Making my cherries sweeter

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I READ an interesting article yesterday about some groups of people in Fife and Norfolk who decided to experiment with eating only food from within 100 miles of where they lived.

Month so far 'driest for 50 years'

Stroud News and Journal:

4:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The first half of September has been the UK's driest for more than 50 years, weather experts said today.

Charity needs helping hand

Stroud News and Journal:

3:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS in the Stroud district are desperately being sought by Guide Dogs for the Blind because a key member of the team is moving away from the area.

Labour and Tories are not the same

Stroud News and Journal:

2:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MADAM — I must take issue with Carol Kambites. She talks of the similarities between Labour and Conservatives and I just wonder if this is an early attempt to stop potential Green voters from voting for David Drew.

Gardening tenants claim prizes

Stroud News and Journal:

12:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED council tenants were rewarded for their efforts at the annual SDC Garden Competition Awards.

Drivers escape serious injuries after collision in London Road

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

9:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

CAR drivers in a collision shortly before 7am this morning had a lucky escape after a Skoda Fabia was turned on its side.

Knitters strung together T-shirt shaped bunting to celebrate Tour of Britain

Stroud News and Journal:

8:33am Thursday 18th September 2014

KNITTERS joined forces to string together T-shirt shaped bunting lining the streets of Stroud to celebrate the Tour of Britain.

Landrovers stolen in Ashleworth, Gloucester

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

8:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

TWO landrovers were stolen in Ashleworth, Gloucester overnight between Monday 15 and Tuesday 16, September, police are seeking information.

E-Fit released of Cam lewd act suspect

Stroud News and Journal:

8:02am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a man they want to talk to in connection with an indecent exposure in Cam last week.

Man with broken ankle told to take car to hospital

Stroud News and Journal: Slimbridge FC player, Jack Twyman, was taken to hospital, by car, with a broken ankle (10425512)

7:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN who seriously injured his ankle during a football match had to be taken to hospital by car as there were no ambulances available.

SNJ team to rise to the challenge for charity coffee morning

Stroud News and Journal: Just a selection of some of the mouthwatering cakes on offer.

6:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SNJ staff are getting ready to mix it up for charity.

Share your opinions on Stroud's neighbourhood plan

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Town Council increase precept by 3%

4:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PEOPLE interested in shaping Stroud’s future are invited to have their say on the town centre’s neighbourhood plan.

Firm hopes to ‘quash fears’ it is building a ‘secure’ mental health institution

Stroud News and Journal: The new swing-bridge at the Ebley Wharf development

4:53pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A DEVELOPER behind plans for supported living accommodation at Ebley Warf has sought to quash fears that it is building a ‘secure’ mental institution by insisting the scheme is actually for “vulnerable adults with learning disabilities.”

Wotton-under-Edge incident: four released after police conclude no criminal offence was committed

Stroud News and Journal:

4:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE have concluded that no criminal offences were committed when a man was left seriously injured after it was believed he was thrown from a van in Wotton-under-Edge.

UPDATE: Man arrested in Thornbury after chase involving helicopter

Stroud News and Journal:

4:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter was called in last night (September 16) to help police track down a man who had run away following an arrest attempt in Gloucester Road, Thornbury.

Police appealing for information after Thornbury break-ins

Stroud News and Journal:

4:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police are appealing for information to trace burglars who broke into seven company offices in Thornbury overnight on September 10-11.

Epic 180-mile Cycle Challenge around the Cotswolds in a Day

Stroud News and Journal:

2:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THREE days before the Tour of Britain hits the Cotswolds, three staff members from Stroud District Council will be setting off on a day-trip with a difference.

Stonehouse firm is all systems go to benefit African schools

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

STAFF at a Stonehouse company have made a considerable donation to IT education in Africa of more than 100 computers to a charity.

45 per cent drop in number of young people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

12:28pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE number of young people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Stroud has fallen by 45 per cent in the last year, according to figures released today, Wednesday, by the Office for National Statistics.

Mobile speed camera locations across Gloucestershire this month

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

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

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

Solutions for Care Homes

Stroud News and Journal:

11:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHETHER you are looking to make some small improvements to your care setting, give your care home a complete overhaul or just want to keep up to date with changes within the industry, Care Roadshows could be just what you are looking for.

Man, 22, hit with a shovel by a group of teenagers

Stroud News and Journal:

11:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted in Cheltenham by a group of teenagers yesterday, Tuesday.

Real-life Rosie from Laurie Lee's classic dies days before turning 100

Stroud News and Journal: A large backdrop from the 1998 movie adaptation of Cider With Rosie

9:37am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ROSIE Buckland, believed to be the real Rosie Green of Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie, has died just days short of turning 100.

Stroud man, 22, faces jail after admitting dealing in cannabis

Stroud News and Journal:

9:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD Stroud man has been warned to prepare for jail after he admitted being involved in cannabis supply on Tuesday.

‘Chuggers’ told to move on from town centre

Stroud News and Journal:

9:25am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHARITY collectors in Stroud were moved on after complaints they weren’t adhering to guidelines.

