LIVE – 31st OCTOBER 2019
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Slowly but surely the water returns
Water has began to return to some parts of Tewkesbury!Whilst the whole town is yet to be completely hydrated, a few homes and businesses such as The Gupshill Manor and The Kingfisher chip shop can now run its’ taps.
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‘Brexit isn’t that complicated’ says Corbyn
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has ‘vowed to sort Brexit in six months’ as he hits the general election campaign trial today against Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
"Labour is determined to bring a divided country together."— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 31, 2019
Speaking at the launch of @UKLabour's pre-election campaign, @jeremycorbyn says his party would get #Brexit "sorted" within six months by holding a second referendum.
Get live updates: https://t.co/uFgGc0QKLa pic.twitter.com/aS7HXw2G5R
Sabrina takes Montpellier
One lane closed as investigation into body found on M5 continues
After a body was found in the early hours of Wednesday morning, a lane has been closed and a speed limit has been put in place on the M5.
At about 4:20am yesterday morning, a police investigation began into a body that was found between Junction 11a and junction 12 at Gloucester and Quedgeley.
This section of the motorway was completely closed off which caused huge delays for commuters which included cancelled buses and delayed trains too.
Gloucestershire Constabulary investigators are still trying to put together what happened during yesterday’s awful event, so a 40mph speed limit has been put in place as well as the shut off of the inside lane.
LATEST on the #M5 in #Gloucestershire this breakfast time.— Heart South West News (@HeartSWNews) October 31, 2019
One lane is still closed Southbound between J11a and 12 and is likely to be until later this afternoon. @Glos_Police are investigating how someone was found dead on the motorway yesterday morning #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/VSvZfSvpK4
Tewkesbury runs out of water after burst pipe in town
The people of Tewkesbury woke up this morning to the fact that they have no water.
Severn Trent reported a large pipe had burst in the early hours of the morning, leaving many of those living in and around Tewkesbury with dry taps.
The town’s biggest supermarket, Morrisons, were quick to empty their shelves, having all their water bottles sold not long after 8am. Other shops such as Co-op and Aldi had no water on offer not long afterwards.
Severn Tent have released a statement to say they are working with their most vulnerable customers to ensure they have water delivered.
We're sorry our Customers in the GL20 #Tewkesbury area are experiencing supply interruptions this morning. We're aware of this issue and are working hard to get our customers back on supply. For more information please check out our website https://t.co/yGhFcWOp6E— Severn Trent (@stwater) October 31, 2019
Hi guys, it’s Amy Bailey here reporting about Cheltenham 2020 from University of Gloucestershire’s BA Journalism team. Today we’ve got a Halloween special including interviews with guest speakers, a lifestyle debate, questioning the future of Cheltenham. And how could we forget Brexit? After all, today was supposed to be the day we left the EU!
It’s live broadcast day! Starting it off right with a meeting and coffee ☕️ pic.twitter.com/ppOHs1YdNt— Cheltenham 2020 (@Cheltenham2020) October 31, 2019
LIVE – 8TH DECEMBER 2017
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Check out the ‘best bits’ from the journalists at UoGlos LIVE in 2017.
From all of us here at UoGlos LIVE we’d like to wish you very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Gloucestershire MP says ‘hands off my constituency’
Gloucestershire MP David Drew is campaigning to stop his constituency being broken up.
He has called on the government to drop a review of the boundaries of his Stroud parliamentary seat.
Gloucester prison: a look into life behind bars
The smell of damp, dust and old food is one I’ll never forget. As I walked around Gloucester Prison, the smells followed me.
The cells were old and smelled like mildew and mould. The kitchens smelled like month-old cabbage. The chapel smelled like old dusty books. You could even smell body odour in one of the wings.
Last minute Brexit “breakthrough” has been agreed
After months of negotiations Britain has struck a last minute deal to move vital talks with the EU to the next phase.
