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Banksy puts the music into his Bemusement Park

DJ Yoda is among artists performing at the former Tropicana tonight Credit: PA

The first live music event will be held at Banksy's Dismaland exhibition in Weston-super-Mare tonight.

Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Yoda and Breakbeat Lou will be performing while visitors see the work of more than 50 artists at the former Tropicana site on the seafront.

There will be music or comedy every Friday night during the five week exhibition at the Bristol artist's so-called Bemusement Park.

Music and art will be on offer to visitors to Banksy's Dismaland tonight Credit: PA

First Great Western workers due to walk out tonight

Passengers planning to travel by First Great Western this weekend are advised to check first Credit: PA

First Great Western rail staff will be walking out from midnight tonight - marking the beginning of a three day strike.

Members of the RMT union say the company have failed to guarantee that jobs will be protected when new high-speed trains are introduced in 2017.

Passengers are being urged to check their travel plans.


Balloon launch to take place in memory of Dolton

Dolton Powell was stabbed to death in Gloucester on Sunday 23 August Credit: Family

The family of Dolton Powell are inviting all of his family and friends to a balloon release in his memory at Gloucester Park on Sunday 30 August at 6pm.

They have written some heart-breaking tributes to the 21-year-old.

The family has also set up a site where people can contribute to his funeral expenses - and the cost of the balloon launch.

No turning back for farmers fighting for their livelihood

Farmers returned with their tractors to blockade the distribution depot near Bridgwater Credit: ITV News

Farmers are again protesting this evening outside the Morrisons Distribution Centre in Bridgwater.

It comes three days after they agreed to suspend action ahead of talks with the supermarket.

Farmers for Action this afternoon announced they were protesting over delays in negotiations over the price paid for milk used to make cheese.

Here's James Badman from Fathers for Action

Morrisons says the plan is still to introduce a new British Brand to help support farmers but the protesters aren't convinced.

You can watch footage from this evening's protest below:

Man accused of murdering expat is found dead in jail

The man accused of murdering Jan Bennett has been found dead in jail Credit: Didem Cem Evi

The man accused of raping and murdering a woman from Bristol in Bulgaria has been found dead in his jail cell.

Jan Bennett, who was 67, is thought to have been attacked while out walking her dogs near her home in the remote village of Malomir.

A 40-year-old grape-picker, Ivan Georgiev, was arrested after police found DNA linking him to the scene. He was charged with murder and setting fire to her body.

Georgiev is believed to have killed himself while in custody on Tuesday night.


Seven in custody over Dolton Powell death

Dolton Powell was stabbed to death during a party in Gloucester on Sunday 23 August Credit: Family

Two more people have been arrested in the investigation into the death of Dolton Powell in Gloucester on Sunday 23 August.

They are both from Bristol and are aged 20 and 17.

We now have seven men in custody and two Warrants Of Further Detention were issued by Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court today to hold for another 36 hours the two men arrested on Tuesday 25 August.

I’d like to thank the public for their help and I can confirm that the dark coloured Vauxhall Corsa has been eliminated from our enquiries and we have found the light coloured Vauxhall Corsa that we believe was used during the incident.

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Porter

Gloucestershire Police say there are still people who were at the party at All Nations Community Centre who have not come forward. They say they have specialist officers who are trained to deal with young people with sensitivity and are asking them to speak to them.

Dog walker knocked unconscious in woods

Police are looking for a man who knocked a woman unconscious while she was walking her dogs in Weston Woods in Somerset.

It happened at lunchtime on Tuesday 18 August.

Officers say a man was walking the other way with a woman who had a baby in a carrier. He asked why the dogs weren’t on a lead and then punched the dog walker in the face, knocking her unconscious.

She was treated for bruises at Weston General Hospital.

The man was white, about 5ft 8ins tall, of broad build, bald and wearing a blue shirt. He spoke with an east European accent.

“There is no excuse for this sort of violence and thankfully we don’t often see this sort of unprovoked assault. I’d ask anyone with any information which can help us identify this man to get in touch through our website contact form or by calling 101, quoting reference 91215/15.”

– Neighbourhood PC 2019 Adam Hingston

Sam Burgess has "earned the right" to play at RWC15

Sam Burgess during today's England training session at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot. Credit: PA

Bath's Sam Burgess is among a host of players from our region named in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup which starts next month.

Six players from Bath and 2 from Gloucester are among the 31 selected by head coach Stuart Lancaster. This is what he had to say about the former rugby league international's call up.

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