Live updates

Cancer patient to have dream wedding thanks to the generosity of strangers

Erkia Lines and Andy Hester will be getting married this weekend. Credit: ITV News West Country

A woman undergoing treatment for cancer is to have her dream of getting married fulfilled - thanks to well-wishers from around the world.

Erika Lines, who lives in Chalford near Stroud, has been diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Almost £5,000 has already been donated to a Just Giving page set up by her cousin to raise money for the wedding. Credit: ITV News West Country

Her cousin set up a Just Giving webpage to raise money for Erika's wedding - raising thousands of pounds.

She'll marry her fiancé Andy Hester this weekend.

Watch the full report here:

Labour leader visiting Stroud and Bristol

Jeremy Corbyn Credit: ITV News

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in the west visiting Stroud and Bristol .

He has visited Littlecombe Development, Dursley, to hear about how the site is providing homes, businesses and health services for the local community.

Stroud District Council purchased the site in 2011 and has been developing the site to include a community hospital, houses including affordable homes and a business zone.


Traffic operation sees van seized in Stroud

Local councillors have been working with Gloucestershire Police as they cary out road safety checks in Stroud. One van was seized after it was found to be uninsured.

The ANPR team have been out to check for vehicles without insurance or MOTs.

Four magistrates courts to close in months

The Government's announced that it's closing a series of court buildings around the West as part of a modernisation programme aimed at reducing under-used facilities. It comes despite strong local oppositiion which only succeeded in saving one of the threatened courts, in Bath.

Magistrates' courts at Chippenham, Stroud, Gloucester and Yate will be shut over the next few months, as will a tribunal building in Cheltenham. It's not clear how many jobs are affected, but for witnesses and defendants in those areas there will clearly be longer journeys to attend hearings.

The inclusion of Chippenham on the list is perhaps a surprise, since it is only 25 years old and was purpose built to meet high security standards. But it is only used 40% of the time and costs half a million pounds a year to run. We spoke to MP for Chippenham Michelle Donelan.


Woman goes missing after taking children to school

Radmila Faleyeva-Manns went missing after dropping her children off at school. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Police have issued an appeal to find missing Radmila Faleyeva-Manns from Stroud.

The 28-year-old was last seen at around 6.30am on 9 February by her husband at their home in Gloucestershire. She is believed to have gone missing after taking her children to school later that day.


  • white
  • 5'10"
  • stocky build
  • shoulder length wavy brown hair
  • travelling in a silver Mercedes A Class
  • speaks fluent English but with a slight Russian accent

Anyone with information regarding Radmila's location is urged to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101.

Man charged following Stroud stabbing

The man was attacked close to the Tesco Express in Stroud. Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged following a stabbing in Stroud in December last year.

Martin David Burns from Tetbury has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.The charge relates to the stabbing of a 40-year-old outside a supermarket in Gloucestershire.

The victim's injuries were initially thought to be serious, but he was discharged from Bristol's Southmead Hospital the following day.

Mr Burns will appear before Cheltenham magistrates later this month.

Load more updates