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Fundraiser Jamie's portrait on display in Gloucester

Jamie McDonald meets the Prime Minister. Credit: ITV News West Country

It's been a busy month for Gloucester's Jamie McDonald. Not only was he the West's Fundraiser of the Year at the Pride of Britain Awards and met the Prime Minister, but his portrait is going on show at Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery today.

And he isn't stopping raising money for good causes - the work is due to be auctioned in December in aid of the Pied Piper Appeal.

Transport Secretary urged to back Corsham station plans

Duncan Hames (right) at the Liberal Democrat autumn conference in Glasgow earlier this month. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The Transport Secretary will today be asked to support plans to reopen Corsham railway station.

Local MP Duncan Hames says he's won the backing of business groups for rail services to stop in the town.

He says this could be linked to a new rail franchise for services between Bristol and Oxford, which were axed in 2003.


President of Singapore in Bristol

Prime Minister David Cameron greets the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam inside 10 Dowing Street yesterday. Credit: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA Wire

The President of Singapore is due to see round Bristol's M Shed today.

It's part of a state visit to the UK by Tony Tan and his wife. They'll be welcomed to the city by the mayor, George Ferguson, and then be given a tour of the museum.

It documents the story of the port from busy harbour to tourist attraction.

Body found in search for missing Dorset woman

Joan Davis. Credit: Dorset Police

The body of a missing woman from Dorchester has been found by police in a field.

66-year-old Joan Davis was last seen at her home on Monday night but was reported missing yesterday.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

At 1.05pm this afternoon, a body of a woman was discovered on Poundbury Fields in Dorchester.

It is believed that the body is that of missing 66-year-old woman Joan Davis.

There are no suspicious circumstances.

The next of kin and coroner have been informed.

– Dorset Police spokesman


Three year old left alone at Dorset pre-school

A three-year-old was left alone in a pre-school in Dorset for almost two hours after staff forgot to take her on a trip.

The girl was a pupil at Sydling Springs Pre-School, which is based in a village hall in Sydling St Nicholas.

Staff are believed to have only noticed she was missing from a class outing when they returned to the building.

The incident, which happened last month, was immediately reported to Dorset County Council and Ofsted, and the child was unharmed.

Inspectors later visited the school and found a child was left unsupervised, with staff not following risk assessment policies and procedures.

Registers were also not properly completed and did not provide an "accurate record of the number of children present", Ofsted found.

A spokeswoman for Dorset County Council said the pre-school had now put in place measures to ensure the incident did not happen again.

"The pre-school leader of Sydling Springs contacted the council's early years team on September 22 with a report of a safeguarding issue,"

"We were told that a child had been left unattended for one hour 40 minutes, the child was safe and the matter was reported to Ofsted immediately.

"So far, we have supported Sydling Springs by helping them address the actions set out in Ofsted's enforcement notice.

"We have also put in place a number of actions for the pre-school to adopt to ensure this never happens again."

– Dorset County Council

Prime Minister praises Somerset dredging operation

David Cameron has praised the dredging work being carried out in Somerset to prevent a repeat of last winter's floods.

In response to a question from David Heath, the Lib Dem MP for Somerton & Frome, the Prime Minister said he was excited by what has happened on the Rivers Tone & Parrett. His said his only regret was that he had not been allowed to drive the dredging machinery himself.

"We love you, we miss you...just come home"; the heartfelt plea to missing schoolgirl Yusra Hussein

The family of missing Bristol schoolgirl Yusra Hussein have launched another heartfelt appeal for her to come home.

Speaking on ITV's "The Morning", Yusra's aunt Sucdi Ali spoke into the camera, appealing directly to her niece to come back to her parents.

15 year old Yusra has not been seen since she boarded a flight to Turkey in September. It is feared that she and another girl were on their way to Syria to become a jihadi brides to IS fighters.

Bath's Semesa Rokoduguni called up by England

Semesa Rokoduguni has been called up by England Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Bath's Semesa Rokoduguni has been called up by England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster for the Autumn internationals next month. He is one of seven Bath players in the 33 man squad alongside three players from Gloucester

England Senior Squad

Loose-head props Joe Marler (Harlequins) Matt Mullan (Wasps)

Tight-head props Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons) David Wilson (Bath Rugby)

Hookers Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby) George Kruis (Saracens) Joe Launchbury (Wasps) Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Back rows Calum Clark (Northampton Saints) James Haskell (Wasps) Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain) Billy Vunipola (Saracens) Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Scrum halves Danny Care (Harlequins) Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Fly halves Owen Farrell (Saracens) George Ford (Bath Rugby) Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints)

Brad Barritt (Saracens) Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints) Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby) Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby) Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)

Back threes Mike Brown (Harlequins) Alex Goode (Saracens) Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby) Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby) Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

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