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Witness appeal following collision involving horse rider and van

Police in Tewkesbury are appealing for the driver of a van to come forward following a collision involving a horse rider last week. Emergency services attended the A4019 at Coombe Hill at 9.55am on Tuesday 7 September after it was reported that a horse rider and white...

Improved rail services could be on the way for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire could benefit from a number of improvements to rail services, according to the recent findings of a Network Rail study. In addition to supporting planned housing and employment growth in the county, the improvements would also reduce car emissions and...

Views to be sought on Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Residents in the county are set to be asked to give their views to help shape the future of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS). Consultation will take place on the Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) 2022-2025 over an eight-week...

Lib Dem opposition calls on better tree planting and maintenance

Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council have laid down a challenge to the Conservatives to plant more trees in the city and improve tree maintenance budgets. Their challenge will be heard at a meeting of the city council when it meets on the 23rd of September....

Man jailed for coercive and controlling behaviour and GBH

A woman who found the courage to speak to police about an abusive relationship after her shouts and cries for help were heard by neighbours has been commended for her bravery. The victim was subjected to coercive and controlling behaviour over a two-year period by...

Unions blast new university pension plans

Union leaders have hit out at University of Gloucestershire’s move to offer a worse pension to new non-academic staff. The university says it has faced years of large increases in pension costs and has decided to create a subsidiary company to employ new employees....

Local NHS preparing vaccination plans for 12 to 15 year olds

Health bosses in Gloucestershire are developing plans to vaccinate children against coronavirus. The Government announced on Monday that children aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The Government said it accepted...

Police searching for missing 81-year-old woman in Gloucester

Police are appealing for help to locate a woman who has been reported missing since leaving a car park in Barnwood. Concern is growing for the welfare of Barbara, 81 who was last seen in the New Medica carpark shortly before 1.30pm today. She has links to the Evesham...

Police investigation following death of care home resident

A police investigation has been launched following the death of a Gloucester care home resident last week. On Wednesday 8 September a resident at Wheatridge Court in Abbeydale, a man aged in his 70s, died after he had been admitted to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital....

Appeal after man kicked woman in face at Witcombe Cider Festival

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault at Witcombe Cider Festival last month. The incident happened in the car park of the venue at around 1.30am on Monday 30 August when a man kicked a woman in the face causing a number of injuries. It was reported...

Objections to holiday homes expansion plans

People fear plans to extend a holiday homes park in rural Gloucestershire could lead to an increase in car accidents. Mr & Mrs Godrey want permission to station an extra 15 static homes in Ford House Road, Newent. If approved, the 0.84-acre site would have a...

Appeal for witnesses after boy is hit by car in Quedgeley

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision which involved a pedestrian and a car in Quedgeley this morning. At approximately 8.20am a teenage boy was walking across the road near the Waterwells roundabout on the A38, when he was hit by a dark-coloured...

Residents asked for views on how to keep Gloucester safe

To make sure Gloucester is safe and welcoming for all, the city council has launched a consultation to find out what residents and businesses think about existing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).  A PSPO places rules on a public place and can restrict certain...

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