Shopkeeper refuses to hand over cash to balaclava-clad robber armed with handgun

Stroud News and Journal: webpix police arrest

12:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE in Cheltenham are appealing for information after an attempted armed robbery at a shop.

Man, 30, hits police officer with car door after being pulled over

Stroud News and Journal: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN who was stopped for erratic driving drove off after being flagged down, causing a female police officer to be hit by his car door, a court heard.

Katherine, 16, honoured for community work with other young people

Stroud News and Journal: Acton Bridge WI

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE WINNER of the Individual Nairac Award has been chosen due to her devoted attitude to helping others.

Man suffers life threatening injuries after collision in Twyning

Stroud News and Journal: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

9:49am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 23-YEAR-OLD man suffered life threatening injuries after a car collided with a telegraph pole on the A38 in Twyning overnight.

Family denied place for son Monty at primary school opposite their house

Stroud News and Journal: Monty Weager, four, can see Gastrells Primary School from his bedroom window, but has been allocated a place at Thrupp Primary School - almost three miles away from his home. Pictured with his parents Martin Weager and Philippa Johnson

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy who can see his chosen primary school from his bedroom window has been offered a place at a school nearly three miles away.

Charity ball held in memory of soldier Martin Lamb

Stroud News and Journal: Rosie Lamb holds a picture of her Dad who was killed in Afghanistan, pictured with mum Melissa (left) and Sara Clark who are holding a charity ball to raise money for Scotty's Little Soldiers

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan are hosting a black tie ball to support the charity which helped them deal with their loss.

Annual Dragonboat Regatta comes to Gloucester Docks

Stroud News and Journal: Annual Dragonboat Regatta comes to Gloucester Docks

9:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE ANNUAL Dragonboat Regatta will take place at Gloucester Docks on Sunday, May 11.

Planning minister Nick Boles to visit Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Government Minister Nick Boles

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PLANNING minister Nick Boles is visiting Stroud tomorrow, Wednesday.

Are you registered for district elections?

Stroud News and Journal: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Residents’ are being urged to vote in the local and European Parliament elections ahead of next week.

Former Painswick postmistress Karen Judd goes on trial over theft claims

Stroud News and Journal: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO parcels containing jewellery which went missing in the post proved that Painswick postmistress Karen Judd was a thief, a jury was told today, Tuesday.

Woman, 28, sexually assaulted on canal towpath in Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

3:25pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on a canal towpath in Gloucester.

Spring garden preview in aid of Pied Piper Appeal

Stroud News and Journal: Spring garden preview in aid of Pied Piper Appeal

3:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EXPLORE spring gardens this weekend while raising money for the Pied Piper Appeal

Tory attempt to unseat council coalition fails

Stroud News and Journal: Tory attempt to unseat council coalition fails

2:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTION of no confidence in the Labour-led administration at Stroud District Council (SDC) failed to get approval.

Former Wycliffe students to drive along one of the most dangerous roads in the world for charity

Stroud News and Journal: (l-r) George Mossman and Hugo Cooke, both 21, are taking part in the Mongol Rally. They will drive 10,000 miles through some of the worlds most dangerous areas

2:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FORMER team-mates of Wycliffe Rugby star Rob Camm, who was left paralysed after an accident, are driving to Mongolia to raise money to help their friend make the most of his life.

Families have egg-cellent time at spring fair

11:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FAMILIES had an egg-cellent time at the P3 spring fair this week.

Put-off jail term for sword man

Stroud News and Journal: Christopher Bidmead

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AFTER traumatising a woman neighbour by trying to get into her home, Christopher Bidmead frightened another two neighbours with an antique cavalry sword, a court heard.

A taste of Cornwall comes to Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Landlord of the Crown and Sceptre Rodda Thomas pours a pint of ale at his pub which hosts The Great Cornish Ale, Cider and Pasty Festival

4:17pm Monday 21st April 2014

A TASTE of Cornwall came to Stroud this weekend.

