A Tewkesbury councillor's suggestion of moving the town's war memorial has angered some members of the community. John Badham said the cross should be switched to another location away from traffic so people can read the names of fallen soldiers.
His suggestion was not supported by other town councillors. The memorial was built in 1922 and acts as a roundabout at one of Tewkesbury's busiest junctions.
A woman has died after a gas explosion in her home in Tewkesbury. Fire crews were called to a flat on the High Street yesterday afternoon. The 34-year-old woman was flown to hospital in Bristol but later died. The incident is not believed to be suspicious.
A jobless mother of 11 in Gloucestershire who made headlines after it emerged she was getting a newly built 'mansion' provided by a council said she "would love to go out and work".
Heather Frost, 36, who has not worked for years, said she had intended to set up her own business but fell ill with cancer two years ago.
The grandmother-of-two, who first fell pregnant at 14, said she "understood" why other people who go out to work might be angry that her large family is supported by the taxpayer.
I'd love to go out and work.
I took a business plan two years ago, I think it was, to try and open my own shop and do my own business but I fell ill. I'd love to come off benefits and support my children myself but there is help out there to help families.
Interview with Tewkesbury Council on benefit 'mansion'
Verna Green, Director of Communities at Tewkesbury Borough Council, talks to our reporter Ken Goodwin. The council has been criticised for building a six-bedroom house for Heather Frost, an unemployed mother of eleven who claims her current housing is unsuitable.
Woman at centre of council 'mansion' row goes into hiding
A woman who has been offered a six bedroom house for her 11 children went into hiding today following a media storm, after it was revealed that Tewkesbury Council is building a new home for her family.
Heather Frost from Innsworth near Gloucester is quoted in the Sun newspaper saying she would demand an even bigger home if she doesn't like the one being built for her. But friends said today she never asked for a six bedroomed house; it was offered because her current accommodation is temporary.
Heather and her family currently live in two semi-detached houses knocked together to form one large house. Verna Green, Director of Communities for Tewkesbury Borough Council says that the new house, which is being built as part of a social housing development, represents good value.