Street drinking: The uncomfortable truth

Column by Gloucestershire’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl. What is a ‘street drinker’? Perhaps you see them as people who hang around in groups, ruddy faced through years of alcohol abuse and poorly dressed? On the ragged edge of society, a nuisance to some of us and intimidating to others. Except that is too simple. The only word you can be sure of in that definition is that they are people, real people with a reason for finding themselves …

Gloucestershire hour by hour weather forecast as temperatures set to soar

GLOUCESTERSHIRE will see scorching highs of 30 degrees Celsius today. Here is your hour-by-hour guide for the weather in the county today, as predicted by the Met Office: 11am: 23° 12pm: 25° 1pm: 27° 2pm: 28° 3pm: 29° 4pm: 30° 5pm: 30° 6pm: 29° 7pm: 27° 8pm: 25° 9pm: 23° 10pm: 22° 11pm: 20° The Met Office says: “Skies will clear through the morning leaving plenty of sunshine. It will stay dry throughout. “Feeling very warm or perhaps hot in places. Maximum temperature 30 °C.” Back to: Home – Gloucestershire …

Good Morning Britain presenter scared by cows near Stroud

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Staff at Wotton’s Falcon Steakhouse left fuming after no-shows

Andy Starling, who runs the Falcon Steakhouse, has called the situation ‘heartbreaking’. A screenshot of a text conversation with a customer who failed to turn up after having booked a table for four was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page. It said: “I’d love to say this is a one off but I’m afraid it isn’t. “We’re a 8 table small independent family run business and to loose even one table has an affect. “I’d love to say we’d just …

Stroud man Simon Blake, 53, admits possessing indecent images of a child

A 53-YEAR-old Stroud man has been placed on the sex offenders register after admitting four charges of downloading indecent images of a child, possessing them and distributing them. At Cheltenham Magistrates Court yesterday prosecutor Graham Dono said that the National Crime Agency discovered that on January 26 indecent images of a child had been uploaded from an IP address in Gloucester Road, St Peters, Cheltenham. Mr Dono said: “Simon Blake was arrested there for uploading a Category A video via …


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