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Wells MP quits job as aide to Vince Cable over fracking

Tessa Munt has quit her job as aide to Vince Cable after voting against the Government on fracking Credit: PA

The MP for Wells has quit her job as parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the Government on fracking.

Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt had said she intended to stay on, despite backing calls to suspend the controversial technique but a spokesperson for the Cabinet minister says her resignation has been accepted.

Tessa Munt has resigned from her position as parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to Vince Cable.

Both the Secretary of State for Business and the Deputy Prime Minister thank Tessa for the work she has done in government but understand her strength of feeling on this issue and have, therefore, accepted her resignation.

– Spokesperson for Vince Cable

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Can you help find Hannah Francis?

Hannah Francis was last seen at her home in Bristol on Monday afternoon Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 64-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home in Bristol.

Hannah Francis was last seen at her home in Stoke Bishop at about 3.30pm on Monday 26 January. She was wearing a cream-coloured jumper with a dark blue horizontal pattern on the front, navy blue trousers, knee-length boots and glasses, and was carrying a small light blue rucksack.

Officers say they are particularly worried as she has some mental health issues.

Woman rescued from the River Avon in Bath

Pulteney Weir in Bath earlier today Credit: ITV News

Fire crews have rescued a woman from the River Avon in Bath. They were alerted by police at 6am this morning who spotted the woman, who is in her 20s, clinging to a small island to the south of Pulteney Weir.

They used an inflatable rescue sled to take her to dry land where she was met by paramedics who administered first aid and took her to hospital.

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Holocaust remembrance services take place across South West

Survivor shows his tattoo at the M Shed in Bristol Credit: ITV West Country News

Events are taking place across the West to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

A candle has been lit at the M Shed in Bristol - one of seventy across the country. And there was also a commemoration service at the War Memorial in Highbridge.

A candle has been lit at the M Shed in Bristol Credit: ITV News

STATEMENT: Refresco Gerber disappointed at striking employees

20% of the factory employees voted for industrial action Credit: ITV News

Refresco Garber have issued a statement saying they are disappointed the strike is going ahead.

20% of the factory employees voted for industrial action and those taking part will hold a series of 11 walkouts over the next 10 weeks.

Refresco Garber have issued a statement saying they are disappointed the strike is going ahead Credit: ITV News

We are disappointed that this decision has been reached as we have worked hard to protect jobs and pay levels and spent four months negotiating with the Unite union, who recommended to their members on two different occasions that they accept the new terms.

Only four redundancies have been made from a work force of 500 during the process with a further 30 settlement agreements made over the last few months with individuals whose skills didn’t match the future needs of the business. We are in the process of recruiting for these vacancies.

– Refresco Gerber Spokesperson

Kylie Pentelow: The countdown has begun and we want your election selfies!

Can you pout better than Cameron? Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The countdown is on until we go to the polls and decide who will be running our country.

Before 7th May, we will of course be hearing from politicians, but here at ITV News, we want to hear from you. Have you decided who you're voting for yet? Do you know who your local MP is? What are the issues that matter to you? Do you think the politicians care about us?

Well in a new series our presenter Kylie Pentelow will be traveling around the West to hear what you think - and asking you to record your very own Election Selfies.

Send your short video to itvwestcountryelection@itv.com

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