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PICTURES: Thousands gather for solstice at Stonehenge

Our reporter Rob Murphy has been with the crowds at Stonehenge, who have been up with the sunrise to celebrate the winter solstice.

It has been a cloudy one, but that hasn't dulled the enthusiasm of the thousands of people marking this ancient tradition.

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Man arrested in Avon Gorge murder investigation out on bail

Police cordoned off an area of the Downs in Bristol. Credit: ITV News

A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man in Bristol on Saturday has been released on police bail.

Police were called just after 7.30pm to reports that a man had fallen into the Avon Gorge, near Circular Road, Clifton Down.

The body of a 28-year-old man was found shortly afterwards near the Portway.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Man arrested after body discovered in Avon Gorge

Police cordoned off an area of the Downs in Bristol Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for information following the death a 28-year-old man in Bristol.

The man's body was found near the Portway on Saturday night. Police were called just after 7:30pm to reports that a man had fallen off the Avon Gorge near Circular Road in Clifton.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

We’re appealing for anyone who was on the Clifton Down or Circular Road between 7pm and 7.30pm on Saturday to call us with any information which could assist our ongoing inquiry.

– Det Insp Louise Boyce

Winter solstice celebrations at Stonehenge

For many this marks the beginning of winter. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Thousands of people are gathering at Stonehenge in Wiltshire this morning to celebrate the winter solstice.

It is one of the rare occasions when visitors can get close and actually touch the stones. The event marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. It is also regarded as the first day of winter. Sunrise is just after eight.

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Third person charged over death of Somerset pensioner

David Hick died when he was hit by a car in Bruton, Somerset Credit: Family

A third person has been charged in connection with the death of an 84-year-old Somerset.

David Hick died after he was hit by a car that failed to stop in Cole Road in the village of Bruton.

Joseph Breen, aged 38, of Crowmarsh Gardens, London has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Two people have already been charged in connection with the fail to stop incident.

Robert Finlay, aged 47 of Rickhayes, Wincanton, has been charged with causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving, failing to stop at an incident, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and failing to report a road traffic collision.

And Felicity Wheeler, aged 31, of Rickhayes, Wincanton, has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

All three are to appear at South Somerset Magistrates Court in Yeovil on January 20 2015.

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