The Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Police says he feels privileged to have led the constabulary after leaving the role year early.
Mick Matthews confirmed today that he is taking up a new role in Cyprus.
I can confirm that I will be departing from my current temporary post as Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary in early 2013. I will however, be remaining in policing and will be taking over an international policing role in Cyprus.
I was planning to speak to our new Police and Crime Commissioner before making any formal announcement but due to circumstances out of my control I have informed the organisation today (Wednesday November 14). I feel privileged to have led the Constabulary during this short period of time - the next Chief Constable will inherit an excellent team of people across the force.
Text Santa is organising the Biggest Bag Pack Ever for 6 UK based charities. They will help and support someone near you this Christmas.
The second carnival takes place tonight in the West's Guy Fawkes Carnival Circuit. Many roads in the town will be closed from 6pm.
Bristol based charity Sustrans is warning cyclists to stay safe as clocks go back