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Bath Christmas market set to expand

This year's market is expected to have 30 more chalets than last year. Credit: ITV West Country

Bath's Christmas Market has announced it is expanding this year.

There will be 30 more chalets at the festive event compared to last year, taking the total to 200.

Organisers say the site will also be spread over more streets to ease overcrowding.

The event is expected to bring an extra £21million to Bath's economy.

The Christmas market will open on the 23rd of November.


Wiltshire Police searching for missing teenager

Jakob Ksiazek Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police in Wiltshire are trying to trace a teenager who's now been missing for three weeks.

16 year old Jakob Ksiazek was last seen near his home at Radnor House Lodge in Swindon on the 31st of August.

Officers have asked anyone with information about his whereabouts to call Wiltshire Police on 101.

Hinkley C workers to be balloted on strike action

Hinkley C is expected to become operational in 2025. Credit: EDF

Construction workers at the Hinkley C nuclear power station in Somerset are to be balloted for strike action.

Unions have rejected a pay offer from the French energy company EDF, which is building the reactor near Bridgwater.

They say the new reactor is a high profile and complex project that can not be built on the cheap.

EDF says conditions of employment at the site are superior to the rest of the UK's construction industry.


Police seize illegal drugs in Bristol shop raid

Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Police say more than 200 nitrous oxide canisters, a large amount of suspected khat and £8,000 in cash have been seized from a Bristol shop.

Police and Trading Standards visited the shop on Stapleton Road following more than 70 reports of anti-social behaviour and complaints about canisters left in the area during the past two months.

Officers also seized more than 3,500 illicit cigarettes, 1.25kg of hand rolling tobacco and 5.85kg of Shisha tobacco.

Councillor Fi Hance, Cabinet Member with responsibility for regulatory services, says illegal tobacco can damage people's health as well as local business.

They are not subject to the same controls as legal products so their impact on people's health can be even worse than ordinary tobacco. Some contain harmful additives, others pose an increased risk of fire as they do not comply with the fire reduction standards legitimate cigarettes must adhere to.

– Councillor Fi Hance
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