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Saturday 21 December 2013
While At Fishers Cross and Reve De Sivola do battle for the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot today, one cannot get away from the sense that the most significant action in their staying hurdlers’ category took place in a training spin at Exeter on Thursday.
Former police community support officer Andrea Waldeck faces 16 years in Indonesian prison for drug-smuggling
Monday 16 December 2013
A former Gloucestershire police community support officer who admitted drug-smuggling is facing 16 years in an Indonesian prison, if judges agree to prosecution demands.
Sunday 15 December 2013
Gloucester’s gifted outside-centre lost out on a place in the autumn internationals through injury, but is fit again and eyeing Six Nations spot
Saturday 14 December 2013
The New One, part of a new wave of top-class young hurdlers threatening to swamp the reigning champion, Hurricane Fly, at the Cheltenham Festival next March, will have his credentials properly examined by a high-class yardstick, Zarkandar, in today’s International Hurdle.
Sunday 08 December 2013
In the wake of Gloucester’s most recent reverse on the domestic front, their fifth in a row, Nigel Davies turned to the words of Winston Churchill for inspiration. “When you’re going through hell, keep going,” the Kingsholm commander urged his weary troops, as if all 15 of them were preparing to pad up and face the demonic Dick Dastardly of the Antipodes, Mitchell Johnson.
Friday 06 December 2013
An Englishman crosses the Atlantic in search of the Beat generation heroes of his youth on a circuitous and magical tour
Former New Zealand prop John Afoa rejects lucrative move to France in order to join Gloucester after front-row confirms Ulster exit
Friday 06 December 2013
Afoa had joined the Cherry and Whites in order to reunite his family according to director of rugby Nigel Davies
Thursday 05 December 2013
And the award for the biggest loser in sport goes to…
Wednesday 04 December 2013
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Friday 29 November 2013
Shooting in Gloucestershire halted three weeks early, falling short of even a reduced target
Saturday 23 November 2013
Harlequins celebrated 50 years at their Twickenham Stoop ground with a 27-19 win over Gloucester as the visitors could not overcome the decisive loss of three men to the sin-bin.
Friday 15 November 2013
There can come a time in a young chaser’s career when everything is in place for the first big win. For Johns Spirit, Jonjo O’Neill’s attractively weighted runner in this afternoon’s Paddy Power Gold Cup, the centrepiece of Cheltenham’s three-day Open Meeting, that time is now.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Trinder caps his autumn off with a new deal with the Cherry and Whites after call-up to England squad
Monday 11 November 2013
He had to battle bad weather and jelly fish stings to make the marathon journey
Friday 08 November 2013
The schoolgirl, named locally as Jasmine Clarkson, was found dead by paramedics after members of the public called police
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