Tributes to Fuller children

Memorial to Gloucestershire children

A special service has been held in the Forest of Dean to remember 3 children thought to have been killed by their father.

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FW Harvey's manuscripts discovered in Gloucestershire

by Ken Goodwin

Letters, papers and manuscripts detailing the life of a heroic first world war poet have been discovered in a house in Gloucestershire.

Frederick William Harvey was a solicitor in the Forest of Dean, but his poems about the war became famous.

On Sunday, at the war memorial in Harvey's home village of Yorkley, one of his poems will be read as the last post is sounded, a tradition first started by Harvey himself while he was alive.

The video below shows members of the FW Harvey Society and the Royal British Legion at the war memorial, listening to a reading of the poem: To Old Comrades, A Forest Offering which Harvey wrote and used to read on Remembrance Sunday at the same location when he was alive.

WWI Poet's manuscripts found in Gloucestershire house

by Ken Goodwin
Frederick William Harvey's poems about the war became famous. Credit: FW Harvey Society

Letters, papers and manuscripts detailing the life of a heroic first world war poet have been discovered in a house in Gloucestershire.

Frederick William Harvey was well known for his poetry and acts of courage. He lived in the Forest of Dean where he was a solicitor, but his poems about the war became famous.

Now his papers are being made available to the public at the Gloucestershire Archives office. A PhD student from Exeter University is currently cataloguing them.

On Sunday, at the war memorial in Harvey's home village of Yorkley, one of his poems will be read as the last post is sounded, a tradition first started by Harvey himself while he was alive.

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School children pay tribute to murdered friends

by Alexandra Lodge
Memorial plaque is unveiled
School friends unveil memorial plaque for Fuller children Credit: ITV West

School pupils in the Forest of Dean have been paying tribute to three children thought to have been killed by their father. Sam, Rebecca and Charlie Fuller were found dead in July. The body of their father was discovered nearby.

Today Pupils at Lakers school in Coleford, where Sam was a pupil, unveiled a memorial plaque and memory wall in their honour.

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Memorial plaque for Fuller children Credit: ITV West
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Memory wall created by Fuller children's school friends Credit: ITV West

Protest over Forest of Dean boar cull

The Forestry Commission wants to cull 100 animals Credit: ITV West

People opposed to a cull of wild boar in the Forest of Dean are due to stage a protest this lunchtime. The Forestry Commission wants to shoot around 100 of the animals which have been blamed for causing widespread damage.

A group called Friends of the Boar plans to demonstrate outside Commission offices in Coleford.

Wild boar cause damage to gardens in the Forest of Dean

Damage caused by wild boar in Gloucestershire has led to calls for more to be done about controlling the animals. It's estimated there are between 400 - 500 of them roaming free in the Forest of Dean.

But some have been wandering into towns and causing damage. They've even wrecked part of a golf course.

Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin reports:

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Horses attacked in Forest of Dean

Police have launched an investigation after nine horses were attacked Credit: ITV Westcountry

Police are investigating an attack on a group of horses in the Forest of Dean. Nine horses and ponies belonging to Kay Coleman and her daughter had their manes and tales cut, and their faces burnt.

The attack happened at the time of the summer solstice. It's thought the hair could have been stolen for a religious ritual but Kay thinks there may be a simpler explanation.

Squatters left site in Forest of Dean peacefully

Squatters removed this morning from a wilderness centre on the Forest of Dean said they left peacefully. Supt. Phil Haynes from Gloucestershire Police said:

Squatting is a civil matter but officers accompanied bailiffs acting on behalf of the judge to ensure there was no breach of the peace and no disruption to the local community. The operation went very smoothly and the protesters were escorted from the site in a calm and orderly manner

One police support unit consisting of 25 officers was deployed for the operation, with the priority being to have enough officers should any disorder arise. We have to plan for any eventuality and believe this was proportionate to ensure we were properly prepared. Our planning ensured the eviction ran smoothly and was over quickly so that officers could return to their other duties and the centre could be handed over to the council

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