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Hundreds join political rallies in Bristol tonight

Hundreds of people are taking part in two major political demonstrations in Bristol this evening.

One, on College Green, was organised by the Remain-supporting Stand Together organisation to show its continuing backing for Europe.

Stand Together rally Credit: ITV West Country

Bristol voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, with more than 60% of votes backing Remain.

Whatever happens next we need to stand united with Europe, London, Scotland and other areas who did not vote to leave and send a clear message of support for internationalism, human rights, European friendship and the environment.

It's time to gather to discuss next steps, to stand up for unity and to channel the city's positive voices.

We will show that we stand alongside Europe, we are inclusive, open and want to celebrate our great city of Bristol and Europe.

– Stand Together
Hundreds gathered at the a rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn Credit: ITV West Country

The other, at the Fountains, has been organised by Momentum, who are supporters of the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

He's facing increasingly calls to stand down following a vote of no confidence from Labour MPs.

Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne was there.


Rolls-Royce confirms its commitment to the UK

Rolls-Royce has confirmed it will stay in the UK in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU.

But, the South Gloucestershire employer, warned any longer term assurances depended on a post-Brexit deal.

The jet and engine maker said the result was not the outcome the company would have chosen", but added it "remains committed" to Britain, where it employs 23,000 people.

The UK's decision will have no immediate impact on our day-to-day business.

The medium and long-term effect will depend upon the relationships that are established between the UK, the EU and the rest of the world over the coming years.

– Rolls-Royce

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris for Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed Boris Johnson Credit: ITV West Country

MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed Boris Johnson to be the next Conservative Party Leader.

In a statement the North East Somerset MP said he believed Johnson was best placed to carry out renegotiations with the EU for the UK's departure.

His calm response in the face of hostile verbal attack in the referendum debates showed his statesman like qualities and mastery of the detail.

In addition he has the verve and energy to be a great Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. He has the sense to be a unifier and the charisma to be an effective representative of the nation on the world stage.

– Jacob Rees-Mogg
Boris Johnson is one of the front runners for the party leadership Credit: Mary Turner/PA


Three arrested over abuse at former private schools

Three people have been arrested in connection with physical and sexual abuse at a group of former private schools.

The arrests were made by police investigating historic allegations relating to Badgeworth Court and Dowdswell house in Gloucestershire, and Clouds House in Wiltshire.

The former Badgeworth Court boarding school Credit: ITV West Country

A 74-year-old man from the Tewkesbury area and a 71-year-old man from Dyfed Powys were questioned in connection with physical abuse.

A 65-year-old man from Cheltenham was questioned in connection with physical and sexual abuse.

All have been released on police bail until October.

The former Clouds House boarding school Credit: ITV West Country

All three schools are no longer private schools and the current occupiers have no connection to any of them.

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