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More people using their bike to commute in Gloucestershire

New figures show there's been an increase in the number of people who are choosing to cycle to work in Stroud and Cheltenham.

Data from the National Office of Statistics reveal that over the last 10 years the number of people using their bike to commute has increased by 14% in Stroud and 4% in Cheltenham.

But there has been a drop of 26% in the Cotswolds, 11% in the Forest of Dean, 7% in Tewkesbury, 5% in Gloucester with people choosing other forms of transport on their commute.

Grandmother pays tribute to Kayleigh-Anne

The grandmother of a 16-year-old girl who died after being attacked at a house in Cheltenham has been describing the heartbreaking moment when she had to say goodbye to her granddaughter.

Kayleigh-Anne Palmer was in an induced coma for three days at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

18-year-old Aston Robinson from Cheltenham has been charged with her attempted murder.

Her grandmother Carole Bage has been speaking to our Gloucestershire Correspondent Ken Goodwin:

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"Saying goodbye was so hard"

The grandmother of 16 year old Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, who died after being attacked at a house in Cheltenham last week, has been describing the heartbreaking moment when she said goodbye to her grand daughter.

Kay - as she was known to her friends - was in an induced coma for three days fighting for her life at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Her grandmother Carole Bage says doctors did everything they could:-

Friends plan ceremony in memory of teenager

Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, 16, was pregnant when she died.
Friends of Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, 16, plan to release balloons in memory of the teenager next week. Credit: Family

Friends of a pregnant schoolgirl who died after being strangled with a scarf will release balloons in her memory next week.The ceremony for Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, 16, has been organised via Facebook.

More than 1,300 people have already joined the group set up in her memory. Many paying trubute to the teenager who 'was always smiling.'

Kayleigh-Anne's boyfriend Aston Robinson, 18, is in custody after appearing before magistrates in Cheltenham last Friday accused of attempting to murder her.

At that stage she was still alive but she died the next day.

Friends will meet outside Pittville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham on Good Friday for the balloon releasing ceremony.

Police review charges following Cheltenham death

Gloucestershire Police say they are considering further charges in connection with the death of Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, who died following an assault at a house in Cheltenham. The 16-year-old schoolgirl was five months pregnant.

Her boyfriend Aston Robinson has already been charged with attempted murder but this is now under review.

Following the arrest and charge of 18-year-old Aston Robinson in relation to a serious assault on Kayleigh-Anne Palmer in Humber Road in Cheltenham on Wednesday 2 April, Gloucestershire Police can confirm officers are now reviewing whether any further charges should be brought against him in light of Kayleigh-Anne's death and the death of her unborn child following the assault.

– Gloucestershire Police

Family pays tribute to Kayleigh-Anne

Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, known as Kay Credit: Family

The family of 16-year-old Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, who died over the weekend, has paid tribute to her memory.

Her mother, Helen Bage said: “Kay was my whole world. We had a strong relationship filled with love and laughter. Our bond was so strong we were best friends.

“Kay was so beautiful inside and out. She was very loving towards family and friends and always remained loyal to us all.

“You always knew when Kay was around because she had the most wicked sense of humour and always made people laugh.

“Her personality lit up every room she entered.”

Kayleigh-Anne’s father Dean Palmer said: “Kay was my beautiful daughter. She was great company and had a great sense of humour.

“I was the first to hold her and I’m devastated she won’t ever get the chance to hold her baby.”

Kayleigh-Anne’s grandparents Michael and Carole Bage said: “From the moment our grand-daughter Kay was born, we were privileged to be a part of her life.

”We gave her our unconditional love and in return she gave us so much more.

"Both she and her friends filled our home for many years with fun and laughter but sadly this can be no longer.

"Thankfully, nothing is more precious than all the memories we hold dear of our beautiful Kay who was so very special to us".

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Teenager dies after Cheltenham attack

Kayleigh Palmer has died after being attacked in Cheltenham last week. Credit: ITV News

A teenager has died three days after being attacked at a house in Cheltenham. 16-year-old Kayleigh Palmer died at the weekend in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Last week her boyfriend was remanded in custody charged with attempted murder.

Teenage girl dies in hospital after Cheltenham assault

A teenage girl who was assaulted in Cheltenham on Wednesday has died in hospital.

Emergency services were called to a house on Humber Road in the town and found the injured 16-year-old.

She was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, but died at around 11am this morning.

Aston Robinson, 18, of Humber Road, Cheltenham, has been charged with attempted murder and remanded in custody.

Cheltenham man fined for racist abuse and assault

George Clifton was fined and told to pay £100 compensation to the victim of his racist abuse Credit: ITV News West Country

A man from Cheltenham has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £475 after admitting racially abusing his neighbour and assaulting her husband.

Russell and Leocadia Shurma leaving court today Credit: ITV News West Country

George Clifton was also told to pay £100 compensation for the racist abuse of Leocadia Shurmer.

A frame from the video showing Mr Clifton waving a saw at Russell Shurmer Credit: ITV News West Country

Clifton had pleaded guilty to injuring Russell Shurmer with a saw, an incident filmed by the victim.

An application for a restraining order against Clifton was rejected.

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