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Man's body found on Clifton Downs

An area of the Clifton Downs has been sealed off after a body was found Credit: ITV News West Country

A man's body has been discovered on the Clifton Downs in Bristol.

Police were called at around 10 o'clock this morning (Sunday) by a member of the public who reported seeing a man lying face down close to Ladies Mile.

Emergency crews were called to the scene where the man was confirmed dead.

Police say the death is currently being treated as 'unexplained' and that investigations are being carried out.


Body recovered from Netham Lock in Bristol.

Police divers searching the lock made the discovery on Saturday evening Credit: ITV News West Country

The body of a man has been recovered from Netham Lock in Bristol.

Although the body has yet to be formally identified, it's believed to be a man missing from the city.

31-year-old Adam Jarosz was last seen just before 5.30pm on Saturday evening at Netham Lock where he was fishing with a friend.

Swindon Town just one point behind Bristol City

There were wins for Swindon and Yeovil in League One today.

League One leaders Bristol City have suffered back-to-back defeats. Steve Cotterill's men lost 1-0 at home to third-placed Preston. Callum Robinson scored the only goal of the game in the 28th minute. Aaron Wilbraham and Aden Flint both wasted good chances for City.

Swindon Town are now just one point behind City after a 2-1 win at Peterborough. Andy Williams and Jon Obika on-target for Town, before Joe Newell pulled a goal back in stoppage time.

Swindon Town are now just one point behind leaders Bristol City.

Yeovil Town have climbed off the bottom of the table after coming from behind to beat ten-man Notts County. The hosts had Gary Jones sent off for a two-footed tackle, then went ahead when Mike Petrasso latched onto a poor backpass. But Jordan Clarke scored twice in the last ten minutes to secure the three points for Gary Johnson's men.

In League Two, Cheltenham Town lost 4-1 at home to Wycombe, despite taking a third minute lead through Steve Elliott. The Robins also had Lee Vaughan sent off in the first half.

In the Conference, Bristol Rovers threw away a two goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Chester. All the goals came in the second half. Nathan Blissett - on his debut - and Tom Parkes scored for Rovers, but the hosts rescued a point with two goals in two minutes.

And Forest Green Rovers drew 0-0 at Dover.


Micky Bell leaves Weston-super-Mare FC

Micky Bell pictured with Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov. Credit: Simon Galloway/PA Wire

Weston-super-Mare manager Micky Bell has left the club by mutual consent.

A statement on the club's website said: "We would like to thank Micky for his efforts on behalf of the Club."

The Seagulls are currently second from bottom and four points from safety in the Conference South.

Weston had been due to face Whitehawk at the Woodspring Stadium this afternoon but the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Bell's last game was on Tuesday - a 4-1 defeat against League One side Doncaster in the FA Cup.

Bath's George Ford to make first England start

England Fly Half George Ford (centre) during an England training session earlier in the week. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Bath fly-half George Ford will make his first international start as England take on Samoa tonight (7pm).

He's among 5 Bath players in the starting line up for their 3rd Autumn International at Twickenham.

Anthony Watson, Rob Webber, Davey Wilson and Dave Attwood will be hoping they can end a 5 match losing streak for the home side.

Gloucester's Jonny May, Ben Morgan and Billy Twelvetrees are also in the squad.

Sam Burgess at The Rec last month. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Meanwhile, Bath's new star signing, Sam Burgess, has taken to Twitter to wish his team-mates luck for this afternoon's Premiership match at London Irish (3pm).

The 25-year-old, who has swapped rugby league for union after helping South Sydney win the Australian Grand Final with a fractured cheekbone, is expected to make his club debut next month.

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