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New breast care centre for Bristol's Southmead Hospital

A new breast cancer centre has opened at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

It'll serve patients all over the city, as well as South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Services for diagnosis and treatment are under one roof for the first time. and the building has been designed with an emphasis on privacy.

Badger vaccination scheme won't cover the South West

The Government's announced a new scheme to vaccinate badgers - but it won't cover the West Country, or mean an end to the controversial culls.

Instead ministers say they'll fund vaccination schemes in central England, in an effort to stop the spread of bovine TB outside the South West. This is in addition to the culls in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire, which are due to restart soon.


Vaccination scheme announced to prevent spread of bovine TB

Vaccination scheme announced to prevent spread of bovine TB
Vaccination scheme announced to prevent spread of bovine TB Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

A new vaccination scheme has been announced to contain the spread on TB in cattle.

The Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS) will largely target areas surrounding South West to stop the disease spreading.

Culling will continue in high-risk areas. Environment Secretary Liz Truss has released a statement announcing the plans as part of the Government's aim to make England bovine TB free by 2038.

Bovine TB continues to be a huge threat to our beef and dairy farmers, our economy and our food security, which is why we are pursuing a comprehensive strategy to beat it. As part of this, I want to see vaccination groups come together, building on prior experience to deliver badger vaccination in the edge area. This could be an important part of our collective efforts, to prevent the spread of this terrible disease in cattle to new areas of the country.

– Farming Minister George Eustice

The map below shows the areas (in orange) that will be targeted by the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme.

Area that will be targeted by BEVS
Area that will be targeted by BEVS Credit: DEFRA

Police dog that bit a man has returned to duty

A dog that bit a man during an arrest in Weston super Mare, and the officer in charge of the animal, have returned to work following an investigation into the incident.

The 28-year-old was bitten after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting two police officers and causing criminal damage.

The internal investigation found that the officer and his dog had followed the correct guidelines. His dog has undergone further training in order that it could be re-licensed.

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Man wanted in connection with attempted murder in Swindon

Dzung Nguyen, aged 20, from Swindon
Dzung Nguyen, aged 20, from Swindon Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information on a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder.

Officers are keen to locate Dzung Nguyen, aged 20, from Swindon, in relation to the incident which took place in the Town Gardens, Swindon, on July 24th 2014 shortly before 12.55pm.

A 25 year old man was stabbed with a knife several times during an assault which took place in front of several members of the public.

He was taken to the Great Western Hospital with serious injuries but later released.

As a result of initial police enquiries, two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with this incident.

Nguyen is described as Vietnamese, approximately 5ft 6ins tall, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information with regards to Nguyen’s whereabouts is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.


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