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Gloucester suffer narrow loss to Harlequins

Charlie Sharples Credit: PA

Gloucester suffered a narrow 28-24 defeat at Twickenham against Harlequins this afternoon in what proved to be a tense fixture.

Gareth Evans, James Hook and Motu Matu'u all scored for the Cherry and Whites, leaving them just four points adrift of Harlequins in the game's final minutes.

But they failed to convert pressure in their opponents' half into points and ultimately fell just short.



Transgender teenagers: What advice is out there?

A teenager from Gloucester who hopes to have a full sex change from woman to man has spoken of how he plans to freeze his eggs in order to have biological children.

Riley Middlemore Credit: ITV News

In his first television interview, 16-year-old Riley Middlemore told ITV News there are times he wished he hadn't been born transgender but is determined to complete the journey.

What help is out there for advice on gender reassignment?

There are a range helplines available for people seeking advice on gender reassignment. They include:

Information on teenagers and gender identity, parental worries, and young people’s mental health issues.

Offers help to children and young people (up to the age of 18) and their families who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity. This includes children who are unhappy with their biological sex.

The Trust is a listening ear, a caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity, or whose loved one is struggling with gender identity issues.

Parents' information service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.

Police appeal after elderly man robbed and attacked

Police want to speak to the two men captured in this CCTV in connection with a robbery on August 3 Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are appealing for information after a 74-year-old man was attacked and robbed in the street.

It happened on St James Street in Gloucester just after midnight on August 3, when two men watched an elderly man withdraw cash from an ATM at Sainsbury’s, then followed him down the street.

The victim was then pushed him to the ground outside ‘Antig Engineering’, punched and kicked in the head, body and legs, then robbed of his wallet, a bank card and a bus pass. The man was left feeling dizzy and shaken, and paramedics took him to hospital for assessment.

Officers want to speak to two men in connection with the robbery. They are described as wearing hoods and scarves around their faces, and were around 6 foot tall.

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