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Gloucester's Mariano Galarza suspended for 9 weeks

Argentina's Mariano Galarza has been suspended for 9 weeks for 'acts contrary to good sportsmanship'.

Mariano Galarza pictured here winning a lineout during the European Rugby Challenge Cup Semi Final at Kingsholm Stadium Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Gloucester lock was cited for making 'contact with the eye or eye area' of Brodie Retallick during the Rugby World Cup 2015 match against New Zealand on Sunday.



Woman held up at knifepoint in shop robbery

Pyart Court Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robber threatened a woman at knifepoint in a shop.

It happened at a convenience story in Pyart Court in Coleford, Gloucestershire, yesterday.

The robber walked into the shop at 4.15pm and pulled out a knife. He pointed it at a female member of staff and demanded money from her. Police do not yet know if anything was taken.

The man is black, 6ft tall and wearing a black hoodie with the zip up, black baggy jogging bottoms and trainers.

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.

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