There will be no ‘hard border’ with Ireland, the Brexit bill will cost somewhere between £35bn and £39bn, and both EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU will have their rights protected.
The impact of TV shows on Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence is a storyline which is prevalent in many TV shows around the world, particularly in the UK.
Hollyoaks is the latest soap to reveal that they will be producing a Domestic Violence storyline for 2018, starting at the end of January.
Investigation underway as reports of fire outbreak in Cirencester
A fire was reported at Kemble Drive in Cirencester this morning.
At 7:04am, a fire engine arrived on the scene just three minutes after the the incident had been reported.
Have you spotted these wanted people in Gloucestershire? The Police are urging you to contact 101.
Cheltenham business failing to pay minimum wage
Blushes Hairdressing Ltd in Cheltenham has failed to pay more than £1,000 worth of wages to two of its employees.
The business was identified alongside 260 other employers across England and Wales as underpaying staff by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This means that more than 16,000 people worked for less than the minimum wage.
Alarm as child porn video is shared in at least one Gloucestershire school
A 25 year old man from Stockport has been arrested in connection with a sexually explicit video of a child which is being shared throughout schools across the country.
Gloucestershire police have urged parents to search their children’s phones for a sexually explicit video featuring a unknown child and teenager after it became evident that the video had been shared in at least one Gloucestershire school.
The results of the new parliamentary boundary review could affect Gloucestershire, certain areas could be moved to a different constituency. Do you want Cam and Dursley to remain in the Stroud district?— Cheltenham 2020 (@Cheltenham2020) December 8, 2017
Sexism: will it being classed as a hate crime dwindle the numbers of sexual assault?
It happened to me this morning on my way to university. I was standing at the bus stop, listening to my music and waiting for my bus, when another pulled in and off came the passengers.
One man got off in amongst the few; he was shorter than the average height, and had to be in his late fifties early sixties. Despite the huge, empty space in front of me, he decided to walk into my personal space, his face no more than six inches from my breasts, and decided to have an eyeful and mutter something to himself.
As I had my headphones in, I didn’t hear what he said. And to be honest, I don’t think I want to know what it was. But this wasn’t the first incident.
Here is a snapshot of the weekend weather – and if you like snow, then you may be in for a treat…… 😄 pic.twitter.com/6nUFuO7WEz— Met Office (@metoffice) December 8, 2017
Should there be a law against sexual harassment, and is it a hate crime?
It started with Harvey Weinstein, one of the biggest names in cinema, then went global with the #metoo Twitter hashtag before engulfing the UK’s members of Parliament.
The sex scandal spanning Hollywood, Parliament and beyond has exposed a possible gap in UK legislation – sexual harassment is not actually a criminal offence in its own right.
Should more action be taken to tackle knife crime? Osob Elmi reports.
Crime rates in Gloucester nearly two thirds higher than county average
Gloucester is the most dangerous place to live in the county according to the crime statistics released by the office for national statistics (ONS).
The crime rate in Gloucester is nearly two thirds higher than that for the Gloucestershire area.
Police are urging witnesses to contact Crimestoppers after a woman was attacked in Gloucestershire. Olivia Scull reports.
Cheltenham committed to reducing hate crimes including sexism
Following discussions that misogyny may become a 6th strand of hate crime, Cheltenham Borough council have announced their support to combat the issue.
Currently offenders targeting race, disability and sexuality can be classed as aggravated offences, resulting in longer sentences, but hatred towards gender is not included.
Excellent interview of Sam Woods by Uni of Gloucestershire journalism student Olivia Scull : Brexit, bitcoin and economic prospects for young people – and more! @olivia_scull @uniofglos pic.twitter.com/2nT8RvdI6Y— Bank of England SW (@BoESouthWest) December 8, 2017
Gloucestershire police are on the hunt for rapist after woman suffers assualt
Gloucestershire police have started searching for a rapist who forced a woman into a van before assaulting her.
The attack happened after the victim found a Transit van in the driveway of Elmgrove Road, Gloucester, at around 10am yesterday.
