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Yellow car spoils the view for snappers

Photographers say the little yellow car is spoiling the picture postcard view Credit: ITV News

Photographers visiting a famously picturesque spot in Gloucestershire have complained that a bright yellow car is spoiling the view.

The row of cottages on Arlington Row in Bibury are some of the oldest inhabited homes in the UK. But many visitors to the beauty spot are finding their pictures are ruined by the car, which is owned by a local resident.


Deputy PM due to visit Bristol

Nick Clegg on a previous visit to Bristol Credit: PA

The deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, is in Bristol this morning to announce an £18 million investment in the West.

The money will go to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to be spent on creating new business spaces, 6,000 new jobs and more than 11,000 new homes.

Families of tandem death couple invited to meet PM

Ross and Clare Simons were killed when they were knocked off their tandem in Hanham in January 2013 Credit: Family

The families of a couple who were killed by a disqualified motorist in South Gloucestershire have been invited to meet the Prime Minister.

Ross and Clare Simons died in January 2013 when Nicholas Lovell knocked them off their tandem in Hanham. He was jailed for 10 and a half years. Their families are campaigning for people to serve a separate sentence for each life taken.

Disqualified driver Nicholas Lovell was jailed for 10 and a half years for causing the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons Credit: Avon & Somerset Police


Lanterns of Longleat are up for auction

19 of Longleat's animal-themed lanterns are going up for auction Credit: ITV News

Giant Chinese lanterns that lit up Longleat this winter are to be auctioned for charity.

150,000 people came to see the illuminated designs at the Wiltshire estate. Some will be kept for next Christmas but 19 animal-themed creations will be sold to raise money for Tusk, the Duke of Cambridge's African wildlife conservation charity.

The online sale runs until 11 February. You can find out more here.

2000 jobs threatened by Tesco closures

13 stores and outlets are expected to close across the country Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Around 2,000 Tesco workers discovered their jobs were at risk after the supermarket giant disclosed the locations of 43 store closures, including a Homeplus store at Bristol Cribbs Causeway.

13 stores and outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis.

He announced the closure plan earlier this month as part of wider measures designed to revive the group's fortunes in the wake of a disastrous 2014.

The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard-working colleagues, our customers and local communities.

Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and, wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco.

– Dave Lewis, Tesco Chief Executive
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