Bigger, brighter future for Bourton-on-the-Water Library

Stroud News and Journal: GPs prescribe self-help books for children in Somerset

5:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BOOK lovers in Bourton-on-the-Water will benefit when the village library moves into a bigger, brighter home in September.

Funeral Celebrant shines a light on child bereavement

Stroud News and Journal: Funeral Celebrant and Soul Midwife Caroline Wilkes (8562339)

10:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

FUNERAL Celebrant and Soul Midwife Caroline Wilkes officiates semi- and non-religious funeral services in Bristol, Swindon, North Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Cainscross WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

9:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

CAINSCROSS WI were lucky enough to win the Rose Bowl competition at the recent Stroud Country Show, which took place in Stratford Park.

Stroud Cats' Protection League

Stroud News and Journal: Cats Protection (8559262)

9:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

STROUD Cats' Protection League volunteers bravely faced the awful weather conditions for the recent Stroud Country Show in Stratford Park and all credit to them for that.

Oakridge WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

9:35am Thursday 24th July 2014

WE HAVE had an extremely busy couple of months, doing what we do best, first of all on June 12 the members held their Annual Meeting when it was our chance to thank the President and Committee for all their hard work during the year.

Amateur photographers show their talent for capturing wildlife

Stroud News and Journal:

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Julian Gardner Award photography competition.

Business in Gloucestershire Golf Society raises over £22,000 for local charities

Stroud News and Journal:

2:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Business in Gloucestershire (BIG) Society, now in its sixth year has raised over £22,000 for local charities in Gloucestershire.

Ageas is one of the first insurers to achieve three ServiceMark Accreditations

Stroud News and Journal:

2:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GLOUCESTER based Ageas has become one of the first insurers to achieve ServiceMark Accreditation for all three of its core insurance product areas – Home, Motor and Travel.

Carbon monoxide warning to UK holidaymakers

Stroud News and Journal: The barbecues will be out in force this weekend - and you can rent a big one at Lydiard Park

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GAS Safe Register issues warning as fewer people than ever are aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide from barbecues Gas Safe Register is warning the 17 million1 Brits expected to go on holiday this summer about the dangers of using barbecues

Visitors can enjoy more retail therapy at WWT Slimbridge

Stroud News and Journal:

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

VISITORS celebrated the opening of the new WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre shop with a celebrity loved by all ages Donald Duck declared the new shop open and cut the ribbon on Monday (July 21).

Tractor Ted's big machines weekend at Bowood house

Stroud News and Journal: TRIP TO Tanzania: The students at Warwickshire College with the red Massey Ferguson 265 tractor.

12:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TRACTOR Ted, the star of young children’s books and films, is hosting his Big Machines Weekend at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm at Bowood House, Wiltshire on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August from 12pm-4pm.

Help us to help more people across Gloucestershire

Stroud News and Journal: Barnwood Trust (8467291)

10:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BARNWOOD Trust gives four different types of grants.

Drop over the edge with The Door Youth Project

Stroud News and Journal: The Door Youth Project, Christian Aid and Ecotricity Partner (8436554)

3:24pm Monday 21st July 2014

DROP over the edge with The Door Youth Project and Christian Aid at their Charity Abseil at Ecotricity's building the Lion House.

Special Yogavate awarded Active Gloucestershire Sportivate Project of the Year 2014

Stroud News and Journal: Special Yogavate awarded Active Gloucestershire Sportivate Project of the Year 2014


3:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

SPECIAL Yogavate by Special Yoga Works, which delivers yoga sessions to young disabled people in Stroud, has been awarded the Active Gloucestershire Sportivate Project of the Year 2014.

Fit-A-Thon: Losing 1lbs to Raise £s

Stroud News and Journal: Jane Fonda (8425343)

12:47pm Monday 21st July 2014

Fit - A - Thon

It’s all in a name: Stroud pupils lend a helping hand to Care UK

Stroud News and Journal: Home Manager, Pyela Mwale; Sam Davis, 10; Billy Berry, 7; Customer Relations Manager, Elizabeth Miles; Kyesha Bray, 6; Samuel Dallison, 6, Scarlet House in Ebley (8423037)

12:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

PUPILS from St. Matthew’s Church of England Primary School on Church Road in Stroud were called upon to lend a helping hand to their new neighbours when they were invited to take part in a competition to name the suites at Care UK’s new £8 million care home – Scarlet House.

