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The oldest surviving poppy from the battlefields of the First World War has sold for more than £6,000 at a sale in Dorset today.
The red flower was picked from the frontline trenches of Arras in northern France by 17-year old British soldier Private Cecil Roughton in 1916.
It went under the hammer at Duke’s auctioneers in Dorchester.
Kate Haskell has the latest from the Met Office
A man has died after an accident on the M5 in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday December 8).
A grey Ford Focus left the road near junction 11A at around 3.30am.
The driver of the car, believed to be a 30-year-old man, died from his injuries.
South Western Ambulance missed its emergency response targets in October.
An eight minute response time was only achieved for 71% of urgent calls - the minimum target is 75%.
An NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said "Like all ambulance trusts around the country, the service is facing an ongoing increase in demand for its services meaning more calls to respond to and increasing numbers of patients requiring care.
"An additional challenge for the south west region is that it is predominantly rural, with many isolated communities."
Julian Moss, head of CID at Avon and Somerset Police, says often victims of slavery are unaware of their own circumstances.
His comments come after three men were freed yesterday in series of raids as part of Operation Wanderer. 7 people were arrested - six have since been released on bail.
A cyclist has been seriously injured after he was hit by a car in Gloucestershire.
The 37 year old was riding on Glasshouse Hill in Newent yesterday.
He was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with life threatening head injuries and then transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
Six people arrested after a series of police raids uncovered men allegedly being kept as slaves have been released on bail.
The three men were freed yesterday when Avon and Somerset police carried out the raids on three traveller sites, a business unit and a house in South Gloucestershire.
A 63 year old man remains in custody.
A 30 year old man has died after he crashed on the M5 in the early hours of Sunday morning.
No other cars were involved in the collision which happened near junction 11a around 3:30am. The man's next of kin has been informed.
Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them on 101.
Singer Peter Gabriel has posted a tribute to Nelson Mandela on his youtube channel.
The former Genesis singer from Box near Bath was a strong voice in the anti-apartheid protests in the 1980's and funds the Elders Foundation - a project founded by Mandela which brings together global leaders to work for peace and human rights.
You can watch Peter Gabriel's tribute below: