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  • Rail fare hike prompts protests Stroud News and Journal: Train ticket prices are set to rise again

    PROTESTS against rail fare increases were held by Stroud Labour Party outside several train stations in the Five Valleys on Tuesday. read more

  • Badger cull campaign group feel concerns are being ignored Stroud News and Journal: It is not known how many badgers are in Bolton

    THE Environment Secretary has ignored the county’s community leaders over badger cull safety, claims campaign group Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting. read more

  • Blackmailers told to expect jail after posing as teenage boys on gay dating app Grindr Stroud News and Journal:

    TWO men who posed as teenage boys on a gay website and lured perverted men into a blackmail sex trap were warned today they will be going to jail. read more


    STEPHEN JACKSON 'STEVE' Passed away peacefully at home on Monday 18th August 2014, aged 91 years. He will be missed by all his Family and Friends. For Funeral details please contact Philip Ford and Son, Funeral Directors. Tel: 01453 763592 read more

  • Freshers urged to get Meningitis C vaccine Stroud News and Journal: A mother carries out the glass test on her sick son

    NOW that all the anxiety and waiting is over a lot of Stroud's 18-year-olds are getting ready to head off to university next month. read more

  • Are you ready to rock?

    IT’S BACK to school for students of rock. read more

  • It’s full steam ahead in new Thomas the Tank Engine film

    A NEW Thomas the Tank Engine film, Tale of the Brave will be showing at the Vue Cinema, in Stroud, from Friday. read more

  • Get ready for a weekend of cricket, beer and music

    MUSIC, beer and cricket come together for three fun filled days in Miserden. read more

  • CCTV Images released after Cheltenham burglary

    POLICE investigating a burglary at a house in Cheltenham have released CCTV images from a nearby shop of a man that they are keen to speak to. read more

  • Stroud High School students' results break the records Stroud News and Journal:

    TEARS of joy flowed at Stroud High sixth form after record breaking results were revealed. read more

  • 2014 - Archway A-level results in full Stroud News and Journal:

    ARCHWAY A-level results read more

  • 2014 - Stroud High School A-level results in full Stroud News and Journal:

    STROUD High School A-level results read more

  • 2014 - Marling A-level results in full Stroud News and Journal:

    Marling A-level results read more

  • ‘Complete menace’ jailed after car chase Stroud News and Journal:

    A ‘COMPLETE menace and danger on the road’ who led police on a ten mile chase along country roads has been jailed for 18 months. read more

  • The times they are a changin' - life through the lens of Woodchester Photography Group

    WOODCHESTER Photography Group have been exploring the passing of time through changes in architecture. read more

  • Unlock the secrets of your digital camera

    UNLOCK the secrets of your digital camera at a special workshop at the Museum in the Park. read more


    LOVEDAY HARVEY ARTHUR Devoted Son to Edith and the late Raymond. Brother to Caroline and Francis, a loving Uncle. Many thanks for all messages received at this very sad time. read more


    ROGER HATHERALL Gill, Mark Neil and families would like to thank everybody who attended Roger's funeral service and for the many generous donations which totalled £698.31 for the Brain Injury Trust Fund at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. We would also like to thank everybody for the overwhelming love and support we have received at this sad time. read more


    MONICA WHITE Gill and Sue have been overwhelmed with such lovely cards and words spoken about their darling Mother. Thank you to everyone. read more

  • C WIGG

    WIGG CATHERINE ANNE HILDA Died 20/8/94 Passing years change many things. But not the memory this day brings. From Pauline, Mitchell, Mandy, Daphne and David. read more


    ANN ELIZABETH LAWRENCE 23/8/13 In our hearts you will always stay. Remembered with love every day. We miss you so much. Alan, Colin, Gerry, Frank, Sue, Emma and Sarah-Ann xxx read more


    SANDY WESTLAKE 1940 - 21st August 2013 Always in our thoughts. Mick and Families read more


    MAGGIE MILLS 21.08.09 Loved, never forgotten. Roger, Jason, Sean and Family. read more