The driver forced the women into the vehicle just before attacking her.
Check out the lunchtime bulletin with UoGlos LIVE journalist Sophie Archer.
Gloucestershire parents fined more than £19,000 for holidays in term time
Figures have revealed the number of £60 fines that have been handed out to parents in the region for term time holidays and for children’s ‘irregular attendance’ over the past two years.
Statistics obtained through a freedom of information request showed that Gloucestershire County Council has collected £19,885 in fines since 2015/16.
Skillzone: Gloucester’s crime fighting life-size village
What would you do if a fire broke out in your house? Or you witnessed a robbery in your local shop? At Skillzone in Gloucester, you can learn how to safely deal with all these situations and more.
The state of the art facility, which includes a house, train station, corner shop and bus works as a training centre for emergency personnel, but also teaches members of the community how to recognise and cope with dangerous situations.
The centre works with people of all ages; from Year Five school pupils who are beginning to be independent but need some guidance, to elderly people that want to keep busy.
Hate crimes rise by 21% in Gloucestershire
The number of hate crimes have risen in Gloucestershire, according to the Liberal Democrats.
The statistics obtained via a Freedom of Information request have revealed the total number of hate crime in 2017 had increased by 21% since last year.
The latest information reveals 343 incidences of hate crime have been reported to Gloucestershire Constabulary over the past year. Lib Dem Councillor and Spokesperson for Fighting Crime in Gloucestershire, David Brown, has said race is a high contributing factor in regards to hate crime, with 263 incidents being recorded.
This is a question we are often asked. The Environment Agency provides flood warnings to specific areas. To check you are eligible and to sign up visit their website at https://t.co/TyuItVNHGy #AskGlosCC pic.twitter.com/6xp9eqLlWD— Gloucestershire CC (@GlosCC) December 8, 2017
Do you put your milk in first or last? UoGlos LIVE Journalist Lisa Capener tells us more.
Can sexism be seen as a hate crime? Do you think wolf whistling and sexist remarks should be banned? There is more information on this from the London Evening standard here and we will have a story on our website https://t.co/nJitHHZWeD later #UoGlos https://t.co/EaEYGHjncc.— Cheltenham 2020 (@Cheltenham2020) December 8, 2017
UPDATE: #GLOSSAYSNOMORE Gloucestershire campaigns against Domestic Violence
Organisations in Gloucestershire have come together to support the UK SAYS NO MORE Campaign with their own hashtag GLOSSAYSNOMORE
UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign that recognises and raises awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault, with the aim of bringing it to an end.
UoGlos LIVE journalist Kamal Sultan reports on the award winning documentary ‘Unrest’ shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, created by a lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire.
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year?— Cheltenham 2020 (@Cheltenham2020) December 8, 2017
Over 200 guns surrendered in Gloucestershire
202 firearms have been handed in to Gloucestershire Constabulary during Operation Aztecs gun surrender. Gloucestershire police are the first to implement the nationwide surrender, which saw 6 times the amount of guns and firearms handed in the last firearms surrender in 2014.
The operation was organised by NABIS (National Ballistics Intelligence services) to encourage people to hand in their firearms anonymously without the fear of prosecution. The massive increase in the amount of guns being handed in is being put down increased awareness of gun and terror related crime as well as the success of the pervious surrender.
We're appealing for information after a serious sexual assault in Hucclecote today. The incident happened in a Transit style van on a driveway and we're particularly interested in hearing from anyone who saw the van in the area this morning. More here: https://t.co/eFkpf8fNUy pic.twitter.com/8EvFCMfsJ0— Glos Police (@Glos_Police) December 7, 2017
DECEMBER 08: Gloucestershire Weather Forecast
SNOW has fallen in some areas this morning with a light dusting affecting western areas of the county.
The light snowfall is expected to continue to fall at various times during the weekend.
Temperatures across the county will reach highs of up to just 4°C later on in the day.