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Green firm to help pay for Stourhead tower repairs

A company has said it will pay for the restoration of an historic monument in Wiltshire after hundreds of signed an online petition to save it.

King Alfred's Tower at Stourhead has a leaking roof and needs repointing. The Estate's Manager, Alan Power, says it's been 'battered by the elements.'

The National Trust don't have the money for repairs. Somerset firm Viridor Credits Environmental Company saw the online campaign and says it will fund most of the work.

Concern over young from the west fighting in Syria

Police and community groups have been discussing concerns for young people from the region travelling to join the conflict in Syria.

Around 20 people from the West are currently working in the country and families are being warned of the dangers of radicalisation.

The authorities are stressing it's not about criminalising relatives, it's to try to prevent a tragedy.


Banksy responds to 'disgusting' London exhibition

Banksy has posted an anonymous message online attacking the London exhibition due to showcase his work.

The collection of work, which was removed from walls across the country, went on display in the 'Stealing Banksy' exhibition at a London hotel today.

The street artist claimed the show had been organised "without the involvement or consent of the artist" in a message posted on

Banksy posted this anonymous message in response to the exhibition. Credit: Banksy

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