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Memorial unveiled for footballer who died in freak accident

Ben Hiscox's family at the memorial bench in Stoke Gifford. Credit: ITV News West Country

Family and friends of an amateur footballer from Bristol who died following a freak accident on the pitch have gathered to remember him.

Ben Hiscox collided with a clubhouse wall and fractured his skull while playing for Stoke Gifford United earlier this year. He died in hospital after a series of seizures.

Today the 30-year-old's ashes were planted under a tree, and a bench unveiled in his memory.

Meningitis survivors make a splash to raise awareness

A one year old girl from Bath who had to have her limbs amputated because of meningitis joined other survivors today to help raise awareness, and to support the charity which helped them through their darkest days.

It's been just eight months since Harmonie-Rose Allen underwent a major operation to remove her arms and legs. But her family say she continues to be an inspiration.

Victoria Davies reports:

Blue Moon: Your pictures

You've been sending us your pictures of the Blue Moon last night. They're great - here's a selection.

If you haven't sent us one yet send it to westcountryweather@itv.com

Chris Waldord took this great shot in Worle Credit: Chris Waldord
Jenny Lowe snapped this close up shot from Yeovil Credit: Jenny Lowe
Manda Petzold took this great one in Paulton Credit: Manda Petzold
Celle Maura Simpson took this very blue moon picture in Cam Credit: Celle Maura Simpson
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