Stroud police led on hour-long foot chase after MacBooks stolen in Cirencester

Four people have been arrested after Stroud police were led on a hour-long foot chase after three MacBooks were stolen from a store in Cirencester today. Police receieved a call just before 12.20pm after the laptops were stolen from Western Computers in Cricklade Street by a group of men.  Police located the suspects’ car on the A46 and spent an hour chasing them on foot and in cars through fields towards Painswick. The suspects were caught, arrested and the equipment was recovered. A spokesperson for Gloucestershire …

Stroud school children send postcards to elderly people

Primary children have been bringing smiles to the faces of elderly people with thoughtful handwritten cards. Resthaven Nursing Home in Stroud reached out to local schools to combat loneliness among its residents. The recipients of the “postcards of kindness” are in the process of writing back to their young penpals. Video journalist: Kathryn Emerson Back to: Home – Gloucestershire News

Pioneering bus to help rough sleepers coming to Stroud

A BUS which gives homeless people somewhere to sleep is coming to Stroud. Gerry Watkins’ charity, the Big Yellow Bus Project, currently helps rough sleepers in Cirencester, and he will now extend the service to Stroud. There will be 10 beds for men and women aged 18 and over. And after opening a fundraising shop for the charity in Cirencester last year, Mr Watkins says the project will be vital for rough sleepers in the district. “The bus has already …

Stroud Rotary Club raises more than £4,500 for ten charities

STROUD Rotary Club has raised £4,577 for ten different charities. The club held their annual presentation night at Stroud Imperial hotel on Monday night. The money raised was presented to the ten local charities. Funds raised by the club were achieved through numerous events, including the Stroud Valley Fireworks, the Tesco Christmas collection and the Play by the Lake performance. £675 was raised for St Rose’s school and the Frith Youth Club. £450 went to the Stroud Beresford Group, the …

Stonehouse man charged with threatening to kill woman while allegedly brandishing sword on Christmas Day

A STONEHOUSE man has denied threatening to kill a woman while allegedly brandishing a broken sword on Christmas Day last year. At Cheltenham Magistrates Court today George Dirmauskas, 22, of Woodcock Lane in Stonehouse admitted a common assault on PC Cockle when he was arrested for the alleged offence. But Dirmauskas pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill a woman on December 25 last year and having a broken sword in Woodcock Lane, a public place, with a ten inch …


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