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Time running out to apply for your secondary school place

Stroud News and Journal:

4:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

The deadline for applying for a secondary school place for September 2015 is fast approaching.

Fourth person arrested after hit and run incident in September

Stroud News and Journal:

2:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FOURTH person has been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a cyclist near Gloucester's St Barnabas roundabout in September.

Huge poppy created out of 1,400 people to mark Remembrance Day 2014

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TO launch this year’s Royal British Legion Gloucestershire County Poppy Appeal, around 1,400 GCHQ staff, both civilian and military, have worked together to create a giant poppy in the centre of the iconic GCHQ ‘doughnut’ building in Cheltenham.

Public Health Englands tips to protect your health and those around you this winter

Stroud News and Journal:

8:10am Friday 24th October 2014

THIS winter protect your health and those around you Practical things we can all do to minimise the risk to our health this winter, are spelled out in the 2014 Cold Weather Plan for England.

Read your way around four worlds

Stroud News and Journal:

7:41am Friday 24th October 2014

LITERACY lovers across the county are being encouraged to read outside the realms of their favourite genre, as part of this year’s South West reading passport challenge.

Active Together grant helps young people get fit through play

Stroud News and Journal:

7:30am Friday 24th October 2014

ENCOURAGING young people from Linden and Tuffley in Gloucester to get up, get outdoors and get active is at the heart of a project being supported through Gloucestershire County Council’s Active Together grant.

Bakers get creative in charity fundraiser

Stroud News and Journal:

7:20am Friday 24th October 2014

WHAT started out as a simple cake sale for charity turned into a version of the Great British Bake Off.

Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter speaks at Stroud Volunteers Centre AGM

Stroud News and Journal:

7:10am Friday 24th October 2014

LORD Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter was the guest speaker at Stroud Volunteer Centre’s AGM on Thursday, October 16.

The Cotswold Dogs and Cats Home advice for pet owners over the firework period

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

PET owners are being advised on how to minimise stress for animals over the firework period.

NICK BONNIE: There is still such sadness among his friends as they struggle to deal with the shock and the grief of his death - mum of Nick Bonnie

Stroud News and Journal: Andy and Pauline Bonnie attend the funeral of their son, Nick, at Gloucester Cathedral this afternoon, Thursday. Pictured with Nick's girlfriend Leah Wilkins (1770796)

4:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE mother of a Prince's Trust charity worker from Stroud who died after taking ecstasy has told a court of the "additional anguish" caused by his four friends who lied to police about where they had got the drugs.

Easy peasy Lemon Zambezi - David, 69, becomes first man to walk entire length of Africa's fourth longest river

Stroud News and Journal: Adventurer David Lemon feeding baby elephant, Zambezi, with Cowbell milk

8:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IT HAS taken two-and-a-half years, during which he has fought off malaria three times, but 69-year-old David Lemon has become the first person to walk the length of the Zambezi River.

Stroud farmers’ market news with Gerb Gerbrands: Hive of activity set for tasting

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

HORTON Brothers Honey is back at the market with this year’s supply of local honeys.

Speed limit to be addressed along 'rat run'

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CAMPAIGN is underway to introduce a 20mph limit on a busy road between Stroud and Stonehouse.

Man, 30, arrested during badger cull appears in court

Stroud News and Journal:

5:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BRISTOL man arrested during Operation Themis has appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court today, Thursday.

Plans to close a quarter of Homebase stores could affect Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

4:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

STROUD Homebase workers are facing the unknown after the company announced plans to close a quarter of its stores today, Thursday.

Falling in tandem to fundraise for children's school

Stroud News and Journal:

1:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRAVE mum Vicky Mayo is to plunge 10,000ft to raise money for her children’s school.

Man, 67, dies after collapsing at Nailsworth bus station

Stroud News and Journal:

11:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN has died after collapsing at Nailsworth bus station.

Stroud businesswoman Berith assembles hygiene boxes for women in the Philippines

Stroud News and Journal:

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STROUD businesswoman Berith Sandgren-Clarke is putting her pampering skills to good use next year when she visits a village in the Philippines where people live in severe poverty.

Could you help make lanterns for Stroud Goodwill?

Stroud News and Journal: Hundreds of Taiwanese people release sky lanterns in hopes of good fortune and prosperity in the Chinese new year before the traditional Lantern Festival in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Lantern festival falls

8:32am Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help make lanterns for this year’s Stroud Goodwill Evening.

Juice pressing fills up Apple Day fun

Stroud News and Journal:

8:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STROUD Valleys Project organised a pressing engagement on Saturday with an event to celebrate National Apple Day.

Nurse shortage in Stroud leads to a 42% bed decrease

Stroud News and Journal:

8:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BEDS at Stroud General Hospital were cut temporarily by almost a half due to a shortage of nurses earlier this month.

Children prove they are beret good at French

Stroud News and Journal:

8:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OOH la, la – these prep school pupils certainly know their onions when it comes to speaking French.

Uproar over changes to bus services in Dursley

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Councillor for Dursley Doina Cornell at the bus stop on Shakespeare Road, in Dursley (11821841)

7:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DURSLEY residents and Labour councillors fear that changes to bus services could have a negative impact on the community.