Upton St Leonard's WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

11:35am Monday 21st July 2014

LOOKING at the table meticulously set before us our speaker Mr Jeff Ford transported us to another world of the skilful ancient craft of enamelling, which is a fusion of glass to metal under high heat.

Stroud Civic Society: The Last Night at the Old Town Hall

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud from the air (4594142)

4:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AS the keeper of the key, unusually, for the Old Town Hall, it felt quite exciting to unlock the old door ready for the last of the Civic Society’s talks.

From green box to greenhouse; Gloucester school recycles plastic bottles

Stroud News and Journal:

4:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE based Widden Primary School has taken on a challenging, but fantastic educational project and built a greenhouse out of 1,000 plastic bottles! Donated by Printwaste Recycling & Shredding, the recycled bottles have not only been used to create the greenhouse structure, but have also provided ‘grow-bags’ for plants, been used to create carrier bags and helped to support a wheelchair charity.

Eastcombe WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

3:47pm Thursday 17th July 2014

MEMBERS arrived at the meeting to find a glass of Pimms and nibbles awaiting them -- ideal for a warm summer evening.

Luckington family call for donations for Helen House Refurbishment

Stroud News and Journal:

3:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FAMILY from Luckington who visit Helen House are calling for donations in a final push to raise the remaining £500,000 of the £1.5m needed to refurbish Helen House to bring it up to modern standards for families from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Stroud Wine Society: Wine detective visits Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: A glass of wine (8238233)

2:06pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

IT IS 10 years since we last held an Australian tasting and Sarah Ahmed, wine writer and wine presenter gave us a most interesting and informed view of the current state of the industry in Australia.

SDC funding helps Stroudco market fresh local ‘wet’ garlic

Stroud News and Journal: Stroudco shoppers collecting their orders (8193566)

3:03pm Monday 14th July 2014

THANKS to Local Food funding from Stroud District Council, Stroudco Food Hub has signed up garlic producer Paul Hughes who has started growing garlic locally.

Hilltop Gardening Club Meeting

Stroud News and Journal: Gardening Club (8192890)

2:41pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE meeting opened on a sad note, with the announcement of the death of longstanding member, Mervyn Wring.

Hilltop Gardening Club Tour of Somerset and N.Devon

Stroud News and Journal: Gardening Club (8192076)

2:34pm Monday 14th July 2014

MEMBERS of our Club have just enjoyed our eighth garden tour; this time to beautiful Somerset and the N. Devon area.

Oxjam Cheltenham smash target at first fundraising event

Stroud News and Journal: Judge/auction  hammer (8191241)

2:18pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE Oxjam Auction of Promises, held at the Daffodil Restaurant on Friday, July 11, has raised over £10,000 for national charity Oxfam.

Arlingham WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

1:57pm Monday 14th July 2014

WE started off our meeting on a sad note with a minute’s silence for Chris Ford who passed away recently.

Leonard Stanley Wine Circle

Stroud News and Journal:

1:47pm Monday 14th July 2014

MEMBERS enjoyed a Garden Party on the evening of June 25, held at the well tended gardens of Fiona and David of the Grange.

GEM publishes revised personal safety advice

Stroud News and Journal: M1 closed following collision involving six cars and a lorry

1:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

NEW PERSONAL SAFETY advice has been published by GEM Motoring Assist. The advice, supported by Chief Constable Suzette Davenport (National Lead on Roads Policing), is aimed at solo travellers and focuses on identifying situations were safety and security risks could be increased.

Shokk Gym

Stroud News and Journal: Alistair Smith (9) from Coaley was one of the 50 children who won the most incentive points during the Spring Term at the Shokk Gym. All were invited to a party at Cattle Country to reward them for their hard work!  (8179572)

11:41am Monday 14th July 2014

ANYA Forino, aged 10, from Thrupp came first in the South West under 11s climbing competition.

Every sentence a life sentence?

Stroud News and Journal: (8178845)

11:29am Monday 14th July 2014

POSITIVE Justice Gloucestershire took as the subject for their July lunchtime forum in Tewkesbury: ‘Legal discrimination: is it fair?’

Ragged & Old Morris

Stroud News and Journal: Ragged & Old Morris (8175388)

10:55am Monday 14th July 2014

RAGGED & Old Morris celebrated their 30th anniversary in style on Saturday, June 28, dancing with friends in Stroud.

