Pair who rescued man from a smoke-filled property awarded

Two neighbours who saved a man’s life after putting their own safety aside by entering a burning house have been recognised with a Chief Constable’s Award. Robert Jessep and Lloyd Green courageously rescued a man from a smoke-filled property in...

/ 23rd October 2018

Council charge business parking

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Businesses across Gloucester and Cheltenham have reacted with dismay after being told a new parking permit scheme will require them to log in every four hours. One business figurehead has claimed if they...

/ 23rd October 2018

£700,000 spent on emergency accommodation for the homeless in Gloucester

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter More than £700,000 was spent on providing emergency accommodation for the homeless in the last year in Gloucester – four times as much as four years ago. Figures obtained under a Freedom of Information...

/ 23rd October 2018

Shurdington Road resurfacing – A move in the right direction

The A46 Shurdington Road between Leckhampton and Warden Hill will be resurfaced overnight from Thursday 1st November as part of our £150m investment into the county’s roads. Shurdington Road in Cheltenham is a busy A road and requires resurfacing due to...

/ 19th October 2018

Super city leak

[Report by Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter] Three boards could be set up to transform Gloucestershire, including one to create a city region in-between Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, according to leaked draft documents sent to the county’s key political...

/ 19th October 2018

Gloucester Cathedral to host GCHQ Poppyfall Cascade for World War One Centenary

GCHQ’s giant waterfall of handmade poppies will be on display at Gloucester Cathedral from 17 October to 26 November 2018 as part of the city’s World War One Commemoration. The Poppyfall was created by GCHQ staff and friends to launch...

/ 19th October 2018

Religious hate crime in Gloucestershire increases by more than 50%, figures show

Gloucestershire Police are dealing with more religious hate crime, following a rise in offences after recent terrorist attacks and the EU referendum, official figures show. The latest Home Office data shows a 62% increase in the number of hate crime...

/ 19th October 2018

Police alliance set to be split up next year

A police alliance between three neighbouring authorities is to be split up next year, it has been reported. The marriage of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Avon and Somerset police forces was formed in 2012 to deliver more roads, dogs and firearms...

/ 19th October 2018

Rise in recorded crime in Gloucester, latest police figures show

Crime has increased year-on-year in Gloucester, according to the latest police recorded figures. There were 11,164 reported offences between July 2017 and June 2018, data from the Office for National Statistics shows. That’s up by 9% on the previous year,...

/ 19th October 2018

Ruroc scoops Barclays’ International Expansion Award

Ruroc Ltd, continues to receive national recognition for innovation after winning the UK International Expansion category at the Barclays’ annual High-Growth & Entrepreneur Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurs’ success, leadership and positive impact on society.     Ruroc design and manufacture...

/ 19th October 2018