BRANCH LEAD STORY ENVIRONMENT LEAD STORY Local NEWS

Everything you need to know about the Javelin Park incinerator in Stroud

“What’s that massive building along the M5?”  Gloucestershire’s £613 million incinerator has been fully operational since January last year.  It takes all of Gloucestershire’s black bag rubbish, burns it and produces electricity for the National Grid. The waste includes things like sofas, fairy lights and mattresses.  Gloucestershire County Council say this is a greener way […]

EDUCATION NEWS

Ofsted tells kids to get a grip

A report on primary school classes by Ofsted has concluded that there is no clear curriculum for reception aged children. The study, which looked into 41 schools across the country from a varied range of areas, including Thrupp School in Gloucestershire, focused on how the reception year of primary school prepared children for Year 1. […]

NEWS POLITICS

Housing development in Green Belt area faces fierce objection from over 600 local residents

Plans for the construction of 500 new homes in the Shurdington area have faced heavy criticism over concerns with traffic, recreation and development issues. The development comprises of up to 500 homes, 40% of these being affordable housing, a community hub, offices and shopping facilities. Concerns the development would make the current road congestion on the A46 […]