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The holes in our roads that are making holes in our pockets

Potholes cost Wiltshire £120,000 last year Credit: ITV West

According to the RAC, £190,000 was paid out in compensation for damage caused by potholes in the West Country last year.

They say over five hundred motorists made successful claims.

Wiltshire saw the biggest number with 433 claimants, costing the authority more than a £120,000.

We'd like to see more money being put into the road network by central government. This is a vital part of our infrastructure and we need to look after it. After the war there were two million cars on the road, now there are nine million cars. Road capacity hasn't increased anything like that. We need to recognise how busy our roads are and we need to fund them properly.

– Philip Gomm, RAC Spokesperson

PICTURES: Man arrives in court charged with the murder of teenager Zac Evans

44-year-old Ewen Reynolds arrives at Cheltenham Magistrates Court Credit: ITV News

Ewen Reynolds arrives at Cheltenham Magistrates Court this morning charged with the murder of teenager Zac Evans.

The 19-year-old died outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley in an alleged 'machete attack'. Two others were also injured.

Ewen Reynolds is charged with the murder of teenager Zac Evans Credit: ITV News

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Man due in court after teenager killed in machete attack

Zac Evans was killed outside a pub in Tuffley in Gloucester early on 24 January Credit: Family

A man is due before magistrates in Cheltenham this morning charged with murder following a machete attack in Gloucester.

19-year-old Zac Evans died outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley. Two others were also injured during the attack in the early hours of Saturday morning. 44 year old Ewen Reynolds was charged with murder and attempted murder yesterday evening.

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Shaun the Sheep makes it to the big screen

Shaun the Sheep creator Nick Park at the European premiere in London Credit: PA

One of Bristol's most famous exports finally hit the big screen at the weekend. Shaun the Sheep is Aardman Animations' most successful character - even outstripping Wallace and Gromit.

After nearly a decade of seven-minute-long TV shows, he's finally starring in his own feature-length film.

As Caron Bell reports, it's quite a journey for a sheep that was never supposed to be a star.

Man charged with murder of Zac Evans in Gloucester

Some of the many flowers at the scene of 19-year-old Zac Evans' death Credit: ITV News

Police have charged a man with murder after a Gloucester teenager was killed in a machete attack.

Today the family of Zac Evans paid tribute to a 'wonderful son, brother and grandson', saying he was one of the bravest, kindest young people, they had ever known.

Zac's parents said he was one of the bravest, kindest young people, they had ever known Credit: Family

The 19-year-old died outside a pub in Tuffley in the early hours of Saturday morning. Two others were injured.

44 year old Ewen Reynolds will appear before magistrates in Cheltenham tomorrow.

You can watch Robert Murphy's report here:

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