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Three released on bail after man 'thrown from van'

Three men have been released on bail after a man was believed to have been thrown from a van in Gloucestershire on Sunday.

The 41 year old man from Bristol is in a life threatening condition in hospital. Three men were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, but have been released on bail until 10 November.


Laurie Lee's 'Rosie' dies

Author Laurie Lee Credit: PA Archive

Rosie Buckland, thought to be Laurie Lee's Rosie Green, has died just days before her 100th birthday.

Rosie, who lived in Cheltenham, died on Saturday. She said she was never sure whether she was in fact the 'Rosie' in Cider With Rosie, but would be proud to be.

Mrs Buckland’s maiden name was Gleed and was cousin to Laurie Lee, who died in 1997.

Man fights for his life after 'being thrown from a van'

Paramedics were called to the High Street in Wotton-under-Edge to treat the man for serious injuries. Credit: Bing maps

A man's in hospital with life-threatening injuries after it's believed he may have been thrown from a van.

A VW Transporter, registration number N125 AWE, was seen being driven the wrong way down a one-way street in Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire.

A short time later, around 9.30pm, paramedics were called to the High Street to treat the man for serious injuries. He's 41 and from Bristol.

Three men from the city are in police custody on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to call 101.


Charity diamond hunt is hailed a big success

Anna Mason from Maggie's with Alex Rose from Beards Credit: ITV News West Country

Cheltenham's great diamond hunt has finished with all ten gems successfully found by eager competitors for the charity event. A total of £10,000 worth of diamonds were hidden across the spa town by luxury jeweller Beards to help raise money for local cancer charity Maggie's Cancer Care Centre.

The first diamond was found within 10 minutes of the Diamond Rush kicking off and the last was uncovered at 1.34pm, hidden in the underground car park at The Montpellier Chapter.

One Cheltenham couple, who found the diamond in 131 The Promenade, heightened the emotion of the day with a marriage proposal. Builder Scott Thompson, 27, got down on one knee to ask his girlfriend Lucienne Simpson, 26, to marry him.

“It has been an amazing and rather emotional day which has not only raised a huge amount for Maggie’s but has also changed lives of people taking part. The people who have found the diamonds have been over the moon, and this was simply topped with one of the lucky finders popping the question to his girlfriend.”

– Anna Mason, Maggie's Cancer Care

Cheltenham diamond hunter pops the question

Scott Thompson and Lucienne Simpson have got engaged Credit: ITV News West Country

After three hours of hunting through various locations in Cheltenham, Scott Thompson found a diamond on the bushes at the 131 restaurant. Shortly afterwards he proposed to his girlfriend Lucienne Simpson who gracefully accepted.

The couple have been together for six years and Lucienne says they would never have afforded a diamond ring. The owner of the jewellers who donated the gems was so touched he has agreed to pay for the diamond to be set in a ring.

Ten diamonds had been hidden around the town with clues being sold to raise money for a local charity, Maggies which supports cancer patients and their families.

Heritage Open Days celebrate 20th anniverary

Inside Bristol's Redcliffe Caves this morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Dozens of venues across the region are opening their doors to the public today. Its the 20th anniversary of Heritage Open Days which allow free access to areas not normally accessible to visitors.

Visitors enjoying life underground at Redcliffe Caves Credit: ITV News West Country

Diamond hunt frenzy in Cheltenham

Matt Jeffries and Fay Morehen found the first diamond Credit: Gloucester News Service

Scores of people turned up in Cheltenham this morning to take part in the hunt for ten diamonds hidden around the town.

The charity stunt features ten Cartier gems worth £1,000 each and the first of them was found within six minutes of the event starting.

Delighted insurance worker Matt Jefferies, 23, and his girlfriend Fay Morehen, 28, who works for an accountancy firm, were the lucky finders..

The couple had a hunch that one of the diamonds would be hidden at the iconic Daffodil restaurant, a former art deco cinema in the town, and they were proved right.

"We're thrilled to be the first and to have found it so quickly. We're taking the diamond away with us and we'll talk about what we're going to do with it."

– Fay Morehen

To stand a chance of finding one of the diamonds, treasure hunters had to spend £10 for a limited edition map giving approximate locations of the gems.

The competition raised funds for the Maggies cancer support charity in the town.

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