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£20million budget cuts will force Gloucestershire police to have fewer officers on the beat

Stroud News and Journal:

2:01pm Thursday 18th December 2014

BUDGET cuts of £20million will force Gloucestershire police to have fewer officers on the beat.

Gloucestershire police: 'Don’t hand burglars free Christmas presents'

Stroud News and Journal: Postman arrested on suspicion of stealing Christmas presents

4:51pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

PEOPLE are being reminded of the vital importance of security both at home and when out and about over the Christmas period.

Alcoholic from Tetbury avoids prison despite three violent attacks on girlfriend

Stroud News and Journal:

2:20pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

AN ALCOHOLIC from Tetbury who violently attacked his girlfriend three times in the space of three weeks has avoided prison.

Firefighter accused of causing Rendcomb man's death by driving carelessly

Stroud News and Journal:

6:21pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A FIREFIGHTER has appeared in court accused of causing the death of a Rendcomb man by driving carelessly at a blaze in the village.

Cirencester woman lied about having cancer to persuade people to loan her money

Stroud News and Journal:

1:43pm Monday 15th December 2014

FRAUDSTER Kathy Gibney claimed she had cancer and desperately needed money to feed her son to con people into loaning her money.

Broken down lorry causes delays on the A417 near the Air Balloon roundabout

Stroud News and Journal: Heavy traffic on the A417 near to the Air Balloon roundabout

9:47am Monday 15th December 2014

A LORRY has broken down on the A417, near the Air Balloon roundabout, causing delays this Monday morning.

Man arrested on suspicion of burgling a garden centre in Malmesbury

Stroud News and Journal:

12:46pm Friday 12th December 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man from Chippenham has been arrested on suspicion burgling a garden centre in Malmesbury and an Esso garage in Marlborough.

Stay warm but safe this winter says Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Stroud News and Journal: Cosy corner: the Coniston Hotel’s new Huntsman’s area, complete with open fire

7:49am Friday 12th December 2014

WITH Christmas just a couple of weeks away, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a timely warning to local people to stay warm but safe as the colder weather takes hold.

Serial burglar, who was taken on taxpayer-funded trip of a lifetime to Africa to stop him offending, has been jailed for breaking into pensioner's home

Stroud News and Journal: webpix arrest arrested arrests handcuffs police

7:24am Thursday 11th December 2014

A SERIAL burglar dubbed ‘Safari Boy’ after being sent on a trip of a lifetime to Africa in a failed bid to stop his offending as a boy has been jailed for his latest offence – breaking into an elderly widower’s home.

Gloucester Cathedral lit up in purple tonight for campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse

Stroud News and Journal: Easter Activities at Gloucester Cathedral

4:24pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

GLOUCESTER Cathedral will be lit up in purple tonight as a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse draws to a close.

Gloucester man charged with murder of healthcare assistant

Stroud News and Journal: webpix court justice

11:58am Wednesday 10th December 2014

A MAN charged with the murder of a healthcare assistant from Gloucester has pleaded guilty.

Join the Christmas Box Appeal and create festive food parcels for the disadvantaged

Stroud News and Journal: Turkey Christmas dinner

7:55am Wednesday 10th December 2014

PEOPLE are being encouraged to join in the Christmas Box Appeal, as the county council gets ready to help distribute boxes around Gloucestershire.

Cotswolds-based Ellie Harrison, from BBC Countryfile, told she was 'too blonde'

Stroud News and Journal:

7:45am Wednesday 10th December 2014

COTSWOLDS Ellie Harrison has revealed that after her first appearance on BBC Countryfile, she was told her blonde hair was 'too present'.

Police and crime commissioner for Wiltshire Angus Macpherson: 'Sex workers must receive support'

Stroud News and Journal:

7:24am Wednesday 10th December 2014

SEX workers deserve support to keep them safe, claims the police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson.

People urged to take extra care when firefighters go on strike today in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

Stroud News and Journal: A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine at the scene

7:54am Tuesday 9th December 2014

THE Fire Service is reminding people to 'take extra care' when firefighters go out on strike this week.

Young boy approached by three men in a van in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

2:34pm Monday 8th December 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a report of a young boy being approached by three men driving a van in Stroud.

