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  • Planning minister Nick Boles asked to apologise to Stroud MP for 'costing him seat at next election'

    PLANNING minister Nick Boles has been asked to apologise to Stroud MP Neil Carmichael for ‘costing him his seat’ in next year’s general election. read more

  • Soul at the Subs

    DJ ANDY Edwards lives, eats and breathes soul music. He has a reputation for keeping the crowd on their feet and says that “a good party is a full dance floor.” Andy has now teamed up with The Door Youth Project to bring you Soul Town, featuring his Stax of Trax mix of Northern Soul, Motown, funk and more, at the Sub Rooms on Saturday at 8pm. Tickets available from the Sub Rooms. All proceeds raised will go towards supporting local young people. read more

  • Tribe of homeless goats appear in Chalford garden

    A TRIBE of goats has appeared in a Chalford garden. read more

  • VIDEO: Interview with Forest Green goalkeeping coach Kevin Phillips

    Forest Green goalkeeping coach Kevin Phillips talks about his role at the club and his career read more

  • R TOWNSEND

    TOWNSEND Robert William Of Bunting Way, Forest Green Passed away peacefully after a long illness with Parkinson's disease in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital aged 74 on Thursday 10th April 2014. Loving Husband to Jane, Father, Step-father and Grandfather. A graveside burial service will be held at St Saviours Churchyard, Tetbury on Wednesday 23rd April at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Parkinson's disease may be sent to L E Perry, Funeral Directors, 13-15 Hampton Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire, GL8 8JN. Tel 01666 502295 read more

  • G COX

    GWEN COX Of Bisley On 8th April at Cheltenham General Hospital aged 91 years. Beloved Wife of The Late Arthur Cox. Mother to Pat, & The late Eric and a dearly loved Granny & Great Granny Private cremation. Thanksgiving Service at All Saint's Parish Church Bisley, on Friday 25th April at 2.00pm No Flowers by request, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) Cancer Research UK c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0DQ or donate online at: www.fredstevens.co.uk read more

  • E NICHOLLS

    ELEANOR (NELLIE) WINIFRED NICHOLLS (Nee CHEW) Formerly of Forest Greeen Nailsworth, Peacefully on 11th April, aged 80 years. Much loved Wife of The late Gordon Nicholls (11/4/2010) Mother of Steve & Roxy, Paul & Sue and Janet & Henri-Pascal. Grandmother of Shanice, Cheyna, Jodi, Ryan, Guillaume, Anna-Emile, Elise & Mathilde. Great Grandmother of Aaliyah, Maia, Ellie & Olivia. Funeral Service at Gloucester Crematorium on Monday 28th of April at 12.30 pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) Alzheimer's Research UK c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0DQ. or donate online at: www.fredstevens.co.uk read more

  • E FLETCHER

    ELIZABETH FLETCHER Of Woodchester. Passed away peacefully at Wyatt House on Saturday 12th April 2014 aged 100 years. Wife of the late William and Mother of Joan, John , Bernard, Bob, Terry, Roger, Andrew and Christopher. Requiem Mass will be held at the Church of the Annunciation, Woodchester on Wednesday 23rd April at 1.00pm followed by burial. For further details please contact: Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AR Tel: 01453 790900 read more

  • G LEWIS

    GERALD LEWIS Passed away peacefully at Cirencester Hospital on 9th April 2014, aged 82 years Much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather. Funeral Service to take place at Cheltenham Crematorium, South Chapel on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 at 11.15am. Family flowers only but donations may be given to Cirencester Hospital League of Friends c/o Cowley & Son Ltd Independent Funeral Dirrectors, Triangle House 62 Victoria Road, Cirencester GL7 1ES Tel: 01285 653298 read more

  • M PEARCE

    JOAN MAUREEN PEARCE Passed away 7th April 2014 Beloved Mother to Kevin and Nick and Grandmother to Anna Funeral Service at St Josephs RC Church Nympsfield on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 at 11.30am. read more

  • D WEAVER

    DELIA WEAVER (DEE) Of Brimley Leonard Stanley Stonehouse. Formerly of the Whitminster Hotel and the Spa Cafe, Gloucester Dee passed away suddenly on 7th April 2014, aged 70 years. Much loved Mother Nanny and Sister. The Funeral Service will be held at Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium North Chapel on Friday 25th April at 11.45am followed by internment. Family flowers only. Donations if desired made payable to Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (FOCUS-Lymphoedema Service) or British Polio Fellowship may be sent c/o Allen-White Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King's Stanley, Stonehouse GL10 3JG read more

