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Fundraising event for burnt down Bristol playground

The aftermath of the arson attack Credit: ITV News

A charity event to raise funds for a playground destroyed by arson will be held tonight.

The Ranch Adventure Playground was engulfed by flames in June, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Tonight hundreds of locals are expected at the community party to help raise more money on top of the 10 thousand pounds already gathered.


Badger cull restarts across the South West

The government says Bovine TB costs taxpayers £100m each year Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

The government has announced that the Badger cull has officially restarted in Somerset and Gloucestershire - as well as in a new area in Dorset.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says Bovine TB costs taxpayers £100m each year and is a significant threat to the future of our beef and dairy industries.

But protesters argue that the culls are ineffective.


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Transgender teenagers: What advice is out there?

A teenager from Gloucester who hopes to have a full sex change from woman to man has spoken of how he plans to freeze his eggs in order to have biological children.

Riley Middlemore Credit: ITV News

In his first television interview, 16-year-old Riley Middlemore told ITV News there are times he wished he hadn't been born transgender but is determined to complete the journey.

What help is out there for advice on gender reassignment?

There are a range helplines available for people seeking advice on gender reassignment. They include:

Information on teenagers and gender identity, parental worries, and young people’s mental health issues.

Offers help to children and young people (up to the age of 18) and their families who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity. This includes children who are unhappy with their biological sex.

The Trust is a listening ear, a caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity, or whose loved one is struggling with gender identity issues.

Parents' information service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.

Bristol school opens it's doors for the first time

The Oasis Academy welcomed 30 students today - and another 30 will join next year Credit: ITV News

For many this time of year means one thing - back to school. But for one academy in Bristol today it wasn't only the pupils gearing up for their first day.

The Oasis Academy in Bedminster opened it's doors for the first time this morning - it's one of six new schools opening in the city this term.

But it seems the children seemed more impressed with something else:

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