A FAMOUS campaigner has praised Stroud after appearing at an event in the town. 

Food writer and campaigner Jack Monroe held a talk at the Sub Rooms on Friday as part of the food and drink festival. 

Monroe - who has half a million followers on Twitter - said: "What a lovely bunch of people who turned out to the talk at the festival -  one of my favourite audiences I’ve ever had.

"The event was full of hugs, kindness and hope."