Gloucestershire

Where Has All the Wassailing Gone?

Jon Wilks | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon Wilks

Not enough wassailing is done in this day and age, in my opinion. It's a lost talent, overdue a comeback, and this year I intend to get right back into it. There's no time to lose, either - wassailing is best enjoyed during the festive season, and come late January, a decent wassail is a hard thing to come by.

Courageous Volunteers Battle on for Badgers

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

As a Gloucestershire resident, I know only too well how much local opposition there is to the badger cull, and how divisive this policy has been within the community.

Don't Extend Shameful Badger Cull

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

For many wildlife experts, scientists, veterinarians and local residents, the pilot badger culls in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire over the last six weeks proved that shooting large numbers of free-roaming badgers was unsafe, inhumane and inefficient.

Why Those Against the Badger Cull Have Got It Wrong

Adam Quinney | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Quinney

Bovine TB is a hugely complex disease. But the key points about it are quite simple - it's an infectious disease; it's endemic in some areas of the country; it's posing a huge threat to our beef and dairy farmers; and while cattle are slaughtered to stop its spread nothing is being done to control it in wildlife. You'll hear opponents of the cull repeatedly state as fact that there is no scientific basis for a cull and leading scientists don't support the policy. This simply isn't true.

Two Nine-Year-Olds Set Wingwalk Record

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Two nine-year-old schoolgirls have become the world's youngest formation wingwalkers. Reaching speeds of up to 100mph and flying only yards apart, ...

The Shed Trumps Silicon Valley in the Race for the Hyperloop

Matt Clough | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Clough

Musk's latest fixation - and the subject of an upcoming announcement on the 12th of August - is what he has dubbed the Hyperloop. Capable of travelling at 800 MPH and covering the distance between Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour, most are speculating that the design will be powered by solar energy.

LOOK: Plane Crashes Into Back Garden

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A light aircraft has crashed into a back garden in Cheltenham, police said. The 76-year-old pilot, from London, suffered minor injuries in the cras...

Dangerous Dog Alert After Deadly Sheep Attacks

PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A dangerous and aggressive dog is being hunted by police after it attacked and killed a number of sheep. The public is being warned about the anima...

A Badger Cull Will Help Make Our Countryside TB Free

Adam Quinney | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Adam Quinney

It's important to put paid to some of the other myths that have grown up around this issue. The most up to date scientific advice available shows that a programme that tackles TB on all fronts at the same time, including in wildlife, will significantly reduce the problem. What's happened in other countries backs this up.

LOOK: Cheese-Rolling Contest Defies Health And Safety Warnings

PA | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

An American daredevil defied health and safety warnings to win the annual Cheese Rolling competition. Kenny Rackers, 27, travelled more than 4,000 ...

Tory MP Says Short Skirts And Heels 'Make Women Vulnerable To Rapists'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics

A Tory MP who claimed short skirts and high heels prevented women getting away from potential rapists has denied he was "victim blaming" and said his ...

Has the Poshtershire Look Gone Too Far?

Sophie Kilbey | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Kilbey

Perhaps then, there is a pressure to keep up appearances, whether you are from the county of Gloucestershire or not! So, a tip from me, if you are keen to fit in with the 'British trend,' I recommend saving all the money you have.

Cancer Scam Schoolboy: My Mum Doesn't Have A Normal Brain

PA | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK

A schoolboy whose own mother persuaded him he had cancer so she could fraudulently claim benefits has spoken about the "horrible" ordeal. The young...

Convicted Vicarage Murderer Will Never Be Released From Prison

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

A homeless man who brutally murdered a vicar and a retired teacher in 'horrific' and 'humiliating' attacks has been told he will never be released fro...

Accused Murderer 'Wanted To Crucify Victim'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

A homeless drifter accused of the murdering a vicar and a pensioner had wanted to crucify one of his victims, a court heard yesterday. Stephen Farr...

'Be Thankful.. We Would Have Killed You'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

A chilling note left for two victims of a robbery telling them they were lucky not to have been killed has been shown to a court where a man stands ac...

Dog Walker Finds Baby Boy's Placenta In Plastic Bag in Woodland

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

A placenta from a premature baby boy was found discarded in woodland by a dog walker is "definitely human", a police investigation has found. The r...

Placenta And Medical Equipment Found In Woods

PA | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

Police have launched an investigation after a placenta and medical equipment were found discarded in woods. A dog walker made the gruesome discover...

Police Appeal For Witnesses After Woman Dies In M5 Crash

PA | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK

Traffic police have appealed for witnesses after a woman died in a crash which forced the closure of a motorway for more than five hours. West Merc...

'Smurf' Sought By Police After Reports Of 'Suspicious Activity'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

A man who "looks like a smurf" is the subject of a police appeal after reports of suspicious activity around the Longhope area in the Forest of Dean. ...

WATCH: Dare You Enter Britain's Shin-Kicking Championships?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Robert Dover's 'Cotswold Olimpicks' have been going, in some form or another, on and off, for 400 years now - and 2012's biggest attraction was the na...

Cheese Rolling Chase Set To Go Ahead

PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Rebel cheese chasers are expected to flip, somersault and tumble their way to the foot of a steep hill on Monday - chasing an 8lb Double Gloucester. ...

Lorry Driver Killed in Crash On M5

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

A lorry driver has died after his vehicle left the road and overturned, police said today. The 37-year-old, from Dudley, was driving on the M5 sout...

Gloucestershire Police Warn Women After Spate Of Sexual Assaults

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Women are being warned to avoid walking alone in the dark after three similar sex attacks took place in the same county in six months. The three in...

One Killed Two Injured In M5 Crash

PA | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

One man was killed and two others seriously injured in a motorway crash involving five vehicles, police said on Wednesday. Two lorries, two vans an...