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Meningitis vaccine available for all babies

Harmonie-Rose Allen lost her limbs to Meninigitis Credit: Allen Family

From today babies will be offered vaccination against Meningitis B as part of the child immunisation programme.

It follows a campaign led by Stroud based charity 'Meningitis Now' and backed by local families including the parents of Harmonie-Rose - the one year old from Bath who had to have all her limbs amputated because of the disease.

The UK is first country to offer the vaccine on the NHS - with free jabs offered to babies born after May this year.


Morrisons announce 'Milk for Farmer's Cheese'

Morrisons have announced their new brand of cheese - after a twenty four hour protest of one of their distribution centres Credit: PA

Morrisons say their new brand of cheese - with more money going to the farmers - will be available from the beginning of October.

"Milk for Farmer's cheese and milk lines", comes after meetings between Farmers for Action and the supermarket following blockades of their distribution centre in Bridgwater.

Morrison's say they're also looking into how they could develop a winter support fund for dairy farmers - another meeting on Friday will determine whether this is possible.

Five men in court over stabbing of Dolton Powell in Gloucester

Dolton Powell was 21 years old when he died. Credit: Family
The five men who appeared in court accused of murdering Dolton Powell

Five men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a 21-year-old from Gloucester.

Dolton Powell was fatally wounded near the All Nations Club last Saturday, later dying in hospital. Over the weekend family and friends joined hundreds of others who gathered to pay tribute to him.

He has been described as a "loving and kind boy" by those closest to him.

Another arrest as suspected 'hit and run' victim formally named

Daniel Hickey played rugby for the Bristol Saracens. Credit: SWNS

Another person has been arrested in connection with the death of a young man whose body was found in Clifton last week, after a suspected 'hit-and-run'.

25-year-old Daniel John Hickey, a rugby player from Bristol, died from multiple injuries, and was found by a member of the public outside a pub.

A 22-year-old man went to a police station last night, and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A 39-year-old woman and 29-year-old man have already been arrested for this, and are on bail until September 9.

Tributes have poured in for Daniel Hickey, who played for the Bristol Saracens, and has been described as a "legend" and "a great friend".

Bristol mayor George Ferguson has also offered his condolences.

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