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Gloucester's European dream still alive

Jonny May celebrates his stunning try. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Gloucester have kept their European Champions Cup dream alive.

The Cherry and Whites were trailing in their play-off match with Connacht until a last minute try by Billy Meakes took the game into extra time.

Jonny May then scored one of the tries of the season as Gloucester won by 40 points to 32.

They'll now play Bordeaux Begles next weekend.

Read a full match report here.


Search for Beaufort Hunt's best-known horse

Nigel Maidment riding Josh Credit: Family photo

He is Sherston's gentle giant, who stands at nearly 6 foot tall, but last Wednesday Josh the gelding vanished from the field where he was kept.

Nigel Maidment, who is the secretary of the Beaufort Hunt, had ridden Josh for eight years in the countryside of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. He was famous amongst the local hunting community. At 28 years old the horse had been moved to a field in Sherston for a quieter life.

There was no sign of forced entry to the field where Josh was kept.

Wiltshire police say they are investigating the disappearance as a suspected theft.

If anyone has information they are asked to call police on 101 and or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Josh a 28 year old gelding Credit: Family photo


Final preparations for Gloucester Tall Ships festival

Earl of Pembroke Ship at Gloucester Docks Credit: ITV News

Final preparations are underway for the Tall Ships Festival in Gloucester Docks this weekend.

Crowds of thousands are expected to take in the sights of the masted vessels and the events on offer.

Jason Smith is from Marketing Gloucester and spoke to ITV West Country

One of ships is the Earl of Pembroke which was used for the sequel to Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.

Earl of Pembroke Ship at Gloucester Docks Credit: ITV News

Teenager in serious condition after being found hanging

A teenager is in a serious condition after he was found hanging from a tree in a Cheltenham Park.

Police discovered the boy after they were called to reports the boy had been seen hanging in Robert Burns Avenue.

He was cut down from the tree and taken by air ambulance to Bristol Children's Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.

His family are at his bedside, and his school has been made aware.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

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