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Man dies in M5 Gloucestershire crash

A 21-year-old man from Gloucester died at the scene. Credit: PA

A man has died following a crash on the M5 in Gloucestershire early this morning.

It happened just north of junction 13 on the southbound side of the motorway at around 5.25am.

A blue BMW 1-series car collided with a white articulated lorry. A 21-year-old man from Gloucester died at the scene. The driver of the lorry was unhurt.

Police say the southbound carriageway is still closed and will remain so until around 1pm this afternoon.

Anyone who may have information on the incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101.

Newent man hoping to beat his parallel parking record

A man from Newent in Gloucestershire wants to set a new world record for high speed parallel parking.

Alastair Moffatt is hoping to beat his own record in the Tightest Reverse Parallel Parking event.

Last time he was able to park in a space just 7.5cm longer than his car.

Hollie Gazzard's family win fight to get photos of killer removed

Hollie Gazzard was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2014. Credit: ITV News

The family of Hollie Gazzard, who was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend in 2014, have won a campaign to get distressing pictures of her with her killer removed from her Facebook profile.

Pictures of the 20-year-old hairdresser with Asher Maslin were still viewable on her profile until recently, despite earlier attempts to get them removed. However the family confirmed that Facebook has now done this.

Nick Gazzard, Hollie's father, thanked supporters of the campaign and Facebook for "showing compassion".

"We are delighted to confirm that today, Facebook have removed the offending photos from Hollie's memorialised Facebook account and now we can all browse her photos without getting upset.

"We would like to express our sincere thanks to the 11,000+ who kindly signed our petition and those who also contacted Facebook direct and asked for photos to be taken down."

– Nick Gazzard, Hollie's father


UKIP leader visiting Gloucester for 'Say No to the EU'

The UKIP leader Nigel Farage is due in Gloucester later Credit: PA: Anna Gowthorpe

The UKIP leader Nigel Farage is due in Gloucester later on his "Say No to the EU" tour of the country.

Mr Farage is holding a public meeting on the planned referendum at the GL1 leisure centre this evening.

He hopes to gather support for the party's campaign for the UK to leave the European Union.

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