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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.


Man knocked unconscious in unprovoked attack

Police have released a picture of a man who they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault that took place in Stroud on Sunday 5 April.

The male victim, aged 23, was assaulted by an unknown male suspect in an unprovoked attack in the early hours of Sunday 5 April 2015.

The suspect struck the victim on the chin causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the pavement and becoming unconscious for a short time.

The incident took place at about 4.15 am by the taxi rank on King Street, Stroud, outside The 99p Shop.

Anyone who recognises the man in the picture is being asked to contact police.

Ten to Ten - Robert Murphy meets the Stroud candidates

In the run-up to the election, we are looking at some of the key battlegrounds in the West Country.

One of the closest fights is in Stroud in Gloucestershire where the same two main candidates are fighting it out for the fourth consecutive general election.

Labour's David Drew has won two of these - but was unseated by Conservative Neil Carmichael last time around.

In the latest in our series looking at ten seats that lead to Number Ten, our political reporter Robert Murphy has been meeting the Stroud candidates.

A sixth candidate, an independent, Richard Wilson, also says he'll stand.

Police appeal following sexual assault in Stroud

The girl was attacked in an alleyway near Stratford Park in Stroud Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for information after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Stroud.

The incident happened in an alleyway near Stratford Park between 5.30pm and 5.45pm on Saturday.

The victim was sitting on a fence in an alleyway between the park and Jack Russell Close.

The offender, who was with a woman at the time, approached the victim and made a comment to the victim's boyfriend, then approached the pair and sexually assaulted the girl.

The victim described the offender as of mixed heritage, in his late 30s and around 6ft to 6ft 4ins tall. He had a full beard which was speckled with grey and a shaved head.

He was wearing a dark pair of jeans and a navy-coloured puffa jacket.

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

Horse rider from Stroud dies after incident involving a dog

Gloucestershire Police are interviewing a dog walker who came forward following the incident Credit: Gloucestershire Police

A 52-year-old rider who was thrown from his horse after an incident involving a dog, has died in hospital.

Christopher Barron was riding with a woman companion - who was also thrown - when the black and white Border Collie-type dog was involved in the incident last Wednesday.

Police investigating an allegation that the dog was out of control are today talking to its woman owner after she came forward in response to an appeal.

Mr Barron, who lived locally, suffered a serious brain injury and was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where he later died.

The female rider, who has not been named, sustained a broken shoulder and collar bone.


WATCH: Ed Miliband answers your questions

Our presenter Kylie Pentelow has been traveling around the West asking you to record your very own Election Selfies.

You've been sending in your questions and comments for the country's leaders in the run up to the election.

Now we've put your questions to the Labour Leader Ed Miliband.

Have a look at how he got on below, and if you want to record an Election Selfie of your own please send the short video to

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