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Lionel Richie says 'Hello' to Kingsholm Stadium

Lionel Richie performing Credit: PA: Loona

Lionel Richie will play in Gloucester next year in a live show at Kingsholm Stadium.

International superstar Lionel Richie will return to the UK in 2016 to perform open air concerts in parts of the UK he's never visited before including Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester on June 26th.

I had such a great time in the UK this year and I can't wait to visit new places and meet new people.

Performing at Glastonbury for the first time was such a thrill for me and given me an appetite to do new things in the UK.

I know these shows are going to be very special. It'll be the first time I'll have been to Gloucester and I can't wait.

– Lionel Richie

Will Young to play Somerset Rocks 2016

Will Young to play at Somerset Rocks Credit: PA: Myung Jung Kim

Will Young has announced today (1 Dec) he will perform a one-off show in Taunton in August 2016 and is the second artist to be announced as part of the Somerset Rocks line-up.

Will Young will take to the outdoor stage on Saturday 27 August 2016, the second evening of Somerset Rocks, the three-night music event being held in Taunton’s Vivary Park during the August bank holiday weekend (26 – 28 August 2016).

Performing is what I love to do. Hearing my fans singing back to my music and seeing their reactions when I perform some of my old favourites and new hits, makes it very special for me.

I can’t wait to get back on the stage in the summer – it’s going to be a fantastic show!

– Will Young, Singer



Huge red diesel theft

Gloucestershire Police are hunting thieves who stole a thousand pounds worth of red diesel. Between 5pm on Thursday and 8am on Friday, offenders forced entry to a compound in Lydbrook and took a yellow coloured fuel bowser, which is then believed to have been towed away from the scene.

Stolen fuel bowser Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Red diesel is dyed gas oil for registered agricultural or construction vehicles such as tractors, excavators, cranes and boats. It carries a significantly reduced tax levy compared to un-dyed diesel fuel used in ordinary road vehicles. Anyone who saw suspicious activity, or knows of the whereabouts of the bowser should call police on 101 quoting incident 112 of Friday 27 November.

How will the strike effect Weston General Hospital?

Weston General Hospital Credit: ITV News

Weston General Hospital has released a list of those services that will, and won't, be affected by the planned junior doctor strike.

They said they will not be paying those who take industrial action - apart from those who are providing Emergency Care - and consultants will carry out additional tasks to cover.

Areas that are being affected:

  • Outpatient clinics (some will run as normal)
  • · All non-urgent scheduled operations
  • · Physiotherapy clinics (our physios will be on the wards)

Services that will be open and running as normal

  • Ashcombe Birth Centre
  • · Oncology Day Unit
  • · Seashore Paediatric Centre
  • · Specialist Community Children’s Services
  • · WISH Sexual Health Centre
  • · Orthopaedic Fracture clinic
  • · Radiography (X-Ray)
  • · ITU
  • · Emergency Department
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The number of non-urgent operations cancelled.
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