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Man and dog rescued from river

Fire crews have rescued a man and a dog from the River Brew in Somerset. They were called to Porters Hatch in Meare near Glastonbury at 6.45 pm last night, 24 November.

The firefighters wore dry suits and used triple extension ladders, lines and water rescue equipment to save the man and his pet.

Police and ambulance crews were also called to the scene.



Traffic chaos for Bristol

Motorists are likely to suffer delays in Bristol city centre this evening following a problem with traffic lights.

All traffic signals have been working, but the system that links each set of lights to allow them to synchronise and improve traffic flows at times of heavy traffic failed this afternoon.

The problem has been resolved, but traffic has already backed up significantly on the routes into the city centre.

Now that the situation has been resolved this will start to balance out, but motorists are warned to allow extra time if they are travelling around the city centre today.

Bristol City Council has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Bristol traffic Credit: ITV West Country

Vulnerable girl missing

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a vulnerable missing teenager called Charlotte Horn.

She went missing in the Weston-super-Mare area of North Somerset on November 16. She was last seen at about 8pm.

It is thought she may have left the area and travelled back to Stoke-on-Trent where she originated from and has friends.

Charlotte Horn, missing teenager Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

"Charlotte is described as a white girl, aged 17, about 5ft 2ins tall of slim build. She has reddish brown curly shoulder-length hair and speaks with a Staffordshire accent. When she went missing she was thought to be wearing a dark/navy coloured mid-length coat, grey tracksuit bottoms and a light grey coloured hooded top. She was also wearing beige coloured boots. We would like Charlotte or anyone who knows her whereabouts to contact us. If you have any information please contact police in Weston-Super-Mare on the force number 101 number, quoting missing person reference 5215042365."

– Avon & Somerset Police
Charlotte Horn, missing girl Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Budget airline launches new route from Bristol to the US

Flights will depart Bristol Airport for Reykjavik three days a week from next year. Credit: WOW Air

Bristol is to become budget airline, WOW air’s, second UK departure point for flights to Iceland and North America.

Flights will depart Bristol Airport for the airline’s hub in Reykjavik 3 times a week.

Passengers will stopover in Iceland before taking off to a number of US destinations including, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, Robert Sinclair hopes the new route will encourage people in the West to fly local:

This new link will enhance both the convenience and affordability of flights to several American destinations, giving people more reason than ever to choose to fly local."

– Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport

Flights from Bristol to Reykjavik will start in May next year.

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