Eminent lichenologist finds rare lichens in a Stroud cemetary

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE discovery of three rare lichens in a Stroud cemetery has got experts rummaging through their record books and putting on their wellies to investigate.

JUST IN: Man, 61, convicted of raping and sexually abusing two young girls and indecently assaulting an 11-year-old boy

Stroud News and Journal: webpix court justice

3:58pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 61-YEAR-OLD man has been convicted today of repeatedly raping and sexually abusing two girls who were just six-years-old when the offences started.

Appeal for information after woman, 22, is forcefully kissed by man in Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal:

2:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted as she spoke on her mobile phone in the centre of Gloucester.

Learn circus skills this summer

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CHILDREN in Stroud have the exciting opportunity to learn circus and art skills this summer at the School of Larkswhich is running classes for 5-18-year-olds at Waldorf College, Stroud, between Monday, July 28 and Thursday, July 31.

Appeal for information after car stolen and crashed in Cheltenham

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

1:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen and crashed in Cheltenham on 23 July.

Pair abscond from Leyhill Prison

Stroud News and Journal: Mark Cresswell (8559124)

12:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO men who were both serving sentences at Leyhill Open Prison have both absconded.

Tatler editor tells Westonbirt school - Manners are key to success

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FORGET about A-levels and degrees, manners maketh the career woman, says Kate Reardon, editor of Tatler magazine.

Police team up with bank to warn customers of latest money scams

Stroud News and Journal:

11:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHELTENHAM police are joining staff from NatWest to warn people about the latest scams criminals are using to trick customers out of their money.

Comic star Stephen K Amos makes cameo appearance in pilot TV series filmed in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

11:26am Thursday 24th July 2014

COMIC star Stephen K Amos will make a cameo appearance in a spooky Stroud-based pilot TV series, Last Road.

‘Standard 18+’ proof of age card a step forward for youngsters and night time economy - with Gloucestershire Police support

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

10:01am Thursday 24th July 2014

A NEWLY styled ‘Standard 18+’ proof of age card is being introduced across England and Wales this month.

Horsley Community Shop wins best independent retailer at regional awards

Stroud News and Journal:

9:57am Thursday 24th July 2014

JUST five years after the shop was set up by members of the community who didn’t want to lose an important village amenity, Horsley community shop has received one of the region’s highest accolades.

Celebrations after Chalford Community Stores finally gets a home

Stroud News and Journal:

9:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHALFORD residents welcomed their community shop back into the heart of the village with an opening ceremony on Saturday morning.

Judo: Thornbury star is top seed at Glasgow 2014

Stroud News and Journal: Sally Conway beats Assmaa Niang in the semi final to book her place in the -70kg final. Pictures by Jack Willingham IJF/Fighting Films

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A JUDOKA star who grew up in Thornbury is ranked as the favourite to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games tomorrow.

Keep your cars secure after spate of vehicle break-ins in Gloucester - police warn

Stroud News and Journal: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police are urging the public to be extra vigilant following a spate of thefts from vehicles recently.

Man banned from driving after crashing car while twice the legal drink drive limit

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 53-YEAR-OLD man has received a 20 month ban for driving after steering off after a crash while over the alcohol limit.

Two cars involved in collision outside Penn Wood scout camp on Selsley Common

Stroud News and Journal:

2:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO cars were involved in a collision outside Penn Wood scout camp, between the glider club and the cattle grid for Selsley Common.

Safer journeys on the A40 near Huntley

Stroud News and Journal: a40 alert

1:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EMBANKMENT improvement work will be take place on A40 near Huntley over two weekends to maintain safe journeys for drivers.

Updated: Police confirm false report of gas leak after sealing off the Shambles in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

11:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STROUD police tweet confirmation of a false report of gas leak after sealing off the Shambles.

Man, 36, charged with child pornography offences found hanged with wife in loft of their Kingsway home

Stroud News and Journal: webpix police arrest

4:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUPLE have been found hanged together in an apparent suicide pact after the husband failed to attend court on child pornography charges.

CCTV images released of man suspected of stealing hundreds of pounds worth of IT magazines from Stroud shop

Stroud News and Journal:

1:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE want to speak to a man in connection with the theft of hundreds of pounds worth of magazines from a newsagents in Stroud over a three-year period.

Members of the public invited to first meeting of Stroud Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Council

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been invited to the first public meeting of the Stroud Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan on Saturday.

Schizophrenic university graduate found guilty of stabbing a police officer

Stroud News and Journal:

9:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHIZOPHRENIC university graduate who stabbed a police officer in the face and chest outside his Quedgeley home has been found guilty of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

ASDA store given green light as supermarket crunch meeting deferred

Stroud News and Journal: JOB CUTS: Asda is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as it overhauls its store management programme

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AHEAD of the crunch meeting to determine the outcome of Stroud store wars, plans for an Asda have been recommended for approvalgiven the go-ahead by district council officers.

Poet Adam Horovitz pens fitting tribute to Laurie Lee

Stroud News and Journal:

9:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AS STROUD celebrates the centenary of writer and poet Laurie Lee, a thoughtful book by another Slad poet forms a worthy tribute.

Police warning as man in van verbally abuses child in Dursley

Stroud News and Journal:

5:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEN-year-old boy was approached by a man in a white van and asked if he wanted a lift in Dursley.

