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Police in Weston-super-Mare are hunting three men after a robbery at a filling station early this morning. A shop employee was threatened with a knife during the raid at the Spar store at the Texaco garage in Locking Road.
The man was forced to hand over cash from the till. While this was happening a second man unsuccessfully attempted to open another till and a third person remained near the door.
Two teenagers have denied the murder of a man in Weston-super-Mare. Ryan Sheppard, 18, and a 15-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to murdering Mark Roberts last October. Mr Roberts, 35, died a day after suffering head injuries in what police called an "unprovoked assault" on the Bournville estate.
During a brief hearing at Bristol Crown Court, Sheppard and his co-accused, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, spoke only to confirm their names and enter their pleas. The court heard that the two defendants will face trial before a High Court judge next month in Bristol.
Judge Neil Ford QC, the Recorder of Bristol, remanded Sheppard, of Sunnyside Road, Weston-super-Mare, into custody and released the girl on conditional bail. Read a family tribute to Mark Roberts here.
Police investigating the murder of 19 year old Nicholas Robinson in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol have released CCTV images of a man they say is a primary suspect in their investigation.
Nicholas' family have made an emotional appeal for information. His fiancee say's they're desperate for people to come forward:
A Bristol artist has announced plans to turn Bristol's Park Street into a water slide for a day as part of the city's traffic free "Make Sunday Special" initiative.
Luke Jerram says his project has been given the go-ahead by the City Council on Sunday 4th May this year. It will involve a 90 metre plastic slide from the top of Park Street which members of the public will be able to use free of charge.
For the project to go ahead, Luke needs to raise more than £5,000 from public donations.
A Bristol Police officer is facing a misconduct hearing after he was accused of using excessive force on a teenage boy.
The allegations were made when PC Gregory Macrae stopped and searched a 13 year old boy. The Crown Prosecution Service decided there was not enough evidence to charge him with a criminal offence.
"We recognise how important it is to get this world famous event right, and the huge impact that it has on the local area and community, both positive and negative."
"It is our job as the local district council to ensure we use the opportunities it brings and mitigate the effects it has on local people – and we are confident that the new licence takes these issues on board and addresses any concerns." - Jeannette Marsh, chair of the licensing board.
"I would like to thank all the Mendip council officers who have worked together with the Glastonbury team to finalise the new license. It’s an example of the same team spirit that makes the Festival the success it is." - Robert Richards Glastonbury Festival Director
Glastonbury, one of the world's biggest festivals has been granted a licence to run for the next ten years.
It means the famous festival which has been running since 1970 will now be able to hold the event at Worthy Farm in Somerset until 2024.