Another blooming successful year for Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

9:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

STROUD has scored a Britain in Bloom golden hat trick.

Gloucestershire County Council pays consultants £120,000 - to find out how to save money

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucestershire County Council (7940398)

9:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PRIVATE consultants have been hired at a cost of £120,000 to advise Gloucestershire County Council how to reduce its spending.

Incinerator decision delayed until November 30

Stroud News and Journal:

4:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles has delayed making a decision on the Javelin Park incinerator application until November 30.

MEP Molly Scott Cato urges Scotland to vote Yes

Stroud News and Journal: POLL HONOUR: Molly Scott Cato is delighted to have been elected as the South West’s first Green MEP (6857610)

7:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER Stroud District councillor Molly Scott Cato has thrown her support behind the Yes vote in the Scottish referendum this Thursday.

Man, 22, banned from driving after drinking two glasses of vodka

Stroud News and Journal:

6:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been banned from driving for 18 months after being caught at the wheel while nearly twice the drink drive limit.

MPs claim more expenses than ever before

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

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MPs claimed more in expenses than they have ever before in 2013/14 as the county’s six MPs total came close to £1million.

Public Health England release statement after meningitis case in Swindon

Stroud News and Journal:

5:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PUBLIC Health England is working closely with New College in Swindon following a case of bacterial meningitis in a student that attends the college.

Your pictures - thirsty dogs queue for a drink on Rodborough Common

Stroud News and Journal:

5:37pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CLIVE Adams took this picture of five dogs queuing to get to the water trough on Rodborough Common.

Scottish Referendum: Your views

Stroud News and Journal: Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

4:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE SNJ took to the streets of Stroud to gather opinions on the Scottish Referendum.

SNJ appeal raises £1,000 to help Tessa, 72, receive cancer treatment in Mexico

Stroud News and Journal:

3:41pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE SNJ’s Help Tessa Beat Cancer appeal has raised £1,000 in just three weeks.

Kerry Katona marries rugby star at Tortworth Court

Stroud News and Journal: Kerry Katona married rugby star George Kay at Tortworth Court Hotel last weekend (10420562)

2:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona was married at Tortworth Court Hotel last weekend.

Joined up support for children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities

Stroud News and Journal:

11:15am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CHILDREN and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities will be supported differently in the county.

Chef at the Bell Inn at Sapperton loses licence after crashing car into wall while over the limit

Stroud News and Journal:

10:36am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE chef of the Bell Inn at Sapperton has been banned from driving for 15 months after crashing his car into a wall while over the drink drive limit.

Wanted Cheltenham man Declan Lonergan arrested

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

10:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE in Cheltenham have arrested a wanted man who failed to appear in court at the end of August to face a burglary and attempted burglary charge.

Woman hit by train between Yate and Wickwar dies at the scene

Stroud News and Journal:

10:16am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN hit by a train this morning was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police investigating after stranger found holding the hand of five-year-old girl

Stroud News and Journal: police

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SUSPICIOUS incident in Gloucester involving a five-year-old girl and a man is causing concern throughout the area.

Police appeal for information after car and computer devices stolen from disabled couple

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

9:43am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to help trace thieves who broke into the bungalow of a disabled couple in Cheltenham while they slept.

Work begins on new toddlers’ play area at Stratford Park

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud District Council

8:14am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW colourful and exciting play area for young children will be coming soon to Stratford Park as Stroud District Council start the work.

Sheep racing back by popular demand in Frampton

Stroud News and Journal: The sheep flock at Windsor Farm is predominately Suffolk-cross Mules and Welsh Mules. ..PICTURE: Debbie James.... (8675470)

8:01am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SHEEP will race through Frampton as part of a family fun evening this Saturday, September 20.

UPDATE: Three suspects bailed following Wotton van incident

Stroud News and Journal:

9:28am Monday 15th September 2014

THREE men from Bristol have been bailed on suspicion of greivous bodily harm following an incident in Wotton where a man was left in a critical condition. 

Gloucestershire police praised for increased level of understanding when dealing with domestic abuse

Stroud News and Journal:

2:55pm Monday 15th September 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Constabulary has put tackling domestic abuse as the constabulary’s number one priority following a report criticising the force last year.

PICTURES: Frampton Country Fair

Stroud News and Journal:

10:42am Monday 15th September 2014

Pictures from Frampton Country Fair

Woman charged with murder after Swindon fire death

Stroud News and Journal: Recent cases from our courts

10:03am Monday 15th September 2014

A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who died following a fire in Swindon last week.

Phones 4u - which has a branch in King Street, Stroud - to go into administration

Stroud News and Journal:

11:11am Monday 15th September 2014

PHONES 4u - which has a branch in King Street, Stroud - is to go into administration.

Hundreds of youngsters take new entrance exam brought in to stamp out 'excessive' tutoring

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

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

IN AN attempt to stamp out extensive tutoring, grammar schools in the county have changed this year’s entrance exam.

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