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Reports: new artwork on site of Cheltenham Banksy

A picture has been Tweeted of new artwork on hoardings surrounding a Banksy artwork in Cheltenham.

Hoardings are currently covering the 'Spy Booth' which is currently at the centre of controversy.

Locals are trying to raise money to keep the artwork in the town, but it appears to have been sold to a foreign buyer.

Work to remove it from the side of a Grade II listed building is currently on hold.

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Bus hit bridge in rush hour

the roof of the bus was sheared off completely. Credit: ITV News West Country

The double decker hit the bus on Hyde Lane at around 7am this morning. The bus driver was said to be "shaken" but not injured. There were no passengers on board.

Luckily there were no passengers on board. Credit: ITV News West Country
Clearing up after the accident. Credit: ITV News West Country
Marks on the bridge show where the roof hit it. Credit: ITV News West Country
The bus roof was completely sheared off. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Bus crashes into bridge in Cheltenham

A double decker bus has hit a railway bridge in Cheltenham. It happened on Hyde Lane close to the junction with Wymans Lane and Church Road this morning.

Witnesses say they heard a loud crash and saw flying debris as the driver attempted to drive the double decker under the bridge.

The bus ploughed on leaving the wreckage of its upper deck behind it before stopping about 30 yards from the bridge.

The driver of the bus, owned by Swanbrook Coaches of Cheltenham, is said to be unhurt. There were no passengers on the bus.

A passerby out walking under the bridge was showered with debris and taken to hospital by paramedics.

The road is now closed in both directions and emergency services and highways workers are at the scene.

End in sight for Gloucestershire flood cleanup

It has been a difficult time for homes and businesses hit by the recent floods. Some residents are still clearing up damage to their properties.

One pub owner in Gloucestershire was forced to close her pub over Christmas. She was completely cut off and says her situation this **time was even worse than the floods in 2007. But, three months on, she says there is finally some good news.

Manhunt for suspect in £1,000 cash card thefts

CCTV footage has been released of a man wanted by police in connection with a series of thefts in Cheltenham, after hundreds of pounds were withdrawn from a Coventry bank using stolen cards.

The man wanted in connection with thefts in Cheltenham
The man wanted in connection with thefts in Cheltenham Credit: West Midlands Police

In one of the thefts, sophisticated card-trapping equipment was used to snatch people's cards, while a recording device logged their PINs.

The thief then went on to withdraw around £1,000 while in the Coventry area.

Anyone who recognises him is urged to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101.

The man wanted in connection with thefts in Cheltenham
The man wanted in connection with thefts in Cheltenham Credit: West Midlands Police
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