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Elton John to play Gloucester rugby stadium

Elton John performing in Poland earlier this month Credit: PA

It's been announced that Elton John and his band are to play Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester next year as part of their European tour.

The concert on Sunday 7 June will be the rock star's first ever performance in Gloucester. It will feature classics from his five-decade-long career.

I am very much looking forward to playing my first show in Gloucester. My drummer, Nigel Olsson, and guitarist, Davey Johnstone, have been with me since 1970 and 1972 respectively and we all have such fond memories of our early shows in the area.

The fans there have always shown a great love for my music and my band and I can't wait to bring our show to Kingsholm Stadium. I promise it will be worth the wait and am sure we will all have a fantastic time.

– Elton John

Gloucester Rugby's Chief Executive says the club couldn't be more excited about the gig.

We have held some successful concerts at the stadium in the past but this really enhances our reputation as a venue for top quality acts and will be part of an exciting year for the club, culminating with hosting four fixtures as part of Rugby World Cup 2015 later in the year.

– Stephen Vaughan, Gloucester Rugby's CEO

Tickets go on sale on Friday 28 November at 9am.


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.

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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.


Hundreds join Cheltenham anti-abuse march

Hundreds of people have marched through the streets of Cheltenham to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Tonight's walk was being held in memory of hairdresser Hollie Gazzard, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in a knife attack earlier this year.

Her father Nick Gazzard has started a charity in her name to help victims of abuse and sexual violence.

Hundreds of people took part tonight. Credit: ITV News

Appeal for information after pensioner killed in bin lorry incident

Gloucestershire Police are appealing again for witnesses after a woman died after being hit by a bin lorry in Norton yesterday.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to a female dog walker who was seen on the same road at the time of the incident. Officers are urging her to come forward as she may have some vital information.

The incident happened in a private road leading to Gloucester Clay Shooting Club. The woman who died was aged 72 and lived locally.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101.

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