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Cheltenham appoint Johnson as permanent manager

Gary Johnson in the Cheltenham dugout against Shrewsbury last Saturday. The Robins lost 1-0 which condemned them to relegation after 16 years in the Football League. Credit: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Gary Johnson has agreed to stay on as Cheltenham Town manager next season.

The 59-year-old took charge on a temporary basis last month, but was unable to save the Robins from relegation to the Conference.

The former Yeovil Town and Bristol City boss will sign a 2 year contract at Whaddon Road.

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Foreign Office is 'closely following developments in Indonesia'

We are closely following Lindsay Sandiford’s case in Indonesia. We stand ready to provide consular assistance to Ms Sandiford and her family at this difficult time, if it is requested.

It is the long-standing policy of the UK to oppose the use of the death penalty in all circumstances. We believe it undermines human dignity, there is no conclusive evidence of its deterrent value, and any miscarriage of justice leading to its imposition is irreversible and irreparable.

We are closely following the developments in Indonesia. We have repeatedly made representations to the Indonesian government on this matter and we will continue to do so. We cannot comment in detail on individual cases.

– FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE SPOKESPERSON

Boy with learning disability pushed off bike

Police in Cheltenham are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy with a learning disability was pushed off his bike and threatened with harm by three youths.

The teenager was riding along the Honeybourne Line cycle path at about 4.30pm last Sunday afternoon (26 April) when he was approached by the three boys.

They pushed him off his bike and said they would hurt him with a knife, although no knife was seen.

A couple stopped to help the victim, who suffered a grazed knee in the fall, and walked him home.

300 walk through Cheltenham in memory of Hollie

Hollie was killed by her ex boyfriend in February 2014

Over 300 people will take part in a walk through Cheltenham today in memory of Hollie Gazzard.

This is the second year Hollie's father Nick has organised the event. Last year over £7,000 was raised for the charity set up in Hollie's name. The Hollie Gazzard Trust aims to promote the dangers of knife crime, reduce the level of domestic abuse and to help, support and fund young hairdressers in Gloucestershire through a partnership with Gloucestershire College.

The 20 year old hairdresser was stabbed to death at work by her ex boyfriend Asher Maslin.

The Walk 4 Hollie begins at 12:00 at Lansdown Park in Cheltenham and finishes six miles away at the King Teddy pub.

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Johnson unhappy with some of his players

Gary Johnson was disappointed that he was unable to save Cheltenham from relegation to the Conference.

The former Yeovil Town and Bristol City manager criticised the attitudes of some of his players.

Johnson wouldn't say if he'd still be at Cheltenham next season, but is confident the club will bounce back:

Cheltenham Town are relegated to the Conference

Cheltenham Town have lost their football league status after a 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury.

New manager Gary Johnson couldn't save them from relegation. It's the first time the team have been out of the Football League for 16 years.

Cheltenham Town lose their Football League status for the first time in 16 years. Credit: ITV West Country

In League One, Bristol City beat Chesterfield, while Swindon and Yeovil both lost their matches to Preston and Port Vale.

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