Gloucestershire Police and BTP offer commuters advice at Cheltenham bike security event

Stroud News and Journal:

9:49am Monday 14th July 2014

STAFF and officers from Gloucestershire Police and British Transport Police will this week be offering commuters in Cheltenham advice on how to keep their bikes safe.

Stroud Wine Circle

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Wine Circle (8120097)

3:05pm Friday 11th July 2014

SEVERAL members recently travelled to Torquay, joining hundreds of wine and beer makers from around the country who were there to compete in the Wales and West Wine Federation annual competitions.

France Lynch WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

12:38pm Friday 11th July 2014

A BUSY few months for our WI.

Stroud Shambles WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

4:21pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A LOVELY sunny morning for our July meeting which was well attended and birthday flowers were presented by June to Sue and Jenny with the usual rendering of Happy Birthday.

Challenging the Supermarket Stranglehold

Stroud News and Journal: Food Hub   (8088466)

4:03pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A QUIET revolution of world food distribution is about to get louder.


Stroud News and Journal: Touch4Rob  (8087571)

3:32pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THERE were 160 players in 16 teams from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire (one from Chippenham), ranging from Rednock School to a team of semi professional players called Smith’s Shotguns – who were eventual winners.

Luckington family call for donations for Helen House refurbishment

Stroud News and Journal:

2:40pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FAMILY are calling for donations in a final push to raise the remaining £500,000 of the £1.5 million needed to refurbish Helen House hospice.

Upton St Leonard's WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

2:07pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE WI has been very active lately, offering varied courses and taster sessions locally and at Denman College, near Oxford, our own special learning and holiday base, open to families, friends and non-members.

Upton St Leonard's WI: Derbyshire Dales Spring Holiday

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

1:38pm Thursday 10th July 2014

HIGH spirited ladies set off on April 28 for our spring holiday in the Peak District.

‘Welcome the Weekend Party’ with Riot Bar Bristol

Stroud News and Journal: Restaurant review: Cote Brasserie in Marlow

1:13pm Thursday 10th July 2014

The weekend starts for Bristol at the Harbourside this Friday evening as Foodies Festival hosts a ‘Welcome the Weekend Party’ with Riot Bar, a new pop-up experience that takes centre stage at the latest leg of the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink.

Stroud Probus

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Probus (6250762)

11:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Latest Stroud Probus meeting saw a welcome return of Dr Timothy Brain, formerly Gloucestershire's Chief Constable.

Celebrating 40 Years of Victim Support in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal: Victim Support (8046933)

9:24am Thursday 10th July 2014

VICTIM Support in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire are bringing together our staff and volunteers for a summer conference, to celebrate 40 years of services to victims and witnesses.

New seating in memory of Mrs Pearl Smith

Stroud News and Journal: Sian Morgan, Staff Nurse and Mary Sturmer, Patient Administrator (8020375)

1:21pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

STROUD Hospitals League of Friends are always very pleased to acknowledge all the very generous donations received in memory and appreciation of loved ones.

HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall newest life members of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.,

Stroud News and Journal:

1:02pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

HRH The Prince of Wales’ interest in historic railways is widely known and, because of this, His Royal Highness and The Duchess of Cornwall have accepted honorary life membership of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) – the heritage railway closest to their Highgrove, Gloucestershire home.

Local man takes top job in Rotary

Stroud News and Journal: Martyn Harwood (8001685)

9:47am Wednesday 9th July 2014

AT a lunchtime event a Stroud man and member of The Rotary Club of Stroud has taken the ceremonial chain of district governor.

Randwick Gardening Club

Stroud News and Journal: Gardening Club (8001085)

9:35am Wednesday 9th July 2014

ON our latest club holiday based in Chester, six gardens were visited plus the Garden Village of Port Sunlight.

Four pound charity shop painting valued at £500

Stroud News and Journal: (7723494)

9:29am Wednesday 9th July 2014

PERHAPS it was the way the single eye followed him around the room, but when Eliot Dyer saw the cubist watercolour in a charity shop, he knew he had to own it.

Victory for union campaign as Land Registry sell-off plan reportedly scrapped

Stroud News and Journal: Public and Commercial Services Union (7991615)

5:13pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

COMMENTING on reports today (June 29) the government will scrap its plan to sell off the Land Registry, a Public and Commercial Services union spokesman said:

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