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Pupils at a school in Bristol have spent the day sporting a rather unusual addition to their school uniform. Children at Christ Church Primary in Hanham wore bandanas in support of the brain tumour charity Hammer Out which is based in the city.
The idea came from one of the school's students and together the pupils have raised more than 300 pounds for the only charity of its kind in the South West.
Developers working on the Regent Circus scheme in Swindon will tonight meet concerned residents after huge cracks started appearing in an old church. The developer has already met the chapel minister and put steel restraints on the side of the building in Prospect Hill.
Lawyers in Bristol are on strike today as part of a national protest against legal aid cuts. Hundreds of lawyers have marched on Westminster including Blur drummer-turned-solicitor Dave Rowntree.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is pressing ahead with fee cuts for barristers and solicitors as part of an attempt to slash £220 million from the legal aid budget by 2018/19.
A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said the final reforms reflect many of the changes barristers and solicitors have asked for and also highlighted measures announced last week to support lawyers through the period of transition.
A murder investigation is underway in Bristol after a teenager was stabbed to death in Stokes Croft. A 19 year old man was found with serious injuries in an enclosed parking area in Lower Hay Street, off Jamaica Street in Stokes Croft on Wednesday night.
A post-mortem confirmed he died from stab wounds. He is due to be formally identified later today.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Bevan said: “My thoughts go out to the man’s family and friends who have been left deeply distressed following his death."
“We have dedicated officers working on the case and are progressing numerous enquiries to establish exactly what happened.”
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a 76 year old was assaulted in a robbery in Bristol. Jean Taylor was left with nasty head injuries after the incident at her home in Green Street, Totterdown at around 2pm on Tuesday 28th January.
Investigator Paul Hopes said: “While it is not possible to see his face, I would like the public to look closely at his clothing."
“Jean is still recovering from the incident but she has been overwhelmed by the support of the local community, who have donated flowers, gifts and even raised money for her.
A reward of up to £3,000 is being offered by the charity Crimestoppers for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.
This winter's storms caused the greatest loss of trees in a generation in some places, the National Trust has said. Stourhead in Wiltshire suffered the loss of 400 trees including an oak which was 200-250 years old and was planted by the man who created the landscape garden.
Matthew Oates, a National Trust Nature and Wildlife Specialist says with more extreme weather likely in the future there is a need to plan what trees need to be planted where.
Matthew Oates said: ""People love and need trees, and the loss of specimen trees in gardens and parks, and of ancient beeches and oaks in the woods and wider countryside, hurts us all and damages much wildlife."
"Increased storminess, and increased extreme weather events generally, are likely to stress trees further, especially veteran trees. We will have to think carefully about where we establish trees and what species we plant."
New Government proposals that would allow agricultural buildings to be turned into houses without planning permission will exclude National Parks. Exmoor National Park say they were very concerned about the impact the proposals would have on the National Park landscapes.
Chairman of Exmoor National Park Authority Andrea Davis said:
"Whilst we do take a positive and proactive approach to sustainable development, balancing the protection of the landscape with the needs of local people and business, we were concerned that the proposals would have led to uncontrolled development affecting the beauty of this special place."
A month long consultation into Hinkley Point in Somerset has begun this morning by the European Commission. The EU is looking at whether the fixed price the government intends to pay the operator is allowed under European law.
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