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Campaigners meet to fight Slad Valley building plans

Gloucestershire author Laurie Lee was inspired by the landscape of Slad Valley. Credit: ITV West Country

People who live near Stroud are meeting tonight to discuss a planning application which could see 20 houses built on Slad Valley - the piece of land which inspired Gloucestershire author Laurie Lee.

The residents are worried that construction would lead to further developments.

The plan was submitted by Gladstone Developers, whose bigger plans have already been rejected.

The meeting is being held at 7.30pm tonight, Thursday, 26 November, at the Wesley Rooms in St Alban’s Church, Stroud.


M5 in Gloucestershire re-opens after accident

The overturned lorry on the M5 in Gloucestershire Credit: Highways England

The M5 northbound in Gloucestershire has re-opened after a lorry overturned. It happened between J14 (Thornbury) and J13(Stroud) shortly before 1.30am, damaging the road surface and the central reservation.

Lane 3 of the southbound carriageway was also closed for safety reasons but also cleared just before 5am.

Could collars save cows in Gloucestershire?

The cattle are to be given special reflective collars similar to those work by cyclists Credit: ITV News

Cows on two commons near Stroud are to be given special reflective collars to keep them safe from motorists.

The animals graze on Rodborough and Minchinhampton Commons and are in danger from the nearby roads.

Now, in a trial funded by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, two types of collar will be used. The most effective will be adopted permanently.


Police appeal to find newlywed fleeing violent husband

Police are appealing for help to find a young woman who begged a driver in Stroud for help, saying she was attacked by her husband.

She said she had only been married a week, but that her husband had hit her and broken her nose, and was now after her. She had blood on her shoe.

The driver took her to a nearby pub and called the police, but she had left by the time they arrived.

The woman had long, black hair, spoke with a soft Irish accent and said she was a traveller. She was wearing a reddish-pink coat with a black turtle neck jersey and a gold necklace with a crucifix.

People in the pub said she had been on the phone before she left and was probably picked up.

This happened in Slad Roud, Slad, near Stroud at around 9 on Saturday evening. Gloucestershire Police are asking anyone with information or who knows the woman's whereabouts to get in touch. The victim told the driver that she was a traveller and had only been married a week, but that her husband had hit her and broken her nose. She had blood on her shoe.

Gloucestershire family still haven't heard from daughter

23-year-old Johanna Bohlen was trekking in Nepal when the earthquake happened

Family and friends of a Gloucestershire woman trekking in Nepal are hoping she will make contact after the earthquake which has claimed 3,617 lives.

23 year-old Johanna Bohlen, from Stonehouse, was trekking in the Langtang National Park with her friend when the earthquake happened on Saturday.

Her parents have still not heard from their daughter.

Single vote approves controversial plans for out-of-town supermarket

A single vote approved controversial plans for an out-of-town supermarket Credit: ITV News

A single vote approved controversial plans for an out-of-town supermarket to open up in Stroud.

Last night District Councillors gave the green light for a food retailer to build on Dudbridge Industrial Estate. It's not yet known which supermarket will open there.

The decision went against planning officers' advice to approve different sites on the outskirts of the town.

Joanne Hampton, from Stroud Against Supermarket Saturation, spoke to ITV.

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