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NHS England work to keep Bristol GP Practice open

St Martin's Surgery had faced closure earlier this year. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

NHS England are in the final stages of agreeing temporary contract to keep a GPs Practice in Bristol open. St Martin's Surgery in Knowle faced closure after partners there resigned. Now Doctors from Concorde Medical Centre, based in Stoke Gifford, could take sessions. NHS England says opening hours and services will remain the same.


Help for Heroes 'collector' to be sentenced

Christopher Copeland has admitted fraud of £300,000. Credit: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

A man is due to be sentenced today after defrauding the Wiltshire based charity Help for Heroes out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. Christopher Copeland from Devon admitted taking £300,000 over an eighteen month period. He's been told by the judge that he faces a 'lengthy' jail sentence.

Man fights for his life after 'being thrown from a van'

Paramedics were called to the High Street in Wotton-under-Edge to treat the man for serious injuries. Credit: Bing maps

A man's in hospital with life-threatening injuries after it's believed he may have been thrown from a van.

A VW Transporter, registration number N125 AWE, was seen being driven the wrong way down a one-way street in Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire.

A short time later, around 9.30pm, paramedics were called to the High Street to treat the man for serious injuries. He's 41 and from Bristol.

Three men from the city are in police custody on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to call 101.


Raccoon dog missing from zoo in Somerset

The dog escaped on Saturday morning. Credit: Chris Moiser/PA Wire

Police are investigating after a raccoon dog went missing from Tropiquaria zoo near Minehead in Somerset.

The raccoon dog, also known as a tanuki, was last seen at 8pm on Friday night but when staff arrived on Saturday morning they found damage to a wire panel and a steel bar removed.

The animal's name is tanuki, which is also the Japanese name for the species, she was a rescue animal that had been homed with us for a couple of months only.

Although the arrival of the animal had been reported in the local newspapers only a few days before she disappeared, she was not on show to the public, and other than the keeping staff only half a dozen people were aware of where the animal was being kept.

– Chris Moiser, Zoo director

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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