  • R SPARROW

    RONALD SPARROW Of Stroud, passed away, aged 89 years, on 4th April 2014 in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Devoted and beloved Husband of Pam, loving Father of Caroline and Sue, and much loved Grandfather of Frances, Ben, Isobel and Charlotte. Funeral Service at Cheltenham Crematorium, South Chapel, on Monday 28th April at 1.45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for The Stroke Association, may be sent c/o Philip Ford & Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4ES. read more

  • M CUMMINGS

    MAUREEN CUMMINGS 'Mo' Passed away peacefully at Gloucester Royal Hospital on Friday 4th April 2014, aged 79 years. Widow of Eric and Mother of Chris. Service of Committal to be held at Gloucester Crematorium, on Thursday 17th April at 1.30pm. Followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary's Church, Woodchester at 2.30pm. Colours welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations for the Cotswold Care Hospice may be sent c/o Philip Ford and Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4ES. read more

  • J RICHARDS

    JUNE RICHARDS passed away peacefully at The RCH Treliske, on 29th March 2014, aged 83 years. Formerly of Stroud, Gloucestershire and St Austell, Cornwall. Beloved Wife to Grenville (deceased). Much loved Mum to Gillian and loving Auntie. Funeral Service to be held on Wednesday 23rd April 2014, at The Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin at 1.30pm. Family flowers on please c/o Ken Newcombe Funeral Home, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3JN, 01726 75869 read more

  • J WHITE

    Jim White Of Nailsworth, formerly Uley Died peacefully at home amongst his family on 9th April 2014 aged 94 years. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. His funeral service will be held at Westerleigh Crematorium at 2.00pm on Thursday 17th April. All welcome. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Alzheimer's Research UK (in memory of Ethel) may be sent to: Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud, GL5 3AR. Tel: 01453 790900 read more

  • A BRUNSDON

    Ashley David Brunsdon of Far Westrip, Stroud A beloved Husband, Father, Son and Brother. Peacefully on Friday 11th April 2014 aged 49 years. Interment, will take place at Doverow Hillside, on Thursday 24th April at 12 noon. No Flowers by request. Donations in lieu to Cancer Research UK or Macmillan Cancer Support may be sent c/o Allen- White Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road King's Stanley, Stonehouse. GL10 3JG read more

  • T LEWIS

    TOM LEWIS of Rodborough Died peacefully on 12th April at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, after a short illness, aged 81 years. A much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather. Private Cremation Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent for (and made payable to) Kidney Research UK c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0DQ or donate online at: www.fredstevens.co.uk read more

  • J TAYLOR

    TAYLOR JAMES and JEN Are delighted to announce the safe arrival of SEBASTIAN RAY on March 22nd 2014 read more

  • S TOPPING

    LOOK WHO'S 50!!! Steve Topping Happy Birthday Steve Love and Best Wishes from Sarah, Ian and Family xxx read more

  • P KNIGHT

    KNIGHT PHIL 16.4.54 Happy 60th Birthday Love from Sue, Buff, Alex, Ash and all the Grandchildren xxxxx read more

  • A RICHINGS

    AUBREY RICHINGS 16th April Aubrey, you've been gone 2 years. We miss you very much. Birthday wishes to you. With love, Gwen and all the Family read more

  • S UNDERWOOD

    SUZANNE BERYL UNDERWOOD (Sue) Of Minchinhampton On Thursday 3rd April 2014 Beloved Mother of Paul, John, Clare, Louise and Anna, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and good friend. Funeral Service to be held at Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton on Tuesday 22nd April at 11am. Followed by burial at Frithwood cemetery, all welcome. Please bring any photos you have of Sue to share. Flowers may be sent or donations in Sue's memory will be used by the Family to support a local Mental Health charity. Cheques can be made payable and sent to Philip Ford and Son, Dirleton House Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4ES read more

