Drink-driver found with cannabis and lock knife in Nailsworth

When a suspected drink driver was pulled over by police, he was found in possession of cannabis and a folding lock knife, a court heard. Josh Price, 32, of Melmore Gardens, Cirencester, was found guilty of three offences when he appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on November 6. Price was stopped by police in his car on the Old Market in Nailsworth, on July 8 this year. A breath test revealed that Price had 53 micrograms of alcohol in 100 …

Drug-driver spotted weaving on the A429 Fosseway

WHEN AN OFF-DUTY police officer was queuing up to pay at a BP filling station he smelt cannabis from the man in front of him. He also noticed that the man’s eyes were glazed and bloodshot and so he followed the man in his car, Cheltenham magistrates were told on Monday. “The car – a Ford Fiesta – was weaving all over the road and straddled the white line, on one occasion causing an articulated lorry to swerve,” prosecuting lawyer …

Gloucester v Toulouse, Heineken Champions Cup: Kingsholm side make front-row changes

Gloucester have suffered defeats by Saracens and Leicester in the PremiershipGloucester have made front-row changes for Friday’s opening Heineken Champions Cup pool game against Toulouse after successive defeats in the Premiership. Props Val Rapava-Ruskin and Jamal Ford-Robinson will start at Kingsholm after Gloucester struggled in the scrum in losses to Saracens and Leicester. Joe Simpson returns at scrum-half in place of Callum Braley. Top 14 champions Toulouse will be without South African World Cup-winning winger Cheslin Kolbe. However, the French …

Police warning as flooding affects roads across Gloucestershire

Police have issued a warning after a number of roads have become impassable due to flooding. The most affected roads are: the A40 near Over and Highnam, the B4077 near the Teddington Hands and Alderton, the A46 Beckford Road near Evesham, the A38 from Treddington to Fiddington, Minsterworth and a number of roads around Winchcombe. Country lanes have also been affected with roads in Horsley, Uley, Coaley and Standish among those suffering. In South Gloucestershire Earthcott Lane, Gaunt’s Earthcott, Kington Lane, …

Lady Bathurst catches burglar in her Cirencester Park mansion

Aristocrat Lady Sara Bathurst told a court today of her shock and terror when she pulled open the curtains of her Cotswolds stately home and discovered a burglar cowering behind them. Thomas Trickey, 20, had broken into the Cirencester Park mansion to steal but was caught by Lady Bathurst after she and her husband were alerted by their alarm system at 1am on October 18. Looking around the mansion together, Earl Bathurst and his wife noticed an ‘unusually strong draught’ …

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