Partner of murdered man getting life back on track
A woman whose partner was murdered says starting a business is helping her to cope with the tragedy.
Keith Soons died after being stabbed with a screwdriver while he was walking home from a nightclub in Cheltenham last year.
Sam Ramsey, his partner and mother of his daughter, says that she is now focusing on building a future for herself and her child.
She is part of the newly formed Tewkesbury Mustard Company, which makes traditional Tewkesbury mustard using mustard flour and horse radish roots. They are hoping to market the condiment as the only Tewkesbury mustard actually made in the town.
Tewkesbury Borough Council has successfully brought a prosecution against an unlicensed private hire driver.
Paul Grainger, 44, from Hayden Hill Farm in Boddington offered chauffer services such as airport transfers, business travel and Cotswold tours without holding a valid licence.
Grainger was found guilty in his absence by Cheltenham Magistrates' Court of two counts of operating a vehicle as a private hire vehicle without having a current licence. He was fined £400 for each offence, ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £500 costs.
Tewkesbury Borough Council are asking the public to get in touch with them if they have any concerns about any private hire vehicle they may have used.
A regimental medal parade was held in Tewkesbury today to honour more than a hundred soldiers who recently returned from a six month tour of Afghanistan. 120 members of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, based in Gloucester, took part.
Later, a Memorial Wall is to be consecrated and the Duke of Gloucester will present medals at the unit's base at Imjin Barracks in Innsworth.
Floodwater in the River Severn and Avon around Tewkesbury has stabilised today. Roy Stokes, from the Environment Agency says that they are hoping that the water will drop further before the next belt of rain comes in.