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£10,000 worth of diamonds hidden around Cheltenham

Ten diamonds, each worth £1,000 will be hidden around Cheltenham

Ten diamonds, each worth £1,000 will be hidden around Cheltenham.

This weekend the 'Diamond Rush' treasure hunt will take place in Cheltenham. The event has been organised by family run jewellers Beards, who have donated the diamonds to raise money for local charity Maggie's Cancer Care.

Anna Mason from Maggie's Cancer care charity with Alexander Rose from Beards jewellers in Cheltenham

Treasure hunters must purchase a £10 exclusive Diamond Rush map to discover general locations of the diamonds and then clue makers stationed around the town on the day will provide further clues for £5 each.

The diamonds have been flown in from New York, and have attracted international attention. The town is preparing for an influx of visitors.

Hedgehog dumped in dog waste bin

Winnie the hedgehog Credit: Secret World

A hedgehog has been rescued after being dumped in a dog waste bin in Somerset.

Two ladies heard the hedgehog while they were walking their dogs in Clevedon. They rescued the hedgehog - which has been named Winnie - and took it to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre where it is being treated for a laceration head wound.

the hedgehog has been taken to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre where it is being treated for a laceration head wound. Credit: Secret World


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British ship from 1846 found in Canadian Arctic

A British exploration ship abandoned almost 170 years ago has been discovered in the Arctic Ocean off the north coast of Canada.

Two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were abandoned by a scientific expedition in 1846 after becoming trapped in the polar ice.

The vessel was located by a remotely-operated underwater vehicle operated by Parks Canada.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the find had "solved one of Canada's greatest mysteries", although he revealed it was not yet known which of Erebus and Terror had been discovered.

Bristol City 'East End Shed Man' becomes internet hit

Ben Swift has a near clear view of the Ashton Gate pitch. Credit: Bristol City TV

A Bristol City fan has gained supporters of his own after he was seen watching his team play, for free, from the roof of his garden shed.

Ben Swift's home sits next to the Ashton Gate Stadium. When the club's Wedlock Stand was demolished in July it left him with a clear view of the pitch.

It's earned him the nickname 'East End Shed Man' and has won a league of followers on Twitter.

Dorset woman's corn dolly record attempt

Audrey Rolfe is attempting to weave the world's longest corn dolly Credit: ITV West

A pensioner from Bridport is hoping to weave the world's longest corn dolly.

Audrey Rolfe's efforts will be on show at this weekend's Dorset County Show. She's aiming for it to be 60 feet long. Corn dollies are plaited to celebrate the harvest. She's chosen a design known as a Welsh fan.


Search for missing Martin Andrews

Martin Andrews is missing from Cheltenham Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing Cheltenham man.

42 year old Martin Andrews from Warden Hill, hasn't been at work since last Thursday (August 21) and was last seen in the centre of Gloucester at around midday on Sunday.

Officers are concerned for Martin's welfare and are continuing a number of inquiries to trace him.

They are also urging Martin or anyone who knows where he is to call police straight away on 101, or 999 if appropriate.

Martin is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of proportionate build and with cropped hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing a black t-shirt, black jacket and headphones and carrying a small to medium sized rucksack.

Banksy sale raises £400,000 for Bristol boys club

A controversial artwork by the Bristol artist Banksy has been sold for more than £400,000 - securing the future of a youth club in the city.

The 'Mobile Lovers' mural went up near the Broad Plain Boys Club in April causing a row with Bristol City Council over its ownership - which was only settled once the elusive artist intervened.

Caron Bell reports:

Banksy's Mobile Lovers sells for £403,000

Banksy's Mobile Lovers has been sold for £403,000. Credit: ITV News West Country

It's been revealed Banksy's Mobile Lovers artwork has sold for £403,000.

A cash-strapped boys club in Bristol has sold it to a private collector. All the proceeds will benefit Broad Plain Boys' Club and affiliate youth clubs.

There was controversy when the club removed the work from a wall nearby, until the artist himself backed its ownership.

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