A kickboxing champion has returned to sport after 15 years as a drug addict. David Wilmcott says he owes his life to a Stroud charity.Read the full story ›
Service is suspended on Arriva Trains Wales, GWR and CrossCountry services between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester due to a gas leak
A gas leak near the railway between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester means that trains cannot run between these stations. The disruption is likely to continue until around 2pm.
Carlos Teives de Matos, who was last seen in Cheltenham yesterday, has been found safe.
The police and his family say they are grateful for the public's support in helping to find him.
Police in Cheltenham are concerned for missing 43 year old Carlos Teives de Matos who was last seen on Saturday 19th September at the town library at 10:30am. He is described as a white Portuguese male, 1m 74 cm tall, slim build.
Police say he is believed to have been wearing blue jeans, brown shoes, a plain white T-Shirt, and a black/white fleck cardigan with buttons down the front.
A Cheltenham grandmother, sentenced to die for drug smuggling, has met her two-year-old granddaughter for the first time - just weeks before she is due to be executed in Bali.
Lindsay Sandiford's granddaughter Ayla rushed to visit the 59-year-old after her lawyers were told her name was on a list of ten drug traffickers scheduled to be shot on September 21.
Since then however her legal team has been told by Indonesian government officials there will be a temporary suspension of executions until the end of the year - meaning she could face the firing squad as early as January.
The decision means Mrs Sandiford - who has been refused legal funding by the British government - now has only weeks to raise the £25,000 she needs to fund a final appeal against her death penalty.
The grandmother met Ayla during several emotional meetings last week, where the pair hugged and played in a visiting room at Kerobokan prison, where she is being held.
She was also reunited with her 26-year-old son Lewis - Ayla's father - for the first time since her arrest in 2012.
The Tonga Rugby World Cup 2015 team have been welcomed in Cheltenham in a ceremony at the Town Hall.
Members of the squad performed the Tongan rugby dance to a captive audience.
The Tonga team will be using Cheltenham RFC as its training base throughout the Rugby World Cup which starts next week.
Sione Kalamafoni plays for Tonga and the Gloucester rugby team.
A father accidentally reversed over his 15-month-old son without realising before driving off, sparking a police hit-an-run investigation.Read the full story ›
A 15-month-old toddler has been seriously injured in an accident in Cheltenham.
The boy was hit by a car driven by his father on his own driveway. The police are treating it as an accident.
The child is in a stable condition in hospital.
Chrissie the cat made an epic trip from Gloucestershire to Wiltshire last week.
Named after the patron saint of travel St Christopher the moggy made a 31 mile trip from Cheltenham to Swindon after climbing into the back of a car.
The lady (who wishes to remain anonymous and uncontactable) opened her boot upon returning to Swindon to find Chrissie. The lady had made several stops within Cheltenham and the cat could have jumped in at any point.
Chrissie is now being looked after by the Drove Veterinary Hospital in Swindon who are trying to track down her owner.
She isn’t microchipped so the vets are asking for anyone who recognises Chrissie to get in touch.
An elderly woman fended off a man who attacked her - by squeezing his testicles.
The pensioner was walking her dog near a small wooded area in Stoke Orchard near Cheltenham at about 11.30am on Monday when the incident happened.
She told police a man stomped out of the wooded area shouting "get off my land" before hitting her in the mouth.
In reaction, the victim said she "immediately grabbed the man by his testicles" causing him to fall to the ground before walking away and not looking back.
Gloucestershire Police are now appealing for information about the attack, which left the woman with bruising and a small cut to her face.
Her attacker is described as white, aged between 25 and 35, around 5ft 8 tall and of slim build.
He was wearing blue jeans, a black or navy jacket, brown work boots and a navy baseball cap.
The woman said he was suntanned and spoke with a "young voice".
A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: "Clearly this was an unusual method of self-defence and the attacker got more than he bargained for.
"It would have been a terrible experience for a person of any age and we would urge anyone who can help to come forward and call 101, quoting incident 143 of August 4."