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No trains running between Cheltenham and London

The train derailed outside London last night Credit: Network Rail

Trains running between Paddington and Cheltenham Spa have been cancelled after a train derailed in London last night.

The empty train caused damage to the signalling and the overhead wires after it derailed just outside London last night.

A reduced service on Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Penzance is operating. Services scheduled to leave Bristol Temple Meads at 30 minutes past the hour will not run.

Passengers are being told they can use alternative routes.

Disruption continues after the train derailed Credit: Network Rail

Police concerned for 'vulnerable' woman who went missing after being dropped off outside family home

Have you seen Kerry Rowe? Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police say they are worried for the safety of a woman who's missing in Cheltenham.

Kerry Rowe was last seen at 6:30pm on Monday 16 May - on Fairfield Road. She'd been dropped off outside a family home but didn't go into the house and hasn't been seen since.

It's believed Kerry may be in a vulnerable condition at the moment and her disappearance is out of character.

Officers are urging Kerry or anyone who knows where Kerry is to make contact.

Kerry is sometimes nervous speaking to people so if you do find her please stay with her until we arrive.

– Gloucestershire Police


Two arrested after man assaulted in Cheltenham

Two arrested after man assaulted in Cheltenham

Two people have been arrested following an assault on a man in Cheltenham. Police say a 30 year old man was assaulted on Grosvenor Street at 5:30pm on Friday May 13.

A 42 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH, while a 15 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of ABH and released on bail.

Two 12 year old boys and a 14 year old boy were also arrested on suspicion of GBH. Two have been released on bail pending further enquires and one of the 12-year-olds was released and no further action will be taken.

Train lines around Gloucestershire now open

A tractor hit a railway bridge last night Credit: Network Rail

Train lines through Gloucestershire have now reopened after a tractor hit a railway bridge and dislodged debris on to tracks near Cheltenham.

Cross Country Trains have told ITV News the train lines reopened at 1:30pm.

Services have been disrupted between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa and services haven't been running south of Birmingham towards Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth.

Liberal Democrats hold on to Cheltenham Council

Liberal Democrats hold on to Cheltenham Town Council Credit: ITV News

The Liberal Democrats hold Cheltenham Town Council gaining five seats. They now have 29 out of 40 seats despite losing the Parliamentary seat.

The Conservatives won 3 seats, People Against Bureaucracy Group won 1 seat and the Independent party won 1 seat.

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