Hatty wins Gold

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Music & Drama Academy
Hatty Davis Gold Medal (Grade 8 distinction) (9535817)

10:33am Thursday 21st August 2014

STROUD Music & Drama Academy in the press yet again with more top results.

Stroud and District Philatelic Society

Stroud News and Journal: The Association of British Philatelic Societies Ltd (9536503)

10:11am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE new session of the winter season will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at St Joseph's Church Hall, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse at 7.30 pm.

Eastcombe WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

10:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

OUR August meeting was very different in that we began with a WW2 Vintage Tea Party.

Nailsworth & District Flower Arrangement Society

Stroud News and Journal: Flower arranging (4593489)

9:39am Thursday 21st August 2014

FOR our August meeting Joan Southerton an area demonstrator from Stourport defined her flower arrangements around special moments in her life which she called 'Bits and Pieces'.

Upton St Leonard's WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

1:09pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE silly season of summer keeps us on our toes and our August summer social was no exception.

Stroud Wine Circle

Stroud News and Journal: A glass of wine (4988688)

12:07pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AT THE latest Circle meeting members took part in a blind tasting of wine made to a fruit juice based recipe which was given out last year.

Exceedingly good afternoon at Chelt'n'Jam Bake Off

Stroud News and Journal:

10:57am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Chelt’n’Jam Bake Off, held at Manor by the Lake on Sunday, August 17 has raised over £650 for national charity Oxfam.

Relate: The way we are now

Stroud News and Journal:

10:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RELATIONSHIPS in the South West under the microscope: new study reveals our couple, family, friendships, sex and work secrets Relate and Relationships Scotland have released their second major relationship report ‘The Way We Are Now’ which presents a glimpse of the UK’s relationships in 2014.

Stonehouse WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

9:56am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IT IS impossible to believe that we are now nearly in to Autumn and that we have had another busy few months at our meetings with such diverse subjects as Help a Hedgehog Hospital, a talk given by one of their many volunteers John Crowther, who brought along a sweet little hedgehog which they had managed to nurse back to health, but unfortunately was far too sleepy to unfurl himself for the benefit of our ladies.

A stonking weekend with four thousand festival goers turning up to enjoy the family friendly fun at Lakefest

Stroud News and Journal:

10:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

LOCAL family friendly festival, Lakefest was a brilliant success with four thousand festival goers turning up for its fourth year running. The weekend was filled with an exhilarating combination of top quality acts, nine headliners, and an array of over 30 activities for children and a selection of local food and drink.

700 miles on horseback across Outer Mongolia

Stroud News and Journal: Inner Wheel Club (9383930)

9:20am Monday 18th August 2014

MICK Ponting, a retired vet from Cirencester, was the guest speaker at the Inner Wheel Club of Stroud’s Interclub Lunch, which was held at the Whitminster Village Hall on August 13.

Watch out for joggers

Stroud News and Journal:

12:08pm Friday 15th August 2014

ROAD safety charity the IAM is offering weekly motoring tips from Britain’s top advanced driver, Peter Rodger. This week, he is advising on dealing with vulnerable road users.

Launch of international competition to design a new arena for Bristol

Stroud News and Journal:

11:46am Friday 15th August 2014

ROYAL Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and Bristol City Council are delighted to announce the launch of an international competition to design a new arena for Bristol.

Land in demand as investors and lifestyle buyers jostle for best plots

Stroud News and Journal:

11:40am Friday 15th August 2014

SHORTAGES of agricultural land will continue to stoke prices for the foreseeable future, according to sector specialists Bruton Knowles.

Join our choir!

Stroud News and Journal:

9:55am Friday 15th August 2014

WYCLIFFE Choral Society resumes rehearsals on Tuesday, September 2 and new members are welcome on all four parts.

JR Rugby course is success

Stroud News and Journal: JR Rugby course (9291719)

10:37am Thursday 14th August 2014

JR RUGBY ran a Rugby course for 4-12year old Rugby players on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12 at Nailsworth Recreation Centre.

Keeping cool’s a breeze thanks to League of Friends gift

Stroud News and Journal: Fan on the ward at Stroud (9290379)

10:19am Thursday 14th August 2014

PATIENTS at Stroud Community Hospital are being kept cool on the wards thanks to a generous donation from the League of Friends.

Cainscross WI

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

10:17am Thursday 14th August 2014

WE HAD good attendance for our August meeting with a few apologies including Dorothy Isles and Linda Woodward.

Busy Bees create a buzz at The Museum in the Park!

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Beekeeper's Buzz Club (9289795)

10:05am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Museum in the Park and Stroud Beekeepers have joined forces this week to offer families a fabulous craft activity combined with a chance to discover more about bees.

Guiding Star Award

Stroud News and Journal: Maisie and friend with Brownie Leaders Jackie and Jen (9289493)

9:49am Thursday 14th August 2014

A YOUNG girl has been honoured for her dedication to Girlguiding whilst courageously battling a serious illness, with a prestigious Guiding Star Award.

