Ebola scare at Weston General Hospital

Ebola scare at Weston General Hospital

There's been an ebola scare at Weston General Hospital - staff had to to isolate a patient after fears he'd contracted the deadly virus.

St Martin's surgery

Temporary lifeline for Knowle surgery

St. Martins Surgery in Knowle will provide services for a twelve month temporary period following the resignation of the current partners

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Man charged with attack on prisoner

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of an inmate at Bristol Prison.

On June 26 a 37-year-old man was assaulted and left with life-threatening injuries at the jail in Horfield and he remains in hospital.

Bristol Prison
Bristol Prison Credit: Press Assocation

An investigation began immediately and a man was arrested and released on bail while we continued our enquiries. We’re treating this incident as a hate crime.

Today Ryan Guest, 34, has been charged with attempted murder and will be appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court at a later date.

– Avon & Somerset Police

Mystery woman identified

Police have thanked the public for helping to identify a mystery woman
Police have thanked the public for helping to identify a mystery woman

Police have thanked the public for helping to identify a mystery woman who walked into a hospital in the early hours of the morning.

The vulnerable woman, who is aged between 60 and 70, attended the A&E department of the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, South Wales - but was unable to tell doctors who she was or how she had got there.

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10-year-old boy falls at Cheddar Gorge

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A boy had to be rescued after falling down steps at Cheddar Gorge Credit: PA

A 10 year old boy has been taken to hospital after a fall at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.

Emergency crews were called out at 5 o'clock yesterday after the boy fell ten feet down steps. Ropes and a stretcher were used to rescue him and he was airlifted to Bristol Children's Hospital with a suspected head injury and a broken leg.

Bath ballet dancer sets up charity to help injured dancers

Jack Widdowson defied medics who feared he would never walk again after the attack in 2011
Bath ballet dancer sets up charity to help other injured dancers

A talented Bath ballet dancer who suffered serious spinal injuries after a broken neck in a street assault has set up a charity to help other injured dancers. 20 year old Jack Widdowson defied medics who feared he would never walk again after the attack in 2011. He has now set up a charity with his parents called Dance Again. They want to raise £50,000 to pay for dance medicine specialists and a physiotherapist at the new NHS Sports Injury Clinic opening at the Royal United Hospital in Bath this autumn.

"To be told that he may never be able to walk again, let alone dance, was heartbreaking.

"We had to do whatever we could to give him a fighting chance to regain as much movement as possible."

– Julian, Jack's father

"We are so grateful he made such a great recovery, that now we want to make available to other dancers what we were able to put in place for Jack - hence the charity."

– Celia, Jack's mother

Elderly warned to drink more in the heat

Elderly warned to drink more in the heat
Elderly warned to drink more in the heat Credit: Bluebird Care

A care provider in South Gloucestershire is giving older people free advice on how to stay cool this summer.

GP surgeries and hospitals are reporting an increase in pensioners visiting them with heat related illnesses.

Primarily, people are at a much higher risk of dehydration in the hot weather. The body requires considerably more fluid when the temperature rises outside, but many avoid drinking more water because going to the loo can often be a real struggle in itself, possibly resulting in incontinence.

– Jack Whitfield, Managing Director of Bluebird Care

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Mother, whose daughter died from mad cow disease criticises report

Claire McVey died from CJD at 15 years-old
Claire McVey died from CJD at 15 years-old Credit: ITV News West Country

The mother of a girl who died after being treated for the human form of mad cow disease at Frenchay hospital has welcomed a new report criticising the Government's approach to variant CJD. Annie McVey's daughter Claire died at the age of fifteen. A report by a committee of MPs says there is still a risk of the disease being transmitted by blood transfusion and during surgery and warns the Government has developed a casual attitude to the illness.

Specially trained horses help boy with autism

Just a year ago Ollie Wilson's family say they were hardly able to lead a normal life. Ollie who is 6 years old is autistic. Typical days out were nearly impossible and his parents thought he would be moved to a special school.

But all that changed when Ollie's family discovered the charity Horseshoes and Handprints in Somerset - and for the first time in his life, Ollie even smiled. Ellie Barker has the story.

Horse charity changes life of autistic boy

Ollie Wilson, who is autistic, at "Horses and Handprints"
The charity "Horses and Handprints" in Ilminster has transformed the life of six-year-old Ollie Wilson Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A charity in Somerset has completely changed the life of a six-year-old autistic boy.

Ollie Wilson's parents said days out were almost impossible because of their son's behavioural difficulties. But with the help of Horseshoes and Handprints near Ilminster, they've seen him smile for the first time.

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