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Planned junior doctors strike called off at final hour

The strike was due to take place on December 1. Credit: PA

The junior doctors strike due to begin on Tuesday has been called off at the final hour .

Conciliation service Acas said a deal had been reached following five days of talks.

This means planned walk-outs on December 1, 8 and 16 will now be averted.

Under the agreement NHS employers agreed to extend the time frame for contract negotiations until January 13 next year.

An Acas spokesman said: "Acas is pleased that the talks have been held in a constructive manner and cooperative spirit between the parties, that will allow an improvement in industrial relations."


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Junior doctors strike: 'Potential agreement reached'

A potential agreement has been reached between the British Medical Association and the government, which could mean planned junior doctors strikes will be suspended, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.


Developer thrown off site after failing to meet deadlines

Chatsworth Homes have been thrown off the site Credit: ITV News

The developer of Bristol North Baths has been thrown off the site after the council took over the project.

Chatsworth Homes has missed the deadline to convert the building into flats, a GP surgery and a library by more than two years. Workers say they haven't been paid.

The site remains locked and no work has taken place Credit: ITV News
Bristol North Baths remains locked shut Credit: ITV News

Guns N'Roses for Glastonbury?

The legendary American rock band Guns N'Roses are the latest performers to be rumoured to be booked for next year's Glastonbury Festival. The band is already being backed by the bookies to take one of the headline slots for next year's Reading and Leeds Festivals and speculation is mounting as to whether they could also be stopping off at Worth Farm. Once branded "the most dangerous band in the world", the Los Angles-based group sold 30 million copies of their debut album "Appetite for Destruction" and the single "Sweet Child O'Mine" topped the US charts.

Guns N'Roses Credit:

Another band linked with the festival are Coldplay, who will be releasing their new album, A Head Full of Dreams, next month. They are playing four UK dates in Manchester, Glasgow and London next summer. Despite having a hectic schedule, the group have a gap in their calendar the weekend of Glastonbury, which is running between June 22 and June 26, with the bookmakers tipping them to be one of next year's headliners. Rihanna. also has a pause in her tour dates that weekend and has also been rumoured to be performing at Pilton.

Huge red diesel theft

Gloucestershire Police are hunting thieves who stole a thousand pounds worth of red diesel. Between 5pm on Thursday and 8am on Friday, offenders forced entry to a compound in Lydbrook and took a yellow coloured fuel bowser, which is then believed to have been towed away from the scene.

Stolen fuel bowser Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Red diesel is dyed gas oil for registered agricultural or construction vehicles such as tractors, excavators, cranes and boats. It carries a significantly reduced tax levy compared to un-dyed diesel fuel used in ordinary road vehicles. Anyone who saw suspicious activity, or knows of the whereabouts of the bowser should call police on 101 quoting incident 112 of Friday 27 November.

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