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Police appeal for information about missing Bath student

Police are concerned for the welfare of Michael Brown who was last seen on Saturday Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for information about a student from the University of Bath who has gone missing.

He was last seen near his flat on the university campus on Saturday morning, May 23. Friends expected him back after the Bank Holiday weekend, and called police when he failed to return by Monday night.

Michael is studying for a BSc (hons) in accounting and finance.

There is concern for Michael's welfare as his disappearance is out of character, and he missed an exam yesterday.

Anyone who knows of Michael’s whereabouts, or who has any information about him, is asked to contact police.


10-year-old singer from Somerset wows on BGT

Gracie Wickens-Sweet will perform in the show's live semi-finals tonight. Credit: ITV

An 10-year-old girl from Somerset has been wowing the judges on Britain's Got Talent, and will be performing in tonight's live semi-finals in front of millions.

Gracie Wickens-Sweet from Brent Knoll, described as "fantastic" by the judges, got a standing ovation from the crowd for her performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Her next challenge will be to make it through to the show's live finals.

The South West has also been cheering on 11-year-old South Gloucestershire dancer Eloise Stroud, who made a splash with dance troupe Groove Thing. The talented youngsters missed out on a place in the final, but still have a chance to be chosen as a wild card.

Three arrested after body found in Dorchester garage

The man's body was discovered at the Compass Garage in Dorchester. Credit: ITV News

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body in Dorchester. Three men have been arrested.

Police discovered the man's body in the Dorchester Collection Garage in The Grove shortly before 10pm on Tuesday night.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Jez Noyce, of Dorset Police’s MCIT, said: “Following the discovery of a man’s body, Dorset Police has launched a murder investigation.

“Enquiries are now underway to establish exactly what happened yesterday.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in The Grove or has any other information that could be useful, to please call me urgently.

“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

Family of patient killed by medication overdose to give evidence

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: SWNS

The family of Joshua Gafney are due to give evidence in the trial of a nurse accused of his death.

Amanda Young, 40, is accused of manslaughter by gross negligence, after administering a quantity of a powerful anti-psychotic drug to the 22-year-old at his home in Yeovil in 2012.


Royal Bath and West Show opens today

The Duchess of Cornwall at the Show in a past year. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Gates for the 153rd Bath and West show have opened, with thousands expected at the Shepton Mallet showground over the next four days.

More than 4,000 livestock are at what organisers call "England's biggest celebration of rural life", along with 500 traders. However there won't be a high profile political visitor today, as the event coincides with the Queen's Speech for the new Government.

Dozens of people attend meeting to save Hallen Football Club

Dozens of people attended a public meeting tonight to try and save an amateur football club near Bristol.

Hallen FC may have to fold after Almondsbury Parish Council announced it was closing it's forty year old complex. More than twenty thousand pounds is needed to keep the Hallen Centre open, and the club says it's given a number of solutions - including the help of two other organisations - to the council.

But the Council insists the centre isn't financially viable.

Boy airlifted to hospital after falling through school roof

The 12-year-old is thought to have been getting his football when he fell through the roof Credit: ITV News

A 12-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling through the roof of a school in Trowbridge.

The youngster smashed through a glass skylight while trying to get his football at Clarendon Academy. He was taken to Bristol Children's Hospital with injuries to his pelvis, chest and hands. He was kept in overnight as a precaution.

Protesters march to save local library in Bristol

The Save Wick Road Library campaign hopes to convince the council to keep the centre open. Credit: ITV News

More than a hundred protesters joined a march this morning to try to stop a council-run library from closing in Bristol.

The Save Wick Road Library campaigners organised the walk to show how important the service is to the local community. A public consultation on the future of the service finishes next month.

More than a hundred people attended the protest. Credit: ITV News

Val Cobbin, one of the organisers of the protest, told us the library was part of the local community's lifeblood.

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