Share your love of reading on World Book Night

2:03pm Monday 21st April 2014

HUNDREDS of literary lovers in Gloucestershire are taking part in this year's World Book Night when 2,500 free books will be given out.

Teacher's union votes to strike in June

Stroud News and Journal: Strike action will take place on Wednesday, March 26

11:41am Monday 21st April 2014

SCHOOLS across the county could once again face closure after one of Britain's biggest teaching unions voted for strike action.

Come and see improvements to Oakridge Village Hall

10:45am Monday 21st April 2014

COME and see the recent improvements to Oakridge Village Hall.

A Banksy spotted in Stroud?

Stroud News and Journal: Is this a Banksy? Picture: Tom Wren

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE "guerrilla artist" Banksy is believed to be behind a piece of street art depicting a stenciled picture of a rat bouncing a ball below a 'no ball games’ sign in Stroud.

Easter message from the Bishop of Gloucester the Rt Rev Michael Perham

Stroud News and Journal: The Bishop of Gloucester, Rt Revd Michael Perham

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

My father died one Easter. The days surrounding it were among the most formative of my life.

Christian Comment with Jane Court, a member of Minchinhampton Baptist Church

Stroud News and Journal: Christian Comment (4320845)

9:02am Sunday 20th April 2014

MY husband and I have just spent a few days in Liverpool with our grandchildren; great fun but exhausting.

Air Tattoo makes aviation history

Stroud News and Journal: Air Tattoo makes aviation history

8:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AVIATION history will be made in the UK this summer when, in a major airshow ‘first’, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike Fighter, makes its much-anticipated European debut.

Police appeal for information following assault of man in Cheltenham

Stroud News and Journal: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Police are appealing for information following the assault of a man in Cheltenham

Full line up for Cirencester’s second Literary Festival

Stroud News and Journal: Author Alex Smith at last year's Cirencester Children's Literary Festival

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE full line up has been confirmed for the second Cirencester Literary Festival to be held from 28th July to 2nd August.

Preparations under way for this year’s Cotswold Show at Cirencester Park

Stroud News and Journal: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3173541

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

PREPARATIONS are well under way for this year’s Cotswold Show on 5th and 6th July at Cirencester Park.

Keith Allen to play DJ set at Trading Post record shop for Record Store Day

Stroud News and Journal: Perched on top of the records at Trading Post in Kendrick Street

8:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

Actor and musician Keith Allen will be performing a DJ set at Trading Post record shop in Stroud, today.

Wycliffe Preparatory School earns national acclaim for supporting gifted children

Stroud News and Journal: Former Wycliffe College teacher banned from classrooms for life

5:02pm Friday 18th April 2014

Wycliffe Preparatory School has earned national acclaim for its support of gifted and talented children.

Walk of Witness takes to the streets for Good Friday

Stroud News and Journal: Michael Kret (left) and Paul Newbould carry the cross down Stroud High Street during the March of Witness on Good Friday

3:58pm Friday 18th April 2014

CROWDS gathered in Stroud’s streets to watch the annual Good Friday Walk of Witness as the sun shone.

Former leader Frances Roden to stand down before district elections

Stroud News and Journal: Should 16- and 17-year-olds be given the right to vote in British elections?

12:01pm Friday 18th April 2014

AHEAD of the local elections next month six district councillors have announced they will not be standing.

Man, 56, crashes mother's car into Nailsworth property

Stroud News and Journal: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

10:01am Friday 18th April 2014

A 56-YEAR-OLD man has been ordered to pay more than £700 after crashing his mother’s car in Nailsworth.

Stroud Fringe festival gets new electronic stage after Facebook campaign

Stroud News and Journal: (5523008)

8:02am Friday 18th April 2014

STROUD Fringe festival will host a new electronic music stage following a Facebook campaign from music fans.

Dog owners warned after two pets stolen during walk

Stroud News and Journal: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

6:10am Friday 18th April 2014

DOG walkers are being urged to be vigilant after two pets are believed to have been pinched during a walk with their owner.

Can you foster a child?

