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Pleas to change accident blackspot 'will not fall on deaf ears'

The Air Balloon roundabout on the A417 is a notorious accident black spot Credit: ITV News West Country

A government minister says pleas to improve an accident blackspot in Gloucestershire "will not fall on deaf ears."

Eight people have been killed at the Air Balloon roundabout on the A417 in the past year, the most recent just a fortnight ago.

Roads Minister, John Hayes today hinted in the Commons that a £250 million plan to improve the junction was being considered.

Black ice accidents

Wiltshire Police have revealed that black ice has caused dozens of accidents on roads across the county today (Monday.)

Police had already dealt with 53 road traffic accidents by 8am this morning. There were no serious injuries.

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Police appeal after woman dies walking her dog

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 48-year-old woman died after being hit by a vehicle this morning (Thursday July 12th) The woman had been walking her dog along the B3139 at Lynch Hill, Chilcompton.

The woman suffered a serious head injury and although she was treated at the scene, died later.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.