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William and Kate send pastries to fans awaiting new arrival

Prince William and Kate have sent pastries to their loyal fans who have braved the cold and camped outside the hospital where their second child is due to be born.

Terry Hutt and John Loughry enjoy their royal pastries Credit: ITV News

Loyal royal supporters, decked out in full Union flag regalia, have set up outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, where the royal couple are expected to make their first public appearance following the imminent birth of their second child.

Prince William and Kate sent pastries to their fans outside the hospital Credit: ITV News

Some homes now have water in Swindon

The water supply is back on in some houses in Swindon after a burst water pipe has left hundreds of homes with out water for most of today.

Thames Water is still handing out bottled water at three locations around Swindon.

Our work to re-route water around our network means water pressures are now improving and supplies are gradually returning across the area.

Some customers will have their water back sooner than others and in the meantime we’ll make sure bottled water is still available.

We expect it to take until later this evening for everyone to have their supply back.

We’re really sorry to all those who have been affected and are doing all we can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

– Thames Water

Thames Water says customers should check its website for updates.

Water supply in some areas of Swindon may not be back on until later this evening

Thames Water are giving out bottled water at three sites around Swindon as some houses and business are without water supply.

The company is hoping most people will be reconnected by later this evening.

Our work to re-route water around our network means water pressures are now improving and supplies are gradually returning across the area. Some customers will have their water back sooner than others and in the meantime we’ll make sure bottled water is still available.

We expect it to take until later this evening for everyone to have their supply back. We’re really sorry to all those who have been affected and are doing all we can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

– Thames Water

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Boy with learning disability pushed off bike

Police in Cheltenham are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy with a learning disability was pushed off his bike and threatened with harm by three youths.

The teenager was riding along the Honeybourne Line cycle path at about 4.30pm last Sunday afternoon (26 April) when he was approached by the three boys.

They pushed him off his bike and said they would hurt him with a knife, although no knife was seen.

A couple stopped to help the victim, who suffered a grazed knee in the fall, and walked him home.

School boys asked to share images of themselves online

Messages sent to school boys contained inappropriate sexual references Credit: PA: Jens Kalaene

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating after they had four reports of schoolboys being contacted online by someone using the profile of a similarly-aged girl.

It’s understood the boys, all from North Somerset, were contacted through Facebook between Tuesday 21 April and Friday 24 April.

The messages contained inappropriate sexual references, including an image of a semi-clothed girl, and the boys were asked to share images of themselves.

Officers were alerted by the 12-year-olds’ concerned parents on Saturday 25 April.

This is a very early stage in our enquiries. Statements have been taken and the matter is being looked into by detectives.

Officers from the neighbourhood team are contacting local schools asking them to talk to children about online safety and we will be happy to visit any schools where there are particular concerns.

– Mark Raby,Neighbourhood Sergeant

The police have issued advice for parents about online safety here:

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/newsroom/features/online-safety,-a-guide-for-parents/

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/newsroom/features/are-you-your-children-shareaware/

Anyone whose children have been sent similar messages is being asked to contact police.

The key online safety messages for children are:

  • Don’t make friends online with someone you don’t know in real life
  • Don’t give out personal information or contact details online
  • Don’t tell people where you are going to be
  • Never arrange to meet in person someone you have met online
  • If you’re worried by something you’ve seen online, tell a parent, carer or teacher – or you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111

School in Cheddar issues 'grooming' warning

School contacted by a parent who raised concerns about a suspect online Facebook profile Credit: Churchill Academy

Churchill Academy in Cheddar has issued a letter to parents warning them about potential inappropriate behaviour via the social networking site Facebook.

It comes after the school was contacted by a parent who raised concerns about a suspect online Facebook profile. Police are now investigating.

We have been contacted by a parent to say that they have a very strong suspicion that some of Churchill Academy’s students have been targeted by a potential ‘Groomer/Paedophile’ on Facebook.

This person claims to be a female aged approximately 13 years of age. She or he is calling themselves Mandy Jackson. We are told they are attempting to befriend mainly boys and trying to arrange to meet up with them. They claim to attend a school in Bristol.

If your son/daughter has been contacted by this person please inform Mrs McKay or their Head of House and, most importantly, please report this to the police and Facebook.

Students have received this information today and the police have been informed and will be investigating this incident. Any suspicious or unusual requests to ‘friend’ a stranger on Facebook needs to be treated with the utmost suspicion.

– Churchill Academy

Thames Water say "sorry" to customers with no water

Thames Water are giving out bottled water from three locations around Swindon after a burst water pipe has left homes and businesses without water.

We’re sorry to those customers who’ve had no water or low pressure this morning. The work we’re doing to re-route water around our network is having a positive effect so we’re gradually seeing pressures improving.

It will however still be some time before things return to normal so we’ve made bottled water available at three collections points in the area and will keep these topped up for as long as needed.

– Thames Water

Bottled water is available from the following locations:

- Lyneham Express, A3102 Lyneham (Opposite Teal Avenue ), SN15 4PS

- Sun Inn, Lydiard Millicent, SN5 3LU

- Borough Fields Car Park, Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AX

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