Disqualified driver banned again

A STROUD man has been sentenced after driving whilst disqualified. Benjamin Mountain, 26, of Cashes Green Road, pleaded guilty to two offences when he appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on March 13. Magistrates heard how Mountain drove on Smithsfield, Cirencester, whilst disqualified from driving and without insurance. He was ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work within the next twelve months. Mountain was also banned from driving for 22 months and ordered to pay costs of £175. Back …

Coronavirus deaths surge past 1,000 as another Cabinet minister self isolates

The number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus passed 1,000 as it was revealed another Cabinet minister has been forced to self-isolate. The jump in Covid-19-related deaths in the UK from 759 to 1,019 is an increase of 260 – by far the biggest day-on-day rise in the number of deaths since the outbreak began. More than 120,000 coronavirus tests have taken place, with more than 17,000 positive results. The latest figures come after Scottish Secretary Alister Jack …

Morrisons in Nailsworth introduces new social distancing system for customers

Morrisons in Nailsworth is operating a new queuing system so customers can comply with the Government’s social distancing measures while shopping. The store is letting 30 customers in at a time, and then applying a one out one in policy. Customers have praised the store’s new system. Posting in the Nailsworth Chat and Information Facebook group, one user wrote: “I came in yesterday and managed to do a food shop which I haven’t been able to do in a while. …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has tested positive for coronavirus

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Johnson announced on social media he had mild symptoms and is now self-isolating. He said: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. “Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives” The Prime Minister was tested in Number 10 after experiencing mild symptoms on …

JOE WICKS: ‘It’s a confusing time for little people – exercise is a way of forgetting about it’

Fitness guru Joe Wicks speaks to Liz Connor about the viral success of his online P.E lessons and his ambition to get kids moving through uncertain times. “You know you’ve made it when Louis Theroux does your workout,” laughs Joe Wicks, the curly-haired personal trainer who recently volunteered to be the saviour of parents everywhere and step up to the role of the nation’s P.E teacher. He is currently hosting live fitness sessions aimed at kids on his YouTube channel …

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