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Campaign to find missing Wiltshire man

James Wilding has been missing for almost a fortnight Credit: Facebook

A major social media campaign is underway to find a Wiltshire man who's been missing for almost a fortnight.

James Wilding from Kington Langley near Chippenham, who turned 34 at the weekend, was last seen on CCTV getting off a train at Kemble in Gloucestershire.

A Facebook site, "Find James Wilding" has been set up to help co-ordinate the public search for him.


Southmead hospital's multi-storey car park to be completed within a year

Southmead hospital say their multi-storey car park will be completed in less than a year.

This will create a total of 2,700 car parking spaces for staff and visitors which should help to reduce the traffic congestion in the surrounding area.

The hospital have issued the following statement:

North Bristol NHS Trust welcomes the work of the Police and Fire Service in tackling illegal and inconsiderate parking in the roads around Southmead Hospital.

We have written to all of our staff asking them to park considerately if they choose to use nearby roads. However, we do not have any jurisdiction over people parking on the public highway.

Construction of a new multi-storey car park for staff and visitors next to the Brunel building is well underway and will be complete within less than a year.

Additional staff parking is also being provided, bringing the total number of spaces on the Southmead Hospital site to 2,700 by early next year.

– North Bristol NHS Trust

Weston pensioner prepares for royal baby

Taking no chances: Terry Hutt outside St Mary's Hospital Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Royalist Terry Hutt is ready to spend as long as 12 days outside the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth.

Mr Hutt, who is 79 and lives in Weston-super-Mare, previously spent 13 days on a bench outside the hospital in 2013 to greet the arrival of Prince George.

It's thought the Duchess could go into labour within the next fortnight and give birth at St Mary's Hospital. Mr Hutt is hoping the baby will arrive on April 30th - his 80th birthday.

Terry Hutt speaks about his preparations for the royal birth.


Inconsiderate parking "putting lives in danger"

Leaflets being placed on cars which are parked in the way of emergency vehicles Credit: ITV News

Fire crews in Bristol fear inconsiderate parking around the city's new hospital at Southmead is so bad, lives are "being put in danger".

The issue was highlighted this morning on roads so tight with cars, fire engines were unable to drive down them. Police issued tickets to the worst offenders.

The hospital says an extra 2,700 parking spaces will be available on site by next Spring.

People fail to appreciate the the width of fire appliances - quite obviously the van and car will be able to proceed through but we are going to have difficulty and obviously it will cause a delay and for an emergency it causes problems

– Nathan Jones, Avon Fire & Rescue Service

Sexual assault on 12 year-old girl "never happened"

Police investigating the sexual assault of a 12 year-old girl have issued a statement saying no crime took place.

It was reported last week that a young girl was raped in the Hilfields area of Bristol - however police have deemed that this was not the case:

We’ve carried out an exhaustive investigation which has now confirmed that no crime took place.

I know the initial report was concerning for local residents and while it’s reassuring news that no crime was committed, I’d like to emphasise that we take all reports of rape and sexual assault very seriously and will always commit every necessary resource into investigating them.

– Det Supt Rachel Williams

Police uncover human trafficking in Wilthsire

Credit: ITV News

Eight Eastern European men have been taken to a place of safety after potentially being exploited in Wiltshire.

Police have arrested three men on suspicion of human trafficking offences.

A search was carried out in Semington just outside Melksham this morning following concerns regarding the welfare of the eight men. The victims are being provided with medical care and support.

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