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Three school choirs from the Midlands are among 20 to have been selected to welcome teams to England for the Rugby World Cup.
Choirs will perform the official Rugby World Cup anthem, World in Union at ceremonies that will welcome the teams officially to Rugby World Cup 2015.
Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy from Cheltenham will welcome Tonga in Cheltenham. Isbourne Valley School from Gloucestershire will welcome Scotland in Gloucester Alderman’s Green Primary School from Coventry will welcome Ireland in Burton Upon Trent.
"Great people make great events and it is wonderful to see such incredible levels of excitement and enthusiasm from the schools who will welcome the world’s best players to Rugby’s greatest event."
"Schools across the nation are eagerly looking forward to Rugby World Cup 2015 and it is fantastic to see such a wide range of them playing an active role in the Welcome Ceremonies."
Police want to speak with this man after a 60-year-old was punched in the face for no reason, leaving him knocked out in the street.
In the early hours of the morning on January 10, the victim was walking along Kings Walk in Gloucester when he was attacked by a man in his twenties.
A second man was seen running off with the assailant.
The 60-year-old man has suffered serious facial injuries and needed eight staples in his head.
The attacker is described as white, in his twenties, wearing a blue hoody, light trousers and trainers with a white sole. He is carrying a black coat or jacket.
The second man has short dark hair and was wearing a grey/green shirt, dark trousers and shoes with a white sole.
Police want to speak to the man in this image in connection with the crime, or with anybody who recognises him.
Police are looking for the owners of a black spaniel which officers found outside Gloucester.
The bitch was found off the A40 bypass, near the balancing pond area next to Walham sub-station.
She is thought to be between 3 and 4 years old, and appears to have had a litter of puppies at some point.
The dog was chipped by Archer field vets in Ross on Wye, possibly in 2012.
Police are looking for witnesses after a man was 'sandwiched' between the two robbers who stole his phone.
The victim was walking along Station Road in Gloucester at 6.15pm on Friday when a man jumped in front of him and stole his phone out of his hand.
Startled, he dropped the phone and then tried to pick it up. At that point, the thief dug his nails into the victim's hand to try to force him to give up the phone.
Then, another man came up and stood on the other side of him, 'sandwiching' the victim between the two robbers. They grabbed his phone and left.
One of the men was black and the other was white - both are in their twenties. The black man was 5' 10" tall, of medium build and was wearing a black coat with a hood or a hat. He had a scar or mark on his neck. The white man, also around 5' 10" tall and medium build, had short dark hair and was clean shaven. He had a local accent and was wearing a white knitted jumper. He looked scruffy and gaunt.
Police are concerned about an elderly woman who was seen wandering around Ruspidge in Gloucestershire in her nightclothes in the early hours of this morning.
Witnesses said the woman - who is about 90-years-old - appeared confused and claimed to be looking for her daughter. She is believed to have dementia.
She was last seen walking up Ruspidge Road, away from Costcutters.
She was pushing a zimmer frame with a seat on it, and she had a bandage around one of her ankles. She was wearing a light nightdress underneath a blue coat and was carrying a black handbag.
A huge search has been taking place today, involving ground and dog units and a helicopter, but police have yet to find the woman.
Gloucestershire Police say they are happy with the guilty plea from Hollie Gazzard's ex-boyfriend in court this morning. Detective Chief Inspector Steve Bean says Asher Maslin showed no remorse throughout their investigations ..
The ex-boyfriend of a hairdresser stabbed to death while working at a salon in Gloucester has admitted her murder.Read the full story ›
Asher Maslin has pleaded guilty to the murder of Hollie Gazzard at Bristol Crown Court this morning. The 20 year old hairdresser was stabbed in Gloucester in February.