Road closure set for Painswick

A ROAD in Painswick is due to be closed to traffic for four nights while the road is resurfaced. The works on part of the A46 Cheltenham Road in Painswick start tonight (Tuesday, July 16) and will continue until Friday, July 19. A road closure will be in place, from 7pm to 7am, whilst the work is undertaken. For further details visit http://socsi.in/guvaJ #yourhighways Back to: Home – Gloucestershire News

Teen ‘ordered gun online to shoot himself’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Kyle Davies is on trial at Gloucester Crown Court A teenager accused of buying a gun online as part of a plot to carry out a massacre told police he only intended to shoot himself, a court has heard. Kyle Davies said he was embarrassed his research into guns made it look like he intended to carry out a mass killing. Jurors at Gloucester Crown Court heard Mr Davies told officers he “didn’t want …

Road re-opens three months after badger setts found under carriageway

A ROAD has been re-opened three months after badger setts were found under the carriageway. Gloucestershire County Council’s highways teams closed the road near Kempsford for safety reasons back in April after badger setts were found. Burrowing badgers had removed tonnes of earth from under the road, and environmental law means county council highways crews had to wait almost three months to get onsite. The badgers had burrowed under 150 metres of a country lane between Kempsford and Hannington Wick, …

Gloucestershire country lane rebuilt after badger setts found

Image caption Workers are having to rebuild lanes after finding badger setts A country lane is being rebuilt after badgers made several setts under the surface, damaging it. The unclassified road runs between Kempsford and Hannington Wick in Gloucestershire. Jonathan Hodges, Gloucestershire County Council’s badger expert, said the tunnels stretched 80m (87 yards). The lane is an important route to the Royal International Air Tattoo, so the council is trying to carry out repairs in time for the event on …

Gloucestershire police officer charged with making indecent images of children

A Gloucestershire police officer has been charged with five counts of making indecent images of children. Response officer PC Stephen McGoldrick, 50, is alleged to have committed the offences between 2008 and 2019. He has been bailed with conditions to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on August 13. Bail conditions include to not have contact with persons under the age of 18 and to reside at a specified address which is not in Gloucestershire. A spokeswoman for Gloucestershire police said: …

Woman, 29, charged with drink driving after hitting Alfie the donkey

A 29-YEAR-old woman has been charged with drink driving after hitting a donkey on Minchinhampton Common. Much-loved donkey Alfie – pictured here by Heather Cook – is now recovering after being struck by a car on Friday evening. A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: “We were called to Minchinhampton Common shortly after 10.10pm on Friday (12 July) following reports that a donkey had been hit by a car. “Officers attended and the driver of the car was subsequently arrested on …

Chef’s buttocks scalded with boiling butter in kitchen ‘prank’

A chef at a luxury hotel near Tetbury has been sacked after pouring boiling butter down the buttocks of a fellow employee. Nathan Davies was left with visible scarring following the incident at Calcot Manor Hotel and Spa. Nathan also claims he was asked to continue working, against the advice of doctors, but this is denied by the hotel. Writing on Facebook he said: “Everyone should be careful working in kitchens and not take abuse or anything similar to what …

Cotswold District Council will be more ‘open and inclusive’

Cotswold District Council will be ‘more open and inclusive’ after councillors passed a democative renewal motion. The motion is intended to improve how Cotswold District Council engages with the public, supports members and inspires and develops its employees. Cllr Jenny Forde proposed the motion and was seconded by Cllr Mike Evemy. The motion resolved that all gender specific terms like chairman and vice-chairman are outdated, and should be replaced by chair and vice-chair. It also called on the council to ensure …

Ross Coniam: #NineForNorah dad’s walk to daughter’s grave

Image copyright Ross Coniam Image caption Ross Coniam finished the sixth of his nine challenges of 2019 at the grave of his daughter, Norah A bereaved father whose fundraising appeal soared after a tweet went viral has completed an “emotional journey” to his daughter’s grave. Ross Coniam has set himself nine challenges in memory of daughter Norah, who lived for nine hours in May 2018. On Saturday, he reached Hertfordshire, after walking 136 miles (219km) from Gloucestershire in six days, …

Extinction Rebellion to hold week-long protest in Bristol

Extinction Rebellion are set to hold a week-long protest in Bristol. Action is being taken in cities across the UK this week, beginning today. The Bristol protest is likely be focussed around the Bristol Bridge area, which may result in the bridge being closed, and is scheduled to last five days. Area commander Chief Inspector Mark Runacres, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “We’re proactively engaging with the protestors, local businesses and the wider community to ensure people are being …

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