"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.

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.

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.

Shoplifters in Stroud caught on camera

Stroud News and Journal: Police want to talk to this man about the theft of an electric toothbrush from Sainsbury’s in Dudbridge(5470366)

11:51am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE in Stroud have issued CCTV images of men they want to talk to in connection with several shoplifting cases in the town.

Chalford Scarecrow Trail celebrates 10th year

Stroud News and Journal: A scarecrow mole comes out of the ground on the Chalford scarecrow trail

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SPIDER-MAN, Kermit the Frog and Homer Simpson are just some of the characters to look out for along the Chalford Scarecrow Trail.

Father of three threatens to kill childhood sweetheart

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

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FATHER of three picked up a kitchen knife and threatened to kill his childhood sweetheart when she started seeing another man.

Creative writing group to start in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Creative Writing Classes at college

11:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CREATIVE writing group is ready to inspire writers in Stroud.

Vandalism to three cars in Clothiers pub car park

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

10:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE cars have been damaged in a pub car park.

Blaze at Quedgeley pizza shop

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

9:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLASTIC trays stacked at the side of a pizza shop were set alight.

Former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion visits Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Sir Andrew Motion, national president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and former poet laureate, visited the Cotswold Canal Trust visitor centre at Wallbridge Lock, in Stroud, on Thursday

8:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FORMER poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion visited Stroud on Thursday.

Zara Phillips set to get back in the saddle after birth of daughter

Stroud News and Journal: Zara Phillips on her horse High Kingdom at Gatcombe Park estate this week, ahead of her return to eventing

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ZARA Phillips is getting back in the saddle as she prepares for her return to competition this weekend.

Charity truck pull returns to Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Ten points for Gryffindor: After a little prompting from his mum, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint volunteered to help pull a truck along Merrywalks in Stroud during Monday's fundraiser for the Door Youth Project.

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Stroud Charity Truck Pull Challenge is set to return for a second year.

Two crystal decanters stolen from charity shop in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Do you recognise this woman?

5:54pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE want to talk to an elderly woman after two crystal decanters were stolen from a charity shop in Stroud.

Increased number of under-fives results in more primary school places

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

4:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council is getting ready for the new school year by helping more parents secure pupil places

National Success as Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra wins gold

Stroud News and Journal: National Success as Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra wins gold

4:07pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE Youth Wind Orchestra can now boast to be one of the finest county wind bands in the country.

Neil Carmichael re-selected as Conservative candidate for 2015

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud MP Neil Carmichael is calling for a ban on bee-harming presticides

3:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has been reselected to defend his seat at the 2015 General Election.

Mobile speed camera locations across Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

3:17pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MOBILE speed cameras will be at the following locations across the county this week:

Christian Comment with Tracy Spiers of Stroud Christian Fellowship

Stroud News and Journal: Christian Comment (4320845)

2:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MY twins have only recently started riding their bikes without losing their balance.

Homeless youngsters given chance to redecorate own bedrooms

Stroud News and Journal: (l-r) Etti Righton, Novus support worker, Geoff Green, from Novus, Ellie Warner and Jamie Allsop redecorating their bedrooms at Ark House(5431542)

1:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GROUP of young homeless people in Stroud received help to redecorate their own bedrooms in supported housing accommodation.

Have you lost your keys?

12:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BUNCH of keys has been found at Stratford Park.

Could you be a Chalford parish councillor?

11:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHALFORD Parish Council is calling on residents to make sure their voices are heard at the local elections next month.

Two women seriously assaulted in Cheltenham

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

11:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are investigating after two women were seriously assaulted in Cheltenham.

More people cycling to work in Stroud says new report

Stroud News and Journal: Local cycling

9:36am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PEDAL power in the Five Valleys is 10 per cent greater than the increase in the neighbouring town of Cheltenham – where the number cycling to work has risen by just four per cent

Nailsworth play area given seal of approval after £42,000 makeover

Stroud News and Journal: (l-r) Councillor Sally Thorpe, councillor Steve Robinson, Nailsworth mayor Myles Robinson and designer Sarah Urquart with Nailsworth Primary School pupils making the most of the brand new play equipment at the King George V play area

9:15am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE King George V play area has been given the seal of approval after a £42,000 makeover.

Lorretta and Eve become first same-sex couple in the Five Valleys to tie the knot

Stroud News and Journal: Loretta Leggat (left) and Eve Rennie celebrate their marriage at Eygpt Mill two weeks since the first same sex wedding took place in England and Wales (5414239)

11:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE SUN shone as what is believed to be the first same sex marriage in the Five Valleys took place on Monday afternoon.

Antiques Road Trip stars filming in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Antiques experts Margie Cooper and Paul Laidlaw are filmed arriving at Stroud Auction Rooms.

9:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO of the stars of the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip paid a visit to Stroud Auction Rooms on Thursday to film footage for the next series of the popular show.

Should there be a limit to the number of licensed sexual entertainment venues in Cheltenham?

Stroud News and Journal: Should there be a limit to the number of licensed sexual entertainment venues in Cheltenham?

7:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched to decide whether to limit the number of licensed sexual entertainment venues in Cheltenham.

Stroud MP Neil Carmichael welcomes tax cuts for small businesses

Stroud News and Journal: Neil Carmichael pledges his support for Stroud’s high streets.

4:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

TAX cuts for small businesses could see an estimated 550 shops, pubs and restaurants in the Stroud Valleys and Vale see their tax bills cut by a third, according to Stroud MP Neil Carmichael.

Stroud MP Neil Carmichael visits newly refurbished Maidenhill School

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud MP Neil Carmichael with Maidnehill School headteacher Pam Wilson, during a visit to the school which has just undergone a £3.8million refurbishment (5383864)

9:32am Monday 14th April 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael visited Maidenhill School to see the results of a £3.8million refurbishment which was completed last month.

MP Neil Carmichael discusses infrastructure

Stroud News and Journal: Neil Carmichael (4909559)

9:20am Monday 14th April 2014

GOVERNMENTS over the centuries have recognised the political value of investment in infrastructure and more recently also the economic case.

The Toy Shop is fresh edition to a resurgent Stroud High Street

Stroud News and Journal: Sally Bradley and Simon Powell outside The Toy Shop

4:52pm Sunday 13th April 2014

INDEPENDENT Stroud fashion trader Simon Powell is branching out.

Accountant Rob Case is adding up the miles ahead of London Marathon

Stroud News and Journal: Rob Case is taking part in thwe London Marathon on Sunday

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

AN accountant from Stroud will be adding up the miles in London on Sunday April 13 when he takes to the streets in the London Marathon.

Teenager Kyran, 18, to walk nearly 3,000 miles for endangered gorillas

Stroud News and Journal: Wycliffe College student Kyran Young, 18, pictured here during a Combined Cadet Force expedition in the Rocky Mountains in Canada. Next May he will be treking 2,663 miles solo along the Pacific Crest Trail to raise £10,000 for the Gorilla Organisation

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

ADVENTUROUS teenager Kyran Young is training for the challenge of a lifetime in order to help protect endangered mountain gorillas.

Bike scheme is helping young people

Stroud News and Journal: Bicy-go

9:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

IN 2012 Access Bike gave 50 young people around Stroud district a reconditioned bike, helmet and a lock for £20.

Nailsworth renews status as a Fairtrade town

Stroud News and Journal: Nailsworth renews status as a Fairtrade town

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

NAILSWORTH has gone ‘from strength to strength’ as a town which embraces the concept of ethical trading - having once again successfully renewed its status as a Fairtrade Town.

New Culture, Media and Sport Secretary appointed

Stroud News and Journal: Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Sajid Javid, MP.

3:48pm Friday 11th April 2014

Following the resignation of Maria Miller as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, a former student at Filton College - which merged with Stroud College to create South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in 2012 - has been promoted to take over the post.

REVIEW: Musical legend LIoyd Cole cuts a dash at the Stroud Subscription Rooms

Stroud News and Journal: LEGEND: LIoyd Cole

3:44pm Friday 11th April 2014

The announcement of Lloyd Cole playing a gig in Stroud was met with anticipation; Cole was a beloved mainstay of the 1980s, renowned for songs with heartfelt and sophisticated lyrics.

Apprentice Harry gets the key to The Door

Stroud News and Journal: Harry Gardner - Apprentice Fundraiser at The Door Youth Project.

2:53pm Friday 11th April 2014

WHEN he left school, Harry Gardner from Bowbridge found that college wasn’t for him and started working on a voluntary basis. Now, after helping a number of local charities, the 18-year-old is gaining valuable experience as an Apprentice Fundraiser for the Door Youth Project.

Pizza perfection as pupils cook up a treat

Stroud News and Journal: Pizza perfection at Horsley C of E Primary School's cookathon.

1:38pm Friday 11th April 2014

PUPILS cooked up pizza perfection at Horsley C of E Primary School when the whole school got involved in a pizza cookathon.

Nursing duo ready for London Marathon test

Stroud News and Journal: Karen and Colin Waller are ready for the London Marathon

1:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

A COUPLE from Kingscourt are clocking up the miles as they prepare for the London Marathon.

Shadow minister visits controversial Mankley Field site

Stroud News and Journal: Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government Roberta Blackman-Woods visits Mankley Field with Labour parliamentary candidate for Stroud David Drew (left), local resident Dave Camm and district cllr Steve Lydon, who represents the Stanleys

1:04pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE need for local and neighbourhood plans was the main topic for discussion when shadow minister Roberta Blackman-Woods visited Stroud this morning, Friday.

Shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle calls for stop to badger cull during visit to Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Labour parliamentary candidate for Stroud David Drew with Shadow Enviroment Secretary Maria Eagle  (5330509)

10:40am Friday 11th April 2014

ANTI badger cull campaigners were given a boost when Labour’s shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle visited Stroud to back fresh calls for culling to be halted in Gloucestershire.

Charity flights set for take-off with flying fundraiser Mark

Stroud News and Journal: Ready and waiting for Mark's next charity flight.

9:35am Friday 11th April 2014

THE sky’s the limit for a local fundraiser who’s now offering aerobatic flights in a bid to raise money.

Hard work results in 'good' rating for St Joseph's Primary School

Stroud News and Journal: Children at St Joseph’s Primary School in Nympsfield are delighted that their Ofsted rating has improved from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’. Attitudes to learning and standards of teaching were praised and the aim is now to achieve ‘outstanding’

9:58am Friday 11th April 2014

HARD work has led to an improvement in the overall rating of St Joseph’s Primary School in Nympsfield






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