Randwick Gardening Club

Stroud News and Journal: Gardening Club (9289280)

9:41am Thursday 14th August 2014

AS THE Club does not meet in the Village Hall during August, a day trip was planned this year to the gardens of Hidcote and Kiftsgate.

Cirencester Toy and Train Fair

Stroud News and Journal: Cirencester Toy & Train Fair

2:37pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

The third Cirencester Toy & Train Fair takes place in just over a fortnight’s time, on Sunday 31st August.

Winston’s Wish says a huge thank you to Cheltenham’s wet and wonderful record-breaking jivers!

1:54pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

AFTER weeks of practice and getting into the jiving spirit, Winston’s Wish is delighted that Cheltenham’s keen dancers have raised a fabulous £1109 for the childhood bereavement charity – and smashed a world record in the process.

South West employees isolated in mental health suffering

Stroud News and Journal:

1:45pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

OVER a quarter of a million South West residents with a diagnosed mental health condition may suffer in silence, Priory Group research reveals today.

Do you look after a relative, neighbour or friend?

Stroud News and Journal:

11:14am Friday 8th August 2014

THE Positive Caring programme providing free information and support sessions starts up in Fairford this month (August).

Save a life - give blood

3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Save a life – give blood

Charity launches new book for the million over-65s who are often or always lonely

Stroud News and Journal:

10:35am Thursday 7th August 2014

PEOPLE using care services in Gloucestershire have among the most social contact in England. Meanwhile charity launches new book for the million over-65s who are still often or always lonely.

Final Phase of Building Underway at Quedgeley West Business Park

Stroud News and Journal: Final Phase of Building Underway at Quedgeley West Business Park

10:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

THIS month, St. Modwen, has started works on the final two business units at its 32 acre Quedgeley West Business Park near junction 12 of the M5.

Summer resurfacing continues in the Forest of Dean

Stroud News and Journal:

10:39am Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE A48 in the Forest of Dean is next for improvement as Gloucestershire County Council continues its summer resurfacing programme.

Tortworth Vintage Steam Rally

Stroud News and Journal:

10:31am Wednesday 6th August 2014

TORTWORTH Vintage Steam Rally August 9 & 10, 2014.

Pond dipping sessions

Stroud News and Journal:

6:30pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

FAMILIES are invited to take part in a pond dipping session run by Stroud Valleys Project.

Animal rescue’s seeking support

Stroud News and Journal:

6:25pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

MUM of three Sandy Hathaway is urging people to get behind the new Cotswolds Dogs & Cats home charity after receiving help for her jack russell.

Golden Valley Footpath Map

Stroud News and Journal:

10:49am Monday 4th August 2014

WALKERS out and about this summer can get a footpath map to help them explore Herefordshire’s countryside.

Star Day

Stroud News and Journal: National Star College Star Day (8851818)

2:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE end of June saw another great commitment from Smiths staff for the National Star College Star Day. The Star Day is an event for all businesses, schools, clubs etc. to take part in and help raise much needed funds for young people with disabilities.

Allsorts help fund young adventurers' holiday

Stroud News and Journal: (Oliver is the lad in the blue jacket) 
  
Caption: Oliver Robinson (centre), aged 15, enjoying his holiday at the Calvert Trust Exmoor 
 (8851673)

2:46pm Friday 1st August 2014

A TEENAGER with a rare degenerative disease got to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime, thanks to a Cotswold charity.

Calling all bakers to enter the Chelt'n'Jam Bake Off

Stroud News and Journal:

2:58pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE Chelt’n’Jam Bake Off, which is being held at Manor by the Lake on Saturday 17 August, will showcase the talents of local bakers whilst raising funds for Oxjam.

GFirst LEP raise over £3,000 for Vision 21 Charity

Stroud News and Journal:

1:09pm Friday 1st August 2014

PROCEEDS from GFirst LEP’s energy event earlier this year were given to Cheltenham based charity, Vision 21 Gloucestershire, an independent sustainability charity with the aim to help local people in Gloucestershire improve their quality of life, as well as the environment.

Ethiopia: Action for Zone 9 Bloggers and Detained Journalists - Prisoners of Conscience

Stroud News and Journal: Ethiopian flag (8840889)

11:02am Friday 1st August 2014

ON JULY 17, 2014, seven members of the Zone 9 blogging collective and three independent journalists were formally charged with terrorism offences and ‘Outrages against the Constitution’.

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.

South West contingent enjoys success in Core Assets football tournament

Stroud News and Journal:

12:30pm Friday 1st August 2014

Core Assets has hailed its annual football tournament it’s most successful yet, after welcoming around 1,200 people to the event which took place last weekend (July 25th – 27th.)

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 (www.goeuro.co.uk), 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.






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