  • D DYER

    DOROTHY CROSSLAND (nee Dyer) Passed away peacefully on 11th August at Cheltenham General Hospital aged 86 years. A much loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral to take place on Friday 29th August at 11.15am at Cheltenham Crematorium South Chapel. Flowers or donations for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o Mason & Stokes, 54 Hewlett Road, Cheltenham. GL52 6AH read more


    JOAN IRENE SHORTALL (nee Minett) Former landlady of The Rose Inn, Paganhill. Died suddenly on the 11th August 2014, aged 88 years. Wife of the late Terry and a dearly loved Mother, Mother in Law, Sister, devoted Grandma and Great Grandma. Will be greatly missed. Her Funeral Service will be held at Gloucester Crematorium on Friday 29th August at 12.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for British Heart Foundation may be sent to: Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud. GL5 3AR. Tel: 01453 790900 read more


    INGE PEDERSEN-BATTY Passed away peacefully at home in Painswick on 15th August 2014. Sadly missed by David and her Family and Friends in England and Denmark. Thanks to everyone for their exceptional support during her illness. Service and cremation at Cheltenham Crematorium (South Chapel) 12 noon on Thursday 28th August 2014. Family flowers only. Donations for Cotswold Care Hospice and Painswick Surgery may be sent c/o Michael Gamble, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AR. read more


    SHEILA ELIZABETH HARRIS Passed away peacefully with Husband Dave by her side at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on Wednesday 6th August 2014, following a thirteen month battle with Heart Disease, aged 79 years. Dearly beloved Wife of Dave for forty one years, much loved Sister of Rita Cullinan. Funeral service at Gloucester Crematorium on Monday 1st September, at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for the British Heart Foundation, may be sent c/o Philip Ford & Son Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Glos. GL5 4ES read more


    PETER STOKES Of Inchbrook Peacefully on 14th August at his home. Much loved Husband of Valda, Father of Marcus and Guz, Wendy and Maurice and proud Pop of Louis and Reuben. Funeral service at St Mary's Parish church, North Woodchester on Tuesday 26th August at 12.00 noon, followed by interment. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) Smile Train UK c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0DQ. or donate online at: Please wear bright colours read more


    FLORENCE MAY KIBBLE Aged 103 years, Formerly of France Lynch. Died peacefully in the care of Wyatt House on 17th August 2014. Much loved Mother of Bryan and the late Diana. Much loved by all. The Funeral Service will be held at Gloucester Crematorium on Monday 8th September at 10.30am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for (and made payable to) The Cotswold Care Hospice may be sent c/o Allen White, Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King's Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3JG. Tel: 01453 822409 read more


    LAWSON DUNN Of Richmond Village, Painswick and previously of Beech Way, Blackmore End, Wheathampstead, passed away suddenly on Tuesday 12th August 2014. He will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 2.45pm on Tuesday 26th August 2014, in the North Chapel at Cheltenham Crematorium GL52 5ST. After the service there will be a reception at Richmond Village, Painswick GL6 6UL from 4.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired can be made to Alzheimer's Research and sent c/o Philip Ford & Son Funeral Directors, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4ES. read more


    ANNIE JOSEPHINE KELLY Died 21st August 1978 Forever in our thoughts and prayers. Kathleen, Philip and Madeline read more

  • More should have been done for children of ‘neglect pair’ Stroud News and Journal:

    MORE should have been done to protect the children of a couple from the Stroud area who suffered ‘appalling neglect’, a case review has concluded. read more

  • Marling student Will, 18, thanks school and best mate for helping him achieve A* success despite battling serious illness

    A MARLING School sixth-former who has spent the last two years battling cancer has defied the odds and achieved an A* in English literature at A-level. read more

  • Retro Rovers back in time with a twist Stroud News and Journal:

    FOREST Green are going retro after bringing back black and white stripes to the New Lawn. read more

  • EXCLUSIVE: Javelin Park eyed for new 5,000 seater Forest Green Rovers stadium

    FOREST Green Rovers FC could build a new 5,000-seater stadium at Javelin Park near Stonehouse if controversial plans for a waste incinerator at the site were to fall through, the club’s chairman has said. read more

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