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Arrest made in Melanie Hall murder investigation

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Bath woman Melanie Hall.

The 45-year-old man was arrested on Thursday, just two weeks after her parents offered a £50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Melanie Hall disappeared in 1996 Credit: Family

The 25-year-old was last seen at Cadillac's Nightclub in Bath in 1996.

Her remains were found 13 years later by the side of the M5 in Gloucestershire.

Police say they believe DNA evidence has brought them one step closer to finding Melanie's killer.

Melanie’s parents have been informed of the arrest and will continue to be supported and updated on the progress of our inquiry by specialist family liaison officers.

– Det Supt Andy Bevan
Melanie was declared legally dead in 2004 Credit: Avon and Somerset Police


Post-referendum rally in support of refugees

Protesters at a previous rally in Bristol Credit: Stand up to Racism Bristol

More than 200 people are due to attend a rally in Bristol City Centre in protest at the EU Referendum result.

Bristol might have voted in favour of remaining in the EU, but overall the country decided to leave.

One of the key issues of the campaigns on both sides was immigration.

Today's rally has been organised by three groups: Stand Up to Racism Bristol, Bristol People's Assembly and Bristol Stop the War Coalition and is aimed at giving the message, "Refugees are welcome here".

It will take place at the Fountains at 5pm tonight, 24 June.

Serious accident on M5 northbound in Somerset

There has been a multi-vehicle crash on the M5 northbound between Taunton and Bridgwater Credit: ITV News

The M5 northbound in Somerset is blocked due to a serious multi-vehicle accident between Junction 25 for Taunton and 24 for Bridgwater South.

The Air Ambulance is at the scene.

There is queuing traffic on the M5 Southbound between Junction 24 for Bridgwater South and 25 for Taunton. Lanes are open but the carriageway will have to be blocked once the Air Ambulance takes off.

Jeremy Corbyn pulls out of Glastonbury appearance

Jeremy Corbyn Credit: PA

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that he's pulling out of a planned visit to the Glastonbury Festival tomorrow.

A spokesman said that he's "focusing on the issues" thrown up by the "momentous" EU referendum results.

He was due to appear on the Left Field stage at an event organised by singer and activist Billy Bragg.

Mr Corbyn's visit was announced three months ago. He would have been the first Labour leader to appear at Pilton.

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