'Delusional' middle-aged man banned from contacting young checkout worker at Tetbury Tesco after sending her a crude Valentine's card

Stroud News and Journal:

12:43pm Monday 8th December 2014

A “DELUSIONAL” middle-aged man has been given a restraining order banning him from contacting the 22-year-old Tesco checkout worker he became “fixated” with.

Loan sharks pressured Cirencester mum and dad into running drugs factory near primary school

Stroud News and Journal: A Risley prisoner was caught attempting to smuggle drugs in a Kinder egg

10:44am Monday 8th December 2014

LOAN sharks pressured a mum and dad from Cirencester into running a drugs factory near a primary school.

Teenage fraudster tricked Cirencester man into handing over bank cards and PIN

Stroud News and Journal:

9:53am Monday 8th December 2014

A TEENAGE fraudster tricked a Cirencester man into handing over his bank cards and revealing his PIN so he could steal money from his account.

Weather: A cold week for Gloucestershire as Met Office issue snow warning

Stroud News and Journal: Stay away from icy roads - pensioners warned

7:33am Monday 8th December 2014

THE Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow for Gloucestershire, and urge drivers to be careful on the icy roads this morning.

PSCO assaulted in Swindon town centre

Stroud News and Journal:

7:22am Monday 8th December 2014

WILTSHIRE police are appealing for information following an assault on a Police Community Support Officer in Swindon town centre.

Police receive reports of man abusing dog in Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal:

7:19am Monday 8th December 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of a man abusing a brown and white dog.

Police appeal for witnesses following attack on lambs in Whaddon, Gloucester

Stroud News and Journal: EARLY LAMBS: Five lambs have been born early on Dave Coupland's Newton Aycliffe farm. Picture: TOM BANKS  (13543019)

9:00am Sunday 7th December 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an attack on lambs at a farm in Whaddon, Gloucester.

Man dies after his car crashes into a garden wall in Upper Oddington near Moreton-in-Marsh

Stroud News and Journal:

4:56pm Friday 5th December 2014

A MAN has died in Upper Oddington, near Moreton-in-Marsh, after his vehicle crashed into a garden wall.

Three licensed sellers in Cirencester, and one in South Cerney, fail police test and sell alcohol to a young person

Stroud News and Journal: Bradford hospital admissions over alcohol abuse more than double in a decade

4:17pm Friday 5th December 2014

A TOTAL of four licensed premises around Cirencester have failed a police test, by selling young people alcohol.

New Inn Hotel in Lechlade receives a four star food hygiene award after previous zero rating

Stroud News and Journal:

12:41pm Friday 5th December 2014

A HOTEL in Lechlade has received a food hygiene rating of four stars, improving on a previous score of zero.

Benedict Cumberbatch would be 'annihilated by geezers' in a pub, says Danny Dyer

Stroud News and Journal:

1:24pm Thursday 4th December 2014

TV actor Danny Dyer believes film star Benedict Cumberbatch would be “annihilated by geezers” if he walked into a pub.

Paedophile back behind bars after staying overnight in house with children in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

11:40am Thursday 4th December 2014

A PAEDOPHILE is back behind bars after flouting a court order by staying overnight in a Cirencester house where children were present.

Cirencester man charged with terror offences for helping 17-year-old travel to Syria

Stroud News and Journal:

4:35pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A YOUNG man from Cirencester is one of two men charged with terror offences for helping a teenager travel to Syria to fight.

Pregnant teenager Jesse Burrows found safe and well

Stroud News and Journal:

12:16pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police are pleased to report that Jesse Burrows from Minchinhampton near Stroud has been found safe and well.

Kyle Nicholas, from Gloucester, has been found safe and well

Stroud News and Journal:

10:34am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

13-YEAR-OLD Kyle Nicholas, from Hardwicke, has been found safe and well after going missing from his Gloucester home.

Police appeal for witnesses to Gloucester robbery

Stroud News and Journal:

6:42pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a robbery which took place in broad daylight today.

Missing man Mehmet Ozer from Gloucester has been found safe and well

Stroud News and Journal:

5:49pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

POLICE have confirmed that missing person, Mehmet Ozer, 27, has been found safe and well.

