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Somerset horse claims back to back wins at Cheltenham

Un Temps Pour Tout closes in on victory (left). Credit: PA

Un Temps Pour Tout has retained his title in the Ultima Handicap, ensuring Somerset trainer David Pipe a place in the history books.

The three mile race came down to a photo-finish with Un Temps Pour Tout narrowly beating Singlefarmpayment to the line, despite being nearly a stone heavier.

The horse, which had odds of 14-1, is only the third to claim back to back wins in the Cheltenham race.

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Man charged over attempted robbery of convenience store

The owners of Pitville Stores fought off a masked man and nothing was taken. Credit: ITV West Country

A man has been charged with the attempted robbery of a newsagents in Cheltenham, along with two other robberies.

27-year-old Steven Agg, of Moors Avenue, has been charged with the attempted robbery of Pittville Stores on Sunday 19 February, a robbery in Marsh Lane later the same evening and a robbery on the Honeybourne Line on Saturday 18 February.


Second person arrested after swan shooting

George was shot with a crossbow - he has now been released back into the wild. Credit: Vale Wildlife Hospital

A second person has been arrested on suspicion of injuring a swan.

The 15-year-old boy, from Cheltenham, was arrested and interviewed by police on Wednesday (02/02). He was bailed pending further enquiries.

George, a male swan, was shot in the head with a crossbow in Pittville Park, Cheltenham, last week and was seriously injured.

He was treated at Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre and after making a good recovery, was released back to the lake.

Earlier this week, a 48-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested in connection with the incident. He was bailed to return to the police station on 22 February 2017.

Injured swan, George, released back into the wild

A swan who was shot in the head with a crossbow has been released back into the wild.

The male swan was shot in Pittville Park, Cheltenham last week.

He was cared for at Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre.

As he enters the water he is met by his signets - making it a family reunion.

Gloucestershire Police have arrested a 48 year old man from Cheltenham on suspicion of injuring a swan.

The man has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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