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Woman dies after falling down a well in Tetbury

A woman has died after falling down a well at her home in Gloucestershire.

The incident happened at a house in Church Street in Tetbury, and was reported to police at 5.45pm on Saturday.

It's believed the 58-year-old woman may have fallen down the well around two hours earlier.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: "Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics were also called to the scene and fire officers recovered the victim's body down the 15-metre-deep well.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious. The woman's next of kin and the coroner have been informed."


Prince Charles will open X-Ray unit at Tetbury Hospital

The Prince of Wales will visit Tetbury Hospital Credit: PA:Yui Mok

The Prince of Wales will visit Tetbury Hospital and will open the newly upgraded X-ray unit later today.

It's the first unit upgrade in over a decade and more than £100,000 has been spent improving the facilities.

Prince Charles is a patron of The Friends of Tetbury Hospital and it is his local hospital.

Paloma Faith announces Gloucestershire forest gig

Paloma Faith will come to Gloucestershire in June Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Paloma Faith has announced she will play a gig in Gloucestershire as part of a summer Forest Live tour.

The singer/songwriter will perform at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury on Friday June 19 as part of the Forestry Commission’s outdoor concert series.

I am so excited to do the forest tour. I did it before and had such a wonderful time. We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there again. See you all in the summer.

– Paloma Faith

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.

Tickets go on sale from 9.00am on Friday 23 January.


Tree planted in Tetbury for the Royal Wedding is stolen

The Duchess of Cornwall planted the wedding cake tree in 2011 to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton Credit: PA

It has emerged that a tree planted to commemorate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been uprooted and stolen from Tetbury churchyard.

The theft took place from St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen, Church Street, sometime between 21 and 28 November.

The offenders pulled out the six feet high ‘wedding cake’ tree (‘Cornus Controversa Variegata’), which had been planted in 2011 by The Duchess of Cornwall in honour of the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

It is owned by Tetbury Town Council.

The tree is now six feet tall Credit: PA

Duchess of Cornwall visits Bowood

The Duchess of Cornwall has been visiting Bowood House - home to Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne in Wiltshire - this afternoon, getting into the Christmas spirit as she joined them for their first Christmas Extravaganza. The Duchess even did some of her Christmas shopping!

She (Camilla) came to the stall and loved the array of toys I had, the traditional toys, and she purchased a big teddy puzzle from me.

"She commented about the toys but didn't mention the new royal baby. It was just a delight to meet her.

– Charlie Kinch, Buzz and Matilda Toys

The Duchess also bought a cream jug with a Union Jack on the side and a grey and red union jack-patterned dog neckerchief.

I believe she said they were for her two jack russells.

Lady Lansdowne had earlier bought one for her cocker spaniel, who has been running around with it on, so I think that helped.

I'm just thrilled she chose to buy from us and it was very pleasant to meet her. She was very nice and friendly.

– Laura Gough, director of Mutts and Hounds

The event is helping to raise funds for the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, whom she is a patron.

The Duchess was also treated to a short Christmas carol performance in the chapel by the chamber choir from St Mary's School in Calne.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to visit flood victims

The Duchess will visit flood victims in Malmesbury Credit: ITV West

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. The Duchess will visit flood victims in Malmesbury before the royal couple move on to Tetbury, where they'll switch on the town's Christmas lights.

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