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Yarn bombers strike Stroud couple

Stroud News and Journal:

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

DESPITE Britain's Indian summer this statuesque Stroud couple are feeling the cold.

Warmest Halloween on record as South Gloucestershire town hits 20.5C

Stroud News and Journal: Family Halloween Disco

1:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

BRITAIN has experienced its warmest Halloween on record after a record-breaking temperature was recorded in South Gloucestershire

Top five spooky spots in Gloucestershire revealed

Stroud News and Journal: Uncanny in the Quarter - A Ghost Walk

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

THE author of Modern Day Ghosts of England, Matthew Kenton, has listed to top five spooky spots in the county.

Food Standards Agency urges you to look before you book for Christmas

Stroud News and Journal:

9:22am Friday 31st October 2014

IF you are planning a special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to look before you book.

Four days of fire brigade strikes begins tonight in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Members of the Fire Brigade Union at their picket at Worcester Fire Station on Thursday. Photo by John Anyon (2814647501).

9:01am Friday 31st October 2014

A four day strike by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) begins tonight at Stroud Fire Station.

Free panel event in Stroud on learning at home

Stroud News and Journal: Free panel event in Stroud on learning at home

8:16am Friday 31st October 2014

WHO better to ask advice about home education than youngsters who are currently being taught at home right now?

Police reappeal to trace Sean Jamieson missing from Forest camp site

Stroud News and Journal:

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE are renewing their appeal for information to help trace a man from Cleveland, who has gone missing from a camp site in the Forest of Dean, after he was spotted at a public house in the area.

Latest police recruits line up in canine pass out parade

Stroud News and Journal:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police Dog Training Unit today celebrated their latest successful dog training course with a canine 'pass out parade'.

Shop keeper threatened with knife in Cheltenham burglary

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

7:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A CHELTENHAM shop has been burgled after a man threatened the owner with a knife.

Remember remember to stay safe this November 5

Stroud News and Journal:

7:10am Friday 31st October 2014

PEOPLE in the county are being reminded by the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service on how to stay safe this bonfire weekend.

Top 10 Hallowe'en costumes: Families now spend an average of £162 on spooky celebrations

Stroud News and Journal: The Halloween-themed treasure hunt is organised by businesses in the town every year

10:12am Friday 31st October 2014

Households now spend an average of £162 on Hallowe'en, new figures reveal.

Stroud farmers’ market news with Gerb Gerbrands: Tasty treats galore at market

8:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

IT’S an absolutely bumper market this week with an amazing selection of local food stalls and a few local crafts people too.

TRIBUTE: Sister pens tribute to her beloved sibling Lara

Stroud News and Journal:

3:24pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HELEN Crook has penned a heartfelt tribute to her late sister Lara, who passed away at the tender age of 23 last month after a brave fight against cancer.

Seven spooky suggestions on staying safe this Halloween

Stroud News and Journal:

12:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service and its educational centre SkillZONE, is reminding people on how to stay safe this Halloween.

Teacher, 53, jailed for possessing thousands of indecent images of young boys

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Crown Court (11625386)

12:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SECONDARY school teacher and scout master obsessed with sadistic pornography featuring boys being spanked and caned was jailed for 10 months today.

UPDATE: Rodborough Common car fire - police believe cause of death was non-suspicious

Stroud News and Journal:

12:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE investigating the discovery of a body in a car fire on Rodborough Common in Stroud yesterday, Wednesday, are now treating the cause of death as non-suspicious.

Food waste plea to pumpkin carvers

Stroud News and Journal:

11:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

Carving a pumpkin is a popular Halloween pursuit, but 1,500 double decker buses worth of food waste ends up in landfill as a result, campaigners have warned.

Badger cull protesters lose battle

Stroud News and Journal: UNACHIEVEABLE: Badger cull called off

10:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have lost the latest round of their legal battle over the culling of badgers in the South West.

Zara Phillips takes baby daughter Mia to watch Mike Tindall play for local side Minchinhampton

Stroud News and Journal:

9:36am Thursday 30th October 2014

ZARA Phillips and her daughter Mia showed their support to her ex-England and Gloucester rugby star husband Mike Tindall as he played his first match for his local side Minchinhampton.

Marling pupils are told about the forgotten Aden conflict by veterans

Stroud News and Journal:

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

PUPILS at Marling School learnt about one of Britain’s forgotten wars when five members of the Gloucestershire branch of the Aden Veterans’ Association visited.

Couple raise more than £1000 for charity which helped their daughter Grace

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than £1000 worth of cakes and heart shaped gifts were sold at Stroud Farmers Market in aid of Little Hearts Matter on Saturday, October 25.

