Live updates

Complete guttering system stolen from café

The complete guttering system and some terracotta roof tiles have been stolen from a café in Cheltenham.

The building in Montpellier Gardens was targeted by thieves between 5pm on Saturday and 8am Sunday (17 and 18 January).

It would have been a lengthy operation and police would like to hear from anyone who might have seen something suspicious. They should ring 101 quoting incident number 100 of 18/01/15.


Four arrested after man stabbed in Cheltenham

Four arrested after man stabbed in Cheltenham Credit: PA

One man has been inured after being stabbed in Cheltenham. The 34 year is being treated at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Police say his stab wounds are not thought to be life threatening.

The incident happened on Brunswick Street at 3:15am. Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Brunswick Street has been cordoned off while police carry out an investigation.

Bride-to-be's relief as engagement ring is found

Simon and Steph, with the all-important engagement ring, when they got engaged in New York in October Credit: Gloucestershire News Service

A bride-to-be is breathing a sigh of relief after her engagement ring was handed in to police.

Steph Mayoh from Up Hatherley in Gloucestershire was devastated after it slipped off her finger while on a night out in Cheltenham on Christmas Eve. She woke up on Christmas morning to discover the loss.

She and her boyfriend got engaged in Central Park in New York in October and are due to marry in November. Steph tweeted us her thanks that the ring is now safely back on her finger.

Bride-to-be loses engagement ring on night out

Steph Mayoh, with fiancé Simon, after he proposed in Central Park in October Credit: Gloucestershire News Service

Bride-to-be Steph Mayoh is desperately searching for her engagement ring after it slipped off her finger during a Christmas Eve night out in Cheltenham.

Steph, of Up Hatherley, woke up on Christmas morning and realised to her horror that the ring had gone.

I looked down and then realised it was missing. It was just awful. Your stomach goes into twists.

I ran into the bedroom and collapsed in tears. I thought then I would never see it again.

It totally ruined Christmas for me.

– Steph Mayoh

The last time she remembered having it on was when she was with fiancé Simon late on Christmas Eve, at the 21 Club in Cheltenham.

Steph and Simon got engaged in October in Central Park, New York, and are due to marry next November. They are hoping that someone will find and return the ring.

Can you help Steph find her ring? Credit: GNS

CCTV issued after shoplifting and GBH in Cheltenham

Police want to speak to this man about shoplifting and an assault on a man in Cheltenham Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after an assault on a man in Hesters Way, Cheltenham.

It happened outside a grocery store on Friday 5 December at about 9 pm when the suspect left a store and rode off on the victim’s bicycle after it was left outside the shop.

The victim was assaulted when he challenged the suspect. He was punched approximately six times in the face and needed hospital treatment for a hairline fracture to his left eye socket, a small cut to his face, and swelling to his left eye and face.

The bicycle was recovered later.

The suspect was accompanied by a woman and small child as he left the shop. Police believe he stole some goods and hid them down his trousers.

Officers are keen to speak to the occupants of a black Volkswagen Passat which is thought to have driven past during the attack, which took place in the middle of Barbridge Road.

Anyone with information, or who knows the identity of the woman or child, is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting Incident 508 of 5 December and crime number CR/028632/14

Another CCTV image of a man police want to interview after an assault in Cheltenham on 5 December Credit: Gloucestershire Police


Leading boy gets proposal at Christmas panto

Leading boy gets proposal at Christmas panto Credit: Thousand Word Media

There was a magical fairytale ending to the Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Cheltenham's Everyman theatre last night. At the end of the show, the actress playing Prince Percival, Kelli Maybank, was proposed to by her long-term partner Mark Grunsell. And of course in true panto style there was a happy ending as she said yes!

Full report: Paul Buckle joins Cheltenham

Football and Cheltenham Town have appointed Paul Buckle as the club's new manager. He has put pen to paper on a one year rolling contract at Whaddon Road and succeeds Mark Yates who was sacked yesterday.

Buckle returns to the English game after spending the last 18 months working in America. He jetted in this afternoon and our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth was there to meet him.

Paul Buckle is new Cheltenham Town manager

Former Bristol Rovers boss Paul Buckle is the new manager of Cheltenham Town. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cheltenham Town have appointed Paul Buckle as their new manager.

The former Torquay United, Bristol Rovers and Luton Town manager has agreed a 12 month rolling contract, and will take charge of his first match against Oxford United at home on Saturday.

Buckle, 43, replaces Mark Yates who was sacked yesterday after five years in charge at Whaddon Road.

Load more updates