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Man charged with Bristol teen's murder

Nicholas Robinson was stabbed to death near his home in Bristol
Nicholas Robinson was stabbed to death near his home in Bristol Credit: ITV News West Country

A 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Bristol teenager Nicholas Robinson, after he was fatally stabbed earlier this week.

Luchiano Barnes, ofDenbigh Street, Bristol, was charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a fire arm, Avon and Somerset Constabulary said.

Mr Barnes has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Bristol Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.

A 19-year-old man arrested in connection with Mr Robinson's murder was previously released on bail until 24 April.

British jeweller killed in ambush at Costa del Sol home

Andrew Bush owns two jewellery shops in Bristol. Credit: SWNS.com

Spanish police have begun a hunt for the killer of a British millionaire jeweller who was shot in the head in an ambush at his mansion on the Costa del Sol.

Local reports claim Andrew Bush, 48, was brutally murdered at the five-bedroom property near the resort of Estepona after returning home with his girlfriend on Saturday morning.

A source close to the investigation was quoted as saying police are seeking a woman, believed to be Mr Bush's ex-girlfriend, on suspicion of murder.

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'Buzzy' Bristol named 'best place to live in Britain'

Bristol has been deemed "simply one of the best places to live in Britain" thanks to factors such as the city's "decent schools" and "buzzy culture".

The accolade comes in the second part of The Sunday Times's Best Places to Live (£) in Britain, which focuses on every city in Britain, published today.

General views of the Bristol skyline. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA

The supplement heaps praise on Bristol thanks to "one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, varied and beautiful housing stock, decent schools, buzzy culture and night life and access to some fantastic countryside".

The city's connectivity also worked in its favour, with plans to modernise the rail links between London and Cardiff set to reduce journey times between London and Bristol by 20 minutes, the newspaper said.

Donkey rescued from neck-deep mud by fire crews

A donkey has been rescued by three fire crews after she became trapped up to her neck in mud overnight.

Geraldine pictured with her rescuers after the ordeal.
Geraldine pictured with her rescuers after the ordeal. Credit: Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters arrived at a field in Clapton-in-Gordano, Bristol, to find only the donkey's head exposed above the earth.

They spent around two hours gradually pulling the 15-year-old animal, called Geraldine, from the mud.

Three fire crews spent around two hours pulling the donkey out from the mud.
Three fire crews spent around two hours pulling the donkey out from the mud. Credit: Avon Fire and Rescue Service

A spokesman for Avon Fire and Rescue Service said, "By the time crews left the scene she had returned to her stable to warm up and have something to eat."

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Lawyer to meet with families of children who died

The medical director of NHS England, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, said that an important meeting took place on Friday with the families of children who died at Bristol.

My deputy medical director Mike Bewick and I have listened with great care to their concerns about the care their children received.

I would like to thank them for the dignified and powerful way they have talked to us.

We collectively concluded that the most effective course of action might be to put in place an independent review of the care at the Trust's paediatric cardiac unit.

It was clear that, in the interests of everyone, such a review would need to be independent of the NHS. It must be led by the families involved. It must be their review.

– medical director of NHS England, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh

Sir Keogh said he had agreed in principle with lawyer Sir Ian Kennedy to take such a review forward should the families wish him to do.

He will now ask Sir Ian to meet the families and to work with them to see if they can come to the "scope and terms of reference that the families want".

Last year it emerged around 10 families were believed to be taking legal action against the trust, including seven whose children died following treatment at the hospital.

Review over alleged neglect at children's hospital

An independent review is to be held into a hospital's paediatric cardiac unit following concern about its treatment of newborn babies and young children who died or suffered complications.

The review is over alleged neglect at Bristol children's hospital Credit: : Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of NHS England, confirmed the inquiry will take place at Bristol Children's Hospital, which is accused of a catalogue of neglect and mistreatment of babies and children with heart problems.

He said Sir Ian Kennedy, a lawyer who specialises in the law and ethics of healthcare, has agreed in principle to oversee the review.

Police search for '6ft crocodile under bridge in Bristol'

Police are on alert after a report of a six foot crocodile apparently under a bridge in Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Police chief constable Nick Gargan tweeted:

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One of our officers was flagged down by a bus driver today, claiming to have seen a 6ft crocodile under Coronation Bridge. We can't find it.

Asked by a tweeter if it means it was on the loose, he replied:

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@princessofvp it may mean precisely that, madam. No need to stay indoors - but you may want to think twice before you go water-skiing.

The force's mounted section also joined in the search:

A mock Twitter account for 'Chris the Croc' already has 400 followers.

Parts of Bristol submerged by floodwater

One early-morning runner took these photographs of the flooding in Bristol at high tide.

The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings for the River Severn area and has deployed flood defences along three sections of the estuary at Frankwell, Bewdley and Ironbridge.

A building cut off by floodwater in Bristol
A building cut off by floodwater in Bristol Credit: Twitter/@SaharaNutter
Flooded railway tracks at Cumberland Basin in Bristol
Flooded railway tracks at Cumberland Basin in Bristol Credit: Twitter/@SaharaNutter
Water cascades past the Pump House pub in Bristol
Water cascades past the Pump House pub in Bristol Credit: Twitter/@SaharaNutter

Read: England and Wales on course for wettest January since 1766

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