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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.

Big increase in house prices in Stroud

Stroud in Gloucestershire has seen the biggest increase in house prices, outside London and the South East Credit: ITV News

Stroud in Gloucestershire has seen the biggest increase in house prices, outside London and the South East.

The average home there now costs more than £282,000 a rise of 15% since the beginning of 2015, according to figures released today by Halifax.

Across the whole UK, house prices are up by an average of 10%.


Man stabbed outside supermarket in Stroud

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

A man is fighting for his life after he was stabbed in the chest outside a supermarket in Gloucestershire.

The 40-year-old victim was attacked close to the Tesco Express in Stroud, at around 5.30pm on Saturday night.

He's being treated in Bristol's Southmead Hospital.

The suspect is white, in his early 20s, 5ft 11ins, of medium build. He was wearing a black jacket and black beanie hat.

Appeal to find missing puppy after owner passes away

An appeal has been made to help find a missing puppy whose owner has died.

Bella hasn't been seen since Tuesday Credit: Stroud District Council

Stroud District Council animal welfare service is asking the public for help to find Bella - a chocolate coloured lab cross springer pub.

Bella has a collar and tag but the phone number on it won't work as her owner has passed away. The rest of Bella's family are desperate to have her back:

We really need to get this baby home, her family have been through enough.

– SDC animal welfare service

Bella was last seen at around 1.30pm on Tuesday at Lye Farm, Uley.

After the appeal was launched on Wednesday, residents have been out searching for Bella in groups but they have yet to find her - there have been no sightings since Tuesday.

Posting on their facebook page, Stroud District Council's animal welfare service included a request from a local farmer who has asked that anyone out looking for Bella does not enter private farm land.

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.

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