Month: November 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