Second year of history festival a smash hit for Malmesbury

Stroud News and Journal: DV1716 L-R  Brian Matthews (Lib Dem Prospective candidate for Malmesbury) with  Lib Dem ex Leader Paddy Ashdown 
outside Malmesbury Abbey. 
Pics by Diane Vose 16 Oct 2014.  (11775699)

7:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TOURISTS and history enthusiasts flocked to Malmesbury to hear talks from famous historians, authors and politicians during the second BBC History Weekend.

Cirencester schoolboy awarded lead part in top new BBC drama

Stroud News and Journal:

6:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SCHOOLBOY from Cirencester who has never acted in his life was picked out of thousands to play the lead character in a brand new BBC drama.

Public consultation held for proposed 150 home development

Stroud News and Journal: SR_654_001     The site of the proposed housing development near Lower Morton (10373985)

4:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LAST WEEK the firm behind the proposed 150-home development on the northern edge of Thornbury held a public consultation with local residents.

Renewed appeal to trace missing teenager Hayley Kubiak

Stroud News and Journal:

4:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are renewing their appeal for information to help trace Hayley Kubiak, who is still missing.

Stroud Library to close for two weeks

Stroud News and Journal: BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

3:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STROUD library will close for two weeks from Monday, November 3 to Monday, November 17 while the lighting is upgraded.

Crash closes main road between Stroud and Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal:

4:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COMMUTERS can expect delays this rush hour after a crash closed the main road between Stroud and Gloucester.

Editorial comment: Stroud will never forgive 'yes' decision on incinerator

Stroud News and Journal:

12:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

JUST how long will this incinerator saga go on for?

Javelin Park delay sparks political row in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Today the SNJ joins the Javelin Park incinerator 'call-in' campaign

12:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SECOND delay to the Javelin Park incinerator decision has led to accusations of political interference for electoral gain.

Motorcyclist, 30 in serious condition after collision involving two cars at Highnam

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

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a collision involving a motorbike and two cars at Highnam yesterday evening, Monday.

COMPETITION: Draw to win iPad Air in Halloween art contest

Stroud News and Journal:

5:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CREATIVE youngsters are being given the chance to win an iPad Air worth £399 by entering our spooktacular half-term Halloween art competition.

Musician behind Gerry Rafferty hit Baker Street dies, aged 60

Stroud News and Journal:

4:38pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos - on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street - who was from Exeter, has died.

Man sentenced to six years for causing death of Leanne Davies by dangerous driving

Stroud News and Journal:

4:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN whose reckless actions while travelling on a Forest A-road led to the death of a 19-year-old woman, has today been sentenced to six years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

Healthy Living with Ruth Holmes: The Maca vegetable, a Peruvian delicacy

Stroud News and Journal:

4:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Widely available in Peru, the Maca vegetable has a multitude of uses. Ruth Holmes introduces us to her latest discovery.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

3:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: The machine era is slowly crippling us

Stroud News and Journal:

3:44pm Tuesday 21st October 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.

Gloucestershire children and young people enjoy record breaking Summer Reading Challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

3:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ALMOST 10,000 young Gloucestershire book lovers were part of this year’s highly successful Summer Reading Challenge.

Missing six-year-old girl found by police helicopter

Stroud News and Journal:

11:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SIX-year-old girl who went missing in Malmesbury was located by a neighbouring police force's helicopter.

Former Prime Minister visits Painswick

Stroud News and Journal:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FORMER Prime Minister John Major made an impromptu tour of Painswick on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SOUTH African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Temporary traffic lights causing long delays for motorists this morning

Stroud News and Journal: Slow traffic in Swanley due to temporary lights

9:05am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TRAFFIC is building in and around Stroud this morning.

Could you help organise the Poppy Appeal in Stroud?

Stroud News and Journal: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

8:52am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Royal British Legion is urgently looking for an organiser to co-ordinate the Poppy Appeal in Stroud.

Dredging project restores piece of canal’s former glory

Stroud News and Journal:

8:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MASSIVE £110,000 dredging project has helped restore a section of the canal in Stroud to its former glory.

Friends of Nick Bonnie avoid jail after lying to police about his death

Stroud News and Journal: Nick Bonnie.

5:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOUR friends of Nick Bonnie avoided jail today after lying to police about the death of the former Prince's Trust worker.

Great Western Air Ambulance celebrate arrival of new helicopter

Stroud News and Journal: The Great Western Air Ambulance's new helicopter off the ground (11673988)

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOLLOWING a lengthy fundraising campaign the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity GWAAC have finally received their new helicopter.

Severe weather warning could disrupt travel in the county

Stroud News and Journal: Weather warning as 50mph winds close in on Watford

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

COMMUTERS could face delays tomorrow as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the county bringing a period of strong winds.

Stroud Lib Dems put forward candidate for General Election

1:09pm Monday 20th October 2014

STROUD Liberal Democrats have selected their candidate for the General Election.

Man, 19, arrested and charged for several offences

Stroud News and Journal:

12:04pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE have arrested a Gloucestershire man wanted for a number of burglaries and for breaching several CRASBOs (Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Orders).

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