Missing 13-year-old boy from Gloucester is believed to have travelled to Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

4:40pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a 13-year-old boy who has been missing from the Gloucester area since yesterday.

Gloucestershire police backing The 12 online Frauds of Christmas campaign

Stroud News and Journal:

3:54pm Monday 1st December 2014

POLICE in Gloucestershire are fully behind ‘The 12 online Frauds of Christmas’ campaign which has just been launched by The City of London Police and forces across the country to protect thousands of people in our communities from falling victim to cyber-fraudsters.

Suspected dognapping on Minchinhampton Common near Stroud

Stroud News and Journal:

4:03pm Friday 28th November 2014

IN A CASE of suspected dognapping, two men have been allegedly spotted putting dogs on a lead and taking them to a van on Minchinhampton Common near Stroud.

Cirencester dad avoids prison after repeatedly groping girl and buying her a sex toy for 14th birthday

Stroud News and Journal:

11:39am Friday 28th November 2014

A FATHER who repeatedly groped a teenage girl and bought her a sex toy for her 14th birthday has avoided prison.

Plans made for next year's Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford

Stroud News and Journal: Hurry to make most of RIAT’s earlybird ticket offer

12:25pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A SPECIAL commemorative flypast marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be among the highlights of next summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

Man steals woman's bank cards from shopping trolley while asking for directions outside Cirencester Lidl

Stroud News and Journal:

12:23pm Thursday 27th November 2014

POLICE are urging the public to be on their guard following a distraction theft outside Lidl in Cirencester.

Gloucestershire police call Operation Themis a success thanks to officers and local people working together

Stroud News and Journal: Stop the badger cull

10:55am Friday 21st November 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police are regarding Operation Themis, the force's response to this year's badger cull, as a success as a result of officers and local people working together in the cull zones.

Elderly man threatened with plastic gun during Moreton-in-Marsh burglary

Stroud News and Journal:

9:56am Friday 21st November 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an elderly man was threatened with a plastic gun during a burglary near Moreton-in-Marsh.

M5 near Gloucester closed this morning due to diesel spill - road now open

Stroud News and Journal:

7:26am Friday 21st November 2014

A STRETCH of the M5 was closed near Gloucester earlier this morning due to a diesel spill.

Simon Godfrey facing prison for assaulting girlfriend in their Cirencester home

Stroud News and Journal:

12:33pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD could be jailed for assaulting his girlfriend in their Cirencester home while allegedly in possession of a knife.

Man in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Royal Wootton Bassett

Stroud News and Journal: police accident

7:52am Thursday 20th November 2014

A MAN is in hospital with life-threatening injruries after a serious crash  with a car in Royal Wootton Bassett yesterday.

Student in Cheltenham arrested for driving while drunk

Stroud News and Journal:

7:40am Thursday 20th November 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD student from Cheltenham was stopped by police this morning for driving too fast and for driving while drunk.

Missing Cheltenham sisters found safe and well

Stroud News and Journal:

7:27am Thursday 20th November 2014

MISSING Cheltenham sisters Beatrice and Eliza Stenczel have been found safe and well.

Former Mayor of Malmesbury Edwin John Wakefield dies aged 89

Stroud News and Journal:

12:30pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

EDWIN John Wakefield who was twice Mayor of Malmesbury, and presided over the town’s 1,100th anniversary celebrations, died on November 5 at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon at the age of 89.

More people urged to get behind A417 Loop campaign in Gloucestershire

Stroud News and Journal: One of the campaign's signs on the single carriageway, or 'missing loop' of the A417(4763023)

11:30am Wednesday 19th November 2014

MORE people are being urged to get behind a campaign to convince the government that the A417 loop is the only option to fix the 'missing link' blackspot.

Wiltshire firefighters urge people to be careful when using candles in the home

Stroud News and Journal:

8:05am Wednesday 19th November 2014

THIS week is national Candle Fire Safety Week and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding everyone about the importance of taking extra care when using candles.

Gloucestershire gets set to take a stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence

Stroud News and Journal: TELL SOMEONE: Domestic abuse victim

7:29am Wednesday 19th November 2014

PEOPLE from across the county will be joining forces for 16 days of action against domestic abuse and sexual violence between November 25 and December 10.

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