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Fire crews tackle farm blaze

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Fire crews are battling to control a large fire on farmland in Cirencester.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at Chesterton farm in Cirencester at around 11.45am (Saturday, 24th September)

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Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue service has sent 3 fire engines and a water carrier to the scene where there are currently 60 tonnes of hay and 80 tyres on fire.

People nearby have taken to social media to report seeing a lot of smoke in the area but there are no reported injuries.

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Labour supporters gather for leadership result

Labour supporters have gathered in Bristol awaiting the announcement of the party's new leader.

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The party is set to announce the results of the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and challenger Owen Smith imminently.

Mr Corbyn, who is widely expected to win the contest, has called on MPs to rally around whoever is elected by the party's members.

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Cash for Hinkley communities

Hinkley Point in Somerset Credit: PA

Communities close to the site of a planned nuclear power station in Somerset are to be given almost half a million pounds.

The money from the Hinkley Point C Community Mitigation fund will be shared by communities in Bridgwater and North Petherton

Construction at the site of the planned Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station Credit: PA

It's hoped the money will help the towns overcome the impact of construction work as the power station takes shape.

The cash will go towards projects that will help Bridgwater's shopping areas and school children, pedestrians and cyclists in North Petherton and Bridgwater.

The two projects are designed to help mitigate some of the impacts that are likely to affect the two towns as the Hinkley Point C construction project moves into the next phase of works, including further highway works within Bridgwater.

The Government gave the final go ahead for the power station at Hinkley Point earlier this month, following a "new agreement" with EDF.

Emergency services at scene of M5 accident

All emergency services have been deployed to the M5 in the Somerset after an accident between Junction 22 for Burnham-on-Sea and 23 for Bridgwater North.

Two lanes have been closed. Motorists are being advised to expect delays.

Two vehicles have been involved in the collision.

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