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Funeral of Nell Gifford to be held later at Gloucester Cathedral

Nell Gifford
Giffords Circus

The funeral of Nell Gifford, the co-founder of one of the UK's best-known traditional travelling circuses, is set to be held later today at Gloucester Cathedral.

Nell Gifford, who had breast cancer, died on 9 December, surrounded by friends and family.

Ms Gifford, a mother of two, told the BBC when she was undergoing chemotherapy last month that the circus gave her "a reason to live".

She had fought breast cancer on three separate occasions before the disease advanced to her bones and lymph nodes.

Severe disruption: A417 Gloucestershire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A417 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, from A46 Shurdington Road to A436.

A417 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on A417 eastbound in Witcombe from the A46 Shurdington Road junction to Air Balloon Roundabout, because of a vehicle that was on fire earlier. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A417 Gloucestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A417 Gloucestershire both ways severe accident, from Dowers Lane to A417 Cowley.

A417 Gloucestershire - A417 closed and queues in both directions from Daglingworth turn off to Cowley, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time