Thursday 2nd November- LIVE BLOG

Welcome to UoGlos Live’s live blog, where we will be updating you on all the latest stories throughout the day. Follow us on Twitter @jnews_L


3.25: That’s all from us today, tune in again tomorrow for live updates on news in Cheltenham.

3.10: Weather update

We can expect more cloud cover as we go into this evening, with milder temperatures overnight. There may be some clear spells, which could result in patches of fog tomorrow morning.

3.01: Roads in Cheltenham could become 20mph zones if proposal goes ahead.

People will be able to have their say on the scheme from Monday. For more information, see our article.


2.38: Man arrested on suspicion of making explosive substance, incident is not terror related


2.37: Bonfire night is fast approaching, so as part of our food special we looked at some of the nation’s favourite firework treats.

See if your favourite treat made the list.


2.12: Food special: How important is organic meat?


2.01: BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Homes are being evacuated as man is arrested on suspicion of making ‘explosive substance’ at house on Brooklyn road.

1.57: BREAKING NEWS: Overturned lorry on A417

Traffic has been re-directed. Find out more here.


1.39: Chlorinated chicken threatening British farms


1.34: BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of making explosives in house on Brooklyn Road



1.28: Gloucestershire Police Federation express concerns over police cuts.


1.12: Gloucestershire venues have been shortlisted for Food Readers awards.

Categories include best restaurant, best cookery school, best indie retailer and best farm shop.



12.45: The bank of England has raised it’s interest rate for the first time in 10 years.

Here’s how it could affect you.


12.40: Food week special: Are we spending too much on the Christmas meal?


12.16: BREAKING NEWS – forensic team at house on Brooklyn road.


12.04 Cheltenham ranks in top 10 for retail investment.

The town has been awarded ninth place in a survey by property experts.

Read more.



12.00: Park end road in Gloucester is being resurfaced.


11.42: What do students really eat?

Rhys Williams finds out if students live up to their stereotype of eating a diet of pasta, beans and beer.


11.31: Stroud man found guilty of drug driving at Cheltenham courthouse.


11.24: New pancake house to opens today.

If you’re a fan of pancakes, you’ll be pleased to hear that a new dedicated restaurant is opening today in Gloucester.


11.04: Detective still has doubts over murder case 10 years later

Read more.

10.50: Glos Police encourage people to report scam emails


10.40: How healthy are children’s packed lunches?

As some schools ban school lunches altogether, how healthy is the food children are taking to school? Take a read of our article:


09.40: Traffic update

Usual congestion along A40 Lansdown road outbound around Church road, expected to clear by around 10 o’clock.

09.37: Will you waste your pumpkin?

Now that Halloween is over tonnes of pumpkins will go to waste, so see our article for a few alternative ideas of what you can do with yours.

09.32 One way roads to temporarily become two way in Gloucester.

Seven roads in Gloucester will become two way as road works are carried out. Click here to see which ones.

09.26: Christmas events cancelled in bid to control measles outbreak at school

With up to 32 measles cases reported in the county, after 22 children contracted the disease at Wynstones Steiner Waldorf School in Brookethorpe, the school has cancelled Christmas events to try and stop the spread.

See more

09.04: Traffic update

Usual congestion in trouble areas this morning and heavy traffic on the B4063 near the Cheltenham Regency Hotel which is expected to clear by around 9.20.

08.58: Weather update

We’re off to a cloudy start here in Cheltenham, with temperatures of 7 or 8 degrees. The day should be mainly dry and bright with light winds and some sunny spells, and temperatures reaching highs of 10 degrees.

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