Stroud News and Journal: Increased number of under-fives results in more primary school places

3:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Gloucestershire County Council will be holding a fostering and adoption drop-in event at Charlton Kings library, Church Street, GL53 8AR on Thursday 24th April.

Church bells will ring out this evening in King's Stanley to celebrate St George's Day

Stroud News and Journal: (5524713)

8:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BELLS will ring out in King’s Stanley to celebrate St George’s Day at 6pm this evening.

Grandmother of nine, Sheila, swims one mile for Sport Relief

Stroud News and Journal: Sheila Goodwin, 72, raised £410 for Sport Relief by taking part in a sponsored mile swim (5521895)

6:01pm Thursday 17th April 2014

GRANDMOTHER Sheila Goodwin, 72, splashed out to raise more than £400 for Sport Relief.

Russian sea captain may have hanged himself because he feared sailing home - an inquest heard

Stroud News and Journal: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

4:05pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A RUSSIAN sea captain may have hanged himself in his cargo ship cabin at Sharpness Docks because he feared sailing home in “horrendous” storms, a coroner said.

Shops warned to be on look-out for scam involving bright yellow payment card

Stroud News and Journal: Heart-warming act of honesty

1:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE are warning businesses to be on the look-out after a couple attempted to buy £100s worth of gift tokens with a bright yellow payment card.

Man, 29, jailed for spitting at officer

Stroud News and Journal: Whitchurch teacher cleared of having sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

LUKE Smith smashed his way into his parents’ home and then spat at a female police officer who arrested him, a court was told.

Stroud author reveals childhood abuse in a bid to help others

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud author reveals childhood abuse in a bid to help others

11:24am Thursday 17th April 2014

STROUD author Peter Kilby kept quiet about the childhood abuse he suffered for decades.

Mutilated badger carcass found in Nailsworth

Stroud News and Journal: Badger expert Tony Dean is appealing for information after a dog walker found the mutilated carcass of a dead badger in woodland off Pensile Road in Nailsworth at 8am last Tuesday, April 8

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A DOG walker stumbled across the grisly remains of a mutilated badger in woodland off Pensile Road in Nailsworth last Tuesday, April 8.

Quakers fast in solidarity with the hungry

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Quakers voiced solidarity with the hungry

9:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

STROUD Quakers served a ‘fasting lunch’ around a table laid for a meal in the open air on Stroud High Street yesterday.

District votes to be held every four years

Stroud News and Journal: The Electoral Commission is calling for ‘sustained action now’ in a bid to crack down on voting fraud

9:36am Thursday 17th April 2014

ELECTIONS for parish, town and district elections in the Stroud district will now all be held at the same time every four years to avoid extra costs incurred from new Government legislation.

Sandra's Bucket List

Stroud News and Journal: Sandra's Bucket List

9:22am Thursday 17th April 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 achieve one goal every week.

"Lister Petter ltd is no more"

Stroud News and Journal: A forklift loads a lorry at the former Lister Petter factory in Dursley (5441167)

9:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

LISTER Petter has been saved but is moving and being renamed after a buyer came forward to acquire the stricken business, which entered administration last month.

Unemployment in district falls to 1.8 per cent

Stroud News and Journal: Neil Carmichael (4909559)

9:27am Thursday 17th April 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has welcomed figures showing that unemployment in the district fell to 1.8 per cent in March.

County parents receive news of Primary School places

Stroud News and Journal: Parents reassured over primary school places

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE wait is now over for parents of children starting school for the first time in September.

Collect your poppy seeds to mark centenary of WW1 outbreak

Stroud News and Journal: Collect your poppy seeds to mark WW1 centenary

2:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHALFORD Parish Council has several thousand poppy seeds to give away to those who want to make a contribution to history.

Work begins on £50,000 scheme to improve Nailsworth bus station

Stroud News and Journal: Work begins on £50,000 scheme to improve Nailsworth bus station

1:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK has started on a £50,000 scheme to improve Nailsworth bus station.






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