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Gloucestershire couple jailed for child neglect

A couple from Gloucestershire who subjected their five children to years of neglect were today jailed for two years.

The children were infested with lice and wore dirty clothes. The judge said they weren't deliberately cruel but were "inadequate, stupid, stubborn and incompetent". Chris Spittles has this report.

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Appeal after children seriously injured in Stroud crash

Police in Gloucestershire are appealing for witnesses after two children were seriously injured in a crash in Stroud.

A grey Nissan Qashqai collided with a white Ford Transit van at the junction of Middle Hill and Burcombe Road in Chalford just before 5pm yesterday (Thursday 22 May).

A 7-year-old boy and 3-year-old boy, both from Stroud and both passengers in the Nissan, were taken to Bristol Children's Hospital.

The 7-year-old boy had a serious head injury and the 3-year-old a serious leg injury.

The region's first Green MEP starts work in Brussels

Molly Scott Cato settles in to her new role in Brussels Credit: ITV News West Country

The region's first Green MEP has begun work in Brussels, following her victory in last week's European Elections.

Molly Scott Cato, an economist from Stroud is hoping to work on the EU's economics and agriculture committees.

The Greens won a seat from the Lib Dems in the south west, and now have three British Euro-MPs, one more than last time.


Man from Stroud dies after hit by train

A man from Stroud has died after being hit by a train at a foot crossing. British Transport Police were called to the line at Framton Mansell yesterday evening after reports a motorbike had been hit by the train.

Although medics attended, the rider, believed to be a 37 year old from Stroud died at the scene. None of the 40 passengers on board were injured.

“Medics treated the motorbike rider, believed to be a 37-year-old man from Stroud, at the scene but he sadly died of his injuries.

“The train involved was a Swindon - Gloucester service. None of the 40 passengers on board the service were injured.

“Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and formally identify the man who died."

– Spokesman, British Transport Police

Rumours of Beckhams moving to Cotswolds quashed

Rumours of Beckhams moving to Cotswolds quashed Credit: Briquet-Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Rumours that the Beckhams have bought a £2.25 million house in the Cotswolds has been quashed. There was speculation the celebrity couple had bought a property in Amberley near Stroud after David was spotted driving his Range Rover through the village.

Locals thought he was buying a seven bedroomed house in the hamlet of Littleworth which has a swimming pool and tennis court. But the estate agent has since said the house has been sold but not to the Beckhams.

Runners prepare for new Cotswold marathon

Runners prepare for new Cotswold marathon Credit: ITV News West Country

Hundreds of people are putting in some last minute preparations for a new running event in the Cotwolds. The great trail marathon and half marathon will start at the town Hall in Stroud tomorrow morning.

The route will take runners along local trails, famous towpaths and disused Railway tracks in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The event is expected to have over 4 hundred runners.

More people using their bike to commute in Gloucestershire

New figures show there's been an increase in the number of people who are choosing to cycle to work in Stroud and Cheltenham.

Data from the National Office of Statistics reveal that over the last 10 years the number of people using their bike to commute has increased by 14% in Stroud and 4% in Cheltenham.

But there has been a drop of 26% in the Cotswolds, 11% in the Forest of Dean, 7% in Tewkesbury, 5% in Gloucester with people choosing other forms of transport on their commute.

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