• Stream of Sound stream to Stroud

    YOUTH choir Stream of Sound comes to The Space in Stroud this week with a wide range of uplifting and inspiring songs guaranteed to raise your spirits. With a repertoire that spans everything from the fervour of the early American Shapenote hymns to the

  • Lorna makes rare dinosaur discovery

    ONE of the rarest dinosaur finds in the world has been unearthed in Mongolia's Gobi Desert by a team organised by a Stroud adventurer. Ex-Stroud High School girl Lorna McGregor led a group of experts as they uncovered perfectly preserved bones from a

  • Band hope for gig sell-out

    A NAILSWORTH band hope to revolutionise the music scene in Stroud with an ambitious gig at the Subscription Rooms. Andy Lawrence, Stuart Rimell, Rob Salisbury and Matt Pollard of The Form organised the event in response to a growing demand for original

  • Outrage as yobs trash play area

    DISTRAUGHT community fundraisers in Forest Green were close to tears after the play area they spent months renovating was trashed by rampaging yobs. Residents were horrified to find the play area in Bunting Way had been littered with burned paper, plastic

  • Little green men may be in town

    ALIENS may already be among us after an eerie revolving light was spotted hovering over Stroud and Chalford on Saturday. Several eyewitnesses saw the unworldly glow move in a vaguely circular motion around the clouds at around 11pm - and are convinced

  • Pupils will be proud to return to their school

    LITTLE learners at Bussage Primary School have received a boost as they prepare to return in September after the school was praised by Ofsted inspectors. The education watchdog said the school worked well with local people and applauded its standards

  • Craftsmen are now film stars

    A DVD showing the nature and relevance of craftworking is being shown at the annual Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen exhibition in Painswick. The Guild commissioned the film by Tetbury based director Steve Hilliker as an educational tool to show how

  • World glory for dashing Robinson

    DAN ROBINSON'S stunning racing second half saw the Nailsworth star claw back a staggering 43 places to become the second European home in the World Championships marathon in Helsinki on Saturday. Robinson ,30, running sensibly in the early stages over

  • Staff join race to support Tina

    STAFF at Minchinhampton Dental Practice raised £1,500 for Cancer Research UK after their much-loved receptionist of 31 years was diagnosed with the illness. The women decided to take part in the Race for Life challenge at Cheltenham Racecourse after Tina

  • MP is on board bus campaign

    POLITICIANS in the Five Valleys have rallied round to back the SNJ's Save Our Buses Campaign. We launched the campaign last week to save the vital daily 22b between Chalford Vale and Cirencester its was cut to a weekly service. Stroud's Labour MP David

  • Artist brings out Gallic connection in her work

    A SPIRITUAL connection between Stroud and Provence. That's part of the motivation behind a new exhibition by Painswick artist Maggie Davis, entitled From the Cotswolds to Provence. Created over a five year period, the paintings are imbued with the deep

  • Duo set for top riding accolade

    SARAH WATKINS and her horse Mystic Echo have qualified for the prestigious Horse Of The Year Show, held at the N.E.C., Birmingham in October. Sarah,16, qualified for the top event by achieving top marks at the Search for a Star horse show at the Hand

  • Magical tales brought to life

    A HOST of young talent will be bringing to life the stories of author Hans Christian Andersen at the Theatre Royal in Bath this week, celebrating the bicentenary both of the theatre and the famed Danish writer. My Life as a Fairytale is a brand new show

  • Award of £20,000 for artistic talent

    A £20,000 arts award is up for grabs from Stroud District Council. The award, supported by the Stroud Arts Forum, is to commission a new, original piece of work to be permanently housed in the Subscription Rooms in the centre of town. The award is open

  • Toxic threat to water supply

    A FULL investigation is being demanded after the Ministry of Defence admitted the former military depot at Aston Down does contain radioactive substances. Campaigners have now raised concerns that any harmful substances on the site could contaminate the

  • Tributes to bellringer Lance

    THE BELLS of Woodchester parish church rang out a farewell tribute to longstanding and popular bellringer Lance Cordwell. Lance, who died at the age of 92, began bellringing in Woodchester when he was just 14, and continued the hobby for another 75 years

  • Publisher Leo turns over a leaf

    Jilly Cooper is one of the country's best-loved authors, but it's a lesser known fact that her husband Leo is also a big name in the publishing world. Reporter Sian Davies went to the couple's Bisley home to find out what motivated publisher Leo to switch

  • Boy wonder gets Rovers off to a flyer

    ONE swallow certainly doesn't make a summer, but a debut goal from boy wonder Scott Rendell insured Forest Green Rovers opened their Conference campaign in winning style. Rendell, 18, who only arrived at the club on work experience from Coca-Cola Championship

  • Jacob is moving up the ladder

    STONEHOUSE'S Jacob Kirby of Stonehouse is racing his way to success. Having started racing his 600cc Suzuki GSX-R this year as a novice he is already attracting a huge amount of interest and is lying fifth in the North Gloucestershire Road Racing Club's

  • Gidman heroics net just reward

    FORMER Wycliffe pupil Alex Gidman has been named the Thule Player of the month for July. He had an excellent month with bat, highlights being his 93 and a career best 142 against Surrey in the County Championship. The 235 stand between Gidman and Adshead

  • A kitchen you can stand the heat in

    I HATE cooking and avoid it wherever possible, so the last place I want to be on a sweltering hot summer's day is in a sweaty kitchen. But with more and more food programmes on television, and the rise of the celebrity chef, I decided to join the Painswick

  • Town milks fresh idea

    THE marketing consortium behind Stroud's notorious pink cow logo have returned - and now they want suggestions from the people of the Five Valleys. Their brightly-coloured bovine - which beat off competition from a blue sheep - was laughed out of town