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RUGBY: Gloucester players to appear before panel

Fighting breaks out after Bath are awarded a penalty try during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingsholm Credit: PA

Two Gloucester players will appear before a disciplinary panel in London tomorrow (Wednesday) after the ugly scenes that marred the weekend's Premiership match against Bath.

Tavis Knoyle has been charged with striking Bath's Leroy Houston after the visitors were awarded a match-winning penalty try at Kingsholm. Sila Puafisi has been pulled up for committing a dangerous tackle on Nick Abendanon earlier in the game.

Abendanon, though, has been issued with the equivalent of a yellow card for his part in the brawl.

Burglar forced to turn himself in after roof fall

A burglar was forced to turn himself in by dialling 999 to get help after he fell forty feet and broke his leg and pelvis during a rooftop raid in Gloucester.

The 30-year-old was on the roof of the Fleece Hotel in Westgate Street when he fell while allegedly stealing lead piping and music equipment.

Paramedics located him at 5.45am on Saturday and he was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment - and then arrested.

Police have now formally bailed him until June 16 and he remains in hospital being treated for his injuries.

Officers had to force entry to a secure area to get to the man, who is believed to have fallen around 12 metres.

He was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with a broken leg, suspected broken pelvis and possible broken nose.

Suspected stolen lead piping and music equipment were discovered nearby.

– Gloucestershire police spokesman

The Fleece Hotel has recently been put on the market by Gloucester City Council after standing empty and disused for more than ten years.

More people using their bike to commute in Gloucestershire

New figures show there's been an increase in the number of people who are choosing to cycle to work in Stroud and Cheltenham.

Data from the National Office of Statistics reveal that over the last 10 years the number of people using their bike to commute has increased by 14% in Stroud and 4% in Cheltenham.

But there has been a drop of 26% in the Cotswolds, 11% in the Forest of Dean, 7% in Tewkesbury, 5% in Gloucester with people choosing other forms of transport on their commute.

Former Bishop of Gloucester to answer sex charges

Rt Revd Peter Ball in 1992 when he was Bishop of Gloucester Credit: ITV News West Country

A former Bishop of Gloucester is due before Brighton magistrates later charged with misconduct in public office and indecent assault. The alleged offences occurred between 1977 and 1992 when the Right Reverend Peter Ball, now 82, was Bishop of Lewes.


90 jobs could go at Gloucestershire College

Gloucestershire College employs 1200 staff in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury and the Forest of the Dean. Credit: ITV News West Country

Around 90 jobs could go at Gloucestershire College.

It employs 1200 staff in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury and the Forest of the Dean. Senior managers are blaming national funding cuts to further education.

It's consulting with unions over the next month to find ways of reducing the job losses.

Drugs haul found in Gloucester

Several thousand pounds of cannabis has been seized in Gloucester.

Police say they found the haul after carrying out a search at a home in Stroud Road.

A 19-year old Gloucester man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.He has been bailed to attend Gloucester police station on June 5, pending further inquiries.

Rugby fan flattened by star after pitch invasion

A Gloucester rugby player gave a rival fan a nasty surpise after he invaded the pitch during their match in Exeter this weekend.

The Exeter Chiefs supporter ran onto the pitch during Gloucester's game at Sandy Park, but got a frosty welcome from Fly Half Freddie Burns, who dumped him to the ground. The man's celebrations proved premature, as Gloucester went on to win the match!

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