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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.

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.

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