  • A JONES

    THOMAS AUBREY JONES (TOM) Formerly of Far Westrip Peacefully on 14th April, aged 87 years. Ex-Stroud Bus Driver. Loving Husband of Lilian, dearly loved Father of Alan, Paul & Angela, Father -in-law of Sue & Vic and Grandfather to Sarah & Amy. Funeral Service at Gloucester Crematorium on Wednesday 30th April at 11.30am Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) either The League Of Friends - Stroud General Hospital (for Cashes Green Ward) or Five Valleys Sounds (talking newspapers) c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road Nailsworth, GL6 0DQ. The family especially wish to thank the doctors at Rowcroft Medical Centre and the staff of Cashes Green Ward (Stroud Hospital) & Cotswold House, Cainscross. read more

  • K FLETCHER

    KATHLEEN (KATH) WATKINS Of Eastcombe Martin and Edward wish to thank everyone who attended Kathy's funeral and for the beautiful floral tributes received as well as donations to various cancer charities. Our thanks also for the many cards and letters sent in condolence. A mention to the W.I. for their excellent spread of food. For all who supported Kathy, a big thank you - relatives friends, the medical team, nurses and carers involved. We thank also Donald Workman who officiated at the service and Michael Gamble Funeral Directors for their help and support at this difficult time. read more

  • Young blues master ready to rock Stroud

    ALREADY a seasoned performer at 22, blues-rock musician Laurence Jones astonishes audiences with his blazing guitar style, original songs and soulful vocals. read more

  • 17-year-old assaulted near Cheltenham nightclub

    A 17-YEAR OLD has been assaulted near a nightclub in Cheltenham. read more

  • Stroud Local History Society holds last indoor meeting before summer

    The last indoor meeting of Stroud Local History Society will take place before the summer outings begin. read more

  • Girl, 17, assaulted in Gloucester

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was assaulted in Gloucester. read more

  • Shopkeeper refuses to hand over cash to balaclava-clad robber armed with handgun

    POLICE in Cheltenham are appealing for information after an attempted armed robbery at a shop. read more

  • Man, 30, hits police officer with car door after being pulled over

    A MAN who was stopped for erratic driving drove off after being flagged down, causing a female police officer to be hit by his car door, a court heard. read more

  • P CULLEN

    PAUL CULLEN Birthday Memories of our Brother & Uncle who would have been 60 years on 27th April 2014. No present to give, no card to send, our love for you will never end. read more

  • A COX

    AMELIA ELIZABETH COX Of Regent Street, Stonehouse. On 16th April at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, aged 94 years. Much loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral Service at St Cyr's Parish Church, Stonehouse on Tuesday 29th April at 1.15pm followed by cremation. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to)The British Heart Foundation. c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0DQ or donate on line at www.fredstevens.co.uk read more

  • B LITTLE

    BERYL LITTLE Formerly of Courtway, Rodborough Peacefully on 14th April at Steppes Residential Home, Nailsworth aged 78 years Much loved Mother of Michael, Martyn & Jenny, Sister of Peter & Pam and Grandmother and Great Grandmother Funeral Service at The Parish Church Of St Mary Magdelene, Rodborough on Monday 28th April at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) Sue Ryder Care - Leckhampton Hospice c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0DQ. or donate online at:www.fredstevens.co.uk read more

  • J LAWRENCE

    JANET LAWRENCE of Middle Street, Eastington, Stonehouse. Peacefully on Wednesday 16th April 2014, aged 84 years. Beloved Wife of David. Dear Mother of Angela, Richard and Christopher and a much loved Grandmother. Funeral Service will be held at Gloucester Crematorium on Monday 28th April, at 11 am. No Flowers by request. Donations in Lieu to Salter's Hill Charity Ltd may be sent c/o Allen-White Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, Kings Stanley, Stonehosue, Glos, GL10 3JG read more

  • C LITTLE

    CHRIS LITTLE Formerly of Lightpill Died on 9th April aged 62 years Beloved Father of Andrew He will be sadly missed by all his family & friends. Requiem Mass at the RC Priory Church of The Annunciation, South Woodchester, on Friday 2nd May at 2.00pm Flowers may be sent c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors Newmarket Road Nailsworth. read more

  • G MAISEY

    GEORGE EDWARD MAISEY of Gannicox Road, Stroud. Died peacefully on 11th April 2014, aged 93 years, at The Vale Hospital. Loving Husband to the late Win, Dad to Colin, Grandad to Peter, Richard and Daniel, Great Grandad to Poppy. The Funeral Service will be held at Gloucester Crematorium on Thursday 24th April at 3.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to 'League of Friends Vale Community Hospital' c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 26 High Street, Stonehouse, Glos. GL10 2NA. Tel: 01453 791770 read more

