A Stroud couple who subjected their five children to 'appalling neglect' have been jailed today.
Two homes near Stroud have been evacuated after a known landslip site in Gloucestershire was affected by heavy rain.
Over 1,000 hungry people have been fed by Stroud's Foodbank in the eight months it has been open.
The A419 London Road is closed in both directions closed due to spillage of acid and the fire between Brimscombe Lane and Spring Lane. This is affecting traffic between Stroud and Cirencester. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area and to keep doors and windows closed.
John Beard from Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue says crews were also faced with an environmental issue when tackling the fire because of the chemicals inside the building:
Gloucestershire firefighters have been dealing with a major blaze in Stroud overnight.
It started at Griffin Mill in Thrupp at around half past eight yesterday evening.
Some buildings were evacuated and people living nearby were-asked to stay indoors and close their windows because of the chemicals thought to be inside. 60 firefighters were at the scene on the scene. Part of the A419 is closed.
Gloucestershire firefighters are dealing with a large fire at Griffin Mill,London Road in Thrupp, Stroud. Crews arrived at the scene just before 8.30pmthis evening. There are currently fifteen fire engines and one aerialvehicle on site. Around 60 firefighters are tackling the fire using eightjets and 12 breathing apparatus.
– Spokesperson for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue
The industrial building around 50x30 metres is well alight and firefighters are expected to be there for some time. Due to chemicals that are thought to be contained in the building neighbouring units have been evacuated and local residents are being encouraged to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.
A serious fire has broken out at a factory in Stroud. Emergency services were called to the London Road at half past eight because a fire had started at the Eagle Works.
Thick black smoke is coming from the building and local residents are being asked to stay indoors and close their windows. The A419 is closed at the junction with London Road. The cause of the fire is not known.
A couple from Gloucestershire who subjected their five children to years of neglect were today jailed for two years.
The children were infested with lice and wore dirty clothes. The judge said they weren't deliberately cruel but were "inadequate, stupid, stubborn and incompetent". Chris Spittles has this report.
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Police in Gloucestershire are appealing for witnesses after two children were seriously injured in a crash in Stroud.
A grey Nissan Qashqai collided with a white Ford Transit van at the junction of Middle Hill and Burcombe Road in Chalford just before 5pm yesterday (Thursday 22 May).
A 7-year-old boy and 3-year-old boy, both from Stroud and both passengers in the Nissan, were taken to Bristol Children's Hospital.
The 7-year-old boy had a serious head injury and the 3-year-old a serious leg injury.
The region's first Green MEP has begun work in Brussels, following her victory in last week's European Elections.
Molly Scott Cato, an economist from Stroud is hoping to work on the EU's economics and agriculture committees.
The Greens won a seat from the Lib Dems in the south west, and now have three British Euro-MPs, one more than last time.