Uplands Playgroup fundraisers celebrate £38,000 makeover

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AFTER two years of fundraising all those involved in the £38,000 refurbishment of Uplands Playgroup were able to celebrate their accomplishment last night, Tuesday.

Elizabeth Hayward search - body of woman found in River Severn in Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal:

4:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE searching for missing Elizabeth Hayward, a Gloucester resident, can confirm that the body of a woman has been found in the River Severn near Westgate Island, Gloucester.

Macmillan Coffee Mornings raise cash

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOZENS of businesses, schools and individuals rose to the challenge this week to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Woman dies following collision in Cotswolds

Stroud News and Journal: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

11:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman died following a collision in the Cotswolds.

Police seeking missing Elizabeth Hayward

Stroud News and Journal:

11:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a woman who went missing from her place of residence last night.

Parents and teachers help to give trim trail an extension

Stroud News and Journal:

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHILDREN at Bussage Primary School are enjoying an extension to their trim trail play area thanks to the hard work of parents and teachers.

Five Valleys walkers on way to raising £50,000

Stroud News and Journal:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE Five Valleys were turned into a sea of orange on Sunday as walkers stepped up to raise money for Meningitis Now.

Matchstick violin was played by Laurie Lee

Stroud News and Journal:

4:56pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

IT may not be a Stradivarius but this striking violin is still hard to match.

Five things you need to know this Wednesday

Stroud News and Journal:

9:57am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ON October 1, 1969 Concorde broke the sound barrier for the first time.

Social worker suspended for sexually harassing female colleagues is now working with families and children in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire County Council (7940398)

10:03am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A RAPE victim has been left angry and upset after learning that she divulged intimate personal details to a council social worker who had previously been suspended for two years for sexually harassing female colleagues.

Pop-sensation Peter Andre to turn on Yate Shopping Centre Christmas lights

Stroud News and Journal: Peter Andre performing at Yate Shopping Centre in 2009    GSR2117V09 (10912350)

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SUPERSTAR Peter Andre will be back at Yate Shopping Centre next month as he performs at the Centre’s annual Christmas event.

Illegal immigrant found in coach bringing Marling schoolchildren back to UK

Stroud News and Journal: Beef products have been withdrawn from Marling School amid horse meat fears

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN illegal immigrant travelled to the UK after hiding out on a coach bringing schoolchildren back to Stroud from France.

Driver released on police bail after woman crushed by lorry

Stroud News and Journal:

4:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DRIVER has been released on police bail after a woman was hit by a refuse lorry and killed in The Shambles in Worcester.

Police thank public as badger cull reaches halfway point

Stroud News and Journal:

12:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

As the badger cull reaches its planned halfway point, Gloucestershire police officers would like to thank everyone they have come into contact with during Operation Themis – the police’s response to the cull.

End of the road for car tax disc

Stroud News and Journal:

11:54am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MORE than 90 years of car history will come to an end this week with the abolition of the paper car-tax disc.

Five things you need to know today

Stroud News and Journal:

9:01am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Five things you need to know today.

Marling students milk ideas for new tasty shake

Stroud News and Journal:

8:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SCHOOL students are working hard on a recipe for success after being given the opportunity to come up with a new flavour for a popular milkshake brand.

Stroud MP backs military strikes against 'brutal' Islamic State fighters

Stroud News and Journal: RAF Tornados

5:14pm Monday 29th September 2014

AIR strikes on the ‘murderous and genocidal’ Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq are necessary and legal, says Stroud MP Neil Carmichael, who on Friday voted to support British military participation in the US-led aerial campaign.

Price war expected as supermarket slashes cost of petrol

Stroud News and Journal: SUPERSTORE: A new Sainsburys store will form part of the flagship Cross Hands West development.

4:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

Sainsbury's has sparked a likely supermarket fuel-price war by slashing up to 5p a litre off the cost of its petrol and diesel.

Former victim of cyberbullying nominated for personal safety award

Stroud News and Journal: Carney Bonner, 20, of Cheltenham (10868964)

1:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

A University of Gloucestershire student who attempted suicide after falling victim to cyberbullying has been recognised for using his past to educate others about the damaging effects of online abuse.

Five Valleys Walk - Your Pictures

Stroud News and Journal:

9:38am Monday 29th September 2014

Thanks to Shaun Walker for sending this picture in. Debbie Scobell, Lyla Scobell, Shaun Walker, Dave Stanton, Keala Walker and Ella Raines, took part in the Five Valleys Walk 2014 on Sunday, September 28 dressed as cowboys and Indians.

Second man arrested following badger cull incident

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A SECOND man has been arrested following an incident on the Gloucestershire-Herefordshire border where badger culling is believed to be taking place.

Five things you need to know on the last Monday of September

Stroud News and Journal: CB 28.9.11 

8:26am Monday 29th September 2014

THE last week of September promises the last of the summer weather.

Eddie swaps his skis for dancing shoes

Stroud News and Journal:

7:44am Monday 29th September 2014

EDDIE The Eagle Edwards jumped to the winner’s podium when he was crowned Strictly Star champion of Gloucestershire.

More parking spaces for Stroud town centre

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (7922264)

7:40am Monday 29th September 2014

AFTER years of requesting better parking in Stroud town centre the district council has almost finished work to bring 32 extra spaces to the town.