NHS issues statement after Cheltenham Ebola hoax

Stroud News and Journal: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

4:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

NHS bosses have issued a statement after bogus rumours have circulating on social media claiming an Ebola case had been confirmed in Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire County Council aim to keep people connected following bus service changes

Stroud News and Journal:

1:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

IT’S ALL change on the buses as new timetables start from Sunday (November 2).

Rodborough Common car fire update - man who died believed to be from Hertfordshire

Stroud News and Journal:

3:35pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE investigating the death of a man in a car fire on Rodborough Common in Stroud this morning are currently treating the circumstances of his death as unknown.

Tree carved into crocodile following collapse during storms earlier this year

Stroud News and Journal:

12:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WALNUT tree in Stratford Park, Stroud has been given a new lease of life following its collapse during storms earlier this year.

Body found following car fire on Rodborough Common

Stroud News and Journal:

9:01am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE were called to a car fire on Rodborough Common in Stroud shortly before 4.55am today, Wednesday October, 29.

Gloucestershire joins forces to tackle domestic violence

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW strategy to tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence in the county has been agreed.

Stroud MP Neil Carmichael voices concerns over rail service hold-up

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)

8:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO politicians have voiced concerns about how long it will take to increase services on the upgraded Kemble to Swindon rail line.

District councillors to vote on proposals for recycling improvements

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Council

6:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DISTRICT councillors will vote on proposals to further improve recycling on Thursday, November 6.

The kids are all right in Gloucestershire says Police and Crime Commissioner

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire PCC Martin Surl targets cyber crime (2860943)

5:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl has welcomed a report by MPs which highlights police attitudes to children and young people.

Witness appeal after PCSO injured on Stroud half-marathon traffic duty

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

1:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a PCSO was injured whilst on traffic duty at last weekend’s Stroud half-marathon.

VIDEO: Rotary 5 Valleys Fireworks

Stroud News and Journal:

11:02am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WHIZZES, bangs and vivid sprays of colour drew thousands to the first Rotary 5 Valleys Fireworks.

Murderer absconds from Leyhill prison

Stroud News and Journal:

10:05am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are hunting a convicted murderer who has absconded from an open prison in south Gloucestershire with another inmate.

Motorcyclist sadly dies following collision with BMW in Cheltenham

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

5:10pm Monday 27th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision on Thursday, October 23 with a BMW in Cheltenham.

Fourth person arrested for causing death by dangerous driving of cyclist, 64

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

8:28am Monday 27th October 2014

A FOURTH person has been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a cyclist, from Gloucestershire, near the St Barnabas roundabout on Friday, September 26.

Hammer used in five linked robberies across Gloucestershire

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

8:10am Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to five linked robberies at shops and bookmakers across Gloucestershire.

Illegal tobacco sniffed out at three Gloucester shops

Stroud News and Journal:

8:05am Monday 27th October 2014

ILLEGAL tobacco sniffed out in Trading Standards op An operation using specially trained dogs to sniff out illegal tobacco has landed the owners of three Gloucester shops in court.

Secretary of State thanks councillors for pilot badger cull report

Stroud News and Journal:

7:53am Monday 27th October 2014

THE Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has thanked county councillors for carrying out a scrutiny inquiry into the social impact of the pilot badger cull in West Gloucestershire.

A417 Bromsberrow resurfacing closes road from county boundary to Bromsberrow Heath

Stroud News and Journal:

7:51am Monday 27th October 2014

A 1.6 kilometre stretch of the A417 from county boundary to Bromsberrow Heath is to receive a brand new road surface on the 27th October.

Video:Stroud Half Marathon highlights in words and pictures

Stroud News and Journal:

2:12pm Sunday 26th October 2014

MORE than a thousand runners joined elite athletes to tackle the 33RD Stroud Half Marathon today.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Re-invent genuine friendship.

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Sunday 26th 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.

Sandra’s Bucket List: Not a Thelwell in sight during a long-awaited beach moment

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 26th October 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

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

ONE of the greatest and most harmful nutrition myths is meat doesn’t belong in a healthy diet.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email

Christian Comment with Tracy Spiers of Stroud Christian Fellowship

Stroud News and Journal: Christian Comment (7906952)

9:02am Sunday 26th October 2014

Christian Comment with Tracy Spiers of Stroud Christian Fellowship

Comment: Putting off decision won’t help anybody

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

JUST how long will this incinerator saga go on for?

Your property problems solved with Rose Gregoire-Kaye Lettings Consultant

6:02pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Q. I HAVE heard rumour that landlords will soon be responsible for checking the immigration status of tenants before allowing them to move in, is this true and if so, how are we supposed to go about this?

Planning Department Weekly List

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (7922264)

4:02pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PLANNING Applications registered between 13.10.14 and 17.10.14.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Meetings, notices and events

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

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

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Haulage firms are feeling the pressure

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Heavy goods firms are struggling to recruit the amount of drivers needed to meet demands

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