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Memorial unveiled for footballer who died in freak accident

Ben Hiscox's family at the memorial bench in Stoke Gifford. Credit: ITV News West Country

Family and friends of an amateur footballer from Bristol who died following a freak accident on the pitch have gathered to remember him.

Ben Hiscox collided with a clubhouse wall and fractured his skull while playing for Stoke Gifford United earlier this year. He died in hospital after a series of seizures.

Today the 30-year-old's ashes were planted under a tree, and a bench unveiled in his memory.

Meningitis survivors make a splash to raise awareness

A one year old girl from Bath who had to have her limbs amputated because of meningitis joined other survivors today to help raise awareness, and to support the charity which helped them through their darkest days.

It's been just eight months since Harmonie-Rose Allen underwent a major operation to remove her arms and legs. But her family say she continues to be an inspiration.

Victoria Davies reports:


Blue Moon: Your pictures

You've been sending us your pictures of the Blue Moon last night. They're great - here's a selection.

If you haven't sent us one yet send it to

Chris Waldord took this great shot in Worle Credit: Chris Waldord
Jenny Lowe snapped this close up shot from Yeovil Credit: Jenny Lowe
Manda Petzold took this great one in Paulton Credit: Manda Petzold
Celle Maura Simpson took this very blue moon picture in Cam Credit: Celle Maura Simpson


Crowds gather to watch for 'Blue Moon'

Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Crowds gathered at Glastonbury Tor last night to catch a glimpse of the first "blue moon" since 2012 - and the last until 2018.

The name "blue moon" refers to the second of two full moons appearing in the same calendar month.

It is more important for astrologers than astronomers, marking a time of upset, change and possibilities.

Despite the name, blue moons are usually silvery grey, like any other.

Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Blue moons are not as rare as myths may say. The last one occurred on August 31, 2012, and the next will be seen on January 31, 2018.

Did you take any great pictures of the blue moon? Email us on

CCTV footage of missing DJ Derek released

DJ Derek disappeared exactly three weeks ago. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police have released CCTV footage of Derek Morris, better known as Bristol's legendary DJ Derek.

It is exactly three weeks since he disappeared. The footage below shows him in the Commercial Rooms in Bristol's Corn Street.

The last known sighting of Derek was on Friday July 10, when he was seen crossing the road from Rupert Street to Lewins Mead in the city centre.

Film released in Bristol to help teenagers with eating disorders

The number of people with eating disorders has doubled in the past three years. Now a Bristol teenager battling anorexia, is trying to help others by telling her moving story. Her fight with the eating disorder has been made into a film and as our reporter Charlotte Saker has been finding out it's already helping transform lives across our region:

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