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Tavaré signs 3 year contract with Gloucestershire

Will Tavaré signs three-year contract with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
Will Tavaré signs three-year contract with Gloucestershire Credit: Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Will Tavaré has signed a three-year contract with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. The 24 year-old from Bristol follows in the footsteps of his uncle, former Kent, Somerset and England batsman Chris Tavaré. Will has already hit three centuries and three half-centuries in the Championship, with a top score of 139 against Hampshire at Bristol.

“It is great news to have signed Will on a three-year contract.

As a local cricketer he has come through a traditional route from school, club and university. He has demonstrated a real maturity in his first year and some great skill at the top of the order.”

– John Bracewell, Gloucestershire Director of Cricket

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Roof of house destroyed by lightning

Most of the roof was destroyed in the storm
Most of the roof was destroyed in the storm Credit: ITV News West Country

The roof of a house in Hardwicke in Gloucestershire was destroyed last night when it was struck by lightning.

Firefighters were called out to help with a makeshift repair.

It's the second night the region has seen huge thunder storms.

Plastic sheeting has been put up in an attempt to keep water out
Plastic sheeting has been put up in an attempt to keep water out Credit: ITV News West Country

Criminals target cashpoints in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Police are reminding people to be vigilant at cashpoints.

Devices to prevent cash being withdrawn were found at cashpoints in Cheltenham and Gloucester earlier this week.

A device attached to record customers’ PINs was found at a cash-point in Stroud.

Police have issued the following advice:

Always cover your PIN when entering it at a cash-point or in a shop;

Check cash-points carefully for anything suspicious and call police straight away if concerned;

If your card or cash is retained, phone your bank immediately, preferably before you leave the scene.

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