Residents still seek answers about health implications of Nu-Pro fire

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than a week after a huge chemical fire at Nu-Pro, concerned residents were still demanding answers about the long-term health implications of the blaze.

Bitter sweet twist after Slad Valley is saved

Stroud News and Journal: The writer of this poem, Valerie Hodges, shared the same birthday as Laurie Lee – June 26. Both adored the countryside surrounding Stroud and wanted it protected against develop-
ment (7598741)

6:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LAURIE LEE’S Slad Valley has been saved a day after the same developers had been given the green light to build 150 homes in Leonard Stanley - three miles away.

Police appeal after 9-year-old boy assaulted by teenager

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

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a boy was assaulted by a teenager in Gloucester.

Supermarket crunch meeting deferred

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Council

4:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE meeting to determine Stroud store wars, which was due to take place on Thursday, has been deferred.

Councils join forces to fight proposal of 1,350 new homes in Stonehouse

Stroud News and Journal: Photographs show the scale of the housing development being proposed for Eastington, west of Stonehouse

6:39pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PARISH and town councils met to join forces against the proposal for 1,350 homes to be built on land west of Stonehouse.

Students make bridge bright and beautiful

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS from William Morris College have helped add a bit of colour to a bridge in Stonehouse.

Storms batter Stroud over the weekend leaving drains struggling to cope

Stroud News and Journal:

6:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STORMS hit the Five Valleys over the weekend battering houses and leaving drains struggling to cope with the torrent.

Future engineer wins backing of business

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SGS COLLEGE and Stroud Metal Company have joined forces to create a bright engineering future for student Jacob Jepps.

QUIZ: How well do you know your town? The Office of National Statistics has released a quiz challenging knowledge about your area

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud from the air (4594142)

11:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in Stroud have a degree? What proportion of people in Stonehouse are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Neil Carmichael welcomes further drop in unemployment

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

11:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has welcomed a further drop in both youth and overall unemployment in Stroud, as unemployment continues to drop across the UK.

Sign up to abseil down Lion House in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Picture: Len Kerswill

10:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DROP over the edge with The Door Youth Project and Christian Aid and sign up for a charity abseil.

Stroud Labour to launch election campaign this weekend

Stroud News and Journal: David Drew (7310130)

9:22am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STROUD Labour is launching its general election campaign this weekend.

Arrest after van man in suspenders and stockings spotted

Stroud News and Journal: Van broken into in Cleckheaton

9:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have made an arrest following a series of bizarre reports of a man posing naked apart from suspenders and stockings in a parked van near Malmesbury.

Former Loose Women presenter and The Bill actress Lisa Maxwell ties the knot in Edge

Stroud News and Journal: Loose Women presenter Lisa Maxwell opens Resthaven Nursing Home's 75th anniversary garden party on Sunday afternoon

9:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

A RAFT of celebrities watched TV actress and presenter Lisa Maxwell marry her long-term partner Paul Jessup in Edge on Saturday.

Cutting edge and couture

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

PAINSWICK enjoyed a feast of flamboyant fashion as the annual ACP festival transformed St Mary’s churchyard into a cutting edge catwalk.

Plans for 150 homes at Mankley Field given go-ahead by inspector

Stroud News and Journal: Residents, councillors and MP Neil Carmichael gather ahead of the development control meeting at SDC where the application for 150 homes at Mankley Field was refused. There are now fears that it could be approved on appeal   (5317511)

12:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

PLANS to build 150 homes in Leonard Stanley have been allowed following an independent planning inquiry in May.

Roadworks planned for region's major roads

Stroud News and Journal:

3:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

PLANNED roadworks in Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire are set to go ahead in the next couple of weeks.

Graham Little from Stonehouse found safe and well

Stroud News and Journal:

3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE POLICE search for Graham Little, 35, who went missing yesterday from an address in Stonehouse, has now been concluded following his reappearance.

Free play sessions for Stroud youngsters

12:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

STROUD youngsters can enjoy free play sessions over the summer holidays,.

Cash-point customers urged to be vigilant after ATM tampering incidents

Stroud News and Journal: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

10:20am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are reminding people to be vigilant at cash-points following reports of tampering by thieves to steal money.

Appeal for whereabouts of missing man Timothy Daniels

Stroud News and Journal:

9:27am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing man from Swindon Village near Cheltenham.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Homes leading association’s wishes for next government

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Stroud Distrct Council leader Geoff Wheeler keeps you up to date with what is happening at the council Monday, July 7 – strategic economic plan

Fitness Tip of the week with Dave Marsh

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THIS week Dave introduces us to the joys of kettle bells – great for your glutes and back

Christian Comment with Terry Gillard of the Ebley Chapel: The question asked the most

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

IT'S not very deep. It's not one of those questions that make you stop and ponder, or will open up great debates. It is, however, probably the most asked question in the western world. It is asked by very young children, (and very old ones too!) and it's asked repeatedly – to the point of distraction. The Question? “Are we nearly there yet?”

Pictured: Thunder and lightning hits Stroud overnight

Stroud News and Journal:

4:01pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THE sky flickered and roared above Stroud as a lighting storm hi‎t in the early hours of Saturday.






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