There's a warning that emergency services in the west country are at breaking point. The 999 service dealt with a record number of calls this weekend with more than 3,500 on Saturday alone. Police cars were even being used to take people to hospital
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A former Mayor of Gloucester and Sikh immigrant has defected from Labour to UKIP.
59-year-old Harjit Gill moved from India to the UK in the seventies for an arranged marriage.
He works as a Postmaster and became Gloucester's first Asian mayor in 2007.
Mr Gill says despite being a member of the Labour Party for 20 years, he feels his views are in line with what UKIP wants. His wife Jasminder remains a Labour Gloucestershire County councillor.
Police have arrested a third man following the death of Thomas Downey in Bath on Christmas Eve.
His body was discovered under an archway, off Lower Bristol Road. A post mortem examination found he had died from significant head injuries.
The 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 33-year-old arrested over the weekend remains in police custody. A 37-year-old man, who was also arrested over the weekend, has been released on bail, pending further enquiries.
Three lanes (of four) are closed due to a multi-vehicle accident on M5 northbound between J19 (Portishead) and J18A (M49).
Traffic is queuing back to J20 (Clevedon).
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has revealed that people contacting its out-of-hours services have a funny idea of emergencies.
It comes as South Western Ambulance received an unprecedented number of calls over the weekend, putting the service under incredible pressure.
It says the following were among the top five reasons for people asking for help over the holiday.
- Request for repeat prescription
- Coughs and colds
Surely a pharmacist could have helped or these issues could have waited until GP surgeries re-opened?
City Link depots in Bristol, Gloucester, Cribbs Causeway and Swindon are opening today so customers can pick up their parcels.
The courier firm stopped trading on Christmas Eve when it went into administration.
Concern is increasing for the welfare of 78-year-old Adrian Lee. The pensioner was last seen leaving the Sugarloaf public house, St Marks Road, Easton on Boxing Day at about 10pm.
He is thought to have been wearing brown trousers and a jumper.
Because of his age, Adrian is frail and has been getting confused recently.
Police say he has not gone missing before and did not meet friends on Saturday or Sunday, as planned, which they say is completely out of character.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 999, quoting reference MP3199/14.
Police investigating the murder of a man in Bath have been given an extra 36 hours to question a 33-year-old man. A second man, aged 37, who was also arrested, has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
A post mortem examination found that 51-year-old Thomas Downey, known as "Manchester Tommy" died from significant head injuries. His body was found near Bath Spa train station on Lower Bristol Road on Christmas Eve.
The A361 is closed in both directions at Nunney due to a serious accident that is causing heavy traffic.
It took place near Merehead Quarry between A359/Green Pits Lane (Nunney Catch Roundabout, Nunney) and Chelynch Road (Doulting).
Police are directing traffic. It is affecting people travelling between Shepton Mallet and Frome.