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'If only each town could take 100 refugees', says Bosnia hero

Malcolm McCromack (middle) carrying a young Bosnian refugee to safety Credit: ITV News

A man from Wincanton who played a key role in rescuing refugees from war-torn Bosnia says more action is needed to ease the current crisis in Europe.

Malcolm McCormack headed a mercy mission that saw Bosnian people brought to the west country.

Now, more than 20 years later and on the day the Prime Minister promised Britain will take thousands more refugees, Mr McCormack says there's a new urgency for local action:


Bristol man finds one of world's largest spiders in the post

The tarantula was "a little bit annoyed" when he came out of the parcel. Credit: PA

A man who opened a parcel addressed to his new home in Bristol was horrified to discover it contained the third largest spider in the world.

It was in a Return to Sender package intended for the previous owner. Inside was a Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater spider that can grow to have a leg span of 28cm, and are known to be semi-aggressive.

He took it to a vet in Whitchurch - who found it to be "a little bit annoyed"...


Bristol residents determined to rebuild playground

The residents of Southmead in Bristol are determined to rebuild the playground that was burnt down three months ago.

This evening they're returning to The Ranch to raise funds - so by next summer, children can once again enjoy the park.

Making the loss harder was the fact that a few weeks before the fire, a lot of money had been spent renovating the playground, using the designs of local children. But this has not stopped the community fighting back.

Two 18-year-old men from Southmead were arrested on suspicion of arson shortly after the attack in June and remain on bail.

The rumours are true: Fatboy Slim at Dismaland tonight

Fatboy Slim Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The latest live music event at Banksy's Dismaland will be headlined by DJ Fatboy Slim - famous for classic club tracks like Praise You and Right Here Right Now.

Rumours had been flying for several days, but the famous DJ has been confirmed today. Hip-hop star Mos Def has already performed - while Bristol band Massive Attack are lined up for later in the month.

There will be music or comedy every Friday night during the five week exhibition at the Bristol artist's so-called Bemusement Park. Tickets for tonight's event have long since sold out, while the newest batch are due to go online next week.

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