Raiders of Noah’s Ark thwarted by bike shop owner and his security system

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

GUTSY bike shop owner Chris Hart stopped a gang of thieves from stealing more than £10,000 worth of bicycles.

Nell brings circus book to town

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE circus came to town, visiting Stroud High Street on Friday.

EXCLUSIVE: Javelin Park eyed for new 5,000 seater Forest Green Rovers stadium

Stroud News and Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FOREST Green Rovers FC could build a new 5,000-seater stadium at Javelin Park near Stonehouse if controversial plans for a waste incinerator at the site were to fall through, the club’s chairman has said.

Rail fare hike prompts protests

Stroud News and Journal: Train ticket prices are set to rise again

9:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PROTESTS against rail fare increases were held by Stroud Labour Party outside several train stations in the Five Valleys on Tuesday.

Badger cull campaign group feel concerns are being ignored

Stroud News and Journal: It is not known how many badgers are in Bolton

8:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Environment Secretary has ignored the county’s community leaders over badger cull safety, claims campaign group Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting.

Blackmailers told to expect jail after posing as teenage boys on gay dating app Grindr

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO men who posed as teenage boys on a gay website and lured perverted men into a blackmail sex trap were warned today they will be going to jail.

Freshers urged to get Meningitis C vaccine

Stroud News and Journal: A mother carries out the glass test on her sick son

3:26pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NOW that all the anxiety and waiting is over a lot of Stroud's 18-year-olds are getting ready to head off to university next month.

CCTV Images released after Cheltenham burglary

Stroud News and Journal:

1:47pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLICE investigating a burglary at a house in Cheltenham have released CCTV images from a nearby shop of a man that they are keen to speak to.

Stroud High School students' results break the records

Stroud News and Journal:

1:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TEARS of joy flowed at Stroud High sixth form after record breaking results were revealed.

‘Complete menace’ jailed after car chase

Stroud News and Journal:

11:48am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A ‘COMPLETE menace and danger on the road’ who led police on a ten mile chase along country roads has been jailed for 18 months.

More should have been done for children of ‘neglect pair’

Stroud News and Journal:

9:22am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE should have been done to protect the children of a couple from the Stroud area who suffered ‘appalling neglect’, a case review has concluded.

Marling student Will, 18, thanks school and best mate for helping him achieve A* success despite battling serious illness

Stroud News and Journal:

11:52am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MARLING School sixth-former who has spent the last two years battling cancer has defied the odds and achieved an A* in English literature at A-level.

Plans for 30 homes in Eastington turned down

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (5826007)

6:03pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

PLANS to build 30 new homes in Eastington have been unanimously refused by Stroud District Council.

Planning row continues: Government provides £5million to build on brownfield sites

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

5:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has expressed his delight following news that the Government will be providing funding to help local councils build on brownfield sites.

Families and children have lucky escape after coach overturns on M5

Stroud News and Journal:

5:55pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than 50 adults and children had a lucky escape today, Tuesday, when the coach taking them for a day out at the seaside overturned in a ditch on the M5.

Stroud MP welcomes 51% drop in Jobseeker's dependants

Stroud News and Journal: Jobseeker's allowance figures show a marked decline

4:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has welcomed new figures which show a 51 per cent drop in the number of people who rely on Jobseeker's Allowance.

UPDATE - M5 coach crash

Stroud News and Journal:

2:57pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ONE lane has now been opened on the M5 after a coach overturned earlier today.

Police fitness tests reveal which counties have the quickest cops

Stroud News and Journal: Sussex policemen fail fitness test

12:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WILTSHIRE’S police force is beating Gloucestershire’s when it comes to fitness according to the College of Policing.

M5 coach crash update

Stroud News and Journal:

11:41am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COACH from Stourbridge carrying youngsters heading off for a seaside day trip has overturned on the M5.

Air ambulance on M5 as coach overturns

Stroud News and Journal:

11:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN OVERTURNED coach on the M5 has led to the air ambulance being sent to the scene.

Appeal to trace car stolen after Cheltenham break-in

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

9:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to trace a car stolen in a burglary in Cheltenham earlier this month.

Time running out to have your say on county's sexual health services

2:58pm Monday 18th August 2014

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to have their say on sexual health services in Gloucestershire.

Stroud in Bloom photography competition still open for entries

Stroud News and Journal: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3163067

2:47pm Monday 18th August 2014

ENTRIES are still being accepted for the 2014 Stroud in Bloom photography competition.

Youngsters take centre stage at summer theatre school

Stroud News and Journal: (9406404)

2:23pm Monday 18th August 2014

ASPIRING young thespians have been busy honing their acting skills at a summer theatre school hosted at the Cotswold Playhouse this month.

Stroud foodbank to offer debt advice under groundbreaking scheme

10:50am Monday 18th August 2014

STROUD’S foodbank has been selected as one of only six in the country to take part in a pioneering new pilot scheme which will see clients offered debt and money advice in addition to regular services.

Contracts signed for Forest of Deans Wilderness Centre

Stroud News and Journal:

10:03am Monday 18th August 2014

THE new owner of the Wilderness Centre in the Forest of Dean says the site will once again be ‘something special’.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: Embracing your inner daredevil

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Sunday 17th August 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: You wouldn’t have thought sending flowers had so many drawbacks...

