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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.


Man arrested after woman attacked in Cheltenham

The woman had just left Bentleys Bar before the attack

Police in Gloucestershire are appealing for other victims to come forward after a woman was attacked in Cheltenham early this morning.

The woman in her early thirties was grabbed as she left Bentleys Bar on the High Street. She was pushed against the wall, threatened with rape and kissed before she managed to escape.

It's believed he approached at least one other woman. A 37 year old man from Frome has been arrested.

Professor Green filming interrupted by man 'waving knife'

Credit: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

Police have contacted rapper Professor Green after he tweeted a man with a knife had interrupted his filming session.

The musician tweeted about his "interesting day" in Cheltenham where a man had been "noising up" as they were mid recording.

Gloucestershire police today tweeted back to the 32-year-old asking him to tell them more.


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