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Shaun the Sheep comes to Bristol

Seventy Shaun statues will be dotted around Bristol from today Credit: ITV News

A public arts trail featuring seventy Shaun the Sheep sculptures is launching in Bristol today.

The statues will be dotted around key landmarks across the city to raise money for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Artists, designers and businesses such as DreamWorks, Thunderbirds and Bagpuss creator Peter Firmin have decorated the sculptures.

It's hoped the trail, named Shaun in the City, will be as popular as the Gromit Unleashed version two years ago.


Rail bosses to meet with union leaders before possible strike

RMT members voted overwhelmingly to strike against First Great Western. Credit: PA

Bosses at First Great Western are due to meet with union representatives today, ahead of possible industrial action later this week.

Union members voted to strike after failing to reach assurances over jobs and safety concerns.

Long distance and local rail services across the West would be affected for two days from Thursday.

Man due in court charged with 80s murder of Bath teenager

Melanie Road was 17 years old when she was murdered in Bath in June 1984 Credit: ITV News

A 63 year old man from Bristol is due to appear at Bath Magistrates’ Court later charged with the murder of of a teenager killed more than 30 years ago.

Melanie Road was 17 years old when she was killed in Bath in June 1984. Melanie was sexually assaulted and stabbed multiple times.

Christopher John Hampton, of Fishponds, has been charged with Melanie’s murder. Hampton was arrested last week and is remanded in custody.


Man in serious condition after Cheltenham hit and run

Man in serious condition after hit and run in Cheltenham Credit: ITV News

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a hit and run in Cheltenham.

The incident happened on Hester's Way when the man and another pedestrian were hit by a grey Seat Leon yesterday. The driver left the car and fled the scene.

A man in his 60s was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries. A woman in her 50s was also hurt.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Permanent memorial to victims of Tunisia shootings

Eileen Swannack and John Welch were killed in the attack on a Tunisian hotel. Credit: ITV News

The families of a couple from Wiltshire who were killed in the Tunisia shootings are to be asked about the design and location of a new memorial to mark their deaths.

Eileen Swannack from Biddestone near Chippenham and her partner John Welch from Corsham were killed in the attack at the holiday resort of Sousse just over a week ago.

The Prime Minister announced a permanent memorial to all of the victims will be created.

David Cameron also announced that a special service would be held in the autumn dedicated to all those caught up in the attack on the Tunisian resort of Sousse which left 30 British holidaymakers dead.

Those who lost their lives in Tunisia last week were innocent victims of a brutal terrorist atrocity.

It is right that we mark and commemorate them and others murdered by terrorists overseas appropriately and support the loved ones they have left behind in every way we can.

– David Cameron, Prime Minister
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Man charged with murder of teenager 30 years ago

Melanie Road was stabbed to death in Bath in 1984. Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death more than 30 years ago.

Melanie Road, 17, was sexually assaulted and stabbed multiple times in Bath in June 1984.

Police said 63-year-old Christopher John Hampton from Bristol, who will appear in court on Monday, has now been charged with killing her.

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