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Prince Charles opens engineering festival in Stroud

Prince Charles samples a milkshake - part of a competition sponsored by Dairy Crest to interest local schoolchildren in creating new products Credit: ITV News
The Prince meets local schoolchildren at the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering Credit: ITV News

The Prince of Wales has been out and about in his home county of Gloucestershire.

He met schoolchildren, business reps and organisers before opening Festomane, The Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering. It was founded in 2012 to promote Stroud's heritage and showcase local employment and training in the sector.

Prince Charles takes a close look at a school engineering project Credit: ITV News

Mother who survived being run over in Stroud loses son and daughter in car crash

18 year old Jinny-Mae Cook died in a car accident on Saturday Credit: ITV News

A teenage girl and her brother have died in a car crash which has devastated their mother. She herself survived being run over by a car four years ago.

18 year old Jinny-Mae Cook and her brother Bobby Roberts died on Saturday when their car collided with an oncoming vehicle near Stroud.

The accident has devastated their mum Julie Bloodworth. She herself survived being run over by a car in 2010. She was found in the Parliament Street car park in Stroud on the brink of death.

On Saturday, she was told that Jinny-Mae and Bobby were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the Ebley by-pass.

Julie Bloodworth nearly died when she was run over in Stroud in 2010 Credit: ITV News

In February 2010 Julie suffered a broken skull, holes in her left shoulder and back, three broken ribs, ligament damage to her left leg and a torn left ear.

Police believe she was run over near her Brick Row home and dragged along by the vehicle.

The driver was never found.

Police are appealing for information about Saturday's crash on the Ebley by-pass Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for information about Saturday's crash on the A419 Ebley bypass between Stonehouse and Stroud at around 6.45pm.

It involved the silver Volkswagen Golf in which Bobby and Jinny-Mae were travelling towards the Dudbridge roundabout and a blue Vauxhall Vectra travelling in the opposite direction towards Stonehouse.

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Two die in collision in Stroud

Two die in crash in Stroud Credit: ITV West Country

Two people have been killed in a car crash in Stroud.

The collision between a Volkswagen Golf and a Vauxhall Vectra happened on the Ebley bypass between Stonehouse and Stroud at about 18:45 on Saturday.

The man driving the Volkswagen and his female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver and male passenger of the Vauxhall Vectra were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Gloucestershire Police urged anyone with information to contact them.

Two people die in crash near Stroud

A man and a woman have died in a two car crash near Stroud last night.

They were both in a silver VW Golf which was in collision with a blue Vauxhall Vectra at about 6.45 pm on the Ebley by-pass between Stroud and Stonehouse.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire police said: "The Golf was travelling towards the Dudbridge roundabout and the Vectra was travelling in the opposite direction towards Stonehouse.

"The male driver and the female passenger of the Volkswagen sadly died and were pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in the Golf was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

"The driver of the Vauxhall, a man, was also taken to GRH with injuries described as not life-changing.

"Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101"

The names of the two people who died haven't yet been released.

Police called after man falls from building in Stroud

Police were called to the incident in Stroud after a man fell from a building Credit: Symon Parsley

A man fell from a house at Cheapside, in the Hill Paul area of Stroud this morning.

Emergency services were called to the incident at 11.40 am.

The man received serious chest and stomach injures in the fall.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene and airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Police say they're not treating it as suspicious.

Man appears in court over Stroud murder

47-year-old David Hall has been charged with murder Credit: Gloucestershire News Service

A 47-year old man accused of stabbing an 82-year-old man to death has appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham.

David Hall, of no fixed address, is understood to work as a gardener. It is alleged he stabbed Dennis Plater about 40 times at his home in Walkley Hill in Stroud sometime between 5 and 8 November. The weapon has not been found.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 11 December.

Dennis Plater was found dead from stab wounds at his home in Stroud Credit: Family

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Police still looking for weapon used in Stroud murder

Police at the scene on Walkley Hill in Stroud Credit: ITV News

Police investigating the death of an 82-year-old man in Stroud say they are still looking for the weapon involved.

Dennis Plater was found stabbed to death at his home on Walkley Hill on Friday, 7 November.

We have yet to find the weapon used, believed to be a knife. We believe it may have been discarded between Walkley Hill and Stroud railway station. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Gloucestershire police on 101, quoting incident number 126 of November 7.

– Detective Superintendent David Sellwood, Gloucestershire Police

David Hall, 47 and of no fixed abode, is due before Cheltenham magistrates, charged with murder.

Man charged with murder of Stroud pensioner

Dennis Plater was found dead at his home in Stroud last Friday, 7 November Credit: Family

Police investigating the death of an 82-year-old grandfather in Stroud have charged a man with his murder.

Dennis Plater, who was 82, died of stab wounds at his home on Walkley Hill last Friday, 7 November. A 47-year-old man, who was arrested in Hampshire, is due before Cheltenham magistrates this morning.

Police given more time to hold Stroud murder suspect

82-year-old Dennis Plater was found dead from stab wounds last Friday, 7 November Credit: Family

Police in Gloucestershire have been granted another 36 hours to question a man in connection with the murder of an elderly man in Stroud.

Dennis Plater, who was 82, died of stab wounds at his home on Walkley Hill on Friday 7 November.

Detectives now have until tomorrow morning, 13 November, to hold a 47-year-old man arrested in Hampshire on Sunday.

Tributes to Stroud murder victim

Police at the scene on Walkley Hill in Stroud Credit: ITV News

A man from Stroud who was found dead in his home on Walkley Hill last Friday (7 November) has been named as 82-year-old Dennis Plater.

Officers are treating his death as murder and a 47-year-old Stroud man remains in police custody in connection with the case.

Dennis Plater was found dead at his home in Stroud last Friday Credit: Family

Dennis Plater was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather.

"Dennis and his wife Mary moved to Stroud in 2004 to be closer to their daughter and her family; they had come to call it home. Dennis enjoyed crafts, tapestry and was most happy tinkering with his model railway.

It is incomprehensible that we have lost Dennis in this way, and the family would like to ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.

– Family statement
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