The mayor of Cheltenham has hit out at the cost of policing a demonstration outside GCHQ - saying that with hindsight it was overkill. Up to six police forces were involved, after the movement known as Anonymous claimed thousands of people could turn up. In the end there about 20. Gloucestershire police say that the extra officers were utilised elsewhere in the county, and won't cost the force more money.
A four day protest has begun outside GCHQ in Cheltenham.
The action is taking place against surveillance of the public by UK and foreign Governments by the campaign group Anonymous. Police are asking any residents with access problems to contact them.
A four day protest is expected to begin this morning outside the Government's monitoring centre, GCHQ in Cheltenham.
Police say they may close Hubble Road around the site to deal with the planned protest by the UK Anonymous group. The action is taking place against surveillance of the public by UK and foreign Governments.
Cheltenham Police are asking any residents with access problems to contact them on the day.
A man from Cheltenham has had to abandon the final leg of his extreme triathlon around Britain.
After swimming around the coast of the UK, and then cycling the length of the country, an injury has prevented 33-year-old Sean Conway finishing his run from John O'Groats to Lands End.
But he hasn't given up, and plans to try again next year.
Police in Cheltenham are appealing for anyone who filmed an assault on an officer to show them the footage. 56 year old Hamid Reza Baygi, of Montpellier Terrace, Cheltenham is being charged with assault by beating, a racially aggravated public order offence and assaulting a police officer.
It comes after an incident near Tesco Express on the Lower High Street on the afternoon of Thursday 31st July. Police had responded to reports of a drunk man being aggressive. Officers were then racially abused and one officer with kicked in the shin.
This Saturday the new domestic football season begins. Every day this week we'll be looking at the fortunes of our local teams.
Tonight we visit Cheltenham Town to see if they can improve on 17th place in League Two last season.
Tim Walsh has this report:
Hekmat Kaveh, the millionaire who bought the Cheltenham Banksy for a six figure sum a few days ago has told ITV News that despite last night's attack on the mural, he is confident the damage can be removed.
A local businessman in Cheltenham whose paid to keep a Banksy artwork in place says he wanted "to save the painting for the town."
The piece has been at the centre of a dispute between the local community and a private collector who wanted to remove it - but millionaire Hekmat Kaveh has offered the homeowner an undisclosed sum to leave it in place.
A Banksy artwork in Cheltenham valued at more than £600,000 has been saved by a wealthy businessman.
The piece has been at the centre of a dispute between the local community and a private collector who wanted to remove it but now millionaire Hekmat Kaveh has offered the home owner an undisclosed sum to leave it in place.
Police have traced missing Gloucester man Matiss Lapins and believe he is safe and well.
Lapins was last seen in Cheltenham on Sunday and didn't turn up at work in Tewkesbury on Monday.
Officers have now received information showing that Matiss has travelled north and has been accessing his bank account this week.