Frithwood Surgery hosts treasure hunt

Stroud News and Journal:

10:12am Friday 1st August 2014

FRITHWOOD Surgery in Bussage is hosting a treasure hunt and barbecue at The Lamb at Eastcombe on Saturday, August 23, to raise money.

Firefighters called to shed fire

Stroud News and Journal: Firefighters tackled a skate park fire in Hereford.

4:46pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CREWS were called to extinguish a shed fire in Stroud on Sunday.

Five Valleys Walk to include sculpture park

Stroud News and Journal:

3:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THIS year’s Five Valleys Walk will feature a detour to celebrate the centenary of the birth of sculptor Lynn Chadwick.

Towpath trail challenge along the Gloucester and Sharpness canal

Stroud News and Journal: Towpath trail challenge along the Gloucester and Sharpness canal

2:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A TOWPATH trail challenge takes place on Sunday, August 10 along the Gloucester and Sharpness canal.

Grace Church holds Summer Fete

Stroud News and Journal:

2:23pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ENJOY a summer fete being run by Grace Church in Quedgeley on Sunday, August 31 from 3pm until 6pm.

Stroud Local History Society Summer Exhibition 2014

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Local History Society Summer Exhibition 2014
from Tony Macer (8817605)

2:03pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE exhibition at the Museum in the Park, celebrating our 30th Anniversary, exceeded all of our expectations, attracting more than 500 visitors over the eight days.

RSPCA urges ‘Do not disturb’ warning for baby birds

Stroud News and Journal: Some of the orphaned baby birds.

1:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

DURING the heatwave many well meaning members of the public have seen fledgling birds outside of their nest.

“Earn as you learn" engineering technician opportunities for school leavers

Stroud News and Journal: EXCITING PLANS: Andrew Walters, Wilton Centre’s engineering manager, with Nick Smith, managing director of Health Performance

12:52pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IN August, young people across the country will be reviewing their options further to receiving their GCSE or A-Level results. For some, the most desirable option may be to pursue a degree. However, university is not for everybody, and not all professional careers require a degree, so many young people will be looking for a different route to the career of their choice.

New poll reveals English youth to be the most sociable in Europe

Stroud News and Journal:

12:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SPANIARDS and Italians Voted The Best Hosts Berlin, Germany 31/07/2014: English people are the second most popular travel companions in Europe, and the Spanish carry a good reputation as hosts and guests, a new pan-European poll from journey planning platform, GoEuro (, can reveal.

Rock Choir Rocks Out at charity event!

Stroud News and Journal:

2:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

75 MEMBERS of the UK’s favourite contemporary choir supported the Marie Curie Cancer Care Walk Ten in Badminton on Saturday 26th July, by performing a number of feel good songs to help set the walkers off on their way.

Stonehouse Wheelers

Stroud News and Journal: Stonehouse Wheelers (8774543)

2:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SUNDAY, June 1 was the occasion of our tandem duo, Pat and Pete to lead a further 15 cyclists on a sunny afternoon's ride to Kemble Airfield for tea at the AV8 cafe.

The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Fine Art

Stroud News and Journal:

1:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DEREK Newman of Newman Fine Art from the Cotswolds will exhibit for sale some of his personal collection of Gloucestershire views at the forthcoming Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair, August15-17, at Westonbirt School, Westonbirt, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

Flood damaged flats back to their best

Stroud News and Journal:

12:44pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESIDENTS have finally moved into four apartments in Gloucester that have been empty for years following flood damage.

Stroud Probus

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Probus (8767366)

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BARRY Simon, a retired RAF officer from Swindon village was our latest guest speaker with a presentation entitled, ‘A History of Gloucestershire Aviation’.

Victim Support Volunteer Recruitment Day

Stroud News and Journal:

10:02am Wednesday 30th July 2014

VICTIM Support Gloucestershire is looking to increase the help it gives to victims of crime by increasing the number of volunteers who give free and confidential information, emotional support and practical help to victims and witnesses of crime.

Relate Gloucestershire and Swindon’s six tips for six weeks of summer survival

Stroud News and Journal:

9:55am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RELATE Gloucestershire and Swindon is offering advice for parents ahead of the long school holidays. Calls to Relate Gloucestershire and Swindon often increase dramatically after the school holidays, as family tensions simmer during the long summer break.

Before saying ‘I do’: Relate Gloucestershire and Swindon offers top tips for relationships before getting hitched

Stroud News and Journal:

9:52am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TIS’ the season of wedding bells and this month many people will be making their vows to their beloved. Some have chosen a longer engagement while other couples opt to get married while still in their honeymoon period; but which marriages are set to last a lifetime?

Achievement, pride and raising children; favourite memories of a first home

Stroud News and Journal:

2:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WHILE some people believe that by transforming homes with expensive makeovers will make a home a memorable place to live new research reveals that celebrations, family milestones and raising children are memories that stay with homeowners.

British Veterinary Association's endorsement of badger cull paints the profession in a bad light, says vet and HSI UK Director Mark Jones

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FOLLOWING the statement released yesterday by the British Veterinary Association supporting this year's planned badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset, veterinarian and executive director of Humane Society International/UK, Mark Jones, has released the following response:

BVA will support second year of badger cull pilots in England

Stroud News and Journal:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports the second year of the pilot culls in England. This follows Defra’s response to BVA’s call for improvements to humaneness and effectiveness in light of the Independent Expert Panel (IEP) report on the first year.

Anya celebrates first place

Stroud News and Journal:

3:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

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

Big store plan may bring job losses

Stroud News and Journal:

3:55pm Monday 28th July 2014

NAILSWORTH Town Councillors were wary of the grave threat a potential new out of town supermarket could have for the local community.

Plans for The Wilderness Centre move forward

Stroud News and Journal:

1:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

CONTRACTS for the sale of The Wilderness Centre in the Forest of Dean will be exchanged within the next few days and Gloucestershire schools will once again be able to use it.

Meet the Cotswold Care Hospice charity shop volunteers – the most dedicated volunteers in Gloucestershire

Stroud News and Journal: Cotswold Care Hospice (8658406)

11:47am Monday 28th July 2014

THE 24 volunteers are based at the Cotswold Care Hospice shop in Nailsworth.

Horsefall House Grand Summer Fete

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HORSFALL house will be holding a Grand Summer Fete in the gardens to raise funds for respite care at the home on Sunday, August 31 at 2pm.

EXPLORE Rackleaze Nature Reserve free of charge.

Stroud News and Journal:

3:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

EXPLORE Rackleaze Nature Reserve free of charge.

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.

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