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Police appeal over missing father and son

Geoffrey Tomlinson, aged 41, and Jack Tomlinson, aged 9. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for help to find a missing father and son. Geoffrey Tomlinson, 41, and his 9-year-old son Jack were last seen at their home in Hardens Mead in Chippenham yesterday morning.

Mr Tomlinson is described as slim with shaved brown hair, and Jack is taller than average for his age and of medium build.

Primary school places to be announced today

Parents will find out if their children have got their chosen primary school place Credit: PA

The anxious wait for thousands of parents and school children will be over later when they find out which primary schools they will be attending. It marks the first National Offer Day for primary schools. Bristol has seen a particular shortage of places in recent years.


Shocking rise in foodbank use

Record numbers of people in the region are relying on foodbanks to feed their families Credit: PA

Record numbers of people are turning to foodbanks in the South West according to the Trussell Trust.

More than 100,000 food parcels were given out in the region last year, which is a 70% increase on the year before. The charity warns that figure is just the 'tip of the iceberg'.

Car crashes into a house at Wookey Hole

Fire crews were called to rescue a woman trapped in a car after it crashed into a house. The incident on Wells Road in Wookey Hole, Somerset, was reported just after 3am this morning.

The woman was removed from the car using hydraulic rescue equipment and then taken to hospital by ambulance. There are no reports of any other injuries.


Fire at Gloucester recycling centre

Emergency services and Gloucestershire County Council are advising people living around Hempsted recycling centre, on the outskirts of Gloucester, to keep their windows closed after a fire. Fire fighters are currently tackling the blaze.


Crew attending fire at Hempsted recycling centre. Residents nearby advised to keep windows closed and drivers to take care #glosprepared

Local people said they could see thick black smoke rising from 'the tip' from around 8pm this evening.


Hempsted Tip is on fire! I wonder how long that will burn for! :-(


@bbcglos This I've just taken from Over. Big fire somewhere. Could be recycling centre at Hempsted.


"Banksy's friend told me to take it"

As "Mobile Lovers", the latest work by street artist Banksy is removed from Clement Street in Bristol, the leader of a struggling youth project says he was urged to take it by a friend of the artist.

"I was approached by somebody who knows Banksy very well. He's an artist himself and he said 'you need to take that Dennis, get it into that club - it's what it is meant for'. Banksy never does his street art on pieces of wood - they are always on walls so they can't be taken away.

We need £120,000 to keep going and our fundraising appeal has so far only brought a few thousand pounds.

Now we've ended up with a Banksy on our doorstep.

It is a dream come true. I'm absolutely buzzing.

We have taken it off the wall carefully, it isn't damaged at all. If anyone wants to see it they can come in here and put a donation in the box if they feel like it.

If we hadn't taken it, someone would have ripped it from the wall or vandalised it.

– Dennis Stinchcombe, Broad Plain & Riverside Youth Project

Bristol Banksy removed to protect it from vandals

The Banksy mural before it was removed from Clement Street Credit: ITV News West Country

The latest work by street artist Banksy has been moved to protect it from vandals.

The mural of two lovers taking more interest in their mobiles than each other was spotted in Clement Street in the artist's home city of Bristol.

It's been taken in by the nearby Broad Plain youth club who say people can come to see it - for a donation to the struggling club's fund-raising appeal.

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