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Paper apologises for mocking Bristol Rovers bus tour

Bristol Rovers FC have done more than prove their critics wrong on the field. The club's open top bus tour celebrating their recent promotion victory was mocked in the media for a lack of fan interest - but left a newspaper red-faced after thousands turned up to celebrate.

The Mirror and a few Twitter users couldn't resist giving the club a hard time for a picture that appeared to show the players looking sheepish as its celebration bus rolled through a deserted Bristol.

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The Mirror asked in its headline "Is this the worst ever start to an open top bus parade?" - but had to eat its words after fans pointed out that the bus was only on its way to its first destination, and that thousands of fans did come out to celebrate the team's promotion back to the Football League.

Fans pack the streets wearing Rovers colours. Credit: ITV News

OK, hands up. We'll admit it. We MIGHT have jumped the gun. As many proud Rovers fans have pointed out, that is pretty much what ANY open top bus looks like… on the way to the start of a parade. A fair point, well made.

As many of you have pointed out, loads of supporters lined the streets a bit later on and to their credit, they look very happy. And why not? Rovers have returned to the Football League at the first time of asking.

– The Mirror


Most babies wake in the night after six months, experts reassure mums

Experts say most babies feed at least once during the night. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Experts have challenged the commonly held belief that babies should be sleeping through the night once they are six months old.

They found that 78% of babies aged six to 12 months usually wake at least once. Some 61% still have at least one milk feed in the night.

And, shattering another myth, the research found no difference in the number of times babies woke up whether they were breast-fed or given formula milk.

Nurse accused of killing patient pleads not guilty

Amanda Young has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. Credit: SWNS

A nurse accused of killing a patient with an overdose of medication has pleaded not guilty at Bristol Crown Court today.

Amanda Young, 40, from Yeovil, is alleged to have administered a fatal overdose of clozapine to 22-year-old Joshua Gafney at 4.5 times the maximum legal dose of the drug. He died at his Somerset home in 2012.

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: SWNS

Nurse to go on trial for killing patient with drug overdose

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: Family

A nurse accused of killing a patient with a powerful anti-psychotic drug is due to be tried for manslaughter at Bristol Crown Court today.

Amanda Young, 40, is alleged to have administered a fatal overdose of clozapine to 22-year-old Joshua Gafney at his Somerset home in 2012.


Missing Somerset diver "very experienced"

Andy Moll has been diving for over thirty years. Credit: British Sub-Aqua Club

A diver from Somerset who went missing off the coast of Dorset on Sunday has been named as father-of-four Andy Moll.

The search for Mr Moll was called off after a major search across a ten-mile area failed to find him. The British Sub-Aqua Club, of which Mr Moll has been an active member, described him as a "very experienced diver", as well as "well-respected" and "a family man" in an emotional tribute.

We are immensely grateful for the dedication and professionalism of the Coastguard Staff and RNLI Swanage and RNLI Poole volunteers who assisted those club members on the dive and undertook an extensive air and sea search of the area.

Andy has been a long-standing, active, and well-respected member of the diving community for over thirty years. He has been a dedicated supporter of BSAC and a buddy, instructor, and a good personal friend to a great many members ... Everyone who knows Andy is truly devastated by recent events and our thoughts and concerns are with his family and all those involved.

– Leon Smith, Severnside SAC Chairman

Search called off for missing Somerset diver

Search called off for missing Somerset diver Credit: ITV News

The search has been called off for a diver from Somerset who has gone missing off the coast of Dorset.

The diver, who's believed to be in his fifties and from Taunton, went missing on Sunday (May 24th). It's thought he was a member of a diving club in Bristol.

Despite a major search across a ten-mile area after a call to the UK Coastguard from the boat 'Emma J', the man hasn’t been found.

This hasn’t been an easy decision to make. This man is still missing and we appreciate the concern and worry this is causing his family and friends.

We used many resources to make an extensive search of an area covering 10 square nautical miles. The search and rescue helicopter from Portland and then from Lee-on-Solent carried out a comprehensive search from the air and the lifeboats from Poole and Swanage did an equally thorough job on the sea.

In the absence of any further information we have decided not to resume the search. The family has been informed of this decision.

– Tristam Newey, National Maritime Operations Commander

Police were called to reports of a missing diver on the evening of Sunday 24 May 2015 in the Swanage area.

Police attended and the Coastguard undertook a search but the diver, Andrew Moll, 53 and from Somerset, has not been located.

Mr Molls next of kin have been informed and police are making enquiries surrounding the incident.

– Dorset Police

Teen entrepreneur hits gold after making tax disc reminders

A 13-year-old boy could be sitting on a fortune after coming up with the idea of making tax and MOT disc reminders.

In just a few weeks Harvey Millington has had 20,000 orders for his £4 discs.

The teen entrepreneur came up with the idea after asking his Dad why he didn't have a disc anymore, and hearing about motorists getting fined or clamped for forgetting when their car tax or MOT was due, after the government scrapped the tax disc last year.

With his dad's help, he set up Tax Disc Reminder - a limited company which creates tax disc-style inserts which fit into the windscreen holders many still have in their car, reminding drivers of the important dates.

Just eight weeks in, the teen from Taunton has raked in more than £3,000 - though he has not yet decided what to do with his newfound wealth.

Film aimed at changing misconceptions about Islam is released

Credit: A community response to extremism

A new film featuring the rarely heard voice of Bristol's Muslim community has been released, aimed at destroying misconceptions about the Islamic faith.

A Community Response to Extremism follows a number of high profile terror-related acts in the city. But the film's contributors say it's vital wider society learns the truth about its religion.

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