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 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: Making small changes to your routine will make a big difference to its success

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

1) WORK larger muscle groups first. Larger muscle groups utilize more energy to train, so exercise those muscle groups first before you get tired.

Fit for purpose: 'My kitchen on Saturday morning could have given any self-respecting fruit and veg stall a run for its money...’

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

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

Christian Comment with Peter Farley of Minchinhampton Baptist Church: All or Nothing

Stroud News and Journal: Christian Comment (4320845)

9:02am Sunday 17th August 2014

Christian Comment with Peter Farley of Minchinhampton Baptist Church: All or Nothing

Comment: Are simple methods needed for this issue?

Stroud News and Journal:

9:46am Monday 18th August 2014

THERE is an amusing TV advert where Alexander the meerkat tries to teach his baby meerkat how to spell using a blackboard and a large pointed stick.

Your property problems solved with Clive Brown MNAEA MARLA Property Consultant

6:01pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Q: I AM looking to place my home on the market but friends have suggested that I only use a NAEA licensed agent.

Planning Applications registered between 04.08.14 and 08.08.14.

Stroud News and Journal: Ebley Mill (7922264)

4:02pm Saturday 16th August 2014

PLANNING Applications registered between 04.08.14 and 08.08.14.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Rounders sessions are proving to be popular

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

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

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP looks at the strengths of our local hospitals and the service they provide: Be thankful for our hospitals

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

LOCALLY, we are extremely well served by our hospitals.

Property Market Comment

Stroud News and Journal: Ian Perry
Managing Director
Perry Bishop & Chambers (7609640)

10:02am Saturday 16th August 2014

IAN Perry of local agents Perry Bishop and Chambers reports: “We have seen another bounce in the property market with exceptional sales arranged throughout July in all of our branches and the market seems to have recovered from the slight lull which occurred when new mortgage lending constraints came into effect in April.

2014 Shed of the Year revealed - Eco shed crowned best in Britain

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

AFTER a record breaking 2,000 entries and 20,000 public votes, the Allotment Roof Shed from London has been crowned winner of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol. Revealed for the first time by George Clarke on Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year, the nail-biting competition came to a close with Allotment Roof Shed owner Joel Bird, 39, taking home the coveted title along with £1,000 courtesy of sponsors Cuprinol, £100 of Cuprinol products, winner’s plaque and a giant crown for this shed.

Top 10 Lenders: Cotswold estate agents turn to drone photography

Stroud News and Journal:

9:20am Saturday 16th August 2014

ESTATE agents across the country are beginning to embrace the potential of drone photography to improve photo and video coverage of certain properties.

E-fit released in connection with theft of wallet from man's car

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

POLICE in Coleford have issued an e-fit image of a man they want to talk to in connection with the theft of a wallet from a man's car.

Labour Councillor volunteers with Sea Shepherd group to try to stop whale slaughter in Faroe Islands

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

LABOUR District Councillor Julie Douglass (front row second from the left) is spending part of the summer as one of over 500 hundred volunteers from around the world who are taking part in the “Grindstop” campaign organised by marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd.

Appeal for mobile phone footage after man charged with assault and racially aggravated public order

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MAN has been charged with two assaults on Cheltenham High Street at the end of July.

Stonehouse firm hopes gift will help four-year-old take first steps

Stroud News and Journal: Toby Dinwoodie, aged 4, with his sister Daisy Dinwoodie, 7, mother Jenny Seeley, father Ryan Dinwoodie and (far-right) Julian Owens, of the Stonehouse based chartered accountancy firm GriffithClarke, which has bought Toby the specially-designed new trike

11:56am Friday 15th August 2014

IT is the gift every young boy dreams of – a shiny red trike, but this one is a bit special because it enables a four-year-old Stroud boy to start building the muscles he needs to walk.

Illegal tobacco and counterfeit cigarettes worth around £3,000 seized from shops during awareness event

Stroud News and Journal:

11:19am Friday 15th August 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council’s Trading Standards team and Gloucestershire Police joined staff from Smoke Free South West to promote the work being done to tackle illegal tobacco in the county.

Music festival death update - organisers release statement after dance music event cancelled

Stroud News and Journal:

10:23am Friday 15th August 2014

ORGANISERS of the music festival released the following statement on their website last night.

Stroud farmers’ market news with Gerb Gerbrands: New additions and sweet and savoury treats

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WE HAVE a new plant nursery at the junction of Swan Lane and Union Street, as Spinneywell Nursery returns to the market after a lengthy spell away.

Update: Worker dies after accident at Surround Festival site in Horsley

Stroud News and Journal:

7:09pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A WORKER has died after an industrial accident at a festival site in Horsley.

Rotary club president helps with Capel's Mill project

Stroud News and Journal:

4:51pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ROTARY Club royalty visited Stroud this week to lend a helping hand to the £34,000 transformation of the Capel’s Mill site.

Wycliffe College pupils celebrate after securing university places

Stroud News and Journal: Carrii Elliott, 18, celebrates with her mum after achieving an  A* in chemistry, A in maths and A in physics  (9299033)

3:11pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WYCLIFFE College pupils are celebrating another fine set of A-level results – with A*s or As making up a third of all grades.

Tributes paid to rugby club stalwart Graham Gregory

Stroud News and Journal:

12:56pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PLAYERS and supporters at Minchinhampton Rugby Club have been paying warm tributes to their hugely-popular president Graham Gregory.






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