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Fears that Banksy will be removed from Cheltenham house

Will Banksy be removed from the wall of this Cheltenham house Credit: ITV West Country

There are continuing fears a piece of Banksy artwork is being removed from a wall in Cheltenham. The company responsible also removed one of the artist's pieces from a wall in London. Yesterday they said they were there to repair the building.

This company removed a Banksy from a wall in London Credit: ITV West Country

Repairs for Banksy artwork wall in Cheltenham

Scaffolding has appeared around the Banksy artwork in Fairview road in Cheltenham. Local people are worried that the work, which has attracted hundreds of visitors, is being removed by the owner of the building.

But a builder told ITV news that the rendering at the top of the wall overlooking the work has cracked and "blown" making it unsafe, as pieces could fall onto people below.

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Service personnel at Cheltenham Municipal Offices

The Armed Forces Flag will be raised at the Municipal Offices Credit: ITV News West Country

Service personnel are to be honoured with a ceremony at Cheltenham Municipal Offices later this morning.

The Armed Forces Flag will be raised to mark the start of a week dedicated to recognising the work of the military across the country. Mayor of Cheltenham Simon Wheeler will lead the service at 11 o'clock.

Armed Forces flag to fly in Cheltenham

The Armed Forces Flag will be raised at Municipal Offices Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Service personnel are to be honoured with a ceremony at Cheltenham Municipal Offices. The Armed Forces Flag will be raised to mark the start of a week dedicated to recognising the work of the military across the country. Mayor of Cheltenham Simon Wheeler will lead the service at 11am.

Police appeal for help to find missing Cheltenham man

Police in Gloucestershire are appealing for information to help to find a missing man from Cheltenham.

27 year old Arron Coles went missing after an argument at a property in the town on Saturday.

Police say they are worried about his mental welfare.

He's been described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, of stocky build, with short, black hair and a moustache. He also has a tattoo at the bottom of his back.

Arron Coles has been missing since Saturday Credit: Gloucestershire Police

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Banksy says Cheltenham image is his

Banksy's Cheltenham painting is genuine Credit: Fiona Grierson

Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that the image of three men painted on a wall in Cheltenham is his own work.

The graffiti appeared on Hewlett Road in Cheltenham with the men listening into a phone box in the town which is home to intelligence agency GCHQ.

The artist has claimed the work in a question & answer session on his website.

http://www.banksy.co.uk/faq.asp

Death row grandmother appeals to Supreme Court

A grandmother from Cheltenham who's on death row in Indonesia is taking her case to the Supreme Court.

Lindsay Sandiford will face a firing squad after being found guilty of drug trafficking. The 57 year old is asking for money to fund an appeal against her charges.

Under current laws, the Government won't pay for legal representation for British people facing charges which carry the death penalty abroad.

Lindsay Sandiford from Cheltenham is facing the death penalty in Indonesia Credit: ITV News

American buyout secures jobs at Cheltenham firm

GE Aviation has offices in Cheltenham and the Isle of Man Credit: ITV News West Country

An aviation firm which employs 70 people in Cheltenham, has been bought for more than 40 million pounds.

GE Aviation's Landing Gear division will be taken over by the American Triumph Group, in a move thats been welcomed by trade unions. The company makes instruments for military and civilian aircraft.

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