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Swindon motorists face 'months of misery'

Motorists in Swindon say they are facing months of misery because of numerous roadworks in the town.

There are already ongoing improvements to one of the main roundabouts by the Bruce Street Bridges.

This week Network Rail has also closed Stratton Green bridge for five months while it's upgraded as part of electrification work.

'We'll be opening up the bus gate in Polaris Way, which is one of the key areas for Hawksworth and Swindon College, so that we can reduce some of the congestion in the evenings as people try to go home. We're also rescheduling 19 resurfacing programmes around the town until after this activity has taken place.'

– Cllr Dale Heenan, Swindon Borough Council

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Petition launched over A417 bypass plan

People in Gloucestershire are being asked to sign a petition urging the Government to fix a dangerous bottleneck.

One in ten deaths on the county's roads last year happened on a short stretch of the A417.

Gloucestershire County Council believes building a bypass, known as the A417 loop, is the only answer.

Second person dies following crash in Chipping Sodbury

A second person has died following crash in Chipping Sodbury Credit: ITV West Country

A second person has died following a collision in Chipping Sodbury between a car and an HGV.

A man died shortly after the incident on Tuesday morning. A woman died later that day in hospital. The lorry driver is not thought to have been injured.

Road closures following fatal collision in Chipping Sodbury

Fatal collision on Hounds Road in Chipping Sodbury Credit: ITV West Country

There are road closures in place following a serious collision in Chipping Sodbury. Hounds Road, at its junction with Cotswold Road, is likely to remain in place until this evening while investigators examine the scene.

Two people who were travelling in a car, which was in collision with an HGV, suffered serious injuries. a man died at the scene shortly afterwards. A woman was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.

The lorry driver is not believed to have been injured.

There is likely to be serious congestion in the area because lorries are unable to use a nearby bridge in the area because of a weight restriction.

One dead, one critical following collision in Chipping Sodbury

One person has died and another is seriously ill following a collision involving a car and an HGV in Chipping Sodbury.

Police were called to reports of the incident at around 11.15 this morning. Two people who were travelling in the car suffered serious injuries. The lorry driver is not thought to have been injured.

Local road closures are in place to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. The road closures are likely to remain in place until the evening and motorists travelling into and through the area, are advised to find alternative routes.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have information about the incident.

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Swindon road closed following gas leak

Road closed following gas leak in Swindon Credit: ITV West Country

The Great Western Way in Swindon is closed following a major gas leak. Motorists are being advised to avoid it and surrounding roads.

The dual carriageway has been closed in both directions between Bruce Street Bridges and North Star. Emergency engineers are currently on site. There are diversions in place.

Police trying to locate HGV that spilled its load on M5

Gloucestershire Police are still clearing debris from the M5 after an HGV spilled it's load on the southbound carriageway.

The clear up is taking place between junctions 11 and 11a for Gloucester. Police are still trying to locate the vehicle involved.

Mother who survived being run over in Stroud loses son and daughter in car crash

18 year old Jinny-Mae Cook died in a car accident on Saturday Credit: ITV News

A teenage girl and her brother have died in a car crash which has devastated their mother. She herself survived being run over by a car four years ago.

18 year old Jinny-Mae Cook and her brother Bobby Roberts died on Saturday when their car collided with an oncoming vehicle near Stroud.

The accident has devastated their mum Julie Bloodworth. She herself survived being run over by a car in 2010. She was found in the Parliament Street car park in Stroud on the brink of death.

On Saturday, she was told that Jinny-Mae and Bobby were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the Ebley by-pass.

Julie Bloodworth nearly died when she was run over in Stroud in 2010 Credit: ITV News

In February 2010 Julie suffered a broken skull, holes in her left shoulder and back, three broken ribs, ligament damage to her left leg and a torn left ear.

Police believe she was run over near her Brick Row home and dragged along by the vehicle.

The driver was never found.

Police are appealing for information about Saturday's crash on the Ebley by-pass Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for information about Saturday's crash on the A419 Ebley bypass between Stonehouse and Stroud at around 6.45pm.

It involved the silver Volkswagen Golf in which Bobby and Jinny-Mae were travelling towards the Dudbridge roundabout and a blue Vauxhall Vectra travelling in the opposite direction towards Stonehouse.

Two die in collision in Stroud

Two die in crash in Stroud Credit: ITV West Country

Two people have been killed in a car crash in Stroud.

The collision between a Volkswagen Golf and a Vauxhall Vectra happened on the Ebley bypass between Stonehouse and Stroud at about 18:45 on Saturday.

The man driving the Volkswagen and his female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver and male passenger of the Vauxhall Vectra were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Gloucestershire Police urged anyone with information to contact them.

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