNERS will paint Kemble Airfield pink, green, blue and orange on Sunday, October 5 in aid of the Cotswold Care Hospice.

Stroud Labour Party protests rail fare increases

Stroud News and Journal:

10:22am Friday 22nd August 2014

PROTESTS against rail fare increases were held by Stroud Labour Party outside several train stations in the Five Valleys on Tuesday (August 19).

Thomas Keble School equals best ever GCSE results

Stroud News and Journal:

10:16am Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS and teachers at Thomas Keble are celebrating after the school equalled its record breaking GCSE results of 2013 despite concerns about the new exam regime.

SDC prepare for cycling competition that could bring Wiggins and Cavendish to town

Stroud News and Journal: Britain's  Mark Cavendish of team Omega Pharma Quick Step, celebrates the victory after the 4th stage, a 160,4 km race, from Heiden to Ossingen, at the 78th Tour de Suisse UCI ProTour cycling race, in Ossingen, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP

10:07am Friday 22nd August 2014

BRADLEY Wiggins and Mark Cavendish could be soaring through Stroud next month when they are due to compete in the Tour of Britian.

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