Plans to turn former prison into flats to be approved again

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Plans to turn Gloucester’s empty prison into 200 flats have to be approved again, seven months after the development was given the go-ahead. The conversion of 200 apartments from the former Victorian jail...

/ 4th December 2018

Children’s service £9m overspend

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Children’s services in Gloucestershire is expected to cost £3million more than the county council thought it would five months ago – totalling a predicted overspend of £9million. This is despite Gloucestershire County Council...

/ 27th November 2018

Fire takeover ’empire-building’

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Gloucestershire’s police chief Martin Surl said he is “sick” of people accusing him of empire building after councillors expressed concern over his plans that would see him take over the fire service. Mr...

/ 27th November 2018

Councils in Gloucestershire made £8m in parking profits

By Leigh Boobyer and Claire Miller – Local Democracy Reporter Councils across Gloucestershire raked in more than £8million in parking profits last year. The county council and the six district councils made their biggest profits from providing on and off...

/ 27th November 2018

Gloucester Murder: Appeal to trace a silver Ford Focus estate and black Audi

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died from serious injuries near Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Police were called to Great Western Road in the city just after 5.20pm yesterday. The victim, whose identity is not yet known, was...

/ 27th November 2018

GALLERY: Zombies invade Gloucester City Centre

Hundreds of zombies invaded Gloucester City Centre on Saturday for the annual Zombie Walk. The annual event organised by Cafe Rene raises money for Sue Ryder.

/ 29th October 2018

Local community heroes receive royal merit

British Empire Medals (BEM) awarded to local people in recognition of their contributions to community life. Ray Peart, William (Bill) Morgan, Byron Jones and Lyndon Baglin were presented with their BEM awards by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter,...

/ 29th October 2018

Warning following distraction theft in Gloucester

Police are investigating a distraction theft are warning people to be vigilant when using cash machines following an incident in Gloucester last week. On Wednesday 24 October the victim had visited her bank on Eastgate Street and then walked to...

/ 29th October 2018

Vital overnight resurfacing for Steam Mills Road

Highways crews will be in Cinderford resurfacing the A4151 Steam Mills Road as part of our £150 million investment into the county’s roads. The road surface has deteriorated and is being given a new lease of life by Gloucestershire County...

/ 29th October 2018

Plans to relocate Gloucester Tourist Information Centre

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Tourists visiting Gloucester may have to get information about the city in a new place under new council plans. Gloucester’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Southgate Street could be re-located because tourists have...

/ 24th October 2018