Funeral Appeal

An appeal has been launched for friends to attend a funeral of a man from Stroud who died with no known living relatives. Michael England from Charlton Kings nose-dived his glider into the ground at Cotswold Gliding Club on June 14. Funeral directors W.B Wood & Son say they cannot find any living relatives for […]


Clean our ‘grot spots’ in town

A new campaign to tidy up the streets of Cheltenham has begun. A resident of Carlton Street has set out to tackle clutter related problems, and is urging locals to help out. Angela Symondson, who moved to Cheltenham a couple of years ago reached out to local Conservative MP, Alex Chalk to clear up the streets […]


Charities benefit from the 5p charge

Shoppers are just getting used to the 5p bag charge after the fifth day. Charities in Gloucestershire are already benefitting from the charge. The Co-op store on Bath Road in Cheltenham are supporting local charities from the money raised. The money raised is the retailers decision to where the money goes but it is expected […]


Cheltenham reacts to GCHQ hacking revelation

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has revealed that Cheltenham based GCHQ can gain access to any mobile handset by sending it an encrypted message.   According to Mr Snowden, smartphone users can do ‘very little’ to protect the privacy of their devices.   “They should respect peoples privacy”   Locals of GCHQ had mixed reactions […]


Cheltenham set for Lit Fest windfall

The Cheltenham Literature festival is set to boost the local economy by over five million pounds. Celebrity speakers such as Ronnie Wood, Nigel Mansell and Chrissie Hynde have drawn record crowds and critical acclaim as the festival’s popularity continues to rocket. Increases in ticket prices will benefit the festival directly, but surrounding hotels, restaurants and […]