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Micky Bell leaves Weston-super-Mare FC

Micky Bell pictured with Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov. Credit: Simon Galloway/PA Wire

Weston-super-Mare manager Micky Bell has left the club by mutual consent.

A statement on the club's website said: "We would like to thank Micky for his efforts on behalf of the Club."

The Seagulls are currently second from bottom and four points from safety in the Conference South.

Weston had been due to face Whitehawk at the Woodspring Stadium this afternoon but the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Bell's last game was on Tuesday - a 4-1 defeat against League One side Doncaster in the FA Cup.

Bath's George Ford to make first England start

England Fly Half George Ford (centre) during an England training session earlier in the week. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Bath fly-half George Ford will make his first international start as England take on Samoa tonight (7pm).

He's among 5 Bath players in the starting line up for their 3rd Autumn International at Twickenham.

Anthony Watson, Rob Webber, Davey Wilson and Dave Attwood will be hoping they can end a 5 match losing streak for the home side.

Gloucester's Jonny May, Ben Morgan and Billy Twelvetrees are also in the squad.

Sam Burgess at The Rec last month. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Meanwhile, Bath's new star signing, Sam Burgess, has taken to Twitter to wish his team-mates luck for this afternoon's Premiership match at London Irish (3pm).

The 25-year-old, who has swapped rugby league for union after helping South Sydney win the Australian Grand Final with a fractured cheekbone, is expected to make his club debut next month.

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Police 101 phone line down due to technical fault

Police forces in the West Country are experiencing problems with their non-emergency 101 phone-line.

Avon and Somerset Police, Wiltshire Police and Dorset Police have all tweeted that the line is down.

The issue is affecting police forces across the UK. Humberside Police tweeted: "We can confirm that 101 is not working nationally. Fault lies with some kit in Birmingham which is being worked on."

999 calls remain unaffected but this should only be used in an emergency.

A list of alternative non-emergency numbers is available on the 101 website.

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New outdoor gym arrives in Hamp, Bridgwater

The ground works to install a ten-piece outdoor gym have been completed in Mansfield Park on Hamp estate in Bridgwater, with the equipment now available for use.

Works were completed slightly ahead of schedule and within budget.

The free to use outdoor gym includes a double shoulder press, double leg raiser, cross trainer, leg press, spinning bike, bench and double assisted pull-up unit.

Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Downing opens the new outdoor gym alongside representatives of Hamp Community Association and staff from Sedgemoor’s Community Development team. Credit: Sedgemoor District Council

The outdoor gym, which cost £15,577, was funded through RLT2 developer contributions which are held by Sedgemoor District Council.

These works follow a £30,000 investment in new play equipment at Mansfield Park which was completed in October 2013.

Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Downing opens the new outdoor gym alongside representatives of Hamp Community Association and staff from Sedgemoor’s Community Development team. Credit: Sedgemoor District Council
Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Downing opens the new outdoor gym alongside representatives of Hamp Community Association and staff from Sedgemoor’s Community Development team. Credit: Sedgemoor District Council

Full statement from Max Lewis's family

Max Lewis, 19, died in the collision shortly before 3pm on Saturday 15 November 2014 on Forest Lane when a red Citroen Saxo he was travelling in collided with a white Renault Master van.

Max’s family would like to thank all his friends for their very kind love and support since he was killed last Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately we are not yet able to set a date for Max’s funeral, but as soon as we can we will let everyone know.

The vigil, flowers and tributes for Max at the crash site over the last few days has been amazing. We are so touched, it has been overwhelming. Our hearts are broken but it is lovely to know that he had so many friends and was so loved by you all.

We want everyone to be safe and the Police and Highways Agency will be moving the tributes very soon. We would like to say that people who would like to be together or bring their tributes and flowers, are very welcome to go to the fields at Max’s fathers house, Baldham, Seend.

– Family statement

An 18 year-old man and a 25 year-old man - both from Melksham - were arrested on Thursday 20 November on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

They have since been bailed to return to Melksham police station on a date in January 2015.

The driver of the Saxo - a 22 year old man from Melksham - was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Max Lewis. Credit: Family photograph

Bristol's David Prowse makes road safety comeback

Bristol actor David Prowse has made a comeback - as the Green Cross Code Man.

The 79 year old actor, who appeared as Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies, has appeared in a video as part of a road safety campaign launched on YouTube.

Unlike the original Green Cross Code Man campaigns, this one is aimed at adults who put themselves at risk by continuing to use modern technology while crossing the road.

Cheltenham MP joins protestors at Weetabix packing plant

MP Mark Horwood has joined protestors outside a factory in Cheltenham.

Mr Horwood took the case of 105 Weetabix employees who have been made redundant to parliament yesterday. The packing plant on the Kingsditch Industrial Estate announced it was closing down last month. Employees don't feel that the redundancy package they were offered is fair.

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