  • W PANKHURST

    WILFRED ERIC PANKHURST Died aged 83 years on 19th April at home in Selsley West. Loving and much loved husband and father. Former Marling Schoolmaster. Private Cremation. For details of Thanksgiving Service please contact Philip Ford & Son Funeral Directors (Tel.01453 763592 email: philipfordfd@dignityuk.co.uk). Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for Cancer Research or Cotswold Care Hospice. read more

  • D IND

    DEREK JOHN IND Of Horsley Peacefully at home on 14th April aged 68 years. A much loved Brother & Uncle. Private cremation will be followed by a thanksgiving service at St. Martin's Parish Church, Horsley, On Friday 2nd May at 1.30pm Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) Shortwood United Football Club c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road Nailsworth GL6 0DQ read more

  • A DAVIS

    ALBERTA MARJORIE DAVIS 'Marg' Of Stonehouse passed away peacefully at Gloucester Royal Hospital on Saturday 12th April 2014 aged 90 years. Wife of the late Les, much loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral service to be held at Cheltenham Crematorium, North Chapel on Tuesday 29th April at 10.45am. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Marg for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o Philip Ford and Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud. GL5 4ES read more

  • M CREECH

    MARK IAN CREECH of Bathleaze, Kings Stanley, Stonehouse. Suddenly on Friday 11th April 2014 aged 50 years. Much loved Husband of Alison. Loving father of Matthew, Dominic and Ellen, Dear Grandfather of Laceyann, son of Mike and Sheila, Son-in-law of Frank and Jennifer. Much loved by all his family. The Funeral Service will be held at St George's Church, Kings Stanley, on Wednesday 30th April at 2.00pm. Followed by Interment. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to The British Heat Foundation may be sent c/o Allen-White Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, Kings Stanley, Stonehouse, Glos. GL10 3JG. read more

  • K MARMONT

    Kathleen Marmont 'Kate' Formerly of Walls Quarry, Brimscombe and The Bourne. Passed away peacefully on Friday 4th April aged 88 years. Much loved wife of Phillip Marmont, beloved mother of Christine and Lynda and treasured Grandmother of Laura. Funeral Service to held at Gloucester Crematorium on Friday 25th April at 12 noon. Donations for Southfields Amenities Fund may be sent c/o Philip Ford and Son Funeral Directors, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4ES read more

  • New creative writing course at Stroud College

    RICK Vick will be leading a creative writing group at Stroud College this spring, and will be hosting a free taster session on Thursday, April 24, from 7pm to 9pm. Rick will also be running a writing group at SVA , on John Street, after Easter, on Wednesday evenings, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. read more

  • Katherine, 16, honoured for community work with other young people

    THE WINNER of the Individual Nairac Award has been chosen due to her devoted attitude to helping others. read more

  • Stroud International Textiles exhibition opens at Newark Park

    IN WHAT appears, at first glance, to be a traditional needlework sampler, artist Caren Garfen reflects on the life of a 16th century woman suffering from ‘hysteria’. read more

  • Man suffers life threatening injuries after collision in Twyning

    A 23-YEAR-OLD man suffered life threatening injuries after a car collided with a telegraph pole on the A38 in Twyning overnight. read more

  • Inside the Pavilion with Gloucestershire president John Light

    PROFESSIONAL sport is tough. As well as ability you need a winning mentality, perhaps summed up by W C Fields’ famous line 'Never give a sucker an even break'. read more

  • Family denied place for son Monty at primary school opposite their house Stroud News and Journal: Monty Weager, four, can see Gastrells Primary School from his bedroom window, but has been allocated a place at Thrupp Primary School - almost three miles away from his home. Pictured with his parents Martin Weager and Philippa Johnson

    A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy who can see his chosen primary school from his bedroom window has been offered a place at a school nearly three miles away. read more

  • Charity ball held in memory of soldier Martin Lamb Stroud News and Journal: Rosie Lamb holds a picture of her Dad who was killed in Afghanistan, pictured with mum Melissa (left) and Sara Clark who are holding a charity ball to raise money for Scotty's Little Soldiers

    THE family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan are hosting a black tie ball to support the charity which helped them deal with their loss. read more

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