A three-year-old boy is following in the footsteps of his idol - the local lollipop man - by getting his own uniform and stick.
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An American estate agent claimed victory in this year's traditional cheese-rolling competition at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire.
A man is due in court later today charged with the murder of healthcare assistant Sharon Wall, who was stabbed while working in a psychiatric hospital.
Ryan Matthews, 61, of Horton Road, Gloucester, will appear before magistrates in Cheltenham this morning.
Matthews was arrested shortly after the incident at an inpatient unit at Wotton Lawn Hospital hospital on Wednesday.
Police have named the woman who was stabbed to death at Wotton Lawn Hospital in Gloucester yesterday as Sharon Wall, a 53-year-old healthcare assistant, from the town.
Police have urged parents to be vigilant after a bogus social worker called at a house and examined a baby.
The woman, who claimed she was from Gloucestershire social services, was carrying a false ID badge and a black zip-up folder.
She visited a mother in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, and told her there were concerns for the welfare of her four-month-old son.
The fake social worker asked to carry out checks and listened to the boy's heartbeat with a stethoscope during the incident on Wednesday.
Detective Inspector Andy Dangerfield, of Gloucestershire Police, said the woman did not have any physical contact with the baby.
"We don't know what the motivation for this was but clearly it is very concerning," Mr Dangerfield said.
Police have appealed for information about the woman, who is described as white with "slightly tanned skin", in her late 20s or early 30s and with dark shoulder-length bobbed hair.
A statement has been released on behalf of the family of Hollie Gazzard:
Hollie is our daughter and was a beautiful, happy and loving girl. She was full of life and we are very proud of her. She was at the beginning of her life and to have it taken away in this manner is very hard to bear. Everybody she came in contact with loved her, enjoyed her company, her happy nature and her sense of fun. The world has lost a treasure, she was so loved by all her family and friends and the brightest star in their lives has now gone out.
– Gloucestershire Constabulary
The only comfort we have at this time is that Hollie is now free and at peace and that no harm can ever come to her, as she lives with the angels in heaven.
We are grateful for all the support of our family and friends and would like to express our thanks to the medical staff who tried so hard to save Hollie and to the police for their sympathetic and understanding care. We would ask the media to respect our privacy and allow us time to come to terms with our loss.
A hairdresser fatally stabbed in Gloucester last night (Tuesday 18 February) has been named as Hollie Gazzard, aged 20 and from Gloucester.
A 22 year-old man is currently in police custody, having been arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 19 February).
A hairdresser who was fatally stabbed in a beauty salon in Gloucester yesterday has been named by police as 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard.
A man has been arrested over the murder of a woman who died after being stabbed in a shop, police have said.
Officers were called to reports of a man attacking the woman at a shop in Southgate Street, Gloucester, at about 5.50pm yesterday.
A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: "A 22-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of this morning.
"He is currently in police custody."
The ambulance service attended the incident and took the 20-year-old victim to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, although efforts to save her were unsuccessful.
The spokesman said next of kin and the coroner had been informed.
A woman has died after being stabbed in a shop in Gloucester.
Officers were called to reports of a man attacking the woman at a shop in Southgate Street at about 5.50pm, a police spokesman said.
The 20-year-old victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but later died.
The spokesman said next of kin and the coroner had been informed. A murder investigation has now been launched by police.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or had any information was asked to call 101, quoting incident 340 of February 18.
The flood-hit Gloucestershire town of Tewksbury is braced for more rain as the Met Office warns of worsening conditions over the weekend.