Ex-soldier sentenced after knife assault

Stroud News and Journal:

7:36am Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER Grenadier guardsman has been jailed for assaulting his ex-partner and threatening her new boyfriend with a knife.

Man’s book explains how horses helped him through a tough struggle with autism

Stroud News and Journal:

7:33am Monday 29th September 2014

Charlie Avent had all but given up on life when he discovered a passion for horses and natural horsemanship. Matt Jackson spoke to Charlie, who is autistic and has learning difficulties, about a new book that charts his journey from bullied child to becoming a horse whisperer.

Cirencester man faces jail after touching teenager's breasts

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN who repeatedly groped a teenage Cirencester girl's breasts and bought her a vibrator has been warned he may be jailed.

Update: Police investigating after Swindon man dies in A4136 crash

Stroud News and Journal: Serious crash causes road closure in Ponsanooth

1:08pm Sunday 28th September 2014

POLICE are now investigating a crash on the A4136 between Cinderford and Brierley, close to the layby, in which a 28 year old motorcyclist from Swindon died  today.

Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email Lesley.williams@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Principled action to avoid ecocide

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The SNJ’s new columnist Karen Eberhardt-Shelton was born in California but grew up in England. She now lives in Stroud and is currently working on an education project called Learn, Think, Act and is hoping to develop an eco-community land trust. Her thought-provoking columns will focus on how we all have to take responsibility for our actions and for our planet.

Sandra’s Bucket List: Vintage fashion and vehicles come together at Goodwood

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

BEFORE hitting 50 next year, former SNJ news editor Sandra Ashenford has compiled a bucket list of 50 goals to achieve before her birthday. The aim is to do one every week.

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Eat more protein for strength, fitness, improved physique and a longer life

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

PROTEIN has been the darling of the strength and body-building world for years, but it has only recently gained favour in mainstream culture. Hearing the word ‘protein’ often conjures sentiments that reach beyond this macronutrient’s true meaning—fortitude comes to mind, as does strength and power of will.

Fit for purpose: Gym time a weighty dilemma

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

SNJ editor Sue Smith is getting into shape for an adventurous holiday.

Christian Comment with Phil Coysh of Stroud Christian Fellowship

Stroud News and Journal: Christian Comment (7906952)

9:01am Sunday 28th September 2014

Christian Comment with Phil Coysh of Stroud Christian Fellowship

Cirencester man admits illegal sex with woman

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

A MAN who had illegal sex with a woman was placed on a three year rehab programme by a Gloucester crown court judge today.

Comment: ‘Bedroom tax’ is a pathway to misery

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

THE impact of the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ on communities in the Five Valleys is once again highlighted on our front page today.

Planning Department Weekly List

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (7922264)

4:03pm Saturday 27th September 2014

PLANNING Applications registered between 15.09.14 and 19.09.14.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Hot topics that were discussed this week

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

STROUD District Council leader Geoff Wheeler keeps you up to date with what is happening at the council

Wotton-under-Edge dance crew trained with BGT winners Diversity

Stroud News and Journal: Members of Organized Kaos with Britain's Got Talent winners, Diversity (10809097)

1:28pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Members of Organized Kaos street dance crew based in Wotton-under-Edge travelled to Essex this week to train with Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity.

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Devolve decisions to those affected

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

English power for England

Top 10 Lenders: Study points to a 65-day average to secure a buyer

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

HOMEOWNERS who are planning to sell their property before Christmas need to get going in October, research by property website Rightmove has revealed.

Magician hopes to conjure up success in the world's largest magic convention

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MAGICIAN Colin Dymond is hoping to conjure up a major success when he competes in the world’s largest magic convention this February.

Police helicopters and unmarked cars hunt for shoplifter in Dursley

Stroud News and Journal: (10819885)

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE were deployed to Dursley after a suspected shoplifter was spotted in the area of Rosebery Park.

Another crash on A417 prompts letter to the government

Stroud News and Journal: A417 Missing Link (4615644)

2:46pm Friday 26th September 2014

ANOTHER significant crash on a notorious Gloucestershire road this month has promoted a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Cyclist killed in suspected hit and run in Gloucester this morning, Friday

Stroud News and Journal: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A MALE cyclist has died following a road traffic collision between him and a black BMW.

Status Quo to headline Lechlade Festival 2015

Stroud News and Journal:

9:45am Friday 26th September 2014

LEGENDARY English rock band Status Quo will be headlining next year's Lechlade Music Festival.

Accountant charged with more than 20 fraud offences

Stroud News and Journal: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

9:25am Friday 26th September 2014

AN ACCOUNTANT has been charged with a range of fraud offences after a joint investigation between Gloucestershire Police and HM Revenue and Customs.

Stroud MP to vote in favour of air strikes against ISIL

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud MP Neil Carmichael has praised the speech

10:04am Friday 26th September 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael will vote for air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq when Parliament is recalled today, Friday.

Stop by the SNJ office today for coffee and cake

Stroud News and Journal: Macmillan Coffee Morning

8:54am Friday 26th September 2014

READY, steady bake – staff at the Stroud News & Journal are busy preparing a range of mouthwatering treats to raise money for charity.

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