Big business benefitting from coronavirus

Reading Chris Moore’s statement from the Socialist Party (November 11th) I feel drawn to both support and challenge what he writes. He is absolutely right to castigate the Government for its appalling handling of the crisis. He is right to point out that most of the measures taken are benefiting multi-millionaires and driving hard working families into poverty. The big online companies such as Amazon are making massive profits while the big pharmaceutical corporations are licking their lips at the …

Support local businesses in run up to Christmas

Supporting our local community remains a top priority for Stroud District Council, and in 2020/21 the SDC Community Investment Grant funded 32 organisations to a total of £300,000. This Thursday the Community Services and Licensing Committee will be asked to consider a review of this grant, renaming it the Community Resilience & Wellbeing Grant and adopting new criteria to better reflect the existing excellent work that is done by local organisations, which has become even more apparent during the current …

Cheltenham Town 2-1 Crewe Alexandra (AET)

Striker George Lloyd’s extra-time header steered Cheltenham into the third round of the FA Cup with victory over Crewe. Finn Azaz had handed the League Two hosts the perfect start, scoring after just three minutes when he pounced on a poor headed clearance to drill a shot into the bottom left-hand corner. The visitors had two good chances to level around the half-hour mark. First Harry Pickering’s 31st-minute free-kick was palmed away by home keeper Scott Flinders. Next a clearance …

Thames Water pipe bursts cutting Cirencester water supply

Cirencester residents were left without water after a pipe burst this morning. The incident occurred near Abbey Way traffic lights at 5:30am, flooding the road and leaving some houses with little or no water pressure. No properties were flooded, and a Thames Water maintenance crew was at the site in half an hour and completed a temporary fix by 10:30am. “We’re sorry to everyone, it’s a huge inconvenience on a Saturday morning to have no water,” said a spokesperson for …

Covid-19: Bristol City’s Ashton Gate Stadium planned as vaccination HQ

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