CROWDS ensured victorious Newent got a hero's welcome when the team returned home from Twickenham.
What a performance and indeed what support the club received, both in the stadium and in the town.
On the same day, Drybrook also took to the hallowed turf at Twickers although sadly, a win was just out of reach for them.
These achievements are not only great from the clubs but for sport in general.
This is where the legacy of the 2015 Rugby World Cup comes in, helping to ensure funding for the grassroots game.
The great work done by Gloucester Rugby, the council and others to bring the tournament here was undoubtedly helped by the reputation of our county when it comes to the oval ball and this passion for the game will hopefully be repaid with more investment in the sport as a whole.
These teams and others deserve this – after all, they go a long way towards making our communities great.
CLAIRE Burke knows what she did was wrong when she trashed the graves.
But she has apologised and received her punishment in the courts.
Her crime was inexcusable, however she doesn't deserve for her home and possessions to be vandalised. No one does.
It is truly awful and we must catch those responsible.
Anyone with information about the crime should contact police on 101.
ANYONE who has read the children's book Fantastic Mr Fox knows the animal is partial to the odd chicken, but 25 of them?
In real life, the prevalence of the urban fox is causing some problems in Barton and Tredworth. So, anyone with a coop take extra precautions to guard against attack.