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  • Let there be light - art installation at the Goods Shed

    A DAZZLING art show will shine brightly in Stroud this weekend. read more

  • Mak steals sheep in mystery play

    MEDIEVAL mystery play Mak the Sheepstealer comes to the OPENhouse Studio this week. read more

  • Wish Upon a Star at Merrywalks this Christmas – and raise funds for Winston's Wish

    SINGING school children are set to bring a tingle of Christmas spirit to Stroud shoppers on Thursday at 4.30pm. read more

  • FOOTBALL: Jon Parkin hat-trick fires Forest Green Stroud News and Journal:

    JON Parkin fired his first hat-trick in a Forest Green shirt to book Ady Pennock’s side a place in the second round of the FA Trophy, writes Richard Joyce. read more

  • Film festival for Stroud

    THE very first Stroud Film Festival will take place at venues throughout the town in March, 2015. It will be a two-week celebration of cinema, bringing new opportunities for the whole community to enjoy a wide range of films. read more

  • Concert review: Stuart Singers in Minchinhampton

    WITH a theme of “words” connecting the carols and songs of this year’s Christmas concert by the Stuart Singers, that theme was effectively encapsulated in one line from the song When Music Speaks; that “---when we can’t find the words we seek, music speaks”. read more

  • Camphill Foundation World Wide Weave exhibition opens in Stroud

    A COLLECTION of vibrant textiles created by Camphill communities across the globe is now showing in Stroud. read more

  • Don’t let Christmas lunch turn into a dog’s dinner, warn leading vets Stroud News and Journal:

    The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) are urging pet owners to watch out for potential hazards to their pets this Christmas. Traditional treats, such as chocolate and tinsel, are very festive but vets are increasingly concerned by the health problems they cause animals. read more

  • Art on show in Rodborough

    PAVILLION Art will be holding an exhibition of drawings and paintings at Rodborough Community Hall, Butterow West, (opposite the Prince Albert) Rodborough, on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. read more

  • Van driver dies in Harescombe accident after becoming trapped under vehicle

    A DELIVERY van driver died in an accident in Harescombe last night, Tuesday. read more


    RUBY KNIGHT (Newsagent) The Family would like to thank everyone for all the kindness and support which has been shown during this difficult time. Thanks also for the cards, letters and messages of condolences received. Many thanks to everyone who attended Mum's funeral service and for the generous donations for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice. read more

  • Doreen Emily Derham

    DOREEN EMILY DERHAM Of Brimscombe, Stroud Passed away on 13th December 2014 at home, aged 86 years. Wife of the late Frederick Clive Derham. So greatly missed by Daughter Pauline, Allan and Martyn, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Thank you to the Staff of Somerset Care who looked after her so very well. The Funeral Service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Brimscombe on Monday 23rd December at 1.00p.m., followed by interment at Brimscombe Cemetery. To celebrate Doreen's life, please wear bright colours, especially purple and mauve. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu made payable to The League of Friends of Stroud Hospitals may be sent c/o Allen-White, Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King's Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3JG. Tel. 01453 822409 read more

  • Joan Elizabeth Hendrie

    JOAN ELIZABETH HENDRIE (NEE ASHER) Formerly of Cashes Green, Stroud and Highborder Lodge Residential Home Passed away peacefully on 8th December 2014, aged 85 years. Loving Mother and Grandmother. Joan will be greatly missed and loved always by Family and Friends. The Funeral Service will be held at Gloucester Crematorium on Monday, 22nd December at 10.30a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu made payable to The Salvation Army may be sent c/o Allen-White, Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King's Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3JG. Tel. 01453 822409 read more

  • Trevor Charles Purling

    PURLING Trevor Charles (Ex-Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy) Of Bussage. Passed away peacefully on 6th December 2014 at Henlow Court, Dursley aged 85 years. Funeral service will take place at Westerleigh Crematorium on Friday 19th December at 12.30pm. Enquiries please to W.B Wood & Sons, Funeral Directors 01452 740728 read more


    JOHN TERENCE DYTE Of St Merryn Cornwall formerly of Pitchcombe. Passed away suddenly at Plymouth Hospital on 8th December 2014 aged 68 years. Much loved Husband of Susan, Father of Adam and Rachael and Grandfather. Funeral Service at Bodmin Crematorium on Monday 22nd December at 3.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, British Heart Foundation c/o RJ Bray & Son, funeral Directors, Bridge End, Wadebridge. PL28 8BX Tel: 01208 812626 read more


    JULIAN EDWIN APPLEBY Aged 83, passed away peacefully on Monday 8th December. Formerly of Burton upon Trent, Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire and later Uplyme, Dorset. Husband of the late Doreen, Father to the late Gillian, Simon, Alison and Helen, and Granfather to Laura, Megan and Georgia. Stepfather to Catherine, Simon, Nicola and Sarah and their children Lucy, Hannah, Ethan, Erin, Elliot, Isabella, Findlay and Rupert. Equiries to Family Tree Funeral Company, Stroud. Tel 01453 767 769 read more


    REV CANON SARAH JAMES Of Canton House, Painswick. Died peacefully at Badgeworth Court Care Centre on 9th December after a long illness. Wife of Hywel and Mother of Edward, William, Charlotte and Wattie. Funeral Service at St Mary's Painswick at 2pm on 22nd December. Family flowers only. Donations to Church Army c/o Philip Ford and Son, Funeral Directors, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud. GL5 4ES. Tel: 01453 763592 read more

  • Paul WEAVER

    PAUL WEAVER Of Eastcombe. Died suddenly at home on 9th December 2014, aged 42 years. Beloved Son of Jean and Keith and Brother to Stephen and David. His Funeral Service will be held at All Saint's Church, Bisley, on Friday 19th December at 11.00am, followed by burial at Yew Tree Brake Cemetery, Cinderford. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for The British Heart Foundation may be sent to: Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud, GL5 3AR. Tel: 01453 790900 or online at . read more

  • Alan Cowley

    ALAN COWLEY Passed away peacefully at Stroud Hospital aged 88. Loving Husband to the Late Connie, dear Father to Ruth and Jane, also Brother in Law to Betty. Funeral Service to be held at Gloucester Crematorium on Monday 29th December 2014 at 2.00pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to be made payable to Cancer Research UK c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 26 High Street, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. GL10 2NA Tel: 01453 791770 read more

  • Gary Hocking

    Gary Hocking Of Stroud Passed away peacefully at Southmead Hospital, Bristol on Saturday 6th December 2014 aged 60 years. Father to Mia, Emma and Melanie, loving Grandfather to seven Grandchildren, Son to Mary, Brother to Judy, Peter, Nick, Kerry and Mark. Funeral Service to be held at Cheltenham Crematorium, North Chapel on Tuesday 23rd December at 1pm. Colourful clothing may be worn. Family flowers only. Donations for Southmead Hospital Charitable Trust may be sent c/o Philip Ford and Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4ES, tel 01453 763592. read more

  • Ruth Cook

    RUTH COOK Died peacefully at home on 8th December 2014, aged 82 years. Beloved Wife of the late Ron. A celebration of Ruth's life to be held at Westerleigh Crematorium on Monday 22nd December at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Ruth may be given to the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust or Horsfall House (cheques payable to MCE) c/o Philip Ford & Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4ES. read more


    BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Happy 18th Birthday JESSICA ROBINS 17-12-2014 Love from Nan Preston xx read more

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